It might sound boring, but there are some great reasons to listen to a network marketing pitch. We all have that friend who owns a network marketing business. For most of us, our reaction is to roll our eyes, say no, and try not to remember great aunt Sally who tried to sell your mom the latest and greatest Tupperware. Here are 5 reasons to listen to a network marketing pitch.
1. They Are Your Friend!
You can hear them out without committing to anything. Let them practice their pitch and give them honest feedback. This is perhaps the best of the many reasons to listen to a network marketing pitch.
2. You Might like the Product
There are a number of companies who have been around for decades but we shy away from the product because we don’t like the business plan.
3. You Might Learn Something
Many network marketing businesses have annual conferences that teach more about business, building brands, and sales than traditional businesses.
4. It’s Probably Not a Pyramid Scheme - Those Are Illegal
Take it as an opportunity to understand the business model and be confident that your friend hasn’t in fact been brainwashed by a cult. It’s ok that it's not for you, but now you can know for yourself.
5. Don’t Be Weird
Network marketing doesn’t have to be a dirty word. If your friend faults you for saying no to registering with the business, they probably shouldn’t be your friend in the first place.
I’ll be honest, network marketing didn’t work for me. I couldn’t sell honey to a bee, but I have a number of friends who are incredibly successful and have impressive residual incomes. At the end of the day it's a business with a nontraditional business plan - so is a brewery with a food truck.