Is Direct Selling for you?

defaultAs I watch my Facebook Newsfeed blowing up with posts about all these products/companies I have to take a step back and think..  Is Direct Selling for you?

What do I mean by that?

I have seen more posts lately about TLC, Jeunesse, Xngular, Plexus, MDC, Younique and the list goes on and on.  Even some that I don’t consider Direct Selling or MLM but many of my Facebook friends have joined these other companies too.  I am not sure people really understand what it is you are doing when you join a Direct Selling/MLM Company.

You are a Sales Person…. It’s really plain and simple, you sign up, become a distributor or affiliate and then you sell their products.  That is how you make money in Direct Sales/MLM.  Sometimes you sign up other people who also become sales people and in some cases make money on whatever those people sell too.

I’ve seen people say….  “I’m not a sales person or I don’t like sales.”  Then I am not sure I would say that Direct Selling is for you.  A company can ‘Pitch’ all they want that they will do it for you or you don’t have to sell anything.  But it’s impossible.  You will have to do some work in order to sell the product or service that you are promoting.  Now, I am not saying you will have to host any home parties (depending on whichever company you join you may have to) like Tupperware or Mary Kay, but most companies now a days have a method or system that you can use to sell their products/services online.

So Is Direct Selling for you?

Well in my opinion there are several things to look for when deciding which company to go with….

Do you like the people you are going to be working with?  – This is actually important (more than you know!)  If you really don’t like the people who are leading the team that you are going to join then don’t join that team.  If the leaders are constantly bashing people who leave their team or constantly whining about “woe is me” stuff then I say – RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!  If you have your heart set on joining that particular company then find another team.  I believe people need to do more due diligence when looking into the leaders they are going to be joining.

Can you stand behind the products (if there are any) that you are selling?  – If you can’t stand behind the products it’s really going to be a hard sell for you.  People want to know that you are willing to try your own product and if you believe in it before they want to buy it from you.  So buy the product you want to sell, give it a REAL LEGITIMATE go on the product so that you have your own testimonial to share.  Don’t take it for 30 days halfheartedly and say “it didn’t work for me”.  If it’s recommended to take a 90 day supply then take the 90 day supply and DON’T SKIP doses!  (Taking 45 doses out of 90 doses DOESN’T count.)

If  you don’t want to host home parties or travel all over the county you live in displaying Tupperware (some people really enjoy this and are very good at it) then make sure you can build the company online and can promote it in different methods.  What methods is the company willing to teach you?  I don’t mean just posting on Facebook (geez all the companies are posting on Facebook now – hence why my newsfeed is flooded), is there other methods for you to use so you can build a team?

So in closing – If you were filling a position in a company that you owned and it was a Sales Position – Would you hire yourself to fill that job?  If so then you’re doing a great job in your Direct Selling Company!

I am so very happy for my friends who are having success in their new companies they joined!  I wish them well in their endeavors and obviously Direct Selling WAS for you!  If you are proud of what you are doing then Wear it!  Own it!  And Show it!

For those of you who may have left Trim Down Global and moved onto other programs and are having success I am so VERY happy for you and wish you nothing but HUGE SUCCESS!

If you’re looking for a new home and are considering Trim Down Global – I welcome  you with open arms.  I am going to be rocking out some serious training this month!   I hope you’re with us!

Have an awesome day everyone!  Remember, we are all in this together to make Direct Selling an industry we can be proud of!  Become a Product of your Product!

Wendy Bongalis-Royer

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your New Years Resolutions?

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What are your New Years Resolutions?

Every year people commit to New Years Resolutions.  I have personally done it year after year.   Do you know what the top resolutions are?

Losing weight, Making more money, paying off debt…. And the list goes on.

When I started the company Trim Down Global, it was my intention to help people face 2 of these resolutions without having to wait til New Years.   Trim Down Global is a Referral Based Affiliate Program.  You simply refer other people to try our amazing Weight Loss Products and you earn a commission of the sale.   When someone comes and places an order on your Referral link, that person is permanently assigned to you, so each time they place an order you will receive the same percentage commission whether it is the first month they order or the 10th month they order.

I designed the Affiliate Referral Program so that you can refer other people to also become affiliates who want to help people lose weight and make more money also.  When one of the affiliates makes a referral to our amazing products, you will earn a smaller percentage commission but this referral commission will always be assigned to you in the same way because the person placing the order is always assigned to the same referring affiliate.

Trim Down Global is a 2 Tier Affiliate Program.  Which means, your referrals along with the referrals of 2 levels of affiliates underneath you who also make referrals to our products will always be assigned to you in your commissions.

I am happy to announce that I am now adding a Super Affiliate Reward Program, for the people who want to be affiliates but also use either of our amazing products Trim Down Fiber Plus or Trim Down Fat Burner.   I was super excited to add the Fat Burner product in October of 2014 to help boost people’s weight management journeys.  This Super Affiliate Program will pay you commissions up to 5 Tiers in your Affiliate Team.  You will also be eligible for extra bonuses that go into effect for January 2015.

So are 2 of your New Years Resolutions to Lose Weight and Make More Money?  If so Trim Down Global is the opportunity for you!

I will be working diligently in 2015 to help all the Affiliates in Trim Down Global in meeting all of their Goals or Resolutions…….  Are you ready to join me?

Sign up today at www.trimdownglobal.net

I will be diving head first into training on Blogging and using other methods of Social Media to get the word out about our amazing company and products.

To our Joint Success!!

Wendy Bongalis-Royer

Trim Down Global

CEO/President

 

Inside Out Trailer from Pixar

Wouldn’t it be awesome if it was this easy!  Watch Pixar Inside Out Trailer

Definitely a family movie to see especially if you have Tweens!

Disney gives us a bigger picture of its 2015 Pixar film Inside Out trailer that dropped today. Pete Docter, the director behind Up and Monsters, Inc,  follows the emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — that live in a everyone’s head. It focuses on Riley, whose life is upended when her dad takes a new job in San Francisco. Riley’s emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to her new life, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although she tries to keep things positive, an emotional quagmire ensues. Inside Out bows on June 19.

 

Small Business Saturday? Why Wait!

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So lately all over my social media sites, I have been seeing people making posts about Small Business Saturday.  I believe it’s November 29th this year.

I couldn’t help but wonder, why do people wait for 1 day a year (after Thanksgiving) to support their local business owners?  People who go into business for themselves are generally highly motivated people who want to do better for themselves and their families.

This is the same exact reason that people will go into a home based business.  They actually save the money of a store front, utilities, insurance, and office furniture. (believe me I know from my own personal experience how much it costs initially and monthly when you open up a physical office.)  So they decide to join a business and work out of the comfort of their own home.

But what I don’t understand, is why do we wait for only 1 day a year to support them in their businesses?

If you have friends who work from home who sell a legitimate product that either you need or want, why aren’t you supporting them as a customer even, and helping them in making their business dreams a reality.  You don’t have to join them in business but if you become their customer only it also helps them in some way financially.

I am sure we all have friends who sell products like make up, Tupperware, or even crafts/blankets that they make themselves and sell.  Why not help your friends or neighbors out and shop at their physical store or an online store?

Imagine what the economy would be like if we all agreed to purchase something from a friend who is selling something we need or want.  Of course, I own my own business which promotes weight management, so if you’re interested or wanting to lose weight let me know and I would really appreciate your support of my small business.

But this article isn’t just about my company, it’s about all my other friends on Social Media that I see promoting products.  Most products that are sold through Network Marketing (home based businesses) are really good quality products.  So help out your friends/neighbors or family and support them in their small business efforts.  If it’s a nutritional supplement 9 times out of 10 the company will offer some type of money back guarantee!

Have a great day!

 

Live life like you mean it…..

 

Wendy Bongalis-Royer

CEO/President

Trim Down Global LLC

 

Facts you should know about Network Marketing…..

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As I watch my Facebook Newsfeed and I see all these online marketers jumping into the newest shiny object I have to sit back and reflect on my personal beliefs when it comes to Network Marketing and share some Facts you should know about Network Marketing.

I guess the one thing that strikes me the hardest is all the jumping around people are doing and how people think they can work multiple deals and “get rich” doing them all.  I even have 1 friend on Facebook who I believe is in EVERY company that launches.  If all these companies they are joining are network marketing and not affiliate marketing then that is ALOT of autoships they must be paying for…..   I wonder how much money they are really losing buying all these products that they don’t even use or believe in.   It reminds me of a person who won’t commit to marriage or a relationship because they are afraid another person will come along who is better looking or has more money.  (I actually had a boyfriend like that years ago…   It went on for 6 years off and on until I finally woke up)…   You know the people I am referring to, the ones who are always looking out for something better, sexier, hotter.  Then you hear about them 30 years later and they are old and single in their 50’s living with cats and bald.  Yes we ALL KNOW someone who fits this description.

That’s how I feel people are looking at the industry now…  There is no real commitment and people are on the look out for the next hottest thing.

Here are some Facts you should know about Network Marketing….  There isn’t a Million Dollar Earner in the Network Marketing industry who works at more than 1 Direct Selling Company.  They may have multiple streams of income but NOT  in the same field (Direct Selling).  Maybe they own real estate or they have invested in some restaurant but not in another company. You can try to negate my theory on this if you wish and if there ever comes a time that you personally are working in 2 direct selling companies at the same time and you’re making 6 figures per year in both, then I will rescind my statement.  But I would like for anyone to name me a Million Dollar Income Earner who is openly (publicly) working 2 Network Marketing deals.

Being  a leader in a Direct Selling company (MLM) takes commitment and time.  You will start to have to mentor and coach people to help them achieve their ranks or goals that they have set for themselves.  How in the world do you think you could coach hundreds of people in 2 different deals, having 2 different compensation plans and 2 different training structures?  I can personally barely juggle my 5 kids and keep their names straight when I am trying to lecture them about something.  I even get the names mixed up on the sexes of my child.  Meaning I will call the girls a boy’s name or vice versa.   How in the world could someone keep all these names straight of all the people in the various companies?  I know I personally could not do it.

If you are currently working 2 different Direct Selling companies and are having a little bit of success in both of them, then I wish you well and that is sincere.  But if your lifelong dream is to become a Million Dollar Earner then you need to focus on the one you believe in the most and GO FOR IT!  I mean work hard, work smart and always keep your focus and drive alive!

Another Fact:   Network Marketing (Direct Selling) is NOT a bad word or scam.  This also applies to Affiliate Marketing (which my company is..)  Imagine if Johnson & Johnson decided to become an Affiliate Marketing or Network Marketing company, how fast would you sign up to be able to refer their products to your friends and family and earn a % of what they purchase in that companies products?   If you earned 20% of what all  your friends and family purchased in the Johnson & Johnson product lines you’d be really adding a nice additional income to your family.  Wouldn’t you?

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What if Walmart or Target was an Affiliate Marketing company? What if you earned 10-20% commission on everyone who you referred to shop there…………….  Would you sign up to become an affiliate?

That is what the Network Marketing & Affiliate Marketing Industry is…..  Simply that, word of mouth advertising about a product or service and someone who referred you earns a commission……  Doesn’t that really help the whole of the country by stimulating the economy for the person who is just trying to get by and help out their families?

I have had the pleasure of meeting some leaders/company owners in this industry.   And most of them are awesome people.  But no matter what industry you are in, you will ALWAYS meet people who aren’t awesome.  You just ignore them and move on your merry way.

Another Fact you should know:  In early December of 2013, days before I was wrongfully terminated from my last company, I was actually going to sell my positions.   I had intended on leaving because I was told I didn’t fit into the culture anymore.   And yes, if the culture is what it is today…  I didn’t fit and I no longer had belief because of it…  If you ask anyone who has followed me on Facebook or my journey in that company I was committed…..  I ate, breathed, slept everything that was about the company.

My point in telling you that, is that there comes a time you need to make a decision in a company you no longer believe in.    If you have ever lost  your belief in a company, owner, leaders or product you will NEVER get it back.   Don’t be afraid of change and don’t stay somewhere you DON’T want to be, simply because you are comfortable.  You must break through that fear of just being comfortable in order to achieve the success you really want out of life, because no matter what, IT WILL NEVER happen in a company you don’t believe in anymore.   Belief is the MOST IMPORTANT thing in any Network Marketing or Affiliate Marketing company and that is a FACT.

Have an awesome Day!

Live life like you mean it!

 

Wendy Bongalis-Royer

Trim Down Global

CEO/President

What I’ve been up to… Blogging

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I’ve been in the Network Marketing industry since 2009 and I’ve always been an Internet Marketer.  I mainly started off with e-mail marketing, did dabble in some blogging (I used it like a diary)…  Some of the older posts are here on this blog (I imported them from another platform).

But in case you haven’t noticed, blogging is a huge platform to get your message out about anything.  Take a look at how many posts you see in your Facebook News feed from huffpost or godvine.  Those are Blogs (in case you didn’t know).. So when I was looking to launch my company Trim Down Global I wanted to give away some valuable training to go with joining the company.

When you sign up to become an affiliate of my company, I give you a blog platform and will even train you on how to blog.   Lately I have been giving assignments to the affiliates on things they can blog about.  Becoming a blogger takes some time to build up valuable content so that people will follow it and read the things you post.

Personally for me, I like to use the blogging platform as a diary and a filing system so that I can come back and read through posts I made 5 years ago.   Even if you posted the most insightful thing on Facebook (like advice) it isn’t so easy to go back and find the post 5 years later.  (geez, have you ever tried to find a post on Facebook that was older than a year old??)  I had to go back and delete hundreds of posts and let me tell you it is NOT FUN!!

I’m excited about the things ahead for the affiliates of Trim Down Global!  I’m even more excited for those who are really enjoying spreading their message through Blogging!  It actually feels like you’re accomplishing something and not just randomly posting on Social Media.

Join the company and get started blogging!  You may find out you really do enjoy it!

 

P.S.  Check out my new whiteboard video (and yes I did do it by myself)  Will get better with time!

www.trimdownglobal.net

 

Wendy Bongalis-Royer

If everyone told the truth…

Have  you ever wondered what society would be like if everyone told the truth?

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I am not talking about flat out lies or deceit I am talking about when something is bothering you.   You know maybe someone did something and it really got under your skin but you weren’t sure how to tell that person, so instead you change when you are around them.  Or maybe you just simply stopped talking to them very much.  But 9 times out of 10 if the other person is pretty smart they will realize that you’ve been avoiding them.  Or that your relationship has changed…..

So is there really a reason to avoid the person or the conversation?  I mean if you’re grown adults and you both aren’t violent people why not just hash out the issues?  I’ve seen too many good relationships get destroyed because a simple conversation didn’t happen.

Remember, if a person has reached out to you several times and you’re not conveying what is bothering you, how can you really blame that person for not resolving the issue. They aren’t even aware of what it really is if you haven’t told them.

In my own personal experience when you don’t hash out any issues it leads up to more problems than it’s actually worth.

 

 

Getting Sick when you work from Home

iStock_000019279679LargeSo for the last 2 weeks I have been pretty sick.  I finally broke down and went to the doctor last week to find out I had a very bad sinus infection and bronchitis.  The doctor put me on 2 different antibiotics, steroids, and a cough syrup with codeine…   Whew! That is a lot of drugs!   But the reason for this post isn’t to tell you how sick I was, it’s to talk about the joy of working from home and what happens when you get sick.

If I worked at a traditional j-o-b, I would of probably had to miss at least 1 week of work (no joke) because I could barely get out of bed most days.  I just laid around with my laptop, checking my emails every so often and checking in on Facebook to see if anything was going on with my company and what I needed to catch up on.

Today as I am starting to feel just a little bit better (been on antibiotics for 4 days now) I am extremely grateful that I am able to work from home.   Although I will admit that Getting Sick when you work from home does affect your income somewhat, because you aren’t there answering questions and you aren’t there keeping everyone motivated and working on building their incomes.   So there are a few pros and cons when working from home when you get sick.

I am sure if I worked at a job in an office, everyone who worked there with me would be pretty pissed off if I came to work everyday and was coughing, sneezing and breathing all over them.

So now that I am feeling a bit better, you’ll see me back online daily and getting back to my motivational posts!

I hope this is my only illness for the remainder of this year!

If you want to join me in my company I’d be more than happy to have you.

www.trimdownglobal.net

Wendy Bongalis-Royer

Trim Down Global

CEO/President

 

What is Trim Down Global?

Trim Down Global compensation plan and what we are sharing.  Helping people manage their weight at the same time helping our families by adding additional income to our households.

The plan is quite simple:   You sign up as a Free Affiliate, you refer others to purchase the product and you earn commissions.  Since this is a Multi-Tier Affiliate Program you can also refer other affiliates and make commissions too.

Take  a look at my newest video which will explain in more detail what the program entails.

 

Is there an Absolute Truth?

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There are only 2 absolute truths in life.

Birth and death.   Those 2 absolute truths will always exist for every human being who is born on this planet.  Some may argue that paying taxes is also an absolute truth but I know there are way too many people in the USA who don’t pay their appropriate share of taxes so we can’t say for sure that this is an absolute truth.

An absolute truth, sometimes called a universal truth, is an unalterable and permanent fact. The concept of absolute truths — what they are and whether they exist – has been debated among many different groups of people. Philosophers have waded in the muck of defining absolute truth for millennia.

Alternatively, many believe in relative truths, where facts may vary depending on the circumstances.  Everyone is biased, and everyone tells their version of Relative Truth, whether you realize it or not. It’s human nature and it’s in our DNA.  You cannot possibly tell your side of a story without being biased.    Example:  You’re in a room with 10 people.   A joke is made (whether it was tasteful isn’t the question…) Is what was said in regards to the joke the absolute truth? I am sure that each of the 10 people in the room would have different versions of what the truth was in regards to this joke. The person who said the joke would know what lengths they would go to or even if they would follow through with what was said.  But how can anyone else in the room know exactly what was the absolute truth?

When you are biased and you’re re-telling a story or incident that happened if you don’t have something in writing and documented, how can you believe that is the absolute truth?  What you can say is “This is my version of the truth” or “This is what I believe happened”.   Personally for me, it’s always best to stick to the facts in writing or documentation, this way, you’re not telling others YOUR version of the truth.   I believe when you do things like that, it may create problems for people that you may not have really intended.  And what do you do in the case if “your” version of absolute truth has harmed someone immensely?  Would you even realize what you had done?  Would you try to fix it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to always try to just stick to facts and documentation.  I’d hate to be responsible if my version of the truth harmed someone.

Have an awesome day!

Wendy Bongalis-Royer
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It is of no help to us that there is an absolute truth of the matter of things because unfortunately, none of us are in a position to say definitively what that is – although we all think that we are. ~ Stanley Fish