Monday, January 14, 2008

Ask NOT What Network Marketing Can Do For YOU Ask What YOU Can Do For Network Marketing!

Copyright © 2001 by Sue Seward. All Rights Reserved. Revised 2008
(Copy this article using the attached bio)

We've all heard that Network Marketing is about building relationships! It really is more about other people and helping them get what they want. When you stop seeing it as a cash machine and instead start to think more about how to serve other people something remarkable begins to happen.

People begin to seek you out. In other words, taking a servants attitude. Think about what you can do to help other people. Believe it or not this is also a smart way to really find out if someone is right for your business.

You may have heard Zig Ziglars famous saying, “You can have anything you want if you help enough people get what they want!” This is our motto in Network Marketing!

Does it feel like sometimes all you do is give, give, give and it seems that nothing is coming back? I can relate and want to assure you that with patience, persistence, consistent efforts and genuine caring for people all of a sudden you'll start seeing more people starting to contact you. You'll begin to form relationships with them which eventually become a very solid foundation in which you can begin to build your fortune on at the same time helping them to build theirs!

Building strong relationships is also possible to do by meeting and connecting with people you meet through the Internet. I know because I've done it very effectively in the last eleven years building a solid career in Network Marketing online.

What I've seen and heard many people do is sign up a lot of people in their programs online and then never really have any other form of contact with them after this initial sign up process. There’s no real long term relationship built.

What that means is no one ever speaks with them on the phone or meets them in person. I have been able to form relationships online because of constant contact via email, the phone and have even met people in my Network Marketing business at events around the country. This really helps people get to know you when they meet you in person. Strong bonds can be formed and lasting friendships made. It solidifies the relationship and that can create a business to last a lifetime.

Networking can be a lot of fun when the genuine purpose is to get to know people.
When meeting people on the Internet or off the Internet, find out what they are interested in before you go babbling on about your company, products, and business opportunity.

After all, some people believe it or not, may not be interested in your fabulous company or your great products until you show them that you genuinely care about them and find out if they are in the looking zone. They might be in the middle of a huge crisis in their life and the timing just may not be right for them.

I'm not talking about getting into the Mother Teresa syndrome or turning your business into a welfare line. I’m talking about being compassionate.

You can do this by listening very intently to find out where a person is in their life and then see how you can serve them. Sometimes they could be having so many personal problems that you just have to move away from them. So listen carefully and then determine if they are ready to help themselves first.

No matter what a person’s situation though they still may not be interested in what you're doing and that's perfectly ok, it's nothing personal! The important thing is to be rspectful of their decision and where they are in their life at this moment and to realize they are just not in the looking zone right now.

Rmember that timing is everything! Just stay focused on them, find out what they want and stay in touch periodically to see how they are doing and how things have changed in their lives.

Also keep in mind that owning a business will not be for everyone. Not everyone will have the determination it takes to be an entrepreneur so try not to beat yourself up to much if someone isn’t as entrepreneurial as you or have a desire to change and move in the same direction.

If someone gives any indication that they think they will get rich very quickly or that you are going to do all the work for them then they just may not be cut out for the hard work and dedication that owning a business demands on your time. Most people do start out part time so it's important to find what what sort of time limits they have for building their business.

Focus on finding the right people who are positive and stay clear of the whiners and complainers. Spend your time and energy on the positive ones and make sure they deserve your time. Granma used to say "You would complain if you were hung with a new rope"! My grandma was a very wise woman! You'll want to serve others and at the same time help people to understand that they must earn your valuable time.

So how do you find out if what you're doing is right for someone you meet through the Internet or in your local day to day environment?

By asking plenty of questions! Ask what you can do for THEM and then really listen to see if they are someone who would be a good partner for your business and find out what they plan to do. Asking questions also leads to more questions until you get to know one another a bit better.

Your job as a good sponsor is to be like a detective, sort of like Columbo. You are the bridge that will help to get them where they want to go. Your responsibility as a good sponsor is to always have their best interest at heart. You are the bridge not the wheelchair! They've got to be willing to walk over that bridge with you by their side.

Find out what they do for a living. What are their hobbies? Are they satisfied with their life the way it’s going? What would they like to do? How would they like to change their life? What's important to them? Where do they want to be in the next 5 years?

What have they done so far to move closer to their dreams and goals? Do they have a vision and what is that vision? If they do great, if not help them put their vision down on paper. If they keep doing what they are now will they reach their goals?

Are they coachable? Are they positive about life? Do they have a desire to help others too? Do they want to learn and grow or just stay where they are? Are they willing to do what it takes and stay the course no matter what? How do they feel about being a good sponsor?

Find out if they have experience in Network Marketing and if so find out all about it. Ask them what their thoughts are about the industry. Were they successful in the past and if not find out what they feel was the reason they didn’t move forward and if they were what did they do to reach that level of success. What do they need to move to the next level? How can you help? Are they willing to help you too?

Let them know you’re looking for ambitious, outgoing, friendly, positive people who want to change their life for the better. Does that describe them?

Here are some other questions to ask when making connections and networking with people you meet online and offline:

What attracted them to this opportunity and to Network Marketing? What sort of business are they looking for? Do they have experience in direct sales, network marketing, or have they ever owned a business? Ask them if training and support are important to them Are they a team player?

What is their time table for taking action? Do they have a budget in mind to start their business? How much time are they willing to commit to their business during the week? Are they coachable? How do they see themselves building their network marketing business and why do they want to start their own business.

Sometimes people may not show an interest in your company or products but they may just be interested in YOU when you show a genuine interest in THEM by asking not what Network Marketing can do for YOU but what can YOU do for Network Marketing!

Sue is a wife, mom, entrepreneur, top income earner with her company, who has been working from home online since 1996. She encourages millionaire mind thinking and shows people how to develop valuable connections online and turn them into lasting relationships for long term business profits. She is also a public speaker and published author of numerous print and electronic articles as well as coauthor of the book 'Build It Big: 101 Insider Secrets From Top Direct Selling Experts'. To find out more about how Sue builds her business online visit

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

4 Week Tele-Training Seminar Testimonials

My Commitment As An MLM Team Leader & Mentor

Team Training & Support Is Available For Those Who Decide To Partner With Us...

Here's Some Of The Benefits We Offer Our Valued Team Partners...

Our Goal Is To Provide Anyone Wanting To Work From Home A Legitimate & Profitable Opportunity Where They Can Achieve Their Personal & Financial Goals. Anyone Can Achieve The Success They Want In Their Life If They Have A Roadmap.

We Provide The Training, Support, Coaching, Rock Solid Systems & A Positive Enriching Fun Environment To Work In.

Whether Your Goal Is To Earn A Few Extra Dollars A Month Or A 5, 6, 7 Figure Yearly Income We Provide You A Roadmap To Success Backed By Knowledgeable, Professional, Caring & Helpful People Ready To Assist You In Creating The Life Of Your Dreams!

I do a 4 week training tele-seminar with live online webinar coachings with our team to teach them how to build their business online so that they are up and running quickly and smoothly with their home candle business.

I also doing personal coaching with team partners as well.

This is just another benefit team partners receive when they join our team.

All trainings are recorded and put up on our team training website

Here's a few testimonals from team members....


We all know that creating an online presence is an essential part of having a comprehensive business plan for any MLM opportunity. Knowing and doing are two different things.

It's exciting to be working directly with you, Sue, given your 12 years of experience online. The internet training you've put together for the benefit of your team will be a practical, comprehensive, "how to" series. It's not a "cookie-cutter" approach - this is not a "do everything that I'm doing" approach. Individual team members will be able to design their online marketing plans choosing what will fit their personalities and their financial budgets.

I'm excited to be on the frontlines of the internet with you! -

Kathy P, Diamond Distributor


Thank you Sue for presenting us with a visual training. I can see where this will help new and old members get their business started with all the tools available to us.

You did an excellent job of walking us through the steps to take and to see it actually done makes it more real.

I'm excited about promoting the training to our team...Thank you for everything you do!

Susan S 10K Diamond Distributor in MN


Sue - this is fabulous!!!! Anyone that wants to can join our team of champions!! You are our leader - thank you so much!

Barb P Diamond Distributor in MN


Hi, Sue

Thank you for the great training call. You did such a wonderful job. I really feel like I learned a lot & look forward to utilizing this program in the very near future. You are an Awesome mentor & I feel blessed to be on your Team.

And "thank you" too, for all you do for your Team,

Lauralyn H Diamond Distributor in Tn


Hi Sue,

I thought the training webinar was a great success as many people like I am better visual learners. I wish we would have been using it when I got started!

Charlie L Diamond Distributor in Ark



What a wonderful tool the Webinar is! I was thinking it would be great to walk your team member through a ton of things on various aspects of our business. There is nothing like a visual presentation!

I'm very excited about starting the splash pro. Also my team member John contacted me this moring for my affiliate number for aweber!

What a jewel of a business we have our hands on. :)

Have a Great Day!
Dawn R, Diamond Distributor in MN



I just wanted to tell you how helpful the webinar was. I am a visual learner so it was great. I am now looking forward to much more training.

Also, I am so thankful that I found you and this company. You have so much knowledge (MLM and internet) and I just love learning as much as I can. Thank you for being so patient with me. Each day I learn more and am confident that in a short time I will get a good handle on all of this.

Thanks again and have a good evening.

Carrie B in Tx


I was very impressed Sue with not only the system but the ease you had explaining everything. Very professional presentation Sue.

Bruce O Diamond Distributor in OH


Sue, It was an outstanding presentation. I was very impressed with your ease and self confidence. I like that a lot. I am so glad to have finally found a mentor that will help me get to where I want to be in this business. The online visibility was super for someone who is really a visual person. It makes it so much easier
to follow along. Now if my hand could write as fast as the eye can see, I'd be good!

I am trying to get signed up on Aweber with an affiliate link and have forgotten what number I use. I don't use yours do I? I use my own but I am not sure what it is! I have it somewhere but I may have to ask for it again. I have so much information circling around in my head that my brain feels like mush! LOL!

Thanks again for all you are doing to make me a success!

Augie G Diamond Distributor in Ark



The training call this evening was very enlightening! I have been online for several years, but don't have the knowledge that you do. I am very eager to learn from you! Thank you for all that you do for your team.

Regina D Diamond Distributor in Tx



Thanks so much for the call, we appreciate you.


Tracy B Diamond Distributor in Tx


Hello Sue,

I think the call was great because it gave me more encouragement and insight to get even more focused on planning out my goals and to reach those goals by putting my feet in motion. Enough of the talk and games, it's really time to get busy. If I'm planning to not work for anyone one of these days soon, then I must get focused and get my team focused and keep building and selling. I am now really thinking out my plans and short-term goals in order to reach my long-term goals. I also think the idea of AWBER traning will be very nice as well as the plan to train on various tools online. I am sort of new at this, joined I believe in April. I already have a team, but am really looking forward to growing. I need to also really get to know the online systems for my team so when they're ready to go online I am able to answer any questions they may have. I am still encouraging them to begin going online for business, so we'll see how that goes within the next few months.

I thank you very much for your knowledge and insight concerning this business, it is truly a big help and blessing, being in this company, you can't help but succeed. The only way we can't succeed is if we don't put our time, blood, and passion into it.

Thank you, Roz