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What is the Marketing Budget for your Network Marketing Business

What is the Marketing Budget for your Network Marketing Business?

Business Plan for your Network Marketing Business

There are 3 things every successful business must have:

  • A vision
  • A business plan
  • A marketing budget

Typically in a small business, marketing accounts for 15% or more of projected gross sales revenues. Not profits, sales revenue.

So what is your projected sales volume?

Ahhh, the catch-22 for most in our profession. In network marketing its almost unheard of to find someone who has an actual written business plan with all the items that are found in business plans for other businesses – Your product or service, the overall market for your product or services, your target market, the competition, your projected sales, Your projected revenue and earnings, your sales and marketing methodology, a budget for your marketing.

Do you have a business plan? If not, why not? Is it that you have not taken your network marketing business seriously? That you are not treating it like a business, you are treating it like a hobby?

Well, it’s time you started treating it like a business, so it can pay you like a business.

Let’s Take a Look at an Outline of My Business Plan for the Next 3 Months:

Industry(s) – Health and Wellness

Products –     Customized Nutritional Supplements/Sports Nutrition – $37 billion in the US

Products –     Weight Loss/Weight Management – $65 billion in the US

Products –     Energy Drinks – $60 billion in the US

Products –     Anti-Aging Skin Care/Personal Care – $11 billion in the US

Target Market – Baby Boomers; Professionals – Insurance, Real Estate, Executives and Management, and small business owners; Working Moms

Competition – Grocery Store vitamins; Monster, 5 Hour Energy and Red Bull; Herbalife, Nutrisystems, and 1 million diets on the bookshelf; I’m not sure but I will find out if I start focusing on skin care, I know we are much better and less expensive than most I see advertised.

Projected sales – Q1 2016 – 120,000  SVP (In USANA, we see sales in terms of sales volume points that are then converted to dollars depending on the market you are in)

Projected sales revenue – $12,000.00

Sales/Marketing Methodology – Go Pro Recruiting Mastery Techniques, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Video Blogging/Periscope

Marketing Budget – $1800.00

What Do I spend My Marketing Budget On

There are many things you can be spending your marketing budget on. Samples are the number one expenditure in Network Marketing. If you are not putting your products in the hands of potential customers regularly you are not selling much. Event costs are another area to budget for. Not just the rental of a room, but AV needs, samples, decorations, and prizes. Business cards are another marketing cost. How about flyers to advertise your events?

So now that you know what one looks like, its time to take your Network Marketing business seriously and treat it as a business by writing out a business plan and a marketing plan today.

Cheers!,

Richard


 

I do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no limit to what peaks we can climb together.

Please feel free to contact us about USANA products or the USANA business opportunity or simply to tell us your thoughts on what you have seen and read on this website. We appreciate the feedback.

#networkmarketing #entrepreneur #timefreedom #financialsecurity

Don’t Fake It ’til You Make It

“Don’t fake it ’til you make it. Fake it til you become it.”  – Amy Cuddy

That’s what this life is about — incrementally nudging yourself to become the best version of yourself. Being present during these challenging moments.It’s not about fooling other people to get the things you desire, then having to continue with the charade. It’s about fooling yourself, just a bit, until you feel more powerful, more present — and it’s about keeping up the practice, even if it takes time to get there.

Those profound words stuck me like a ton of bricks. Truth plainly spoken often does.

In this profession that I have chosen, personal development is paramount to success. It’s a precursor to getting what I want in life. The more I grow, the more love and good I share, the more comes back to me. I can’t fake until I make it, I have to fake it until I become it.

To be successful in network marketing, I am forced to be constantly nudging myself towards becoming the best version of myself if I want to be successful in the business. The more I grow, the more I am able to give, and the more I attract people that are looking to become more themselves. Those people are the ones that want share the products and the opportunity with others and we grow our businesses together.

In each moment that I am present in the moment, I am telling myself that I am a light. That by doing what I do in this profession, I am serving others in a way that they and I need. I am spreading joy and greater fulfillment in life. That I am learning to be more and serve more.

By serving more, I become more successful in my network marketing business.

Thank you Amy Cuddy! For that piece of truth you shared that clarified why and how  to be successful in life and in the network marketing profession.


I do hope you decide to join us on our adventure. Once that momentum kicks in, there is no limit to what peaks we can climb together.

Please feel free to contact us about USANA products or the USANA business opportunity or simply to tell us your thoughts on what you have seen and read on this website. We appreciate the feedback.

#networkmarketing #entrepreneur #timefreedom #financialsecurity

Dietary supplements, meal replacements help ensure nutritional adequacy during weight loss

 

January 13, 2015

Dietary supplements and fortified meal replacements help ensure nutritional adequacy during energy-restricted diets for weight loss

 At a Glance

Weight control strategies that are both safe and effective are needed to reduce
the rate of the current obesity epidemic. People incorporating fortified meal replacements are more likely to have adequate essential nutrient intakes compared to a group following a more traditional food group diet.

Read more about this research below.

Weight control strategies that are both safe and effective are needed to reduce the rate of the current obesity epidemic. A study published in theNutrition Journal compared the macronutrient and micronutrient levels in the foods chosen by women following two different weight reduction programs.

Ninety-six generally healthy overweight or obese women randomly placed into two treatment groups: Traditional Food Group (TFG) or a Meal Replacement Group (MRG).  The MRG included the use of 1-2 meal replacement drinks or bars per day. Both groups aimed to restrict energy levels to approximately 1,300 calories per day. After one year, weight loss was not significantly different between the groups, and both groups had macronutrient (Carbohydrate:Protein:Fat) ratios that were within the ranges recommended. Both groups experienced an improved dietary pattern with respect to decreased saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, with increased total servings/day of fruits and vegetables. However, the TFG had a significantly lower dietary intake of
several vitamins and minerals compared to the MRG and was at greater risk for
inadequate intake.

Although both groups successfully lost weight while improving overall dietary adequacy, the group incorporating fortified meal replacements tended to have a more adequate essential nutrient intake compared to the group following a more traditional food group diet. This study supports the need to incorporate fortified foods and/or dietary supplements while following an energy-restricted diet for weight loss.

Ashley JM et al. Nutrient adequacy during weight-loss interventions: a randomized study in women comparing the dietary intake in a meal replacement group with a traditional food group. Nutr J. 2007 Jun 25;6:12