Monthly Archives: April 2012

Direct Sales Reps with a Passion for their Products help Raise $ for a Cause that is Close to Thier Heart

Today was SUPPORT a CAUSE Sunday at

Many Direct Sales Reps with a Passion for their Products help Raise $ for a Cause that is Close to their Heart!  Are you one of them!  We want to help! Let’s support each other! Post your events in the comments. Let us know how we can help you Support a Cause!

  Tania Griffin I am doing a fundraiser for Relay for Life for the American Cancer society All the jewerly is under $40.00 It is ongoing
 Katherine Osburn-Day May is Mary Kay’s birthday month. 10% of all profits go to the Mary Kay Foundation to support the fights against cancer and domestice violence!
  Tracey Fisher Wonderful! I would be honored to share Avon’s Breast Cancer Crusade:
  April Brown Buy the piece by piece warmer to help support Autism Speaks…all proceeds go to this GREAT cause!
 Network Marketing Distributor Michigan Opportunity:  Teresa VanAcker wrote: Vendors Wanted: Saving the Dream Fundraising Event – Friday, June 22, 2012, Bliss Park, Saginaw Michigan (across from Covenant Hospital). Proceeds to go to Circle of Love (a non-profit organization helping with low income housing) – 10:00 – 5:00 pm (Crafters and Vendors are welcome to stay longer as the event will run until 8 pm but vendors can not break down before 5 pm) There will be entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities, etc – there will be lots of advertising done by Cirlcle of Love – they have done this for about 5 years now. Vendor spaces will be 10×10 for $25.00 (non-refundable) – all vendors must bring own tables, chair, tents – no electricity will be available – Inbox Teresa VanAcker with more questions and/or to obtain a contract – include your contact information and email address please and tell her FSR sent you! Thx!
  Tracy Haworth I am raising funds for DBA-Diamond Blackfan Anemia I have had special Pandora inspired bracelets, Bookmarks and Keychains created for this cause to support both the Canada and USA foundations. Please pm me for photos. I currently accept E Transfers, PayPal and money orders. 100% goes to the charity. This is an on going sale until I have to reorder more stock.
  Jeanine LaNeve Surprenant I am holding a Miche purse party to raise money and support Relay for Life. We also have Hope bags where 100% of the proceeds go to cancer research. New Hope bag styles come out May 1st. See them on my website and contact me at to order. Thank you!

Gotta Cause of your own?  Let us know how we can help you Support a Cause! Post your events in the comments. 


That’s the #1 Reason Why most people will say they won’t join your business.
Here’s what they are really THINKING:
1) They really like helping people and really hate the thought of being salesy or pushy!
2) They have great passion for the products or service, but they wonder why others don’t understand how great they are FASTER/EASIER.
3) Rejection! No customers means no money- honey! (This is what really scares them)!Maybe you’re SCARED too and Here’s Why:
You THINK You Don’t Know What You’re Doing! But, YOU DO! Selling is like all things in life – when you first start doing something it feels uncomfortable and awkward. So you stop. Which makes it even harder the next time. Don’t Stop! Focus on your strengths. Remember you like helping people, and you have a product or service that people are looking for!So… LET’S Share Some SELLING Strategies that work! Do you have an interesting way of SELLING? Does it just come easy to you?Give US ALL a reason to Buy Form YOU!
  Ann Burns Wrote: What sells me… is “not selling” but rather “educating and offering advice.”
 Nan Kietzke wrote:  I don’t sell. I help people by giving them the information that is needed to make THEIR decision. Most come to me, because they already know what they want or need help with. But, if they do not, I might run into someone that has stated a problem such as using X brand of soap. I can say, “Have you ever tried SA8?” If they ask for more info, then I can share it and tell how I have used it or what is better about it. Then, I can also ask, “Would you like to try it?” If they are not open to further conversation, then they are not open to being your customer.
  Jodi Truscott I think that adding humor in promoting your products makes it a lot more fun – I like to tell stories, laugh and encourage people to interact a lot at my shows 🙂
  MarilynInfo StopShop  wrote: Interaction is key during parties, get guests involved with your presentation. I show others how the products work, improves lives, show them how life just flows more smoothly with certain products. I am all about giving plenty of info so if they say no, it is because they mean no and not that they dont KNOW. if they have all the known, just be polite and say thats ok, maybe someone else they may know will benefit and to pass along the info. Having the right KNOW info is the answer.
  Paula Amnott, Tastefully Simple Independent Consultant wrote: I can’t really say I have a style as I am trying to start my Tastefully Simple business. If, however, asking for the sale is key, then I am not above asking any of you who are interested in helping me launch my new business by visiting Also, if you use “April Mystery” as the host when you order, you might be the lucky winner of my mystery party host rewards! Thanks so much!
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First Sale First Kiss

Your First Sale was probably almost as exciting as your First Kiss.

Tell us ALL the silly details in the comments! We love stories…

One story we will share: One of my very first sales was of course to one of close friends.  It was a complete fumble.   I had taken a lot of time and put together a business plan for a potential business partner.  I was worried that it was too confusing or overwhelming  and I wanted this friend to edit it before I brought it to my prospect.  So, at our son’s football practice, I casually  asked her to take a look.

The business plan included, a brief description of the products, an over view of the comp plan and ideas for building business with home parties and vendor events.  It was 18 pages long.  lol

She opened the file folder, read for about 30 seconds and asked, “Are you using this stuff?”  “Yes”, I said.  “Does it work?”  “Yes”, I said.  She asked, “Do you have any here.  Is there any in your car?”  “Yes”, I said and she bought it right out of the back of my car and then showed it to all the other Mommies sitting on the side of the field.  She had 3 orders before she was even signed up and I thought I had a business plan.

I learned that:

You really can’t say the wrong thing to the right person.

Keeping it simple is always best.

Don’t over think it.

All people really want to know is Does it work and How much does it cost.

Learning these lessons early on saved me a lot of time and anxiety.  It took the pressure off and made Network Marketing EASY!

What’s your Story?

Share the Basics of Your Comp Plan High Light Comp Plan Strategies that Get Reps Paid Fast

  • Is Your Company Paying Big Bonuses on The Front End?

    We want to here a little about Your Comp Plan. Not ALL the details, but we want to help ALL Business Minded Reps that ARE READY TO REALLY GO FOR IT have an idea of what’s out there.

    A little back ground first:

    Fact 1- New Companies that pay out TOO much for TOO little work on the front end DON’T Make it.

    Fact 2- Most Reps have only one goal- To make enough money to pay for the products they use.

    Fact 3-This is a competitive point in todays MLM, Network Marketing, and Party Plan arena. If we can get a new MLM distributor to $250 a month they will not leave a company easily.

    Fact 4- Distributors who get to $500 a month with a strong mix of customers will stay working for your company part time for years.

    Fact 5- Distributors that earn more than $1000 per month will consider going full time.

    Fact 6- Most Full Time Distributors earn $1000 per week or more.

    Here’s what a few seasoned MLM’ers had to share:
      Kim Newsom I sell Silpada sterling silver and Scentsy. Silpada’s comp plan is 30% commission on all sales from day 1. Once you start building your team you receive commission from your downline which can double your income easily.
     Michelle Madison ~ Nerium Brand Partner Our compensation plan is based upon an easily duplicated business model leveraging relationship marketing.
    1. Join Nerium International as a Brand Partner
    2. Enroll in the Auto-Delivery Order (ADO) Program
    3. Sponsor and maintain 3 Preferred Customers and your next month’s product is FREE
    4. Fast Start Qualify in your first 30 days
    5. Sponsor other Brand Partners and coach them to complete steps 2-5
     Kim Newsom Scentsy’s commission plan is 20% until you have sold $1000 in product and then you are at 25% forever. Again, once you build your downline you can receive much more income. I typically average about $300 at a Silpada party and about $150 at a Scentsy party
      Keshia Laird I sell Avon. Avon you 40% off Avon core products and 20% off everything that isn’t Avon. Then after selling for 4 campaigns it goes by how much you sell the more you the more you make. But the best way to make is by building a downline which that can increase your easnings big time and you earn in 2 different way 1. of your own sales and you off your downline once you have 5 people in your downline and you can make a commision then . But there are many ways to earn from selling Avon.
      Doris Ann Livanos As a Touchstone Crystal Jewelry consultant, we partner with Swarovski as their home party plan and consultants start at 25% and every month could jump to 30% with 1800 in sales. Start earning additional bonuses from your first personal recruit as well as central group bonuses, sales incentives, etc. I’d be happy to chat with any interested individuals.– Thanks FSR!
      Nigel Burn I sell Visalus. this is the best comp plan I have seen ,that is why we joined,and the product does work.there is enrollers pool, personal commissions, and then group volume., and the cost to join is low.
      Mandi Heinsch Paparazzi Accessories, you make 50% profit from what you sell. You make 5% on the ladies you have enrolled under you, until you have 3 active consultants, then you rank up to Director and make 10% off of your front line and 5% off your 2nd line! The next advancements are all based on your team’s group volume, and everytime you rank up you go another level down on earning commission!! 🙂 AMAZING!!
      Alicia Petersma Mathney I am a Professional Mary Kay Consultant. We receive 50% commission from day 1 on everything we sale! Then as you build your team, you receive commission checks from the company depending on how many consultants you have. The great thing about Mary Kay is that we have been around for almost 49 years!!! And our business plan is taught in universities like Harvard, etc.
     Nan Kietzke My Amway business. Can’t show the reason and the why and wherefore of the comp plan without a bit of explanation. – – This would include tbe receiving of many dollars worth of back up along with actual earnings. Wide range of products and services.  Immediate earnings between wholesale and retail. Business volume bonuses based on combined owner’s and partner’s volume from 3 -25% Products that everyone uses and needs.  Excellent training available with first class materials
      Tracy Koss Let’s keep this simple. Tastefully Simple = 30% instant commission from Day 1 on all orders (party, website, etc…) fundraising is available for you immediately
     Tracy Ford Stire I educate people on how they can remove harmful chemicals from their world and improve their quality of life with Norwex personal care and cleaning products. Norwex pays a 35% commission on every sale…even your own!! You can receive that commission immediately when customers pay you with cash or cheque. When they pay by credit card – twice a month a commission cheque is deposited into your bank account. Working together with the person that brought you into Norwex and the group that they belong to, Norwex has an excellent New Consultant incentive called “Fresh Start” that maximizes your earning and contact potential with a mapped out plan of attack. Norwex is highly motivated to show consumers a different concept over traditional methods and they reward YOU handsomely for doing so! A New Consultant can easily earn 6 or 7 different incentives in her (or his!) first 3 months. Ongoing one on one, group and online training keeps a consultant motivated and focused on building their business. Also included in the incentives are yearly trips and admission to the Norwex Canadian or USA Conference.  As you recruit others to join you in sharing the Norwex global mission and committment to our environment, you also are rewarded with other levels of commission. This is a company with strong ethical values and these are products that you can feel good about promoting and BELIEVE in!! Norwex is a upward trending, niche product line that is just starting to go BOOM!!!
      Alicia Pouliot-Cote I am with Visalus! I have done a few other businesses and this is the BEST comp plan I have seen!!! I get FREE products, a car bonus on my 2nd promotion and I am eligible for a bonus pool made up of 2% of the companies volume for the previous 4 weeks just for hitting Rising Star! This can equal out to some SERIOUS $$$ but more importantly I get all of this for helping people take control of their health!!!!!
      Cheryl-Louie Kotori It Works Compensation Plan – SIMPLIFIED!  Bonuses EVERYONE gets (no matter what your level):  1. Fast start bonus: Every time you sign up a new distributor and help them get 2 loyal customers within their first 30 days, you get $100 cash! This is paid out on a weekly basis on Fridays (you don’t have to wait until your monthly check to get it).  2. “Car” Bonus: No, you don’t get a “car” but you sure could finance one with $600 a month once you get 60 loyal customers. The company will allow you as long as it takes to make this happen! To maintain this each month, you must also have $3,000 in BV each month.  3. Wrap Rewards: Every time you get 2 loyal customers, you can get a box of wraps (4 in a box) for just $25. Your wraps then just cost you about $6.25 each and make about $100 when you sell them for $25 a piece. To buy them at our regular distributor cost they are $14.75 each and you make only $41 when you sell them for $25 a piece. This is a great way to earn more quickly. Compensation Plan (The complex version): Our compensation plan is unilateral and has 6+ levels of pay you can make depending on your status in the company. You make 10%, 10%, 5%, 5%, 5%, and 2% to infinity on loyal customers and distributors. Different levels get paid as follows:Distributor= 10% (on first level), 10% (on second level) Executive= Same as above plus 5% (on third level)Ruby= Same as above plus 5% (on fourth level)Emerald= Same as above plus 5% (on fifth level)Diamond & Above= Same as above plus 2% (on sixth level and beyond) Plus $10,000 GOOD Bonus to whoever gets to Diamond by August! 🙂
      Natalie Karen Boecker My company pays me residually, and our reorder rate is 95%! There are many others perks and bonuses along the way, but my favorite part of our comp plan is the residual income – knowing the check is coming each & every month, even if I do no work that month!
      Dawn Loth I am with JuJuBelle – a new(er) jewelry company that is starting to explode! Our commission is 45% from day one, with a low yearly purchase requirement to stay active. Consultants only need to purchase a minimum of $250/month to receive downline commission – with downline % starting at 3% and increasing up to 8% for first level downline as downline grows.
      Kina Oneal Most unique and lucrative comp plan I’ve every heard of! As a Plexus Ambassador, we get paid 10 different ways! Couples can also join individually for 2 incomes and in some cases more (I also have my 9 year old enrolled, so we actuallly get 3 monthly checks and up to 12+ weekly checks. 1.*Retail Sales (Only $100 Personal volume per mo. Customer sales goes toward that $100! 2.*Retail Commissions:** *$100 – $499 = 15% **$500 & Up = 25% 3. *Retail Over-ride Commissions: First Level = 5% 4. *Business Builder*s Bonus:*50% – first up-line position, *25% – second up-line position, *15% – third up-line position, *10% – fourth up-line position, 5. *Profit Sharing (7 Levels) (Have trippled since I started 2/15/11; 5 Points for Levels 1-3, 4 Points for Level 4, 3 Points for Level 5, 2 Points for Level 6, 1 Point for Level 7 Bonuses: *1.*Preferred Customer * Earn extra $$$ (i.e. $18 per combo), 2.*Achievement, Silver – $100, *Gold – $250 …… *Sr. Gold – $350, *Ruby – $500……. *Sr. Ruby- $750  *3.*Fast Start (*=x2 within 1st 30 days) , *4.*Emerald Pool (3%) We have a few thus far Not Many Yet  *5.*Diamond Pool (Emerald Pool + 2%) NONE YET  Re-Entry Position (You get to re-enroll yourself under yourself and rebuild all over again.
      MarilynInfo StopShop For Sisel we get 60%-67% and only $19.95 to get started! For Pure Romance we get I think 40%-45%! For 31 Gifts and Scentsy I just started those 2 so not sure. We also get many other incentives as well. I am so excited to be apart of these companies, especially Sisel.
      Amy Kypers Nerium International pays 10 levels deep and has a 3UR Free program to restock your inventory. Ground Floor Opportunity. iPad Bonus, Lexus Bonus and so much more…
    So, what are the Basics of Your Comp Plan?  Does Your Company offer great ways to get new reps paid and keep them IN?  Let us know in the comments.  Keep in mind that your next business builder may be reading your tip NOW!  Make it GOOD!

Where are You right this Second on the Energy Scale

Carmine Gallo, who writes “leaders who are exceptionally persuasive communicators” for resently shared a few tips that ‘Get Leaders Going’
Gallo wrote:

Where are you on the energy scale? Here’s a technique that I’ve used with executive speakers over the years and it works wonders. Right before the presentation I ask the speaker, “On a scale of one to ten—one being asleep and ten being Tony Robbins who is yelling, fist-pumping and smacking his hands against his chest—where are you right this second on the energy scale?” The typical response is somewhere between four and six. I then suggest that the speaker clap his or her hands together three or four times, shake out their arms, and put a big smile on their face. “Now where you are?” I ask. “About seven or eight,” the speaker normally responds. “Now rock it!” I exclaim.

Great tip and we know that there are more than a few exceptional leaders right here on FSR too! So, we asked a few to step up and share a few tips of there own!

 MarilynInfo StopShop wrote:  I focus on the help I will be offering, how much it has imporved myself, family and others too. So I get motivated and pumped on helping others excitement.
 Kim Newsom wrote:  I talk to my team members often and every time we get a contact or book a party or have a great lead we call one another and those calls inspire each of us to do better so the next time we can be the one calling with great news!!
Now what about you!  
Leave your Tips in comments.
Remember, your tips could inspire your next business builder! 😉