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Been in Amway Before? Then You Will Understand This!

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Welcome back. I wanted to talk about my experiences back when I was in Amway. In 1989, that’s when I first got started in it actually, and I was in it for over 10 year. And I was thinking about it this morning. I don’t know why. But, you know, I was thinking about a couple people back in the day that I worked with while I was in Amway. When I got involved in in network marketing, with Amway, I didn’t have a negative viewpoint on it. I didn’t know anything about the company when I was presented with the opportunity. I didn’t know anything about network marketing, but I thought what a great business concept this is and you know, we started learning more and building our business.

QUIXTAR

What happened over the course of time, was that the company got handed to the second generation and some good things happened when they made this next step to what they called Quixtar which was same company but under a different name. And they started moving towards online shopping concepts and more of a digital age. I remember having a little miniature CD that had a little video embedded into it was called the digital business card. I still have some laying around. And I thought what an amazing concept. This was back in the beginning when the internet was really brand new. I mean, we still had dial up Internet access, if you could believe that. And most people probably don’t even know what dial up Internet access is. It’s still a classic sound that is used if you ever saw the movie, you’ve got mail.  with actors, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. They would email each other and have the dial up sound of the modem. And it was really unreliable and slow. And so, I kind of looked at it where we were ahead of our time, because many people didn’t trust online shopping. And they were afraid to put their credit card number in because somebody might, you know, get ahold of it and their personal information and people were very unsure about it. And I think back, you know, to those times, I thought, while we were on the cutting edge. I’d already been in Amway about five years by the time that started happening. And then they kind of messed up, you know, the second generation of the family that owns the Amway Corporation took over and things got kind of messed up.

MORE CHANGES

At the same timeframe, we had changes going on in our own lives, you know, and so, what I found was is that the network marketing business was fantastic, that business concept is still great. And that’s why billions of dollars are done in network marketing today. I mean, more than the NFL, the movie industry and many others combined. Network Marketing produces billions and billions of dollars. Look it up. It’s pretty impressive. There’s nothing wrong with the business concept, multilevel marketing, network marketing, it’s the same thing. But what usually screws it up are the people. You know, you look at it. I mean, we had a pretty good organization, we reached a higher level than the Amway business. And, you know, we didn’t reach financial freedom at that point in time. We weren’t diamond level or anything like that. But that was our goal. And we’re working towards it. What we found interesting over time was is that the business that was our own, it was supposed to be our own. We didn’t get to make any of the decisions in it. You know, we had an upline that was controlling what we were doing, what we could do, what we can’t do. And I’ll give you a key example of it. I was thinking about it this morning, and I think about my time in the Amway business so often and it’s mostly positive, but there are some negatives.

COLD CONTACTING? REALLY?

You know, there was a lot of things about the business concept that were fantastic, majority of them, frankly. But a lot of the people had methods that I just wasn’t comfortable with. And I found most people weren’t. I’ll give you one good example cold contacting after you’ve, shared the Amway business with your friends and family, one of two things usually happens and sometimes some of both, your friends and family either start to ignore you and avoid you, or some of them get involved with you. And you find out that they have a negative idea of Amway, and in some cases, even some family members or friends start to think that maybe you’re better than them because you’re trying to improve yourself or your situation. And I always cracked up about that. None of those people ever came to save the day for me and my family when we were having financial difficulties. But all of them had an opinion about what I shouldn’t be doing to make more money and be more successful. And yet, you know, I didn’t listen to any of them because none of them were actually paying my bills or even offered to help financially. So, if you’re in that situation, you know, look at it and think about that for a second, why listen to people that are not supporting you, financially, or helping you financially? Why should you be discouraged about doing something that improves your family’s financial future? One of the things that came out of that process is you had to learn how to cold contact, because after your friends and families, seeing the business or did refuse to see the business, whatever the case may be, you have to talk to people that you don’t know. And this is the thing here, they teach you methods that are very difficult for the average person to use. You have to be able to talk to people that you don’t know and approach people, cold and so forth. And I got very good at doing that. But they always had a thing called duplication. Everything you had to do had to be duplicatable. I used to think about it and I thought what about cold contacting is duplicatable? Frankly, nobody duplicates it. Very few do, only the leaders do. And there’s few of those, why does it have to be so difficult? And Isn’t there another way to do it?

 

ARE YOU PLUGGED IN?

And, you know, you really had no wiggle room to innovate or to do your own thing you had to follow the system. If you weren’t “plugged in”, then you kind of get shunned by the upline, and then they would go around you and, you know, talk to people in your group negatively about you and say that you weren’t plugged in, and it’s just a bunch of crap. And it’s amazing people start getting into a position of what they call leadership. But really, they’re not leaders. They’re just people that want to control everything, and getting your own business is about you controlling what you do and controlling your future and deciding to work when you want to and work the way you want to. Now there’s some exceptions to that. I believe in my opinion, and in my business, you need to be ethical, honest, and you have to be able to build with the right intentions. So, there are some limits there. But the as far as flexibility and innovation, I mean, that’s what people want when they start their own business. Yes, they want a pattern for success that they can follow. They can follow their leadership; they can follow their leaders into success and do the same thing that they did to get them successful. I mean, it always made sense to me. If you wanted to be a millionaire, you need to find someone who’s willing to teach you and do what they did. And you always had that opportunity. What I found over the years was that I got very discouraged with the network marketing business and Amway not with the concept but with the people. After a while you started feeling guilty, you know, as you’re in the business for 10 plus years, things change, you know, you have children, your life changes, but if you weren’t able to be as committed as other people, you may not be able to do everything you did before. I always love this; right? My main upline was in Utah, and they’d hold their functions in their own backyard, basically in in their city in Salt Lake City, Utah. And make everybody feel like crap and guilty that couldn’t spend money or time to travel to Salt Lake City to be at their major function. It was very convenient for them, but they’d make it inconvenient for everybody else and then treat you like dirt if you couldn’t be there because you didn’t have time off from work, or you couldn’t afford the travel or you had childcare issues, and they weren’t very understanding. And I thought this is not about people caring about people. This is about people that care about people that do what you say. And I don’t like that. That’s not what individual business ownership is about. So, I kind of got burned out for a long time on the idea of dealing with this because I saw several other opportunities over the years and they all have the same kind of what I call old school thinking. Do what your upline tells you or else. And if you don’t, you’re not plugged in. If you’re not plugged in, we’re not going to support or promote your opportunity meetings or your business or work in your downline or whatnot. And I thought that’s a bunch of Crap.

WHY NOT TWO LEGS, NOT SIX?

The other difficulty is, is that we had to build six legs to be a diamond level and who had time outside of working a job to build six legs? Especially here I live in California. So, you know you need a substantial income to retire from your job if you live back in the Midwest, that’s at this time or back east, and you weren’t already a successful professional with a lifestyle that revolved around that income that you were earning. And you made $40,000 a year, it wasn’t that difficult to make $40k a year in Amway and retire as a diamond without a big organization, and then try to help other people retire. Unfortunately, it takes a whole heck of a lot more people to retire at a six-figure income for a working professional in Southern California at the time, and it’s no different today, frankly, in many other states as well. So, there was a lot of unrelatability between a lot of these old school network marketers.

STILL OLD SCHOOL-YIKES!

So, over the time, I started looking for new opportunities. And I thought, you know, the best kind of opportunity is one where it’s not a set of corporate people that own the business and run the business at a corporate level. It’s about a company that’s been started, owned and operated by network marketers that understand what the challenges are, and have built a company and organizational structure and training system around the needs of the network marketer, the distributor or the affiliate, the representative that whatever your term is. And finally, after several years of looking, I thought I found that and there was a very successful network marketing person from the old Amway days who was in my upline and that was involved in that business. And the products were fantastic and they still are, I use several of them every day. However, the building style of the business is still old school, they’re still doing it the old school way. And because they have a replicated website, they think that that’s modern and the fact that’s like, you know, 10 years old technology, and they have a canned app. And you know, nobody knows how to use attraction marketing, social media. They don’t have any of the things that we have in our business that actually work, especially when people are doing things on their cell phone more and more, and tablets, laptops and their computers. And during this time when you’re under a stay at home, or how do you expand your business when you’re old school and you got to go have home meetings, one on ones, open opportunity meetings? How do you even get people to go to those things when they are allowed?

NEW SCHOOL-FINALLY!

We build our business without any of those things. We have a network marketing business that’s successful with a system that is a “done for you” marketing system provided by the company for free. It doesn’t cost money to enroll in the business. It doesn’t cost money for the training system, because you want everybody to be successful. You provide that equally to everybody, not just the ones who could afford $24.95 a month. And then that’s just to buy the privilege for you to be able to buy the tools and things. And the reason why, is that there’s a lot of money in the training and tool system in network marketing. And in the business that I checked out for a short period of time, the person who’s running that training system, he’s got everybody locked into it. And basically, it’s the same old school thinking, if you’re not plugged into that training system, then you basically you can’t build your business successfully. And in fact, if you’re not part of that system, you can’t rank advance. What it was a scheme that is, I mean, that’s crazy, right? And then they don’t even give you the tools to be successful. And so, we work in a business that doesn’t have any of those restrictions. If you were in Amway before, or any network marketing company that this sounds familiar. You need to look around because what we’re doing; and there are other companies doing it too, that are started by network marketers having fast growth, great products, free training systems that are current up to date, and constantly being improved and evolved with the changing marketplace, the changing needed the distributors. And it’s unbelievable. That business that I was in for a very short period of time, they haven’t had a new product in a year. And they haven’t updated their methodology for building it since they started. They’re still doing what they did five years ago. And look at the comparison in growth. They haven’t grown. They probably have 20,000 distributors worldwide. And the company that I’m working with now we have over 800,000 in the same period of time. So, the numbers tell the story. It’s not about one master distributor making a lot of money. It’s about everybody being able to make a significant income and you just have to look at the compensation plans to get the opportunities.

THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY IS HERE

So, if you have been in Amway or other businesses before and you loved certain aspects of it. Don’t give up on that concept that concept works but you do have to work a little harder to find companies that are doing it right. That are using methods that allow people that are already searching for opportunity to find you. That’s what I do and that’s what I teach my team. We work with attraction marketing, you know, I don’t cold contact. People that are already looking are able to find me and the opportunity and that’s the key and nobody has to cold contact. What’s more duplicatable than that? Because cold contacting is not duplicatable when people don’t actually do it and don’t feel comfortable doing it or they don’t ever get really good at doing it. How can you duplicate that? If one out of 10 and it’s probably not even that high, actually would do cold contacting successfully and comfortably and also key here, confidently. How duplicatable is that? Who wants to enroll 10 people that maybe only one out of 10, or one out of 20 even will be successful at duplicating that? And the process of “let’s just have them, enroll a few friends and family” and then hopefully, you know, they keep doing that until you find a leader is so much harder and takes so much work. And it doesn’t stay together. If you have to teach people how to do something that they don’t like doing, and that they won’t do; the business is not sustainable. And I was part of a group that had well over 800,000 people in the group, not my group, but I was part of that team. And that whole team is completely gone! That 800,000 plus people and the team of that person in Amway doesn’t exist anymore. And it wasn’t sustainable. And there was a lot of reasons for that. But we got out of that business and for over a decade I still was looking and thinking and wondering god you know, there’s got to be a network marketing business that’s awesome. That is run right and is done right. That’s what we’re doing today. And that’s what we’re teaching people how to be successful using new methods online. It works beautiful during the stay at home order, because people are still reaching out last month 24 or 25 people I sponsored personally, in the business and I did not chase a single one of them, they all found me and wanted to get involved. So, it’s a completely different thing.

RESEARCH AND EVALUATE

So, if you want to understand more about it, I’m happy to share with you if you don’t want to get involved in what we’re doing. I totally get it but I’m not pushing for anybody. Obviously, I’ve got so many things to do. Right now, I don’t know how many people I could work with at the moment. It’s really been crazy because a lot of people are looking and they want to do something from home in a home-based business. But I’m happy to answer questions and if you do have time and you want to look at the opportunity and ask some questions after you check out a couple of key videos HERE. I’m happy to talk to you about it. I just want to share those experiences if you are an old network marketer, and I don’t mean old age, but you’ve done the old school way, and you love certain aspects of the business, like Amway and others out there. I don’t need to name them because I wasn’t part of them. But you know, the ones we’re talking about. Things are different. And you just have to find the right opportunity for you. If you love what you’re doing in companies like Amway, then stay with that group. You don’t want to be jumping around, but if you’re looking, you’ve been uncomfortable, you felt guilty. If you feel bad about yourself, then, you know, make some changes, at least do some research, you need to make sure you’re always educating and keeping going. Like I said, if some of the key people in Amway are no longer in it, and they were at very, very high levels, making millions of dollars a year and they’re no longer in that business. And we were part of that team of hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people. You got to ask yourself, are there good reasons for that? And yes, there are. Things are changing, and they have changed. Some people haven’t realized that yet. But if you’re looking for something new, it’s out there, and you can find it. And we’ll help you to do that in any way we can.

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Why Pushing People Into Network Marketing Doesn’t Work

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Hi, everyone, this Mark, welcome back. If you’re new, please remember to like and subscribe to get notified when we add new content. We’re going to talk about why network marketers use high pressure tactics and what you can do about it. You know, I got involved in network marketing back in the late 80s, early 90s. And I was involved in the Amway business originally, and I had never heard of network marketing. Although I’m not involved with Amway anymore, I did learn a lot about how to build network marketing businesses, and we became successful using those old school methods. One of the things that always upset me about building that business was not the network marketing business concept, but the negative methods used to build it. Many people have a negative perception of network marketing, when in fact it’s one of the best business models around.

What messes it up are the people that are in network marketing business typically, and it’s because of using high pressure tactics to enroll, sponsor, or sign up new distributors/affiliates. And that was one of the things that always bothered me. I was in Amway for over 10 years. And it was just one of those things you start to get used to doing. Pushing people into the business or trying to and in the end that is because you’re completely messed up in your thinking. You don’t really think it through, you’re thinking about yourself, you’re not thinking about them. And what’s the point of that? You know how it goes. You’re trying to run for a promotion and so you panic and start pushing. A lot of times your upline they’ll have these promotions and they’re centered around sponsoring people.

Everybody knows network marketing has a high attrition rate, which means a lot of people get in and it doesn’t cost a lot of money to get in so it’s easy for people to quit. And what I found is that when we got started in the business, I was pretty excited about it. And I understood network marketing a bit. As I started to learn more, I realized it was definitely a numbers game. And I remember when I started sharing the business, I was surprised that some of the people that I thought would see it the same way, didn’t. Almost no one I knew saw the business opportunity the same way that I did.

I looked at it really simply because I had a conventional business prior to that, and you have to invest a lot of money. And, in fact, that business failed, and I had a lot of business debt, and I ultimately paid it off versus going bankrupt. I thought, why should I do that to the creditors and the banks? It’s not their fault, and that my business failed. So, you know, for a short period of time, I was very disappointed and thought, what are we going to do now? You know, I had a goal in mind as far as income and lifestyle, just like a lot of people. And I thought, you know, now what am I going to do? I’m just going to have to work a job. I can’t have a business of my own. And the thing I understood was is that having your own business is how you can get wealthy and have some level of financial independence. And so, network marketing seemed perfect for that. Because you have the income potential. And it works. There’s proven success, and it doesn’t cost you a lot of money to have or build a network marketing business as compared to a traditional business.

So, I thought this is perfect. Why wouldn’t everybody want to do it? So, as we got started, I shared it with everybody. And over a period of time, some of them got in, some of them didn’t. And that kind of turned to anger because you’re looking at it and going, how come people don’t understand it. And then you start sharing the business with other people and some of them get involved and, and you try to convince them too hard. And, you know, maybe they’re looking, maybe they’re not and one of the things when you first get started in network marketing is you’re excited and you want to kind of spread that around, and you can get your feelings hurt really easily when people that you respect don’t see what you see. And so, you try to bully them into the business. And even if they get involved, you know, they’re not going to build the business. They just didn’t know how to say no or they didn’t want to say no to you and hurt your feelings. And the ones that do say no, then you’re really upset. So, you kind of start to get belligerent and now you’re going to bully everybody and make other people that didn’t see what you see feel bad. And that’s just stupid. Because the whole thing about network marketing is you have to have the willingness to help other people be successful, and then you’ll be successful as a byproduct.

People usually have that flipped around and a lot of that comes from their upline, you know, promoting trips and so forth that are all centered around recruitment. And you obviously have to continually recruit in your network marketing business, but you don’t have to do it by being a bully and pushing people into the business and the ones that don’t get in around your timeframe. You treat them like crap, that’s not the way to build a network marketing business, but a lot of people are pushing others in that same fashion. And that’s what I think gives people a negative perception about network marketing. And so, you just have to stop doing that.

Number one, you have to admit, you’re not comfortable doing it, you know, it’s wrong. You know, it’s not the right way to do it. I understand you want to hit that promotion, or you want to, advance to the next level. You want to reach your goals, but you can’t do it by burning out everybody else around you and burning through the people and giving them a negative perception about network marketing.

It’s kind of like this, people that truly understand the network marketing, business model, they’ll love it. What they don’t love are the people in it, who continually pester them about opportunity meetings and getting involved once they have said no.

So, when I got started in, network marketing again, here a couple of years ago, I was specifically looking for an opportunity and business method, where you don’t pester people, you don’t bug them. And in fact, we use a business model that uses network marketing, but I don’t bug anybody to get involved in business with me and get on my team. I was looking at my team. I think I personally enrolled 20 people already this month and none of those people were bullied or pushed or pressured by me. All of them came to me to find out about the opportunity, all of them asked to get involved in my team. And, of course, we decided, yeah, we can work together. And so now we’re working together to help build their business.

It’s a completely different posture. And that posture is what builds teams. It’s what helps you to focus in on other people, not on yourself. And as a byproduct, you’ll have your team success, you’ll have your network marketing, business success, and the incomes will follow. And those people will have a positive experience with network marketing. And they will at least not say that, hey, you know what? I got pushed in. I got pressured in because I just wanted that person to stop talking to me about it. That’s the worst thing you can do.

You know, the best thing you can do is focus in on helping others that are looking for an opportunity. If they’re looking for an opportunity, your job is to help them find you. And that’s what I teach my team. And so, nobody has to pressure anybody. There are thousands of people out there looking, especially right now with what’s going on in the world. And you can build your business in any country, in any region that you want. And there are people looking every day. And every day there are more people turning 18 years old, that want to have their own business, you have an unlimited supply of people, but not all of them are going to be looking to get involved in network marketing business.

When the time’s right and they’re looking, you want them to get involved with you because you treated them well. You didn’t upset them, you didn’t blow them out of the business, and possibly out of every network marketing business because they had such a crappy experience because you treated them poorly by trying to push them in to your network marketing team so, you could benefit to get some level, get some trip, get some promotion. And if you just do the work and you do it right, you know, then it’s going to work. I mean, just think about if you bullied in 10 people in your business, and they are going to duplicate your methods, since it is a business of duplication.

Do you think are they actually going to go and build the business successfully, because they’re going to duplicate what you did to get them involved, and go and bully 10 other people or 100 people or 500 people, it isn’t going to work, that team isn’t going to develop. And if even if it did, it’s not going to last. What you want to do is build long lasting business relationships, building associates and building teams. That’s what you focus in on. That’s what gives it success, not the others. If you look at all your leaders, they don’t bully in anybody. They don’t wait around for certain people to get involved. And they’re not sitting there hinging their success on one or two individuals to become leaders on their team. They just give the opportunity to those that want to take it.

And it’s not just about getting them signed into the business. Especially if they actually just want to hit their promotion, or their next level. And they’re not really actually interested in caring whether those people want to spend time building the business or not. They just go back and basically beg them to get in and “help them out”, and then they leave him alone to figure things out. Wow.

What’s the point of that? Somebody ends up with products and a sign-up kit, and then they don’t build it? That’s not what network marketing business is about. Sure, people do get in and they don’t build it. That’s going to happen with anything. It happens in every business that you have out there. But what you want to focus in on is helping people and it’s kind of like this, you shouldn’t have your feelings hurt when somebody tells you no. And if you’re not pursuing them for your own ends, then it doesn’t hurt your feelings when they say no, you actually start to feel bad for them, because they don’t see what you see. And you hope that in the future that they do because you start to care about people and it hurts inside when you see somebody you care about. And you know, I see that that person or that couple has amazing potential to build a successful business. Why don’t they do it? And I know that can be painful. I’ve had that happen many times, but everybody’s in a different situation and they will come to it when they’re ready.

The best thing you can do is not pressure them continually go to the next function, or call them saying “Hey, why don’t you go to the next meeting?” And all these things are generally prompted initially by your caring, and then it kind of trickles over into I just want to get my numbers up, you know for this event or for this function and the pressure from your upline starts to come in. We work in a team where nobody gets pressured like that, where you do not feel guilty, because you didn’t have 10 new people at the next meeting or function, or you didn’t sign up 10 new people and hit some promotion, we help everybody that wants to do the work, those that didn’t do the work because the circumstances or choice. Do not get pressured or have guilt feelings about it. If they do, it’s all self-imposed. I do not put pressure on anybody like that.

I do encourage them and that’s the difference between trying to encourage and help versus pressure and push. It just doesn’t make any sense. So anyways, if you have had those experiences, I’d love to hear your comments and hear your stories, because if you’re like me, somebody has shared with you, Network Marketing and is trying to push you into it. Love to hear how that went. And hopefully, if you’re looking at this and you’re thinking, yep, I get it. Hopefully you take another look at other business opportunities. The opportunity is good. Sometimes it’s just the people that are misguided and you know they got taught by some crappy people, and they’re just duplicating it.

You can set off in a new direction without that. If you’re interested in learning more about what we’re doing and the team that we’re building and how we do it, click this link No Pressure Network Marketing and you can learn more.

Anyways, we appreciate you, and hope that this helped. In these trying times, stay positive, focus in on yourself, self-growth, focus on your family and the future. We’ll talk to you next time. Have a great day.

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How I Use Automated Sales Funnels to Build Network Marketing Teams

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I have been involved in network marketing for a number of years now. I built a large team in the Amway business back in the early 1990’s. I was in the group under Dexter Yager, Don Wilson and Randy Haugen, clearly three of the most successful network marketers ever. Eventually this team broke apart and I left the business and applied what I had learned to conventional businesses.

A few years ago I started looking for another network marketing opportunity but I knew there had to be a better way to build them. The old school ways of making cold contacts and meeting people in restaurants and coffee shops just doesn’t work as well today. People are way too busy. They are very leery of meeting with a stranger and who really has the time for no shows anymore.

What’s worse is then you are taught that you need to teach others on your team how to cold contact people and let’s be honest that’s usually where most people quit sharing the products and the business opportunity. If the business is built on duplication but no one wants to duplicate the old methods what do you do? I knew I did not want to do that again. Sure those person to person methods work but there are far fewer people willing to actually do that. In the old days we called those people leaders.

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Here is what we used to do.

  1. Cold contact people in person or on the phone
  2. Ask if they are interested in other ways of making money
  3. Show them the “plan”
  4. Follow up with them
  5. Answer questions and sign them up
  6. If they don’t sign up right away continue to chase them until they disappear or get involved to shut you up and then do nothing in the business.

Kind of kidding about that last step but not really. Sure it can work but then if they do get in they say to themselves eventually; “do I have to do what my sponsor did to get me in”? You say “of course, and I will teach you” and there gone.

Most people have a fear of speaking in front of groups of people they don’t know. They fear it more than death according to some surveys. And to build this business after the friends and family have joined or laughed; or some of both they quit.

I could not see doing that again. Trying to convince people they can do it is exhausting and not fun for any of us. There had to be a better way! After searching and reviewing how the fastest growing network marketing companies were doing things. They all had a few things in common.

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  • Personalized Websites and landing pages(example above) for each distributor- These are used to introduce people to the products and the business.
  • Lead generating techniques- You have your cold contact leads coming to you not the other way around. They get your information and can tour the products, business and compensation plan
  • Automated email responder systems- The company emails all leads for you with pre-written emails message providing information and encouragement. This does the follow up for you.
  • Automated sales funnels with a “fear of loss” approach
  • Have a pre enrollment function-This allows people to be placed on your team in a temporary spot with people being placed under them right away. This shows them that the business is being built and gives them something to lose if they don’t upgrade and lock in their spot.
  • Cellphone apps that can be used to build your business-access to videos for promotion and training, back office details and even business enrollment functions
  • Ability to build and online, offline or both
  • Are a binary structure- Amway and others were using a 6-4-2 model that was not easily sustainable for most people who build this type of business part time. How could you build 6 legs?

Some of the benefits are clear. Can you imagine having a business where your leads find you and want to learn what you are doing and how they can join?

This is the perfect way for introverts (like me), and time strapped busy people to still build an additional income in their spare time. I literally spend 1 hour per day and have been able to build a sizeable business. So can you!

After searching around I found companies that had all or some of these things and many still had none! Many companies are still having their people use the old methods and are run by people who are corporate business men not network marketers  who really understand how to build a large organization of business owners and entrepreneurs.

That’s exactly what I have been doing. I equate this building approach to online dating in this article HERE. I teach people how to get their business opportunity found by 1000’s of interested people looking for a way to start their own business. I can teach you too!

If you are looking for my #1 recommendation on Network Marketing Companies that have all of these benefits in place. Take the FREE TOUR HERE NOW!

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Mark Balderrama

Online Entrepreneur

MARK

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How I Use Online Dating Methods To Build Network Marketing Teams

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If you have previously been involved in a network marketing company during the 1990’s or even later you may have been introduced to the business and its products by way of a face to face meeting. It was probably a 1 on 1, or a home meeting or possibly an open opportunity meeting at a hotel. That is how I came to be aware of the Amway business opportunity back in 1989.

I call that the “old school” method for building the business and in my opinion, it can really limit your business growth and velocity. 1 on 1’s are still the best way to explain the business to your friends and family to be sure. But is it the best way to share with your warm market or cold markets?

In my opinion it is not, and I will tell you why. Today we use all kinds of online and virtual methods of staying in contact and communicating with people we have not met in person. Think social media, right? Today we are using the internet to do just about everything and why not? Today we can even meet our future significant other online before meeting in person. It’s called online dating.

WHAT IS THE ONLINE DATING METHOD?

When I joined the Amway business in 1989 there was no internet really and certainly no one was doing online dating. Yikes it all seemed ridiculous when it finally got rolling. Who would actually use an online dating service? That is not for me. I still recall when my first friend used it and found a great person who eventually he did marry. They are still happily together today. Why did he use this method? Well he was too busy with work. He did not want to go to bars and clubs. He wanted to find someone who was already “screened” for compatibility to some degree. In actuality it all made sense, and it really does work. Why not apply that method to network marketing?

In Network Marketing or MLM as it is referred to sometimes what are we really doing? We are looking for compatible business partners. Just like with dating the two people can checked each other out before deciding to work together.

I use online tools to allow people who are looking for a business opportunity to find me, just like in online dating. It’s all very simple and very cool. They can take a free tour of my business. Check out the compensation plan, products and back office to determine if it is compatible with their goals and desired focus.

I can also establish their level of interest, commitment, experience and skills to determine if we can work together and if I have the time to invest in helping them get started and reach their goals. This is just like determining compatibility in the online dating process. Why shouldn’t you be able to reach out to others and have them be able to reach out to you, when we are looking for each other?

The fact is this process flat out works! I am looking for people interested in a business opportunity. There are many people looking for an opportunity. I just use online methods to connect the two groups and I teach others how to do the same thing.

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TIME SAVINGS

One of the best things about network marketing is that it can produce time duplication. Meaning it removes the attachment of time and money from the equation. You no longer have to be income limited by the number of hours you can work. That’s what happens on the job, right? No one can personally work 24 hours a day, and that’s all we get each day.

It always seemed strange to me that we should limit ourselves to the constraints of time to limit how many people we can reach with our business opportunities each day. After all we want to duplicate our time not limit it. I can reach hundreds of people each day and generate 20-40 leads each day. There are few if any people who can do that using the “old school” methods of building network marketing.

Very few companies have supported the new methods and fewer yet even are aware of it. Today I can decide to reach out and generate leads in any state in the USA I want to focus on; or all of them if I want. This can also be done by reaching out into other countries of choice.

There are literally millions of people that I can connect together when they are each looking for each other.

SATURATION?

Some people who really understand this process I use and teach think that I can reach every person on earth and it will be “saturated” within a short period of time. Meaning everyone who wants to be involved; will be involved. I only wish that was possible. In reality it is not possible. Every day 1000’s of people who turn 18 years of age and are now eligible to start and own their own business. So, there is always a growing group of people who have never heard of what we do. Additionally, it is frequently about the right timing. Not everyone is open to a business opportunity at the same time. That openness changes over time depending on individual circumstances.

I hope this all gets you thinking out of the “old school” box just a little bit. Today network marketing businesses need to change and if the company doesn’t then you may need to consider adapting your methods fit today’s needs and learn to be the most effective you can be.

So if you think we might be a “match” then let’s discuss how we may be able to work together. Contact me. I can’t promise you anything but what have you got to lose?

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Mark Balderrama

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The Best MLM Business For Engineers

If you are an Engineer or other technical professional you are probably earning good money but also understand that time is the most valuable resource, and that is in short supply. If you have money but no time to enjoy it what is the purpose???

TIME AND MONEY!

Ideally we need both right? Time and Money! Yes that’s it, isn’t it? As with most high paid professions it can take a lot of time investment into a career to be successful. So how can you get both time and money? You need to consider leveraging your time to get more of it. As long as we trade time for money you will eventually run out of time in the day. There’s only 24 hours day for each of us. But how can we leverage it better?

 

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TIME LEVERAGING

The only way to get more time in your life is to be able to buy it back. You need to stop only trading time for money. The MLM or Network Marketing Business model works off a principle of time duplication. It is based on the J. Paul Getty phrase where he said ” I would rather get paid 1% of a hundred mens efforts instead of 100% of my own efforts”

That’s what the concept of network marketing and franchising is based on. In reality each and every one of us can use this method to build an income that is ongoing by building a team of like minded people who understand the power of the numbers in this model.

Consider this: If you asked most people if they would prefer to have a penny every day doubled or a million dollars they usually say the million bucks. But lets see how this would really lay out.

Day 1: $.01
Day 2: $.02
Day 3: $.04
Day 4: $.08
Day 5: $.16
Day 6: $.32
Day 7: $.64
Day 8: $1.28
Day 9: $2.56
Day 10: $5.12
Day 11: $10.24
Day 12: $20.48
Day 13: $40.96
Day 14: $81.92
Day 15: $163.84
Day 16: $327.68
Day 17: $655.36
Day 18: $1,310.72
Day 19: $2,621.44
Day 20: $5,242.88
Day 21: $10,485.76
Day 22: $20,971.52
Day 23: $41,943.04
Day 24: $83,886.08
Day 25: $167,772.16
Day 26: $335,544.32
Day 27: $671,088.64
Day 28: $1,342,177.28
Day 29: $2,684,354.56
Day 30: $5,368,709.12

Network Marketing is like that too. You don’t need to know a ton of people because if everyone just knows a few the numbers on your team will expand greatly. Remember it starts out slow but build over time.

WHAT SHOULD ENGINEERS LOOK FOR IN A MLM COMPANY?

If you are an engineer and understand everything we have just covered then what should you look for in a network marketing company? Here is my list of must haves:

  • Online Lead Generation System
  • Email Auto Responder to follow up
  • Online Sales Funnel Tool
  • Teaching and Training System
  • I growing product category that is consumable
  • Ability to work with like minded people
  • Excellent compensation plan with no income limits
  • Ability to work in your spare time
  • Little to no investment
  • No home, hotel or restaurant meetings
  • No need to attend rah rah functions
  • Stable company financial position
  • Most important Introverts can build it successfully

If you are like me and are better with computers and machines than people you can still build a second income that could allow you to work less hours and spend more time with your computer or robots. You can also invest that money into your retirement or even retire early if you wanted too. Who knows, you may even be able to buy a ticket on the first passenger space flights soon! It’s up to you and yes you can do it your way!

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Mark Balderrama

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