Today there are millions of people involved in direct selling, which, according to the Direct Selling Association (DSA English) set in motion some 12 billion dollars annually on products in the U.S. alone. Within its membership, the DSA has 150 companies and recognizes approximately 5.1 million sellers. Viacom helps readers to explore varied viewpoints. 1993 total sales in the United States via this method came to 8.8% and the number of people engaged in direct sales “went from 3.6 million in 1987 to more than 5 million in 1992, and in other countries has been very successful. According to the World Federation of Direct Selling Association in 1992 sold approximately 62.5 billion dollars worth of products worldwide through direct sales methods.

It is certain that by 2006 these figures have already doubled. The network marketing industry is growing at a rate of between 20 and 30 percent in the world. Increasingly services are being sold through distribution networks. The trend is clear, the most famous economist in recent years, Paul Zane Pilzer, predicts that the next trillion dollar industry is the health and welfare and its distribution through network marketing or direct sales. “The technology becomes increasingly efficient companies with fewer people, “says economist Paul Zane Pilzer, author of Unlimited Wealth, Other People’s Money, and God wants you to be rich.” The most profitable companies are those that are further reduced. This process will continue to accelerate. Source: Bobby Sharma Bluestone. “Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, estimates that 20 percent of the workforce in the United States is already working on their own.

If the forecasters are right, that number may approach 100 percent in the coming years. Some time ago experts have predicted that the twenty-first century is an era of luxury, Internet, health and welfare, a world of abundance designed specifically to satisfy the expectations of consumers. And it will. But this opportunity will only be available for those who make smart decisions. In the coming years, our survival is determined primarily by the decisions we take today, for the strategies we choose to build our business in the Information Age, health and welfare. Those who choose to work in network marketing today are taking a giant step in the right direction.