Monday, June 30, 2008

Why a home candle business?

Why should you consider a home candle business? Good question. As a Network Marketing professional, I wasn’t looking for a home candle business in the beginning. After all, I wanted to coach and train others. I was a MLM coach and trainer. But as I furthered my research, here’s what I found.

1. Candles are a $3+billion industry.
2. Candles are affordable and highly consumable.
3. 85% of American homes already burn scented candles
4. We are ahead of the trend. “Go Green” fits right into our industry. Our
alternative vegetable wax candle burns 95% soot free.
5. Candles are consistently in the top 5 list for gift choices
6. Candles are a simple product. There’s not much explanation involved.
7. Our industry has 6 major competitors. And we are leading the way
with our "natural" candle.

For more information about why a candle business is a great network marketing business, visit

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Friday, June 27, 2008

What? Your business requires a monthly autoship?

Most Network Marketing companies require a monthly autoship or some type of monthly commitment. When you are recruiting, and someone tells you they just can’t afford the monthly commitment, what should your response be?

I will give you an example. My company requires a $39.95 autoship per month. With tax included it’s about $44 per month. Now, like most businesses, I am receiving some product, a company website and some other perks with this autoship each month. In my opinion, it’s much more valuable than the $44.

If someone tells me they just can’t afford the monthly commitment, this is my response. “I’m a little confused Jane. Are you looking for a business or to just purchase products now and then?” This is a business, and if you are committed to it and work it as such, you will make much more than $44 per month. What income level are you wanting to make each month?


Jane, think about this. Most people go to a job for 8 hours each day to pay the bills. What if you worked this business eight hours per day? I’ve made several hundred dollars in one day many times just retailing our product.” And that took just a few hours.”

Now, if someone just absolutely doesn’t believe a monthly autoship will work for them. I usually just leave it alone. Their focus is on the $50 vs. I can do this. I can build this business and I can make it work. The mindset just isn’t there and the timing probably isn’t right for them to get started.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

MLM books on the must read list

Success in the network marketing comes down to solid, ongoing MLM training. Network Marketing is a business that is about helping others. But in order to help others, you must work on yourself in the process.

Self-development and mindset are crucial to success. In my earlier days, I thought mindset was a bunch of nonsense. I wished I would have listened. It’s not! Mindset and belief is a must have to succeed.

Below are my top picks to get you started. These are the basic how-to’s for building a top MLM business.

MLM Nuts and Bolts
by Jan Ruhe

Jan Ruhe is a master and my favorite female mentor. Her story is incredible. She built her business while her children were young and didn’t make excuses. Her advice is solid and prepares you for this industry.

Beach Money
by Jordan Adler

Jordan proves what can happen if you don’t quit. Over 10 years and 12 companies without making any money.

Your First Year in Network Marketing
by Mark Yarnell, Rene Reid Yarnell

This book will prepare you for all aspect of the business. It’s an honest approach whether you are working part time or full time.

How to Win Friends and Influence People
By Dale Carnegie

A classic, but still holds true today.


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Monday, June 23, 2008

Residual Income - what is it and why do you need it?

Residual income is making continuous money from doing something once. Residual income has been around a long time, but its popularity has grown with the Internet. It can used to supplement a full time income or it can eventually replace a full time income and beyond.

It takes time and hard work to build residual income. With so much hype and empty promises on the Internet today, some believe residual income can happen immediately. It just doesn’t work that way. It’s about doing the same thing over and over in order to earn money. It’s about doing something once and getting paid for it again and again.

The internet it an amazing tool and must be used to its full potential to be successful. The internet is full of endless possibilities. Learn to take advantage of it. Take advantage of search engines. Learn how to be at the top of them. Learn how to automate your follow up process. It’s a tool that works 24/7, learn how to use it and maximize your profits.

Learn to build multiple streams of income. Multiple streams of income is basically having more than one business. My income streams all point to my primary business. If you learn to monetize your marketing efforts, you can invest more in your business and see it grow quicker. And multiple income streams equal stability.

Be sure to do your research. Look at the background of the company. Is the company financially stable? Do the owners have network marketing backgrounds? Does the compensation plan allow you to build a passive, residual income? Check out the company and make sure it’s here to stay.

BELIEVE Success!


Thursday, June 19, 2008

Top 10 Generating Income Ideas

Top 10 Income Generating Ideas

1. Hand out business cards
2. Set appointments for presentation
3. Do Presentations
4. Follow up with customers
5. Follow up with potential prospects
6. Networking online – meet new people
7. Update your personal website with quality content– it will drive traffic
and produce new leads.
8. Attend company training calls or seminars
9. Help your new partners set appointments
10. Advertise online or offline. Advertising will bring you new leads

If you are in doubt, ask yourself. Will this activity generate any income? If not, put it to the side. Prioritize and do the income generating activities first!

BELIEVE Success!


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Live with Passion!

Mary Kay Ash was loved by her people. She was the Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, and passed away not long ago at 83 years old. I heard her speak about 20 years ago, and at the end of her speech she was asked, "What is the key to success in business?"

She didn't hesitate when she said, "Make your people feel important." She truly understood that recognition is a need we all crave. There are no exceptions.

Marcy Blochowiak understands this powerful principle as much as any leader I've ever met. And, most comes from her heart. She has built a team of thousands by using a secret weapon: "Hire more women, and love them like family."

In her beautiful book, No Glass Ceiling, Just Blue Sky, Marcy shares her story about leaving a secure job as a flight attendant to become an entrepreneur. She lays her heart on the line when she tells about overcoming fears and doubts to build a highly successful organization. She offers valuable insights on life balance, the power of choice, respecting others and removing the chains that bind you.

In the time I've spent with Marcy and members of her team I could feel the love and respect they had for each other. She truly understands the power of kindness and compassion. She understands that companies don't succeed...people do.

Today, I'd like to share a brief excerpt from Marcy's book. Enjoy and share it with friends and family.

Live with Passion,

Mac Anderson
Founder, Simple Truths

Click Here To Watch this amazing video!


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Monday, June 16, 2008

Learn time management

Time management is SELF-Management. All of us have the same 24 hours. We each have to decide what to do with it.

Become a manager of moments so you have more time in the rest of your life to enjoy yourself, your family and your friends.

Can you develop bad time management skills? Absolutely. Have clarity in your dreams and goals. Do not allow procrastination to set it. Keep focused and clear on what you want and what your goals are. Then go after them as if your life depends on it. Because in reality, it probably does.

Get control of your time and just don’t waste it. Turn off the T.V. Stop chatting about nothing, spend time in self development and study those that you want to be like.

Learn to control your thoughts and better yet, learn how to stop negative ones. Self development, self development and more self development is key. When you want something bad enough, you will use your time wisely and go for it. Be a teacher of what is possible and take the time to go after your dreams.

BELIEVE Success!


Thursday, June 12, 2008

What to look for in a home business

What are you looking for in a home business? Why are you looking? If you had want you really wanted in life, what would it be? What would your perfect day be?

A home candle business could be just what you are looking for. For more information check it out here.

There are several things to consider when looking for a home business.

1. Huge Market - Candles are burned in 90% of American Homes

2. Unique, Consumable Product - As a vegetable, alternative wax candle, we have a product that is unique and highly consumable.

3. Timing and Trends - With so much talk about going green, our candle is perfect. Made with plants and vegetables, it burns 95% Soot FREE. No more black mess.

4. Time leverage - Network Marketing means time leverage. Build a team, Partner with them and earn passive, residual income.

Does this sound like something you could do? I look forward to hearing from you.

BELIEVE Success!


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A prospecting tip that works

When your potential business partner is talking about their present situation and how they would like to change, help them imagine what it would be like to have what they want.

Ask this simple question. How would it change your life to have what you want? Imagine how your life would be.

Success lies within each of us. You just need the courage and determination to pursue it.

Focus on what the change will do for your potential partner and help them feel and see that success. Connect on the feeling level vs. the logical level.

One of the first activities I have my new partners do is describe their perfect day.

What would the perfect day be for you?

BELIEVE Success!


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Don't waste your time with Internet Marketing

My friend, Michael Lemm with Freedom Fire Communications recommends the following powerful headline ideas.

Headlines are everything.....

Do you want your POST read? Do you want your article clicked on and read? Do you want your e-mail opened?

You better have a great headline ....

Here are some ideas to get your juices flowing and come up with headlines that fit "your" target:

[This info is from Michael Fortin, the Copy Doctor, awesome resource for anything “copy” related. Here he uses the power of emotion to draw readers in.....]

Curiosity - (”Revealed! Closely Guarded Secrets For …”)

Mystery - (”The Five Biggest Mistakes to Avoid By …”)

Fear - (”Over 98.4% of People End up Broke When …”)

Pain - (”Suffering From Needless Back Pain? Then …”)

Convenience - (”How to Increase Your Chances With …”)

Envy - (”How Fellow Marketer Pummels Competitors By …”)

Jealousy - (”They All Laughed When … Until I …”)

Sloth - (”Slash Your Learning Curve By 57% When …”)

Love, Lust - (”Make Her Fall in Love With You With …”)

Shock - (”Finally Exposed! Get The Dirty Truth On …”)

Greed - (”Boost Your Income By More Than 317% When …”)

Pride, Power, Ego - (”Make Fellow Workers Squirm With …”)

Assurance - (”… In Less Than 60 Days, Guaranteed!”)

Immortality - (”Reverse The Aging Process With …”)

Anger - (”Banks Are Ripping You Off! Here’s Why”)

Simply follow the thought process above .... fit an emotion with wording that captures that "feeling" in a way you're comfortable with. Don't forget to track and test your results too. You can always adjust the words a bit ... and target audience .... to better illicit the "reaction" you're looking for.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Generate leads and make money at the same time

Generate leads and make money at the same time

Frank Tocco of recently shared this at a forum I visit regularly.


People in a network marketing business usually lose enthusiasm building their business because they either:

(1) Run out of leads

(2) Run out of money while trying to generate more leads.

A common problem with struggling marketers is paying for leads that are not responsive to the offer the marketer is promoting. Frustrated, the marketer gives up.

So, how do you generate responsive leads without going broke? Why, you get them to pay you of course. This is called a funded proposal system. In other words you get PAID to generate leads regardless if they join your network marketing company or not. It’s very simple.

What network marketers want is more leads, and more cash. A funded proposal system teaches network marketing prospects how to generate more leads and more cash - exactly what all network marketers want to learn all about.

People who use a funded proposal system are able to build a relationship with other network marketers - people already SOLD on the idea of network marketing and looking for a leader to follow.

Effective funded proposals position the marketer as a leader who provides solutions to a problem, in front of people who already have a need, a desire, and are actively looking for a solution to their problem. This targets a generic network marketing crowd.

This is a business about marketing pursued by people who have never marketed anything before. They need help by someone that knows what they are doing and will hold them by the hand to show them how it is done. The alternative would be for the networker to learn by trial and error, a very costly and frustrating course to take. With this in mind, a highly effective funded proposal would do well to attract network marketers if it teaches how to market products and generate leads.

Someone who has invested the time, money and effort to learn how to generate quality targeted leads has information that is of great value to someone just starting out in MLM and needs new leads to grow their business. Leads cost money unless the method used to generate leads also generates money. This is where the FUNDED part of a funded proposal comes in.

Your funded proposal needs to have three parts.

(1) A low-cost high volume retail product for under $50 that pays for your advertising and generates a constant source of MLM leads for you.

(2) A medium to high cost backend product that pays your bills and makes you money.

(3) A network marketing opportunity that creates long term, exponential, residual income and grows your downline organization.

You see, the average person can not afford to pay for the costs of marketing their business while they learn to build it, eventually spending themselves out of business with advertising costs before their business has a chance to grow into a profit. A funded proposal generates the needed cash flow to keep the expenses of advertising going until the business pays for itself.

Most people just advertise their network marketing business or website and hope someone joins, while a true leader solves peoples problems. People will always pay for solutions and convenience. So a good funded proposal makes network marketers lives easier or offers a solution to their most pressing challenges.

If they are willing to invest in your program (even if they do not join your network marketing company ), the system pays you a commission based on the sale. So not only are you getting great targeted leads of people interested in what you have to offer but, you get a generous income as well.

BELIEVE Success!


Monday, June 2, 2008

The best Network Marketing tool

If you search do a search on Google for MLM and Network Marketing, you will find a ton of information. Training tips, “guaranteed secrets”, and on and on. There are hundreds and thousands of tools being sold online.

Some of these tools are extremely valuable and others are not. There of course is a great deal of hype around some of these. Many promise you this is the best tool and it’s the answer to your creating your fortunes.

Well, the best tool can not actually be bought online. I know, it may sound a little crazy but it’s true.

Your best MLM/Network Marketing tool is YOU. Yes, approach this industry with an open mind. Be willing to study it, educate yourself and make mistakes along the way. It’s all a part of the learning process.

You have the ability to attract thousands of leads. You have the ability to know what tools are useful and which ones are not. You have the ability to completely maximize your marketing efforts.

If you stop looking for “secrets” and the “next best thing”, you will get so much more accomplished.

Stop searching and start doing. Invest in you, your knowledge and expertise. Because you are the best network marketing tool.

BELIEVE Success!