Enrolling in Networking University: On the Installment Plan

My husband and I are edging on our financial breaking point. I would like to support Networking University and can see how the discounts and e-Listening would pay for the membership—but the $197 in one chunk is next to impossible for us to pay as we try to launch a home-based business. I hear something like $24 every two months when someone was talking. Is there any way to break this down into payments to make it available to me until we are on our feet? I have almost died twice this year and the medical bills are suffocating us!

—Judi Blatchley

Have you ever considered offering a monthly payment plan for the Networking University, such as an automatic debit from credit/debit card? I could handle $17 or so per month, rather than the $196.97 all at one time. Think about it and advise. Thank you,

—Patti Howell Schafer

Networking University was designed with the entry-level networker’s (sometimes limited) budget in mind: you can “audit” any Webinars at no charge. When a course is audited, no tests are administered, no records are kept on a transcript and no credits are earned. Now we also have just introduced the ability to enroll in NU on a monthly basis—exactly as you both requested! For information on this new program, visit us at www.networkingtimes.com/enroll.

Another way to get a valuable education is by subscribing to Networking Times; cost of subscription is $8 every two months (in Canada, $9). You simply pay as you go and we mail out the current bi-monthly edition. (This arrangement is available only to US and Canadian mailing addresses.) A subscription also includes online access to all back issues. An online subscription is $27.77 for a year’s access to all issues.

Distinguishing the Reputable Company

I would think that the reputable companies would seek to distance themselves from the pyramid schemes, etc. What do you think?

—Timothy Himes

We think you’re right! They would, and they do: for example, by offering money-back guarantees on all products and generous buy-back policies on initial (kit) purchases; by offering products and services of clearly demonstrable quality; and by carefully refraining from any misleading or overblown income projections or “you too can be a millionaire” promises. Many reputable companies (though not all) are member companies of the Direct Selling Association (www.dsa.org) and thus adhere to the DSA “Code of Ethics.” To learn more, visit the DSA site. —Ed.