Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How to build a home business team

Residual income is what attracts most people to building a Network Marketing team. And the most common question I get, is how do you sponsor 8-12 people every month?

The answer is simple. Make friends without an agenda. Make friends to make friends, not to get into your business. Sure, my friends know what I do, in case they are interested or want to refer people to me.

But my business is not what my friendships are based upon. It’s the same for meeting people online or offline. Show a genuine interest. Find out their likes and dislikes, their concerns and challenges. Get to know people without an agenda.

If someone shows an interest in my business then yes, I will proceed. Now, I have the permission to share a little more. I answer their questions and invite them to take a deeper look.

Think about this. If you had a friend that was making $8,000 per month, wouldn’t you want to know about it?

BELIEVE Success!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

A first class home business - Do you follow these guidelines?

1. Tell the truth. First class networkers are always honest.

2. They are focused on helping others and how to make their prospects lives better.

3. The company they represent has products that are unique and are truly beneficial.

4. They are able to keep it simple – explain the industry in simple terms.

5. They are willing to train those they sponsor and their training works.

6. They value their customers

7. They do what they say.

8. Personal growth and development is priority.

9. They know their company’s products

10. They are not just focused on making a profit, they are genuinely interested in a prospect’s success.

BELIEVE Success!


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

As a Corporate America Employee, how do you find time to build a successful MLM Business

Last night I was interviewed on our company’s team call. As a FT Corporate America employee who is working to change that, many people ask how do you do it? How do you find the time to work FT, be a mom to three young children, a wife and run a successful and growing Network Marketing business?

My answer – Network Marketing is my passion. Lunch hours, breaks, evening hours and weekends are utilized to build my Network Marketing business. I love what I do and keeping focused on the big picture is important. Firing Corporate America gets closer every day. It’s a great feeling to take charge of your life and be in control of your final destination.

It’s important to focus on the success and not the challenges. Everyone in the network marketing industry has time constraints, challenges and even frustrations. But don’t spend your time focusing on the challenges. Take control of the activities you can. How many prospects will you call this week? How many follow ups will you make? How many business cards will you hand out? These activities are controlled by you and taking action each day will get you results.

Network Marketing is a journey. So, enjoy it. Each day, make the commitment to move your business forward. Take action towards your goals. Write them down, believe them, share them and reach them.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Do you Twitter?

Twitter is an online craze that is worth checking out. Meet people with the same interests, personal and business. Share your expertise and learn from others. Treat it like it’s your daily planner.

Here are a few tips to begin “tweeting.”

1. Sign up and follow as many people as you can find who share your common interests and goals.

2. Reply to "tweets" of others by clicking the reply arrow in their tweet box. Get a short conversation going about the topics that interest them. You'll see their Twitter ID with the @ sign in front of it. They will see your replies without already following you.

3. Tweet helpful information. Maybe you just posted a new blog or wrote a new Squidoo lens. Tweet about it. And feel free to “tweet” about personal stuff. Maybe you are at Cancun on the beach checking your email. “Tweet about it.”

4. Network with people that you can help. Provide value and helpful information. Give first and you will receive.

Twitter is fun, easy and it will boost your business.

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BELIEVE Success!


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

What are your Single Daily Actions (SDA's)

Do you have a set schedule? Better yet, do you follow it?

Do you have a daily goal of how many prospects you are going to call each day? How many appointments will you make each day? How many people are you going to recruit each week. How many times will you present your opportunity?

Working your Network Marketing Business every day will lead to success.

You are in charge of your SDA’s. Plan your work and then work your plan. Only you can commit to it. Make a specific schedule so you know where your hours are going.

Take action and know that consistently working those SDA’s over and over will have tremendous results.

One of your SDA’s should be how many prospects will I contact today. It might be follow up phone calls, new prospect calls. How many catalogs am I sending out today? It can be various things. Just take action. And have fun!

Your SDA’s all relate to your income goals. Make sure they are aligned. Your goals and actions need to be in balance.

BELIEVE Success!


Monday, August 11, 2008

Pay Close Attention to Successful People

Duplicate those that are successful and your business will continue to improve. Being honest and true is the foundation for a successful business. A pure heart is one of the greatest secrets of success. Follow the example of successful people. Choose to be successful. The only people that aren’t successful in Network Marketing are those that quit, or aren’t willing to work hard for their success. Ask questions. Seek out your upline as well as the upline from other companies. Listen to them. What were their methods for success? What about their shortcuts?

Much of success is determined by how you think. So, keep thinking you are a success. Dream big and know those dreams will come true with hard work and persistence. Have fun. Learn from your mistakes. Give to others and remember that you deserve success.

BELIEVE Success!


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Keep it Simple

Keep your Network Marketing message simple. If you add a bunch of stuff to it, it will slow down your growth. Teaching a basic three-step plan is key.

1. Get a few distributors
2. Get a few customers
3. Help your distributors do the same

That covers it right?

If someone asks you a difficult question, direct the conversation back to the simple message.

If you have a tough time explaining it, your team won’t grow as rapidly. A rule of thumb is, if an 8 year can’t understand it, then others probably can’t either.

So, keep your message simple and don't overexplain.

BELIEVE Success!


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Beach Money

I just finished reading Beach Money by Jordan Adler. If you haven’t read it, you need to. It’s a great book.

Beach Money means different things to different people. What does it mean to you?

To me, it means freedom. The freedom to not have to worry about personal finances. The freedom to spend time they way you want to spend it. To spend more time with family. To be able to give back to those that have given so much to me.

A Beach Money life is within your reach and anyone can have it. You just have to take action and go after it.

Think about it. Network Marketing is a no experience necessary business. What other business can you earn while you learn?

Low-cost or no risk is involved. What other business can you start with such a small start up cost?

Anyone can start a Network Marketing business. You just have to be willing to work hard and stay focused.

Earn residual income. Work hard for a few years and eventually your income will grow. Residual income is about doing the work once and getting paid over and over.

So, what’ the different between those that have created a Beach Money life and those who haven’t? Those that have, believed they could. They worked hard and held onto that belief until it became a reality.

Monday, August 4, 2008

linear vs. non-linear income

Are you looking for freedom? Time Freedom? Financial Freedom? If your answer is yes, then you must starting focusing on passive, non-linear income. There’s a difference between linear and non-linear income.

Linear income is working 8 hours and getting paid for 8 hours. Non linear is doing the work once and getting paid over and over again. Some people ask me, what did you make in your first month of Network Marketing? My reply, “ I don’t know, I’m still getting paid for month one.”

Think about this. In your current job, position or career, will you be able to work the next five years and then have the choice where you want to work from? It might be the beaches, the mountains, the desert. The choice could be yours if you are building a passive, non-linear income.

It might require you start out part-time. That’s actually how most people start. The most important step is to begin. Take action today. If you are truly interested in creating a life of freedom, focus on an opportunity that allows creating passive, non-linear income.

BELIEVE Success!


Friday, August 1, 2008

Are you a carrot, egg, or coffee?

Michael Lemm of recently shared this on a forum I network on and I wanted to share it with you.

One of the traits of current television programming is the various series of "reality" shows. While I am not sure how much any of these really depict
the "reality" of anyone except a select few, the trend does raise the question:

Are you in touch with your own reality?

Your reality might be that you are where you want to be in life, and you want more of the same. Or at the other end of the spectrum, your reality might be a severe financial hardship that you do not know how you are going to recover from. Or your reality might be somewhere in between these two extremes.

Whatever your reality is, be aware that it is only human nature to want good things and be comfortable. If you don't have that, then that is what you want. If you already have that, then you want more of that. But the REALITY of the situation is, some say, "what it is is what it is, and you cannot do anything about it".

The problem with that picture of reality is that it is the most blatant LIE on the face of the planet. If you do not like where you are in life, then the power to change that is within your grasp. There are rarely any exceptions to this rule, yet people would have you believe otherwise, perhaps only because they themselves have already long ago given up on the dreams and goals they had in their younger years.

The following is a story which I would like to share with you to further drive home this point:

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.

Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire Soon the pots came to boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see." "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.

Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma.

Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.

"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"

Think of this: Which are you? Are you the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do you wilt and become soft and lose your strength? Are you the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did you have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have you become hardened and stiff? Does your shell look the same, but on the inside are you bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and hardened heart?

Or are you like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity?

Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. You can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and learn from them to make your future better.

Your home business is what you make it and is a direct reflection of the amount of time and energy you put into it. Treat it like a hobby, get paid like a hobby. Treat it like a business and you will change your life!

May we all be coffee!

BELIEVE Success!