How to Pick a Network Marketing Company

Looking for a Network Marketing Company? Here are ideas and my reasons.

You know, it’s NOT the 90s anymore when there were companies where people just happened to be in the right place at the right time and made a lot of money (due to luck?)  The economy was better, remember?  Well, the economy is NOT coming back….ever.  Whether you vote donkey or elephant, the median income of families has gone down dramatically in the last 5 years and there are many more out of work, having given up looking-in the prime of their work lif.  More women and children are in poverty than in 2009.

So, what can a person do?  Easy answer, for tens of millions-nothing.  Just sit there with less to show for your income, watch your TV, complain and hope.  They hope for Powerball or that the government is going give you money.  Powerball is MORE likely.

Some, who still have the drive, the work ethic and most importantly the WHY to create great things will ask, “Which company do I choose if I am going to go with MLM, or Direct Sales?”  I’ll answer with guidelines to help steer you right.  Now, full disclosure, I will give 2 opportunities at the end too, but as I recommend, check out anything you plan on joining.  Out of 1000 businesses, I suggest 2 and if my feet were to the fire, I MIGHT add a 3rd, but only for the right type of entrepreneur.  One can ALWAYS work hard and make it in almost ANY company, but many require an almost salesman-attitude and ability.  Others were huge in the 70s, 80s, 90s and are dinosaurs now.  Many require a person to convince others of the need to take a certain product.  I’m not signing up for THAT.

First or all, how big is the market for the product or service?  Is it nationwide or even worldwide?  (Worldwide does not matter to you unless you can get a biz off the ground in the US.)

Second:  What IS the product or service?  Is THIS a product or service that EVERYONE uses or even needs?  Hard to figure out ANY that fit this criteria. I get it that so many buy what they WANT rather than what they NEED, but the economy DOES dictate what gets thrown out first-often.

Will people give up this item if THEIR economy goes bad?  Pills, Shakes, Vitamins, Special Shampoos, expensive Skin Care, Jewelry, Nutritional items (that may or may not show results) often are the first to go when the mortgage is due or the kids are hungry.

What do these products or services cost?  Need a water filter?  (Not really)  But if you did, would it be 4 grand for a good one?  These last two paragraphs mention products that require a high level of sales ability.  Millions are sales resistant.  They don’t want to be a salesman, and they don’t want to be sold.

Almost lastly, the Comp Plans must make sense and allow the largest amount of people to get paid.  Many say to skip Binaries, but others do well with them.  Figure out the plan and see if your vision allows you to make some money in the first 30 or up to 90 days.  If so, people should stick around for the long haul. I am always leery of those that seem to be great for the company. I guess the word is breakage when bonuses do not go up to the next qualified recipient but revert to the company.

There used to be a saying-pick one company and stick with it. Here’s the 2014/2015 saying. Make money. You can buy products that you fall in love with with your massive profits from being in the correct company. These days, the minute you get someone on the phone, you have 60 days. The clock is ticking. On day 61 if they are not making money, YOUR call goes to voice mail. It is our responsibility to help people get into profit and making good money.

Lastly, the partnership, the group, the support, the 3 way call-a-ability and the company being there for you will contribute to 80% of your success. Are there Done-for-you features, and Auto-Responders working while you prospect more-or sleep?

Two companies are covered below with more to come soon.

1.  PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS:  I have updated.  Lightyear Wireless has been my home for 2 years, and yes, I need to read that 60 day statement again. Their new name is Tempo Wireless AND Tempo is now partnered with Sprint, T Mobile and Verizon, and soon will be with A T & T. NOTE: This is an update following the National Convention: Please Re-think this based on the new FREE entry as a manager. We feel that this has taken away the necessary motivation to sign up at the 300/500 level and as usual, when the mgr. position was 75 bucks, we expect those that limp in now for free to fail. Those that can communicate the strong benefits to go the 300/500 with all of the extra benefits will still do well, and of course receive my support.

2. For those that want to get ‘into-the-money’ quickly and want the education and discernment that comes with, look at the Professional Home Business Academy: http://RickToTheMax.com. This group started with a core of dedicated and long-term industry pros only on Oct. 7 and is in Beta. That mode continues until the Jan. 1 Pre Launch and an approx. April 2015 Launch. This program provides education, discernment, specific training that will help with ANY company, and a system to contact people (with the leads) for a rock bottom price. My goal is to get 500 to 1000 reps below me by 1/1/15 which would be 5K to 15K per month in income (recurring) depending on the 3 affiliate levels. Also listen to 808.399.1299, access code 305660# for a longer overview. Dan Anderson, with his years of expertise and success developed the concept for this venture and has strongly led from Day 1.

Upon Further Review, I am reserving my judgment on Tempo and cannot recommend them at this moment. All the time, good/great companies make Corporate decisions that take the wind out of the sails of the Reps, or worse. We shall see. I hope you appreciate my honesty and NOT hype or fluff.

The Academy is an excellent option-also with top leaders in MLM on hand to help out. That said, I can be contacted for any questions and for that matter, I will give an educated comment about ANY company.  If you are looking, give me a call, I will give and honest answer or tell you if I do not know.  If you are already drinking the Koolaid with one company please don’t contact me to recruit ME or argue.  I wish you the best.  Aloha from Rick in San Miguel de Allende, Gto, Mexico.   Rick Emmerich, rickemmerich@gmail.com

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Can your cell phone pay you? (Tempo Wireless can)

The short answer?  HECK YEAH.  Easy?…..not really.

First of all, if you WANT a get-rich quick scheme, we ain’t go that.  If your brain is stuck in the 90s, when things DID go easier for those working from home and for some, anyway, it was not that much work-if that is you, wrong post for you.

These days, with a much tougher economy, and millions of ‘woe-is-me’ attitudes throughout the population, amazing things are still possible in relationship marketing, or working from home.  It requires a decision to actually do it.  Not, ‘I think I’ll try it a while’ or ‘Let’s see what happens.’

Once you have chosen a company, the work begins.  As you can tell by the title, I DO recommend a company that has a service (WIRELESS) that EVERYONE uses.  If you choose another company, good luck.  I am not going to talk about those other companies on this post, however.

No matter WHO you choose, the REAL factor (I feel) in your success will be due to the partnership(s) you create.  Upline, one needs support in making 3 way calls, or getting advice, training and encouragement.  If you do not have that, it probably does NOT matter how good your choice of company is, you will have a tough road ahead.

Back to Wireless: there ARE other companies, VERY different from ours out there.  If one is fantastic at marketing and wants to succeed, they can make it with ANY company, including those that think they are our competitors.  I chose Tempo Wireless (which used to be called Lightyear) because of the great up front money and the great back end, or residual money.  I also thought that, by getting 3 (only) to use wireless and earning MY cell use for free, that others could do that as well.

Again, there is the partnership we have.  Atlas Partners is our group and we are the BEST in Lightyear.  Our crew of 1500 is 5% of the 30K Reps in Lightyear.  We account for 40% of the Rank Advancements.  So, NOT a ‘claim’ but a fact as reported by Exec-VP, Ron Mattingly.

Our support, our system, our CS within our group and our vision, headed up by Dan Anderson is second to none.  We suggest using 3 or even more of the 37 ways to prospect.  I am looking for those that want to find other leaders to find other leaders to, well, you know.

If you WANT to be a wireless ’sales person’ I think I can help, and you certainly COULD make good money here and advance.  Why not advance quicker and make it more profitable and do things OUR way, though?

Need more convincing?  go to http://www.RicksFreeWireless.com     Rick Emmerich

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10 Great Things about Working from Home

Personal freedom
Personal freedom. If you’re used to spending hours in traffic to and from work every day, some of the most exciting advantages to starting a home-based business are your newfound freedom and the retrieval of lost time. The average American spends 348 hours each year commuting, according to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Suddenly with a home-based business, you have those extra hours to regain control of your personal life. Plus, there are no bosses, no dress code, no set work schedule, and no office politics to maneuver. All you need is personal drive, discipline, and time-management skills.

#1  Personal freedom

Personal freedom. If you’re used to spending hours in traffic to and from work every day, some of the most exciting advantages to starting a home-based business are your new found freedom and the retrieval of lost time. The average American spends 348 hours each year commuting, according to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. Suddenly with a home-based business, you have those extra hours to regain control of your personal life. Plus, there are no bosses, no dress code, no set work schedule, and no office politics to maneuver. All you need is personal drive, discipline, and time-management skills. Personal freedom

That said, the decision of who to partner with in your business endeavor is one of the most important that you will make, if not THE most important.  We at Atlas Partners would like to reach out to you to offer some help. It does not matter if you have your own company already, or you need one for your Primary Business. First, go to http://RickToTheMax.com and then check out our recorded Overview Call. It is 24/7 and you dial 805.399.1299 and the access code is 305660#  If you like what you hear, get started in our Pre-Lauch right away. If you need to contact me at 808.371.6501.   Rick Emmerich

Aloha, Rick Emmerich

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Nerium sets a record

Nerium International – $100 Million In Revenue In First Year.  As a former active member of this company, this is one of the two that I recommend.  I love the product.  My partner and sponsor said I was the ‘poster boy’ for the company with my before and after pictures….
Nerium receives the 2012 Global 100 Bravo Award for growth in business. With the astounding amount of sales  growth in the first year of business, the Bravo Award was the icing on the cake.
The Global 100 Awards, initiated in 2010, honor the top 100 direct selling companies worldwide. In the same year, the Bravo Award for Growth was introduced. The Bravo Award is granted to the company with the greatest percentage of certified revenue increase over the prior year.
Nerium International -markets breakthrough skin care products validated by science, is certainly  pleased to receive the 2012 Global 100 Bravo Award for Growth.
John Fleming, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling New- publisher of the Global 100 list, says, “In my many years in the industry, I do not think we have ever experienced a brand new company achieving $100 million in revenue in its first year of business. This achievement is a testimony to the leadership team, quality of product, service and support but also a tribute to the thousands of people who have chosen Nerium as customers and brand partners. This is really a remarkable accomplishment!”   Nerium International –A Great Start!
Rick’s note:  As I stated I am no longer active, although I am placed on a great team with plenty of support.  I can set you up with a ton of support.
For anyone that shares my opinion that most people cannot afford a new expense in their lives, contact me.  I DO help people add value to their lives while taking away a monthly expense that they pay every month and won’t leave home without.  You can’t go wrong with either company, but where I am now, we are in the Industry that is growing the fastest in the home based business arena.  Yep, faster than skin care.
Aloha, Rick Emmerich
Nerium International – $100 Million In Revenue In First Year.  As a former active member of this company, this is one of the two that I recommend.  I love the product.  My partner and sponsor said I was the ‘poster boy’ for the company with my before and after pictures….
Nerium receives the 2012 Global 100 Bravo Award for growth in business. With the astounding amount of sales  growth in the first year of business, the Bravo Award was the icing on the cake.
The Global 100 Awards, initiated in 2010, honor the top 100 direct selling companies worldwide. In the same year, the Bravo Award for Growth was introduced. The Bravo Award is granted to the company with the greatest percentage of certified revenue increase over the prior year.
Nerium International -markets breakthrough skin care products validated by science, is certainly  pleased to receive the 2012 Global 100 Bravo Award for Growth.
John Fleming, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Direct Selling News- publisher of the Global 100 list, says, “In my many years in the industry, I do not think we have ever experienced a brand new company achieving $100 million in revenue in its first year of business. This achievement is a testimony to the leadership team, quality of product, service and support but also a tribute to the thousands of people who have chosen Nerium as customers and brand partners. This is really a remarkable accomplishment!”   Nerium International –A Great Start!
Rick’s note:  As I stated I am no longer active, although I am placed on a great team with plenty of support.  I can set you up with a ton of support.
For anyone that shares my opinion that most people cannot afford a new expense in their lives, contact me.  I DO help people add value to their lives while taking away a monthly expense that they pay every month and won’t leave home without.  You can’t go wrong with either company, but where I am now, we are in the Industry that is growing the fastest in the home based business arena.  Yep, faster than skin care.
Aloha, Rick Emmerich

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Where in the world are Dr. Malia and Rick Emmerich?

TWO IMPORTANT THINGS (WE ALL GOT ISSUES)
When my wife, Dr. Malia and I talk to people about their lives, one thing keeps popping up.  Now, she’s the Dr. and her focus is usually nutrition, body structure, injury issues, weight and emotional concerns.  As I am a Secondary Income Coach, we both are interested in others’ issues.
Many if not most people are concerned about their health.  It’s true.  Whether they realize their diet is junk, or junk food.  Or they absolutely see that their weight has to change.  (Usually downward.)  Maybe it’s Diabetes, or the need to be more regular, or needing more energy, or wanting better moods and relief from depression.  Maybe they work out or participate in sports and want to recover quicker.
Dr. Malia can help.
A lot of people are truly behind the 8 Ball financially.  Backed into a corner, struggling.  They fall into two categories and often want to find another job.  OR, they have heard about, or experienced others that have their own businesses and want to do that.  It has been said that an extra 400 a month would help avoid most bankruptcies, car-repos and even divorces.
If 400 can help, don’t you think 2000 a month would do wonders?  I do.  What about 5000 a month.  Well, you have heard of meal replacement.  5000 a month income is J O B  replacement income!
I can help.
A recent  Honolulu Star-Advertiser: ‘Bankruptcies fall, but businesses, individuals still struggle’  I can relate, and that is exactly what Malia and I hear. Call me.  I can just listen for a minute and see if there is a fit.  As connectors/networkers/coaches/listeners/Christians/friends/fun people we would actually pay attention.
We are going on a fantastic inspired journey.  Perhaps you or someone you know wants to go too.
Rick Emmerich     rickemmerich@gmail.com
BTW,  I am not a good candidate for your juice, your special pills, your gas additive.   I do something different.
Listen to 618.355.1110 and then……..Go to http://RicksFreeWireless.com  then call me.
Aloha, all the best to you.
PS.  For those who could care less about what I am doing, but are curious or even definite about exploring the benefits of Holistic Chiropractic, call 808.596.4853.  Dr. Malia Emmerich will find time to share her craft with you.  http://HolisticChirpra

Short answer? Mexico. We relocated to be nearer to family (five minutes) and for an adventure. Stay tuned to get updates on our lives. Those that know us may want to hear about our businesses and careers. Our friends may be curious….

When my wife, Dr. Malia and I talk to people about their lives, one thing keeps popping up. Now, she’s the Dr. (Holistic Chiropractic) and her focus is nutrition, body structure, injury issues, weight and emotional concerns. As I am a Secondary Income Coach, we both are interested in others’ issues.

Many if not most people are concerned about their health. True. Whether they realize their diet is junk, or junk food. Or they can’t avoid the fact that their weight has to change. (Usually downward.) Maybe it’s Diabetes, or the need to be more regular, or needing more energy, or wanting better moods and relief from depression. Maybe they work out or participate in sports and want to recover quicker.

Dr. Malia can help. If you need the latest in nutritional advice, with her unique spin on things, call her at 512.524.3995. We are NOW in Central Time, not in Honolulu, anymore.

A lot of people are truly behind the 8 Ball financially. Backed into a corner, struggling. They fall into two categories and often want to find another job. OR, they have heard about, or experienced others that have their own businesses and want to do that. It has been said that an extra 400 a month would help avoid most bankruptcies, car-repos and even divorces.

If 400 can help, don’t you think 2000 a month would do wonders? I do. What about 5000 a month? Well, you have heard of meal replacement. 5000 a month income is J O B  replacement income!

I can help.

A recent  Honolulu Star-Advertiser: ‘Bankruptcies fall, but businesses, individuals still struggle’  I can relate, and that is exactly what Malia and I hear. Call me. I can just listen for a minute and see if there is a fit.  As connectors/networkers/coaches/listeners/Christians/friends/fun people we actually pay attention.

We are going on a fantastic inspired journey. Perhaps you or someone you know wants to go too.

rickemmerich@gmail.com

BTW,  I am not a good candidate for your juice, your special pills, or your buying club. HOWEVER, we CAN partner with the Beta Launch company my partners and I have just rolled out to help you build your primary biz.  I do something different.

Go to http://RickToTheMax.com and then call our overview call 24/7 at 805.399.1299 with the access code 305660#. At least take a quick 3 minute look and see if this is for you. If not, you may know just the person or person that are struggling while working from home and need extra help.

Aloha, all the best to you.  Rick Emmerich

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Kids and Cell Phones

How young is TOO young for a cell phone?

A recent newspaper particle was done locally and actually done well, but I will choose not to quote it and instead give my educated perspective.  As a member of a company that gives people cell phone service and allows them to save money and even get their wireless for FREE, I have something to say.

As a husband of a holistic Chiropractor (Dr. Malia Emmerich) I see some of the other concerns too.

First, the clamoring for phones and devices by 7, 8 and 9 year olds.  Though not a parent, I see the need to actually “Just Say NO.”  Besides the questions of what are they really talking about?, there is the issue of the electro magnetic frequencies, or emfs.  Studies that have been done on 19 through 29 year olds show that heavy use is contributing to the increase in brain and eye cancer.

Would you think that 8 and 9 year olds using phones over the same period, (before then using them for another 40!) would be of more concern?  I WOULD.

This is not to be exhaustive in any way.  The studies can be looked up.   It’s just that those phones are dangerous for those of us that are fully grown.   How much more for kids in developing bodies and minds?

Food for thought.  If anyone wants to get a graphic representation, go visit Dr. Linda Fickes in Hawaii Kai and she will do Thermographic Imaging which shows the bright red of the radiation areas versus the healthy green aura like picture of the rest of the body.

And even worse for us here in Hawaii is the fact that the Japanese radiation is drifting our way and floating our way as we speak.  And even more cheerful facts tomorrow.

Rick Emmerich

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How’s that cell phone working for you?

Here’s a tidbit from a powerful and sobering study done on the effects of EMFs (Electro-Magnetic Frequencies) that come from cell phones, TVs, video games, and computers.  The study in full is at www.brainsurgery.us and follow their links.

Heck I get a sore neck form using my phone, but as many of you will remember I married a Holistic Chiropractor and that is treatable.  If I see you walking around with a computer up to the side of your head then we will have to talk.  For now, I’d prioritize the cell phone as the most dangerous source of EMFs in each of our lives.

To find ways to combat the danger go to www.mybiopro.com/drmalia

Mobile Phone-Brain Tumour Public Health AdvisoryVini G. Khurana, MBBS, BSc(Med), PhD, FRACS Key messages of this work:

  • Mobile phones are convenient and frequently invaluable, yet exposure to their electromagnetic radiation is invisible. Therefore, any danger this exposure poses may be easily dismissed.
  • Exposure is long-term and its effects on the body, particularly its electrical organ, the brain, are compounded by numerous other simultaneous long-term exposures including continuous waves from radio and TV transmitter towers, cordless phone base stations, power lines, and wireless/WiFi computing devices.
  • A malignant brain tumour represents a life-ending diagnosis in the vast majority of those diagnosed. There is a significant and increasing body of evidence, to date at least 8 comprehensive clinical studies internationally and one long-term meta-analysis, for a link between mobile phone usage and certain brain tumours.
  • Taken together, the data presented below compellingly suggest that the link between mobile phones and brain tumours should no longer be regarded as a myth. Individual and class action lawsuits have been filed in the USA, and at least one has already been successfully prosecuted, regarding the cell phone-brain tumour link.
  • The “incubation time” or “latency” (i.e., the time from commencement of regular mobile phone usage to the diagnosis of a malignant solid brain tumour in a susceptible individual) may be in the order of 10-20 years. In the years 2008-2012, we will have reached the appropriate length of follow-up time to begin to definitively observe the impact of this global technology on brain tumour incidence rates.
  • There is currently enough evidence and technology available to warrant Industry and Governments alike in taking immediate steps to reduce exposure of consumers to mobile phone-related electromagnetic radiation and to make consumers clearly aware of potential dangers and how to use this technology sensibly and safely.

It is anticipated that this danger has far broader public health ramifications than asbestos and smoking, and directly concerns all of us, particularly the younger generation, including very young children.

One other way to help lessen the EMF damage is to go to your local ocean and go for a dip.  If you do, watch out for the man in the gray suit and leave your gold chains and other bling on the shore.

Seriously, do not ignore the warnings about EMFs and follow up at Dr Malia’s website.

Rick Emmerich aka @hearthealthguy

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