Archive for Before You Join a MLM Company
Hey Guys, I apologize for not posting in a while. I have been busy with multiple things, and trying to help all of you in the MLM industry to have a tool that will help you put your business into overdrive.
I’m not talking about some program that is new, and we just solved the problem to putting your business on auto-pilot and never calling another single person as long as you live, LOL
Believe me that doesn’t work, this is a relationship business and it always will be.
Also I’m not talking about another MLSP or Renegade Pro system either.
I’m talking about a system that my company has been selling for the last 10 years to top notch MLM companies in the top 100 of Direct Selling and MLM.
Learning how to become a internet marketer and suffering the down-time of what takes to setup your system is over.
We are going to give you a complete funnel from A-Z with all the tools you we need to build your business. We have been working on this for the last 6 months and is now going to be ready next week for the masses in MLM industry.
Let me tell you some of things that will be in here.
Laser Targeted Specific Leads
Complete Done-For-You WordPress Blogs
Social Media Made Simple
All the tools you need in one place, and so much more.
I have been hard at work consulting for some of the biggest MLM’s out there and feel blessed to bring you guys the tools and software you always needed to be just like the guru’s who charge thousands and make you build it yourself.
Also for you big Leaders we will build you a custom system just for your team and company.
Also show you guys how to use it to take your business to new heights. Our system is proven and we are in lots of MLM’s with tremendous growth in those companies by using our system. Great thing is we are not in and MLM, are goal is to provide the industry with the best tools and systems for them to grow their business finally.
You know can become the RockStar in your company you always wanted to be.
Next week I will be putting out the capture page were you can sign-up for free for the first 10-days no credit card required a true free sign-up.
Look forward to seeing many people rock it with our software.
Shacklee is landing the next generation marketer to help them grow the next generation of business.
If you don’t know Ty, you probably have been under rock. He is the guy who has pioneered the blogging idea for our industry. He is amazing person and I’m glad to say that he has found a home.
He was with EIRO Research who recently closed there doors in the MLM industry. They are both amazing leaders I’m glad they have found a place were their team can thrive.
Listen to this interview with two great friends of mine Troy Dooly and Jim Gillhouse. Click on the link below to hear Ty Tribble’s first interview talking about his experience with his company closing, and new beginnings.
When you think about Direct Mail and sending cards, there is no way to not think about SendOutCards and what they have accomplished in building a great Network Marketing company. SendOutCards, which is a well-built company, has good products has been around for 6+ years now. Personal friends have joined this company and at one point, I almost did too. Due to other offers presenting themselves, I politely declined. However, I always told myself having a product like this for small businesses and service oriented professionals in the field would be a successful venture. SOC has captured a significant market, and I can see why Lifeshare International sees that there is an abundance of possibilities in a multi-billion dollar industry.
There has been very little competition, if any at all; in the MLM industry when it comes to this product line and SendOutCards has experienced significant growth within the MLM industry with their product line. When you have no competition, sometimes companies can relax and rest on their accomplishments. The United States was built on the fact that we could all compete and competition is the life blood of America and the world in business. I believe you will see that LifeShare wants to expand within the market and competition is about to start in a major way. Since a real competitor who has proved concept in 2010, the free enterprise market and healthy competition is set for 2011. LifeShare International is positioned to evolve into a company with fast momentum and these differences show how the two companies compared with one another.
LifeShare International’s official launch is Q2 2011.
If you haven’t heard of Lifeshare International, it’s probably for good reason. They are a new company launching in the second quarter of 2011 and LifeShare has a unique twist making it more than just a greeting card, which will bring much needed competition to the network marketing community. Though SendOutCards has a large distributor base and multiple years in business, LifeShare has produced their own web-to-print technology with excellent functionality and flexibility, much increased quality, and new products in which SendOutCards does not produce. After further research into the company, I wanted to give people a good reason to compare both companies side-by-side and choose for themselves which one will suit them best.
LifeShare & SendOutCards: Technology Comparison
After looking at both technologies I see that SendOutCards and Lifeshare International have very good competing technologies when comes to making their card products. But one thing I see that SendOutCards doesn’t have the ability to create a card and place on your Facebook wall for friends and family to see instantly making a viral effect for your business. Additionally, SendOutCards’ policy and procedures restricts distributors from placing their replicated web address in links on Facebook altogether. Facebook has become such a big part of society today, and with Faccebook being the second most trafficked site in the world, this technology is essential for any company to provide free marketing tools for the representatives’ advantage.
Also after interviewing Michael Yanke the Co-Founder and CEO of the LifeShare, he has told me that they have additional technology in development that will revolutionize replicated website for Associates coming prior to the Q2 2011 launch. I will be bringing you that interview in a later post to hear the excitement of the Lifeshare International Team.
Quality is Essential for Memories
After comparing both cards you can definitely see a difference in the quality of both products. I would equate SendOutCards to a regular card you by at Walgreens. It’s basically a thinner card that will bend easy, and has a base quality look and feel, as if they came in a pack of 25. Due to a lack of competition, this is not something they have had to address in the past. LifeShare on the other hand was very impressive. It’s a very thick card stock that with a look and feel that presents itself very impressive. I would compare it to a professional photo that has been made into a card with a fold that comes from a thick card stock. It pop’s off the card at you, and really would love to send one to my family in the future. From what I understand, LifeShare utilizes top-of-the-line HP Indigo digital presses that are ink based, providing true and vibrant colors in every print.
LifeShare & SendOutCards: Product Catalog Comparison.
When searching through both product catalogs I see that both make cards with SOC specializing in greeting cards and LifeShare in PhotoCards. Additionally, I see that Lifeshare International has the ability to make a PhotoBook, whereas SOC has a number of gifts and trinkets. I didn’t find a PhotoBook option within the SendOutCards products. I actually tried creating a PhotoBook at LifeShare, and had so many things I could design, build and create with this product. I was thinking of my brother, who is going to play freshman football, and I could take pictures of the team in action and special plays during that season, then create a book about the experience or season. By sharing this book with parents, I just started a viral effect of all those parents who want the product, a custom book for their team. Now for the best part, I make $ 11.00 dollars on each one I sell.
So, each team has about 50 kids. We then make certain to get a picture each player and put them in this book you make.
If one player gets it, odds are they all are going to want one. And the best part, the book if affordable! What else could you do with a product like that; you have endless possibilities. I think LifeShare International has a very good proposition on this one over SendOutCards.
LifeShare & SendOutCards: Price Comparison.
Let’s look at SendOutCards first and see what their pricing is. There are three different packages that you can choose from. I’m just going to show you the exact differences, not talk about my opinion at all for this point. The differences are self-explanatory.
1. SOC Wholesale Premium Package: $398.00 (non-distributor, wholesale customer)
Includes: System License, PicturePlus 2.0™, Treat ‘em Right Seminar Ticket, 200 points (good for 60 days), Contact Manager, ability to send card campaigns, personalized handwriting font, $0.31 points (with autoship)
2. Entrepreneur Package: $457.00
This options contains everything in the Wholesale Premium Package, however it includes the distributor options for another $59.00.
Includes: Distributor Kit, License to share greeting cards and gift business with others, five Treat ‘em Right Seminar tickets, retail profits, bonuses and commissions, business opportunity website, online retail storefront, unlimited Opportunity DVDs, training website (The Daily 8), Business Office support, distributor support
Also you need to add one of these two auto orders on top of that. $31.00 dollar auto order for 100 points a month, or $15.50 auto order for 50 points a month.
3. Preferred Package: $198.00
This is a retail package, non-distributor.
Includes: System License, PicturePlus 2.0™, Contact Manager, ability to send card campaigns, $0.49 points, 100 points (good for 60 days)
Also you need to add one of these two auto orders on top of that. $49.00 dollar auto order for 100 points a month, or $24.50 auto order for 50 points a month.
4. Retail Package Plus: $99.00
Includes: Basic PicturePlus™, Contact Manager, ability to send card campaigns, $0.49 points, Personalized handwriting font $49
Also you need to add $ 24.50 auto order for 50 points a month.
4. SOC Box Option
This is another retail option, so if you want a physical distributor kit, and want to add Picture Plus to your account it will cost you at minimum another $49.00.
Now, in comparison, let’s look at the new company LifeShare International.
1. LifeShare Associate: $99.88
Associate Starter Package includes Associate Business Kit, 100 LifeShare credits (product value $44), 1 Year Replicated Web Site, Back Office Web Access, Unlimited Photo Storage. Additionally, all functions and features of the system are included in this price. Product is discounted 45% compared to retail pricing.
AutoOrder is optional at $44/month for 100 credits.
2. LifeShare Member Enrollment: $55.00
This option is for enrollment into LifeShare without a purchase of product/credits to be used in the LifeShare Studio. As a Member of LifeShare you will receive the Business Kit, 1 year use of a personalized replicated website and back office system. To be considered Active in the Compensation Plan, $44 of Personal Volume/Purchase is required.
This option will allow you to start an auto order of $ 44.00 dollars which will enable commissions to be paid by compensation plan.
3. Retail Customer:
If you choose not to be an Associate, you can still purchase the products as a retail customer. There are several options where you can just use the product when you want and pay for what you use, like snap fish and shutterfly with a minimum purchase of $12.
You’ll notice that LifeShare doesn’t charge you for picture/photo packages. The functionality is all inclusive for Associates and customers. I think you can see at this point there are some big differences to join with LifeShare, with pricing being a major difference between the two companies. Also if you notice that you get all there technology with any package you choose. At SendOutCards, you have to purchase the most expensive and highest package to get all of the tools. I think this alone will show you that Lifeshare International has a more inviting entry point for the masses, and you get more for less.
With both companies being in Network Marketing, we must analyze the compensation plans. Due to the detail of both plans, I am developing another article and video to explain those differences. LifeShare has a completely different plan than SOC and I’m excited about the binary comp plan they have developed.
I believe that LifeShare International has been positioned not only to compete, but excel in greatness with their offerings. Please know that I believe that SendOutCards is a good company and I don’t want this to be taken as if I’m saying they are anything different. I simply feel that the opportunity is much greater with a higher quality product and a much lower barrier of entry. If you are in SendOutCards and you want to know more, I would be happy to speak with you. I live in Mesa, Arizona right down the street from the company, and have a close relationship with Michael Yanke and the Master distributor of the company, which is well known in the industry for 20 years now.
P.S. Look forward to the compensation plan comparison video coming soon. If you would like to see more Lifeshare International don’t hesitate to call me.
My goal with this post is to help other struggling Network’s to find hope, by bringing thought provoking ideas, marketing techniques, and just plan Motivational tips. I hope that this will be truly enriching to your life, and not just to your success, but spiritually and mentally. I think all of these have a huge factor in achieving great success.
I remember seeing Anthony or “Tony” Robbins a while back and he talked about the idea of being just a couple millimeters off from turning everything around. I think that is so true, and I hope through my studies, and just critically thinking deeply about certain things; that this will truly help you find out where you might be a couple millimeters off in life.
Also I hope that this can be a help for those who are at the edge of quitting. Owning businesses in both realms, I’m a 100% sure that owning your own business is the best way for people to make real income and change their families life’s for generations with the right company or idea. So I would love to be able to give my time to others who are really at the point where they can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. This reminds me of the “Allegory of the Cave” by “Plato” I will give you short abbreviated version of it. Basically it’s a dark underground cave where people are all sitting with their backs turned to the cave’s opening, They are chained to the chair at an early age. Now this is where it’s get’s interesting. There are other people in the cave to and they are referred to as Puppet-Masters and they never see them. Well the crazy thing is that the people don’t even know that they are prisoners. Their reality has been shaped at an early age. Because this is all they have ever known. Then the Puppet-Masters hold objects that are flickering through the fire to produce shapes on the wall. The prisoners are only able to look forward because they are chained that way. Well one man escaped the cave “which “Plato” called an intellectual one”, and finally gets to see the true images, like trees and grass, sun, and ect. He is amazed, and tries to go back and tell others, and they say what are you talking about, we have everything here; why would want to escape this!
I hope this hit’s home and I would encourage you to read and think about it. Last time I remembered, this is the land of opportunity, not the land of job. So if I can help anyone be free from the Matrix, Cave and etc, please let me know. Again I will bring stories and thoughts like this to help people strive harder to get out.
Last thing I will say is this. What is your “WHY”? This is the most important thing, and it should be something that is convicting to you and personal. That you can’t quit, because that “WHY” will stare you in the face every time you look in the mirror. When the trials of life come and beat down upon you, and your telling yourself that you can never do this, I want you to stop yourself, and quit listening to “THE HOW” Quit asking How am I going to do this. “Les Brown” says give that “HOW” to God, and just do. Learn something new, try a new system, and ect. If what your doing is not working, try to learn something that can help you turn things around. Remember in the beginning of the first paragraph, you are just a couple of millimeters off having things turn-around.
A few problems that some new MLM marketing people have:
1. No upline support.
Once a person joins a new MLM marketing program, he or she is vulnerable and needs a lot of help from something or someone.
In many cases, the uplines are not actively helping them. This happens a lot when the uplines are simply sponsoring as many people as they can with no regard to what happens to them after they get sponsored.
In most standard MLM marketing programs, it is important that the new person gets immediate assistance from a local person, or tools that you have. Otherwise their chances for survival are very slim.
2. New MLM marketers cannot sell.
This is probably the major reason most people do not make it MLM marketing. By using standard MLM techniques, you have got to sell and learn how to speak at opportunity meetings and the like
3. MLM’er cannot generate good leads.
Next to the selling problem, this has to be the next biggest reason most people fail in MLM marketing.
Here is a picture of what normally happens. The new person has just signed up in an exciting MLM program. He is taught by the manuals, meetings and so forth, how he should “share” his product with his friends, neighbors and relatives.
Normally, he is not comfortable with this, and if he is typical, he will have many sleepless, tossing and turning nights. He just doesn’t want to “impose” on his friends! He would feel a lot more comfortable just presenting his opportunity to strangers.
4. No true duplicative system.
If the MLM marketing company must be promoted through expensive methods, this is not feasible.
Learning how to sell, or to speak and conduct an opportunity meeting is just not duplicative. Only a few people can do this. Here again, is a very important reason a lot of would be MLM’ers die on the vine.
5. Selling by mail using standard MLM techniques.
Traditional way to marketing MLM is to spend all spare time to call around and travel around to get prospects. A lot of people already have full time job, it is hard to find extra time to travel and make phone calls. This is why these MLM marketers cannot keep their program going.
6. The marketer is not sure about the MLM marketing company or service.
Often a person will sign up in a MLM marketing program in a “fit of excitement.” After the dust clears, he comes down to earth and reality slowly sets in.
Pick an established and financially sound MLM company that is at least two years old with unquestionable products or services. That way, you can feel good about the company and products that you are promoting. There is nothing quite like being able to “tell the complete truth” to your prospective customers.
7. They do not stick with it long enough.
Starting any company takes time, and this is true with an MLM marketing program as well.
By the time you study the program, write and receive literature: study this and sign up; get the literature, etc. a lot of time has been spent. And then you have to generate your leads and so on.
It will take several months before you can expect much of anything to happen to your MLM marketing. You should set in your mind that you are going to stick with this for at least sometime. That just makes good business sense.
Now after all of this, you are probably thinking to yourself “WOW” this a lot harder than I thought. But I want to let you know that we help every single person in our team be successful. This is how we do it.
1. We give you leads that we generate from the internet, so that way you have people to talk too.
2. We have a System that is easy to follow to put your prospects in, and it will do all of the work form sending e-mails, getting them in front of the product, capture pages, and etc. You can’t lose with this system right here.
3. We will coach you and show you how to build your presence online. Like show you how to build a blog, list building, aweber, and so much more. We have been in lead generation for 7 years now, and have been in Network Marketing for 10 years and successful income earners.
If you would like to know more about what company we are in, click the link below and fill out your info and it will take you video and explain why went with this company.
We Look forward to working with you, and making a huge success in business, and on-line.