My first business adventure


I am a businessperson and a great one at that. I currently have seventeen active and profitable business. Some selling services, some selling products, a couple dot com, and one real estate. I always believe in that old saying do not put all your eggs in one basket. Boy, do I have my eggs spread out. One of my first business ventures was based on a multi-level marketing. It is a marketing model that is prevalent in many of business in particular the ones selling an online product.

I remember it like it was yesterday.   I was seven years old. My older brother had just bought this book from the schoolbook fair on paper airplanes. In it, the book demonstrated how to build paper airplanes and what you can alter to make them faster, go longer distance, or both. We would spend hours building these airplanes then testing them in back yard.   I notice that all the other kids in the neighborhood like these planes as well. Then I got a great idea, we can make money!

I convince my older brother to help me make a two hundred paper airplanes. While we worked on creating the product during school that week, I convince four of my friends to pay my brother and me each two dollars each week to sell for us. In return, we will build the airplanes and they can keep the money they make from selling the airplanes. After a while, my friends ask a couple more of our classmates to sell for them. I struck the same deal with them as I did with my friends. We kept growing until my brother said he no longer wanted to spend his free time making paper airplanes, no matter how much money he may make. This caused us to go out of business.

Hard Work Pays Off

Nevertheless, in those few weeks I was able to create a viable product, sell it, and recruit a work staff that made me money without me having to try so hard. It was fun and exciting. When I told my dad about it, he was blown away by my ingenuity. I did at seven years old what many people go their whole life without accomplishing. A profiting business based on a multilevel marketing strategy, although at the time I had no idea what those words meant. It was at that moment that I decided on what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Over the years I have use that same model just with different products. More often than not, I am successful. Of course, like any businessperson I have had a few failures, a brief run in with the Federal Trade Commission, about the legality of it in the early nineties. They wrongfully assume I was running a pyramid scheme. Luckily, I have always kept great books and records so it was easy for my lawyers to prove that I was operating a legit, fair and honest business.

My first business adventure

Multilevel market business might be my retirement plan


This is my note back from 2012, when first entering the MLM scene. My intro of this blog

There have been many times that I have been approach to enter to a multilevel market business. it seem that every time I have been approach I did have to time needed in order to make that business successful, did not care to do, or was too suspicious to commit. I am sure I am not alone in feeling this way. They always seem too good to be true. In addition, I hate feeling pressured to do anything let alone give a stranger some money. Until just now, I came across an article. After some research, I realized that there are some real legal and legitimate multilevel or networking business opportunities.

The article I just read stated that a multilevel market, direct selling, or network opportunity business is a great opportunity for those retiring from the work place. With low startup cost, support, and training. It makes starting a new business easy and less stressful then a person just starting a business the old fashion way. After reading the article, it got me to thinking, what about my retirement. What am I going to do? Granted I have an at least forty years until that day, I still hope to make it. Unless I have a complete personality swap, I do not think I will be satisfied not doing anything.

It also settle my concern of not having enough money to live off. I am not very good at saving money right now. Working as a freelance writer, it is not as if I have some company putting money aside from my paycheck. Really, what am I going to do? This MLM is sounding better and better as I kept reading on.   The writer states that it will give the retiree something more they can do with their life after spending years working for something else in some mundane job. That may have kept him or her from her children, grandchildren, friends and other relative. Feeling detached and just going through the motions, business ownership could really shake things up and give a spark back into their lives.

As I briefly mention before multilevel market businesses provide training, support, and encouragement for its associates. Giving the retiree a chance to socialize, stay relevant, busy, and develop a sense of importance and usefulness. I know that one of my concerns for myself. Spend a lifetime of doing things, making stuff happen, then to expect to do nothing except suck up some sunshine. I know it sounds good but after some time a person is bound to feel crazy out of sheer boredom. With this type of business, a person can be stimulated. Without the pressure to be at a job.

Of course, with anything else a person puts their money into I would definitely have to do some research. I do believe that it will be worth the time and effort to find something worth doing.

After reading that article I would anyone, retiring or about to retire, to investigate a network or multilevel market business. The rewards reported in the article seems notable and it makes sense.

Multilevel market business might be my retirement plan