TiDom Review – Ultimate Top Tier Direct Sales or A Doomed Business

TiDomIf you are here looking for a critical non biased review on TiDom you have come to the right website. In this short article I will be reviewing this brand new Top Tier Direct Sales company, its products, its compensation plan, its sales funnel and examining whether or not TiDom is a business that will save your financial future (this is what all Top Tier Direct Sales deals say) or potentially destroy it.

First let’s digress a little bit and take a quick look at what a Top Tier Direct Sales (or as some call it Top Tier MLM) actually is and how it differs from other online or home business models.

Now if you read my article on Home Business Models Review or my article on Top Tier MLM, then you already know the how they compare to each other, but just for the sake of a quick refresher…

Network Marketing

This business model is very popular but the success ratio very low because it takes so long to reach any type of decent monthly income. All variations aside, (Unilevel, Compression, Roll ups, Binary, Directors Check Match, etc.) the bottom line is that pretty much all MLM pay plans yield about 5%.

So that means that since your monthly residual comes primarily from your downlines monthly autoship (usually $100/mo.) it’s going to take on average over 2000 people in your downline to make you even $5,000/month and since there is no quick way to add 2000 people to your team quickly you have to rely on duplication of your downline and that takes time. In most cases even a great recruiter will spend 2 to 3 years to get there.

Online Marketing

You just have to love the appeal of this business model. I mean there are probably 2 Billion (with a big B) people online today and the idea that you can develop a great product and sell to that audience and have your money come in on autopilot is beyond intoxicating…..

It’s like joy on steroids!

Ah but the rub here is that online marketing is hard, very very hard and very technical. Even if you go the easier route of affiliate sales (Selling stuff on amazon, etc.) there is a steep learning curve and the average online marketer probably makes only a few hundred to a few thousand dollars or so a year.

Top Tier Direct Sales – Top Tier MLM

Now this business model takes the Network marketing business model to an entirely new level by making a few critical tweaks.

Top Tier Direct Sales entry levels are higher & the commissions are bigger

With Top Tier Direct Sales, you usually have entry levels that are higher (some going to $22,000 or more) and you get paid a lot larger percentage of the sale, in some cases even 100%

So if you have a Top Tier Direct Sales company where the average sales are $3,500 to $6,500 or more and you make 100% on a sale….


Get the sailboat ready, I am retiring to the Bahamas……

Sorry I got excited…

The Top Tier Plug & Play Business Model

Now two factors I love about the Top Tier Direct Sales business model is that, first the business model is simple and as such easier to duplicate success in, and 2nd most Top Tier Direct Sales companies usually have some type of an integrated Plug & Play marketing system.

Now in the 28 years I have been coaching people in the home business market, the biggest reason I have seen for failure of new members is that the average person has no clue on how to generate leads for their business.

However if you integrate a simple marketing system (that works) into your business model, that makes the business Plug & Play just like many companies do in the franchise industry, then you have a home run.

A simple business model with high profit products, huge demand, and a push button type marketing system that can pour leads into a new members inbox, then you have the makings of a home run.

This explains the popularity of this lesser known business model

Business Model Jumping

Now there has always been an attraction when people in what I call standard MLM’s first are exposed to Top Tier Direct Sales. Its like the blindfold is taken off and they are shocked that there is really a faster more profitable way to earn big money.

However I have also seen successful people in Top Tier Direct Sales models sometimes move to Standard MLM’s. This is usually because believe it or not, they get dissatisfied by just the money and start falling prey to the idea of how great it would be to not have to market every month but just sit back and rake in the residual.

The problem is that they usually have never been there, and do not realize there is a myth to residual income that is not commonly known. Its goes away if you stop business building and recruiting. Slowly but surely attrition eats your team up from the inside and your residual drops. This is why you see top earners in MLM constantly business building, they have to do it to maintain their residual.

Now I am not raining on the Standard MLM business model, I have built a team using this model to over 7 figures a year, and the model is great. Not as good as Top Tier Direct Sales in my humble opinion but still good.

Now that you know the basics let’s examine the latest do all, kill all, to enter the marketplace…

TiDom Top Tier Direct Sales Model

TiDom Origins

TiDom, which according to the promotional video on the site stands for “Time Freedom” was launched several months ago and immediately attracted a pretty big following from other Top Tier Direct Salers companies, most actually coming from another Top Tier Direct Sales company called “Millionaire Marketing Machine”

TiDom Products

TiDom followed the tried and true strategy of using “info products” as their product line and the website lists an impressive review of their “Training Products” that run from Health and Fitness to online marketing and personal development.

Now when you buy into TiDom at a certain level you get 2 things. You get the training products that are attached to that particular level for you to personally use, and you also get resale rights so you can in effect go back out and market those TiDom products and make 100% commissions.

Now just as in Network Marketing business models you can also focus on building a team or in effect just selling the business opportunity rather than trying to market the product.

Now since the bottom line of why people are in business, and especially in a Network Marketing or Top Tier Direct Sales business, is the opportunity to make big money, very few if anyone actually markets the products, they all focus on the business opportunity so the products become secondary.

Important needless to say but secondary

TiDom Compensation Plan

TiDom is structured as a membership based system and there are 5 levels or packages

TiDom Basic Package – $2000

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TiDom Builder Package – $3500

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TiDom Advanced Package – $6500

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TiDom Pro Package – $12,500

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TiDom VIP Package – $22,000

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TiDom Compensation Plan

Now in many cases in a Top Tier Direct Sales Model the company will collect the sales revenue and then cut commission checks to the reps which puts the company in control of paying out the commissions.

This for many reasons is not a good business model

Also if the company is not reliable or heaven forbid they are really bad at business then there is the possibility that you may end of not getting your hard earned commissions


However, with digital delivery 100% commission models like Tidom has, the money does not go through the company. The money always goes directly from the Purchaser to the Seller which means you are in control of your paycheck and you do not have to wait for some company to get around to paying you.

I have to tell you there is nothing like the thrill of making a $22,000 sale and then having a cashier’s check in your hands the next day

……and you are smiling all the way to the bank!

This payment model I like a lot more than having a company pay you.

You know….. we all love immediate gratification, and this gives it to you.

How Does TiDom Make Money?

Now it may have occurred to you that if the reps are making 100% commission on the products how the heck does the company make money?

Enter the Continuity Business Model……

Now in the world of online marketing one of the most successful and high profit business models is called the Continuity Business Model. This is where an online vendor will create great products that sell and then they give the majority of the selling price and sometimes all of it to their selling affiliates.

Are they nuts?

No they are very very clever. If you have a business model where you offer sales people such a huge commission to sell for you, you are going to get a lot of them all selling your products.

Then you have them pay a monthly admin or web hosting fee and you make your smaller profits off of a lot of people and in fact make more than any of your sales people.

Interesting huh….

This is exactly what TiDom does, they assembled a great program with great high value products and then give away all the commission. However every rep that joins must pay a yearly Admin fee of between $197 to $497 (depending on which level you buy) and this is where the company makes its profit

Imagine for a moment a company with an exciting business model where a new rep with a little training can generate $10,000++ in their first 30 days and then lets imagine 1000 people joining in a month at an average Admin fee of $297

That’s $297,000 for the company in one month!

Not bad eh….

Everyone makes money and everyone is happy.

The TiDom 1 UP Compensation Plan

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Now most people who join a business model like this really think all the money comes from the front end sales but not so.

The compensation plan TiDom uses has been around for probably better than 40 years and is call the 1 UP

In this business model there are 2 factors that control how much commission you make on a sale.

TiDom Membership Level Sets The Compensation Level

In TiDom The Membership Level Determines the max commission you can receive once you are qualified. That means that if someone enters TiDom at the $2000 level then the maximum commission they can receive once qualified is $2000 even if the sale was for $22,000.

The overage on the commission will then float up to the next qualified team member in the line above that member.

Wow… it’s like Xmas all year long

Now with a built in a numbers based marketing system like may reps in TiDom use you know you are going to generate sales and with 70% of the sales coming in at either $3,500 or $6,500, and 25% at the higher levels of $12,500 or $22,000 you can quickly see that if someone comes in at a lower level they are just throwing commission away.

TiDom 1 Up System Gives the 1st Commission to the Sponsor

When a new member makes their first sale of let’s say $3,500 that sale and the new member will pass up to the sponsor as a training sale.

Since you are only qualified based on the amount of the pass-up, that sale will then qualify the new member at the $3,500 level and then every sale that occurs after that at $3,500 or less the new member will get 100% of

Now also remember that the 1st sale passed up the commission and the new member both. That means that the new member is now the directly sponsored team member of the person that they were passed up to.

This generates incredible leverage, I once did a training for a large group to explain why the 1 UP system was so powerful and I used an example of a new member making an average of 4 sales a month at $3,500 and then teaching each new member to duplicate that process so that they enroll 4 each month also.

If you run the numbers out over a year that scenario would generate about $1,775,000 in commissions just based on the pass-ups

Wow the sailboat in the Bahamas is a definite yes now!

TiDom Has Additional Profit Centers

Now the good news does not stop there in this powerful business model you can also generate profit through upgrades and additional pass-ups when a rep has to qualify at the new higher membership levels

TiDom Upgrades

If you are at let’s say $3,500 and you have made a few sales you probably want to upgrade ASAP so that you can pull commissions at a new higher level (especially if you were at $3,500 and your 2nd sale was at $22,000 and you watched $18,500 pass-up to your sponsor because you were not at that level).

Upgrading in TiDom is pretty simple, a new member just pays the difference between the level they are at and the level they want to go to. That payment goes to the sponsor but only if the sponsor is qualified at that higher level.

Then once at that higher TiDom level of let’s say $22,000 the recently upgraded rep now needs to qualify at that higher level and that means they must pass-up a $22,000 sale to the sponsor (if the sponsor is in turn qualified at that higher level). Now if the upgrading member was already qualified at $3,500 then they do get to keep $3,500 of the commission but they must pass up the difference to qualify at the new higher membership level.

So as you can see between direct sales, pass-ups, and upgrades the Direct Sales Business model that uses a 1 UP system is killer profitable……

The best way to position yourself in this type of business model is to enroll at the highest level you can afford, qualify and then upgrade quickly.

The TiDom Pass-up Exemption

Now if you don’t want to jump through all those commission hoops and want to just get to the money quickly then you can enroll at the top VIP level of $22,000 and you will be exempt from all TiDom pass-up requirements


That’s right the reason a lot of people enroll at the $22,000 level is that at the VIP level they do not have to pass up any sales at all. They receive 100% commissions on all sales at all levels from day one.

Is TiDom An ATM On Steroids?

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Now the biggest question on your mind right now is probably fall into 3 catagories

  • Is the money for real in TiDom?
  • Is TiDom a scam?
  • Can I make money with TiDom?

The answers in order are Yes-No-Yes

Yes TiDom is a real deal and yes people are making money with this Top Tier Direct Sales model.

No TiDom is not a scam.

Yes you can make money with TiDom.

So that means it’s a go right? Full speed ahead and send your check now!

Well maybe, and maybe not

Now TiDom on the surface has a petty slick presentation and the information is pretty compelling, and you can make a lot of money with a business model like TiDom however unless you are a total self starter most people are going to need some training and coaching to get started the right way and then some kind of an ongoing team support structure so that the new people you bring in can get the same level of training and support.

Believe it or not most people who join a Top Tier Direct Sales model, get excited by the money and jump in with the first person they run into and figure that they will get the same training, coaching and support no matter who they join, and then they get frustrated because they don’t receive support and drop out.

So it’s important to pick your team and sponsor with care and to avid the pump and dump members who enroll people and then that is the last time a new member will ever heard from them.

TiDom The Final Analysis


Now if you have already read any of my posts on home business models on my blog, you already know that it’s a pretty well-known fact that I favor the Top Tier Direct sales models Like TiDom, and over the last several years I have promoted more than one business at a time and I am free to choose any deal I think has merit.

I am not married to any one company or business model, and if I find a better or even an equivalent business model I would generally add it to my portfolio.

So would I join TiDom?……..


Lets see…..

  • Top Notch Products
  • The best designed internal systems and websites I have seen in a quite a while
  • Highly profitable 1 Up compensation plan
  • New Deal momentum

I guess the answer would have to be yes

So What’s The Attraction to TiDom

What has caused TiDom to act like a magnet for members in other Top Tier Direct Sales deals?

Is it just because it’s new?

Well that’s probably part of it…

In the world of business opportunities and Franchises the newer deals just generate more excitement and so you get to take advantage of that additional new deal momentum that gets generated.

TiDom also it has a new very slick presentation (which helps you sell), an updated and fresher looking product mix than several other Top Tier Direct Sales deals that I know of, and it definitively has some growth dynamics working in its favor.

Is TiDom a Sure Bet…

Now will a hot deal with a slick presentation that also pays big bucks make you successful even if you have never been successful in a home business before?

Well yes and no….

TiDom Success – Can I Really Make The Big Bucks Like The Testimonials Say?

Many times people who have not been successful in a home business yet quickly jump to a new deal looking for a quick fix to their slow success.

A powerful deal is only one of the factors that can influence your success, there are equally important factors such as Training, Team Support, and having the right mentor that are the true factors that will really make or break you.

The Pump & Dump Artists

Now since so many people who succeed in Top Tier Direct Sales have not been in other home business models like Network Marketing where the profits come slower and the most critical factor for success is supporting your team so they duplicate into tens of thousands of downline with you getting a small percentage of each. In Network Marketing those who sign people up and then dump them fail big time.

However in Top Tier Direct Sales models like TiDom since there is such a huge commission on the front end the Pump and Dump artists are everywhere. Which in my book is stupid since in a 1 up most of the money is going to be in passups and upgrades once you help someone to be successful, however may do not look at it from my perspective.

Having been a 7 figure earner in my first home business with a Network Marketing company I quickly saw the pattern for success with in support and duplication.

Take my advice here, pictidom reviewk your deal carefully but pick your sponsor and team even more carefully, then get to work and above all never take your eyes off the goal.


Top Tier MLM Fast Track Money Flood or Just More Hype

The Million Dollar Game Plan Business Model

Still Struggling To Get To The Magical $10,000 Per Month

In Your MLM or Home Business?

So lets talk business models here for a moment.

It amazes me how many people I talk to every day that want desperately to achieve success in their home based business and finally enjoy some of that financial freedom that is in fact the holy grail of the home based business industry,  that are just spinning the wheel of fortune ever day just hoping that something will someday work.

That’s right, no concrete business plan or way to achieve that success they desire so they run around chasing every hot new deal to hit the market and then when they go down in flames, they just move on to the next one and do it all again.

So if that pretty much describes you then just stop, take a breath, and re think your strategy. I mean you know the old saying

“If you don’t see light at the end of the tunnel….. Change tunnels!”

The better approach is to get the 50,000 foot view on the market, narrow it down to a business model that is going to get you where you want to go, and then decide on a company.

Ask yourself this…….

What would your life be like if you really hit a home run this year?

What would it feel like to actually have control of your financial destiny?

To have a few hundred thousand in the bank and know that every time you wanted some more, you would know exactly what to do to create success.

Well join us on this special webinar about business models and find out….

  • What building strategies you need to employ to get there
  • The different business models that you can use to achieve your financial objective this year!
  • The one simple business model tweek that you can use to increase your business profit this year by over 900%

The actual Success & Marketing “Blueprint” used by 7 Figure Earner Marc Barrett for over 20 years, and how you can leverage the same business strategy…

Now this is not some “Pie in the Sky” goal setting exercise but a realistic business plan for you to achieve true 5 figure monthly success within the next 30 to 60 days!

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Top Tier MLM – Fast Track Money Flood Or Just More Hype?

Top Tier MLMSo if you are here looking for a critical arms length review of the Top Tier MLM business model then you have come to the right place.

In this short critique I will examine the marketing premise behind this supposedly hot money making sales funnel system and if it in fact works as easily as supporters say it does and of course if it really is possible to make money with the Top Tier MLM business model.

Top Tier MLM – The Direct Sales Model

So what exactly is the Top Tier MLM and how can it generate the big dollars, $30,000 to $100,000 a month or more, that system users claim it is doing.

What Is A Top Tier MLM business Model?

Well for starters this innovative system uses a Top Tier MLM business model combined with a 100% commission on all sales after qualification.

Top Tier What?…….

So for those of you who do now know this type of business model let me digress for a moment. Al through there are hundreds of different MLM compensation plans out there (ie unilevel, binary, hybrid binary, stairstep breakaway, matrix, etc), there are really only a few business model variations and the big dividing line down the center of this industry is the one that separates Standard MLM and Top Tier MLM.

Standard MLM companies are the ones where the entry level is usually only a few hundred dollars to join. Then this money and the monthly autoship is then distributed by way of their compensation plan down multiple levels in the sales orgasization wiht everyone who qualifies gettign a small piece of the action.

Now once you subtract out all the sexy bells and whistles and Fast Start sponsoring bonuses from the compensation plan, then you are basically left with a 5% compensation plan.

So that means that for every dollar your downline spends on products you make about 5 cents, or for every person on $100 autoship on your team you make about $5.

Now it really does not matter what variety the compensation plan is the bottom line is that they are all about a 5% ballgame.

Standard MLM – The Slow Ticket To Wealth

Now on average you will need over 2000 people in your downline in a standard MLM to even make $5000 a month in residual commissions.

Now this would not be a problem if there were some magical way to bring 2000 people into your organization in the next 30 days however since there is not, this is where you run into the biggest obsticel to the Standard MLM business model…..


It takes time to build a large team, usually 2 + years of consistent work and so you are not going to get to the big money quickly.

Standard MLM business models were never designed to get you to the big money quickly they were designed to let you build an additive residual over time.

So is there any way to actually use a leveraged at home business model and get to the big dollars in a much shorter period of time?

Enter Top Tier MLM or Top Tier Direct Sales

These business models are in the same industry, leveraged home business models, but they are pretty much on the other end of the spectrum from Standard MLM’s.

Top Tier Direct Sales – The Critical Advantage

With business models like Top Tier Direct Sales, the critical difference is that the membership or enrollment fee to join is usually more and the rep gets a much bigger percentage of enrollment fee when they introduce someone to the system.

Many programs will pay anywhere from 50% to even 100%

So this means that with this business model you can generate money right from the beginning at a much higher level so it is possible to generate first month incomes of anywhere from a few thousand dollars to over $35,000 or more.

Why have I never heard of Top Tier Direct Sales?

Well Top Tier Direct Sales models have been around for 40 years or more but they are not as well known as their low budget cousins since it takes fewer people to power huge incomes.

The Secret of Top Tier MLM

Now the Top Tier MLM business model has been around for over 40 years and so the sales concept is pretty well time tested.

Top Tier MLM Products

Now generally Top Tier MLM or Top Tier Direct Sales products are usually info products That means they are training or seminar products that teach people something. Now the nice part about this is that in the computer age delivering training products to a customer or member is pretty easy since its setup to stream or autoplay directly from the website (digital delivery) so there is not physical product or inventory, or ship to your new members.

The products within Some Top Tier MLM systems are seminar based training products that cover several areas including Business Success Training, Marketing Training, and Personal Development Training of digital streaming (audio and video) content.

Product Levels on many of the Top Tier MLM programs start at $500 and go up from there.

The Top Tier MLM Compensation Plan

Now there are a lot of variations but the best compensation plans I have seen are pretty simple programs where you receive 100% commission on your membership sales on whatever membership level you are enrolled at after you pass-up one qualifying training sale to your enroller (sponsor).

The new Top Tier MLM member coming into a 100% program will usually  also pay a few hundred dollar yearly admin fee to the company for use of the website.

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Now as anyone who has been in the home business industry before will tell you the average new person who starts a home business or MLM usually has no idea of how to generate leads for their business.

In Standard MLM’s most sponsors will tend to push new members to make a list of everyone they know and go hunting friends and family for their new enrollees, which of course only gets you so far. I mean how many people do you actulaly know and how many of them are even remotely interested in being in business with you.

You get my drift here…

So to really be successful in this industry you must have a marketing system that can easily generate high volumes of leads for you since…

  • the more leads…
  • the more prospects
  • the more sales
  • the more income

Now one of the things I like about the best of the Top Tier MLM programs  is that they actually mapped this right into their business model. They have a fairly integrated lead generation system that is based on voice broadcasting and can usually generate 20 to 30 hot qualified prospects per day with about 2 hours of work.

What Is The Top Tier MLM Secret?

Now all this so far may seem pretty standard to anyone who has been in Top Tier Direct Sales before so what’s the secret here? Why is it easier to generate the big dollars with some of the highly successful Top Tier MLM’s  than with the other Top Tier business models?

Well that was part of the reason for my recent test drive of a leading Top Tier MLM sales funnel system, I had heard great things about it and some rather astounding numbers in terms of sales and incomes so I just had to check it out myself to see if the hype was true

Check out my Test Drive of this Top Tier Program Below


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A New Years Day Gift From Marc Barrett

So where do you want your “New Year” sent?

It’s pretty amazing to think about really, today we will receive the very special gift of a whole new year to play with.

Untouched, untarnished, unused, a blank slate of 12 full months for us to write the days of our lives on.

So how are you going to use yours? Any plans?

This is the reason that people feel compelled to do New Year’s Resolutions. We kind of pledge to ourselves that we are not going to waste another one of those brand new years.

Well as you are pondering your “Resolutions” for the coming year here is a thought.

I heard a great quote from a motivational coach several months ago who was trying to describe how most people feel about success in life.

Like the old saying goes, he said that most people spend their lives waiting for opportunity to knock at their door.

He went on to say that if you really want success, forget waiting by the door, you should go out, track down opportunity, club it to the ground and drag it home with you.

The essence is of course, to decide what you want, understand that no one but you will ever lay it in your lap, and go for it.

Like the famous saying by comedian Jonathan Winters

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!”

Success in life is all about taking action, in every moment of every day.

So enough of the sidelines, watching is safe but it’s only in action that we will define our lives.

So let’s make that our resolution

As the ancient Romans used to say, “Carpe diem”

“Seize the Day!”

PS: Ready to make 2015 The Best Income Year you ever had? Here is a special gift that just maybe can make that happen

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Move Your WordPress Blog To A New Host? – Is It Worth The Trouble?

move your wordpress blogWhy on earth would anyone want to move their WordPress blog to a new host?

I mean in this day of cheap shared hosting I could never imagine that you could ever wear out your welcome with a hosting company….

I mean if you look at most shared web hosting packages they pretty much imply that they will give you unlimited Domain hosting, unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth, and pretty much unlimited everything for about $4 a month.

What a deal! I mean how can you beat that?

I mean once you jump into bed with a hosting provider why would you ever leave or move to another provider? Especially in the case of trying to move a large WordPress blog, it becomes simply too complicated.

Well unfortunately as you grow you will find that unlimited hosting is not really unlimited, it’s only unlimited up to a certain point….

Good grief and I thought only politicians did that talking out of both sides of your mouth stuff.

So case in point I have a couple of hosting accounts for my websites but my Hostgator account has pretty much been my favorite and so I have loaded it up with 40 or 50 websites and 10 or 15 WordPress sites, plus streaming video, tracking programs, and well you name it and it was there.

Error Messages Part 1

So the first issue that showed up (after 3 years of growth) was that the automatic backup did not run anymore since I had too many “inodes”, whatever those are and so they will not backup a site that has over 100,000 of these strange creatures.

Now when I called them and asked what the problem was and told them I had an unlimited account they said that was true but…………

Not for Inodes….

So at least with the inode issue it turned out that unlimited was not actually unlimited.

So I did manual backups one a week, no big deal.

That was until the next issue…

Error Messages Again…

I started to get a rash of internal sever errors (error code 500) and the web pages that my viewers were trying to look at just came up with a picture of a big alligator (HostGator’s logo) and said

Sorry but there is an internal server error 500 and the web page you were trying to view is not available…

When I contacted support they said that I had too many processes running on my web pages?

It turned out that if you have webpage scripts running (usually PHP) and the usage across all of your sites hits 25 at one time then the server turns your site off for about 5 min

So I told the tech guy… “Hey I thought I had unlimited?”

And he said I did, except for that…..

Ah ha!

I think I am beginning to catch on…

Unlimited is not really unlimited it only sort of unlimited and only in certain areas and on certain days…. Etc

So this was another case of unlimited not really being unlimited….

Deceptive little critters those alligators….

Well I should point out that pretty much every web host out there does exactly the same thing, and up to the point that my website empire had apparently strained the “Unlimited” system, I really had no problems with Hostgator and their customer support had been great.

So it was either upgrade to what is called a VPS (virtual private server) or a dedicated server where you don’t have those same limits and then you have a more unlimited “Unlimited” system

…. Or something like that

Or I had to find the websites that were the worst offenders and somehow fix them?

I have to point out here that I am only sort of tech proficient and have no desire to be more that.

However through their help I did find the major offender was my main blog www.AskMarcBarrett.com

I guess it just got too big or I was too wordy in my articles, and well it got to be over 13 gigabytes and apparently was getting way too many hits

That is a happy problem by the way…

So I decided to move  it over to a new C panel hosting account I had just setup on Godaddy..

And to see if once I reduced that pressure on my “Unlimited” system at Hostgator, if that pesky Alligator would stop showing up and harassing my viewers with 500 error messages.

How To Move Your WordPress Blog To A New Host

So the adventure began….

Moving a huge blog and the accompanying database seemed at first to be quite a task but it turned out to actually be not that hard if you follow some step by step instructions

So here is what you do to move your WordPress blog to another host

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 1 

Manually download all files and folders from your WordPress site by FTP and then store them in a folder on your desktop

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 2

Export your MySql database that is attached to your blog

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 3  

Setup an add on domain on your new web host and then upload all WordPress files to your new site

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 4

Import your blog database into your new hosting account and setup a database user identical to the same one you had at your old hosting company

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 5

Change the name servers for your blog to point to your new hosting company

Boom! You’re done! 

Simple yes?

Well to move Your WordPress blog it’s not hard, but there are a few things to watch out for or you may be pulling your hair out in pretty short order with a non-functioning blog and muttering things like


…..OMG what did I do to my blog??


So here is the more detailed version on how to move your WordPress blog to a new host

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 1

Manually download all files and folders from your WordPress site by FTP and then store them in a folder on your desktop

Note 1: Before you move your wordpress blog, clean up your blog and prepare site before downloading anything! Log into your WordPress back office and….

Spam Comments: Delete all spam comments and empty trash in commenting

Delete All Old Themes: These are a security risk, only keep the active one you are using

Caching Programs: Remove all caching plugins and when asked if you also want to delete all files associated with them click “Yes Remove”.

You can re-install them after you move your WordPress blog,  but these plugins will kill your blog on the new site since they will be trying to access data on cached pages that point to references that are no longer there and the php scripts will then crash your blog

If you have problems once you move and re-install your caching program then delete it again (removing all associate files) and install a completely different one

NOTE 2: When transferring files be sure to select all files hidden or otherwise, and be sure your download includes a file called “htaccess”

Note 3: Turn off Anti-Virus Programs: Before you download be sure to turn off your anti-virus software or you may find your anti-virus software grabbing files from your download and removing them into the quarantine and thereby killing your chances of successfully moving your blog

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 2

Export your MySql database that is attached to your blog

NOTE: Use the Cpanel function “PhpMyAdmin”, select your blog database and then select “Export” from the top title bar and then select “Quick” format for the export. Now download and save to your desktop or download folder.

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 3  

Setup an add on domain on your new web host and then upload all WordPress files to your new site by FTP (my favorite program for his is FileZilla)

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 4

Import your blog database into your new hosting account and setup a database user identical to the same one you had at your old hosting company

Note 1: In your Cpanel go to Files>Backups>Restore a MySQL Database and then select the database from your desktop and import

Note 2: Setup Database User: In your new hosting account Cpanel click on “My SQL Databases” and click on “Add New User”.

You must keep the username password the same as you had in your blog previously for you to be able to access the database. If you have forgotten what the password was then you need to go to the folder with your downloaded blog files in it and find the file “Wp-Config.php” and then right click it and select “open with” and select “Notepad” or other text editor on your computer. Then scroll down several lines and you will see a reference to your database password and the password. Write it down and then use this in your new account.

Then in your new host click on “Add User To Database” and select your blog database from the list of available databases and click “Add”

Move Your WordPress Blog Step 5

Change the name servers for your blog to point to your new hosting company

Now if you have done all this step by step your blog should work perfectly on the new site.


Move Your WordPress Blog Error Messages?

If you encounter errors or blank pages when you try to go to your blog then you probably forgot to uninstall the cache plugin on your blog before you transferred it. In this case use you FTP program and go to “wp-content”>”plugins” and then delete the cache plugin folder. Once you can access your blog from your back office then reinstall your Caching program and then immediately un-install it and select to remove all related files. Once you have done that you should be able to re-install it again and it should work fine.

If it still gives you problems then uninstall again and use a different Caching program


Happy Blogging


Move Your WordPress Blog

Happy Fathers Day – The Lessons We Learn From Our Fathers

img3005Father’s Day, Ah! Yes!

The one day a year all fathers can sit back and bask in the glory of a job well done…..

Well maybe

If you are a dad you probably know where I am going with this right?

Being a Dad can be incredibly frustrating…..

Lets face it if you think raising kids and trying to teach them all the important life lessons is easy…..

Well you just have not been there yet

So what is it about us and learning that sometimes make the lessons so difficult?

I mean here we are a highly intelligent evolved species capable of rational thought (some might argue that point) , self will, and all that good stuff and yet sometimes we struggle so much with the learning process that we miss the actual lesson.

I mean think for a moment about growing up and how your parents probably always tried to make decisions for you that were in your best interest simply because they knew more than you, and because they had learned some of the lessons the hard way they wanted to shield you from the pain of having to go through what they went through, they made the decision for you.

Well you probably know how that turned out…..

Especially if you have tried it with your own kids, it’s usually a disaster, it just doesn’t work.

For some reason, probably because we are all evolved from some person from Missouri (the show me state), we just cant take someone else’s word for something we just have to go and try it ourselves, and then as part of the sometimes painful lesson, we learn it.

We just have to go and make the same mistakes ourselves and only then do we really own it.

That’s the challenge you know of what all parents struggle through, do you make decisions for your kids out of love to keep them from pain, or just step back and give them enough freedom to let them learn the lesson on their own?

Well that brings me to the point of my rant here, today is fathers day and out of tribute to my father I wanted to share how he taught me one of life’s most important lessons.

This is a re-post of a previous blog article

Well it was a combination of things that caused my train of thought to move in this direction.

Harry Barrett

First, it was my father’s birthday a few weeks ago, but there was no birthday cake or candles because he has been gone for 38 years but I did remember him and I was proud.

My father’s name was Harry, and he gave me a gift I know I can never repay, he gave me the gift of belief.

Belief in myself and the idea that I could accomplish anything I chose to, that there were no limits to what you could achieve if you simply decided to make it so.

Like captain Piccard in Star Trek “The Next Generation” used to say……….

“Make it so number 1”

It was not like he handed it to me one day and said  “Marc here’s a box of belief, hang on to it”,  no, he did it by simply being who he was, by the example of his life.

Harry was an exceptional man, born in the coal mining region of Illinois, he was the younger of 10 other siblings and one day there was a mine cave in and fearing one of his brothers was dead went to his dad and told him he was leaving, that the mine was not going to be his future. His understanding father gave him $20 and told his older brother Mitch to go with him and off my dad went to California and his future.

He had about an 8th grade education, but put himself through night school to graduate high school and then moved into the automotive industry.

He ended up working his way into a manufacturing company as a salesman, took the company over and then went on to develop 22 patents on automotive and brake systems for cars.

He ended up with a pretty large company called the “Barrett Equipment Company” that he later sold to a huge publically traded company and then retired.Barrett equipment company


All this with an 8th grade education, some night school, and no formal engineering degree.


I am totally awed… What a guy!


The example of his life has always awed and stuck with me. It provided me with a template for my own.



What it showed me by example, was that we can accomplish anything we wish to, that anything is possible for us if we want it and are willing to pay the price.

Now even though he was enormously successful, he never wore his success to impress people, he was just regular guy. I guess because of this I never felt his shadow on my life as I was growing up. I never had to prove myself or try to be better than him.

There was only the shining example of his life and the very clear lesson he left me with.

Yes you can….

He never told me what to do, he just showed me what was possible.

I thank God for my father and for the possibilities in life….

Now here is the point I was getting to. This morning I watched a YouTube video of Will Smith, the actor talking about life and success. He spoke about talent and about craft. He said that many times people look at people like him and assume his success is due to some gift of talent.

He can be successful where they cannot because he has this talent he was born with. Then he described his craft which is acting and said that it is never enough to have talent if you don’t develop and work on your craft, if you don’t study and develop and master the skills you need to make the talent work.

In short he worked his butt off to develop his acting skills.

I know it was the same with my father, none of it comes easy to any of us, it may seem that way at times but the solid core of truth is that it’s work.

I guess it’s about not only finding our path, but having the belief to hold on to the glimmer of hope and vision that we see somewhere ahead of us, and then never letting go while we grind and polish it to the finely honed diamond of success.

I guess my message here is that you probably wonder if success is really worth the journey…..

Well I smile as I write this….

I think you can see what’s in my heart


Great Words From Actor Will Smith

MLM Leads Are Easy! How To Get Fresh MLM Leads For Pennies…

MLM Leads

Leads, Leads, Leads….. Where can I find some MLM leads?….

Honestly I am sick of hearing this.

Most people in MLM or the home business market constantly struggle with this one facet of their business their entire careers, when in fact generating leads is one of the easiest things to do online

You just have to know a few tricks…..

Here is a very good one I recently came across, so I put it to the test!

MLM Leads On Autopilot

I wanted to make sure it was legit and it can in fact deliver up to 1800 fresh targeted MLM leads to you every month that have actually double opted in.

This means that they are real leads, not some bozo who put down some dummy e mail to get access to some special offer, these are for real.

Before I go there let me give you a little coaching first……….

Over the past 25+ years that I have been in the home business/MLM industry I have watched team members hit huge home runs and make huge incomes that pretty much retired them….

I have also watched team members struggle and fail……

So what is the difference in success and failure in the home business or MLM market?

MLM Leads….

Why do some make a killing in MLM and some never make it?

There are actually 3 simple reasons that set these groups apart

  • Understanding – The successful people understand that MLM is a numbers game of the highest magnitude and as long as you push a high enough volume of leads to your website you pretty much can’t miss. It’s all in the numbers. The people that fail never seem to get a grip on that one simple fact, and they think that talking to a few people a day is going to do it for them. WRONG! It only takes a few key people a day to make a successful business but to get to the gold you need to sift down through hundreds


  • Realistic Business Plan – Successful people know that there is probably a learning curve and don’t expect success overnight and are willing to stay on track to make it happen. Failures give it their best 3 days or until they have been through 25 leads or so. Once again they just do not have a feel for the numbers


  • Adequate Lead Flow – Does it seem like this is a reoccurring theme? It is, success is volume related —- PERIOD!  The average failure does not CONSISTENTLY push a high lead flow where the successful person quickly tracks down several avenues of lead generation and then automates it so that they have CONSISTENT, high lead flow.

This is a great way to build a list of a few thousand new leads every month and an e mail system where you can mail your offers or opportunity to every day if you so choose.

all for about 8 cents a lead.

Now keep in mind that you always must have several sources of leads not just one but this is a great inexpensive system that can deliver some consistent high lead flow to you every month

Click The Video Below To Learn More!


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MLM Leads

MLM Sponsoring Magic? 3000 Leads – 64 New Reps – $30,000 In Income

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Was it brilliant marketing, MLM Magic,  or just paint by the numbers?

Well I would love to tell you it was because I am a brilliant marketing strategist,…….

but truthfully,  It’s All about understanding a few tricks and using the right system!

It’s true, my first 5 months online I generated over 3000 MLM leadssponsored 64 new distributors into an MLM Business I was building, and in the process earned over $30K in affiliate commissions…….

before I even counted my paychecks from the MLM company I was building….

Sound like magic? Well it is in a way….

If you are out courting success in the home business or MLM industry you know of course that there are some secrets to the prospecting and success models that you just aren’t getting the straight scoop on right?

I mean if you were you would be rolling in the big bucks just like other top earners are correct? 

Well maybe…..

The truth is that there really are no secrets….

Well let me rephrase that

there are just things that you don’t currently know, that are in fact readily available to you, if know what to look for….

MLM Sponsoring – The Numbers Game

Look MLM success and the big dollars that it can generate are the result of continuous, high volume MLM Sponsoring. You have to develop a business model and a process that allows you to tap into the huge markets of opportunity seekers out there and to then have  a sifting and sorting system that allows you to sift through those large numbers to distill it down to just those that say…..

“Yes Marc! I see what you are talking about and I want in!”

MLM Sponsoring – Your Target Market

Look there are something like 80,000,000  (Yes that correct 80 Million) people who are involved in MLM companies in the US market and the average time the average distributor stays with a MLM company if they don’t achieve immediate success  is about 4 to 6 months!

So think about this, should you waste your time targeting the job market and going after MLM virgins and then getting all those stupid questions like….

“…. so Marc who actually sells the product?” Or 

“…. this sounds like a pyramid scheme!”

If there are that many people in our own back yard who are involved in MLM and they are that transitional why not go for the market that already understands and wants what you are selling?


MLM Sponsoring – Using Automation

Now with a huge target market of prospects for you to sift and sort through, your success in MLM Sponsoring  becomes totally a function of sifting and sorting and targeting just those who are the most interested.

But 80 Million?? Just stop for a moment and think about how log it would take you to do 1 on 1 presentations with 80 Million MLM prospects to sift through them.

Well I will give you a clue here, if you did 1 hour presentations for 8 hours a day, it would take you over……

“Twenty Seven Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Seven Years (27,397 years)

So if you don’ t have quite that long then you better think about using automation tools to do your presentations and sift and sort your prospects so you can focus on just talking to the few who are so dead serious that they are a joy to work with

MLM Sponsoring – The Success System

Let me sum up what you need for massive MLM success…..

  • Step by Step training on “Marketing Strategies” that teach you how to tap your target market
  • A High lead flow
  • A High converting web based Funded Proposal System that uses automation and technology to do your sifting and sorting for you 24 hours a day
but enough talk, here is the system and training strategies that taught me what I needed to do to score big in my first 5 months online

Click on the video below to review the free training


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MLM Sponsoring

A Special New Years Day Wish From Marc Barrett

So where do you want your “New Year” sent?

It’s pretty amazing to think about really, today we will receive the very special gift of a whole new year to play with.

Untouched, untarnished, unused, a blank slate of 12 full months for us to write the days of our lives on.

So how are you going to use yours? Any plans?

This is the reason that people feel compelled to do New Year’s Resolutions. We kind of pledge to ourselves that we are not going to waste another one of those brand new years.

Well as you are pondering your “Resolutions” for the coming year here is a thought.

I heard a great quote from a motivational coach several months ago who was trying to describe how most people feel about success in life.

Like the old saying goes, he said that most people spend their lives waiting for opportunity to knock at their door.

He went on to say that if you really want success, forget waiting by the door, you should go out, track down opportunity, club it to the ground and drag it home with you.

The essence is of course, to decide what you want, understand that no one but you will ever lay it in your lap, and go for it.

Like the famous saying by comedian Jonathan Winters

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!”

Success in life is all about taking action, in every moment of every day.

So enough of the sidelines, watching is safe but it’s only in action that we will define our lives.

So let’s make that our resolution

As the ancient Romans used to say, “Carpe diem”

“Seize the Day!”



Still searching for Network Marketing Success?


So if you are ready to take your business and income to the next level you need to learn how to use the internet to leverage your business. Today there are hundreds of millions of people online and many are probably looking for a business just like yours, imagine for a moment just being able to reach out an tap just the smallest fraction of that huge traffic and bring it to your business.

Exciting thought isn’t it?

Now generating leads of course is only a small part of the success process, to be able to achieve your financial goals within the time frame you set for yourself depends totally upon designing a 7 Figure Business Plan and using the correct business model that can actually get you there. There are far too many people who fail in the home based business industry because they try to use a business model that is just not going to get them to that magical $10,000 per month in 6 months or less.

Here is a special webinar I did recently that explains the differences in business models and why they will make the critical difference between your success and failure


MLM Success Factors – MLM Product Types The Hidden Danger That Can Sink You

mlm successWell it happened again. Humm….. I put down the phone and felt a little like a remorseful axe murderer. The death blow of a dream is not a pretty thing to witness, there are no winners when a dream dies only losers.

The problem is that after 25 years in the MLM industry I just know a little bit too much, and sometimes I long for the days of blissful ignorance when the only proof I needed to ignite the passion of a dream in my heart was a photocopied check from my upline for $200,000 a month.

That was at the time, all the proof I needed, and I also believed it was all the validation of the business model that anyone could ever need.


MLM Success If you can dream it you can achieve it

That tangible proof that the money was real was all that mattered to me, I mean good grief, if my upline could make $200,000 a month, I could do it too!

With a well funded company, a hot product, and a strong upline the sky’s the limit and the days of leisurely lunches on the beach of your private island in the Bahamas was not far away right?

I mean there can’t really be more to the MLM success equation that that correct?

Ah yes, the days of blissful ignorance………….

Well unfortunately there are a host of factors that can affect your  MLM Success that you probably don’t even want to know about.

Well I’m wandering here, back to death of a dream…


Because of my background in the network marketing industry, I have people approach me all the time to teach them the path to high volume lead generation by using the internet and online training systems like Empower Network, or Funded Proposal Systems like My Lead System Pro or The Daily Income Team, so they can then apply what they learn to dominate their deal and finally get to the money they have been dreaming about for years.

It was in one of those discussions with a MLM hopeful, that they outlined their company and the incredible new product they had just released with the breathless excitement of one who knows they are but a step away from financial freedom.

The smell of money was in the air!

Then suddenly, the dread question reared its ugly head.

They asked me what I thought about their company and their chances for success.



My MLM Is Better Than Yours

Now I learned many years ago never to rain on someone’s parade.

Even back in the days of my direct “pit bull on the throat” approach to recruiting, I learned it was useless to argue “My Deal is better than yours” with anyone. It’s kind of like trying to win an argument with your spouse, you may prove your point but you will never win.

Today, since I work with so many people from so many different Network Marketing companies, I don’t ever give my opinion unless they ask.


MLM Success The Painful Truth

The problem here, of course is that I give no nonsense, straight answers (my opinion of course but not sugar coated).  

Now I never approach this from the level of a company analysis, the bottom line is who knows who will succeed and who will fizzle, only time will tell us that, and it’s never based on a specific unique product they may have, or perhaps some sexy new version of a binary comp plan that’s going to revolutionize the entire industry.  Rather I analyze it more from the standpoint of the general market factors that can dramatically affect someone’s income stream.

The Critical MLM Success Factors

Look it’s not the minute variations in the comp plan you have to worry about, all companies have top reps who make huge incomes with all types of comp plans. I mean, in a standard MLM business model there are only so many ways to slice the pie.

mlm leads


Also the critical factors for MLM success are not based on the pedigree of the  Master distributor, or who the company owner is, or who the financial wizard funding the deal is, or even who the branding master of the company is.

I have seen all these approaches used in MLM marketing materials and you know what? In my book those are all meaningless window dressing designed to attract the un-informed newbie.

The MLM Black Hole Effect

I remember a few years ago a rep called me in a panic about the Trump Network (aka Ideal Health), telling me that everyone was saying that because of Trump’s branding, that the company was going to suck the majority of all MLM reps into his company and all the other MLM companies would probably just disappear, kind of like running into a black hole in space.

I told him relax, to take two aspirin and lay down for a while and it would pass.

The Hidden Success Potential of MLM Deals

In reality the “Success Potential” of the company, which is how high they fly, and how long they pay big commissions, is actually based on something most people never give much thought to.


The Hidden MLM Success X Factors

You know about X factors right? X factors are variables that most business people have nightmares about. They are the unknowns, the factors that we can’t control that can make or break our business success.

You know, kind of like the freeway exit ramp bypassing the street your retail business is on, or finding yourself the dominating the camera film market only to have digital cameras enter the market and in a heartbeat technology destroys a billion dollar empire (hello Kodak).

MLM Success X Factors – Product Type & Growth Dynamics

With Standard MLM’s (NuSkin, MonaVie, etc), as opposed to Top Tier MLM’s (Empower Network, WealthMasters, Tidom etc), the critical factors in my book are product types and growth dynamics.

The product type an MLM company markets can make a huge difference in how long it takes to achieve your goal or worse yet can even make you or break you. Growth dynamics, well they also determine how long it will take to achieve your goals and how high you can fly.

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The Role Of MLM Product Types In The MLM Success Equation

Now the role and importance that MLM product types play in the ultimate MLM success or failure of your business depends a lot on what business model of MLM your are pursuing, Standard MLM or Top Tier MLM.

The reason for this is inherent in the growth dynamics of the business model itself.

Now Top Tier MLM business models are not as subject to the effects of Product types since they generate so much income on the front end, but in a standard MLM it can take a few years of building effort to build a downline big enough to get you to the big money and in a slow growth environment the effect that product types have your income stream can be critical.

In standard MLM’s since you are basically playing a 5% ballgame from a commission standpoint and you are only getting pennies on the dollar, it’s going to take a fairly large downline to be able to even generate a $5,000 a month residual income.

MLM Income Steams The Real Truth

On average, all the special comp plan perks aside, it’s going to take a minimum of 2000 distributors in your downline to earn you $5,000 a month in residual income, and if you want to take your income to that magical success benchmark of $10,000 then it’s going to take on average 5,000 to as many as 10,000 in your downline.

Now unless you know some magical way to go out and sponsor 5000 people in the next 30 to 60 days, then to achieve that big of a group you have to rely on duplication and therein lies the problem.

In my opinion, MLM product types dramatically affect distributor longevity and that that in turn affects your bottom line income.


MLM Success – Product Types

So let’s talk product types. Well just about every type of product imaginable has been plugged into the MLM structure from 3-D cameras to pantyhose, sanitary feminine care products (yes its true), to real estate sales (Keller Williams), and so many other unique products it would make you head spin.

However generally there are about 3 broad product types that I think are the pivotal ones that probably 90% of all MLM products fall into.

  • Skin Care Personal Care

  • Nutritional

  • Technology

Now there is a 4th Product type area called Info (Information Products) but since those tend to be the mainstay of the Top Tier MLM business model and not Standard MLM’s we are going to ignore those for a moment.

In the years I have been in the Network Marketing industry I had the advantage of spending 17 years with one highly successful company that ended up using a strategy called “Divisionalization” in which they actually started sub-companies or new divisions over a series of years and branched into three different core product types and separately branded each of them.

Now this was great, since in effect it gave me the ability to work with the 3 product types mentioned about without ever leaving the “mother ship”.


MLM Product Types – The Time Factor

So as I recruited and started building an organization with the different divisions of this company, I found that a totally different distributor group evolved out of each company division and each had a different distributor profile. Also the growth rates and income streams that grew out of each were dramatically different.

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Case Study 1

Skin Care/Personal Care

Visual – Emotional – Consumable Products

This was interesting, I was in my 30’s and pretty much a soap on a rope type of guy, promoting a skin care company. I did not want to be branded a Mary Kay Man (that was not the company by the way) so I used an aggressive “Top Down” business building approach and grew a huge organization that was generating over a million a year in income in less than 3 years (see Nuskin Review)

In effect I focused on the business opportunity and income potential not the product, and no, I did not do product demos. Well, OK, I did a few, but not after one Ah-ha moment in which I found myself in the house of some strange woman in Aurora Colorado giving her a face lift demo and it suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks “how is this ever going to get me to $800,000 a year!


MLM Product Types – Product Ordering Longevity

I found that even years after attrition had eroded this distributor base, that there were still a good percentage of people buying and using the products because they were emotionally attached to them. They products affected how they looked and felt about themselves so once they started using them, they never put them down, they had an emotional attachment to them.


Case Study 2

Nutritional Products: Consumable Products

When the company branched into this division I loved it. It gave me the chance to get me away from that skin care image. I was a big believer in nutritionals, and I still eat handfuls of vitamins when I sit down to dinner that can scare people when I pull out of this baggie filled with pills.

I became a scientist of nutrition and turned my downline into the same. I mean I could talk to any nutritionist about leucoanthocyanins, and grape seed extract and the effect of Conjugated Linoleic acid on weight loss, etc, etc, etc.

I loved this stuff but after about 2 years the organization I built was hit by so much attrition that it became a revolving door and my income stalled.

Now a word about attrition here….

It’s an ugly word that we all hate in MLM and although we try not to acknowledge it, it’s kind of like divorce, it happens.

People come into network marketing with the dollar signs in their eyes and then 5 of their friends say “NO” and they are out of the deal. They say “You know, this is way too hard, I will just keep my day job and just use the products”.

So product type will totally dictate how long they stay in the consumption mode before they totally disappear and with nutritional products this cycle seems to be about 2 to 3 years.


MLM Product Types – The Nutritional Gotcha!

So here is the problem, nutritional supplements are a logic sale. We eat vitamins because we know they are good for us. They are not, visual emotional products. I mean I never ate a vitamin pill and woke up the next morning and said

“WOW, I feel great, my life has changed and I look so much better, I think I will eat this forever!”

So what generally happens in a nutritional company is that they may get ramped up and going pretty well but then as 50% ++ of your group falls back to just consumption and then within 2 years totally stop buying, your income stalls out and can go backwards in a hurry.

This was actually confirmed by one of the owners of a nutritional MLM who gave me the actual stats for his company, first year orders for a new distributor $1600 dollars , 2nd year orders about $900 dollars, 3rd year orders on average $0.

Now listen carefully here, those were not my numbers those were from one of the owners of a billion dollar MLM company.


MLM Déjà Vu – Been there done that, no thanks

Now once again I am not trying to rain on anyone’s parade her, there are lots of great nutritional companies out the in the MLM sphere with great products, but you just have to understand that if you choose to build them they will be affected by a particular type of growth dynamics based on product type.

They only ray of hope in the nutritional market has been the superjuices (See eXfuze Review, Kyani Review, Zija Review, and Jusuru Review) since they in fact can be an emotional product since probably 60% of the people that use them claim to get a tangible feeling effect but they seem to suffer from the same ill effect as the other nutritional products and over time still seem to become a revolving door of distributor attrition. See my company review on MonaVie

Diet products are another market area that seems like it should fill the bill of Visual Emotional Consumable, but diets are so trendy, that people love to jump from diet to diet, and so this product type tends to grow quicker and then die even quicker.


MLM Technology Products – Consumable Products

This one will fool you, it did me. I love technology and so does the general public. We are all awed by, and in love with technology. Our rabid purchasing of those sexy gadgets has always helped to power our economy.

But think about that, technology changes so rapidly, no one has a lock on that market.

Companies can go from billion dollar valuations to bankruptcy (Poliorid, Eastman Kodac, etc, etc) with just a slight shift in new technology that makes the old one obsolete, virtually wiping it from the face of the earth. If you don’t believe that main stream technology can become obsolete, then go try to retrieve some data you have stashed on a floppy disk or a zip drive.

Now because of our techo-love this MLM product category can if fact be one of the easiest to recruit for, but the flip side is that the volume can die in a heartbeat.

Now the argument for this type of product, that I have heard from several reps building this type of company in today’s market, is that people are already using this type of product already and so it’s a no brainer to just offer it to them cheaper and so why wouldn’t they switch?

Now this is true, but that is also a double edge sword, what happens when your slight edge over the competition fails or the market shifts.

With Technology you are marketing a commodity that is usually price sensitive and also easy to quantify in relation to the competition.

When the price shifts or newer sexier technology comes along, you’re done!

Sorry but as love as I may be with my new smart phone or my Sprint cell service, the love affair is over once there is a better device or a lower price.

Not convinced? Do you remember Excel Telecom? Huge, explosive MLM growth story that rode the wave of telecom deregulation. They rode that wave from 0 to a $ billion dollars++ and then back to 0 (out of business) in a pretty short period of time.

Enough said

So what is a hard working MLM Success seeker to do?

Well in my humble opinion you have 2 choices:

  • Build fast or

  • Change Your Business Model


The Truth & Illusion Of Network Marketing

Look network marketing is a business and just like any other business there are risks and rewards. The problem is that most hopefuls in MLM have been sold an illusion.

The illusion of Walk Away Residual income…….

You know, put in the time, hit the mark, retire to the Bahamas and have your grateful company wire the money to your bank account while you sip Rum Runners on the beach (now I have to tell you, I love that vision)!


Sorry this is a business and you are going to have to run it and keep building.


MLM Success – Business Models & Growth Dynamics

Now Growth Dynamics are the 2nd part of the MLM success puzzle. Now remember the example I gave where to generate an income of $5000 per month took over 2000 people in your downline? Well the critical factor that effects how quickly you can develop that army of distributors is company growth dynamics.


Growth Dynamics & The Momentum Growth Curve

The truth is that a standard MLM’s are totally dependent on growth dynamics, and continued consumption because it takes about 4,000 to 10,000 reps in your downline to make you $10,000 a month.

Now if you don’t want to take several years to get there, the only way you can hope to speed up the duplication process in a standard MLM is to hope the company hits one of those legendary accelerated growth curves often referred to as “Momentum Growth”.


MLM Momentum Growth – The Fast Track


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This is the main reason that MLM Pros tend to focus on new companies that have just launched, since they have a better chance of hitting an accelerated growth curve in the early days.

Now I know some large companies claim this is not true but let’s face it, from a business standpoint it’s a pretty well known fact that the go-go growth days for any company are usually in the early days where if they hit the mark they can rapidly expand into their easy market. However once they have grown to let’s say 500,000 or 800,000 distributors or so, the continued growth becomes slower.

Now this S shaped growth curve is a fact of life for all companies not just MLM’s.

However the only way you can take advantage of Momentum growth is to be properly positioned with a large enough group when it occurs which means you have to become a high volume recruiter.

Since you can’t foretell the future or control what happens with your company you have to learn how to build fast (10+ reps a month), bank the money, and realize that no matter how much you love the company, the time may come when you have to start over.

Also if you don’t see the growth dynamics materializing after a reasonable period of time just more on.

The other option which has been the mantra of the GPT, Get Paid Today, (See Coffee House Letter)  advocates for years is of course to adopt the top tier MLM or Hybrid Top Tier model (see Tidom)

The Top Tier Network Marketing business model, is not as dependent on company growth dynamics and consumption patterns within your organization. (See my Blog Post on Top Tier vs Traditional MLM, which is better) So you can generate a higher level consistent income stream sooner, as in a few months as opposed to 2 years or so.

The only downside to the Top Tier MLM business model is that its generally a pay to play ballgame so for you to be able to get the big dollar commissions of $1000 to $10,000 per transaction you need to have yourself bought those products.

Also when you go looking for $10,000 or $20,000 buyers you are fishing for the big tuna and you will generally sponsor fewer per month unless you just cast a bigger net (that’s how they do it with tuna by the way) and increase your lead flow and if you do it right, with high volume comes huge bucks!

Now one very attractive model that has come into the MLM market recently is the Top Tier Direct Sales MLM model (see Tidom). Now this model shares the best parts of the Standard MLM models with the same huge income potential that you get in a Top Tier MLM.

So in the final analysis you pay your money and you make your choice, and there are a lot of great companies out there that you can make money with. However understand what you are buying and what the risk factors are with a deal before you buy in.

I constantly advise students to look first at the business model and success factors before they simply fall in love with a product or a photocopied check.

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