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Important Differences Between MLM and Direct Sales Business Models

I have learned many valuable lessons from the MLM industry including:

Networking skills
Marketing on line and off line
Communication skills
Leadership training
Team building

MLM companies have minimum monthly purchase requirements to remain qualified and there can be high turnover in the organization since the average length of time a person stays in an MLM company as a distributor is generally short.

Today the business I represent is a Direct Sales model with affiliate, management and leadership compensation components.  The following are the reasons I prefer this company:

First there is now other product on the market that can compare to the results people, plants and animals get with the product I represent. In fact, everyone I know who owns this FDA Class 1 medical device says that if there was no business model attached to this company and product they would absolutely still own it and recommend it to others.

Once owned there are no additional monthly purchases required to remain in the business. In fact there really are only a couple items you could buy if you wanted them.

When a person rank advances in the system they are qualified for life.  When you understand the management and leadership components of the compensation plan you will see how this business is delivering residual income.

If you are not interested in building a team, it is realistic to earn a very nice income marketing direct to customers.

This truly is a business that is great to be part of for life.  If you would like more information please contact me at your convenience

Steve Pohlit
Independent Distributor
Email stevepohlit@gmail.com
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Comparing Return on Investment Opportunities

There are many business models and each one requires due diligence. Due diligence includes the evaluation of the capital and work involved in comparison to relative risk and return.

Several examples in the first video have predictable results. The other examples in video one and then video two are illustrative where the actual results will be better or worse than presented.

These videos are not investment advice. They are intended to be educational as it has been my experience the concepts presented are often ignored. Several examples illustrate my preferences. However my preferences do not constitute recommendations. Each person is responsible for their own due diligence and decisions.

I am looking forward to your comments and questions

Steve Pohlit
Independent BEMER Distributor
Real Estate Investor
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727-224-4743

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Give Someone A Multi-Million Dollar Business For Less Than $250.00

Multi - Million Dollar Business How in the world could anyone have yet alone give away a business that can drive millions of dollars of income each year at a cost of $250.00?

Actually the cost may be $0 or even possible you get a check for giving away this multi- million business.

Is This Possible?

Yes and there is proof of many having this experience.  I know a man who gave his wife this business and she has earned over $4 million. OK  I  know a lady who offered to pay for the opportunity to learn about this business then started  and earned several million dollars. There are many more stories like this.

What Is The Catch?

There is no catch. There is the possibility  that when a person receives this gift because they didn’t have to pay for it, the don’t  follow the script that will result in them not driving their earnings into the seven figures.  It is like being gifted  a successful store and then never opening the doors so people could continue buying.

What Do I Need To Know?

1. This is a legitimate business that offers fantastic products that are great for improving your health and helps you back to your prime.
2. By following the script and with our help you can earn enough money in 30 days so your next product shipment is free for you and you begin to deposit cash in your bank account.
3. If you want this gift to grow to a multi-million dollar business then you must commit to this being a full time business for you. Yes there are action steps you must take for this to happen. The wonderful part is all of those action steps can be done by anyone and all of them are a lot of fun for someone serious about achieving their multi- million dollar income goal.

Will You Give This Business As A Gift To Me?

I am already gifting people to help then fuel the growth of their business. Your opportunity is to buy one for yourself and buy one for your spouse, your children, a friend whom you want to work with. My job is to help you and whoever, you bring in with you achieve results fast. I am happy to do that if you agree to do that for the people you bring into the business.

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My Vote For The Top Two Industries Where Entrepreneurs Are Most Likely To Succeed

In a one hour movie recently released by Eric Worre, he interviewed some very well know experts. Harry Dent talked about the true level of the debt owed by the US and the number is staggering and scary. Robert Kyosaki showed the dramatic negative trends in food stamps, college graduate incomes and student loans. Most of these statistics I was aware of except for student debt which is now over $1 trillion and if you declare bankruptcy you still own student loans. So people are going into more debt to get more education. What is the result, lower paychecks than in the past.

Don’t misread this. My daughter is a doctor. She would not be a doctor without the education and the support of the student loan program. Our society needs medical professionals, scientists, teachers and other professionals who need to be qualified by our university and special education systems. However, the vast majority of people entering higher education are not seeing the likely outcome clearly and will be well served by taking a look at the economic reality of our world today.

All interviewed by Eric in this movie were in support of the message that it is harder and harder for many people to feel confident about earning a living at a level where they are not worried about their bills. The days of being able to count on a 40 hour a week job that provides an acceptable level of income for a lot of people are long gone. Technology is advancing at a rapid pace and often makes a well established business or industry obsolete. Look at what happened to the majority of book stores in the last decade. Look at the market share shift in the last decade because of companies like Apple, Google and others. Do the research on the amazing number of companies that were once very commonly known in America are out of business.

With those trends which are not very bright, people still need a place to live people need products and services. That leads me to the two industries that get my vote for where more people should be paying attention. Those are real estate investing and network marketing. Network marketing is often referred to as direct sales or multi-level marketing.

The reasons I like both of these industries the best for people thinking about being in business for themselves are:

1. Very little money is required to learn the businesses
2. There is plenty of evidence of people making good money in those industries
3. The training is outstanding and most of it is relatively low cost or free.

Let’s look at training for example. If you select the right network marketing company and sponsor, the training is amazing. In real estate it is true you do not need your own money or credit for deals. However, because of the dollar size of the transactions you are well served by being mentored by one or more people who will help you and JV with you as you get started.

Cost of entry: In real estate you can get started for about $1,000. It is better if you have $5,000 to $10,000 because there are some programs that cost money that will really help you get to a faster start. However with about $1,000 for gas and a few other supplies you can get started. I know of people who make $3-$5000 checks in their first month. Is that typical – I would say yes for the people following the directions and devoting more than 20 hours a week to the business. In Network Marketing you can get started with most companies for $250-$500. If you work hard you can begin to make money your first month. I have met people who make over $20,000 in their first three months. I don’t think that is typical.

What is the one skill you must have as an entrepreneur? In my view it is the skill of being able to get past rejection. There is one sure fire way getting past being rejected – set really high goals and be relentless on following them with the guide of a very experienced mentor and team.

Now you have my vote and why. What is yours and why. I welcome your comments.

Questions ? Call me 727-587-7871

Steve Pohlit International Business Turnaround and Real Estate Investment Coach, Real Estate Investor, Business Builder MLM

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Does Anyone Else Attract Really Simple Ideas That Make You Feel Stupid?

Steve Pohlit International Business Turnaround and Real Estate Investment Coach, Real Estate Investor, Business Builder MLM

Before I Start – This is for the benefit of the people seeing this who do not know me:

 

What I do:

Business Coach
Business Consultant
Real Estate Investment Coach
Real Estate Investor
Business Builder MLM

I have more than 30 years experience most of that is incredible experience. I have helped many people with my coaching and consulting work. The number one skill I teach in building any business is networking.

Simple Opportunities Where I Missed The Mark

1. When I first started my real estate investment firm I was not interested at all in residential rental property.  Not smart. Today I am marketing opportunities that deliver more than 15% net annualized rate of return on an annual basis. At that rate your money doubles in about 6 years. The important point is I didn’t see the total turnkey model. Now I do and I love it.

2. I network for real estate deals and funding for deals. I coach people who want to be real estate investors on how to do this. The process works very well. I never advised my clients to have a side venture opportunity to promote when networking for real estate.  I missed that simple idea.

3. I included in my book “Building Business Profits Fast” the advantages of being with a quality network marketing firm (MLM) I am a great product user of MLM companies. Recently I wrote about my experience activating my distributorship with a MLM company. It started with the call “Steve I am having a networking luncheon to share leads for our primary businesses and discuss a side venture. Will you come?” That was it – an amazing hook focused on my primary business and then I could see the link to the MLM business. Amazingly simple and yes I thought” wow I never thought of that”.

Linking This All Together

I coach on the importance of networking and how to do that for maximum results. By default if you are networking then you are connecting with people  all the time. When I am focused on real estate I will simply inject sometime in the conversation something to the effect of here is what I am currently focused on with  real estate deals and related funding. Since my MLM company is in the nutrition and health niche and specifically focused on the major health areas of diabetes. cholesterol, and obesity I will weave that into the conversation. My goal is to link all of this to the importance of residual income then I simply want to know their level of interest in any or all the areas I am discussing.

Bottom Line – I Didn’t See The Connection of Business, Real Estate and Network Marketing (MLM)  – simple yet I did’t see it. Now I do.  If your primary business is not linked to building wealth and residual income I highly recommend a complimentary coaching session with me to evaluate your strategic direction.

For your success

Steve Pohlit
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Major Points from The Business of the 21st Century by Robert Kiyosaki

After listening to the CD I found the entire presentation on YouTube. It is 27 minutes long and absolutely worth your time. The major takeaways for me are

  1. Develop a mindset that is bigger than your problems.  Part of what that means is if you have $50,000 in debt and are making $40,000 annual income you are likely going to have a very difficult time getting out of debt.
  2. Focusing on having a job is more and  more risky because of advancing technology and world wide competition, people are not willing to pay the wages that have been paid in the past.
  3. Residual income is more  than a stream of money.  It has future value and because of that it can be handed down or sold .  Rental property income is one example if the income is greater than the operating expenses and the cost of building improvements that are ultimately needed. Robert Kiyosaki became an advocate of mult level marketing  (MLM, network marketing, direct sales) when he was shown how that model helps a lot of people.  People are only helped when there is very good leadership, training and a consumable product that needs to be replenished each month.
  4. MLM is not a get rich quick scheme.  When a person develops a plan that often means working the business part time to start, they are well served by understanding achieving an targeted income stream can take 3-5 years.

Robert explains two different quadrants in this video. One is the different sources of income and the other is the different types of  people.  You will understand why he is a major advocate of not just being a business owner but an owner of a business where there is the power of leverage. Leverage means benefiting from the actions of many without having the overhead and facilities needed by a traditional business.  On the types of people he is very clear he wants to work with people who want to win. Winners understand they will not please everyone.

Enjoy the presentation


 

The Keys To Success

If you would like more information contact me. I will show you how the professional approach to this business could very well be very good for you.

Steve Pohlit International Business Turnaround and Real Estate Investment Coach, Real Estate Investor, Network Marketing Business Builder

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Steve Pohlit International, LLC
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Joining A New Direct Sales (MLM) Company Surprised Me – My Why May Help You

My primary focus is real estate investment, business coaching and real estate investment coaching. Those areas plus publishing articles to help people along with writing my next book have my agenda very full.

Was It Bait and Switch?

A very successful business friend whose office is about 20 minutes from my home called me and said ” Steve I am hosting a weekly networking meeting where people are openly promoting the leads they need for their primary business. In addition we will be discussing a side venture opportunity. I would like you to come.” My reply ” we need to catch up on what we are doing in real estate. Will there be time to do that?” “Steve come an half hour earlier and let’s do that. ”

So was this bait and switch? No we did exactly what was promised and I loved it.

Additional Background

I was in the friend’s network marketing organization in the past. He made $20 million I may have made $1000. I have been in at least 5 other MLM companies including two that I wrote about in my book Building Business Profits Fast. I have made almost no money in this industry. However I still am a big fan and product user of 4 companies. With that track record you can see why looking at another “opportunity” was not high on my bucket list.

Fast Forward

The networking meeting was great. We shared leads. I met an attorney who is talking with me about some lucrative real estate deals in Clearwater Florida. I am discussing the potential buy of four commercial property deals with my friend who invited me to the meeting. If I want to learn how to play tennis I have a connection to a tennis pro. If I need a nurse ….well you can see how this is going.

The Key Questions

I was very clear with my friend “I have never made any money in this industry and you have re-energized your participation in this same company at least once and then it faded. Now you are doing it again. Why should I pay attention?” His response “Steve the company has simplified the comp plan and made it much more lucrative. I only need three people and I already have two. I want you to be the third and I will help you build. I will coach you on the right things to do so you are successful.”

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I also commented that since this is a health and nutrition based company (that I know quite well actually) and with the proliferation of companies like that how is this any different. He said ” Steve as you know, the company is focused on the three most prominent health issues today: cholesterol, diabetes, obesity. Their track record in these areas is amazing. Several of the products are in the Physician’s Desk Reference manual – the bible for doctors. But Steve this is not about the products. My involvement now is about the business and I am here to build a very big organization that improves their health and develops a growing residual income stream. I know residual income is important to everyone. So Steve my inviting you is about working with you to make a lot of money with the credibility of the company and the products at the foundation.”

Bottom Line

I know the company, I know the products, I know the guy who invited me to take a look. Their integrity is flawless. So I asked what is the investment? $169 to start plus a one time fee of $40. Knowing that I get a product pack worth $169 my risk is $40. Plus I know one of the products I need to be taking again regularly. Easy decision.

Next Step

Leaving the meeting I called a pharmacist friend of mine who for the past 10 years has not been interested in any business opportunities. I simply said “we have huge skills. We have both come a long way since we met in 1994. I would love for us to work together and build this business.” He said “I will text you what you need to complete the registration” And that is how I began following my decision to join this company.

The Keys To Success

The formula for success is actually in this story. If you would like more information contact me. I will show you how the professional approach to this business could very well be very good for you.

Steve Pohlit International Business Turnaround and Real Estate Investment Coach

Steve Pohlit, Managing Partner
Steve Pohlit International, LLC
Ph 727-587-7871
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