Trouble finding time to Read?

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I love learning, all the experts say read daily, however when I read I fall asleep.   Now I do not know about you, but I find it hard to read and sleep at the same time. Since I decided to learn as much about network marketing as I possibly can  this was causing a problem.

Webinars are fabulous for picking up helpful tips and tricks, however my schedule does not always mesh with the sponsors.  Many do not offer replays so that avenue is not always  the best either.

I have found the perfect tool one can use wherever you are.  You can even use this while at your other JOB.  What you say…..

Podcasts.  I LOVE them.  this is fast becoming my  #1 tool I use.   Did you know you can even share them from your phone now?  You can save them and listen over and over again.  Everytime I listen to one I pick up several tidbits I can utilize and share with others.

I thought I would share some of my favorites with you .

  1. Home  Business Profits with Ray Higdon  –   Ray is a Online MLM Leader & Homebased Business Entrepreneur, his down to earth no nonsense way he shares is just what the Networking Dr ordered.    His Blog is one of the best resources of information too.
  2.  The Leadership Lifeline with Steve Q Wiltshire  –  Steve shares his interviews with top leaders in the industry.  I love how he delves into how/what they did to reach their level of success.   Finding  myself (you will too) in other leaders  is a great way to  let you know you are on the right path or not depending on the issue at the moment and where one is in their own head.
  3. Network Marketing Moguls with Grant Cardone  is  one that I listen to every now and then.  Grant interviews  top leaders  in each session.

We often hear people say, “I am really busy”  we all are  however, we can always take time to learn  while  doing things we have to do,like   take a shower,  clean the house,  drive  from here to there.   Infact,  listening to these podcast make my  cleaning task so enjoyable.  Driving  at times makes one very sleepy, listening to  one of these keeps me awake and eager to hear more.    What do you listen to?  please feel free to share in the comments.

 

 

Now serving A spoonful of Twitter Tips

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I do not know about you, however I was so confused about Twitter, in fact, I got anxious when I thought about tweeting.   To say I was confused is an understatement!  I actually hyperventilated at the mere thought of posting.

These tips are for the Newbie, the person who is so confused or has said “I do not see the point”.  If I had been armed with a few of these tips from the get go I may not have had so many anxious moments.  This is what prompted me to Put on my Tiara (thinking cap) and share a few tips with you.  Newbies should be spoon fed and not fed a full six course meal at the beginning. Therefore, I will be sharing this in easily digestible courses.

I want you to take a deep breath and just ease into it, you will be a pro in no time at all.

First Course- The Appetizer

Picking your Twitter Handle (name) is your first step, we shall call this The Appetizer. Things to consider when picking your Twitter Handle

  1. Will you be using this account to promote a cause, business or organization? If so you will want to choose a name that is easily recognized with that in mind. If you have branded yourself you will want to have an account to have others get to know and recognize you.  For instance, One of my “handles” is TiaraTotingLady   I also have this blog and a facebook page  named the same.  This   This is a great way for people to get to know, like and trust you.
  2. Go to Canva or another source to make a creative header-This will attract attention.
  3. Always have a profile picture- one never wants to have an Egghead as  their profile picture
  4. Get a bio ready – I am always fine tuning mine.  If you are using this for business get creative  see what/how others are  writing theirs                       Enjoy the process, do not let it stress you out,  Stay tune for part 2 (the main course ) next week  where I will share  how to get started posting, following and gaining followers.

Have you Jumped into the Live Stream Pool?

 

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First we had Periscope, Then we had Facebook live. Now we are able to go live and share through so many different venues.  My question for you is Have you tried it?

Some of us were very early adopters of this fabulous new phenomenon and love sharing with others about WHY one would want to use it.  There are so many reasons to use it  regardless if you are in business or not.  People are now using their mobile devices as their source of getting information and entertainment.   You have an audience waiting for you , you just have to go and “attract their attention”

Many in Business  are using this to introduce themselves to their audience.  That audience is growing each and every day.  You see, people do business with people they  know, like and trust.  Live streaming video  is just that, LIVE !   There is no better way to get to know someone than to watch them day in and day out.    I like to tell people  They get to know you , imperfections and all.

This technology changes each and every day, sometimes it makes my head spin (in an exciting way of course).   One could only live stream from a mobile device, now you can use your laptop too.  If you would like to know more and/or keep on on the every changing trends.

I found this facebook Live training very valuable you might too, better yet, it’s free

Please follow me on facebook  if you would like tips and tricks on social media and live streaming.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you belong to this prestigious growing group?

Each and every day a new business is formed while many are closing down.  Cost of living is going up, as wages remain the same.  If that was not enough healthcare cost continue to soar.    course-1015601_1280

Many are taking on two or three jobs just to keep afloat, while others are starting home business of their own.  It has been reported that by the year 2020 80% of households will have at least on member  involved with a network business.   New networking opportunities are sprouting up quickly, there is something for everyone.

I have been involved with network marketing for almost 5 years and absolutely love it.

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One might be shocked to know that  the fastest growing age group to be getting involved with this type of income generating opportunity  is between the ages of  45-64 and beyond.    It is not a surprise that this is also the fastest growing segment to be involved with Social Media.

For many this is their first time ever to be involved in something like this, however many are finding it to be a viable (and lucrative) way to earn money.

Why is this?  There are many factors

  1.  The need to make money
  2.  The desire to be involved with others
  3.   Some are  using this as a means to subsidise their retirement, as they may have come to the conclusion they are coming up short.
  4.   To be able to give back to others, this may be vehicle in which to  give back to others                                 There are as many reasons as there are people.

Some have lived with the assumption  Network marketing/Direct sales was a scam.   Many are realizing punching a timeclock for years may have been the real scam.

Have you considered  getting your feet wet?  If so there is a Plethora of opportunities waiting for you.   Be sure and do your research to ensure the company will be a good fit.

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Over 50 and ready for something new?

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Some of us reach the age of 50 and have a whole new Zeal for life.  We have reached the age where we no longer care what others think about us, and we want to do what makes us happy.

Whether you have been a stay at home Mom, or have been in the workforce (working for someone else) this is the time we look back and forward at our past and future.

Many are saying to themselves “If only I had….”  Or “I cannot wait to……”    or, you know, wish I had saved more, done more, been more active in this or that.   The other side of that is

I cannot wait to do this or that.  Me, I cannot wait until the day I get to swim with the Dolphins.  My hubby cannot wait to purchase our Minnie Winnie and travel around the USA.

This is the time many of us have either decided to walk away from our “J O B” or have been let go.

 

This is a great time to seek something that makes us feel good about who we are and what we really want to be doing.   One avenue is Social Marketing, and many are migrating in that direction.  There are so many ways one can do what they love, and make money.

 

If you do not have a pension or saved for the future this is a perfect fit for you.

If you love to be around people, this is perfect for you.  If you do not like to be around people, well there is a niche for you too.

Many of you may not know what social marketing is, you may know it as Direct Sales or Multi-Level Marketing.   No matter what you call it the sky is the limit for reaching your dreams.

Where do you find something that is right for you?  Jump on line and just start looking.   Investigate the company and whom you are going to sign on with.

Joining a ground floor company (one that has been in business for 1- 5 years) may be your best option to grow.

Have fun and find your wings and soar.

 

 

 

 

Is Leadership Worth it?

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Being a Leader in a Direct Sales Company is sometimes a daunting task.  We are always working on ways to motivate, invigorate and encourage those on our team.   What we often do is give so much to others our well has run dry.

Some have asked me what I feel  defines a leader-  I often say someone of integrity, someone who is not afraid to stand up for what is right no matter what the cost.  Someone who serves others, someone that  is always taking action steps.   Recently I added one more, Someone that takes a break every now and then to Refresh, Refuel and Recharge.

I looked back and have found that when I take  small breaks things just happen.  I am not saying take a week off each month.  What I am saying is, take time each day to “step away” and  be you .   Schedule time to be with family without the interruptions.  In other words  be present in your life.

Many people that get into Social Marketing do as little as possible to avoid a leadership role as they do not want to take on the added duties.  My advice to them,  Go for the gold you never know what you will achieve and who’s life you may impact.  Don’t be afraid of success  just be the best you can be.

 

 

Do you Sell vs Share?

 

nice-to-meet-you-1185863_1280Often I hear people introduce themselves by saying,”Hello, my name is Sally Sunshine”  and I sell  shine bright candles”   I must admit I use to do the same thing.   However, it oftens has  people putting up that wall to shield themselves from yet another sales pitch.

When we introduce ourselves we should state our name and what we share instead of  sell.  Infact one should not mention their business at all but give a picture of what we do, leaving the person wanting to know more.

For instance If one’s business was lotions and potions one might say. “I help people love the skin nature gave them”.   Your Business kitchen ware?  One might say “I offer wonderful tools to assist you in making your family meals with love”.   Weight loss product  perhaps you might say “I offer people hope and encourage them to find happiness while getting healthy”

Get creative, hone your introduction and remember sharing is  caring .

 

 

 

Be the Star of Your Social Media

One of the first things we as Entrepreneurs do when we start a new venture is to  Jump on social Media and start updating and sharing.

There are so many venues to choose from  Facebook, Google, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and so many more.

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  These are the most common of the social media venues.   In November I was Introduced to a new (at that time) format called Periscope.

Many just post, post and post some more and we never really get to know the real person behind all of those post.   Until now ,  With the introduction of Live Stream.

Live Stream is available on so many platforms now.   I was introduced to this format in  November 2015 , it has changed how I share Me,  you see people do business with people.  Live Stream  let’s people get to know you .

If you want to up your game, and let people see the real you   this format is for you !   I do Live stream on my personal page, groups and events on facebook.   I am loving seeing so many of my Friends Be the Star of Their own show.

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If you have not jumped into the Live Stream Revolution my question is why not?  When will you star in your own show?