4 UK Network Marketing Opportunities

Network marketing offers an excellent way of generating income from a home based business. Either as a part-time or full-time income, with very few overheads, no complicated staffing issues and, best of all, you can choose your own hours to suit your lifestyle.
But choosing the right network marketing company for You can be a little hit and miss. It is important that you do your homework because, if you don't feel entirely comfortable with either the company, the product or the service, then you are unlikely to be able to offer them to your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues.

Here are just 4 of the better-known network marketing opportunities on offer for the home based entrepreneur.

1. Avon - Avon Cosmetics has its headquarters in the USA and was originally founded in the 1880's. Their products are marketed in over 100 countries, and are sold by over 5 million independent distributors. Marketed as 'the' company for women it seems to be marketed mostly by women; generally from brochures of womens (and some mens) cosmetics. Practically every household in Britain will have heard of this brand name, and it has recently been given extra exposure through tv advertising in the UK.

2. Telecom Plus - Operating under the brand name Utility Warehouse this British FTSE Top 250 company, was founded in 1996 and is headed by Charles Wigoder, who made a huge success as founder of Peoples Phone with a turnover of over £200m before selling to Vodafone in 1997. Named by the Financial Times as Company of the Year 2008 and with a string of Which? Best Buy and consumer awards, the company supplies over 300,000 customers with their gas, electricity, fixed telephony, mobile telephony and broadband. In addition, they offer an innovative 5% cashback card and all charges are on one bill. Already gathering momentum, this UK only company does not advertise on television, offers unlimited free training to its distrubutors and provides distributors with their own free utility warehouse website.

3. Betterware - A successful UK home shopping company, selling to customers in the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, Channel Islands, Gibraltar, Malta, Cyprus & Central America. Known initially for its extensive homeware and housecare cleaning products, the range has grown over the years to include gifts, personal care and beauty as well as outdoor products. Works in a similar way to Avon, with distributors providing a brochure and taking orders. There is no television advertising and customers can order products either through their network of distributors, territory sales agents, by post, over the phone or online from the company.

4. Herbalife - Founded in 1980 by Los-Angeles based Mark Hughes (died 21.5.00 aged 44) it is one of the world's largest distributors of herbal wellness products in over 70 countries with more than 1.9 million distributors. Its headquarters are in Los Angeles. Like Telecom Plus and Betterware, there is no television advertising. A distributor earns profits by buying Herbalife products at wholesale and reselling them at retail.

Anyone can make a financial difference to their lives by becoming an independent distributor for a network marketing company, but few people realise that it will only happen with commitment and a genuine desire to succeed. Companies that offer overnight success are often scams but many, including the companies above, are legitimate work from home network marketing opportunities. Get it right at the outset, and be prepared to put in some time and effort, and you will reap the rewards, whether you only want to make enough money to pay the mortgage each month or whether you want to retire early with a residual income for life.


  1. Dear Gloria,

    I've spent some time reading with interest some of the observations and comments on your blog.

    You may like to consider another adding another very lucrative, but low-key,network marketing opportunity that may suit Utility Warehouse people, especially if they already specialise in business-to-business services, for gas and electricity. (I already have a number of UW agents in my team, who run this alongside their existing business).

    Did you know that nearly 50% of commercial businesses don't claim all their Capital Allowances and of those that do, 90% don't claim the full amount?

    So, why should that be of interest to anyone in Utilty Warehouse, or involved in network marketing? Because we pay anything up to £1,000 + plus for completed claims to registered agents and introducers.

    What kind of money can a typical commercial business be entitled to? Let me give you an example of a recent claim on behalf of a client who owns a hotel paying 40% tax. The benefit to him personally was worth £150,000. And what involvement did our agent have? Simply arranging an appointment. And the earnings for the agent, approximately £250.00, with no further involvement in the proceedings. Seem to good to be true? That's what I thought when I started but haven't looked back since.
    To find out more just visit www.your-refund.co.uk or give me a call on 0754 5764 983

    I look forward to hearing from you.


  2. Derek, thank you for taking the time to read my blog and for your comment. I will certainly have a look at this over the next couple of days and get back to you with my thoughts.


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