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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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How an MLM Can Provide Retirement or Supplemental Income

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I’ve stated a few times about how an MLM is a unique business concept in and of itself:

  • Low up-front costs compared to owning a small business;
  • Plug into an already well-established company with products, support, and training;
  • Constant development from successful entrepreneurs;
  • Unlimited earning potential;
  • Zero education requirement;
  • Automate your business through online tools;
  • Be your own boss.

Building Your MLM Can Last Generations

To some, it may sound too good to be true. The fact is, MLM’s are simple. However, there is a distinct difference between “simple” and “easy”. If you think about it, anything worthwhile in life takes hard work:

  • Meaningful relationships with loved ones;
  • Personal health & well-being;
  • Raising children;
  • Saving up for and planning travel and leisure;
  • Contributing to something worthwhile and fulfilling.

An MLM can offer someone the life they’ve always dreamed of. With hard work, dedication, and staying plugged in to daily, weekly, and monthly habits that generate financial freedom, it is very possible. Let’s talk about how MLM’s can provide supplemental and retirement income that last; not just today, or next year, but for years and decades to come for you and those with whom you choose to share it.

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MLM For Supplemental Income

There are a few reasons why MLM businesses are perfect for building supplemental income for yourself:

  • Work it as a side hustle: If you’re worried that resigning from your current position would put you in an unfavorable position financially, you can begin working your MLM business as a side hustle. This means that while you begin to learn the product, develop plans with your mentors, and implement success strategies, you can sustain your current situation with your full-time or part-time job. The freedom of your own MLM business allows you to choose your own hours.
  • Build with your upline: In MLM, you are less of an employee and more of an equal partner. The people in MLM who are winning will expend as many resources as you need for you to win. It’s one of the greatest industries in terms of receiving the time and attention from successful people.
  • Build with your downline: The opportunities available to you as a leader in your MLM business are virtually endless. Time and time again, we hear about wealthy people who are unhappy. Why is this? Well, it comes down to fulfillment. Are you building something greater than yourself? Are you giving back to a worthwhile cause and developing others to do the same? The answer with MLM is yes. You can provide training, inspiration, advice, documentation, recommendations, and so much more when you make your MLM business less about you and more about helping others win. And in the end, when they achieve their goals, then so do you.
  • Millionaires have multiple streams of income: This rings true especially in the MLM industry. The average millionaire has five to seven streams of income, and with your team, so do you. Thanks to the MLM business model, your business volume (and therefore your profit) is generated by not one, not two, not three, but many individuals with common goals. By staying plugged in and being a leader in your team, you can create a healthy and thriving income that is as part-time or full-time as you make it.

It’s clear to see the benefits of amassing supplemental income through your MLM business. Not only that, but you are helping others to build the life that they’re after. As an introvert myself, it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how much someone likes the company of others or prefers that of themselves, how universally desired the trait of contribution is to every single human being alive.

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MLM For Retirement Income

Now, let’s look into how your MLM business can tick the boxes of both short-term and long-term wealth creation. Because oftentimes we have the “here and now” problems of today/this week/this month in the forefront of our minds.

However, when done correctly, the MLM industry is capable of providing for you and your loved ones into the future. Mind you, if it was easy, then everyone would be doing it. But with the simplicity of this business, it makes sense how your expenses into retirement can be covered:

  • Working while you don’t: The beauty of leverage is infinite. What I mean here when I say “leverage” is capitalizing on the opportunity of passive income. Just as Bruno Mars gets paid each time a song of his plays on the radio, or a landlord gets paid every month when rent is due, you get paid for the work you’ve done in the past. This is mainly through the monthly auto-ship purchases if you sell goods, and the monthly membership fee if you sell services. It varies from company to company, and this is the general idea. When customers receive value through your offerings, then it is a win-win situation for you and for them.
  • A team that lives on even when you step back: Thanks to your demonstration of leadership, development, professionalism, respect, and kindness that you have shown over multiple years, the people in your team become leaders themselves, and that’s where the fun truly begins. You have shifted from the forefront to more of a consulting role. You have garnered a series of trainings and plug-and-play instructions, as well as a thriving community of like-minded individuals who want to win, and this combination boosts the success of everyone in your business. New leaders consistently prove themselves and you are no longer required to put in as much work as before, since others are now at that level.

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Creating the Life You Want

All in all, the opportunities within the MLM industry are vast and plentiful, and we are not slowing down anytime soon. It is the perfect alternative for hard-working individuals who want to create supplemental income as well as retirement income through the beauty of togetherness, quality products, and leverage.

If this sounds like a worthwhile pursuit for you and your life goals, feel free to take a no-cost tour of the MLM business I have grown to love, and learn about how it works. You can contact me at any time and I will be more than happy to help, or you can read my story and learn about my background as a person interested in generating income online using modern techniques. May you find fulfillment in doing what you love.

 

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How An MLM Can Grow Your CBD Business

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Perhaps you have heard about the benefits of CBD products and you want to create your own CBD business. Maybe you have used CBD products and have seen, first-hand, how they can change the lives of people (or pets) dealing with common problems like pain, anxiety, and sleep.

Or perhaps, even, you have heard some of the hype about the CBD industry’s estimated growth from $600 million to $22 billion by 2022.

You may be asking yourself, “I believe in the value of CBD. But how can I grow a CBD business that is profitable and sustains in the long term?”

One answer to that question is building a multi-level marketing (MLM) business that sells CBD products.

Before the red flags and horror stories of pressuring friends and family take you out, consider that the MLM industry you have been exposed to and the MLM industry that exists today are two separate things. For example, those awkward calls to your brother or your best friend from high school are a thing of the past, thanks to the internet.

Let’s explore the topics of CBD and the MLM industry, and how building your CBD business as an MLM could in fact be the move you are looking for. To do that, we must first look at how an MLM operates in today’s world, its benefits as a business model, and how you can generate passive income with automated tools.

Benefits Of An MLM

As there are multiple types of businesses, running your CBD business through an MLM may be a choice you’d like to consider. Let’s take a look at the benefits of the structure of an MLM.

  • Low start-up cost: Usually, an MLM will have an initial, one-time fee to get started, with a monthly membership fee or promise to re-stock your inventory. The initial fee is normally in the few-hundred-dollar range. In comparison to a brick-and-mortar CBD retail store, which with rent, insurance, technology equipment, advertising, signage, interior decor, and professional services can cost in the tens of thousands of dollars, the initial fee to start an MLM is small.
  • You are your own boss: Simply put, you call the shots. Without the expense of hiring employees looming over your head, you can re-invest your earnings or pay yourself earlier.
  • Opportunity for passive income: Consider Bruno Mars, who writes a song once, then collects royalties every time that song is played from then on. Similarly, with your CBD business as an MLM, you will get paid for work you’ve done in the past. That means instead of trading dollars for hours with a salaried or hourly position, you can continue earning money regardless of if you work today with the concept of passive income. This isn’t to say that getting to this point is easy to do; if it was, everyone would be doing it. However, it is possible. As a network marketer, I have grown my business to the point of generating passive income and helping others achieve their financial and well-being goals.
  • Unlimited income potential: Unlike a salaried or hourly position, with an MLM you are in a compensation plan with no ceiling. With the Top 200 Income Earners in MLM companies all making passive income north of $1,000,000 per year, there is no cap on income potential. Goals like a few thousand dollars per month to pay your bills and provide discretionary income are achievable with hard work and dedication. Nothing worthwhile in life is easy.
  • No education requirements: One barrier that is very real for a lot of people is education. They can’t make more money than they do because they need certifications or a degree. The average four-year degree will cost between $35,000 and $140,000. With an MLM, there are no education requirements.
  • Automate your MLM business: As stated, today’s MLM industry is vastly different than that of traditional ideas of Amway and bugging people you love (or being the one being bugged, for that matter). How? Through automation. By employing methods such as pre-enrollment, sales funnels, and email response systems, you can flip the script. That is, pre-qualified leads will come to you. Gone are the days of nervousness and landlines being land mines.
  • Constant training and development: While running your CBD business as an MLM, there are very often regional and national events where you are trained by the founders and top performers of your company. There is much to be learned from them. Furthermore, large repositories of free training in the form of audio and video exist to empower and enable you to reach your personal goals, financially or otherwise.
  • Tax deductions: If running your CBD business online, consider a few of these common tax deductions you can claim in part on your tax return: wireless internet, your computer, your mobile device, and any travel expenses related to your business.

Benefits Of A CBD Business

In addition to the benefits of an MLM, CBD has a number of benefits in and of itself, which is why the industry is currently in the stage of growth that it’s in. Let’s have a look at the benefits of CBD products and the sorts of issues they help to address.

  • Anxiety: CBD can calm the mind and body. Oftentimes, people can suffer from anxiety, such as obsessive thinking, fear in public, on airplanes, in vehicles, speaking in front of others, or even reliving traumatic experiences. CBD has been known to slow down the mind and relieve the effects of anxiety.
  • Sleep: The relaxing effect of CBD can help people sleep. With roughly 60 million people in the U.S. suffering from sleep-related health issues, the market for helping people getting sufficient shut-eye is large. Your impact is tangible, especially given how coveted sleep is for human beings.
  • Chronic pain: Similarly, around 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain, with 40% of them having high-impact chronic pain, which severely impacts life and work activities. Users of CBD often report relief from pain.
  • For athletes: Whether it’s pain, the frequency of travel, or the nerves of performing at a high level, athletes can use CBD for a variety of reasons.
  • For pets: Just like their human counterparts, pets can get nervous. Personalities, types of breeds, and past experiences can play a role in the quality of life of pets, and CBD can help in this regard.

 

How Growing Your CBD Business As An MLM Is Smart

Now that we have covered the benefits of the MLM industry and CBD products, we can finally delve into the reasons why combining the two may be a smart idea.

  • CBD is on-trend: When the wave of momentum is strongest, the buzz of a community is too. As such, since MLM is about teams, mentors, and learning from one another, CBD and its current state of hype makes it a viable option for using an MLM to start your business.
  • Done for you: There are already plug-and-play CBD MLM’s such as Hempworx that have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into products, shipment, websites, and research. With features like auto-ship and warehouses of inventory, all you need to do is plug in and leverage what’s already been done.
  • CBD is a recurring expense: Since your CBD business is centered around generating revenue, the fact that users of CBD must replenish their supplies plays into your favor. This means that customers with whom you grow your reputation and trust will become repeat buyers with you. This is a cornerstone in any solid and long-lasting business.
  • CBD has a wide audience range: Given the range of problems that CBD can help solve, such as sleep, pain, and anxiety, the number of people you can help means that the number of people who can join your business or buy from your MLM store is equally as large.

As such, we covered the benefits of MLM’s, CBD, and why running your CBD business as an MLM may be a smart move. CBD is here to stay, and the results of the products speak for themselves.

What’s more, the MLM industry has evolved into a business model that can leverage the beauty of the internet and automation to grow your revenue without having to annoy relatives and friends. I’ve used this process, as an introvert myself, to generate passive income for myself and for others, and now it’s my full-time job.

If this is something you may be interested in, feel free to take a tour of Hempworx. Also, consider continuing your research into this topic of your CBD business. Knowledge is power.

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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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Why Your Customers Are Important To Building Your MLM Team

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When building your MLM team the focus is always on recruiting members on the team. Most of the effort is centered around showing the business opportunity to friends and family and then on to warm and cold contacts. Of course there is nothing wrong with this approach as it needs to be done to expand and grow.

It does seem that many network marketers don’t want to have customers, so they use them only as a fall back position. Meaning; if the person did not want to get involved as a business associate in your mlm then make them a customer. If they order fine, if not you move on to another prospect, right?

Here’s something to consider. If the customer learns about your product and they find a lot of benefit and value they will share it naturally with their friends and family about the improvements they are seeing and feeling. Just like they share about a great restaurant or movie, they can share about what they like about your product and will help you by sharing their story with others. I have added many customers this way, and eventually some of those may want to join the team as well. That’s a process that can duplicate and bring you big growth and happy customers.

 

This is also one of the best ways to introduce people to what you are doing in your business. Some people are very uncomfortable just contacting others about the business opportunity. For some reason they don’t see it as sharing something that people need, in the same way as they do about sharing a product. In actuality they are both the same. You have something that people need, but they may not know it yet. That’s why taking good care of your customers can be a great way to expand your circle of contacts and prospects.

The key is to generate business volume because that’s what you get paid on. Use every method you can to do that.

Be friendly not pushy. Be helpful not angry. Be patient not rushed. I spent a lot of my early days in Amway just plowing through people and not really caring about them. That method does not bring long term success and can actually move your business backwards.

You have to have posture for sure but not arrogance. You don’t need to be rude or insulting to people who are not ready to buy from you or join your team. You never know what may change in their life that makes them come back to you. Make sure you treat them well so they come back to you!

 

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How to Enroll High Income Earners in Your MLM Opportunity

 

Check out my new video on this topic. Don’t be afraid to offer the opportunity to everyone and let them make the choice. If you don’t offer it, then you made the choice for them and that is certainly not fair.

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If You Don’t Like Other People, Then Network Marketing IS For You! Really!

 

If you are introverted, shy or just don’t like working with other people then you can still being very successful. I have been a shy person most of my life. I have to “work” at being a bit more extroverted or people think I’m mad, angry, bummed or something. Most of the time I’m just thinking about things.

When I started in an MLM called Amway in 1989 I was having a very difficult time sharing the business idea with people, in person. That was way before we all had internet in our homes and on our phones. I had to learn to call cold contacts on the phone or approach them in person. Wow! That was a bit challenging but I finally got pretty good at it. I would even teach others in my group how to call people out of the phone book and set up meetings to show the business plan.

Today we don’t have to do that at all if we don’t want to. Although, I do still talk to other people face to face about my MLM; I primarily build it online using the same methods that you would for online dating in a way.  Instead of generating dates. I generate leads online using several different techniques. We share the business opportunity and products online, we can email or text. And many times we still have a phone call to go over the details of how things work and to get some questions answered that are harder to ask and answer in a text.

If we share everything else online and on social media so comfortably, then why not share about our business and learn to establish business relationships as well.

What’s really amazing is that I can build my business with 100% cold contacts and some people are joining my business that I have not even met or talked with at all!

Now, I do believe that you need to establish a relationship with your team members who are actively building. Ultimately you will want to develop your team and leaders. You just cannot do that by not communicating with them. Hopefully by that time you will have learned how to be better at working with others and you can learn this as your business grows.

Blend the best of both online and offline business build methods. Use all the tools available to you and don’t forget to read books and articles that help you grow as a leader too!

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Why Amway And Other MLM Companies Are Not Cults

The thought that some people have about Amway and other MLM companies being cults has always amazed me. There are times when I wished they were, because in cults people blindly do what the cult leaders tell them to do. Our team members all have minds of their own and businesses of their own and they can do what they want to do.

Anyone who has actually been part of building a network marketing team or organization can tell you that almost no one does what they are asked or told to do regarding building their business. Even when they are the ones asking! That right there should convince you it’s not a cult. But let’s examine some of the concerns people have stated that tells them it’s a cult.

#1 The People In MLM Have A Cult Like Attachment To Their Company

I find this one very interesting as most people have an attachment to their employers company but don’t seem to think it’s a cult. In MLM people are supportive of the company and its products because it is supporting their business too. As far as people having a cult like following, you should check into the companies like Facebook, Google, Yahoo or Apple. Their employees are the most involved, passionate, cultist people I have ever seen outside of a real cult. They have their own campuses for their people with living areas, chef run kitchens and lounge spaces to encourage you to be creative and dedicated at all hours of the day. People are driven to be part of these companies.

If the naysayers meant people who are dedicated to what they are doing in a business of their own, then that could be confused with a cult, I guess.

 

#2 The People Are Very Religious

It is true some people in network marketing are religious. Some are not. It is a business that accepts all kinds of people and has no prejudgment for religious affiliation. It seems like some of the people who have been part of a MLM business have been uncomfortable with people having a pledge of allegiance or a prayer before a meeting or  a seminar. I myself don’t think it should be part of the business proceedings and that it can be off putting for some people.

However it is a right that owning your own business brings. It is no different than what the founder of Chik-Fil-A decided to do. Many of the company’s values are influenced by the religious beliefs of its late founder, S. Truett Cathy, a devout Southern Baptist. Most notably, all Chick-fil-A restaurants are closed for business on Sundays, as well as on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That does not make them a cult does it? Even the Federal government of the USA closes down on these holidays. We all happily enjoy the paid time off for holidays from our employers right? No double standard there right?

#3 The People Are Fanatical

This can be another true observation that some people in MLM are very passionate about their opportunity to build their own business. It shows us that the American Dream which is so alive in immigrants to the USA, can also be stimulated in the people who are already here. It’s too bad so many people have forgotten or never knew that the USA was built on people who had their own businesses not jobs,

Most people were farmers, tradesmen and artisans before the industrial revolution. You know , people like bakers, tailors, blacksmiths, barbers, weavers, apothecaries etc.

These people were also fanatics about what they did. If not; they would not be able to survive.

Owning your own MLM business is like that in a way. The way, that allows you to be excited to build something for you and your family. That brings out the passion and excitement in people that had no other opportunity to start a business of their own with very little money or training. Somehow being excited about your own enterprise is now a cult. I guess they have never seen the people who go on the show Shark Tank or the Profit. They are fanatical about what they are doing. Starting and owning their own business.

I think it just makes some people uncomfortable that they are bored and not excited about their jobs but don’t have the ambition to do something of their own. Sad really.

I think that people just need to give other people their space to do what they want to do. As long as it does not affect you or what you are doing then keep moving on with your life, would you? If you were offered an opportunity to build your own business by a friend or family member then feel lucky that they saw something in you, that maybe you don’t. Possibly they believe in your capability more than you do. Feel fortunate; not put off by the invitation. They had your best interest in mind.

And if you decided not to join them in their “cult” then you proved my point that network marketing companies like Amway and others cannot be a cult, since no one does what we ask or tell them to do in MLM. After all you did not join right?

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The Real Network Marketing Story

 

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Everyone seems to have some idea of what network marketing is and may have even been involved at one time or another in a network marketing company. Many people have heard of Amway, Mary Kay and Herbalife; which are all network marketing businesses.

Some of the people you talk to about your business opportunity or products may believe they know what it’s all about because they had a second cousin, who had a friend who didn’t make any money in network marketing. And of course they think they can’t either.

In my experience most people don’t really understand what we are doing but definitely have some preconceived ideas. To be able to help those people get a better understanding you need to be calm and provide clear answers. Its true many people don’t make any money in network marketing. But that is usually due to them not actually doing the work it requires.

If you don’t want to share what you are doing and you don’t want to promote your products or opportunity then network marketing is probably not for you.

However if you are excited about learning how to build your own business then with some hard work and possibly some additional personal growth you can learn how to be successful. It’s no different that when you first started to work a job. You needed to be trained. Here though you’r training to be your own boss. The CEO of your own business.

The good news is that your in business for yourself but not by yourself!

Look for  a network marketing company with a teaching and training system. In some ways you will be going back to school to learn how to become successful.

To learn more about what Network Marketing is and isn’t check out this great article from the Huffington Post.

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Amway made a lot of millionaires now there’s something new

I joined Amway in 1989. A high school friend of mine called me and asked me a simple question. “Was I interested in making an extra $2000 per month?” who would say no to that question, right?  I was about to get married and had a lot of expenses and was struggling to move up in my career as a R & D Engineer. I was invited to see the “plan” at his home. Later during the “follow up” I spent about an hour arguing with my friend that it could not work. Eventually he said “fine then don’t join”.

That really made me mad; him telling me I shouldn’t do something I want to do. Wait a minute here, now I want to do this? I remember telling him I’m going to do this just to show you it can’t work. Really dumb statement, I know.

I started to learn about how to build the network marketing business by sharing with my friends and family. Some of them actually joined us and we had a great time together. Then I moved on to the warm contacts. These were people that I worked with and knew from the past but did not have a current close relationship with. Then last but not least the dreaded “cold contacts”. We wrote a script and would call people we met during visits to shops and to the mall, looking at cars, whatever & whenever. Clearly this was the largest group of people and in fact many of the leaders in the group came from cold contacting.

We were following the examples and teachings of the leaders that were in my upline. Don Wilson and Randy Haugen. These people had reached a level of success we all wanted. They were millionaires many times over. They taught us how to do what they did and to build good size teams. It worked too! These leaders became very successful in Amway and we reached some levels of success as well.

Around 2001 Amway they created Quixtar. It was intended to be an online business concept where all customers could order online. You could enroll online and you had  a back office and all. This was going to revolutionize the business and I think the idea was a good one. Just a bit premature. Especially since we all only had “dial up” internet access. It was very slow and many people did not have access. We left Quixtar in 2003 and in 2007, Amway got rid of the name and went back to the name Amway Global.

What’s New Today?

A couple of years ago I started looking for the best network marketing companies today, and there are several.  I wanted to get back involved in this form of business because I had been involved in running conventional businesses over the last 20 years and really missed the focus on working as a team, helping other people, building something of your own and having unlimited earning potential. Plus there is no other business that allows you to duplicate your time as easily.

Now with virtually everyone having access to high speed internet service, cellphones in everyone’s hand, and constant social media viewing the network marketing business needs to change as well. There are still people trying to build the “old” way with face to face marketing and there is nothing wrong with it, if it works for you. What I have found is that people are moving at a faster pace than ever. It’s hard to get their attention and keep it, long enough to share the opportunity with them.

I felt that the network marketing building methods had to change somehow to take advantage of the current culture of being online and accessing social media almost continually.  Today we don’t call it “cold contacting” we call it “lead generation” and the whole process is flipped upside down from what we used to do.

In the old days we would ask a cold contact “if they have considered other business ideas” or “have you thought about owning your own business?”, or something similar. Sometimes we would hand out business cards or collect them. I even taught people in my group how to call people out of the phone book. I cannot believe that we used to do that. Wow! It worked but it was not for the faint of heart. Most people were deathly afraid of talking about a business opportunity to someone they don’t know face to face. Or even over the telephone. It was very hard to help people who said they don’t know anyone else, other than their broke brother in-law and their best friend who just got out of jail and really needs the business.

Frequently we would waste our time talking to someone who was not interested in doing something else other than working their job. They did not have a dream or goal to own their own business. Some just were not thinking of the future, just wanting to get by paycheck by paycheck.

Today we don’t need to ask people who are not looking. Today we make sure people who are looking can find us. By using social media, videos, websites and blogs we can draw in people who are searching just the way I was a few years ago. We have automated marketing systems and we can reach out to a much larger audience of “pre-qualified” people. I call them that because they are already clearly looking and they may be open to what your business opportunity is all about.

Once they locate you and join your team you just teach them the methods you use and so on. Now I am simplifying it a bit because we use some special tools and methods that only people who join our team get to use. However the principle is still the same.

Times continue to change so I plan to adapt to them in my network marketing business and continually improve. This is what will provide sustainability for years to come.

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