Article by Matthew Jamieson
Why would you want to start your own weight loss business? I asked myself that same question just a little while back. I was approached with an opportunity to promote a health and fitness challenge. I thought to myself, I don’t really need to lose any weight so how could I promote this challenge. I then did some research online and I was startled about a number of different things. The first thing that surprised me was the fact that I was actually overweight, and in fact considered obese. By researching on the internet I found out that I should weigh about 175 pounds for my 5 foot 9 inch frame. At this time I weighed around 204 pounds. I also started to notice that everywhere I looked it seemed that most people looked like they had a few extra pounds. My awareness level was really raised at this point. I began to think that I had been missing a huge opportunity that was surrounding me.
Weight loss headlines started jumping out at me, news reports on television are talking about the obesity problem, talk show hosts are talking about the obesity and weight loss industry and problems. Even the president’s wife is taking a major stand against childhood obesity. Everywhere you look you can see that obesity and weight is an issue for so many people. Take a minute to think about who you know that is trying to lose weight or get fit. Think about how many people that you know that exercise everyday and are conscious about their weight and their health. Almost everybody is concerned about staying fit and healthy and trying to lose weight and stay fit.
So, is starting your own weight loss business a good idea? I came to the conclusion that it was. I remember a saying that makes a lot of sense to me. It says: Opportunity is when you have a problem and find a solution to that problem. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity. Well as I said earlier, the weight loss war and obesity epidemic are a huge problem. So by offering some type of a solution to help people lose weight and stay fit would offer a huge opportunity to position yourself as a solution to a huge problem. This made perfect sense to me, so I started to research different weight loss business ideas.
There are traditional weight loss centers, fitness centers, gyms and different classes a person could teach to make money in the weight loss business industry. These different avenues can be costly to start. With overhead, equipment and rent or mortgage expenditures it could cost you thousands and thousands of dollars to set up a tradition business. Online weight loss businesses are another option that a person may chose. There are many different direct sales companies out there that will allow you to market their products and services. These companies will allow you to partner with them, usually for very low cost, and set you up with a website to direct your customers to. Here they can purchase the product or service and you can get paid. Most of these companies will drop ship the order to your customers doorstep and you will get paid. Very simple process. You become the advertiser or “middle man” and get paid for the transactions that happen on your website. This is by far the easiest and best weight loss business model.
So what is my suggestion? Start your own weight loss business to help cushion the effects of the down economy and to supplement your income. The intense impact of the economic recession has affected everyone. There have been ten’s of thousands of people laid off from work, desperate and looking for additional income streams to support their families. By starting your own weight loss business, you can add an extra stream of income to your household in the multi-billion dollar weight loss industry.
About the Author
Matthew Jamieson is a full time Network Marketing Professional. He has helped thousands of people develop an extra stream of residual income over the last 11 years. Having mastered the art of internet marketing and search engine optimization, he consults with some of the biggest and best companies in the world.
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