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Can You Really Make Money Blogging?

People are constantly talking about making money blogging.  I’ve seen moms who want to stay at home with their children out there religiously blogging about their day.  Blogging about their kids….about their lives.  People blogging about gardening…about anything and everything.

Then they come to me and say “I’m writing these blog posts daily and not making any money.  WHY??” 

Here’s a secret….

You can blog all day long and get to page one of the search engines every time, but if you don’t have any way to MONETIZE your blog, you are wasting time.  It’s just a hobby blog.

You must have something to sell.  Some way for your readers to pay you for something. 

Many bloggers sell affiliate products from places like clickbank.  Others run ads in the sidebar of their blogs from google or amazon, etc…

Here’s the problem with that…  You sell a $100 product, you might make anywhere from $5 to $25.  Rarely do you find affiliate products that pay you more than 25%.  Some of these people join a network marketing company and promote their products on the blog.  Rarely do you find a network marketing company that pays you more than 40%.  The average is around 20% to 30% on what you sell.  Even though those are good numbers, you can do better.

I help people who want to blog earn 70% to 80% EVERY time they make a sale!  That’s the absolute best payout I’ve ever seen.

FIRST…Think about something you love.  Maybe a hobby.  Maybe parenting.  Maybe traveling.  Maybe…  You get the picture.  It can be ANYTHING that others might enjoy reading about.

SECOND…Click here…watch the video and find out how you can have your own blogging system all set up for you for just $25 and make money when others sign up for the same system.

THIRD…Sign up for your blogging system today

FOURTH…Start blogging about whatever YOU want and share your posts on social spaces

FIFTH…Make money!

It’s that simple.  Notice I said simple and not effortless.  You have to put in the time and effort to write about what you love.  You have to share those posts with others.  That’s it!

Go watch the video and sign up for your system today!  I look forward to helping you get started!

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What is MLM or Network Marketing?

I had not intended to actually begin my business until December 1, 2012.  I had a few things that I needed to finish up during the month of November before I could concentrate fully on getting my new business up and running.

That plan, however, was derailed, but it was derailed in a good way.  I have had quite a few people already ask if they could join my new business.

THIS  is what I teach people.  People join people they know, like and trust.  I’ve positioned myself over the years in front of these people.  They didn’t even know yet what company I was joining, but said “I want to be on your team”.   That is powerful.  My new business is an MLM (Network Marketing) company.

What is MLM or Network Marketing?

Let me first explain what happened to me in 1985 shortly after I graduated high school.  I was approached by a gentleman who was involved in a company called Amway.  He explained the business to me by drawing a bunch of circles on a white board and talking about leveraging the time and efforts of others.  He explained a business where you not only get paid on your efforts but on the efforts of everyone you bring in as a business partner and everyone they partner with and so forth.   I LOVED that concept.  I’m always looking for ways to work smarter, not harder.

However, I was young and didn’t really understand what I had.  I tried this whole thing called Network Marketing or MLM (Multi Level Marketing) and it just didn’t work so I quit.  I joined a few different companies over the years, but really didn’t know what I was doing or how to do it.  About 12 years ago I decided to buckle down and really learn this business.  I got involved with a home party company called Petra Fashions.   I would go to people’s homes and do parties for them and sell lingerie.  I loved it!!  I had fun, I made money and it was great.  After a few years, my friends and their friends and everyone I talked to had more lingerie than they knew what to do with and the business just kind of fizzled out.

That’s when I realized if I was going to do this and have it last, I needed products that people would want to purchase over and over again.  Consumable products.  Over the past 10 years, I joined a couple different companies and learned a LOT through trial and error.  Most was error, but that taught me what doesn’t work.  In 2005 I joined a company and took all that I learned over the years and implemented some strategies (still learning more as time went by) and built a good sized business.  I was having fun and making money and it was the best of both worlds.  During that time, I was also teaching classes for people who were building businesses just like me.

In 2010, I decided that teaching was what I felt led to do.  I also, however, felt that being involved in my own MLM company while coaching others would be a conflict of interest.  I didn’t want my clients to feel uncomfortable thinking I may want them to join my business.  So, I left my network marketing company and began my coaching business.  Over the past two years I realized something.  I was teaching others to be successful in THEIR businesses and they were making more money than I was doing coaching.

So…after some soul searching and talking to others, I decided to get back into MLM because I was leaving a lot of money on the table.

Here’s the best part about working an MLM company…I get paid a commission on anything that people purchase from my site.  Just like any other sales person in the world.  The difference is that I get a larger commission than most salespeople do.  Most times, a salesperson sells a product and they get a very low percentage of the cost of the product.  This is because in order to bring the product to market, the product generally goes through channels.  The more people and advertising involved in bringing a  product to the end consumer, the less commission can be paid to the salesperson.  Even large stores like Walmart or Target or Wegmans, etc… have costs involved with bringing their products to the end consumer.  This means either the price goes up or the store gets less money.   With MLM, the product generally goes direct from the manufacturer to the consumer.  The person who introduces the consumer to the product gets a bigger portion of the pie because there are no other channels involved.  No advertising.  It’s all word of mouth by the independent representative (rep) to the consumer.

There is a popular program out there by Direct TV.  If a Direct TV customer recommends the company to a friend and the friend starts their own service, Direct TV gives a $10 credit for 10 months to the person who referred the new customer.  BUT…in this case, they are capped at the amount of their bill.   If their bill is $50/mo and they refer 10 friends, they only get a $50 credit for 10 months.  After the 10 months, they are done.  But…with MLM, I continue to get paid a commission (actual money, not just a credit on my products) as long as the person remains a customer or a rep.

Is Building Your Business Work or Luck?

Last night on facebook, Kim Klaver asked a question. She asked

Do You Control It All?

Frank Kern is an Internet marketer who earns in the millions per year. So far, none of his students have come really close to his income. And many of them work what he teaches around the clock. Same for MLM. Top earners like Jordan Dreamon or Donna Johnson are what inspire the masses to join. Yet no I know of – on their teams and trained by them and putting in similar hours – has come close to their income.

So my question:

Regarding giant success – say $50,000/mo in MLM – how much do you believe you control? If you don’t get there in say the ten years or whatever it took them – is that your fault?

I’m just talking about folks who are working around the clock the way the top person did or does. Not those who spend a few hours a week.

What say you? Is it under your control or are there other factors in play?

Around 2005 I found an MLM trainer named Kim Klaver. Kim is a brilliant lady that I was eager to learn from. I went on every call that she had. Ms. Klaver started a new website for MLMers. On her calls, many people were asking technical questions about navigating the website that Kim couldn’t answer. After all, she is a marketing expert and not a techie. I spoke up and started answering the questions for her and helping people. After a few calls like this, Kim asked “Roxanne, can I just hire you?” I thought “Pay me for what I do naturally anyway? Sure…why not.” and I began working for her.

Through the course of my working with Kim, I met a lot of wonderful people. Over 200 of those people ended up signing up for my newsletter. During my time with Kim Klaver, 43 of those 200+ people ended up joining me in my network marketing company. I did not “prospect” one of them. Every one of them came to me and asked me what I was doing and told me they wanted to be in my organization.

Was this luck? Was this “being in the right place at the right time”?

I was working my business every hour of every day. I worked, ate and slept MLM. I dreamed about it. It consumed my life. I was in the right place at the right time, but NOT because of luck. I positioned myself there. I was learning skills to better my business.

Was it “luck” that these 43 people asked to join my business? NO…I did not go after them and “prospect” them, but I smartly positioned myself in a way where THEY ASKED ME if they could join my business. It was calculated and planned. I was working with my upline at the time and we spent many, many hours going over how I could use this position to build my business without being unethical and chasing after people. I was simply myself. I was a person who they wanted to be doing business with.

In addition, 4 other MLM trainers heard of my work with Kim and wanted me to come work for them. Was that luck? NO…I’m good at what I do and others hear about it.

I now teach others how to place themselves in the position where they have people asking to join their business instead of constantly being out there chasing after people.

Send a Heartfelt Card with Send Out Cards?

A little over a year ago my husband had a sub arachnoid brain hemorrhage.  At the time I was working a network marketing company called Send Out Cards (SOC).  SOC touts their philosophy of sending “heartfelt cards”.  When this happened with my husband, three of my upline team members knew of the brain hemorrhage.  My husband spent 15 days in the neuro ICU.   We didn’t know if he was going to make it or not.

One of my upline team members has a yahoo group where they post people’s names and addresses who need cards for one reason or another.  The group is run by one of my upline team members.  She called me to ask if there was anything she could do to help me with my business.  I explained what was going on  with my husband and she said “I’m sorry to hear that.  OK…let me know when you are ready to get back to start working again”.  WHAT?? And, to top it all off, because I did not SPECIFICALLY ask her to ask the group to send me cards, no one sent cards.  I got six cards and well wishes and they were all from people who were in a previous company with me and/or knew me prior to SOC.  NOT ONE PERSON from Send Out Cards sent a card or a note or anything.  It seems all this lady upline from me cared about is HER check and HER bottom line.  And her upline too.  He knew what happened with my husband.  Did he send a card?  NO.

Send Out Cards reps are only concerned with sending cards when it benefits them.  This is MY opinion and based on what I’ve experienced.  Needless to say, that is when I stopped working SOC.