Opportunist or entrepreneur?

“An opportunity seeker is always looking for their big opportunity to make lots of money from the hot opportunity (or method) of the moment. Their only question is,”Can I make money from this?”…Opportunity seekers buy lots of products (or businesses), use only a few, and abandon them when the next so-called “easy” way to make money comes by.”

On the other hand…

“A true entrepreneur is a completely different animal…An entrepreneur has a clear vision of what they want the business to become. Because they have a vision, they can analyze their own strengths, their competitor strengths, the marketplace preferences, and devise different strategies for achieving their vision.

“After reviewing the pros and cons of each strategic alternative they pick the one strategy most certain to successfully achieve their vision. The entrepreneur knows that their biggest opportunity is always inside their business. They follow their ideal strategy and not the hot product that everyone is doing this week.” –Rich Shefren

Do you agree this distinction applies to us in the NM business, jumping from deal to deal and method to method?

Looking at your history with NM so far, which one are you?

About the author

Kim Klaver


  • I think I have a bit of both in me. I am passionate about my main opportunity and yet I am swayed from time to time by other deals that promise more, faster, easier money. I usually return to building my main gig that I’m comfortable with and believe in. That being said, I recently found out about two really cool new companies (one hasn’t even launched yet). I believe they can be done alongside my main deal without too much distraction. Look for my new profiles here on NMC where I will be telling you all about them.


  • I find that people in Network Marketing definately do fit into those two categories. Those that join thinking it will be quick money or easy to do generally jump from opportunity to opportunity without putting much thought into it at all. However, the truly successful ones view NM as an entrepreneurial opportunity.

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