Is MLM a Pyramid?
What are the facts that you should know if you’ve launched or are thinking of launching a business in the Network Marketing Profession.
I was recently in a Facebook group filled with women looking for a way to work from home; to be there with their children; to stave off some health concerns.
And, over and over again, many of these women would say - I DON’T WANT TO DO AN MLM OR NETWORK MARKETING STYLE OF BUSINESS MODEL.
Why? I wondered about the thoughts around this. I get it. I also thought. And, then had to ask -
Is network marketing a bad business model? Is there something inherently wrong in the structure and operation of MLM?
Or, is it something someone is doing that creates that thought?
If you’ve already launched a network marketing business, you may be having some doubts or some second thoughts. You may be hearing opinions of other people or...
When we start marketing online, and putting our business out there so that those who are interested and looking for a Network Marketing business can find us, it’s tempting to wonder how fast it will happen, and how we can generate massive numbers of leads, just like the hype, smoke and mirrors promises. It can seem overwhelming, right?
How do I find dozens of people online for my Network Marketing business and how do I avoid overwhelm?
2 parts to the question, attracting prospects and avoiding overwhelm.
Let’s start with attracting prospects.
It starts with your system, and the content you create that attracts and engages others.
It’s not about hype and blatant advertising, although we are tempted to do that.
I learned this from my experiences early on when participating on discussion boards, groups and forums online before social media...
Jackie Ulmer, Network Marketing Business Coach is interviewed by Shari and Kim of Kiss Corporate Goodbye on how to build a successful network marketing business; why now is the perfect time; how to launch and relaunch your business. We talk about the skills, mindset, the negative stigma of Network Marketing and how to set realistic expectations. During the Pandemic, people are looking for solutions and home business is what they want.
So it's interesting. And this was before social media.
Obviously, YouTube didn't exist - Facebook, Instagram, none of those existed, Blogging wasn't a thing, it was a bit of a different world, but still the vision that I caught was that it can put me out there and it could leverage my time, just like we're doing right now, the three of us are leveraging our time because the 30 minutes to an hour that we've been doing this and having this conversation, we spend one time, and it's...
Network Marketing is thriving during the Pandemic. It's a unique time in world history.
Let’s talk about …..
People are scared, jobless, lost wages, health issues, children home, need flexible solutions. Working from home seems obvious. Google Search for home based business are surging.
You need vision, content, marketing strategy and business skills to attract, sponsor people, create success..
I couldn’t be more excited for today’s show, based on my 20+ years building an online business and what I’ve experienced. We will cover:
WHY NOW - We are in a unique time in the world, so why do I believe that now is the perfect time to build?
When was the best time to plant a shade tree? 20 years ago, but when is the second best time? Right now. Another 20 years is going to pass, are you going to have shade at the end?
My story - ...
We are just beginning the second half of the year so many of us looked forward to - 2020.
What happened? Well, we know what happened and what’s been happening. Gotta keep pushing forward, regardless.
It is my hope that this finds you and yours healthy, happy and ready to thrive moving forward.
Let’s dive into how to
We know the 1st 6 months has been absolutely crazy, and I think you would agree. Globally, we have experiences things we would never have guessed.
And, while we have no control over much of what’s happened, we do have control over our thoughts, our mindset and the actions we take.
So, for me, my question when this all started has been how will I choose to show up as a leader?
How will I maintain my focus; my service to others and maintain my business through all of this, while assisting others in also growing and thriving in their business.
Times are a little crazy right now and seem to be spinning out of control, right? Or, so it seems.
I've been on zoom calls all week, while I "nurse" my daughter, recovering from a Tonsillectomy, and keep my business going.
I've spoken with clients; potential clients; Networking colleagues and friends and a lot of common themes came up -
What will happen to my business
Should I quit my business
"No one" is buying
STOP. These are just thoughts, really and truly. Some are just made up stories...
Here is the cold, hard truth -
Things have changed, at least for now.
Surviving and thriving in business is going to take some "out of the box" thinking and ACTING, for sure.
Right now, is a critical time to find, connect with and nurture a tribe online.
Have you found yours? Do you know how?
No worries, even if you don't. You aren't too late!
Do you have a...
It kinda feels like the world is upside down about now, doesn’t it?
Like we went to bed one night and woke up in a parallel universe…
Or, is it a dream?
And, then you find out your friends and neighbors are in the dream with you.
You run to check your toilet paper stash.
There is enough….
Interesting things happen during times of uncertainty.
They become engulfed in fear.
Some people worry.
Others view this as an opportunity.
I am writing this in March, 2020, as we are experiencing the CoronaVirus Pandemic across the globe. Not sure when you may be reading this, but being prepared is relevant regardless of the date or circumstances.
We all have some extra time because we sure aren’t going to -
Sporting events, concerts, movies, on cruises, St. Patrick’s day parades….
Emotional and Business resilience is important to your overall success and peace of mind.
Life gives us lemons 50% of the time. Let’s make lemonade from them.
We count on that superstar in Network Marketing, and then they don’t join or quit. Someone laughs at our decision.
Real Estate can be the same - EVERYONE seems to have their Real Estate license.
We must learn to stand out, get noticed, get the sale.
First, we must learn to navigate life’s challenges.
This week has been a whirlwind.
My son and his wife welcomed their first child and our first grandchild into the world. So excite to meet this new little bundle.
Less than 24 hours later, a devastating tornado blew through Nashville, Tennessee, literally right next door to my daughter’s apartment.
She is fine, but the aftermath and going through something like that alone, in the darkness is rattling. And, the power is out all...
How a Daily Thought Download Creates Success in your life and your business.
Starting your day with an exercise in intentional thinking can truly change your life; your business and your happiness.
We have a choice each day - we can run the day, or the day can run us.
When we start the day by digesting the negative news; scrolling social media; scanning our inbox or anything else that gets us thinking in repetitive, often negative mode, chances are the day is not going to start on a high note.
Here is how to take control over your day, your thoughts and run more efficiently, effectively and happily with a daily thought download process that is intentional.
First, know this - there are no rules.
No right or wrong.
You can do it different each day.
Okay, there is one small rule, that can be broken, but I encourage you not to.
That rule is this - you MUST write it out. On paper. With a pen.
There is a connection between your brain...
"Everything is figure-outable." Marie Forleo
We can spend way too much time getting stuck in thinking we need more knowledge; more answers; more time….
Let’s start with what you know NOW…
What do you know already about your business?
We’ve covered clarity on:
What you truly sell
Next, we move to commitment.
We get stuck thinking we “need” to know more in order to even get started, much less to be successful.
But really, we don’t.
We are stuck in fear, procrastination and other emotions and thoughts that are coming up for us.
Right now; what are the fears that hold you back in your business?
Are you afraid someone will ask a question you don’t have the answer to?
How is this holding you back now? Are you in the ditch of your business?
Is it true that you must have the answer to everything?
Do you know...