Gen X Passive Income, Hempworx, MLM and Network Marketing Training

How to Build A Network Marketing Business If You Are Afraid To Talk To People

When I first learned that you can build a business of your own with the network marketing concept I figured I would only need to share this with my few friends and family and everything would expand from there. Guess what? It didn’t. Yes a few family members joined and it was really good to work together. But now what do I do? I was told, now to go and talk to people who are acquaintances and then start cold contacting. WHAT? Are You Serious?

Fear of Talking To People

Here is where one of my biggest fears happened. I needed to talk to people I barely know or don’t know at all about my business opportunity. Yikes! I, like many people fear talking to people, talking to groups of people or talking to people you don’t know, talking to people one on one. I don’t like talking in front of people or even near other people. And even just plain talking is an issue.

I was an introvert and pretty shy and self conscience growing up. I was a tall, skinny kid with no desire to interact with others.  I was a  “gork”. I was gangly armed and legged  person and a dork, so there you go. I stayed inside and read books and made models of cars, planes and boats.

I am sure you either are like that or know someone who is like that. This unfortunately makes a bad combination for building a business that is all about people talking to others. Sharing products and business opportunities.

I have heard it said that the fear of public speaking is more feared than death itself. I think I can agree with that. At least for the first 1000 or so times, I tried to talk to someone about my business opportunity. Heck I had trouble talking to my family and I knew them.

So, Don’t Talk To People, And Build It Anyway

For many people they will simply quit building their business because the fear of talking to people is too great. They won’t share the stories about the product and will not prospect for people to join their business. I know, because that’s what I did for a while. I did not actually quit the business; but I stopped doing the things that are actual revenue producing activities. Things like showing the plan to people and promoting, and prospecting and following up. I remember finally showing my own plans 1 on 1. I was so relieved that I had done it I didn’t even follow-up. Frankly I did not care to. What if they got involved? Then I might have to show the business plan to people they knew but I didn’t. What a spiral.

Back in the late 80’s early 90’s we did not have the internet or cell phones. Social media had not been created yet. Today we can use those tools to build our businesses and it allows us to build a bridge in our business maturity. This means we can still build our network marketing businesses using means other than talking using our voices. We can use texting, emails, blogs, social media posts etc. We can even make videos. For some reason people can do that and not feel that they are talking to thousands of people. This will allow you to bridge the gap from being totally fearful of talking to people and the time-frame when you finally become more comfortable. You can continue on while you work on conquering the fear.

It’s Like Online Dating

Today many people meet online and develop a relationship that carries over into the real world. If we can find our true soul mate or our partner using the online tools and methods, then why can’t you find interested people for your products or business opportunity? The answer is you can. It’s a really great way to build your business. Only interested people reach out to you and so there is virtually no rejection. You don’t have to feel bad because someone said no, to getting involved in your business because you can now have 100’s of leads everyday that are coming to you.

Don’t Quit! Just Work!

That is right! Stay in and build your business using whatever means possible. As long as it is legal and ethical of course. If you feel able to create the best posts for social media. Then do that full time. Eventually add on additional methods and tools. Eventually you will get more and more confident in what you are doing and you will start talking and sharing with people you know in person. I know people who have developed a six figure income and don’t ever meet their network marketing people in person or even speak on the phone.

Over a period of time you will become better at every aspect of growing your business. Today the many methods we have available to us, allow you to build in multiple ways until we can use all of the methods effectively. I teach my team how to do this every day. If I can learn it so can you.

Discover a Simple Business that Pays a Full Time Income from Home

Thanks for Reading!

Mark Balderrama

Twister sitting happy!
Gen X Passive Income, Personal Finance, Retirement

Why You Should Set Up a Retirement Income in Network Marketing

Today  you have many financial options to help you in planning for your retirement years. Unfortunately a pension is not one of them for many of us. I am in the working group that came in on the tail end of companies offering pensions. I do actually have one from the first company I worked for. It’s not much but it will add a few hundred dollars each month when I decide to retire.

How will my 401K plan work out?

What is currently the main financial method for saving for retirement is a 401K plan or something similar. I have one and you probably do too. These are offered by many employers to their employees. Some people set up their own plan called an IRA or Individual Retirement Account. There is nothing wrong with them, except you cannot do much to control the return on your investment other than hope that when you do retire the market timing is good.

For many people during the recent recession the stock market crashed. Most 401K plans invest your money in the stocks and bonds. If you check you account statement you can determine what your money is invested in. Sometimes when you decide to retire the market is down and so is the value in your account. This will directly affect your monthly income withdrawal amounts if you want to maintain your principal balance.

In some extreme cases it may delay your retirement date indefinitely and force you to still work.

Older Americans Are More Afraid Of Running Out of Money Than Death

“According to a recent Transamerica study, 43% of workers 50 and older claim that their greatest retirement-related fear is outliving their savings.” Now that’s a scary thought! You can read the entire article HERE.

What’s An Alternative?

There are many other investment opportunities out there but you need to weigh the risks. One of the lowest risk opportunities to assist you in setting up an additional retirement income stream is to start and build a network marketing business. There are literally dozens of different legitimate and well run companies now you can join. The investment you mainly will make is time and small amount of money. The return on that investment can make the difference in your retirement years, and it may only take as little as two years to set up a few thousand dollars per month extra income. Plus you don’t have to quit your present job to do this business in your spare time.

The better news; it’s not like a job so it keeps coming in after your retirement.

Time Will Go By Anyway

The interesting thing about time is that whether we do anything or not to add the additional income, it will continue to pass us. Meaning, the two years will pass even if you don’t make the business investment. Consider this option to help you diversify your income in your retirement years. It would be best to have multiple streams of income to offset any risk of loss in any single source. Its always a good idea to Hope for the best and plan for the worst. Do some research and check out the opportunities. You really have nothing to lose and something really good to gain.

FREE Tour of a Simple Business that Pays a Full Time Income from Home

Thanks for reading!

Mark Balderrama

Twister sitting happy!
Best Home Based Businesses, Best Network Marketing Companies, Gen X Passive Income, MLM and Network Marketing Training

The best way to make contacts in Network Marketing

I was involved in network marketing in the early 90’s and the way we built our network marketing business was initially by talking to our friends and family about the business and the products. A few of them decided to get involved with us and it actually worked out pretty good. With that start we built a good size team and were able to help others in our group achieve some of their goals as well.

Eventually we all run out of names on the friends and family list and need to work with our warm market. These are the folks we know as acquaintances. Some of these people are working with you or are involved with you in some fashion. For example the person who you see everyday at work. The pest service guy, the same person at the gym you go to who you’ve been talking to but don’t invite over to your home.

Talking to these people can be intimidating initially because now you are in a business of your own and it seems awkward. It didn’t before when you would talk about the weather or something in the news, right?  So what do you say now?

Remember they didn’t ask you to show them your business straight out. You have to listen to people. They tell you things that allow you to see how you can help them. Listen to what they complain about. Then you can offer a solution. Don’t be surprised if some people are not really interested in solving the issues they complain about. Some people just like having something to complain about. Don’t be upset, just move on.

Remember you have something to change their life for the better. You don’t have to feel bad about yourself because they were not interested. Feel bad for them, because they don’t see what you see…yet. Come back to them later. like in a few months or a year as things can “open” their window.

The next group of possible contacts is the cold market. These are people who you don’t know yet. I say “yet” because you will have to get to know them if you want to work together. There are many ways to do this today compared to the “old” days in network marketing. We used to go to shopping malls, look at stuff and meet people. We would gather business cards, we would hand out business cards too. I even taught people how to call people out of the telephone book. Wow! I don’t miss those days.

Today we use many different methods like social media, online ads and videos to generate interest. One of the problems I saw my team in the 90’s do, was to not pre-qualify the contact. They would start offering the business opportunity before they determined if they were even open to something other than what they were doing. Believe it or not, not everyone is, just because you decided to build a big network marketing business now.

Timing is everything. Using today’s methods it allows the people who are interested in  a business of their own to find you. This is the best of all worlds as the people who are led to you, are already interested in what you are doing. This makes it much easier to share the details and help them get started on the path to learning more.

Putting it all together today still takes work. It is just a different kind of work. When I started my MLM business again two years ago , I started the same as I had before. Except I skipped my friends and family this time around. No one was interested anyways. Weird how the people closest to you are the least supportive sometimes, right?

I was talking face to face to a lot of warm and cold contacts and not having much success really. It also took a ton of time. I started researching how to generate mlm leads and started looking for leaders in today’s network marketing and was fortunate to find some leaders who are doing it right. I just started following their examples and learned as much as possible from them. I am still learning actually and that’s a good thing.

If you want to learn more, consider joining my team and we will share with you specific, tested methods that work to grow your business. Take the free tour and learn more now!

Discover a Simple Business that Pays a Full Time Income from Home

Thanks for reading!

Mark Balderrama

Twister sitting happy!
Best Home Based Businesses, Best Network Marketing Companies, Gen X Passive Income, MLM and Network Marketing Training

Cash in on the emerging $7.1 Billion Cannabis Industry that according to Forbes magazine will hit $22 Billion by 2020


According to Forbes it will blow past $50 billion by 2026! CBD products are being used worldwide and customers get instant, life-changing results with this miracle plant. We lead the industry with an aggressive 85% commission payout.


Work from Home and Build an Online Business

We are looking for entrepreneurs/ independent contractors seeking to capitalize on this opportunity. This is a flexible work from home business designed to create residual income.

Tour the Business first

Before you join a company that claims to be the best CBD producing company check out each of them for yourself. Investigate their claims and check out the products and people. Hempworx is one of the best if not THE best! Take the free business tour at the bottom of this page.

Business Perks:

• Paid Weekly & Monthly

• Personalized Websites

• State-of-the-Art Email Autoresponder System

• Product Drop-Shipped Directly to Customers

• Car & Vacation Bonuses

• $1 Million a Month Earning Potential.

• No Cold Calling, Home Parties, or Hotel Meetings

Join a leader in the Cannabis industry providing the most powerful and potent Hemp Products for Humans and Pets on the market. LiveGood CBD products are made with certified organic hemp grown in the USA and are 100% free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients.

We have the highest purity levels whereas our competitors have 15-40%. Everything is manufactured and tested in an FDA Approved facility. All of our products contain ZERO THC making them legal in all 50 States.

Please fill out the brief form by Clicking the button below and take the FREE TOUR of the products and the Business Opportunity! You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Discover a Simple Business that Pays a Full Time Income from Home

Thanks for reading!

Mark Balderrama

Twister sitting happy!
Best Network Marketing Companies, Gen X Passive Income, MLM and Network Marketing Training, Motivational

Why Gen X is joining Network Marketing by the thousands

Gen X-4

If you were born between 1965 and 1984 you are like me, in Generation X. Just called Gen X for short. We followed the Baby Boomers and are before the Millennials.

I am from that generation and have always been looking for an opportunity to become financially free. Meaning I can have enough of both time and money to live the way I want to. I learned at a young age that you can’t get rich by working for someone else. I was fortunate enough to have several mentors and they were all successful business men in their own right. It was clear that wealthy people had their own businesses and the rest of us just worked for them.

I was not negative about it as I saw this as an opportunity to learn how to run a business from people who already had done it well. Its like getting paid training, for your future.

When I started my own business in catering I found out how difficult it was to get customers and pay all your bills and spend time growing it and so forth. Eventually I ran out of money and wanted to just get a job again so I could pay off the debt I ran up along the way. I was very disappointed for quite a while, but the dream of being a business owner and financially successful came back.

I was finally approached by a high school friend who asked me if “I had heard of network marketing?” I hadn’t so I went to a meeting at his house and saw “the plan”. This was my first introduction to MLM or Network Marketing. I joined the Amway business with him and spent the next several years learning how bad my people skills were and how conventional business methods don’t always work. I had a lot of growing and learning to do.

Fortunately the team I was part of had a great teaching and training system and I applied what I had learned to both my Network business, as well as my job. Eventually I had a large successful network team and was also finding success at work.

This was all before the internet so you can imagine how difficult it was to find a few leaders. Eventually my upline leadership team quit Amway and most of the groups decided to leave. After starting a family and having several children to raise, we decided to leave as well. I was still thinking, I would do this again after my kids grew up a bit. Having three kids under the age of 3 was quite a challenge! But I understood the value of investing time into something that is your own.

Are you running someone else’s business?

I spent the next 20+ years building and running others peoples businesses. Applying the success methods I learned from the Network Marketing System I was able to become wealthy by most peoples standards. Six figure income, cars, travel etc. Eventually I ran a company for a family that sold it for $90 million dollars. I was not part of the family so when it sold I did not see that profit. At this point I finally came full circle to the original dream of owning my own business and setting up a passive income for life. Some of the dreams have already been fulfilled and new ones have been set.

I see many people who are part of Gen X, who are looking for the same things as myself. They just want to gain some control back over their lives. We must be the generation that has become workaholics for our employers, thinking we can reach our goals, but we cannot. You need to do something different, not change your goals. It’s the methods that need to change.

I figured, if I could run a business for someone else, why not for me?

You can have an online business today and still keep your job until you can replace your job income. In the old days; before the internet we called it a home based business, and really it applies more today than ever before. With the internet and your home computer or laptop you can now build an online business that’s generating a significant income.

How is it done today? How do you build a large team?

You generate leads to find affiliates, or distributors as we used to call them.

You then teach them how to generate their own leads (which we teach when you join us on the team)

It takes effort and numbers to develop a team so don’t worry that you did not get it right in the beginning. It can be learned. I am proof of that.

The best news is that it only take a few leaders to to make a six figure income. Once they learn to do what you are doing they can build their own teams and it can grow by itself.


Its the Penny doubling every day concept. What would you rather have a Million Dollars or a Penny Doubled every day for 30 Days? Look at the chart on day 16!. You are half way done and not a lot to show for the work but wait…

As the team grows and you help others become successful your income will grow as well.

That’s the potential of Network Marketing simply put. As J.Paul Getty said:

I’d rather have 1% of the effort of 100 men than 100% of my own effort.

— J. Paul Getty

Gen X-3

Its the lowest Cost business to Start and Has little to no Risk

You don’t have to refinance the house or take a business loan to start this type of business. You don’t have to quit your job.

With Network Marketing, you become a member of the team and order your own products for your personal use each month. That’s all it takes to start and own your own business!

The company takes the risk of setting up the product manufacturing and the supply chain. The products are guaranteed by them not you and the products are shipped directly to you customers and team members, so there’s no inventory to buy or hold.

For less than $100 per month you get your products at wholesale and you can be your own boss!

I am happy to be on the path of financial freedom again and helping others with the same goals to do it. That alone makes it worth it to know you are doing something for yourself again. You can achieve your goals because it’s up to you! Not your Boss. Of course we are here to help you too.

Your in business for yourself, but not by yourself.

Click the button below to register for a FREE TOUR of my network marketing business and look around.

I look forward to working together!

FREE Tour of a Simple Business that Pays a Full Time Income from Home

Thanks for reading

Mark Balderrama

Twister sitting happy!