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Launching a Business While Working a Job

I was interviewed this week for a radio show on BlogTalk Radio with Tia Goodwin about launching a network marketing business while working and thought it would be a good subject for a blog.  Here is the link to the Interview.

Most people join network marketing while they have a job because they need to keep money coming in while they build their business.  Most of those same people quit because of what it takes to juggle a job and a home based business.  In reality it is imperative to learn how to juggle both if you are ever going to get to the place where you can quit your job and have financial freedom.

I am not going to tell you it is easy, but I am going to tell you it is possible with commitment, dedication, time management and balance.  I know this because I did it.

The first question to ask yourself is how badly do you want to get of the gerbil wheel?

Personally, I wanted off!  I didn’t want to work for the rest of my life, which is what would have happened to me if I would have stayed in the work force.  I was a single parent for many years and all of our money went to support us.  There wasn’t anything left for retirement in savings, investments or a 401k.  Those were luxuries that I couldn’t afford.  So 7 years ago I started considering ways to create residual income.

The most important thing when deciding to start a new business is to do your due diligence.  Find a company with products you can be passionate about, that will be around years to come so that your hard work and effort continues to support you way into the future.  You don’t want to work on building a business that will disappear.

Here are the things I considered and encourage others to consider when looking for a home based business in network marketing:

  1. I wanted a company with an exclusive product.  One that had no competition in the market place.  I found that with It Works Global and our Ultimate Body Applicator.  A company with no competition is easier to build because people can compare your product to another product, such as a juice or vitamin.
  2. You want consumable products that people want.  Of of the products from It Works are consumable.  This means that people will continue to purchase month after month.
  3. I wanted a company that was more than 5 years old with a solid foundation.  It works is 10 years old.  Many network marketing companies come and go with in the first few years.  Find one that is stable.
  4. I wanted a company that was debt free.  It Works went debt free in 2007.  With a debt free company more money goes to the distributors and the company is less likely to fail.
  5. I wanted a company that was in alignment with what I believe.  It Works has integrity, vision, a culture of support and a sense of community that starts at the top.  I need this because I don’t want to put effort into a company that is not.
  6. I wanted the owners of the company to have experience in the field so they understand the needs of the distributors.  Both of the owners were successful in network marketing in the past.
  7. You want to find a company that has a compensation plan with a good residual income payout.   I prefer uni-level over a binary plan.  The compensation plan It Works has created is a hybrid which is a combination of uni-level and binary which means more money can be made.
  8. You want a system for building a business that is easy to duplicate.  If you have a  system that is easy to duplicate it is easy to teach your new distributors, easy for them to do, and easy for them to pass on.  We have a simple Steps to Success plan to build our business’ with.

Once you find a company and product that you want to represent decide how much time you want to work the business each week and stick to that.  As your business grows you will find that you are putting in more time.  I encourage you to plan a day where you do things just for you and/or your family so that you can have a sense of balance.

If you listen to the interview on the link above you can hear more about how I built my business while working.

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Why are people rushing to get into It Works?

People are beginning to discover our lead product, the Ultimate Body Applicator.  When you are in an MLM you want to find a product that has no competition in the market place. There is NOTHING like the Ultimate Body Applicator and it is not something that can be reproduced.

What is it?  The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven fabric applicator that is infused with botanical ingredients.  This applicator is applied to the body and it begins a detoxification process that continues even after it is removed.  It only stays on the body for 45 minutes.  Because of the detoxification, health is improved, the skin is improved, the body is slimmed down and the person using it has more energy.   Like I said there isn’t ANYTHING on the market that compares to this product.  Add a complete line of complementary supplements and skin care creams and you have a home run!

I had 15 chiropractors join my business this month because of this product alone.  When I spoke to one of them she told me that chiropractors get approached all the time by people with something to sell.  She said when she put it on her own body and lost 9 inches in 45 minutes she knew it was something she wanted to share with her clients.  She is also interested in the residual income aspect of selling this product and how it will add another income stream to her clinic.

Personal trainers are coming aboard as well.  Many personal trainers resist selling products to their clients for all kinds of reasons but when they see how the Ultimate Body Applicator can enhance a workout, keep someone motivated and add residual income to their businesses they join immediately.

Massage therapist, spas and tanning salons have discovered the Ultimate Body Applicator is the perfect add on to what they are doing.  Tanning salons are retailing this product, which can be used at home, and they can’t keep them in stock.  Massage therapists are combining them with massage for what we call a “skinny massage” and adding income to their practice.  They find that it brings them new customers who hear about the Ultimate Body Applicator from friends.

Entrepreneurs and people in other MLM’s are joining It Works because they know what it means to be on the cutting edge of a trend as well as coming into a company before they reach momentum.  That is where It Works! is.  The company was just featured in INC. Magazine in the top 700 businesses and received an award from them.  We just learned that an entire Success from Home magazine will be dedicated to It Works and the It Works way at the beginning of 2012.

If you are looking for an opportunity to change people’s lives and find your own financial freedom you will want to look at It Works Global.  Find out more at Dimensions of Beauty where you can learn about the products, The Ultimate Body Applicator and the company and business opportunity.  Contact me if you have questions.

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A Business and Fun!! How is that Possible?

I am always looking for men and women to partner with who are passionate about helping people while becoming financially free and who like to have fun doing it. Do you think that is possible? Fun and making money? How can that be? Well it is possible and who would want to do it any other way?

There are a lot of ways to build a business and the one I like the best is the one that also involves fun. I am building a residual income, getting in shape, looking great, meeting and hanging around with awesome people, making money AND having FUN!!

In the world of network marketing/direct sales there are all kinds of strategize for building a business. I have been in a handful of them so I have seen different ways that the company encourages people to build the business. There are the ones that encourage 100’s of cold calls a week, and those that tell you to talk massive action, or go to team building meetings every week and join in the rah rah rah and hype. That doesn’t really sound like fun to me.

You can also spend money to purchase leads only to find out that they aren’t even any good. You don’t find that out until you make a dozen embarrassing calls to people who aren’t interested. I did that once. It wasn’t fun! You can leave stacks of business cards in public restrooms and hope that someone interested finds one before they are flushed down the toilet or thrown in the garbage by the cleaning person. How fun is that?

Life is suppose to be fun and without the fun factor people lose passion and interest. When I found It Works! Marketing and heard people saying “ We are not a party company but we sure like to party!” I knew I was in the right place. I am not saying you don’t have to work and make dedicated effort but there are tons of fun ways to do just that!

All you need to do is put on your It Works! Get Your Sexy Back t-shirt and you are a walking business card. If a group of distributors all get put their Get Your Sexy Back t-shirts on and go out together it is like a walking billboard! My group works as a team and we build together as a team. We have all kinds of fun ideas cooked up for growing our business this summer.

People are attracted to people having fun and they want to know more!

If you would like to start building residual income that will lead to financial freedom, get healthy or in shape, look great, meet and hanging around with awesome people, make money AND having FUN, we really need to talk!!

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Make your life recession proof!

A year ago in March I lost my job. It was a job I had for 8 years and even though I had already found another job it took me about 6 months to build my income to the level I was at with the old job.

Six months can wreak havoc on your finances, especially in a recession where the cost of living is higher. It is a year later and I am just catching up on all of my bills and I am sure that my credit score is not going to win any rewards.

I feel like I am part of a big group of people who have been impacted by the economy and because of the large numbers, systems will have to change. The banking system is not working, interest is sky-high on credit cards and once you get behind they are allowed to crank it up to 25-29 %. That is insane and forcing many people to lose their houses and file bankrupcy, all of which are symptomatic for the need for change. Recession. It’s everywhere. Foreclosures, mortgage crisis, gas prices, job losses. Every day you turn on the news, it’s something else.

Thank God for my home based business! I became an independent distributor with It Works on May 1, 2008. The money I was making by March, when I lost my job was almost enough to make my mortgage payment. Today I have more than replaced the income I made at the job I lost and by the end of the year I hope to leave my current job and do It Works full-time.

So what do I mean when I say “recession proof” your life? If you create a financial portfolio with that includes multiple streams of income you will fare better when the economy takes a dive. Network marketing is a great way to recession proof your income. With the cost of living sky-rocketing and major layoffs in many manufacturing sectors, people are looking for alternative sources of income.

Working in a traditional corporation has not only become a risk but there is no way to become financially free working for someone else, exchanging time for money. You time is structured and dictated by someone else and you are working to make their dream a reality, not your own.

Network Marketing can be started part-time, in conjunction with whatever you are currently doing, like I did. So if you are currently working a full-time job, there is no need to give that up to start your Network Marketing career. Network Marketing can be done any time, any place, with any amount of hours you choose to work.

The start-up costs are relatively low, you choose the people you get to work with and the tax benefits for running a business out of your home are plentiful. For example, in the company that I am with, you can become a distributor for $199 and that includes enough product to turn around and make $240 right away and it doesn’t end there. So you have basically started your business for free!

But, the single most important factor of all with Network Marketing is this – There is NO limit on the income you can make. Your success depends not only on your desire to succeed but on helping other people reach success. With the right company you can make as much in a month as you have made in a year!

Because it’s recession proof, when people are afraid of losing their jobs or job security, they look for ways to supplement their income, and Network Marketing is the best way. And what better way than starting a business with low start up costs but amazing earnings potential? There are tons of opportunities out there all you have to do is do your research and find something you are passionate about. Passion and the right company is a recipe for success.

I think the key is finding a company with first-to-market products where there is on competition from other companies. You want a company that has been around for more than 5 years and is debt free. Check out the people at the top before you join and find out if they are in alignment with your goals and values. And lastly, make sure they have excellent training and top notch promotional materials. Those are the reasons that I chose It Works Marketing.

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My Business Grew by 181 People in the Month of March!

March was a pivotal month for my It Works Business.  My team increased by 181 people, 77 distributors and 104 customers and my income more than doubled.  This growth is reflective of where this business is going but also what I have come into alignment with.

What I mean by this is that if I wasn’t in alignment and open for this kind of growth to occur it wouldn’t have happened.  We has the same promotion last year and I only added about 12 people to my team so it was less about the promotion and more about where I am in my creation process.  My vision is to build a strong, successful team in It Works Marketing and become financially free.  I finally believe it is possible and am seeing the fruits of my intention setting and clearing.

It Works Marketing is poised to be at the top of the Network Marketing field and we have not reached the tipping point yet so it is a great time to get involved.  Not only do we have first to market products that are changing peoples health but we also have state of the art marketing tools and training program, a hybrid compensation program, international expansion plans, riding on the trend of anti-aging and health and wellness and a founding team that has integrity and team spirit.

The Tipping Point is defined as the moment of critical mass, the threshold, and the boiling point. It is the point when everyday things reach epidemic proportions. The moment they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point. The Tipping Point is one dramatic moment in an epidemic when everything can change all at once.  After the tipping point a business becomes a household word and those involved before this happens have great potential of reaping huge rewards.

It Works Marketing is a company on the threshhold of reaching the tipping point.  You have often heard of people who were in on a business before the reached momentum/tipping point who become financially free because they were in the right place at the right time.  People in It Works or joining now, will be part of the momentum that carries the company over the tipping point and are in the right place at the right time.

If you dream of being financially free you will want to check out this business opportunity at http://www.inchlossdiva.com.  Here is a video that might help as well: http://www.youtube.com/itworksmkt#p/a/u/1/WawikW0ehLw  or contact me at hummingbird@usfamily.net

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