Archive for November, 2006

So many times people equate falling in love with a product with mlm residual income success. They feel that if they love the product then everyone else will love it as well and they’ll have no trouble selling it.

This does not necessarily follow. In fact, it usually does not. More people fall in love with the product and can’t sell it.

Why is that? Well, It always goes back to a couple of things – 1) the Policies and Procedures, which details how you are to do the company’s business, and 2) the Compensation Plan.

How you are allowed to do business is dictated by the Policies and Procedures. The Compensation Plan.

How hard do you have to work to get paid? How long do you have to work to get paid? Do you get paid to retail or is the emphasis on recruit, recruit, recruit (also known as Vampire Marketing – new blood, new blood, new blood)? How many people do you have to have in your organization to make the money you desire?

If you love the product, great. Buy it. Buy it at a discount, if you can. But I would advise you to see if the business aspect is feasible for you if you decide your primary goal is to make money.

Find a company where the average part-time networker can make walk-away residual income. This means you can retire and still make money, assuming the company lasts. Anything less is a waste of time and money for you. Don’t you deserve better than that?

How you you find a company that fits this particular bill? Tune into the Mentoring for Free trainings. They’re free. They’re also generic – no company names are mentioned.  Or call me.

You can also download the free-book Success in 10 Steps.

Wishing you mlm residual income success through avoiding the frustration of falling in love with the product at the expense of the business opportunity,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
E-mail Wendy for network marketing information
“Be a Mentor with a Servant’s Heart”

What is mlm residual income success to you? Is it to build the business and then be able to stop and go to the beach? Is to be able to will it to your children and your children’s children so that they can keep collecting the residual income check?

This is the promise, the dream of mlm residual income!

This is the vision  that the mlm companies weave for us.

We’ve spoken before about the importance of reading your policies and procedures.

Those of you with Arbonne International who think you can have walk away residual income, think again. The frustration I see is found in section 3.2.1 Support

3.2.1. SupportIndependent Consultants must have ongoing contact and communication with the Consultants in their downline organizations. Examples of such contact and communication may include, but are not limited to: newsletters, written correspondence, personal meetings, telephone contact, voice mail, electronic mail and the accompaniment of downline Consultants to Arbonne meetings, training sessions and other functions.

The above paragraph was cut and pasted from the Arbonne document June 26, 2006.

I highlighted the word “ongoing” in red so that you would not miss it.

“Ongoing” means that you cannot stop. If you stop the company can stop your check. You cannot retire. So why would you want to build the business with this company?

And you cannot let people “interpret” what this means. It is what it is. It says what is says. The attorneys wrote it.

The attorneys work for the company Arbonne International and this language is not in the interest of the distributor.

I’ve talked to people about this and they are in denial about the consequences of this language. They have loyalty to Arbonne. I understand that. I did, too. I found it emotionally difficult to admit that I had to build somewhere else. That’s okay. The people who “get” it will be better off. The others may take some time to “get” it. We all hate to be wrong, don’t we?

Don’t get me wrong, Arbonne is a great company and has great products. I use some of them.

I could not do the business. Most of the Arbonne consultants I know also are not successful doing the business with this company.

My recommendation? Be a consultant to get the products at a discount. The prices are high anyway. Do the business with another company. People who are in denial – well, that’s their problem.

Do you know what characteristics make up a 5 Pillars Company? I’d be happy to teach you.

I invite you to the Mentoring for Free training calls. Why waste time and money in a company where you cannot stop and keep your check?

Wishing you mlm residual income success though avoiding the “ongoing” trap with Arbonne International and avoiding the eventual frustration caused by denial right now –

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
E-mail Wendy for network marketing or health coaching information
“Be a Mentor with a Servant’s Heart”

MLM Residual Income Success for most average part-time networkers very much depends on the company’s compensation plan. Most of us are in the 95% of network marketers who are part-time in the business and about 5% do it full time. The majority of mlm money goes to the top 5% of the earners and not to the 95%. So as a part-timer, what do you think you’re worth? Are you frustrated by not being paid enough?

If you are among the people, which most of us are, who do it part-time, how much time do you have, how hard do you want to work, and how much are you willing to spend to earn some extra money. Remember what you actually earn is not the discount, and is not just the checks you receive.

You earn what you receive minus your expenses. Are you in the plus column or the minus column?

It would be helpful to know on average what percent you are paid and then what you actually clear. In my company the average payout on the products sold is 50%. We are not including bonuses because I’m interested in walk-away-residual income. (With the bonuses it can go as high as 89%)

By the way, when you compare product payouts, use the retail prices, not the discounted or wholesale prices. In my company everyone buys at retail.

Another great way of knowing how you get paid is approximately how many people do you need in your organization to make an extra $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000, etc. each month for residual or recurring income.

In other words, how many people does it take for you to build it once and then walk away while you collect the residual income if you wanted or needed to do so?

For example, in my company it takes about 25 people ordering regularly to earn about $500 a month. For about $10,000 a month it takes a maximum of 400 people either in your organization or ordering regularly. You don’t have to find them all yourself, either.

If you’re not with a company that pays you what you’re worth, that does not pay the average part-time networker, I invite you to tune into the Mentoring For Free Training.

Wishing you mlm residual income success by avoiding the frustration of not being paid what you’re worth,

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
E-mail Wendy for network marketing or health coaching information
“Be a Mentor with a Servant’s Heart”