If you missed the segment and interview with Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos on 60 minutes last night, it is something that every entrepreneur should see, so here it is:
As many of you know we have been recommending that marketers find a way to tap into the power of Amazon for several years. We always try to practice what we teach and preach. When I first started publishing some of our MLM training manuals on Amazon’s Kindle platform there were only a handful of Kindle books available on Amazon. At the time of this writing there are hundreds, in the near future there will be thousands.
We have been selling some of our training DVD programs, like Confessions of a Network Marketing Millionaire on Amazon for several years.
For the last three to four years we have been having Amazon Affiliate websites built, make them profitable and then selling the entire website. Over the past year we have tapped into the fulfillment by Amazon business model and the results have been staggering, the Amazon FBA business model alone, has six figure monthly potential.
So I am a big believer in Amazon and have always felt that as marketers we need to learn go where the traffic already is. As I watched the interview last night it became obvious to me why Amazon is basically taking over the online marketing world. I have heard it said that 1/3 of ALL online sales in the US are done on Amazon.
As I watched the interview, a couple of quotes really stood out and were so good I don’t want to forget them and are applicable to network marketing and all business. I remember years ago when I had the paradigm shift that “all successful entrepreneurs think the same way and have basically the same thought patterns”. I use to love to watch the A&E show Biography because this idea was confirmed over and over.
Powerful quotes from Jeff Bezos on 60 Minutes
“The long term approach is rare enough that it means you are NOT competing with very many companies”
I have always tried to teach that network marketing is not about the income you can generate next month, it is a 3-5 year game plan to success as we harp on over and over in our MLM Training Club program. As network marketing leaders one of the best things you can do is teach your team to have a 3-5 year game plan. If you want to make an extra $500 a month there are easier ways. Network marketing is about wealth creation, and that is not going to happen in 90 days.
“Just the change in timeline can be a very big competitive advantage”
As a network marketing leader, prospects and business minded people appreciate hearing the truth. Yes the masses foam at the mouth at the hype, and the thought of doubling their income in 90 days, or getting rich while watching TV, however business minded people respond to logic, facts & numbers.
If you tell people the truth, and tell them up front you are working a 3-5 year game plan to wealth, and avoid the get rich quick pitch, it will give you a competitive advantage with the right type of people.
“You have to Earn Your Keep in this World”
Most people have the philosophy “If first I don’t succeed, fix the blame quick”. However business minded people understand that success starts with responsibility and every business model requires mindsets and skillsets that can be developed over time.
“Complaining is not a Strategy”
All I can say to this is Amen!
One final thought. In the video they make the statement, “After products arrive to Amazon” keep in mind that 95% of those products are being sent to Amazon by people like you and me that are tapping into the FBA Amazon business model. (Success leaves Clues)
Honestly, when I stated in the industry over 30 years ago, I wanted to quit almost every day. I had absolutely known of the skillsets and mindsets it takes to develop a network marketing team. All I had was persistence and credibility from the stand point that people could depend on me to do what I said I was going to do, and support them and tell them the truth. Remember I was 20 years old, so how much credibility can a twenty year old really have, but I was blessed with an extra dose of determination and I just knew that if other people with average intelligence had built a team, then I could.
The truth is, most business models can be learned by average people if they want it bad enough. It doesn’t take God given talents or above average intelligence to become a successful entrepreneur it just takes the willingness to learn and take action.
With that said, I still wanted to quit every day when I started. However, unlike today when we are surrounded by multiple opportunities in various niches, I DIDN’T HAVE A CHOICE, IT WAS EITHER MAKE IT NETWORK MARKETING or spend the rest of my life building someone else’s dream.
I can honestly say, that if not for the video below, I would not have made it. I had this on audio cassette and if I listened to it once, I listened to it 1,000 times. The message is powerful and I hope you enjoy it.
I am the first to admit that network marketing is not for everyone. However, I do believe that every individual has within them seeds of greatness. I believe there is a perfect plan for our life and for most of us we are not suppose to be spending our life building someone else’s dream, we should be building our own. Living a life of mediocrity is not why we are here!
So my hope is that if you have found your calling in life, that you will put you hand to the pump and DON’T STOP!
THE SECRET TO MONTHLY FOCUS
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes I appreciate Christmas and the real meaning behind the commercialization but Thanksgiving is my favorite. Over the years I have learned how to be thankful and ambitious at the same time. Jim Rohn was the first person I heard talking about this concept of being thankful and ambitious.
For many people it is one or the other, but learning to be both will make a positive impact for you and those you care about.
My main reason for this post is just to say THANK YOU!
If it wasn’t for YOU, I wouldn’t get to do what I do for a living.
Nothing is more frightening to me than the thought of being stuck somewhere to a job that I can’t stand. Thankfully I walked out of IBM in 1985 and have never had a 1099 from another company since.
Today it’s because of YOU that I can attempt to live every day trying to make a positive impact on others, contribute to churches and charities and have a platform to publish programs that hopefully make a positive impact on people and help them stop, take a deep breath and really think.
So, in honor of the upcoming holidays … THANK YOU!
Thank you for being my email subscriber, for watching my videos, for attending my live seminars and webinars, for investing in training programs I produce and recommend and most importantly for referring me to other marketers that you care about and sharing my post on social media platforms like Facebook.
I know that the majority of my subscribers have found the perfect business model(s) for them and I am excited for you. If you haven’t yet, I want to encourage you to never stop believing. It is out there & I hope you find YOUR PERFECT BUSINESS MODEL this year if you haven’t already. That thing that lights your fire, gives you passion and that is a model for you to contribute meaningfully to other people.
When it is all said it done, that is really all that matters. Did you make a positive impact on your family and other people?
I hope this Thanksgiving is your best ever. Where ever you are, BE THERE. Take a minute and really soak up the people you love, and make a great memory. None of us are promised tomorrow, and learning to appreciate every day like it was Thanksgiving is the real blessing.
Thanks again for your support!
Dedicated to Your Success,
PS. I asked myself this morning, what article, video or program have I produced or shared overed this year that has really made a positive impact on others? My immediate thought was the MLM Training Club monthly CD’s. I am so glad I decided to do that program because the emails I get monthly, let me know it is making a positive impact on those that internalize the information and make it their own.
However the next thing that immediately came to mind was my book. “Change Your Financial Mindset & Create Wealth” The positive reviews on that book continue to be posted on Amazon every month and I know people are really hearing the message.
So I am putting it on Amazon’s free promotion for you starting tomorrow, Tuesday 11/26 until Friday 11/30. If you don’t own a Kindle you can still download it to your computer, and I hope you will. Here are the links.
Free Kindle to PC Info: www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pc?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/kindle/pcFree Download Link: Just go to www.Amazon.com and search for ( Financial Peace Dale Calvert ) and
the free book will pop up.
PSS Perfect Gift for yourself or upline or downline member. We didn’t do this last year and some of our subscribers were disappointed, so we have decided to make our popular discount Christmas gift certificates available for 2013. The web page is active and ready to take orders, but we haven’t changed the date from 2011 to 2013 at the time of this post. So when your family ask you what you want for Christmas over Thanksgiving, or you are looking for the perfect gift for your upline or downline team member, this may be your answer!
Yes, I believe that most people do business with those they know, like, and trust, but knowledgeable entrepreneur’s know better! Yes, I purchase insurance, get my dry cleaning done, eat at some local Mom & Pop Restaurants, have my lawn work done by someone I know like and trust. However when it comes to learning business models or marketing ideas, knowing, liking, and even trusting people is really not something that enters my mind. I believe knowledgeable entrepreneur’s have the ability to separate business and day-to-day living.
When it comes to business, knowledgeable entrepreneur’s just want three questions answered.
#1 Who is this person or organization and why should I be listening to them?
#2 Have they actually become successful with the business model or marketing idea they are teaching?
#3 Have they taught anyone else how to be successful with the business model?
Asking these three questions helps eliminate 70% of the marketers immediately. This is why the entire concept of attraction marketing in Network Marketing is flawed. Yes, you may attract a few newbies who don’t know any better, however all series entrepreneur’s are repelled by those that have bought into the “Fake it till you Make it C O N S U L T A N T S” plastered all over the Internet.
You can do it, so do it, then talk about it!
A great question to ask yourself is do you want to attract a constant stream of “followers” who will fall off autoship when they haven’t made $10,000 in their first 90 days, or do you want to “attract” serious minded entrepreneur’s who are sincerely looking for an opportunity? Personally I understood a long time ago, that I am not looking for the masses. I am not trying to develop followers, I am looking for leaders! I am not interested in working with people that don’t understand success requires personal education and work. The market is full of people that are looing for a company or product to make them successful instead of the person staring them back in the mirror! Unfortunately the market is full of unscrupulous marketers that are willing to tell people what they want to hear and how lazy and rich they are. It is the same story over and over and I for one am sick of it. The number of people that are willing to by into this story is staggering, however they are a revolving door that takes a tremendous amount of your time and energy. I would rather find 3-5 business minded people a year than having a constant flow of newbies coming and going all the time, what about you?
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THE 7 LIES OF ATTRACTION MARKETING
Make no mistake about it, I believe network marketing is about “Wealth Creation”, and has very little to do with making extra income. I have always advised people that want to make a few hundred extra dollars a month go sell hammers and tools at the flea market or something. In other words there are easier ways to make a few hundred extra dollars a month than trying to learn the skill sets and mindsets it takes to build a network marketing team. When I say things like this it infuriates many network marketing Ambassadors. However I have never seen myself as someone who is “sold out” to the network marketing business model. I understand that it is not for everyone. I also believe my obligation is to help people break the 9 -5 rat race if that is there desire however I can help and support them.
I have seen a lot of good people that are simply pounding their heads against the wall because they were trying to learn the wrong business model based upon their personality, time constraints and ultimate goals.
As my granddad use to say “Their is more than one way to skin a cat”.
I also understand that many up and coming network marketers need to generate cash now. If I can help them do that by teaching them how to make now cash selling on Amazon or Ebay, or another business model, then they may be able to stay in the network marketing game long enough to become a lifetime leader in the industry. and ultimately lifetime leaders is what the industry needs now more than ever.
In 30+ years I have never seen a business that offers the upside income potential and time freedom that network marketing can provide. However you have to build your team on solid “Wisdom of the Ages” success principals for it to stand the test of time. Leaders also should have the ultimate goal of investing their commissions wisely so they can put themselves in a situation where they don’t need the check from their company to live a comfortable lifestyle. Wealth is created when you learn how to get your money to work for you, instead of you working for the money.
I have looked at hundreds of business models and I believe every model should be judged based upon two factors.
#1 The upside income potential
#2 The time it is going to take to master the business.
We all have to learn to say NO to many good opportunities, so we have time for the GREAT ones. You know if you are on the right track or not. If you are not, sometimes you just have to stop and start over because if you continue to do what you are doing, the results are not going to change. You are either moving forward or your not. If your not ….. CHANGE!
With that said,most of the people who are reading this have been with me for a long time. Many of you are on our CD of the month program, have been on our webinars or attend one of our live events. so you might have heard about this super-simple business model that I’ve been using to make easy extra cash every single month for several years.
A lot of people see me as a “MLM Consultant & Trainer” and that is my expertise. However, I am an entrepreneur first, and my real desire is to help people create cash flow and break the 9 to 5 rut if that is their desire.
Today I am going to let you in on what I call My “Weekend Money Maker”
These simple websites do NOT make me rich… but an extra $10, $20 or $50 per month with absolutely no effort is always welcome. It’s so easy. I thought my system was simple enough as-is. It only takes a couple hours of setup, one-time, per website and I can do several of these in a weekend.
Well, someone has totally blown me out of the water. They’ve created a plugin that essentially takes my WMM system to a new level and 100% totally automates it for you.
Now, you can setup an entire money-making WMM website in 10 minutes or less:
IT BLOWS ME AWAY…this nifty little WordPress plugin has some crazy features built right into it…
My favorite feature is the fact that it auto optimizes your best-performing (a.k.a. TOP PAYING) product posts so they appear at the top of your website, making you the most money per visitor possible.
The ONLY thing this plugin doesn’t really do is get you traffic (actually, it even kind of does that – it has a LOT of viral social media features built into it using Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+)…
…so, I’ve decided to do something that I very, VERY rarely do.
I am going to reveal some of my Amazon niche websites that make me commissions monthly, here are 3 of them.
All of these websites sell Amazon products and Amazon sends me commissions. It is that simple. I don’t stock products, and once these websites are set up the run by themselves.
I will probably never sell WildcatGifts.com and if you know me, you know why, but the other two will be listed and sold soon.
I have about 20 websites like this at all times, and when sell one, I build another one.
When a site starts making money, I put some promotional efforts behind it. My goal is to get it to at least $100.00 a month in income, then I sell the website, for $1,000 – $5,000.
I have averaged selling about one of these Amazon websites every month this year, with very little promotional effort. With the plugins available now, even coding and html dummies like me, can build these cool looking websites from just pointing and clicking.
Important: The price for this plugin is dirt cheap for right now, soon it shoots back up to the normal “everyday price” of $97.
If you want to take advantage of this stupid simple business model and add another stream of income to your portfolio, you will absolutely want to grab this.
This possibly could be a major opportunity for you, and I wanted to make sure that you grabbed it before they jack the price back to $97.00
Go check out the plug in and the bonus package
Dedicated to your Success,
P.S. Every time I do a post like this I get a backlash from people telling me “You have made millions of dollars with the network marketing industry, why do you speak against it” etc. etc. Listen, I don’t know what else to say that I haven’t already said. I love the industry, I am thankful for it, however it is not THE ANSWER for everyone. My goal is to help people move forward in their life and their business and keep the entrepreneurial fire burning!
I am reminded of this quote I heard years ago.
“Never try to explain yourself, your enemies won’t believe you anyway and your friends don’t need an explanation”
P.S.S. Thanks for being my customer, subscriber, and reader of this blog, and more importantly, THANK YOU for taking action. When you succeed, I succeed. I truly mean that. Thank you.
As a member of the human race our obligation is to help people and never take advantage of them. Many times over the years I have spoke at Super Saturday events that are full of what I call 70%ers which simply means people that don’t have a chance in the world at ever building a significant network marketing organization. My thought is always, who sponsored this person? We don’t have to sponsor everyone! Dozens of times over the years I have given people the book THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG as a gift, thanked them for their time, and told them, “I don’t think this opportunity is a good fit for you”.
You are only looking for 3-5 good people a year, and every person you sponsor takes time and energy from you. You are building a team, and the people on that team are a reflection of you as a person and as leader. With that said, once you find the right person that has the foundational skillsets, mindsets, and people skills that can be built upon, you need to do everything in your power to keep them in and MOVING FORWARD. Because of that we recommend that you have a proven RETENTION SYSTEM in place.
When I ask most network marketing leaders What is your Retention System, the look at me like a deer staring in the headlights of a car!
Don’t be this guy!
Check out MLM-RETENTION and learn a proven system for KEEPING YOUR DISTRIBUTORS IN THE GAME AND MOVING FORWARD!