Marcus Schubert – Secrets To Building Your Business The ‘Australian Way’ – Episode #11

George Fourie chats to Top Australian income earner Marcus Schubert. Ever wondered what it takes to grow your your downline in Australia? Should you approach the Australian market the same way as the American market?

Marcus shares how to use fear as your ‘green light’ motivator, why we are opportunity rich yet relationship poor and 5 key team essentials to build a rock solid business today, that be in Australia or any where else in the world.

Two Popular Methods for Getting Free Traffic to Your MLM Blog

You’ve got your MLM blog up and running. Whether your blog is focused on promoting YOU as a leader and attractive sponsor, or your opportunity specifically, what you’re looking for is traffic. You want visitors who might be interested in what you have to offer.

I believe that the best way, long-term, to get free traffic online is through consistent and smart use of social media resources like Facebook. The drawback here is that it takes time to get on top of it and start establishing trust and authority on these sites. In the meantime, while you are building up your social media presence, how can you start getting more visitors to your site?

Many MLM business owners are drawn to free or inexpensive advertising methods such as traffic exchanges and safelist type programs. Since these have been around a long time and are appealing on the surface, I want to address the pros and cons of each.

Traffic Exchanges

Traffic exchanges are programs like Trafficswarm that allow you to earn credits by viewing web pages that other members have published. In turn, you can use these credits to get exposure for your own web page in the rotation. You also have the option for purchasing credits, which are usually cheap and save you hours of time clicking through to other members’ sites.

There is much debate about the effectiveness of traffic exchanges. The bottom line – they are not the most efficient way to get good MLM leads, but if you use them correctly, you can get leads using them. The key is understanding what most members are clicking away trying to accomplish in these programs.

People using traffic exchanges are shooting for one thing mainly – getting exposure for their site or offer. They may endure hours of clicking through sites, to build up credits, and barely notice the pages they land on. You can sit and read or do other things and occasionally click a link to visit another site and earn credits, without actually paying any real attention to it. It becomes robotic and automated after a while.

If you want to use traffic exchanges as part of your online MLM business strategy, the only chance you have to make it worthwhile is using them to build your mailing list. You need to create a free ebook or report on a topic that will appeal to people using these programs. Why are they there? To get more traffic and leads. So, offer a report or ebook on a topic like “Ten Steps to More MLM Traffic” or “Five Free Ways to Get Qualified MLM Leads Online“.

Make sense? Once you have the report, create a series of auto-responder messages and set up an account with an email list manager like Aweber. When someone opts in to your list, you can promote your opportunity to them in whatever manner you want (there are smart ways to do this that are beyond the scope of this article, but the bottom line is providing value to your subscribers and not trying to cram your opportunity down their throat with hype and hoopla).

Safelists

Safelists are programs that you sign up in and agree to receive emails from other members in exchange for being able to send emails to them. The catch with these is that you are quite limited in how much mailing you can do as a “free” member. You almost always have to do a paid upgrade to make it worthwhile.

The major drawback to safelist advertising is that you are facing the same problems you face with email marketing in general. Many participants will set up secondary email accounts for these programs that they rarely if ever check. Paid members may have an option to opt out of receiving any member emails. Nonetheless, there are some people who actually scan the subject lines and open the ones that look interesting.

If you choose to use safelist marketing, follow the same basic strategy as for traffic exchanges – focus on creating a giveaway and build your list. With both, work hard on creating a good headline that will attract attention.

The Bottom Line

I want to make it clear that I don’t particularly recommend using traffic exchanges and safelists for promoting your online MLM business. The reason I am writing about them is that I know some MLM marketers who do get decent leads this way, and I realize that many are drawn to them because they are free or inexpensive to advertise with.

Just remember that people who have real success with these methods do it by focusing on getting opt-ins to their list so they can stay in touch and drip information and promotions to them over time. Nobody will sign up for your list unless they think there is something valuable in it for them.

About the Author

Eldon Beard is a network marketing and home business coach who enjoys helping others achieve the lifestyle that they truly want. Visit his blog at eldonbeard.com and discover a balanced and professional approach to network marketing and home business success.

Blog Commenting – An Easy Way to Boost Your Online Presence and Credibility

How often do you visit different blogs in your niche and leave comments to posts you read there?

There are different viewpoints on the value of “blog commenting”. As a network marketer and home business builder, you might wonder whether taking time for this is really worth the effort.

A lot has been taught over time about the value of leaving blog comments. Most blogs allow you to leave a link to your own site when you make a comment. At one time, this was highly promoted as a way to increase your search engine rankings, because you could create literally dozens of links back to your site in a fairly short period of time. However, as usually happens when an easy way to boost search engine rankings is discovered and publicized, spammers showed up and ruin the party for everyone.

In the case of blog commenting, different types of automated software came on the market which made it easy to leave lots of worthless comments with a link back to a target site – all automated. Google, and smart bloggers, caught on and took steps to stop the abuse. Google devalued the importance of these links, and bloggers started to change their settings so that (at a minimum) comments from first time contributors had to be reviewed and approved before going live.

In today’s online environment, spending time leaving blog comments isn’t really worthwhile for purposes of increasing search engine ranking for selected keywords. How often have you seen comments, with the author’s name (this is the text of the link) being “MLM Guru”, “Make Money From Home”, or something similar? When you see that, you know in most cases that the commenter is shooting for better ranking in Google for that keyword or phrase. It used to work really well, but no longer.

So, is there still value in commenting on other peoples’ blogs? Yes!

The idea now, though, is to boost your online social presence and create credibility. If you’re using social media to build your personal brand and develop relationships, and you should, blog commenting is one simple part of an overall social media strategy that you can use.

Here are a few tips for making blog commenting work for you.

  • Look for network marketers and other entrepreneurs who are active in social media – visit their blogs and bookmark those you like for commenting later.
  • Visit popular blogs focused on success, motivation, and mindset – these will be frequented by home business builders and possibility thinkers just like you.
  • Don’t worry about software that promises to find blogs that allow “do follow” links – this is a throwback to the days when commenting was all about getting backlinks to your own site, and that isn’t the best strategy now.
  • Remember that your focus is on adding value to the post – short comments like “great post, I’ll be back soon” are obviously there to get a link back to something. Many blog owners won’t even let these go public. Focus on making intelligent comments that show you really read the post and got value from it.
  • Intelligent comments with substance encourage blog visitors to click the link back to your site – and this is your ultimate goal. Make a good impression, get that click.
  • Use your real name, not a keyword or phrase, unless you are building your brand around something other than your name.
  • Get a gravatar http://en.gravatar.com/ so that your picture will appear next to your comments, instead of a generic graphic.

Finally, make blog commenting a part of your overall social strategy, but don’t put a high percentage of your available time into it. The key is getting exposure as many different ways as you can. People might see you active on Facebook, then visit your blog, read an article you published somewhere, then later see your comments and picture on other peoples’ blogs. It all adds up and creates the “YOU” brand that separates you from the crowd.

About the Author

Eldon Beard is a network marketing and home business coach who enjoys helping others achieve the lifestyle that they truly want. Visit his blog at eldonbeard.com and discover a balanced and professional approach to network marketing and home business success.

Hey MLM Moms, Are You Listening?

From experience, I definitely know that it’s not uncommon for us Moms to have three or more people trying to communicate with us all at one time. We can have two kids tugging on us, someone on the phone, another person at the door and another skyping or IMing us on the computer. It is overwhelming and absolutely impossible to listen to everyone all at once.

But, impossible is NOT an option for us Super Moms. We just have to figure out a way to make everything work, regardless of what’s happening. It feels like we’re rushing and rushing trying to cram everything in. We always make it work, but that doesn’t mean that it works well.

Have you ever been in the middle of task when your child comes up and asks you for something? So you get them what they want quickly, only to have them say, “Mom, this is not what I said I wanted.”

I have been guilty of this more than once unfortunately. Not only do I feel awful for not listening to my child, it takes me more time to go back and fix my mistake. All things that could have been easily avoided if I just took the time to actually listen.

I certainly do not want to make a mistake like this in my business. What happens if a prospect or team member feels like I’m not listening to them? Mistakes like that could destroy my business.

This got me thinking that I really need to slow down because I am being inefficient. What’s the point of me doing anything if I’m not doing it right? That’s a waist of my time.

Further more, I realized how easy it is for me to get caught up in what’s happening and not truly listen to everyone around me. As moms, a lot of times we feel like we spend all of our time giving and listening to other people and ignoring our needs. But if we’re not truly listening, then we are actually being quite selfish by not paying attention to others and just trying to get through our ‘to-do’ list as fast as possible.

We need to slow down not only for our sanity, but for the sake of those around us that we really care about. We want them to know that we are hearing what they are saying and that we do care. To truly be there for them, we have to listen.

If you’re up to taking it a step further, you can sit down with your child, spouse or team-members and ask them for some feedback on your performance. Ask them how you are doing. See if they have any advice or suggestions for you. This is an amazing way to learn and grow.

What it comes down to is listening and being aware of what is going on around us. We get caught up in our world of things we have to do and we drown out everything else. The truth is, we get less done with less quality when we drown everything out.

Take some time to start listening today. Don’t miss out on anything because you are too busy multi-tasking. Don’t miss a great opportunity for feedback and improvement because you have drowned out everything but your world.

Believing in Your Success,

Danielle Zack

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About the Author:

Danielle Zack is a full time MLM Mom and blogger. Her mission is to empower Moms to create a successful MLM business and a fulfilling life.

Blog: DanielleZack.com Forum: MLM Moms

Here’s How To Get Your Facebook Account SHUT Down!

Facebook Friend Adding SoftwareI’ve been using the social networks and Facebook to build my MLM business for many years now and people are always coming up with fantastic ways to help us save and leverage our time online with the use of automatic software.

Several years ago when Myspace was huge, there was and still is a lot of software for automating much of the friend adding, message sending, broadcasting tasks which saved huge amounts of time. Yes… I used it also 🙂 I was able to create multiple accounts and really make the most of my time on the site…

Fast forward a few years and the Internet is much more social and interactive. We need to interact with people on a personal level, get to know someone, and find out their wants, likes, desires and fears. This is critical for success in the industry.

It takes time to build up relationships one by one and people are always looking to speed up the process. Because of this, and I see this especially on Facebook... most people try to make masses of friends but NEVER really get to know any of them very well. It’s a shame because there are SO many FANTASTIC people out there, just waiting for your connection.

At the start of this year I was looking around online, doing some research as I was creating a system for my MLM business. My system was going to be on the social networks as that’s where I’ve been able to build the most relationships, and sponsor most people into my business, therefore my system was going to be EXACTLY the same methods as I’d used to connect with a lot of people.

As I began my research, someone sent me a message on Facebook that made me stop in my tracks. It was actually VERY similar to the email’s I sent  out to my prospects.

  • Making friends with someone
  • Being thankful and sending them a personal message
  • Using some persuasive techniques (reciprocation and commitment and consistency)
  • Sending out a curiosity email
  • Inviting someone to view a presentation

This approach which I call the Curiosity Approach works VERY well and here was someone else using a similar approach with me on Facebook.

One thing I did notice was that she didn’t use my firstname in the message… where as 99% of real people will ALWAYS use the persons first name on Facebook

So, I followed along and replied to the email acting like I was interested.

I waited for several day’s, and still there was NO reply… how weird I thought… so I dug a little deeper.

Eventually after searching online for a few day’s, I came across what I believe to be the answer.

She was using an automatic Facebook friend adding tool by Lively Browser which automates the friending process and sends out automatic messages to new friends.

Now, I believe that automatic software which saves and leverages you time is great! BUT… I personally don’t think it should be used to build up relationships with people and especially on Facebook.

If you don’t know already… Facebook is incredibly STRICT and if they get one sniff that you’re using automated friend adding software, they’ll shut your account down in an instant.

I’ve seen it happen to a LOT of people 🙁 and they usually don’t give a warning or a reason.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love to save time, but I also VALUE my Facebook account much more than this. I’ve spent years building up some great relationships with people and my profile has hundreds of photo’s, video’s, notes and comments that I really wouldn’t want to lose.

Sometimes I think that some people who spam me on Facebook are also using automated software tools!

So, what are your thoughts on this?

  1. Do you agree with  people using automated friend adding software?
  2. Do you know anyone who’s had their Facebook account closed?
  3. Do you think we try to automate too many things sometimes and lose the personal touch on Facebook.

I’d love for you to get involved in this conversation so we can interact. I’ve personally got a very success blog and I’ve got a lot of people who comment, which helps me get to know them better.

Head on over to the forum topic I just created Should you automate on Facebook?

I’d like to learn more about you also, so let me know your feedback.

==>P.S. Don’t forget to “Retweet” and Facebook Share this post with all your friends ;)

About the Author

Gavin Mountford is the author of www.NetworkingSuperstar.com which shows Network Marketers how to use the POWER of Facebook and the Social Networks to build relationships, generate leads, become Superstars on Facebook, brand themselves and grow their MLM business in a simple way.

Blog: GavinMountford.com Forum: Facebook Network Marketing

Do You Know The Average Revenue Per User In Your MLM Organization?

This week I want to cover a topic which most MLM distributors never think about – the ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) in your MLM downline.

The ARPU is a mathematical statistic which has been used by Chief Financial Officers of ALL successful Network Marketing companies to determine if their compensation plan is working and the company is making a profit.

However, this same mathematical equation is also used by ALL the top MLM Professionals in the direct selling profession. The Average Revenue Per User figure allows MLM distributors to know exactly what each sales means to the bottom line. That sales can come from a new distributor, wholesale customer, preferred customer or retail sales.

Ted Nuyten the king of MLM financial and the founder of the Business for Home Organization explains it like this:

“This provides TOP Earners a granular view at a per user basis and allows it to track revenue sources and growth. Around $1,000 is a Direct Selling standard. Below $1,000 you might have a problem.”

ARPU Business for Home

Once you know your ARPU, you will know if you are ahead or below the company average. It is also very important for you to understand, if your Average Revenue Per User is below the company average, then you need to work on getting more customers per distributor. And if your ARPU is higher than the company average, then you should be well on your way to dominating your company’s compensation plan – congratulations!

To find your specific MLM company’s Average Revenue Per User, check out this latest article by Ted Nuyten Click Here

Have a great week, and send me any questions you might have on MLM.

Living An Epic Adventure,

Troy Dooly

About the Author:

Troy Dooly has been in the direct sales industry, specifically the MLM or Network marketing profession since he was 5 years old, he is known as a second generation MLM professional.

Dooly is a highly sought after and respected MLM expert providing insight into the fundamentals it take to survive and succeed in Network Marketing as both a distributor and company owner.

Blog: MLMHelpDesk.com Forum: MLM Companies

How To Get More Done In The Limited Time You Can Give Your MLM Business

People are often surprised by the fact that I’m a part-time network marketer. I run several businesses, including my chosen MLM opportunity. One of my most useful keys for staying sane, and still having plenty of free time for my family and friends, is the 4R approach to personal control.

This simple concept can boost your personal productivity and profitability, slash your stress levels and give you more free time to enjoy the results of your efforts

A comprehensive study of decision makers in the USA by Dr De Woodt found that members of this group are in truly productive mode for only 3% of their time. 97% of their time was spent doing things that could be done faster, better and cheaper by other people.

The “Faulty Solenoid” Syndrome

There’s a common condition I call “Faulty Solenoid Syndrome” that affects people who have difficulty deciding their priorities.

A solenoid is a simple electromagnetic device found in everyday items, such as vehicles, household appliances and machinery. When power is fed to a copper coil surrounding a cylindrical magnet, it reverses the polarity of the magnet, sending it to the opposite end of the coil. This is used to trigger on/off and open/shut switches.

However, if the solenoid is faulty, the magnet jams in the center of the coil, unable to decide at which end it should be. It vibrates furiously. creating heat, smoke, noise and, sometimes, catching fire. It’s useless… fit only to be thrown away.

Unproductive people are often just like faulty solenoids in their behavior. Because they’re unable to prioritize their activities, they worry about the things they’re not doing. They may even feel guilty choosing one thing over another. They become stressed, unable to focus on one thing because, if they’re doing this they’re not doing that, but if they do that, they’re neglecting those — so they jam up in the middle of an ever-growing pile of tasks and activities, vibrating furiously, unable to decide what they should be doing, generating friction, noise, heat and smoke, busy being busy for the sake of being busy.

Sound familiar?

The critical difference between people in this state and faulty solenoids is that people can be helped. They don’t have to be tossed aside or replaced.

Here’s a deceptively simple (but surprisingly powerful) planning approach that can streamline assigning priorities, enhance your ability to focus, and boost your productivity — and slash your stress levels — dramatically.

The 4R formula is a chain-reaction of cause and effect. And, like any process, the secret is to start at the finish(!)

4. Results

Decide on the result you want to achieve. Quantify it in terms of specific targets. What will happen when the result is realized? What will people be doing? How many sales will be made? How much profit will be generated? How many prospects contacted?

Be specific.

Next, identify the specific actions needed to create this result. This identifies the process involved. But this is only the starting point. Flowchart these activities into a detailed Action Plan showing the stages and steps involved.

WARNING: The trouble with Action Plans is that they can become crisis triggers. Unless you can give proper priority to the various components, “Faulty Solenoid” Syndrome looms as a major threat to your success. So we need to take a step sideways and look at other ways of managing the process.

3. Resources

You now need to identify the resources you’ll need to complete each part of the process (actions). These may include things like money, equipment, skills, knowledge, people, time, permits, licenses, facilities… even intangible things like the attitudes and perspectives required. Remember — success lies in the details.

Having identified the resources you’ll need to create the desired result (cause and effect), it’s time to identify the sources from which those resources will come.

2. Relationships

Any resources you don’t already have will come through relationships of one kind or another. For example, why do you have a downline team? Bankers? Suppliers? Advisors? Because they can provide resources that you lack.

That’s business!

Business is the exchange of resources for profit. The process of exchange is the relationships involved. Relationships are essential to every aspect of business. They’re the one HUGE competitive advantage that small business has over BIG business — and which conventional BIG business planning methods exploit as little more than a means to an end. BIG business simply doesn’t understand or value personal relationships. If you’re uncertain, ask any employee or customer of BIG business (or BIG government).

Once you’ve identified the relationships you’ll need to provide the required resources, create simple strategies to manage those relationships — to initiate, maintain and enhance the relationships themselves, always with the perspective that any results they produce are a BONUS! When people perceive that the relationship itself holds true priority over any results, you’ll be astounded by the results they’ll give you. It’s one of life’s ironies.

Put contingency plans in place, too, in case unforeseen circumstances threaten these relationships in any way. Remember the “Supposition” Principle… that it’s as important not to be misunderstood as it is to be understood in any relationship. Think through all possible implications of your decisions beforehand.

1. Roles

Group these relationships into manageable roles for yourself. This gives clarity, focus, cohesion and cogency to the process.

Define your roles clearly, then manage your time and activities under those roles. When planning your weekly/daily schedules, allocate blocks of time to each role. List and manage your actions and events under the appropriate roles. When it comes time to focus on a specific role, you can now focus on the relevant actions without worrying about all the others, since you know that time has been allocated for them in your schedule. Keep it flexible, too.

At the end of each day, review what you’ve accomplished. You’ll be amazed by how productive you’ve become — and how little stress you experience.

As a bonus, you’ll also find you have more free time for the relationships that normally end up neglected in the “Faulty Solenoid” Syndrome… family and friends.

Role management is the best way I know for reclaiming your life.

Remember, though — the 4R Approach is a TOOL. It’s not a process. It’s a way of managing processes in a more productive, prioritized way.

Teach it to your people.

And teach it to your kids!

Next time, I’ll outline a series of articles on the most effective way to use MLM training to build your MLM business, better, faster and smarter.

Until next week…

John Counsel

The Author: John Counsel is the founder and CEO of The Profit Clinic and an author, columnist, speaker and trainer specializing in small and home-based business and the direct selling profession. John has taught marketing, advertising, copywriting, graphic design and professional practice management at two of Australia’s leading universities. He is a guest lecturer in MBA and Master of Education programs at RMIT University, and trains direct sellers in several industries (including MLM) throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Blog: REALnetworkmarketing.com Forum: MLM Training

Will Facebook Eventually Charge for Membership?

Over the last few years Facebook has grown to be the biggest social networking site online and has almost 400,000 users with billions of page views each month!

In my opinion, it’s the BEST place to build your MLM business because it mirrors real life with the social aspect of the site.

As Network Marketers, we can make new friends, build relationships, share content, interact, get to know people and help others create an income for themselves by using Facebook as our Reach out Method.

I’ve been talking to a few people recently about the future of Facebook and some very interesting things have come out of those talks.

If you think about it, Facebook has become an Internet within itself and users can do pretty much everything they want on Facebook.

Here are a few key stats:

  • Facebook already has more page views per user than Google (See below)
  • More than 400 million active users
  • 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
  • Average user has 130 friends
  • People spend over 500 billion minutes per month on Facebook (definitely stuck in the Facebook time trap!)

Facebook has become the place to exchange information, research a topic, make new friends, advertise your business and brand yourself.

If Facebook ever introduces a search engine type feature where users can ‘search the web’, then I’m sure we’ll see Facebook becoming the BIGGEST website online, with a lot more power.

If the ‘search engine’ type feature was added to Facebook, users wouldn’t need to use Google anymore!

It’s also interesting to see how many Internet marketers are now going over to Facebook to use the PPC advertising and I’ve started to see many online courses teaching people how to use the Facebook advertising system effectively.

So, when Facebook grow’s to be the biggest website online, how do you think they will monetize their site?

  • Facebook Advertising System
  • Charge users a fee to use Facebook?
  • Introduce tiered paid services?
  • Charge developers to produce applications?

There’s been a lot of speculation over the last few months both in Facebook and on the web as to whether Facebook will eventually charge it’s users to use it’s service.

Personally, I don’t think they’ll go down that route as they’d lose a MASSIVE amount of users. But, they do need to monetize the site, and I’m sure they’ll start to charge a small fee for certain services.

One suggestion I heard a while ago was that you’d be able to add video to your profile pic, and in order to do this, you’d be charged a small fee to upgrade to this service. Facebook could also introduce many other small up sells, which I’m sure, us, as marketers would take advantage of.

So, here are a few questions I’d like to ask you…

  • What do you think? Have you heard any rumours about this, and if so, what have you heard?
  • Would you pay to use Facebook?
  • Would you pay to add a video to your profile pic area?
  • Do you think that Facebook will become a major competitor to Google? and if so, why?

I’m sure you’ve already heard that Ning.com have announced that they are going to be phasing out their free membership over the next few months, and network owners will soon have to pay to have their social network hosted by ning. It’s amazing what websites can do once they have a captive audience isn’t it?

Whatever Facebook decides to do, I’ll definitely continue to use it to build my Network Marketing business because I know how POWERFUL it is.

Blog: GavinMountford.com Forum: Facebook Network Marketing

3 Simple Steps For MLM Moms To Create Productivity Out Of Chaos

Productivity is key when it comes to running a business. It can be quite challenging when we are running that business from home while kids are running around us.

As moms we usually are so focused on taking care of the kids, their schedules, and the house, that we don’t realize how much our productivity is affected by all the chaos. We usually have the mindset of just pushing through whatever comes along at the moment(because a life with children changes by the moment).

This mindset however is the kryptonite of a successful business. The difference between those who score big in business and those who don’t is largely based on their productivity factor. If you and I both spent 5 hours each day working our businesses, but you spent it efficiently completing important tasks and I spent it getting distracted and working on menial things, you would win every time. No contest!

It takes a little more work and planning on our part, but we can be Super MLM Moms and just as productive as any other home business owner.

3 Simple Steps to Achieving Maximum Productivity:

1. Create Your Own Space

Sounds so nice doesn’t it? Your own space is something you may not have had in quite awhile. It is exactly what you must have for your business.

Having a separate room where you can close the door is ideal, but even if it’s a shared space you can make it your own. Use a screen or curtain to separate a shared space if possible. Wherever your space, what’s important is that you are undisturbed when it is work time.

No TV, no kids playing, no phones ringing and no dryers buzzing. Your time needs to be 100% focused on work. I even recommend logging out of email and skype if you are on the computer. They can be time wasters and should be scheduled activities.

Lastly, your space needs to be comfortable. You will be spending a lot of time sitting, so a comfortable supportive chair where your feet are on the ground is important because discomfort can be a distraction as well.

2. Workspace Flow

Now that you have your space distinguished, you need to make sure it works for you. To start, be sure there is no clutter. Your physical space is a reflection of what’s going on in your head, Physical Clutter = Mental Clutter. All paperwork should be organized, stored and easy for you to find.

Any paperwork that is not business related(kids school & sports info, bills) should be nowhere in sight during work time. Next, set yourself up with all the right tools. Anything you could possibly need should be right at your disposal. Walking around trying to find a pen that works is wasting valuable time.

Make sure you have all the office essentials(paper, pens, sticky notes, files/folders, etc) in your reach as well as any personal extras you require(ie. glass of water, snack, tissues, lotion, etc). Set yourself up for success!!

3. The Right Atmosphere

We’ve discussed the need for being ‘undisturbed’, but it is also important to create a soothing atmosphere that inspires creativity. Think about what you love and what relaxes and motivates you. Put those things in your space. Here are a few ideas…

  • Bring in Nature: Nature is very calming and inspiring. Bring the nature indoors by adding a plant, flower pot, water feature, sea shells, or pictures of nature.
  • Children’s Art Work: Children make such creative and vibrant pictures. Their creativity can be an inspiration.
  • Inspirational Pictures or Quotes: If there is a special quote or picture of something that moves or motivates you, put it up where you can see it.

When you create a space specifically for your work and nothing else, and set the space up for optimum production, you have given your business one of the most valuable assets possible. Productivity is what sets the successful apart from the unsuccessful. Now, it is simply up to YOU to set aside your specific work time and use that time to focus on the tasks most important to your business.

Give yourself and your workspace a productivity make-over today!

If you have any comments or feedback be sure to share them with us below. We would love to hear any ideas or suggestions you have to increase productivity.

If you found this information valuable please re-tweet it and share it with your followers so they can benefit too!

Believing in Your Success,

Danielle Zack

About the Author:

Danielle Zack is a full time MLM Mom and blogger. Her mission is to empower Moms to create a successful MLM business and a fulfilling life.

Blog: DanielleZack.com Forum: MLM Moms