There are certain risks of course. It is not enough just to open your wallet for the money to flow into it. You need to work well, and such concepts as a "protégé", "to pull strings for somebody", etc. are out of place here....In the network marketing your success is 100% dependent on you, at least in its infancy, and your income is usually determined by your personal sales only. If something goes wrong, it is entirely your fault. The network marketing trains excellent discipline and willpower. These are the indispensable qualities required in business, since neither your university diploma, nor numerous connections and work experience can embellish or downplay your personal achievements.
Moreover, marketing plans of networking companies include generous bonuses and promotions, their bonus funds providing for cars, tours, expensive gifts, jewelry, etc. Companies of the classic business type tend to optimise costs economising on air conditioners, insurances, bonuses, in order to invest in another advertising campaign, whereas MLM-structures invest in education, training and motivation of their employees. After all, the employees are the fixed capital of the network marketing.