The People’s Network: History, Review and Cool Facts

the people's networkFounded by two well-known personalities in multilevel marketing, The People’s Network quickly grabbed the attention of many people.

You may, or may not have heard of The People’s Network, but hopefully, after this post, you will be more familiar.

In this post, I am going to provide a history of The People’s Network.

I will review this former system.

I will also provide some cool facts that I picked up as I researched the company.

The People’s Network History

Back in the mid-1990’s, Jeff Olson who is the CEO of Nerium and Eric Worre who has Network Marketing Pro started The People’s Network (TPN).

TPN was a first of its kind in network marketing.

Selling satellites and services, they also had their own televised program in which they also sold self-help tapes and books.

The system was a hit and those who joined were happy to do so just to gain the help that Jeff and Eric had to offer.

Successful people fail their way to the top.” Jeff Olson

You can tell the size of the man by the size of the problem that gets him down.” Eric Worre

The help TPN provided network marketers was immense.

As a matter of fact, Online MLM Community attempts to replicate some of the great measures TPN gave to members.

In 1997, Pre-Paid Legal Services purchased The People’s Network, and for the most part, as satellite service began to change, TPN limped along for a short period with their programming of self-help materials, but with Eric and Jeff moving to greener pastures, it fell away.

A Review Of The People’s Network

I truly believe that The People’s Network was an amazing idea.

Plus, I am somewhat flabbergasted as to why other multilevel marketing companies have not used a similar approach.

I do know that the cost of airtime can be high on television, but if done properly, I think that it could work well.

With 2 personalities like Jeff Olson and Eric Worre, The People’s Network had the right stuff.

We can witness that with how Jeff is doing now with his company Nerium and Eric just keeps moving forward with Network Marketing Pro.

We can learn a lot from both Eric and Jeff, and what they did with The People’s Network.

I would love to hear what you have to say about The People’s Network.

Were you ever involved with it?

You can tell us more in the comments area at the end of this post.

Some Cool Facts

As I was researching this post, I ran across some cool facts about The People’s Network and the personalities involved with it. Check some of these out but first, check out this video from Jeff Olson when he was CEO of The People’s Network:


  • When polls were taken about top MLM trainers, The People’s Network founder, Eric Worre comes in the top 5 along with Todd Falcone, John Maxwell, Randy Gage and Tim Sales.

  • Eric Worre has built organizations that had over 500,000 distributors in 60+ countries.

  • The People’s Network were the initiators of preaching the use of the 3rd Party principle.

  • Before The People’s Network, both Jeff Olson and Eric Worre were with Quorum International: an electronics multilevel marketing company.

  • Pre-Paid Legal which became LegalShield paid 1,000,000 shares of their company’s stock to purchase The People’s Network.

  • Jeff Olson and The People’s Network preached PDR. PDR stands for Plan, Do, and Review.

  • Speakers on The People’s Network included MLM stars such as Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Les Brown, Jeffrey Gitomer and more.

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Final Thoughts

So what are your thoughts on The People’s Network, Jeff Olson or Eric Worre? Were you involved back in the 90’s with this system?

I really believe that if a person were to try a similar approach in today’s world, it just may do quite well.

Offering a self-help television programming that shows people how to do multilevel marketing the right way, much like Charles does here at Online MLM Community.

What do you think?

Leave any comments, questions or suggestions in the comment area below. And if you were with the People’s Network, please tell us more. Thank you.

Disclaimer: Neither I nor the Online MLM Community is affiliated in any way or form with any of the MLM companies referred to in this article. This is not a paid review. It is written strictly for your information.


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12 thoughts on “The People’s Network: History, Review and Cool Facts”

  1. I was never into the MLM concept, but when invited and attending the first conference for the Peoples Network I was blown away and knew this was something I wanted to be a part of.
    I was so let down when the organization went down and it made me realize that there is NOTHING in this life you can depend on.
    I only place my faith in God who I feel assured by my relationship with him that HE is the only thing that we can attach to that is real and sure.

    1. Tim,

      Yes, it’s sad when companies close. It hurts everyone. Hopefully, people can look for the good in the experience and move forward with their life. It’s really no different than traditional companies closing down and employees losing their jobs.


  2. Me and my best friend Mike were loyal TPNers from the moment we were signed on by another great Mike. We were blown away by the programming, but most of all by the residuals. I remember thinking at the time “Elvis makes more than I do, and he’s DEAD” You gotta be in it to win it folks, and we got in. We were one of the few teams that went out there and hit it hard. I still remember the brown station wagon we had with the “TPN WINS” license plates. Those were the days my friends. Wear white at night!

  3. I took the ride with my TPN family for 5 years. I went to most of the conventions and was a dedicated viewer of the shows. I did this while my kids were teenagers so they got the added benefit of this lifestyle. I met most of the speakers and thousands of people who wanted to create a better world. I think about everything I learned with the business and programming and I am thankful I went on the ride. It was a moment in time I will never forget.

  4. I was involved in TPN, went to their conferences and cruises. I was not into it for the multi-level marketing bent. I was in it for the education and information on how to live your life in a positive manner. Listening to phenomenal speakers and having a positive bent to the programming changed the way that I looked at life and helped me to raise my children to become positive successful, forthright people. This type of programming is sorely needed in today society and I think it would be welcomed again.

  5. I grew up watching TPN. It was a life-changing experience. The impact it made on my life is still with me and carries itself down to my own child. TPN was revolutionary.
    I still remember doing the recording as a teenager and seeing myself on TPN promoting how it wasn’t just for adults, it was for all ages.

  6. HowToBeHappyAgain

    I was a part of TPN in the 90’s. I felt like I really belonged to The People’s Network. I wanted it to become my life! I miss TPN and would like to be part of it again and see it flourish. Our world needs more positive programming so very much! I’ve still got my TPN Independent distributor business card. “Supporting The Never Ending Search For The Best Within You”. =)

  7. I was part of TPN in the 90’s and absolutely loved the programming. I was sad to see it go. I learned about so many motivational, self-help people, like Mark Victor Hanson, Tony Alessandra, Jim Rohn, Roger Dawson, Patricia Fripp, and many more. I already knew about Les Brown, Brian Tracy, and others but TPN opened my eyes to so many more – and they were all great. Watching their shows instead of regular TV was a total mind shift.

  8. Iroko Akinola

    Actually, I do not know how the TPN worked in the past but I have a been thinking of a radio show in my country for our industry…just a way to get the message out…Thanks for such a timely post would certainly be reviewing this and get more info on how it can be done!

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