Posts Tagged ‘Sudbury’

A Nice Clean Car

The new Mini has arrived in the team – and the proud owned put on a party to celebrate. I went up to East London to lend my voice to the cheers – but then, as I drove past the gate and saw the team standing admiringly around the shiny prize on the drive, I realised that my own Mini was not shining. Indeed it was distinctly grubby.
I drove on.
In the boot I keep a wonderful waterless car-cleaning kit for just such emergencies, so I pulled up outside some sort of education centre and started polishing. I’d completed one side when I realised I had an admirer – or at least the car had an admirer.
“I like your car!” she said when she saw me look up.
“D’you want one?” I asked her – I always ask that. In fact I don’t think I could fail to ask that if my life depended upon in.
She said she would.
“Well there are two ways you can get one: You can win it in a competition – or if you want to be sure, you can talk to a lot of people. Which way would you choose?”
She chose the second (they always do). So I pulled out a piggy card and handed it over. On the back are six reasons people give for joining my business – everything from “Financial Freedom” to “Leave a Legacy”.
She chose “Time with the family” and over the next five minutes, while I cleaned the other half of the car, she told me her story: She had ten children and 28 grandchildren but they all lived in Suffolk, around Sudbury. But for various personal reasons which you don’t need to know, she ended up in East London, working as a cleaner for the council.
She hardly ever got to see her grandchildren. She would love to help out and look after them – and she was sure her children would appreciate the help. It was just that circumstances had landed her in East London and she couldn’t see a way to change them.
“I could show you a way to change them,” I told her. “If you had enough money so that you didn’t have to work any more – and if you had enough money so that you could choose where you lived instead of having to live where the council will give you a flat, would that make you happy?”
She said it would. It would make her very happy. It would make her children happy too – and her grandchildren.
She has a DVD and we’ll talk again on Tuesday.

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.