Today Facebook and it’s family of social media platforms are down; Facebook Down, Instagram Down, WhatsApp is down too. The outages apparently the result of a DDos Attack. Not too long ago I cut a video that you can see below, about why Facebook Sucks for Network Marketers. I feel that too many people in network marketing rely on this platform ‘only’, and tune out other options to use, while building. Along with the attraction to automation, networkers are losing the much needed human touch.
Plus with Facebook Down, and others you see how fragile your business can be.
“if”, this is how you’re building your business. That facebook “Live” you were using isn’t going out to most of your audience today. The IG TV show you put together to launch your business, also failed you today. A while back, sites using facebook as a way for members to login, were unable to serve their customer bases. (Because users could not log in.)
Throughout the years, it’s grown too popular and far too powerful. I no longer use their ‘comment section’, so that our site is not going to go down, when Facebook is.
With Facebook down, we get lessons on ‘all your eggs in one basket’. This is an argument for diversity, and decentralization. more than likely Facebook, IG and WhatsApp will recover from this DDos Attack. Knowing these can happen at any time however, should make you, think more deeply about your approach to building.
We're focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack.
We used to recommend ‘building through our 1mlmsystem Live Office’, but now we have “The Secret Office”. All part of The Rich Man’s Plan from TNG, it is a similar concept. When building, you and I have to get prospects ‘out’ of environments with distractions. Back in the day that meant going to a hotel conference room, or ballroom meeting. Pulling people out of environments that distract them, help you build better teams. Teams of people who will read email they see, from you.
While facebook down trends, and jokes are made on twitter, lessons await to teach the Student who is Ready.
Again, this is what happens when people don’t spread themselves out. Again, I’m the guy who blamed ‘the people’ when Crazygood went out of business. I said people using it, did not place value on using the network. They all kept putting value on Facebook. That ‘same energy’ has gone into instagram, and that’s why facebook bought them. When TSU rolled out, the same thing happened again. Folks didn’t use it ‘like they used’ facebook. Too many people treated it like something different, and that’s why it went out of business.
The other day on our YouTube channel we released a brief overview of Ong.Social which is a brand new social network. Unlike several others this one is ‘built on the blockchain’, and has plans to begin paying out in cryptocurrency. In fact, OnG is a cryptocurrency itself and over the weekend their ICO for this coin launched.
Exciting times lay ahead! Specifically for Ong.Social, which potentially could become the Next Facebook.
Then Again, will Ong.Social be the Next TSU?
TSU was an exciting social network that launched about two years ago, but went out of business. We attached ourselves to that network, and believed in the vision. However, there are plenty of reasons for why TSU didn’t make it. So many of these reasons stand as valuable lessons, that Ong.Social will want to avoid if it wants to become the Next Facebook.
That was TSU’s mission afterall, just like so many social networks. They are the granddaddy and so, naturally they are the goal as well. If you’re running a social network and don’t want to become as big as facebook, then what are you doing? Why are you even in the space for, if you aren’t striving to be the best!?
TSU took it’s jab, and did so unsuccessfully. I’ll give you a few reasons why right now.
The $100 minimum payout that TSU established was just far too high! When earnings are based on views, and the value your profile is bringing to the network then those earnings are sure to vary. The way the business model was set up for TSU gave people with the ability to refer others, an advantage over others. It also made it much easier for some to reach the payout, than it did for others.
Being paid in ‘fiat dollars’ may also be a strategy that has exhausted itself. Right alongside the idea of asking people to ‘pay to use a social network’, we have come to discover that no one really wants to be paid in dollars. Getting paid in cryptocurrency though? That’s a much more exciting proposition.
TSU also had too many changes to their compensation model, which I feel was a reaction to yet another failure on their part. They added a report button, and that’s always a huge risk. Whenever websites give the power to the community to regulate others on the community it’s problematic. False flagging is a real challenge in the social network universe, and some companies handle these ‘reports’ better than others. The simple fact is, TSU was not ready to properly handle reports, which often led to people losing their social profiles and all accumulated earnings.
Once the word spread that people were losing their accounts on TSU, activity dropped. With a business model who’s income is based on ads, which are tied to activity, it was a formula for failure. This led to changing the platform several times, and it simply never caught up!
If OnG.Social wants to be the Next Facebook, and avoid being the Next TSU, this is what they’ll want to do.
Don’t change anything from how it is right now.
That’s a major one… because eventually change will have to occur. Nothing ever stays the same and if it does, it usually falls behind the times. But OnG.Social has something good on it’s hands right now. The plans for their future, that I have seen so far look great to me.
Currently you can request a payout whenever you’re ready. They are giving you a $10 bonus just to sign up, an then your earnings are based on ‘views and clicks’ from there on out. Currently you can be paid via paypal or request a check. However, in the future you’ll be able to cash out to multiple cryptocurrency wallets (BTC, ETH or WAVES)
A few more articles and conversations about Ong.Social from around the web
If you’ve followed TopnetworkersGroup for a while then you’re aware that we’ve been out in front of these social networks. We aligned ourselves with Crazygood, and put a decent sized team into that opportunity. Through TSU, we also had a large network of referrals who we hoped would benefit greatly. Unfortunately those sites went out of business. That’s all part of business however. Risk comes with anything we attempt to do. As business men and women, we have to ask ourselves if simply using Facebook is good enough for us. OneNameGlobal (ongCoin) has a vision for us that goes beyond facebook marketing ….
Do we want to be more than ‘just another marketer on facebook‘? That’s the question for today …
Facebook is Dead for network marketing, and has been for quite some time now. I first started to recognize this with facebook groups. I predicted it would happen and it did, when auto-posting software became popular. Sites like Hootesuite and other similar offerings made it possible for marketers to share links without logging into facebook themselves.
Convenience isn’t always a good thing though.
The result of mlm’ers searching for shortcuts ended up killing facebook groups. The network marketing discussion group on Facebook is dead. The group for mlm’ers to share what business they are in on Facebook is dead too. Oh they’re active and full of new content posted daily but who’s reading the posts?
With so much information the web today the Smart Networkers are looking for better ways to connect, share, and grow relationships. Here at TopNetworkersGroup we have always advised our team members to be on multiple social networking platforms. In fact, back in January of 2017 I shared a video on Dr. Boyce Watkins being banned from Facebook. Ironically about a month after that recording I too, was banned. In fact my account was entirely disabled.
In this video I mentioned how his being on multiple platforms did not impact his ‘audience’ when he was banned. How are you positioning your business now? Are you in danger of being deleted some day too, out of the blue, like I was? As a network marketer is this a situation you want to find yourself in?
Several reasons were listed which included one about how we’re not supposed to use facebook for self promotion.
Really and truly while there are several people doing that very thing on facebook, some of us are more controversial than others. The fact that we created The Black Folder and openly discuss the need for black people to form networks and practice group economics was a threat. Messages that speak to the empowerment of black people are always viewed through a negative lens. When we also consider just how political things got, it’s easy to understand why Facebook is dead for marketers.
Our messages are being ignored, because the people using facebook are more than happy with working a 9 to 5. With thousands of people claiming they too can help them leave that job behind, almost everyone is being tuned out. So for networkers who have not been practicing the lessons we teach (social networking for money) – they are totally limited to one network. They’re not getting any results on that one network and are often frustrated. If that’s you, when are you going to stop doing this to yourself?
We highly recommend all social networks inside of our system; and also platfroms like twitter, instagram, pinterest, tumbler, google plus; Be on Linked in; Be where the people are!
Comment below, and let us know what platforms you’re using to reach your audience.
Ok … got some more ‘facebook rants’ to share with you today.
If there is one thing I may have a reputation for, it is my Facebook Rants. I type pretty fast so it doesn’t take much for me to really let one out. Especially if I’m sitting at the computer and have some thoughts to share. That’s what happened today – a ‘slow building’ argument or debate, which started a couple days ago on my wall.
I say argument or debate because really that’s what it is. More of a debate perhaps; but it’s a debate that in my mind has gone on for too long; and it happens with far too many people. It mostly happens with My Own community, the Black Community – and it’s one of many motivating factors in starting up “The Black Folder” through our 1mlmsystem.
It’s this idea that Money doesn’t matter, and that we can get into Heaven and live a great ‘after’ life – simply by going to Church every single week and singing along with the choir. (Several of my facebook rants may have ultimately run me off their platform. That’s okay too.)
The bible (for those who like to use it as their reference) clearly states that ‘faith’ without works, is dead. I shared an image on my page which sparked this debate. Here is that image now, and I’ll share the ‘comment’ that has inspired this rant. In fact, it’s funny how things go. Another person in my ‘network of friends’ on facebook said something that fit right in with what I’m about to share – and what I was sharing…. in my latest Facebook Rant.
I posted this image, along with a simple message to everyone reading my page now, and into the future. As this is really and truly what I want those who work with me to know. “DO what I Do; Get what I get …. Many of you reading this could get even MORE than I do; because you are so much BETTER than I am; but you are settling for LESS than you deserve.”
Yea … I know that’s powerful.
That is why I shared it.
It’s true too isn’t it.
If you’re not currently in network marketing, if you have a job or are looking for one, you are absolutely settling for less than you deserve. A job will only pay you so much money; the joke is, jobs pay us just enough for us not to quit.
Most of us work “just hard enough” not to get fired.
This is what’s known as Employee Mentality.
It’s also, Slave mentality.
We don’t see ourselves as more; So we don’t put in the effort to have more.
Which brings me to my Facebook Rant on Multiple Streams of Income, Bishop T.D. Jakes, And the Parable of the Talents. I’ll start there.
In response to this image, and my message – a guy responded by telling me The following message.
“But see this world is so turnt, I don’t desire anything but what I need for my survival. What I want is a spot in Heaven & I am working on that. I dig your message though“
I feel sorry for this brother. His mindset and mentality have been so beat up by this world, that he no longer has any hope left. He has no belief in himself or his ability to have abundance. He, like so many, have decided to ‘settle’ for just enough to survive.
The problem with this mentality is, He, like so many, feel this mentality will get them into Heaven. That is what brought me to the Parable of the Talents.
I grew up in Church. I’m well educated on this topic; So it always pains me that so many folk go to Church every week; and seem to not read their Bible at any point in the Week; Not only does that bible say Faith without Works is dead; but Jesus shares a story about how God views those who do “nothing” with their lives.
Watch The Parable of The Talents
This story is so powerful – It’s always been with me. I walked away from ACN (my first MLM company) in 2004, after 5 years. While away, I had all sorts of issues in my life – some brought on by me. I was down in the dumps, and then I recalled this lesson. I realized, I have talents, and I must do all I can to improve on them; double them; grow them. I returned to MLM in 2009 with a renewed mind and mission. I came back with a new understanding. The experiences I encountered opened the doors to create TopNetworkersGroup; and eventually the 1mlmsystem.
I feel we are called to do special things while we are alive on this earth. I believe evil prospers because the good do nothing. I agree with those who say the 1% have all the wealth, because the 99% continue to give them all of their money.
You and I make decisions every day; to make our world better – OR to allow others to make it worse. MLM is a way to improve our world; but it’s up to those of us who believe in MLM to help others see that reality. Once again, that’s where WE come in.
So in response to my good friend who made this horrible comment on my awesome image – I decided to do ‘all I can do’ to help him see the light. If he really wants to get into Heaven; he needs to do more with his LIFE now.
This brings me to Multiple Streams of Income.
Another person in my “network of friends” whom I’ve known for a lot less time had something interesting to say. That we all need to read Ecclesiastes 11: 2 – that we are instructed to have more than one stream of income; and this is true.
“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.”
Shout outs to Mr. Rich Mindset – I love the timing and the congruency.
It let’s me know this message is in ‘time’ with my ‘vibe’ right now….
and that, brought me to the latest, Facebook Rant by yours truly, Al King
The Famous ‘Al King Facebook Rants’ on Multiple Streams of Income, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Talents
The problem with most of you is you think Money is your Mission…. smh
MONEY funds your Mission.
I didn’t get into MLM to stay in MLM forever.
I’m on earth to do MUCH bigger things than JUST be in an MLM company.
I have bigger callings; and I DO MORE than I speak about on Facebook – because I was not CALLED to just be in MLM; I write, I blog, I teach, i build websites, and I continue to ADD to my self; improve the gifts God gave me; because I KNOW who I am and WHOSE I am.
you fell out with me because you didn’t like a MLM I was promoting??
God basically removed you from my life because YOU were not called to be in it. if you were You’d Recognize Who you’re in business with.
Oh you’re mad at me Family member cuz I won’t come hang out a the Strip Club and Throw my Money away with you — OH you don’t think I’m doing anything more important; Hey, perhaps God didn’t Call YOU either.
If you’re Called; you’ll know this is the Truth.
Many are called though … but ‘few’ are Chosen.
I remember talking to a dude who QUIT MLM because he wanted to focus on the “Kingdom of God” — Evil prospers because the Good Do nothing.
Too many people go to CHURCH On Sunday; But they don’t READ the Bible during the Week; NOR are they paying attention to the Preacher in the Pulpit during the Service; Sadly, even some Preachers aren’t paying attention to the Bible they are preaching from – MONEY is a way to FUND The MISSION —
I know God called me into MLM – the same week I looked up in the sky, I said a Prayer for God to send me an Opportunity; and Andrew Collins hit me up about ACN; When I walked away from ACN — all kinds of things fell apart in my life — I got out of LISTENING to personal growth; I got away from being around Positive people; I was settling just like everybody ELSE; Then God Came and Woke me back up; Put some more Challenges in my Life; allowed ME to falter so I could turn once again towards Him; and HE brought me back …. To HIM be the Glory!
NOT all of you are MEANT to work with me — believe me; I know that before you; I’m not here to learn from you; Unless I sign up for YOUR class. If you sign up for mine, put your student hat on; get ready to LEARN; Get ready to CONNECT; Get ready to SHARE …. Get ready to EARN.
GET ready to make the world a better place; ONE person at a time.
This Rant, was posted along with the following video, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes as he speaks on Multiple Streams of Income. It’s biblical – Goes back to Adam and Eve.
You see, where Ecclesiastes 11: 2 speaks about preparing yourself by investing in several places, not just one. This message brings it home. Too many of us are content with a job; Some of us are Content to be the TOP earner in an MLM company; on top of an organization that is struggling to maintain their autoships.
The people at the TOP Must look out for the people at the bottom; Telling the people at the bottom to “only focus on this MLM business” blinds them from seeing the big picture. It’s not about this MLM vs That MLM; it’s about MLM vs Corporate America.
It’s about MLM vs Working a Job.
It’s about working together to enrich and empower one another; instead of going to work, to empower and enrich someone else; who really could care less about any of us —
It’s about FIXING our planet; and using MLM as a means to an end.
Some of you will get that later …
If you truly desire change; God will provide a way. You just need to take action;
Because faith, without works is Dead.
Thanks for reading.
Read my OTHER Facebook Rants and other Related TNG Articles:
Perhaps more of my Facebook rants should have been on this blog, or other blog platforms “I own”. Ultimately they took me off their platform because it’s theirs. Much of what I wrote here, while sharing one of many legendary facebook rants will go on forever – while the ones on facebook died with my profile. Always seek to own what’s yours.
First a little ‘pre-amble’ before I get into Whether or not it’s ok to post Religion and Politics on your Facebook Timeline, for those of us using facebook for business.
I haven’t posted here on the “It’s all of it blog” in a few weeks – but since the last time I was here quite a bit has been happening. Especially in response to a video I made – along with the follow up video, concerning the Kannaway “opportunity”. I decided to take an upfront stance because of all the people I saw lose money on scams like Zeek Rewards, and the latest scam, Rippln.
However, due to the nature of their marketing and the sheer number of people who’ve been fooled into thinking they are making a good decision, by others who know they are simply fooling others – there are a lot of ’emotional people’ who are really giving me a tongue lashing – which to me has been quite comical and entertaining, as I’ve been tending to several other projects which have kept me from ‘blogging’ – the nutshell …
People are so poorly trained nowadays it’s a real shame.
People are falling for anything – including false teachings on what people should and should not post on their facebook timeline. Starting with Religion and Politics. There are tons of social media guru’s out there – especially on Youtube. Many of them are quick to tell poeple how to use their social media outlets; and who am I kidding, I’m one of them too.
Hell, I even have an entire 20 minute Training called “Social Networking For Money” – which has helped lots of people use their social media ‘more effectively’ for business. Still, several of the people who I’ve personally sponsored have listened to what Other Guru’s say – and decided those guru’s know more than Me.
SO they follow the opinions of other guru’s, when it comes to what they’ll share – and this reminds me of a young woman I sat down with close to 3 years ago now. She was somewhat new to the industry, and struggling. I could tell she was looking for someone to follow. She is no longer in the industry today, which should tell you where this story is going.
We met and had coffee, and she talked about some GURU she was listening to, who said we should never talk about sports, religion and politics on our facebook timelines. She gave a good reason too – these issues are too controversial.
Sadly, I could tell from the look in her eyes that she really and truly believed this Guru; and she was waiting for me to CRUSH The guy and tell her she needed to STOP Listening to that BAD and horrible advice IMMEDIATELY!
But, I didn’t wanna crush her mentor.
Instead, I hoped she would recognize and realize on her own, that she needed to be FOLLOWING me and my advice, not some guru she met at a seminar and took a selfie with; We need mentors who can be ‘there’ for us; and I mean I was right down the road. Perhaps she saw my car at the time, and decided I wasn’t ultra rich – so there’s no way I could know what I’m talking about right??
This is the thing – If I was born into a wealthy family and already had some decent money laying around; I could make videos and ‘pretend’ like the money came from my Home business. Only problem is, the money didn’t come from my home business. So the advice I”m giving out, isn’t always really what works; but I know I can sell the information, YOU will buy it from me – because you see me in an Expensive Car.
SO back to the young woman; she’s no longer in the industry. She didn’t last long really – she was simply following and listening to, the wrong people.
Ladies and gents, stop listening to the wrong people – stop listening to people based ‘solely’ on what they have; and always, always do your OWN due diligence – read, and discover the information for yourself. IF those guru’s have read books you have not read; go read those books yourself. Go study your profession from the ones who’ve taught it for as long as it’s been around. Seek out the #1 money earners in companies; who are ‘documented’ and proven to have Large organizations – Listen to what they say.
NO one builds a Large Organization in Network Marketing by accident.
So back to Religion and Politics – should you post them on your facebook timeline?
If you’re using Facebook for Business, here’s something to keep in mind – which too many people forget. Your facebook profile, is your personal space to talk about what you feel like talking about. That is very important to remember –The Name of The game is Relating.
Your Facebook timeline, is not the business meeting – it’s not the webinar – it’s not the national convention – it’s not a PBR; your timeline, is your timeline.
Religion and Politics don’t really have a place in the Meeting, the Webinar, the Convention, or the PBR – by the time a person gets here, the focus is almost always entirely on the business. But ever since I joined this industry, there has always been a conversation about a Creator – a force that guides it all; and helps make all things possible; especially for those of us who believe. Faith is a very important factor in this industry – without faith, and without understanding the concept of faith – many of the success concepts will escape you. So Religion, whether we all agree on the name of the creator or not, is Omnipresent in this industry.
You’re not going to escape it; Top money earners will SHOUT thank you LORD (or Allah, or Buddah) WHEN They get their moment to talk about their success story; because the vast majority of successful people, are faith-oriented in some way, shape or form –
When we talk about Politics – those of us who are actually IN this industry should realize one thing. The political arena is a game; and we are the contestants; These decisions they are making in small rooms are impacting all of our lives – and it’s less important which party is the majority – because just about all of them are playing for the same team.
It’s really THEM against US – and it’s our job as network marketers to make that message clear to the world of enslaved, employee mindset men and women who liter our society.
They’ve been turned into pollutants, instead of into the powerful human beings they were born to be; they’ve been literally mentally enslaved – just like in the movie, “the Matrix” – You and I need to help people escape; give them the opportunity – at least.
Religion and Politics absolutely have a place on your timeline – because you are relating to others; you’re growing and building relationships with others; and often we connect with people who think ‘like’ we do. A person’s political views absolutely do say a lot about them. It can reveal their personality type, and really let you know who ‘fits’ with what your mission. If there is a community you’re seeking to help, then you’ll want to partner with people who also care, about that community. Otherwise, there will be a constant tug of war, because you do not have the same shared views.
If a person chooses to share their views, others will choose to partner up; or even avoid partnership altogether (based on those views) – and ultimately that’s perfectly alright. This is how people can find ‘the right people’ to be in business partnership with. It’s a ‘sorting process’, where you often will discard several people until you find the ones you’ve been seeking!
A person who wants to make money to GIVE back to the community; cannot really work effectively with someone who just wants to make as much money as they CAN; so they can keep it all to themselves; and spend it on whatever they see fit. Those are two opposing views that will ultimately drive those people apart.
and so if you’re using Social Media for business, and you’re doing it ‘the right way’ – you WANT to discuss religion and politics – especially “IF” it’s of interest to you.
If it’s not something you’re interested in, versed in, or knowledgeable about – DO NOT talk about it on your timeline; The number of subjects you can discuss on your timeline are endless; it’s up to YOU to be creative enough, and willing to talk about – what you see fit.
This is important – Talk about sports; you’ll connect and relate to other sports fans. Talk about entertainment; Someone else who likes what you like will reach out to you. Talk about youtube, twitter, pinterest; talk about food; talk about places; talk about what YOU wanna talk about; and then …. look around Facebook to see who else is talking about what YOU are interested in; and chime in; talk about ‘that topic’ – eventually … you will build relationships with people who relate to you.
THEN Together, you can discuss business.
Going into business with people who THINK like you think; is always going to be more profitable for both of you; than going into business with someone who doesn’t.
Thanks for Reading; HOPE this helps you build a prosperous business with facebook.
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2017 Update – November 6th; a lot has happened since I penned this training article on Religion & Politics, and how it relates to Using your Facebook Timeline. A lot is an understatement really, as ‘politics’ truly took an ugly and nasty turn on Social Media in the last 3 years. It became so ugly, so divisive that many people began Unfriending people over politics. In fact, the ‘politics’ seemed to be more than just politics as usual… Something much more familiar was in the air. After 8 years of having a Black President, it was clearer than ever, that Racist whites in our nation wanted to go ‘back’.
For me, that was like vindication.
I’ve covered topics like Racism in Business for years now; willing to go it alone, and forsake business relationships with others in the network marketing industry who shy away from controversy. Some people would rather make money than make a difference, and that’s ok. TopnetworkersGroup.com has always been on ‘mission’ to make things better, especially Network Marketing. We can only do that, by calling OUR team members to be ‘better people’.
Simply put, Racist people have no place in our network, because our “mission” isn’t just about going through the numbers. We actually do seek to train and develop people, into better network marketers, because that will translate into a better network marketing industry. We can’t do that, working with people who are operating out of ‘old’ outdated, corporate American based ideas. There is more, but in case you found this ‘old’ training article – you can keep up to date with us below:
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