Many network marketers promote a new opportunity as "a ground floor" opportunity, your chance to be at the "top" and "get the best position" in my down line. Does this really matter? There are definite advantages to knowing about an income opportunity before most other people. It does give you a head start on advertising, marketing and recruiting which could be advantageous. On the other hand, would it do you any good to be at the top just to be at the top? I joined a biz op some time back and my sponsor said she would put so many people under me "it would make my head spin". Yes, there were a lot of people "under me" but it did very little good for me financially and this was even true with me signing up about 20-25 people. My head didn't spin, it just shook back and forth at the clever little "head spin" implication she "sold me" on. The real truth is that your income depends on you're efforts, your organizational growth and type of comp plan you're in. This can be accomplished when ever you join the biz op. The biggest risk you take with the "ground floor" is whether the Company will storm the weather when it launches. Will it be a 1 or 2 year company or a 10+ year Company? Who wants to work very hard only to have it fail like so many Company's do? On the other hand, getting in early on a Company that grows well in spite of problems, like Xango and Mona Vie, can turn out to be a financial blessing. I'm curious, what do you think?