I want to tell you about the power of MLM network marketing. When I started in 2014, I was very introverted, very shy, and I never really did great in my life as far as business or school. And my last ditch effort to do something with my life happened when I joined network marketing.
I did not know how to network at all. I didn’t have any friends left, they all left when I got sober. I didn’t even really like people. And I was still greedy. I was still trying to make money anywhere I could. And then when I discovered network marketing, something different happened. I felt like it was a real profession. Like I could go places. And then I discovered that leaders in the industry were making over $100,000 a month.
I started watching videos about network marketing. And it still took about two years for me to start growing my business. But something amazing happened because I started making money on the internet. I started making money while I slept. Because I started sharing my website links on social media. I had just started a blog, a YouTube channel, I didn’t really know what I was doing. My sponsor told me to just share my website.
I was paying about $79 a month to be in my business. People are making over $100,000 a month with a business that literally costs $79 to $169 a month to run. If you look at franchises, or any other kind of brick and mortar traditional business, it would cost 10’s of thousands of dollars just to start the business. One of the biggest components of network marketing is that for $60 to $200, you become a home business owner, and they make the websites for you, they ship out the products for you. They do all of the customer support. They do any of the legal issues, they do all of the accounting. All you have to do is share your websites as an independent contractor.
And it took awhile for me to really catch on to the power of that, because it took about three and a half years for me to go full time in network marketing. Now this is a guy who was introverted, who is very shy in person. I didn’t have any friends. I had social anxiety. I couldn’t go out to dinner with people because I had a panic attack around my parents at their dinner table. I was just very awkward, but I knew if I kept sharing my website to my network marketing business that it would start to grow.
I started to get on testimonial calls for the company and shared my story about the products, which was a huge leap for me. And surprisingly, when I got off the phone after sharing my testimonial, I got two new signups that night, just automatically they found my website on the internet and they signed up.
The power of these companies, the ones that I’ve joined have an automated email system – basically have a built in sales funnel. So all I have to do is share my website, and then my prospects, my leads, who signed up on my website, my landing page and took the free tour into the business to look around. They start getting a series of emails from the company. So the company I work for is literally helping me recruit these people by emailing them.
So I talked to my sponsor one night, I said business is kind of slow, what should I do? And he said, share your landing pages more. So I started writing more articles on my blog. And under every article, I shared my link, my landing page link. So if someone read my article, at the end of the article, they could sign up for free and look at the business. It was a great system. I still do it the same way today, six years later.
I now like people, I found God again.I work full time from home. Now this is a guy who was angry at the world. I was greedy. I was an alcoholic. I was very self centered. And network marketing allowed me to open up and find my heart again.
I started to meet people all over the world. In fact, one of my biggest teams in the very beginning was from Nigeria. These guys were very heart centered. And they’re very nice and made it possible for me to be very nice and open up. And they brought in several people, dozens of people, and I saw my income skyrocket.
And, mind you, I’m still paying just $70 a month for my business. But I started to make a couple thousand dollars a month. Because the company does almost everything for you. All you have to do is share your websites. And then you get paid on everyone you bring in, who they bring in, and it goes down 10 different levels. In just one aspect of our compensation plan. There’s seven ways to get paid in this business.
So when you bring someone in and they start recruiting, and they bring in people you get paid on all of it. That’s the power of network marketing because you build an organization of people, some will start building the business, and you get paid on customer orders. You get paid on distributor orders, you get paid on their distributors, all the way down to infinity. We get paid 50% Commission’s just on first time orders paid weekly, and then we get the monthly check, which basically is the volume that you generate between a left leg and a right leg.
But what’s really exciting is I actually started a friendship with the CEO of the first company I was in. Something happened where he had to leave the business. And he personally Facebook me and was like Erik, you got to come with me to this new company. You know, even though it was kind of aggressive or spammy, I felt like someone actually cared.
They thought I was a leader. They actually remembered me, they knew my name. And they wanted me to join their new venture. I passed on that venture, and said, you know, thanks very much, I’m not interested, I’m gonna just stay with this company. And he was like, alright, that’s cool. So that was pretty amazing that the CEO would reach out to me.
And then I got on a webinar with my sponsor. And it was just my sponsor, me and one other person. And like I said, I was introverted and shy, so I didn’t really speak. But by the end of the webinar, I was teaching them how to generate leads. And they were just amazed because they weren’t really generating leads. And I was like, yeah, I’m generating 20 leads a day on social media, and they’re just like blown away. And I was like, well, I gotta go guys, you know, because it was just three of us. And it was kind of awkward because I turned out to be the person actually growing my business, sharing my websites generating leads.
Then in 2016 I joined a new company. And I was actually introduced to the CEO by another CEO of an MLM company. And we arranged a one hour call. So literally, the CEO of my current company got on the phone with me. And this is back when I was only two and a half years in network marketing. I was really nervous to get on the phone because of my social anxiety. But I got on the phone, and he literally walked me through my dashboard, the products he offered to do Google Hangouts with me to do some video webinars. He said, If I get anyone interested in this business, let him know that he will do Google Hangouts. This is before Zoom. And, you know, I was just blown away that I got this special attention from the CEO.
Now he’s untouchable. I can’t even message him on Facebook because our company is so big. Now we have almost a million distributors and customers now. But, three and a half years ago, when I came over, I got very special treatment. It made me feel like a leader.
Then shortly after that, my blog started to take off, and we launched the CBD oil, and I had some articles rank number one in Google. I started to get signups left and right, and that changed my life. Actually my wife and I were living in a converted school bus. We got to move into a real house. We got to move north. Over five states. We started a new life.
During this lockdown, I haven’t really sweated about money because I still work from home. Network marketing has saved my life. It literally has given me a reason to live. I found God again, because of self development. There’s a lot of self development in network marketing, because we’re constantly trying to improve ourselves, because it’s a people business. And the more you become a leader, you will attract more people in your business.
But the bottom line is, is to create content and get views to your landing pages. They’re already all set up for you, all you have to do is sign up, you can literally sign up for free and start promoting the business. And then if you really like it, you can order the product the following months. So click the link HERE.
The power of network marketing is real. My income has grown exponentially over the years. My first year I only made $2500. But just to make $1 on the internet, especially while I slept, is amazing because I started to develop teams in Asia and in Africa. And every time I woke up in the morning, there was new income, new action in my business, and it was so exciting. Those guys were so happy.
The Asians they just brought in hundreds of people because they see the opportunity and they know that you know for very little money, they can make a lot of money. It’s all about networking and getting people in your business. And you can literally make $100,000 a month or more simply by buying your personal supply each month of product.
And like I said before, it’s it’s anywhere from $69 to, you know, I pay $160 a month for my full time home based business – legitimate business with a thriving company that’s grown 1,000% in the last three years, I make significant income, and all I have to do is order my personal product $160 so there’s nothing that beats it.
Franchises are 10,000 to $50,000 and brick and mortar businesses, you’re paying $3000 to $20,000 a month just for rent, and then you have to pay for merchandise. You have to pay for staff, you have to deal with any legal issues. You have to do all of your marketing, you have to get a website designer to create websites from scratch.
It’s all done for you in network marketing, you simply buy product as a paid affiliate, and you’re ready to rock. All you have to do is share your websites on the internet, learn how to share your websites. If you’re on my team, I would share my number one lead generation technique to get you started to start generating leads because it’s all about generating leads, and getting views on your websites. The more views you get to your websites, the faster you will grow. That’s the bottom line.
It’s a very simple business. It’s not easy, but it’s simple. So thanks for reading, guys. I hope you understand the power of network marketing. There’s nothing else I would want to do. I’ve been doing this now for six years. It’s changed my life. I couldn’t even last two and a half years at a normal job. I hated jobs. I hated college, I hated high school. I wanted to be a rock and roll star. I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to do something creatively with art.
And I’m still being creative today with these videos and with my writing. It’s just a different focus. Now, it’s on this business because this business is number one. Because it’s allowed me to meet so many people around the world. I’ve gotten out of my shell. I’m not as shy or introverted as I was. I found Jesus through self development. And life is really good. That’s the power of network marketing guys. So take the free tour under this article if you’re not in network marketing yet, and thanks for watching.
Erik Christian Johnson