If you haven’t noticed by now, I am very pro MLM/Network Marketing. I’m not anti corporation; don’t get me wrong, I believe that it has its place in the grand economic scheme of things. However, when it comes to Free Enterprise, Network Marketing is the hope of the future for the average individual who wants to take control over his or her financial life. It allows the opportunity for anyone to become a business owner and make a profit in the market, without the headache incurred by the traditional business model.
New research released by Civic Ventures, suggests that more than 12 million Americans, ages 44-70, want to start a small business, if you are one of the 12 million, the “brick and mortar” model may be monetarily out of your reach. Why not give Multi Level Marketing a try?
If you decide you would like to get involved in a quality MLM , let me share with you what actions you should take before you sign on the dotted line.
Investigate the company
If you’ve never heard of multi level/ network marketing, go online and do your research. There is a wealth of information out there. MLM.com and Npros.com are good places to start. Does the company have a stable track record? How does it do business? Is it on ethical grounds? Identify if the company’s values match up with your own.
Find a well established company
You’re looking for an experienced company that has been in the business for at least 3 to 5 years, more than that is even better. You want a company that has surpassed the initial survival phase and is now in the growth stage, in order to increase your chances of being successful. Steer clear of the fly- by- night MLM if you’re looking for a long lasting business.
Select a member of the Better Business Bureau
It is always a good idea to join a company that is a member of the business bureau or registered with the Direct Selling Association. This not only ensures the company’s reliability, but also gives you a place to voice any complaints you may have regarding the conduct of the company.
Investigate the Product
Along with Identifying the MLM company is sound, it is also important to know about the products the company has to offer. Remember, your success in the network marketing arena ultimately depends on the sales of the product you are offering. Is the product marketable? Do you yourself like the product? This is especially important, if you don’t like what you’re selling how can you or why would you encourage someone else to buy. Don’t make things hard for yourself. If you like the product, it will be that much easier for you to market it.
Is it reasonably priced? Is the product a consumable? In order to generate residual income, you want to select a product that needs to be replenished on a regular basis. This increases the chances of repeat sales and ultimately passive income.
Investigate the Compensation Plan
Its important to understand a company’s compensation policies before jumping in. You’ll want to find out if the compensation is based on sales or recruits? Remember, it’s considered illegal practice if a company pays commission on the number of recruits, and if there is no useful product, RUN! MLM compensation plans should be based on product volume first, and of course the bigger the team you develop the more volume you can push.
Find out what the initial start of fee is required to become an independent owner. If the investment is relatively high, over $500, be careful as some fraudulent companies will ask you to pay huge sums of money upfront. Run from them as well.
Investigate their Training Program
A good company will provide training for new mlm marketers. This is a must. The more training they can provide the better the chances you have to be successful. The last thing you want is to connect with a company with high hopes, only to be left to figure it out all on your own. The one thing I love about Network Marketing is that everyone involved has a vested interest in your success. If you find that NOT to be the case in a company, turn the other way.
Investigate your Potential Sponsor
So you find the company you would like to join, you’ve done all the investigative work and you’re ready to get started. Please, Please, Please make sure you don’t just sign up with the first person you find that is involved in your desired business opportunity!
Make sure this person is well informed about the corporation, its product, and it’s compensation plan, at least. Go to meetings with your potential sponsor to make sure that you feel comfortable with the group. More than likely you will be showing the plan to others and inviting them to this same group of people, and if you have any doubts or are less than inspired, chances are the people you share the business with will be less than thrilled as well.
Remember, this will be your up-line for the duration of you business. You are always advised to consult with your upline in the beginning of your venture if you have any questions or issues. If this person is not completely competent, you’re gonna have problems. Yes, you are in business for yourself, but you’re not suppose to be alone. Network Marketing is about helping people achieve their success. So be choosy when choosing.
To sum it all up, a quality company comprises of people who are committed to products that actually help make people’s lives better, which see their distributors as their assets, and have a promising compensation plan that pays well in return for efforts.
If you follow these guide lines it will help make this process easier and you will be more than able to make an informed choice when prospecting a new mlm.
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So, you’re all excited to start your article marketing adventure! You’ve put a lot of time and effort in creating content that is spilling over with value; to tell the world that you have the answer to all of their business marketing problems, right?
You’ve been reading and learning and watching training videos on the topic of the glories of article marketing. You’ve created your very own blog to drive traffic to. You’ve been putting together your affiliate programs that you are sure people will want to know about and buy just from you…..right?
You log into your Free Ezine Article account with the anticipation of all those leads you’re about to get, and all the money you’re about to make from your affiliates. Your first piece of content is all about how wonderful your business opportunity is and how much profit the average Joe can make if they just click on your link……
You paste your article in, hit submit, come back 24 hours later to check your account. To your horror and disappointment you see that your magnificent piece of value packed content, (at least you thought it was value packed), has been DENIED APPROVAL AND YOUR ACCOUT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED ‘TIL FURTHER NOTICE!!
With your head spinning in disbelief, you begin to wonder if your hopes for a successful home based business has been squashed! Is your career over before it even gets started? None of the training tutorials told you about this! How did this happen and what do you do next??
If this little scenario sounds familiar to you, don’t panic, your career isn’t over yet, by a long shot! Welcome to the wonderful world of article marketing. These are the little learning experiences that will make you an expert in the long run. This is just a minor setback, that last thing you want to do is give up now.
Here are the Top 5 things you need to do to avoid a situation like this:
Make sure you read EzineArticles.com Terms of Service for Authors- Completely.
I totally understand how easy it to just overlook the information in this area. I am very guilty of not completely reading the terms of service for many systems and programs over the years myself. However, ignoring this important step will hurt in you the short run.
Next, read the Editorial Guidelines for Submitting To EzineArticles.com
This area shows you how to submit your article and will save you so much time and headache if you review this area first.
Understand the meaning of Value.
Though you may feel that your business opportunity and affiliate links are beneficial to the reader, think again. What is considered value to one person is just pushy sales promotion to someone else.
Think of value as solving a problem. Your reader may not be looking for how to make money or interested in joining your business opportunity, but they are looking for help with something. It’s your job to anticipate that problem, possibly something you’ve experienced yourself , and share the answer with your prospective readers.
Do not put your URL links or any hyper links within the body of your article.
This is considered by Ezine.com as blatant self promotion and is not something that is directly useful to the reader. I know your’re thinking, what exactly is the purpose if you can’t provide your links to drive traffic to your site??.
Don’t worry, Ezine.com does have your back here, and has reserved the Resource Box area for just this purpose. Remember to review the Terms of Service and Editorial Guidelines for more information on how this all works.
Also, you are not allowed to have your affiliate links anywhere in your article. This includes the Resource Box, unfortunately. The way to get around that is to send your traffic to your main site and refer them to your affiliate link from there.
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff.
Thank goodness we have the ability to learn from our mistakes. This is how gurus are made. When you stumble and fall, get back up, wipe yourself off, and share what you’ve learned with others. This is one of the ways, (the hard way- lol), but one of the ways you can provide real value.
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If you’ve been feeling down and less than positive about your life, there is a way that you can help yourself by simply serving those in need around you. The most selfless act you can do in your life is finding a way to help others. You may be saying, isn’t there an ulterior motive if I’m doing it to help myself? In the beginning, maybe, but understand that in this life you can not truly grow without helping those around you grow. In every generation, many have found their greatest personal reward by using their innate talents to impact the lives of others in a positive way.
Don’t think that you have nothing to offer because we all do, help can take many forms. It can be the teacher who opens the door to a lifelong dream or career to her students. It can be the volunteer worker who provides meals to the homeless or financial aid to the poor. The possibilities are almost endless. You are sure to find a need in your community which you can fulfill, and which will bring you true inner rewards.
A place many people look to volunteer is with those who are dependent and often helpless. Children need mentoring by patient, helpful adults. Seeing their growth and development becomes a reward for you. Knowing that you are helping to form a constructive, positive child in out society can lift your spirits now matter how down you may be feeling about your own life.
The elderly is another group that often needs help from volunteer workers. This may be as simple as an hour of companionship each day, helping with their shopping needs, or maybe you’re good with your hands; a skilled laborer is a precious commodity for the elderly.
Another place to do volunteer work is with animals and abandoned pets. The local animal rescue is always looking for volunteers to care for its animals. You may also find an opportunity to care for injured wild animals, nursing them back to health. If you’re an animal lover, what a reward it would be to see a baby eagle with a broken wing be able to fly again and live because you have nurtured it!
When talking with neighbors or friends, be aware of the needs they may have but are hesitant to ask for help with. Offer help if it is something you can do. If not, try to find someone else who can do it. Be sensitive to peoples’ pride. Dependency is intimidating. So try to make the person feel at ease about receiving help.
It is said that “Charity begins at home”. Don’t forget your own family’s needs. It is sometimes hard for parents to ask their grown children for help. But you know how much they did for you when you were a child and dependent upon them. Try to be aware of their needs and the tasks they are no longer able to do as they age. You don’t want them going up on the roof themselves to fix a leak!
Educate your own children about helping others. Make it a family event to help cook and serve a Thanksgiving dinner for the poor, for instance. Groups like the Salvation Army or the Red Cross can always use volunteer help. You may be surprised at how much your children will enjoy the experience. You may plant the seed of a lifelong enjoyment of reaching out to those in need. It may even lead them to a career, such as a social worker or school guidance counselor.
Taking the time to help others has many rewards; being a witness to someone becoming better off and feeling their gratitude is an awesome yet humbling experience that not only serves them, but helps you put your own life in perspective, and makes you grateful for what you have as well.
The Law Of Attraction
Since the book The Secret came out, mention of the law of attraction has been everywhere, so why do so many people find it difficult to get what they want in life? It’s because while The Secret was a great introduction to the law of attraction, it is by no means the full picture.
Many people think of the law of attraction as things magically happening or appearing when you have positive thoughts. While the beauty of this universal law lies in how magical it seems, there is a lot of “doing” involved to bring the “magic” into being.
To make the law of attraction work the way you want it to work, you need to give the universe a little help. Rather than wishing for something to change in your life and then just expecting the law of attraction to bring it about, you need to open yourself up to it by taking certain steps. Set goals, engage in habits and tasks that will make it a reality, and notice and be open to synchronistic events happening in your life that can take you closer to achieving your dreams. Don’t just expect to think positively and then sit back and wait. Be what you want to attract and it will have no choice but to come to you.
The law of attraction says that like attracts like, and that goes for thoughts, feelings, words and more. That means that it works in both positive and negative ways. It is always working, so if you are trying to attract money into your life but you are always saying, “I can’t afford that,” then you will simply attract more of not being able to afford things.
In order to make the law of attraction work for you, you need to first feel the way you want to feel. You can’t just think it; you need to feel it. Envision what you want with great clarity and detail, and allow that vision to transform how you feel at the moment. By doing this, you will create a vibration within you that will attract back to you things, people and events that share a similar vibration. By coupling this with taking action steps toward your goal, you will ensure the law of attraction will work with you to help you get what you want.
Remember, not knowing about the Law of attraction is no excuse, just like the law of gravity, it works whether you believe in it or not. Ignorance can be the reason you experience debt, unfulfilled relationships, or ill health, in other words, you are basically manifesting by default. We can work with or against this law but we cannot not create! The best choice is to create by conscious intention.
Home-Based Business|Applying the 7 Universal Laws
If you want succeed in and grow your home-based business effortlessly, it would be beneficial for you to apply the 7 universal laws that we have gone through in the Law of Attraction series. In reality, these laws are already applied to your business because there is nothing on earth that is not subject to the universal laws, just as everything on earth is subject to the law of gravity.
While this is true, most people manage their business without realizing that fact; therefore the laws happen by default instead of the business owner using them to his or her advantage. If you want to grow your home based business and create more free time and financial freedom for yourself (and what business owner doesn’t?), then it is important that you study the 7 universal laws and strategically apply them to your home based business.
Let’s look at each law along with some examples of how you can apply them to your home-based business to bring you more success:
Using The Law of Deliberate Creation in your Home Based Business
“That which I give thought to with emotion, I attract more quickly.”
Set goals for your home based business and feel the emotion of the end results you seek. Believe you can succeed. Decide to achieve your business goals deliberately. Choose the vibration you want to attract and then match yourself to that vibration. Choose your words wisely and don’t speak words that are incongruent with your goals. For example, if you want to attract more leads, stop saying that you aren’t good at sales or that your marketing never works.
Using The Law of Allowing in your in your Home Based Business
“Allow the Universe to bring you what you desire without imparting resistance, and allow others to be as they are.”
Practice feeling the good feelings that will come with the outcome you seek, but don’t wallow in the fear of not knowing how to do it – allow the Universe to handle the how. Start each workday from a place of non-resistance. Know that the Universe will deliver, but it may not come in exactly the way you expect. Don’t try to make your prospects into replicas of you. Allow them to be who they are and let their differences be a blessing since they can offer something to your home based business that they can’t.
Using The Law of Sufficiency & Abundance in your Home Based Business
“An unlimited supply of abundance is available to all.”
Remove any fears that have you believing that you have to compete. Remove feelings of jealousy for people whose home based businesses are thriving. There is enough for everyone, and you will succeed more from working together than you would from competing against each other. Realize that money is simply an energy, and that energy is abundant. Use this realization to help you sustain a knowing that the money will come once you believe it into being.
Using The Law of Pure Potentiality in your Home Based Business
“In our essential state, we are pure consciousness; therefore, through us all things are possible.”
Know that since you are spirit living in a physical body, your business is a spiritual extension of you. Run your business with the core spiritual values you stand for. When you do, doors will open for you in ways you can’t even imagine.
Be yourself in business. Don’t try to mimic others who are successful. Shine your own light. Be the unique individual that you are and people will respond to you in ways that will make your home based business soar.
Using The Law of Detachment in your Home Based Business
“In order to acquire anything, you need to relinquish your attachment to it.”
Instead of coming from a place of fear, thinking that you won’t succeed in your home based business goals, choose an abundance consciousness and trust that the Universe will deliver. When you send a proposal to potential client, let go of the outcome. As long as you did your best, know that if they are meant to be your client, they will be, and if they don’t, it is for good reason (perhaps they are slow-paying for example).
Using The Law of Polarity in your Home Based Business
“Unity is plural at a minimum of two.”
Focus your attention on the positive end of the spectrum so that you can gravitate toward it. Know that you have the power to shift your perception at any time, and that doing so can transform any problem you might be experiencing in your business.
Using The Law of Reflection in your Home Based Business
“The traits you respond to in others, you recognize in yourself, both positive and negative.”
Understand that you can’t attract any person or circumstance to yourself that is not a reflection of you in some way. Use this knowledge to reflect upon problems and people that you have a hard time with to determine what lesson you need to grow past.
Accept all “bad” circumstances and people that come into your life as a blessing in disguise because they are there to reveal to you what you need to do to grow into the person you want to become and to have the home based business you’ve always wanted.