Christmas time is one of the best seasons for most MLM companies and it is the one where you can reap the most benefits, IF YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!

Will you have to work hard? Yes.

Will it be worth it? Yes.

Can this set you up so that you have money coming in January and February? Most definitely!!!
What most people don’t realize is that is not only now that you are affecting by your actions, it is also those scarce months at the beginning of the year that are affected as well. If you build strong now there will be money coming in later. Don’t build strong now and you will be scrambling come the beginning of the year and it will be much harder then. Set the foundation now and reap the results later.

So let’s look at 2 ways that you can increase your sales this season.

1. Increase Your Customer Base
This is always the most beneficial way to do it. More customers equals more sales. I know that this may sound silly to you, but so many people struggle in this business trying to get the people that they have to buy more causing stress, when more customers would solve the problem.
Here’s the thing. Most of us do not like to prospect! Come on, you might as well admit it. You don’t wake up in the morning and go, “Yeah, I get to go out and talk to people today!” Most of the time you wake up, know that you have to do it and dread it.
But prospecting is the power behind your business, it is what is going to bring you success and once you have done it for a bit and start seeing the results, you will get excited and want to do it more.
Let me show you over the long term the effect of even increasing you customer base by 20% can mean to your bottom line.
Let’s say that you current have 25 customers that spend on average $25 every month. That is $625 a month in sales or $7500 a year. What if you increased it by 20 % or 5 more customers? That would now take your month sales up to $750 a month and $9000 a year. Now think of what would happen if you added 10 or 20 more customers?
Getting new customers is not hard especially if you are with one of the main stream companies out there.
Here are two ideas you can use that even the most shyest of people can do because it does not require you to talk to anyone.
First, read your catalogue when you are out & about.
You will be amazed at how many people will notice you reading it and ask you for one. I have gotten $75 orders from people in grocery stores who saw my catalogue practically grabbed it out of my hands and handed me orders because they hadn’t seen one in such a long time. Don’t make it obvious that you are reading it, but do hold it in such a way that people can see the cover and the company.
Second, when you eat out leave the catalogue on the table for people to see as they walk by.
Same concept, people will see it as they walk by and if they like your company they will ask you about it.
Will you get customers every time you do it? Of course not, but it will happen enough to make it worth your while doing. The main thing is to do it consistently and you will see some results.

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2. Sell More To The Customers You Have
Now I know what I said about selling more to the customers you have in point one, so let me clarify. When you only have a few customers and you need sales desperation sets in and you start to bug people to buy more and more because YOU need them to and that is not what I am going to be talking about here.
My form of upselling is actually great customer service and your customers will thank you for it instead of trying to run away from you.
Let’s take a look at the numbers again. What if you were to increase everyone’s sales by $5.00 per order? So that would be 25 customers x $30 = $750 a month. You have increased you sales by $125 a month just getting your customers to buy $5 more.
So how do you get your customers to buy more? Here are two ideas.
First, try new products yourself and when you are talking to your customers tell them about if it you liked it and ask them if they want to try it. A percentage of them will.
Second, give out samples and get them to try it and give you their opinion and if they like it offer them the full size product at a nice sales price if they get it today.
This one requires some organization but it works. One added suggestion is if you deliver your orders to your customers personally then bring the sample get them to try it at the door and then have full size ones with you so they can purchase it immediately. It works great.
By doing these two things you will be surprised at how quickly your sales will grow and you will not only have money in your pocket right now, but you will also set yourself up to have more sales early in the new year when the run out of the product and need more.

To A Successful Selling Season,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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For me this is the most exciting time of year and the time of year that sets the pace that will determine my success for the rest of the year.
September is here! Yeah!!! And the question I have for you is, “Are you ready?”
You see the sooner that you start to prepare the more you will get out of it. Things quickly get busy in the fall season and you are going to miss out on opportunities because you didn’t take the time to prepare now.
So what sort of things should you be preparing?
1. YOUR GOALS
We are coming up to the time of year when you can get the most results for the least amount of work. People have had their rest and spent their money and now need a way to make more as the Christmas season approaches. How many people do you want to recruit between now and Christmas? How many new customers do you want to add? How much money do you want to be making by the end of the year? These are all great things to figure out when you are not in the rush of the season. They should be firmly set, so that as the season progresses you keep yourself going in the right direction and you don’t get distracted by other things.
2. YOUR SCHEDULE
This one is the most important. You need to determine now when things are still quieter how much time you are going to have to work on your business. Get a monthly calendar and put these things in it.
Your work schedule (if you have one)
• All your family’s activities (such as sports, extracurricular, religious) anything that happens on a regular basis
• Appointments (Doctor, Dentist, Bank, Hair Dresser) anything that you already have booked
• Prospecting times
• Regular team training times
• Other business activities that you do
One way that is useful for helping to keep everything on track is to highlight you schedule according to what category it falls under. So you can use one colour for work schedule, one for family and appointments and then another colour for your business activities. This makes it very easy to determine in one glance what is going on in your day.
3. YOUR MATERIALS
Have you received your Fall brochures, catalogues or recruiting material yet? This is a great time to get it all ready and if you have kids get them to help you. I know by this time in the summer my kids when they were little were getting bored and looking for fun things to do, so I let them help me and it got done quickly. Then when the time came to hand them out I wasn’t scrambling to get it ready in the midst of all the other things I had to do.
4. TRAINING
Do you need training in a specific area to help boost your business in the fall. The beginning of fall is a great time to figure out where your weak areas are then get yourself a program that is going to help you in that area. If you are looking for training on recruiting and how to talk to people about your business then check out MLM Success 101 and get the training you need for only $19.
Here is an area that many people struggle in and if they realized the truth, they could be set free from it forever and start seeing the results that they want, and that is…
5. SELF CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM.
It is reported that 85% of people in North America suffer from it and they don’t have to.
There are ways to overcome it. I had to overcome it. In fact, if I hadn’t you wouldn’t be reading this blog post, because I never would have had the courage to write it!
When I finally realized that I didn’t have to let how I felt about myself stop me from doing anything I wanted in life, it totally changed me from the inside out. No longer did I say to myself, “I can’t do this.” Now I say, “What do I need to learn to be able to accomplish this goal and where can I find the training I need to do it?” I don’t look at how impossible it is, I look at the first step I can take to start moving myself towards it and YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO AS WELL.
It takes time and effort, but the best thing you can do is recognize what is there and start to change it.

So now is the time for you to get started and working for a great Christmas season.

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In your business this is a new season. It is the beginning of the best time of year in MLM/Network Marketing and Direct Sales. The Fall/Christmas season.
This is where people open up their wallets to shop and their minds to new ways to make money to shop with and all they are waiting for is you to present your products and opportunity to them. And where is the best place to do that? Your local market.
“But I am an online only person. Why should I work my local market when there are millions of people on the internet?” Good question, and I think that the best answer for that is relationships.
In the online world it is so easy to have people become numbers, with no loyalty. Lose one, “Oh well,” I will just get another. The problem is that kind of business is like a house built on shifting sand. No foundation, and if someone comes along who has a better price or offers your team relationship and leadership your business is toast.
On the other hand, I have an incredibly loyal group of customers and team members that I have invested in, who would not leave me no matter what, all built in my local market. I am not saying that you can’t and shouldn’t use the internet as part of your plan to build your business, but building a core of local people will give you the stability to be able to branch out without the fear of losing it all.
So let’s look at 5 ways of reaching out to your local market that will get you lots of exposure to present your products and opportunity.

1. Fundraisers
There are so many groups and organizations that are looking for unique ways to make money without having to sell chocolate bars anymore. Many companies have fundraising products that you can offer to these groups where they will make good earnings on them. If they don’t make up your own package and give them as much as you can. Remember to always dress and act professional when presenting to these groups. It will get you more yeses.
2. Sport Activities
Many sport teams are starting back up again, and you know what that means, lots of moms and dads sitting in the stands watching their children either practice or play. It also means a lot of money going out for equipment, fees and transportation. They make great recruit leads because they already have a built in customer base that doesn’t require any extra time because they all meet at the same place at the same time with nothing to do but wait. Go to some of the games, get to know some of the parents. Talk to them and when the time is right present you opportunity.
3. Tailgating
You are probably wondering what in the world is tailgating? It’s actually very simple. You park in a public place, decorate up your vehicle (minivans work best), open up your trunk and give away free samples and your catalogues to anyone who wants them. Of course you also offer your opportunity as well. I have gotten many recruits and customers this way and it costs you almost nothing.
Just a quick warning. If you are going to park in store or mall parking lots please get permission first. One thing about your local market, you don’t want to get a bad reputation for being disrespectful of other businesses.
4. Fall Festivals, Christmas Shows and Malls
I have had much success using all 3 of these venues to build my business. Yes, they do cost money, but you usually make it back in new customers and recruits, also if your company has a charity that they support through the sale of speciality products, you can sometimes get into these places for free because you are not making any money. The great thing about these venues is that you can talk to hundreds of people in the space of a few hours. It is not unusual for me and my team to come out with 20 recruit leads and 60 customers. How cool is that?
5. Referrals
Referrals are probably the most rewarding part for me as I work with my local market. When my customers contact me to tell me that they have 3 friends who want to buy from me, it lets me know that I am doing a good job. Customer leads who are referred to you by your loyal customers, become good customers and sometimes recruits as well.

Building in your local market does take work and time, but the rewards are worth it. Just think of the potential $100 000, $200 000 or $500 000 in team sales that you have guaranteed as a foundation for you to expand on.

Have a great successful Fall/Christmas Season,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

If you want some more great ideas on things that you can do in your local market to get recruits and customers then check out my book on Amazon called Network Marketing Recruiting: 50 Fun Low Cost Ways To Find Local Recruits and Customers

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This summer has flown by and I can believe that we are already close to the end of August.

I am working on three projects that I hope are going to be of real help to you. One of them I will tell you about on Monday or Tuesday.

The other two are books that I hope to release around the beginning of September and the will be free to you as a thank you for being such a great supporter.

So now that we got the update done, onto today’s training.

As an entrepreneur it can be hard to keep yourself motivated and encouraged because in most cases it is only you. It can also be hard because most times our families just don’t get it. They think it should be easy because we don’t have a boss over us keeping us going and that is why it is hard!

We are accountable to only ourselves and if things are going bad we don’t have the motivation of being fired to keep us going.

So how do you keep yourself encouraged when things are hard?

1. Take Your Eyes Off Of The Problem
I know it may sound weird, but when you focus only on the problem it becomes bigger and bigger until it overwhelms you. Instead focus only on the solution. Brainstorm ideas on what can work to solve your problem and many times you will at least start to find the answer.

2. Be Thankful
Thankfulness has an incredible power in our life to change what seems insurmountable into something that can be overcome with time and patience. When we are grateful for what we have we open ourselves up to more.

3. Educate Yourself
Many times we run into obstacles because of things we do not know how to do. Many times I have been frustrated because of technical issues that seemed to be so daunting. I always would have to step back and realise that if someone else has done it so can I and I go to Google and type in my answer.
Many times the answer comes up and I can go on with my day or with bigger problems at least it gives me a place to start.

4. Pray
Now for some of you this will not apply and if you don’t believe in God I respect that, but for those of us that do, prayer is a powerful force that can peace and wisdom to any situation because the God who created everything has an answer for you.

I wish that I could tell that it is always easy to keep yourself encouraged, but that would be a lie. Some days it is hard work, but if you want to reach the success that you want then you need to do it or you will quit. So cheer up, there are better times ahead.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Another great way to find help is to ask others who have been there. I have a great group on Facebook called No Hype Network Marketing and I would love to have you be a part. Just click here to join the group and get yourself encouraged!

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One of the things I love about MLM is the fact that it is a business, but unlike other businesses you don’t have the massive outlay of money to get it started and you don’t have to create everything from scratch. You can literally plug yourself in and start seeing results right away!

That being said, success will not be handed to you on a silver platter with no effort on your part. There are some things you need to do to ensure that you become successful and we are going to look at 5 of them in this post.

1. You Have To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
If you aren’t willing to learn and grow as a person, you will never be able to handle success. This is a journey and at each level there will be new things to challenge you that you will have to overcome.

2. Most Success Happens In The 3lbs Of Grey Matter Between Your Ears.
Believe it or not, success isn’t about what you have to deal with on the outside, it has everything to do with how you think feel and then act on that belief. Most people sabotage their own success because they don’t truly believe that they deserve it.

3. It Is Your Responsibility
The only way that you are going to succeed is if you take responsibility for your entire business both good and bad. Never place the blame for what happens on other people and what they did or did not do.

4. Be Willing To Provide Value Without Expecting Anything Back
The way to build this business to go above and beyond what anyone else does without expectation of getting something back. Give and it shall be given unto you. Do it because you care, not because you expect something in return and you will have more success then you can handle.

5. If You Do Nothing Else Be Consistent In Prospecting
This is the most important part of all. If you aren’t prospecting then your business isn’t growing but shrinking. This is the most required action and the one that is the least done. Successful MLMer’s are always prospecting they have done it so much it is in their blood.

If you follow these 5 things you too will have success in your business and in your life.

Did you know that I do daily training and encourage on social media? If you haven’t done so yet pick your favourite social media and connect with me there.

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To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Many years ago, I was very discouraged in my business and I was struggling to get even minor results.

I felt guilty, I felt unworthy, I felt like everyone else could do it and I was the dummy that couldn’t. Just being honest.

I looked at everyone else’s success and I wanted it for myself, but I truly believed that only special, talented people could have it and I wasn’t any of those.

Even though that is what I thought deep down inside, God wanted more for me and He gave me an entrepreneurial spirit that just wouldn’t quit. So even though I didn’t believe in myself, that still small voice nagged me and wouldn’t let me quit.

I still can’t remember to this day how it happened, but I came across an incredible MLM teacher called Doug Firebaugh and after listening to him teach for the first time, I had hope again.

Here was a person who believed in me even though he had never met me. Not only did he inspire me but gave me practical tools to try to move my business forward and I have been following him ever since.

God has used him incredibly in my life, in fact there wouldn’t be an email for you to read right now if it wasn’t for him.

He and his wife Jody were the ones that helped me get my website started and encouraged me to write my first blog post (even though I had been told as a child that I couldn’t write and hadn’t written much since!)

They even read that first blog post and told me to post it because they thought it was good. (Which I did in fear and trembling.)

They encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things and even though some of them weren’t for me at that time, it planted seeds in me that are growing right now.

Which comes to the exciting news. I am doing a webinar Thursday night with Doug and you are invited to come!

As part of my Set Your Business On Fire Mentorship Program I am doing expert interviews with some of the best in our industry and I knew that there was only one person that I wanted to be the first one. The person who had had the greatest impact in my business.

And I want to give you the opportunity to get to know him for FREE.

So here is what I want to do. I am offering a one month FREE trial to Set Your Business on Fire.

In this program you get twice a month webinars that are going to teach and train you to be successful in all aspects of your business.

These are in depth looks at so many different topics, with practical how to advice that will show you step by step what you need to do to succeed. The great thing about this webinar is that you get to ask questions.

I will also be doing expert webinars at least once a month that are going to be turned into books on Amazon and you have an opportunity to be in these books and have your business promoted to thousands of people a year.

We also have a private Facebook group where you can go and get the support and encouragement you need for you business.

PLUS SO MUCH MORE…

As a special bonus you get my MLM Success 101 which teaches you everything you need to know to be able to recruit anyone, anywhere at anytime. It includes scripts, where to go what to say, what to do, how to overcome objections and how to get people to look at your presentation. And you get it for free.

All of this alone is worth more than $400 a month, but I understand where most of you are and I would never charge that.

I want to make it so that anyone can participate and get what they need to build the business that they want. So I am charging $47 a month…

BUT…

You are very special to me and I appreciate so much that you read my emails and allow me to teach you that I want to give something back, so for you it is only $37 a month and you get the first month free to try it out.

And yes you can cancel at anytime, no questions asked.

So what have you got to lose. NOTHING!

What have you got to gain. EVERYTHING!

So click here to sign up today. Just a quick note. When you are on the order form it says $37 a month, but when you buy it the first month is free and you will not be charged!

Once you are in the membership area you will be able to go and register for the webinar Thursday night!

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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I love this time of year when we celebrate the birthdays of two great countries Canada and the US.
Wednesday was a great day as I celebrated Canada Day and now tomorrow all my American friends get to celebrate Independence Day and I really hope that it is a good one for all of you.

So in today’s training I am going to go over one of the 7 Prospecting Secrets I shared on Monday night’s webinar for those of you that missed it.
Something that is rarely talked about in our industry is what to say to get people to look at your presentation.

Most people don’t have a problem starting a conversation with someone or maybe even mentioning their business, but what do you say to get them to the point where they want to be a part of your company?
That is where the 30 Second Commercial comes in. So watch this clip to learn more about how to use a 30 Second Commercial in your business.

The full replay is still available at https://kimthompsonpinder.clickfunnels.com/auto-webinar-registration but I am only keeping it up until Thursday noon next week so you really want to take advantage of watching it this weekend.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

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So I know that this is probably not the most exciting topic I could talk about, but if this is happening to you entire future can be at stake.

Do you find yourself constantly starting things with a lot of excitement but never completing them?

For example you go to a company meeting and get all excited and you are going to go out there, recruit a lot of people, win the contest, but by the next day you have already talked yourself out it, without even trying.

Do you try something but give up when the first obstacle hits without even trying to overcome it?

Is everything too hard?

Are you constantly say to yourself, “I am too (young, old, ugly, dumb, not popular enough or any other negative thing.)”

Do you have quick excuses for why you won’t even try simple things in your business?

Do you blame everyone else for your business problems? Like your leader, your company, the comp plan or anything else?

If any of these apply to you then I have a revelation for you and I hope that it doesn’t offend you, but sets you free…

You are not successful because deep down inside you don’t really believe that you can be success and you sabotage yourself to make sure that your beliefs become a reality.

It is not someone else’s fault that you haven’t succeeded. It is yours and once you accept that you have taken that important first step to changing your future.

I have good news. You can change how you believe about things.

The first step is recognition of what is going on and that means becoming very aware of what you are thinking, feeling and saying.

You see we have an internal dialogue that is going on continually in our heads and we have trained ourselves not to listen to it.

The problem is that dialogue has a big effect on the choices and actions that we make.

If that dialogue is filled with negative, self limiting beliefs then your actions won’t succeed. If it filled with faith, belief and hope then you will succeed.

Your brain makes chemical grooves that create thought patterns and behavioural responses to those thoughts and they can be either negative or positive. This makes it easier for your brain to function. That why habits are so hard to break because you brain wants to go that way and will do it without you even being aware of it.

That is why successful people become more successful, because they have trained their brains to be successful.

So start listening to what you are thinking. When a situation happens, don’t immediately react, stop and listen to what you are saying to yourself.

For example. Someone invites you to an event where you can get customers and recruits. Stop and listen to the first thought that comes into your head. Is it, “That won’t work, why even bother trying, everyone else will get recruit and customers but not me.” If it is you will make some excuse as to why you can’t go.

As you become more aware of your thought patterns you can move onto step two…

Making the conscious choice not to listen to it and act in the opposite direction. Here is how it works.

You recognize the thought and you realize that it is negative, in your brain you need to say to yourself, “That is not true and then state the positive to that thought.”

If you are by yourself it makes it really more effective to say it out loud because the more senses you get into the process, the faster things change.

Now here is the big part, do the action that you said you couldn’t do. It doesn’t have to be perfect, you don’t even have to see results, just do it. Over time as you do this you will see results.

Step three. Be very careful what you are feeding your brain on a regular basis.
If all you watch and here are negative messages and stupid shows on TV that program you to not believe then you need to get rid of them and fill your brain with thoughts and stories of success.

Read good materials and watch inspirational stories. Learn from people who are successful.

Fill your brain with success and eventually you will start to become successful.

I hope that this post today has helped you start on your road to success.

Have a great day,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

 

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A Facebook Game Plan For Your Business Replay

For those of you who could not make it on the webinar last night please feel free to watch the replay here.

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Do you spend a lot of time chasing after people who really don’t want to be a part of your business and feel frustrated because of it?

Were you taught that everyone needs your business and that you can change everyone’s lives? That it is your job to convince them?

What about quantity is better than quality?

How about recruit, recruit, recruit, throw them up against the wall like mud and see who sticks?

I am so tired of all the things that people are taught that only create frustration and ultimately cause people to quit.

I spent so many years barking up the wrong tree and wondering why I was such a failure.

While I do believe in talking to a lot of people about my business and I do, I don’t chase people anymore that aren’t right for my business.

What would you rather have a thousand person team that doesn’t do much and you spend hours a day babysitting and trying to convince them to stay and do something, while constantly having to push people into your business to replace the constant stream of people who are leaving…

OR…

A hundred person team of reps who are reliable, who work their business, support you and are a great foundation to build the business you want and they consistently bring you in an income.

So when you are recruiting and someone is not interested let it go and move onto the next person.

If someone is sort of interested then do the proper follow up to determine if they are a good fit.

If someone really wants to join, then get them started right by investing in their training.

Don’t be desperate. There are lots of people interested in being entrepreneurs and building a business and you job is prospect enough people consistently to find the right ones for your business.

In the beginning it can be hard as you are doing a lot of work and not seeing as many results as you want, but as your business grows and momentum starts to kick in you will be so glad that you paid the price and barked up the right tree.

You may be thinking to yourself at this moment, “That’s great if you already know how to recruit?”

Or you may be thinking, “I have been taught the wrong way to recruit and I really need to learn the right way.”

Or maybe you already know how to recruit, but you haven’t figured out a duplicable system to be able to teach your team members how to recruit so that you can move levels.

If you are in any of these situations then you need to check out my newest training program MLM Success 101, ten videos that are going to show you everything you need to be able to go out and recruit someone within the next week.

Just imagine what it would be like to be out and about, doing your daily thing and by the end of the day you have one person interested in your business and a couple of new customers.

How would it feel to be able to walk up to someone you think might be really good for your business and you know what to say to get then to take a look at your presentation?

Would your business grow?

And what if it is simple enough that you can learn it quickly, start using it and be able to teach it to your team members at the same time?

Would that make a difference in how much money you are bringing in each month?

So make sure that you check out MLM Success 101 I have it priced at $19.95 right now, but I am not sure how long it will stay that way.

I have priced it in such a way that everyone can afford it and start seeing results.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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