In 1988 I had my first brushing with a new way
of marketing products.
As a young married couple and me a stay at home mum we were looking for a bit more income that I could do from home around the routine of the children.
We found a company that required me to make cultures from milk. Strange I know and we but it worked we made and sent it off to the company and got paid. We realised that referrals were paid commissions but before we got to thinking of telling anyone the company that was buying the cultures disappeared! We never really understood what went on and for the first time “Pyramid” reared its head.
I have no idea if it was a genuine collapse of a company or whether it was a pyramid but it at least opened my mind to a different way of running a business.
Move on ten years and with a husband out of work in a recession we were looking for a way to make some money and happened across, quite unexpectedly, a couple of companies that had chosen to sell their products using the direct sales model. It had evolved into a very ethical business model where if you referred anyone you were given a commission as a company thanks.
Being a bit of a equalatist (if there is such a word) this appealed to me very much as everyone starts on the same playing field with the same opportunities open to them with the same rewards payable.
I have since used several of these companies to buy goods I use so as to get the brilliant discounts and now I am even investing for my retirement, once more using this affiliate style of business.
I love it, but let me get David Frost a lecturer at Bethney College to explain it so much better than me.
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