Network marketing is a business; it is NOT a shortcut to riches. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and everyone would be rich! When you start a traditional business, you expect to work at least six months to a year before you break even, sometimes even longer.
Network marketing is no different. Because of lack of structure in the industry, some claim that it is a scam after groping in the dark for months or years with no roadmap.
The fact that it is promoted wrongly does not help things either, with some expecting to become millionaires in a few months yet people who become millionaires take years to get there. There are skills to be learned and work to be done. There are running costs. It takes time and effort to become successful.
If you work hard and are consistent, you can have a comfortable income in three to five years, just like in any other field. If you keep doing what needs to be done and you don’t quit, you can be rich in 15, 20 or even 30 years.
Network marketing is a viable business but lack of a structure in the industry is a big challenge. It is a business, so it takes time to build. It also requires skills and expertise, which take time to acquire.