What to Look for in an MLM?

 

rickdian3What to look for in an MLM
by Rick Chitwood

I have been full time in the MLM industry for 23 years and have been a top income earner in four different companies. I want to share (“Pay Forward”), what I have learned in hopes of helping others to duplicate my success.

Success is not an accident. Anyone who has been full time in ANY industry and has been successful must have learned some good techniques to help them be successful.

There are many stories about people who have failed in MLM. The major reason for their failures is making the wrong choices and not following the proven systems for success. It has been said that 97% of the people fail at MLM. If that is true, it is because 97% of the people listen to and follow the advice of the other 97% who have never been successful.

The choice is yours. Do you want to be amoung the 97% who fail, or would you prefer to be in the upper 3% that experience great success. To be in that upper 3%, it is necessary to make the right choices.

In an effort to help you make the right decision, I have developed a web site. On this site I share the things I consider when I am making a choice of a new opportunity.

The information I share on the web site is not the only things to consider and there are people who would not agree with my recommendations. However, what I do share, though not the only way, is proven to work. I don’t share opinions there, I share what has proven to work for me and my mentors and those I have mentored.

This is a generic site and does not promote any individual company. Just what to consider when choosing ANY company.

The web site is http://www.ucantoo.com/multilevelmarketing.htm

I hope this can help you.

If you are not happy with your growth with your existing company, compare your company against the information in the web site. Perhaps you will learn why.

If you are looking for a company and know what you want out of the company, check out the following website http://ucantoo.com/requestinfoform.htm. By compleating the questionaire there I can use that information to help you find a company that may fit your goals.

I hope you benefit from this information.

Rick – Paying it ForwardDM-50p

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My worst year!
By Rick Chitwood

Life is not all joy and happiness. Let me share a year of my life where things were a little stressful.

In 2005 my daughter-in-law had problems with her pregnancy. She was in the hospital, heavily drugged to keep her from going into labor for about six weeks. We had to visit her every day in the hospital.

At 24 weeks, they moved her to Indianapolis which is about 1.5 hour drive each way. The baby was born within two days of going to the new hospital.

My grandson was born at one pound six ounces. He was given almost no chance to live and was expected to be blind if he did live. I placed my wedding ring around his leg and it looked like I had placed a hoola-hoop around my leg.

peyton11He had to stay in the hospital for four months until he was five pounds and had four eye surgeries.

We spent almost every day traveling the three hour round trip to and from the hospitol.

After we got him home, we learned that my Mother had cancer. She lived for about five months but we had to spend almost every day at the hospital and/or nursing home, until I watched her die of a very painful blood clot that moved to her lungs.

During this same time, I had some serious health issues and made three trips to the hospital.

For almost a full year, I was either in a hospital or traveling to and from the hospital. You may be wondering how we were able to spend a year without worrying about our job and how to get the time off and where our money was coming from.

Thank God for MLM. Because of MLM I did not need to worry about taking almost an entire year off work. I did not need to ask for time off, or take a leave of absence, etc.

peyton21Because of MLM, I was able to communicate with my team members on my cell phone driving to and from my trips to the hospital, and during breaks at the hospital.

During that time, Pappy (me) did not take a lot of time out to shave and get a hair cut. I did take a bath once per week whether I needed it or not. (That was a joke).

Not only was I able to build my business by supporting my team members while in the hospital and while traveling to visit my loved ones, but I was able to build my business by sharing with others in the Hospital.

We made lots of friends at the Hospital and they all wanted to know how we were able to be there every day, all day long while they had to work and could only visit during their lunch hour and after work. It was great to be able to show them a lifestyle they were not aware even existed and was available to them.

 img_05211This is a great industry which offers much more benefits than just savings on quality products and a great residual income potential.

A close friend of mine had twins born prematurely. They parked their Motor Coach in the Hospital parking lot and were able to support and build their business from the hospital parking lot. One of them was able to spend 24 hours per day with the babies while the other grabbed a nap in the Motorcoach and make a few phone calls.

peytoncar11It was a great way to get our minds off our other problems. Actually the hospital events allowed us to focus building our business 10-20 minutes at a time and we made more income that year than any prior year. Of course that income has more than doubles since 2006.

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Cutting with his chain saw. Age 3 1/2

Cutting with his chain saw. Age 3 1/2

Peyton with Pappy 4th B-day

Peyton with Pappy 4th B-day

CHEESE!

CHEESE!

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Our MLM Lifestyle

 

 

may_2001_focus_coverOur MLM Lifestyle
by Rick Chitwood

Success is determined by whether or not you live the lifestyle you desire. If your lifestyle goals includes going to a J.O.B. and you get to go to a J.O.B. and all of the other things you want to do, then you are a success.

Why I can’t have a J.O.B.

For the past 23 years, Dianne and I have been living the lifestyle we want. If I had had a J.O.B. that would not have been possible given our personal chosen lifestyle.

Following is an example of how we actually spend one year of our life.

We love to travel. I am an army brat and have been in 19 countries. Travel is in my blood. We purchased a 41′ Diesel Pusher Motor Coach (MC) so that we could travel across the United States anytime we wanted.

It was December 2002 and we were experiencing some very cold weather with a lot of snow. My wife commented that she was tired of all of the cold and snow. There was a blizzard headed our way and was due the next day. I suggested we head south.

Since we wanted to be able to travel at a moments notice, we kept the Motor Coach loaded with everything we need with the exception of some of our clothes. We carried some of our clothes we needed out to the motor home. Since we don’t like to travel by night we spent the night at home.

Our Trip Begins:

The next day we woke up and go into the Motor Coach (MC) and headed south on I65. We did not yet know where we were going, just that we were heading south. MLM allowed us to do this.

Dianne had several Travel Books in the MC to help decide good places to vacation, and also a book of Flea Markets.

Since we were in MLM, we were not tied down to an office. Our MC was our office. All we needed was a cell phone and a laptop computer to conduct our business.

We decided to head to Destin Florida where the company had a 58′ Hateras Yacht named the Platinum Plus II. Each of the Platinums could use the Yacht for one week per year. It came with a Captain to take us where ever we wanted to go. Since we were Platinums, we decided to take advantage of that perk.

But first we had to make a stop at Lake Cumberlin Kentucky to spend a couple nights at the Platinum Plus I. This was 85′ long, 3,800 sq. ft. Summerset House boat the company made available one Week per year to all of the Platinums. Since it was December, and the boat was not being used, we simply used the Houseboat as a place to spend a couple of days eating, sleeping and watching TV. It was a luxury Hotel room for free. It was not really nicer than our MC but it was different.

It was very cold, but because the fishing guide was not very busy at that time of year, we chartered his fishing boat. Dianne caught the only fish that day. It was a 15lb 3oz Striped Bass. Because fishing was so bad, and because the guide had no other charters for the next day, he offered to let us fish another day for free.

It was really cold. We would sit in the cabin where it was heated and watch the lines out the window. We caught one fish that day. Since Dianne caught the fish the day before, this fish was mine. As it turned out it was a 15lb 6oz Striped Bass. (My fish was bigger than hers :-)

It bothered me that I could not come up with a way to write the Fishing off my taxes so I recruited the guide into my business, Making that a business meeting.

The next night was spent in Destin FL. We found a flea market there and worked it for about three weeks. We enrolled several new distributors and found someone to take over the flea market for us. They earned 10% commissions on all of the products they moved, and as their upline Platinums we earned 20% override commissions on their sales. Is this industry great or what?

Our next stops was Ocala Fl. We found a flea market there and built a business and trained someone to take over that location, again paying us 20% on all of their sales.

motorcoachcleanNext we went to the Tampa Bay area and spend about 6 weeks and build a business at three different flea markets there.

Next we headed further south and stopped to build a business At a flea market in Fort Myers FL.

Dianne decided she would like to visit the Florida Keys. We headed to Key Largo to park the MC and drove through the keys to Key West. We towed our Lincoln Town Car on a 16′ trailer behind the MC. We went snorkeling at a few places along the way.

While in Key West, I got a phone call from another Platinum Distributor who was having a big Regional Convention in Las Angeles and asked if I could attend and be one of the speakers. We had about three weeks notice, and since we did not have a J.O.B. holding us back, we agreed to attend the meeting.

Now if you look at a map, it is really not that far from Key West to Las Angeles. However there was something in our way called the Gulf of Mexico. So we had to drive around that, which added a few days to our drive.

In the mean time, speaking to another Platinum friend of ours we learned that they had put together a cruise with about 35 people in their organization. The cruise was leaving from Galveston Texas. We had them add two more people to the group and we parked our MC at the docks and spent the next few days on the cruise.

After the cruise we headed on to LA. At the meeting we were asked by several different people how long would be staying in LA. We honestly told them we didn’t know. We had not planned that far in advance.

After a few days in LA, we decided to head to Las Vegas. We spent a week in Vegas and then decided to head back to Indiana.

We were driving east on I70 headed for Indiana and Dianne was looking in her Travel Book for places to stop along the way. She said to me, “Colorado Springs looks like a neat place to visit, but it is out of our way.” I said, “What do you mean out of our way. All we have to do is turn right at Denver.”

We turned right at Denver and headed toward Colorado Springs. We found nice MC Resort near Cheyenne Mt. We found a flea market and spend several weeks there building our business. We found someone there who built a huge business and became a Gold Distributor (second highest pay level).

We then headed north to Denver. We spent four months there in Golden Colorado, just outside of Denver. We build a huge business there at the Mile High Flea Market and also build a Gold Director business in that area.

By the time we got back to Indiana, we had 10 flea markets going on every weekend across the country while we were doing whatever we wanted to do, and the people at those 10 flea markets were earning 10% and paying us 20% upline commissions. We could not have done any of this if we had had a J.O.B. Don’t feel too sorry for them. I taught them to duplicate what I was doing and many of them were able to earn six figure income while letting others work their flea markets for them.

While being away from home all but 45 days in 2003, we Did not miss a paycheck. Each Wednesday morning at about 3:00 a.m. our paycheck was electronically deposited into Our bank account.

Why I can’t have a J.O.B. – Why I am unemployable:
~I can’t have someone telling me when to get up in the morning and what to do with my day. I sleep until I am done and wake of natural causes. I don’t have an alarm clock. Alarm clocks are for people who need to wake up before they are done sleeping.

~I can’t have someone deciding if and when I can take a vacation.

~I can’t have someone else deciding how much money I can make.

~If I decide to leave tomorrow to spend a week at Yellowstone I don’t want to have to ask permission.

Now if your goals and dreams include going to a J.O.B. five days a week, then you could not choose the lifestyle I have chosen. The good news is that you get to make the choice that is right For you.

If you are successful, you get to do what you want to do when you want to do it. If that included having a J.O.B. then so be it. If you want a full time J.O.B. and a part time MLM, there are many to choose from. If you would prefer more time freedom, give me a call and I will try to help. If you are looking for an MLM, visit my web site for help in your search.

I wish you the very best. Rick – Paying it Forward

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Our Story

 
Rick & Dianne Chitwood

Rick & Dianne Chitwood

 Our Story:

Hello, my name is Rick Chitwood, and this is my wife of forty-five years, Dianne. I was in the computer industry for 34 years and was president of my own computer software company.

My wife Dianne was a homemaker and raised our three children.

We were living a very good lifestyle when we met a con-man while we were attempting to raise venture capitol to expand our business. This person took us for everything we had. We lost our home, our stock, our life savings, everything. In order to get back control of our company I had to assume a very large six-figure debt created by the con-man.

When we were introduced to the Network Marketing Industry, we were totally broke with no source of income. We were able to immediately recognize the benefits of this industry and saw it as a way out of our financial problems. Most people would have used their poor financial situation as an excuse for not starting their own business, while we saw our money problems as a reason why to seriously consider this business.

Minor Problem:

It cost $1,540 to start our first home business. We did not have $1,540 and we had no source of income. I was determined not to let not having $1,540 be the reason for remaining totally broke. I found $1,540, and the rest is history. It was all a matter of how bad we wanted to get out of your desperate financial situation. I thank God for introducing me to this industry.

Result:

In the past 23 years, we have been able to build the fastest growing organization, and become a top income earner in four different Network Marketing Companies. At age 65, I am now looking forward to enjoying the rest of our lives without worrying about money and living the lifestyle we could not even dream of before.

Key to Success:

The key to our success is our focus on helping others duplicate our proven home business techniques. What we enjoy doing most is teaching others how they too can find financial freedom by duplicating our proven techniques.

In all my years in business, I have never seen a way for the average person to build unlimited financial wealth like one can with Network Marketing.

If you are coachable, and ready to learn proven business building techniques… and if you are ready to make the commitment necessary to achieve financial freedom, then we may be able to help you. We expect nothing in return for our services. We achieved our success because many other successful people were willing to share their tips and techniques with us. We now just want to “pay it forward”. All we have to offer is our opinions based upon proven success. We would be happy to help you if we can. I strongly believe “what goes around, comes around”.

If you are looking for a home based business HERE is a web site which may help you with your due diligence.

If you know what you want to accomplish, CLICK HERE and let us help you find a company that can help you reach your goals.

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    8:09 pm - July 7th, 2009

    Thanks for your kind words.

    I am retired with a growing six figure income and am not looking at any other opportunities
    because I don’t want to give up my current income.

    Best of luck to you.

    Rick – Paying it Forward

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About Rick

 

rickdianThis blog includes information about Rick & Dianne Chitwood.  Learn about our family and our 24 years of successful, full time career in the Network Marketing (MLM) industry.

Dianne and I have been married for 45 years. We have three grown children and two grandchildren. I was an army brat and have lived in a lot of different places. I have been in 19 countries. Dianne was born and raised in Bloomington Indiana.

I hope you enjoy or entries and our attempt at Paying it Forward to help others duplicate our proven system to success in this great industry.

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