The “It Takes Money To Make Money” Myth.

Throughout my career in business, I’ve often overheard many traditional
businessmen casually state that it takes money to make money. I wanted
to address that and see if that logic actually holds any merit.

For many of us in the Network Marketing or Direct Sales world, you know
that isn’t necessarily true…or is it??

When I first got started in my current company as an independent distributor,
I paid $499 for my start up kit.

Yes, I was broke so I didn’t have a lot of money to spend.

Now some people would claim that isn’t a lot of money but, you see, that
might not be a lot of money…on my part.

However, someone had to come up with the money to start that company.

  • Someone had to pay for the scientific research on products, didn’t they?
  • Someone had to pay for the licensing of those products..didn’t they?
  • Someone had to pay for the staff to start a company, didn’t they?
  • Someone had to pay for the manufacturing and distribution of that

product, didn’t they?

Somewhere along the line…the opportunity would not have been possible
if large amounts of capital were not invested.

Even if you want to purchase Real Estate with “No Money Down” someone
has to come up with the money somewhere down the line.

What does this mean for your business??

Here’s what I’m getting at…

If you aren’t making money in your Network Marketing business, chances
are you don’t have any MONEY moving through your organization.

If you don’t have money moving through your group, you don’t get paid.

Now..Let’s apply this to marketing your business.

If you don’t have new recruits for your business, what is your plan?
You obviously need more prospects so you can talk to more people, right?
If you want to advertise or do PPC, you need money in your budget
but if you aren’t making money in your business and can’t make the investment
you are dead in the water.

That mainly leaves you with virtually 1 option.

Go and personally talk to a bunch of friends, family, co workers, strangers, etc..

Now, the catch there is that you are DEPENDING on them to pay you..so you
are actually hoping they are in a better financial situation than you are. LOL!

Do you see, where this is going?? Without money, you aren’t going to make it.
If YOU don’t need to have it, But someone else WILL.

Now…Here’s how to leverage yourself into a Marketing / Advertising budget
worth thousands of dollars. This is where “Funded Proposal” Marketing comes
into play. It’s nothing new. Infact, anyone that tries to tell you that attraction
marketing is some new thing that people are “trying” to make work, they don’t
know what the H*** they are talking about.

So here’s how you do it.

1) You need to find a way that targets your specific audience.
2) You find a way to add value to that audience and appeal to them.
3) Get them to purchase a “low end” / entry level product that adds
cash to your pocket and their info to your list.
4) The money from that funded funnel will drive your marketing budget
higher so you can reach more people.
5) You create a relationship with those prospects / customers and bring
them into your opportunity.
6) You make even more money and the money you get from step #3 just
repeats over and over which enables you to advertise more and more.

So, that’s it! If you can’t pay for advertising PPC costs…

Get your prospects to pay that bill for you!

Take a look at my funded proposal / attraction marketing funnel that
I use to recruit with.

In closing, we conclude that it certainly DOES take money to make it.

Get out there and kill it in your Network Marketing Business!
-elias

Why you are really an Information Marketer…Not an MLMer.

I think it’s interesting to see how people think that they really aren’t
in the Information Marketing business and how they are just MLMers
who have great products, blah, blah, blah.

It’s truly interesting to see networkers finally come to their senses
when they realize that they really only get paid to do one thing…

GIVE INFORMATION.

-When we prospect someone, don’t we offer to give them more info?
-When you tell someone about the “awesome products” you offer
aren’t you giving them more info?
-When you are telling someone about the comp plan, isn’t that info?

It’s crazy to think that you aren’t in the INFO MARKETING business.

Here’s my point..Even when people sign up into your business,
If you don’t have an email autoresponder system that keeps
them in the loop, you are simply losing money.

I personally use AWEBER…I’ve used a few different ones
but AWEBER is the best one (in my opinion).

Try AWEBER for just $1 by clicking here.

If you aren’t staying connected with your people by keeping them
in the loop by email or text, you are seriously losing money.

You are probably losing customers.
You are definitely losing distributors.

You will continue to lose everyone until you come to the realization that
you are in the business of marketing information that help people make
decisions to move forward.

Elias Callejo
http://www.killitiwithelias.com

Take The Blame & Make The Money.

Taking the blame for someone elses failures.
I used to really hate taking the blame.

Then one day I realized that When things are going great, it’s your fault.
When things aren’t, going good it’s your fault too.

Then one day a mentor of mine asked me, “would you rather be right,
or would you rather be rich?” That was a simple answer for me.

He said “Because, there are lots of broke RIGHT people in the world right now.
Just get over it and keep moving. Massive production solves nearly all complaints
and problems out there.”
You can never let the finger pointing game get to you. If you sign someone up in this business,
they will try to set themselves up for every excuse under the sun. As long as it isn’t their fault
that they will EVENTUALLY fail, it’s ok.

 

So it needs to be said that when you get to the point where you are a true leader with a great organization,

the reason why you are a leader is because
everyone else needs you.

John C Maxwell, author of the “21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership” said that you weren’t leading
the charge as a leader, but rather everyone else was leading instead,
they wouldn’t need you!

Who are you fooling?!

It goes the same way with your prospects. If you let the blame game get to you, you will
always lose. You will never become successful in this business if you let the blame game
mess with your head.

The best way to deal with this is when someone signs up, you just simply tell them..
“I don’t know if you can do this or not, but if you follow the system and be coachable,
you’ll see results. If you don’t follow the system and aren’t coachable, I wouldn’t even
fill out an application right now.”

You see, the magic happens all throughout the process.

Enrolling the person is just part of the process. Your job isn’t done. At that point, your
job is just beginning.

As far as I’m concerned, all they’ve done was just fill out an application to work for me.

Because I have employees in my restaurant business, I know what it is like to hire
someone who’s all excited and doesn’t even show up for their first day of work!

Is it because my restaurant doesn’t work? Sure isn’t, because I know lots of people
who didn’t show up to their first day of work with large companies like Hilton, Wal Mart, Target, Macy’s, etc…

It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.
It just means that THEY didn’t work.

So stop beating yourself up over the whole thing and when someone signs up for your business,
just remember…
Let them show up to day 1 of their job before you start getting serious about them.

After all, they are trying to qualify for YOUR time.

-ec

Starting To Use Social Media In MLM…For Dummies.

Using Social Media in MLM isn’t rocket science. It’s actually quite simple.
In this 11 minute video, I will talk about some of the basics.
In the next video, I will walk you through some really powerful social media
tactics to explode your MLM.

Cut Past the B.S., Follow A Real Leader, Become One Yourself, & Kill It In
Your Network Marketing Business!! -Elias

Kick a** Black Belt Recruiting Course: http://8081979.blackbeltrecruiting.com/letter.php

Kyani -MLM Company Review

So it’s no secret that I’m involved in Kyani. I’m one of the top global producers in Kyani
so it’s no big surprise that I’m obviously gonna blog about it as well. A lot of people ask me
why I decided to join Kyani back in January of 2009. For me, it wasn’t really rocket science.

I wish I could say that I was making a lot of money prior to Kyani. I wasn’t.
I wish I could say that I had a huge organization in another MLM company…but I didn’t.
I didn’t have huuuge influence on the industry so I was very basic in my approach of
analyzing Kyani. I was broke, I was tired of chasing a dream with other companies that
didn’t stick around. I just wanted to know if Kyani was gonna be around. I flew up to a
major event in St. George Utah and met the company founders, corporate team, and
top distributors.

I was pretty impressed at how “un-hyped” the opportunity was. Now, I love hype. I believe
that hype has its time and place in any MLM business. The big downfall is when the whole
opportunity is based off of hype. Kyani wasn’t.

They were founded back in 2005 by a handful of very successful business people who had
nothing to do with MLM. At this point, I’ve met and have become very good friends with all
the company owners and founders so I know the story pretty well. Every other online review
that I’ve read doesn’t have a single real clue about the ethics and integrity behind this company.

So let me lay it out very simply here.

Dick and Gayle powell had previously sold their cinnamon roll franchise and had been traveling
to Alaska for a number of years. They were approached by some scientific researchers regarding
some study that had been done on the Alaskan Eskimo’s. More specifically, the Klinka tribe.

High blood pressure, gout, diabetes, etc… didn’t exist amongst their people which is why the
study was done. They were amazed and so the study began.

Without getting into some major detail, they went back to their hometown and approached
The Hansen family and the Taylor family as investors. Kyani was born.

Kyani means “Strong Medicine” in the Klinka (Alaskan Eskimo Tribe) language. Between the Hansens
and the Taylors, their businesses exceed a billion dollars in hard assets and straight capital.
Needless to say, Kyani is well funded.

Products:
Kyani has 3 products. Kyani Sunrise (Functional Juice Beverage), Kyani Sunset (Omega 3 w/ Vitamin e tocotrienol gelcaps), and Kyani Nitro FX (Nitric Oxide PreCursor). These products are actually pretty affordable. A month supply (which is 1 of each of these products) will hit you with a $140.00 tab. When broken down, you’re spending less than $4 a day for these supplements. That’s about the average in the industry.

Compensation Plan:
Kyani’s compensation plan is very, very, very strong on residual. Kyani has a feature in their compensation plan called a “paygate accumulator”. Watch my video on it by clicking here. It’s original. Most of all it works and it pays out heavy.

Timing: