The MLM Digest! What I’ve Learned in my 3 Year Experience in AdvoCare

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I have always had the entrepreneurial mindset ever since I was little, I loved to make money on the side whether that was mowing the lawn or pruning my neighbors yards, I was always looking to capitalize on any opportunity I could find.

It was when I was in high school when I first started my own business of selling wristbands at school with funny little sayings on them, and it became quite popular, I was always on the grind ever since I can remember.

And it was 3 years after that in my freshman year in college, AdvoCare found me and I still remember those days like it was yesterday. I had a lot weighing on my mind and I was at a point where money was very tight and I felt I could do better than get a job at Jimmy Johns

I wanted something that was meaningful and more impactful for me, so I decided to join in on my friends offer of getting in on this MLM opportunity (not to be confused with pyramid schemes) while it was still hot. So I did, I went all-in at $3000 spending last bit of dime on my checking account and using some of my credit card I went all in.

What I can learn about this company is that its a direct selling company for sure similar to cut co or any other business and in direct selling, its a numbers game. You have to talk to as many people as possible and get them to sign up on your offer, you have to be advocare and all about AdvoCare nothing else.

I would go into my yoga class and inevitably I would have to bring it up with everyone there. I started to see strangers as not just people anymore but someone I can turn profit with.

And it was changing the dynamic of the conversation because now there was suddenly a destination I was trying to get to.

Long story short I built myself up to silver leadership and I was making nice $1200 per month but this didn’t come with a lot of up and downs and many rejections and lots of hang ups. I was desperate for money and I was desperate to make it so I continued on.

Eventually I was introduced to importing some fine art from China and selling it for profit online, and then this fineart store site was born.

MLM has taught me how to have that drive and entrepreneurial mindset, it taught me that if I set my mind to it, I can accomplish things I formerly didn’t believe I could do. Especially because I’m a blog writing lover that’s not the most extroverted character out there.

I’d rather write my blogs and stick to that than to go out and meet bunch of new people, all in all AdvoCare has been a great blessing for that time period I was in. For more reviews on AdvoCare I would visit here.

 

 

 

The MLM Digest! What I’ve Learned in my 3 Year Experience in AdvoCare

My first business adventure

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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

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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