So you think you are going to walk in here and make a million dollars in Network Marketing ? Yeah Right !

Thats a joke right ?? I got a bridge in Manhattan to sell you if you think that rings true 😉

Well, unfortunately many believe that thru the hype and the misguidance from others that
Network Marketing is a get rich quick scheme that happens overnight or in a few months. And that you will
have large residual income with little to no work. Just recruit and watch your downline multiply as fast as rabbits in heat 🙂

Let me tell you nothing could be further from the truth.

Network Marketing like every other business on this planet. It takes time, work, and patience. It also takes a lot of strong will and self motivation. It is not for everybody that’s for sure !

That being said there has been changes in the last 15 years or so that makes it easier than ever to make
some substantial income from best network marketing companies than it did back 25 or 30 years ago.

With the internet , you open yourself up to many options of marketing an MLM opportunity.

Probably the best way to do this is building up and audience and eventually a list that really trusts you and eventually
believes in you and the product you offer; in this case a MLM opportunity.

There are several ways to do this.

One is by social media like Facebook and twitter.These are great avenues to
pursue and you can build fan pages and spread the word of mouth doing this very effectively. Building a network downline this way.

But ,imho, to really build an impressive audience that follows and keeps coming back to you for more and more …….well an Authoritative blog is the way to go. One that is centered around your MLM opportunity and hopefully you are part of one of the best network marketing companies !

Building a blog and getting laser targeted traffic that wants to get into a home business like MLM is
no easy task. However, it is a ‘simple’ endeavor that must be done with patience and work.

You need to come up with fresh, original content on a regular basis. And do the necessary SEO to get organic traffic from Google.

Once you start seeing the google traffic coming in then you need to capitalize
off this by having a capture box and auto responder in place.

This is a necessity and it really takes 3 to 4 times to get the opportunity in front of
the potential customer’s eyes before they decide to buy or in this case join your MLM team.

Aweber is a great auto responder to use and is reasonably priced at $19 a month.

Once you start building a list of people who really have trust in what you do then you can definitely take it to a new level.

I cannot understate the importance of building up your brand and your authority and leadership of what your blog and MLM is about. It will mean the difference of just surviving or actually thriving ! 😉

So have I changed my original stance I presented at the beginning of this post ? Nope, you will not become a millionaire very quickly with MLM.

But I will say that if you pick one of the best network marketing companies to join and it has a great track record ; then after 3 to 4 years of putting 10 hour work weeks into your MLM biz you can put the odds in your favor of earning to $100K a year. No guarantee of course. But just from historical references this seems to have some truth to it !

Its not a million dollars, but it definitely aint no chump change 🙂

Make it a great one.


A Work at Home Business I did 12 years ago, and did it Successfully for 4 Years on my Own !!

Okay guys most of the stuff I will talk about on this blog has to do with my online endeavors that I have had some Success with. And I try to give you some advice and help in starting your own business online.

But make no mistake about it……….I will also talk a lot about a work at home business that may not be directly associated with the internet. There are a lot of good ones and I have had success with a number of them.

Let me just start from the beginning of how I got started with a pretty good one.

It was the Fall of 1998 and I was working as a inside sales rep for a large waste disposal company. I sold waste disposal services to businesses and some residential. Well, lets make a long story short. They downsized and unfortunately I was one of the employees who got the axe.

When I got let go it really thru me for a loop because I was expecting a raise or a promotion when boss man called me in his office on that fateful day.

When I walked away that day I was not sure what I was going to do. I really didn’t ! I sulked for a few days and then I decided to take some action so I went and bought one of those entrepreneurial magazines. And in it I found something that was very intriguing.

It cost about $100 and it was a work at home business and it seemed good so I gave it a go. Well, after getting the kit I immediately started and within a day I was making $100s of dollars.

You want to know what this brand new part time biz I had found ?? Painting address numbers on the side of people’s curbs. I had a template and some paint and some reflective glitter. People love this service because many times 911 in an emergency cannot see the numbers on their mailbox. So this gives residents a piece of mind to have this.

I did this successfully for about a year. I then decided to switch over to a similar product but much more lucrative.

You know what it was ?? It was ornamental address signs that people bought from me to put in their front yard. It looked very nice and along with that it gave a bright glow of the street address numbers for that home. I did this for 3 more years.

I did all this out of my own home. I made the signs there ,fielded calls and took orders, did my book keeping, and received my supplies there.

It was a nice one man show but I decided to move on after a few years. I had no children and was not married at the time so I was loving the freedom and flexibility of this work at home business

I thought about going back and doing it but just got caught up with doing other things in my Life.

It is really a great work at home business opportunity.

Just remember there are ALWAYS new houses being built and as a result there will be a need for these products for a very, very long time. Heck, just with the curb address painting alone every house that has had this service done will need it done again every 5 years or so when the paint wears off .

I charged $15 per address painted on curb and $50 for the standard Oak Ornamental sign with the thicker pole.

I think back then it was costing me $15 or so to buy from my suppliers for the signs. That is a pretty nice margin 😉

So HERE is my supplier and where you can get a manual/kit and pretty much start right away and it goes to the company’s home page. ( BtW, this is in no way an affiliate Link for me so I do NOT gain anything whatsoever from you joining and getting supplies 🙂

I think as a work at home business it is something you can take very far. At minimum you will at least be able to put some nice change in your pockets.

Be an Internet Researcher to Make Money from Home…………..

Hey folks. I posted this subject on one of my other blogs and felt like it was so cool and had so much potential I would include it here. I think it can really be a great way to make money from home.

Now do not let the title, Internet Researcher, intimidate you. It is not really as complicated as it sounds.

Here is the low down folks.

There are many types of companies out there who are looking for people to gather information for them so they can use it to help their company’s strategies and ultimately help their bottom line.

Lets face it time is money and many companies do not have the time to do all the fact and info. gathering so they pay some good money to people like you and me to do so.

There is a multitude of companies that pay people to do this kind of research. There are law firms , health insurance companies, PAC committees, marketing firms, car insurance, banking firms, wholesalers, manufacturers, etc… as these are just a few of the type of companies looking for internet researchers.

I am pretty sure as time goes by the number of companies in demand for this service will increase ! And there will be more and more regular people who make money from home with this.

Okay right now you are probably wondering about hours and payouts. The hours will mostly depend upon your clients wants and desires ! Some may need some work done immediately and have a dead line for you to get the facts gathered for them. While others may want to scale things out and have you work a full 8 hours a day to get the job done.

Some people may think working another 8 hours a day job is for the birds. But to me it beats the stuffings out of working for a boss hovering over your neck for 8 hours. You tell me. 😉

Make note that your client might demand you to present the information you gathered into a certain form like Spreadsheets, PDF, Excel, or Power point.

This stuff does not really take long to learn with some investigating online.

To find jobs you can go to Internet Research services. Companies like this can be very beneficial because they will look for clients to hire you .

Another beneficial way to pick up clients is by cold calling companies like law firms and medical professionals. Now let me tell you about cold calling. In the past I did it for many years. And yes at first it is very nerve racking to call someone you do not know and try to offer them something. But once you get a few calls under your belt it gets easier and easier and can be very effective.

Along with this is it really helps if you have some Web presence with a simple blog or website. Check out Blogger blog for that.

Also, check out the National Association of Internet Researchers and the potential to get new clientele there.

The pay rate you ask ?? Of course it can vary depending on the extent of the job. Starting at $10 or less if you have no experience. But as you do more and more it can increase all the way up to $75 hour for an experienced Internet Researcher.

Here are a few tools that can assist you in being an internet researcher and make money from home :
1.Zotero and Wired-Marker (Firefox add-ons)
3.Similar Web
4.Concierge (Safari plug-in)
5.EagleFiler and Selenium (Mac OS X)
7.Google Notebook

Guys, this is a really good way to start a home based business and make money from home. Like anything it takes some diligence and work.
But I think if you give it some time you will find that the rewards can be really good with this one !


The Good , the Bad , the Ugly with Network Marketing Opportunities

Hey guys. I hope you are having a good day. I am doing fine. My computer is down right now so as I write this I am writing on my good ole trusty Notepad ! 🙂

Anyway, Network Marketing Opportunities or MLM has gotten really a ‘BAD’ rap in the last few decades. I think there is one company that has been one of the driving forces behind this. Maybe it is not fair (but by default they most surely have been )

Amway was started over 50 years ago as a direct selling company. It was essentially the first MLM ever. When it came out people were really excited. There were very many millionaires made in that first couple of decades with Amway.

But you know what happened with this Company over a period of time ?? One word, OVERKILL !!

Thats right you had too many people pushing the Amway dream to extremes
and before you knew it there were neighborhood gatherings and office parties as well as every tom, dick and joe, pushing this dream on cousins, brothers, mothers, and sisters; just about anyone with a
blood pressure 😉

I know things got ‘BAD’ particular in the 90s when people would ask other friends to come to business gatherings to look at a business opportunity. On the spot the victim would come out and ask if this was Amway. The person who was part of the opportunity would not reply one way or another. This exact thing happened to me. A co worker tried
to coax me into a business rally and he refused to say whether it was Amway or not. He wanted to let me in on more of the specifics at the rally.

To me that says a lot about a Company where the people who are part of the program are so ashamed of their Company’s name they will not divulge the name of the opportunity until you get to the rally !! 🙁

This is not how you present network marketing opportunities to anyone !

The thing is Amway is a legitimate Company that has billion in sales in each and every year. But the way they Marketed their products and the opportunity were done in a manner where it became a huge turnoff to many.

Unfortunately, these days people here in the US just roll their eyes when they hear the word Amway.

Interesting enough something like 90% of the sales and recruits with Amway are in Asia and not the US.

Now getting to the ‘UGLY’ of Network Marketing and it can be a real blood bath ! I know of several Network Marketing opportunities that were just plain scams. They were ponzi schemes. In other wards you had people at top; the owners and executives. And they were the ones getting paid from the influx of people below.

The products involved were crappy and had no real value. Once the top members made enough money and the influx of new members drastically dwindled they then closed the doors and took the money and ran.

To stay away from this ‘UGLINESS’ in MLM , be sure to check out the backgrounds of these people. See if the product is one that you can buy at Walmart cheaper ( yes believe or not this really happens) . And let them know that you will join as a member for the long term and you will make them accountable for all actions they perform.

Now finally we will get to the ‘GOOD’ of network marketing. And yes there is some very, very “GOOD” with some Network Marketing Companies.
Some companies on the web are presenting some really quality products and they are using network marketing to spread the word around and increase their sales.

A few are actually getting into the Mobile App business. And are blazing a new path to ways that we have never seen before.

The Mobile App business is already a multi billion dollar industry. The sky is the limit for this sector. It has to be number one on my list for network marketing opportunities !

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Hey Folks, Get Your Feet Wet with a Part Time Work from Home Business then Go for the Full Time Stuff Later On !

I always tell people who desire  to make a full time living from home to start out slow, slow, slow and try a part time work from home business before anything else. !!

One reason I stress this is that you better have your piggy bank filled to the brim if you want to quit you regular day time  job and stay at home to  make your living.

Now if you have a supportive spouse or girlfriend/boyfriend who can pick up the slack for you , then by all means go for it.

But I highly recommend for most people that they start off with a part time work from home business on a small level and earn a little money online and build off that success and parlay that to better and bigger things down the road.


Hey guys that is exactly what I did in 2007. I was unemployed and my wife had a pretty good full time position in the medical field. I was desperately looking for something on the internet to make some money with. My wife was getting a little impatient with me also 😉 ( thank goodness we had not started our family at that time  )

I started with one of those pay per click programs which I found out to be a waste of time. Do not fool around with any of those gimmicks.

Anyway, I kept looking and by chance I stumbled across Surveys. I thought it was another useless gimmick , but to my surprise I started making some consistent income over a period of a year.

It was not major money but it was enough to give me some confidence that I could start making more and more money as time went by. And I definitely considered it a real part time work from home business.

I started doing get paid to take Offers and started to really do pretty good with those.

Let me tell you something about GPT sites. There are some  that are scams but there are plenty that are absolutely legitimate ways to make money.

These are not pay per click programs so lets just stop the confusion with that right now. (You cannot even consider them as a part time work from home business)

With these GPT Sites , you can earn money taking daily surveys and offers. But the main thing that I make money still up to this day from them is their referral programs. A couple of them have some really great referral systems where you can make money by referring people to become members.

Now all this has led up to my Blogging which last time I counted was 17 blogs. When you get to this point you need to really put in the full time hours to see maximum results.

I will go into all this in more details later in other posts.


But I just wanted to stress to you guys to take things slow and start doing your business  as a  part time work from home business and then see where it takes you.

By no means should you quit your day job

You got it 😉


Peace out,




It is the 21st Century and this is not your Father’s MLM company !

(Here is a original Article I wrote for another Blog. I think you will find it helpful… Rob)
I can remember back in the early 1980s I was playing Atari Pac Man over at a childhood friend of mine’s house in our suburban neighborhood in Tennessee. We were just sitting there chilling out and protecting ourselves
from that humid Summer heat that plagues that area in early August.

A few minutes went by and all of the sudden the door flew open with a ruckus, and it was my friend’s dad. He about scared the bonkers out of us. We didn’t know what he was murmuring about , but in a hurry he made his way over to us to show us something he had just gotten.

It was some kind of Kit and on the outside of it there was one big, bold printed word on it, AMWAY ! Inside were endless brochures and paperwork and other stuff I really did not understand at that age .

Well, my friend’s dad proceeded to tell us this was his answer to financial freedom and the opportunity to make a million dollars.

I wasn’t sure what financial freedom meant at that time , but I sure knew that a million dollars was a lot of money lol

Now fast forward to 10 years later. At this time, I was a recent grad from University of Tennessee Business school. I knew a little bit more than I did years before about most everything including the financial arena.

That Summer after graduation I was sitting downstairs in my parent’s house. And I heard some quick moving steps coming down the stairs towards me . It was my brother, Mike. And guess what he was holding in his hand ? You got it, a Kit with a distinct printing on the outside that read Amway !

Well, to make a long story short my brother and I became distributors for Amway that year. We worked it for a few months and decided it had too expensive products and it was hard to build an Organizational down line with such
pricey items like 7$ tooth paste and $5 under arm deodorant. And this was like 1991 !!

We tried several more Network Marketing Companies including some health and nutrition companies and water filtration but the same thing; expensive prices to become a Associate and expensive products to try to hawk to your down line.

And going out to recruit new distributors was almost impossible as every friend and relative ran the other way when they saw us coming to pitch them again and again with our business ventures.

It was just one big dead end street for us.

My how things have changed in Network Marketing in the past 25 years or so.

With the advent of the World Wide Web there are numerous <a href=””>Network Marketing Opportunities</a> to take advantage of as communication is so much faster and effective than the old archaic ways of the early nineties and the eighties !

Emails, chat lines, instant messaging, skype, tweeting, Facebook Walls are a few of the numerous mediums people can network and build up a network marketing business.

It has been quite a revolution in the way we communicate and conduct business !

It is just not your so called ‘warm list’ that you have to rely on to build a successful MLM. You know your family, friends, co workers, neighbors, and most anyone with a pulse and trying to get them into Amway like my brother and I did in 1991 lol

These days many people get online and try to find businesses that they can start up immediately and do it from home. One good way to find this kind of valuable traffic is to do some SEO and make a Website or Blog and rank high in the Search Engines at Google and Yahoo !

The search engines will provide your Site with laser targeted visitors and instead of running down after uncle Joe to get him to join your MLM ,you will have John Doe running you down to get in your MLM 😉

That is a nice change of dynamics wouldn’t you say ?? 🙂

Other ways such as running solo ads in a business forum or just socializing with like minded people on Facebook and other online social outlets are really great ways in building your business.

However, there is also some short falls in building your Network Marketing Business online. With the convenience of being online also comes the convenience of anonymity which can lead to scams and other forms of misconduct.

There are countless number of people and businesses that have lost a tremendous amount of money because they
were dealing with con artist and dealing with people who were just no good and looking for prey behind their computers !

The proliferation of MLMs on the Web has probably increased by 10 fold compare to all the MLMs back in the early nineties. This is great is some respects but like I said it can be bad for some who jump in a MLM on the spur of the moment.

If you do decide you want to get into a network marketing company just be sure to check out the founder of the MLM and all the upper executives. See what their track records have been.

Contact other associates who have been there awhile and get their opinion. Ask yourself are the products of quality and value ? Is it something that retail customers would be keen on buying ? Or is it just some high priced product that never reaches the real market but is there to be dumped on every down line member for up line commissions ? Also make sure the upfront cost to start are reasonable.

And one last thing is to just put the MLMs name into Google search and see if there are many articles that question its authenticity.

Because you want to be safe and as I said before and will say again this is not your Dad’s MLM back in the 1980s :>)

You Don’t Have to Fail to Succeed !!

Posted by Guest Blogger Joseph Dabon

If asked “Who invented the light bulb?” without doubt, our answer will be Thomas Edison.


Though not totally off the mark, it is not exactly accurate either. Edison is credited to have made the light bulb more efficient. Before he can do that, the light bulb has to be invented. And more than 20 inventors can be given credit for that.

Do you know what they all have in common?

They all wanted to come up with something new, something different, something beneficial to man.

And they failed countless of times before they succeeded. Thomas Edison made more than a thousand tests of as many types of materials before he came up with a bulb that burned brighter and longer.


Why am I talking of the light bulb? Because it is often used as a symbol of an “idea.” And ideas are the seeds that made man what he is today. Like the small acorn becoming the mighty oak or one stone put on top of another, and another and another gave birth to the great pyramids of Egypt.


The bulb is also an excellent example what you may, or must, do with yourself. Edison made the light bulb more efficient, you can do the same with yourself.


The difference is in the “How?”


Edison had nothing but an inquisitive mind. He had no knowledge. Everything, for him, was a secret. Everything he knew was built on trial and error; on experiments. And he erred countless of times. But he used his failures to teach him what and what not to do and try something else.

His success was built on his failures.

In inventing or reinventing yourself, you need not go through the path he took, fail as many times he failed. The Internet has made that possible. It has removed all secrets. Practically everything you need to know to make yourself burn brighter and longer is available.


But you have to search for them. Like Edison who scoured the entire world for materials to work on, you may have to spend endless hours looking for them. You may have to re-channel a lot of your work-for-money time to improving-yourself time.


If you can have to do that, fine. But are you certain that will make you what you want to be?


If you falter, even for a second, if there is a bit of doubt deep within you, then it is not good enough.


What you need is an array of materials to choose from, delivered to you wherever you are. i.e., at  home, at work, at play, anywhere in the world.


That means you can invent or re-invent yourself without losing a minute from what you are doing now. You lose no time, money and effort. Yet you gain what you need to know to improve yourself, make you burn brighter and longer.


Isn’t it awesome? Isn’t it great?


“How?” you may ask.

Visit this link –


This is guaranteed to do for you what Edison did to the light bulb – at a fraction of the time, effort and money he spent to do it. .



Joseph Dabon

Blogger, freelance writer and an ILA Associate –


Part 5 of Series 5- Putting it Altogether and having Your Own Successful ‘Business at Home’ with Blogging

Hey guys. I hope you all have enjoyed and learned a thing or two about Blogging in the last 4 series.

If you have not read the previous 4 Posts series please go back and read them and study them. I promise you will not regret it.  From starting your Blog to eventually making money with it,  I give a plan that is easy to understand and very doable !

And give you the info. to make blogging a legitimate business at home

The final Post of the 5 part series is just a final overview of what we have discussed and some closing remarks about some dos and donts of blogging and what you really need to do over the long haul to make it a full time business at home.

Before I say anything else I want to say do not let anyone tell you that you can just start blogging and slap up some material and become rich within a month. it is NOT going to happen !

I will let you know in my own experience it took a whole year before I started seeing some decent results.

Guys, I remember it took a couple of months to just make that first $10. Then I shot for $20 then $50 and $100 bucks, $200, and $400  per month etc..etc..

So here are some must do  steps you need to take to make it a go with Blogging as a business at home.

1. Set up a specific time that you Blog. If it is everyday, three times a week, or once a month keep it consistent and stick by it. Many readers who love what you have to say will know when it is time to come back for a new Post. Of course you can use a Feed to automatically put out the post to them. But still for your own sake be discipline about your Blogging frequency !

2.Connect with other bloggers in your Niche. With them you can help each other by guest posting on their blogs and also sharing information and techniques with each other that will help both of you. You can also joint venture with them which means selling your product to their List and their product to your List. It is a win-win !

3. Do not underestimate the power of building relationships and engaging with your Readers and Customers. Like I said earlier this will be the Life line of your business at home . You must bring something to the table that will make them say ” wow he knows exactly what I have been looking for ”

4. Center your blog around a topic that you are so knowledgeable about and have  such a passion for( and is one you can make money from) that you can literally write a Post off the top of your head and make it be beneficial and helpful to your Readers. And be able to do this for a number of years

5. The last one I want to mention is probably more important than anything. And that is have a stick- to- ivness that refuses to be denied in Blogging. Be determined to make a real business at home you can be proud of. You will be amazed how many   ‘ghost town ‘ blogs I have come across where there was some really banging content but the blogger just got burnt out and quit. Funny thing success was probably just around the corner for him. So as a blogger think of yourself as a Marathoner ; the race is not always won to the swiftest but to those who pace themselves and keep on running 😉

As you move on past this series into the World of  Blogging  think of yourselves as a professional from the git go. In other wards ‘fake it til you make’ it !!

It is your own business at home, so treat it that way !

Do not let ANYONE tell you it can’t be done. It can , people do it everyday. But discipline and hard work and learning from your mistakes every single blog post you write is mandatory ! PERIOD !!


Now get on out there and become the Blogger you know you can be 🙂