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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
Test 727-224-4743

Why I Recommend Real Estate Investing and Network Marketing To Those Who Want To Be Entrepreneurs

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


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

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
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Root For Success….Wayne Allyn Root Speaks On Today’s Opportunities

Wayne Allyn Root  is the leading candidate for the Presidential nomination by the Libertarian Party in 2012.  He is best known today for his energetic outspoken views on individual freedom which means he is very outspoken on the reason for the debt, unemployment, restrictions to business growth and other less than desirable situations  the US finds itself in today.

I have the honor of hosting a private monthly call with Wayne. This experience has helped me understand his passionate focus on the opportunity for individuals to become very successful in any economic environment.  This was very evident in Wayne’s response to a key question asked during a recent call that I am able to share with you. In summary, the question was about how an individual can make a difference in our society dominated by growing government and debt.  Wayne advised us to focus on the opportunities for individual success.   He said there are  more than 3,000 new millionaires every day in the US.  These people are achieving this success by taking action.

The number one action step successful people take is to start their own business. Wayne highlighted a recent article in a major national publication detailing the benefits of network marketing. I spoke of my experience coaching people developing a real estate investment business. Wayne shared a number of examples of his success starting with an idea and relentlessly pursuing the idea. He is relentlessly pursuing at path that will take him to the White House. He has never failed to achieve something he set out to do and this will be no exception.

Action Steps

1. Click Here to visit Root For America and meet Wayne Allyn Root.

2. Register for his alerts.

3. The calls are for a select group. However, I do have an inside track. If you are interested in being  a member, email me and I will see what I can do.

Steve Pohlit

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About: Steve Pohlit CPA,MBA has been the CFO and COO of  major domestic and international companies.  Steve has extensive business ownership experience having purchased and started off line and on line businesses.

Steve offers his  build business profits expertise to companies and entrepreneurs with business coaching and business consulting.  His  focus is on building business  profits and net asset value at above average rates.  Steve incorporates health and wellness plus relationship guidance in his work as they are at the foundation of achieving all goals.

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