Moving Forward With the Changes at Nikken

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. - George Bernard ShawBig changes at the top of an organization always cause ripples down through the ranks. Nikken made big changes that began to take effect in November with lower prices and a shift in focus toward sales to retail customers.

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Nikken Has Changed Their Business Focus

Nikken is increasing attention on retail sales.One of the biggest objections that people have to network marketing is that they ignorantly believe that it is a pyramid scheme. I believe that should never be a concern with Nikken because all of the income earned by distributors comes from selling product. Nobody makes money directly from recruiting people into the business opportunity. You only make money from them once they start buying or selling product. Apparently this distinction isn’t enough for some regulators because there have been a few news stories in recent years of other companies coming under investigation, and outright attack, even though the income is generated solely through product sales.

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Is Starting a Blog as Hard as they Say?

Get Started BloggingYou’re thinking about starting a blog, or have just started one, so you found the blogs of several blogging experts and read all about how hard it is to be successful online. You’ve read about all the things that you have to do to get it set up properly, and it’s all very overwhelming. There is SEO, plugins, themes, keywords, opt-in lists, squeeze pages, analytics, you name it. There’s just so much to think about. Maybe blogging isn’t for you after all.

It really isn’t anywhere near that hard, and I’m going to prove that to you. Don’t give up before you get started.

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Internet Marketing While Moving

Nikken Business OnlineOne of the things I love about building my Nikken business online is that it makes money whether I’m actively working on it or not. This past week I have been moving and emptying out a storage unit. A lot of the time that I would normally be working has been taken up with this activity. Through it all my website has still been out there making it possible for people to find and order the Nikken products so that they can still gain the benefits from them and I can continue to earn an income.

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The Dangers of Working From Home

Online Network MarketingI’ve been working from home building my Nikken network marketing business for a few years now. I love network marketing and working from home. I can work when I want and be free to not work when I have other things that I want to or need to do. If it is a nice day I can get out of the house with my family and go for a hike and the grocery store is much easier to shop in when it is nearly empty on Wednesday morning at 9:00. The time freedom and convenience with what I do is fantastic.

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National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day

I saw on Facebook this morning that today is National Wear Your Pajamas To Work Day. It apparently occurs every year on April 16, the day after your income taxes are due. I guess that’s because you may have been at the post office just before midnight mailing your tax return that you waited until the last minute to file. I’m sorry I missed it. I actually got dressed this morning. I usually spend most of my mornings at work in my pajamas.

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Online Network Marketing vs Old-School MLM

successful network marketing onlineA few years ago I attended a big event put on by the Royal Diamond leaders in the network marketing company I am affiliated with. One of the leaders was asked what he thought about using the internet in network marketing. He had a very good answer.

He said the internet allows anyone to experience MLM success. In the traditional network marketing approach, it was always the big personalities who succeeded – those who could get up on stage and command an audience. The successful network marketers were the people with a lot of charisma and liked to be in the spot light – the extroverts.

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Going Platinum in Nikken

Nikken Distributor RanksThe idea came to me a couple weeks ago to go for the Platinum rank with my Nikken business. I’ve been thinking about it and what it will take while I have been rebuilding my business after letting it sit for almost two years. I talk about that in my last post about how online network marketing works.

I have been at the Silver rank for a few years now, which has maxed out the commission percentage I get from my customers’ orders. For someone who only focuses on retail sales of product to customers, Silver is as far as I have needed to go. To go beyond that increases the number of people that I earn a percentage from – kind of like starting new franchises, having someone else run them, and collecting a small percentage.

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Network Marketing Online Works

Online Network MarketingMy upline likes to say that you can’t build a network marketing business solely online. In fact, one of my friends (unfortunately not on my team :-( ) who I helped get setup online was told not to distract his downline with all of this online nonsense.

I just don’t get it!

There are three big reasons that I like being online: reach, time and longevity.

1) Reach: Most network marketers struggle to reach people face-to-face even when they live in a large city. You have to find the people who are interested in what you have. That usually means convincing people to come out to a long in-home or hotel meeting. I don’t know about you, but I hate going to those things. I prefer to spend my evenings home with my family.

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How to Make the Most of Your Years

Put More Life in Your YearsI saw this quote on Twitter this morning that got me thinking.

In the end its not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.  – Abraham Lincoln

There are two big challenges that people can face in getting the most life into their years – health and money.

The Problem

If you aren’t healthy then you cannot live life as fully as you could if you were healthy. Your diet, stress level, air quality, water quality, and sleep quality play a big part in your health. If you can address at least some of these issues you will be able to live a bigger life.

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