Monthly Archives: June 2014

Willagirls, Network Marketing for Teens and Tweens

Known as “Willagirls,” the teens and tweens host Tupperware like get-togethers at home, school or just about anywhere eight- to 13-year-olds hang out. Invites typically are extended via text message, since “nobody uses email anymore,” Ms. Messner says. So far Willagirl, which doesn’t disclose annual sales, has recruited 42 sellers in New York, Miami, New Jersey, California, Colorado and Maryland, among other states.
For Willagirl’s young sales reps, the company offers 25% of total sales, for a potential monthly income of $320 to $3,500, according to a pamphlet sellers distribute at their parties. Party hosts also receive 15% of retail sales from the party in free products, plus one half-price item if party sales exceed $400.
“There are all these hidden costs that are tied to brick-and-mortar retailing,” says Willagirl founder and chief executive Christy Prunier, “and besides, tween girls aren’t going to malls anymore.” The company, based in Riverside, is currently building out software, which by September will allow the girls to host “virtual” parties online, she adds.
Willagirl is one of a handful of startups that in the past few years have turned to business models combining e-commerce and social media with the traditional direct-sales tactics pioneered by Tupperware, Mary Kay and


Youngevity International Expands To Malaysia

Youngevity International, Inc., a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, announced today it has taken another major step in its international expansion by opening an office in Johor Bahru, Malaysia to serve the direct selling markets in Southeast Asia.
“We are very excited about being registered in Malaysia and opening an office as we intend to increase our direct selling coverage and distribution model in the fast-growing Southeast Asian markets,” said Steve Wallach, Youngevity’s Chief Executive Officer. “Youngevity has embarked on a strategic global expansion strategy to capitalize on the growing international demand for our products and business opportunity. We are committed to investing in scalable markets with long-term growth opportunities to generate higher levels of global market penetration.”
YGY International (Malaysia) had a successful soft launch in Johor Bahru, Malaysia at the 54th National Malaysian Medical Association AGM & Scientific Meeting of the Private Medical Practioners, a three day conference that was attended by over seven hundred medical practitioners from Malaysia and Singapore. In addition, YGY International was invited to present at the conference and provide further insight on how medicine could be


How To Build A $1 Million+ MLM Business

At Business For we are getting this question on an almost daily basis.
And some uninformed people think they can earn without any effort…
We are not aware of any top earner in any company who have not worked his/her a… off for their awesome result
Any Ad – Banner saying “Make money, No Sponsoring, No Recruiting, No Selling, Required” is way off.
Maybe Alex Morton – one of the Direct Selling Industry young top earners hit the nail in a recent facebook post:
Alex Morton:

“Must be nice.”
“I want your lifestyle.”
“I’m so jealous.”
“You got in early.”
“You got so lucky.”

Flew 300,000+ miles in the last 12 months. Haven’t been in one city for more than a week in I can’t even remember. Had to send my mom flowers on her birthday, card to my dad on Father’s Day because I was doing meetings across the country.
I have sacrificed relationships, family time, physical, emotional, mental health for this business.
You know why?
Because every MOVEMENT needs LEADERS. Every WAR needs generals on the front lines showing the path to victory. Every REVOLUTION has to have that one nut case, obsessed, out of control, loud, aggressive individual leading the way to SUCCESS.
I’ve gone hard, I’m


Solavei Sales Numbers Revealed

Just a few weeks after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Solavei CEO Ryan Wuerch said that the company is doing better than expected.
“We’re actually doing far better than we anticipated,” he told FierceWireless, estimating that only around 5 percent of the company’s customers know about its bankruptcy filing. “We’ve had very little attrition.”
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) MVNO Solavei filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, but said it will continue to operate normally while it restructures. The company launched service in the fall of 2012, and anticipates exiting bankruptcy later this year.
Solavei’s bankruptcy filing, obtained by FierceWireless, offers a surprisingly candid view into the MVNO’s business–which is rare, considering most U.S. MVNOs don’t offer much information on their customer numbers and revenues. According to Solavei’s bankruptcy filing, the company was founded in late 2011 around the concept of “social commerce.” Specifically, Solavei pays a $5 referral commission each month for every subscriber a customer personally refers to Solavei, and this monthly commission continues for as long as the referred subscriber remains a Solavei customer.
Under Wuerch’s direction, the company has grown to 51 full-time employees and an annual revenue rate of $65 million. The company has signed up a


ACN Receives 7 Awards

In late April, ACN, Inc. received seven prestigious Communicator Awards, which honor work that transcends innovation and craft – work that made a lasting impression.
“When we set out to do something, we always plan to do it well,” said ACN President and Co-Founder Greg Provenzano.
“But it’s not about receiving awards; it’s about representing our company well and providing the best possible tools for our Independent Business Owners.
However, being recognized on such a prestigious level seven times over is certainly rewarding – and further proof of a job well done.”
ACN was among over 6,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes in the 2014 competition. ACN received the Gold Communicator Award – an award of Excellence – for ACN’s Corporate Website and six Sliver Communicator Awards – an award of Distinction including:

ACN’s 20th Anniversary – Motivational Video
Your Business Assistant – Direct Marketing Video
ANC’s Corporate Site – Homepage
ACN’s QR Code Site – Microsite
ACN’s Corporate Profile – Identity Manual and Style Guide
From the Presidents Blog – Business Blog

The Communicator Awards is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of Visual Arts, an invitation-only group consisting of top-tier professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms.
About ACN Inc.
Founded in 1993,


Organo Gold Opens New $10 Million HQ In Canada

Organo Gold is about to add another landmark building to the city of Richmond, British Columbia. The new $10 Million Organo Gold International Headquarters building will be just one of many memorable sites on the landscape of Richmond.
The new building will be treated to a very special Feng Shui blessing ceremony. For those of you not familiar with the Chinese art of Feng Shui, here are a few facts about how it works, and the history of this ancient practice:
Feng Shui blessing ceremonies have been used throughout history to clear the energy (known as “chi”) of any particular space or home, thus making the space more harmonious for those who live or work in the space.The term Feng Shui literally translates as “wind water” in English.Feng Shui has been practiced for over 3000 years in China, and in contemporary times has spread to the Western world.
The practice is based on the scientific principle of energy — the ancient Chinese understood that energy is a constant force in the universe, and surrounds us in everything that we interact with. Feng Shui was developed as a means to harness that energy in the best possible way to ensure only a positive outcome.


Les Brown Endorses The Direct Selling Industry

As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity.
For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients.
As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them.
He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
Ted Nuyten and Dini Noorlander had the honor to speak with him in Amsterdam, The Netherlands during the National Achievers Congress, and ask him his honest opinion about the Direct Seling Industry, this was Les Brown’s answer, raw and uncut


Zeek Rewards Payments To Being Late September

Two years after their entrapment in a mammoth Ponzi scheme became public, victims of the Zeek Rewards swindle finally may receive some restitution this autumn.
The attorney overseeing what may become one of the largest pyramid schemes in U.S. history — which was run from a small office next to a coin-operated laundromat in Lexington — said the first, initial payments to victims could be made in late September. Receiver Kenneth Bell said last week that the first reimbursements could be for 40 percent of what victims lost in Zeek Rewards, which billed itself as an online multilevel marketing business but turned out to be a classic Ponzi scheme in which early customers were paid with proceeds from later ones.
“Let me emphasize that this is only a first distribution. I am entirely confident that we will make another distribution once we have recovered all assets possible,” Bell said.
Earlier this year, Bell sued former Zeek Rewards insiders, including ringleader Paul Burks of Lexington, and more than 9,000 individuals across the country who took more money out of Zeek Rewards than they contributed.
“This money rightfully belongs to affiliates with allowed claims. Also, I believe we will recover several millions of dollars more from


Ja Sung Koo Of Seacret Earns $1M Bonus Check

Ja Sun Koo of Korea is Seacret’s first Crown Royal Agent, earning him a 1 million dollar bonus check. He rank advanced to Crown Agent just a month prior, earning a $250k bonus check. 
After a lifetime of success in network marketing, Mr. Koo considered himself done with the industry. Although he achieved his financial goals, his previous company didn’t offer the opportunity to help others reach that same level of achievement, something that was deeply important to Mr. Koo.
He joined SEACRET in January 2013 as a part time Agent and dedicated himself to not only his business, but to bringing the incredible opportunity to those around him. Among his vast achievements, he has developed 10 Diamond Agents, 2 Blue Diamonds, and 2 Red Diamond Agents on his team as of week 169. And he’s not done.
His next goal is to develop 50 Diamond Agents on his team, bring a total of 150 Agents from his team to the Revolution Convention in November, and achieve the rank of Crown Royale.