Monday, July 7, 2008
But who really enjoys being told that you are doing it all wrong?!
When I started reading the Magnetic Sponsoring book, I couldn't believe how stupid I had been. The stuff seemed so obvious that anyone with a half of a brain would be already building their business this way-right?
Well, no! Apparently, once upon a time someone started an MLM business and said "This is the way to do it", and we have been doing it that way ever since.... Was it the correct way to build a business once? Maybe, I do not know...
But times have changed! And the way we are taught to build "the business" today is the reason that 99% of Network Marketers FAIL.
Have you been out there trying to sell your business to friends, family and your "top 100" list? Do you wonder why the response hasn't been as excited as you might be with the opportunity?
Consider this situation from the perspective of the people you are contacting. They are busy people ( aren't we all in today's society). They have full lives and lots of bills.
- Do these people lie awake at night dreaming of being Network Marketers?
- Do these people care about how great your business opportunity is?
- Do these people care about your amazing compensation plan?
- Do these people care about the great position they could be joining on your downline?
No, no, no, and no.
We are out there trying to sell businesses to busy people who need more work like an extra hole in the head. But wait you say, we are selling them a way to get more free time and loads of money. And that is the mistake! We shouldn't be SELLING them our opportunity. Every day we are bombarded with sales pitches.
Have you heard the saying "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care"?
"People do not join a business, they join YOU"- Mike Dillard
Of all the things I learned in Magnetic Sponsoring, this would be the one that impacted my business and life the most. I have been on a journey of discovery since reading Magnetic Sponsoring. It has taken me months to fully appreciate the point Mike was driving at with that statement.
When you present your MLM opportunity the thing people are going to react to first is NOT your business, NOT your compensation plan, NOT the position on your downline, NOT even your amazing product. The first reaction is going to be toward YOU.
Why should they listen to you? Why should they believe you? Who are you to be telling them what they need?
If your prospects don't like you, no matter your business they won't join. If your prospects don't trust you they won't join you. If your prospects don't believe in you they won't join.
How do you become a MAGNET that people will want to join?
Firstly, you must become an "above the line" thinker. "Above the line" people accept responsibility. They look for a positive and the opportunities in any situation. "Below the line" people live in a world of denial and blame. Their circumstances are always someone else's fault. Do NOT be a "below the line" thinker.
Secondly, you must be a person of value. You should have something to offer people, and I don't mean --- a business opportunity. Are you an expert in your field? Have you made a success of your life? If you have expertise and experience that people want, they will come to you. Simple? You bet! Magnetic Sponsoring is not rocket science.
What if you are not an expert? What if you have no great wealth of knowledge and experience that people are knocking on your door to try and get a hold of? Then you should be educating yourself. Mike shows us how he spent $6,410 in one month on educational material. But you don't have that kind of money right? Then how much more do you need to be investing in your education!
This last year I personally spent over $4,000 on my education. Did I have that much to spare? No, I didn't.
However, I have made back 3 to 4 times back that as a direct result from what I learned. Will I be spending another $4,000 next year? No. I plan to spend upwards of $10,000- $20,000. Can I afford it? No ( Whoever came up with the credit card needs a medal) But once again, I expect the return on the investment in myself to be exponential.
Mike Dillard gives you a lot more examples of how to be a valuable and highly successful marketer in his book Magnetic Sponsoring, and if you haven't read it yet, I strongly recommend you begin your educational journey here.
Wishing you a prosperous life,
Christopher Aaron Hughes
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The didn't plug in.
They didn't participate.
Whichever it is, they quit.
What you should be asking yourself, or maybe know about yourself, is WHY...
Why didn't they follow through, while others do ?
When I learned the answer to this question last night listening in my Shaklee University site, it was very sobering...
Not only did the reason behind their results come into the open, but the reason for my recent spat of success has become apparent.
So what is the answer, the secret, the end all answer?
Why do most people fail when only a selected few succeed?
Those who do succeed have a CORE DESIRE to do so.
"Desire...your right Chris I've heard that 100 times from my upline. 'Just look for those who desire to make money and you'll do great. blah blah blah... Everyone I have ever talked to desires to make more money and it hasn't made any difference so far."
And you are absolutely right.
The difference is in their level of desire.
The only time anything gets done in your life - When you follow it through to completion with a sense of urgency, is when you desire to accomplish that goal at a Core Level of 100 on a scale of 100.
You must accomplish it. It's part of you, it completely consumes you.
It dominates your thoughts above and beyond anything else each day and all day.
These are core desires, and the people who really achieve any notable success in Network Marketing, have that accomplishment as a core desire.
They are the ones who you see on stage and hear on training calls.
That is the "secret" to success.
If reaching your goal, whether to pay off your credit card debt, buy a new house, a new car, save money for retirement, or fire your boss, if it is not a core desire, and not attached to your network marketing business, you WILL NOT succeed. Period.
The sad truth is that most people in this industry did not buy a business, they buy hope, a dream, an unattainable goal to them.
And this hope is NOT backed by true desire.
A career in Network Marketing ( no boss ever) has been my core desire since I was 16 years old when I started my first job as a dishwasher.
I didn't want to work for a paycheck that I had no control over. If I worked 100x more than everyone else, I'd get paid the same as long as I did it in the "40 hour workweek" that everyone else was.
Guess what, that didn't get me anything. I busted my butt while others didn't do anything and no more recognition was given to me.
That is when I decided that I wanted to be able to control my own paycheck. I've spent money on learning about how to be successful instead of going out to the bar with my friends or spending my money on things that wouldn't further me in my business.
The desire to never work for anyone else again has been a dominating force in my life, and it's the reason I wouldn't give up or "throw in the towel".
What this means is that my success was 100% guaranteed. It was no longer a question of IF I was going to be successful, but when...
And that is exactly why people you sponsor quit.
Don't get upset or mad at yourself over it. 80% of people who join you will never sponsor more than 1 rep or customer. Most people simply don't have the desire to be at a level of 100 to accomplish their goals through their business. They just bought hope in order to quiet the little voice inside their head that keeps telling them they need to make a change.
Once they buy into the business and don't make $1,000 in a week, they justify that their change "doesn't work". This is what the "opportunity seekers" are. That is exactly why I don't spend money on leads.
Such a tragedy. People sure are funny aren't they?
So my question to you is....
What is your desire level to achieve your goal through network marketing?
Is it at 50? (like most people)
Is it at 80? (still not enough)
Is it at 90? (nope, still not enough)
Or is it at 100? ( The only true level of desire that WILL produce results.)
You should be able to tell pretty quickly...
What do you do daily to build your business? How many books have you read on the industry? How many conference calls are you on each week? How many people do you talk to about your business each day?
What would you be willing to give and sacrifice to succeed?
I hope the answer to that question happens to be "whatever it takes", because I can promise you that in the end.... it's worth the sacrifice.
So how can you tell if your prospect is going to succeed or fail from the FIRST phone call?
Easy... Ask them the question "So which books are you currently reading on self-development and marketing?"
Anyone who is SERIOUS about being a successful Entrepreneur will be able to name at least one book that they are reading, if not more!
Those who can't answer this simple question are really just kidding themselves.
So, what my question for you is...
What books are you currently reading to better yourself? Are you truly committed to success in this industry?
If you don't have an answer to this, then this industry isn't for you. Face it, just go back to your 9 to 5 job and work for a paycheck that you have no control over.
If you want to make a change, message me back.
Christopher Aaron Hughes
Monday, June 16, 2008
Many people overlook this very important benefit but it can make a huge difference for you come Income Tax Day. Running a business out of your home can save you up to $5,000 or more on your taxes every year even if you don't have success!
Here are just some of the things you can write off:
--- Your business start-up costs
--- A portion of your house payment or rent
--- A portion of your utilities
--- Car expenses
--- Magazine subscriptions
--- Child care
--- Telephone bills
--- Office equipment (need a new computer?)
--- Bank fees
--- Your Internet service
The list goes on. Many of these things you have and pay for anyway. But now that you can operate a business from home, they become a tax write off.
You can even pay your kids to work for you and write it off. Now that's a smart way to save for college.
Of course you'll want to consult your accountant as laws vary from state to state, country to country and year to year, but I can promise you this: having a home-based business will help keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket instead of The Tax Man's.
Seriously, we don't understand why everyone doesn't start a home business? It must just be a lack of education in this area.
Get educated, it's worth a GUARANTEED $3,000 to $5,000 a year in tax savings or more...
Here are the tremendous tax advantages from our business and you can instantly have them too:
I realize it can be a big decision to start a home business. But, please don't hesitate to email or call me if you have any questions or just want to discuss options.
Until next time.
Did you know that you can start getting all these tax advantages just by getting started for $29.95? Click here and get started or call me and we'll help you get set up.
Your paying more taxes than necessary. Let's change that starting today!
Christopher Aaron Hughes is a Home Business Leader and you can reach him at 607-821-7129
Friday, May 23, 2008
Are you tired of the old school network marketing techniques? You know the 3 foot rule, hanging flyers, bugging your family and friends, and holding hotel meetings.
I know that when I first joined my first network marketing company, I was told to use these same techniques. I was told to make a list of 100 people that I knew and basically call every one of them to ask and see if they would be interested in making some extra money.
I was only faced with questions I wasn't able to answer, getting hung up on, and faced with nothing but rejection.
When I was officially shunned by everyone that I knew, all my upline told me to do was to go out and buy some opportunity leads.
This only led me to some more rejection and spending a bunch of money.
Now I was out of money, and had nothing to show for it.
Then just as I was going to give up, I found what I consider to be the "life saver" for my business.
This life saver I speak of was Mike Dillard's 7 Day Free Video Boot Camp.
In these 7 free videos Mike explained how I could attract an endless stream of prospects to me ready to join and actually get paid to prospect.
These videos have really changed the way I do my business, and I think they can help you too.
You can get free instant access to these free videos here...
(copy and paste the link into your browser)
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
There is a way to attract these type of leads to you....
and I have it available on video for a limited time.
You must visit the link before the end of the month, if you don't, you will miss out on a valuable newsletter that I will be putting out at the months end ONLY to the first 10,000 sign-ups. Get signed-up quick before its too late.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
If you don’t have duplication on your team, you might as well go get a job selling something else for commissions!
Network Marketing is about HELPING YOURSELF WORK YOUR WAY OUT OF A JOB...
not continuing to make sales to get a paycheck... if you wanted that, you would not have started reading about Network Marketing.
The only TRUE way to get yourself out of a job is if you have TRUE Duplication happening in your Team...
Say you have an organization that grows to 20-30 people, maybe even 50 people.... then all of a sudden its back down to 10-20 people...that’s when you know that you aren’t doing something right.
Even if you’ve only had an organization of 1-3 people and the most you had was 5-10, a SYSTEM will help you.
So, you start to RE-BUILD again.... getting your organization up to 65 people this time!! Woohoo you are on a roll. Kicking ass and taking names. Then, guess what happens again....
You’re back down to 10-20 people.
What is really happening with your organization is something that you don’t see immediately...
If this is happening to you, YOUR ORGANIZATION IS DEPENDENT ON YOU....
That’s not good, you don’t want a job I assume, or do you like having your dream trips interrupted by downline questions?
Kind of defeats the purpose of becoming a Network Marketer if you keep working to Build your Network and never get to relax and enjoy it......
but we all know that this is VERY tiring and time consuming.
2 Steps to Success In Network Marketing
Are you ready? I know it seems like there should be more....
but, there is only 2... Here they are
Step 1) Find a System that works...
Step 2) Automate that System...
Network Marketing really is THAT easy.
This way, your team can duplicate what you do without you being a part of it! Guess what, you just freed up some time. Now you can take the time to watch that movie you’ve been waiting to get to, or take that much needed Vacation ;-)
Once it’s automated, incorporate some tools that automate and replicate what you’ve created.....this allows others to do the same.
When that is all setup, you have free time and,
YOU are succeeding!! HOORAH!
not just a 2-3 level deep business, but one with 15,20,50 levels deep! Can you see yourself being there? Finally achieving those goals you set after watching or reading “The Secret” and having them sit there wondering how that much money would “manifest” , a SYSTEM can help you with manifesting...
You’ll even be able to teach someone who is BRAND NEW with Network Marketing to succeed by having complete automation of a system...
Ever wonder how McDonald’s can succeed with High School drop-outs running everything? It’s called a SYSTEM and Ray Kroc has SYSTEMS down better than anyone else in the Fast-Food business.
Now, I don’t have anything against High School drop-outs, but IF they can succeed in using a system, why can’t you?
Who says a College Student or even a College GRAD can’t be successful in Network Marketing?
Well, that’s where a SYSTEM comes into play. You CAN be successful and WILL be if you choose the right System.
When you use tools, you can be literally ANYWHERE on the Earth and run your business!
That is why Automation is the best thing for Network Marketing.....
Are you beginning to see the benefits of a system and of Automation?
If you can automate what works, then a system can’t be beat.
And we all know that Network Marketing can’t be beat for the lifestyle it creates..
Yours in Wealth,
College Internet Marketing Mastermind
Friday, May 2, 2008
Just a little thing that may help your website draw more attention and get more views each day/week/month, whatever it is you may be looking for.
My friend Benji Hulme has recommended it to me.
If you can get 10 visitors to the site, you can get a lot of viewers to spend 15 seconds guaranteed on your website.
Here is the site
Check the site out, if you like it, try it out. If you don't, no harm and you may just miss out on some free traffic :-)
-Christopher Aaron Hughes
College Internet Marketing Mastermind