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MLM Frustration Busters – What’s Your Best First Sentence?

Saturday Morning Skills Webinar

Have you been to a Tom Big Al Workshop yet?


Forget the close, forget the presentation!

If your first sentence doesn’t grab their attention, you’re pretty much dead.

  • What’s your best first sentence to introduce your product?
  • What’s your best first sentence to talk to prospects?
  • What’s your best first sentence to start your presentation?

If your answer to any of these was “Oh, I don’t know … “then you’ve got a problem, right?

You can fix that problem right now by learning the technology of first sentences.

One of the many skills Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter teaches us in ‘Super Sponsoring with Big Al‘ is how to create better
first sentences that appeal to your prospects.

Listen to Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter describe how you can make the most of those very important first thirty seconds …
Tom’s First Sentences

You’ll want to join us and hear Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter teach this powerful skill in “Super Sponsoring with Big Al!”

Saturday March 31
12:55 pm ET

Register for the interactive webinar “Super Sponsoring with Big Al Part 1!”
For access information, send off an email to
Please be sure to mention Karen Miller as your inviter.

Saturday Evening Skills Tele-Seminar

Saturdays we have 2 amazing training sessions.  The first teleseminar addresses MLM basic know-how so You learn to Know How you can make the money you’ve planned on with your company.  The second is a personal, fireside chat on personal development topics.

Business Models Drive the Behavior in the Field

March 31th
8:55 pm ET

Some people start marketing their Network Marketing business with totally generic methods.

Some people get really frustrated when “one size fits all” marketing doesn’t bring a check to their mailboxes.

Some people have discovered that by reading and understanding their Compensation Plan, they find out what kind of Business Model their company has, and start marketing according to what behavior their company pays them for.

To unravel this mystery, simply send an email to


Saturday Coaches Corner Call

Personal Development is one of the Cornerstones of developing yourself as a business leader.  This call is unique in that You can have an intimate chat with a small group of fellow, like-minded network marketers on the week’s Mental Cleanse lessons.

March 31st
10:30 pm ET


Special Friday Webinar

MLM Skills Anyone Can Master

A weekly series on learning & achieving success in Multi-Level Marketing through the application of easily learned SKILLS-

-This week we will teach you HOW to SHARE your Business Opportunity in ONE MINUTE—60 Seconds!!….I dare you to come & join us!

My good friend and fellow mentor, Matt Geib, will be hosting this webinar.
March 30th
5:30 pm PT (different time zone than the MFF trainings above.)

Please Register Here.


I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Any questions, please call!  1.541.484.5455 PT

Your Friend and Mentor,
Karen Miller
Skype me!  karen.j.miller


Posted by on March 29th, 2012 No Comments

Network Marketing – a Safe and Easy Stay-At-Home Job

Network Marketing - Work From Home

I just ran across this article on Yahoo Finance that talked about Safe and Easy Ways to Find Stay-At-Home Jobs.

The article focuses mostly on stay at home moms who have found freelancing jobs.  These are great options to put your career skills to work for you at home.

I found, though, that they didn’t mention anything about Network Marketing or Affiliate sales (which is how most people who are blogging for bucks make money).

Network Marketing is a great option for many people to make extra money from home.


You don’t need any special skills as long as you are willing and motivated to learn.


Posted by on March 3rd, 2012 No Comments

MLM Frustration Busters – You Are Not Alone


You Are Not Alone in Network Marketing

Soon Winter will be drawing to a close and the trees and flowers will be blooming. Most of us will start dreaming again about those family vacations we’d like to take and how nice it would be to be able to pay off those monthly bills in full every month.

Would you like to do something about it?

Now is the time to pick up the pace in working your Network Marketing business. I just found out that our brains are already wired to focus on 30-Day, 60-Day, and most of all, 90-Day Runs!

As a refresher, a Run is when you make an ‘advertising’ or promotion plan and you commit to completing all of the activities every day. It helps you build momentum and gets your face & link in front of a lot of eyeballs.

Are YOU Worth Your Time?

Spending your time on building yourself is one of the most valuable expenditures you will make in your lifetime! Have you ever heard of Your First Year in Network Marketing by Mark Yarnell?

I recently listened to an audio of him and here is a bit of what I learned:

Finish these old sayings…

  • “Money is the root of all ____”
  • “It’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to pass through the gates of _____”
  • “It’s lonely at the _____”
  • “Some people are just in the right place at the right _____”
  • “Do not store up treasures on _______”

If you were able to finish these statements, then your brain is already programmed for negative paradigms about wealth. You are wired not to believe wealth is a good thing.

Read more of this article here.

Are you spending your time on reprogramming your mind to think and believe in your network marketing success? Make certain you are spending a set amount of time each day reading or listening to personal development material.

Business Management

Here we are, living already busy lives with barely enough time to get the laundry done. Then we got the bright idea to add building a business from home to our already busy schedules.

How on earth are we supposed to fit in those networking activities?

The answer may come in the disguise of a Reverse Calendar. This isn’t something you go buy at your local Home Office store. And you don’t need to download it off the internet.

  1. You grab a page in your Journal and start keeping track of all of your activities for an entire week.
  2. You write down everything…from when you get up, when you eat, when you are driving, running errands and watching TV. Include everything!
  3. At the end of the week, review what you have written down.

Keep an eye out for all of the times you are doing non-essential activities that you could give up. Watching television is an obvious one. Chatting it up with co-workers at lunch time is one time waster that might not be as apparent.

Once you have found all of those times you can give up your current activities, start planning business building activities in those time slots!

Prospecting Pointers

If you’ve found a 20 minute slot during say, lunchtime, that you can devote to your business, you might give Better Networker a try.

Before taking on networking activites on a site like Better Networker, please re-read chapter 10 in Success In 10 Steps, Focus Until Your Eyes Cross. It is very easy to get distracted by all the adds and pitching going on at sites like Better Networker. If you get too side tracked, you might as well go back to gossiping with the co-workers.

To hear all the How To steps to using Better Networker, here’s the Mentoring For Free Thursday Advertising training call I did.

Healthy Habits

Ever notice waking up feeling like your tank is empty or you’re just not feeling well? Is the first thing you drink in the morning your coffee?

Did you know when we wake up in the morning we are in a state of dehydration?

Give this a try…drink about 16 ounces of water when you wake up in the morning. Do this before your coffee or breakfast. Go on & get ready for your day and you just might start feeling like million bucks sooner than you can say cup o’ Joe!

Mental Cleanse

Imagine participating in a MasterMind Group that focuses directly on personal growth and building participants to become Leaders. How would it feel?

Your chance to find out is right here!

Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter

Tom’s workshops are some of the most popular, entertaining, inspiring and educational Network Marketing mini events going on today. Best of all they are generic!

Find out when Tom is coming to your area!
{March workshops include Houston, TX, Las Vegas, NV, Lake Tahoe, NV, Los Angeles, CA, Kailua, HI & Honolulu, HI!}

Can’t get to a workshop but would love to learn Tom’s skills? Get in contact with me and I am happy to share with you the access info for the free generic webinars we do every Saturday at 1 pm EST.

Believe In Your Success, I Do!
Karen Miller
Skype me!
1.541.484.5455 PST

Would it be OK if I showed you how to take the Frustration out of Network Marketing?

Posted by on February 26th, 2012 No Comments

Know How to Talk to Prospects

I recently jumped into the world of BlogTalkRadio!

My first radio show was a lot of fun and I talked to my friend and fellow mentor, Judit Regev, from Israel.

“Discover the Secret of Turning Bad Prospects Into Good” is a show talking about personality colors.  Knowing a prospect’s color is important in knowing how to talk to a person and how to present information to them.

Listen to the show here to learn an overview of the colors. 

To find out more, download the ebook, Success In 10 Steps, to gain access to our full training program.

Once you read the ebook and listen to 2 core principles audios, I will give you access to the entire Colors To Success training audio.


Believe In Your Success, I Do!

Posted by on January 29th, 2011 2 Comments

MLM Success with a Free Mentor and an Apple Orchard

Does it ever seem like you could be so much more successful if onlywizardwithcrystalball you had a crystal ball to show you everything you needed to know?

There is so much to know when you are building an MLM business from home, especially when you are using the internet.

These days, technology and the web are changing almost every day.  Just look at how Facebook changes its platform so often.

Most people don’t have the money to invest in costly programs or high fee mentors.


The Mentoring For Free program offers fresh and updated training on how to build your Network Marketing business from home using no or low cost methods.


Your Mentors serve you for free with no agenda.


But WHY do Network Marketers need to align themselves with a MasterMind group in order to be successful?

We have been discussing this very issue on our Mental Cleanse calls, most recently with Chapter 5, Specialized Knowledge, in Think and Grow Rich. 

My fellow mentor, Ken Klemm,  submitted a brilliant lesson to explain this principle using a fabulous Apple Orchard story.




“So, You want to go into the apple business?

GREAT! Where will you go to learn all about apples, how
to plan an orchard, the tools You will need, and where
to get them and how to use them, etc?Is there an Apple University? Well, there are many fine
schools who have an agriculture department – and lots
of books available.

Maybe You already have an apple orchard, but You’re
having some challenges.

Where will You turn for help? Visit some orange groves
in Florida? Nice vacation maybe, but it’s apples and

What about pineapples? Kind of SOUNDS like apples…

How about the U.S. Apple Association? …Better.

Maybe You should look to Your local state apple growers
association. After all, growing apples in Washington is
probably a little different than growing them in
Wisconsin or Virginia.

But why would other apple growers share their tips and
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE with You? Why would they
cooperate with a competitor?

Because there is a big demand for apples and the things
people make with them. Helping You with Your orchard
makes the apple industry stronger.

If something goes really wrong at Your orchard, it
could adversely affect the industry in the entire
region, possibly even nationwide. Consumer health,
confidence, etc.

So, these folks are Your BEST source for help. Not only
are they actually DOING what You want to do, they also
have a vested INTEREST in Your SUCCESS.

The only place apple growers compete is at local,
county, and state fairs.

Mentoring For Free is the MLM growers association.

Don’t want a big, massive orchard? Just a few trees?
GREAT! We will help You too – ESPECIALLY You. Because,

Your Friend and Servant,
Ken Klemm – Florida, USA

P.S. By now You may think I have a passion for
apples… Not really, but I SAW an orchard once. I even
had a wild apple tree in my backyard.”




Get it?  If you do, you can download my free ebook, Success In 10 Steps, and start finding out what you can learn from the MLM Growers Association.


Believe In Your Success, I Do!

Posted by on January 27th, 2011 No Comments

Be a Real Person Online

One of the sites Network Marketers use to promote themselves is Twitter.

Network Marketing is a People Business, so it is important to present yourself as a real person.


2 Minute Network Marketing Tip…Be a Real Person

Twitter enables users to send direct messages to their followers.

You are limited to 140 characters, so you must be brief and to the point.

Being “to the point” does not mean throwing your business opportunity in front of people.

Always offer value.

1.  Use Your real name

2.  Use Your real photograph

3.  Invite people to your social network site, like Facebook, or your blog.


Believe In Your Success, I Do!

Posted by on January 20th, 2011 1 Comment

Happy New Year My Fellow MLMers!


First of all I want to wish you and your family a HAPPY NEW YEAR celebration and a blessed year 2011 ahead with much JOY, HAPPINESS and PROSPERITY!




The end of a year always holds something good for us.


It allows us to reflect back to see what we achieved and to plan ahead on how to surpass yesteryear without the failures of the past.


For me, 2010 was an awesome year with oodles of excitement as well as increasing my knowledge and results in building my Network Marketing business.



Many people crossed my path during the last 12 months.


I have been so blessed to help alleviate people’s frustrations when it came to understanding how to build their network marketing businesses.

I found during our conversations that many people face the same challenges.



The challenges I heard included



1. How to find qualified people to talk to without emptying the bank account or maxing out credit cards;

2. How to put all of the information available out there into an organized system to be able to learn the skills needed to bring results;

3. How to logically evaluate opportunities in order to avoid scams and find the best business to build one’s dream income.








Now, what about YOU?
How did you do during the last 12 months?


Did you find the solutions you were seeking to bring you your MLM business success?



As it turns out, the path to success is traveled following a specific step by step process.



At Mentoring For Free, we follow a tested and proven system to help other entrepreneurs resolve their challenges.


The Number 1 requirement for this system to work is Your Action.



The first step is writing out your WHY for doing your business as explained in the ebook, Success In 10 Steps. You can follow this link for the free ebook download:  Success In 10 Steps eBook.



The next step is listening to the core trainings in our introductory series here.

Once you download and read the ebook, I’ll send you those core training audios.

The most crucial audio in the set is the Five Pillars, so you won’t want to miss that!


All other steps are lead by contact with your personal mentor who will tailor your training program according to your unique needs, challenges and interests.


As you ring in the New Year of 2011, what will your New Year’s Resolutions be?


Will you sit back on your sofa and wish for increased wealth and the ability to provide your family with more of the finer things in life? Or perhaps hoping for a winning lottery ticket?


Or will you Take the Action necessary to make your Dreams become a burning Desire that will fuel your Journey on the path to Success?


Again, I wish you the utmost JOY, HAPPINESS, and PROSPERITY for 2011 to you and your family.


I am available to serve you in your Journey. Connect with me anytime.


Believe In Your Success, I Do!
Karen Miller

Posted by on January 5th, 2011 No Comments

How Your Body Talks To Prospects

One of the greatest challenges Network Marketers face is How To Talk to Prospects.



Everyone knows how to talk to people, we do it every day.

But when it comes to talking to potential customers or business partners we suddenly lose the ability to relate to them on a personal basis.

Most people tend to enter this salesman mode and start regurgitating the script we were taught to use by our upline sponsors.


As we see the people we are talking to going stone cold with glazed over eyes, we soon realize there has to be a better way.


Exactly what to say is covered in another post.


But here, I want to draw attention to how our body language talks to prospects.

What our hands, feet, posture, and eyes are saying to a prospect can make or break the relationship.

In an article on, What is Your Body Language Saying?, they list several examples of positive and negative body language.  Below are some examples of what to do right.


Smile with your whole face. 


Make sure you are always presenting a warm, genuine smile from your heart.  Honest smiles use all of your facial muscles…even those “crow’s feet”!


Stay calm.


When you’re nervous you may blink more, close or rub your eyes, lower your gaze, shift your weight, massage your forehead, pick your nails, and bite or lick your lips. 

Subconsciously your prospect will pick up on your discomfort.


Be honest. 


When a person tells a lie, which includes embellishing a company’s pay plan or withholding negative clauses in the contract, their habits will give it away. 

Tell-tale habits when someone is lying are scratching the nose, concealing one’s hands, and looking at the other person longer than usual.


Be interested. 


Nodding your head, leaning forward, tilting your head towards the other person, raising your eyebrows, and keeping your arms and legs unfolded are all ways to show your prospect that you are interested in what he/she has to say.

Ways in which we impart confidence and authority, include standing with your legs apart and spreading your things out around you rather than keeping things right in front of you or in stacks.

Keeping your hands open and using hand and arm gestures gives the impression that you are warm and agreeable.





Body language is important because it speaks to the other person on a subconscious level.  It is how we communicate emotionally.

Body language affects the gut reaction the other person gets about you.


Make sure you practice talking to someone while standing in front of a mirror.  You can talk to your kids, your dog, or your teddy bear.  Just be comfortable in your own skin.

While talking to a potential prospect, always make a quick mental note of how your body feels and what you are doing with yourself.

Remember to relax, be open and genuinely warm.  This is the most important key to building confidence in your relationship with your prospect.


Believe in Your Success, I Do!


Posted by on January 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Famous Superstar Endorsement Means Squat in MLM

Oh dear….I feel a need to get on my soapbox, so ya’ll better listen up!

Sometimes I just need to speak up about something I think can cause a lot of grief for my fellow network marketers.




Every time I see someone shouting out about some famous superstar endorsing their MLM company’s product, and how THAT PROVES how wonderful their business opportunity is I just want to scream!




Companies who seek to put their credibility on the value of a famous star’s endorsement are more about hype and distracting prospect’s attention to glitz than the real business opportunity.

My friends, the ONLY WAY to evaluate an MLM business opportunity is to measure it up against the 5 Pillars.


Does the Company Management have Experience and Integrity?

Has the Company passed the “early failure” Time Line?

Is there a Reasonably Priced Remarkable Product?

Compensation Plan & Part-Timers?

Is there a System for Success?


Whenever someone presents me with an opportunity, I always ask for the Contract and Policies and Procedures.




Fully understanding these two documents is where your Network Marketing business is going to be built.


It has absolutely NOTHING to do with Mr. or Ms. Famous Superstar.

They know nothing about how the average network marketer builds a business or networks…it sure isn’t by schmoozing!

Famous endorsers have their Business Agents make these deals for them based on how profitable the deal will be for the Super Star, NOT the network marketers who will be building the business.


Think about it…where do you think the company is getting the money to pay for the endorsement?

Do you think it is going to come out of corporate’s budget or out of the pay plan?


OK, I’m climbing down now.

Believe In Your Success, I Do!


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Posted by on December 11th, 2010 No Comments

I Registered for My MLM’s Convention…Have You?


I have never gone to my MLM Company’s annual convention in the almost 3 years that I have been with them.

Excuses abound…usually the one that “I can’t afford it.”  After all, what would I do with my kids?  I can’t take them all with me.  I certainly can’t take the foster children in my care with me, and I have to pay to have them in respite.

More “I can’t afford it.”



Well, this year I am going through a transformation.


I decided to make a New Years Resolution early and start living it NOW.

I have made a choice to Live in Abundance, and not in Poverty.


Living in Poverty means coming from a mindset of lack.  When you come from lack, there never is enough money and there never will be, so you never go anywhere or do anything.

Living in Abundance means coming from a mindset of prosperity.  You recognize what you have and are thankful for the blessing of having it.

You know that God (or the Universe, or whatever your spiritual belief is) will provide you with your heart’s desires and everything that you need.


This week, I registered for my MLM company’s convention
I paid the $25 deposit with a payment plan of paying $50 June 1st and the remaining $50 July 1st.


cruise ship


January 1st, I will pay the $50 deposit to reserve my cabin on the Cruise ship.  (Yes, my company is holding convention on a cruise ship!).  This will leave 7 payments of $103 a month, which includes airfare.


I made a commitment to myself that I am going and that my business will grow and produce the needed funds to pay for my trip.

I expect it to happen.  I expect the money to come.

This is in sharp contrast to saying “I’ll go to convention when I can afford it.”  With that kind of poverty mindset, it will never happen because there is no expectation of the money coming.


When you want something that before you thought was unattainable or unaffordable, you need to write it down.

But speaking your desire and writing it down isn’t enough.



You have to write down your plan on how you will pay for your trip & expenses and how you will pay to have the kids and household taken care of while you are gone. 


Make sure to cover every expense you can think of and include it into your budget.


Figure when you need to pay your deposits, when installments or final payments are due, and how much you need to save each month.

Start making arrangements for childcare, pet care, and housesitting now and plan for at least one backup plan!

Again, figure when you may have to pay deposits to secure services and how much you will need to put away each month to pay the final bills.

When budgeting total amounts for your trip to convention, be sure to add in airfare, transport to & from the hotel, hotel room, food, tips, taxes not already added to rates, and any extra entertainment or events you might take advantage of.


Start now! 


Don’t wait until January 1st or until your team leaders start talking about your company’s convention coming up in a few short months.calendar

Make your plans to attend the very next convention. 


If your company’s convention is right around the corner, and you don’t have enough time to budget your money, then start planning for the next year’s convention. 

It is never too early to start saving money…$50—$100 a month seems much more doable than looking at the total cost.


I have always heard that after a person attends convention, they come home and work their business with such enthusiasm, drive and focus, that their business booms.

So, get crackin’ and I’ll see you there on deck!

Believe In Your Success, I Do!

Posted by on December 3rd, 2010 No Comments

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