Archive for September, 2013

Americans Welcome!

You may not be aware of this but I am British and operate my Network Marketing/MLM business in the UK.

However, this blog now has more followers in the USA than the UK and so today, for the first time, I have used an American spelling (if you’re looking for it in the last post, it is “realize” instead of “realise”.

Part of the reason for this is because WordPress highlights any word it presumes to be mis-spelled in Milwaukee and the other part is that I am getting to the end of the new edition of the book of The Cold Market Academy. This will probably be called “Network Marketing in the Cold Market” and will be available from this site in the next couple of weeks (there I’ve set myself a deadline!)

And since there are many more Network Marketers on that side of the Atlantic, I had better accommodate them…

Is that still working?

It’s a while since I published my daily statistics on this page – and so people have been asking: “Is that still working?”

Of course it’s still working. It always has worked and it always will work – it’s just that I’ve been writing a new edition of The Cold Market Academy and so haven’t been writing so many posts.

But just to prove the point, you will find some stats below.

For the fact is that if I don’t go out into the street with my prize draw forms for any length of time, I miss it. Over the years, it has become as natural as breathing. Also I have discovered something rather peculiar:

You see, this month my company is giving away Free Broadband for Six Months – and at the end of that time people can cancel with no penalty if they wish.

And guess what? In 38 minutes I found two people (the only two?) who still didn’t have broadband! In fact one of them said: “I have always resisted getting a computer but now I realize this has become a bit of an affectation. In fact now it’s inconveniencing my friends. Maybe it is time to join the 21st Century…”

How easy is that going to be?




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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.