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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Benefit of joining JMOA in the JM Ocean stars team

JM Ocean Stars team is a group of JM Ocean Avenue Authorized distributors led by 
Mike Darling , the aim of the group is to give exceptional support and training to 
the members , in ANY country operated by JM Ocean Avenue .

 JM Ocean Stars created an informative  a training website called :

This website is a resource specifically developed by and for the OceanStars team in JM Ocean Avenue (JMOA). However, we've made as much as possible publicly available to benefit all JMOA distributors who wish to utilize this system. 

As they say, all boats rise together when the tide comes in... and with JMOA there is quite a wave forming on the horizon!

 If you are not a JMOA distributor yet we strongly suggest you review the information found at http://BigWaveComing.com first as it provides fundamental details about the 2 Minute Miracle Gel and why it offers such a unique business opportunity.

Members of the OceanStars team have exclusive access to special tools, training, and support. Our leadership team brings over 100 years of combined industry experience to the table. And with the evolution of the JM Ocean Avenue business still in relative infancy, this means you are at the right place at the right time to become part of the massive business developing here!

Contrary to most business opportunities, we have developed a multi-faceted business building approach that allows each new distributor to choose the method they are most comfortable with. Relationship marketing, online marketing, home spa parties, or business-to-business... We have fully developed programs to fit whichever approach you prefer... as well as any budget.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

JM Ocean Avenue - from Mike Darling (my sponsor)

JM Ocean Avenue

Last week I was one of about a dozen top leaders flown into JM Ocean Avenue (JMOA) corporate headquarters for a 2-day leadership summit. Since the merger on 6/5 between JMI and Ocean Avenue there have been a number of typical bumps and issues that have come up. This was of course somewhat expected given the fact the company would be upgrading its compensation plan, installing new back office software, and expanding into more than 20 new countries simultaneously. Thus the meeting allowed corporate to update us on the status of various issues… but much more than that… it provided an opportunity for the new management team to lay out the company’s vision an invite us to directly participate in the planning and execution of it.
In almost 2 decades of dealing with direct sales companies and executives at a corporate level… (from the objective perspective of servicing distributors via Veretekk rather than promoting business opportunities myself)… I can state unequivocally that this company is going to stun the industry with its performance and growth. The culmination of events is so incredibly rare… and opens up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that literally anyone can capitalize on who is paying attention. Incredible wealth will be created for thousands of people in the coming months alone. And the systems and advantages made available to our group make it possible for you to be part of something that people will talk about forever.
Don’t take my word for it.
If you know me… or are one of Veretekk’s 100,000′s of active subscribers… or perhaps a founding member of MarketHive… then you know I value INTEGRITY about all else. This is why over the years each time some new company launches, scores of you contact me for advise and perspective. And you also know that I have never gone out on a limb to fully endorse or recommend any business because frankly… I am unwilling to put my reputation in the hands of company executives who I’m not 100% confident in or businesses with questionable “opportunities” for people I care about.
Back in April when JMOA (pre-merger) flew me down for an initial meeting I was extremely impressed. But after this past week, spending time with the new management team, hearing their vision, and contributing to its execution… it’s no longer a case where anyone need to take my word for it. JMOA will eclipse the market and all competitors… and the business case for that claim is vividly clear:

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1) Explosive Product

You can dress up a business opportunity with smoke a mirrors and promote an exciting compensation plan, or tout how great the company is, or how easy it’s going to be to succeed… but in the end it’s all about the PRODUCT. Over the years I’ve seen just about every type of product or service imaginable come and go from this industry. Many of them are very good products (perhaps you are marketing one right now?) But in all those years I have NEVER seen a product like the 2 Minute Miracle Gel which can claim the following:
- Works 100% of the time.
- Works on 100% of people.
- Takes just 2 minutes to see the result.
- Has a true “wow factor”.
As a result the response from people is immediate and overwhelmingly positive. No need to “try this product for 60 days” before someone can even form an opinion! But for those of us interested in developing a huge business and income… the advantages are as obvious as they are exciting. After 18 years of involvement in this industry I have never seen a product that can offer such huge potential for rapid massive growth!
In fact… while I can’t name names… I am aware of several TOP COMPANIES in the industry that have expressed strong interest in acquiring the rights to the 2 Minute Miracle. They are all badly in need of the next “new thing” and are frankly TERRIFIED of the competition they are about to face as JMOA lifts off.

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2) Ground Floor Timing

We’ve all heard various “get in now… on the ground floor” types of claims. But what it is that’s so appealing about this ground floor? Why do people promote that as being such a big deal? Simple… because if you were one of the initial investors in Apple or Microsoft… or were one of the first distributors in Amway, Avon, Herbalife, or Mary Kay then you would would have positioned yourself in front of a wave of growth so massive that your simple involvement with the business would have swept you up allowing you to create massive wealth just for being at the right place at the right time.
So the concept of “getting in early” is real. The problem with start-up companies is that the RISK is also very real. Many if not most go out of business and fail within 2 years. The reasons for this vary but are almost always tied in some way to running out of money. But with JMOA you have a “start up” company backed by owners with more than $2 billion in annual sales. Liquidity is of no concern here!
Ocean Avenue is gone… JM Ocean Avenue is literally a brand new company, flush with capital, opening into 20+ markets, with the most sought after product in the industry.  Now that’s a ground floor, start up opportunity you want to be a part of!

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3) Highest Paying Compensation Plan

You hear a lot of claims by companies about their comp plans… Well JMOA has thrown down the gauntlet and has… bar none… the largest payout of ANY COMPANY IN THE INDUSTRY. The numbers are easily demonstrated… pick any other company and it’s comp plan will pale severely in comparison. I have seen the detailed numbers and analysis and that’s the bottom line.
Why? Because JMOA can afford to do it. They know what they are sitting on. They know they have the industry’s best product. It is almost a badge of honor to say they also want to definitively offer the world’s most lucrative compensation plan. They know that the combination with crush competitors and empower millions of distributors.

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4) Vacation Club

Beyond the comp plan and financial opportunity, the Vacation Club is a HUGE part of this company’s culture. As you grow your business you will also be automatically accumulating “vacation points” (which add up extremely fast due to group/team volume and special multipliers for anyone working at all). You can then redeem them to go on world class vacations at 5 star resorts around the globe. Most people struggle to even just take an average vacation each year… now imagine being able to take your family to some of the most extraordinary destinations in the world as a side benefit to growing your business and making a ton of money?!?
But here’s the kicker… IT IS TOTALLY PAID FOR. Not just the all-inclusive 5 star resort, meals, alcohol, and entertainment… but your airfare as well. But not just for you – this is for you, your spouse and 2 children ALL FULLY PAID!!!
This is a company with “family values” literally woven into the fabric of its culture. These are not trips where you go and sit in business seminars all day. These are fun, carefree vacations where you’re surrounded with other like-minded and successful people… while kids are running around giggling and adults having just as much fun! Don’t have kids, or are not married? Then bring 3 of your best friends!
There are people who are going to grow a JMOA business purly because of the Vacation Club. Entire companies have been created around this one concept… and yet with JMOA you get the most amazing vacations as a basic side effect of the business itself.

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5) Corporate Leadership

This is a company with a extremely credible and experienced executive team. The goal of JMOA is to literally become the largest direct sales company in the world in the coming years, eclipsing Amway and all other companies in annual sales. The goal could not be higher… But for anyone scoffs at it, stop and consider the formidable executive team in place to do it.
Joe Zhou is the Chairman of JMOA. He created JMI and took it from nothing to more than $2 billion in annual sales in just 6 YEARS. He clearly understands the industry and market in a way few others do and has proven the ability to select and empower incredible talent to run his businesses.
Tim Richardson (CEO) was appointed to take over shortly after the June merger was official. Tim is experienced at running fortune 500 level companies. His track record is spotless, and his expertise in developing fully global companies is tough to match. He is well connected to major players through the industry and brings heavy experience in capitalization, global distribution, and executive management.
Josh Higginbotham and Camaron Corr (VP’s Sales, Marketing, Systems, and Training) have proven experience and results from years in the field in direct sales. Frequent 6-figure monthly earners in other companies having developed sales organizations with 100,000′s of distributors, they have a very firm grasp on the “systems” needed to allow simple actions to duplicate causing a company to absolutely explode.
This is not a management team that’s been created based on “who someone knew” or perhaps who just happened to live in the area. This is a hand selected team from the best in the entire industry. Few direct sales companies can claim such competence (including some in the top 10 worldwide).

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6) Truly “Global” Business

Lots of companies claim to be “global” but few really are. When you look closely many are simply licensed to sell in a couple countries and feel that qualifies them to use the term. Others are “technically” approved to do business in say 10 countries but in reality have virtually no sales volume occurring in them and thus a very weak corporate presence (if any) on the ground in each market. Then there are the distribution and logistics problems… as well as certain aspects of the comp plan or special promotions only available to certain markets. Everyone else is cut out. How global is that?
When JMOA says it’s a global company… it really is. There is a full management team (regional president down to customer service) in EACH of the different country markets, all of whom report to the CEO. Each market has its own offices (and these are extremely impressive 5 star set-ups… you can be positive that anyone you send there will be blown away). But more than its physical presence and local management teams, EVERYTHING about the company is designed to be global. That means a global compensation plan (no “North America Only” components or promos). Even the Vacation Club is going global.
In today’s world even if you don’t know people in other countries yourself… people in your downline will. Advances in technology, the Internet, and social media have made the world very small. People in other markets have been frustrated for years about the lack of access and opportunity to businesses that truly are global. In the first month after the JMOA merger roughly 300,000 new distributors enrolled in international markets. And that is just the beginning…

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7) Leveraged Technology

As someone coming from the world of internet marketing I can tell you first hand how millions of distributors have been utterly frustrated with the fact that NO COMPANY in the industry has of yet fully embraced and leveraged the technology available. Many companies still have policies preventing people from even marketing online or using systems as simple as eBay… unbelievable! (but very very true).
JMOA really gets it… and is implementing a series of powerful systems that have never put together this way. Systems that fundamentally change the old MLM approach of, Step 1: Create your list… Step 2: Call your prospects, etc. By fully leveraging mobile tech and other tools JMOA distributors will build businesses in ways other companies don’t even understand. Empowering new people with hyper-duplicable processes allows them to be exploding their business and making money their first week… before they even understand how anything works!
But that’s just the beginning. The company has a solid understanding of social networking systems and understands how to help distributors leverage them. Where other companies just encourage people to go “promote” their business on social sites, JMOA understands that people simply rushing out there and “throwing up” everything on people is actually counterproductive. Instead they are developing systems to provide people with valuable, unique content they can use in their Facebook post, Tweets, etc. Material proven to open up dialog and interest rather than just pitch some new deal.
As for Internet policy… I have been very vocal with my concerns. “Internet Use Policy” has been a festering issue in this industry for years. But as a testament to the company’s desire to directly involve and welcome contributions from the field, I’ve been asked to personally draft the company’s Internet use policy! Of course it will go through several rounds of revision and legal approval, but it provides direct evidence of the respect held by the company for leadership in the field and expertise we also bring to the table.

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8) Personal Improvement

The personal development/self improvement industry has a natural fit with the direct sales/network marketing industry. People with home based businesses are very often the same ones interested in personal growth as well as financial and professional growth. But for the first time in history, JMOA is actually incorporating these concepts right into the business itself.
It’s important for someone to know what really motivates them… to know what values are most important in their lives… and to continually internalize the positive approach that goes into being successful. This is not some “ra-ra” tell yourself in the mirror how great you are type of thing… This is a deeply scientific and effective series of exercises that are being woven into the very culture and identity of JMOA. From day 1 new people will feel very different about their lives and the positive emotion they get from their business. There will be many people who join this business purely for this cultural aspect as it does not exist anywhere else.

The bottom line is simple. This is your chance to be part of a ground floor opportunity that is going to absolutely shake the foundation of this industry.
If you have been following these developments or have read this article it means you are faced with a serious delima. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HEARD ABOUT THIS AND DID NOTHING.
That’s not to say you should rush out and enroll without thinking or doing your homework. Contact me (406-370-1233 or skype thewwwguy) and I can point you to additional details and information. But now that you know… the ball is in your court to do something about it. I can honestly say (and I direct this to the many 1,000′s of you I met over the years through Veretekk and have watched struggle in your businesses) that you will most likely never come across a business opportunity of this magnitude again. I’ve been watching closely for just shy of 20 years now… and have never seen anything come close.
Here’s to the journey!
Michael Darling - The WWW Guy
Michael Darling

Original source :  http://www.mikedarling.com/jm-ocean-avenue/#respond

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JM Ocean Avenue Announce the appointment of a new CEO and CFO

August 12, 2014—Salt Lake City, UT

JM Ocean Avenue is pleased to announce the appointment of a new CEO and CFO.
Tim Richerson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of JM HK and a Member of the Board of Directors, Tim has also been named the Chief Executive Officer and President of JM OA, Inc. Both assignments are effective immediately.
"As JM Ocean Avenue opens this new chapter, characterized by global expansion and an even greater focus on the success of our Distributors, the Board is confident that Tim is the right person to lead the company forward and we are pleased that he has joined us.” Joe Zhou, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Richerson brings 30+ years of vast and varied experience that includes consumer, financial and web based companies both in the public and private sector. Most recently as a Director of the Burnham Financial Group (www.BurnhamFinancial.com), a current Partner in GT Development and a Partner in a private web based auction business. Also from 2003—2008 Mr. Richerson formed the Alan James Group, LLC with a partner where they acquired a group of consumer product brands from Boehringer Ingelheim. He then built the Alan James portfolio of well-known brands consisting of over 30,000 food, drug, mass and warehouse club retail distribution outlets. The Alan James Group was acquired by Interleukin Genetics in 2006 (majority owned by Alticor Inc.). Mr. Richerson was named Interleukins CEO and continued to consult for Alticor through 2013.
From 1997 – 2002, Mr. Richerson was with Rexall Sundown Inc., a NASDAQ listed company. In the 5 years with Rexall Sundown Inc., Mr. Richerson served as the General Manager as well as the company President. During his tenure Rexall's revenues grew from $100M to over $700M. Mr. Richerson also served as a member of the Numico North American Executive Management Committee that oversaw all Numico U.S. holdings, which included: General Nutrition Centers (GNC), Rexall Sundown and Unicity Direct Selling. Prior to this, he was with Playtex Products, Inc. for 10 years, where he held positions as Vice President of Sales in the Consumer Products Division and Vice President of Trade Marketing. Playtex, at the time, was owned in part by T. H. Lee Partners and eventually went public on the NYSE in 1995. Tim is also a prior member of YPO, (Young Presidents Organization).
“He has a proven ability to create strategic clarity, ensure disciplined execution, and deliver results. We believe that his passion for both this business and our Distributors will ensure that JM Ocean Avenue continues to have a positive impact on people’s lives.” Jackie Zhang, Vice Chairman
With the addition of Tim Richerson, JM Ocean Avenue’s Board of Directors consists of Joe Zhou-Chairman of the Board, Jackie Zhang-Vice Chairman, Bruce Fang-President and Fred Ninow, Chief Sales Officer.
JM Ocean Avenue is also pleased to announce the appointment of Elsa Sung as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
Ms. Sung comes to JM Ocean Avenue with a wealth of experience in budgeting and planning, financial reporting, auditing, accounting systems, and business operations. She joined the Company in January 2014.
She is a founding member of Metis Limited, a boutique consulting firm specializing in providing outsourced accounting, finance and operational services to companies located in the greater China area. From June 2007 to January 2013, Ms. Sung was Vice President and Board Director of CFO Oncall, Inc. During her tenure, she led the firm’s Client Services Division in China and developed the firm’s strategic plans for its China operations. Ms. Sung also served as Chief Financial Officer for Jiangbo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Nasdaq (Global Market) listed pharmaceutical company with operations in China, from November 2007 to March 2011.
From 2002 to 2007, she held positions of increasing responsibility as a Senior Auditor for Ernst and Young, LLP, and as Senior Internal Auditor for Applica Consumer Products, Inc., a publicly traded company. She also served as Audit Manager for Sherb and Company, where she was responsible for providing assurance services to public companies located in China.
Ms. Sung holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting and a BS in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. She also holds a BS in Sociology from National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan.
“We welcome Elsa to the JM Ocean Avenue Management Team as we move towards our next phase of growth. Her broad range of experience and her expertise in China and the Americas will be critical in the execution of our strategic initiatives and we look forward to working with her,” Tim Richerson, CEO.

Ocean Avenue and JM International sign merger to create world-class direct sales partnership and expand to 26 international markets.

Strategic collaboration will create industry-leading opportunities for distributors in new markets around the world and accelerate delivery of products to customers.

June 5, 2014, Ocean Avenue and JM International, both multi-national direct sales companies, today announced a merger to create opportunities for distributors and customers by expanding to over 25 new markets around the world this year, offering a broader and deeper range of products and increasing sales. The venture, JM Ocean Avenue, is collaboration between two companies whose combined strengths will result in a global company able to produce and deliver innovative products through a superior and far-reaching global distributor network.
The merger will carry forward objectives shared by Ocean Avenue and JM International: providing solutions with cutting-edge technology for healthy living and building a business platform for distributors to achieve health, happiness and freedom--- both financial freedom and freedom to travel around the world.

About Ocean Avenue

Ocean Avenue LLC, founded in 2012, is a U.S.-based network marketing company operating with more than 20,000 distributors and customers in 10 countries worldwide. It sells a unique line of nutritional and healthcare related consumer products. Ocean Avenue was founded on the principles of innovation in business and strengthening the core values of family and community.

About JM International

JM International, currently operating based in China and had expanded market to nearly 20 countries and regions around the world, is a hub for cutting-edge research and development and offers a wide range of healthcare related consumer products. With sales of more than $2 billion, the company has been named to China’s Top 500 Most Valuable Brands for several years. The company is committed to conducting business in a manner that reflects a concern for social welfare and public responsibility.

Monday, September 8, 2014

25 Tips To MLM/Network Marketing Business Success

Here are 25 tips to success for anyone who is starting their own MLM/Networking Marketing home business. These simple, easy-to-use tips will help you get your business off to a fast start, and put more money in your pocket.

1. When you first get into your network marketing home based business, write out your plans and goals! I'm sure you've heard it said many times before..."Most people never plan to fail, they simply fail to plan". Take the time to write out your plans and goals. Be realistic, but be tough on yourself. Push yourself. One of my favorite quotes is "What your mind can conceive, it can achieve".

2. Get started immediately. Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you start. That will never happen. Jump in and get started.

3. Treat your mlm/network marketing business as a serious, full-time business, and it will quickly become one.

4. Don't focus your attention on trying to sponsor the "big hitter" who tells you that they are going to bring in 120 people. Sure, it would be nice, but don't get caught up in the hype and emotion. It takes a team effort.

5. Know that rejection will happen. Not everyone is going to want what you have. There are some people that you could put a huge pile of Gold in their front yard, and they would still walk right on by it. Or, they simply will not believe it's Gold. Don't get discouraged. There are literally MILLIONS of people wanting what you have.

6. Follow up! This is the single most important factor to your success. You have probably heard that the fortune is in the follow up. People will rarely call you back, but they will join you if you follow up and show them you care about their needs. Call them and ask how things are going...or at least email them. By following up with everyone, you will sponsor new business partners in your network marketing business.

7. Have patience. Big incomes never happen overnight. And this is especially true if you are also working a full-time job somewhere. It may take you a year or two to obtain your income goal and quit your current job. If you knew that you could be doing your home business full-time in only a year from now...would it be worth the wait?

8. Don't give your new reps wild expectations. Let them know what to expect. Always be honest with them.

9. Realize that your mlm business is going to require an investment. Just like a brick and mortar business, your home business is going to require an investment in marketing supplies and tools. Thankfully, network marketing doesn't require you to take out a 2nd mortgage to operate.

10. Don't let anything knock you out of your home based business and cause you to quit. You can only fail in this business if you give up on yourself.

11. Don't mail out samples and materials to a few people and then expect big checks to suddenly appear. Most likely, it will take you a few months to have a steady income coming in.

12. Help the people you sponsor as much as you can. Help them get started. Help them sponsor their first two people by doing 3-way calls with their prospects. Let them know you're there for them and you support them. Teach your new reps the importance of doing the same. That's how you build a team.

13. Don't do things for your reps that they should do themselves. There is a fine line between being helpful, and doing the entire business for them. Understand your downline is going to do what you do. Lead by example. Do all the things that you want your reps to do. Be sure the example you are setting is one that you would want to follow if you were in their shoes.

14. Don't waste time on cynics, or non-motivated people. They will NOT succeed in this business, or any other business for that matter. Trying to drag someone into your business is only going to drain you of all your energy and beat you down. Let them go and move on.

15. Don't whine and complain to your upline every time you have a problem. No one wants to spend time with constant whiners and complainers.

16. Always operate your business in a professional and ethical manner. Don't make false claims about your mlm / network marketing product, or exaggerate your income. Give your prospects the facts and you will build trust. People can be smarter than you think. Most can sniff out if you're being dishonest quickly. Then you have lost your credibility, as well as your prospect.

17. Learn all that you can about your home based business. Stay up to date with everything that is going on. Learn a little about your competitors so that you can answer simple questions about the differences between them. But don't put them to your prospect, no matter how you feel about them.

18. Think BIG! Think big dreams. Set BIG goals. Small thinking producing small results. Live life without putting limits on yourself.

19. Keep in close contact with your new people you sponsor into your network marketing business. Let them know you care and are there to help. Praise your new people who are doing good things. Always at least send an email to them when they sponsor someone new. Let them know they're doing a great job!

20. Always be ENTHUSIASTIC! Smile when you're on the phone. Enjoy yourself and let others feel your enthusiasm for what you're doing. It quickly becomes contagious.

21. When you discover new ways of building your mlm home business, share them with others on your team. Remember...duplication is the key to success in this business.

22. Keep organized with your business. Have a system in place to keep track of those who are testing your product, or thinking about getting started, even if it's just a notebook to write their names in.

23. Listen to tapes, or read books on network marketing and personal development. It will pay BIG dividends as the months go by. Ask any leader in your business about the importance of personal development and they will all tell you the same thing.

24. Don't allow small problems and rejections that arise throw you off and upset you. Think about the positives, and always keep focused on the big picture.

25. Have FUN! People want to be around others who are having fun, be it in everyday life, or your business. Have fun with your home based business. Enjoy yourself, and watch how many others want to be involved in what you're doing.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Forbes Believes MLM Is One Of The Most Significant Solutions For Retirement

 by Tina Williams on September 1, 2014

At some point in your life you’ve been pitched a multi-level marketing (MLM), direct selling, or network marketing business opportunity.  While the pitch varies from company to company, it basically promises a chance to ditch your 9-5 work schedule, be your own boss, and make lots of money while making new friends in the process.
It all sounds good on paper, yet there is a seemingly endless debate over whether these companies and programs are legitimate business opportunities or not, so I dug in and got the real scoop.  As a result, I believe that the entire industry is poised for explosive growth and can be one of the most significant solutions to America’s currentretirement savings crisis.

Initially, that may sound like a bold statement, but it’s not if you understand retirement the way I do.  The reality is, making a successful transition into retirement has more to do with psychology than with money… and the same may hold true for multi-level and network marketing.
Don’t get me wrong, money has a role in retirement, but it’s not the primary one every one gives it.  Combine that concept with eye-opening statistics like AARP’s estimate that half of all baby boomers (76 million) are interested in starting a business and the makings of a massive trend are in place.

As far as the retirement saving crisis is concerned, more and more people are coming to terms with the fact that they probably aren’t going to be able to save enough money to just sit around and slowly deplete their nest egg from age 62 to 100.  With the average 50 year-old estimated to have less than $50,000 in retirement savings, there is an obvious need to find alternative ways to either save more or generate supplemental income starting now, and continuing throughout retirement. Moving beyond just the dollars and cents, boomers are growing tired of feeling guilty or bad about their past savings habits and are interested in moving towards possible solutions.
Another growing reality that could benefit MLM and related businesses is the increasing number of baby boomers who are disenchanted with their current careers.  They’re worn-out from years of the corporate grind and don’t feel the connection between their job and the people it impacts outside their office walls or company grounds.  

They’re shifting their focus from accumulating a giant nest egg to a desire to be part of something bigger and better… to have a positive effect on others… and working in retirement.  Facets of life that can be fulfilled with specific types of products and service available through some MLM or Direct selling opportunities.
MLM and direct selling programs also offer very low barriers into entrepreneurship, often providing training, support, and ample encouragement along the way.  As retirees begin to realize they need activities that keep them busy, relevant, in good health, and connected to others, the time, energy and cost to participate in these kinds of companies make them very appealing to large segments of the population caught up in these dynamics.

This is not a ringing endorsement for the entire industry.  Like any investment of time, money, and energy, people need to be aware of what they are getting into and do their homework.  That’s the primary reasons I began researching the topic by reaching out to regular everyday people involved in these types of businesses and who were willing to skip the hype and offer a transparent view of the programs and give their opinions as to whether this can be a realistic source of retirement income.

I initially spoke to a retired friend who said she joined a health and beauty direct selling company as a means of meeting new people. She had recently remarried and moved to a new location, so she combined the practice of meeting new people with making extra money.  After almost a decade in the business, she’s built a small niche business with family and friends despite switching to from one company to another competitor after three years.
She admits she doesn’t attend all of the company’s local meetings and goal-setting sessions because she’s not interested in becoming a top producer.  She just likes to use the business activity to keep busy (particularly in the winter) and use the extra money she earns to travel and spoil the grand kids.
Having studied the psychology and behavior of boomers, this example represents a major shift in my thinking about the industry.  I no longer perceive these types of opportunities as money-making pyramid schemes.  Instead, I now see it as a way to enhance many of the personal aspects of retirement that are rarely discussed let alone planned for, with the added benefit of supplementing other popular retirement income sources such as pension and social security.

Daria M. Brezinski Ph.D, a practicing psychologist and former marketing director for a multi-level marketing magazine, echoes these sentiments.  “Many people don’t realize that multi-level marketing companies are successful because they help people satisfy a number of important human needs, including feeling significant, having connections, learning something new, and making a difference.  I have heard people in network marketing say again and again, ‘I’m doing this because I’m meeting amazing people … making so many connections … and I feel so good about myself.’”

Dr. Brezinski’s point is well taken and easy to see practiced by popular network marketing companies.  Many MLM and NM companies tout a three-to-five year plan to attain freedom and wealth, yet many of the people running company meetings have been in the business for five or ten years and still haven’t left their full-time job or landed on easy street.  “As it turns out,” Dr. Brezinski notes, “when other human needs are being met, the members and consultants don’t focus solely on the financial aspects.”

Continuing my interviews, I challenged three others who are in the business to be straightforward, and prove to me that the process really works.  What I found was good, consistent business advice applicable to any new business.

Lorene Hochstetler, from Ohio, recommends keeping your current job while slowly making the transition into MLM.  She’s been able to replace her full-time income but explains, “It didn’t happen overnight, and I still work every day.  I am very disciplined with my business and wake up every day knowing what I have to do in order to succeed at this.  You have to treat it like a business and be willing to follow advice from others who have made it.”

Tracy Willard of California began her MLM career out of necessity.  “Prior to getting involved in my business, I told my friends to never let me join one of those things… but when our family was hit by the mortgage crisis I had to do something different.”  She started her business with the intention some retirees may also find themselves.  “I started with the idea that I just needed to make my month easier.  My company helped me figure out what I needed to do in order to make an extra $500 per month.”
She reiterated a common theme I heard throughout the interviews.  “If you treat it like a hobby it won’t pay you like a business.”  She also acknowledged that, in spite of her success, she doesn’t sit around eating bonbons every day waiting for residual checks to hit the mailbox.  “That’s a common misconception,” she said.  “I work hard at my business every day, although it doesn’t always feel like work.  Similar to other entrepreneurs who profit from their passion, she says “It’s rewarding because I found a product that has made in difference in how I look and feel… and I love selling it and helping other people start a business.”
Staci Cahill runs her Washington MLM company in a way many people can appreciate.  She keeps her personal life separate from her business life by avoiding home parties, offering instead workshops that educate prospects on the products she offers.  “I didn’t want to be that person others hid from because they thought I was going to ask them to host a party.  I like to keep my business life and personal life separate.”
When I asked her if she was successful at her craft, she pointed out an MLM approach different from what many might expect.  “Yes, I am very successful given what I wanted to get out of it.  I’m a single mother who used to work 50 hours per week outside the home.  Now I’ve cut it to 20 hours, which is a major upgrade for me and my family.”

As a five-year veteran of MLM, she attributes her success to the fact that, “I switched companies a few years ago once I realized that pots and pans don’t change people lives.  The products I now offer has changed my life and that of others… and I find a lot of value in waking up and going to bed knowing that.”

The interviews and psychological connections lead me to conclude that MLM and NM companies, along with other small businesses opportunities, are important considerations for anyone entering retirement.  In fact, I believe the concept of starting a business for retirement income will become one of the most significant trends impacting retirement in the 21st century.  But it has to start with redefining entrepreneurship and framing it into a retirement lifestyle.  That means helping people find ways to turn a passion, hobby, or personal desire into extra money in their pocket… not to mention helping people see the importance of  planning for the non-financial aspects of retirement such as replacing a work identity, staying relevant and connected, as well as keeping mentally and physically fit.

Something multi-level marketing as well as network marketing companies are poised to capitalize on.  As a result, the industry could soon experience larger than life growth, spurred by baby boomers looking to adjust their retirement feelings and plans.

Starting a business for retirement is a trend I have been noticing, especially since the recent economic plunge. Individuals have realized that having a secure paycheck is no longer the concept it used to be. Corporations no longer offer retirement plans and pensions and little by little health insurance and benefits are slipping away. 
The list of reasons for working for Corporate America is getting shorter and shorter as the risk vs reward sways toward the MLM industry. 

source : http://www.businessforhome.org/2014/09/forbes-believes-mlm-is-one-of-the-most-significant-solutions-for-retirement/