Hey, everyone Dale here and today I want to talk to you about working from home. Working from home is not for everyone because there are some pros and cons to working from home. In today’s article, I would like to discuss network marketing and what it’s really about and give you some reasons why I think it works for some people and not for others. Lastly, I want to tell you about A Work At Home Business With No Start-Up Cost that you can start today for free.
So You Want To Work From Home
- Why do you want to work from home?
Everyone has their reasons for wanting to work from home; But unless you know and understand your reasons why you want to do something the how really doesn’t matter. So, therefore, the first thing you need to figure out is your reasons why; Because even though a lot of people probably won’t understand there are some cons to working from home. So, once you figure out your why I will give you an example of how you can accomplish working from home further down in the post.
- Working from home is not for everybody.
Let’s face it working from home is not for everybody. Some people need direction, and like knowing what’s expected of them on their job and that is okay. But some of us hate doing the same mundane task every day for the next 30 or 40 years always having to ask permission if you want a day off.
- Are you a self-motivated person?
Some people are not self-motivated enough to be able to do a job working from home, so they are better off working traditional jobs. I hate to say it but watching some of these younger generations coming up scares me as I keep getting older. The biggest motivation I see out of some of them is when they lose their phones and go into a panic.
- The pros and cons of working from home.
First off I will give you a list of some Pros to working from home and then I will list some Cons. I am sure you could add many more to these lists. The bottom line is you need to weigh out all the pros and cons for yourself and decide if it is worth it to you to work from home.
- No long commutes to and from a job.
- Saves wear and tear on your automobile.
- You can set your own schedule.
- You can take breaks when you need too.
- You don’t have to report to anyone else.
- You don’t have to listen to all the drama in the work-place.
- You don’t have to worry about being late for work.
- No time clock.
- If your children are sick, you will be home to take care of them.
- You don’t have to pay for day-care, babysitter, or after school care.
- You have to be self-motivated!
- Most days you will put in more hours than a traditional job!
- If you don’t set-up some boundaries for other people, you will get constant interruptions while trying to work!
- You must stay positive about your work if you want to succeed!
- Family & Friends can sometimes burst your dreams if you let them!
- Not believing in yourself enough!
- Giving up too soon on your dreams!
- Income reducing box! (TV)
The Reasons I Like Working From Home
Like I said above we all have to examine our reasons for wanting to work at home and mine are quite simple. For thirty-plus years I drove an hour and a half to and from work almost every day dealing with traffic!
It can take years before you can move up in a company because you are always waiting for either someone to quit or move up the ladder so that you can advance.
I never made a great employee because I don’t like taking orders from someone else. I have never been much of a follower I have always been a doer.
I hate company politics and all the drama that goes on in a traditional job. Well, these are my reasons why I dislike working a conventional job. So now I will give you my top five reasons I love about working from home.
5 reasons I love about working from home.
- I love not having to commute every day to a job!
- I love being my own boss!
- I love setting my work schedule!
- I love not having to deal with drama and company politics!
- And I love not having to wait for someone to get out of my way to earn more money!
How I Started Working From Home
One thing about me is that I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit and mindset even when I was a little boy. I started out by picking up (for those old enough to remember) glass coke bottles and selling them back to the stores for a nickel apiece when I was five years old. When I grew older, I worked on a bunch of different farms from gathering up turnip greens to picking up eggs and dead chickens.
I was always working odd jobs trying to make a dollar one way or another. Finally, I got old enough for my first real job working in an assembly plant at the age of sixteen with my mother’s consent where I could earn some real money. Looking back on it all now it was probably the best experience of my life. I thought I had hit pay dirt with a starting pay of $5 an hour.
But, It didn’t take me to long to realize I didn’t like taking orders I wanted to be the boss and give the orders. But I ended up working at this company for four and a half years before moving on to the next. My next place of work was a manufacturing plant. This is the company I mentioned up above where I stayed for 30 plus years and finally worked my way up the ladder to a supervisor position.
With both of the two jobs, I mentioned I still always had some side jobs going on looking for a way out of having to take orders from someone else. I tried several of those so-called get-rich-quick jobs like stuffing envelopes etc. and never made any money to amount to anything, but I did learn a lot, so it wasn’t all bad. I tried different affiliate marketing programs, and I tried a couple of different Network Marketing companies with about the same results as stuffing envelopes. But I kept trying!
I came across Wealthy Affiliate back in 2016 while I was still working my regular job. The first thing I noticed was it was completely different from the affiliate marketing programs I had tried in the past. The difference was in the leadership and training you get with wealth affiliate it is top-notch. Next I then also found a Network Marketing company with good quality products that I believed in and could stand behind.
Fast forward a little to August 2018 I retired from the company I worked for at the age of 54, and I now work for myself doing both affiliate and network marketing. It has been a long time coming, but I finally made it!
The best advice I can give anyone is not to give up your day job until you get established with your side income job. But keep on trying to find that exit door with your current position if you are anything like me and hate answering to someone else.
Should You Do Network (MLM) Or Affiliate
Even though I never made any money much from these side jobs in the beginning what I did get from it all was some education. You see it wasn’t so much that these network marketing companies (MLM) were bad or had terrible products it was the fact they had poor leadership training. Most all of these network marketing companies try to sell you on the idea that if you go out and sign-up enough people you will make lots of money and residual income.
Which is not entirely a lie! But they left out the part about how to go about accomplishing this! In other words lack of leadership training! And this is precisely, why most people who are new to network marketing, go out and try to talk all of their family and friends into joining them in their business. Later I Learned, This Is The Wrong Way To Do This Business! If you would like to learn how to do it the right way I will add some links at the end of my post.
Let’s see what Quora has to say, Should you do affiliate or network marketing? Only you can answer that. Either one is not for everyone! If you would like to learn how to build your own business with a website then affiliate marketing is the way to go, but there are some costs involved. Wealthy Affiliates has everything you will need to learn and build a business.
If you are a pretty good salesperson and don’t mind talking to people then network marketing might be the way to go. Either one can be a fun and exciting way to earn life-changing income. Here are the top 10 reasons why I think people fail when it comes to network marketing, and some of these apply to affiliate marketing also.
Top 10 Reasons People Fail In Network Marketing
- Lack of training!
- Lack of good leadership!
- They try to convince people to join there company instead of offer value.
- They bought into the get-rich-quick idea.
- They aren’t willing to do the work.
- They don’t handle rejection well when someone tells them no.
- They give up too soon.
- They don’t know how to generate new leads.
- They don’t launch their business in the right way if at all.
- They are afraid to talk to people.
The Reasons I Like Affiliate And Network Marketing
- It gives the ordinary person with above average desire a chance to create financial freedom. (Applies to either one)
- It doesn’t matter about your education or background. (Applies to either one)
- The only person keeping you from success is yourself. (Applies to either one)
- You don’t have to create a website as you do with affiliate marketing.
- You earn commissions from product sales. (Applies to either one)
- You can earn residual income and replace your 9 to 5 job. (Applies to either one)
- If you are just looking to earn some extra income. (Applies to either one)
- I am not just stuck behind a computer all day like with affiliate marketing.
- I can talk to people I run into while out shopping.
- You can start your business for free or with very little money in some companies.
- I can work from anywhere in the world I choose. (Applies to either one)
- I have multiple ways of conducting my business without having too continually write new content.
- It’s a good way for stay at home moms to earn money. (Applies to either one)
- It is also a good way for some people who are disabled to earn money. (Applies to either one)
- If you are retired and looking for something to do part-time. (Applies to either one)
- If you are unemployed and having a hard time finding a job. (Applies to either one)
I wrote a post on one of my other websites titled How To Work At Home – And Earn Money Online. It is about the differences between Affiliate and Network Marketing and the pros and cons of both it might be worth checking out. I will post the link at the bottom.
Who Wants A Free Business With No Start-Up Costs
OK, folks I know this sounds like a sales pitch because anyone who is into network marketing thinks they are in the best company on planet Earth. But like I said Network Marketing isn’t about convincing someone to join you in your business, You are looking for the right people at the right time in there lives. I am merely presenting you with an opportunity, and you have to decide if it is right for you or not.
If you decide you want to join my company I will provide you with training and support or if you have any questions about my company feel free to ask in the comments section below. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. I plan on writing several reviews about other CBD network marketing companies in the upcoming future. I also plan on writing other pieces of training about how to do network marketing the right way.
The name of the Network Marketing Company I am with is (CTFO) Changing The Future Outcome. Of course, it is about CBD products hence the name of my website prospering with CBD. I am sure there are other free network marketing companies you could join so my advice is to do some research. I chose this company mainly because I work with people with natural alternatives who already have health issues, and I know the benefits these products can provide.
Even if you are not interested in the business opportunity CTFO still has good quality products at affordable prices and a better guarantee.
Why Should You Choose CTFO Over Another Company
- 100% Free to join
- Free website
- No website fees
- Over 80 products to offer
- The Hemp is Organically Grown in the US
- No GMO’s
- No Pesticides
- GMP Certified
- 3rd party lab testing
- Get paid every week
- You don’t have to purchase products and then resale them.
- You don’t have to handle shipping
- They have a 60-day empty bottle money-back guarantee.
- Good quality products that work.
- No legs to have to balance.
- Health and wellness products
- Anti-aging products
- Nutritional products
- Pet care products
At the moment CTFO is available to people living in Canada, USA, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, England, and Sweden. So I invite you to check the company out and pick it apart to see if it is right for you. I don’t want you to take my word for it because you don’t know me and I haven’t earned your trust or respect as yet.
I hope you found some value in this post and if I can be of service I am here to help if I can.
How To Launch Your Network Marketing Business – The Right Way
How To Get Free Leads In Network Marketing – Training with Examples
How To Work At Home – And Earn Money Online.
Prospering With CBD
this is a very nice topic you’ve picked today, lately the amount of people who wants to work indoors or at homes is really increasing as a result of technological and social media/internet but still my opinion is, this won’t work for everyone as some of us are not evoluted to be all alone without an external motivation to do something or anything, therefore it could be difficult for such people working all by themselves indoors.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my post and leave a comment. I agree with you that the number of people looking for work at home businesses is increasing. I think people are just getting tired of being told what to do by someone else including the government. I know I am! I just want to live my life in the best way possible.
I also agree with you in saying this won’t work for everyone. Some people are so hard-wired that they need for someone to tell them what to do. They aren’t used to having to think for themselves!
With enough desire, determination, and motivation anything is possible. But some folks don’t have those qualities to be self-motivated.
One of the main things I genuinely like about network marketing is the fact I don’t have to be stuck inside all day behind a computer. I can do my business while I am out shopping or paying my bills.
Thanks again for stopping by Salim
And I wish you every success life has to offer.
Hello Dale Odom, I have read the whole review about this. your information is very important for me because I also want to do this. your information is really most helpful for me. Everyday we have to go out for work to deal with many problems. I think everyone will want to work like this.Thanks for sharing this informative information.
Hi Md, I am happy you found my post helpful. When you say you want to do this too are you meaning working from home?
Md you would think everyone would like to work either in their own business or work from home, but the truth is a lot of people need to work a regular job and be told what to do because they don’t have enough self-motivation.
You keep striving towards your dreams Md, and sooner or later you will succeed.
This is nothing but pure honest opinion on internet business. The truth is online business is not made for anybody. You need nailed it on those those advantage and disadvantages. They are nothing but the gospel truth which is really hard to find around. I couldn’t find the link to join the CTFO company. It’s really has amazing features. Kindly show me the way to join
Hey Kehinde, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment, and I thank you for the kind words.
I agree with you that working an online business isn’t for everyone and that’s okay because we still need some people doing the 9 to 5 jobs.
Anyone who is thinking about doing an online business needs to understand there are advantages as well as disadvantages but for me personally the advantages out way the disadvantages hands down.
Hey, Kehinde I don’t think CTFO currently does business in your area, but I do know that we are expanding. Here is the link to CTFO just in case. https://myctfo.me/daleodom
I would agree with you that Network and Affiliate marketing is a great lifestyle, and one that I would definitely recommend, so long as you have the correct training which shows you the right way to go about it, and can prevent any expensive mistakes!
As you say, Wealthy Affiliate is the best place to get that training.
I am a member of CTFO, and I would definitely recommend that company.
Many thanks for your really interesting post
Hi Chrissie. I hope you are doing well. I love the lifestyle that either one of these business models can provide. But as you stated you need to have the right training and support to become successful.
It is a pleasure to meet another CTFO associate, and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. I too would highly recommend CTFO as an option for anyone to give it a try.
Chrissie, you are very welcome, and I hope if you checked out some of my other posts you found some value in my content.
I have worked all my life and retired, only to find out that I could not live on a pension and SS. I have been looking for something that I could do from Home, for the last 4 years. First, I thought I can’t do that,” being afraid of the internet”. I have had a Facebook account since 2014 and just started making comments in 2017. It’s people like You, that people like Me need. Your Post will give people like Me, the confidence to believe that they can do all things.
Hi Tina, it is a shame when people work their whole lives for a company only to find out they can’t even afford to retire when they get older. It breaks my Heart!
Tina, as long as you never give up, it’s not too late to learn something new. I have failed more times than I can count, but I never gave up! I knew in my Heart; there had to be a better way than just slaving my life away for somebody else.
I just started a Facebook account a little over a year ago now just because I wanted to create a business page. I don’t care that much about Social Media, so I do most of my business offline which is the biggest thing I like about Network Marketing because I have so many options to promote my business.
Thank you for the sweet compliment it brings me to tears. I am a very Spiritual Person, and it says in the bible that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am a firm believer of that!
Thanks again, Tina!
CBD oil is really starting to take off and I think possibly getting into this business on the ground floor right now might be a great idea. Being into natural rather than the big pharms for medication more and more people are turning to the CBD to help with the medical problems they are having. I am going to be reading the rest of you articles on Marketing seems you have some valuable information that really interests me.
Thank you for the article here and I am heading over to investigate more of your information,
Hi Susan, I appreciate you leaving a comment. Yes, Susan, I believe that CBD oil will be massive over the next several years to come and getting in on the ground floor is a good idea in my opinion.
I have been into the natural alternative way for many years now, and I stay away from doctors and big Pharma. CBD has a lot of health benefits to it and the more and more people who discover that will be better off.
I am happy you are finding some value within my articles, Susan. Please come back anytime as I will be adding more posts about the benefits of CBD as well as more pieces of training.
Thanks again Susan, and if I can ever be of service I am always happy to try and help!
Really interesting article and glad to read something from someone who is successful in the network marketing business model.
I have tried this model before with beauty products, and I failed dismally. But I am not the best salesperson in the world, and obviously not convincing enough. I found my niche luckily in affiliate marketing which is far less pushy.
With network marketing, you need to get a really good team together, but with affiliate marketing, you can at least work alone.
All the best to you on your network marketing business, and I will be watching this space.
Hi Michel, thank you!
I too have failed several times over the years but I can’t consider it failures because I learned what to do and what not to do in this business model.
Michel, I don’t consider myself a salesperson either but once I learned that it is not about convincing someone to join in your business I have become a lot more successful in network marketing. You have to approach network marketing in the same manner as you do affiliate marketing by offering value to the people.
I am happy you found something which works for you Michel, and I too also enjoy affiliate marketing it just seems to take more time with coming up with new content to write about.
Network marketing doesn’t have to be pushy at all if it is done the correct way. I don’t focus so much on building out a team. I focus more on customers who then turn out to be great team members because now they are passionate about the products and have their own testimonials of how it helped them.
I also help out the people who are on my team by signing people under them if they have problems in that area. It still helps me as well as helps them in getting started making some money.
With either business model, it can take 1 to 5 years to be successful and that is why I advise not giving up your day job until you can replace your income.
Thank you, Michel, and come back anytime.
I wish you the very best with your affiliate business!
Thanks for the informative reply – worth a try Dale and all the best.
You are very welcome Michel!
Best wishes to you as well and if I can ever be of service just let me know.
Thank you so much for providing tips to decide whether you are more suitable for affiliate marketing or network marketing. I discovered my self is more suitable for affiliate marketing. But I would love to learn about network marketing too. Therefore, I will go through your other articles as well
You are very welcome I hope you found some value in my post. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing affiliate marketing either one of these business models can create residual income.
A lot of people have a negative outlook on network marketing and I can understand why. It is what they have been taught by the wrong mentors. Network marketing isn’t about convincing someone to join your business. I will give you an example of what I mean.
If you go to a five-star restaurant and after you finish your meal the waitress comes by and asks you if you would like to have some dessert. You say no thank you I am stuffed.
Now does the waitress get upset because you said no? Of course not; she just goes to the next table and offers them some dessert.
The same thing applies to network marketing. You present people with either your business opportunity or a product which could help the person out financially or with a health concern they have. Or whatever your product does. Is everyone going to be interested? Absolutely not!
Keep in mind as I said in the post.
Some will, Some won’t, So what, Next! Don’t take the No’s personally!
Yasodhara, please stop by anytime and if you have any questions or if I can ever be of service I am always happy to help if I can.
Great article Dale. Working from home sounds like a great idea for many people. I am retired and looking for ways to make some extra money so my wife and I can do some traveling. I really like the pros and cons about working from home.
Do you think affiliate marketing is a better idea than doing CTFO?
I think the CBD industry is going to be huge for a long time to come. Is CTFO one of the up and coming sites for CBD?
I am going to look at some of your other articles and also check into joining CTFO.
Thank you for this awesome information.
Hi Curtis, thank you, sir.
Working for myself has always been something I have been interested in doing. I have tried many times over the years with lots of different ventures and finally, at the age of 54, I retired from corporate America in August 2018.
I am loving this new found freedom!
Curtis, I think either affiliate or network marketing is a way for anyone to make some extra money but if all a person wants is a few extra $100 a month then I think there are a lot easier ways to accomplish that than with either one of these business models.
Do I think affiliate marketing is a better idea than doing CTFO?
I honestly like doing both but, to be honest with you I have made more money with CTFO in the first three months than I did with affiliate marketing in the first year.
I agree with you Curtis that CBD is going to be huge over the next several years with lots of different products and uses.
Is CTFO one of the up and coming sites for CBD?
Curtis, I think if CTFO keeps doing what it is doing for the associates it will be the number one top company in the CBD network marketing business.
I appreciate you stopping by Curtis and you are welcome please come back anytime.
Your kind of business about natural products seems to be a good home business to start. I love using natural or alternative products more than any medicines around. They are more safe to use, and people nowadays are going back to use products given to us by nature, we are more health-conscious now.
I appreciate you taking the time to read my post. I am big into eating organic and using natural cleaning products as well as natural alternatives when it comes to health.
I really like the company I am working with mainly because the products work fantastically and everyone who has been using them keep sending me messages telling me how the products have been helping them.
Ecclesiasticus 38:4 “The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth, and he that is wise will not abhor them.”
I agree with you Precilla I think more and more people are starting to turn back to nature.
Thanks for the compliment and if I can ever be of service please stop by anytime.
It feels good when you are your own self boss working from home. You are not accountable to anyone and you choose when to work and when not to work. You actually have your schedule so personal the way you want it and the one that thrills me so much is to earn while am sleeping. It feels good to live the kind of life you have always wanted to live.
Hi Kenechi, thanks for stopping by! I agree with you 100% it is the best feeling when you can decide when and what time I want to get my work done just as long as you stay motivated enough to make sure it gets done.
Kenechi waking up and finding out you made some money while you were asleep is one thing that never gets old and it always motivates me to work even harder in my business.
Best wishes for your continued success!
I also want to add to the pros of working from home and that is you become the master of your own time. You don’t have any boss who buys your time with salary. Amongst the cons you listed, I really agree with the fact that If one don’t set-up some boundaries for other people, one will get constant interruptions while trying to work! and that happens to me a lot because I also work from home.
I have made up my mind since last year to become a full-time person who works from home. I like your story of how you started working from home. After reading it, it has served as a huge inspiration and motivation to me. Thanks so much for this post. Hope to see similar posts like this from you soon.
Hey Dapoach, thanks for leaving a comment. Yes, being a master of your own time is something which means a lot to me. It didn’t take me to long to figure out I needed to set up some boundaries for my family and friends so I wouldn’t get constant interruptions while I was trying to do my work.
Working from home and being my own boss and in charge of my own destiny is something I have always dreamed of doing since I was a young man. It took me a lot of years to finally get there but since I have I’ve been so much happier.
I am happy Dapoach, that you found some inspiration and motivation from my story and I wish you continued success in your journey.