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Welcome to my blog, where you will find the best marketing information to help you to succeed in your home business.

Hello, my name is Richard Brokenshire and I’m glad you decided to visit my blog. My goal is to provide you with effective information and tools that will help you become a successful internet network marketer.

For many people, sales remain a mystery. Selling is the highest paid profession in the world, but most people never put a few pieces together to make a profit.

Sometimes they read about it for years looking for secrets and ways to breakthrough, but the money is always illusive.

Making a full time income in business is possible and many people are doing it? But how can it happen for you?

I’m absolutely convinced that a lot of people are just giving up too soon. They don’t quite master the skills that are necessary to succeed.

So here comes a really important thing…the warning part of this article:

The Internet is a fantastic tool, but it’s loaded with traps, and many people who will sell you half of the tools that you need to become successful. After all, do they really want you to build a real business? Keep in mind, if you become successful you won’t need them or their products anymore. So I’ll ask you again, do they want you to succeed?

Unfortunately they have a reputation that precedes them. It’s easy to fall for the hype when you are at your wits end and you haven’t made money yet.

On my blog you will find advice and real world action plans to help you move forward as a person and in your business life. You may find the “tough love” approach difficult to face but if you stick with it you will put it all together and finally realize the your dream of a successful business.

My first bit of advice is this:

The three main things you need to concentrate on are as follows:

1. Generate your own quality leads

2. Call your leads the same day as they are generated

3. Have a long term follow-up system in place

4. Have a quality business plan that anyone can duplicate

You can’t control what the industry, your company, your up line or down line does, but you can control the three things above.

So which one do you think network marketers have the most challenge with? You guessed it, #1.  Although, picking up a phone that weighs 100 pounds can be tough! Most people seem to have difficulty in generating leads.

I can tell you from personal experience that your friends and family members are not the kind of leads that your business needs. Your brother-in-law or postman are probably not the best people to try to get involved in your business.

Maybe chasing down your friends worked in the 1960s but this is the 21st century. You need to move your thinking to the computer age! The good prospects are online right now. You just need to find them.

You may read about “attraction marketing.” It’s really nothing but putting a help wanted ad in front of someone who is looking for that kind of “job.” It’s not rocket science. Anyone can do that.


Thank you!

Richard Brokenshire

Help me! I’m drowning



Building a business is never easy



business building



I had the opportunity to talk to a distributor today. She was very discouraged by her lack of advancement in her business. She has gotten a few customers. She generates a check each month, but it is small-ish. I think she is doing really well, so far.



I got to hear the usual, “I can’t find any one to sponsor” and “None of my friends will support me by buying the products.”



I’ve been there and done that, right? Who hasn’t?



Building any kind of business is an uphill battle. Which is why most businesses fail. It is also why 98% of network marketers fail. It’s hard, plain and simple.



Everyone’s definition of success is different. Now maybe you don’t really need to reach the top level in your company’s compensation plan to be successful. Maybe making $500.00 per month is successful, for you. It really doesn’t matter what your particular definition is. Achieving success is what matters. How do we do that?



I’ve watched over 100 videos of people who are going on stage for the first time to accept a promotion in their business. It is usually people who have reached the top few levels of the comp plan. What is it that made these people successful?



There seems to be one thread that they all have in common. They had a plan of action and the implemented it. Daily! I really wish it were more profound than that. If it was something that was earth shattering, then, I think, more people would take it seriously.



common thread



One video stands out to me. It was Rachel Jackson’s first time on the stage. I can’t remember whether she reached the top level or not. Guess it doesn’t matter.



She started out by saying that everyone wants to know how she did it. She said it was easy. She said, “I am willing to hear ‘No’ more times in a week than most people hear ‘No” in a year.”



That’s a very powerful statement. If there is a real secret to making network marketing work, that is it!



What if you decided that no matter what anyone were to say to you, no matter how mean people were to you no matter what … you made a vow to talk to everyone that you ran into about your business?



You made the vow to do this for 5 years.



What would happen?



How many people do you talk to each day, on average? Do you talk to 5 people, 10, 20? Let’s just say that you talk to 5 different people, everyday, and you do this for 5 years.



stealth prospecting



This assumes that you know what to say to them. If you don’t know what to say to them, you can read my article called “Stealth Prospecting.” That should help and make it so you don’t get a lot of people mad at you along the way.



If you were to talk to just 5 people everyday, 5 days per week, for 5 years, you would have talked to 6,500 people … about your business.



Can you believe that? I knew it would be a lot, but I had no idea that it would be that many people.



Are you willing to make that kind of commitment? Talking to 5 people a day might seem like a lot. Do you want to be successful or not? It still seems like most people would be unwilling to do that much work for their businesses. How about …



talk to people about your business



Can you talk to 2 people per day?



That must seem like a breeze compared to 5 people per day. That would still be 2,600 people over the course of 5 years. Do you think you could build a business if you talked to that many people? Even if you only recruited 1%. That would give you a front line team of 26 people.



What if you sponsored 2%? Or 5%?



I’m not sure that there is a real secret to building a successful network marketing business, but if there is one it would have to be, “I got more ‘Nos’ is a week than most people get in a year.” To paraphrase RJ.



Make the commitment to at least do that much work on your business.



Bite the bullet. You know you want this!



If it was easy, then everyone would do it!



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The process of choosing the right network marketing company



Choosing the right company,  for you



choosing the right network marketing company


I my last article I talked about how to pick the right network marketing company, for you. If you haven’t read it you can click the link and read it before you read this one. It’ll help to give you some background information!


We are going to use the criteria from that article, to help us to choose the right company to work with.


Will you choose the right network marketing company to work with?


Pick a niche … any niche


What kind of products do you want to sell?


Yes, I used the “s” word!


The first thing that you should look at is the products that are offered by the company. Most people are not salespeople. Most people would find it difficult, if not impossible, to sell any products. You need to find a product that you can get excited about. Something that will make you recommend the products to other people, with enthusiasm. This is the best path to follow.


If you pick a product that you don’t have any passion about, it will show through and your prospective customers will be able to tell that you don’t really like the products.


Once you have a product in mind, you can go out and find all of the network marketing companies that are selling that product.


choosing the right company for you


Maybe you picked health and wellness or weight loss. You might’ve picked energy providers or a company that sells jewelry. As long as you have a passion for it, you’re okay.


Depending on the niche that you’ve picked, there might be 20, 30 or 100 or more different companies available to choose from.


Make a list of all of them


You can now do a little bit of research to start eliminating some of them. The first thing that you want to look at is how long have these companies been in business. I would suggest that you cross off the ones that have been in business for less than 5 years. Most companies that fail will fail I their first 5 years of business.


Next examine the management of the companies that are left. Find the companies that have a management team that includes at least one former network marketer. Someone who has successfully built their own network marketing business. This may mean that they will be more distributor friendly. Hopefully, they will be looking out for the distributors!


Then you can do a search for the companies names and add in the word “scam” to the search. Read through as many of the articles as you can. Find out which ones don’t have too many negative comments about them. How many is too many? That’s up to you. You might start out with 10 negative comments causes them to be eliminate them. Maybe none of them have less than 10 negative comments and you might have to raise the number or pick a different niche.


Now you can take a look at the compensation plan. The main thing here is to find one that you understand. The easier it for you to understand, the easier it will be for you to share it with other people. Remember, they will all say that you’ll be rich in no time. Don’t be swayed be big numbers! If you can’t understand the plan, then eliminate them.


read the comp plan


There are two things that you will need to read. The first thing is the Income Disclosure Statement (IDS). In this document you will find out how many of the current distributors are at each income level. You need to look to see if anyone is making money. Any money. If no one is making money, is that a company that you want to join?


Recently, I read an IDS and it showed that virtually no one was making money. Somehow they are one of the hottest network marketing companies around today.


The second document that you need to read is the distributor agreement. Obviously, you should read all documents that you sign and a network marketing distributor’s agreement is no exception. You want to look to see if there are any restrictions on how you can advertise your new business. Some industries are highly regulated and the companies do restrict the ways that you can advertise the opportunity. Some companies actually try to slow down their growth by restricting how you advertise. They might not let you do online advertising. Yes, I have read many contracts that limit or don’t allow their distributors to do much work online.


In my previous article, I asked you to buy some of the products that the companies have for sale. Hopefully, going through each of the above criteria, you’ve been able to eliminate most of them. Of those that are left, choose the 3-5 companies that have the most appeal for you.


Now you can buy some of the products that they are selling. Compare the quality of them. Compare pricing as well. Are you getting what you pay for? Do the products do what they say that they will do?


compare the products


If you happened to have picked weight loss shakes as your product, in the beginning, you will want to compare the taste, the pricing and the effectiveness of each. Can people afford them? Do they taste good? Did you loss weight while you were using the products.


Hopefully, you found a weight loss shake that isn’t too expensive and tastes good. Better yet, I hope that you lost more weight on the shakes than you have ever lost on any other diet. This will give you the passion and enthusiasm, about the products, that you need to recommend them to all of your friends and relatives!


Once you have decided on a company to work with, you will need to find a sponsor


This could be more important than any other choice that you have to make!


I would suggest looking online for a sponsor. You can find out where the next hotel meeting is in your area or you can find someone who doesn’t live anywhere near you. I would suggest trying to find someone who has been in the business a while. They must have had some success in it and they need to have helped people, who they have sponsored into the business, to have success as well.


You’re allowed to interview a prospective sponsor!


choosing the right sponsor


Ask them how they are going to help you to be successful. Will the work hand in hand with you? Will they be there for you? What kind of training are they going to give you?


Ask them for references. Tell them that you would like the names and numbers of 3 people in their downline that they have, personally, helped to be profitable.


Ask them as many questions as you need to. You will want to interview many people about sponsoring you! Eliminate the ones that don’t have your best interest at heart!


This is the last piece of the puzzle. Once you have found the right sponsor, you are ready to get started!

I wish you all the best in your new business!


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Devin Zander scam, Mario Cimmino scam, Link bound marketing scam, Rent-a-Serp scam



is that devin zander in there?



Devin Zander scam, Mario Cimmino scam, Link bound marketing scam, Rent-a-Serp scam



devin zander a scam artist ... nope



Devin Zander scam, Mario Cimmino scam, Rent-a-Serp scam



I hope that’s enough time to mention those keywords so Google can find this article! Do us all a favor, Google and rank this article!



Am I trying to say that Devin Zander and Mario Cimmino are scam artists? Absolutely not! I am just here to tell you about my experience with these guys. I do this because they are out there selling more and different products every day. I’d like to tell you who I think these guys are.



I usually don’t mention names when it comes to products that I have bought. This particular time, I am pretty mad. I made the mistake of buying Rent-a-Serp from Devin Zander and Mario Cimmino.



devin zander scam isn't a fraud



Here is my story:



Rent-a-SERP was to be a way to build a site, get it ranked in Google and then rent it out to a professional in that industry. Someone whose own website was ranked off of the first page of Google.



It sounded like something that I’d be interested in so I plopped down my $47.00. I didn’t get the upsells. I wasn’t really that interested in it. I did get the plug in and I did have access to the training. Of course, my life got busy and I never had the chance to review all of the training information. I went there today to try to log in and review it, finally.



To my surprise, I couldn’t log in. At all. They closed the back office, containing the training, in less than 90 days after selling this product to the public.



devin zander scam?



I happen to glance at the URL that they were using for the log in page. Here it is:






Notice the – hahaha-sorrybh part of it. I wonder what the bh is there for? Butt heads?



I guess that’s a message to all who bought this from them!



I think it must’ve been the HAHAHA part of the URL that really pissed me off!



I went to jvzoo.com to access my purchases that I have made through them. Yes, I bought it through jvzoo.com. They facilitated the transaction. I’ve sent them an email to ask about the product and the sellers. Do they condone this kind of treatment of their clients?



Here is my jvzoo.com receipt:



Your Purchase Details

Transaction Id: AP-8YJ26180E19908405
Date: Friday 13th of June 2014 11:41:02 AM
Product Name: Rent-A-SERP Theme & Plugin
Price: $47.00
Purchaser: twoa?????es@aol.com
Seller: Mario Cimmino



I’ll let you know if I hear back from them.



This is what I said to jvzoo.com:





This URL is the one that is showing for rent a serp. The hahaha in it says a lot to me.

I can’t even begin to tell you how unhappy I am about this. Do you have any information about this seller or the product? Is it still active? Did they close off access to it?

My big question is this. If they sold a product to the public through you and then less than 3 months later shut off access, do you condone this?

I probably need more information about what’s happened here, but I will never buy another product through jvzoo and I will probably have to tell everyone I know about this experience.

If you have information that would shed more light on this, feel free to email.


I did hear back from jvzoo.com. This is what they had to say to me:



Hi ,

Thank you for contacting the JVZoo.com support desk.

This product is showing as not able to take sales at this time.

The vendor’s contact information is:

Support Email: support@rentaserp.com

The vendor will be able to assist you with any questions you might have about this product.

Best regards,

Customer Support

Ticket Details


Ticket ID: EHV-444-34359
Department: JVZoo.com Support

Type: General


Yeah, no kidding Katery. I had to give them my purchase receipt for the product before they would respond to me. So they knew I had already purchased the product. Why are they wasting my time telling me that the product is no longer for sale? Are they aware that their clients just got lied to and had their money taken? Are they part of it? Are they okay with that? Seems like it to me! The support email address isn’t working the email was returned to me!

I should have done my due diligence and investigated the seller before I ever bought anything from him. My bad! I’m a little too trusting for my own good. I’ve learned my lesson!



If you are thinking about buying a product from someone who you don’t know, I would suggest that you do your own due diligence! Search the seller’s name and add in “scam” after it.



I did this for Devin Zander. This is the top SERP:






I guess Devin didn’t like what people were saying about him and his company, Money Mindset. I’ve included a picture that he put on the thread. Nice Devin!



He says that this is a picture from his balcony. Is he implying that he owns the balcony? I think he is. It is curious that the piece of paper that he used to call someone a “douche” looks like a piece of hotel stationary.



I ask again, does he own that balcony or not? I guess he could. He got a lot of people’s money, recently!



It is a nice view!





I also found where Devin must’ve ordered a sandwich from some sandwich shop that delivers. Here is what he had to say:



Devin Zander



reviewed 2 months ago



This location takes OVER AN HOUR EVERY TIME I ORDER…. If I were on the beach or something I’d understand it but I’m less than a mile away on the same freaking road basically Once… Okay I get it.. EVERYTIME? What gives stop smoking weed and just deliver the damn sandwich Sandwiches are good though, if you don’t mind waiting forever






This is the URL for the sandwich shop, if you’d like to read it for yourself.



Funny. He doesn’t seem to mind complaining about other businesses, though.



Hey Devin, it’s called Karma!



The last product that Devin was involve with was PBN Cloud, I think. Everyone and their brother has been selling products based on private blog networks, lately. I didn’t buy that. I figured that since everyone was selling this strategy, that it was time to run the other way!



Figures Devin would be involve with this sinking ship strategy! Google just deindexed a lot of personal blog networks.



Okay, so they closed down access to their product. So what. Why should you care? Maybe you shouldn’t. I don’t know. I just was pissed off and wanted to tell the world about my experience with Rent-A-Serp, Devin Zander and Mario Cimmino.



I don’t want the same thing to happen to anyone else!!



When I said Devin Zander scam, Mario Cimmino scam, Link Bound Marketing scam and I forgot to mention Money Mindset scam, I was just trying to rank for those keywords. I am in no way implying that any of those people or entities are scams. I meant that in the nicest possible way! It’s all in good fun, right?



take the money and run devin zander scam



Taking my money and running. That must’ve been fun, for you anyway. Me? Well, not so much.



If Devin Zander, Mario Cimmino, anyone at Link Bound Marketing or anyone at Money Mindset would like to comment on any of this, please enlighten me! Tell me how wrong I am! Tell me that you’d be happy to refund all monies collected from this short lived product!



Also, if there happens to be anyone who bought a product, any product from these guys and used them, successfully, I’d like to hear from you as well.



Be aware that these are just my opinions of these guys and their entities. They are based on my personal experience with them. Thank you!



My hope is that Google ranks this article so no one else will get treated like this by these guys!



I never did a search for Mario Cimmino scam. I was too exhausted from the whole ordeal. It might be wise to run his name through Google before you buy anything form him!



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My new book


my new book


I’ve had a few emails asking why I haven’t posted anything new in a while. Well, good news and bad news. The bad? The bad news is that I haven’t posted anything lately. The good news? I’ve been writing my first book.


It may actually turn it into 2 books. I haven’t decided. The tentative titles are, “Your first 90 days of your network marketing business” and “Your next 90 days in network marketing.”


They will contain very similar information. The first one is geared toward the new network marketer. The latter is for people who have some experience in the business.


You’re probably thinking, “Isn’t there already a book about that?”


The quick answer is, yeah, sorta.


You’re probably thinking about Mark Yarnell’s amazing book called, “Your first year in network marketing.” If you haven’t read it you can find it on Amazon. I’m not an affiliate for Amazon, so feel free to click here to find it. Your first year in network marketing by Mark Yarnell.


With all due respect to Mr. Yarnell, after all, it is a very good book, it is my opinion that most people who get involved with a network marketing company will quit way before that year is over. In fact, most network marketers will quit in their first 90 days. Around 75% of them will quit in their first 90 and another 75% of those who are left will quit in the next 90 days.


It is my hope that the information in the books will allow more people to, not only last longer than 90 days, but to actually help people find the on ramp to the road to success.


top of the comp plan


I would like nothing better than to have helped as many network marketers to reach the top levels of their company’s compensation plan as I can.


I am now entering the editing phase of the book. I should be back to blogging later this week. Maybe even tomorrow. I hope Google is excited by that news!


If you think that you would like to have a copy of the book … for free … make sure you bookmark this article and check back in a week. I will also put a sign up form below this article.


For those of you who have sent me emails asking what happened to me, I thank you for your concern. It is very much appreciated!


Here’s to your success!


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Is your spouse on board?



Are you equally yoked?



working together



I’ve seen it happen many times. Someone joins a network marketing company and their spouse is dead set against the idea. Uh oh, there’s trouble in paradise!



It’s difficult enough to build a business without having someone working against you. It would be nice to know that your spouse will at least support you in your business.



Here are 5 ways that you might be able to get your significant other on board with you, in your business. Communication is the key here. Sit down and talk things through.



Make sure your goals are on the same page



This is the place to start talking. You both have hopes and dream, but they are not always the same. The two of you should sit down at the dinner table and write out what your goals are. Write both, short term and long term goals. Then talk about them.



The question becomes, is there any way for either of us to reach our stated goals with the resources that we have now? Basically, will we be able to reach those goals if we continue to make the same amount of money that we are making now? The answer could be yes for some of them.



A goal that you may have in common might be to send your children to college. If you both continue to do the same things that you are doing now, will you be able to afford to send them to college?



what are you goals



A common goal, that you can’t achieve if you keep doing the same things is a great place to start talking about running a business together.



Don’t force your spouse to participate



This is more of a “rule” rather than a way to get them to participate. You really can’t make someone do something that they don’t want to do. Well, maybe you can … but how much fun is that and how effective would they be, anyway?



The fact that you aren’t making them work with you goes a long way toward changing their mind. When a significant other starts doing something without the other partner, they would have to take notice. They will be on the outside looking in.



Make any sacrifices that need to be made, yourself



In any business, you may need more time or more money to run it. Never ask your significant other to make sacrifices to get the time or money that you need. You should be willing to make those sacrifices yourself. Nothing will keep your partner out of the business like asking them to make sacrifices for a business that they have no interest in.



stop watching tv



If you need more time, stop watching television. If you need money, then skip the daily Starbucks trip. If you are willing to make these sacrifices, then your spouse should start to realize that you are serious about this and give it a second look.



Don’t let your business interfere with your normal life and relationship



This can be very difficult to do. Running a business takes time and that time has to come from somewhere. Try not to take time away from your family! Don’t miss your child’s piano recital or your anniversary!



You may need to be creative or you may have to be ruthless, but I’m sure that you can figure out a way to build a business without ruining your relationships.



And now for the #1 way to get your spouse on board with you …



Make money



There is nothing that will get a spouse on board with you faster, than making money. When you turn a profit, they will be stunned, happy and ready to get started working with you!



making money will do it



I’ve seen it happen every time. Once there is a profit, you have a partnership. The almighty dollar just does something to people! It proves once and for all that it is possible to make money doing this.



If you can’t get them on board after all of this, then fall back on just asking for their support. Having their support doesn’t mean that you will get their help. It just means that they won’t get in your way.



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