Why I Picked Network Marketing After I Turned Forty

Why I Picked Network Marketing After I Turned Forty

Why I Picked Network Marketing After I Turned Forty

At the end of my rope with the restaurant industry and having survived a heart-attack, I set out and picked Network Marketing. Here’s why:

Ever feel like you have repeated the same exact day for years?

Most of us are awakened by a nasty alarm.

We fling ourselves into our cars and get stuck in traffic a few blocks later.

Then, we enter the job.

We basically despise our co-workers and avoid the boss at all costs.

It resembles the bully antics we barely survived from grade school.

It’s pathetic and we’re adults now.

But, being adult doesn’t automatically mean stressed out, depressed and mildly homicidal and suicidal.

It means finding that ember of a dream still smoldering deep inside you.

Is there still a chance to start over and find more happiness?

Short answer: Yes.

See, I was working two restaurant jobs barely getting by.

I was $30k in debt and was chopping onions for $12 an hour.

My artistic yearnings as a young adult led me to become a broke writer, artist, and bogus Sous Chef barely making it.

Half my life had flashed by and I barely had a year from community college and was nowhere near a professional in any business.

My ability to earn six figures seemed limited to winning the lottery or inheriting my parent’s wealth, which devastated me thinking about that.

There must still be an option out there where I could still obtain financial freedom within a reasonable time frame.

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Discovering Network Marketing

At 41 years old, I was tired of trying to get rich on the internet.

I had tried selling my ebooks. (bombed)

I had tried selling my music. (Failure)

I had tried investing in stocks (Bought Citigroup before the financial collapse)

Tried Forex and HYIPs (High-Yield-Income-Products, aka Scams)


I pretty much gave up and was ready to work in restaurants until I was 75, just like I had seen before.

I knew a woman who was 75. She was a prep cook and could barely walk.

She had just accepted the fact that she would work until she died.

That might fill some people up with pride, but not me.

I wanted out of dead-end jobs asap.

Then, I discovered Network Marketing while I was looking for a natural supplement to help my anxiety.

It took awhile for the concept of network marketing to sink in.

Luckily, I had tried doing Affiliate Marketing the year prior and understood how to promote products online.

But, network marketing was a little different than affiliate marketing.

There was a residual income aspect to network marketing that really intrigued me.

Usually, with affiliate marketing, you sell someone’s digital product online and get 30% to 50% commission when someone buys the product through your personal link.

There was no residual income the next month unless the product offered “recurring income.”

Recurring products were hard to come by in the affiliate world.

Not so, with network marketing.

Most network marketing companies offered a “consumable” product that needed to be replenished by the customer or distributor the following month.

When a customer or distributor bought the product again the ensuing months through your network marketing business, you got a commission.

If you had a hundred customers ordering each month, you would have a passive, residual income stream.

Most of us yearn for a steady income stream, but most of us wait until Social Security kicks in, but it’s simply not enough to live on.

Unlimited Income becomes a Reality

The more I looked at network marketing, the more I noticed some leaders in the industry earning a lot of money.

We’re talking $20,000 to $100,000 a month, sometimes more.

How is this possible, I thought. This is better than a doctor or lawyer’s income.

I looked closer still. . .at these leaders.

Many had no special education or training.

No one was a secret celebrity from a daytime soap opera.

They were average people making extraordinary income.

I was so intrigued that I bought every ebook and watched every video about network marketing.

I was going to study it like a new profession, just like millions of college students study for their business degrees every year.

It was a lot of work in the beginning, just like starting any other business.

I didn’t know what I was doing and took it personally if someone quit my business.

But, studying the leaders in the industry paid off.

They taught me to keep recruiting, that there were leaders out there who would help build my business as I helped them build theirs.

Network marketing was a selfless profession.

It taught me, unlike Corporate America, that you became more successful the more you truly helped others.

The industry was built on empowering individuals through self-development.

I became a leader for the first time within network marketing and helped people around the world improve their lifestyle.


I’ve been in network marketing for almost three years now and work full-time from home.

I no longer have to stand on my feet all day long to barely make $80 a day.

I work in my pajamas all day and threw out the alarm clock a long time ago.

Now, I’m ready to help you.


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Erik Christian Johnson is a Entrepreneur, writer, full-time Network Marketer and Blogger. He shares tips on various topics including: Network Marketing tips, how to work full time from Home, and God. He is also the #1 recruiter in his primary business. His blog is summed up as being: "edgy personal development with a twist of financial freedom."

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One thought on “Why I Picked Network Marketing After I Turned Forty”

  1. Thanks for sharing your story man.

    This business can change your life if you put in the work.

    It’s not easy or fast, but it does work.

    Most people overestimate what they can do in a few years and underestimate what they can do in five to ten years.

    Just my two cents.

    Keep these great posts coming man.


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