Be the Boss Network – What is it? It is a business directory, designed to link you with your perfect home business. But is is any good? And does it do what it says – Can it help you find the perfect home business?
Let’s find out more about how this works with the Be the Boss Network Review.
Product Name: Be the Boss Network
Website Url: http://www.bethebossnetwork.com/
Rating: 1.5 out of 5
My Recommendation: Be the boss network doesn’t give you much which you wouldn’t be able to find elsewhere. To really get started with your own online business, try my no 1 recommendation
What is Be the Boss Network About?
This is a business directory which supposedly collects your information to match you with work from home opportunities and home based business ideas.
More specifically it matches you with MLM opportunities. These are direct selling companies where you sell directly to customers and in addition make money by recruiting people into your team. They make no secret of this, which is great.
Want to know a bit more about Multi-Level-Marketing companies and the MLM business model, have a read of this article.
This website is not about making money online, so if you are more interested in that, have a read of my no 1 recommendation
With all of the business opportunities listed here you will need to invest some money in each program to get started. Then, in the majority of opportunities, upsells are frequently found which means that you can’t reach your end goals UNLESS you continue to buy more and more products. Although not always the case, this can be a dangerous way to lose money!
For this reason I started to become wary about this directory.. And here is why.
Considerations before joining
First of all you need to decide if MLM business is something you are interested in.
Are you ready to start in direct selling, ie are you ready to follow a push selling strategy for marketing, by going out and finding customers and selling to them?
This is a very personal choice and It’s important to note that you have to be the right kind of person for this sort of business to be successful. The people who try MLM and don’t have the sales talk and the ability to sell to friends and family are generally the ones who don’t succeed in this business. Personally it’s not for me.
You may have come across these kinds of businesses before, perhaps you have been invited to selling parties, or even been involved in MLMs before. Either way, you might have an opinion on whether this is the KIND of business for you or not.
If you are more interested in pull selling strategies where your customers are looking for you and where you don’t have to direct sell, you might want to look at other business models such as affiliate marketing which is offered by companies such as Wealthy Affiliate.
I digress! So If you like MLM, lets see if Be the Boss network will help you get started.
What kind of businesses can you find on BTB network?
Well this was the first thing that bothered me.
Some of the first jobs I saw listed were about some MLM products that I have reviewed already. Some of these which i consider to be some of the much bigger bad opportunities out there. I can’t use the word scam as that is inaccurate. What I mean is that they are incredibly difficult to make money, you are forced into upsell after upsell and ultimately you will end up losing money.
But this is a directory listing which mixes in good and bad business. How are you supposed to know what are the good ones, unless you spend hours and hours researching each one to see what is best?
Therefore there is no real benefit to joining this program. Yes you get a lot of opportunities in one place, but you aren’t given any advice on what to choose. If I were interested in MLM that is what I would want. Maybe some sort of rating system?
How do they make their money?
They get money once they ‘partner’ you with a program. This is where there lies the fault. They will get a commission no matter what. So do you think they care whether you get the RIGHT business, or whether they partner you with the business that pays the most commission?
Everytime someone joins a program through them, you are counted as their referral. So they make money. In addition, some of the businesses on their network are actually owned by them. So who do you think they are going to push?
- There are thousands of products on there and you get a small summary of each one right upfront. This could help to narrow it down
- The idea of a business directory such as this is great. And very useful, but there need to be some improvements
- There is no legislation over which are the good products and which are the bad ones
- There is no rating system of their recommended products, so they don’t add any value.
- You will be recommended those that make them the most money
- There should be some other content included such as linking with networking websites such as IBOtoolbox or ways to drive leads. Something that adds more value for those into MLM
- There are other, much better ways of working from home for much less cost
Is be the Boss a Scam?
No definitely not. But I would not recommend joining them UNLESS you are prepared to do a lot of additional research. If you are then there is really no point in joining them as every product they recommend, I would then recommend researching again.
Perhaps it’s useful to give you a LIST of MLM companies so that you know where to start? If that’s helpful then by all means join up as it is free. But to be honest you are better off looking at somewhere more reliable like Wikipedia for a list, see this link, and just running through each one.
It’s a real shame that they don’t ONLY recommend the good ones. I can’t say that I know ALL of the programs on their books, but I can spot the bad ones, so I know they are there.
My final advice through this Be the Boss Network Review is not really to bother. You won’t really get any additional value than the link from wikipedia above and you MIGHT be steered in the wrong direction.
I hope I have been able to help. Let me know if you want to know more or have any question on my Be the Boss Network Review.