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So, as the busy person I am, running an MLM software and consulting company, I have been remiss in my blogging, tweeting and other writing. So, this is my affirmation, “I am a blogger, tweeter (lol), and writer. I have updated social media. I have a book that will change your life!”

With that… here is my contribution for the moment…

Success is about masterminding your reality. Blah Blah…

Statements of reality such as, “I am a failure” go directly into your mind as a path statement of how to be. A directive to be a failure. “I am a success.” Is also a path statement that guides your psyche where you want it to be. A directive to be a success. Although let me add that your directives formed in present tense shouldn’t be vague… like, “I am a success.” … whatever that means. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rules of thumb to keep you safe…

As a top MLM consultant and leading MLM Software provider I get asked all the time to evaluate businesses for their legitimacy. Part but not all of a companies legitimacy is how well they meet the legal criteria and avoid anti-pyramid/ponzi and anti-fraud laws. The other parts blend into corporate strategies, capitalization, marketing/branding, product, etc. which I’ve written and spoken on numerous times before.

However, I want to give some real solid guidelines that can be followed to:

A- As an MLM Company: Help bring your existing/start-up MLM into better compliance
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B- As an MLM Participant: Aid you in selecting an opportunity Read the rest of this entry »

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It takes more than a good product and website…

Oh how I wish I could take credit for what you are about to read. It’s a message I’ve been talking about for years. Creating a story to share your products is extremely critical in today’s “hyper cynical” consumer world. Our customers and business prospects are more educated, have been exposed to our basic message multiple times, and will not fall for the same yesteryear ploys.

The following article ties in directly with a 3 part series I wrote concerning the development of a successful MLM Company: “Questions, Questions, Questions“, “The True Secret – MLM is not a “Field of Dreams”“, and “A solid place to rest your rump…“.

While the following article is not addressed specifically to the MLM channel, the ideas and concepts massively apply. Read the rest of this entry »

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BRING IT ON, BABY!

So, I was part of a discussion recently about gratitude and they/we were talking about all the same old types of things: Why should we be grateful, why is gratitude important… you know the drill.

So, I was sitting there listening to the discussion and I was just about asleep from boredom. As I often do to keep myself awake I piped up and shared my thoughts on the topic. Here are the 4 main thoughts I shared:

#1– Personally, I recognize God as the giver of all things. You might see it as karma, yin/yang, circle of life, the universe, or the laws of physics (how energy works). To me it is God and God is/controls all of these things. There is balance in all things… I didn’t say life was “fair” in a subjective, limited perception kind of way… but, life IS ALWAYS fair in an objective, balanced, higher purpose kind of way.

So, as good things or bad things happen it’s important to be grateful for what we have and the experiences we have. Read the rest of this entry »

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MLM Leads Biz Op Leads

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MLM Articles

1- Call Me Naive… (Read Now)

2- Job Security? You’ve Got to be kidding! (Read Now)

3- (Netrepreneur 101) Find that Something! (Read Now)

4- How to Choose the Right MLM for You! (Read Now)

5- 3 Steps to Victory in any Home Business (Read Now)

6- Put Relationships Back Into Marketing (Read Now)

7- Mining Your Existing Customer Base (Read Now)

8- Product VS Opportunity (What is more critical?) (Read Now)

9- Discard Your Box (Read Now)

10- Modern Day Slavery (Read Now)

11- I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK! (Read Now)

12- What Pro’s Hate Most (Read Now)

Originally posted on MLM Articles page of MelAtwood.com

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A solid place to rest your rump…

Stools come in all shapes and sizes, just like the people who use them. How we use a stool varies greatly. Some of us use them to stand on, some of us use them to sit on or rest our feet on, some of us use a stool as a place to relax, or any number of things.

In talking to clients about the pieces of a solid MLM, the stool analogy comes up often. I’m sure you’ve heard someone say that just like any solid stool every MLM needs 4 solid legs to be successful. Which is true, but obviously an over simplification.

As an MLM Consultant, it’s such an important topic that it’s often a major area of discussion with my clients. Previously, I mention the importance of these legs (The True Secret – MLM is not a “Field of Dreams”), and the the often missed but critically important need for the cross bars that hold the legs of any stool together (Questions, Questions, Questions). Read the rest of this entry »

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The True Secret – MLM is not a “Field of Dreams”

In recent conversations with consulting clients (mostly perspective MLM software clients) it’s interesting to note that many feel MLM is like the movie “Field of Dreams” expressing sentiment similar to, “If you build it they will come.”

Far too many companies look at MLM as a method of taking their product to market thinking it’s a fast and cheap method of reaching thousands of people who will consume and then tell others about their product.

Others look at it in a more sinister way. MLM for them becomes a format to abuse the unknowing, the newbie, and the inexperienced. While this taints public perception on MLM, these companies are the huge minority. There are good, great, and even excellent companies that use MLM to move their product to market while empowering those individual members of their business opportunity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Questions, Questions, Questions

As an MLM Consultant, on a daily basis I talk to more than 10 new people doing research on MLM Software, MLM Legal issues, MLM Comp Plans, or a ton of other topics related to MLM. The one thing most of these individuals want to know is: “How do I build a successful MLM?” What do I tell them? Well, I tell them exactly what you are about to read right now.

To start it is a good idea to look at the industry as whole. There is no real way to know exactly how many “MLM” type businesses exist. Some try to quantify it in terms of “Legit” or “Legal”… But that kind of classification is so vague from one country to the next or even one state to the next. Some MLM Consultants or MLM experts claim there are approximately 2000 MLM’s. This figure is at least lacking one 0.

Since Cognigen and the birth of replicated websites (independent distributor websites that are duplicates of the main corporate site) in the mid to late 90’s MLM software has become more and more competitive. New categories within MLM called Affiliate programs or Referral programs have emerged allowing many thousands of “Brick and Mortar” companies to develop an independent sales force via the internet. Many hundreds of these companies have a multi-tiered commission structures (pays commission to more than one person based on a single sale). In essence, these companies are MLM (Multi-Level Marketing). Read the rest of this entry »

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MLM Resource Directories

Reguardless of your experiance in MLM you always need good solid resources to help you build your business and to help you grow. There are a lot of sites out there, but I want to list 3 that are key.

1- www.MLMTower.com – MLM Resources  (coming soon)
2- www.OnlineMLM.com – MLM Forums
3- www.MLMInsider.com – Complete MLM Resource

As an MLM Consultant I use these sites all the time to keep my finger on the pulse of the MLM community. Email me resources sites you think are quality and I’ll share them with everyone.

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Google Coop – Explosive Potential for you MLM Business

Explosive new release by Google! I know many of you have participated in Ryze or other online networking sites. Some of you have likely participated in the new public book marking trend. Well, Google has come out with their own version… and it is heating up.

This will be the future of Google’s search engine algorithm! What does that mean? Well, what do people want? This is how Google is going to find out and it will be the foundation of how peoples websites rank in Google. If you don’t already have a Google Account, now would be the time.

Below I have sent you my Google profile link. Signup for Google if you don’t already have an account, and then subscribe to my profile, and I will subscribe back to yours. The ultimate in simple link exchanges, and it’s likely to sweep the world of online Web 2.0 communities! Read the rest of this entry »

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Product VS Opportunity

Product VS Opportunity
(The age old debate. What is more critical?)

First… let me state… this is only my opinion based on years of successful experience, both in the field, in corporate MLM positions, and now as an MLM consultant. You could possibly call it an Expert Opinion, and sometimes experts disagree on the same factual observations… that’s life. However, if you’re not an expert, seek out a few on this topic before personally making up your mind on this topic. A successful upline in your business is typically NOT an expert.

Additionally, please be clear that as we talk, I’m not addressing the idea of Distributors purchasing product monthly (auto-ship or auto-bill).  The issue is “what to focus on” and “what is one more important“… also, this article will address if distributor product USE (not purchase) is critical (or not) for their success. Read the rest of this entry »

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What MLM Pro’s Hate Most

As a Distributor, Corporate Consultant, and MLM Trainer I can tell you that things change… companies change… people change. There is a popular saying, “There is nothing more constant than change.”  In the case of the MLM world that saying is consistently manifesting itself.  Companies are run by humans and humans aren’t perfect.

From time to time a company ends up changing a compensation plan around, modifying a product line, changing management or even more dramatic could be they go out of business or are faced with charges by an Attorney Generals office or by the FTC, SEC, FDA… etc.  (or any number of three letter Federal governmental agencies.)  Life changes.  While this might be a difficult topic to discuss, no one likes this topic, it is a fact that most who look forward to a career in Direct Sales or Network Marketing will most likely be faced with some time during their career.

If you intend to be a full time networker, get use to the idea that sooner or later you’ll be forced to start over. Read the rest of this entry »

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Be a Hick!

In my previous blog I indicated my frustration with those who dealt with others less than honorably. I realize I haven’t posted in some time, and I am the only one to blame for that I guess. My MLM Consulting and MLM Software solutions have really done well as of late, I share that more as an explanation than an excuse.

In a recent talk I gave I mentioned 4 things that everyone should keep in mind when doing anything in life.

1- Honesty – Be Honest.
2- Integrity – Be True to what you’ve said and what you believe. (Walk the Talk)
3- Charity – Serve others. Only in the service of others can you find yourself.
4- Kindness – Be Kind. Speak only good of others, do only good to others. Read the rest of this entry »

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A new term “Link Fishing”

I’m about to take a stand here… are you ready?

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I think “Link Fishing” is a powerful concept that I want to share with you. Many people call it different things; shameless promotion, SPAM, etc.

Mostly it’s not a nice thing to do it at the expense of a BBS or Blog or Forum. Yes, it works… but I think there should be some ethics to it… more than just shameless promotion.

What is it? It’s the idea of posting to forums, blogs, guest books, BBS’s, etc. but with the sole intent of getting a link on their site that points at your site. It’s a search engine technique.

Many people do it by simply participating in the above noted places, but with a simply signature line. Others however, blatantly disregard the value of these places or their mission by posting “irrelevant” and misleading content to a site that really has no use for such information.

Additionally, in the recent past I experienced this “not so nice” way of promotion, but it was done without posting a real name or anything of any real value… taking what was already a low form of promotion to an even lower level.

I would call for all those who use Link Fishing to do so with consideration. Make your posts personal and relevant to the forum. Be sure to contribute to the culture of the site rather than deface it with your untopical remarks.

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How to Choose the Right Home Business

(THIS ARTICLE IS SLIGHTLY OUTDATED. I WILL UPDATE IT ASAP.)

There are 5 major factors to consider when choosing the right home business that will suite you. Each factor is critical to the success of your business. Those factors are Company, Management, Product, Compensation, and Team. Be sure that no matter which opportunity you choose, that it is one that has the same moral values that you do, that it has honesty and integrity, and that you believe in the opportunity 100%.

A brilliant networker once wrote, ” One of the most common complaints I hear from my members is “it didn’t work for me.” My reply is, “What is ‘it’ and why should ‘it’ work for you? Did you work for ‘it’?” Another comment I hear often is, “I’ll just wait and see what happens.” Does that mean you are under the impression that [networking] is a waiting game?”

Keep in mind that there is no such thing as ‘Get Rich Quick’, because any thing that is worth having is going to take work. Too often people think that a business is easy. Let me dispel that myth. It will take work, time, energy, and a small investment. However, the business you choose if you follow these steps will be far more rewarding in the long-run than any J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) could ever be.

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