Welcome to my blog. My name is Charles Holmes. My friends call me Chuck. I hope you will do the same thing.
I love our industry. Many people will not understand that, but I know a few of you will.
What I love most about this industry is helping others, the personal development, the ability to be your own boss and call your own shots, working from a laptop anywhere in the world, and the residual income.
**** The picture to the left was one of my last days in the Army in 2010. I resigned as a Major.
My first network marketing company was Amway (known as Quixtar at the time). When I first saw the circles drawn on the white dry erase board I was hooked. I didn’t sleep well for several days. I was so excited about the possibilities this industry offers average people.
If anything, I was angry that no one had ever taught me about residual income or network marketing before that. Fourteen years later I still feel the same way about our industry.
My experience in this industry is quite different than most people. It has not been easy for me. It has been a constant challenge. I mentally quit hundreds of times, maybe even thousands of times. I even physically quit a few times.
Despite the difficulty I had, it’s always been appealing to me. It’s always drawn me back. I knew that if I stuck with it, I would eventually figure it out.
At the time of updating this page (OCT 2016), I have been in the industry 14 YEARS. I feel like I have just broken through the barrier and am finally making great strides. I am definitely a work in progress.
Let me start by telling you that I am NOT some gazillionaire. I don’t have 840,000 people on my team (but, I’m working on that). I’m not a guru. I am simply a hard working, determined, commited person who will master this industry, regardless of how long it takes me.
I am a part-time network marketer and full-time entrepreneur. I am an entrepreneur first, a blogger second, and a network marketer third.
When I first joined the industry, I had a lot of baggage to overcome. I had a horrible self image, bad attitude and I was a jerk. Thank goodness for the personal development! I am now totally new person.
After committing about two and a half years to my first company (Amway) I decided to take a short break from the industry. I had a nice team going and was making some money, but I was burnt out and going through a painful divorce. I left the business for personal reasons.
During the next TEN YEARS, I bounced around to many different network marketing companies. I wasn’t really committed to ANY of those companies. I was one foot in, but never all in. I’d dabble with each company for three to nine months and then be off to the next shiny object. I never found a company I was REALLY passionate about, nor did I ever put in the work it takes to succeed (in a big way).
My failure, or lack or results, was my own fault. In other words, I never even gave myself a fair chance to succeed. Can you relate?
Some of the network marketing companies I’ve worked with in the past include:
- Life Force International
- My World Plus
- Send Out Cards
I know I’ve been with more companies than this. I simply don’t remember all of the names. I have to tell you, there is nothing wrong with any of these companies. They’re all great companies. Many of them are industry leaders.
My problem was me. I simply did not have the skills, mindset or commitment it took to succeed.
I’ve made more mistakes than most people in this industry. I’m not proud of that, but I did learn from each mistake and became a better leader, network marketer and entrepreneur in the process. The biggest mistakes I’ve made in this industry in the past were:
- Not committing to one company for the long haul
- Only having one foot in, not being “all in”
- Not focusing on ONE business building strategy
- Not taking massive action consistently
- Trying to create multiple streams of income before I built one solid income stream
- Not leveraging my own talents and abilities to build my business
- Not finding a mentor
- Chasing money rather than finding a company with a product line I am passionate about
- Not having a clear daily mode of operation for my business
- Not being persistent and consistent with my business day in and day out
While it’s embarrassing to put these down on my website for everyone to read, my hope is that you can learn from what I did wrong so you don’t make the same mistakes that I did.
While I made a lot of mistakes during those early years, there is one thing I did right.
I worked on my personal development. I took the time to develop the right skill-set and mind-set. I worked on my attitude, my leadership skills, my communication skills, my marketing skills, and my network marketing skills. Now, I am starting to enjoy the benefits of doing that.
Here are a few other things about me that you might find interesting.
- Both my wife and I work from home (in our pajamas) full time with my business
- I am 39 years young (as of 2016)
- I grew up in small town Skowhegan, Maine and have loving parents
- I am a Red personality, with a touch of blue and green
- I love to laugh
- I am extremely competitive and focused
- I enjoy going to yard sales, flea markets and thrift stores with my wife
- I’m the author of approximately 20 books and numerous audio training programs
- I have a Master’s Degree in Management
- I am a Certified Small Business Coach
- I’ve been a selling on eBay for about 14 years
- I own two large websites that I update almost every day, this one and my military website
- I spent just over 15 years in the Army and Army National Guard; resigning as an Army Major
- Combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Kosovo
- I enjoy reading, running, writing and watching funny movies
- I live in Homosassa, FL with my wife Rachel
- I have a 14 year old son, Devant
- I am a NIGHT OWL, never call me before 10 in the morning (LOL)
WHAT I’M DOING NOW
I am a professional blogger with about 20-30 different income streams.
My other website is a military blog designed to mentor people serving in the Army.
Here are some of my best income streams for this blog.
*** Keep in mind I offer several things to best serve my visitors. I know everyone has different needs and is looking for something different.
- My Large Commission Business Where I Earn Up to $1500 per sale
- My MLM Companies
- My Information Products
- Google Adsense
- Buy MLM Leads
- Best Auto-Responder
- Services & Coaching
- Buy a Solo Ad
My MLM Companies
I am building a team of happy customers, wholesale buyers and business builders in two companies. Why two companies? Because I really love the products both companies make. I am a very good recruiter and retailer.
Company # 1: Health and Wellness
This is a super awesome health and wellness company. It’s been around since 1992 and if I had to bet, I’d guess that you’ve never heard of them. 99 out of 100 people I talk with have never heard of them before.
They are my forever home. I joined them in April 2014 and as of October 2016 I have a team of about 400 customers and distributors. My ten year goal with the company is to build a team of 5k to 10k people.
I should tell you right upfront, this is my part-time, long-term project. I am focused and consistent and work my business about an hour a day, five days per week.
There are no sign up costs, no website fees, no membership fees, and no renewal fees. You simply order one product you like and you are in business. The products are awesome and priced fairly. Both customers and reps pay the same price for the products.
No one gets hurt. It’s a dream company to work with. I am looking for people who want to lose weight, get healthy, or are SERIOUS about building a big business. Learn more.
Company # 2: Essential Oils
I really love essential oils. They are taking the world by storm as more and more people are looking for natural alternatives to traditional medicine. I started using these products in October 2014 and fell in love with them immediately.
The company itself has a rock solid reputation and has been around more than 20 years. It is the leader in the essential oil world and is highly respected.
I currently have a team of about 60 customers and wholesale buyers. I am looking to serve customers, wholesale buyers, and business builders. If something like this interests you, you can learn more here.
**** For most people, I would not recommend promoting more than company or affiliate program at a time. I am in a unique situation because of the traffic I get from this blog.
WHY WORK WITH ME?
I am VERY serious about the industry. I am not a flake or quitter. I am extremely dedicated and committed.
I also believe my word is my bond and I want you to know that you can count on me. I am trustworthy and reliable. I am also a nice guy.
You should work with me because I have lots of experience in our industry, I am successful, and I have great mentors. Furthermore, I am accessible. I answer calls and return emails. I offer help when asked, but I don’t chase, beg, or hunt people down.
I am a top 1% recruiter and great retailer. If you are a serious distributor, I am a dream sponsor.
If you can resonate with what I am saying, and you would like to chat, feel free to give give me a call at (352) 503-4816 or send me an email to email@example.com. I promise not to waste your time if you don’t waste mine. Give me a call. I’d love to connect.
What Should You Do Now?
- Learn more about my primary MLM Company
- Discover the services I provide
- Check out my free 7-day boot camp
I hope you will bookmark this site, visit us often and share it with your friends and family. Thank you for visiting my website. Feel free to leave a comment below to tell me a little bit about yourself.