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The roof

You may have seen the post a few days ago: “The blog is back!”

And then nothing.

If, as I claim, I am still Network Marketing, then why wasn’t I out there in the street with my prize draw forms? Where are the statistics of how many people I spoke to? How many are looking at my opportunity or my products?

Well the truth is, I haven’t printed out the forms yet. If I’m setting off on my boat in April, (see there is a lot to do. For instance, there is the roof of the house to fix.

We have a top floor bathroom where, during periods of heavy rain, there is a steady drip which – if allowed to continue indefinitely, will one day bring the house down. Over the years a succession of roofers and builders have come and shaken their heads at it over the years. All have offered wildly differing opinions (one said it wasn’t a leak at all, but condensation). Some wanted to spend thousands putting up scaffolding for Health and Safety.

And then there was Jim.

Jim is the name I shall give to the life-long roofer who came recommended by several members of our online neighbourhood group. He couldn’t promise anything but he could lift the ridge tiles and at least then we would see what was underneath – more to the point, he could do it in a day without benefit of scaffolding. We set the date. He drove off in his 4×4 – and disappeared.

The date came and went. He didn’t respond to calls or text messages – and yesterday, in desperateion, I went round and knocked on his door. It turned out he had been in hospital and has now been ordered to rest.

And guess how the conversation progressed from there…

Yes, there’s no doubt that getting into a conversation about health is about as easy as getting into a conversation about the weather. In fact, if you are prepared to listen, I find that people will gladly tell you about their Urinary Tract Infections and Irritable Bowel Syndrome with an abandon you could never expect when it comes to their finances.

And they’re quite ready to accept that going to the doctor and getting  more and  more medicines to try and alleviate painful symptoms invariably leads to more painful symptoms as the cocktail of drugs fight amongst themselves. Only the other week the papers were reporting the findings of a study that almost half the over-65’s in the UK were on at least five different medications a day.

But nobody seems to know what to do about it. If talk to your doctor, you just get more pills.

So who do you talk to?

As I said to Jim: “The same thing happened to me. I ended up in hospital because I banged my elbow. I decided that going to the doctor wasn’t helping. In fact I haven’t consulted a doctor for more than three years. I shall be 69 in three weeks and I’ve never felt better.”

Would you like to hear what I’ve been doing?

I think we might get the roof done after all.





What’s it all about?

This is the diary of a successful Multi-Level Marketer making money from home and fitting a part-time business into a busy life.
Over the years it has developed but the objective remains the same: To demonstrate how anyone can build a successful network marketing business in "the nooks and crannies of the day".
Eventually this spawned a training programme which I called The Cold Market Academy. This began as a seminar available only to MLM-ers working with my company. Then it went online as an e-learning course.
Now it is a book available through Amazon: MLM, Network Marketing and the Secret of the Free Prize Draw (you can see more about this on the "MLM Prize Draw" tab above.)
But at the heart of the Network Marketing Blog is the answer to the two most common questions people ask when they look at this business - and the two biggest challenges they face when they start:
1. I'm not a salesperson.
2. I don't have the time.
These are genuine concerns and all too often they get brushed aside: "Don't worry about that. We'll show you how..."
This blog is designed to show how it works in reality and in real time - how anyone, no matter how busy, can work their business consistently in small fragments of time. Because that's all you need; just a few seconds to find out if someone's interested.
And please bear in mind the entries here are only a tiny snapshot of the daily activity. Most of what goes on would make very dull reading indeed: Making calls from the list ... adding names to the list...making calls from the list...
As for being a salesperson: Have a look and decide for yourself.
Is it sales?
Let's say you call on a friend unexpectedly and find them up to their ankles in water and battling with a burst pipe.
Imagine it: There they are, soaked to the skin, trying to wrap a towel round the leak while they shout: "I rang the plumber but all I get is the Ansaphone..."
Honestly now, would you ignore their plight or would you volunteer the number of your own plumber.
Would you do what you could to help them or would you consider that going into "sales" on behalf of the plumber would be beneath you?
And what would your friend say when they realised you had deliberately chosen to leave them struggling to stem the flow and all because you felt embarrassed about "selling" something.
Network marketing is all about spreading good news and it's all about helping people.

If you're thinking of getting into Network Marketing - or already in it but not making enough money - contact me at

About Me

John Passmore,
United Kingdom.

For 25 years I was a newspaper reporter - ending up as Chief Correspondent for the London Evening Standard. Then I gave it all up and, with my wife, set out to live the simple life on a small boat while writing a column for the Daily Telegraph. Five years and two children later we moved ashore - and five years and another two children after that I ran out of money. Nobody wanted to give me a job and I couldn't afford to start a conventional business. Then at a craft fair in our local community hall, somebody showed me network marketing. It was described as a home-based business that would provide anyone with a second income if they were prepared to work for it. I was sceptical. There were claims of high earnings and something called a "residual income". But what if it did work? And besides what alternative did I have? So I threw myself into it wholeheartedly (which is the only way to succeed at anything). I'm not saying it was easy or there were never moments of doubt but if you're prepared to learn and determined never to give up, then there is a statistical certainty that you will make money. I started in April 2005. I was broke and embarrassed. Today I have no money worries whatsoever.