Why I Quit My Job For Network Marketing

There is only so many times you can say, “I hate my job…” before you’ve either got to DO something about it, or shut up.

For me, it was a simple choice.

I’d been in corporate finance for 13 years, worked my way up the career ladder and earned a great salary. But I felt trapped.

I was working so many hours, there wasn’t time to do anything else. I was earning a great wage but my lifestyle had adjusted and I couldn’t afford to quit. I was stressed, tired and very unhappy.

Discovering Network Marketing

I wasn’t looking for another job when I accidentally discovered Network Marketing. Heck, I didn’t even know it was Network Marketing!

Simply, a friend at work was showing a brochure around and I fell in love with the products. I learned that I could sell these products too and earn extra money by sharing with my family and friends. I knew that I didn’t have time to take on anything new, but figured I could easily show a brochure to people I was already in contact with, and my online connections were unlimited!

The Power of the Brand

Ask anyone you know if they have heard of Avon? Seriously, I am yet to find a single person that hasn’t. Do you know how many small (or even large!) businesses would kill to have a brand that is known by every single household throughout the country, and most of the world?

You could not even begin to afford that kind of brand awareness and recognition. Did you know the AVON book is the most widely read publication in the world?!

From product design and manufacturing, to warehousing and shipping – that is all taken care of. From customer support to celebrity endorsements… they’ve got that covered too.

The Beauty of a Residual Income

A residual (passive) income is very different to a regular ‘job’ wage. In a traditional job, you work 8 hours and get paid for 8 hours. The amount you earn is directly proportionate to the number of hours you work. With a residual income, you earn money even when you are not working. (I know, awesome, right?!)

With a multi-level compensation plan, I learned that not only would I earn profit from my own personal sales, but simply by showing others how to sell too, I would also earn a commission on my team sales volume. This is a residual / passive income.

Residual income provides you with the flexibility to focus on things that matter… time with the family, time for yourself, going to the gym (yeah, I still gotta work on this one!)… all whilst earning money.

But aside from the extra income, it’s the freedom it gives. Freedom to be your own boss and spend your time as you choose. I can’t tell you how incredible this opportunity was to me.

Think Big, Start Small, Work Fast

Network Marketing is so flexible that nearly all who start, do so around other work, family and personal commitments. You can grow your business at your own pace, and if you choose, allow your Network Marketing business to replace some, or all, of your ‘job’.

I worked hard. From day one, I made it my goal to be a top recruiter and take full advantage of the additional income stream. All whilst still juggling a job and a one-year-old baby! After 9 months I quit my job.

The company I started out with, is not the company I am with now. That is not a criticism, quite the opposite. I am enormously grateful for the discovery of Network Marketing, but it is important to find a company that is a great match for you. Avon is a perfect match for me and I am excited to be part of this incredible industry.

Now’s The Time

Are you unhappy in your job? What is stopping you from making a change?

Have you made the change? What was the hardest part for you?

Scroll down and tell me in the comments below, or leave a message on my Facebook wall. I would love to hear from you.


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  1. Great story! I am in a bit of a stick at the moment aswell, i am working part time in an office and i am an avon sales rep but i am finding it hard to stick to and keeping the sales up, i think the fact that i am stressed about trying to find a full time job that something as easy as putting avon books our and trying to get orders seems like in gettin know where, its just a down moment but after reading this i am going to get moving again and try to build my sales back up to then be able to build my own team, which i had got a few people to start and when i tried to get my area manager to help get them started ive just never heard from her.. This again put me ten paces back! Anyway sorry for the rant lol this is a great post to help boost people to go for it x

    • Amanda, thank you for stopping by my blog!

      I am sorry that you have not had much support from your ASM. Is there anything I can help with?

      Over the next few weeks, I will be publishing more blog posts on ‘juggling it all and achieving success’… I hope you will discover some tips that you will find useful.

      Do stop by my Facebook page http://facebook.com/NatalieCollinsonAvonUK… we have a great community over there always willing to help and share xxx

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Nataile! I am also an AVON rep and I am going “balls to the walls” (for a lack of a better word in my repertoire). You are an amazing person and I would like to say “Thank You” for writing this fabulous blog of yours and making it easily accessible to everyone. I wish you much continued success and look forward to reading more of your witty insights.

    ~Kimberly Amey

    • BAHAHAHA, ‘balls to the walls’…. I LOVE it!
      Thank you for your kind comments, and you are most welcome!

      Stop by anytime, and if there is a particular topic you are looking for – just let me know. If it’s not here, I will add it for you!

      Be sure to sign up to my newsletter in the blue bar on my homepage – stay updated on all the latest posts!

  3. Would you say that the mobile phone is one of the best and most affective ways in which to progress with network marketing but one that not many people are using?

    • Hey Maddie, thank you for stopping by!

      If by mobile phone, you mean telephone calls – then I do *not* believe it’s the best and most effective way forward.

      If you mean SMART phone – they yes, absolutely! With access to blogging, social media, email, text, telephone, Skype and a whole lot more – you can literally have the world at your fingertips! The world of Network Marketing is changing. The way we do business is changing :)

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