Saturday, December 27, 2008

Finally, Targeted Internet Advertising by Zip Code and Interest Level

What is Local Ad Link?

The easiest and most affordable way to connect Local Business with Local Consumers. It is affordable and a local solution to the online marketplace. Lets face it, for the small business owner, home based business owner the advertising marketplace has changed. We have the solution and you can profit being first to market with this new technology. Go to any search engine type in "Manhattan travel" If Jamie entered your zip code for his campaign, he will get all the traffic, and customers in your area. If you do not see Jamie ad, he is not dominating your area so therefore you are ahead. Make a decision, to get ahead of your competition now! Log onto who do you see? Your local business that have already began to advertise through Local Ad Link.

Many local business may have a website, but most have no clue how to generate traffic to it. Most business will fail because of little or no advertising. We provide the solution to the problem for millions of small businesses, home based business owners by giving them a web presence at half the cost with more power and features. We will provide you with all of the information you need to make an educated decision. Don't wait to launch your Local Ad Link business; it could be the most important financial decision that you make in your lifetime. Start with the videos below then review the links above and get back with us so we can show you how this can change the way you advertise in a big positive way.

Watch Local Ad Link in Action

What Makes Us Different?

  • We provide you with a complete mini website. Not only with complete Business Details, but with Google map driving directions, Coupons, Pictures and even Video.
  • We host it on
  • We Geo-Target your listing by Zip Code and Interest Level of the viewer.
  • We then Push your ad out to over 150 of Highest Traffic Websites like Cnn, Youtube, Myspace, Gmail, FaceBook and the like.
  • We also get you up very high on 109 search engines like Google, Yahoo, Ask, and Msn
  • Coming Soon: your ad will be seen on Millions of sites because of our e-commerce solution with I-Supply.

What would it cost you to advertise on the most popular, and high traffic websites?

  • With our Geo-Targeting of zip codes and Interest level you can now be seen on websites that your customers are viewing.
  • Keywords on the page are correlated to the keywords in your ad.
    The relevant Local Ads are displayed on your future customers browser.

Would you like to be on the top of the Search engines?

  • We push your Ad out to all 109+ search engines.
  • We link all Ads back to Local Ad Link so you share in the popularity of our whole Ad Network so you get very high placement and usually the first page.
  • Others are currently paying hundreds and some, thousands of dollars for this on just one search engine like Google

How does it work?
Local Ad Link uses geo-targeting technology which determines the physical location of a web site visitor and delivers different content to that visitor based on his or her location.

Local Ad Link and The Internet
The revolutionary part of LocalAdLink is that we take your business listing and push it out onto the web. What does this mean for you? Well, we're not just sitting back and waiting for people to visit LocalAdLink, we are pro-actively pushing your listing out through our partner web sites. Your listing can be seen on some of the most popular web sites, search engines, and social networks in America. Some of these include Goggle, Yahoo, MSN, AOL,, Earth link, YouTube, GMAIL,, Napster,, Redbook,,, MySpace, LinkedIn, Friendster, Bebo, Hi5, Orkut, MiGente and BOOMj. But the best part is by using our geo-targeting software, your ad is only shown to people in your area which ensures you get the most value for your advertising dollar.

How Do I Get Started?
Be the first in your area and maximize your website traffic! Click on "Get In Now" Much success to you! I commend you for marketing your business.

Start 2009 with marketing your business the right way. I would love to read your thoughts, leave a comment.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Twitter By The Sea

BIG event hitting Twitter and you are invited!
Themed Cruise For Bloggers, Social Media, WAHMS, Inspirational Speakers, recently added by demand Network Marketers.

Special thanks to my twitter friends @perrybelcher for Giving the Cruise it's Title, also @Sugarkisses and @1stopmom for requesting a Bloggers Cruise! I am excited to announce that we are planning a Themed Cruise for 2009 in August (may change, based on demand). Itinerary for the Cruise will be tweeted and posted on my blog and (coming soon) on or by January 10, 2009. Check back for updates!

We have been tweeting surveys, gathering information, and looking for Twitter friends that would like to participate. We have been asking questions such as

1. Who are your favorite Bloggers?
2. What blogger would you love to meet?
3. Would you like to learn how to blog?
4. Would you like to be a Guest Speaker?
5. Would you like to attend a Social Media Cruise?
6. Would you like to attend a WAHM Cruise?
7. Would like to become a WAHM?
8. Who inspires you on Twitter?

9. Which Motivational Speaker would you like to meet?

We received several emails, DM'S, and retweets from Twitter friends such as @TexasSnowman, @Conniegreen, @PlusSizeMommy, @dalesio, @CathyBend, @hotchoccarmocha, @PamEvans, bunnies28, tamerrashdan, aceconcierge, Vhutchisoncoach, @craftymamaof4, @noraburns, @saranw, @denyseduhaime @carogonza, @leahita @sketoaks We appreciate the overwhelming responses, and DM's (emails) regarding Cruise ideas, wanting to learn more info, wanting to participate, and sharing your favorite Bloggers, Social Media, and WAHMS.

Me and my Twitter friends are hoping to meet
@perrybelcher, @momversation, @WarrenWhitlock, @scobleizer @chrispirillo, @paintermommy, @drmommy, @thedailyblonde, @cgccoach, @coachkaren, @WillieCrawford, @sundaycosmetics, @Marriage_Zone, dcrblogs, @incslinger on the cruises. Can you imagine meeting Tweeples that are supportive, creative, and powerful key players on the internet? We also have another guest, who we are trying to get on Twitter, he is known Worldwide Best selling author of several books. We will announce him soon. Check back for updates!Let's make it happen in 2009! Thanks too @thedailyblonde, @paintermommy, @perrybelcher, for all the work they have already contributed! Looking forward to having you as Guest speakers!

My friends, here are the updates for the Cruise request.

We are still gathering information, preparing surveys, and waiting for confirmations from our invited guest speakers! We are having fun planning the cruise. Here are the destinations we are considering Jamaica, or Bermuda leaving Departures will be from either New York, NY or Florida. The Cruise line will be Carnival. There is an overwhelming response for Hawaii! However, we are trying to stay within 6 Days and 5 Nights. Destinations, and departures may change based on the demand of our fellow Tweeples request. Not in the United States? Plan your vacation around your business trips to the U.S. and welcome aboard! Please come back and view this blog for updates!

We would like to give back to our fellow Tweeples travel accommodations! *$0 for the cost of the cabin! Yes, our promoters, and guest speakers, coordinators will cruise for a fraction of the cost. Example: *Sell 15 cabins to receive cabin credit. More details on our conference calls (number will be emailed to you) I will cover the cost of the cabin, you will only pay taxes, surcharges, and port fees! What away to take a lovely vacation, meet your fellow Tweeples, learn, network, and see the world!

All details will be in upcoming post. Please continue to give feedback, retweet, and get your Blogger, Social Media, WAHM, Inspirational, Humor, Network Marketers Tweeples involved!

**Hashtag for the event: #TwitterCruise
**Follow @TweetThisCruise

We are shooting for
  • Promoters who will promote the Cruise (flyers, websites, blogs etc.)
  • Six Guest speakers (based on demand)
  • 3 Coordinators/helpers

Once you have made the decision to participate, please email your profile Subject: #TwitterCruise

  1. Copy the HTML below the "Twitter By The Sea" button located on the right panel, paste it on your blogs and or website.
  2. Copy the HTML below the "Book Now" button located on the right panel, paste it on your blogs and or website. "Book Now" button coming soon
  3. Post about the event on your own blog. Please include the link to your post in your comment.
  4. Fill out the survey on the right panel of this blog.
  5. Leave a comment with your name, email, and the position you want to participate in.
  6. Tweet your heart out. Let other Tweeples on Twitter know about the fun event! Please use the **hashtag, #TwitterCruise in your tweets.
  7. Email for details (once completed steps 1-6)

You're next!

If you would like to participate, click on the comment link enter your name and URL, start working on steps 1 through 7. Thank you, for your participation!

Not chosen to participate? You're still involved! We will be sharing numerous resources, comedy, inspiration. Hmmm... what is your most embarrassing moments as a WAHM? Did your child do something wrong that you couldn't help but laugh at? What techniques you use to gain the support of your spouse, while working your WAHM business? What are the best templates, platforms, plug-ins for blogging? What are the best SEO Tactics.....You never know... might be something fun or learning experience in it for you!

Would you like to offer a giveaway for this fun filled event? If you would like to sponsor a giveaway, please leave a comment or send a email to with **hashtag, "#TwitterCruise Sponsor" in the subject. We are accepting giveaways for everyone in mind - Bloggers, Social Media experts, WAHM, Network Marketers! Please include your Twitter URL eg:

Hope that you join us! Can't Join us? Receive a Travel Giveaway, Once you Grab the Button to the upper right panel!

  1. Grab the button
  2. Post button to your website or blogs
  3. Leave a comment with your Link and email address along with your choice of one Travel Voucher ie: Cruise, Companion airfare, or Hotel Accommodations
If you are not on Twitter and would like to participate register for Twitter and follow me for updates

Happy Tweetering!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

10 Ways To Market Your Business

Imagine that you recently started your business, how are you going to get your products to the market? Who knows about your business? You, your spouse and God. Most business fail within the first five years because of little or no marketing.

I strongly suggest that when you start a business, write a list of methods to use to market your business. Narrow it down to two methods that you are comfortable with, and another method that you are not. Yes, you will need to get out of your comfort zone, try a method that you are uncomfortable with. I suggest that you use three to five methods during the first year, and every year thereafter incorporate another method to market your business. Once you've made it to the fifth year, you will have at least seven methods to use for your marketing campaigns. Marketing is crucial for any business.

Here are ten methods I am currently using to market my business
  1. Word of Mouth
  2. Blogging
  3. Voice blogging
  4. Placing online ads
  5. Member of Social sites
  6. Exchanging Business cards
  7. Hosting House Parties
  8. Email Campaigns
  9. Attending the Big events
  10. Requesting Referrals

I receive tons of emails asking me how I made it to the different postitions in my business, now you have a list! Choose two methods and master them, then move forward. Try the free methods first, but quickly invest in your business. If you are on the go, use the word of mouth method and exchange business cards. Passing out your business cards, will not drive traffic to your sites or bring you business. However, when you exchange business cards your are opening the door for communication with your prospect or customer.

Albeit, if you outsource your work you will become more productive. Outsourcing is essential to your business, it allows you to focus on the desired results. My friend, I know what you're thinking..."I do not have the money to outsource." When you attended college, did you invest in books, education? Invest in your business and educating yourself about your business. Imagine that someone is doing all the work for you, while you are spending time on taking your business to the next level. What would outsourcing do for your business? It will help you become more productive, and make more money. Yes, you should outsource all or most of the marketing methods whether you are on the go or work at home mom.

Here is the newest method I am using, voice blogging. Snapvine brings voice and mobility to social networks. Using the Snapvine Voice Player, Voice Blog, or Talking Photo, users are able to safely communicate -- in their own voices -- with their online communities. Once, you've decided on a Topic it's simple, takes only five minutes a day to set up and maybe five minutes to draw traffic. It allows you to connect with your prospects/customers. First set up a application such as is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap. Try it set up your accounts today, and market your business. I will discuss the do and don'ts to marketing your business in upcoming post. Until then, get your marketing plan together, set up your accounts, and do not wave the flag of your company. Focus on marketing yourself first, and helping others.

While marketing your business remember to give great content, offer value, drive traffic, and monetize last. Do not try and sell your products first, it does not work online or offline. Think about the last time you had buyers remorse, or how you were sold on something you really did not need or want? Find out your prospects/customers needs and wants. Although, there are many methods to use in marketing your business, start planning now. What marketing methods are you using, or will start using and why? Please leave a comment. Happy marketing!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Better Than I thought!

What can you do to tap into a $7 trillion dollar industry? Start your own Travel Agency! Take two minutes to listen to a overview 512-404-1250 press 1 or view a 20 min presentation to hear more!

My friend I want to share with you, what my millionaire mentors have shared with me two years ago. I made a choice two years ago to buy money, instead of things. It was the best decision ever. What are you going to do for your family future? The Holidays are coming upon us, 98% of Americans WILL buy things. 2% of Americans will BUY money.

Start your business this year, and change your situation by doing something different. Two years ago, I was tired of doing the same things and getting the same results. I decided to do something different, today I am a full time mom! Helping people just like you towards time and financial freedom! It all starts with you making a commitment to do something different. Learn how to travel the world in style, for a fraction of the cost. If you knew for certain that within 2 years you would be able to fire your boss, making $30,000 a month would you take a look? Listen to the overview or view the company presentation, contact me right away so that I can help you get started today!

Holiday Special 'Tis better than I thought!

Now through January 10, 2009, We are offering two incredible packages just for you!
This holiday season, do something special for yourself—Become a travel site owner at
an unbelievable price! RTA Special
- (A $748.80 Value) For only $499.90, you can become a Referring Travel Agent and reap the rewards:

Personalized travel booking engine
• Four powerful niche sites including Golf, Romance, Outdoors and Flowers
• The $49.95 monthly web site hosting fee is waived for your second and third months* (A $99.90 Value)
• Complimentary access to First Class Training (A $149 Value)
Earn 70% of the commission paid to our company for every sale made on your site**

To take advantage of the RTA Special, go to your sponsor’s web site and click Join Now! Follow the prompts, and you’ll be well on your way to becoming a Referring Travel Agent!
*First month’s web site hosting fee is included in the $499.90.
**To earn 70% of the commission paid to our company you must successfully complete First Class Training. Until completion, you will only earn 60% of the commission paid to our company.

Affiliate Special

If you’re not quite ready to be an RTA, consider this package. You get several of the great benefits but without the added cost.
For only $250, you’ll receive:
• Personalized travel booking engine
• Four powerful niche sites including Golf, Romance, Outdoors and Flowers
• Your first month’s web site hosting fee is waived (A $49.95 Value)
• Earn 30% of the commission paid to for every sale made on your site
• Ability to upgrade and earn 60% of the commission paid to for an additional $250

Go to your sponsor’s web site and click on Coach’s Christmas Specials. Once there, input your information into the form and a corporate team member will contact you shortly to set up your personalized travel booking engine. Can’t wait for a call? You can call us! Just dial (618) 655-9477 and push option number five to speak with a live agent. Home Office Support Team Hours Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST

Your sponsor: Sharnese LaNier 910-794-5761

Call me today! Let me take you by hand and support, train, coach, and mentor you to time and financial freedom!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Why are we Giving Thanks?

What comes to mind when we think of Thanksgiving? Family gathering, football, Turkey, cranberry sauce, pies and shopping on Black Friday are images that cross our minds. Of course, none of this came to mind when the Pilgrims sat down with Wampanoag Indian Tribe. It was a Harvest Feast for them, giving thanks for "nature." We model our modern-day Thanksgiving Holiday after Harvest Festival. The Pilgrims and The Wampanoag gave thanks for nature. Why are we giving thanks?

From Wikipedia, definition of Thanksgiving Day

"The First Thanksgiving", painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930).
Thanksgiving Day Observed by Canada, United States
Type National Date Second Monday in October (Canada);Fourth Thursday in November (U.S.)
2008 date October 13, 2008 (Canada);November 27, 2008 (U.S.)
2009 date October 12, 2009 (Canada);November 26, 2009 (U.S.)

Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a traditional North American holiday, and is a form of harvest festival. The date and whereabouts of the first Thanksgiving celebration is a topic of modest contention. Though the earliest attested Thanksgiving celebration was on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida[1][2], the traditional "first Thanksgiving" is venerated as having occurred at the site of Plymouth Plantation, in 1621. Today, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Thanksgiving dinner is held on this day, usually as a gathering of family members.

Why I give Thanks
My Friend everyday we should give thanks. Give thanks to God for being able to wake up another day. We should give thanks for our health, our family, friends, our jobs, being self-employed, people who adopt, people who give to charity, people who help the elderly and the sick, people who feed and shelter the homeless, Organizations that help fulfill needs, Our forefathers, our Leaders, Pastors, Teachers, Doctors, people who instill vision. Give thanks for everything, and everybody!
Today I reflect on what I am thankful for. I am thankful for a roof over my head, clothes on my back, food on my shelves, my son, family, and my health (just to name a few). I am thankful for making a decision to FIRE my boss 13 months and 26 days ago. I am blessed to be at home, raising my son. I am thankful for my 400+ business partners who decided to a part of the 2% of the wealthy people. It's not easy making a decision to do something different, and or get out of your comfort zone. Be thankful for having it all or next to nothing. Be Thankful that you lived to see another Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers! Share with me, why you give thanks? Or what Thanksgiving means to you.

Monday, November 24, 2008

How To Market To A Broader Audience

As a Travel agent, one would rather sell one on one with a "qualified client" however, this is not always practical and, does not allow you the chance to prospect. Additionally pitching to a broader audience opens the doors for more potential leads. You may want to consider Direct Mail Marketing, also known as Direct-response marketing it is one of the most effective ways to solicit existing and potential clients. Direct communication can be as simple as mailing a postcard or as elaborate as a mailing package.

Below are the statistics from the U.S Postal Service
  • 55% Look forward for their mail
  • 56% of adults say that receiving mail is a pleasure
  • 67% Feels as though mail is still more personal than the Internet.
  • 98% of Consumers bring in their mail, the day its delivered.
  • 77% Sort through their mail immediately

Compared to other Media, Mail connects to the individual on a personal level

  • Mail gets your message in your clients hands
  • Mail takes you to the person in charge
  • Mail boast a loyal readership
  • Useful mail performs distinct tasks

On any given day, our clients can take their business else where. You want to stand out above the rest, and market differently. Direct Mail will help you communicate effectively and retain your clients. Use a database/Customer Relationship Manager such as TRAMS Client Base. This will allow you to collect valuable information about your clients. You can also use the data to target or segment your mailings. Database Marketing will save you money and boost your results. You can match your clients based on age, destination, income etc. Most suppliers offer significant resources to assist your promotions including Collateral Customizer and Reprinted material.

Below are examples of Direct Mail Communication

  • Postcards- quick, enticing way to get the phone to ring
  • Endorsement letter with brochure- If written well, can be very effective
  • Shells: Great for specific information, allows for customization
  • Supplier brochures, letterheads etc. (not as personal)
  • Newsletter-Should be considered as regular communication
  • Fliers- Quick, and easy (not as effective)

Consider mail that you receive. If it does not catch your interest, most likely its tossed in the wastebasket. If its intriguing, or personal you open it quickly. Most suppliers/vendors offer customizers. You can design, print, redistribute most of your Direct Marketing Mail with ready made templates. Some are free, others may charge a small fee.

If you decide to use Direct Mail, keep these four core objectives in mind
  1. Personalize to "get it opened"
  2. Attract their interest with a bold message..."to get it read"
  3. Keep the message clear..."to make it understood"
  4. Use a clear call to action..."to drive the client to you"

Accomplishing, these goals is the essence of successful direct-response marketing.

Analyze your Promotion. Make a record of your mailing details

  • Mailing and Production cost
  • Promotion Profits
  • Number of pieces mailed
  • Client list selection criteria

This information will help you compute the Return On Investment (ROI). Your promotion profit divided by promotion cost. The higher the ROI, the more effective your promotion was. It helps you determine what you learned so that you can apply it to your future mailings.


  • Direct your letter to the woman of the household. Women mainly makes the vacation decisions.
  • First class mailings, stagger mail over several days to handle the responses promptly.
  • Best times to promote depends on destination (Contact District Sales Manager of the supplier/vendor for further assistance)

Leave a comment, tell me what other ways are you using to market your business?

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Difference Between Greatness and Mediocrity

I thought this was an awesome article, by CEO Mac Anderson, I wanted to share it with you. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!

Self-discipline and self-motivation are joined at the hip

Why is that?

When you practice self-discipline you feel like you are in control of your life. You feel content and motivated because you're moving toward your goals.

On the other hand, psychologists tell us that stress and unhappiness arise when you feel controlled by outside circumstances, which is what happens when there is no discipline in your life.

Brian Tracy is one of America's leading authors on the development of human potential. He's written 25 books and speaks to over 250,000 people a year. His new book titled The Power of Discipline can change your life forever.

Brian said, "If I had to pick the #1 key to success, it would be...self-discipline. It is the difference in winning or losing; between greatness and mediocrity.

Today, I'd like to share Brian's introduction in The Power of Discipline...7 Ways It Can Change Your Life. Enter "The Power of Discipline" In the search box.

Mac Anderson

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Resources for Travel Agents and Customers

My friend, did you know that we have other resources that we can use to expand or enhance our YTB Business? Yes! besides the awesome benefits, training, and products that comes with your business, you will be able to benefit other travel related resources. Below are a just a few, and more to come. Please subscribe, follow or comment on this blog. Make sure to check for more updates in the future. I am constantly researching for ways that we can become a Better RTA.

1. - Tripology matches customers with travel specialists who can plan and book their vacation!

Here's how it works for the Customer: Tell Tripology about the kind of trip they want to take. Review and submit their request. Within just a few days, Tripology will put the customer in touch with 3 travel specialists.

Benefits of Using Tripology Specialists:
Tripology connect customers with real people who can help you
They inform them that Travel Agents have been where they want to go
Tripology offers personalized service and support
Tripology offers great value at no extra cost

Here's how it works for the Travel Agent: Create- detail your areas of expertise. I hear you saying "Sharnese, I am not a expert!" I suggest, that you decide what area you would like to become a expert in, such as Alaska. Visit the Vendors Site, take the online trainings and get your certificates and or accreditation's. Learn and Earn as you Go! Customize- Tell who your ideal client is. You can decide to choose clients who want to travel somewhere that interest you or one that you have experience in such as, Sandals Resorts, Europe, NY, Eastern Caribbean Cruises, River Cruises. This will help you learn, and become more experienced and a possibly an expert! Click- Get leads from high-intent travelers.

2. - Training, Resources, and members savings.
3. Travel Agents have a chance to win one of 5 Sandals or Beaches trips.

Below is a Testimony from a YTB Agent, on my team. Read it and click on the links, and explore


We would like to share this information with you, so that you can perhaps share it with the members of your team. Just another one of the amazing "Industry Perks" that we have received since joining YTB. Gloria and I are so happy to inform you that we have completed the One Source Academy, Princess Cruise Course.

We signed up for FREE and started taking the 25 hour online study course. We stayed with it, in our spare time for about 3 or 4 days, working our way up the ranks as we went along. Each subject was followed by a 20 question quiz, which was not really hard, as long as you take take good notes. Upon completion, we then took a 50 question final exam, which put us at Commodore Level.

Subsequent to getting that status, we were offered A FREE CRUISE FOR TWO! The offer is valid and does not expire until we actually take the trip. We checked out the upcoming available trips and we couldn't believe our eyes. The trips ranged from 12 to 21 days, depending on the destination. The destinations were Europe, South America, Panama Canal, Asia and Alaska. and were normally very expensive. All that we need to do is keep checking the site until we find a cruise that suits our schedule, whether it is this week, or 2 years from now. NOT A BAD PAYOUT FOR 25 HOURS OF OUR LIFE!

We hope that all of your current and future members opt to take this course as we have. Next it's on to the Cunard Cruise lines Course, which offers the same exact program. ANOTHER 25 HOURS WELL SPENT, I'M SURE!

Joe & Gloria Gallo YTB RTA/REP

I must say that this lovely couple, Joe and Gloria have inspired me to do the same! They are truly a inspiration to me and our team! We appreciate them for all that they do. See you at the top Joe and Gloria!

I will add more online travel training resources within the next 48 hours. So come back and visit, real soon!

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Twick or Tweet?

Twitter is the newest phenomenon social networking tool on the Internet for anyone. What does that mean? Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? It means you have a new social site to meet and interact with new people. Its a network marketers dream. My friend, there is a twist that makes it fun! Instead of a blog post like this. You have to answer one question. "What are you doing?" To make it more interesting, you must answer that question in 140 characters or less. This includes, commas, periods, spaces and more. These are called Tweets, the people that follow you are called Tweeples.

If you are using twitter to market your business, make sure to answer the question "What are you doing? eg: Reviewing "Romantic Tours of Italy" travel pkgs: . Your Tweeples may click on the link, bookmark, purchase, or contact you. This is a sure way to get traffic to your websites, and build relationships. I suggest that you use search for twitters based on key words such as travel, health, marketing, social sites, Internet marketing, cruises, and also based on locations abroad, and your local area. I choose to follow my competitors as well. Twitter is almost like ESP:)

I'll give you a final hint: Give Freebies to your followers! They twove it! eg: Welcome new Tweeples Get a 3/2 night Hotel Accommodations:

You can tweet to me at

If you like my Twitter page, and would like the same or similar background. Tweet She gives awesome service, very pleasant, and before you realize it she'll have your Twitter background ready in tweet seconds!

Below are other websites that interact with Twitter -The Twitter Grade measures the relative power of a Twitter user. It is calculated as a percentile score. My grade is a 92 ( I have to work on that). this means means that my scores are higher than 92 percent of the other user profiles that have been graded. The more you Twitter, the higher your score gets! - This is a search engine that looks alot like Google. Search for friends, neighbors, people with similar interests, the same business etc. this is alot of fun. Keep up with the latest on the elections. This was real fun during the debates! A place to upload your photos. I haven't figured out how to work it yet! - This is suppose to be a place to use when when its too long to tweet, but too short to blog. Just put it on the TwitWall . With TwitWall, you can embed your favorite videos and widgets, upload photos and more. - Ready to get a better Twitter background going? Go ahead and download the files below and construct your own Twitter background. I have yet to do that. - Keep your Twitter stream ticking over with new tweets even when you're not in front of your computer. Or, use it as your personal reminder system.
PLUS... Send automated thank you notes to new followers, and automatically follow new followers, if you choose to do so. Schedule future-dated tweets! - Looking for more people to follow? Twubble can help expand your Twitter bubble—it searches your friend graph and picks out people who you may like to follow. - helps you manage your Twitter contacts.
Submit your Twitter screen name to find out who you're following that's not following you back, and who's following you that you're not following back. -This is a good site to use during the Holidays. Today we are tweetering Helloween icons... oops I meant Halloween icons! You'll see that I've had a lot of fun today with this site is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap. - twhirl is a desktop client for social software such as Twitter, Friendfeed,, or seesmic.

Twitterrific - is a fun application that lets you both read and publish posts or "tweets" to the Twitter community website. The application's user interface is clean, concise and designed to take up a minimum of real estate on your Mac's desktop. - Free Social Media Marketing Kit with Video and EBook. Learn How to Leverage Social Media for Your Business with this Social Media Marketing Kit. - Twitter lets you find out what your friends are doing in whatever way makes the most sense for you. Check out these downloads for other ways to send and receive Twitter Updates. - Qwitter e-mails you when someone stops following you on Twitter with a message. - Twitter alerts! TweetBeep is like Google Alerts for Twitter! Put in a keyword or website, and get emails when others tweet it! - Twitter Keys is a small tool, which provides you with a floating window with all these funny symbols you can use in Twitter. - Multi Account Management for multiple twitter accounts , Corporate users, and brand monitor. All your Twitter accounts in one place, follow your contact's tweets easily, monitor your brand & reply

I will always update this post to assist in making your twittering fun! Hope you will visit again!

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When Obama Wins

I normally do not discuss or share anything political. Some Politicians Over-Promise and Under-Deliver. Was that too harsh? Although, Some things are out of their control such as our "money." I believe we should learn "how to print our OWN money"

I received this in a email, and could not stop laughing at how creative people can be. I decided to replace "those people" with Democrats and Republicans. Hope this bring a little sense of humor too this tensed election!

Here it is....Hope it's not too offensive:)

After watching the final debate the other night, it dawned on me that Obama could actually win this thing. If that happens, there will be alot of people (some of our co-workers included) who will be afraid that an Obama presidency will usher in the end of days.

Republicans will be watching us on November 5th (the day after the election) for signs of the endtimes. To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I think we should develop a list of acceptable celebrations and behaviors we should probably avoid - at least for the first few days:

1. No crying, hugging or shouting "Thank you Lord" - at least not in public

2. No high-fives - at least not unless the area is clear and there are no witnesses

3. No laughing at the McCain/Palin supporters

4. No calling in sick on November 5th. Republicans will get nervous if too many Democrats don't show up. (Try to be on time and not the normal - late)

5. We're allowed to give Democrats knowing winks or nods in passing. Just try to keep from grinning too hard.

6. No singing loudly, We've come this Far By Faith (it will be acceptable to hum softly)

7. No barbeque ribs or fried chicken for lunch in the company lunchroom for at least a week (no chittlings at all) (this may make us seem too ethnic)

8. No leaving kool-aid packages at the water fountain (this might be a sign that poor folks might be getting a break through)

9. No Cupid Shuffle or Electric Slide during breaks (this could indicate a little too much excitement)

10. Please no Moving on Up music (we are going to try to remain humble)

11. No doing the George Jefferson dance (unless you're in your office with the door closed)

12. Please try not to yell----BOOOO YAH!

13. Just in case you're wondering, Doing the Running Man, cabbage patch,or a backhand spring on the highway is 100% okay.

If I've missed anything feel free to add to the list. I just want to make sure we're all on the same page when Obama wins the election November 5th.

Now go get your early vote on and let's make this thing happen!!!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Empowering Passion

Is there something you desperately need? Your sense of desperation and your need will work against you, and will make it even more difficult to attain what you're after.

By very definition, whatever you need you do not have. When you continually reinforce the idea that you do not have something, you continually push that thing away from yourself.

Replace your desperate need with a passionate desire. That will frame your situation in a much more positive, powerful perspective.

With desperation, you feel like giving up. With passion, on the other hand, you create the energy to move decisively forward.

With need, you feel an emptiness that drains your every moment. With desire, you constantly motivate yourself to create fulfillment.

Let go of your needs, for they will only keep you needy. Replace them with positive desires, and feel the empowering passion that will make those desires happen.

-- Ralph Marston

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Are You a Slave To Your Company?

Along my journey, I meet distributors that are totally brainwashed by their company. They speak as if they are preaching a sermon. Now, there are some great Companies, and there are some that simply brainwash their members. If its a good sermon, they'll have my attention. However, most of the time I would rather fall asleep.

Its not a pretty sight either. Imagine me snoring away in my seat in the second row and the person trying to convince the "non believers" (the prospects attending) how their company is the next best thing since sliced bread.

Don’t be a slave to your Company.

Be sure, you are with the company you are representing because something somewhere spoke to your heart. Maybe it was the stories you heard, the person you were dealing with or even a great product result you experienced, maybe its the system.

Whatever it is that brought you into the folds of your current company, don’t forget that it isn’t the company that makes the success it is people! It is the system. Most people do know the difference between greed, or simply helping others get what they want.

So for the sake of those who are finally, searching for something during these times let’s stop preaching our Company to the world. Stop waving the flag!

Because if we preach, the world will stop listening.

Don’t get me wrong here, I think it is essential that you believe in the products you are trying to market, but that should be it as far as devotion goes. Start to believe in yourself instead and believe that the system drives the people, it has nothing to do with the company itself.

My friend, companies put up glamorous events, parties, competitions and all. Let's stop for a moment and see this for what it really is?

Does your Company have a duplicatible system? I hear you yelling "Sure we do". How many members actually done what you've done? How many members are following the system?

Most Companies do not have a patent educational system. Most members are all over the place trying to solve the puzzle. I am approached daily with "The Famous" question... "Sharnese, what's the secret?" I used to say keep showing up, keep charging. Although, that plays a big part, the secret is "The System."

I am so grateful today, to have found a duplicatible, patent, educational/training system that can be used for all businesses.

Take a look at what you've been doing, to build your Company. Albeit, you have/are generating leads, chasing prospects, advertising, hosting parties, hosting/attending meetings, recruit, recruit, recruit. Is that Time and Financial Freedom? Do you really want to do that for the rest of your life?

Do not be a Slave to your Company. Find a system, that assist you with creating Lifetime Partners and Customers.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

News From The Directors Meeting

Many of you know that there was a Directors meeting at the Home Office this past Monday and Tuesday, and we wanted to take the time share with you some of the key points that were shared with us. YTB has been challenged, changed, & we are now charging. We've been challenged by critics, news media, and the internet.

It may not surprise you that the situation in California has actually made YTB a better company. We've made what looked like a lemon in August and turned it into some very cool lemonade. YTB looked at everything we do as a company for the last 3 months to make it bulletproof for our futures, many decisions were made for the framework of what you've already seen in our First Class Training and will see in the days and weeks to come with some of the new features and tools that will be rolled out in the coming days, weeks and months.

Up to now, we've done a good job of selling the REP opportunity, but not the RTA opportunity and that changes today. YTB is making a clear & separate distinction between the 2 positions in our company and have already seen a greater focus on the RTA side of our business. If you have not taken the First Class Training as yet, we encourage you to do so, and you will see a very clear distinction in our focus on being either an Affiliate, and RTA, and our upcoming opportunity to drop the "R" and become a Travel Agent with YTB.

A brand new 19 minute DVD was unveiled about what a person is buying as an affiliate. The main focus is why our product is worth buying and makes it a real business. ($50 for 50 or $1 per DVD) You'll take a 10 minute break, then play a 10 minute Marketing DVD, and all you have to do is close. The DVD will be available by the end of this week in the back office and there will also be a PowerPoint version for those who like to do live presentations.

In addition we have a brand new incentive for those who want to book travel! You all know about the $5000 bonus for you as a Power Team Leader, but what about adding a $5000 bonus for the person who actually produced the bookings? There will be a 10 minute "Flash Presentation" by end of week (replaces presentation on website) which of course is produced by James Tackett.

We are now up to a 94% delivery rate on ATM last 2 months, with the new profiles that will be available the ATM will be customized by zip code. (It's called Target Marketing!) We encourage everyone to get people signed up on the Deals and Steals marketing program and watch how this marketing increases your travel bookings. Furthermore, to entice your friends, family and friends they can enter into a Monthly Sweepstakes for incredible trips. The beta testing is also going very well in Canada. The new Booking Engine rolling out in next 2-3 weeks here in the US and YTB Exclusive Deals to be huge in the future. James Tackett our new Marketing Chief also introduced things to come:

Video that teaches a new person "what they bought"
Have a "Carnival Type Night" sale promotion Every Month
Virtual Red Carpet
Video Welcome to The RiverHouse
Monthly Travel Show - Travel Channel Style
Compensation Plan Flash Video
Director Showcase featuring different Directors
Niche market Flash Videos
$6000 Guarantee Video
3rd Party Tax Video
Profiles on Successful Travel Heroes in our business

There is so much going on behind the scenes - Treat this like Its your FIRST DAY. YTB IS going down - DOWN IN HISTORY as the best Marketing and Travel Company in the history of Network Marketing! We'll be here long after all the others are gone! The economy is perfect for us! YTB has invested $30 million in last 30 months, & OUTSIDE ALL PROBLEMS, that we don't owe a dime on! YTB has paid out $17 Million to Directors so far and we've double our travel production with Carnival this year. We are still growing and moving forward, with or without you. It's a brand new day at YTB! We know WHAT to do. We just need to refocus & GO DO IT! Start over Every Monday Morning!


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Monday, October 13, 2008

Making Healthy Decisions While Traveling

Making healthy decisions while traveling can be one of the most difficult things to do in your life. However, if you learn how to make smart choices, a healthy choice is really not that difficult. Although, this is probably not the best time in which to start a healthy diet, but if you are currently making healthy choices in your foods already, modifying your decisions slightly to accommodate travel is not as it first may seem.

If you are traveling by airplane, you will still be able to make a healthy choice. It may have to include airplane food, which can often be poor for your health, depending on the selection. When you book your flight, ask about your food options. You may want to request vegetarian dishes. Vegatarian dishes are sometimes more nutritional in this case, but it really depends on what they will be serving. If you can, eat a larger meal before your flight so that you don’t have to eat the entire meal that is served, to feel full. Drink plenty of water. Water will also make you feel full.

When driving or taking a bus, you may be tempted to stop at fast food restaurants and eat the foods found there. Avoid this whenever possible! Prepare a carry on bag with fresh fruit, grains, of vegatables, and plenty of water. If you’re on vacation, you may wish to splurge a tiny bit, but having fast food more than one during a week can really be bad for your health. If you must, choose the healthiest options available, like chicken breasts and water or juice.

Also, remember that you can take your own food when traveling. Carrying a loaf of whole-wheat bread, pita wraps, crackers, some lean lunchmeat, and low-fat cheese in a cooler is a great way to avoid high-fat and high-cholesterol junk food meals. This will also assure that you are making a healthy decision while Traveling.

Lastly, make smart choices when you eat out. If you choose salads or pasta get the dressing on the side and ask about low-carb options. In fact, many places print these options directly in the menu for the health-conscious people. Control your portions by ordering lunch menu sizes or splitting the meal in half and getting a doggie bag, and you’ll be well on your way to healthy eating, even away from home.

Yes, eating healthy foods when you travel can be a challenge. However, your health is worth it. When you eat healthy foods, you will also fight illnesses that you are likely to encounter when traveling and you will be more alert. Making Healthy decisions while traveling will also help you so that you can enjoy your vacations.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Should Leaders Follow on Twitter?

Twitter has become the fastest phenomenon on the Internet. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

My friend, sent me a message through Twitter. She suggested that, I should not follow everyone that's following me. She implied, "you do not appear to be a leader. "

Well, you decide if you want to appear to be a leader or lead. If you are in Network Marketing, Internet Marketing, Direct Sales or any field that involves recruiting, hiring, prospecting, or sales, you should follow your followers.

What are the advantages of following? You learn what your prospect/customer is thinking. You learn their hobbies, if they are married, have children. You learn what they do for a living. You learn their likes, and dislikes. They will tell you, what they need through tweetering. Do not think that, you will not learn from your followers. To think such thing, is the same as saying, you can't learn anything from a poor man.

You can use Twitter for marketing. What if your follower express a need, or have a question. You may be able to help them through giving them ideas, or pointing them in the right direction. What if you want to come up with a product launch, or new ideas for your business? Your Followers will tell you whats their need or wants.

When you are tweetering, make sure you are having fun. Although, you may work at home or have your own business try to talk about other things that you do. You can share where you traveling too, what you are eating for dinner, if you workout, or what books you like to read. Try not to be all about business, and show that you "take time to smell the roses".

Make sure that whenever you are tweetering, that it appears in the question "What are you doing?" Eg: "I am reading Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. Viewing this website, learning how to make $6,000 guaranteed! Giving away 3 Days, 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations or reading a testimonial about people who lost 7lbs within their first week!"

I find Twitter to be a great relationship building tool. You meet people worldwide, you learn what their life is like. It's as though you are traveling around the world.

Finally, If you are tweetering you may find that you and your follower have a common interest. He/she may want to connect with you outside of Twitter, they may know someone that can use your services or products. Lastly, you make new friends, customers, or business partners. Have fun tweetering!

What are your thoughts? What are the disadvantages of following your followers on Twitter?

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10 Secrets to Success

We are in the last quarter of the year! Start thinking of your New Years Resolution, now. Give yourself a head start. Business is not about being "bigger" but the "fastest." You may want to plan ahead now. Once you have put your goals into practice over 30 days, it becomes a habit.

This year 2008 has bought GREAT things for YTB, we started our first International expansion with Canada, we have more products to offer such as the Hunting and Fishing trips, Travel Wear, and many other awesome Exclusive YTB only TOURS. Soon to be announced: Referring Travel Agents will receive a increase of 10% in travel commissions for our "own" personal travels. That's a total of 70%! You must attend First Class Training so that you will qualify for the increase! YTB gets better with time.

Below are the 10 Secrets to Success from Investor's Business Daily, these are traits you can learn, we are NOT born with them. Yet you will have to make them a life habit if you want to Time and Financial Freedom.

IBD’s 10 Secrets to Success

Investor’s Business Daily has spent years analyzing leaders and successful people in all walks of life. Most have 10 traits that, when combined, can turn dreams into reality. Each day, focus on one.

1. How you think is everything: Always be positive. Think success, not failure. Beware of a negative environment.

2. Decide upon your true dreams and goals: Write down your specific goals and develop a plan to reach them.

3. Take action: Goals are nothing without action. Don’t be afraid to get started now. Just do it.

4. Never stop learning: Go back to school or read books. Get training and acquire skills.

5. Be persistent and work hard: Success is a marathon, not a sprint. Never give up.

6. Learn to analyze details: Get all the facts, all the input. Learn from your mistakes.

7. Focus your time and money: Don’t let other people or things distract you.

8. Don’t be afraid to innovate; be different: Following the herd is a sure way to mediocrity.

9. Deal and Communicate with people effectively: No person is an island. Learn to understand and motivate others.

10. Be honest and dependable; take responsibility: Otherwise, Numbers 1-9 won’t matter.

Once you decide to master those 10 traits you will be on your way to Time and Financial Freedom.

Share with me how are you prepared and positioned to take advantage of Time and Financial Freedom?

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Are you Anti-Social?

Social networking is all about sharing valuable content and making friends. We as human beings are social creatures. "Web 2.0 is a way to build credibility and make your personality known be consistently ‘alive’ and ‘in the now’ on the Internet. You can also accumulate more backlinks and subsequently more traffic to your sites.

Teenagers and adults mostly use social networking sites. There are now niche social networking sites, which target people who share common interests like parenting or investing. In addition to teenagers and adults, social networks are increasingly becoming used by another group—businesses. That's right, many businesses are now using social networks to advertise in some subtle manner—and then replicate their message through systems that are already available within the social network.

I’ll discuss how to advertise without the in-your-face approach with tact. The most well known social network is MySpace, which membership base is well over one hundred million and it grows daily. If your product or services you are offering has a broad appeal, you may want to use MySpace to market your product, as you will be able to reach the largest crowd quickly.

Now, there are a number of different ways in which you can market your product or services through MySpace. One way is to setup a profile, and then begin adding friends to your list on a daily basis. You can include a direct link to your Social Networking Site, when you send emails. Depending on your goals, you may want to add a personal profile for yourself and then talk about your business/product on your page; or you may want to simply create a profile for your business and use that to market your product or services.

While you can send out bulletins advertising your product or services through MySpace, this is generally discouraged by the Myspace staff which could lead to you getting banned. It is probably a good idea to avoid this; instead, post related bulletins that don't advertise your product, but talk about something similar. This will drive interested visitors to your page, where they can learn more about the product or services you are offering. Note however, that you will have to use your domain or link to a non-affiliate page, as affiliate links are forbidden on MySpace.

Once you have had some experience marketing to the MySpace crowd, you will want to consider looking at other social networking sites. One other fastest growing phenomenon site is Twitter. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing? Facebook is another large social networking site, which caters specifically to college and high school students. You will also want to look for niche networking sites, such as, or Warrior which will afford you an opportunity to
capture a more targeted audience.

Whichever sites you decide to use, keep the following in mind:

1) Your goal should be to develop a network of people who, first and foremost, share a common interest. For this reason, it is always a good idea to think long term (i.e. don't do things that are going to get you banned). Selling your products or services can always come later. Take the time to read everything that is available, the rules, regulations and protocol, and get a feel for how members interact with one another on the site.

2) When you are ready to talk, always ‘say’ things with a smile; think customer service. Compliment members about themselves. You can do this through visiting their websites or blogs, go through their content, understand what they are all about and praise them for their expertise or knowledge in the subject matter. Now this is only the first part…

3) The second part of your remark offers a benefit for visiting your site in kind, like a free download, or a free vacation voucher. Here is an example: "Hi xxx, I really like the things you write about your travels. You sure travel far and wide. You can receive a 3 day 2 night Hotel Accommodation for two at (of course use your website) Thanks for visiting!"

Sometimes you may not have anything to offer, but just leaving a comment on the other member’s account is good enough to stamp a presence for other future members to come by and take notice of you. You just have to do it consistently. Be active and in the "now".

One thing to bear in mind is you are not going to befriend everyone depending on how you project your image through the avatar (photo) and how you ‘sound’ like through your comments, but you are going to attract a certain type of people who are likely to become repeat visitors to your sites. One very useful tool can help you identify who these people are…

4) This tool is the widget. A widget is a proprietary HTML code offered by the social networking site which you publish on your site and it tracks a variety of data like daily visitor count, which countries or sites visitors are coming from (knowing this can help you tailor content to target specific countries), your most popularly read blog posts, and especially who visits your site. If you keep seeing a "same old" avatar and username who keeps popping up on your site, you’d better pay attention to this visitor because s/he is already paying attention to you! This effect is reciprocal. Write to him/her further to forge a closer relationship, dig deep whenever possible to find out what s/he wants and give him/her the value s/he is looking for. The most straightforward manner is to invite them to an opt-in page on your website, blog, lens or Hub pages. Doing this helps you build relationships, and build your list. Remember, The fortune is in the list.

5) Address your visitors by their names. Simply go to their sites and look for an ‘about’ page or a profile page. You may find both of you share common interests and an opportunity to collaborate from here. Why not comment your Spaniard, or European visitors in their native languages too? You can simply go to Google Translate and translate simple sentences like "thank you for visiting" or "good morning". They will be impressed!

I used to think it would be hard to run your own Web 2.0 domain, but not anymore. You can simply Google "free social networking site script" You can use is a simple service that makes updating your social networks a snap, you can update from anywhere! You can download *Boonex, which is a Free Software that makes it easy to deploy and manage dating sites, social networks, online clubs, or virtual communities. If you’re serious about building relationships, and creating customers, uses services that will allow you to leverage your time while you focus on building your business. For an immediate list of 79 top
social networking sites, check out Jeff Johnson’s list.

* There is ongoing controversy over the use of this software. While the management behind MySpace once declared that their site can detect and remove such usage, still there are few more products coming out. I am unsure of their effectiveness. My next question is: would you be happy adding 100 friends a day instead of 300? There is such a thing as "going overboard". Read the terms and conditions for limits. My last question concerns with targeting: How inclined are your ‘friends’ towards paying attention to you? It’s not just that adder software add friends without sense; more so in a cultural sense, people add friends to chalk up the numbers, then they boast, "Oh, I have 10,000 friends!" Remember, the old-school idea of loving friendship and remain sociable.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Selling or Helping?

It all started 20 years ago....I began my Network Marketing Business in High School. Selling, candy, soda, chips to my fellow classmates. Its was then that I knew, I wanted to be in sales. I sold clothes, jewelry, lotions, insurance, real estate, fragrances. I've tried quite a few entrepreneur ventures with little or no help. Little, did I know that it was leading me to Network Marketing. In Network Marketing you are selling your product to your customers, and you help others decide if they too, want to sell the product.

Wikipedia definition of sales: Academically, selling is thought of as a part of marketing[1], however, the two disciplines are completely different. Sales often forms a separate grouping in a corporate structure, employing separate specialist operatives known as salespeople (singular: salesperson). Selling is considered by many to be a sort of persuading "art". Contrary to popular belief, the methodological approach of selling refers to a systematic process of repetitive and measurable milestones, by which a salesperson relates his or her offering of a product or service in return enabling the buyer to achieve their goal in an economic way.[2]
While the sales process refers to a systematic process of repetitive and measurable milestones, the definition of the selling is somewhat ambiguous due to the close nature of advertising, promotion, public relations, and direct marketing. Selling involves sales which are the pinnacle act of completed of a purchasing activity.

Webster Dictionary, Help: 1: give assistance or support 2: to be of use or benefit.

Listen my friend, Network Marketing is both selling and helping others. Okay, I know what you are thinking, I hate sales. We sell ourselves to our children, our spouse, our boss, our friends everyday. We are not born "sales people" It's a learned behavior, or something that you read which compels you to help others. When you are helping others, you are actually selling yourself.

Here is the scary part... knowing when to sell or assist. When promoting, or advertising your business do you immediately start selling your opportunity? When people inquire about your business do you send them directly to the website, give them a DVD, or magazine? Most people think that its better to get the information in front of the prospect first. What you should focus on, is how can your product or services will help make their lives better? I suggest, get to know the person first. See if they fit in with your team,. Learn if they should qualify for your time, or assistance.

Here are three questions you should ask when qualifying a prospect .
  1. What kind of income would you like to generate in a business of your own?
  2. Other than money, what are you looking for in a business?
  3. In the perfect business, what would your business look like/be?

If they qualify, get the information in front of them right away. Show a sense of urgency, so that they prospect will take a look at what you are offering now. Then ask, what did you like best about the ad, website, conference call (whatever source you directed them too)? If they see a opportunity, they will join. So therefore, help them get started and continue to support and train your prospect. Please remember this, you do not have to sell, people hate to be sold. Prospect sell themselves, once you focus on their needs and wants. Expect to get one yes, out of every ten. You are looking for prospects that are looking for you. Also, do not try to sell your customers the opportunity until they have used your products. Most customers, become a business partner once they have experienced the products.

Here is why, you want to get started helping and not selling right away! Time does not wait for anyone. In fact, the world is moving at a fast pace. Bigger no longer mean better, fast is better. If you separate yourself from others that are selling opportunities, and begin to help others sell themselves, you will grow a big network fast! Furthermore, successful people are quick to make a decision, and slow to quit. You want people who decide now, to change their situation. However, just because a prospect says no to your opportunity it does not mean give up on them. Sometimes, it could money, time or their negative friends or family members. "No's" are bugs on their windshield, help them remove the bug. You can help them focus on their wants and needs. Only then will you have a successful partner or a customer. Continue to give, without any expectations and then you will enjoy time and financial freedom. Learn the art of selling, and help make people lives better!

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