What are Income Producing Activites?

September 7th, 2012

Income Producing ActivitiesIf you’re someone who has ever been involved with network marketing, you’ve probably heard someone on a training call tell you about “income producing activities.” And along with that, they gave you the understanding that if you didn’t focus primarily on doing those activities, over everything else, then your business would fail miserably.

Absolutely true! As entrepreneurs, we want to keep ourselves busily engaged in activities that will grow our business. In doing so, it’s imperative that we’re conscious of which activities are actually helping our business progress instead of restricting it.

Now you might be saying, “What in the heck are you talking about Dave? That makes no sense at all!” I would tell you that you might be right, BUT, I can explain myself a bit here. So bear with me.

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Network Marketing – The 400 Meter Dash of Success and Failure

May 1st, 2012

I created this little infographic to describe the success cycle of the average home based business owner. I used a track as the backdrop for my analogy, “The 400 Meter Dash of Success and Failure.” In Network Marketing, this is as plain as it gets and the new person doesn’t understand how it works. Success in your business is just a matter of consistent effort over a period of time. If you desire to succeed is there, just finish the entire lap and things will get a lot easier.

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The 400 Meter Dash of Network Marketing

Network Marketing – Most People Quit Before They Start

April 30th, 2012

Stuck at the Starting LineIn my experience in the network marketing industry, the number one cause of failure in marketers is because they quit. Quitting is really the only way to fail in network marketing. But the most ridiculous part about it all, is that most marketers quit before they even start! It’s true.

Let me give you an example…

I recently had someone sign up for my home business. She was as excited as anyone could possibly be and expressed to me that this business was exactly what she was looking for. She explained how tired she was of her current situation and got started with me that same day. Now, in my business, once someone gets started, they have access to an entire back office full of training that will help jump start their business. Well, this woman completed everything. She even purchased some leads. I thought she was well on track to making some money.

But let me ask you a question…..does signing up and completing training or even purchasing some leads really mean that someone truly gets started?

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Should You Fake It ’til You Make It

November 29th, 2011

Fake It 'til You make ItThroughout the network marketing industry, newcomers have come to know all to well the phrase, “Fake it ’til you make it.” If you’re a home based business entrepreneur and haven’t heard of this phrase yet, just wait….you will. So before you do, let me lay it all out on the table for you. “Fake it ’til you make it” has taken a wrong turn somewhere. It has become a different way to say, “Lie until you are making the money,” and has damaged the reputation of the network marketing industry as a whole.

Should you fake it ’til you make it?

So in this post, I want to set the record straight for those who are in fact “Lying” through their teeth but don’t know any better, are teetering on the edge of fakin’ it or are teaching their new recruits to wrongfully fake it. Read the rest of this entry »

Does a Home Based Business have to be in Network Marketing?

August 23rd, 2011

When I write the words, “Home Based Business,” you might automatically assume I am writing about a Network Marketing opportunity or some type of an MLM. When all it really means is exactly what it reads, a home based business, or a business based at home. Since the words “home based business” have been tagged to the network marketing industry, the non-network marketing businesses have been tagged as “work at home jobs” or “work at home businesses.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Swamp People – Success Principle

July 20th, 2011

The Swamp People I don’t watch much television but occasionally, there’s a show that will catch my eye and become impossible for me to not watch it. That show right now is the History Channels “The Swamp People.” I am so into it, I created a few swamp people shirts for my family and decided to offer them to the public as well. The things they say are catchy!

Half the time it’s nearly impossible to understand what they’re saying because they have such a thick accent, but it’s fun to see the unique way they make their living. At times, they seem like they’re so happy that I just want to pack up and go hang out in the Bayou for a while.

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