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My Network Marketing Story

Feb 6th 2011 at 4:29 PM


It all started with a Google search after I signed up with a well-known network marketing company. I wanted to see what was online, trying to justify my decision. I found several positive and negative posts online. What I started to realize was most of the positive posts were from network marketers working with this company, and the negative posts were from people promoting other network marketing businesses. Pretty quickly, I found a Youtube video by someone named Stefan Dessalines. I was intrigued and he offered good info about the company I was researching. I contacted Stefan and he explained to me that network marketing is all about attraction and that I would be more successful if I could attract people to my opportunity rather than chase them down. This made a lot of sense to me. I decided to work with Stefan. He taught me about generating leads, building a blog, writing articles and making videos. He taught me about traffic and about being on top in the search engines. Stefan is a warm and funny guy with an exceptional knowledge and talent for passing it on.

So, with my new blog and the software to generate my own leads, I set out online to find customers for my new network marketing business. I did my best to follow instructions and imitate what others were doing, but after 6 months I realized 2 things. Number 1, the network marketing company I chose to work with was more difficult to promote than I thought. They have great products, but there are guidelines/restrictions within the marketing plan that make it difficult to promote it the way I want to. Number 2, I do not like the lead generation business. It is just not for me. Stefan is a great teacher, and I know many of his other pupils are doing great and enjoying every minute of it. If you want to learn how to generate your own leads with software that is fast and easy to use, Google Stefan Dessalines. He is definitely the guy to get you started. Thank you Stefan…

Moving on, I started searching for a new network marketing company that has products I can be proud to promote and that will allow me to promote my business the way I want to. I met some amazing people using Stefan’s lead generation software. I am still in touch with many of them and we continually share ideas. Troy Rudd is a great example. Troy and I started emailing back and forth comparing our network marketing companies. Troy has become the guy I can bounce things off of to see if what I am researching is worth my time. Troy taught me about compensation plans and the types of businesses to avoid. Troy introduced me to IM Faceplate which is like Facebook, but for entrepreneurs. I have met even more people thanks to Troy, and I am so grateful for his willingness to share. You can find him on Facebook and IM Faceplate. Thank you Troy…

Still searching for that perfect company, I found David Paul on IM Faceplate. David is “The Follow Your Bliss Guy”. Google him, you’ll love it! He had commented on someone else’s article, and his comment made so much sense to me. David introduced me to a group that mentors network marketers for free. David gave his time and energy freely to help me “find my bliss”. He asked me questions that I didn’t know I needed answers to. I started to understand even more what was missing in my current company and what I wanted in the next one. David mentors network marketers and he also does an amazing word press training. Another natural born teacher. I realized after working with David that it is possible to follow my heart and create the business that fits my nature. Thank you David…

Whew, what a ride! I truly love networking. These last few months have been educational, emotional,  scary and fun. Happily, I can report that I have found a company to work with that has everything I was looking for. It not only compliments my massage practice, I am sure each business will help the other grow. It is a perfect marriage. It is true that every experience in the past leads you to right where you are today. And, sorry but have to say it, everything happens for a reason. I am grateful for everything I have experienced since the beginning of my network marketing journey. I look forward to more!!!


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Apr 19th 2011 at 3:53 PM by zenoguimme
Good article to read and read.
Feb 9th 2011 at 2:35 PM by neotraining
Hi Amy, It so much fun working with you and helping tailor your business to encompass and exude your passions (bliss). In Network Marketing we sometimes do not realize that it is not about the company, product or opportunity. Its about YOU. It's about give our gifts and talents to others with not agenda. Its about leading just by being who we really are. Its about believing in people so they can believe in themselves. Glad I helped, Amy, and there is a lot more where that came from. David H. Paul the Follow Your Bliss guy
Feb 8th 2011 at 3:17 PM by mrsuccess
Hey Amy, what a great article ! I enjoyed reading it because it is very personal. All the best for you - Andre
Feb 7th 2011 at 10:29 AM by amykinzel
Thank you Troy, for all of your help and guidance. I am happy we connected and I look forward to continuing to work with you :)
Feb 7th 2011 at 6:32 AM by troyrudd
;) Thank you for a shining endorcement! You are great to work with and maybe someday we will even end up in that same compant together! :) You have the know-how, drive, desire and dedication to do great things in network marketing and I would be happy to tell anybody thinking of working with you the same!

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