Friday, August 08, 2008

MLM Business Lead-Business Networking puts More Money in Your Pocket

Finding mlm business leads can be done with business networking. Business networking puts more money in your pocket by helping you overcome the number one biggest problem facing new business owners. Prospecting for new customers. Business networking events can go a long way towards making the whole prospecting problem go away. There are two main kinds of networking opportunities available to the average entrepreneur. Passive networking and strong networking. Both have unique benefits and drawbacks.

The most well known example of passive networking is your local chamber of commerce. You can find a chamber of commerce chapter in almost every major city worldwide. Your local chamber of commerce gives you the opportunity to meet with many of the movers and shakers in your local business community. Through the many events they plan on a monthly and yearly basis, they offer you a chance to connect with a number of potential prospects for your products and services.

Weekly networking groups or clubs are an example of strong networking opportunities. These kinds of business networking events can be found in many major cities worldwide. A strong networking group will meet on a weekly basis for the sole purpose of exchanging business leads with one another and learning better ways of networking to grow their business. The most successful networking groups require your weekly attendance and insist that their members provide fellow members with referrals throughout the year. They also allow only one person from each profession or industry to belong to the group. This keeps the quality of the referrals high. One such group is Business Network International (BNI).

So what are the advantages and disadvantages of each kind of networking? They both have their place but strong networking groups represent a bigger commitment than passive networking groups. By belonging to a strong networking group, you are committed to be on the lookout for referrals for group members. Strong networking groups also usually meet on a weekly basis whereas passive networking groups usually meet monthly.

Passive networks can have multiple people from one profession or industry as members. They also have no requirements for passing on referrals to other members. Referrals do occur in a passive networking event but it is not facilitated by the meeting and is totally up to the business owner to initiate. You can belong to multiple passive networking groups. Any business you get from passive networking will most likely be a result of the amount of effort you put in.

Strong networks on the other hand restrict membership to only one person per industry or profession. This greatly increases the likelihood that you will receive referrals from participating members. Meetings are structured in a way to encourage referrals and there is a formal referral exchange that happens every week. It is strongly recommended that you only belong to one strong networking group in order to keep the quality of your referrals high.

In either case, it is important for members of these groups to see you as professional and competent. Referrals will go to people the referrer knows, likes and trusts.

Want more business? Want more mlm business leads? Start attending business networking events in your area.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

MLM Educaton-Why You MUST Become Educated

When it comes to mlm education, one of the things I appreciate about Mentoring for Free is that they teach you not WHAT to think, but HOW to think.

One of the things every networker should understand very clearly is what their company is all about as well as understand their policies and procedures.

My friend and mentor Michael Dlouhy has been explaining for years Why and How YTB Travel was and is a "Scam" . Now, it seems the California Attorney General has finally taken action to STOP them.

Check it out here. See why YOU MUST become educated:

To become more educated about how to understand your company's policies and procedures, listen to this training call:

I hope this information will guide you on not WHAT to think, but HOW to think.

To Your Success,

Monique Hawkins
Skype: Moniquie371

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Monday, August 04, 2008

MLM Education-Are You A Critical Thinker?

MLM Education-One of the things I love about Mentoring for Free is that people are taught how to become critical thinkers; how to not buy things at face value.

I just got an interesting email from Michael Dlouhy, founder of Mentoring for Free. He offers some valuable advice I thought I'd share with you.

Here it is:

August 03 2008

Hello Critical Thinkers,

Michael Dlouhy here with Mentoring For
Free with a "Thought" about how Critical
Thinking works in Your Life, or NOT.....

Mentoring For Free Teaches You HOW
to Think NOT WHAT To Think...correct ?

This story from Jay Leno ( Not Verified)
is a perfect Example of HOW the media
is Brainwashing people on "WHAT" to

I did a coaching call the other day with a
brilliant lady that told me that "Everyone"
was doing "Cash Gifting", my response
to her was >>"That's a LIE"<<..........

The Cash Gifting people said it, so she is
Repeating it just like CNN does without
ever "THINKING" Through the Process.

EVERYONE is A BIG Number,and people
just puke this nonsense on anyone that will
Listen and give their Puke Power.

I told her that I did NOT know ONE person
personally that was in Cash Gifting, She did
NOT have any Proof other than Repeating
what some web-site "Told Her To Think"

There is a 20 year old Network Marketing
that is saying they had 60% growth last
month and any "Critical Thinker" knows
that this is Mathematically Impossible.

They Don't have to prove it, all they need to
do is say it then get everyone to repeat it.

The article below is NOT about Your belief
or Disbelief it's about how people "Believe"
what they are told without the first thought
of "Critical Thinking" coming from them..

Please DO NOT send me Your Political
views because that is NOT what this is
article is about.........

You can sharpen Your Thinking Skills when
You Stop The Chatter In Your OWN Mind,

Please join us every Wednesday at 3:00 or
8:00 PM ET for the 30 Day Mental Cleanse
call. 1--218--936--3890 code 300-300 # . to register....

We Believe In You
Michael & Linda Dlouhy
352--799--8779 anytime

Jay Leno on President Bush (Surprising)

Jay Leno on President Bush (Surprising)
Jay Leno wrote this; it's the Jay Leno we
don't often see....

As most of you know I am not a President
Bush fan, nor have I ever been, but this is
not about Bush, it is about us, as Americans,
and it seems to hit the mark.

The other day I was reading Newsweek
magazine and came across some Poll
data I found rather hard to believe.It must
be true given the source, right?

The Newsweek poll alleges that 67 percent
of Americans are unhappy with the direction
the country is headed and 69 percent of the
country is unhappy with the performance of
the President.

In essence 2/3 of the citizenry just ain't
happy and want a change. So being the
knuck le dragger I am, I started thinking, '
What are we so unhappy about?''

A.. Is it that we have electricity and running
water 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week?

B.. Is our unhappiness the result of having
air conditioning in the summer and heating
in the winter?

C.. Could it be that 95.4 percent of these
unhappy folks have a job?

D. Maybe it is the ability to walk into a
grocery store at any time and see more
food in moments than Darfur has seen
in the last year?

E.. Maybe it is the ability to drive our cars
and trucks from the Pacific Ocean to the
Atlantic Ocean without having to present
identification papers as we move through
each state?

F.. Or possibly the hundreds of clean and
safe motels we would find along the way
that can provide temporary shelter?

G.. I guess having thousands of restaurants
with varying cuisine from around the world
is just not good enough either.

H. Or could it be that when we wreck our
car, emergency workers show up and
provide services to help all and even send
a helicopter to take you to the hospital.

I.. Perhaps you are one of the 70 percent
of Americans who own a home.

J.. You may be upset with knowing that in
the unfortunate case of a fire, a group of
trained firefighters will appear in moments
and use top notch equipment to extinguish
the flames, thus saving you, your family,
and your belongings.

K.. Or if, while at home watching one of
your many flat screen TVs, a burglar or
prowler intrudes, an officer equipped with
a gun and a bullet-proof vest will come to
defend you and your family against
attack or loss.

L.. This all in the backdrop of a neighbor
hood free of bombs or militias raping and
pillaging the residents. Neighborhoods
where 90% of teenagers own cell phones
and computers.

M.. How about the complete religious,
social and political freedoms we enjoy
that are the envy of everyone in the world?
Maybe that is what has 67% of you folks

Fact is, we are the largest group of un--
grateful, spoiled brats the world has ever
seen. No wonder the world loves the U.S. ,
yet has a great disdain for its citizens.

They see us for what we are. The most
blessed people in the world who do nothing
but complain about what we don't have, and
what we hate about the country instead of
thanking the good Lord we live here.I know,
I know.

What about the president who took us
into war and has no plan to get us out?

The president who has a measly 31 percent
approval rating? Is this the same president
who guided the nation in the dark days after
9/11? The president that cut taxes to bring
an economy out of recession?

Could this be the same guy who has been
called every name in the book for succeeding
in keeping all the spoiled ungrateful brats
safe from terrorist attacks?

The commander in chief of an all-volunteer
army that is out there defending you and
me? Did you hear how bad the President
is on the news or talk show?

Did this news affect you so much, make
you so unhappy you couldn't take a look
around for yourself and see all the good
things and be glad?

Think about it............are you upset at the
President because he actually caused you
personal pain OR is it because the 'Media'
told you he was failing to kiss your sorry
ungrateful behind every day.

Make no mistake about it. It's time you
realize the President doesn't do one thing
without Congressional approval. So don't
blame the President blame your
congressman or woman..

The troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have
volunteered to serve, and in many cases
may have died for your freedom. There
is currently no draft in this country. T

hey didn't have to go. They are able to
refuse to go and end up with either a ''
general'' discharge, an 'other than
honorable'' discharge or, worst case
scenario, a ''dishonorable'' discharge
after a few days in the brig. so why
then the flat-out discontentment in
the minds of 69 percent of Americans?

Say what you want but I blame it on the
media. If it bleeds it leads and they
specialize in bad news. Everybody will
watch a car crash with blood and guts.

How many will watch kids selling lemon
ade at the corner? The media knows this
and media outlets are for-profit corporations.

They offer what sells, and when criticized,
try to defend their actions by 'justifying'
them in one way or another. Just ask why
they tried to allow a murderer like O.J.
Simpson to write a book about how he
didn't kill his wife, but if he did he would
have done it this way......Insane!

Turn off the TV, burn Newsweek, and use
the New York Times for the bottom of your
bird cage. Then start being grateful for all
we have as country. There is exponentially
more good than bad. We are among the
most blessed people on Earth and should
thank God several times a day, or at least
be thankful and appreciative.' '

With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of
control, mud slides, flooding, severe
thunderstorms tearing up the country
from one end to another, and with the
threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks,

'Are we sure this is a good time to take
God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?'

Jay Leno

Please keep this in circulation. There
are so many people who need to read
this and grasp the truth of it.

Michael Dlouhy

19108 Powell Road
Brooksville, Florida

Great stuff isn't it! Learn to become a critical thinker!

I Appreciate You,

540-858-2885 anytime
Skype: Monique371
Be A Mentor With A Servant's Heart

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Sunday, August 03, 2008

MLM Education-What To Look For In A Network Marketing Business

Network Marketing is also called Multi-Level Marketing or MLM for short. If you happen to be thinking about getting into Network Marketing then this may be helpful for you. There are things to look for in a Network Marketing business that will keep you from just spinning your wheels and getting nowhere. It is true that most Network Marketing businesses fail. That is what happens to most any business in their first five years. But if you know how to do it right, then Network Marketing is the best career in the world!

You should be able to start with little cost. Avoid big sign-up fees and expensive frontloading where you have to spend thousands of dollars to get started, buying your way to the top of a pay plan, having to purchase large volumes to qualify for your check, and having to stock inventory yourself. Run away from anybody requiring you to do those things.

Do not fall for outrageous claims such as making money with no selling. In Network Marketing you can get people placed under you without having to do anything if the people above you are doing a lot of work and your compensation plan is a forced matrix or power leg binary. That kind of thing is called spillover, but you cannot count on getting rich from that. People joining with that expectation will be disappointed. Even worse, do not get involved with a company that is offering a business opportunity but has no product or service to sell other than the opportunity. Always, before you join any company, go to the Internet search engines and check for complaints and scam warnings.

Sales and distribution are the backbone of all business. Direct sales are the type we are more familiar with. The products of a company are peddled by a salesperson that receives a commission, which is a percentage of the money gained by the sale. That is the traditional sales approach. The salesperson can also be paid on an hourly or salaried basis, even per lead contacted as long as they meet a sales quota, but the source of income for business is always sales driven.

Network Marketing is proving to be a better way, both for the companies and their product distributors or salespeople. You are still selling a product or service for the company, but you also are looking for people who want to do what you are doing, selling the company's product and making money doing it. You are building a team. What that does is take sales to another level, because once you get someone else selling for the company, the company has a new distributor and you get paid not only on your sales, but also on the new distributor's sales as well.

That is why it is called Multi-Level Marketing. When that distributor on your first level gets a new seller for the company, you also get paid from the work of that new seller. If that new seller on your second level recruits, then you have a third level. You can have a team building under you, doing sales for you, making money for you, and it can be happening without extra effort on your part! The payment plans in MLM mostly include binary, breakaway, matrix, stair-step, and the best is unilevel.

With the unilevel plan there is no limit to the number of people you can have under you at the first level. The purchases from your first level are where you get the highest commission. Commissions for purchases from your second level on down are not as high percentage-wise, but can add up to a big amount through the shear number of sales. Those earnings are often called leveraged earnings because you have utilized the work and the time of other people. That is the way to get wealthy!

Network Marketing is about the referral and soft sell. You do not have to give people the hard sell to be successful. You simply use the company's product or service and recommend it to others. It helps a great deal if you are passionate about it. The company provides promotional materials such as sales letters, brochures, recruiting calls, recorded messages, websites, flash movie presentations, DVDs, and even magazines. They should be persuasive materials that put forth the benefits of the product or service to the prospect and should include plenty of testimonials.

The company should have a valuable and desired product or service that people would really want to have. Preferably, the product should be unique and manufactured by the company itself. You want the service to be a continuing monthly service or the product to be a consumable one, so that you get recurring purchases every month and an ongoing income from each customer.

With Network Marketing you will not just be making one-time sales as in direct marketing. You will be building a residual income that keeps coming in whether you work or not. It is the perfect way to build a retirement income, so the company you choose should be debt free and have been in business for at least 5 years so that you know it is solid.

Having found those things, you then present the business opportunity and the product to as many people as possible. Your warm market is people you know, such as friends, family, and co-workers. Beyond that, you can advertise, or generate your own lead lists of people interested in starting a business or interested in your type of product or service.

Network marketing is a great way to build a business for your children and children's children.