Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mike Dillard Just Released The Schedule!

What schedule you might ask...

After much prodding, some poking and more than a few people begging, he has decided to reveal his copywriting secrets. He has learned from the greats and has long been hailed as a "unofficial" network marketing copywriting genius.

MLM may never be the same!

If you have spent any time in multilevel marketing, I am sure you know his name. If not, then do yourself a HUGE favor and jet on over to Magnetic Sponsoring and check him out. He has rocked the MLM world with his “Attraction” techniques and is creating successful marketers in any company or program.

This skill is what allows you to write “the prefect presentation”, that works for you 24/7 without rest, pause or potty breaks.

Frankly, the value he provides makes any product he releases a*sure bet* in my book. I took the 10 day boot camp (no longer available), the 7 video series, bought the Magnetic Sponsoring eBook and then the MLM Traffic Formula. I can tell you that everything he delivers is worth about 2000% more than he charges.

Success in this business means doing what about 95% aren’t willing to do. That includes learning new skills. Copywriting is one of the required skills (again, in my book), that every single network marketer on the planet needs to learn, and as soon as possible.

The Recruit With Words call series Mike is doing will be 3 (1.5 hour) classes. I have listened to several “calls” he has done with other marketing giants like Tom Beal and Tim Erway, and the content is always astonishing. The price for the call series is $297, but if you promise to email Mike a testimony after the call, you can get it for $97. (Didn’t I tell you he over delivers?)

So, stop what you are doing and go reserve a spot while there are still some left. He always limits the classes and they will fill up fast.

Give Me The Details And Let Me Register For Mike Dillard’s Copywriting Call Series

Friday, November 9, 2007

Nussentials Releases Two New Products

Phil Mims and the folks over at Nussentials have been busy again. Nussentials released two new products which adds to an already excellent product line geared towards making people feel better, and for some, be healthy for the first time in a long time. CARIDO! and MULTI! are now available with your local Nussentials representative. Don't have one? Post a comment here and we will get you in touch with one today.


A Proprietary antioxidant blend of Coenzyme Q10, Pomegranate Extract and their flagship ingredient, stablized rice bran, designed for cardiovascular health. CARDIO! helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels, helps protect against atherosclerosis and helps support normal cholesterol levels.

Stabilized rice bran is one of the highest natural sources of phytosterols in nature. Among other health benefits, phytosterols can help reduce cholesterol by decreasing lipids (fats) circulating in the bloodstream. Stabilized rice bran products are also a good source of tocotrienols which can help reduce total and LDL cholesterol.

Pomegranate Extract is a powerful antioxidant containing polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins. Recent scientific studies suggest that pomegranate may have beneficial effects on cardiovascular disease including atherosclerosis. These studies showed that carotid artery thickness decreased and cardiac blood flow improved with use of pomegranate. Preliminary evidence also suggests that pomegranate may help reduce levels of cholesterol and systolic blood pressure.

Coenzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is a strong antioxidant and is an essential ingredient in the body's production of energy and in the normal metabolism of fat and energy. It participates in biochemical reactions in our bodies that provide energy. A growing body of research suggests that using Co Q10 supplements alone or in combination with other drug therapies and nutritional supplements may help prevent or treat a variety of heart diseases including high blood pressure. Researchers believe that the beneficial effect of CoQ10 in the prevention and treatment of heart disease is due to its ability to improve energy production in cells, inhibit blood clot formation, and its activity as a powerful antioxidant. A growing number of nutrition oriented doctors say that supplements of Co Q10 are absolutely essential for people with a variety of heart diseases, including cardiac failure.


MultiVitamin / MultiMineral With Amino Acids and herbs in great tasting liquid formula for maximum absorption by the body.

Most of us are unaware of this important concept. We need vitamins in balance and MULTI! has all the important vitamins we need; balanced the way nature intended. MULTI! provides these vitamins in a high absorption liquid for maximum assimilation in the body.

Minerals are depended on by every living cell for proper function. Minerals are needed in your body for:

  • Proper composition of body fluids
  • Formation of blood and bone
  • Maintenance of healthy nerve function
  • The regulation of muscle tone
  • Proper functioning of the heart muscles.

Like vitamins, the body must maintain minerals in proper balance; we need minerals in the proper balance, the way nature intended. MULTI! provides a balanced blend of 70 minerals in a high absorption colloidal form for maximum absorption.

Amino Acids are the building blocks that make up proteins and it is protein that provides the structure for all living things. Every living organism is composed of protein. Next to water, protein makes up the greatest portion of your body.

Protein substances make up:

  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Organs
  • Glands
  • Nails
  • Hair
  • Many body fluids.

The enzymes and hormones that regulate the body are also proteins. the proteins that make up the human body are not obtained directly from the diet. Amino Acids are produced from the break down of the protein you eat. It is these Amino Acids that your body needs. Of the known Amino Acids, less than half are essential. But of the essential Amino Acids, all must be present in your diet to continue proper protein synthesis. MULTI! provides your diet with the essential Amino Acids.

Herbs help detoxify and cleanse the body, allowing the body to purify itself. Unlike chemically synthesized, highly concentrated pharmaceutical drugs that produce countless side effects, herbs can realign the body's natural defenses, balance the body and help the body to heal itself without any side effects. Herbal combinations are not addictive or habit forming supplements, but are powerful nutritional agents that assist the body naturally.

MULTI! is an all-natural liquid formula. Research has shown that micro-ionized particles suspended in liquid form are much more readily absorbed by the body, thus offering a significantly higher level of positive health benefits when compared to capsules or pills.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Building Your Nussentials Business

Well, I guess you can tell that everyone in the group has been very busy building their Nussentials business by the lack of posts here. I know I have been in contact with quite a few and the story is the same every where... busy, busy, busy.

And then, "real life" intrudes from time to time. You know what I mean, the dog needs to go the vet, the kids have runny noses, the car needs new brakes and the "job" has turned up the pressure for a new deadline that simply MUST be done in half the time it should take -- real life.

Wouldn't it be great if "real life" meant not having to "go to work" outside the home every day? That's what I am working towards. Building that business, building that retirement fund. It's coming, because I don't know how to quit.

But let me ask you this? Are you being "effective" in your efforts? I know you only have time for part time, but are you getting as much done as you could, or are you busy being busy... you know, avoiding what you don't like about the business, focusing on what you do like?

Gathering customers SHOULD be your number ONE priority - daily. Remember, that is where the residual part of the "income" comes in. Without customers what do you have? A flush bank account for the time after you "recruit", but unless you managed to snag yourself a superstar, that money is gone and just not coming back, without more recruiting. Doesn't it make more sense to work on gathering customers? They are -- afterall -- what pays you month after month on the work you did once.

Seems to me that is the best way to build your Nussentials business, but hey... I could be wrong.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Nussentials Success Secrets Site Offers Step-By-Step Success

A new site was opened recently to help all you Nussentials or network marketing newbies. You can follow along each day's lesson, do the "homework" and start your business off on the right foot. After all the prep work, Nussentials Success Secrets (NSS) will introduce new concepts in network marketing that use the Internet as a prospecting tool and will bring in hot leads, pre-qualified as people who want to know more about working from home.

They also offer RSS feeds via email or a feed-reader, so you can bring the info right to your inbox. Listen, they know that starting and running a home based business is work, so for all you busy "homebodies", have the posts delivered right to your email so you never have to remember to go look for the next lesson.

So, take a couple of minutes and check out the new site, subscribe to the blog with email or your RSS reader, drop the author a note, offer a suggestion, ask a question or voice an opinion. I would love to hear from you!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Infiniti Team For Nussentials Now Offers FeedBurner Feeds

Here at Infiniti Team, we are trying to make it easier for you to stay up on the news from the team. Don't have time to check it daily? Just subscribe via email, and any new posts will come right to your inbox. Prefer to use a Feed Reader like Google, Firefox's Live Bookmarks, Bloglines, Yahoo, etc., no problem.

You may subscribe via your standard Feed Reader (Google, Gator, FireFox LiveBookmarks, etc) or via email by selecting the appropriate link to the right. Please note: If you select the email option, you will have to "validate" your email address.

I encourage you to subscribe to one so you don't miss an important announcement or post.

Memory Jogger - See How Many People YOU Know

Reprinted with permission from Nussentials Success Secrets

It doesn’t matter how many leads we generate with technology, at the end of the day, you are still going to have to make some calls. You might think you don’t know enough people to get started, or be concerned that those you do know won’t be interested. Well, you can stop right there. I can help you come up with a pretty impressive list of people you know, that you don’t know you know. (Whew, I wouldn’t want to say that three times in a row)

You might be asking yourself, when is she gonna get to the good stuff? I want to generate my own pre-qualified-smoking-hot-leads now! Patience. Internet leads done right, take time to cultivate and educate. You want to be successful, right? Then trust me and start gathering customers and representatives for your team now, so the out of pocket expenses of products aren’t a burden on you while you put your Internet campaign together.

Okay, back to the Memory Jogger. This list is designed to help you remember everyone you know. Don’t do any “pre-sorting” now about their interest or potential interest, just make the list of people. Besides, it is not your place to decide for them. You are doing them a disservice. What if “Suzie” no longer is a successful stylist or is looking to start working from home because she now needs to care for her grandfather? You might miss out on a great business builder who is motivated to work from home if you presort. Okay, I’ll stop nagging now, and get to the list. Printer is plugged in? Got paper? Here you go:

Instructions for use:
Print out the main list. With either pen and paper or your favorite word processor/file editor, start adding names to your blank page. I recommend a word processor so you can sort the list later to see if you have any duplicates. You don’t want to waste time looking to see if you already added Uncle Bob (because he is bald) when you get to the Most trustworthy section. Just add the names, sort and file later. With me so far? If you see a category that you think doesn’t apply to you (like Bowling team), take a moment and try to recall if you know anyone who does bowl. While you might not bowl, you probably know someone that does. Take a least a few seconds “scanning” your brain for each category, more if you came up with 2 or more names.

Memory Jogger

Across the street
Always giving parties
Apartment Manager
Avon Lady
Bald Headed
Bank Tellers
Baseball Team
Basketball team
Best dressed
Best man
Best personality
Best salesman
Best smile
Blond hair
Bought car from you
Bowling league
Bus Driver
Busy Person
Car repair
Christmas card list
Church directory
College annuals
College coach
Cowboy hat
College students
Confident people
Dance class/teacher
Day care center
Debate team
Deep voice
Does odd jobs
downsized/laid off/fired
Drives Cadillac
Drives Dodge
Drives Ford
Drives Chevy
Dry Cleaners
Eat out with
Eye Glasses
Family who likes to work together
Fast Food Employees
Finger nail technician
Former Church
Former Neighbors
Furniture salesman
Goal oriented people
Grocery store checker/employee
Has a dangerous job
Has a pick up truck
Has expensive taste
High Achievers
High School annuals
High School
High self esteem
High voice
Home address book
In another city
In laws
In management
Just had a baby
Just married
Likes to camp
Lion’s club
Little League
Mini-mart/gas station
Most integrity
Most likely to succeed
Most outgoing
Most popular
Most successful people you know
Most trustworthy
Mothers who would to stay home with their children
Music Lessons
Natural leaders
Needs more money
Neighbors on the left
Neighbors on the right
New car
Office skills
On a diet
On the corner
Optimist club
Out of state
Owns a restaurant
Parent’s friends
Parent’s neighbors
Pay too much in taxes
People in debt
People looking forward to retirement
People who are in clubs of any kind
People who like a challenge
People who like helping charities
People who love people
People who love to learn new things
People who own small businesses
People who still know how to dream
People who want more for their family
People who would like to work for themselves
People with good organization skills
Pilot/airline employee
Play cards with
Player’s parents
Plays an instrument
Positive thinking people
Public speaking skills
Quit smoking
Recent promotion
Red head
Ride the bus
Rotary club
runs/works in a beauty shop
School principal
School reunions
Self motivated people
Sells cars for a living
Sells flowers
Sells insurance
Senior citizen
Single Dad
Single Mom
Soccer Moms
Sold you a car
Son/Daughter just married
Spa or health club
Speech class
Step children
Taxi driver
Teachable people
Team concept people
Tells jokes
Those who are under insured
Those who are un-insurable
Those who are uninsured
Track team
Vacationed with
Wears a beard
Wedding list
Wedding photographer
Where you grew up
Who do you call if you need help
Work out with
Works a second job
Works for the city
Works for the state
Works in MLM now
Works in sales now
Works nights
Works shifts
Works weekends
Security person
Your teachers

If, after spending some time on this list, you only come up with two or three names, you might need to get out more.

I was sure it was obvious, but just in case… cut and paste the list shown above into a Word document (or something similar) or just print it out. Start making your list of people who come to mind when you read each “jogger”. Later, you can “presort” each name into a set of categories like “Business Opt” and “Products” or “Need More Info” and “Visit This Week”. Remember, this list is of people you already know, and might be interested in hearing what you are doing now.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Announcement: Nussentials Prospecting Is Now More Personal

In a continuing effort to improve our lead generation results, Team Infiniti just released a new set of personalized landing pages that list YOUR NAME on the page.

Our prospects are responding better to the fact that there is a real person on the other end of the offer, not just a replicated web site. So now, when the page is displayed, the next "member" of the ad rotation is preselected and your name, email and other contact information is displayed.

I am seeing consistent improvement in the CTR and CTA numbers as we make these changes. Remember that I am open to suggestions for improvement, so feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment here.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Announcement: Team Infiniti's Online Marketing Just Got Better

Of course, we didn't have a choice.

Recent problems with our hosting company forced us to upgrade our database technology to SQL Server. Three days on the phone with tech support, and this was the best answer they could provide about why our marketing site would just "die" and then come back a couple hours later.

Here's the good news.

I have successfully built the database, rewritten all the ASP pages to use the new database and even added about 3 more pages. I have moved all the leads each of you has received as a result of the marketing campaigns and even improved the detail we capture from the prospect, such as the date they toured the site. I have plans to add a new field of data to the capture process, asking them what their "burning need" is. This should help us determine if they are a good fit for the Nussentials business opportunity.

As one of the only Nussentials teams using the Internet to generate our own leads, we are blazing a trail that I hope others will follow.

Look for a new page in the members only area in the next few days that will allow you to see the prospects that have been assigned to you, and where they are in the marketing pipeline process.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Using Signature Lines To Prospect

Reprinted with permission from MLM - Behind The Curtain

Signature lines are a great way to prospect and make the most of a medium you are already using. You already send e-mail’s to friends, family, and business colleges but perhaps you don’t want to present your opportunity outright to them. Let’s face it, most of us have been in more than one network marketing opportunity and have “burned some bridges”. Adding a compelling signature line to your e-mail’s allows you to say whatever you want, provide a “link” to your marketing web page and do it without any pressure or obligation.

Think about it, how many emails do you send out every day? How many of these forwarded jokes, pictures, stories and things of that nature, do you receive every week?

Why not put your email to work for you by adding a link or two to your signature file? That’s all it takes! You can start as simple or as fancy as you’d like. You do want to get your readers attention though. Your signature line should make a statement, ask a question, or intrigue them in some way.

Right now, a lot of people that you email on a daily basis may not be interested in building a long-term residual income with your business opportunity. But imagine if one of them just found out she is pregnant and wants to explore options working from home. Or another gets injured on the job, and needs to make ends meet with something they can do lounging at home. Your link is there, quietly beckoning. “Click on me, I am offering you a chance to change your life”. Okay, I am exaggerating a little, but you get my point. A compelling signature line is a must.

In most email clients such as Outlook, Outlook Express, and some online email sites, you can create more than one signature file so that you change it up from time to time. And you should use a different one when emailing the same group more than once a week. You should never miss an opportunity to display your links though. You never know when someone’s situation or circumstances change or they are secretly unhappy with their present occupation. Suddenly, someone you least expect may be interested in what you have to offer, whether it’s a product or a business opportunity.

The idea is to get as much exposure for your business or products as possible. Maybe one of your friends has a slow day at work and clicks on one of your links out of boredom and ends up making a purchase. Cha-ching.

You may also want to consider all the funny stories, pictures, jokes that inevitably end up in your inbox. Imagine what would happen if you just forward them to 5 people, who forward them to 5 of their friends. Suddenly, your signature links have the potential of reaching hundreds of people. And did I mention, it’s free?

To make this even more effective, take it a step further and add your link right above the story, joke or picture, with a little “brought to you by”

Now, I am making a couple of assumptions..

a) I am assuming you have a “place” to send your prospects that explains your business opportunity for you. That’s the we were talking about.

b) I am also assuming you have a method there for them to “raise their hand” when they are interested. They have to be able to let you know in some way.

These are absolute requirements to make the most of this method of prospecting.
Purpose of signature line

* Helps you sort and prospect without talking to people initially
* Provides *people* an opportunity to see what you are doing without pressure
* Makes it “their” idea
* Gets forwarded to other people, extending your personal reach

Sort People Effortlessly

Now, let’s go into a little detail about each of these. What do I mean by “sort”? Well, let’s say you send an email to a group of friends, perhaps a joke you received or a link to a particularly good website or YouTUBE video. Some of those people are successful in what they are doing, and some are not. It’s not up to you to decide which is which. THEY’LL do that. If they are unhappy in their current situation, they will be open to looking elsewhere, meaning they just might click. If they are happy in what they are doing, they might click because they know someone who isn’t happy or could use extra money.

Get Your Message OUT There, With Zero Pressure

Signature lines are your silent partners in that they “prospect” without pressure, without obligation, without you having to say a word! You didn’t ASK them to click a link or read more about your opportunity.. your signature line is just there, taunting them, intriguing them. A well-written signature line can be more powerful than the *3 foot rule*, your circle of 40 or whatever other “marketing” ideas your upline has.

It’s Always Better When It’s Their Idea

See, it’s MUCH better when taking some action is their idea. Most people will resist, JUST TO RESIST. It’s ingrained, particularly if they have had, or know someone who has had a *bad* network marketing experience.

Extend Your Personal Reach

There is another advantage to signature lines in emails. It extends your reach for you. When you send an email to a friend or family member that is cute, funny, news worthy and is passed along, your signature line is passed along with it. Think about the possibilities here. Imagine sending an email that lands in someone’s inbox who is unhappy with their income/job/situation. They might not know you, or maybe only know you only by name, but here is a chance for you to reach out to them.

Let’s cover some examples of signature lines and where you would use them.

  • On All Outgoing Emails You Send (even replies)
    On All Posts You Make In Forums
    On All Replies You Make In Forums
    On All Posts You Make In Your Blog
    On All Comments You Make On Other Blogs

Let me give you an example to help you understand the value here. Not long ago, I joined a new network marketing company called Nussentials. I built a website and started advertising “Work From Home And Create Wealth” on Google’s Adwords. At that time, less than 3 months ago, 100% of the traffic (or visitors) I got was from those paid ad’s. Once I started using signature lines posting in my blog and submitting articles to the article directories, I started getting traffic I wasn’t paying for. Now, just 3 months later, almost 30% of my web traffic comes from these sources. Those are visitors I didn’t pay for.

30% of my web traffic by taking a few minutes and setting up a signature line. Hmmm.

I also created a video to help demonstrate this process which you can view here. It's also called Using Signature Lines To Prospect

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

MLM Company Poll

Please take a minute to review the Poll shown to the right here. I am interested in what exactly is important to you in an MLM company. If you don't see your answer to the right, please leave me a comment here detailing what IS most important to you.

I will compile the results and then do articles on the most important factor and how to improve it or work around it (in the event of a *lack*).

Thanks for telling us what's important to you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Learning To Handle Objections...

I would like to throw out a topic, and get you to comment on it. The topic? Handling Objection, of course.

The reason?

We price justify our business opportunity and our products, but to do so, we need to turn around the objections that are thrown at us. Not everyone has the same skill level, experience or words to do this, so let's share our objections and create an article (or series of articles) so we can all benefit from life's teachings, even if it is each others. Personally, I would rather learn from someone else's experience than "hoe that row" all by myself.

So, take a few minutes and post a comment on this article. Please list the top three objections you get when presenting either the business opportunity or the product. I will collect them and find the best way to handle them and post them as articles here.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Want To Sponsor Leaders? Be A Leader First!

Network Marketing is one of those business models that allows the motivated and productive to earn more than their up line. Forget the corporate limitations of "the boss always earns more". With network marketing, the more you produce, the more you earn.

Network Marketing has the added benefit of allowing you to profit from other people's efforts, just as you help put dollars in the pockets of those in your up line. So, ideally, you want to sponsor leaders. Failing that, you want to TRAIN leaders. People who, like you, recognize the more they produce, the more they earn. People, like you, that know teaching their down line to be productive benefits everyone.

So sponsoring or training a leader is an excellent way to fast-track your business. But, while it is simple to say, it is a little harder to do in real life. Remember one of the overriding tenents in Network Marketing, teach your down line to duplicate you.

A word of warning though. If you aren't successful, productive and motivated, duplicating you doesn't help! In fact, it guarantees your eventual demise.

You want to make absolutely certain you are doing things every day that propel you forward. Things, that if your down line duplicates, will help build both of your residual incomes. For every activity you do, ask yourself, can my down line duplicate this, and if they could, would I want them to?

We lead by example. And most people will play follow the leader, it's human nature. A good many people that get the network marketing model, understand the benefits and are actively chasing that dream, often fail to understand one important piece of the puzzle. Regardless of how it was pitched to them, this IS a business and it has to be treated as such. While building the business can be done part-time, you still need to behave as if this were a "brick and mortar" business. You have ongoing costs associated with doing business, just like the store front for the butcher. You need to advertise, just like the store front for the barber shop. There are day to day activities, that if put off, hurt your business, just like the corner drug store. And most important, discipline is required to achieve success.

So, what examples are you setting? Is what you are doing something your down line can duplicate? Have you taught them how?

Just my two cents worth.


Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Power Of Leverage In Network Marketing

Are you a workaholic? I know I have been accused of this by insensitive friends and family that didn't understand my burning desires and relentless need for forward momentum. But even a workaholic can only put in so many hours per day. Let's see... there are 24 hours in a day, 365 days in a year. That's a max of 8760 hours. No sleep, no pottie breaks, no drive time. Maximum 8760 hours. (There were years when I think I came close to that number).

Now, I bet you could get a lot accomplished in 8760 hours. In fact, I would guarantee it. Your performance might be suffering a tad with no sleep though. Okay, just so we are clear... 1 person, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 52 weeks = 8760 man hours of effort into building your business.

Let's take a look at leveraging the Network Marketing model. I invest my time and energy into building a business that contains 10 people. I continue to invest my time and energy into training those people so they become actual business owners for themselves and do the same thing. It's in their best interest to continue the trend as we will see in just one minute. So, 10 people, train 10 more people each.... that's 100 people. If each of those 100 people ONLY put in 30 minutes a day, how many man hours could have been funneled into my business success? Care to guess? 18,250 man hours.

Yep, you read that right. 30 minutes a day from each person in my down line gives me 18,250 man hours invested into my business. That's 200+% more than if I worked 24/7 all year long. And that's if the 10 people I worked with initially only work with 10 each and then everyone stops what they are doing.

Just for grins, let's do the math if I had 2000 people in my down line. 2000 people, 30 minutes a day = 365,000 man hours. It would take me 41.6 years of working 24/7 to put in the same number of hours. This is one of the strongest examples of leveraging I have seen in a while. And here is the best part... those hours all spent in my business, ALSO help each of the people in my down line with their business. Again, leverage.

I gave up trading time for money back in 1991 because it is so inefficient. The wealthy know this lesson already and make the most of it everyday. Put the power of "leverage" into building your business with network marketing and watch it grow.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Why Is There Such A High Failure Rate For MLM'ers?

Network Marketing

Yep, that's right. Multilevel Marketing Companies, or MLM's use Network Marketing to *market* their products, which means they get and sponsor people who have never owned a business before to tell other people about the product. And since having other representatives sponsored is one of the *income streams*, these people market BOTH the business opportunity and products to the same group of people.

That's a little like advertising a Dog Training program and if they show any interest, try to sell them Home Siding. The two markets are VERY different and should be marketed differently, but most MLM companies and up lines explain that all you have to do to be successful in this business is tell everyone you know, everyone you meet, casual encounters at the grocery store or gas station about your "opportunity".

Well, if you have spent any time in MLM, you know this often just leads to frustration. Family members start to avoid you, friends don't take your calls. Try to see it from their point of view. You tell them all they have to do is "plug-in to your system" and they too can have a profitable business. Only, where is YOURS?!?! The typical new recruit is slammed by their up line with a list of things to do that make no sense in the real world of marketing and business.

There is a better way, but you have to get out of your own way first. And that means listen to what your up line has to say, but use your head too. If what they are telling you isn't working, try something else. And frankly, focus your efforts. If you are trying to sell the product, sell the product. Once you have established some trust with your customer and they can see the product really does what it says it will do, you can offer them a chance to also make some money selling it. Customers who "convert" in this way make the best representatives (or advocates) of the product. But this should come later. After they have used the product, seen the results, explained the product to friends and family (without the business opportunity lurking in the background of every conversation) and are really excited about it, then they can "focus" their efforts. But don't be surprised if you offer the opportunity and most say no. These are normal, real people with real lives who haven't thought about owning their own business, or becoming an independent marketing contractor (which is what an network marketer is after all), they just wanted a solution to their problem. (Remember that most MLM companies offer health related products).

Offer your "business opportunity" to small business owners, people looking to work from home or start their own business. These are the people that are already doing research and grooming themselves for the "business owner mentality" and lifestyle. Look at these two words... Network Marketing. Does anything in those two words suggest "market two DIFFERENT concepts to the same person"? I don't think so.

There is a high failure rate with network marketing because everyone is taught the same thing. It's almost like a cult or religion. Personal Empowerment, Personal Development, Belief is the key. Trust me, if I am trying to drive a screw into a board and it isn't working, getting a bigger hammer *might* get the job done but it takes a lot of extra effort and will probably just ruin the material I am working with. Getting a screw gun would be the better choice since that is what it was *designed* to do. If what you are doing isn't working, don't go get a bigger hammer (visualization boards, more tapes on empowering yourself, creating an Alpha personality that people respond to, etc), get a different tool for the job. It's called Focus.

Let me ask you this. If you went to your butcher for some steaks, and he tried to sell you snow tires, would you go back? If you called your Dentist and asked for an appointment to get a tooth looked at and when you got into the chair he proceeded to try and sell you Investment Bonds, would you go back? Nope. Neither would I. When we went into the Butcher's or the Dentist, we had a certain result in mind. Being *sold* something else is off-putting at best, and damaging to their credibility at worst. They would quickly go out of business. So why on earth would you attempt the same thing just because you are representing a company/product/service that uses the Network Marketing business model to sell their products/services?

If you are smart, you won't. It doesn't work. What you need to do instead is focus your efforts. Sell to someone who is looking for what you have to offer. And don't try to cross-sell them. If they are looking for a health product that will relieve their joint pain, don't try to sell them a business opportunity. If they are looking to work from home or start their own business, sell them that, not a pill for joint pain. See what I mean? It's two completely different markets.

So, get out of your own way. You can be very successful in network marketing, especially if you find a company that offers good bonuses, unlimited level payouts and products that really work. But don't be a Lemming and do what your up line tells you to, just because they tell you to. Use your head. Remember that their up line trained them, and their up line trained them and so on. Find a company that offers real training, not just a list of things you should do like: 1) Make a list of your warm-market 2) Call all 100 people and let your excitement infect them 3) Listen, ask questions and then pitch them 4) Train your down line to do the same thing 5) Repeat.

That's not a recipe for success. That's a recipe to get yourself uninvited to the family Christmas party.

Just my two cents worth.


PS: Obviously, I have an MLM company in mind. One that meets all my criteria AND does something I have never seen any other company do. They donate 5% of all product sells to Childrens, Incorporated to help feed starving children in the United States! That's 5% of their money, money I helped create with my sales. I can live with that. Want to know more about the company I choose? Click Here.

Friday, June 8, 2007

What Is Different About Nussentials?

We have received a question regarding Nussentials MLM plan. The question was, "what is so different about the Nussential MLM plan that other MLM plans. The second question asked for mentoring ideas.

There are several things that make Nussentials stand out. Having been involved in 3 other companies over the last 20 years, I found Nussentials to be top notch in several areas. First....we have Rice Bran based products that are revolutionary for people with health issues such as diatetes 1& 2, Hypertention, cholestrol, weight, joint pain and so much more. Rice Bran is one of the most nutritious foods on earth but the technology to stabilize it only became available 2 years ago, so the benefits of it are just now getting out to the public.You can read about the science of the products at Their compensation plan is superior to anything I have found, and their business system is founded on the "forced Matrix" concept which means that with their 3 x 8 matrix, you can only have 3 people on your 1st level, all others go down in your organization in the next available spot, thus your whole organization reaps the benefits of the people above and below them. And lastly but very important, the company is sending 5% of all products sold to the Feedthekids foundation to help hungry children in the USA. So while we build our own business the company helps children through our efforts and the money to the kids comes out of company profit not ours. Everybody wins.

The 2nd question asked about mentoring ideas.
Mentoring is the key to the success of your business. In a traditional brick and mortar business you hire employees (You pay them, and TRAIN them, you lease your space for your employees to work, provide benefits to them, and have all the complexities of a brick and mortar business).

In a MLM type business you work from your home and the people you bring into the business (your business partners), work from their home, so you "mentor" them by showing them how to build their business.

Nussentials provides many tools to the business owner to help them, but you, the sponsor, need to help your business partners understand the products, the compensation plan, and how to sponsor people into their business.

This is done many times by telephone because your business partners will eventually live all over the country. We use 3 way calling with our new partner and talk to their potential partners with them, because they will not be comfortable making calls alone until they are more familiar with the products and plan. The Infinity Team is a group of Nussentials reps dedicated to helping all our business partners succeed. Since our partners live everywhere, we use conference calling to hold our "meetings". Everyone can ask questions, talk about how they are building their business, and give testimonials on how the products are working for them and their customers. Taking new partners by the hand and getting them on the right road to success is our focus.

This is NOT a numbers game, it is a network of people helping people realize their dreams.

Hope that helps with your question, if not, please feel free to restate your question and I will try again!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Welcome To Team Infinity's Blog - all about Network Marketing

Team Infinity... does that bring exceptional thinking, farsighted vision, unlimited energy and boundless possibilities to mind? It should. It does for us.

We are a team of people working together to build a long-term residual income for ourselves using the proven business model of Network Marketing. We each (for our own reasons) have decided to stop exchanging *time and expertise* for *income* within the corporate work place. Does this mean none of us work for *the man*? Absolutely not. You see, despite wild Internet claims to the contrary, it takes a little time and a little work to build stable income. It doesn't happen overnight, but with consistent effort, it does happen.

This blog is a meeting place of like minded individuals, people who already understand the value of networking to attain results, who already know how to leverage a single "contact" into residual sales, and those that don't know or live these principals, but want to know more.

Stay tuned, we have some exciting things to cover. In fact, bookmark us or add us to your favorite social bookmarking club such as Technorati or Digg.

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