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My #1 Work From Home Business Opportunity

My #1 Work From Home Business Opportunity

Over the years I have reviewed numerous new platforms preaching that they have the latest and greatest opportunity for your work from home business aspirations. With all this new competition one work from home business building platform stands out.

Wealthy Affiliate, originally launched in 2005, has not only managed to keep its head above water, but has found a way to stay on top as the #1 premier work from home business building platform.

If you read this post to the end you will see why I put Wealthy Affiliate at the top of the heap when it comes to generating income from home. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them at the bottom of this page and I will get right back to you, have a great day Mike.

 What Is Wealthy Affiliate?

Wealthy Affiliate is a low cost work from home business building platform that offers tools and training that allows you to create an income through the promotion of products. You don’t hold or handle products using WA’s income generation techniques. You don’t sell or facilitate refunds using WA’s business model. Your job is to drive traffic to a product in exchange for commissions or a set fee. There is “zero risk”with unlimited income potential using WA’s platform.

If you already have a product like a network marketing product or service Wealthy Affiliate’s platform will work great for driving tons of potential customers to your network marketing products doorstep.

Although the promotion of WA has been demonstrated to be a good way for some to make a nice affiliate income in its own right, it’s not what the platform is all about. It does seem like everywhere you look on the internet you see someone pitching Wealthy Affiliate, all this shows is the effectiveness of WA’s product promotion techniques. Armed with the right training and tools that WA offers it’s easy for members to get maximum exposure in relevant areas of the internet for their products or services.

Where Wealthy Affiliate shows its real value is with the tools, traffic generation techniques and support it offers its members. WA is a place you go to when you need someone to hold your hand and show you how to drive traffic and generate income from Start to finish. WA does this by using a step by step business building format. Wealthy Affiliate offers everything you need under one roof. Trying to make money online comes with a cost, trying to calculate that cost in most cases can be a crap shoot. With WA, your cost to earn is your membership, there are no extra costs, your income potential is truly unlimited. Wealthy Affiliate offers the opportunity to earn while you learn, as your business grows so does your income. Below is an example of how simple the approach to making money online is using Wealthy Affiliates platform…

The above screen shot shows you the basic business building flow, what is missing is the extensive training and support that this work from home business building platform offers. You will learn the latest and most effective ways on  to use social media and forums to promote your product. You will learn all the latest techniques on marketing products using Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and such more, this is just one small segment of product promotion training using Wealthy Affiliates platform. WA focuses on low cost and free methods for generating traffic and marketing your products. This is in huge contrast to other business building platforms that focus on costly paid advertising techniques that can run you in the thousands by the time the dust settles with no guarantee of results.

My Experience With Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is the platform that I used to generate my first paycheque online.  I have gone onto make a nice career online with the training I received in my early years at Wealthy Affiliate.

With WA’s help I originally started out promoting weight loss products and after a few years I moved into the fishing equipment niche, Board games were next and eventually ending up where I am now, in the internet marketing tools and services niche. WA gave me the training that now allows me to promote and earn income from any product online with confidence. Looking back on my early years with WA I will say there was one aspect of being a WA member that was instrumental to my success online, you get access to the tools and services included in your membership that you actually need to make money. To this day I only use a handful of tools and services to run my online business, which for the most part are sourced free.

 Wealthy Affiliate’s Community Is Their Best Asset!

What you will find once inside Wealthy Affiliate is that you are never alone when building your online business. With a community of roughly 2 million members and growing, there never seems to be a time where you can’t find a member willing to lend a hand. WA’s community is very active and fosters a “help your fellow member” type of vibe, Quite frankly I haven’t seen this type of engagement in any other platform that I have reviewed over the years. You can ask questions of the community and get multiple answers or feedback within seconds, unparalleled in the home business building niche.

It’s not A Fluke That Wealthy Affiliate Has Lasting Power

As I mentioned earlier, Wealthy Affiliate has managed to not only keep pace in the work from home business building industry, but has risen to the top by investing in new and emerging technology that gives its membership an advantage when working in an ever changing environment such as the internet offers.

What’s The Cost To build Your Work From Home Business With WA?

Year after year I watch as Wealthy Affiliate introduces new strategies, services and tools that makes earning income online relevant. In 2015 Wealthy Affiliate went from a premium membership model where you needed to pay to take advantage of what WA offered to a freemium membership.

WA’s  change to the freemium membership now offers people looking to join Wealthy Affiliate two options, a free starter membership and a premium membership. The free starter membership allows you to start building your work from home business for free with a few restrictions. The premium membership offered at Wealthy Affiliate offers everything you need to create a thriving online business from the comfort of your own home.

The premium membership gives you access to everything Wealthy Affiliate has to offer, which is quite extensive. Premium memberships are offered monthly or annually. I find the annual membership to be the best value, which works out to roughly $29 a month and gives you everything you need to run a business with unlimited earning potential.

 Visit WA for Proof Of Income Potential

I am not going to post a whole pile of income claims, to be quite honest income claims can be falsified. I will post a screenshot from a discussion in WA on some members success. If you want to know for yourself you could see for yourself through a free starter membership and see for yourself.

You can also ask any questions from members yourself through a free starter membership. Here’s a small sample that I snapped a screen shot of….

Like I said this is just a small sample of members sharing their success with other members. You can check these claims out by creating a free starter membership. Once inside you just scroll down on the main WA page and you will see “WA success”. You can simply click on anyones profile and ask them any questions you like. Wealthy Affiliate is very transparent and the people are genuine.

I hope this post showed you why I feel Wealthy Affiliate is a legitimate opportunity to make money from the comfort of your own home. Any questions or comments please leave them below, have a good one Mike.

 

 

 

 

 

Attraction Marketing Formula By Ferny Ceballos

Attraction Marketing Formula By Ferny Ceballos

I recently purchased the 177  page ebook and access to the 10 day training boot camp offered by Ferny Ceballos through an attraction marketing training platform called Elite Marketing Pro. Ferny Ceballos is actually the CEO of marketing for Elite Marketing Pro so you will find a lot of reference to joining Elite Marketing Pro or using the services of their in house coaches, called ignition coaches. Essentially Attraction Marketing Formula is a tool to eventually get you to join or at least get you to take a look at Elite Marketing Pro.

Putting aside the fact that this offer may just be the bait that the more expensive training platform Elite Marketing Pro uses to get you into their program, lets see if there is any real value in buying the Attraction Marketing Formula ebook and 10 day boot camp course.

I hope you find what you need in my Attraction Marketing Formula review. Please leave me your comments and questions at the bottom of this page. Your feedback will help me write better reviews in the future, have a good one Mike.

What Is Attraction Marketing Formula?

As I stated in my opening remarks, Attraction Marketing Formula is offered up in a 177 page downloadable ebook and access to a 10 day boot camp style course. The attraction marketing formula was designed to help you promote your MLM product by utilizing the power of the internet.  Traditional downline building techniques like parties, reaching out to family and friends are the main reason why only a small percentage (1%) of MLM participants find any real success.

What Will You Find Inside The 177 Page Guide?

The Attraction Marketing Formula pdf has 10 chapters two of which are the introduction and conclusion. Here are the chapter topics that you will find inside…

  1. Introduction
  2. How to use the Internet to Automate Lead Generation & grow your Downline
  3. Building a brand for your business and building trust
  4. Building your downline Pipeline
  5. Learn how to get something from your prospects even if they don’t buy
  6. How to do market research
  7. Cyber Realestate
  8. How to create your online business and start generating Leads
  9. How to use Email opt-in to build an email list and relationships
  10. Conclusion

A Little Insight Into The Various Chapters

Chapter 1 – This is an introduction to why you need attraction marketing for your success in MLM.

Chapter 2 –  is mostly made up from Ferny’s accounts of is training at MIT and USC where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering but still wasn’t full-filled. Ferny moves on to tell you about how he used his experiences to create a MLM business that generated 7 figures in one month. It isn’t until the end of page 22 that ferny Starts talking about something other than his own endeavours. You start to get a sniff when Ferny Starts to talk about the power of marketing your MLM on the internet.

You start to get into areas that have some benefit. One topic that I believe in to be true is, don’t try and sell a product, instead provide an answer to your audiences problem. Ferny highlights a quote about people that are looking for a drill are really not looking for a drill but want to make a hole, this is how he explains recruiting your downline. This is really good insight into attraction or affiliate marketing success. Don’t try and sell, try and educate and people will follow!

More  talk about becoming an expert in your field is the best way to get people to follow you. You will also get an insight into why attraction marketing is the new technique that you will want to use for your MLM promotion. Once again there is a lot of filler in this chapter, lots on how attraction marketing got its start.

Once again a lot of discussion about using google, Facebook and other social platforms but no real info on how you are to actually use these media platforms.

Chapter 3 – This chapter is on building your brand. This chapter expands a bit on building your brand by solving peoples problems, building relationships and offering value. Ferny makes reference to how DR Phil and Donald Trump created their brand. Lots of talk on building your brand through self promotion and helping people solve their problems.

Chapter 4 – This chapter speaks to building your pipeline which essentially is just learning how to multitask and don’t waste time on waiting for a reply from one prospect when you could be recruiting others. Ferny makes reference to making phone calls in relation to using automation to recruit and follow up on prospects in this chapter. Once again, nothing really concrete for you to use, just general info.

Chapter 5 – This chapter starts to show a little more promise, a little more meat and less feathers so to speak. Here you get an actual look at how a marketing strategy should look like and why. Ferny refers to this marketing strategy as the “magic slot machine”. In this chapter you will also learn a little about opt-in capture pages, paid advertising and how to use email to reach out to your prospects. This is the first chapter where you Start to see a reference made to joining Elite Marketing Pro.

Chapter 6 – Discusses topics related to market research, establishing who your target market is and what they are interested in. This chapter make reference to using a keyword tool to define your audience and what they are looking for. I am a big proponent of using a keyword tool online.

As you get into this chapter there is more on using the info you get from a keyword tool and also they show you what you get from doing Google search that will help you do a PPC (pay per click) campaign.

Chapter 7 – Talks about creating your own website and picking the right domain name for your business. There’s more discussion on domain names and directing your email to your website. This chapter actually has some good info for a change, less fluff.

Chapter 8 – Well, it took eight chapters to get to something I feel offers some value and that is the intricacies of building a good capture page for your business is laid out for you. There is a pitch for you to join either the EMP VIP membership or the EMP annual membership.

Chapter 9 –  This chapter starts out talking about the importance of your email campaign and what to look for in a good autoresponder sequence, doesn’t actually show you how to do it, just tell you what it should include. The chapter goes on to speak about creating newsletters and using video to reach your prospects.

Chapter 10 –  Discusses a few traffic generation techniques and the wrap up for this ebook. This chapter is also used to pitch the ignition coach program which in my opinion is an avenue to steer you towards joining Elite Marketing Pro and higher priced packages and ad ons.

Is There Value In Paying $47 For Attraction Marketing Formula?

Yes, Ferny has put a value on the information in his Attraction Marketing Formula ebook offer. You ready for this, $10,000 if you were to source this info out on your own. Not sure if I can really digest that number given the fact that an annual membership in the Elite Marketing Pro program is roughly $400 and it “ACTUALLY” teaches attraction marketing.  What Ferny is saying by putting a value of $10,000 on the attraction marketing formula content is,  you could spend roughly 20 years in Elite marketing pro and get the same value. Not sure if Ferny really gave that one a lot of thought!

Straight to the point, there is very little for value in the Attraction Marketing Formula ebook. I found it more of a really good sales pitch offering Elite Marketing Pro services that can run you into the thousands of dollars in ad ons or up sells.

Support For What You Are Learning In This Ebook

There really isn’t any need for support or asking questions because there really isn’t that much for learning in this 177 page ebook. The content I found is based on experiences and examples of why you need to do certain things when you participate in attraction marketing, very little if anything in relation to learning or implementing disciplines is absent from this ebook.

How About The 10 Day Course?

I am not going to waste a lot of your time on this component of the $47 offer,  it is just more of the same in my opinion. A lot on the what and why you should do stuff but very little if anything on the how! What you will find in everyday is a video supported with some text. Lots of motivational jargon in these 10 days with pitches for you to join Elite Marketing Pro. This is also the bait to get you to buy the Attraction Marketing formula. I did a 10 day course on affiliate marketing which is in my opinion is the same as attraction marketing but less costly. This course was free and offered real training with little if any fluff, guess I was lucky. If your interested in comparing, you can check the course I did here for free!

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Can You Make Money With Plexus?

Can You Make Money With Plexus?

Website: www.plexusworldwide.com

Cost: $34.95 annually

Founders: Tarl Robinson, Alfred Petterson, and Alec Clark

Established: 2006

The weight loss industry has always been a popular topic for the internet public, Plexus Worldwide is one of those companies that has positioned itself to take advantage of a 6.4 billion dollar industry where opportunity for sales and profit keeps growing.

In this Plexus review I will break down whether there is a realistic opportunity for you as a Plexus affiliate to share in some of the companies success and profits.

Also in my Plexus Review, I will touch on what products Plexus offers and what compensation plan Plexus offers its affiliates, as well as what is will cost you to get started today.  At the end of this Plexus review I will give you my perspective as to what I like about Plexus and what I feel they could do better to help you achieve more success selling the Plexus offer to others.

A Little Plexus History

Plexus was established in 2006 by founders Tarl Robinson, Alfred Petterson and Alec Clark. Plexus participates in a very competitive weight loss market.

Plexus sells weight loss and appetite suppression supplements to help aid in weight loss. In 2011, Plexus came out with their flagship product Plexus Slim (a health drink known for its weight loss capabilities). Plexus Slim became the backbone of Plexus the company quickly taking over top spot as the companies #1 selling product.

What Is Plexus?

You’ve already probably guessed that Plexus is a company focusing on the weight loss industry. Plexus goes about participating in the weight loss niche using a delivery model called “Network marketing”. 

Plexus has a number of ambassadors (affiliates) who sell and promote the products for a commission. Plexus business model allows you to benefit from recruitment as well as from the sales you execute.

Plexus has 5 executives that help run the show, with their head office located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Their core beliefs for their team is for everyone to be:

  • Trustworthy;
  • Honest;
  • Reliable;
  • Responsible.

Plexus Shows Good Growth

Since 2006, the company has really grown, and as of 2016 Plexus has amassed well over 300 thousand ambassadors that are now actively selling/promoting Plexus products.

Ambassadors have access to three different categories of health care products, these categories are weight management, nutrition, and personal care. Some examples of product lines which Plexus carries in these categories are as follows:

  • Energy Accelerator;
  • Appetite Suppression;
  • Bio-Cleanse;
  • Detoxifying supplements.

Plexus basically covers any area of weight management and weight loss that a person with weight issues may be searching for. 

How Do You Get Started Selling Plexus Products?

Plexus is a company that offers a network marketing style delivery platform, or a term more familiar to some may be Multi-Level Marketing. 

In order to be an active ambassador you are required to pay an annual fee of $34.95, as well as maintain minimum monthly purchases of $100 dollars, this is what Plexus refers to as your “Personal Volume”.

Once you have active status  you will qualify to receive commissions from the sale of any products you sell and commissions from sales that your downline or recruits sales.  Unfortunately, you start fresh with your customer base, and so finding ways such as having home “selling” parties, or chatting up people through social media are the only way for you to build your customer base.

The Challenge of Selling Plexus Products 

Unfortunately the bulk of new ambassadors struggle to reach a market for their Plexus products. Many new ambassadors tend to use traditional ways to reach their prospective clients using techniques like…

  • Utilizing selling parties as a way to generate sales
  • Using social media venues to promote their Plexus offer
  • Door to door sales
  • Handing out business cards
  • Placing local ads
  • Local fairs and events

Unfortunately for many Plexus Ambassadors are faced with less than stellar sales using the above mentioned vehicles for selling Plexus products unless you are a real high baller or pavement pounder.

Holding parties or working local events is very time consuming and shows very poor results when you look at the time investment to sales ratio, many find they are really working hard for just pennies per hour in return.

Stats show that a disproportionate amount of ambassadors make less than $500 annually and my guess is they work pretty damn hard for that 500 bucks.

In order to be successful with companies like Plexus you need to be a highly motivated individual and to be honest a really good door to door salesman, that is unless you have some training as an affiliate marketer which unlocks the potential of the Internet. If you are lucky enough to have had some training in affiliate marketing this will allow you to sell Plexus products with success to the a hungry internet public.

 Check Out How I Make My Money Online Here!

 Plexus does offer it’s ambassadors a website which sounds great and gives you the notion that you will be able to tap into that huge internet market but unfortunately this isn’t the case.

Your Plexus supplied website offers one simple function and that function is to  help you complete sales transactions.  Plexus supplied websites are simple clone sites or sales pages with limited capabilities, not customizable websites, these websites won’t have the ability to rank high in search engines such as Google and capture prospective buyers.

As you get going with Plexus it will become evident that Plexus supplied websites offer very little value and don’t do anything for your chances of reaching the massive internet market.

Do a quick search of Plexus product reviews and you will see ambassadors that are doing well and have a high profile exposure on the internet have their own custom websites and know how to market online. 

If you are one of the lucky ones you will have been recruited by an ambassador that knows a thing or two about affiliate marketing and how to sell to the internet public,  tap into their knowledge and you will be that much closer to finding success selling Plexus products.

Could You Create Your Own Team With Plexus?

Absolutely! You can create a “downline”, simply get people to join Plexus.

What’s the benefit of recruiting people into Plexus?

Selling Plexus products is just one aspect of finding success with Plexus the other main component to finding success with any Network Marketing venture is your ability to recruit members. The more recruits you have the more opportunity you have to share in the profits from their hard work.

Participation in a MLM or Network Marketing  companies are very time consuming so it is imperative that you start building a downline as soon as you can. One thing going for Plexus ambassadors is the low annual fee. Compared to similar MLM offers Plexus charges a very low annual fee to participate.

What Does The Plexus Compensation Plan Look Like?

As I mentioned above, in order to make commission you must remain an “active” ambassador. In order to remain active you must:

  • Pay the annual fee ($34.95)
  • Have $100 in personal volume (excluding your welcome pack)

Every month to qualify for commissions you must generate $100 in “personal volume”, this is the volume of money received as a commission from either yourself or your customer purchases.

What I did like about the compensation plan with Plexus is they encourage you to build your customer base in order to make money, this is unusual for a MLM outfit normally they really hammer home recruiting to build your business but not Plexus which I found very refreshing.  Almost half (40%) of Plexus sales come from actual consumer sales not from the recruitment of ambassadors and annual memberships.

The Plexus compensation plan uses “Plexus Points”,  you can earn these points based on the amount of ambassadors you recruit. Here’s an example to help explain this concept a little better:

A= 45% of total sales for the month

B= total points collected from Ambassador recruitment

A/B = your point value.

If an ambassador is making over $100/month your point value is $1.80, if you make over $200 to $500 dollars a month, you’re point value would equal between $3.60 and $5.40. The more ambassadors you have, the more points you collect, and the more money you earn!

There are basically 10 different ways to earn with Plexus, the above plexus points being one way.

First: is through sales commission based on how much you sell.

If you sell:

  • $100 – $499 = you make 15% commission off all products
  • $500 – up = 25%

You can also earn more income by purchasing and selling off inventory on hand. For example, if the product costs $109.05 and you sell it to someone at a “selling” party for the suggested retail of $139.95, you make an instant $30 margin on that item.

Second : Is to recruit someone who is a real go getter and achieves a personal volume of $2500, you qualify for 5% commission off their sales.

Third : Each product you sell as a recurring monthly auto ship product, you get a flat rate back. The rate is usually between $5 – $20 depending on the product.

Fourth :  Each time you move up the ranks and get a promotion, you’re entitled to a one time bonus. It goes as follows:

Silver $100
Gold $250
Senior Gold $350
Ruby $500
Senior Ruby $750

Fifth :  is similar to the fifth way, except that you are rewarded for moving up in the ranks quickly. If you move up in ranks within the first 30 days of becoming an ambassador, you’ll receive:

Gold $350
Senior Gold $700
Ruby $1200
Senior Ruby $1950

Sixth :  is by earning commission if your recruits purchase the welcome pack. This is called the Building Business Bonus. The first recruit that purchases a welcome back, you get 50% commission off that sale. This goes 4 levels down, 25%, 15%, 10%.

Seven, eight, nine, and ten: comes into play when you reach the Emerald, Sapphire, and Diamond positions. You actually earn a commission based off the whole company sales at this stage. So as a Emerald member, you make 3% commission off the entire company. Both Sapphire and Diamond are 1%.

The Re-Entry Position is offered to Diamond members where you can actually join the company as a new (second) member and start earning all over again. You will move up the ranks and have the opportunity to build 2 different businesses for yourself!


There is also what is referred to as the Jewel Car Program. If you hold the position of Emerald, Sapphire or Diamond levels you will receive payments towards a Lexus vehicle. This is paid for by Plexus!

I’ve seen this car program offered by multiple companies trying to entice or motivate their members to reach for more sales. 

What Type of Support and Training Is Provided By Plexus?

On the plexus site, they mention that they offer three things to help you on your way:

  • A success kit – walks you through an Ambassador experience and what you’ll do when people want to make a purchase;
  • On-going training – doesn’t specify what this training looks like. There is a “Because the best way to succeed is to succeed together” statement on this section, not sure how that’s relevant to on going training;
  • Learn from the best- you will be afforded the opportunity to speak with ambassadors occupying various ranks within Plexus who will share their ideas and tips on how to build a customer base and a thriving downline.

What I Like About Plexus

  • Start up cost is low ($34.95/year);
  • Plexus offers appealing products.
  • Participates in a large industry with lots of potential .
  • Large variety of products to sell.
  • Opportunity to re-enter as a new member and make double the cash.
  • Products have consumer appeal.
  • The companies message to their ambassadors isn’t all about recruitment but more about building a customer base first.

What I Don’t Like About Plexus

  • Products are expensive.
  • Some products not available in certain countries.
  • Company has had past problems with the FDA in the past but have now been resolved.
  • Plexus is an MLM company that takes a considerable effort to squeak out a less than desirable income. 
  • Weight management industry is extremely saturated (over 300 thousand ambassadors for Plexus alone)
  • Very few tools and support offered.

What Does The BBB Say About Plexus?

I always like to take a peek at the better business bureau to give me an idea what type of reputation Plexus has as a business. Plexus does have an (A+) rating with the better business  bureau which is good but they have had 691 complaints in 3 years, and only 587 of those have been closed in the last 12 months. The complaint details are shown below, you will notice the majority of issues arise from the products and services.

My Final Thoughts

My Overall ranking for Plexus is [yasr_overall_rating size=”medium”]. I took into consideration that Plexus offers a good product that has some customer appeal, their compensation plan is pretty good and their annual membership fee is quite low. On the negative side I don’t feel Plexus offers enough quality support to it’s  Ambassadors and doesn’t put enough emphasis on training its ambassadors how to sell to the massive internet market which really limits an ambassadors income potential.

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