Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Amway and Latina Bloggers Connect, but all opinions are my own.
This topic may be controversial for a lot of people, but Network Marketing is something I’ve learned to love and embrace. I do not roll my eyes or get upset when a friend or acquaintance invites me to a product party or an open house. When I find out that someone I know sells goods online, I’m eager to purchase from them instead of going to a boutique or department store. I am not affiliated with Amway, but that was another story over twenty years ago.
I was born into a family that didn’t have much. My father worked over eighty hours a week and my mother was an immigrant from a Third World country. Starting from the age of six months, I would get Tonsillitis every month. Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong and my parents were buried in medical bills. After years of the constant stress, someone approached my dad with a business opportunity, it was Amway.
At that point in his life, he said he was open to try anything. He was tired and needed a head start. My parents worked really hard with their new business and things were fantastic. I have so many great memories of my parents, their business partners, and trips we took during that time. To this day, I tell everyone that I was an “Amway Baby”.
There are so many opportunities out there. My mother in law provided shelter, clothing, and food for herself and three boys with another networking company. This is huge because she was a single mother, immigrant, and stuck at a dead end job. Unfortunately, her college degree from Central America does not mean anything in the States. There’s one thing that she was able to do and it was hustle. I’m finding more and more minorities, especially Latinos thinking outside of the box and starting home based businesses. You may not be able to quit your job, but bringing in extra money may alleviate some stress.
I’m thankful for my parents teaching me hard work and constantly looking for opportunities, that the word of mouth and networking are incredibly powerful!
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Are any of you entrepreneurs? Do you have a home based business of your own? If not, I’d love to know how starting a business would change your life.