Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Compelling Business Opportunity

Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, esteemed creators of Proactiv® Solution, have now developed 4 new skin care regimens designed to solve most skin care needs. These products use Multi-Med therapies that actually change the structure of the skin to deliver visible results.

They were at one time successfully distributed in high-end department stores like Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's and are now only available through Independent Consultants. When the economy started to take a downturn, the doctors decided that they wanted to provide the American public with a way to replace their lost incomes and 401Ks. Because these regimens are distributed via a Network Marketing or Direct Selling business model, the profits go to the independent distributor instead of to the retailer or department store.

If you had told me 6 months ago that I would be working in Network Marketing, I would have thought you were crazy. I was, I thought, the consumate "corporate girl". I grew up in corporate America, I cut my teeth there and became very successful there. In a million years did I think I would be interested in pursuing a life in Network Marketing, but the longer I explored this business and particularly, the Rodan + Fileds model, the more enamored I became.

What I found was that it is big business: Over $100 billion dollars in goods and services globally. For very little money, one can own their own "mini-franchise" of sorts: You have the credibility of the doctors and their proven track record, you get the marketing platform and personal website, you get ongoing training and product support, you have 5 ways to earn income (through product sales, commissions, bonuses and overrides) and merchandising and collateral material that are professionally done and easily customized.

In addition, the industry as a whole is a wonderful place to make your livelihood. Most entrepreneurs are, as a whole, very positive people. They are self-motivated and driven and are usually very generous with their willingness to help other entrepreneurs. I was fortunate, early in my exposure to this business, to meet Ines Kinchen, one of the most talented networkers out there. Ines taught me the power of giving in business and for this I will be forever grateful. She exposed me to a book called "Beach Money" and this book opened my eyes to the real potential that Network Marketing has, both financially and in terms of personal growth.

I encourage anyone who has felt the effects of this tough economy, either as a result of losing a job or a loss in their 401Ks, to explore this opportunity with Rodan + Fields. Whether you want to supplement lost income or build wealth, Rodan + Fields provides a way for people to make money working at their own pace from the comfort of their own home and builds self-esteem in the process. There is nothing like seeing your business grow month after month!

Quote of the Day

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." Jim Rohn