The REAL Truth About Network Marketing

Are you one of those people who hear or read the words “network marketing” or “multi-level marketing” and immediately think “SCAM” or “pyramid scheme“, or maybe even turn and run?

Have you ever taken a few seconds to ask yourself WHY you have that reaction? Do you REALLY know what a “Ponzi scheme” is or how it works? AND… last but certainly not least, do you know the two things every legitimate network marketing company have in common?

Let’s start with everyone’s favorite… Ponzi scheme: “a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.”

The second one… pyramid scheme: “a form of investment (illegal in the US and elsewhere) in which each paying participant recruits two further participants, with returns being given to early participants using money contributed by later ones.”

Now let’s cover what a legitimate network marketing business looks like.

Network marketing is a serious business for serious people. It’s a proven system where the design, creation, and expense the corporate team has gone through becomes a road map for your own success. Just follow the simple, proven and duplicable system that the good companies provide.

The real key is this: Network marketing is all about leverage. You can leverage your time and increase the number of hours of work effort on which you can be paid by sponsoring other people and earning a small income on their efforts. J. Paul Getty, who created one of the world’s greatest fortunes, said: “I would rather make 1 percent on the efforts of 100 people than 100 percent on my own efforts.” This very basic concept is the cornerstone of network marketing.

For example, most successful people building a network marketing business do so in an organized method. They work a few dedicated hours each week, with each hour of effort serving as a building block for their long-term business growth. Then they sponsor other people and teach those people how to sell the company product and sponsor others who duplicate the process.

By helping the people you personally sponsor to sponsor others, you duplicate yourself. As this process continues, you create compound growth that can lead to hundreds or even thousands of people coming into your business. You leverage your time by helping others be successful and earn an income from all their efforts.

So the next time someone approaches you and wants to discuss network marketing just ask yourself, “Does this company offer a legitimate service or product?” and “Do I make money by recruiting people or by becoming a product of the product?”

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” ~ Tony Robbins

 

The Matrix Explained

I am looking for 4 people. Not just any 4 but 4 who have something most people don’t have.
I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me explain.
I first heard the term “network marketing” in 1990. Now I know most who are reading this will be leaving as soon as they see those two words. That’s OK. It just means anyone who leaves without reading the whole thing doesn’t make the cut for the 4.
If you are still reading at this point you might have a shot at making the team but I have more to explain.
The reason I started with when I first heard those words is so everyone still reading can figure out how much experience I have in it. Funny thing is most of my experience was bad in the past. There were a few opportunities we actually made some money with and a couple of product lines we learned about in the 90’s that we still use and market.
There are 2 reasons most people shy away from network marketing. Either they have tried it and had 1 or more bad experiences with it or they never really learned enough about it to make it work. There are a few out there that have no clue how it works because they always followed someone blindly hoping it would work. There are other reasons but those are the two big ones.
There is another group of people out there that have made a lot of money along with helping others do the same. This is a large group and they all have one thing in common. They understand the power of people helping people to be successful.
What I also know is there is another large group that is always growing that has never tried any kind of marketing and when they see how easy network marketing is they excel because no one told them it was hard to do. Included in this group are all the people who have tried and failed but still believe in the system.
The first thing people ask about is the price of the products. A lot of good companies with great products get a bad name because of this but it is because people don’t understand WHY they are expensive. It is easy for anyone who understands the matrix and how it is built.
If you are still reading after the dreaded M-word came out then you might want to practice some follow thru at this point and get involved because that means you understand the power of a good matrix with a great company and an even greater list of products that anyone can find benefit from using.
If you are scratching your head and wondering what this is all about and how you can make money your next step is to get in touch with me so I can teach you what all great marketers already know about the matrix and how it powers network marketing.
After thirty years and many companies and opportunities checked out or tried I feel comfortable teaching those who are interested just exactly how to make money and build a large network of people around you all wanting the same thing.
Let me take a minute here to explain why network marketing plans get a bad rap. Back in 1980, I was in the US Army when I learned what an “Airplane Ride” was.
I also found out the hard way how illegal they are.
I had just arrived in Germany at my permanent duty station when someone asked me if I wanted to make some fast money. Of course, I said yes. I was quickly relieved of $25. of my hard-earned money and given a sheet of paper with a diagram drawn on it that resembled a pyramid. My name had been added to one of the “spots” on the bottom row which consisted of eight spots and handwritten on the bottom were directions about how everything worked and how I needed to find at least two other people to join me.
The Airplane Ride consists of a pyramid with 1 person taking up the top spot. That spot is referred to as the pilot seat. Directly below the pilot, there are two spots that represent the two co-pilots. The third row has four spots which are called the crew spots and at the bottom, there are eight spots which are the passengers.
The cost for a passenger seat can be whatever the original pilot decides. Most usually cost between $20. and $100. get involved.
Once there are eight passengers paid in full to the pilot the airplane splits and the two co-pilots each start their own airplane which needs payment from eight more people to follow suit and split. It is easy to see how lucrative it can be especially if you are the one to start the whole thing.
The two problems with this form of income are first and foremost they are highly illegal and the epitome of a Ponzi scheme and the other is they never last long enough for a lot of people to make money.
It is easy to understand how people who have no knowledge of true network marketing can mistake a perfectly good company for a scam. Both plans implore a “matrix” diagram in the shape of a pyramid but that is where the similarities stop.
There is a short checklist one may use to figure out if an opportunity is MLM or network marketing-based or just another scam.
First, is there a real company with a history that can be checked and second, do they have products or services that are reasonably priced?
Without these two very important factors it is probably a scam.
I took the time to explain this because when you are marketing in this manner you will hear the question a lot. “How is this NOT a pyramid scheme?” With the 2 problem checklist, it is easy to figure it out.
There are hundreds if not thousands of companies around the world that use network marketing to sell their products and services. A few well-known companies are Avon, Tupperware, and Amway. Say what you will about these companies but all three are a major success because of “Distributors” like me and others who understand the POWER of the matrix when used correctly.
 For information on the company and products am involved with check out this website.

Best Day Ever… so far

Yesterday was the “Best day ever… so far for good reason but I need to start from the beginning.

Three days ago I met up with a couple that I was buying a small table from. The sale originated on FB Marketplace while I was searching for book shelves along with anything else that would help us get our “Storage Store” up and running.

We met in the parking lot of a local business and proceeded with the deal on the table along with some friendly conversation about buying and selling and then it happened. The question I get asked quite frequently which is “Do you use cannabis?”

Of course my answer is always yes to that question since I am a card carrying medical cannabis user.

From there the conversation was all about our personal experiences with the new cannabis laws and the state run dispensaries when suddenly the gentleman asked me if I was getting my meds delivered to my front door.

I knew there was a way to get delivery if you lived in or close to one of the big cities but since we live in the far western tip of Maryland I always figured there was no way to get this service.

It turns out I should have checked into the possibilities back then because there really is a way to get your cannabis delivered if you live anywhere in Maryland except the Eastern Shore and some parts of southern Maryland.

So today I am sitting here waiting for a confirmation call or text letting me know my order is on its way to my front door. O HAPPY DAY!!!

It is time for everyone to embrace cannabis for the medicine that it really is and the fact that I can have it delivered to my door is proof we are headed in the right direction.

Found a Nugget Digging a Grave

This story is the first of many that I will be publishing here that have to do with the old west and gold mining around the 49er era. They are all unique in the fact that, even though they are printed here in their original form, no credit can be given to the original authors due to the source where they were found.

I was living in an active gold camp along the Stanislaus River outside of Columbia California in 2013 when I found these stories in a book in a store. When I ask the price of the book I was told since it was a 2nd printing from 1897 it wasn’t for sale but I was invited to read it and copy some of the contents.

I spent a lot of time at the store every week when I made my usual trip to town for supplies. Since most of the stories are fairly short I was able to copy almost the entire book and I believe it is time to share them in a different format for everyone to enjoy.

Now on to the first story on the list.

“Found A Nugget Digging A Grave”

In a manner very reminiscent of the old western movie “Paint Your Wagon” – this great find was made when digging a grave. This is an exciting story connected with the finding of the Oliver Martin nugget, one of the largest ever found in California, which sold for $22,700, after it had earned $10,000 from exhibition in various parts of the country (the value would make the weight very nearly 1100 ounces of gold).

Although a young man, Oliver Martin was little better than a tramp. He spent his time in doing odd jobs and drinking whiskey around the mining camps of Yuba, Tuolumne, El Dorado and Calaveras counties. He didn’t even own a pan, much less a rocker or long torn. One of his close companions was John Fowler, who was equally shiftless and dissipated.

One night in November, 1854, the two were on their way from Benton’s bar over the Grizzly Mountains to Camp Corona, the spot made famous in literature by Bret Harte. The fall rains had begun, and the streams were running high. On the night of the 7th, almost stupid with drink, the two sought refuge in a deserted miner’s hut.

During the night a heavy rain, peculiar to the mountain ranges, set in. The water fell in torrents, and came pouring down the precipitous mountain sides. The narrow canyon where Martin and Fowler lay asleep and drunk was soon filled with the rushing waters, which threatened to sweep away the old shack of a building in which they were resting. They were awakened by the water pouring into the cabin, and sought to escape by climbing the steep sides of the canon.

Both men were swept back into the flood and were carried down the stream in the darkness. Martin was washed into a clump of live oaks, and managed to lodge, clinging to the branches until morning, but his friend Fowler was not so lucky and had drowned.

The next day, November 8th, toward noon, when the waters had subsided, Martin secured a pick and shovel, and started to bury his dead companion. He selected a sandy spot at the base of the cliff, and had not dug down two feet when he came upon the nugget.

He made several tests before he could convince himself that it was really gold. The chunk was bigger than a bull’s head, and far too heavy for Martin to carry by himself. He hurried to Camp Corona to secure help. He had some difficulty in persuading anyone to go with him. At last one of the miners consented, but carefully made the statement that he was going to help bury Fowler, and not to carry nuggets, as he, like others in the camp, placed no confidence in Martin’s story.

The chunk weighed eighty pounds and required the combined efforts of Oliver and his assistant to get it to the camp. Before starting back to camp, both men staked claims, Martin, of course, claiming the spot where he had unearthed the big nugget.

As soon as the news of the great find spread, miners flocked in by hundreds, but although the stream was carefully prospected for miles, nothing of any great value was found. Martin considered that his find and the peculiar circumstances attending it was an act of Providence, and he never touched intoxicants thereafter.

With the money he got from the sale of his nugget he went to mining in a business-like manner. Later he was attracted to Yucatan, where he made over half a million in quartz mining. He died in New Orleans a few years ago, leaving a fortune of over a million dollars.

 

KDCL Media is BACK!!!

35129637_10212172488975018_6585539802395836416_nToday is a special day just like yesterday and last Sunday night. The reason the word “special” comes to mind is because Paula and I have brought something back to life from the past and it seems to function just as well today as when we put it in mothballs 3 years ago.

That something is KDCL Media, along with And Then Some Again Productions and it can mean only one thing.

The dust has been blown off of the virtual switchboard and we are producing all new Internet Radio shows again.

Today, in just over an hour, we will present our newest show called “Crypto and Then Some…” with a very special guest, Robyn Linn, along with two full hours of nothing but CRYPTO.

We will be covering Bitcoin, the Block Chain, and our experiences with it. Together with Robyn, we will be talking about a group of people who have assembled to take full advantage of the leadership included within the group as we all learn and earn our way to the top.

The link for today’s show is Crypto and Then Some… w/ special guest Robyn Linn and we offer a LIVE chatroom for discussion during the show so won’t you please join us for a very informative 2 hours.

More later…

Thank You and What’s Next

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I want to start this post with a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has taken an interest in my site. The recent growth of my likes and follows is incredible and I feel very fortunate to have so many people that have taken time to pay attention to my blog.

Once again THANK YOU all !!!

On to what’s next.

Over the past weekend it was decided to bring back an old friend. Our first internet radio show took place Sunday night after a long 3 year absence. Before that we had spent 5 years on Blog Talk Radio producing a variety of shows including a trucking show and also a gold mining show.

Our audience at the time numbered well over 280,000 from 18 different countries and was growing rapidly but we had to put the whole thing on hold in mid 2015 for personal reasons.

Today we have multiple reasons to fire up the BTR switchboard and pick up where we left off with the addition of a new topic and show to match.

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From My Notes…

Author Unknown…

Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin is an increasingly popular cryptocurrency that utilizes blockchain technology to facilitate transactions. Basically, a user obtains a Bitcoin wallet that can be used for storing bitcoins and both sending and receiving of payments. The blockchain technology used by Bitcoin is really just a shared public ledger that is used by the entire public network. The technology used is secured through cryptography, a branch of mathematics that provides a highly secure means of facilitating and recording transactions on the network.

Bitcoin is the first cryptocurrency, a concept that was discussed in the late 90s. The first Bitcoin specification and proof of concept was published in 2009 in a cryptography mailing list. The concept was presented by a person or group known as Satoshi Nakamoto. The real identity of Nakamoto has been a mystery since that time, with various theories on who the individual or group may be.

Bitcoin is in the very early stages of acceptance, and although it is already accepted as a means of payment by numerous merchants, it has yet to become more widely accepted and “mainstream.” This could change, however, as more and more users are attracted to cryptocurrencies for the various potential benefits they may provide. In fact, investors have been flocking to the currency in significant numbers, and some even feel that eventually Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies could replace other traditional payment methods.

Benefits of Bitcoin

Bitcoin offers several important benefits to users. Some of the primary benefits of Bitcoin include:

  • Low cost: Bitcoin may offer a lower-cost alternative to other traditional payment methods such as bank wires, ACH or credit card payments. For individuals or companies that need to transact regularly, these cost savings can add to substantially.
  • Bitcoin is global: Using the Bitcoin network, payments can be sent or received anywhere in the world. Such payments may avoid expensive wire fees, and can also potentially eliminate the need to pay credit card foreign transaction fees.
  • Bitcoin is fast: Transactions made using the Bitcoin network are fast, and settle quickly. This can eliminate the need to wait for clearance of funds which can sometimes exceed 14 days for checks or electronic transfers.
  • Bitcoin is secure: One of the main principles behind the Bitcoin network is security. The blockchain technology is proving to be a very secure way to facilitate payments, and the decentralized nature of the network can also make t more secure.
  • Decentralization: Bitcoin is decentralized-meaning it is not run or managed by any central authority. This can not only potentially provide added network security, but it can also promote network integrity.
  • Bitcoin may react differently to inflation/deflation: Bitcoin differs significantly from fiat currencies, due to the fact that there is a limited number of bitcoins to be mined. Paper money, on the other hand, can be created at will out of thin air by central banks. Due to its limited supply, Bitcoin may potentially hold its value better than paper money, which can technically have an unlimited supply.

Bitcoin has become more widely traded as of 2017, and both short term traders and long-term investors are looking to participate in this exciting market. The price of bitcoin fluctuates on a daily basis, and can see some significant price volatility. Prices can be affected by numerous influences. Some of the possible drivers of price include: further acceptance, more exchanges opening, regulations, weakening paper currency values, inflation and more.

Charts can be a very useful tool for those looking to trade or invest in Bitcoin. Prices are available on numerous time frames, from as little as a minute to monthly or yearly charts. Short term traders may use shorter-term charts to try to profit from buying and selling of Bitcoin. Long-term investors may use charts to try to identify areas f support and resistance. When the market declines into support levels, investors may see that as a solid buying opportunity and look to buy Bitcoin on dips.

Charts can also be useful for spotting tradable technical patterns as well as potentially overbought or oversold conditions.

Bitcoin prices saw tremendous activity during 2017, rising several thousand percent over the year. The market has seen some volatility, although many of the dips seen in the cryptocurrency have thus far proven to be good buying opportunities. This trend may or may not continue, but given the outlook for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the trend could potentially remain higher for a long time to come.

While there is certainly the possibility of making short-term profits in Bitcoin, many market participants are viewing an investment in Bitcoin as a long-term play. If the cryptocurrency were to eventually become a favored form of global payment and remittance, there is no telling just how high prices could go. Some have even suggested that the price of Bitcoin could hit $50,000 in 2018 and eventually $1 million.

Freedom Is Not Free

By Kelly Strong,
I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
and then he stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud,
He’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought how many men like him
Had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers’ tears?
How many pilots’ planes shot down?
How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers’ graves?
No, freedom isn’t free.

I heard the sound of TAPS one night,
When everything was still
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many times
That TAPS had meant “Amen,”
When a flag had draped a coffin
Of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
At the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, freedom isn’t free.

Spring/Summer Update

First I want to extend a HUGE THANK YOU!!! to all of my new followers. It seems like every day I get 2 or 3 new notifications for people who have decided to pay attention to me and my meanderings. That is VERY COOL !!!

It seems like everything is moving in slow motion ever since I got approved for my SSI. The battle to lock in a monthly check for the rest of my life was a long, hard fought battle between my attorney and me against the federal government but it ended with 1 in the win column for me.

That was over 30 days ago. I was told I could expect my settlement for the back pay owed to me within 30 days. Today I talked to the government and they informed me it would be a total of 60 days which means I might get a chance to have some spending cash for the summer MAYBE next month.

Plans are made for the purchase of a good used motor home for us to travel in while putting our LDMA membership to good use. Lost Dutchman Mining Association has multiple properties set aside for members only to prospect and mine for gold. Most of the properties have quite a bit of gold if you know how to find it.

Lots of plans that will begin when we get the money owed to me so stay tuned for more entries here on my favorite writing platform keeping track of what we are up to along with a story or two to keep it interesting.

More later…

Crypto Trading Robots Or Multi-hybrid Trading Algorithm Software

By Oro Cas

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When Bitcoin first appeared, I was moderately curious, and placed it on my things to keep an eye on list. In 2016, my life slowed down, and I dug out that list. Bitcoin was ramping up, but I didn’t have the knowledge I needed. I began my journey to educate myself and perform my due diligence about the products and services that have sprouted up around this infant market.

We started out in the field of lending platforms. The one aspect of those that gave me the most pause was I didn’t have control of my money for a certain amount of time. It was also the aspect that came back to bite us after our initial success.

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