FREE MLM Leads!!

Whooo Hooo!  Did you say free!!

Everyone loves that word, don't we. FREE!!  As soon as we hear it we know we're in for something special, because, let's face it, today everything costs money!

And network marketing is no different.  In fact, it can be down right expensive.

I guess that's why the unfortunate statistic exists: Roughly 97% of all network marketers will spend themselves out of business within their first year.

Scary eh.

This fact, combined with the fact that many people who enter the field of network marketing don't have an over abundance of money to begin with--can make it even more daunting.  Many of us who have picked this profession are often doing it because we've been laid off, we need a second income to survive, or we are unable to go to a traditional 9-5 job.  So maybe, the money just isn't there.

But, it alllll costs money.  Website, courses, clubs, programs, memberships--business in general is pricey.

However, there are a few ways you can get started in this business without breaking the bank, and I'd like to share them with you.  I'm all about a deal!

Check it out!

1) Use free blogging sites to brand yourself as an expert and build relationships.  Wordpress and Google Blogger come to mind.  (I use Google Blogger and love how easy it is to manage.)  Blogging has become a popular way to share valuable content with your audience and connect with people.  And don't be afraid to try it if you aren't an experienced writer.  Write from the heart and you will succeed.

2) Use Twitter to share your content and connect with people quickly and frequently.  Consistency is the key, and this is a great way to reach a large audience when you are strapped for time.

3) Build a Facebook Fan Page to share your content, and build your online store.  Facebook Fan Pages have the capability to let you build landing pages where you can promote your products and services and direct your audience to your website.  It's like having your own mini-store right on Facebook.

4) Attend local meet-up groups.  Let's face it, much of network marketing is about....well...networking, so a fantastic way to reach your target market is to get out of the house and start attending events where your market will be.  And remember, don't pitch pitch pitch!! Focus on getting to know people, hearing their stories, and building relationships and you will be on the right track.

5) Wear a "Ask me how to make money from home" (or something like that) T-shirt.  (Ray Higdon is the guy to thank for this idea).  It's a genius idea to get people talking to your opportunity without having to bug them.

6) Make YouTube videos. This is actually a fantastic way to reach your audience, brand yourself as an expert, and let people get to know you.....for free!  YouTube is a HIGHLY used search engine, and is owned by Google, so it's a fantastic way to reach your market.  And again, don't worry if you aren't as polished in front of the camera as Oprah, the key is to be genuine and sincere.  You'll get better with practice.  There are actually some neat tricks of the trade to making videos, and I'll post about that soon.  If you're curious right now though, use the contact form to get a hold of me and I can help you out!

7) Take advantage of all the free training you can get your hands on.  Sure, there are some great courses out there for a few hundred bucks (Michelle Pescosolido's Social Media Mastery is one of them), but there is a TON of free training that can get you on your way.  Take advantage of it-that's what it's there for!  If you check out the Resources Page at the top of this page you will see some resources there that can help get you on your way--and most of them are free or super cheap.  Yep, I'm all about the deal.

Okay, I'll say it again.  I'm all about the deal.  I have no intentions of being one of those marketers who spend themselves out of money.  I will spend, but I will spend wisely.  And I will also do whatever I can that is free, because there are some great ways to still build relationships without breaking the bank.

I want you to succeed.  I want to help you.  I think it's time that we, the newcomers to the field, start banding together and start empowering each other.  If you want to join my team, and work with me to create a strong group of marketers who are excited about learning and growing together, then please contact me.  It's about empowerment.

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How to Achieve Your Goals

Welcome to your daily dose of inspiration!  It's a wonderful day today, and I'm feeling great, so today I'd like to share a story with you that will show you just how powerful your mind and heart are when it comes to achieving your goals.  It will show you that it is indeed possible to do the impossible.

I won't say a word more about it.  You just have to watch.

And if you liked this video, please comment and share!  Let's spread some inspiration around the world!

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The Answer to the Almighty Question: How to Brand Yourself...

I feel like I should have horns blaring, or big drums beating when I say that title.


Important stuff eh.

And yeah, it is important.

And maybe the most daunting task too, especially for a new network marketer.

I think we've all been at that point in our career, fresh out of the "Get Started Training", bright eyed and bushy tailed, keen to succeed, wet behind the ears, unsure of which path to get started on.

We feel like we've just been popped out of the cookie cutter, the same type of promoter as Joe from the challenge party, and exactly like Sally down the street.

We're not entirely sure what we have to offer that's really different, and although Mike The Guru Dillard has told us that we need to be alpha-leaders and experts in the field, we're not just entirely sure how to go about that.

We read on the blogs that we need to brand ourselves, we learn in the webinars that we need to brand ourselves, but what the heck does all that mean?

I'll tell you what it means.

It means that we need to create ourselves.

You see, here's the deal.  I'm going to be real with you, because I think that is what you and I both need.

Let's face it, many of us who get into this business don't have one hot clue about marketing. Sure, we've done other things over the years, but maybe the whole world of SEO, Capture Pages, Lead Generation, Funnel Creation is as foreign as it comes.  We start out not really having a clear idea of what exactly we personally do have to offer, nor are we confident that we actually do have anything to offer.  It's an easy dilemma.

It's also easy to understand how our self-confidence and faith in an abundant future may falter at times, as this is a business where success is not always easily measured, or identified.  It's easy to feel like we're just Jo Schmo with nothing to offer, just an ordinary loser who will never amount to bugger all.

But you see, that is the whole point.  If you think that you're just Jo Schmo who isn't going to amount to bugger all, then that is exactly who you are, and will continue to be!

From this point forward, you must determine who you want to be,  and decide to be that person.

Success is about creating who you want to be.  Great leaders aren't popped out of the womb with a gaggle of followers, leaning into their every word.  They are masters of invention, with the first invention being themselves.

So, if you want to be an expert, then be an expert.  Visualize your persona and then set about making it happen.  Yes, it will take some work, some personal development, and some inner growth and reflection, but isn't it what this business is all about?

Don't be Jo Schmo who amounts to bugger all.  You're better than that.

Check out my video where I talk about this in more detail:

If you're ready to stop being a Jo Schmo, click here to join a fantastic team that can get you on your way!

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Finding Your Network Marketing Success

Network marketing is not for the faint of heart.  It is tough.  It is demanding.  It requires a sense of drive and passion that is second to none.

That, my friends, is my lesson of the day.

So here's my story.

Every Wednesday I crawl into bed and log into the MLSP weekly Wednesday webinar.  I grab a coke and a snack and I settle in for some really great content.  It's like going to school, but still being able to wear your pj's.  It's great!

After this Wednesday's webinar they told us about a special contest that they were holding where people could submit a short video showing how MLSP had changed their lives, and the winner (chosen by which one got the most "likes") won 2 VIP tickets to their Live the Dream event in Dallas, Texas.

So I thought, what the heck, I'll enter.

And so I did.

I spent the next hour or so (still in bed in the dark, with my kid snoring beside me) putting my video together, telling my MLSP story.  And in telling my story I came to terms with some of my past reflections about being in this whole network marketing business.  It ain't easy.  I won't for a second delude you into thinking that it's a picnic, and that once you sign up you'll be a millionaire by tomorrow.

And so today I put together a little video that talks about these thoughts.  

The video is below, as well as the link to view my contest video.  I'll be honest.  I'm vain enough to want you to watch my video and hear my story, but honestly, I don't have the $$ for airfare, and I'm sure there will be a ton of great entries anyway.  Just hear my story.  And I''ll be happy!

Have a great day my friends. 

Work with me-- ViSalus Sciences

How to Avoid Making one of the BIGGEST MLM Mistakes!

Call me!!

Inbox me!

Wanna hook up?

Call me!

Ya, you get it don't you. You've dated those guys and gals, who as soon as you go on your first date, they look passionately in your eyes and whisper those fateful words........fifteen times...."Call me!"

Disturbing? Yes.

Attractive? No.

So why do we market that way!! We get oh so excited about our product, and then we go nuts!! Take a look look at this quick video I made that talks about this desperate type of marketing, and how you can avoid making this mistake!

Don't be the desperate girlfriend or boyfriend.  Save yourself!!

Instead, click on these links that can take you to some incredibly FREE training that can help get you started marketing in a way that will enable you to position yourself as an expert and draw people to your world.

Click here to take advantage of some fabulous FREE Facebook Training.

Click here to take advantage of a 7 Day FREE Marketing Bootcamp.

Both are a must have!

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End the Frustration Finding MLM Prospects

Let's face it.  This business can be frustrating.  We blog, we shoot youtube videos, we make calls, and we chat it up with people.  We check our webpage stats religiously, monitoring any flutter of activity like a baby's heart beat.  We analyze, we examine our stats, and then we blog some more.

It wears me out just talking about it.

If you're in the position right now where you're feeling a big frustrated, then check out this video.  Last night a guy by the name of Adam John Chandler put things into perspective for me.  In a fantastic webinar he talked about the 90/10 rule and how it can propel you further toward your success, simply by ensuring that you have the right mindset.

Take a look:

Click here to join a proactive marketing team that will not only give you insane training to help you explode your business, but a whole host of fantastic affiliate products to earn commissions from promoting!! 

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Is ViSalus a Scam?

Today, let's ask the age old question:  Is ViSalus a scam? Okay, let's ask the bigger question: are all network marketing companies a scam?

I was chatting with a fellow network marketer the other day and we agreed that sometimes when we tell others that we are network marketers, it might be easier to tell them that we have an STD.

Alas, I am a fallen woman, because I have a bad case of MLM-ifilis. Yes, I practiced unprotected marketing!  I have been infected with the desire to connect with other infected individuals and spread this virus!

Maybe in a way you could say it's "catchy!"

There are so many preconceived notions out there about network marketing companies that many people cringe at the mere mention of a network marketing business, and usually blurt out the inevitable, "But that's a pyramid scheme, right!"

People assume that we have been duped into thinking that we'll get rich quick, and that not only will we be stalking them to death to buy our stuff, that anyone who joins such a cult will have their finances sucked dry and their reputations tarnished....for good.

So, let's get a few things straight.

  • Network marketing is a business, not a game show or a lottery.  I go to work, I connect with people, and I help people.  I do not ask everyone with a pulse to join my company.  In fact, I treat recruiting as an employer who is looking for staff.  I interview people who I think might be suitable for this kind of position, and do not feel that just anyone is right for the job.  This takes certain skills and aptitudes that just not everyone possesses.  
  • Just like every business on the planet, this business requires people to follow a certain process to achieve success.  And, like all of the other industries out there, the field of network marketing has changed very drastically over the last 15 years, so the kinds of things that network marketers were doing 15 or 20 years ago are not the same kinds of things that many network marketers are doing nowadays.  The industry is changing, and to be successful, we need to adapt with the times.
  • In order to be successful in this arena, it is important to be open to trying new ventures and looking at business differently.  In her book, The Renegade Marketer, Ann Sieg points out how important it is to diversify your business.  In essence, it is not a good idea to have all of your "income eggs" in one basket, and rely solely on one source of income to live on.  If that one solitary source of income crashes for whatever reason, you do not want to be left empty handed.  It is always a good idea to generate multiple sources of income so that if one fails, or doesn't generate the amount of income you were hoping for, then you aren't completely ruined.  Great ways to generate multiple sources of income include participating in affiliate programs, or investing in multiple mlm companies.

So, to answer your question, is ViSalus (or any other network marketing company) a scam?


The scam lies in people's perceptions.  If you go into a venture thinking that you only need to do one thing, and you will be rich in 5 days or less, then yes, maybe you're heart will be broken.

If, however, you approach this industry like it should be approached--with the attitude that if you work hard, educate yourself about marketing strategies, and have realistic expectations about what you will in achieve in a certain time frame, you will do well.

If this resonates with you, read on.  I have found a remarkable mlm opportunity that fits nicely into this type of thinking.  It's called Ready Built Downline.  Basically it is a group of people who join mlm companies en mass, so their downlines are already created.  When the group joins the second company, your upline becomes your downline, and you can reap the benefits of a solid downline.  It's a genius idea!

If you are interested in learning more about this venture, please click here to contact me.  I only promote ventures I believe in, and I think that this can be a very good way to generate some good income.  And remember, it's about diversifying!!

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