Like I promised, I’ve set up my blog to explore options for busy Mom’s to make some extra income from home. Today, I’m going to talk about a
company called Wake Up Now.
First off, I want to tell you that this is a network marketing company (also known as multi-level marketing), so if that type of business really turns you off, then you might not be interested in reading on. But you you really should, given you’re already here.
The company has been around since 2009 and it looks like its membership is really starting to pick up steam.
If you’re not that familiar with what an MLM company is. I’ll try to sum in up in a nutshell.
A legit MLM company sells products just like any other company, but the big difference is that instead of spending massive amounts of money on advertising, brick-and-mortar stores, etc, MLMs rely heavily (or solely) on their independent distributors to advertise and sell their products. In return, when the distributor sells products, they get a percentage of that sale as a commission. Most times, the distributors are also encouraged to sign on more people (additional distributors) to sell the company products, since an “upline” distributor will receive a small portion of the commissions from the products their subordinate distributors sell. Hence the multiple levels in “multi-level marketing.”
This kind of business model benefits the company in that it encourages more distributors to sign on, which equals more sales potential for the company’s products.
If you’re thinking the words “pyramid scheme” right now, you’re not unique.
The bigwigs at the top do and always will make more money than those on the lower levels. But isn’t this true of any corporation?
You have the bigwig up top, then a few lesser bigwigs underneath, and so on until you get to the littlest guy at the bottom.
What I like about this model, and Wake Up Now in particular, is that you set your own pace and determine how much or little you’re able to put into the business. Obviously, the more effort you put in, the more you’re going to get out of it.
What I like about Wake Up Now is that the products and benefits are useful to me right off the bat. I’m as money-conscious as they come, so I’m always looking for deals and cheaper alternatives to buy things I need for my family.
I joined Wake Up Now (WUN) with the intent of evaluating its potential (for this blog post) and the possibility of earning a little extra income at the same time.
What I didn’t expect was the savings I found through what they call the WUN Hub. This is a special site you get access to when you join. It set up sort of like a search engine where you just enter the product you’re looking for and it shows what deals are available through their partnership with that company. They have deals and discounts available for a TON of major retailers like Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Best Buy, and a bunch more.
I’ve honestly saved more than the membership costs, so that, to me has made it more than worth it.
I’m going to sign up as a distributor soon under my WakeUpNow sponsor Ken Mabry (http://mozcafe.com/wake-up-now/).
I’ve been working with Ken on a few other opportunities and he’s been very helpful and patient, and that’s SO important to someone like me that’s relatively new with marketing or selling anything on the Internet.
So, again, if you’re not shy about giving a legit, non-sleazy MLM a try, this could be a great option for you as a stay-at-home Mom or as a busy working Mom.