If you are partnered with a network marketing company, it may be time to throw in the towel and call it quits…

...or maybe not!

As a digital marketing expert, I have the unique opportunity to see women partnered with all types of network marketing companies. Because of this, and the fact that I am not partnered with a network marketing company at this time, I am able to offer an unbiased outsider’s perspective. I can honestly say that many women need to consider ending their partnership. Here are three reasons why...

Your purpose does not include running a business.

As women we are pressured to do it all: look like a fitness model, raise the next generation with excellence, cook a healthy meal for our family every night, and run a successful business. Here’s the deal though, not every woman is destined to be a business owner, and that is okay! If you are not meant to be a business owner, then you are wasting time, spinning your wheels on something that isn’t yours to do. If it is not in line with your God given purpose, don’t do it. You won’t be satisfied or fulfilled, no matter how hard you work!

It is incredibly frustrating to watch women feel like failures because they are pouring time and energy into something they weren’t meant to do at the expense of things they were. Do what you are called to do, ladies. If that is to be an incredible stay at home mom, do that. If that is to be a teacher, a nurse or a CEO, go for it. If it was network marketing, then by all means, hang in there. If not, consider walking away.

You are not making money or seeing a return on your investment.

If you aren’t making money commensurate with the work you are putting in, then it may be time to step away from your partnership. If you are working hard, grinding every day, then it may not be your fault that you aren’t earning significant income.  Maybe the company hit its tipping point 5 years ago and those who joined then are making a large income, but if you aren’t, then it may just be bad timing in the marketplace or perhaps the market is oversaturated with consultants. If it isn’t an ideal time in the marketplace, you are spinning your wheels and should call it quits. No matter how hard you work, you won’t see ROI if it isn’t a good time for the company in the marketplace.

If you're losing friends and feeling spammy, then it’s time to call it quits.

If you’re feeling spammy, then it’s because you are likely doing spammy things. If you feel pressure to act in a spammy way, then it’s time to say goodbye to that network marketing company. If you are starting relationships for the sole purpose of getting others to buy your products or join your team...then it’s time to step away.

While there are obviously reasons to leave, there is one main reason to STAY in your network marketing partnership...

You are making money, have flexibility and love the products and lifestyle you are living.

If you are earning passive or residual income, and are enjoying your partnership, then by all means continue. If you are truly living a flexible lifestyle and not just working another job, then continue. If you are absolutely loving the products because they solve real problems, and love the lifestyle you are living, then keep your partnership right where it is.

Ladies, many of you need to step down from your network marketing partnership. Please hear me when I say there is no shame in doing so. You do not have to do it all. Do the things you are called to do with complete passion and focus and say goodbye to everything else!

I am regularly asked about network marketing companies that are worth partnering with based on timing in the marketplace. Here are some that I would recommend in today’s market.

Beautycounter- because they offer non-toxic self care products, they solve a real problem and most consultants are doing quite well!  

Lularoe- if you are willing to work full time on your business, this is a fantastic option for a partnership. I also like that the buy-in is high, because that draws in a certain type of consultant.  

Rodan and Fields- this is a company I really love right now. The products are phenomenal and there is great brand recognition in today’s market. The higher prices mean you draw in clients who have money to spend. Plus, they are expanding into Australia which means they’re growing their reach.

Isagenix- this company offers a fantastic compensation structure with a focus on nutrition, so is a great fit for wellness professionals or those with an interest in the wellness industry.

LipSense- right now this company is really taking off, so if you are interested, now is the time to join.

DoTerra/Young Living-the products are great, and they solve real problems, so are a fantastic option for those wanting to partner with a network marketing company.