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Welcome to my blog, where you will find the best network 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 elusive.


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.


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 four main things you need to concentrate on are as follows:


1. Get yourself into profit as quickly as possible

2. Generate your own, quality leads

3. Call or contact your leads the same day as they are generated

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


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


Which one do you think network marketers have the most challenge with? You guessed it, #1.  We are in a money making business. If you don’t make any money, sooner or later you will have to quit.


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. However, all of these people might be willing to support you by buying one or more of your products.


Once you are able to generate a profit, recruiting people into your company will be a bit easier. When a prospect asks you, “How much money are you making?” you’ll have a real answer.


It becomes much easier when the prospects know that you’ll be able to show them how to become profitable, like you!



Thank you!

Richard Brokenshire



Network marketing – It’s a balancing act


Can you find balance between your family life and your network marketing life?


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I offer this article as “food for thought.” This is just my opinion. This isn’t supposed to be advice. You can and should do what ever you feel is best for you and your business. This article is based on my personal experiences and my observations of other distributors.


Any kind of business that you happen to start or join can become an obsession. Especially, if it is your sole source of income. A business, like that, can absolutely consume your life. That is if you let it.


It’s really easy to let it get the best of you. Everything seems so important, in business. It may be very important. It may need your immediate attention and there is nothing that you can do about that. You have to take care of whatever it is that moment.


Where the problems come from is when your business gets all of your attention. This may not cause any problems if you are a single person with no attachments. You might as well go “hog wild” on your business!


If you have a significant other, a spouse or children, then it can be another story.


Once there are other people involved, you need to work out something with all of them. If they all agree that it’s okay for you to go “hog wild” then by all means have at it. If there is anyone who doesn’t like the idea of you spending all of your spare time on a business, then you probably will want to accommodate their wishes, at least to some degree.


If you don’t work out a deal of some sort, then you could be walking into a minefield. You can find yourself with family and friends who get their feelings hurt and feel neglected.


network marketing can be a minefield


A network marketer may feel like they are being held back by their ties, especially once their business takes off. I’m telling you, I’ve seen it many times. A distributor sponsors a few people and some of them sponsor people too. It’s very exciting! The business needs your attention, but there are other people involved. Who is going to “win” that battle?


You have to find some balance between your family life and your business life. I’m not suggesting that you don’t spend time on a growing business. That would be crazy! I am suggesting that everyone in your life be made aware of what’s going on and how it will effect the amount of time that the distributor can spend with everyone.


The toughest thing about this is when there are children involved, especially young children. Younger children are going to have a more difficult time understanding why, Mommy doesn’t spend that much time with me anymore. Or why Daddy’s out of the house so much more, now.


There’s hardly a better way to alienate a young child than to stop spending time with them. Their anger can be pretty intense.


balance your family life


I’m not offering this as advice. You’ll have to decide what you want to do and how your relationships fit into your business life and vice versa.


I’m just saying that I’ve seen distributors, who get little traction in their businesses, make the proclamation that now that they are making a little money, that they are going to be spending a lot more time on their business. I’ve also witnessed the destruction that this attitude can have on a family. It’s not pretty.


The funny thing is that you’d think a parent would be aware of the consequences that their decisions have on their children, but all too often they just see the dollar signs.


I hope that you do catch some traction in your business! Also, I hope that you are able to maintain some balance in your life, you’re going to need it!


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Network marketing – how much money do you need to make?

Can you afford your network marketing business?



I don’t care if you’re going to be the next Mother Theresa, we all join a network marketing company to make money. Mother Theresa spent a lot of money during her lifetime. It may have been mostly on other people, but trust me, it was a lot of money!


Maybe you’d like to be the next billionaire. You’d like to get your picture on the cover of Forbes magazine. You know, between Oprah and the Queen!


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Maybe you have smaller goals than that. Making $10,000 per month is the goal of a lot of people in network marketing. Once you’re making $10,000 per month, you’ll find out that it’s not really that much money. However, if you are making that much money, you’ll probably be able to quit your job … if you choose to.


Don’t quit your job too early!


Now that we’ve finished dreaming, let’s move on to reality. The vast majority of people who join a network marketing company either don’t make any money or they actually end up losing money. I would guess that most, if not all, of these people quit the business.


If your goal is to make money or make a lot of money in network marketing, you’d better find a way to get more of your recruits to stay in the business. Retention of your recruits is just as important as recruiting them in the first place!


What can we do?


The first thing that every sponsor needs to do is to ask their recruits how much money, per month, do they need to be making in order for them to be able to stay in the business for the long haul. Most recruits will say that they want to make that $10,000 per month. While that is an admirable goal, we need them to pick a smaller amount that will keep them going in the short term.


Some distributors have decent paying jobs and are doing well for themselves. They have some extra money left at the end of the month. They can either save it, invest it or spend it. They are probably looking to break even every month and then they would feel comfortable being in the business for a long time.


can you afford to pay your bills


There might be some distributors who are just squeaking by every month. They are able to pay their bills, but that’s about it. They are able to pay off their bills,but they’d like to do it quicker. They aren’t able to save anything and they have very little, if any, disposable income. Disposable income is money that you basically, flush down the toilet. Like your morning Starbuck’s, going to the movies or going out to dinner. They may like to do these things and on some level they may actually need them, but it is money that they really don’t have to spend. A cup of Maxwell House in the morning, rent a movie from the Redbox and make dinner at home will suffice, most times.


There are those distributors who have a short fall every month and the autoship will “kill them” quickly. They have absolutely no money to invest in their business. They don’t have any money for much of anything. They are living on borrowed time, literally! They are a ticking time bomb waiting to quit.


The people who are doing okay for themselves probably have a lower amount of money that they need to generate each month in order to stay the course in their business. As long as they aren’t losing money, they should be fine.


The distributors who are scraping by probably need a higher amount. They’d like to have some breathing room.


can network marketing help you pay your bills


The ones who are going farther into debt each month have an immediate need to make extra money!


All of these types of distributors have about the same basic business expenses. They all have to pay for their autoship products. They may have some other monthly bills associated with their network marketing business that need to be covered. This could include money to invest in and advertise their business.


Where the differences are is for the people who have a little extra money each month. They may be able to spend some of that surplus on their businesses. Those people who are struggling to make ends meet or the ones who are falling behind won’t have this luxury.


I would suggest talking to each distributor and finding out their particular situation. They may be uncomfortable with sharing the details of their situation so never pressure anyone to tell you the specifics of their lives. They can do the paper work and you can talk them through it. They need to know how much their business expenses are, then add in any money that they need to make them either more comfortable each month or to get to a point where they are at least breaking even each month. Then add in enough money to be able to spend some money on their business.


The person who has extra money each month just needs to make enough money to pay for their products and any other business related expenses. They may have a company website that they need to pay for or something else. As long as they aren’t losing money because of their business, they’ll be okay.


Let’s say the autoship products cost $100.00 per month and they have a company replicated website that costs $10.00 per month. As long as they are making $110.00 per month, they can stay around forever. The business isn’t costing them any money out of their pocket, so they will be comfortable working the business for however long it takes.


if you can break even you can stay in forever


The next type of distributor, the ones that are just scraping by, needs to make that $110.00 plus they need to make enough money to be able invest in their business. Let’s say that they’d like to spend $300.00 per month on their business, then they’d need to make $410.00 per month.


The person who is falling behind each month is going to need to make the most money. They need the same $110.00, plus the $300.00 then they need enough money to get to the point where they are able to pay all their bills each month. If they can get to a point where they aren’t falling behind they too can stay around longer.


The process is the same, but the amount of money needed will vary.


The quickest way to generate money, in network marketing, it to sell the products! From there, they will need to know how many new customers they need to get in order to generate that amount of money each month. Now they have a goal! You’ll have a distributor who can afford to stay in the business for as long as it takes to build their empire!


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Do you want to sponsor everyone into your network marketing business?

Network Marketing Isn’t For Everyone!


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The knee jerk reaction to that question, for most people, is a resounding “Yes!” I’m here to say that you probably don’t want to sponsor everyone. You must think I’m crazy, but let me give you some more information, then you can tell me that I’m crazy, if you want.


I had the opportunity to talk to a guy about my business. As it turns out he found a lot of problems associated with owning a business. I know owning a business is different from what most people do and it can be a challenge for people who are new to business, but this guy wouldn’t stop.


Let’s call him Bob. I had a roommate in college named Bob, so it’s time to honor him.


Well, Bob seemed like a nice enough guy. We got along right from the start. As the conversation was diverted into asking him if he ever thought about owning his own business, he got a little testy. I tried to tell him that if he wasn’t interested, I was fine with that. That wasn’t good enough for him.


He told me that he didn’t have enough time. He didn’t have enough money. He didn’t know enough people. He must have read the objection manual, because he seemed to know all of the standard objections. I got to hear about his uncle who tried his own business and failed.


He told me about his failing health. I swear he told me his entire medical history. He told me his wife would probably divorce him if he did anything crazy like starting a business.


network marketing isn't for everyone


I lost track of time, but I’m guess he talked for 15 maybe 20 minutes. I was shell shocked. I started try to answer his objections, yeah I was trained to do that, but a light bulb went off in my head. I stopped and thought about it for a minute.


Do I real want to convince this guy that owning a business could benefit him in so many ways? Do I need that negativity on my team? Do I want to be his sponsor and his therapist, for what could be forever?


I thought that it might be good to have another team member. Who knows, he might lead me to a good prospect. Then I thought, “At what cost?”


This guy and all of his negativity would drain the life out of me within a week. I wouldn’t be able to help anyone, if I had nothing left to give.


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I looked at him and said, “You know what? It’s probably not a good idea for you to own a business of your own. You are where you’re supposed to be.” I was nice about it. We shook hands and went our separate ways.


A breathed a sigh of relief.


Before that day, I was of the mind that I really did want to sponsor everyone into my business. I learned a very valuable lesson that day!


For me, I don’t want to work with totally negative people. There are those people, out there, that are basically, soul sucking zombies and would never stop until they ate my brain. I’m pretty fond of my brain!


If you’ve tried to sponsor people like that and you kept trying, maybe you should rethink your policy of trying to recruit everyone, with a pulse or who can fog a mirror, into your business. You need to protect yourself from these soul sucking zombies! They’re everywhere.


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