Corporate America has becoming an increasingly accepting opportunity for members of the LGBT community. There are more and more companies that offer non-discrimination policies for sexual orientation and benefits for partners. Co-workers and management can be supportive and allow gay and lesbian workers more freedom than in the past.
But being an open member of the LGBT community in the workforce can still be a tough situation. In some parts of the country it is more accepted than others.
What is a good alternative?
Becoming your own boss and building your own business has been a way for gay entrepreneurs to earn a good living and live their own lifestyle. But starting out on your own can be stressful, take an incredible amount of initiative and effort, and often requires a significant investment. One good opportunity we have discovered is Network Marketing.
10 Reasons for LGBT Entrepreneurs to Build a Network Marketing Business:
1. You can be your own boss.
You will have flexibility in your time and schedule, deciding on the best use of your time. And you will have the opportunity to truly enjoy your work.
2. You can select your business partners.
When you decide to join a network marketing company and start building your business you will be able to select the people you will be working with on a daily basis – no boss or company will tell you who your co-workers will be.
3. You get a choice in who are your customers.
In addition to having a choice in your business partners, you will also be able to have a say in who your customers are. You can promote your products and services to anyone so why not select people you like seeing every day?
4. You can build a business in a growing profession.
In 2015, the network marketing industry totaled $183 Billlion in sales world wide – with over $36 Billion in the US. There are many product categories – from cosmetics and personal care to health/wellness. Home goods to financial services. Clothing to home improvement. It is hard to believe that you won’t be able to find a product line that doesn’t match what you are already passionate about in life.
5. You will have the opportunity to promote some of the most valuable products for the LGBT community:
Some of the products and services offered in the top direct selling programs are of particular interest to the LGBT community, such as:
- Health and Wellness
- Weight Loss
6. You can be rewarded based on your efforts.
Now this is the good part. You will be able to earn based on your results. Not on how long you were holding down that chair in the cubicle. Most compensation plans are designed to reward performers. Is that you?
7. You can work in a supportive organization that values individual contribution
Instead of working for someone else, being constrained by the existing structure, you will be part of an organization that recognizes individuals based on contribution – not on who they are.
8. Becoming a Network Marketer does not require a large investment.
Depending on the program you join, the cost can as low as a few hundred dollars. And of course you will be able – if you get immediate results – to make that back quickly. There is no inventory, customer service, or transaction costs. And you can build your business online, giving you the chance to promote your business nationwide and even globally.
If you are currently in a network marketing company – or have heard a presentation for one – where there are significant costs for joining, training, and more you will want to keep looking. Typically those opportunities are set up for their benefit – not yours.
9. Network marketing is loaded with training to get started.
Network marketing is not looking for just sales people. We are looking for entrepreneurs. The training for most programs is extensive, including online and printed material and will provide you with many of the tools needed to business a successful business. And most importantly the person who sponsors your member will become your mentor.
10. Become part of the LGBT Network Marketing “family”.
We all spend a tremendous portion of our time in our work. We feel that this time should be spent with positive individuals who want to work with us no matter what community we belong to.
Does this sound interesting to you?
Do you want to know more?
We hope so and want to hear from you.
If you are interested in learning more about network marketing and to see if it is right for you, let’s talk. Just a short 15- minute discussion on the phone will work.
You can call me at (747) 333-8789. Leave a message if I can’t pick up the call. Just tell me three things:
- The best time to reach you
- The best number to reach you
- Your level of experience with network marketing:
You can also go to the contact page and send me a message with those three things.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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