J.R. Watkins Business Review

The purpose of this article is to provide an independent Watkins business review. Please know that I am in no way affiliated with the company, although I was a Watkins distributor at one point.  Additionally, please know that Watkins is a registered trademark, owned by the company. The information presented in this Watkins business review was collected from articles online, the company’s website, from my personal experiences and independent research.

ABOUT J.R. WATKINS

Watkins is manufacturer of personal care, home-care, remedies, and organic flavorings products. They utilize the direct sales business model to sell their products and services to others. This means that the company manufactures the products and has an independent sales force that sells the products via word-of-mouth advertising.  In addition, they are the only direct sales company that I know of that also sells their product line in retail stores (more on that later).

The company has a very long and proud history. In fact, Watkins is one of America’s oldest companies. J.R. Watkins started the company in 1868 from his home in Plainview, Minnesota. From 1868 to 1978, the company was a traditional company with locations in the United States and Canada.

At one point, it had more than 130 branches in the U.S. and Canada. In 1978, the company was purchased by Irwin Jacobs. The Jacobs’ family continued to grow the company and converted it to a multi-level marketing company sometime around 1990. The company is America’s original natural apothecary manufacturer.

The company is one of the largest employers in southeastern Minnesota. J.R. Watkins is privately owned by the Jacobs’ family. It is a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA). Their mission statement is “to be the most trusted natural products company.” Their competitors include companies such as Amway, Pampered Chef and Melaleuca. The company does business in the United States, Canada, Phillipines and United Kingdom.

THE WATKINS PRODUCTS

What makes the company so great is its products.  The products are absolutely awesome! Some of their popular products include their Natural Gourmet™ food products such as their black pepper, cinnamon and vanilla. These are three of my favorite Watkins products.

The personal care products are great too. I really enjoy the salves, bathroom cleaner and laundry detergent. My wife and I use many of the products, even though we are no longer affiliated with the company as distributors.

The products are very reasonably priced and are comparable to supermarket prices. In addition, they are very high quality and come with an unconditional money-back guarantee. Please know that Watkins also sells their products in stores such as Target™ and Wal-mart™. You can purchase products from these stores, even if you aren’t affiliated with Watkins. That’s what we do now!

At the time of this writing, Watkins manufactures more than 350 products. Each year, they add new products to their product line. They have everything from quality food items to bathroom cleaner to laundry detergent. Most of their items are consumable items, which mean they are used and then need to be reordered. This leads to repeat sales for Watkins distributors.

What I want to do in the paragraphs below is review some of my favorite products the company makes.

natural care lemon room refresher watkinsOne of my favorite products is the Natural Home Care Lemon Room Freshener. I love this product. It smells fantastic. More importantly, it eliminates bad odors.  I keep a bottle of it in the bathroom and one in our living room.

You can simply spray it a couple times and those bad smells go away.  It lasts a long time. It’s concentrated and very effective. You can use it on surfaces or simply spray it into the air. Compared to some of its competitors, I think it’s the best product available.

It comes in a small, 4 fl ounce bottle. You can purchase a bottle of this product for between $3.50 and $4 per bottle, depending upon where you shop.

Another great product is the Natural Home Care Savon Hand Soap. This stuff works like a charm. We have a bottle in the bathroom and one in the kitchen.  My favorite is the Aloe and Green Tea flavor. It smells really good and doesn’t dry out your hands. It leaves your hands clean, smelling good and fresh. What more could you ask for in a hand soap?

natural home care savon saopWe purchased the 11 fl oz bottle. That thing lasts a long time. It retails for $7.49 on the website.  I will be the first to admit that you can buy cheaper hand soaps at your local drug store. But I do believe that once you try the Watkins Savon Hand Soap (Aloe and Gree Tea) you will keep using it! To me, it’s worth the $7.

I love the J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Window Cleaner. My favorite one is the Aloe and Green Tea Scent. It’s one of my top ten favorite Watkins’ products.

It does an amazing job cleaning the windows in my vehicle and in my house. It doesn’t leave any streaks or residue on my windows. It removes grime, fingerprints and dust.

watkins window cleanerThe window cleaner is also biodegradable, non-toxic and priced right. It is comparable, or better, than the window cleaners you find at the discount stores and grocery stores. It also contains no animal ingredients.

One 24 fl ounce bottle lasts a long time, depending upon how much you use it. Best of all, one bottle costs approximately $3.50, so it is priced competitively with similar items you would find at the grocery store.

I also love the J.R. Watkins Natural Home Care Furniture Polish. This stuff does an outstanding job cleaning and dusting the wooden surface on our entertainment center and furniture. In fact, it makes our furniture look like new again.

watkins furniture polishIt can even remove watermarks and hide scratches. It gives your furniture a nice shine, so when you have guests over they will be impressed.

It can be used on finished and unfinished wood, natural wood, vinyl, particle wood and more. It is non-toxic and biodegradable. It isn’t tested on animals and contains no animal ingredients.

It retails for $7.99 per bottle, which is a little bit pricey, but I still think it’s a pretty good deal.

Another great product is the Watkins’ black pepper. It is very concentrated compared to most other black pepper spices sold in the grocery store. That means that it has a stronger flavor and you can use less of it and still have a great taste.

watkins black pepperIt’s made with the finest Malabar and Lampong peppercorns. More importantly, the peppercorns are granulated, not crushed, which means they keep their flavor.

My wife and I use the pepper on eggs, vegetables, meats, salads, pastas, stir fry, in marinades, soups and countless other things. In my opinion, it’s one of the staple items in our kitchen. It comes is a six ounce can, which lasts almost 18 months for the two of us. It retails for just $7.99.

I also enjoy the Watkins High-Oil Korintje Cinnamon. It’s the best tasting cinnamon I’ve ever used. We use it on toast, on pudding, on pancakes, in cakes, on cinnamon rolls and in so many other recipes. It comes in a large 6 oz tin can.

watkins cinnamonThe cinnamon has won countless awards. In 1928 it won the Gold Medal prize for the highest quality cinnamon at the International Exposition. Another great thing about it is that it is ground well. It’s very fine, unlike other cinnamon products you find at the grocery store.

I also recommend the J.R. Watkins Natural Apothecary Hand and Cuticle Salve. It comes in several different essences, to include lemon, mango, aloe and tea, and lavender. Lemon is my personal favorite.

What I really like about the product is that it works. It does a great job protecting your skin from the harsh elements. If you work outside, or tend to have dry hands and cuticles, you should check it out. It is made of beeswax base and is very good at moisturizing, nourishing, and revitalizing your hands.

According to the official Watkins’ website, the salve is:

• 95% Natural and above
• Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Free
• Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free
• Paraben Free
• Phthalate Free
• Mineral Oil, Petrolatum free
• Dye Free

In other words, the salve doesn’t have many harmful ingredients.  At the time of this writing, the product retails for $8.99, for a 2.1 ounce can.

watkins vanillaMy wife and I really love the J.R. Watkins Original Vanilla. It’s easily our favorite vanilla available for purchase. We use it for baking all types of things such as cakes, cupcakes, brownies, whoopie pies and chocolate chip cookies.

It’s made from Madagascar Vanilla beans. Even better, it’s double strength. You can get up to 132 uses per 11 ounce bottle. Also, when you freeze it or bake it, the flavor doesn’t dissipate. At the time of this writing, it has a suggested retail price of $15.99.

If you’ve never tried the J.R. Watkins Original Vanilla, you should. It’s won countless awards. It tastes great. It’s even used in the “Famous Amos” chocolate chip cookies. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.

watkins magic meatI also enjoy the J.R. Watkins Meat Magic Exhausteur de Viande Flavor Enhancer. This product is absolutely awesome for chicken, beef, steak, and seafood. I’ve used it in burgers, meatloaf, baked chicken, stir-fry chicken, steak, deer meat and countless other recipes. All you do is add a teaspoon or two of it to any dish and BINGO!

We’ve had our bottle for about a year now and are only half way through it. One bottle is 11 fl oz. For the best use, you use two teaspoons for every pound of meat. You can vary the amount depending upon your taste-buds and the recipe you are cooking.  One bottle of the Watkins Meat Magic retails for $9.99.

This is just a broad sample of some of the company’s great products.

WATKINS PRODUCTS IN STORES

Did you know that Watkins products are sold in stores? I know that they can be found in Target. They are also available at Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, Cub Foods, HyVee, Rothman’s Fresh Markets, Woodmans, Wal-mart, Hannaford, Ralph’s, Pick N Save and about 30 other retail stores. Additionally, you can also buy Watkins products at Amazon.com, ebay.com and drugstore.com.

I have mixed feelings about this myself. From the company’s perspective, it’s definitely a great idea. They get increased exposure to their products and develop new revenue streams and new customers.

As a distributor, on the other hand, it’s hard to compete with retail stores. After all, why would someone buy products from you (the distributor), when they can get the same products in stores, probably at a cheaper price? Personally, I see that as a huge disadvantage for distributors.

In fact, I wouldn’t join any direct sales company that offers its product line in stores. I think it defeats the whole concept of using the direct sales business model to begin with.

But, I know that people think differently about this subject. Some distributors are fine with it, claiming that the added exposure is good for their business.

WATKINS INCOME OPPORTUNITY

The income opportunity is great for someone looking to make an extra few hundred dollars per month or someone looking to build up a full-time income with the company!

There are several ways to make money with Watkins.  The first way you make money is by selling products to retail customers. You can do this by doing group presentations, one-on-one sales presentations or by sharing Watkins catalogs with friends and family members. When you do this, you keep the wholesale retail difference.

In most cases, this is somewhere between 20% and 40% of the selling price. Sometimes it’s more and sometimes it’s less. It varies by product and whether or not you give your customers any type of discount. Every product has a “suggested retail price.” The amount you charge customers is up to you.

The next way to make money with J.R. Watkins is to sponsor new distributors. When you sponsor people into the Watkins business, you can earn money off their sales too. When they sell products to customers and sponsor new distributors, you earn a small commission off each sale. As their sales increase and their downline grows, your commissions grow and you make more money. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to help your new Watkins distributors succeed.

The final way to make money with Watkins is with leadership rewards and incentives. When you build a large downline and generate lots of sales volume, Watkins will reward you with cash incentives, gifts, travel opportunities and more.

The amount of money you can earn is unlimited. It’s all based off your sales volume and your group’s sales volume. The more volume your “total business” does the more money you make. You can get started with your own Watkins business for about $39.95.

HOW TO SUCCEED IN WATKINS

Success in Watkins is not rocket science.  If I had to boil it down in a nut-shell I would say the secret to success is to use the products yourself, to find five to ten customers, to sponsor a few distributors and then help them do the same thing.

Most of the top earners have personally sponsored 50 to 200 people and they also each have 10 to 100 customers.

I think it also helps to have a game plan and have a mentor.  Find someone in your upline who is successful and willing to help you and let them help you come up with a game plan.  Create a simple business plan that makes sense to you, that you can stick with, and will lead you to your goals.

I should also tell you that if you want to succeed, it will take time.  Most businesses take a year or two for the owner to get profitable and several years to make a good income.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  More important, this is not the lottery or some get rich quick scheme.  You have to put in the work and be consistent before you can expect any type of results.

FINAL THOUGHTS ABOUT WATKINS

In conclusion, I believe the Watkins business is a viable and legitimate business opportunity for the following reasons. First and foremost, they offer exceptional products at reasonable prices. In addition, all products come with a 100% money back guarantee.

Next, they have an outstanding reputation, a strong financial backing, exceptional leadership, and a long history. Additionally, they offer a fair compensation plan and great distributor support. Simply put, they have everything that’s required in a good direct selling company.

Your key to success is to find a successful sponsor, build a large retail customer base, and consistently sponsor new distributors into your Watkins business. If you can do that, you will make money and build a profitable Watkins business. Please know that Watkins is not a get rich quick business opportunity. It takes time and effort to succeed, just like any other viable business model.

On a side note, I encourage you to share your Watkins experience with others. If you are currently (or formerly) involved in Watkins, please share your story.  Just leave a comment below to do so.

Best Network Marketing Tools: My Top 10 MLM Tools

What are the best network marketing tools? In my opinion, there are a few network marketing tools that all network marketers MUST have and use. These tools apply whether you are building your business online or offline.  Listed below are some of my favorite business tools, in no particular order.

1) A Newsletter: All serious network marketers should have their own mailed newsletter that they send out once a month in the MAIL. This is a simple, yet effective strategy for keeping in touch with your prospects, your customers and your team.  Don’t be tempted by email newsletters just because they are free.

Take the time and publish a newsletter EVERY month. Print it out, put it in an envelope and put a stamp on it.  Mail the bad boy out! Send it to EVERYONE on your team.  Send it to your prospects.  Send it to past and current customers.  This will help you keep in touch and get more business!  Trust me.  The best thing I do in my business is send out a newsletter every single month.  Learn more about newsletters.

2) Contact Manager – Everyone needs a contact manager to manage their prospects and leads. I use a program called StatTrak Address Manager.  I spent about $40 to buy the software.  It keeps track of all my contacts, with space for name, address, email, phone number and any other information I want to add.  You can do an internet search to learn more about them.

Building up a list of everyone you ever talk too is vitally important.  It allows you to keep in touch with people and follow up at a future date.  For example, if you met two new people a day for five years, you would have over 3,500 names in your contact manager.  That’s pretty powerful when you think about it.

What I like about having a contact manager is it keeps everything in one place.  Plus, it’s really easy to print off mailing labels.   Learn more about building a list.

3) Voice Recorder – I keep a voice recorder with me at all times.  Whenever I get a good idea, I record it.  I also use my voice recorder to interview people, record conversations I have with my mentors and to create information products.  You can buy a decent voice recorder online for less than $30.  I think it’s money well spent!

4) Prospecting CDs – Everyone should carry some prospecting CDs with them at all times.  This could be a CD that your company offers that explains more about the products and business opportunity, or it could be a CD you create yourself.  If you meet someone sharp, you want to be able to have something you can give to them.

5) Product Samples – If your business offers sample products, get some.  Assuming your products are good, you can give your prospect a sample and it will do a lot of the selling for you. Don’t be stingy on samples.  They are powerful!  Use them whenever possible.   Learn more about product samples.

6) Good Business Card – All serious network marketers need their own business cards.  Don’t print them yourself either.  Invest some money and get a quality business card online or from your local printer.  You want to make a favorable first impression with your prospect.  Hand out a lot of business cards.  Give one to everyone you meet.

7) Toll Free Sizzle Number – Everyone should have their own toll free sizzle number that they can record a message on.  You can create a two to five minute message and send your prospects to it.  It can do the sifting and sorting for you and you can respond to people who leave a message to request more information.  You can shop around online and get an affordable toll free number for less than $20 per month.  Learn more about sizzle calls.

8) Flip Cam or Video Recorder on Cell Phone – Videos are powerful.  Consider buying a Smart Phone or a Flip Camera.  You want a way to be able to record videos.  You can record testimonials, interviews, conversations with others and more.  Videos are very powerful.

9) Day Planner – Without a doubt a day planner is a must have.  Even if you do everything on your phone, I still suggest you get a day planner where you can write stuff down.  You want to be able to manage your time effectively, plan for future events, and keep track of what you’ve done to build your business.  You can get a great day planner for less than $50.

10) Business Debit Card – I think it’s vital to have a separate bank account for your MLM Business.  Keep your personal and business finances separate.  Get a debit card from your business bank account so you can make all of your business purchases with that.  This makes it easier at tax time and helps show the IRS that you have a business intent.  Learn more about managing your business finances.

Final Thoughts

Tools are important in any type of business. Could you imagine a carpenter trying to build a house without any tools? It simply wouldn’t work. Network marketing is no different. If you want to build a successful MLM Business, you need to have your own network marketing tools which allow you to work smart, while leveraging your time and effort. My favorite tools were listed above.

If you’ve been involved in this great industry for any period of time, you might even use some different tools. If that is the case, I would love to hear from you. Please share some of the tools that you use and recommend, with the rest of our online community. Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

Friends, Family and MLM: What You Should Know

Today, I want to talk to you about friends, family and MLM.  This is one of those subjects that has a lot of controversy in our industry.  You can read all sorts of horror stories online about people who are part of the No Friends Left Club.  Their families want nothing to do with them and avoid them like the plague, because of their MLM Business.

On the other hand, many successful leaders in our industry built their business (almost entirely) by working with their friends and family.  So it does work, if you do it right!

Some folks swear by it and others hate it!

Most companies and top earners teach their new team members to get started by working with their warm market.  For most folks, I can see the merits in doing this.  Most folks already know at least 200 to 500 people in their immediate sphere of influence.  And if they approach these folks they are bound to find SOME folks to join their team or be a customer.

I believe it’s smart to talk to the people that you know, IF you do it the right way.  That is the key factor.  It’s HOW you approach your friends and family about your products and business that will ultimately determine whether or not it positively or negatively impacts your relationships.

You should never use hype or pressure.  You should never lie to others and tell them what you think they want to hear.  You should never chase, sell, bug, annoy, or try to convince others to work with you. Whenever you do any of these things you will definitely strain you relationships with your family and limit your odds of EVER having them work with you.

Here is what I suggest you do.  First and foremost, if you really believe in your company and products you SHOULD share it with people you know.  You should contact everyone on your warm market list to INFORM them of what you are doing, not to try and recruit them or sell them.  Your goal is simply to NOTIFY everyone about what you are doing.

When you notify people about what you are doing AND they express and interest to learn more, ONLY THEN do you go into greater detail.  Does that make sense?  Not everyone you notify will be interested.  With these folks, just file their information away in your database and follow up with them in six months.

If you tell someone what you are doing and then start asking a bunch of questions NOW you have their permission to go in greater detail.  Does that make sense?

By all means, call everyone your list and say “Hey Uncle Jim.  It’s me Chuck.  I’m calling you today because I recently decided to take control of my health.  I’ve been taking some new products that give me energy throughout the day and help me feel better.  I’m really excited.”

If he says “tell me more”, then tell him more.  If he immediately changes the subject and asks you about the weather, than don’t try to sell or pitch him.

If you are talking about the business, you could say something like this.  “Hi Uncle Jim.  It’s me Chuck.  I’m calling today because I recently started a Plan B in my life.  I knew my day job wouldn’t provide me the lifestyle I desire, so I decided to start a home business specializing in the wellness industry to supplement my income.  I’m really excited.”

If he says “tell me more”, then tell him more.  If he immediately changes the subject and asks you about the weather, than don’t try to sell or pitch him.

Does that make sense?

Once again, here are the big NO-NOs:

  • No pitching
  • No selling
  • No tricking or deception
  • No pressure
  • No guilt trips
  • No hype
  • No lying
  • No annoying
  • No chasing people

As a final point, I should tell you that it’s smart to work with your warm market.  If you found something really good, of course you would want to share it with the people you know.  That’s how I feel.

At the end of the day, it’s really HOW you approach your friends and family that will determine whether they avoid you at the next Family Reunion or not!  Just remember that it’s your job to notify, not to sell or convince!

Just food for thought.  What do you think?  Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

Top 10 MLM Skills and Traits to Develop

What are the top 10 MLM skills and traits to develop?  I think there are lots of valuable skills and traits to develop if you want to become really successful in the network marketing industry. I’ve studied a lot of successful leaders in our industry.  Even though all of them are different, they also have many things in common.

The one PRIMARY thing they all have in common is that they are all very committed to their own personal development.  They are ALWAYS trying to learn new skills and improve.  They read a lot of books, go to seminars, listen to CDs, and have mentors.

What do they study?  What skills do they work on?  Keep reading and I will share them with you! They are listed in no particular order.

# 1 Vision

I believe that vision is # 1 trait of successful leaders in ANY industry.  Vision is your ability to see something before it actually exists.  It’s the ability to see WHERE you want to go, or where you want to be, before you get there.  Most people have very little vision.  Most people think day to day or maybe week to week.  True leaders are visionaries.  They think months and years ahead. They know who they are, what they want, and where they are headed!  If you’re not naturally a visionary, you want to work on it.  The best way to do that is to set goals.

# 2 Goal Setting

All successful people have goals.  Written goals are even better.  You need to learn how to set realistic, attainable goals for your life and business.  This includes long-term, five year, one year, one month and weekly/daily goals.  These smaller goals will move you closer to your bigger goals.  You should have your goals written down on paper and you should read them every day. You should also share them with your spouse and/or an accountability partner (such as your upline).

# 3 Action

You can’t think your way to success in network marketing or anything else in life.  Ultimately, you have to roll up your sleeves and get your ass to work!  This is one area that a lot of reps mess up on.  They confuse activity and productivity.  They confused thinking about their business with working their business.  You want to become a person who gets things done.  You need your prioritized “to do” list every day and you need to get to work.  You won’t build your business watching television or by surfing the web.  If you don’t do the work, nothing will happen!

# 4 Enthusiasm and Passion

Ever meet a salesperson who was dull and boring?  Did you buy from them?  Probably not. Neither did I!  You want to be enthusiastic and passionate about what you do, who you are, and where you are headed.  Don’t confuse this with hype though.  When you talk with people, your enthusiasm and passion should be obvious.  Enthusiasm is contagious.  People like to buy from enthusiastic people!

# 5 Prospecting & Lead Generation

This is a skill that can make you very wealthy.  I can’t believe how many folks get in our industry and don’t spend any time or money to learn how to generate leads.  Invest your time and money reading books about marketing and lead generation.  Attend a few workshops.  Hire a mentor to help you.  Once you know how to generate an endless flow of leads for your business, you will never run out of people to talk to.

# 6 Belief

I would never buy something from someone who didn’t believe in their own product or business opportunity.  You need to work on your belief in three different areas.  First, you need to believe in yourself.  If you have “self-esteem” issues or “worthiness” issues get some help. You also need to believe in your company and products.  It helps if you are really passionate about them.  Finally, you have to have a rock solid belief in the network marketing industry. Remember that people are going to assess you when they meet with you.  If they don’t think you believe in what you are doing, why should they believe in it?

# 7 Inviting

If there is one skill you really want to develop, it’s how to invite people to a presentation.  You want to learn the right way to invite prospects to a meeting, webinar or event.  Your job is to get as many folks to the event as you can.  Even if you aren’t good at presenting the business opportunity yourself, or don’t want to do a business presentation yourself, if you know how to invite others to a presentation you will become really successful in network marketing.

# 8 Leadership

To really make it big in network marketing, you have to become a leader.  You don’t have to start out that way though. A good leader is someone who knows their purpose and has a vision. They treat others with respect, share their ideas with them, and influence their followers.  You have to remember that people don’t join business opportunities, they join people.  Become a leader and others will want to work with you.

How do you become a leader?  Be a person of action.  Care about other people.  Be results oriented.  Share your vision with others.  Be committed to your vision.

# 9 Communicating

Good communication skills are vital if you want to succeed in business (and in your home life). You must be able to express your ideas effectively to others through verbal, non-verbal and written communication.  One good thing to do is to take a public speaking class.  This one skill alone can really launch your network marketing business.  Another great tip is to learn how to listen!  Do less talking and more listening.  Show a genuine interest in others!

# 10 Selling

No, you don’t have to be a great salesperson to succeed in this industry.  But, it doesn’t hurt!  I think anyone that owns any type of business, even a network marketing business, should work on their salesmanship skills.  This includes your people skills, persuasion skills, and closing skills.  We can all improve our people skills and selling skills.  Read books.  Attend a few seminars on selling. Learn how to get customers.  Learn how to close people.  If you can’t make a sale (either your product or your business) you won’t do very well in network marketing.

Final Thoughts

There you have it folks.  This is my list of the top 10 MLM traits and skills to develop.  Which skill or trait on this list do you think is most important? Why?  Which skill or trait did I forget to include?  Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Top 10 Blog Posts About Building Your Network Marketing Business Online

In today’s post, I want to share my top 10 favorite blog posts from this website about building your MLM Business online.  These are all different posts from my website that I have written in the past.

For anyone trying to build their network marketing business online, I HIGHLY suggest that you read all of these posts and take notes.

#10 Offline vs. Online MLM

Picking what strategy you will use to build your MLM business is of vital importance.  Both online and offline work.  Most people are attracted to the online world because they think it is easy, fast and rejection free.  The truth is that most top earners still build their network marketing business belly to belly.  I know it’s not sexy, but the old school model still works.  It’s also a proven model.  Read this post to find out which method is best for you.

# 9 Three Pillars of a Healthy Online MLM Business

As I see it, there are three pillars to a successful online business.  First, you have your blog. Second, you need multiple streams of income.  Finally, you have your MLM Company. Combine that with your list and you have a winning combination.   Read more about the three pillars of a healthy online network marketing business.

# 8 My System for Building My MLM Business Online

In this post, I will share the exact system I use to build my network marketing business online.  I don’t hold anything back here.  I share what I do every single day to build my business, what my strategy is and how I do it.  This is one of the most important posts on this website.  Learn more about my system for building my online MLM business.

# 7  How to Build Your MLM Business by Blogging

This post talks about how to build your MLM Business by blogging.  I think this is a very important post, especially for anyone who want to set up their own blog, like I have.  I will cover the strategy, what you will need to do to build up your following, your content and much more. Read more about how to build your network marketing business by blogging.

# 6 Downsides of Building Your MLM Business Online

Building your MLM Online isn’t as fun or easy as it sounds.  It’s a lot harder than old school MLM, especially in the beginning.  In this post I will be “Negative Nelly” and share some of the common downsides and pitfalls of trying to build your MLM Business online.  Learn about the downsides of online MLM.

# 5 How to Sell Your MLM Products Online

Would you like to learn how to get more customers?  In this post I will show you some simple, but effective ways to find more customers online.  Every business needs customers, even network marketers.  Read more about how to find customers online.

# 4 How to Use an Auto-Responder to Grow Your MLM Business Online

My auto-responder is my most important tool in my online business.  It lets me stay in touch with my list frequently, build a good relationship with them, and create multiple streams of income.  Best of all, it works for me on complete auto-pilot, even while I sleep.  Learn more about how to use an auto-responder to grow your MLM Business online.

# 3 MLM Advertising Online: Tips for Success

There is a right way and a wrong way to advertise your MLM Business online.  My best advice is to look at what everyone else in our industry is doing and do the complete opposite.  Instead of promoting your business opportunity, promote yourself or promote a free or low cost training product designed for your target market.  Find a way to stand out in the crowd and be different. Learn more about how to advertise your MLM Business online.

# 2 The Process of Generating MLM Leads Online

Everyone needs more leads for their network marketing business.  Most people agree that leads are the lifeblood of your business. It’s the folks that know how to generate leads that normally end up in the top ranks of their company.  When you have ton of leads you never run out of people to talk to.  Read more about my process for generating leads online.

# 1 Build Your MLM Business Online: How to Do it

This is probably the most detailed post you will find online about how to build your MLM Business online.  I share my systematic steps that I follow to build my business.  This will be your online success blueprint, if you choose to follow it. It’s simple, easy to follow, and to the point! Read more about my success blueprint for building your MLM online.

Final Thoughts

In summary, these are my top 10 favorite blog posts on this website about building your MLM Business Online.  I hope you found the information helpful.  Please take the time to read each post, leave a comment and tell me what you think, and share it with your team!  Which article on this list did you enjoy the most and why?  Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.  I look forward to hearing from you.