Successful Network Marketing–Knowing How To Analyze An Opportunity BEFORE Spending a Dime

To be successful network marketing – knowing how to analyze an opportunity BEFORE spending a dime will save you years of struggle, frustration and starting from scratch over and over again.  On the other hand, if you have already signed on the dotted line with a company and are struggling to create that income from home as an online network marketer, I strongly suggest and recommend that you find a mentor with a servant’s heart to help you look at the opportunity you are currently in to see where there can be some improvements made. Usually it is just a matter of learning some skills, a network marketing education if you will.

How many times have you started a network marketing company, only to find frustration with the duplicable system, the upline support is next to zero or non existent and the compensation plan just does not add up as you were shown in the presentation? 

How many times have you been burned? That’s right. You thought you saw the light at the end of the tunnel; had an organization of twenty, thirty or even hundreds in your downline when…BAM! Something turned it off. You found yourself holding the bag. Sound familiar? Perhaps you were terminated without cause, the company went out of business or changed it’s business model from MLM to direct sales.  Heaven forbid the company may  decided that it does not need  sales reps at all of any kind, direct or MLM distributors.  What happens then? 

My hope would be that you would determine just how much of a risk the company you are thinking of joining will be before you join.  But if you find that you skipped that step and are in a company now,  there is still a way to determine how much you are risking by  using the 5 Pillars technology. Once you read the book Success in10 Steps written by Michael Dlouhy you will, when finished the free training course,  have an equivalent of a University degree in Network Marketing. 

You will learn:

  • How to avoid scams that are masked as legitimate MLM Companies and turn out to be pyramid schemes
  • What is the best compensation plan? 
  • What is the best system for duplication? 
  • What is the best MLM company for YOU?
  • What to say and when to say it.

Just imagine how you would feel if you were NEVER scammed again, could finally create a residual walk away  income of 10K a month or even more and could finally say I have found a company that I can call HOME.

Just what is your desired income, perhaps an extra $500 a month is good enough for you?  Will your Policies and Procedures as well as your compensation plan allow you to retire and/or will your business to your heirs. 

The Policies and Procedures will in most cases indicate that you can retire or leave your residual income to your heirs; succession. But, have you read them close enough to know that there may be qualifications that MUST be met by your heirs, or even qualifications that may prevent you from ever retiring.  Oh you can retire whenever you wish, but in most contracts in MLM if you decide to retire and do not caring on with your training responsibilities and your team building responsibilities; you will no longer be eligible to receive YOUR residual income that YOU created.  Making it impossible for you to retire and take a vacation when you want if you still want to receive that residual income that you worked so hard for.  This income, if you choose to walk away from a contract written like this will now roll right back to the company. OUCH!!

Read your PnPs for your self.  Look for words such as “ongoing” training, responsibilities, succession. What do your heirs have to do to qualify to receive what you have willed to them in your last will and testament?  How will your heirs feel when they realize that in order for them to receive what you have willed to them, they MUST sign up as a distributor and perform all the same duties that you do now?… Recruiting, selling, pitching your deal, training your downline.

You can  put any company to the 5 Pillars test.  Using the 5 qualifications listed in the 5 Pillars qualifying technology that will allow you to determine what your chances of success and or failure will be with any company.  You can find out what the 5 Pillars technology is by contacting us and we would be honoured to explain this important tool for evaluating a business opportunity.

What would have happened if you had the ability to properly analyze an opportunity before you decide to spend a dime? If that sounds like what you want, then give us a call and we would be honoured to share with you what we have learned over the past few years.

Commit To Success Today
Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.” — Galileo

MLM Success Today–Warning Sign That You May Not Have a System For MLM Duplication

One of the most important aspects of network marketing is DUPLICATION.  Your business partners downline must  be able to duplicate what you are doing. If they duplicate what you are doing  their business will grow as well as yours.  If there is no system in place  for duplication there cannot be success in your business.  People cannot duplicate people but they can learn a system to duplicate what you are doing in order to build.  

Buying leads and then cold calling them is considered a system for some distributors, however,  if your downline does not have the budget to buy leads, then what?  If you are a blogger and gain most of your leads through this method but many of the members of your imagedownline do not like to write, what then?  What if you can give a perfect business presentation but your downline  are  uncomfortable in front of a crowd or even doing a presentation with just one person? 

Duplication is not about what you can do with great success but what the team and any prospective business partners can do to duplicate the success you are having to build your business.

A system should be one that offers a variety of options that anyone can choose depending upon their comfort zone.  One aspect of the system should be learning how to generate your own highly interested targeted leads.  There system should provide training which shows your downline how to blog, how to set up a blog, safe lists, traffic exchanges, video marketing and  even social media just to name a few.  Giving your downline a selection of proven methods of marketing  makes it easier for them to choose what method(s) is best for them. 

Which ever system you use or provide it must be a proven method.   The system needs to be easy enough for all to imageuse and it must include teamwork.  Others coming in will need to know they have the help and guidance until they master the skills needed to duplicate the success you are having.  

Remember it is not about how successful you can bring people into your business but how successful your team can bring people into the business by duplicating.  If it becomes about you it will be like building your business alone without the aid of team duplication and it will also mean a higher attrition rate if your downline cannot duplicate.

If you would like to learn more about systems or how to duplicate then contact us and look forward to a team spirit with duplication and the realization of your dreams and goals.


Commit To Success Today
Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

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passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. Joel A. Barker Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. by Joel A. Barker

Frustrated Networker – A SCAM or a Pyramid Scheme!

I wish I had a penny for every time I hear that phrase. Unfortunately, most people think  Network Marketing is a scam or a pyramid scheme. But you know the unfortunate truth is that there are a lot of Network Marketing Companies out there that are scams. A lot of people are getting ripped off each and every day.  It breaks my heart to listen to some people tell us that they have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars trying to make it as a network marketer.

So ask yourself, why does this happen? Are people just plain stupid or dupable to fall for  scams and pyramid schemes? I don’t think that is the case at all. I think that the main problem is people get caught up in the HYPE and the promise of instant cash in three hours and don’t really understand what they are getting into. They don’t take the time to figure out if the opportunity is legal and legitimate or not. And some people want to join everything that is FREE.  FREE opportunities in my opinion are to be avoided.  You know people are not stupid, they’re just trusting! They trust that a company or sponsor wouldn’t wilfully try to rip them off.

Because of these relentless money monger companies and sponsors, it’s given our whole industry a really bad reputation.

So how do we compete with both the bad companies and the bad reputations?   Education! We need to get educated on what makes a legal legitimate company. There are signs. We just have to know what signs to look for.

5 pillar technologyThere is a way to determine if the company or opportunity you want to join or have already joined is indeed a legitimate home based business.  The gage or comparison module is known as “The 5 Pillars of Success” .  A good, solid, legitimate company will have all 5 of these Pillars.

PILLAR 1 – Experienced Company Management Leading Company With INTERGRITY … has the management team been network marketers working in the field before taking the helm of a company?

PILLAR 2 -  Timing is Everything…Timing in the Company (When to join) and Timing in the Industry (Timing of the products…right now Wellness Products are the next Trillion Dollar Industry poised to make millions of NEW Millionaires in the next 5 years– Good Timing for these products) 

PILLAR 3 – Products that are Remarkable…products that other people swarm after … REMEMBER the Product is NOT remarkable just because YOU love it.  It is REMARKABLE because the MASSES want it. 

PILLAR 4 – Compensation Plan- don’t fall for every claim that my company has the best compensation plan if you have never bothered to research the model of several compensation plans or the payout commission of several company compensation plans.  When you hear that you will receive 5% commission on  your first level and 4% on your second level, 2% on your third level and 7% on your fourth level….stop and ask yourself, “is that  a good compensation plan compared to 30% on your first level, 10% on your second level, 10% on your third level and 5% on your fourth level?” 

PILLAR 5 – A System for Duplication….SKILLS Duplicate

If any one pillar is missing, you should think twice about joining that company. Why? Because your chances of success diminish with every loss of a Pillar. Now, does a company without all 5 Pillars make it an instant Scam? No, not at all. But…. You can be guaranteed that if the company has all 5 Pillars it won’t be a scam. 

So which would you prefer? A guessing game? Or a book that will show you exactly what to look for in a good company and what to avoid?

To learn more about the 5 Pillars of Success technology, just email us at or find us on BIg AlbackcoverFacebookThere is nothing to lose, except precious time and frustration struggling to learn how to be successful in MLM today.  You will discover why you experience frustration and how to avoid scams and pyramid schemes.

To Your Success

Dave and Darlene Mills

Leadership with a vision

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When will we ever wake up and educate ourselves?  Network Marketers you HAVE to do your due diligence and check on the company owners of any company you are thinking of joining. Doing a Google search is a good place to start. There are a couple of sites that are well worth you bookmarking and using on a regular basis to “keep in the know.”  You will have all the latest buzz about new or old companies.

One site that I highly recommend you subscribe to is the free newsletter of This is a site that is by Rodd Cook.  If you Rod Cook reports that a company is or is not legit you can pretty much bank on it as gospel.

Another site we recommend to keep up with MLM news is, Lou Abbott, is the founder of the site . The MLM Whole Truth, Network Marketing, it is a Super-Site.

I have heard many say that ALL MLMs are nothing more than a pyramid scheme. WRONG, totally wrong. I have also heard folks say that ALL MLMs are good companies with management teams who are running a tight ship based on integrity, morality and legitimate opportunities. WRONG!  While it is true that network marketing is one of the last hopes for many individuals to reach their dreams, too many jump in before knowing about the company they choose to be affiliated with.

As in most areas of life, the whole truth lies somewhere in the middle.

I want you to be well informed because ignorance in the MLM profession can cost you a lot more than money. It can also cost you your friends, family, hopes and dreams.
You need the whole truth about MLM, the companies, the industry, and what it really takes to make significant income with a network marketing business!  Our goal here is to bring it to you as effectively and objectively as is humanly possible. ~ Lou Abbott

Just a few weeks ago I wrote concerning the upset with Amway. The ink has not dried and now TVI is making headlines. Bare in mind that it is not just Amway and TVI that are making headlines, MonaVie, in addition to making improper and illegal health claims—from cancer cures to promises of weight loss—was frequently offering trials of acai products, gathering consumer credit card information, and then billing the customer shipping and handling fees to which they had not agreed.

If you read the information below, I believe it will be very clear to you that TVI and it’s owners are not so honest.  Some of these guys have done jail time in the past and looks like many will be doing jail time in the not so distant future.  Visit the links to get the whole story.




12 Dec 2009 Gen X and Gen Y are really jumping on this UK based scam that moved to Cyprus that ran across the UK and the U.S. and then took off like a flame…. or GenX and Gen Y  Pyramid Scheme Blow Torch… In Asia….   Run!  Interesting when they started the servers were in Dallas, Tx.   So a true global PYRAMID SCHEME!  What are international regulators going to do?   What is Facebook going to do since the scam is running in one country on FACE BOOK.

TVI Express Scam Alert!


284,000 people joined the last 8 months…

Revenue $93 million

We have all reason to believe this is the TVI Express Mastermind:

Tarun Trikha — the Madoff of India?

Another TVI Express China member sentenced for fraud

Using false front of promoting travel, entrapped elderly in pyramid scheme, sentenced to prison

If your company does not have integrity, please turn and run. Run as fast as you can. The best solution would be that you check the integrity of a company with the aid of a mentor or coaching organization, before you join.  However most will just jump right in with both feet and then wonder why things are not progressing as they were promised.

If you need help investigating or understanding any part of your company, whether it is the Policies and Procedures, compensation plan or the company owners/management team, be in touch with professionals who can provide you with the needed information so that you can make an informed decision as to whether or not a company is as legit as they present themselves.

There are laws that protect you, however most do not know that they exist.  It is very clear that TVI has broken the law with all the illegal income statements being made in some of the videos.

If you want success you will need and want to know if your company is a 5 Pillar company.  We can help you find out this information.  Start by reading Success in 10 Steps. If you don’t have a copy, be in touch.

"You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself." — Galileo

How can we best help you?

To Your Success

Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership with a vision

Frustrated Networker-Five Mistakes You Don’t Know You Are Making

How you can be financially free in five years. I know a huge statement!  But is it really imagepossible?  Frustrated networker, if you avoid these 5 mistakes that you don’t know you are making, it is possible. 

Well if you find the right opportunity you sure can. The opportunity being network marketing.  However the thing is that in network marketing you do have to do your due diligence, look around and review compensation plans and policies and procedures. And you have to know what to look for to be able to determine if you have indeed found a good opportunity. 

You see it is ALL in knowing how hard you have to work (how many active customers and partners you have to have to make a recurring income of $10,000.00/month), what qualifications you have to meet and what commission your company is willing to pay you for all of your efforts that will determine whether you become financially free in five years. It is about finding business partners who are volunteers.  The ones who really do want to change their financial future and become financially free. They are LEADERS!!!

In a 5 Pillars company (company that has 5 components in place that will give you a much better chance of success…a lack of these 5 pillars is the mistake that most are making and don’t know it) it is possible to accomplish your dream of retiring in 5 years…and it all begins with finding four LEADERS.  If you have four people in your first year, you are right on track to retire…..but many people feel they have not achieved much of a milestone or built fast enough and quit.

Let’s imagine for just a moment that you have five people on your team; beginning of this year, you and four other team members; LEADERS. (You could actually have sponsored imagemore than four business partners, however some people sponsored will not be business builders.  They may be hobbyists. and that is ok, they do bring volume to your group.) Also assume that each of the four partners will be able to sponsor two people the coming year and those will be able to sponsor one new business partner each.

Remember that things do not actually work this perfect in real life, but this is a good estimate of the power of four…. and those four leaders keeping their vision and goal in front of them at all times. It is a lesson in persistence, determination and delaying instant gratification.  It is also a lesson in decision making.  Deciding to keep going even when it seems impossible.

So over a period of five years building and adding new team LEADERS you would eventually accumulate 3,125 people. (Team effort, remember you do not personally sponsor all 3,125 individuals) How much in recurring income would you be making a month?

If each person on your team were purchasing only $20 a month in product, it would be $62,500 per month!

What would be easier for you to do in the next 5 years:

  • Saving $12.4  million from your current personal income of which you have no extra expendable income so you can earn 5% interest in a savings account to be able to have $62 thousand per month!
  • or learn though education, mentoring and coaching which compensation plan actually pays you for all your efforts.  A 5 Pillar company does this! 

Are you in a 5 Pillar company?  If you are not sure would it make good business sense to find out?

Remember it is about numbers…what % is your company willing to pay you…1%, 2%, 5% or even 7%.  Not bad percentages, but how about 10%, 20% or even 53%?  Are you in a  company that is paying that kind of commission….and on ALL business brought to the company?  Not just on your “weak leg”, not just down 5 levels but on infinite width and infinite depth.  That my friend is how you will be able to retire in 5 years…


Practice the Slight Edge philosophy, find a good 5 Pillar company and this is a great example of what can happen for you in about five years. So, that’s it.  What do you think?  It’s up to you.

If you would like to avoid the compensation trap that most networkers find themselves in and would like discuss your compensation plan then contact us and lets figure out how hard you have to work so you can retire in 5 years.

Commit To Success Today
Dave and Darlene Mills
Leadership With A Vision

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