Did you know that in the U.S. alone, about a hundred million people are unemployed or underemployed? And this number doesn’t even include those who are so discouraged that they have stopped looking for work, even though they desperately need extra income, or baby boomers who had already retired, thinking they were financially secure, and now need to go back to work and keep working into their seventies and eighties.

Starting a network marketing business is one step we can take to assume responsibility for our own financial security. We employ ourselves! By working from home we consume the fewest resources and minimize expenses. Instead of being victims, we become effective contributors in the global economic scene.

Our personal prosperity increases as we form a new economic unit by starting our own business. We create value for our customers and business partners and are rewarded with increasing income that can quickly exceed our expenses. We are able to invest and purchase the products needed by our families. When we build our networking businesses we create commerce and jobs for others all around the world.

In 2010, the U.S. counts twice as many network marketers as ten years ago (we are 20 million today, up from 10 million in 2000). There is room for many more players in our profession and many companies and organizations are growing rapidly. People are increasingly attracted to network marketing because it answers their most pressing need: financial security.

Millions of people go to sleep wondering how they are going to keep their homes (if they are lucky enough to be homeowners), feed their children or take care of their aging parents. Network marketing allows us to create prosperity so that we not only survive, but thrive—and then, through duplication, help others survive and thrive.

As we become more prosperous, we are able to financially support those causes that touch our hearts and make a difference in the world. Contributing to society at large by caring for those in need can become the high point of our lives. For many of us in this profession, this is what prosperity looks like.

In these times of global economic change, network marketing offers hope to you and me and those we care about. The home-based business unit is a foundational economic concept for personal and global prosperity.

Network marketing offers an easy pathway to financial security. Is it the only pathway? No. To me, it’s simply the path of least resistance.

Networking University is committed to help you get started and advance along your journey by offering many free, cutting-edge resources in personal and professional development.

Remember, education changes everything.

See you in class!

Glenn Head
Dean, Networking University