10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about FLP Network Marketing
Is it pyramid selling?
No. It's a simple, legal, ethical, fun & lucrative business
system that is now being used by companies like Virgin, Cable and Wireless,
Sprint, and many other Fortune 500 companies. Products and services are passed
directly from the manufacturer to the consumer, bypassing all the middlemen. The
savings are paid to teams of distributors in the form of bonuses and retail
How much money can I expect to make?
You decide how much money you want to make. Just by sharing some
of the products with people you know, you can expect to make upwards of £200
per month. The larger incomes arise from building a team of people who are doing
the same as you - using some great products, and sharing them with a few others.
There is no limit to the size of income you can achieve. The income is quite
small while you are learning the system, although with hard work and commitment
it can grow rapidly. Within three to five years, incomes of £3000 per month and
more are realistic.
Will I have to quit my present job?
No. 90% of people who start their Network Marketing career do so
on a very part-time basis. 7 - 10 hours a week is normal. As your Network
Marketing income grows, build up a reserve of funds for yourself. Then, when
your Networking income outstrips your salary, you can re-evaluate your position.
That way you have security and an income while you learn and develop your new
How much time does it take?
There is no precise answer to this but you should plan to spend
at least 7 - 10 hours a week during the first few months. You can devote more
time if you wish as your circumstances allow. In the first few months, most of
your time is used to learn about the business, to develop your customer base,
and to identify a few key people who want to join your team. In the later
months, your time is leveraged through the efforts of other people. This begins
to build up your residual passive income base. For example:
Month 1: you only work 30 hours = 30 hours
Month 4: you (+10 in your team) work 30 hours each = 330 hours
Do I have to know lots of people?
No. Although it's surprising how many people we do know without
realizing it - we meet people every day. You only need a few good people who are
serious about changing their lives and who have a real desire to make it happen.
Unlike a job, anyone is a candidate for your business; whether it be for the
products or the business. It may appeal to many people who are excluded from
traditional employment, such as older people, mothers with children, physically
disabled, people with no training/qualifications etc., as long as they have a
Will I get the training & support I need?
Absolutely. FLP has an amazing training & support
infrasructure in place around the country - you can simply plug into it. Network
Marketing is also a team effort, it is a classic win-win situation. If we help
you become successful and make money, then we benefit too.
Do I have to be a super salesperson to be successful?
No. We find sales tactics don't work. People tend not to respond
to being sold to. Just talk to people about their health and what they are
looking for in their life. Being successful in Network Marketing is about
sharing something you feel good about, whether it's the products or the
If the products are so good, why can't I buy them in the shops?
In network marketing products are delivered to independent
distributors by the manufacturer, who then sell them directly to their
customers. This cuts out all fixed expenses associated with conventional
manufacturing distribution, and the money saved is passed on as discounts and
bonuses to the distributors in the field.
When goods are manufactured for sale in shops and stores,
the manufacturer has to estimate the volume of product required within a period
to satisfy demand, arrange shipping to locations around the country for
distribution, calculate multiple levels of mark-up, organise marketing and
advertising of the products - all these are fixed expenses that make up the
retail cost of any item.
Network Marketing companies, on the other hand, only ship
products on demand, can gear manufacturing to the level appropriate for current
requirements, and incur no advertising costs. Commission-based sales are a
variable expense, and are not paid until after the products are sold. The
conventional distribution system is replaced by a distribution system composed
of a network of independent distributors who sell product directly to customers.
So network marketing distribution is a much simpler, very
cost-effective and more strightforward method than conventional distribution,
and savings on middlemen costs boost the income of the independent distributor.
Is Network Marketing a stable business system or a passing fad?
For over half a century Network Marketing has been growing
steadily as a business system. As the technology has developed to handle huge
volume distribution, it means many multinational companies, including Virgin,
are using it to grow sections of their business. Far from becoming an obsolete
fad - Network Marketing is truly the hyper growth industry of the future.
How much will it cost me to get started?
The actual amount will vary according to your needs and goals. Starting a home- based Network Marketing career is ridiculously low in cost, in comparison to other forms of business. We recommend a Combination Box, which costs £199.75, although that is not compulsory. There are no registration fees or membership fees. It is not necessary to buy lots of equipment since you really need just a phone and space to work in to get you started. There may be other incidental costs - your own business cards, literature, etc. Again, we advise to keep these as low as possible. We want to help you make money, not spend it! Your sponsor can recommend the appropriate product and literature pack to help you get started.
Independent distributor of Forever Living Products