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MLM 101

Are you starting a new direct selling company or considering becoming an independent distributor for the first time? Getting a new business off the ground can seem daunting. It’s important to remember the secret ingredient that builds teams and breaks down walls: communication! Effective communication pushes your leadership team up the challenging ramp towards launch.

  • February 27, 2014

    From Zero to the Life He Dreamed About

    Rob Robson is one of those success stories one likes to read: grows up in a working-class household, gets in a little trouble as a teen then meets the right mentor and soars in the network marketing industry. Here is Rob spinning his own “Robson to Riches” yarn: My parents owned a restaurant and dinner... Read more ›

  • January 9, 2014

    My name is Joseph Hatch. I make skinny people.

    Interested? Who wouldn’t be? Right now, 104 million Americans are actively trying to lose weight. This country is literally in the midst of an obesity epidemic. So when I tell people that I make skinny people, they listen. And when they listen, they aren’t just hearing me brag about the four patent-pendin... Read more ›

  • December 9, 2013

    How to Build A Network without Harassing Your Friends or Family

    For years network marketers have been taught to make a list of the people they know and then call to invite them to an opportunity meeting. Few of these new networkers were ever taught what to say, so they blew most of the calls. That is one of the reasons that so many network marketers belong to the NFL ... Read more ›

  • December 9, 2013

    The Four Greatest Fears of Starting Your Own Business

    Way back in the last century (1991, actually) my research firm, MarketWave, Inc., conducted a survey that included over 6,000 people who were not, nor had ever been business owners. The question was a simple one: If all obstacles were removed, would you like to own your own business? In other words, if wh... Read more ›

  • December 9, 2013

    Separated to be Elevated

    We all dream of becoming champions and being promoted to greater and higher realms of leadership. One important concept I’ve learned that is absolutely essential to follow if you’re really serious about success is you have to be separated to be elevated, meaning you have to break away from the old gan... Read more ›

  • December 3, 2013

    Be the Messenger

    If you really want to stand out in networking, there’s a way to do it. All it requires is a simple shift in the way you think: be the messenger, not the message. There are simple actions you can take and tools you can use to accomplish this, and you’ll notice a difference in the way you work. One c... Read more ›

  • October 25, 2013

    Traditional Sales/MLM–What’s the Diff?

    An apparent contradiction has dogged the MLM industry for years: A network marketing company has almost nothing in common with a traditional sales organization. A network marketing company has almost everything in common with a traditional sales organization. In reality both of these statements a... Read more ›