Stock Market versus Multi-Level Marketing

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Have you ever wondered if to invest in Multi-Level Marketing or Stock Market? If you’ve ever been approached by friends or neighbors about selling products or even sold these products yourself, you’ve been exposed to the world of network marketing. If you’ve invested in a plan at work, you’ve had a brush with the stock market. While you may engage in either one as a means of making additional money, they are two very different investment options.

The stock market is a term used to describe the organized trading of investment vehicles known as stocks. Stocks are issued by corporations as a means of raising operating capital for their business and are bought and sold by investment professionals called stockbrokers. Multilevel marketing, also referred to as network  marketing or MLM, is a type of business model where direct sellers of products, also known as independent distributors, attempt to build their business by recruiting others to also sell the products. In return, the distributors typically receive a percentage of the sales generated by their recruits.

Both the stock market and MLM are entered into by individuals who hope to make money. Investors in the stock market want to see the value of the stock that they own increase so they receive a return on their investment. MLM participants seek to build a large distributor network to generate a stream of residual income, which is income earned through little or no effort. There is an element of risk in the stock market and network marketing, as neither guarantees investment success.

You should view both the stock market and network marketing with caution if you are looking to invest in either one. The stock market can be highly volatile and you can easily lose money if you don’t know what you’re doing. Many MLM opportunities don’t pan out due to the inability or desire to recruit distributors or the illegitimacy of the organizations that operate them.

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Adekemi is a Pastor by calling and Dentist by profession. She is the Co-founder of ‘Komplete Woman’ an organization whose aim is to inspire and mentor young women to discover their purpose early. She is an associate fellow of the Royal commonwealth society. She is passionate about God, writing, poetry and influencing the younger generation to fan the flame of their potential.