Posted in Internet Network Marketing Business | Posted on 17-06-2011|
Especially newcomers to the industry often feel quite uneasy telling friends and family exactly what it is they do. The simple reaction of, “oh, you’re doing one of those pyramid things,” sends shivers down their spine and stops them cold in their tracks.
Would having a Degree in Network Marketing make them feel better?
Maybe. At the very least it would lend more validity to the industry. No college in the world would offer a degree in something that wasn’t legitimate.
The business model of Network Marketing, or Multi-Level Marketing isn’t new. It’s been around for at least 50 years and it contributes billions of dollars yearly to the global economy. However, its reputation has only slightly improved in recent years. Mainly because of such celebrities as U.S. President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump and Warren Buffet. Just to name a few.
When you look at it with an open mind, it’s actually quite a brilliant business model. One that allows ordinary people start their own business, often just for a few hundred dollars start-up cost, and potentially go on and achieve extraordinary success. More millionaires have been made in this industry then in any other. But still it has a bad name because of a few rotten apples.
Bethany College to be the first to offer degree in Network Marketing
LINDSBORG, Kan.— Bethany College will add a new network marketing curriculum in fall 2011. The program was created through Bethany’s new Center for Servant Leadership that promotes the awareness, understanding, and practice of servant leadership by individuals and organizations.
This is a major step forward towards the acceptance of the Network Marketing business model and one that is in my opinion long overdue.
Robert Carlson, the chair of the business program said this in a statement, “Entrepreneurs have not been taught how to correctly use network marketing. This has led to many using unethical, unsustainable, and nonproductive network marketing business models. We want to fill the education gap and teach students how to use the foundations of servant leadership to successfully and honorably operate a network marketing business.”
I love it! It’s about time and I hope this is only the first of many colleges out there to offer a Degree in Network Marketing to their students.
Please read MLMWatchDog.com’s article on the same subject HERE.
A Degree in Network Marketing – We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!
I don’t know about you, but I am getting tired of the looks I sometimes get from friends and family when I tell them what I do. It’s time for our industry to be treated with the respect it deserves. I feel (and that’s just my opinion) the success rate in our industry would rise significantly if newcomers to the industry will be taught correctly.
Here’ s looking forward to a bright future where we can all hold our heads up high and proudly proclaim…
“I am a Network Marketer and darn proud of it!…And by the way, did you know, you can even get a College Degree in Network Marketing now?”
We’ve come a long way baby, and it’s only getting better.
To Your Success,
The Enlightened Networker
P.S. What are your thoughts about this? You know I always appreciate your feedback in the comments below. Please don’t miss the “Follow up on A Degree in Network Marketing” I wrote after Len Clements Founder & CEO of MarketWave,Inc, left me some links with more information in the comments below. You don’t want to miss this!
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