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Bad day Good day

20151121_163001If you look at the comments section at the bottom of the Contacts page there is description from Tony Wallis about how he spent 15 frozen minutes offering his prize draw to 31 people and not one of them gave him the time of day.

But Tony, not being the sort of Network Marketer who gives up in the face of adversity, went out the next day, gave it three minutes, spoke to one person and ended up with an appointment.

I mention this because there are those who read about my activities in my Network Marketing business and say: “Oh it’s all right for you. You used to be a war correspondent. You’re not scared of talking to strangers. Ordinary people couldn’t do what you do.”

In fact I had this from one of the senior leaders in my company only recently: “Ordinary people are comfortable talking to their family and friends. That’s what we should be encouraging them to do – not trying to get them into the cold market.”

And I heartily agree that everyone should start with their family and friends. But what if they family and friends say “No” or “I’ll see how you get on” or “Let me get back to to you…”

Because some of them do and anyone who claims otherwise is deluding themselves and sowing false hopes in their team.

Also I would agree that not everyone can bring themselves to do what I teach in the Cold Market Academy. In fact in the last chapter of the book and at the end of the Live Event I talk about Law of  Human Nature. This is the law that divides the human race into two: the Ordinary People and the Special People.

In fact if you haven’t read the book, here is an extract:


There will always be more ordinary people than special people – which is the way it’s supposed to be. The special people need a lot of ordinary people to do the ordinary things they don’t want to do.

They need ordinary people to service their cars, wait on their tables, design and build their houses, look after their teeth and their health, mind their money…

Let me explain: The special people have big dreams and they achieve them because they control their own lives.

The ordinary people allow others to dictate how their lives will turn out. This is not natural for human beings. Cavemen didn’t allow other people to decide what happened to them. They went out and determined their own destiny.  So why is it that so many people today are content to put their future in someone else’s hands?

Because that’s what most people did when they went to work for someone else.


It is quite clear from Tony’s comment that he is one of the special people. I dare say that like most special people he tells himself this every day – how else would he be able to brush aside the memory of the freezing 15 minutes getting nowhere in order to reinvent himself the next day and succeed?

And just to drive home the point; on the very day that Tony was getting his appointment in three minutes, I spent half an hour getting nothing (as you will see from the statistics below). In fact worse than that, when I checked my cellphone at the end of that half-hour there was a message cancelling my evening appointment… not “can we do it another time?” but “Thank you for the reminder but unfortunately I would like to cancel the appointment. I apologize for the inconvenience. Kind regards”.

I went home and told my wife. She said: “Your appointments are always cancelled.”

This was a moment for setting the jaw in what the suspense novelists call a “grim line” – a time for being special. A time for doing something dramatic.

So I went out and did something I had never done before. I followed up written invitations after dark.

Now, if you know my story you will know that I used to have a horror of knocking on people’s doors uninvited… until I learned how to do it and get a smile from the person on the other side. But I had never, ever done it on a dark winter’s evening: After all people wouldn’t want to stand on their doorstep talking to a stranger and letting in all the cold air would they?

Would they?

Amazingly they would. Within an hour I had an appointment for Monday afternoon.

And so I tried it again last night. I have three people to call back and another appointment, this one for Monday evening.

There’s a line in Apollo 13 in which Tom Hanks says: “You never know when events are going to conspire to bring you home.”

But you do have to be open to allowing these things to happen.

* Please note there are still places available on the Cold Market Academy Live Event on December 6th – see the tab above.


Date Venue Time Minutes People Entries Appointments Callbacks
18.11.15 Car park 1038 – 1045 7 10 1
1045 -1058 13 26 1
1058 – 1118 20 31 1
Total 40 67 3 0 0

I don’t have the time

The Cold Market Academy (see tab above) deals fairly extensively with the prospect of using your time five minutes at a time. After all one of the main objections we hear in Network Marketing  is “I don’t have the time”. So let’s just see what you can do in five minutes – even when things don’t go according to plan.

First some scene setting: If you’ve read my book, you will ‘ll know about my sister-in-law – the one who didn’t sign up for my company’s services for four and a half years. Well she’s come to stay this weekend and we’re delighted to see her.

After all, if you build your business in the cold market, you don’t have to worry about what your nearest and dearest might say.

But we did want the house to look its best and so the pile of cast-offs which had been gathering in the hall really did have to go to the charity shop – and on Friday afternoon I got around to taking it. This was a quick trip into town. No messing about, no popping into the grocery store…

But there are some habits you just can’t break – and so, before getting back into the car, I spent just five minutes offering the passers-by my Free Prize Draw.

Five minutes, that’s all it was. Not the half an hour a day which I advocate.

And as you’ll see in the statistics below, in five minutes I spoke to six people and filled in one form.

It would be nice to say I made an appointment or that the prospect agreed to a Callback at some point in the future. But no, as she said, she was in contract for her utility services.  Now, if I had been planning to spend half and hour there, I would have thought nothing of it and moved on to the next person.

But suddenly it occurred to me to ask: “And why do you think your suppliers put you in a contract?”

-So I can’t leave?


And out of my bag, I produced my “Something to think about” letter. This is something I leave with people after an appointment (whether they say yes or no). Because the fact is that after people have signed up to something new, they invariably wonder whether it was a good idea. This explains the company philosophy, what makes us different. It works very well.

… and in this instance I was able to hand it over with the words: “Have a look at this and I’ll give you a ring on Monday. You might find it interesting.”

Guess what? She said: “All right, I will.”

So I think I can put her down as a Callback after all. I’m rather proud of that…


Date Venue Time Minutes People Entries Appointments Callbacks
13.11.15 Car Park 1530 -1535 5 6 1   1
Totals     6 34 1   1


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Grumpy CoupleDo your family belittle your home business?

Do your friends laugh at you behind your back – or come to that to your face?

Does MLM in their lexicon spell SCAM?

One of my team reports that recently two very good friends ridiculed her Network Marketing business, saying: “You’re not doing that! Oh, come on, you’ve got a good job. What are you doing that for?”

And we wonder why it is that new distributors disappear into the Witness Protection Program… One minute they’re all up for it, making their list, reading up about the products, building their dream board…

…and then suddenly they’re not there any more. Calls go to voicemail, emails disappear into the great electronic void.

What happened? Their brother-in-law got to them: “You’re not doing that! Oh come on: Everyone knows those schemes never work.”

… and certainly they will never work if you have to rely on a warm market like that. Fortunately you don’t. Because out there, over the heads of those skeptical friends and family with their patronizing smiles is a world of other people who will take you and your business at face value. All you need to do is find a way to get in front of them – without embarrassing yourself or them.

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Why I love my Prize Draw (and that dog again)

Prize Draw recordHere’s what people in Network Marketing say:  They say: “How could you do a prize draw in the street? How could you approach strangers? I would never be able to do that… Imagine all those people who are going to say No… You must have a hide like a rhinoceros! Most people could never do that…”

Here’s what I say: “I love my prize draw.”

Here’s why I love my prize draw. Today I had an appointment. It was one I had made through a Written Invitation but the prospect did not know her cell-phone number. This meant I had been unable to schedule a reminder SMS message. Also I had forgotten to call to confirm. In other words I arrived somewhat unannounced.

“Oh there you are!” she came to the door all in a fluster. “I’ve been trying to get in touch with you. I’ve called and I’ve left messages…”

Well, of course, all of this was a mystery to me. I had received no calls and no messages. What transpired is that she had written down my number and had been unable to read her writing. Anyway what she had been trying to tell me was that today she was having a new garage door fitted and when she couldn’t get hold of me – and here she apologized – she was afraid to say that she had rather written me off – and then for good measure she had gone and made a hairdresser’s appointment. Then she thought “what the heck” – and signed up to a one-year telephony deal with our competitors…

So within about two minutes of arriving, there was not much for me to do but smile graciously and leave – and, of course, put her back in the diary for another eleven months.

The smile faded slightly as I got into the car. It was my own fault, of course – and one of the things I have done since is to create some appointment slips with the wording from the SMS reminder and, most importantly, my phone number.

Now you might be thinking “Why didn’t he leave a card?” Graduates of Cold Market Academy (see above) will know the answer to that. But it still left me with an empty hour in the middle of the day – and what do you do with a fading smile and empty hour?

If you’re in Network Marketing or Direct Sales of MLM and it’s all gone pear-shaped, I can tell you the answer to that: You cheer yourself up with half an hour of prize draw.

Because the prize draw will never let you down. The Prize Draw will always put things right. Because the Prize Draw relies on your eternal ally The Law of Averages and the Law of Averages will always rescue you if you have faith and you trust in it.

And sure enough, within half an hour of arriving at my favorite spot I had another appointment. This one is for Friday morning and yes, this time I do have a cell number…


Date Venue Time Minutes People Entries Appointments Callbacks
10.11.15 Car Park 1248 – 1303 15 23 1 1
1303- 1315 12 3 1 1
1315 – 1317 3 8 0
Totals 30 34 2 1 1

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Cold Market

You want to know why I love the Cold Market? Here’s why I love the Cold Market:

First of all you may have read yesterday’s post about the friend who was quite happy to have me in his house all Friday evening – but reacted as if I had the plague when I met him in the street and invited him to go in for my free prize draw.

Well, today I went to see someone I met in the same spot – between the shops and the car park – in November last year. She became a customer of my Network Marketing business, using the services and saving money (and paying my handsomely every month). However when she rang about something else, she happened to mention that  she was not too happy about her broadband speed – broadband being one of the services I offer. So I went round to check it.

It was while I was establishing that it was her computer that was the problem not the broadband, that the following little scene played out:

The phone rang. It was her friend Maggie who had moved to the area three months ago. Indeed, my customer had helped her find her house. It was what she said to Maggie that caught my attention: “I can’t talk long because I’ve got my friend John here from the (Name of Company). Didn’t I tell you about it – well of course you hadn’t moved here then. Well you should join this you really should. You get all your household Utility Services on one bill and you save a load of money. It really is amazing. No, you won’t have heard of it – they don’t waste millions on advertising. And you get the silver card – that gets you money off your bills when you shop in Marks and Sparks. No really…Well, let me put John on. He’ll tell you…”

Two minutes later, without really saying anything at all, I had promised to go straight round to see Maggie.

…and of course, she wanted what I had to offer as well.

The point is that neither of these people knew me. Our relationship did not start from a basis of friendship – which is what is supposed to happen in Network Marketing. Instead I offered to sell them something they might want. They looked at it, considered it – and decided they did want it.

Nobody felt under any obligation. Similarly, if the answer had been “No”, nobody would have been offended – as I was when my so-called friend wouldn’t even enter a free prize draw.

If you have started a Network Marketing, Direct Sales or MLM business and your Friends and Family are saying No, trust me: You don’t need them.

In due course they may come to realize they need you – but that’s another story…

Is there anybody there?







Take a look at this photo of my new pitch: If you look closely you will see there is not a single person to be seen. You can enlarge it and still not find anyone even in the distance.

So how is it that, if you look at the statistics below, you will discover that by choosing this spot for my “pop-up” free prize draw, I was able to make an appointment in just five minutes.

I know this flies in the face of all the advice published in my book Network Marketing in the Cold Market (see the tab above) but to me this is like discovering the Theory of Relativity or the Meaning of Life…

Here’s what happened: I had an appointment in the New Town a couple of miles down the road (if you want to know why,you will find the reason on the post for March 13th (and yes, the picture to go with that post was taken from the same spot).

As a result of being there on that day, I had an appointment nearby and, arriving early (as you do), I thought I might as well take a look at the shops to see if anyone else might like to win a prize. I must say there aren’t many places in this country which are completely deserted but this was one of them. There was not a single person. No sign of life. It was a ghost town.

Nevertheless, I took out my form and my script and my pen and stood there feeling a little bit like Dr Who arriving somewhere new and wondering whether he has take a wrong turn somewhere in space and time.

But then a woman came out of the convenience store. I smiled and hefted my planner and prize draw form in front of me.

And here is what I find most interesting. In fact, if you have seen the videos that go with the book, you will know that normally I move around a bit, so that people pass close to me (if you stand still, they have a tendency to make a wide detour to avoid you).

But this woman headed straight for me as if I were some sort of homing beacon. When my son comes home from his psychology class, I must ask him about this – was it because we were the only two people present and human beings have a natural instinct to form groups? Did she feel sorry for me?

All I can say for sure is that she walked straight up to me. I asked her my question. She entered the draw. She answered my four questions, listened attentively while I read her my script and we now have an appointment.

The whole process, from arriving at the deserted shops to getting back in the car to go on to the original appointment took just five minutes.

And as far as I am concerned that is history in the making.

Date Venue Time Minutes People Forms Appointments Callbacks
Mar 17 New Town 1550 5 1 1 1 0
Totals 5 1 1 1 0

Astonishing discovery!

If you look back through this blog, you will see I have been doing my “pop up” free prize draw since the beginning – in fact I have been doing it for almost exactly eight years. You would think there wasn’t much for me to learn.

Well today I learned something.

If you’ve been anxious to you grow your Network Marketing business and followed my method (see the Cold Market tab above) you will know that when you stand in the street and offer people the chance to enter a free prize draw, you will naturally attract people like yourself – this is why it is important to dress as if you can afford whatever product it is you’re promoting and act as if you are a cheerful, friendly, open-minded sort of person like the ones you want to meet.

And this was fine – after all I am nothing if not well-dressed, cheerful, friendly and open-minded  (and I know that comments are invited on this page but there’s no need to disagree!)

What I had not counted on was the fact that I was going to get older. When I started, I found that naturally I attracted people in their 50’s and 60’s – which was ideal since my business is in the utilities industry and such people tended to have big houses with big bills – and if they were wealthy enough to afford big houses, they got that way by being open-minded.

However something peculiar has happened recently. It happened so slowly – almost imperceptibly – that I didn’t notice. But gradually I have begun to attract people in their 70’s and 80’s. In fact recently I sat down with a man who waved aside my presentation, saying: “I’m too old for this. I’m going to lie down.”

And he did!

The fact is that I, too, have grown older and I live in a town where it seems the only people who can afford to own their own home are the ones who got on the housing ladder in the 1970’s. I was bemoaning this fact to my wife when suddenly she suggested an obvious but rather startling alternative: Try somewhere else.

Somewhere else? But I like my spot between the car park and the shops. I’m a fixture there – half an hour, two or three times a week, keeps me in appointments. Everybody knows me and so everybody stops eventually – if only because they reason that since they have seen me there so often, I must be doing something worthwhile.

But since change has to come, I got in the car and drove two miles down the road to the local New Town. The houses here are more modest but then the people are younger. In fact they’re so young they’re all out at work. The heart of the town was deserted – just a few forlorn-looking shops around a square consisting of nothing but some straggly trees and a handful of park benches.

I very nearly turned round and went home. But as you may know the rules for the Pop-Up Prize Draw call for half an hour or 100 No’s. If you have studied the statistics in this blog, you will know that in half an hour, I expect to get a No from between 40 and 60 people and a Yes from between four and six – and out of those yes’s, an appointment or two and a callback or two.

But if you look at the figures below you will see that in the New Town, in 36 minutes, I got five no’s, five yes’s, two appointments and a callback.

In other words it didn’t matter that there were hardly any people about. In fact it was precisely because there were hardly any people about that I did so well.

Take a look at this picture, I took it just after I finished. As you will see there are four people standing in the street chatting. You do not get people standing in the street chatting at my usual spot between the car park and the shops. Those people are rushing from the one to the other. Nobody has time to stop and chat.

So just for educational purposes, let us examine what happened: The first person didn’t want to stop. But the second had a dog. I have a dog and other dogs know this. We got talking. He was extremely skeptical. In fact to begin with he wouldn’t give me his name. If I had encountered him in my usual spot, it would have been all over before it started. But here there was no rush, the sun was shining. He was happy to stop and chat – and ten minutes later I had an appointment for Monday.

Look at the figures again: The next two people stopped – they didn’t want to do any more than fill in the form. But they stopped…

Then we come to number four. She was as old as me and, it transpired, she was already a customer – and a very contented one. So I have to ring her so she can give me the phone numbers for her son and daughter (and possibly all her friends as well).

And what happened while we were talking was that two other people came along to see what was going on – and then a third. Which led to another appointment because of course the woman who was a customer could now refer me to the others.

I have never experienced anything quite like it – and the figures speak for themselves. Obviously I shall have to see if it works again somewhere else – and doubtless it helped that the sun was shining. But it does seem to give the lie to the idea that a successful free prize draw in the street requires a bustling town center and a hundred No’s.

Date Venue Time Minutes People Forms Appointments Callbacks
Mar 13 15 The Square 1047 -1057 10 1 1 1 0
1057 – 1059 2 1 1 0 0
1059- 1103 4 1 1 0 0
1103 – 1117 14 6 1 0 1
1117 – 1123 6 1 1 1 0
Totals 36 10 5 2 1


On Show

One of the delights of doing a prize draw in the street is that from time to time a fellow Network Marketer with my company will come up and surprise me.

“So you really do it?” they will say.

Yes I really do – and I suppose it’s natural that people are skeptical: After all, there are still people who believe the Moon landings were staged on a Hollywood back lot and only this week an learned cleric popped up on YouTube to say the Earth stood still while the Sun whizzed around it.

So, yes, I do on a regular basis stand in the street with my prize draw forms and get appointments.

It was therefore with my usual supreme confidence that I said “Of course” when an eminent colleague called to say he wanted to come and watch me. When I say “eminent”; he was someone whose name I knew: One of the company’s earliest leaders. He had been a trainer when I was (metaphorically) in short pants. He had made a big success of the business but then gone away – which he subsequently regretted. Now he was back and looking for the best way to get started in the Cold Market.

I was flattered – not least by the fact that he was prepared to drive a hundred miles each way (which is a long way in my small country).

So we started. I walked around in my small circle between the car park and the shops and the people streamed past and ignored me.

“No thanks,” they said.

“I’m all right,” they told me.

I kept smiling and stuck to my script, secure in the knowledge that if I kept this up for half an hour one of two things would happen:

1: Someone would stop and give me an appointment.

2: No-one would stop, I would get to 100 “No’s” and I could go and have a cup of coffee.

I admit that I wasn’t being as efficient as usual because I kept stopping to give a running commentary to my eminent colleague. So it was a full 27 minutes before the first person stopped – and sure enough I am going to see her on Tuesday. My colleague and I cleaned up the last three minutes and then off we went to the coffee shop and I rewarded myself with an almond croissant to go with my cappuccino (he was paying).

But I couldn’t help thinking he wasn’t impressed.  After all the stats looked like this:


Date Venue Time Minutes People Forms Appointments Callbacks
Feb 16 15 Car Park 1210 27 46 1 1 0
1037 3 5 0 0 0
Totals 30 51 1 1 0


It was something that troubled me over the following two days as I became heavily involved in planting a new hedge at the bottom of the garden but on Thursday I was setting off to walk the dog and wondered: Should I add half an hour to the expedition to allow for the Law of Averages to rectify the situation (and of course the answer to that sort of situation should always be “yes”.)

So here are the statistics for Thursday:


Date Venue Time Minutes People Forms Appointments Callbacks
Feb 19 15 Car Park 1013 9 10 1 1 0
1026 2 1 1 0 1
1028 22 27 1 1 0
Totals 33 38 3 2 1


Rather better, I think you’ll agree. The first one was a young Mom with a child in a stroller and two others hanging on the sides. I’m going to see her and her husband on Monday evening (although I still haven’t managed to get him on the phone yet). Then almost immediately there was a family with teenage children. They are quite happy for a visit but live in Norwich where, happily, my 18-year-old son is at University. So he’s going to see them.

And finally an elderly lady gave me an appointment for next Thursday but never makes any decisions without her son’s approval. I used to dread this situation but not any more…

I rang the son almost immediately and made an appointment to go and see him on Monday so that if it’s good enough for him on Monday, it will be good enough for his Mom on Thursday.

For a while, I was feeling rather at peace with the world – until the son left a message last night to cancel and the mother did the same this morning…

But never mind. They’ll both get a call in a year’s time. I once had someone who took five years to see the light.

My eminent colleague would understand about that.


Networkers 10001

Good News Bad News

Isn’t it odd how things turn out? I think that’s why I love Network Marketing. You just never know what’s going to happen next.

If you are familiar with my business you will know that we supply people with cellphone services. This is great in theory – after all everyone has a cellphone. In fact the other day I asked a roomful of people “Who has more than one cellphone?” Half the room put up their hands.

“More than two?…More than three?” there were still people with their hands in the air.

The trouble is that some people are not as technically advanced as their handsets. So it was no surprise when a customer left a message saying she had received her Unlock Code but it had come with completely incomprehensible instructions.

“Would you like me to come and help you?” I offered. I wasn’t particularly keen on driving ten miles and spending the best part of a morning sorting her out but the theory goes like this: If you are nice to your customers and do everything you can to help them, they will be loyal to you for life and recommend you to all their friends.

Like I say, that’s the theory. But this was one of those people who had said they wanted to try the services before they gave any referrals – and it transpired that they still wanted to try them. To be perfectly honest, the trial was not going particularly well. I certainly couldn’t unlock the phone. Come to that nor could the technical guy at Head Office when we called him.

It’s such an old phone…” said the customer.

“Well you could always have a new one,” said I, suddenly sensing a solution (not to mention a two-year fixed-term contract). Five minutes later she had ordered a new iPhone 6.

This is what you call a result.

Full of confidence, I suggested that since – as she would recall – we do not  pay for expensive newspaper or TV advertising, all new members get to choose the next ten people who will be invited to join…

But no, she still wanted to see how she got on…

With an only slightly frozen smile, I said my goodbyes and left. All I had to do now was drive the ten miles home.

But first I had to turn the car round – and the obvious place to do this was in the turning area thoughtfully provided by the developer who had built two new “executive-style” homes right opposite my customer’s 500-year-old property.

It was only then that I discovered, hidden from the road, both houses had a full array of solar panels at the back. As students of the Cold Market Method* will know, I have a little note that I pop through the letterbox of any house with solar panels.

Now this might not suit your Multi-Level Marketing business if you are not in the utilities industry. You may find that you have to look for some other sign that you have stumbled on a hot prospect. But whatever it is you can help people with, you should find you get one or two replies from every ten notes. So, delivering two at the same time should give me a one-in-five chance of getting a call.

Except, of course, the odds were now weighted in my favour because the lady with the locked phone had not played her part in giving me any referrals at all. This meant I was owed a bit of good luck.

Good News: In the next half hour I had two calls saying: “You put a note through my door…”

Bad news: One was already a member and had a very good relationship with the distributor who had signed her up.

Good News: The other turned out to know all about me and was pleased to hear from me (when I looked him up, it turned out I had a been to see him before he moved – in 2009 would you believe).

Bad News: He’s happy as he is – although ready to hear from me again after our annual convention in March when I may have something that will interest him.

Now, if you’re sitting on bad news – even bad news with a hopeful rider, it is only a matter of time before the good news arrives.

It did so the next morning, when the original customer turned out to be so pleased with her iPhone that she sent me an email asking me to call her father.

I love Network Marketing.

*For more about notes through the door, see the Cold Market Method tab above.

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.