Thursday, June 05, 2008

What Is RIGHT About Network Marketing?

Copyright © 2008 by Sue Seward. All Rights Reserved.

Network Marketing is one of the only industries that actually gives a person the chance to take back the American dream.

It allows someone like myself who barely made it out of high school, who went to college and dropped out to go to work - to build a credible career that pays as much or more than a lot of people who have college degrees earn and pays you even when you're not able to work!

Where else can someone earn an income even if they cannot work with the exception of government assistance?

In network marketing though it’s earned and not because someone is giving a handout. Instead of giving people an apple to feed them for one day teach people to plant an apple orchard and feed them for life.

The industry gives someone like myself with no experience, no income, no credibility, no contacts, no confidence, no corporate background or degrees, incredible leadership growth and experience which is priceless! So even if it was all lost today it could be done all over again because of the self-development and experience gained from being a part of this industry.

How can something be wrong about that?

There's absolutely everything right about Network Marketing for the people who see it for what it really is and start treating it like the real business it really is meant to be.

So many people get into Network Marketing with the ole ‘I'll give it a try’ attitude. They never set their enterprise up like a real business entity right from the start so it's never treated like a real business.

Network Marketing is really treated more like a hobby by many people who for the most part it doesn't have much significance or priority for them. Others outside our industry pick up on that attitude and do not take these people serious and then they wonder why people poke fun and complain about what's wrong with network marketing?

People get started and you hear them saying you mean there's an investment in this and in myself? What happens is they never really get started right in the first place and end up quitting because they simply cannot handle delayed gratification.

Entrepreneurs invest in themselves and work for no pay for many years. They understand and can handle delayed gratification because they realize that the eventual pay off can be huge. Sometimes they have losses and they overcome those too and do it all over again. They have a business minded attitude, they act and present themselves as professionals. People and business are attracted to them.

It's up to the leaders in this industry to show professionalism to our teams and to the entire industry at all times. That also means to not bash another person's company or product or try and talk them into or convince them to join yours when they are not interested.

When people decide not to build their belief in themselves and the industry they simply will not build a profitable business and then turn around and say something must be wrong with the entire industry.

It's not the industry that has the flaw, it's some of the people who tout it as easy and get rich quick to people who are cash addicted and have no priority for running a business in the first place because they never treat it like one right from the start.

My husband went to school for years, got his degree and studied for his professional license for many years and ended up with professional land surveyor licenses in five states. I remember all those grueling hours of study he had to do to accomplish this.

If he was to start a survey business it would cost us in the 100's of thousands of dollars just for all the equipment needed, office space, employees, benefits to them, etc. It would take years to see a profit and if the economy is slow there's no work and people start to be laid off!

When we brought our son James to Austin to play tennis almost a year ago he was a very weak player, a pudgy 14 year old who was 30 pounds heavier, who they had to take and mold like a piece of clay. He has had to work very hard to compete here with these kids who have been playing tennis at the academy, many of them since they were six or eight years old. Most of them are way ahead of him. He has made it this far because he has a sincere desire to become one of the top players and obtain a college scholarship. His coach said he has to do even more and it has to do mostly with his attitude to win!

For many months we thought that we had made a mistake and were wasting all this money because we just were not seeing him winning the matches and moving up in levels. It has been grueling to watch him lose match after match. Not really realizing that he's right on target with his training!

At the end of the year party we were shocked to hear that our son was giving the end of the year speech! If you all knew James you'd know he's extremely quite and shy. He barely speaks in school. He took the challenge the coach gave him and we had tears of joy when he gave his speech loud and clear in front of over 50 people including his peers! That took a tremendous amount of courage and it gave us hope and reassurance that we've done the right thing by bringing him to Austin to play tennis!

There are people who drop out of the academy because they don't see the progress quick enough. The coaches told us that by what our son is doing now we'll see the results in four more months. What he did four months ago we're seeing right now!

It's amazing to see the leader he's becoming and it's taken a huge amount of sacrifice and investment for our family to give him this opportunity! In fact, if it were not for network marketing he would not have this opportunity in the first place.

It's the same with our network marketing business. When we do all the right things now we will see the positive results come back to us in the near future. Three to four years and even five years is not much time really to invest in the freedom that network marketing provides and that my friends is what is so RIGHT about network marketing!

I'm proud of our son, love being a Network Marketer and so proud to be an American and appreciate all that network marketing has given and also excited about what we can all give back to the greatest industry in the world because they are all watching us guys and gals!

Remember this saying by Ralph Waldo Emerson? "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."

Where you are now is because of decisions you made five years ago. Where you'll be in the next five years will be because of decisions you make TODAY!

Sue Seward is an entrepreneur, Network Marketing Online Coach and top income earner in the industry, who has been working from home online since 1996. She encourages self-growth and teaches people how to develop valuable connections online and turn them into long term relationships for building a home-based enterprise. 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 visit http://www.SueSeward and/or call 800-985-469

Monday, June 02, 2008

The 2 Percent Plan Funded Business System

Hello Fellow Networkers!

Some of you have been waiting for the launch of Rod Nichols 2PercentPlan Funded Business System.

Well here it is!

This just in from one of my long time mentors and industry trainers, Rod Nichols, author of 'The Twelve Power Secrets For Network Marketing Success', 'Network Marketing For The 21st Century', 'How Would You Like to Dig In My Goldmine?' and several other industry books.

As a fellow network marketer, you probably recognize that there are several inherent problems in network marketing:

Takes too long for the average person to make money.

New associates quickly run out of warm market prospects.

New associates are afraid to approach people.

Most people don’t know how to build on the internet.

Many people never receive effective training.

Due primarily to these factors only about 2% of those involved in network marketing make a legitimate full-time income.

My question to you is: What would happen to your business and the businesses of those in your downline, if we could eliminate these five factors? The correct answer is that your business would explode and your income would skyrocket, as would that of many of those in your network.

I know that this sounds good, but you’re probably wondering, “Rod, how are we going to eliminate the five factors?” That’s an excellent question and in the balance of this e-mail, I’m going to show you exactly how.

The Five Failure Factors

1. Takes too long to make money – although there are a few that pay daily, most network marketing companies pay residuals either monthly or weekly. The average new network marketer takes sixty days or longer to sponsor their first person. During that sixty days, they have paid the costs to join, bought products or activated a service, purchased marketing materials, and possibly paid to be part of an advertising co-operative or purchased leads. They have also made their list of 100 or 200 warm market prospects and are tentatively blundering through those, experiencing a great deal of rejection. All this and they made a penny in the business. NOTE: Please don’t e-mail me about your program and how it pays quicker. I know there are programs that do and that’s fine. However, I’ve been in this industry for 29 years and have watched tens of thousands of people quit because they didn’t make money quick enough.

2. Run out of warm market prospects – Social scientists say that we know 2,000 people and all we have to do is remember them and we’ve got a great base of prospects for our business. The problem with this is that there are very few of those people who are actually open to your business. Yes, they could all benefit from your product or service and from the financial and time freedom that can result from network marketing, but they still won’t join your company or mine or anyone else’s. So, that new associate is going to join your company and begin working through his/her warm market, getting “NO” after “NO” until they begin to doubt that it’s going to work for them. At that point, they are encouraged to purchase leads, which they have to call using a phone script. Most people would rather jump out of an airplane without out a chute than make cold calls to people they don’t know, so this typically doesn’t work and within 60 days or so, they quit returning your calls and e-mails and disappear into the network marketing twilight zone.

3. Afraid to approach people – Network marketing is an entrepreneurial type business that attracts primarily people who are not entrepreneurs. The problem with this is that most of the people who join your business or any other network marketing business are going to be afraid to approach people. They don’t know what to say, are afraid that someone will ask a question they can’t answer, are concerned about what other people are going to think (particularly friends and family), and are afraid someone is going to get upset with them. Fear probably destroys more dreams than anything else in life and it is very active in network marketing. Fear can very quickly drive your very excited new associate out of the business in just a matter of days or weeks.

4. Don’t know how to build on the internet – As you have probably recognized, internet marketing is the wave of the future. Everyone is talking about “social networking”, “You Tube presentations”, and funded business proposals. There are so many great opportunities for marketing on the internet and lot’s of training programs that will “teach you how to make millions on the internet.” The problem is that most of the people who join your business will not have a clue about how to build on the internet. So, the key is to find a simple, easy to understand program for marketing on the internet, that won’t distract them from their network marketing business.

5. Aren’t trained properly – Some network marketing companies and upline teams do a great job of training, however this is more of a rarity than the norm. Unfortunately, most people who join network marketing companies are never trained properly and so they fail. It’s not their fault. The key to training is to have someone who has been there, done that, and made a lot of money do the training. However, usually that type of person in your upline is either too busy with his/her own huge downline or they are off enjoying the free time that results from a big residual income. Either way, people aren’t being trained. So, what is needed is a system, developed by a successful network marketer that will help you train your downline and give them something that will enable them to train their downline.

Okay, so we know the inherent problems, what are we going to do about them? This is the question I’ve been asking myself for over a decade. Back in 1995 I uncovered some of the answers, implemented them in my network marketing business and built a large and very lucrative network in a short period of time. However, there were still some elements missing and people in my network still failed.

In the early 2000’s I discovered more elements and then in 2007 the final piece of the puzzle appeared. Since early 2007 I’ve been working all these puzzle pieces into a program that would eliminate all 5 of the inherent problems in network marketing.



Here’s how it works:

Make Money Quickly!

We know that one of the inherent problems is that people don’t make money quick enough in network marketing. Part of the reason for this is that there is a commitment involved – financially, emotionally, or both. Most people don’t want to make that kind of commitment, so they will avoid. Well, The 2 Percent Plan eliminates this problem by offering an amazing e-book I’ve written (The 2 Percent Plan) that you and your downline can sell online and make $20 per sale.

This dynamic, but easy to read e-book is packed with the closely guarded secrets of the top income earners! These are the actual methods that we are using to build massive networks, resulting in total time and financial freedom! Now, your new associates can earn hundreds of thousands of dollars each month doing some simple marketing on the internet (and we teach them how). Now money is coming in so they can afford to stay with your network marketing company long enough to become successful. So, The 2 Percent Plan has effectively eliminated the money problem.

Generate Quality Leads of Your Own

Next, while they are struggling through their warm market list of 100 or 200, they can be generating great leads on the internet. These aren’t lookie loos, they are people who are genuinely interested in network marketing. You and your downline no longer have to sell network marketing, because these people are already sold. They just need to understand why they should join your company. So, The 2 Percent Plan has eliminated the lack of leads issue.

Work Only with People who Are Interested

Let’s look at how The 2 Percent Plan eliminates the fear factor and the issue of not knowing how to build on the internet. We have developed a turn-key internet marketing system that includes a capture page (to capture the prospect’s name, phone, and e-mail), excellent sales letter for the e-book and system, pre-loaded autoresponder messages that follow-up with those who don’t purchase a book, and an outstanding back office tracking and training system. To develop a system like The 2 Percent Plan would cost you $10,000 or more and we’re giving it to everyone who purchase the e-book for FREE! The fear factor is eliminated because they are working with qualified prospects who are requesting information and anyone can operate the internet marketing system, because we give them a step-by-step approach that includes sample e-mails, banners, and suggestions on where and how to advertise. Anyone can do it and make money.

Receive Training from Top Income Earners

Finally, let’s look at the training issue. First off, the e-book itself is packed with time-proven methods for building a massive network marketing business. These are the actual methods used by the top income earners. If a person just read and used what they learn in the e-book, they could easily earn a full-time income in network marketing and join the 2% group. Above and beyond the e-book, is the back office training and it is extensive. There is a simple step-by-step getting started training that will be enough for most people. However, we’ve also included advanced training which includes how to use FaceBook, MySpace, You Tube, Craig’s List, Squidoo, forums, e-zines, blogging, Google Adwords, banners, e-mail, and more! Plus, we will continue to stay abreast with internet marketing, so that we can offer the most up-to-date training available on the internet. Problem #5 ELIMINATED!

Use the System . . . Get Paid to Prospect!!!

This is an amazing system that will rock your network marketing world. All you have to do is use our proven marketing methods to attract people to your 2 Percent Plan capture page. The system will do the rest. When a prospect fills in the form on your capture page, that information is immediately e-mailed to you for follow-up. You an call or e-mail to find out if they are looking for a network marketing company, already with a company but not happy, or happy with their current company. Obviously, the first two are excellent prospects for your network marketing business. If the prospect proceeds through the sales letter and purchases the e-book, you earn $20! You’re getting paid to prospect for your network marketing business!

You can use the system to generate funds and leads for yourself, plus have everyone in your downline and all new associates purchase the e-book and participate in the system as part of their initial investment and training program. Each person who purchases the book is worth $20 to you, plus they can now start making money and generating great leads. It’s a fantastic and very duplicable system!!!

No Risk . . . Money Back Guarantee

But, don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself. Go to to
see the capture page. Enter your information to receive the 7 Hidden Secrets e-mails and proceed to the sales letter. Purchase the e-book and the check out the back office system. Check it out for 30 days and if you aren’t completely convinced that it’s worth every penny you paid, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked!

You have absolutely nothing to lose and both money and leads to gain. This is your chance to go from the 98% who fail to the 2% who make BIG money.

Be One of the First!!!

Don’t hesitate, click here and become one of the first in the entire world to have this e-book and lead generating system. Then spread the word to your downline and others involved in network marketing and start earning another stream of income.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply.

Have an awesome day and a prosperous year using The 2 Percent Plan!

Rod Nichols - Entrepreneur

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