In May of 2011 I was walking down the street on the way home from a doctor’s appointment when someone stopped me and asked me if I knew anyone who was interested in a position for part time or full time work. I then told him that I was interested, we then exchanged numbers, he called me and told me to come to a meeting so I showed up and when I realized that it was a Primerica function I automatically got discouraged because I was some what educated in the network marketing industry being in Amway years before (Who hasn’t served some time in Amway at one time or another). And I’ve heard a lot of negative things about Primerica so I automatically went in there with the “I’m not gonna listen to anything these people gotta say because THIS IS A SCAM.” type of attitude, I literally sat through that meeting with my arms folded and told myself “No matter what happens I WILL NOT GET EXCITED!”
As I sat through the meeting I was starting to realize that a lot of the financial concepts made sense to me, especially when they were talking about the importance of life insurance because I recalled the times some friends of mine who had unfortunately passed away and the financial devastation it took on their families. So after the meeting I had the opportunity to speak to the person who invited me so he could then explain to me on a one on one basis basically what they were about and how I could earn money with them. After the conversation I realized that this opportunity could be something that I could do in order to earn money so I immediately signed up.
Fast forward 6 months later I’m still involved in the company and it’s been a very educational experience. After being in Primerica for this time I have learned a lot of valuable of financial concepts such as buying term insurance and investing the difference so you will have money later in your retirement years. I have also learned the value of working in a team environment. The people in this environment are really positive and up beat and they are all looking to better themselves and their financial situation.
Every day I see someone new who inspires me to do better with myself and my business. For instance one of my colleagues who started at the same time that I did was able to earn close to three thousand dollars in two weeks! The best part about that was HE WAS ONLY 18 YEARS OLD!! Even though I was previously in Amway a couple of years before I didn’t earn any money being in that company but thanks to me being involved in the Primerica opportunity I was able to earn commission checks which solidified my belief not only in the company but in the network marketing industry in general.
Now that I’ve said these things let me get to the most important part of the article, which basically is “Is Primerica a scam? Can you earn money with the company? And will it work for me?” If you are asking yourself these questions let me tell you honestly that one, Primerica is not a scam it’s been around for a long time and the reason people don’t earn any money with this company or any company for that matter is that the network marketing industry has this giant misconception that as soon as you sign up with a company that YOU’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE A MILLION DOLLARS BY TOMORROW!! Obviously this is not true and when people realize this they are automatically put off on the business and the industry in general thinking that it’s a scam or a pyramid scheme because they wasn’t able to earn the money as fast as they thought they could.
If you are reading this article and you have these kinds of misconceptions in your head let me tell you that this business is just like any other business where to succeed you are going to need to put the work in. You are going to have to go out there and talk to people, develop relationships and help other people achieve their dreams and in the process you can achieve yours as well. Zig Ziglar once said “In order to get what you want, you have to help other people to get what they want.” This concept holds true in this business 100% and once you start a career here you will learn that upon the first day working. Answering the second question “Can you earn money with the company?” The answer is “yes” but you have to remember what I said just a second ago “In order to earn money you have to put the work in.” So please do not come into this business expecting any free rides because let me tell you from experience YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANY!!! This leads me to the third and final question ” Will it work for me?” The only way I could answer that is for you to close your eyes and honestly ask yourself…
1. Am I sick and tired of being sick and tired?
2. Am I upset that at the fact that my boss controls my life because he controls my paycheck?
3. Am I willing to go out there to do what it takes in order to provide a better future for myself and my family?
4. Am I willing to go through a sea of rejection in order to get to those people who will say “yes” which will lead me to my success?
If you answered yes to those questions then my friend I believe you have what it takes all you have to do now is go out there and put the work in and I have no doubt that you will be successful.
In the end folks let me remind you that I am a regular guy, I don’t have a million dollars in the bank and I was prospected into this business right off the street. All I did was sit through the meeting and totally commit myself to the system and follow the footsteps of the people who came into this business before me. So the next time a Primerica representative asks to speak to you about your financial situation listen to them because you never know what they tell you might very change you life forever as it did mine!!