Guest Post :: Why I’m in Love… with Network Marketing

There are people who love network marketing and there are people that hate it. I happen to fall into the category of folks who love it.

My mission is not to convince you to love or hate it. I’m only going to share with you why I love it.

Prior to having kids and shortly after they were born, I worked in a traditional type of job where I was an employee. Now don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with being an employee, but for me, I was miserable and I desperately wanted to be home with my kids. I wanted to volunteer in their school activities and I wanted to be “that mom” that was there after school to make the kids cookies and talk about their day.

With my husbands blessing, I quit my job and found part time jobs that would allow me to take the kids with me or I could do them while the kids were in school. Life was good and everyone was happy. We didn’t have a lot of the extras that double income families had, but we had enough.

I guess it was when the kids were in High School that my husband and I were introduced to a different way of doing business called “network marketing”.

We found out that network marketing is a legitimate business that you can build while still working another job. We thought it was very cool that my husband didn’t have to give up his current job and income, I didn’t have to give up my time at home with the kids and there was very little financial risk if we wanted to start the business.

Friends of ours had started Franchises and because it was so demanding of their time, they either quit their jobs because the business was doing well, or they didn’t do well and had to shut the business down. With network marketing, we didn’t have to choose one over the other. We also didn’t have to fork out hundreds of thousands of dollars it would have cost to buy a Franchise. And the bonus was that we now had a tax deductible business. We never realized how much money could be saved by having our own business. Well, we did know that, but we never felt we could afford to have our own business.

So while my husband continued to earn income from his job, we felt secure that we could build something that would eventually make us even more money down the road. It was one foot in front of the other but we never gave up.

I have to tell you that there’s a special kind of culture in network marketing that we hadn’t been exposed to before. We found ourselves part of a team of positive, energetic, like-minded, caring people who were all willing to help us with whatever we needed. It didn’t seem to matter if people benefited from us financially or not, they wanted to help us reach our goals. Imagine!!!

We began to read books like “The Flip Flop CEO”, “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, “The Secret” and Authors like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Robert Kiyosaki, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hanson, who soon became some of our favorites. We began to take courses to better understand ourselves and our business. It didn’t take long for us to see that network marketing is actually a personal growth company with some amazing benefits.

Gone were they days of griping about work, and no more negative self-talk. We were changing and I have to say, I loved who we were becoming. Every day our life was being blessed in so many ways.

We’ve been with network marketing for over ten years now, and I can say without a doubt, we do have a better way of doing business. Where else can you earn a six figure income by fitting it into the nooks and crannies of your already busy schedule? Where else can you build a massive business whether you have a Degree or not?

We fit our business into our everyday life but are very conscious that it is a “business” and there is a time and a place for it. No verbal vomiting allowed.

We get to help people build their own personal empires all over the world from the comforts of our home or wherever we happen to be. As long as we have an internet connection, we are in business.

The gratification that we receive from seeing other’s dreams come to fruition is what keeps us going. I know you’ve heard the phrase “pass it on” and in network marketing this is exactly what we’re doing.

In ending, I would like to ask “what is there to hate about network marketing?”


DGaetzPhotoHi, I’m Darlene Gaetz. I have the great fortune of working in the extremely interesting, but often misunderstood world of network marketing. I’ve been happily married to the man of my dreams for 27 years and we’re the proud mama and papa bears of two amazing young adults. We’re blessed to call the West Coast of British Columbia home and we lead active lifestyles that involve cycling and travel. I’m a romantic at heart and I see life as an adventure to be lived. Pop on over to my blog: and say “hi!”

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