What Makes a Great Direct Sales Opportunity?

If you’re looking to make a significant income with a direct sales opportunity, then there are some very important things you really ought to know…


direct sales opportunity

So, how do you find the best direct sales opportunity?


You may looking all over the web, in newspapers, and online job sites trying to find the perfect direct sales opportunity – but to no avail. After all, if you’re going to do sales, it might as well be worth your while.


There’s no lack of direct sales opportunities – but there is a lack of the ones that pay you a decent commission. When I say decent, you know the kind that can pay out a nice commission per sale that can really make a lifestyle impact for you and your family.


Choosing a Profitable Direct Sales Opportunity – The Things to Consider…


direct sales opportunity

Here’s what you really need to know…


If you’re going to put in the same amount of effort, you might as well choose the direct sales opportunity that provides the biggest commission.


With so many network marketing and mlm companies out there competing for your attention, time, and wallet, you need to decide if you want to join one of these companies or choose a direct sales job.


Network Marketing



The biggest con is that if you join an mlm, it is required that you recruit a downline if you ever hope to make any decent money.


On top of that choosing a good mlm can be tricky – you can’t always go by a company’s mlm ranking.


The biggest pro is that some network marketing companies pay out larger commissions in a single tier compensation pay plan instead of an mlm compensation plan (where you must build a downline).


The other biggest pro of choosing a network marketing company, mlm or single tier, is that you’re able to work from the comfort of your home.


Car Sales



If you’ve been in direct sales for any length of time, odds are that you’ve either been a car salesman or you thought about being one.


The biggest con is that you’re literally waiting around all day at the dealership hoping that the next “up” that is yours will be an actual buyer not another browser.


The other con is that for the most part, being a cars salesman is a very passive way to earn a living. You don’t control any advertising, and you’re relying on foot traffic and any adverting the dealership is doing to bring you customers.


For these few simple reasons alone, is why there is a high turnover rate in this profession.


However, on the flipside, the biggest pro is that if you can sell a lot of cars you can make a decent commission.


Insurance Sales/Real Estate Agent


When looking at a direct sales opportunity you’ve got to look at how you want to get paid. Do you like your money now or are you willing to wait for your commission check?



In the case of an insurance agent, are you willing to spend countless hours every week answering people’s questions in hopes of them getting a policy with you?


If you’re thinking about being a real estate agent, are you willing to spend lots of hours shuttling people around from house to house?


Something to think about… Here are three more things to consider:


Do You Want Commission Only, Hourly or Both?


If you’re looking for a direct sales opportunity that you can do from home, then obviously you’re not going to get an hourly wage. 



The upside is that you can make a six or seven figure income if you know ho to build your business – and get all the tax advantages that come with having your own business.


If you want a job that pays you an hourly or an hourly plus commission, then you’ll want to find an employer that pays this way. The downside is that the commissions do tend to be smaller, but it’s not always the case.


The upside is that you still make a hourly wage even if you don’t sell anything; however, your hourly wage is typically minimum wage and it’s not usually enough to live off of.


Your commissions are your bread and butter, so make sure you get with a direct sales opportunity that is willing to pay you a nice commission for your hard work.


What I Recommend…


Decide if a job or business is what you’re after. Having spent countless hours at sales jobs that didn’t pay diddly squat, I can tell you that if you have the hustle and the drive to work for yourself, a direct sales business opportunity can typically yield better rewards in the end.



But it all depends on you and what you’re willing to do to provide a better lifestyle for your family. If you’re willing to go the distance for you family, then you’ll want a direct sales opportunity that is willing to do the same.


This is how you can bump up your lifestyle more quicker than the average direct sales opportunity…

World Ventures Can Continue to Sell Its Membership in Norway – Victory or Defeat?

The final word has come down from Sweden that World Ventures can sell its membership in their country. With a long list of problems for this mlm travel company, is this the end or only the beginning?



World Ventures

World Ventures execs are probably jumping up for joy right now with the news that Norway has now allowed them to sell their travel memberships in their country. You can read the article here…


World Ventures, one of many network marketing travel companies, has endured a lot of controversy since its inception – see these:


I’ve personally never been a fan of mlm travel companies – and neither are business regulators in many countries. That doesn’t mean that the travel program is completely flawed (from all accounts, it appears it used the Travelocity travel engine), it means that there is something to be said about the business opportunity side of things.


There has to be something consumable in order justify the monthly price tag which is one of the reasons why World Ventures gets accused of playing a money game.


Hopefully WV can learn from its mistakes and detractors and create a more solid business opportunity that doesn’t come with the skepticism and controvery this one has created.


Just my two cents.

Tennessee Pulls the Plug on Pyramid Schemes

In the latest round of hits against pyramid schemes and direct selling organizations companies like Herbalife, Tennessee decides that more regulation is the cure.


tennessee ponzi scheme

In a move that is becoming more common these days, the attorney general in Tennessee has passed legislation againgst Pyramid schemes. You can see the story here.


If you didn’t know it already, Pyramid schemes also known as Ponzi Schemes are illegal already. So what makes this legislation in Tennessee different?


Must Read: What is MLM?


Well according to the article on the Direct Selling News site, it gives law enforcement more leverage in prosecuting these schemers. In fact, a lot of states are updating their Pyramid scheme laws.


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Which is a good thing as long as they, meaning the Feds, understand what a true pyramid scheme is and isn’t.


Could it be possible that legitimate companies could be rounded up in a case of mistaken identity by this latest legislation?


I would say that it’s possible. Take the case of Herbalife that’s under a lot of scrutiny right now by the Feds (see story here).


I’m not in Herblife, but I do know they do sell legit products. If you want to argue against their selling price-points and how they do business that’s another thing.


What’s important though, as a person who is looking into being involved in the direct selling/Internet marketing realm, is that you use good ol’ commons sense and not rely on the government to tell what is and what isn’t a pyramid scheme.


Just my two cents…



Start a Home Business: The 3 Things You Should Be Aware of

If you’re looking to start a home business but not quite sure what to do or how to start, then this is just the thing you need to read so you don’t waste a lot of time, money, and effort…

start a home business

How badly do you want to start home business?

That’s the burning question you really have to ask yourself. You see, being an entrepreneur is not easy – there are going to be bumps in the road which is why you really must have the fortitude and desire to stick it through.

In other words, you reasons why must be strong and compelling if you ever hope to stay around long enough to see your business prosper.

If you’ve read to this point, then you’re probably really serious about starting a home business – this time. Now that we’ve determined your seriousness, here are some things you really ought to consider…

The Three Questions You’ve Got to Answer – If You Want to Start a Home Business Successfully

1.Your Own Product or Someone Else’s? – Do you have an exstting product you want to sell or do you want to sell someone else’s product? The fastest way to start a home business is by selling a product that already exists – either one that you’ve created or one someone else has created.

If you’ve never been in business before, then it may be better to go with a produts/service that’s already have been created for you.

start a home business

There are lots of network marketing companies you can join that have products already created for you and all you have to do is just get traffic to the websites that they give you.

Another option is to go to the Clickbank marketplace (clickbank.com). It’s full of digital products you can sell. Again, just like with network marketing all you have to do is get traffic to the offer page.

Action Step: Decide if you’re going to sell your own product/service or a product/service that’s already been created for you.


2.Who Wants Your Product? – When you’re looking to start a home business, you have to remember that you’re providing a solution to someone. Do you know if there’s a big enough market for whatever it is you’re selling?

start a home business

If you can’t identify your market online (I’m assuming you’re going to be dong most of your marketing on the web), you’re gonna have a rough time making money on the Internet.

Action Step: Find out the websites, forums,etc… where buyers of your product like to hang out. Identify them on social networking sites like Facebook and Google +. Do a Google search for the types of products and/or problems your target audience would type into Google.

Then notice those results. Also find forums that deal with the issues your target audience is dealing with. If you’re having a hard time finding your target audience you may want to rethink your niche.


3.How Are Your Customers Gonna Find You?

If you’ve never been in business, then you may not be fully aware of the importance of getting enough traffic to your website. You see, without enough of the right kind of eyeballs on whatever it is you’re selling, you’re gonna have a difficult time (I should say an impossible time) making any money.

start a home business

Without traffic, the lifeblood of your business, you will fail. If there’s anything you get from this article about how to start a home business is that you need traffic in order to succeed.

Like in the previous step I mentioned the ways to find your ideal buyers of your products/services.

These are the same websites you can be on to market your products. You can also put banners on these sites; in addition, if the website has a newsletter, you can put ads in the newsletter or send out a solo ad if the newsletter owner permits that.

The Realistic Way Start a Home Business

If you’ve read down this far, you’re a superstar entrepreneur who has the ambition and eagerness to learn what it really takes to succeed!

Here’s what most people don’t tell you about starting a home business – it’s hard, hard work and you’re gonna fall flat on your face a few times before you finally figure it out. What most people do is that they fall flat on their face and they stay there!

Then they spend their time saying how ______(Internet marketing/network marketing, etc…) doesn’t work. They spend the rest of their time complaining and pointing the figure of blame for their failure at everyone else but themselves.

Here’s the gist of it for you – you don’t want to be a “they”.

start a home business

The quick way to success is to exactly as you’ve done – get information even if you have to pay for because time is money and money is time. If you don’t see the value of your time, you’re gonna have a very hard time making money.

Not to mention that you’re not getting any younger so why not spend money on educating yourself so that you fast forward leaps and bounds over your competition?

If you have a product that is unique all the better; but if you don’t have a product all ready to go, then you’ll want to start by selling other people’s products.

The key here is to get started as soon as possible and not wait for things to be perfect or wait until you have a brilliant idea for a product/service.

Keep in mind your overhead costs. Of course if you’re going to do a business from the comfort of your home, you’ll have little to minimal overhead costs. If you choose a franchise, know that it could take several years before you see a true profit because of all the overhead costs of doing that kind of business.

If you’re interested in making a nice income a lot faster, then of course you’ll want to sell higher priced items. One product I recommend is this travel program. You can learn more about it here. This service like most higher priced products, can get you to your income goals a lot faster than if you just sold $10 or $20 items.

If you’re going to sell the lower ticket items know that you’re gonna have to sell a hundred plus daily to make a good income versus just selling one higher ticket item per day to have a complete lifestyle makeover.

Still want to start a home business? You’ll want to really take into consideration those three tips listed above if you want to beat the odds of failure and put the odds of success on your side – and be wildly successful in your business.



What is the Best Affiliate Program to Make Money With?

Looking for the best paying affiliate network? Are you trying to make money as an affiliate? Are you stuck on choosing a niche? Don’t know where to start or what to do? Then this may just the thing you need to read before you waste anymore time or money…


affiliate program

Here’s a question I just got asked and I wanted to shed some light on this subject…because it’s kinda of a loaded question – let me explain…


Different Strokes For Different Folks


That’s a line from the old Sly Stone song, Everyday People. And oddly enough it rings true in marketing as well. Here’s a flashback…



There are many affiliate programs and affiliate networks. Some people like promoting Amazon products and if you ask them what’s the best affiliate program they would say it’s Amazon!


Then you have those diehard Clickbank marketers who only promote CB products. If you ask them what’s the best affiliate program they would say Clickbank.


how to choose affiliate progam

Are you ready to pull your hair out yet?



This May Be the Better Question to Ask…


Your goals as an online marketer are to provide solutions to people’s problems and in turn get paid for it. Whatever dreams you have for your family can only come true if you make money. Let’s be clear about that…


So, what does it take to make money?


Understanding it’s about traffic and conversions – and matching the offer to the right kind of traffic.


If you were selling hair combs, would you try to go out and market to men who have no hair? Well of course not. You wouldn’t get very many conversions if any at all. In fact, if you did any paid marketing, odds are you would lose a whole lot of money because you didn’t match the offer to the traffic.


If you get that, then you’re far ahead of most marketers online…many of whom struggle greatly. Don’t forget that you need a home business mindset right from the get go because this isn’t a hobby but a way to change your financial future.


So, how do you start to choose an affiliate program?


Some people start by choosing a niche and finding offers that would appeal to that niche. You can find offers on such sites like Clickbank, Commission Junction, JV Zoo, etc…


Some people find offers that they think would convert well and then drive traffic directly to that page, a pre-sell page, or to their squeeze page. People find offers on the sites listed above and also on affiliate networks like Peerfly.


There are some people who only like CPA offers, whereas there are people who only like Amazon products; and then there are those who like to promote the higher paying offers like GRN. Some people just mix it up with all kinds of offers.


Next comes traffic…


How You Promote May Determine Your Affiliate Programs


affiliate program

Choosing an offer may be the simple part, if I can call it that, but the bread and butter is getting traffic to convert on your offer.


If you’re going to do SEO (search engine optimization), you’ll want to see what kind of keywords are available (i.e. that you can rank for) that you can target.


If the keywords are going to be quite hard to rank for, then you may want to consider promoting another product or find other means to generate traffic.


If you’re going to shell out some money for paid traffic, then you’ll have more room to experiment and find out what traffic works well for your offer. The caveat is that it can take you testing various traffic methods and landing pages until you find a combination that works – and that could cost you a lot of money.


In a nutshell, you’ve got to decide how you’re going to drive traffic to your offers. The traffic methods you’re going to use may play a huge role in what kind of offers you’ll end up promoting.


The List of Affiliate Networks and Affiliate Programs


Now this list isn’t meant to be complete but just a way to get the ball rolling. Some of the listings below are either affiliate networks, websites that have their own affiliate program


Here she goes…

  •  Clickbank
  • Commission Junction
  • Share a Sale
  • JV Zoo
  • Pay Dot Com
  • eBay
  • Amazon
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Drugstore.com
  • Expedia
  • Offer Vault – List offers that are on CPA Networks
  • NeverBlue – CPA Affiliate Network
  • Peerfly – CPA Affiliate Network


Network Marketing Affiliate Programs and Products


 Travel Programs

  • Global Resorts Network Affiliate – High commission travel program. The benefits of this program is that you get a faster turn-around of commissions and the payouts are up to $6k per sale.
  • Travelocity – Well known travel site. Also has a private branded program (white label) program.
  • Outside Agents – You get to become a real travel agent by working with this host agency. This is not an affiliate program per se, but if you want to be a travel agent in the true sense of the word, then this would be one of the best ways to go.


Putting It All Together


Now that you’ve kinda narrowed it down to perhaps a certain kind of affiliate product or a niche, your next step is to get traffic. Now this is where most people get stuck.


affiliate program

There are many ways to drive traffic. I’ve alluded to paid methods and SEO earlier. But more specifically, you’ve got to know how you plan to get enough eyeballs on your offers so you can make some cash.


Are you going to do Pay Per Click? ArticleMarketing/Syndication? Solo Ads? I suggest you pick one method and get good at it so that’s it’s producing sales for you before you add on additional methods.


For learning just about paid traffic generation, I recommend this buy web site traffic course. If you’re a network marketer (and even if you’re not), MLSP has some kick butt training on lead generation on social media sites like Facebook…not to mention you can earn multiple checks with MLSP.


So, what’s the best affiliate program? The one that you can make money with.


Your partner in success,



Mlm Ranking – Is This Important When Choosing a Company?

If a company’s mlm ranking is important to you, then there are some things you need to know so you don’t get burned!…

mlm ranking

Where does mlm ranking fit in with your criteria of choosing a business opportunity? Do you even have any criteria in place so you know a good opportunity from a bad one? Do you fully understand what it takes to build an mlm businesss so that you’re making a decent check?


Those are a lot of questions to answer, but they must be answered before you sign on the dotted line with an mlm company. After all, I’m sure you don’t have money and time to waste – right? That’s why it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.


But there is a place for mlm ranking when looking at what opportunity to go with…


The Important Part MLM Ranking Plays in Your Decision


When choosing a network marketing company, you’ll want one that obviously has products and services that real people want to buy. You’ll also want a company that is on the upswing and that has some momentum going for it. It doesn’t make since to board a sinking ship right?


So, if you’re looking at a company to join, its mlm ranking can play a role in your decision. Although a lot of people like to point to the Alexa ranking of a company’s website, I think the sales are more important than the amount of traffic (or bot traffic) that is going to a company’s website.


The Direct Selling News puts out a list of the top companies based upon a company’s reported sales. Here’s a promo video of the DSN…



You can see a snapshot of some of the top companies of 2013 below. You can click here to see the entire list.


mlm ranking

The MLM Reality


Now that you’ve got a list of companies that you’re interested in perhaps joining, next on your mind is…”how in the heck am I going to build this business?”


And that’s a very good question because most people who join a business opportunity fail to make any significant money.




They fail to realize a couple of things:


1. MLM requires you to recruit a huge downline in order to make any decent money and most people don’t have the skills to sponsor enough people outside of their family members.


2. MLM is a business and any business regardless of whether or not you work it from the comfort of your home still requires an understanding of marketingif you want to build your business with people other than friends and family.


In a nutshell what I’m saying is that you must have a complete understanding of what mlm is all about and it’s more than choosing a company for its mlm ranking.


The next thing is that you have to get the necessary skills in order to build your business. Without the necessary skills you’re doomed to become one of the 95+ percent of people who don’t make any money in mlm (or really in any kind of small business for that matter).


How to Begin Where MLM Ranking Leaves Off


You’ve either at this point have chosen your company (or you decided that building a downline just isn’t your thing), and now you want to know how to make money in your chosen company.


It doesn’t make sense to be struggling to build your business especially when you’ve just begun. This  why you’ve got to be clear as to what you want to achieve – and how you’re going to do it.


You can build your mlm business directly and not worry about list-building or making additional streams of income for your family.


Some people only build that way; however, you must understand that it puts you and the income you’ve created at a severe disadvantage because you have no control. The company can go under or change its compensation plan or worse yet, cancel your distributorship (and all the residual income you’ve produced) without any warning.


What I’m basically saying is don’t worship a company to the detriment of your family.


The smarter way that I teach and other industry leaders teach is to build a full business with multiple income streams so that if one income stream fails you’ve got other income coming in to pay your bills. It’s really that simple.


One way to start is to set this all up yourself or the easier way is to just tap into a system that’s already set up for you. I have recommended this system because it trains you while helping you make a part-time residual income. You can learn more here.


Mlm ranking has its place when you’re deciding what kind of mlm opportunity to go with, but what pays the bills is learning how to build the darn thing so that you’re making money. Money pays the bills.


Whether you choose an mlm company, a network marketing company, or plain ol’ affiliate marketing, make sure you get the training you need so you can pay the bills.


Your partner in success,



2 Why Aren’t You Having Success?

If you find that you’re spending a lot of time trying to get yourself ‘motivated’ to work your business or you lack that “drive” to succeed, then know that there’s something wrong and until you fix it, your business will slowly dwindle away. Here’s what you can do right now…



Do you look forward to working your business every single day? Do you find things to do around the house instead of working on your business? Do you sit in front of your computer checking your emails and shuffling papers around trying to put off doing the important things in your business?


As you can probably see, there’s a pattern there – a pattern of not wanting to do the things that move your business ahead. But why?…closedsign

It can be a fear of failure or even a fear of success.


Whatever it may be, know that you must fix what’s ailing you ore else your business will fade away.


The great news is that it’s all fixable – but you must be the one that fixes the problem.


So spending more money on leads, ebooks, systems, and new business opportunities is money wasted…when you can’t even get yourself to take action on what you’ve already got.

That single tip alone will save you a lot of money because the solution lies within you.


The Easiest Way to Turn You and Your Business Around


Have you heard of Tony Robbins?




I am an avid fan of Tony Robbins. In fact, back in the mid 90’s (when I first heard of him) I listened over and over to his Personal Power CDs (from time to time I still pop one into my CD player!).


He’s such a charismatic guy you can’t help but listen to him. There was one part on one of his CDs where he talks about coaching some of the top business leaders of some of the nation’s Fortune 500 companies.


He went on to say that some of these business people would come to him and ask him if his training would help them improve their business.


Astonished Tony quickly replied, “YOU are your business!”


He went on to say that his training is the best business training anyone in business could have because it does get to the core of your business which is YOU.


Talk about an a-ha moment!


Sure Tony has products to sell so no doubt it looks a little self-serving when he says his personal development training is the best (I think it is). But Tony Robbins made an important point that a lot of business people over look – and that’s undermining the importance of THEMSELVES in their business.


You Are Your Business


businessreflectionAll your past history, past experiences, failures, fears, successes, and desires play a huge role in the business person you are today.

This can serve you in your business, but it can also hinder you as well.


If you find yourself not being motivated enough to work your business like you should or you see that you’re putting in what you call “effort” and results are not what you think they should be, take a good look at yourself.


You are both the problem and the solution. Your best thoughts got you this far – do you like where you are? If not, you WILL have to change the way that you think. Once you do that your actions no doubt will change – for the better.


How to Begin to Change


Personal development plays a big part in your success as an entrepreneur. If you’ve read this far down then you probably understand that by now. This isn’t to say that you should ONLY focus on personal development to the exclusion of everything else – because you shouldn’t.



This is because without ACTION i.e. marketing, your business will die…period.


Since I’m a fan of Tony Robbins my suggestion is to start there. Read his books, buy his books, DVD’s, CDs…buy everything you can get your hands on by Tony Robbins.


Unleash the Power Within: Personal Coaching from Anthony Robbins That Will Transform Your Life!

If money is tight, then go to your nearest library and check out his books. Form informal monthly meetings (meetup.com) with other entrepreneurs and share resources i.e. Tony Robbins  materials in order to reduce expenses.


Tony has a lot of videos on YouTube…check them all out.


No money or lack of money should NEVER be an object that stands in the way of your personal growth.


How bad do you want success? Remember it all starts and ends with YOU.


Your partner in success,



How to Become a Global Resorts Network (GRN) Affiliate

If you’ve been seeing a lot of Global Resorts Network (GRN) success stories and now you’re finally ready to be one of them, this will show you the fastest and easiest way to get started. I’ll even reveal some important things about GRN that most other affiliates don’t even bother to mention…



UPDATE 11/30/14

Once a good company, unfortunately there have been lots of changes with this program – some not so good in my humble opinion. Cannot recommend at this time. The original post is below. Do your due diligence before joining.


You’re probably ready to get started with your very own business and you’ve decided upon using one of those network marketing travel companies. Unlike a travel agent, with Global Resorts Network you don’t have to spend countless hours on the phone trying to put together vacation packages.


You have only one thing to learn and that’s is simply knowing that Global Resorts Network offers a membership that can save people up to 80% or better off of Expedia’s best price. Do you think you can remember that easy phrase?


You see, our product is very simple and we pay higher than average commissions. Not to mention, GRN has been offering travel memberships for over twenty years!


Not only is GRN one of the longest running travel clubs in this industry, GRN doesn’t require you to recruit a huge sales force in order for you to make decent money. For those reasons alone, you probably chose Global Resorts Network.


So, knowing that you’ve partnered with a winning company, you’re probably ready to get going helping people save money on their vacations…and getting paid handsomely for it.


How to Get Started as an GRN Affiliate



Because we want you to experience the ease of use of the Global Resorts Network membership, you’ll want to purchase a travel membership. Our Platinum membership is our most popular one.


If you’re on a limited budget but you’re serious about starting a GRN travel business, you can become an affiliate for $100/yr. This fee includes your website fees; however, you lose out on experiencing the value of the membership.


Using Other Tools and Products With GRN


grn affiliateInternet Lifestyle Network

You’ve probably seen GRN being promoted by people involved with something called the Internet Lifestyle Network (ILN).


ILN is a leadership development company that shows you how to become un-stoppable in your business so that you’re attracting all kinds of leads and leaders to your business.


ILN is optional of course. You can learn more about it by reading this Internet Lifestyle Network review

The Better Way to Get Into the Travel Business


Although there are many tools and “systems” you can use with your GRN travel business, the best place to start is by just signing up GRN first. You don’t want to get bogged down or distracted by other things. Get going so you can begin to design the life of your dreams…


UPDATE 11/30/14 – Must read network marketing travel companies if you’re serious about being in the travel industry.



So, You Want to be a YTB Travel Agent?

If you’re looking to become a YTB travel agent, you may want to re-think that idea – here’s why…


If you’re not familiar with YTB, you’ll want to watch this promo video:


So here you are looking around to start a travel business and YTB comes on your radar. Now just glancing at this company, it looks like this travel business could be the answer to your prayers…or so you think.


Your Travel Biz or YTB for short, has been on the travel scene for a short few years and has made quite a mark, albeit a negative one in this industry. It’s understandable you want to be a YTB travel agent after seeing all the promises this company makes to its reps. But what has made this company get such a bad rap?


The Negative Side of Being a YTB Travel Agent: the Scrutiny

ytb travel agentYTB has had many woes over the years that it’s to the point of ridiculousness,

They’ve been scrutinized for being a Ponzi Scheme in several states and countries. A lot of travel companies and organizations like the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Royal Carribbean, and Norwegian Cruise liners have cut their ties with YTB.

Being a YTB travel agent is challenging because most of the news is overwhelmingly negative about this company. If you were thinking about being  an agent with YTB know that you’ve got to get over a lot of hurdles in order to get people to trust YTB again.

To make matters worse, YTB filed Chapter 11 in 2013. YTB came on my radar actually several years ago because they were paying out huge astronomical amounts of money to several top distributors. Around that time is when the scrutiny of YTB’s business model was starting to take shape.


What Was the Problem?


The focus was on recruiting people into the business opportunity while at the same time not providing a viable product that consumers wanted to buy. In other words, there was no real value with its products in the eyes of many people.


You’ve got to have a real viable legit product especially when you go into non-traditional network marketing industries like the travel industry.


I feel bad for its distributors because on the outside to a lot of people it did look legit and it appeared that YTB had its act together. A lot of people wasted a lot of time and spent a lot of money in YTB only to have it end up like this.


Should You Join?


If YTB is ever resurrected, I doubt that this company will recover enough to make it a travel company that’s even worth looking at – for both consumers and business opportunists…especially when they’re more lucrative network marketing travel companies in the marketplace like GRN.


What I’ve told people over the years when they’ve asked me about certain companies is that when you see a ship is sinking (network marketing company), get off. If the sinking ship starts to show some buoyancy I highly recommend you don’t re-board because you already know its history…and especially when you have other “ships” nearby that are sailing quite fine.

Still thinking about becoming a YTB travel agent? I didn’t think so.







Secret Income 14 – Is This Opportunity Real or Fake?

If you’ve heard those radio announcements for the the Secret Income 14 opportunity and you’ve been wondering exactly what it is – then you’ll want to read this before you get too excited…


You’ve heard the news about Obama’s secret income on those radio ads and now you want to know what in the heck they’re talking about. Is Obama doing something “shady” in order to make a lot of money on the side? Are politicians keeping you in the dark about untold riches that could be yours if you only knew the “secret?”


If you listen to those ads for SecretIncome14.com, you would think so. In fact, the people behind those ads are relying on you to feel “left out” so that your curiousity is peaked enough so that you check out their website.



If you’ve managed to take yourself to their website, you may even find yourself getting frustrated at the lack of information that they’re giving you.


They’re baiting you hoping that you hang on to the end of their spiel to find out this secret income that people like president Obama are milking to their advantage.


With everything said and done you may be quite let down on what you’ve heard, or downright befuddled as to what they’re talking about. If you’re in the know about investments, then you maybe your interest has been peaked by this – or maybe not…


What Really is this Secret Income 14?


This is really nothing new, it’s just that the people behind this website thought that it would be a good idea to lead people onto some new discovery that turns out isn’t really a discovery at all.


So, its basically making money from royalties – gold and precious metal royalties along with other natural resources markets.The royalties Obama gets is referred to as a Mainz income stream according to the Secret Income 14 website. You see, Obama gets royalties from the books he has written which is really no secret.

Can you really make money from this kind of investments?


Of course.


Is this something that is new or undiscovered?




Either this kind of opportunity excites you or it don’t. If you were hoping for a true business opportunity that would put money in your pocket than this was probably a big let down for you. Not that this investment cannot make you money, it has the potential to; however, you have to be realistic as to what it really is and what it can really do for you.


Not Interested in Secret Income 14?
Here are some other ways to make money online…


secretincome14There are many ways to make money besides dipping your toe into the investment realm.


If you’re a person who is looking for a business in a market that has been proven, then you’ll want to look at products and services that are in demand.


Choose the Right Business Model


The catch is that you don’t want a lot of overhead that can eat away at your profits. This is one of the reasons why online businesses have been booming for the past five years. You have your business opportunity making you money without you worrying about employees, Workers Compensation, rent, and franchise fees – if you choose a franchise-free business model.


If you don’t already have an existing product, then the fastest way to get into business is to sell an existing product in a marketplace where people are buying. If you can find the product like this, then you’re destined to hit a home run.


There are all kinds of businesses and business models, but for me and other people who want to make money quicker while selling a product that people actually want to buy, I’ve chosen a single tier affiliate product with a high payout.


This means that I don’t pay any franchise fees and I don’t have to build a large sales organization to help me make money. What I get instead is the right to sell an in demand product and earn a hefty commission for doing so.


Bigger Payouts = Faster Results


My philosophy is this… the big ticket items can get you the lifestyle change you want without worrying about investments as with Secret Income 14 .


There’s a time and a place for investments, and there’s a time where you want to build something long lasting that can put money in your pocket without all the risks and worries investing brings.


When you understand this distinction, you will always make money – almost effortlessly when sell something people actually want.


This is why I’ve recommend this….


It’s not for everyone, but for most people who want a dream car or the ability to buy a new home, you’ve got to look for opportunities that can deliver the dream.



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