The decision to return to work after having a baby is a tough one for many mums and many look for other opportunities that can enable them to work, from home around their babies.

It can be daunting thinking about starting your own business from scratch and often results in a lot of start up costs to get your idea off the ground, this is why network marketing is a popular and very effective way for mums to stay at home with their kids and earn an income at the same time.

I have been involved in network marketing since the end of last year and I wish that someone had told me about this business model while I was on maternity leave. But in saying that, I don't think I was in the right space to even consider what a network marketing business could mean for my family and I. 

Truth be told, before starting my business with doTERRA (essential oils) I had some perceptions about network marketing that I’m sure some of you do too. 

When I thought about Network Marketing, I thought:

  • It’s a pyramid scheme,
  • Its built on lies,
  • It's all aout slimy sales, sales and more sales,
  • It's pushy and icky,
  • And its not possible to achieve what they say you can

Maybe you think the same thoughts I once did... Maybe you think this because you have never looked into the business model - I sure hadn't.

Since being introduced to the model and learning more, I now know different...

Now I think it is the best business model in the world.

Network Marketing (Authentic Network Marketing, Conscious Network Marketing or Collaborative Business - whatever you want to call it) is all about empowering others to achieve their personal goals, hopes and dreams while using a product they love and sharing it with others.

When I researched more about the doTERRA business opportunity it just made sense to me - it is all about building a pipeline for your future. success in network marketing does not come instantly but the model allows you to determine what success in the business looks like for you, as it is different for everyone - and that makes it a great opportunity for mums.

I absolutely love doTERRA and their products and getting involved with the business was a no-brainer for me, as I wanted to share these gifts of the earth with others and would have anyway.

For someone looking to start a business, particularly for mums looking for an opportunity to work from home around their children, Network Marketing provides an amazing platform to do so:

  • It is low-risk
  • It is low-investment
  • You can go at your own pace
  • You can fit it in to the pockets of time that you have
  • You can leverage the power of community
  • Everything is duplicatable (meaning it has all been done before, you don't need to reinvent the wheel)

You are sharing a product that you love and use everyday and recommend it to those that you love and care about.

In time, you can supplement, replace or multiply your income.

The choice is yours, you decide what you want out of the business and the people above you will mentor you to get there.

Not only did I believe in the product but I believed in my upline (my mentor) and the company. doTERRA is a business with heath and soul and gives back in so many ways through their co-impact sourcing with farmers all over the globe and through their healing hands foundation. 

Now I am so grateful to have this opportunity to be involved in this business model. To put it simply, this business allows us to rise by lifting others.

The pull to join this business was so strong and something that I died into having belief in the company and the product, but not really knowing where this journey would take me and what my end result would be but as my business has grown the opportunities that it provides are endless and I am working towards creating the future that I desire.

Some people think I am crazy and that is totally fine, this business is not for everyone! However if there is something in this post that has spoken to you and you would like to learn more about network marketing and how it works, flick me an email; sarah @ sarahpoppy . com - I would love to chat!

Or if you want to learn more about starting your own essential oils business with doTERRA, click here to find out more.