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Many businesses today advocate "continuous improvement" as part of their quality programs.  This applies to traditional business and MLM.

The focus is apparent that to be able to remain competitive in this current global economy the goal has to be to improve every aspect of the business.  If this fact is overlooked the competition will not be long surpassing them.

Life is a constant and continuous learning and growing experience. Growing and developing your “self” will eventually prepare you for when you do prevail and find success.

Your short- and medium term goals should be realistic and achievable, but your long-term goals should always far outweigh your present capabilities. As the Roman poet Virgil said, "Fortune sides with him who dares."

You have heard that to be successful in network marketing you should brand yourself. Improve you in every aspect.  Learn skills that will lead you to success.  If you are not constantly changing to remain attractive to your onlookers, the competition will move in where you have not kept up with the constant need for change.

MLM skills in marketing have changed substantially over the last several years.  It no longer works to use methods from the ‘70’s.  Making a list of your family and friends does not work.  This method has created a huge membership in the “NFLC”…”No Friends Left Club”.

Spamming your contacts in your bought list does not work. For starters these people did not opt in to receive this information.  And you are more than likely spamming individuals who know nothing of MLM and network marketing and neither do they care to learn. Most on your purchased leads list will be those who were looking for something for nothing such as signing up for a Free computer.

 

I invite your help to make the network marketing/MLM industry a more respected, truthful and trustworthy profession.

The road to an awesome improved professional industry is through increased knowledge and skills.

It continues to be our best wishes for your success in this industry which can be achieved through education and sharing expert knowledge of the skills that do work today.

To Your Success

Dave and Darlene Mills

Leadership With A Vision

What is Your Reputation Online

What is really going on in Social media sites such as Yuwie, ZenZuu, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube?  Our circle of “friends” has been increased in numbers but what about the relationships that we should be building from those new influences? 

As network marketers we have taken over these social sites with one agenda in mind…to share our network marketing opportunities.  Now keep in mind these sites are suppose to be “Social” but most barrel right in and spew their “deal” all over everyone and we have not even introduced ourselves or begun to build a relationship with the new contact. 

 

Does any of this sound familiar to you and how has this been working for you?  How many new sign ups have you gotten this way? Most may have noticed that their Facebook account has been suspended for days at a time because of being overzealous with their marketing tactics, posting their opportunity on your new “friend’s” profile page; or even in their inbox.  It is turning  Facebook friends off and they are reporting this behaviour as abuse to Facebook.

Sounds a lot like what some of us have done at least at once out in the warm market, huh? … walking up to strangers, offering (sometimes pushing) our ‘stuff’ on people we have no relationship with. I’m not sure what your ratio of success has been out in the real world using the 3′ rule, but I know what mine was. Zilch

At one time I owned and operated my own bakery and catering business from home. It was a small little operation but it grew because of relationships.  I understood the relationship concept in my traditional business and the concept that people buy based on what Art Jonak  calls the “know, like and trust” relationship. And you know what else, my business grew because or recommendations that were also based on the very same concept.  Unfortunately this is NOT what I was taught in the first 3 online business of my choice. 

What does this have to do with  planting crops, cleaning fish tanks, shoot‘em ups with Mafia Wars, our reputation and branding ourselves online?  Well if you are looking to create an income from home; online…EVERYTHING !

You are probably well aware that you can do a  simple Google search on any key word and you will have results shot back at you in mere seconds. Results that I am sure you never even thought imaginable.  Hey, that party that you attended and one of your “friends” videoed and uploaded to YouTube is now very LIVE for all the world to see.  It may have caught you in a very uneasy and tedious position. It may not portray you in a “real you” sort of manner, but that is what the world sees of you now. And there is no getting it back.  I am sure you have also heard that many employers are using Facebook and YouTube to do searches of potential employees on line.  Just checking to see what kind of reputation or “branding” there may be of them on the World Wide Wed.

What ever you or your friends  have posted or said is now part of your reputation being  built on line…. think about that one for a minute!

Many networkers, fulltime and part-time are using Facebook (or whatever social media is being used) to generate traffic to their profile pages and their “deal of the day” opportunities. When invited to be friends on Facebook  it is not hard to determine what kind of reputation is being built as you check the “Info” portion of their profiles.  If we’re Network Marketers, building a business from home and our page is full of posts from Farmville, Mafia Wars, Cafe Club, Texas Hold‘em etc… something tells me there is a problem. 

  1. We’re not looked at as serious business builders we’re look at as gamers who may have a business as a hobby.
  2. We may well be serious about building an online presence and the MLM opportunity of choice but do not receive the training, skills and mentoring that is needed to be successful, so do the next best thing and wing it by wasting our time on these games; hoping that we will attract other network marketers by inviting them to be our neighbours on Farmville.

Just my thought here on why network marketers add or accept friend request, like a fan page and join groups; and that is to take the opportunity to copy and paste a prescripted message to a group, fan page or friend’s wall.  This is the most popular method of recruiting that I have seen used by about 90% of Facebook, MySpace, Yuwie and ZenZuu (and others)  members.  The most obvious reputation that is being built in this manner is that of a spammer.  But in defense of this method it is all that perhaps you have been shown to do by your upline and by those who call themselves “experts”.

If a marketer is promoting a new opportunity every day while adding to the old ones  the branding being portrayed is that of a not so serious or professional network Marketer.  It looks like multiple streams of outgo rather than income and very unfocused. If there is a struggle to build one business how will you be successful building ‘”multiple steams of  income?”

We’re branding ourselves as someone who really has no focus and most likely is not successful at ANY of the opportunities we are promoting.

I know that this is how multiple streams of income works,  this sort of branding. I was one of those copy and paste professionals, spamming my deal to those I never knew. Never even said hello to them.  I just did what the “expert” told me to do.  I never made a dime using this method of marketing and was even requested to lie in a testimonial of the company that would appear on my capture page. It did not work for 6 months.  I like to think that I am a quick leaner.  I only struggled for 6 months this way.  Others have been doing this for years and still have not made a dime.  I joined program after program sometimes just hording the deal in my email, waiting for that something would work or someone would present me with methods that do work. 

When you’re a Mafia Wars expert, Farmer, promoting your business opportunity by spamming your “new friends” or you are a ‘multiple online streams of outgo’ believer and you are not having the success you thought that you would be having by now, there is a reason.  I believe it is because the skills for success, the mentoring has just not been present in your network marketing career.  In the real world when you start telling your friends and family about the latest ‘deal’ you just joined, what do they do? They roll their eyes and say "what’s the deal today?" Bottom line, after a while, they stop taking you seriously.

So it goes online too.  My advice, find a mentor who will take the time to teach you the skills for success.

Please give this some thought – If you are looking to attract serious business builders, the relationship of know, like and trust must be built first; that is if you want your online business to last.  It  has to start with you taking a step back and asking yourself how are you  branding yourself online right now? Mafia Expert, Fish Tank Cleaner, or Muffin Cake Maker.  Or someone who is still searching for the truth about this industry and how it really works. If the methods you have been taught so far just leave a sour taste in your mouth, and you feel there is a better way then reach out and seek guidance, if you get the same song and dance keep searching until you find the truth, but never give up.


To your success,

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

Dave and Darlene Mills

 

Leadership With A Vision

Eiro Research, Distributors Terminated

EiroEiro Research,  a multi level marketing company specializing in health and wellness products, has  shut it’s doors. I hate to report this again, but it is now in writing.  It was created in the fall of 2009. 

There are a few mistakes that we make as network marketers and Mistake #9 is
being “Totally bamboozled by every shout of “Prelaunch! Ground Floor Opportunity!”

Some people seem to be forever joining the next ground floor opportunity. And the next and the next and the next … BAM, the next thing you know your new start up company has gone out of business.  And you the distributor have wasted your time and money, blood, sweat and tears to make this “Best ever cycling matrix, pulsating downline” work for you. 

Another mistake is getting caught up in the fact that the company has joined up with a “BIG” dannyglover name.  Actor Danny Glover joined in April of 2009, a good actor for sure, but his name could not keep Eiro Research in business.

The Blue personality type is especially susceptible to this. (I know – I’m a Blue!) You’re looking for excitement, and what could be more exciting than something new? So you just jump,   and  you are  never in one place long enough to ever build anything.

Unless you own the Fountain of Youth, you’re going to get older, just like the rest of us.  The worst words to hear in network marketing are: “ground floor opportunity”. Over 90% of the companies that get started, don’t make it 2 years. And most of the rest are gone after 5 years. 

Here is proof of this statistic coming true again. Eiro Research starts in fall of 2009 and GONE by November of 2010.   It is like I have some sort of crystal ball.  Not really, I just educated myself about this industry and how things work or don’t work.  How long a new company lasts or does not last.  It is not rocket science by any stretch of the imagination.  A new network marketing company is no different than a new traditional business starting up.  There are bumps and hiccups along the way.  Some of which the company will make it through without stumbling or blinking an eye.  But MOST never make it to the other side of the first year.

Your chances aren’t much worse playing the lottery or the slots in Vegas.

It’s important to pursue success with a company that has proven it will be around long termPre-launch deals don’t qualify.  Only a very small percentage of them will last even TyTribble last 2 years.  Checking the background of the company management team would not hurt either.  

How do you measure if a company will be around long term? Your measuring stick should be that the company has proven itself sustainable for  at least 2 years. It takes that long to knock the kinks and cobwebs out of it.

It takes 2 years to get their ducks in a row, to get their campaigns together, to get everything approved in different countries, to get warehouses built, and all that stuff. They’ve already survived a lot of the normal growing pains. They have much better long term prospects than any “pre-launch”.Make them prove themselves by being around 2
years before you commit your time & money to that business.

The really sad thing is you or someone you know will read this article and jump right back into a “pre-launch” “ground floor”, start-up” opportunity.  WHY do YOU want to be the guinea pig for a new company when you could find lasting success with a company that has already proven itself for years?

Here is the letter the distributors and customers received provided thanks to MLMWatchDog.

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STOP!!! BEFORE you join ANY network/MLM opportunity, you owe it to yourself to get educated and learn how to avoid failure, frustration and scams.  Contact us and we would be honoured to help you with education on the industry. How would you feel if you were never scammed again?

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

PS:  You can find some free audio training at this site:  http://mlmtraininginfo.daveanddarlenemills.com