What’s The Real Difference Between Network Marketing vs Internet Marketing?

Never before in human history have there been this many opportunities to build your very own business. Before you use to need absolute mountains and mountains of capital, all kinds of specialized in skilled knowledge and expertise, and access to Titans of an industry that you could rely on to help guide you through all of the necessary processes – and even then success was anything but guaranteed.

However, today, all of those old barriers to success are all but eliminated entirely. People are literally building their very own businesses with little more than an idea, dream, and Internet connection – creating the kind of multi-global businesses that we simply never could have imagined just a few short years ago.

But when it comes to making money online, the two real major “realms” of business fall into these distinct categories – network marketing and Internet marketing. And though they share much in common, the truth of the matter is that they are two completely and different types of businesses relying on completely different business models and will require completely different approaches to succeed.

Hopefully will be able to provide you with the inside information you’re looking for to choose the right business model for yourself.

What is network marketing?

Network Marketing is the distribution of products and services through a network of independent representatives.  Each representative is responsible to consume a small number of products.  And recruit others to do the same. Sales volume is generated through a lot of people each month buying and selling a small number of products.

Commissions are paid based on training new distributors and the consumption of the products and services within the network.  A company offering a product or service can eliminate the need for expensive advertising campaigns. By deploying a network of distributors and also get paid for sharing products they love with others through word of mouth. Network marketing is getting paid over and over for working one time.  Passive income and royalty income that comes in month after month.

What’s the real difference between Network Marketing vs Internet Marketing

What is Internet marketing?

Internet marketing in and of itself is simply using the Internet (maybe the world’s greatest invention – at least and thus far) to instantly communicate with hundreds of millions of hot prospects with the click of a button.

The Internet has absolutely blown down all of the old barriers to commerce, allowing you to create a business from scratch with free or almost free tools, technologies, and strategies that you simply would not have had access to otherwise.

Internet businesses are almost exclusively run and operated on the Internet (big shocker there), but that doesn’t mean that you cannot implement specific parts and components of network marketing into your Internet marketing business – or vice versa.

In fact, the best business model may be blending these two specific strategies into one another (taking the best of both worlds, if you will) and creating a completely new model – dominating your market and industry almost right off the bat.


While it’s impossible to say which strategy will work for your specific situation, the important thing to realize is that both of these models have proven effective. Best of luck, and may you enjoy endless profits!

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What are your thoughts with Network Marketing vs Internet Marketing?  Do you like one more than the other?  Please leave your feedback in the comments section and I look forward to reading them!

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16 responses to “What’s The Real Difference Between Network Marketing vs Internet Marketing?”

  1. Irene says:

    You never cease to amaze me with the wealth of knowledge that you share. This was yet another great post and filled with a lot of great information. Thanks for sharing………….

  2. Great info Nate! I think it’s important in this day and age to try a balance of each – online and offline marketing. Like you point out, they are two different strategies. However, you can reach twice as many people (or more) when marketing your business both ways.

    On another note, I used to have a dog that would smile like that. She was a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. She’d smile and sneeze because wrinkling up her nose like that would make her sneeze. She was a sweetie. Her name was Blue Bell (my uncle’s dog really, whose last name is Bell).

    • Nate Leung says:

      Hello Stefani,

      Yes it’s very important to have balance online and offline. If you focus on one area more than the other, then one will suffer. So there’s always different strategies for marketing and you just have to figure out what suites you best.

      I had a Golden Retriever years ago, and she used to wrinkle her nose like the one above as well. 🙂

  3. Maketta says:

    I used to be in network marketing. Now, I am doing internet marketing. I think internet marketing is best for me now. I liked network marketing but at the time I didn’t have the capital to keep it going. I also like with affiliate marketing you can join the programs for free. Whereas with network marketing you had to enter into a autoship program for the products you were selling.

    • Nate Leung says:

      Hey Maketta,

      Yes, Internet Marketing and Network Marketing has a special place for everyone who decides to make money outside of their current obligation. Everyone comes in with a different time in their life. I appreciate you sharing your input! Keep rocking it in the IM world!

  4. pam schmidt says:

    It’s important to note the differences between internet and network marketing. At the very least, a person has to know which type of business they would like to run. I’m a big fan of internet marketing!

  5. Adam Payne says:

    Hey Nate,

    I am definitely an Internet marketer. That said, relationships built on trust and friendship are an integral part of this so I cannot say I am NOT a network marketer either.

    Great post man.

    • Nate Leung says:

      Hi Adam,

      Whether you are in Network Marketing, Internet Marketing, a side business of some sort, the relationships and trust in business never change. For that all rules apply. Thank you for the comments!

  6. Great Post Nate! I love how you break down the differences between internet marketing and network marketing! Keep up the good work.

  7. Abigail Kalu says:

    Sorry. I used to enjoy networking marketing but the challenge has always been after building my team before I know what is going on my team members will join another opportunity leaving me alone. But since I discovered the internet marketing especially revshare companies where referrals are not compulsory I now prefer it to network marketing. In network marketing referrals are compulsory.

  8. Melanie says:

    Nate this article was very good. You did a great job on elaborating on both options. I found this article to be very helpful.

  9. Abasibiangake says:

    I don’t have a website, but I want to know how to startup a online business

  10. Hello Nate.
    I liked yr article. When people in certain countries hear the word Network marketing most do associate it with Pyramid schemes, scams etc. I have observed that when you tell them that you are an online marketer and or an Internet marketer they look at you differently and show some interest to know more of what you are into.

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