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Has this ever happened to you? You approach someone, build a little rapport, find out what their problem is, expose them and tell them that you’re in network marketing, and they tell you “This is sales and I don’t like selling.”

How many times have you heard something similar to this?

Quite a few huh?

Also you may have exposed someone that’s been in sales and they tell you that they’re tired of doing sales and this opportunity wouldn’t be right for them.

Some people think because they have been in sales that it automatically qualifies them to become successful in network marking.

That’s not always true.

But let me ask you this. Do you know what marketing is, let alone network marketing?

Is there actually a difference?

It most certainly is!!!

It’s surprising but a lot of us involved in this industry do not know this.

As a matter of fact there’s a lot of people that’s been in the industry for over 10 years and still try to “SELL” instead of market.

So what is the difference? Let’s break it down

I’m an IT (Information Technology) guy, and according to the technological viewpoint, networking is a way to connect to workstations and servers in order to exchange information and establish relationships.

According to this industry, it’s a way to connect with people in order to exchange information and establish relationships.

Now for the difference between marketing and selling.

Selling is the act of meeting your customers demands by matching the products and services that you offer. In order to do this a sales person uses the sales concept to persuade or convince the customer to buy.

Marketing, on the other hand, supports the efforts of sales. More listening and two-way communication are involved in marketing. Sometimes they would do surveys in order to figure what customers are looking for and which demographics, cultures, race, etc.. prefer certain products or services.

It includes the following:

1. Figuring out what products or services consumers want
2. Creating a products or services accommodating those wants and needs
3. Pricing those products and services correctly
4. Promoting those products and services, and explaining why the customer should buy
5. The use of “Sales” can be used here at this point, but not in network marketing

So basically marketing is figuring out what your prospect is looking for in order to see what you have matches their wants and needs. If it does then you expose it to them. STOP RIGHT THERE!!! THAT’S MARKETING!!! ANYTHING BEYOND THIS POINT IS SELLING!!

So if you were ever involved in sales and worked for a company, all of the marketing and promotions were already done for you. The marketing portion makes the sales go a lot smoother because the customer already has an idea of what they want when they get to your establishment from all of the advertisements.

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If you’re looking to take your business to the next level or are looking to start a home business, the best thing to do is to educate yourself. The problem is most people like to jump into an opportunity without being educated on the business or their compensation plan. This can result in years and years of frustration and failure. If you’re looking for the “How to’s” and a step by step process to grow your business than I’m more than willing to help you.

For more information, click on one of the links below to get familiar with what I do. Also you will find a free ebook that you can download called “Success In 10 Steps” which is a great blueprint to follow for your success!!!

To Your Success,

Sherman Smith
Mentoring For Free
MLM Is About You!!


Hello everyone, my name is Sherman Smith and I reside in Sunny Southern California.  What I like to do is tell you a little bit about myself and give you my story on how I was formally introduce to starting a home business and give you some tips and insight on how you can become  success at any home business.

First of all, as of right now, I’m a Computer Tech/Salsa Dancer/Salsa Instructor/Entrepreneur all rolled up in one and then some. Just from this title you can see that my life is pretty full and I’m loving it. As you probably may have already heard, everyone goes into they’re story about how their parents taught them to get good grades, go to school so they can get a good job with great benefits. Well I’m no exception. Been there done that. Don’t get me wrong, there’s not wrong with getting your degree. The problem is that as soon as people get the degree and get the great job, they stop growing. They hinder themselves from taking advantage of all the great opportunities that’s out there. I didn’t want to feel “stuck” and I’m pretty sure that you don’t want to feel stuck as well.

My advice to you is to start a business and create passive income. Easier said than done, right? On the contrary, if you really have the mind set then you will look for the information. Evidently you are looking for something else or else you wouldn’t be reading this blog. Well my friend, I’m here to help and point you in the right direction.

Let’s go back some years so I can tell you why I started a business. Years ago after I graduated from college, I still had a hard time trying to find a job. When I did find a job, it didn’t pay that well. So what did I do? I went back to school so that I can find a job that pays me a dollar more an hour ????? Great plan right? Not!!! . After that low paying job, i found another job which payed 5 dollars more an hour. Now that’s a big jump right?? The only problem was that after nine months of working there I was wrongfully terminated and didn’t find a job for another 7 months. By the time I found another job, my unemployment almost ran out. After I found another job, I luckily found 2 more jobs just in case I get let ago again. Great security right? Yea, but it was a bit miserable because I didn’t have too much free time.

Those were the dilemmas. What I wanted to know was how can I have a “job” that pays well with benefits, thats secure, and where I don’t have to work so many hours. Well a friend of mine told me to read a book by Robert Kiyosaki called “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” and that’s where my journey to financial freedom began. So if you haven’t read it already, I recommend that you read it because of how simple makes you understand how money works.

Now since I got my business up and running my goal is to help you. The one thing I want you to know about me and my team is that we’re a strong team of individuals with different backgrounds. We make it an effort to help those that really are serious and want to help themselves. Our main goal is to help you and people like you to become successful and build a bridge to your dreams and goals. We have teams of mentors, coaches, and training to assist you with the growth of your business. If you have never owned a business we will help you get started as well as point you in the right direction.

Another thing I like for you to know about the team is that we always try to get together to do fun things. This is a good way to socialize so that we can build and maintain relationships. We may get together for bowling, movie, paint balling, karaoke, barbeque, or of course salsa dancing. We’re not about business 24/7 although helping one another to become successful is really important to us. But sometimes you want to let your hair down.

Now I like to know why you want to start a business and earn money from home. Is it because you want to fire your boss? Do you want to spend more time with your family? Do you want to not worry about your bills? Are you looking to supplement an income? Are you looking for more time for yourself so that you can accomplish your goals? Are you looking for a change of lifestyle? Do you feel like you’re not making enough of an impact on society? There are an endless amount of reasons why you may want to start a business and this is a good start because it helps you build momentum so that you can stay consistent.

What I’d like to do with the following blogs is give you some type of direction so that whenever you decide to start a business you will know to some degree what tools and techniques to use to run your business and become successful. Feel free to visit my sites below.


Sherman Smith

Mentoring For Free

Success In 10 Steps

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