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Top Amway Products

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I know I blog about  a lot of different topics and all very relevant to this challenge, however I don’t want to lose site of the high quality products Amway has to offer.

So check them out, contact me if you are interested in buying any of these or other Amway products at a discount.

 

 

 

Have a great night everyone!

Karen

Would love to read your feedback. 🙂 and if you know anyone who maybe interested in extra income,  please share my blog with them.

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Info graphs..

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“A picture is worth a thousand words”

This could explain the increase in popularity of information graphs. After reading yet another great site on how to generate more traffic to your blog, they suggested using them…here is my first attempt. These could get fun 🙂

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The Debate on Guest Blogging…

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I was planning on writing on the topic of “guest blogging” and how great it is, now I am not so sure how great it realethicsly is.

I mentioned in an earlier post that in my search to finds ways to generate more traffic to my blog, I came across the concept of guest blogging, and it seemed great! They highly recommended it.

I have finally had enough time to go back and do further investigation on this “guest blogging” idea and what I found was a whole lot of controversy. So much controversy that even Google is involved.

Here is how I saw guest blogging working; 

  1. You would look for high traffic quality websites that allow guest bloggers.
  2. You would apply with a well written piece.
  3. They accept! Let’s be positive here J
  4. They post your piece and it is now exposed to their much larger following than your own blog.
  5. Those followers fall in love with what you wrote click through to your site from the host site and start following you!! Yay!!

Love it, so simple! Not so fast…

Here is what Matt Cutts – Head of Google’s Webspam team had to say about Guest Blogging, February, 2014.

 “Okay, I’m calling it: if you’re using guest blogging as a way to gain links in 2014, you should probably stop. Why? Because over time it’s become a more and more spammy practice, and if you’re doing a lot of guest blogging then you’re hanging out with really bad company.”

As you imagine this statement stopped me in my tracks, I needed to go back and do further investigation. I have no idea what “gaining links” is and how does guest blocking lead to spamming?

Here is what Wikipedia says about Blog Spamming

“Spam in blogs is done by posting (usually automatically) random comments, copying material from elsewhere that is not original, or promoting commercial services to blogs, wikis, guestbooks, or other publicly accessible online discussion boards.

Adding links that point to the spammer’s web site artificially increases the site’s search engine ranking on those where the popularity of the URL contributes to its implied value, an example algorithm would be the PageRank algorithm as used by Google Search. An increased ranking often results in the spammer’s commercial site being listed ahead of other sites for certain searches, increasing the number of potential visitors and paying customers.”

So how do you stay out of trouble with Google?

  1. Write high quality guest posts.
  2. If you write for more then one website use unique posts for each one.
  3. Pick sites that relate to your blog, this will allow natural and appropriate linking.
  4. Most importantly, build relationships not links.

Am I discouraged from trying Guest Blogging? Believe it or not, I am still going to give it a try.

For one thing, I have no desire to trick anyone into following my blog or joining my challenge. Secondly and most accurately, I wouldn’t even know where or how to start to game Google or any other search engine. And for the effort it would take me or anyone else to learn these skills, we can instead be building real connections in support of our business efforts.

After all Google wants us to be successful on the internet, they just want us to do it an honest ethical manner, I think that is what we all want.

Happy Friday Night everyone! Have a great weekend!

Karen

If you know anyone who would find this blog useful, helpful or interesting please share.

Would love to hear any of your thoughts on Guest Blogging!! Feel free to leave a comment.

20 x 1K Experiment…

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Can I help 20 people make at least 1000$ this year, using only social media? Does this sound familiar?

If you have been following my blog you will probably recognize that it is a slight variation of my original goal of making 20K in the next year, selling Amway through Social Marketing.

It was brought to my attention through a follower blogger, who I don’t know, that I would probably gain more traction if I offered to help others make money. Duh, any strategic business person should realize that their audience needs to see “What’s in it for me?”

How did I miss this??

So What is in it for you?…I would like to help you make at least 1000$ over the next year selling by Amway products and supporting others who may want the same opportunity and so on and so on 🙂

Let me be upfront;

1. It’s Amway.

2. You will need to work hard.

3. You will never need to solicit your friends and family unless you want to.

4. If you don’t plan on talking to friends and family you will need to be tech savy and have a background in social media.

5. There is 166$ upfront fee that covers your starter kit, which is totally 100% refundable if you are not happy.

Amway - 116. Yes, you should probably buy and use products. Just products that makes sense to you, don’t over buy or spend.

7. I will support you the entire way.

I wrote a post a few weeks ago summarizing this opportunity that you may find helpful. Check it out here.

Most importantly Amway sells great products that you can be proud to buy, use and sell.  Click here to look at just a few of them or visit my site www.amway.ca/karenulmanis.

I am beyond excited about this new challenge, looking forward to working with you!

Please go to my contact page and send me a message

Special THANK YOU to Russ for taking the time to read my blog and such great advice!

Have a great evening!

Karen

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Should we be taking dietary supplements?

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I think most of us would agree  that  there is no substitute for eating properly. canadafoodguide

Click on the picture to the right that shows Canada’s Food Guide. I am assuming it would closely follow other countries guidelines.

In theory  it looks great, but if we really studied our diet for one week, I believe even the healthiest  of us would struggle to meet these recommendations.

Lets look at the definition of supplement – “something that completes or enhances something else when added to it.”

That is the key, supplements are not meant to replace healthy eating but are there to enhance or support our diets.

Take this quick test to see if you ate even enough of  just your recommended vegetable and fruits today

Daily Phytonutrient Snapshot

Amway offers a wide variety of safe vitamins to supplement your diet.  CLICK HERE to have a look. It’s always best to work with your health professionals when making these types of decision.

Hope this post was helpful 😉 Have a great evening!

Karen

Interested in ordering product? Please visit my website www.amway.ca/karenulmanis or go to my contacts page and send me a message.

Please note; this information isn’t meant to replace a health professionals recommendation, as these are solely my opinions.

buyers remorse?

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Last week, I placed my first Amway order, and after I felt a bit anxious.

Did I really need what I ordered? Did I pay too much? Will I like the products. I really was anxious however pushed it to the  back of my mind, it was too late now, I would wait for it all to arrive. And today it did!

Do I feel any better? I am not sure yet, I will let you know at the end of the blog, as I am going to review everything and write as I go.

First I want to say, from what I have read there is a lot of criticisms around the pressure for Amway Consultants  to buy a lot of  Amway products. I see both sides, can you really sell products you don’t use? If you were a sales rep for Nike would you wear Adidas? But then I see the other side, I would guess a large percentage of new Amway consultants are doing this for needed, not nice to have extra income and are probably not in the position, financially to buy products, even with the discounts. So my words of wisdom, don’t ever buy anything you won’t use, or don’t already use, or can not afford, ever! Do what is best for you, we are all adults, don’t blame anyone else for pressuring you into buying products you don’t need, say no and don’t bother explaining, no is sufficient.

I am lucky enough to not have financial worries, however I am not into wasting money or paying more for a product that doesn’t hold enough value to pay the extra. There are many things I buy on a daily basis that I pay a premium for because I perceive good value. Perception is relative to the person, you may not see the same value as I do and that is ok.

Let’s review what I bought and what I paid;

One more thing to keep in mind, I bought enough product to ensure I met my 3% bonus level, which is roughly 100 PV points(PV points DO NOT equal $) and 50 of the those points have to be from customer sales. I also bought/sold enough to meet the “Fast Track” bonus(if you have any questions on how that works go to my contact page and send me your questions or leave a comment).

So here we finally go: Click on the links to see the retail price, and be sure to ask me how you too can buy the products at a discount.

Artistry Skin Care System – my cost – 37.12$, I am totally happy with this purchase, I have been using the samples of this product and love it. I think the price is better than what I would normally pay.

Liquid Hand Soap – my cost – 5.36$, this is great value, I normal just pick up whatever at Winners and I hate the scent, this one has none, price is cheaper and better quality than what I buy

Snack Popcorn – my cost – 32.16$, for 24 packages, 1.34$ each. Honest, I was hesitant on this one, as I don’t normally buy packaged snacks, as they are normally full of additives, luckily these only have 4 ingredients and are all natural 🙂 I still find these expense but I find all packaged snacks expensive, so I would say the price is in line with what I buy at the store however I see better value in these! The true test will be if my kids eat them, I will keep you updated.

Hair Shine Spray – my cost – 14.03$. I have long curly hair and humidity is killer on my hair, so I go through a lot of this product. The price is totally in line with what I pay.

Dish Drops Dish washing soap – my cost – 9.83$ I don’t normally buy environmentally friendly products, however I have been wanting to. So this is a must have for me. I used it today and it worked great. I think the price is very reasonable and cheaper than what I have priced at the grocery store. Very happy!

Glass Cleaner and Spray – my cost – 4.85$ I really think this one is great value, much less expensive than what is available at the grocery store and environmentally safe.

Make Up Remover – my cost- 11.99$. This is in line with what I currently pay and something I would use every day anyway. You can probably get this cheaper but I hate putting crap on my skin.

Protein Bars – my cost – 18.79$. I like these but I don’t love them and not sure I will buy them again, however we are not always going to love all food products and I think they are worth a try and priced reasonably.

Light Up Lip Gloss – my cost – 11.50$. If you have read my blog you know I absolutely love this product!! Price is very reasonable and I think better priced than high end cosmetic products.

Tooth Brushes – my cost – 11.72 for 4, basically 3$ a tooth brush and great quality. This one is a no brainer, everyone needs tooth brushes!

Chocolate Meal Replacement Shakes – my cost – 68.25$, 28 shakes, 2.43$ a shake, great value. This is a product my boyfriend and I already buy and use at breakfast time. By the way this is on back order, so no idea how it tastes, but I like that it is popular. I will let you know what once we try it, and if I don’t like this product, I will send it back.

Ok, that was a lot but overall I very happy with my purchases. Wavering a bit on the pop corn, probably not a do over and not sure about the bars. But here is the best news, all products have 100% money back guarantee. If you don’t like them you send them back!!

Shipping was only 24$, that is the max you will ever pay.

I hope this was helpful, as always would love to hear your feedback, leave a comment. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends.

Have a great evening!

Karen

Spiritual Capitalism…is this an oxymoron?

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I love capitalism, I am not afraid to say it but I also love meditating, yoga and yes even social programs, after all I live in Canada. We pay some of the highest income taxes in the world, is it perfect?, no however I think our heart is the right place. Lol, I pretty sure about half of you reading this right now think I am crazy!!

trust 1Since starting this project I have been a bit disappointed by what I have come across.

Here is my number one piece of advice, “if it seems to good to be true, walk away!” Run! Don’t sign up, don’t give them even 10$!!

I am amazed at the number of sites dedicated to selling you, not products but a dream of becoming rich. Ads that quote statistics of the their top earners making millions in just 2 years or less. They are taking advantage of those who are in a temporary time in their life where they are desperate for money and are easily swayed by unrealistic promises and results.

I hate being on a soap box, I have no interest in under cutting anyone or taking away from their right to make a living. But in case you are tempted to sign up for those slick marketing promotions, at least ask yourself these questions first:

1. Are they promising unrealistic results, too good to be true?

2. Is there a pressure to sign up right away?

3. Is the advertising full of people holding bundles of money, lounging on yachts?, you get the idea.

4. Do they ask for your credit card information for their free trial?

5. Do they promise instant results?

Do your home work, research the internet, read articles, watch you tube videos, but go with your gut. Dream big, have large expectations for yourself, but trust your inner voice.

Enough gloom and doom, it’s Friday after all. I just want my message to be, you can have great success and make money and still do it with integrity and with yours and others best interest at heart.

Remember, what we put out into the universe is what we get back!

Have a great long weekend everyone!

Karen

As always please feel free to share my blog, like it, and if you think I am totally wrong leave a comment 🙂 I love all perspectives, it is the only way to grow.

is MLM really a four letter word?

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Unless that four letter word is LOVE, then no it’s not.

I  know, the word LOVE is a bit dramatic, however I couldn’t think of another four letter word that would convey “positivity” or my support for Multi Level Marketing (MLM)

From what I know and learned about MLM’s and Amway in particular it rewards those who work hard. There is this perception out there that your “sponsor” the person who signs you up will always make more money then you and they won’t be working as hard as you will. This is far from the truth, the person who works the hardest reaps the most.

If you are at all sceptical, please have a look at this video, it clearly explains the business model .

As the video states Amway is NOT a get rich quick offer, just like all good things in life, it requires us to work for it. It requires persistence, patients and yes, hard work.

Would love to hear from you, you can ask me any questions in the comment section or go to my contacts page.

Thanks to all my new and continued followers, I so appreciate it!! Would love to have more.

Have a great night!

Karen

in my search for more followers, i found…

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Affiliate Marketing ……… I am reluctant to admit I had never heard of this term or what it means.

I stumbled upon it watching  a Youtube video on how to generate more followers to my blog, which hopefully in return will help me with my 20K goal. I found great advice; leverage Social Media sites, ensure they re all integrated, become a guest blogger(I will touch on this little gem in another post), and a lot other great tips.

But what really caught my attention was this concept of Affiliate Marketing and how you can use your blog to make money. Love it!

Maybe some of you are not similar with it either, so I found a short youtube video that sums it up. What is really embarrassing is that this video is 6 years old!! Talk about being out of the loop!

The more I thought about this concept I realized I am currently doing Affiliate Marketing, except in my case you buy the product directly from me and not Amway and that in lies my challenge. The Amway model is about face to face networking and not really designed for promotion on the internet. Because of this model I am left to build my own internet marketing materials(blogs, promos, ads. pop ups ect) to attract customers, where as other companies such as Amazon have this already built for you and your only job is to build content that attracts and promotes the products on Amazon.

Amazon Affiliate site, incase you may want to try it. There are a plethora of companies that offer this but Amazon seems to a popular one.

So how does this help me….lol it doesn’t.

However  I am so intrigued with this concept, of generating an income solely from your laptop with little ties to the products or the company you are promoting , I thought it was worth sharing. In fact I am now more convinced than ever I will be successful selling  Amway to customers strictly over the internet. Admittedly with a little more work a head of me but just need to find ways to be a more creative 🙂

Getting myself somewhat back  on track, click here to have a look at all the great products Amway offers, and be sure to ask me how you can buy them at a discount.

Hoping you found this info some what interesting, would love to hear your views on this topic, so please leave a comment.

Karen

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building trust, by making a connection

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If I think about those who are successful in my life, one thing they all have in common is their ability to connect and build trust with those around them.

Trust, Colorful words hang on rope by wooden pegI am thinking that in order for this experiment to be successful, I need to be able to connect and build trust with those I am in contact with in my social media groups.

Pretty sure that is easier said than done, so of course I have been googling my way to a solution, here is what has resonated with me about making a connection and building trust on line.(sounds a bit like on line dating ha!)

1. Be transparent! This can some times be difficult for me as I am trying to keep my personal social media sites separate from my Amway Experiment site, as I don’t want my friends and family to feel any pressure. So if you are really curious about who I am and if I am legit, here is my LinkedIn profile, feel free to connect with me there, however I do use this LinkedIn site to leverage my professional contacts for work, so there will never be any mention of Amway.

My LinkedIn Profile

I think I have also made it very clear on what my intentions are and have never hid that this blog is about MLM’s and Amway. I find with many sites, you don’t know what you are getting until you give them your contact info. If  it’s such great idea/product just be upfront about it, people are smart, you haven’t tricked them 🙂

2. Be helpful / do something for others / ask for nothing in return.  – so basically what you put out into the world is what you get back!

I genuinely  have come across some great blogs, twitter accounts, articles on line and I am doing my best to share, like comment ect.,  on those that resonated with me.

Here is are 2 great sites I found on line that helped me with this post. Social Media Examiner and CopyBlogger  Check them out for any help you may need with your own blog.

3. Don’t constantly sell. Teaching is a much better way to gain sales.

To be honest, I don’t really want to sell you anything, I am hoping to offer you an opportunity that is right for you! Multi Level Marketing is not for everyone. This blog is about connecting to those who have an interest in MLM’s and if you have ever thought about giving it a try.

As I start to get to use the products more, I will share my experiences with you and in turn you maybe interested in buying Amway products also.

4. Exceed expectations. Surprise people by being insanely helpful.

This one seems to be a no brainer in life! I have been amazed at the amount of followers who have shared and retweeted for me! and I hoping that in some small way I can help others that are thinking of following the path of MLM’s and hopefully be insanely helpful to U!

As always I appreciate the follows, likes, shares and comments!

Have a great day!

Karen