Best In Class

Best In Class

sozo comp plan picI do not do reviews generally.  This company out of all the new companies that have come along in the past 3 years has me doing just that.  Internet marketing MLM’s come around all the time.  Sneeze and there is another popping up.  So when I heard about SoZo I had to ask what makes you any different than all the others?  I found out and was pleasantly surprised.

At first you may see just another internet marketing MLM company.  When you look closely though you see they really are not.  I tell my readers all the time investigate.  So I did when a very good friend told me about SoZo.  What I found was anything but another internet marketing MLM.

To start with the CEO is incredible.  He has been a part of several Fortune 100 companies, has successfully started 5 companies all of which still remain in business.  And he was voted entrepreneur of the year in 2008.  Mark Adams is a dynamic business man who plans to take this internet marketing MLM to a level never seen before. sozo pic2

They built SoZo differently than you generally see in internet marketing MLM.  Taking three years to build and put everything in place before ever bringing it to market.  Customer service already in place if you call SoZo someone answers the phone.  Yes I know incredible right.  They have warehouses full of product.  There will be no back orders and no customers or distributors wondering when they will receive product.  The funding is there all the elements for a internet marketing company is set and ready to go and was before they ever went to market.

The opportunity is better they anything I have seen in a very long time in internet marketing MLM.  The first internet marketing MLM offering health insurance.  Not just health but vision, dental and life as well.  With products which are all best in class.  You just cannot find this in an internet marketing MLM.ignite your life

The products are all from the top industry’s.  Coffee full body in flavor and healthy too made from the CoffeeBerry with exclusive rights in the MLM industry.  No other coffee internet marketing MLM uses the CoffeeBerry which is the outside of the coffee bean generally discarded when making coffee.  The health benefits which are backed by science is used in SoZo coffee.  They also have an energy drink called Ignite which is best in class with no additives, no sugar included.  And finally a health drink SoZo which is has a higher ORAC value than any other product on the market making it best in class.

The compensation plan is also like no other in any internet marketing MLM. SoZo pays you 8 different ways:  Your personal sales, direct sales, team sales, rank achievement, matching check bonus, car bonus, home bonus and a lifestyle bonus.  The bonus checks are paid directly to you many internet marketing MLM’s that do pay like car bonus you have to buy certain cars you may not like with SoZo you get the money to pay your car note.  When you add in that your health insurance is paid well SoZo is really special. insurance benefits sozo

If you have not heard of SoZo yet well you will.  This is the best new internet marketing MLM I have seen in years.  Are you looking for a company to start your home based business.  If a good internet marketing MLM is what you have been looking for than this is it.  Find out more at

Cindy Slick


Will You Miss Your Golden Opportunity

Will You Miss Your Golden Opportunity

goose_golden_eggs_400_clr_11116Often in life opportunities come along but we are just too busy to notice.  We have so much going on that we pass over things that could really change our lives.  They go unnoticed and our life goes unchanged.  Our hearts remain closed to new possibilities as well as our minds.

Several times in my life I have looked back and thought if only.  If having your own home business is a desire you have.  If you have tried several things and they have not panned out.  Maybe you have given up the idea all together.  Perhaps you think it is not meant to be for you.  What we failed to see is opportunity knocks often in life.  The problem is we just do not hear it knocking.

There are many quotes about opportunity.  Almost all talk about how it comes along but we miss it because we are not listening.  Most want good things to happen, they want a life changing event to come along and they think they will see it when it comes.  Unfortunately that is not the case for many.  The opportunity has come along and they missed it altogether because they hearts and mind were closed at the time.

We have to remain watchful and mindful.  We also have to work hard once it comes upon us.  Believing that is yours without work and effort is just ridiculous.  Every golden opportunity comes with work of its own to make it shine.  We cannot just join some internet marketing company and believe that is it.  This will bring wealth.  Come on really do you believe it is like scratching off a lotto ticket and boom you will make thousands a week just by joining.golden_nest_egg_400_clr_1484

Here is the real deal.  If you work really hard and bring in a lot of other people you will make a lot of money.  When you fall for those sales pitches that say just join and within a month you will make thousands a week.  Well you get what you get when you fall for these types of statements.  Nothing worth having comes with no price at all.  That is the truth.  Hard work learning the business and understanding that recruiting people is just a small fraction of what it takes.

Learn to do what your sponsor does that duplicating how hard that is how it is done.  Joining under someone who is new to the business may not be the way to go.  On the other hand if you meet the persons sponsor and they are experienced and willing to help you both than it might be the right decision.  The point is to do your due diligence first.  Learn to duplicate what others are doing and you can have your dreams come true.  Internet marketing works, what does not work is falling for just anything.

I enjoy new people you know that best internet marketing is the one not in internet marketing yet.  So I always keep this in mind.  I love to teach and mentor others to success.  I do not believe there is just one opportunity there are many it is what you do with it that counts and who you do it with.  Have a great day.

“Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.” Anonymous

Cindy Slick

Learn To Ride You Will Never Forget

Learn To Ride You Will Never Forget

riding_bmx_free_pc_400_clr_4263I remember back when I learned to ride a bicycle.  I didn’t just climb on the bike and bam I knew how to balance and not tip over.  I had no idea exactly how to break or even when to do so.  I simple wanted to do what others were doing so well.  I wanted to be a part of the big kids.

Much like learning to ride a bike when I entered the world of internet marketing I had no idea how to do it.  I just knew I wanted out of the rat race, I wanted my own business, I wanted to make money from home.  I could see all the cool kids doing it and figured I could do it too.  I found out rather quickly that with no help.  With no one to hold on the back end I would tip over and crash much like what happened when I tried to teach myself how to ride a bike.

Luckily for me I had some amazing people who were making money from home and they showed me the ropes.  They taught me about setting up profile pages.  At the time Facebook was not such the big place it is today for marketing and there was no Google+.  There were places like ADLandpro, Linkedin was around and there were some other great places like slideshare, Youtube, Homebasedbusinessprogram.  These places were great places to market and I learned so very much from not just my friends but from other marketers. riding_bmx_PA_300_clr_4421

I learned to read every article, every pressrelease and every blog post I could on marketing.  Specifically, internet marketing.  I learned about different compensations plans and how they worked.  I learned about attraction marketing which made so much sense to me.  After all I was attracted to the people that I ultimately purchased from and my very first company that I entered I did so based not as much on the company although I did investigate it and made sure it was a good fit.  The reason I joined though were the people who were helping me.

You cannot run unless you know how to walk.  You do not walk until you learn to crawl, so when it comes to internet marketing do not enter this arena unless you have done some work first.  You see all good things in life come from hard work.  You have to crawl before you walk and you have to walk before you run with it.  So take it a step at a time and like so many others myself included you can enter the world of internet marketing and earn an income.  Just remember there is much to learn.  It isn’t just get on and go.  You have to learn what I know there are many people willing to help.  Good luck to you.

Cindy Slick

A Box Of Chocolates What Is Your Favorite


box of chocolatesThe line from Forrest Gump about life being like a box of chocolates reminds me of all the different types of internet marketing companies you can join to start a home based business.  You never really know what you may be getting into until you dive right in and you are never exactly sure how it will really go.  You have nut filled, you have creamed filled ones and you have the best one of all naturally the caramel.

Often at the end of it all before you find that perfect chocolate for you.  You find you have taken a bite out of half the box finding the caramel.  Like that caramel is the perfect one for me, for you it may be the nut you are looking for or perhaps you are more the vanilla cream type.  It matters not we are all looking for what works for us.  What is the perfect chocolate that goes with our passions, what fills our desires.

What chocolate is the perfect chocolate for one person often is the wrong chocolate for another.  That is after all why there is so many choices in the box.   You may want some type of product to sell it may be a health and wellness product, a diet product, a green product or maybe even a whole line of products.  Your passion maybe is fashion so an online mall or shop may just be your cup of tea.

For others helping others makes them feel good so selling a service is just the ticket for them.  They are driven each day to help others and selling a service that helps people may just be what will drive them to work hard at their new home business.  There are several different types from road side service companies to marketing tools.stick_figure_ride_mouse_800_clr_9283

You see what works for one person often does not work for another.  You just never know until you take a bite out of several.  By the time you find that perfect one you may look down and see a box with a dozen chocolates with only a bit out of them.  It is okay.  If you try out one and you find it does not fit.  It is alright, do not beat yourself up.  The world does enough of that all by itself.  It does not need your help.  Just keep moving forward until you find your caramel.

You can avoid much of this by doing your homework first.  Do not join the first chocolate that looks appealing or because all the cool kids are doing it.  Never feel like if you don’t sign up today you are somehow going to miss out on something.  Desperation and fear can move people to make poor decision.  If you pick because you’re afraid if you do not do so quickly your chocolate will be gone.  Think again and think things through before you choose.

On the other hand remember that sometimes the perfect chocolate is one you never expected to be perfect.  While you were trying them and searching for the caramel you may find a moca cream that was so good you found a new favorite.  Forrest was right after all life is like a box of chocolates you just never know what you are going to get until you try it.  Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Cindy Slick

A Box Of Chocolates What Is Your Favorite

Which Type Are You

Which Are You

stick_figure_ride_mouse_800_clr_9283I am often asked the difference between MLM, direct sales and affiliate marketing.  I started internet marketing in MLM’s and they have been around for a very long time.  Many like to refer to MLM’s as a pyramid schemes and that is because their structure does look similar to a pyramid.  The problem I have is when folks use the word scheme because it sounds and people often hear scam and the real deal is that most are not.  They are real business’s.  Many are the top selling companies for folks to earn a good living at from home.

Many are very well known and have been around for years Herbalife, Amyway are two that are almost ancient!  Organo Gold, is newer but is listed as #1 top selling money maker as of March 2013.  Visalus, Monvie and Nuskin are a few of the others that made the list.  All very good companies worth looking at if you are looking for a good business to get involved with.  I know top sellers in each and if you need a lead for a good mentor with any of these would be happy to direct you to them.  I personally am not involved with any of them.

Best way to describe an MLM is a company that you generally have an auto ship each month to belong to, in return for a real product like a diet product.  They give you something in return for the money that you give them each month. Like that diet product.  Than as you bring in others you are paid a commission on these people based on how many distributors you bring into the company and a commission of what they sell.  It continues down several levels.  So let’s say they pay down 7 levels.  If someone on your 7th level brings in people you are not paid anything for them but you are for each level under you down to that 7th level.  This is known in the industry as a down-line.  That is why it looks like a pyramid. It stops at some level it may be 7 it could be 4 or 13, point is it does stop.  There are many different commission structures that use different pay for different levels or bonus’s.  No matter what if you are paid for bringing in other distributors like this example it is a MLM. Picture17

Direct marketers are different generally there is a whole line of products and you do make money on the marketers/new distributors you bring in. However this is based more on teams and you do not have a monthly charge of any kind.  You are paid a percentage of product sold much like any other sales person is paid be it a car, real estate, insurance or any other type of sales.  A good example of direct marketing is Avon there are several very good companies out there.  I know several people in this industry as well.

Affiliate marketing is another type of internet marketer.  The way affiliate marketing works is you refers others to a business and they pay you a commission for that person when they use the companies services.  Generally it is a one -time commission.  Sometimes they will pay a small residual for that person if it is a recurring fee for a service.  There is no down-line structure like in an MLM and the structure does not look like a pyramid.  One of the most well known is Google’s adsense which is a pay for click advertising which you can place on like your blog and you get paid as others click on the ads.  Another good example of an affiliate program and is the most successful is Amazon.good pic of internet marketing

Yes you can find several schemes or scams there are a few every month.  That is why before joining anything regardless of how good a friend is suggesting it to you.  You do due diligence by investigating the company before you join.  Things like who owns it, and address are public record and if you cannot find them I suggest you stay away.  Start-ups are dangerous business, and often a gamble.  Sometimes in life things are worth a gamble.  Be careful though you have something that is worth gold on the internet that you stand to lose.  You’re reputation.  If you attach yourself to something that turns out to be scam well you have attached yourself to it.  So truly do some investigating.  Sometimes these start- up companies are nothing more than someone building a list.  It never gets past the pre-prelaunch and then who ever started it now has a large list to build the next thing with.  Have a great day.

Cindy Slick

Marketing Your Business Made Simple

Are You Completely Leveraging The Internet

All The Tools In 1 Place

All The Tools In 1 Place

No longer can you depend on the old ways of marketing to market your business.  Gone are the days of print ads, newspaper, magazines, TV and radio.  Cold calling, business cards, flyers and refrigerator magnets are no longer the effective way to market.

You have to have a marketing strategy and it needs to be using the new marketing channels.  With a world total of 7,017,846,922 of internet users you need to be using the internet as a means of marketing and to do that you need a marketing system.  With the integration of the smart phones people now access the internet all day long if you do not begin to learn how to use a marketing system for your business.  You will lose money each day you put it off.

Whether you have a small traditional business, an internet marketer, an affiliate marketer it matters not.  Leveraging the internet is a must.  Older marketing tactics and channels no longer are very effective.  You need the tools to market your business like capture pages, email/auto responder, contact manager, video, audio, voicemail, ad tracking, hosting, website everything in one place.  If you are moving all over the internet doing all these things you waste valuable time each day.

Marketing must change to meet the needs of the small business owner.  Your website must appear attractive on a mobile device.  You must have ads that can be viewed on smart phones.  How you prospect and introduce your products and services must change or your business will not keep up with the ever changing fast internet world we live in.

You must be able to leverage the world wide web

You must be able to leverage the world wide web

Some business’s have added parts of a marketing system inside their business for you to use.  They are never complete.  You can go to several different places spending money at each or you can go to one place that has been around since 1996.  The Free Lead System Forever was designed with the small business owner in mind.  For less than a dollar a day you have every tool available to you to leverage your small business.

Get working your business like the pro’s do.  Start using a marketing system for your business needs.  It is as necessary as that computer you are sitting in front of right now to run your business.  I have never looked back since starting with the Free Lead System Forever.

Cindy Slick


Sharing Your Blog Just Got Easier

Sharing Just Got Easier

blog postI am not big on using any of the posting tools on the market.  I really believe they look robotic and that is just not why we post to social media.  I think that if you work an 8 hour day job than they do help you out by allowing you to post during the day when you are at your day job and are better than not posting at all.  So to use tools like Hootsuite or buffer can help you share you’re content throughout the day.  However and this is a big however the point of social media is to be social and if you are not there and it is a robot well you can see how this can be an issue.

These tools can help you though and for those that are so busy running a business, trying to blog value and content each day while you are home and oh so ever busy these tools can be a terrific way to help save you some time.

This morning I discovered a wonderful new tool which is ever so helpful in not just posting for you it will help you re-post some of those wonderful articles that deserve to be re-posted.  If you have been blogging for a while you have so many that deserve another look.  This great tool will do that for you the only drawback is it is only for Google+ which if you are not posting regularly to, you need to be.

The tool is called Do Share.  It is only supported by Google Chrome but it is really easy to install and use.  This is the link for the Do Share app which once installed you will find on your chrome toolbar making it easy to find and use.  It is super simple to add and use.  I am not the techiest of people and found it easy to install and use.  I did it in less than 5 minutes.  Best of all it is free.Tools lady2

So for all you bloggers out there get to using Do Share so we can see and share all your great content with others. I found this tool on a great blog post by Mike Alton How to schedule Google+ posts.  I checked it out and found it to be so easy and cool just had to share with others. I always love anything that helps make my day easier and this is going to do just that.  Again I do want to remind you we use social media for business for a reason.  To be social so whatever you do try not to take yourself out of the picture by using these cool tools. There are ways to use the tools that make your life easier without taking you out of the social media picture.

Cindy Slick


A Blogging We Will Go

Does It Really Matter

Writing a blog matters, what you write about well that is up to you

Writing a blog matters, what you write about well that is up to you

I suggest blogging to new and old members to the internet marketing world all the time.  Why because blogging works.  How exactly, it starts with branding you.  By getting you seen each day. You can reach a large audience like no other platform.  This is one of the bricks of your foundation as an internet marketer.  The thing is it does not matter what you blog about.  If you love to play the trumpet, well that can be what you blog about.  Really whether you are a do it yourself DIY mom, or love to grow your own fruits and vegetables, it really matters not one bit.  It is your presence on the internet that matters.

So another question I am asked about is should they be using the companies with a blogging platform attached to them.  My answer is no you should not.  Why not, well first of all you want to own your content yourself.  When you use another companies blogging platform now you’re content instead of being attached to you it is attached to them.  Now what happens if that company disappears like so many do?  So does your content.  It is not forever more out in the cyber space like it would be if it was yours.  Poof it is gone!

Well right now no one even knows who I am!, many say.  Well write content on their blogging platform and they never will.  When exactly do you think you will start allowing yourself to be seen and heard standing alone on your merits.  Do you start a year from now?  Let me ask you this.  If you are 45 and you really want a college degree but you say to yourself.  I am too old and so you don’t do it, now you are 48 and you say to yourself darn wish I had gone to college when I was 45 now I am 48 and still do not have that degree.  You see the mountain always looks too high to climb.  However if you just take that next step you are one step closer to the summit.  Eventually as you continue to put one foot in front of the other you get to the summit.

Should be part of your marketing plan but you should use a wordpress or blogger platform.

Should be part of your marketing plan but you should use a wordpress or blogger platform.


So using WordPress or Blogger is what I suggest to people.  Write your own content and give value to people and yes you too can blog.  Yes there are other ways to be seen and to become known to the internet marketing masses.  No matter what blogging is still number one and you do not have to be a creative writing genius.  You simply have to have a passion for whatever you decide to blog about.

I personally love marketing so it is what I write about.   It wasn’t even something I originally had a clue about when I started.  I just knew I wanted to and that finding out about it was fascinating to me.  So I wrote about that.  I wrote about my struggle to find out about internet marketing and how to do it.  Today I am doing webinars on the subject and teaching others.  Who would of thought that 7 years ago.  Certainly, not me.  You see it was that first step forward that took me from there to here.  Had I stood frozen well I wouldn’t be here today.  So persevere, place that first foot forward.

Webinars another great marketing tool.

Webinars another great marketing tool.

One last footnote so to speak.  Blogging is by no means for everyone.  The point I want to drive home is it can be a  powerful foundation for you’re home based business and that you should not count yourself out just because you have never written anything.  Do not allow fear to be the factor.  You have skills and you have something that others would be grateful for if you shared it.  So if you decide to go ahead and give it a try I say much success to you.  Have a great weekend all.

P. S.  If you would like to see last night’s webinar on sales funnels here is the recording.

Cindy Slick


Help I Need Somebody

Help I Need Somebody

Giving a helping hand

Giving a helping hand

I know that not much surprises me after 7 years of internet marketing.  I must say though that lack of help continues to surprise me.  How in the world did the world become so jaded.  I know when I started it did seem as if everyone was hiding the information as if they were in charge of the holy grail.  They might give up some small morsel of information but the formula that they themselves were using to be successful.  Well they wouldn’t give it up.  Last week when we held our weekly webinar, I did the webinar on promotion.  I did a power point which I placed on slideshare than attached the recorded webinar. I did not stop there I promoted that it was available for all to see and look at.  Why to help others.

What happened was that many contacted me and thank me for sharing this very useful information.  Many have contacted me since then and I have helped them in varies ways.  Why the answer is simple.  It is the right thing to do.  The secret or formula or the magic ingredients are nonexistent.  It is all within you and in your control.  You see there are some important steps to be successful.

Helping your downline

Helping your downline

These steps should be explained by your mentor, sponsor or whatever you want to call the person who signed you up in whatever opportunity you are using to grow a home based business.  A mentor is defined by Webster as: a trusted counselor or guide it further describes it as a teacher or coach.  It defines a sponsor as: one who assumes responsibility for some other person or thing.  So assuming you become a sponsor or mentor of someone should it not mean you should guide them and teach them?  Should you not show them what you do so they can than do the same to become successful?  I would certainly think so.

So what are these steps?  Watch my slideshare or contact me I am always willing to share.   You can also come to this evenings webinar which will be about sales funnels and why they are so very important for any business.

Please come and bring a friend.
Thursday night’s a webinar @ 9pm EST. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Sincerely, Cindy & Karen

What happened this past week was really no surprise I often talk to people who I help set up their marketing systems and create capture pages and sales funnels.  Show them how to set up their auto responders.  Only to have many say no one ever has helped them on the internet before.  What is that?  How do you expect to grow a business if you do not help those that sign up to be a part of your business.

It continues to amaze me that more often than not people sign others up than move onto signing up the next. They may sometimes send out information for the company’s conference calls but that is about all many do.  They simply look forward without looking back.  Likely this is how they were taught so they actually live in ignorance of not knowing better.  Today reach out and talk with your downline let them know that you are there and that you care you will be surprise what a difference a helping hand makes.

Cindy Slick


Funnel Funnel Who Needs A Funnel

Using A Funnel For Oil Change Or Business

shaded_funnel_eight_stage_text_11206Funnels are an important tool whether you use one to change the oil in your car, transferring liquid in the kitchen from one container to the next.  Or for you small home based business.  They are necessary.  Many have heard of them and many really have no clue what one is.

The truth is that most home base business owners actually go about building their business upside down and rarely use a sales funnel.  They start with their warm market for a time many feel good about the direction their business is going.  They sign up those family and friends now ask yourself why do these family and friends sign up even though they have never been an internet marketer and really have no desire to be one.  The reason is simple, they already know like and trust you.

So now that you have used up your warm market you realize that you need to now find more people.  You begin chatting up everyone that moves.  You now find yourself being rejected fear sets in and now you really have no idea what to do.  Why is it you have no idea what to do?  This is generally because you were never taught the correct way in the first place.

You see those friends and family should be left alone.  If you ever sign them up it should be when they actually ask you how you are doing so well.  If you use those people as the brick of your foundation of any business the wall will crumble around you.  Unless they too are in sales they will never build the wall in the first place for you.  You want and need others for whom building a business is their desire.  So you need leads.

You have to have some idea of where to find your target market, Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, Twitter, and other social media sites is a good place to start.  These people are leads, when you have those individuals information they have now become a prospect.  A lead is someone unknown and a prospect is a known individual.

Sales Funnel made for Rippln using the FLSF sign up today for your Free lead system forever and you can start using this sales funnel.

Sales Funnel made for Rippln using the FLSF sign up today for your Free lead system forever and you can start using this sales funnel.

So back to how to use and build a sales funnel.  Capture pages which I talked about yesterday are the key player and near the top of the funnel.  You promote your business, you prospect see your captivating page and want to learn more.  They place their information in the opt in area your list begins to build and as soon as they hit that submit button an auto response has begun.  Your email campaign now is the next step, your email campaign places you now in front of your prospects.  Email plays a large roll it will -place you in front of your prospects the 7-12 times that is necessary for them to learn to know like and trust you.  Blogging and having your own website can also help at this point but if you do not blog and all you have is a replicated website than your email campaign is extremely important.

Building that trust so your prospect feels like they know like and trust you can come from any variety of ways, after you begin sending them an email campaign.  When a prospect makes that initial contact in your funnel. By staying in front of your prospects by calling them, continued email, friending them on Facebook, inviting them to the company webinars and conference calls.  All of these things are important and dynamic ways you build a relationship and form the necessary bond between you so many of your prospects will sign up for your primary business.

Even you can build an attractive website.  If you use the FLSF you can build one using the free lead system forever.  We help you every step of the way!

Even you can build an attractive website. If you use the FLSF you can build one using the free lead system forever. We help you every step of the way!

This process must continue for you to have success.  Finding the most economical way to do all of this is your primary purpose.  Everyone has an idea of what they want when they start a home based business.  What many do not understand is the entire process and what goes into it.  Much like you understand that changing the oil in your car in necessary many forget to do this on a regular basis.  Many people believe they can be successful at a home based business their way.  Truth is the sales funnel process is tried and true.  It works and when small business owners implement it they are generally surprised how well it works and wish they had started sooner.  To your success have a great day.

Cindy Slick