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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

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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Is this an action based business?

 

 

Take action

 

 

take action

 

 

 

I’ve heard a couple of sayings this week.

 

 

The first one was, “It’s better to do right things, than to do things right.” The second one was, “It’s about behaviors, not results.”

 

 

These were both said about network marketing. They are both saying that action is more important than the results that you achieve with those actions. What exactly does that mean and why aren’t the results you get at least as important than the actions you are taking?

 

 

The question is, is this an action based business or a results based business?

 

 

The answer is, well, both.

 

 

The first saying is, It’s better to do right things …” This is telling us that, at least in the beginning, that it is more important to be taking actions. Not just any actions, but actions that we should be taking. Like talking to new people about our businesses, showing the business plan or at least having someone else showing the business plan for us and following up with those people who have seen the business plan. I hope that we all agree, that these are the kinds of actions that we need to be taking in order to grow our businesses.

 

 

action is needed

 

 

This is not to say that you have to be effective, in the beginning. It would be nice to be effective right out of the gate, but most people, who are just getting started, don’t know enough to be effective. At least you are doing the right things. Eventually, you will learn how to be effective. By doing right things, you are building good and positive habits. All businesses are built on habits. You can build them on good habits and have a successful business or you can build them on bad habits and be unsuccessful.

 

 

The second statement is saying the same thing. “It’s about behaviors, not results.” It really doesn’t matter how well you do in the beginning. More than likely you’re going to stink at this business. You will verbally vomit all over your prospects and scare them off. You will give a business plan and forget half of it. You will forget to follow up with your prospects. The list goes on and on. Take heart! You will improve with practice!

 

 

You might find a good mentor to learn from. They can teach you the skills that you need in order to build a business. You might have to learn from your mistakes. Either way, you will get there. Just one is shorter than the other.

 

 

results are important but take action now

 

 

The thinking, of both statements, is that if you are willing to take actions, correct actions, that you will eventually get to a place that you will be effective and get the results that you are looking for.

 

 

Actions, behaviors and results. Obviously, they are all important. We all want results, right? The actions that you take and the fact that you are taking those actions will probably be one of the biggest factors in deciding your fate in this business.

 

 

Because if you don’t take action, you will never be a success in this business or any other business. It’s that important!

 

 

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Go out and teach the people

 

 

Are you being selfish?

 

 

It’s really easy to get wrapped up in the business, any business. As a solopreneur, it’s even easier. We become self focused and self centered. Our success in business depends on us. We are the business.

 

 

Unfortunately, we worry too much about ourselves. “What will people think of me?” “Will they say no, to me?” “Are they rejecting me?” The self doubt and questioning seems to be never ending.

 

 

will they say no?

 

 

You can’t build a network marketing business like that. I mean, there’s only so much rejection one can take before they quit.

 

 

While all of this is true. You are the business. It does depend on you, but you can not do it alone. You can’t buy your why to the top of any compensation plan. You can’t even sponsor your way to the top. You can sponsor 1,000 people and if they never do anything then you will go nowhere, in a hurry!

 

 

A network marketing business is all about cooperation and duplication. You need to sponsor enough people to have 5 or 6 that will be willing to find enough people to have 5 or 6 that will do the same thing.

 

 

I know that has to sound confusing, but I know you understand it!

 

 

confused?

 

 

When you first start out in business you have a certain number of prospects. It might be 1 or it could be hundreds, but you have some prospects. It is not your job to decide who is interested in joining you and your business. It is your job to go out and find out who would be interested. This isn’t about you! It is about the other person. They have wants, needs, desires and dreams too.

 

 

It is about teaching them that there is another way.

 

 

I heard a story, recently, about a young woman who was approached about a network marketing opportunity. She was skeptical about it. It all sounded great. Maybe a little too great. She asked her grandmother to go to the meeting with her. She didn’t want to feel pressured to sign up on the spot and thought having her grandmother there would help.

 

 

grandma

 

 

The two went to the meeting. It was over in about 45 minutes. The person who had invited the woman to see the business plan came over to them and asked them what they thought about it. The young woman started to talk, but the grandmother interrupted her. She said, “I wish someone had told me about this when I was younger. I had no idea that something like this existed. I thought I had to work for 40 years of my life in order to succeed.”

 

 

That’s a pretty heavy statement, isn’t it?

 

 

“I wish someone had told me.”

 

 

“I wish someone had told me.”

 

 

Think about that for a minute!

 

 

How many people are out there that wish that someone would tell them about network marketing? How many of your prospects are just waiting to be told about this business? It’s not about you!

 

 

go forth and teach the people!

 

 

It’s about teaching people that there is another way. Maybe it’s right for them and maybe it’s not. It’s not your job to make that decision for them! They need to decide for themselves.

 

 

Take your focus off of yourself and how everything impacts you. Go out and teach the people and let them decide!

 

 

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This is the best of the online Advocare reviews

 

 

Are Advocare reviews a dime a dozen?

 

 

my advocare reviews

 

 

I choose to review Advocare because it is one of the biggest and fastest growing network marketing companies. Currently, Advocare is enjoying a new surge in popularity. Does this mean that Advocare is a good company to join or not? Let’s find out.

 

 

If you are thinking about joining this company, you should be reading as many Advocare reviews as you can find. Be sure that the reviews you read are not written by current members of the Advocare opportunity. They are just there to try to recruit you into the business and may not give you a fair and unbiased review. They will be there to try to “sell” you their business.

 

 

My review of Advocare will be an fair, accurate and an independent review. I am not, nor have I ever been a distributor of Advocare products or their business opportunity.

 

 

Whether you are thinking of joining Advocare or any other network marketing company, I would urge you to do your own due diligence. I strive to provide you with useful and accurate information that should give you a good start into examining this company. Remember, this is only a start!

 

 

If you would like to explore their website, you can find it here. Advocare.com.

 

 

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Advocare reviews – the company and its history

 

 

Advocare reviews - the company and its history

 

 

Advocare was founded by Charles Ragus, in 1993. The former pro football player, unfortunately, passed away in 2001. He was just 58 years old. Later, in 2007, Richard Wright was brought in to be the President and CEO of the company. He still holds those positions with the company.

 

 

Their headquarters is located in Plano, Texas.

 

 

As of 2010, it is reported that Advocare had, approximately, 60,000 “active” distributors. “Active” is being defined as any distributor who is receiving a check from the company. Bonus checks are not counted as a check from the company.

 

 

Advocare is considered to be in the health and wellness niche. They are selling products that are in the following categories, weight management, nutritional supplements, sports nutrition and personal care.

 

 

They have been in business for 21 years. They have made it through the critical first 5 years of business. Most network marketing companies that fail, will fail in their fist 5 years of business.

 

 

Their annual sales are estimated to be nearly $400,000,000.

 

 

Advocare reviews – their Better Business Bureau rating

 

 

advocare reviews and their BBB rating

 

 

I have checked their better Business Bureau rating. Advocare has an A rating. This meets my standards as a good company.

 

 

Please keep in mind that this rating is derived from several criteria, including the complaints that the company has gotten and how well they are able to resolve these problems.

 

 

If you would like to read their BBB report, you can find it here. Advocare’s BBB rating.

 

 

Advocare reviews – their products

 

 

They have over 70 different product.

 

 

The retail prices range from $20.00 for their breathe spray, Nice Ice to $190.00, for their 24 Day Challenge Bundle.

 

 

If you would like to see their products and pricing you can go to their site. Advocare’s products. There is a list of product categories in the left sidebar.

 

 

I like to advise anyone who is thinking about joining any network marketing company to try out the products before they make a final decision. You can contact a distributor to buy from them or you can go to Amazon and find a product there. I’d suggest comparing the retail price from the Advocare site to those prices listed on Amazon. You may find someone offering a discount on Amazon.  You can find many Advocare products review on Amazon.

 

 

Advocare products on Amazon.

 

 

Advocare reviews – if you join

 

 

Advocare reviews – if you join

 

 

If you decide that Advocare is the right company for you, there is a $79.00 fee to join. You do get a distributor kit. It contains two products called Slam and Spark. You also get some marketing materials.

 

 

There is also an annual renewal fee of $50.00. Apparently, the company does not require a distributor to be on an autoship program.

 

 

They do offer discounts for their distributors. A distributor gets a 20% discount and an Advisor gets a 40% discount.

 

 

Advocare reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

There are 12 different levels in the Advocare compensation plan. You join as a distributor and you can work your way up to Double Diamond.

 

 

I found this, a 26 page pdf document, about Advocare’s policies. In it, you will find 10 pages that are dedicated to their compensation plan. They are the last 10 pages of the document. Advocare’s Compensation Plan.

 

 

Advocare reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

My criteria for a company’s compensation plan is that it should be easily understood. If it is too complex to understand by anyone, then it is possible that you would never feel comfortable with how the company pays you.

 

 

Advocare reviews – their income disclosure statement

 

 

According to their 2013 IDS, the average “active” distributor earns $1708.08 per year. If you do the math, you will find that $1708.00 per year is just $142.00 per month.

 

 

To their credit, slightly more than 3% of Advocare’s “active” distributors are earning $3,000.00 per month or more.

 

 

There are 5.5% who are earning about $1,000 per month. At least they are profitable!

 

 

Advocare’s 2013 IDS

 

 

Advocare reviews – is this the right company for you?

 

 

Advocare reviews – is this the right company for you

 

 

Obviously, I can’t answer that question for you. They do have many factors in their favor. They have a BBB rating of A. There are over 3% of distributors who are earning pretty decent money, $3,000 per month. They have been in business for 21 years.

 

 

I can’t find a lot of negatives about Advocare. Aside from the fact that the compensation plan took 10 pages to explain.

 

 

They look like one of the better network marketing out there.

 

 

Is there an Advocare scam?

 

 

Advocare is in the weight loss niche, there may be some that might think that they are a scam. Let me assure that Advocare is a reputable and good company. They are in no way a scam!

 

 

Advocare reviews – what to do next

 

 

As always, if you are thinking about joining this company, do your own due diligence.

 

 

you should do more investigative work to be sure this is the right company for you

 

 

The person who sponsors you is just as critical, to your success, as the information that is discussed in this Advocare review.

 

 

In the end, you must be willing to sell the products and recruit people into the business. It helps, a lot, if you are enthusiastic about the company and their products!

 

 

I am wishing you the best of luck in your network marketing journey!

 

 

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Are you reading Isagenix reviews?

 

 

Isagenix reviews

 

 

are you reading isagenix reviews?

 

 

I decided to review Isagenix because it has been one of the most popular network marketing companies, since its inception. Does this mean it is a good company to join or not? Let’s take a look.

 

 

If you are thinking about joining Isagenix, you should read as many Isagenix reviews as you can find. Be sure that the reviews you read are not written by current members of the Isagenix opportunity. They are just there to try to recruit you into the business and may not give you an unbiased review.

 

 

My review of Isagenix will be an independent review. I am not, nor have I ever been a distributor of Isagenix products or the business opportunity.

 

 

Whether you are thinking of joining Isagenix or any other network marketing company, I would urge you to do your own due diligence. I strive to provide you with useful information that should give you a good start into examining this company. Remember, this is only a start!

 

 

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Isagenix reviews – the company and its history

 

 

Isagenix reviews - the company and its history

 

 

Isagenix was founded in 2002, in Chandler, Arizona. There are 3 co-founders of Isagenix. They include John Anderson, who is the product formulator, along with Jim Coover and Kathy Coover.

 

 

Jim Coover is the CEO and Kathy Coover is the Executive Vice President. Both of the Coovers have previous network marketing experience, as distributors.

 

 

The fact that they have been in business for 12 years, is a good sign. Most network marketing companies that fail will do so in their first 5 years.

 

 

The company reports having over 200,000 distributors, worldwide. They have also reported annual sales approaching $500,000,000.

 

 

Isagenix currently operates in 8 countries. These include the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – their Better Business Bureau rating

 

 

Isagenix has a Better Business Bureau rating of A+. I like to see that a company has at least an A rating. This puts Isagenix in very good standing with the BBB.

 

 

Keep in mind that this rating is derived from several criteria, including the Isagenix complaints that the company has gotten and how well they are able to resolve these problems.

 

 

If you would like to read their BBB report, you can find it here. Isagenix’s BBB report.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – and their products

 

 

Isagenix reviews - and their products

 

 

Isagenix has nearly 4 dozen different products. They fall into 3 main categories. They are weight loss, energy and performance and healthy aging.

 

 

They have everything from meal replacement bars to weight loss shakes. There is also a line of lotions. Although most of the products can be bought individually, most products seem to be sold in kits.

 

 

There is a wide range of prices for their products.

 

 

There is a Sampler Pak that retails for $14.00 and the Performance Presidential Pak goes for $745.00.

 

 

They have an excellent website. It is, actually, one of the very best and most informative that I have seen, in the industry! There is a 84 page pdf that has an extensive description of all of their products. It contains all of the nutrition facts and it also shows the retail prices compared with the distributor’s pricing. You can find it here. Isagenix Product booklet. There is a condensed version of fast facts if you’d prefer. Isagenix Fast Facts booklet.

 

 

you should read their documents

 

 

My suggestion is that you try out the products before you join the company.

 

 

You can many of the products, for sale, on Amazon. You can find them here. Isagenix products on Amazon. You can compare the retail prices on Amazon to the prices listed in their Product booklet to make sure that you are not paying more than you have to.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – if you join

 

 

If you decide to join the Isagenix opportunity, it will cost you either $29.00 per year or $39.00 per year. If you agree to go on their autoship plan, then you get the discounted price. The $39.00 per year plan allows you to order the products whenever you want.

 

 

According to the company’s headquarters, you need to purchase 100 BV (business volume), monthly, in order to stay as an “active distributor.” As a distributor, you will not qualify to get any kind of check from the company until you have you have recruited 2 people and you maintain 100 BV, monthly.

 

 

Business volume is a number that is assigned to every product that a company sells. It is almost always lower than the retail price. A product that retails for $100.00 might have a business volume of 40 BV. This is just an example and may not relate to any of the Isagenix products.

 

 

There are 3 separate prices for each product. There is the full retail price. Then there is the associate price. That would be “wholesale” pricing. Then there is a price called Rewards.” The Rewards price is for those who are on the autoship plan.

 

 

Isagenix reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

Isagenix reviews – the compensation plan

 

 

There are 5 levels in the Isagenix compensation plan. You start out as an Associate and you can move to the highest level called Executive. After that, it gets much more complex. There is a 6 page pdf available to read. You can find it here. Isagenix Compensation pdf.

 

 

There is also a 14 minute video that discusses the compensation plan.

How do they turn a 6 page document into a 14 minute video?

 

 

 

 

Isagenix reviews – their income disclosure statement

 

 

I have to admit that I was impressed by their website. The Income Disclosure Statement was very easy to find. In their IDS document, they are trying to make the numbers look as good as they can. It doesn’t work.

 

 

They say that 83.5% of active distributors are making no money at all. They claim that those distributors in this category are in the company to buy the products at wholesale prices. I’m not convinced of that.

 

 

They go on to say that another 11.5% earn an annual income of $147.00. That’s about $12.00 per month.

 

 

That’s a total of 95% of distributors that are earning $12.00 per month or less.

 

 

The last category is for “business builders.” They make up the final 5% of distributors.

 

 

If you do the math, and they do make you do the math, to get the real numbers. You will find that a mere 0.1% of distributors are making over $100,000 per year. In my opinion, that’s well below the average in network marketing of those who reach the top level of their compensation plan.

 

 

Of that 5% who are business builders, 95% of them are making less than $420.00 per month.

You can read the IDS. for yourself, here.

 

 

Isagenix Income Disclosure Statement

 

 

Isagenix reviews – is this the right company for you?

 

 

isagenix reviews - is isagenix right for you?

 

 

You’ll have to decide whether or not this company is the right one for you. I hope that the information I have included here will help you in your decision making process.

 

 

There are things that I like about Isagenix and then there are things that concern me.

 

 

I would say that it is a plus that they have been in business for 12 years and they have an A+ rating with the BBB. It does concern me that 99.75% of distributors are making less than $420.00 per month and the vast majority are making no money at all.

 

 

Isagenix reviews scam?

 

 

isagenix reviews - a scam?

 

 

Being that Isagenix is in the weight loss niche, there may be some that might think that they are a scam. Let me assure that Isagenix is a good and strong company. They are in no way a scam! Judging from the IDS numbers, it does kind of make you wonder, though.

 

 

As always, if you are thinking about joining this company, do your own due diligence.

 

 

The person who sponsors you is just as critical to your success as the information that is contained in this Isagenix reviews.

 

 

In the end, you must be willing to sell the products and recruit people into the business. It helps, a lot, if you are enthusiastic about, both, the company and their products!

 

 

I am wishing you the best of luck in your network marketing journey!

 

 

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