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    5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 19, 2007 9:21 AM by rvr181259

    sale of healthproducts

    rvr181259 Newbie
      I became an affiliate of sfimg recently.Many health products are there in sfimg.I want to sell them.
      Are there any chances to get success in this area.if i take it a business ? Please advise in this matter
      if i want to be successful in sale of these products. can i get some customers online to purchase these products like multi vitamin tablets,weight loss products,antoxidants with red wine etc.i already spent some money for advertisements. but i could not find any positive result so far.please advise me.

      thanking you,
      rvrao
        • Re: sale of healthproducts
          LUCKIEST Guide
          rvrao, Good luck. It sounds like you need a Business and Marketing Plan.
          Health products are good. Yes, you can get some customers online to purchase these products.
          You have to advertise and market the products. Describe them and how much they cost.
          LUCKIEST
          • Re: sale of healthproducts
            DomainDiva Ranger
            I did a bit of online investigation on this group. It appears that http://www.startaid.com is the training portal. While this is a kind of network marketing...it is seems to be a bit out of the mainstream. I am involved with a health and wellness MLM, so the best advice I could give is to get in touch with your upline and see if you can get some mentoring.
            • Re: sale of healthproducts
              LUCKIEST Guide
              Maybe this will help

              Steps to Small Business Success


              1. Start Smart
              2. Plan Ahead
              3. Set up Systems
              4. Seek out Sales
              5. Aim for Growth
              6. Leverage Opportunities

               

               

               


              1. Start Smart.
              Identify a niche. Don't compete to be the lowest cost provider. Look
              for what makes your product or service unique and adds a special value
              for the client and charge for that value. Every business has many
              facets. Start with what you know and like; start a business that has
              meaning to you. Keep in mind that we don't know what the future holds,
              many of the jobs and businesses of tomorrow don't exist today. You can
              create your own success.

               

               

              Now is the time to dream. To start smart, you should like the idea of
              the business. The way to earn a good income and build wealth is by
              serving clients well, making their life better in some way-it's more
              than filling a need in the marketplace. To succeed you want to test the
              idea to make sure your potential clients like the idea too. Test your
              ideas.

              2. Plan Ahead.
              People often ask me why bother with a business plan? Look at the
              lottery as an example. You may get lucky and get the winning ticket,
              but the odds are against you when you rely on random chance. I'm a risk
              taker...but not that much, minimize the risk of going into business and
              maximize your potential for success. Take the time to write a plan of
              how you get from point A to point B. A plan gives you a clear future
              focus and increases your chances of success.

               

               

              The first rule of a start-up is put some of your own money in the
              business. As the owner you must be willing to capitalize the business.
              The second rule is put as little of your own money as possible in the
              business. Prepare your plan and look for funding for your business from
              multiple sources, which can include a business loan or business line of
              credit.

               

               

              Don't go it alone. Plan ahead now to build your team. Your team may
              include a CPA and an attorney that you work with as needed. Add a
              mentor from your industry and get a SCORE mentor to help you plan for
              success. No one has all the answers. You get more ideas and information
              by building a success, support team that can help you plan ahead.

              3. Set up Systems.
              The most basic system every business should have is a good financial
              system. Ask yourself how am I going to generate enough income to
              support myself and my family. Begin here. Put together a personal
              budget, so you know what it costs you to live. Now, you can move on to
              the business budget and sales planning, so you can see how many sales
              you need to break even and make a profit. The start-up expense plan,
              operating budget and your accounting software are vital to your
              success.

               

               

               

              4. Seek out Sales.
              The daunting question is how do you go about seeking out your first
              sale. Recognize that since you don't have a big ad budget to be seen by
              everyone, you need to target a niche and get connected in your market
              community, be it local, regional or national. You need other people
              selling for you-not employees-goodwill referrals. Get out and talk to
              as many people as you can. Join organizations that would have clients
              for your product or service. Become a visible part of your market, and
              then ask for the sale. You begin the sales process with people that you
              know. Yes, it's okay to start with friends and family as your first
              customers, and then broaden from there.

               

               

               

              5. Aim for Growth.
              The basic tenant of creating a company is that you own the company. You
              are not just creating a job for yourself. It's less risk and less
              investment to get a job. Building a business is creating a company that
              is more than the job itself. Think about the future. How large do you
              want the company to be in terms of sales, net profit and employees?
              Your answer to each of these questions will influence how you grow.
              There are varying costs and profits associated with growth. It's
              important to make a deliberate choice early about how you want to grow
              your company.

               

               

               

              6. Leverage Opportunities.
              Good luck. Good fortune. Good timing. All play a part in business. As a
              business owner, be very clear about your core focus for the business
              and how it serves clients. Your core business is what pays the bills.
              Then, as an entrepreneur you are about opportunity. When you see a
              potential opportunity or stroke of luck measure it against your core
              business focus. Good fortune is great, when it matches your vision for
              the business. Always consider if a good opportunity is the right fit
              for your business. If something looks great, but it's not in sync with
              your long-term plan and budget, think carefully before committing your
              company's resources.

               

              Take advantage of good opportunities that make sense for you long term.
              A perfect example is McDonalds. Ray Krock started a small business that
              became a large franchise network with a consistent product, consistent
              systems and an ability to seize opportunities such as the Arch card and
              offering healthy salads to meet the interests of today's consumers.

               


              LUCKIEST
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              • Re: sale of healthproducts
                Lighthouse24 Ranger

                Most MLM operations are built on a non-sustaining business model. In a short time, corporate revenue from enrolling affiliates far outpaces revenue from the sale of any actual product.

                To put your sales challenge in perspective, I considered a client of mine -- the leading online retailer of health, beauty, wellness, personal care, and pharmacy products. They stock and sell more than 25,000 different name brand items, and they ship for free. Looking at a cross section of products that are sold on their website as well as many SFImg affiliate websites, SFI affiliate prices are an average 23 percent higher (and shipping is not free) -- so that's a real challenge you face.

                Let's assume you overcame that challenge and that EVERY one of my client's customers abandoned them and bought from an SFI affiliate instead. By the time the commission trickled down to all the bottom tier affiliates, the total would amount to about $372,000 a year -- which might not be too bad if it were shared among a handful of affiliates. According to SFI's own webpage, however, over 8,000 new affiliates are signed up every day. By one estimate, almost 6.5 million SFI affiliates are out there competing with you trying to sell the same products in the same way.

                There are two ways to make money in an MLM downline: 1) build customer relationships and add value to each transaction so people will want to buy from "you" personally (this is face-to-face selling, not something you can do by tossing up a website and waiting for money to roll in -- and lots of successful Avon and Mary Kay reps are successful for this very reason). 2) Sign-up more downline affiliates so you get a cut of their sales (but since SFI has been building their downline for 22 years, there's a practical and a mathematical limit on how many more people can be added and how much they can make from this operation).

                Hope this answered your question. Best wishes.