The side project that transformed my life

When I was 50 years old, I had accepted the fact that I was going to feel worse and worse as I got older and older. Thankfully, someone told me about a nutritional system that showed me that I was mistaken.

Now, I feel better than I’ve felt since I was in my 20s, and I want everyone to feel the way I feel.

Join me on a mission to have fun, take control, and change the world, one life at a time.

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Finding the right income opportunity – Five non-negotiables

You know how a lot of people are struggling to make ends meet? Many are looking all over for a way to make extra cash.

Here’s a way to make sure you find the right one for you. Look for these five keys.

• An opportunity that pays you while working part-time but has the potential to allow you to soon leave you current position.

• A system that’s already working for people who are teaching it to others.

Great products that people want.

• A profession and company that have a strong past and a bright future.

• A company with experienced, dependable leaders.

All five are important. Having less would be like taking a trip and only planning to a fraction of the way toward your destination.

Steve DeVane

Strong system sets up success

Volleyball season just started for my two daughters. My oldest daughter plays on the varsity team, while my younger daughter plays junior varsity.

I enjoy going to their games. The last couple of home games, I’ve been asked to run the scoreboard. It’s been a new perspective in a couple of ways.

For one, I can’t just watch what my daughters are doing. I have to keep an eye on the whole court so I can make sure to keep the score right.

But I also sit higher and closer to the court than I did when I was in the bleachers. The scorer’s table has a much better view.

My oldest daughter is the primary setter for her team. This means she’s the one usually responsible for putting the ball in a position for a teammate to spike it.

It occurred to me the other day that her role was similar to that of a sponsor in network marketing. When we sponsor someone into the business we want to “set” them up for success.

The easiest way to do this is to have a successful system that is easily teachable. Then, it’s just a matter of training the person to use the system.

If the system works, and the distributor takes the necessary action, success will naturally follow.

In the volleyball games, sometimes the ball will be so far away from my daughter that she can’t get to it. She immediately yells, “Help! Help!” One of her teammates nearly always manages to keep the ball in play.

Similarly, in network marketing, we need to realize that we sometimes need help. If we’re on a solid team, all we have to do is ask.

A good system run by a good team makes a great business.

Steve DeVane

Best home-based business — Examine your options

Have you ever made a mistake that you know you wouldn’t have made if you’d studied the issue more. Taking that extra effort to investigate your options can make a difference when you’re looking at network marketing companies.

When you’re looking for a way to make extra income from home, it pays to do some research.

Many people in network marketing are often behind from the very beginning because they didn’t take a good, long look at the opportunity they joined.

Here’s a pretty good rule of thumb. When someone is talking to you about their opportunity, ask for specifics.

For example if someone tells you that they can promise that you’ll be able to sign up 25 people in your first month, ask for the names and phone numbers of the 25 people he signed up in the last month. That’s fair, but it will probably end the conversation.

Perhaps, the person is just starting out. OK. Then ask for information about the 25 people that his upline sponsored last month.

It’s not outside the realm of possibility to sign-up 25 people in a month. Unfortunately, even if you pull it off, you’ll never be able to build strong relationships with all of them.

And if you can’t build relationships, you’re going to have a tough time succeeding in network marketing. The easiest way to succeed is to find a network marketing company with a proven system that helps you build relationships with your distributors.

Steve DeVane