26 Famous Quotes on Network Marketing from Best Selling Authors

If you came to this post looking for generalized inspirational quotes about sales and career development, you’ve come to the wrong place.

If you came here looking to find that Bill Gates quote that if he could do it again, he would choose network marketing, you won’t find it, because I couldn’t find a legitimate source for it.

It’s not to say he didn’t say it, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. That’s why there’s a quote by Abraham Lincoln that says not to believe everything you read on the internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it. Those are important words to take to heart from someone who was gone long before the internet arrived.

What you will find in this post is real quotes from real experts in the business world about network marketing from sources that you can validate yourself. Quotes that are actually about network marketing. Not quotes that were either misattributed or implied to be about network marketing, when they were clearly about something else or spoken long before network marketing was even a thing.

Why? Because neither you or I need to make up quotes about network marketing. The truth is, network marketing is a great opportunity, and there is plenty of verifiable information out there to back it up.

Without further ado, here is a selection of my favorite quotes about the network marketing industry, network marketers themselves, and how to become great network marketers by some of the best selling non-fiction authors of our time. These books have been sitting on my physical and digital shelves for years, and I reference them often as inspiration for myself and for others.  

I’ve also included some nice images you can use to share your favorite quotes around the web. Hover over them to get the button to pin them on Pinterest.

Quotes About the Network Marketing Industry

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“We found that one business model stood out from the rest. This particular business model creates passive income, but requires relatively little cash investment to start up. It has very low overhead, and can be operated on a flexible part-time basis until it generates enough cash flow for the entrepreneur to transition out of his current full-time job. That business model is called network marketing…” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, The Business of the 21st Century

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“In network marketing, the whole point is not to sell a product but to build a network, an army of people who are all representing that same product or service to share with others.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, The Business of the 21st Century

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“By its very nature and design, network marketing is a strikingly fair, democratic, socially responsible system of generating wealth.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, The Business of the 21st Century

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“Multi-level, or network marketing is an excellent second income opportunity. Millions of people, all over America and throughout the world are taking advantage of the opportunity multi-level marketing offers to start and build a successful business, quickly and expensively. They use the foundation of a network marketing business to learn vital business skills at low cost.” ~ Brian Tracy, Getting Rich Your Own Way

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“…the business model itself has been tried and proven successfully worldwide for more than 50 years. It works for anyone who is willing to invest the necessary sweat equity required by any business.” ~ Brian Tracy, Getting Rich Your Own Way

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“Network marketing isn’t expensive. Unlike most other business opportunities, the start-up costs are low, almost less than $500 and often under $100.” ~ Zig Ziglar & John Hayes, Network Marketing for Dummies

Quotes for Those Interested in Network Marketing

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“Everyone who wants to be an entrepreneur should take a look at a network marketing business. Some of the biggest Fortune 500 companies, such as Citibank, Avon, Levis, and Smith Barney, distribute their products through a network marketing or direct sales system.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job: Ten Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business

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“If I were starting my entrepreneurial career all over again, I would start with a network marketing or direct sales business, not for the money, but for the real world business training I could receive, training similar to the type of training my rich dad gave me.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job: Ten Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business

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“Network marketing tends to develop the type of leader who influences others by being a great teacher, teaching others to fulfill their life’s dreams by teaching others to go for their dreams.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, The Business of the 21st Century

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“Network marketing is a real-world business school for people who want to learn the real-world skills of an entrepreneur, rather than the skills of an employee” Robert Kiyosaki, The Business of the 21st Century

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“Network marketing gives you the opportunity to face your fears, deal with them, overcome them, and bring out the winner that you have living inside you.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, The Business of the 21st Century

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“…network marketing is a dynamic, exciting, and rapidly expanding profession worldwide. It’s also a legitimate profession (though some will try to convince you otherwise) that generates wealth for millions of individuals and contributes positively to our global society.” ~ Zig Ziglar & John Hayes, Network Marketing for Dummies

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“In network marketing, you get the opportunity to start small, often by investing a few dollars for a sample kit and taking orders from friends and neighbors, which you then fulfill by buying the product from the distributor and delivering it. In this process, you learn the business skills of selling, organizing, making presentations, accounting, team building, negotiating, persuading, and communicating.” ~ Brian Tracy, Getting Rich Your Own Way

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“Many people have the idea that they are ‘too good’ to buy and sell small products to the people around them. These people are always amazed when they find that doctors, lawyers, engineers, architects and other professionals are busy building successful multi-level marketing businesses in order to create second income streams for themselves and their families.” ~ Brian Tracy, Getting Rich Your Own Way

Quotes About Network Marketers

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“Spend an evening with a bunch of network marketers, and you may be amazed by their positive attitudes, friendliness, and willingness to help each other. They don’t keep secrets from their colleagues. If they find a solution to a problem, they want everyone to take advantage of it.” ~ Zig Ziglar & John Hayes, Network Marketing for Dummies

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“Successful network marketers rarely retire, but it’s not because they need the money. It’s because they’re having so much fun, and they would miss the personal and social rewards that network marketing provides.” ~ Zig Ziglar & John Hayes, Network Marketing for Dummies

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“So much of our success is controlled by our mental attitude. People with positive mental attitudes are likely to respond to life’s problems and challenges, while those with negative or poor mental attitudes will simply react. Top network marketers respond instead of react.” ~ Zig Ziglar & John Hayes, Network Marketing for Dummies

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“…everyone who gets involved in network marketing begins on a level playing field. You are not judged by age, background, race, education, or financial condition. And as you help lift others to higher levels, the industry rewards you. It is an inspiring business model, indeed.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

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“…. this [network marketing] is the industry that entices with its abundance. You can achieve financial independence while enjoying time freedom, and your message is that anyone else who wants it can achieve it, too. There is no need to feel threatened because there is plenty for everyone. The message to all is, “Come and join us. We can all win together.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

Quotes About What It Takes to Be Successful in Network Marketing

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“Network marketing runs on proactivity. Individuals involved in the direct selling industry could not be effective without it. As opposed to a job where you clock in and get paid for the number of hours you are present, network marketers are rewarded through commissions as they proactively seek out and sign up customers and business partners.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

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“Effective network marketers have a clear vision and passion for that vision. They know what they want to achieve where they see themselves in their business organization. Everything they do, every activity they perform, is driven by that vision.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

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“Effective network marketing is discipline, carrying out your vision, doing what you commit to do.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

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“Within the realm of network marketing, there is no room for any interaction that ends in someone losing.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

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“Effective network marketers are superb at listening first before they attempt to ‘solve’ people’s problems with their business opportunity or product.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

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“Effective network marketers improve the capabilities of not only their teams but also themselves.” Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Network Marketing Professionals

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“Don’t let fear zap all your enthusiasm for building a network marketing empire. It’s important to safeguard your enthusiasm, and you can do so by remembering that FEAR is simply an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real.” ~ Zig Ziglar & John Hayes, Network Marketing for Dummies

Top Takeaways

Here’s the TL;DR (too long;didn’t read) summary of the above quotes.

  • Network marketing is a business opportunity that has a low overhead and low investment, making it a low-risk investment.
  • Network marketing isn’t about just about selling products, but about building relationships and an army.
  • Network marketing doesn’t teach you how to be an employee or a follower. It teaches you how to be an entrepreneur or a leader.
  • Network marketers are made up of people from all ages, genders, races, religions, backgrounds, statuses, careers, and educational levels.
  • Network marketers are positive, friendly, social, and willing to help each other.
  • Network marketers are proactive, have a clear vision of what they want to achieve, commit to their vision, commit to everyone winning, and always strive to improve themselves and their team.

To summarize even further, network marketing is a great opportunity for everyone who is willing to commit to being a success and to commit to helping others become a success as well.

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What is your favorite quote from this post, or from your favorite best selling author? Be sure to share in the comments below!