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How to Start Your Own CBD Business

There has been a lot of interest in CBD Oil to help people with lingering pain, anxiety and other issues that seem to plague us as humans as we grow older. There is also a lot of news on how CBD can help your pets. I have seen first hand the benefits of this for my dogs and have written about it here.

Many people are also looking into the business opportunity side of CBD Oil. There has been quite a lot of press lately about the booming industry of CBD, but not a lot about how to start your own business. Let’s address one of the best ways to do that.

Brick and Mortar?

This not the best way to do it actually. There are a lot of regulations when you start a conventional business. Additionally there are significant costs involved. I know my ideal business does not have these things in it. Storefronts, buildings, employees, inventory, insurance, book keeping, large investments, long pay back periods, sourcing products, marketing, sales and stress.

When you really evaluate what you are looking to achieve I don’t think many people will want to start this way. Let’s see what is the best way to do this!

Best Way to Start

In my opinion the best way to begin is to evaluate the CBD products and companies that offer you an option to start a network marketing business with their products.

This allows you the best option and the lowest risk. With this you have no large investment and you don’t have to figure out any of the stuff listed above.

For under $100 you can start building your own business right away. You get the same tax benefits and income earning potential without all the trouble and stress.

Think how fast you can become profitable with this type of business! You can make your initial investment back in a week! Then it’s all profit from there.

For some people it is not a “real” business unless they put everything on the line, including their home. That is an old way of thinking that still happens today.

Now it is about working smarter not harder. Why risk everything when you can be successful faster and with a minimal downside?

Network Marketing Business? What is it exactly?

The simplest way I can explain this, is like this. You know how you will tell a friend about a great restaurant you found or a great movie you saw? You tell them how they should try it, or see it because you just know they will love it as much as you do.

So the next week they go and eat at the restaurant and they in fact do love it! When you referred your friend, did the restaurant send you a thank you card with money in it for helping them get a new customer and grow their business? Nope.

Then your friend tells someone they know about the restaurant they just loved and then they go too. Just by your word of mouth promotion of this restaurant they gained two customers and increased their business again.

YOU received nothing other than good feeling about how you helped your friends out.

Everyone does this either in person or on social media, but not many get paid a referral fee for it. In Network Marketing it works exactly the same except everyone can earn a little bit from these referrals.

You Are Already Doing It

As we have already covered, everyone is already doing this. You are a consumer and you already share with others how great what you have discovered is. Now it’s time to get paid along the way.

This business is very easy. You just share what your experiences are with the CBD products with people who you believe it can help. Some of those will be interested in learning about how they can also earn while sharing and now you’ve got a business started.

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Why You Should Have A Retirement Income

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If you are thinking about your retirement days you probably have the same worries as most of us do. How much income do I need and how can I save that much?

How Much Income Do I Need?

There are many retirement calculators out there, but it is sometimes very disappointing to find out you cannot afford to save as much as they say you will need to. In any case most people live paycheck to paycheck and we don’t hardly stop to think about exactly how much we need to retire on. Most experts have you factoring in that you will spend less in your retirement years, but is that really accurate?

First, figure out what lifestyle you want to live. If it’s the same as you have now while you are working; then that may require some additional income streams to be able to provide it. If you really look at the cost of living you will get a better picture of what things will cost in the future. Don’t use the government inflation rates as they are not accurate when it comes to things people really buy. Things like food, gasoline, heating oil, electricity and health care. Those items seem to go up continually at a rate that far exceeds the annual inflation rate. So you need to prepare for that.

Additional Income Streams

For many people the amount of retirement savings and investments will not add up to enough for them to live the desired lifestyle when they retire. In some case they may not be able to retire at all.

Financial experts seem to only talk about two options. Save more and live on less. Both of these are fine ideas but there is another option to add into that plan. Start your own online or home based business. Many people do not consider this option because they assume you have to go into debt or quit your job to be able to start and run a profitable business.

That’s just not the case anymore

Today for less than $100 you can start and own your own business. Having a second stream of income outside of your job is smart on more than one level. Yes it can be used to supplement your current job income. It also can be sent directly into your retirement vehicle. Or you can simply use it to reduce your debt. Pay off your home early or just save it.

The great news is that after you retire from your employer you can continue to grow your business and that income can grow to greatly supplement your retirement income. It may even surpass it one day.

Early Retirement

For some people retirement means doing nothing but hanging around their home and for others it means traveling the world. Some people think that when someone retires they don’t do anything anymore. I think that’s not a very accurate depiction of the retirement years today. The old mentality of old people sitting in rocking chairs at Shady Acres Rest Home is a long way from most peoples retirement goals.

What if you had enough income to retire early what would that be worth to you?  What if you could retire from your job 5 years early? Or even just 2 years? There are now tens of thousands of people who are growing various online and home based business opportunities. There are websites and even magazines dedicated to helping people find a business opportunity that can be built in your spare time. Some of the best are discussed in my other article here.

For most people today, retirement means freedom; to do what they want. When they want. There is no doubt that you will now have the time. But will you have the money?

Time and Money

Start to consider the current retirement plan you have. If you don’t have one start looking at what you need to do. Many banks and even your employer can help you get started.

It can be pretty scary to finally face the reality that you need to have more income to really have the retirement lifestyle you want. Both Time and Money!

If you look around many people who have a lot of time, don’t have any money. Likewise the people who have a lot of money don’t have a lot of free time.

Set your goals to have both, in your retirement years! That’s why we work so hard right?

Lets recap:

#1 identify your desired Retirement Lifestyle

#2 Evaluate your current retirement plans to see if it matches up to #1

#3 Adjust the plan as needed. Not the goal. Keep your goals and adjust your plans, always.

#4 Set up additional income streams if needed

Don’t give up. Just keep thinking and learning about what the options are and how you can achieve your goals. Then make a decision and get started.

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The Advantages of Building an Offline and Online Network Marketing Business

 

There are advantages to building your network marketing business both, offline and online. The old way is what I call offline. It still works and it is the best way to share your business opportunity with your friends and family.

Offline?

What exactly is offline building? This is what I call the old way of building the network marketing business. It typically means you will be talking to your friends, family and maybe even your close coworkers about your new business and what great products you have available. This is usually done because your upline or sponsor has asked you to make a names list and talk to everyone on it. They may even be willing to help you show the business plan.

It could also mean having a home meeting an inviting everyone you know to it. This is how I saw my first network marketing plan. I was invited to a house where I was the only person who was not in the business already. It was very awkward with a guy showing the business plan details on a white board. But it worked, I did get in the business and eventually built a large business.

It can mean having a open opportunity meeting at a hotel meeting room where everyone in the area can invite prospects to it. This helps to make everyone a bit more comfortable because they are not alone and can blend in. It can also backfire if you and your team don’t invite people and assume someone else will do it. The new prospect sees no one new at the meeting, getting excited about the business and figures no one else wants to join so how can they build this thing.  I suggest waiting until you have a team of builders that can ensure you can have a good turn out. This will help build belief that what you are doing is catching fire and exploding. That can be very helpful. If done wrong it can wipe out your group.

These methods can work well if done correctly to work with your friends, family and even warm market.

Cold Market is another thing all together and working offline takes a lot of time. It means that you will be talking to a lot of people you don’t know yet. You will need to get comfortable at this or you will not be able to grow your business. In my experience this is where most initially excited, network marketers start to fade away. It can be very difficult for the introverted person; like me, to build using this method. I spent a lot of time learning how to do this. It involves contacting, setting up 1 on 1 meetings and following up. I also went to a lot of  “no shows” over the years. I did get really good eventually. I was even able to set meetings up by calling people out of the phone book. Not fun but it does work.

It just a numbers game

This offline approach can work well, and in fact has made many millionaires this way. It just boils down to a numbers game. If you are very good at contacting then lets say you need to talk with 15 cold contacts to set one meeting to show the plan. Lets say half of those show up. That’s 8. Then you actually get a followup meeting with half of those. That’s 4. Then 1 of those gets involved in your business and starts duplicating what you did. If you need 5-6 leaders then you need to talk with more than 90 people.

Can you do that?  Will your numbers be that good? Do you have the time?What are the options? Quit or find another way right?

Online?

This is where things have really changed from year past. Now we don’t walk the malls looking for people to prospect. They find us now.

Today when you want to find something, fix something or learn something, what do you do? You search for it online, right? It does not matter what it is; you can find it online now. You can buy a car, a pizza, groceries, you name it.

Today you can even find business opportunities, and that how they will find you too.

You can use your social media skills and your YouTube videos and other online methods of attracting people who are looking and hoping for a great home business or online business opportunity. How would you feel when they come to you instead, of you going to them? It should completely take the fear out of it for one thing. Who can’t answer questions they are asked or share the business plan or compensation plan with someone who asked you? The fact is everyone can work an online business and promote their product and/or opportunity.

How many of you have watched the TV show Shark Tank? It always amazes me how some business owner will come on and say they have sold millions of dollars in products online only using only Amazon, or their website or social media. NO brick and mortar store needed. You can do the same with your network marketing business too!

You can literally reach millions of people and generate 30-40 leads a day. These are people who are looking and can now find you.

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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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The best way to make contacts in Network Marketing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HOW DO YOU BUILD MLM? ACT LIKE YOU ARE A BUSINESS OWNER

investment4If you are serious about building a network marketing business you need to treat it as a big business from the start. This means you need to invest both time and money into making it successful.

How Much Should I Invest?

Many people treat MLM or network marketing as a small, part time business that I should not have to invest money into kind of thing. Not sure why that is, but it’s not the best way to build it.

In conventional businesses people will invest thousands of dollars into a building, signage, advertising, employees, inventory, insurance etc. before they have even opened their doors or made a single dollar.

Yet when they start their MLM business they seem to be reluctant to invest anything. It takes only two things to build a business of any kind: Time or Money and most times, both. If you have no money then you must invest your time and do so at a high level.

Expectations

You cannot expect to spend 40-50 hours per week for your employer and then spend 1 hour a week building you own business and expect the money to just flood in. Set time aside and be consistent in your daily business investment of time.

Additionally the MLM business does require some investment in the form of money. You will be using it for different things than a conventional business because we don’t need any of the traditional things. In network marketing you invest money into lead generation, advertising, and learning more about business meaning it’s an investment in your own education. Like with anything new, you need to invest time and effort.

If you already knew how to start and build a successful MLM you would have one already right? If you are looking to grow your MLM to the next level then invest again. So don’t be afraid of investing in your own business and in yourself. Ultimately it’s for you and your family.

Tax Deductible?

Remember that you are a real business owner and you are entitled to the real benefits available to you. Many of your business investments and expenses are tax deductible. Advertising, Lead Generating activities, meetings, educational expenses, meals and mile may all be deductible and reduce the amount of taxes you have to pay at during tax time. Check with your tax preparer to get the list of qualified item. You don’t get to write off your expense you incur while you are going back and forth to work do you?

So remember the money you invest pays you in more than one way now. It helps you grow your business and saves you money at tax time. Think about how great that is!

Small thinking versus big thinking

OK, here’s we we get personal a bit. Are you ready?

You are, where you are in life based on the way you think. It’s not the circumstances or your upbringing or someone else’s  fault here. You need to change the way you think about how you are spending your time and money. If you want to be a millionaire listen to one and do what they did. Just follow their success pattern.

You don’t need to do what they do for a business to benefit from their methods and thinking. Watch Marcus Lemonis on the the TV show “The Profit”. It is a really great show that teaches you about a lot of excellent and valuable business principles and methods and shows the right and wrong way to think about business. It is also very fun an entertaining at the same time!

If you are really interested in building a six figure income in network marketing then you have to change the way you think about investing . Give your own business as much as you can. It pays off in the next 2-5 years in the business and the investment in your education is your for life. You will take that everywhere.

If you want to be making $10,000 per month or more you need to align your thinking with people who do.

Think Big. Earn Big.

Small investment versus a big investment

Remember you don’t need a big investment to start your REAL network marketing business. It costs anywhere from $29-$299 to start your business. That does not make it any less real or reduce the potential of making big money because you did not have to invest $100,000 or more. Don’t get hung up on not having a building everyone can see with your name on the sign. This is a Huge benefit!

In any case the name of the game is getting people to see and experience the products you offer and the opportunity they can benefit from. In any business that will take both time and money.

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