Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Have you been looking for a way to earn more money? Would you like to start a business, but not sure what you want to do? You may have thought about a start up business but did not have a unique idea. Or maybe you thought about buying an existing business or a franchise, but did then realized you did not have the capital or time to do so! And you may have also had someone who approached you about doing a home based business opportunity, but you were uncertain if they had a good situation to get involved in.

I’ve compiled a list of criteria that you will want to consider when making your choice of what to do and why I found the Shaklee Business Opportunity to meet all these requirements. Take a look and see if this might be something you too would be right for you! 

1. Is the product or service something of high quality?
The # 1 rule for having a thriving business: you need customers.
Having a reputable product is important because no matter how eloquent the business plan, ultimately the quality of your product or service is why people will buy from you and how they will judge your business.

Shaklee has a remarkable reputation when it comes to their products. They have thousands of testimonials of how their products have helped people to become healthy. But to me more important than the testimonials is the scientific research behind the product and evidence that their products really do what they say they will do. The Landmark Study is probably the most significant independent study done and the research found that there is a significant difference in the health of those who took Shaklee products over a long period of time over other brands or those who did not take any nutritional supplements. The second most impressive evidence is the result of over100 Gold Medal Olympic athletes that took Shaklee products.

And of course, the most important test – myself. When I tried the products, did they work? I used to have a lot of physical problems and almost died. I am so impressed with my health and energy and what Shaklee products have done for me. Truly the most valuable gift in life is one’s health for which I am so thankful to Shaklee Corporation. (Read my story.)

2. Is the product or service something that is a one-time sale or a repeat business?
The ideal principle here is that you don’t want to have to continually find new customers each month. Having a consumable product creates repeat business.

Shaklee provides products that most people already purchase from the grocery store, health food store, or drug store but which are a higher quality. There are three types of products – nutritional supplements, household products, and personal care products.
When people replace the products they already use with Shaklee products, they get a higher quality product, better results, and can save money. For example, you would have to spend $3,400 in other products for what you get in Shaklee's Get Clean Starter Kit. In addition, I have save a lot of money not buying medicine and paying doctor bills. I personally have used all of the Shaklee products now for 35 years and I have other customers that have purchased for that length of time and for which I have continued to make a consistent income from over the years.

3. Will I be contributing to helping others? Will I be making a difference to the environment?
It is not just about the money. Many people what to make a difference in the world by helping others and protecting the environment.

Shaklee Corporation was a pioneer in creating products what Dr. Shaklee called “In Harmony with Nature.” The philosophy is that you do not want chemicals, additives, or artificial ingredients – only natural ingredients because this is what builds healthy bodies. Shaklee Corporation does over 80,000 quality tests a year on their products – some before processing and others after processing – to make sure the product is free from any contaminants and that the product is always pure. Shaklee has never had a product recall in the 60 years they have been in business and again, the proof is in the results of the people who use their products.

Shaklee also has a reputation for their household products and personal care products. They have been pioneers in the environmental movement for non-chemical household products. Their Basic H all-purpose household product was the first Earth Day product.
In addition, Shaklee Corporation has won many environmental awards. They were the first company to get the Climate Neutral Award for offsetting 100% of their carbon footprint!

4. How is the company’s reputation I may be working with?
There are many companies who make claims to have the best product or the best business opportunity. And while there are some that are good, there are those who are not based on sound product research or solid business principles. Some people have put a lot of time and money into some of these businesses only to have the company go out of business.

Shaklee Corporation has a 60 year track record. They have the financial foundation and scientific research to back their product and business opportunity. You can put your trust and confidence in both the product and business opportunity.

5. Can I get into it with little to no capital, overhead, and time commitment?
What does it cost to get into a business today? The average cost of a start up business is around $30,000. Most people do not have that type of capital and many of us want to get out of debt, not create more debt. In addition, it takes 2-5 years before you realize a profit, not to mention the long hours.

Today many people are interested in a home based business opportunity in order to create a business with low investment of money and time and no overhead costs. 

The Shaklee business opportunity is a very low start up cost. You can start with as low as $49.95 (one time fee) to become a distributor (no products included). Or you can choose to purchase one of the product kits that are referred to as “Gold Packs” either $349, $649 or $1,049. Eventually you will want to set up a Shaklee website at $14.95 per month. So depending on your budget and plan of action, you can get started with a very low start up cost.

And you don’t have to quit your job to get started. I can teach you how to market yourself either using traditional methods or online so that you can do this on your time schedule.

6. Can I build a substantial income in a reasonable amount of time?
Each person has to set their own goals and commit to a specific time frame. As with most home based businesses, you can start by putting in 12 to 20 quality hours per week. The key is to have consistent effort over a period of time.

The Shaklee business opportunity is no different. The more time and effort you put into it, the more successful you will be. While there is no guarantee of success, most people can create an extra income of $500 to $1,000 a month within 3 to 6 months. There are some that can do this within 1 month. That is pretty good for a part-time effort when you think of the hours you would have to put in on a part-time job to make that type of money.  Plus remember that this is a “repeat” business so you can continue to get paid by maintaining your customers from month to month. And of course, you can continue to grow so you can earn what you need. Shaklee Corporation also provides some training to help, called Shaklee University. Plus there is a lot of help from the people who are already successful in Shaklee. 

A good goal is to reach the rank of Executive Coordinator which has an average income is $60,000. But there is also a plan called the Fast Track. This is a plan of action that will help you reach the rank of Executive Coordinator in 15 months. If you are able to do this, Shaklee offers extra incentive bonuses which can help you to have income of up to $100,000 for those 15 months.

7. What other benefits are offered?
In your current occupation, what are some of the benefits offered? Are you given a two week vacation? Does your company pay for travel expenses? Do you get plaques and recognition for your efforts?

Shaklee Corporation does even better. You can earn a bonus car of your choice by reaching a certain volume of customers. And you can earn a free International trip. Each year Shaklee takes their top business level achievers to special places, all expenses paid. This year it is 6 days and 5 nights to Paradisus Resorts in Playa Del Carmen! And there is lots of recognition and other awards given.

So what are your criteria for an ideal business opportunity? Does this sound like the type of business opportunity you are looking for?  The Shaklee business opportunity really does meet all 7 criteria for an ideal home based business. 

Take the next step -  contact me today to set up a time to talk more about a plan of action to help you get started.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Would an Extra $1,000 to $5,000 per Month Make a Difference?

Are you looking for a way to help you deal with tough economic times in your life? 

The problem, many people –

  • Don’t earn enough money on their job to help them create the lifestyle they want 
  •  Don’t earn enough to save money or get out of debt (often referred to as underemployed.) 
  •  Don’t have a source of sustainable, passive income if they should lose their job. 
  •  Don’t not have an adequate retirement income 
  •  Don’t enjoy the job that they have or the company they work for 
  •  Have situations in which they need to work from home

 A study done by University of Phoenix (Aug. 2014) found that nearly 50% of adults in the "U.S. either currently own or want to own their own business." So, what keeps them from having their own business? The survey also found that "the top barrier for working adults who want to own their own business is a lack of finances."

Robert Kiyosaki, author of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" in a CD “The Business of the 21st Century,” talks about how network marketing is the business of the future because without a large financial outlay, it can be a means of helping anyone to acquire the financial income needed to get out of debt, create tax benefits and to be able to have money to make other investments.
(Want to listen to this, let me know and I will send it to you.)

But what type of business should you choose?
Today the trend continues to focus on better health and wellness, weight loss, anti-aging, and safe household and personal care products. 

But what company should you partner with?
There are many choices out there, but it is important to choose one that has a great reputation for quality of products and integrity when doing business.

Would a home-based business with these types of products  with a company that has outstanding business integrity be of interest to you?

For over 60 years, our business partner, Shaklee Corporation has made products that make people and the planet healthier! And they give those people who use their products an opportunity to either make extra income to make ends meet or develop a business to earn a substantial income to give them the lifestyle they desire! Shaklee has an incredible track record for quality of products and business integrity. 

But what about the financial investment?
Our business offers you the opportunity to have your own home-based business for a minimal one-time membership or distributor fee (under $50), that gives you the opportunity to 

  • earn extra income or a substantial income of over 6 figures a year
  • to create passive income
  • earn tax benefits of having an in-home business
  • earn a bonus car of your choice
  • earn exciting all expense paid international trips

And our products are the most natural ones on the market with research studies to prove that they work to create healthier lives and protect our planet. "Our products are always safe, always green, and always work."

Do you have what it takes?

  • a desire to help others to have a healthier life 
  •  friendly personality 
  •  entrepreneurial spirit
  • good marketing skills and other business management skills 
  • ·         interest in an online business opportunity
  • and/or a willingness to learn

 Why not check it out for yourself! Contact me today for more information! 
Let us help you to better deal with your tough economic times! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Shaklee- Products and Business Opportunity That Work!

Many times people are not familiar with Shaklee products because as a company, they do not do traditional advertising. Yet in 60 years, they have become the number #1 natural nutrition company and that is because their products really do work and business opportunity that work!!

Today most people are interested in having a healthier life. The way you do that consists of 2 things. First is to feed yourself healthy foods in order for your cells to produce healthier cells and a strong immune system to fight off viruses and toxic chemicals. But today, it is difficult to get the nutrition you need from food and most people do not have good eating habits. Supplements have been found to make the difference. We call it “nutritional insurance.”  Second is to avoid toxic chemicals both in our household products and personal care products. Many children have allergies and asthma because of common everyday products people buy from the grocery store.

So, people are looking for the type of products that Shaklee offers – nutrition supplements, non-toxic household products, and safe personal care products. These are products that many people use from the grocery store, health food store, or drug store. We offer them a better choice.

Of course, plenty of companies claim their products work, but at Shaklee we have scientific proof that our products are “always safe, always green, and always work.” Here are just a few of examples:
·         LandmarkStudy – research study that showed evidence that long term Shaklee users had extremely better health than those who took other supplements and those who took none.
·         Over 100 Olympic Gold Medal winners use only Shaklee. Not only does it help them physically, they do not have to worry about any potential negative ingredients to disqualify them.

  • Shaklee performs over 80,000 quality control tests per year 
  • Shaklee products have long been labeled safe by the Kosher Seal and Green Seal and approved by others 
  •  Shaklee180 weight loss program has research that confirms that weight loss is only from fat, not muscle and has a very high success rate of long term weight loss.

  I look for those who would like to be customers – who do you know that -

  • would like to improve their health and the health of their family? 
  •  could benefit from non-toxic household products? 
  •  is concerned about their skin? 
  •  would like to lose weight?

In addition to looking for those people who would like to use the products, there are also people who are looking for a home-based business for several reasons:

  • a way to make some extra money 
  •  a way to build long-term, residual (passive) income 
  •  a way to implement some good in home business tax benefits

 Does this sound like a business you might like to be part of? Contact me today to find out more details and to find out if this would be right for you.