We could call Bing Voorham a veteran of the industry. It’s been almost 25 years that he has been combining his passion for Network Marketing with the most traditional entrepreneurship.
But there is nothing traditional about this leader; talking to him we realize that he has an adventurous spirit and that it would be difficult for him to settle for something that doesn’t pose a challenge.
From Netherlands, he has set up businesses and is forming teams all over Europe. He is one of OneLife’s most prominent leaders at the moment with $300,000 per month earnings, and he has offered us an interview with a personal vision on the industry.
Ted Nuyten had to honor to interview Bing Voorham:
Bing, why Network Marketing?
I am 100% convinced that Network Marketing is going to be one of the most important ways of a product to be brought to the consumer. Shopping online is the future; the only thing is that you can have the best website in the world, but people must be aware of its existence.
So, nothing better than the old-fashioned “mouth to mouth” advertising, and Network Marketing is the most powerful example of it. Beside the profitable side of it, I always mention one of the main reasons for me to do Network Marketing and it’s fun.
We know that you have more than 20 years of experience in Network Marketing. What was the industry like at the beginning, when you first came? Has the industry changed in any way over the recent years, from your point of view?
At the beginning, we acted like cowboys, travelling like crazy, presentations were American show models, and we had no clue what we were doing. We were driven by the passion of being part of something new and completely out of the box and against the established order. But the main difference is, of course, the introducing of the Internet.
In the early days, you didn’t have a clue of what your organisation was like or what profit you were earning. At the end of the month you used to find a pay check in your mailbox, and it was always a big surprise what sum was on it.
Now you have a real-time overview over your global organisation and you know exactly what is going on. So, the kid grew up to become one of the biggest industries in the world.
What were your goals then and what are your main goals now?
At the beginning, I started Network Marketing just for fun and earned a bit apart from my real estate business. Now, my goal is completely different, because OneCoin gives me the opportunity to make more money with things I did for fun, and I can do the real estate business at the same time.
My main goal now is to become a Crown Diamond in OneLife and to ensure that my family, till my grandchildren, is financially independent. I don’t like to talk about money all the time, so I prefer to replace the money by freedom, because that’s what it’s all about.
You succeeded both in Network Marketing and in the traditional industry, how did you achieve that balance?
I’m self-employed so I can easily combine it in my schedule. In my opinion, it’s easy to find a balance, because at the moment your hourly wage is bigger than that in your conventional job, the choice is clear. In my case, I had more fun in OneLife and I was making money, so the choice was very clear, and I went almost fulltime and even “anytime”.
What was that really encouraged you to join OneLife?
I had been focusing on my real-estate business for a while, doing really well, and thinking that I wasn’t going back to Network Marketing, at least for a while. But a simple call changed everything. Igor called me and told me about an opportunity that was “larger than life”. I wanted to say that I wasn’t interested, but curiosity won, and I took the decision.
I was really excited to be part of a movement that was going to change the financial world completely, especially at a moment that almost everyone was against us. I love to “prove people wrong”. Successful people who are so not because of working hard, but because of having a vision other people don’t.
How has it been to get the Blue Diamond rank? What does it mean for you?
I’m very proud of becoming a Blue Diamond because it makes me part of a group of extraordinary people who have done what it takes to get where we are now. It all started with my OneLife sponsors, Igor E. Alberts and Andreea Cimbala, people with clear goals, action-oriented and also people who always think of the team.
It continues with all the people who have joined together with the same spirit and with the same desire to take action. I love to be around the people who don’t talk, but take action till they get where they want. I have run several marathons, and you all have the same feeling afterwards. It hurts, but we did it, and it feels great.
You can’t buy that feeling, you must run 42.195 for it. Of course, I have to thank Igor and Andreea for that call and becoming part of their team. And the Steinkeller brothers for creating OneDreamTeam and driving everything that’s happening right now. To Dr. Ruja for having the vision that nobody else has had. And, of course, to all the people who are part of my team, because without them nothing would have been achieved.
What motivates you?
To be honest, I don’t know, I just must do this. Not long ago, someone asked “you are making so much money, why are you not relaxing on your yacht in the Caribbean?”, and the answer was “this is the most exciting time of my life.
This is not about making money; this is about having fun and meeting nice, positive people all around the globe.” It’s not difficult to stay motivated when you’re surrounded by people with a positive and exciting worldview, and you create a team that multiplies that energy. This is what drives your entrepreneurial instinct.
Being part of this business, and especially being part of the Success 4 All team, is one of the best things that have happened to me in life.
How important is the team for you?
My team is, of course, the most important thing, because I can only be successful by making my team successful. That’s the best part of Network Marketing. It’s impossible to be successful on your own. The teams that work best are those that have an excellent relationship among their members, no matter the rank. That’s something you can actually see in my team, and with my teammates from Success 4 All.
In traditional business (especially real estate), everyone is on their own, and you keep your knowledge for yourself. We are the opposite; we share everything to get other people to a higher level, financially as well as mentally. Astonishingly, such a beautiful thing as Network Marketing still has a negative image for a lot of people, but that will change, I know for sure.