Can you really attract people to you online using attraction marketing? The answer of course is yes.

Attraction Marketing: Is the new  model for doing business. It leverages the internet and social media to attract interested customers to you instead of you chasing them. This is a very useful way of generating leads for your network marketing business but can also be used for traditional business.

This method allows you to leverage the speed of the internet, it’s cost effective and also the reach is unlimited for finding motivated customers and prospects.  You can do this as a part time business.

The first step in attraction marketing is to give your prospects useful information about how to build their business.

Your goal is to become a specialist in a specific  marketing method or strategy so you become the go to person.

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Here are 3 of the mistakes I see online using attraction marketing methods and how they can be avoided.

Attraction Marketing is a great way to get your prospects to come to you . If you set this up correctly with a self-branding attraction marketing system  you will never have to worry about where your leads will come from in the future.

There are some attraction marketing mistakes I’ve noticed people making.

If you’ve made some of these mistakes never fear because I’ve also given you the solution to the problem!

Attraction  Marketing Mistake #1

You pretend to have all the answers and set yourself up as an expert before you’re ready.

It’s OK not to have all the answers!

A lot of marketers pretend to be successful and know their stuff when in truth they really don’t. It’s not surprising since many guru’s online teach this tactic.

Honesty is the best policy always!

The premise of attraction marketing is to set yourself up as the expert and a leader.

Many people pretend to be experts when they haven’t done the work and don’t yet have experience.

It is such an exciting idea to have a steady flow of leads coming in on autopilot instead of you chasing them that some marketers forget to check their egos at the door. It’s not about you the marketer making money off of people who are struggling. It’s about helping people who really need solutions to their problems building a business.

Unfortunately in the excitement to capitalize on this type of marketing many people go overboard. Some even live the lifestyle before their success happens. It’s a recipe for disaster. It’s ok to believe in the dream but it’s also a good idea to remain grounded and remain practical.

Do this instead

Admit it when you don’t have the answer!

This goes a long way to building credibility. Believe it or not you can build trust by admitting you don’t have all the answers. Honesty will build a strong foundation which will carry your business into the future.

Develop skills as you grow. As a marketer the more skills you have the more people you can help and the more success you will create. You don’t have to pretend. In fact most people will see through the facade.

Be yourself, you are the brand and you don’t want to tarnish that for any reason.

Attraction Marketing Mistake #2

You subscribe to a system and then find out it doesn’t’ brand you.

There are many mlm attraction marketing  systems out there that can help you learn and develop your skills. Part of the allure is the attraction marketing system also furnishes a way to attract and capture leads. The best way to attract leads is to build “You” as the brand.

Be careful which system you choose . Make sure it brands you.

 Your long term goal in attraction marketing  is to brand yourself and develop a business foundation you can build on for your future.

Do this instead:

The system you subscribe too must  be able to brand you and have a customization sales funnel. You want to put your own video  and audio into the system. You want freedom to change text and make it your own.

As with all things in life “If it’s worth doing it’s worth doing right.” Take the time to learn how things work.  Make sure you are building something that cannot be jeopardized by outside sources. Build “You” the brand and own it.and add to your skill set as you go.

BIG TIP:  Be dedicated to learning attraction marketing strategies.

Prospects are very knowledgeable in today’s online market. So look sharp and learn as much as you can.

Video is the quickest way to make an impression and helps your prospect make the decision to give you their contact information. Show confidence in the things you know and are good at. Offer value packed information with you own personal flavor.

Video allows your prospects to hear your voice and see you in action. This goes beyond any other marketing method for building your brand, establishing trust.

If you’re scared of video. Start slow but keep going until you become more comfortable because I promise you it will get easier.

We are all unique in our own way and there’s plenty of people looking for information and help with their home based business. Remember the failure rate in network marketing is a whopping 97% .

Attraction  Marketing Mistake #3

You give up before you reach your goals.

It takes time to build a business online. Unfortunately many people buy into the dream of supersonic speed in success working from home. Most people want it but they don’t know what it takes to achieve it. After a few failures they quit.

Online network marketing is not a get rich quick proposition. It takes time, dedication and staying power. Most people quit before they see results. They think they are a failure because they didn’t get rich in the first few months.

Do this instead

Read about network marketing before you join a company. There are some great books out there that outline the trials and tribulations of building a successful home based business. One of my favorite’s is ” Beach Money” by Jordan Adler. He was in 11 different companies before he finally figured out what it really takes to be a success in network marketing.

Set realistic expectations.

Know it will take some time. It could take as much as 3 to 5 years with consistent effort.

Learn how to stay motivated by setting goals and practicing positive mindset techniques;

It’s ok to get excited about your new business in fact it’s mandatory but soon the new shiny wears off, then what. You must find ways to keep going and it all boils down to your mindset and belief in yourself. Read my blog post here on mindset.

There are many things you can do to stay motivated and focused and there’s plenty of help out there. So just look around and you will find what you seek.

I’d love to hear what you have to share.

What are your experiences with attraction marketing? What has helped you more than anything else with marketing online? What are you biggest challenges?

 

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Branding is one of the best things you can do to build your online business.

With branding you will create recognition and trust two

crucial elements for online success.

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By doing some simple branding techniques you can create a great impression of who you are and what you have to offer.

Consider this: You can only make a first impression once. Make sure it’s one that’ll grab your audiences attention and also one they will remember.
If you don’t have a brand theme going then it’s time to get started.
Here are some great examples of great  branding we are all immediately familiar with.

What do you think about when you see these brands? I’ve listed my thoughts.

McDonald’s: Fast food, Billions of Hamburgers sold, Happy Meals
Pier One: Trendy home funiture, cool, chic home accessories, fun lifestyle
Wal Mart : No frills and low prices.
These are just off the top of my head and I’m sure you know of many others, that’s the power of branding, everyone recognizes not only the name but also what it stands for.
What do you stand for? How do you want people to recognize you?

 Here are some questions you must answer if you want to take steps to branding your business.

1. Who is your niche market?
2. What can you offer in value that your competitors can’t match.
Finding your market in network marketing is not hard since there are so many struggling network marketers. Most of us in network marketing know what they are struggling with since we have struggled with the same problems.
After you’ve identified your market the next task is to create a brand name and a tag line.
Most internet network marketers are advised to  keep their name as their brand name. The reason for this is if you decided to change companies your brand is you and not tied to a particular company brand. You are the brand.

Next is to create a tag line. This can be the most difficult process.

What exactly is a tag line?
A tagline is a short concise phrase situated under or alongside your logo that conveys a single strong message. Tag lines should resonate strongly with your niche market.
You tag line should be original, believable, and simple, unconventional, provocative or humorous. What ever your tag line is make sure it’s an honest expression of your brand. Make it uniquely yours.
Some examples of great tag lines:
“You’re in good hands with Allstate” Allstate insurance
“What can brown do for you?” UPS
“The Uncola” Pepsi
Some marketers know immediately what their tag line will be for  example:

Frank Marino “The Bluesman of MLM”.

Some will be ordained by others with a tag line such Adrienne Smith ” The Engagement Superstar” and then there are those who developed a tag line such as Michelle and Bill Pescosolido ” Online Wealth Partners” These are all winning taglines don’t you agree?

If you’re stuck on your tag line here are some helpful tips:
You can brainstorm with others and also do a vision board to look at different logos and taglines. Go blog hopping and look at other marketers to see what they’ve come up with. This may help to stimulate your creative juices. You can also visit Fiverr.com  an outsourcing site for graphics and services to look at sample headers and logos . This may help you with ideas for your own. Keep a file of what you find.
After you have your tagline and logo you can begin putting your brand out there on the internet.

You will need a header for your blog, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and any other site where you want to dislplayyour brand.
It is important to keep your branding congruent on all of your sites so make your headers similar for all your sites.
Outsourcing tip for branding your business:

As I mentioned earlier fiverr.com offers a great outsourcing service especially for graphics. You can evaluate their work and pick a graphic artist that will do the job for you in a professional manner and it’s also extremely cost effective usually around $5. One tip about Fiverr, read the reviews before you place an order.

Branding Your Business Tips:

Branding is partly emotional and so imagery is an important part of your brand.
You want your prospects to know that by associating with you they will have an easier time with what ever problem they are struggling with. It could be internet marketing, network marketing , blogging, social media marketing, video marketing or a combination .

Make your brand unique and offer something of value that’s uniquely yours to give.

Now over to you. Are you branding your business? How did you come up with your tagline? How did you find your niche market?

I’d love to hear about your branding stories.

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Network marketing isn’t easy. Let me say that again….

Unfortunately the failure rate is extremely high. Can you believe 95%

There are many reasons for failure. Unrealistic expectations are a major factor. Most people are not ready for the reality of what it really takes to make a 6 figure income in this industry.

Put these on the list : dedication, persistence, a lot of hard work and a healthy dose of belief in yourself.

Let the truth be known.

 Network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme.

It’s certainly understandable that most people get excited about the possibility of making so much money from a home based business. It’s an irresistible idea.

Mindset

The thing that surprises many newbies in network marketing is that mindset is the most crucial piece of the success puzzle. Most of us have to work very hard to get the right mindset and even harder to keep it.
This is an industry where personal development pays dividends.

The right mindset will carry you through the hard times and we all go through those hard times.
The reasons for desiring success are as varied as the network marketing participants but the struggle to get there is the same.

Network marketing mindset is the most critical aspect of success in your business and without it your efforts will go down the drain. Your prospects will sense when you have doubts. A signal is sent that you do not believe in this 100%.

How do you achieve a successful network marketing mindset?

Here are some network marketing tips for developing a mindset that will carry you through the rough seas and help you reach the level of success you deserve.

1. Reading the right materials
Reading motivational material helps to reprogram your subconscious mind. One of the best books IMHO to help foster belief in your infinite abilities and create a positive mindset is Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” I have read and reread this book many times and learn something new each time. Reading it should be a prerequisite for every home business owner.
2. Being consistent
Work your business on a regular consistent schedule. Set a goal to talk to at least 5 people a day about your opportunity. The more you learn and implement what you learn the more you are likely to have success, even small success is motivating and energizing.
Every little success boost your positive mindset and helps you become more confident. It’s this confidence that fuels a positive mindset and goes a long way to help create more success.
3. Surrounding yourself with successful people
We’ve all heard it said that success leaves clues. Successful people are energized and have a positive mindset. Watch and learn from them. What are they doing to create success in their business? Learn from them.
4. Developing a mastermind partner or group
Napoleon Hill suggests you can achieve much more with a mastermind. A mastermind association is where a few people or many come together in harmony to attain a single purpose, there is great power in a mastermind. The results you achieve working through your mastermind group can fuel your positive mindset and help it develop.
5.  Saying Motivational Affirmations 

Affirmations are a way to direct your subconscious mind.

Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired situation. Affirmations can help you create thought habits and these habits can help you achieve your goals.
Affirmations should be positive in nature and they should be said with emotional feelings attached to them. It’s the emotion that your subconscious mind uses to create your reality.
These 5 tips have helped me in self development and I hope they help you.
Over to you. How do you stay in a positive mindset while working your business? Do you use any of the tips listed here? Do you have tips you’d like to share with the readers?
I’d love to hear about what you do to stay positive.

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The Top 10 Home Based Business Tax Deductions

Home based business tax deductions are not exactly awe inspiring to write about but understanding them is a necessary part of being  a home based business owner.

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I recently sat down to organize my tax information for my home based businesses. These  include my mlm , internet marketing and also my art sales. I can tell you it’s much easier come tax time if you are organized and keep good records throughout the year. Unfortunately for me I procrastinated even after much encouragement (nagging) from my husband who is the world’s most organized former boy scout.

Do as I say and not as I do………. get organized!

After last year’s tax experience my accountant  set up a spread sheet for me. She knew I needed help! I confess even with the spread sheet handed to me on a silver platter I was not consistent with the data entry. It seemed like such a mundane non revenue producing activity and I had plenty on new exciting areas to keep me preoccupied.

As penitence, I spent the better part of yesterday organizing and compiling the mountain of receipts, invoices sales and check stubs. yikes! I paid for my avoidance and catching up  definitely gave me a headache!

Tip numero uno don’t wait till the last minute!

I needed a blog post and wanted to share something useful.  The Tax Man is just around the corner so I did some research on  home based business tax deductions and this is what I came up with. Please keep in mind I am not a tax expert. Below is a general list of  home based business tax deductions.

Please consult with a qualified CPA for your personal deductions.

Here’s the good news: A home based business can reduce your taxes while building your income !

Important: Open a separate bank account for your business!

Remember your business must be defined as a business and not a hobby.

The IRS presumes that an activity is carried on for profit if it makes a profit during at least 3 of the last 5 tax years including the current year.

Here are 10 Home Based Business Tax Deductions

1.Home Office

This can be one of your biggest home based business tax deductions. Defined as any space you use regularly and solely used for your business. This also includes your restroom. You must measure your home’s square footage and then your office square footage. Calculate the percentage. Example: If your home is 2,000 sq. ft. and your office is 400 sq. ft. then you are allowed 20% deduction from your

  • mortgage’s or rent
  • repairs and maintenance
  • real estate taxes.
  • utility bills

It’s recommended you put together a log and keep up with these expenses month to month.

2. Office Supplies

It’s a good idea to keep an agenda calender for documentation or some kind of daily record of your business activities for these home based business tax deductions.

  • Computer software
  • business subscriptions

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  • starter kits
  • website
  • internet connection
  • business and promotional materials
  • handouts
  • samples
  • books and magazines directly related to your business

3. Phone and Internet

You can deduct your business phone, fax and internet expenses. Only deduct the expense directly related to your business. If you only have one home phone only deduct that portion related to your business but if you have a second phone specifically for your business then you can deduct 100%.

4. Furniture for your office.

5. Mileage/Car

The standard mileage is the easiest because it requires minimal record-keeping. Keep track of the miles you drive for business and the dates. Multiply the total miles by the standard mileage rate and that is your deductible expense. Check with your CPA for the mileage rate for 2012.

Tip:  I have a booklet I keep above my sun visor to track this.

6. Travel and Expenses

Travel such as air fare and hotels are good for your home based business tax deductions. It is so important to get to some of the meetings related to your business, there is magic in these events, by all means go!

For dinners, to qualify you must conduct business with the person you are entertaining. These expenses are 50% deductible. Also included in this category are ticket to sports event, cost of a golf game and the cost of the a meal with beverages , tax and tip. You will need very good records for this.

7. Health Insurance Premiums

If you pay for your own health insurance premium and not eligible to participate in your spouse’s medical plan, you can deduct all of your health, dental and long-term care insurance premiums. You can also deduct premiums paid to cover your spouse and dependents.

8. Interest on Business loans and Business Credit Card Interest                                                                                                                                             

9. Social Security

The bad news. If you are self-employed you have to pay double the Social Security contributions. The federal law requires the employer to pay half and the employee to pay half. Self employed workers are both. The good news is you can deduct half of the contribution on your 1040.

10. Self-Employment Retirement Plans such as 401 (k)s

It’s always a good idea to contribute to your 401 (k) and other retirement funds. Remember they are tax deferred which is always great.

There you have it. Like I said I am not a CPA or expert in home based business tax deductions but wanted to share with you what I learned from my research while looking at this subject.

The key is to keep good records and document all of your business activities. Talk to your CPA for a more detailed explanation of these deductions. Develop a spread sheet or have someone do it for you. Just make sure you keep track and do this monthly. Don’t wait like I did to do it all in one sitting.

Doing the data entry on a monthly basis for your home based business tax deductions also has another benefit it lets you track your progress in your business.

It’s always a good idea to start the new year with a budget for your home based business. As you keep tract of where you are you can see if you can afford to buy another new course or e book or what ever shiny new ball is floating around in cyberspace.

By taking these steps you can measure the progress you are making in your home based business from month to month and year to year.

I hope this blog post was helpful for you. I would love to hear what your experiences have been with doing your taxes as a home based business owner. Have you had any surprises and have you seen the benefit of these tax deductions?

 

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Building Your Own Personal Brand | 3 Awesome Reasons

Building your own personal brand.building your own personal brand

Just last week I shot a video on how a blog can help you build your own personal brand so today I wanted to talk to you about why it is  important to begin building your own personal brand in the first place.

Let me start by asking you this question, “Have you read the policy and procedure manual for your multi level marketing company?”

It is important to know what the company rules are as an independent distributor. There are some things you need to be aware of  so make sure you read the policies and procedure manual to find out what they are.

Even though you are independent you are still paid a commission by the company and this could come to an abrupt end for many reasons.

Here are a few of them:

  • You break the rules either willfully or accidentally and are terminated.
  •  The company goes belly up for whatever reason.
  •  You simple decide you want to move on and do something else.
These are just a few of reasons and I’m sure you can think of a few more.

I’m going to explain in this blog post why you don’t want to put all your eggs in one basket .

Here are 3 reasons why you should be building your own personal brand online.

1.When you are building your own personal brand you are totally in control . You are the CEO and the chief bottle washer of your personal brand.

By building your own personal brand online you can keep doing business as usual even if there are major changes to your multilevel marketing business. You will still be established online as an entrepreneur. You can still maintain the relationships you’ve built and you will still be in control of your list of contacts. You are the brand and by having you as the brand you stay in total control.

2. When you build your  own personal brand you can offer many different products.

You are not tied to one thing you can diversify what you promote. Most of the products I promote online are of an educational nature but there are many products. In this way you can and will develop multiple streams of income. I have done this and it’s a great feeling to know you are not dependent on one check or one company. It’s really a lot of fun when you go to the bank cashing in all those checks!

3. Building your own personal brand gives you freedom to create your own product.

The digital age has given us a lot of opportunity for building a product and promoting it online. This can be very lucrative.

Even if you give away your product for contact information it is a great way to find those targeted leads that we all need to grow our business.

This is the big picture you need to be aware of, it’s not just one thing you can do but multiple areas of interests and income.

Develop you…you are a leader, you are a teacher, you are a coach, you are a product creator and you have a diversified line of goods you can offer to anyone who needs help and is struggling with their business online or off line.

So I hope you can why you might want to consider the pros of building your own personal brand online.

There is no reason to put all of your eggs in one basket! It’s a big world out there and the internet has opened up unlimited possibilities.

If you are struggling with your business I highly recommend you take the time to learn how to begin building you own personal brand. This is something no one can take away from you. You can be in the drivers seat.

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5 Ways Thanksgiving Can Teach Us About Abundant Living

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day of  the year.

It ushers in  the holiday and holy season. It is fitting that we give thanks at this time of year. How did we comeThanksgiving to celebrate this feast and what can it mean for us.

The Pilgrims came to this land in 1620 for religious freedom They gave up a lot, many even gave their lives. They were on a quest for something they were passionate about.

 After a year of hardship and toll the first Thanksgiving Feast was celebrated in 1621.

The Pilgrims along with the Native Indians gathered together to celebrate the first successful harvest. This was a great day of gratitude for the blessing they were about to receive. Little did they know that their celebration and gratitude for their bountiful harvest would create a day of  thanksgiving  for our nation that is still  celebrated today.

What were the Pilgrims feeling on that Thanksgiving day so very long ago?

The word for what they were felling is gratitude. You could describe gratitude as a feeling of thankfulness for blessings or benefits you have received. We should all be grateful and acknowledge the kindness and help we receive along our journey in life.

Gratitude builds humility and generates acts of kindness,  the Pilgrims invited the Indians to come and share their blessing. Gratitude also evokes service and caring. Gratitude is the foundation for faith, courage , contentment, happiness, love and well being.

Being grateful  helps you direct your focus to the things you have and have achieved. It is a totally positive mental response and we all know we attract what we think. With gratitude you direct your focus to what you have and not what you lack.  This can change your consciousness and by changing your consciousness you can change your life. This helps you live a life of abundance.

If you are passionate about something and you are willing to sacrifice to obtain your goals you will most likely experience a lot of  gratitude. Gratitude for the people who have come into your life. Gifted, sharing and giving people who are willing to help you get what you want. The law of the universe requires you to pay it forward and to help others as well.

I practice Yoga and at the end of every class we are asked to take a moment of silence and give gratitude for the things we are thankful for in our lives. How powerful thanksgivingthis little moment is. If we all took a few moments each day, not just on Thanksgiving but everyday to give thanks for everything wonderful and good in our lives how do you think this would affect our outlook?

Here is what being thankful can do for you.

  1. It can help you focus on the positive things in your life. Your family, your friends, your opportunities.
  2. It can turn a negative into a positive. Be grateful for your challenges
  3. It makes you focus on what’s important in your life. Helps you maintain a positive outlook.
  4. It helps you to remember to thank others for all they mean and all they do for you.
  5. It helps you be humble and be thankful for all kindnesses you receive.

In closing I’d like to share this prayer of gratitude with you, the author is unknown:

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge

Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary

Because it means you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things.

a life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

Author Unknown.

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

 

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MLM Success | How To Overcome 5 Common Objections

MLM success can be yours, if you #1 invest in yourself and #2 Refer to #1.

Do you find yourself getting tongue tied when you hear objections such as “I don’t have time to work a business,” or “I’m not sure I can afford to start a business,” or how about this one, I’m sure you’ve heard it by now, “Is this thing a pyramid scheme?” Your prospects have fear of the unknown. Your job is to acknowledge those fears and concerns.  Don’t freak out, not yet anyway.

The professionals have learned how to overcome                                                                           mlm success

objections and they are not afraid to meet them head on. They don’t skirt the issues. They realize that their prospects have real concerns and fears and they provide the solution to these with answers.

One of the things that separate the professionals from the amateurs is the ability to overcome objections and close the deal.

If you need help overcoming objections and the fear you feel when you hear them then read on:

Remember your prospect deserves to be heard and it is your job to help them make an informed decision.

#1 – “I don’t think I have the time.”

This was a major concern when I started my own network marketing career. I had many objections and needed some answers. We all  know how valuable time can be.

If I was ever going to enjoy the freedom and lifestyle I said I wanted I had to MAKE THE TIME to follow my MLM success.

Television, wow how much  time is wasted just sitting there watching endless hours of  TV. What does this really cost you? You  may ask your prospect to decide what’s important and what are they willing to give up to get  their MLM success.

Using time management strategies and weaving in 5-7 hours of quality work time will get them off to a great start in their business.

#2 – “I’m not sure I can afford it.”
Maybe maybe not. It might be that your prospect can’t afford not to at least check it out. Most MLM companies will have a wealth of promotional products to help educate your prospect.

 Have them talk to other people who have MLM success, 3 way calls are great for this. Edify your upline and put your prospect on a 3 way call.

Ask them to look at the reason why they want to start their own business. Are they looking to supplement their income to make ends meet?

Do they want to quit their job so someone else isn’t  raising their kids?   Are they in miserable work environment with a psychotic boss? Are they afraid of being laid off or have they been laid off. It never hurts to have a plan B especially if it leads to MLM success.

Ask them to think about what they really want to achieve with having a  their own business. Is their reason why is enough to keep them going even when the going gets tough? The “Why” should bring a tear to their eyes.

#3 – ” I’m not a salesperson.”

You might not want to be a salesperson and neither did I. I like to think of my network marketing business as sharing. I have a great product that produces phenomenal results and I really want to share it with others.

 My product fits with what I’ve been doing for so many years …helping people get healthy and also helping them with their MLM success.

Everyone is promoting something and they aren’t calling it selling. We all promote, doctors, politicians, ministers it just depends on what you decide to promote. Almost all communication is “selling” or persuading with your point of view.

#4 – “ I’ve tried a MLM before and it didn’t work.”

Network marketing is not a get rich quick scheme. It is a legitimate business and takes some education, training and patience to have MLM success. Most of this depends on the person and their mindset. If their reason for doing this business is strong enough they will find a way to make it work and nothing can hold them back from MLM success.

It doesn’t take a big money commitment to get into network marketing which is a great thing but it’s also a bad thing because it’s easy to quit with no big lose.

For those who stick with it and reach the level of  MLM success that is possible  it is a fantastic life style well worth the effort.

Once you run out of family and friends is where the big problem comes in what do you do after that? Well for me the answer was to learn internet marketing and I joined a community of other network marketers. We share ideas and training and we learn what’s working and what’s not working from the system we all use and from each other. If you have run out of leads and you’re looking for a way to jump start you business click here.

#5 – “Is this a pyramid scheme?”

This is the all time favorite. For sure this is a legitimate concern especially if your prospect has lost money in a scam or maybe their Aunt Mattie did. The way to get around this objection is through Education! Researching this industry and learning what it is and isn’t will keep you from passing up a great opportunity.

I had many doubts  I could ever achieve MLM success when I started in this industry.

The first company I joined was a start up and it failed even before we started. Then I found the company I’m in today which is a great success. Look around, don’t join the first company you find, really research it.

Do your due diligence before joining any MLM. Check to see if they are a memeber of the DSA Direct Selling Association. They must meet high ethical standards in order to become a member.

Donald Trump and Warren Buffett both own MLM companies, if these financial giants like this business model then that give a lot of validity to  the possibility that there really is MLM success in this business model. It can work for you if you do the work.  Knowledge is key to MLM success.

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Magnetic Sponsoring | Do You Suck At MLM?

Magnetic Sponsoring – Do You Suck At MLM?

Ok let’s be honest here. I don’t usually talk like this but for those of you who really do suck at your MLM business I wanted to grab your attention and share this with you. Everybody sucks at first.  I know I did and sometimes still do.

I just finished an incredible book, actually I’ve just re-read it and it’s called  Magnetic Sponsoring and it was written by Mike Dillard. It’s the kind of book you will want to read over and over in order to soak up all the great wisdom.

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Mike Dillard is an authority on attraction marketing and  has built a huge brand based on the principle in this book. He is a leader you should listen too.  If you read this book Mike promises, more leads, more cash, and more reps. Read on and learn more about Magnetic Sponsoring it could have a big impact on you and the way you do your business.

What is Magnetic Sponsoring?

Some say it is revolutionary and some say it is evolutionary, it makes you question the way you approach your MLM business.

The first thing you learn from Mike is this, “everyone sucks at first in this business.” The key to making a full time income in your MLM is to become a leader. Now you might want to read that again, yes Mike Dillard says you have to become a leader to make it in this industry. So how do you go from sucking to a leader?  Let’s take a closer look.

According to Magnetic Sponsoring , what makes a person attractive?

It’s a biological trigger due to our evolution. As explained in the book, we by nature like to live in social groups. In the beginning we depended on a strong leader for survival. Someone physically strong with skills such as hunting .This person would be the leader until they were challenged by someone with enough confidence to become a leader themselves.

This is the survival instinct that is part of our make up. In the past people had a hard time surviving alone so groups and families were very important. Every group had a leader and the leader is the Alpha.

According to the book we are wired to find someone either attractive or un-attractive based on the level of value they have to offer. We gain a portion of their power by association.  Example:  celebrity and his entourage.

Magnetic Sponsoring in a nut shell:

1.People have a subconscious attraction to others who are strong leaders. It is the leader’s perceived value that is attractive.

2. If you want to make it big in the MLM industry you must learn how to become a leader and offer your value to those in your group.

The bottom line here is people don’t join a company, people join people. They are looking for a strong leader who can help them become successful and mentor them to become a leader as well.

Not everybody will come into this business with Alpha skills and charisma, then what? If that’s you, you must develop the skills to become a leader.

There are three types of people in life according to Mike Dillard in his book, alpha, pre alpha, and beta. You can also say there are leaders, up and coming leaders, and followers.

Which one are you?

Your state of mind determines a lot of what happens to you in this industry.

The people you recruit are a direct reflection of your personal beliefs about yourself.

If you are not happy with the way your MLM business is growing you need to look inside yourself and decide what needs to change from within.

So what do you do to become a leader?

Be dedicated to learning, find a mentor and put into practice what you learn.

There are many books to learn from and many other resources where you can obtain the training you need to get you there.  This is a  journey with no end except to keep evolving and getting better.

Magnetic Sponsoring can help but be committed to always being a student and never stop learning and improving. That’s what you have to be willing to do. Will you do it?

I suggest you start by reading Magnetic Sponsoring. Read it and understand the theory behind attraction marketing then put the suggestions into practice. You will begin to see a difference in yourself and your business once you understand what it takes to be attractive you can begin to offer value to others.

Be a servant and help people get what they want and by doing so you will begin to get what you want.

Help others, develop  yourself and never give up.

 

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ASEA Review

ASEA Redox Signaling Molecules Review:

ASEA Review

If you are here reading this review it’s probably because you’ve recently heard about ASEA and want to know more about it.

What is ASEA?

How does ASEA work?

What are the benefits of ASEA?

Perhaps you want to use the product and perhaps you are considering joining the company as a distributor.

Here are some of the answers.

ASEA is a product made from salt water, more specifically processed salt water and that contains  stabilized redox signaling molecules.

What the heck is a redox signaling molecule? Here you go:

Redox signaling is a process in which free radicals and other electronically activated radicals act as messengers in the body. It is a process that shows how cells in our body respond to oxidants and free radicals. Redox signaling is a continuous and important process that allows cells to communicate with each other and carry out body functions

ASEA is reported to have a stablized version of redox signaling molecules that no one else has ever produced for consumption. The draw back is it taste like chlorinated pool water. So why would people drink this stuff? Well the answer may lie in the marketing. It has been touted as a fountain of youth. It promises to help reverse any problem related to aging just in time for the biggest trend in modern history “The Baby Boomers.”
How does it work?

Competitive athletes drank the ASEA water one week before clinical  testing.

They were then put through some strenuous physical exercise. This was a  double blind study  to prove the actual physiologic benefits. The Athletes claimed they “knew” the benefits before it was proven. They said they could feel it working and had more energy and better endurance.
After the testing the scientist doing the research were surprised by the ASEA results.                                                                                                                 ASEA Review

This is what they found:

The Asea causes an increase in fatty acids in the blood. The scientist think the fatty acids came from the fat stores in the abdominal area. It increased metabolism.

This fat is used as energy during exercise and even if you don’t exercise it still increases your metabolism. Daily activities are improved as well. If this is really true the shift in metabolism is a very good thing for everyone.
So there you have it, I think the jury is still out on this one. Is it legit? Only time will tell. Try it for yourself and report back.

There are some hurdles to jump if you want to distribute this product.

1. You will have to explain what it is.

2. It could be perceived by many as expensive water and it taste bad.

3.The compensation plan is a binary.
The company is based in Salt Lake Valley, Utah and the Founders are Verdis Norton  and James Pack. Verdis Norton has 30 years with Kraft Foods and James Pack built a very successful telecom consulting company.
The compensation plan is a binary.If you build your team correctly you could have a great income level with this company. Emphasis on building correctly.

One of the biggest problems ASEA distributors will face is how to build a large team. After you go through your warm market you will need a way to market your business. One way to market is on the internet. You can generate a steady stream of leads using the system that I use.
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Blogging For MLM Success: 5 Key Points

Blogging For MLM Success                                                                                       pink typewriter thank you note

If you’re  in  an MLM  business you know the most important thing to help grow your business is a steady flow of  interested leads. If you’ve bought leads before you know they are not the most targeted and some of them are annoyed that you are calling. There are other ways to create leads but there again they are not always as targeted as you might like.

So What’s the solution to this problem? Where do you find new leads? This is where blogging comes in.  Blogging can help you  find targeted leads on the internet if you know how.

I put together some pointers  and I’d like to share them with you today. Here are some of the ways you can use blogging for MLM success.

1. What is a blog?

A blog is simply a website. There are many ways to make it uniquely your own. Word press  has made blogging simple to set up. Everyone should be able to set up their own blog. I do suggest you use a WordPress.org blog because it will belong to you and no one can take it away or dictate what you can write about.You will need hosting for this set up. There is a yearly fee but it’s not expensive. I use Blue Host for hosting my blog. You can find Blue Host here under my product recommendations here. You will also need to purchase a domain name for your blog so think in terms of branding yourself.

2. Branding Yourself

Branding yourself online is very important and can help you enhance your blogging for MLM success.

TonyaStephens.net is my domain name for this blog and I am building my brand. It is unique. Don’t brand yourself to a company because that could change, make sure your brand is unique! I am building my brand as me . I feel this is the best way to go.

WordPress has allowed the average person with a passion to express themselves and join the world wide web to get their message out to the masses. This goes along very well with blogging for MLM success. You can write a blog post as easy as using a word document.

You can customize your blog with different themes and plugins to make your blog unique in appearance and stand out from the crowd. Show your creativity!

What you say in your own voice is the key to your message.  By expressing your unique point of view your efforts at blogging for mlm success will pay off in dividends.

3. Blogging for MLM success is an interactive process.                                                                                                             interactive

Once you set up your blog and begin the process of sharing your unique voice you will attract readers to your blog. Encourage your readers to comment. Commenting is the life blood of your blog. Commenting creates a sense of community and your blog can become a trusted source of information that can be shared with others across the internet. Commenting can also create organic back links  which is a very good thing. Google likes this and we like to please Google. Play it forward and always visit your readers blog as well if they have one. Read the blog post and  leave a genuine comment on their latest entry.

4. Blogging for MLM success takes consistent effort.

Nurture your  blog It is important to continually add fresh and interesting content to your blog on a regular schedule. Your blog needs to be nurtured and cared for. It is like a living thing. If it is neglected it could wither and die. Many blogs have been started and then abandoned. It’s not hard to find these abandoned blogs scattered across the internet wastelands. Don’t let this happen to your blog. Make a commitment to grow your blog readership and you will be blogging for MLM success in no time.

5. Monetize your blog.

Once you create your blog and nurture it your readers will find you and continue to grow in numbers. This creates traffic and the traffic can be monetized. This can grow into a good source of income for you the blog owner!  If you want to earn money on the internet and grow  your business blogging for MLM success is a great way to go.

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Blogging For MLM Success Summary:

This is how you start, set up a blog, create value in the content, post it on regular schedule and share it with your readers, they in turn will reward you with a loyal following which will grow over time. Blogging for MLM success is a long term marketing strategy. You will need a short term strategy as well, more to come on this.

Your readers will come to know you, like you, trust you and this my friends is the basis for all good business transactions. After you have established a relationship with your readers you can then sell to them.

What I describe is called attraction marketing. Blogging for MLM success can be a big part of an attraction marketing strategy.

If this blog post has helped you understand how blogging for MLM success can help your business,  please feel free to share it with your friends and of course leave a great comment so I will know you were here. You might also like this blog post: click here.

 

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