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ICoinPro Has No Business In MLM: Avoid This One

About a month ago I cut a video for all of you about ICoinPro, and so the developments since are not surprising to me. I love MLM but often the people in the industry are literally ruining the industry. ICoinPro is the latest example of an MLM that really should not be garnering support from the Reps in the industry.

However, right now most MLM reps are desperate for money and lack any real business knowledge.

Because unfortunately, most MLM business people are lazy. They do not read books or educate themselves about business. So they would naturally think an ‘educational MLM’ about cryptocurreny is a good idea. Truth is, the $50/mo you’d be spending on an education SHOULD have been INVESTED into the market!!!!!

You wanna learn about this game? GET IN and start playing the game; talk to others playing the game …. you don’t need to “Pay for courses” … that’s bull!

MLM'ers are Ruining it again; IcoinPro remarks

Avoid IcoinPro – and instead Get Started for FREE at CoinBase.com

Through Coinbase you can start buying bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin. These are 3 very excitnging Cryptocurrencies that you do want to get a piece of.   I first began investing in Bitcoin in January of 2017. I only put a little bit on Bitoin, and in a few weeks my investment began to grow. Bitcoin had just hit $1,000 then, and fell to $800. I bought during the dip, and made profits almost right away. Then I noticed Ethereum at only $10, and bought several of those. To my delight, since January the Gains in Ethereum have been nothing short of wonderful.  Now, I’m diversifying several profits into more ‘alternative coins’ known as Alt coins….

My portfolio is growing, and yours can too – Just get started! Don’t Pay for an ‘educational course’ that is truly designed to help SOME people make money.

Here is my original review of ICoinPro (and why you should put this money into the market) —

The ‘audio’ is a little low so turn that up. Also, I didn’t shave or cut my hair — but that is a HUGE problem with MLM — too many of you are trying to JUDGE the next man or woman on their outward appearances. It shows a lack of growth within the men and women who ‘represent’ MLM.   This is why so many of you keep getting scammed, because you’re looking at the Outside. Take note to what I shared in this review of IcoinPro.

“Your job in MLM is not to follow everyone else around. Your job is to lead and be a leader. TO be a leader means you don’t always follow the crowd” – Al King, CEO & Founder TopNetworkersGroup

If you’ll invest $40 per month into BitCoin for the next 12 months, you would have put $480 into the market. I promise you, by the end of 12 months you’ll have MORE than $480 in your ‘cryptocurrency portfolio’. Because that is what we’ve seen. There will be days, weeks, and possibly ‘months’ like the one we just experienced, where prices DIP. However, the prices continue to go up.

IF you want to learn more about bitcoin, read …. use google … but don’t pay money to ‘learn’ from people in MLM who barely know anything about any of this themselves.

Also, here are a few channels on YouTube where experts are giving out quality advice all the time.

Starting with Kenn Bosak – who keeps it pretty damn real if you ask me.  Unlike “MLM” there are no motives here when someone talks about crypto.   Here’s Kenn talking about ‘the RETURN of Bitcoin’ — exciting times.

If you’re reading this right now, you’ve gotten this information FOR FREE ….

If you want to make money in this space, feel free to also check out Steemit.com – and see what TopNetworkersGroup is already churning out on their network – there are also a ton of people on this social network who know what’s going on.    You’ll also want to read up on, another social network called OnG.Social – which could be the Next Facebook (or the Next TSU?)

But, don’t fool yourself by following these non-business men and women in the MLM Space who are telling you to pay for IcoinPro. No offense to the people who created that company but, the distributors continue not to live up to ‘their end’ of the deal. As representatives we have to be better. We’re a long way away right now.

The MLM Posturing MUST END in 2017!

I’ve had too many encounters with MLM Posturing throughout my entire MLM Career.  I believe I have reached my breaking point after a recent conversation.  So ,I’ve been going back and forth on if I want to put this person on blast or not. This is a tough decision.

So let me explain my reasoning for the decision I’ve reached before I begin.

The MLM Posturing Must Come to an END in 2017

If this is what I have to do to end it,  then as a leader in this space I’m going to Take this into my own hands and End it. If I block out this persons name, they may continue to go around carrying on with all the MLM Posturing that they are doing, harming others in our industry rather than helping. My goal here is to HELP!

Sometimes to HELP, I have to go ahead and point out specifically what is harming people in the MLM Space.

For quite some time now, on this blog, and in several videos, I have discussed the rapid amount of BAD LEADERSHIP in our Space today!

Well, in 2017, MLM Posturing has reached a level where it’s so out of control, that people are harming themselves, others, and the industry as a whole. I would go out and say that the entire rant that John Oliver went on (This Is A Pyramid Scheme) was entirely a fall out from the MLM Posturing that takes place.

It Must Stop!!!

For all our sakes – for the future of MLM – THIS most annoying aspect of our industry MUST be addressed and eradicated!

So that is why I am NOT blocking out the Name.

Screw it. This is a real Conversation that Happened. My commentary takes place ‘in between’ each shot.

Let’s use this as a Teachable Moment!

A recent conversation with a network marketer, prompted me to write an article today on why MLM Posturing must stop. In this conversation, in case you have no idea what that even means, you will see a prime example of it. The person doing it is not alone. Unfortunately the majority of network marketers today, especially the ones who ‘view themselves’ as leaders in this space, have NO idea what in the fuck they are doing.  THEY DO know how to POSTURE though!

Posturing is an Old school method WE taught people back in the days, long before the internet, when we focused mostly on Friends and Family. Generally speaking, they KNOW that when you first joined an MLM, you did not KNOW anything about making money. Also, YOU knew this too. So several people, often need to learn how to share their business with confidence. They need to learn how to have a ‘confidence posture’ that shows they didn’t make a bad decision by joining an MLM. They need to show others that they are committed to what they are doing. Even if you are having doubts, it’s important for your posture to come across right to others.

Why? Energy is Transferable.

If you are confident about something you are engaged in doing, other people will have confidence in your ability to do it.  Leaders learn to show confidence in their people, So that their people will have confidence in themselves. The same goes in reverse. When a leader shows lack of confidence in their people, their people doubt themselves AND That leader too!

This is really where MLM Posturing comes from.

MLM’er #1 is in a company they are excited about and comes across another person in MLM. We’ll call that person MLM’er #2, who realizes that #1 is also excited about what they do. Problem is, #1 is desperate! They can’t find people to join them, and so they are seeking business partners to join what they are excited about.    They don’t want to join anything else, but they want others to join them.  Again, I’ve broken this entire thing down in a Training we provide to our team inside the One MLM System – on Networking with Networkers — MOST networkers are horrible at networking!

Why is that? – Because too many networkers are not developing themselves. They come into the industry tuned into WIIFM.  The entire goal of self development, which real leaders in MLM should be engaged in daily, is to broaden your interests. It’s to help you understand that success is NOT about WIIFM.  It’s about learning HOW to help OTHER people, not ‘just yourself’… and this is a difficult lesson for people to learn. It’s very difficult for people in MLM to learn too – because MOST people join for selfish reasons.

We’re not making enough money.

We’re behind on bills, or want to invest and don’t have enough money To invest at the end of each month.

We’d like to create a better financial plan for our future but, there isn’t enough income coming in; and the costs of starting a traditional business are too high.

So we turn to MLM.

We come to the industry selfish.

IF we stick around long enough, we learn that posturing DOES matter.

BUT if we’re lucky, we’ll also learn, there is a time and place for all things – ESPECIALLY posturing!

So to the evidence….. with commentary; thanks for reading the ‘context’ – so you understand why I’m going there today.

MLM Posturing & Bad Networking

So this is where the conversation began really.

She posted something about Training she was offering and I liked her post – (I did that because I show support to other network marketers. I don’t mind giving out likes to other people’s pages as it helps their page look more engaged. Sadly, most network marketers do not appreciate the little things like ‘likes’ from others they add)

She assumed (always bad) that I needed training; and proceeded to Offer me that training – (sadly, MLM’ers get defensive and she’s probably thinking that she did not Assume. She asked. Can’t I see she asked?! — OF course she asked; b/c you are a Marketer; You Planned to ask that question to everyone who liked that post; NOTHING IS WRONG THERE — The problem here is I told Her, “I Don’t Need Training” —–

AKA CLUE #1 – Do Not MLM Posture With People Who Are Not Interested!

Again — SO FAR this seems innocent right?

She’s asking for my website ‘so she can send people in my direction?’ — is she REALLY and GENUINELY Interested in HELPING ME??

Because saying that, makes it “SOUND” like she is – and again, this is another reason I’m not blocking out a name; I need all of you to Quit being Disingenuous; Listen, at the time, I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt, and just answer her question – and PRETEND she had no Ulterior motives … but .. .she does; Just wait for it.

 

Again – she asked; I answered.

I didn’t give her my MLM website for Topnetworkersgroup; I gave her a site that I started to “re-devlop” over 2 years ago; and am slowly building out, at my own pace. It’s a platform that will help the ENTIRE home business industry, not JUST network marketing. It’s an educational resource.

And most importantly if SHE really wanted to SEND people my way; IT is the SITE I would like HER to send people to.

So rather than a COOL Thanks, I’ll send people your way ….

She does this bullshit here – MLM Posturing at it’s LOWEST! smh

First off, she asks if this is my project. YES it’s my project?! — Did you NOT pay attention to what we were fucking talking about???

Secondly — She keeps apologizing, because SHE KNOWS she’s not reading my Fucking messages; NOR does she give a shit about ME or what I do; OR my Project!

How do I know? She didn’t even LOOK at the fucking site!

She responded “the Next Day” – lying, claiming that she did look (which again is a lie, because she asked if I’m still designing it or if it’s for the future; the site is clearly fully operational – had she LOOKED like she claimed, she would already know!!!) —-  But worse than LYING about not looking; She goes on to OFFER ME ADVICE.

Folks, when did I ever fucking ASK For advice?

If you’re a network marketer, do YOU do that shit too?

Do you understand how Annoying of Offensive that is to people YOU DO NOT FUCKING KNOW?

….. #breathes.

This woman has no idea who I am, what I know, or more importantly, WHAT i’m even doing with this website I Showed her. (I’ll explain in a bit) — Instead of go there, I attempted to simply have a short, brief conversation on my methods; She advised I use less words….

She didn’t ask if I have a method to my madness 🙂

However I explained to her that I feel as leaders we need to encourage MORE reading; rather than LESS!

Since she wants to offer up her unrequested advice – I decided to give her some as well.

And as you can all see, she took offense – and decided to make excuses for all the Lazy people in the world – I have no doubt she is part of that club.

It’s clear that she’s not reading books on leadership.

She’s not really paying attention in training classes.

And all she’s truly learned, is MLM Posturing – which is on full display in this entire conversation.  Again, she’s telling me ‘who my target market is’.

She does not know who my target market is!

read this

First, she tells me THEY are not looking for a long read.

No …. YOU are not looking for a long read. Let’s start there. YOU as a leader, do not like to read, and so you are teaching OTHERS in MLM not to read.

THIS IS BAD for network marketing.

Leaders Are Readers.

Go look that up Ms. Life Coach.

The fuck kind of advice is she (and so many others) giving out???

Speaking of which; as we can all see – THIS Is her entire goal; MLM Posturing.

She’s seeking to POSITION herself as the LEADER in the conversation we were having.

Why?

What makes her assume out of the blue that she can teach me shit?

For example – my ‘goal’ with SHB is not to go around marketing the site to people who are LOOKING for a ‘quick read’ … we are offering Videos and Audios; We are offering up ad space for people who want to advertise their business. We are offering a Home business owner Listing Directory – again for more business exposure. She has no Idea how I plan to use SEO and other methods to drive Traffic to this website – or even how much traffic is coming in now.

This broad is assuming I”m trying to sign people up into an MLM.

That’s why she’s advising Keep the Text Short.

Yea, if I’m Marketing a Business and using a LANDING Page, I’ll keep the READING To a minimum; but I don’t need YOUR Random Ass telling me this!

Yet, she’s not alone.

I’ve dealt with SOOOOO Many network marketers who do this shit!

It’s been an issue since 1999 when I started but, The internet has made this problem worse!!

They have no idea who I am; They’ve never watched my videos; never looked at my sites – they don’t have conversations with me.

They’re just looking for another person to buy something they are Re-Selling.

You cats need to understand for a moment, that not everyone in MLM is created equal.

We are not all on the same level – and YOU are not here to TEACH everyone.

Neither am I.

Here is the rest of what I said to her; Honestly I’m not interested in the reply now.

 

Sorry this part cut off – you get to read it twice; MLM Posturing must END!

She is most likely going to get UPSET that I’m daring to ‘talk back’ – she’ll be even more upset when I show her this blog.

But, who cares.

She didn’t care about me so why should I care about her?

Afterall those are the rules of leadership.

Rule #1 – people don’t care what you know, until they KNOW that you care.

She was in SO MUCH of a RUSH to try and POSTURE and position her self as someone to TEACH me; that she didn’t take the TIME to find out who I am.

Taking TIME to find out who people are, SHOWS them that you care.

BUT selfish people in our industry, thinking only about themselves, do not want to invest TIME into others; That is TIME They could have put into them SELVES – sadly, they are unable to see, how TIME invested into OTHERS is ‘also’ Time invested into them SELVES ….  But, that’s a lesson, for another time.

….and yet, that’s the Lesson I’ve been teaching since 2010 – With Social networking For Money – and all throughout this blog.

The MLM Posturing must end.

If you ask someone ‘do you want training?” and they say no thanks — RESPECT The answer and move on.

Stop trying to TALK people into wanting what you have.

We are Professionals. We Sort, we do not Sell.


Updated 9/4/2017* – Thanks for stopping by. For more related Network Marketing Industry articles from TNG:

 

Edification is Missing from MLM

Let’s Discuss how Edification is missing from MLM these days. One of those skills in business that a lot of folks take for granted. It’s been proven time after time, that people join people not companies. That’s why it really doesn’t matter what you sell – it’s not about the product, the service, or the company – it’s about the people; always …

So how do you speak about your business partners to others?

Do you really think all the ‘in-fighting’ that happens in MLM is good for MLM?

Do people on the outside look at the industry and think “wow, I cannot wait to join them!”?

When edification is missing it turns people away from MLM

Edification is missing – that understanding that even if you wanna say something bad about someone you shouldn’t, because it harms the industry as a whole. Even if you wanna say your sponsor sucks or doesn’t know anything you shouldn’t.  Because it makes YOU look foolish for following someone who doesn’t know anything.  Simply speaking good about the people you are financially connected to, can go a long, long way for your business. The same applies to your uplines though – Edification is missing there as well; as new leaders, never got trained on how to be leaders, how to be lid lifters, on how to encourage.

Far too often Upline ‘leaders’ are purging their own downlines for talent to move with them, to the next deal.  Far too often, Uplines are looking at their organizations as cash cows instead of real people. They’re not thankful for the investments of time and money people are putting into their Own lives.   Too many have Inflated Egos and think that just because they spend time pouring into others that THEY cannot be poured into.  So they’re missing their opportunity to greatly impact the lives of others – just like edification is.

It’s not a good thing that edification is missing from MLM.

Especially at a time like this, with so much economic uncertainty in the world. People used to know they could turn to MLM as a great environment to be in.  They could go and get encouragement, or begin to believe in their dreams again.  People could see respect that others held for one another, but more importantly they heard it.  My mentors taught me that I needed to become so good at edification that I could edify a glass of water.

This ability to edify one another, eventually turns into an ability to talk good about anything – Especially your company, it’s products or services – and the founders, presidents and leaders within.  These are the things that draw people in, and make them want to be part of it too. They are already in environments that do not lift them up or encourage them. They’re already being told to give up on their dreams. So many people are starving for love, and if they cannot find it in MLM then where can they find it?  If they cannot find genuine respect in MLM, then where will they find that?

We have to bring edification back, and make sure new people are trained on just how important it is.

We need to be reminded that our words paint pictures, and with our words we have the power to build or destroy.  Edification is missing from MLM today, but if we hope for this industry to be an option in the future, the real leaders must step to the plate, and bring edification back!

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The StiforpProfits Long Goodbye

It’s been so hard to say good bye to StiforpProfits – for me personally that is. 

let’s take a moment, before I get into this.

Boys 2 Men, hit it.

 

Several months ago after signing up for TheConversionPros I announced that I’d no longer offer support for StiforpProfits through the 1mlmsystem. It was a difficult announcement to make because, StiforpProfits was one of our original programs for our system. At just $10/mo the 14 level forced-matrix compensation plan was a very sneaky but powerfully lucrative program. Problem was, the ‘tools’ were just never brought up to date.

This is still the case now. StiforpProfits’ tools are just so 2009 – to be frank.

Yet, with all of the marketing that I did – I’m still getting sign ups. I’ve literally tried to go into my StifopProfits and cancel my membership but every time I see new people have signed up. I’ve earned commissions for work I did years ago. That work is still paying off – the links, the videos, and the articles written are still paying off!

It’s made saying goodbye to this affordable income opportunity very difficult to do.

TheConversionPros is solid. It’s everything you and your business partners will need in today’s ever more competitive marketplace.

You can take a 7 Day Test Drive for just $1 – and that’s a powerful sell for a marketer who’s business partners Need tools. In a nutshell it’s the ‘same pitch’. The people who got rich during the Gold Rush were the people selling the picks and the shovels. Ladies and gents, if you are reading this now, and are attempting to grow a business today you NEED To use the tools TheConversionPros offers. These are the tools StiforpProfits said they’d give us. They just never really got around to it.

StiforpProfits Long Goodbye

Real quick StiforpProfits resume from yours truly includes one of the most watched, and most hijacked Stiforp Profits Compensation Plan videos ever.

 

I’ll share the original Stiforp comp plan video here; and then Will show you a few links to CopyCats below.

This guy stole my Entire “comp Plan Example” — took some slides from the Company as well; I felt honored;

As a matter of fact …. while writing this and looking up some of the copies I found way too many – and issued DMCA takedowns; Because while I ‘do’ feel honored that people liked my work enough to copy it, and it’s good publicity for TopNetworkersGroup.com – theft is still theft.

Sadly these people did not reach out to thank me for my work. smh.

This is the overall problem with MLM today. The people in our industry flat out suck. (read my thoughts from #ThisIsAPyramidScheme John Oliver Attacks MLM)

We used to attract the Best people, but over the last 5 years as it has gotten easier to join MLM we’re getting too many people who are just unwilling to be professional in their conduct.

All those marketers (at least 10) were stealing my Intellectual Property and making money (possibly) off of My work. Rather than reach out to me, to connect with me and work with me. Instead of us working ‘together’ – these marketers decided to go it alone. Hopefully soon YouTube will take down all their videos and any sign ups they may have gotten will cease. While my Long Goodbye with StiforpProfits continues, for at least another month.

Till then I’m still sending all of you who are interested in Tools to TheConverstionPros (TCP) – Try it for $0

*Update July 3, 2017 – Check out this updated REVIEW: The Conversion Pros Continues To Deliver for MLM Leaders

One MLM System Facelift And 2016 Observations

If you’re visiting our One MLM System today you’ll notice we’ve given the site a facelift.  From the launch of the system we’ve had a few looks as I’ve mostly openly beta tested to see what is most effective in converting leads. That’s something the system HAS to be able to do to work for you. If the system is not turning a lead into a business partner, it’s not effective for you.  This is a rule that we as business people live by, with any system we are using. If it’s not converting, change something.

Our One MLM system has been converting; and so the next thing I ask is how can it convert even better?

This is also a question you should ask yourself as you run your business. You should always be in a growth oriented mentality. You should always seek to improve and get better. So should your websites, your funnels, and your systems.  Naturally our One MLM System is several of those in one. It’s a website, a funnel, and it functions as a way to keep our Team together. It gives us a way to earn multiple streams of residual income, without jumping around in a disorderly fashion.

It allows us to promote intelligent business decisions like scaling up. Rather than asking someone to spend $100 per month to be on autoship for One company, that same $100 can position a person in multiple companies. But it only works, if the people working with them are following that lead. If they are doing the same things – or duplicating what their business partner is doing, then they can create incredible results. Much of this is still a theory. We have not really witnessed a team in MLM Yet who’s been able to pull this off.

Much of that has to do with the lack of Intelligent Marketers in our industry today. We have a lot of smart people, who just don’t know much about network marketing. As they are doing it the wrong way, they are teaching others how to do things wrong as well.  Duplication happens naturally in network marketing.

Naturally you want to duplicate methods that work. You want to teach ideas that are going to help others not only attain success but hang onto it.  All of these reasons are why our One MLM System was created. Still, ‘the right people’ are needed for us to accomplish our goal as a team. That goal, has always been about creating professionals who earn professional income. We cannot expect to be taken seriously, when not nearly enough of us are earning full time incomes.

People are barely earning Part time incomes.

That has to change, and we have to be the ones to change it.

The One MLM System Gets A Facelift

That being said, just because you’re reading this,  and may want to be part of our team.

– You still have to be sorted. That’s really the biggest observation of 2016 for me. We have a ton of opportunities but, just don’t have enough professionals who are ready to take on the challenge. Our approach is so challenging that almost no one is On our team right now. Lots of people want to join multiple companies but they do not want to do so in an orderly fashion. They want to be first in everything. They want to get in ‘before anyone else’ – because they falsely think that’s the key to making money in MLM. It’s not.

Our One MLM System cannot solve that problem.

One of my observations about Our system is we have to sort people better. That means it’s going to be even harder to get access to the training we have inside. We want to make sure we’re not wasting this information on those who aren’t going to treat it with the seriousness it deserves. Take a look at our new look – and by all means, challenge yourself to attempt to make it through our sign up process. Keep in mind that several parts are under construction – but we should all, always be under construction.

Never settle.

A Word from the CEO & Founder of Topnetworkersgroup

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