Sunday, August 5, 2012

MLM Tip - Expanding Your MLM Business Around the World

The most exciting thing about new MLM Business is that you have the opportunity to be doing business around the World for a relatively low investment. Currently, I am doing business in seven countries and soon expect to be doing business in 20 more. The beautiful thing is that I did not know any of the people in these countries before I got involved in my business.

Below are some tips for expanding your MLM Business around the World -

1. Build a Local Base that will take you around the World - You want to start by building your business in your local area. The reason being is that it is much easier for people to work if they have somebody close by them to work with. However, one caveat is that if you are well connected on the Internet, the geography and time barriers can be broken down.

2. Ask people you know whom they know in certain countries - Most people do not get this question too often. Who do you know in Korea? This question will at least get people thinking and will take you one-step closer to building your MLM business around the World.

3. Advertise for bilingual leaders in your local area - If you advertise for bilingual leaders in your local area, you will automatically find people who have connections in their local countries. Finding these people gives you access to people in your local community who have connections that you do not have.

Uniting Small Businesses Around the World in a Common Cause

Can we unite the small businesses in the United States and use the synergy created and the efficiencies attained so they can compete against the big boys and multi-national corporate conglomerates? A few visionary leaders, having an online discussion at the Online Think Tank believe so, in fact, they believe it is possible to unite the whole World in a Common Cause, to serve communities and people, as well as profits and smart growth. How so you ask - can this really be done?

Sure, this can be done, using a quasi-franchise - licensing model. Small Business Owners could join the group and the business would need to either pick a "community service on-going project program" or invent one would be approved, and the over-all groups could perhaps use or modify to fit regional variations in other areas.

The small business networks could easily compete due to economies of scale in the market place against any corporation, as corporations are slow to move and innovate and such a group would be the opposite. McDonald's Ray Kroc, discusses the synergistic power of franchising and groups of small businesses with owners close at hand:

"Grinding it Out" is an excellent book indeed, all business owners should read it.

A group such as we are proposing would need some motivational leadership, a recommended book reading list and some online video training stuff. The support group or brain could be net-centric think tanks meeting locally and an "online apparatus" with categories for specific niches of various industries. Small Businesses could get general advice, local advice or industry specific information that they needed.

The only problem with a model like this is that it could very easily dominate the world and change the face of human commerce forever. It could be very dangerous to the status quo. Although it would also help some of the larger corporations, with a new customer base and those companies supporting the small business teams would love the synergies, new customers and product flow as well.

What about Wall Street would they love it too? Yes, because it would be a steady ship. Emerging markets would love it because it develops new markets and local economies, people would like it because the businesses are one with the town and community. Bankers would love it, because there is a lot of money to be made funding small enterprises, micro-loans and the small business failure rate would drop significantly, making small business funding a safer bet.

Such a group could allow the small business sector to prevent or power out of a recession. Indeed, once strong enough it could end all recessions. What about our Corporations, how will it help them? Well it would make corporations much more innovative and competitive, this means lower prices, better quality products and more consumer choice. For a free-market economic win for all - everyone wins, except the fat, dumb and happy barrier makers and those who pull their strings. Of course, I for one am more interested in solving problems than pumping more money into corrupt fat cats. What say you?

The Best Home Based Business in the World

So what's the best home based business in the world? Before I get into that, I want to show you what's wrong with having a job or running a traditional business.

With a job, you will need to invest your time each day and get 2 weeks off once a year. If you work 10 hours a day, you get paid 10 hours. If you work for half a day, you get paid 5 hours. If you miss a day, you get paid for 0 hours.

In a job, you have to trade your time for money.

Same thing if you have a small business. You have to trade your time for your business. You have to deal with customers. You may even need to devote more hours per week then your employees. You basically have to word hard to keep your business running at all time year in and year out.

And now, I want to get to the part where I will share with you the best home based business that you can get started with part-time.

This home-based business opportunity is called:

Multi-Level Marketing or MLM for short.

If you are not sure what this business is all about, let me explain in the most simplest way possible so that you would be able to understand.

Let's say that you buy vitamins each month to have better health. What if I told you that you can actually make money from taking them each month just like you are doing right now.

Instead of buying it from the store, why not buy it from the MLM company? So let's say that you buy the supplements from the MLM company each month for $100. So you get started in the company for $100. Now, you tell 5 other people to do the same and join the company under you. So the first month, you and the other 5 people each produce $100 which equals to $600.

Let's say that month 2, your 5 people each get 5 people. So then you would have 25 people plus you and the person that you sponsored yourself. That would be 27 people each producing $100 each. That would be $2,700. If the company would pay YOU 10% of that, you income would be $270.

That 2nd month's income will not get you too far and won't buy you a nice house with nice cars in it, but let's keep going and let me show you the power of leverage.

Let's say that after 1 year, your group goes from 27 people to 300 people. If each one produced $100, that would be $30,000 in group volume. 10% of $30,000 is $3000 a month that you will get every month in residual income. Do you see where I am getting to?

Imagine what would happen to your income in 5 or 10 years. I don't think that your income would grow like this in your job or in your traditional home based business.

With MLM, you just need to do the work ONCE and you get paid leverage. The people that are on your team are not working for you. They are each working for themselves and building their own teams. You just need to find a few KEY people who will grow their own teams.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic Sponsors Fail to Win the Gold

The Olympics have become my new obsession this summer and I’m not alone. People around the world have tuned in to watch these super human athletes compete for the chance of a lifetime; winning the gold. Americans sit at the edge of their seats as we all gasp, cheer, and hold our breathes hoping for the impossible. It is so difficult to watch both the heartbreak and drama that unfolds, especially realizing most of these athletes have prepared for four years, the time it takes most people our age to get a high school or college degree. 

The perseverance and drive of these individuals becomes an inspiration that Olympic sponsors have tried to capitalize on. Commercials are filled with our favorite current stars such as Michael Phelps, RyanLochte, Jordyn Weiber, and Rebecca Soni. The overwhelmingly emotional and patriotic themes help our country feel unified and we suddenly remember why we are proud to be Americans, associating these positive messages with the commercials we see.

But the important question is: can you even identify the names of these Olympic sponsors? If you can’t, don’t worry you aren’t alone. 

Team USA Olympic Sponsors
In a recent online survey, many participants incorrectly identified Pepsi, Burger King, and Nike as official Olympic sponsors. Considering that their rivals (Coca Cola, McDonalds, and Adidas) pay hundreds of millions of dollars for their sponsorship, this is a major problem. Olympic sponsors get the sole right to associate their brand with the games and use Olympic trademarks on advertisements and packaging. Furthermore the Olympic committee has restricted athletes by only allowing official sponsor endorsements for social media sites and commercials during the games. It would appear that rival companies should be the underdog in this battle for advertising gold, but so far Olympic sponsors are failing to achieve a victory.