Personal Branding was the reason why I got started online and, in fact, I have talked a lot about it from time to time in my blog posts.

Many ways of making money through personal branding

Some of you have asked if personal branding has tangible rewards, and if somebody can make money through it. Well, I am here to tell you that, in most cases, you will not make any money to personal branding in the short-term.

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This is a guest post by George Meszaros who is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of Success Harbor. Please feel free to connect with George on Twitter, Facebook or Google+
Some of the most successful bloggers started blogging as a hobby. Some of them wanted to document an important phase of their lives. Others wanted to share adventures from travel to business to major life events.
Success demands you have your own products as a blogger
Many started simply to teach others. The point is that most successful bloggers didn’t get into blogging for money. It’s hard to believe that some multi-million dollar revenue blogs started out as small side projects.

It doesn’t happen overnight. I have interviewed many very successful bloggers and several of them shared that the first couple of years were a lot of work with little reward. Their sites have received few visitors if any during the first few months, but they kept writing and churning out content.

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Those of you who know me, know that I have a good size network marketing business. Those of you who know how true network marketing works, also know that it’s about building organizations, building leaders, and it’s not an easy overnight process.

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones - American proverb

I have a growing business in 5+ countries. The reason I share my experience isn’t because I want to impress you, but to tell you that I have spent years in this industry and I know what it takes to build a business that can pass the test of time.

The Process People Follow To Build A Network Marketing Business

Let me state a few facts to provide a starting point based on a fair understanding of the network marketing business model.

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Living in denial is a very common occurrence and at one time or another we all fall into the trap. It seems very natural, and at times we feel pride in living in denial. Yet, it takes a toll on our lives.

3 Monkeys - Example For Living In Denial

Going through an old stack of pictures I was reminded of a significant incident that had a profound impact on my thinking. I learned a valuable lesson that day. Now, I want to share that lesson with you.

It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.                                   ~Bill Watterson [tweet this]

I thought, just as many people coming from a middle class family think, that being rich isn’t necessarily a very good thing. Growing up I watched Bollywood movies where rich people always seemed to accumulate wealth by stealing from the less powerful and the poor.

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If you have paid attention to the sidebar and the Products page of my website, you already know that I participate in the Amazon Associates Program, where I get paid when people click on my Amazon links and buy something from the Amazon marketplace.

AutoCompleteZone WordPress Plugin For Amazon Associates

I have been buying products from Amazon (especially books, CDs and electronics items) and mostly, you shop at Amazon too. I love recommending Amazon products I enjoy – to my friends, family members and also reference them in my writing when the topic comes up (especially books).  

Then, why not be a partner with Amazon and leverage my efforts to generate some passive income? This program made total logical sense to me and therefore, I joined a few years ago.

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I decided to write this post on the Network Marketing business in this post. When I talk about business, this is one business model I have found that is very interesting and worth spending sometime learning and researching about.

Network Marketing - A Legitimate And Powerful Business Model

Thanks to the social media and the internet, meeting people has become so much easy. Sharing my content, networking with people from around the world, I met some of the most phenomenal people who I would have never met otherwise. It is absolutely amazing what can be accomplished in this social media dominated world today!

Is it perfect? Absolutely NOT! I keep running into people from every industry who want me to do something for them, people, who want to get me into something or sell me something – all the time. Since it is easy to communicate with others today, the noise is high too when it comes to internet and social media marketing.

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