How Can I Leverage Other Peoples Efforts?
The Power of Leverage: Leveraged income can be explained as the income based on the efforts of others. Unfortunately the majority of people in the world today earn a linear income, which basically means that they trade their time for money. Unfortunately no matter how clever they are or how high their hourly rate, they are still restricted to only 24 hours in a day and therefore a limited earning potential. Leverage on the other hand, allows you to make use of the time and efforts of others to create an income. By learning to leverage your time, you can financially benefit not only from your own efforts, but from other people’s efforts too.
Which would you prefer to do?
A.)Imagine that you are in the business of mowing lawns and that you will make $40 for every lawn that is mowed. If you were to average 5 lawns per day, you would earn a gross income of $200 a day before expenses. This is an illustration of a linear income in which you use 100% of your own efforts to create an income. This is what most people do their entire lives.
B.) Now imagine that you owned a lawn mowing referral business where instead of mowing the lawns yourself, you spend your time finding lawns that need to be mowed and employ contractors to accomplish the physical work. Your business now employs 20 contractors who each mow 5 lawns per day. You pay each contractor $30 per lawn, but you charge $40. That gives you a make a profit of $10 per lawn. 20 contractors mowing 5 laws each means that you are now mowing a total of 100 lawns a day. This is much more then what you could have done on your own. Even though now you are only earning $10 a lawn in profit yourself, when you add it up your miles in front. Using the power of leverage you are now earning $1000 a day (ie $10 per lawn x 100 lawns per day = $1000 per day).
So basically you can spend your days getting dirty and sweating as you work hard (not that there is anything wrong with this) and get paid $200 a day. From which you then need to deduct expenses such as running costs and maintenance. OR You could earn $1000 per day, just finding yards that have to be mowed. As a wise business person which is the smarter option?
Don’t get us wrong. To get to the stage where you can begin to leverage off others you will have to do the physical work first. It might take you a year of mowing lawns yourself before you have an adequate customer base before you can begin to employ contractors to do the work for you. But an intelligent business person is willing to make short-term sacrifices to make long term gains.
Unfortunately in most traditional businesses, such as the example above, the only ones who benefit from the work of others are the business owners, even though it is loyal hard-working employees that do the majority of the work.
Does this mean you should quit your job tomorrow and start your own business? Well for those who have a solid referral base, a good knowledge of cash flow, management skills and the capital to get you started, you might consider it. Unfortunately the majority of people aren’t in this position. The good news is that today there is a business opportunity that allows you to use the power of leverage without having to quit your current job, or require a significant up-front investment. This is the power of network marketing.
Not only does network marketing permit you to benefit from the work efforts of others but it also earns you a residual income. It’s the kind of income that when you walk away, it continues to pay you. Because network marketing uses both the power of leverage and a residual based income it is now being acknowledged and recommended by many business leaders in the world today/ worldwide.
“If I lost everything and had to start again, I would find myself a great network marketing company and get to work!” – Donald Trump, on the David Letterman Show
Network marketing has stopped being something to laugh at. It is creating more millionaires today than the dot com boom industry did before the bubble burst. This is the reason why respected entrepreneurs like Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, economic forecasters like Paul Zane Pilzer and life and business coaches such as Dr. Denis Waitley are all recommending this proven system. In fact there are approximately 150 000 people, just like you, joining network marketing every single week.
Traditional businesses fall into the trap of developing and training people, just so they can move on to starting their own business and become a direct competitor. One of the main benefits of the network marketing business model is that it enables you to help others succeed without establishing competition. Instead, you get to leverage off the success of others and ultimately contribute to your success.
Better still is the fact that its not necessary to have a university degree or large capital to begin in the industry. Network marketing offers the power of leverage to earn a residual income to anyone who is willing to succeed and treat it a business.
Just like any business opportunity, in order to be successful you will discover that timing is half of it and execution is the other half. If you are seeking the best business opportunity that allows you to capitalize on both the power of leverage and growing market trends to produce a powerful residual income then network marketing is the answer you have been looking for.
“I would rather earn 1% of 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts”
John Paul Getty (American Billionaire) How about you?
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