True Residual Income Stories

Residual income, or income that comes in repeatedly based on work previously done, has changed many lives in network marketing, affiliate marketing, and other ventures that can create residual income. The individuals that build a significant income through residual methods.

In my opinion, the most powerful way anyone can build a residual income is through network marketing. There have been success story after success story of people who have created great lives from less than desirable circumstances.

The first one that comes to mind is the story of my mentor. He was broke, out of work, and struggling just to make ends meet. His house was about to be foreclosed on and he was having to go apply for food stamps just to keep his family fed.

Knowing this was not the life he wanted to live, he made a decision and started working a network marketing company. Within two years he had build a six figure residual income. Excited about his success, he took his family on vacation after vacation, not working the business as hard as he did in the first two years. After he finally came off of vacation, his income had grown by over 50%.

He is an example of a residual income that can grow due to work done at the beginning.

I am also reminded of friend of mine from Oklahoma. He was in college, broke, had no electricity at his place, and his car was repossessed. He latched on to a network marketing company and before he was 25 built a residual income just under the six figure mark.

One of my biggest indirect mentors in the network marketing industry is an example of a person who works hard and builds the type of residual income many others only dream of.

He was in various forms of sales throughout the years and never had amazing success. He started with a network marketing company and decided to work hard. He made himself a success in just under two years. However, he wanted more. He continued to work the business and eventually created a residual income that made him over a million dollars in a year.

There are many other stories of people I have come to know that are living the life of their dreams due to their residual income through network marketing. If you can work hard and believe in your success, you can build a residual income just like they did!


Nurses Can Leave Nursing Jobs for Pharmaceutical Sales Careers

Throughout my fourteen year pharmaceutical career, I’ve met quite a few nurses who wanted to leave nursing for other careers. They were tired of the long shift hours and having to work overnight shifts as well. Some were also tired of having to physically move patients around. One even injured her back doing just that and had to take a medical leave for rehabilitation. There are also the politics involved in the hospitals that many nurses have grown tired of.

Some of these nurses asked me about the possibility of becoming drug reps in pharmaceutical sales after being exposed to the industry while at the hospitals. Well it turns out that a career move from nursing to pharmaceutical sales is quite a natural one. I’ve known many drug reps, some even under my own direct management, who were in fact, former nurses.

Nurses who want to become pharmaceutical sales representatives have quite a lot of advantages compared to candidates who have never worked in the health care fields before. Nurses are already knowledgeable in physiology, anatomy and how typical medical environments such as hospitals work.

There are many perks and benefits when working as a drug rep in the pharmaceutical industry. Salaries and bonuses could amount to six figures for high achievers and there is the use of a company car. Corporate expense accounts are also available for business entertaining. There are also the travel opportunities that are paid for by the company as many sales meetings as well as medical conventions are often located at nice places.

Being a pharmaceutical sales representative also means that there is a lot of freedom and independence with the job as fixed working shifts are no longer the way for a drug rep. Even better is that for 95% of the time, there is no boss to look over your shoulder while on the job.

Although nursing does have its rewards since the job involves helping patients, being a drug rep can also have similar satisfaction. The field involves working with medical professionals to bring them useful products that will greatly benefit their patients. So even though there’s a career change, nurses who end up being drug reps with pharmaceutical sales forces can still be considered as part of the overall health care team since they are playing an important role in helping patients.

Clint Cora is the author of the book “How To Get A Dream Job In Pharmaceutical Sales – Direct Inside Advice and Guidance from a Sales Manager”. He had a very successful fourteen year career as a pharmaceutical sales representative, sales trainer, product marketing manager and a national sales manager. More information about pharmaceutical sales careers can be found at