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Product and Services Sell When You are “Passionate” and “Believe in Yourself”

One of the greatest challenges Independent Business Owners or (IBO) and Associates promoting health & Wellness products need to overcome in a network marketing program is the ability to retain your downline or business partners. Many people think a network marketing program means huge incomes and little work, which is why the turnover rate in multi level marketing companies is higher than any other industry. Another contributing factor may be that the buy in for most MLM opportunities is relatively inexpensive in comparison to what it cost to start a business or purchasing a franchise. While people have many reasons for walking away from a great business opportunity the most common reason for people is that something better comes along that looks easier and seems to require less work than building an organization. The Grass is Always Greener. But think about this for just a moment. What is it that first caught your eye and stirred into flame the initial excitement that you felt about a particular product or service? Perhaps it was the exquisite copy or video presentation. Or more than likely, it was the person presenting or their level of enthusiasm and conviction that came across in that ad copy or video. What Really Sells is a person’s ability to communicate effectively, while believing in them self with a heartfelt’ confidence. With the right kind of leadership training, organizational management and marketing system, you too could become a successful leader.

At least twice a year there is a new network marketing opportunity, (often promoted as still being in “Pre-Launch”) that comes out with the claim to be the best with a new and improved compensation plan. Every new product that is introduced is made available on the internet and in order to get this product to the consumer distributors are needed. After potential distributors understand the way network marketing works they often lose their interest and move on to programs that claim to take less working time and give you more opportunities to get rich overnight. We are all familiar with the old adage: Nothing for Nothing! However there are a hand-full of Network Marketing companies that have managed to stay around for decades. What is their secret and why do people continue to flock to them? Network Marketing Companies like Amway, Mary Kay, Avon, Usana and Prepaid Legal Services have stood the test of time. Although belly to belly marketing continues to sustain them, these companies are Network Marketing landmarks and maintain their relevance by remaking themselves through adaptations and embracing new marketing strategies that keep them in the running. But we must never forget that at the core of these veteran enterprises are the quality and integrity of their products, services and a proven system to market them effectively on line or off line.

Core Commitment: Those who have or utilize a “System” stand a better chance of beating the odds of failing or giving up or joining the 95% of those who do not succeed. Although challenging, it is a real possibility for you to be totally successful in building personal wealth for you and your family as a network marketer while working from home so long as you have a core commitment to work ‘hard’ and work ‘smart.’ In addition to having a good work ethic, successful entrepreneurs have a formula for success that has worked for them time after time no matter what the application or industry. Successful marketers on the internet make use of a “marketing system” or “funnel” to attract pre-qualified leads and prospects.

Don’t panic if you miss the deadline to get in on the ground floor of a business opportunity. The odds are that in another six months a new and more improved product will come out and you can get in on the ground floor of this product or as stated above, you can do your due diligence and research companies like Prepaid Legal Services who have been around for over thirty five years. No matter which opportunity you choose to pursue, you have to believe in your self and what you are selling in order to be successful with a network marketing system. If you personally use the product or service then it also pays dividends since you can offer first hand testimonials to your potential customers. After customers start to use the product then you can invite them to join the network, even if the only reason is to buy the product at wholesale next time they need it. Eventually the person may see the benefit of the network marketing opportunity and sell their own customers in turn on the idea of becoming a distributor while also building your downline sales. It can work by simply buying into a network marketing downline for the purpose of making money, but the more you invest in your self and demonstrate a genuine interest in a product, the more effort you will expend. It is only after you free yourself from limiting beliefs and discover the power leveraging your time, that you will become a living witness for other distributors and will help you to work harder and contact more people so that you will stay involved in sales, recruiting and personal development. This is why you must first believe in your self to see massive results and explode your downline and product sales.

My name is Michael Barrett and I am a Prepaid Legal Associate & Internet Marketing Consultant

Michael Barrett is an Internet Marketer, Entrepreneur and Team Leader & Trainer for Prepaid Legal Services and online Marketing Strategies. To learn more about Michael Barrett and additional training resources Click Here

Social networking has revolutionized the way you do marketing on the internet. You can promote your business without talking about it and generate leads without paying for them. All you need to do is connect to people with the same interests on Facebook or MySpace and keep communicating with them. Here is how I use Facebook marketing to increase my business.

The first thing is to get your profile right. There is no need to make it too professional. It can be simple and straightforward. You must keep in mind that you need to build relationships and not promote your products blatantly. People would like to understand more about you as a person and not about your business. Go to Facebook and create your profile today. I will share with you what works and how it works.

You will not go far without giving good informative content. If you are running a business, you need to give information that will solve people’s problems. When you share information, you can also ask people to make comments on it so that you get them involved in your ideas. Similarly, you can also interact with others by writing your opinions and views about their notes and profiles. If you intend to win, then always maintain a positive outlook in whatever you write.

To get an idea, you can check out my Facebook profile (Angela Kay Giles). I would surely like to know about you so place a request for me to be your friend. As you will notice, I have mentioned my family, my friends and my passion. Apart from the small mention at the end, there is nothing about my business. If I focus too much on it, then it will not work well.

There are two ways you can use Facebook marketing to build your list. The first is to write informative articles and post them in your notes page. I would write something like – 4 great methods to get 33 leads per day. I would also add a url to my squeeze page to collect email ids. I get many people through this route that become friends first and then leads. Another method I have used successfully is a friend adder. You might need to pay for this service but it saves a lot of time. I do not do more than 50 friends in a day since that might switch on the red light on Facebook. However, you can add more friends by creating more accounts.

It is all to do with innovation. Facebook marketing means using all the tools and applications of Facebook for your business, directly or indirectly.

Angela Giles is the published Author of the Inside Scoop Review and believes that health is the key to maximizing your wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

Online marketing has become fun with twitter. If you are serious about connecting with the maximum number of people on the net, then twitter marketing is your best bet. No other site has grown as strongly as twitter has in such a short time.

Most people use twitter to keep connected with friends, family and coworkers by sharing 140 character short blogs about what it is that they are doing at that moment. When you use twitter for connecting with prospects and customers, you can announce special deals, product news and company updates. Advanced users also use twitter tools.

• Tweetergetter: Now who would not like over 15,000 people following you on twitter in one month? It is incredible but it’s a fact. You need to join on and refer 5 friends who will have to refer 5 more. Within 5 levels, you will get as many as 15,625 followers. You just need to enter your twitter user id and password, not even your email.

• Tweetdeck: When your network increases, you will need advanced tools to manage your tweets. Use tweetdeck for this. You can stay up to date by seeing all your tweets in real time in a single screen. Create a dashboard and organize conversations with your friends, customers and leads.

• Tweetmanager: You will need this smart tool to manage your activities once you have a large following. You don’t need to be bogged down by replying to each and every message that you receive. Just set an auto-reply on tweetmanager and it will send your message to everyone who tweets you. You can even send a summary feed to twitter from your blog.

• Tweetlater: With this smart tool, you can save your tweets and reuse them later, thus saving a lot of typing time. There are many productivity enhancing features of tweetlater like the ability to schedule tweets, automatically follow or unfollow people in reciprocation and sending bulk tweets.

• Twitter friend adder: There is not one but many of these. I suggest you to use the one available on Using this, you can add up to fifty new friends each day. If you add more, twitter might find it objectionable. Even if you add only 25 per day, you could easily make 750 friends per month.

All the above tools are useful and effective when you take care to avoid spamming. If you send your website link all the time in your tweets, it sets a bad precedent. Your followers will start ignoring you since you are blatantly promoting your site without giving any useful information. Use links only if you are making a promotional offer.

By creating additional accounts in twitter, you can drastically increase the number of your followers. If you are able to make 400 followers each month per account, you can make 4000 followers from 10 such accounts. What more do you want?

Angela Giles is the published Author of the Inside Scoop Review and believes that health is the key to maximizing your wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

If you are an online marketer like me, then list building must be your top priority. There is no questioning the importance of this activity. The more the leads you can garner, the better it is for your business. I always keep an eye out for the best and the most inexpensive means of increasing my list of prospects. I have found MySpace marketing to be of immense help. Here are a few techniques which you can put to your use.

• Your profile on MySpace: I believe that a good first impression is the best way to get prospects knocking on your door. Start your profile with a great headline. Write it in such a way as to attract the attention of your prospects. The whole concept of MySpace marketing is based on the principle that you are your biggest asset. Write your story on the profile page in an interesting way. You can start by saying that – This is the official page of Michael Joe, author of I would also suggest you to put your youtube video in the profile.

• Your network of friends: Start building your network by defining who you want to meet. If you are quite clear about your target audience, MySpace marketing will help you to get connected with them. People would also like to look at you and hear you speak, so you might like to put a hyperlink to your video on youtube on this page too. I would recommend that you use an auto-responder. Using this, you can create an html form to capture the names, emails and phone numbers of all the visitors of your MySpace profile.

• Community: The MySpace community consists of various groups of people who come together to share specific interests. You should be able to find groups which are relevant for your business. Join all such groups and provide your website url on each of them. Invite as many people as you can from these groups to join your network of friends. I love this MySpace marketing method as this gets me leads for free. All I have to do is just invite them to visit my site.

Be careful of the kind of people who become your friends. You don’t want the negative impression of some people in your network to tarnish the good image you have created for yourself. Image is everything on the internet. Create a professional looking profile and ensure that it is relevant for your target audience. They must find something that is of interest to them or solves some of their problems. I wish you all the best for your MySpace marketing efforts.

Angela Giles is the published Author of the Inside Scoop Review and believes that health is the key to maximizing your wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. Know more about her primary business

It is amazing at first look that the brain uses 20 percent of the entire oxygen intake and 50 percent of all blood sugar even though it weighs only 2 percent of the total weight. But when you consider that the brain is the central controlling entity for all voluntary and involuntary actions, then the fact seems justified.

However, when there are problems in its normal functioning, the brain reacts by causing various symptoms and disorders like headaches, anxiety, confusion, loss of concentration and memory. The health of the brain is totally dependent on our food and drink habits, exercise and sleep. Most people accept that the body needs dietary supplements but the importance of mental health supplements is not yet known to all.

• Vitamins: All vitamins are essential for the body but Vitamin B and its family directly affects the brain. To take an example, Vitamin B12 helps in developing nerve cells and red blood cells. Its deficiency causes anemia, which is the inability of blood to carry oxygen, depression and mental disturbances.

• Minerals: The brain needs several minerals to keep functioning optimally. Zinc, for instance, is an essential ingredient in cell membranes. When zinc is deficient in pregnant women, the child is born with brain defects and other body defects like cleft lips and clubbed limbs. Zinc can be found in chicken, turkey, milk, cashews, peanuts and baked beans.

• Antioxidants: Free radicals can be very harmful to the brain cells because brain cells do not have the ability to repair themselves. Once the brain cells die, brain functions are affected. Therefore antioxidants are used to destroy free radicals. Vitamin C and E rich foods like lettuce, watermelon, spinach, oranges, lemons and bell pepper, are natural sources of antioxidants.

• Fatty acids: The importance of fatty acids in brain health is a recent discovery. Our diets have become poorer in fatty acid content over the past many years and this has been linked to increase in various mental ailments like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and bipolar disorder. Fatty acids are naturally found in fish like mackerel and herring and promote the health of cell membranes.

Consuming mental health supplements is becoming more of a necessity in the modern world because our diet does not include fresh fruits and vegetables but mainly comprises of processed fast foods which are inferior in nutritional terms. It is critical to take mental health supplements containing antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals and vitamins. But they are not to be considered an alternative to healthy habits like exercise, drinking water and adequate sleep.

Choosing the most appropriate mental health supplements can be difficult sometimes. However, nothing is better than the best. Usana Health Sciences has been producing and marketing various body health and mental health supplements since 1992 and has been selected as the best in a study that compared 1500 products in the market.

Angela Giles is a firm believer in personal growth and manifestation. She believes that health and wealth are tied together. More Info on Usana Mental Health Supplements

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. More Info on Usana Mental Health Supplements

Health is our first priority. Proper nutrition is the best way to maintain a healthy body. However, as our dietary habits change, we are more attuned to a diet of convenience foods and soda drinks. These lead to nutritional imbalances and cause many debilitating diseases. Nutritional supplementation is the only practical alternative.

Since there are a number of such supplements, it becomes difficult to choose because all seem similar and claim the same benefits. Verification and assurance of quality are difficult to obtain. Pharmaceutical grade supplements can offer a solution to this issue. But before that, let me expose some troubles with supplements.

• Herring, salmon, mackerel and other cold water fish are a rich source of fish oil and fatty acids. Oil is extracted and refined before being offered as a fish oil supplement. These fish are known to contain traces of cadmium, arsenic and nickel which cause heavy metal poisoning in humans. The refining processes are strong enough to remove these poisons but the essential fatty acids also get removed, reducing the quality of the supplement.

• Not all the vitamins and minerals in a supplement are absorbed fully during digestion. For example, when a tablet label claims to contain 10mg of some amino acid, and when the body is able to extract only 2.5mg, it makes the tablet only 25% effective. To supply the full quantity you will have to take 4 tablets instead of one.

• It is common knowledge that vitamins and minerals do not work separately. They need each other to carry out their tasks. But most synthetic supplements offer concentrated doses of a single vitamin, which is not beneficial at all, since its co-factors like enzymes are absent. On the other hand, when you eat natural food, all nutrients are provided in the correct combinations.

The process of manufacturing, storing and transporting is different for different providers. Therefore, they are classified as either food grade, animal grade or pharmaceutical grade supplements by the FDA. The only authority which determines purity and quality standards of health supplements is the USP – United States Pharmocepia. It has set 2 criteria for supplements to be called pharmaceutical grade supplements.

The first criterion is high bioavailability, which implies that the constituent nutrients are absorbed by the body to a large extent with minimum wastage. The second criterion is the absence of fillers and binders used in the products but hinder the process of absorption. This is also known as purity of the product. Pharmaceutical grade products are required to be ninety nine percent pure.

The best nutritional and dietary supplements provider in the country is Usana Health Sciences. All its supplements are pharmaceutical grade supplements and pass the stringent quality, safety, purity and potency norms of the USP.

Angela Giles is a firm believer in personal growth and manifestation. She believes that health and wealth are tied together. More Info on Usana Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. More Info on Usana Pharmaceutical Grade Supplements

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