What’s going on in China?

What’s going on in China?

Expanding into a new country means adapting your commissions and operations to suit the market. Sometimes the adaptations you’ll need to make are small; sometimes they’re big. Entering China means big changes, but their direct selling market is on the rise, so let’s break down their business landscape.

China has a long history of conflict with the direct sales and multilevel marketing industry. In 1998, China banned direct selling. They lifted the ban in 2005, with a few stringent regulations. The most influential of these regulation prevent companies from paying commissions on more than one level and set the legal, single-level commission at 30%. This is lower than the usual overall payout of US companies (approximately 40%), but much higher than the individual commissions distributor’s make on volume generated in their organizations.

Restricting multilevel commissions takes a pretty big bite out of the motivation that we usually see driving distributors. Getting paid for multiple levels means having the ability to steadily grow your income by changing your efforts toward leadership rather than constantly upping the amount of time you put into personally making sales. Chinese distributors admittedly get a bigger chunk of each sale they make, but they have to make each of those sales personally. Furthermore, if we look at this equation from a corporate perspective, a company’s ability to craft compensation strategies which incentivize specific, desired distributor behaviors, is nil under these restrictions.

Why Should You Attend The Direct Selling Edge Conference?

DS Edge Conference October 5th & 6th Fort Worth, Texas



Monday & Tuesday

October 5-6, 2015

Radisson Hotel Fort Worth Fossil Creek
Fort Worth, Texas 

Two Days of Direct Selling School For Companies

TICKETS: Individual tickets are $250 each, but your company can bring up to 4 people for a total cost of only $300. Additional team members are only $75 each. At this low price, bring your team!

LODGING:  Book your hotel room now or before Monday, September 21, 2015 to get our group rate of $109 per night, including breakfast for two. Rooms booked after this date will be available at the prevailing rate.

To book your room , click here or call the hotel at 800.967.9033 or 817.625.9911 and book your room referencing group DSEDGE.

Nerium International A Life Long Dream For The Slight Edge Author Jeff Olson

Jeff Olson & Family Founders Of Nerium International

When I heard Jeff Olson had come out of self-proclaimed retirement I was not real surprised. As with so many other great network marketing leaders who have gone into self-proscribed retirement, I figured someone had paid him enough to get back in the game. I always look at MLM leaders retiring like I do, professional athletes, sooner or later they come back around. Sadly most never succeed at living up their former reputations. Well… Since Jeff Olson does have a Slight Edge (yes pun intended), I soon found not only had he come out of retirement, he and his family had finally seen their dream come true in the launch of Nerium International!

Jeff Olson & Family Founders Of Nerium International

The Olsons believe their greatest achievements are in the success of others. Through the years, Jeff and Renee have earned a reputation for caring deeply about those with whom they work. Their daughter, Amber grew up immersed in this unique industry and all it offers. Being able to blend the power of family with their vast and successful experience is a dream come true.

Nerium International Teams Up With Pinnacle Five To Support Our Troops!

You can learn more about this powerful organization by clicking here!

The Nerium International Vision

For Nerium International, making people better means establishing a business that can bring real change to your life, your skin, and your personal and professional development. That’s why we built Nerium International: to offer quality products backed by real science, a lucrative business opportunity, and endless resources to aid and encourage personal development. We aim to help people grow and improve—inside and out.

Implementing our core values will help this process by sharpening multiple areas in your life, strengthening relationships, and setting a high bar for the way you conduct business.

The Nerium International Core Values

Be Real

At Nerium International, our mantra is real: getting real, being real, and creating real change. But we also want to attract genuine people who can be themselves and have fun.

Pursue Constant Development Of Self

No matter how successful or accomplished one might be, there are always more improvements to be made.

Encourage An Entrepreneurial Spirit

Believe in your dreams enough to get outside your comfort zone. Remember to live life on your own terms.

Create A Positive Team Spirit & Family Atmosphere

A positive spirit is a valuable asset, and we aspire to use it every day. For Nerium, the cliché “the family who plays together, stays together” is way of life. We take our work seriously, but we are also a fun-loving family

Be Determined

In our business, it’s important to stay the course. Our outlook is such that obstacles are only opportunities in disguise.

Practice Servant Leadership

We believe that the best leaders are givers, not takers. We help each other and provide selfless service, because that’s what a family does.

Slow Down To Go Fast

Haste makes waste. Slow and steady wins the race. Get the job done right the first time. Quality over quantity.You get the idea.

Embrace And Drive Change

We know it’s important to stay one step ahead and continually evolve. Change is necessary for growth, as a business and as a person. So we will always seek new ways to grow and improve.

Dream Big And Act On It Daily

Dreams consist of many smaller goals that can be acted upon daily. That’s how Nerium International grows as a brand, and that’s how we want our people to grow, too.

Have Fun And Help Others To Have fun

Nerium consists of real people with a can-do attitude who want to create real change. Having fun helps work not feel like work, which makes us more productive.



Breaking MLM News Update: Frode Jørgensen Reaches Out To Clarify His Relationship With BidiFy

Breaking MLM News Update

Frode Jørgensen Reaches Out To Clarify His Relationship With BidiFy

On March 26th, I wrote an article titled: Breaking MLM News: BidiFy Owner Frode Jorgensen Has History Of Legal Issues In The USA. Well last week while I was out covering the 15 year celebration convention, Frode reached out to clarify a few items he feels I did not have right in the first article.

Frode Jorgensen Clarifies His Connection To BidiFy

Breaking MLM News: Cowboy Joe Schroeder Comes Out Of Retirement To Join Paula Scarcella And Green Organics… Why?

When I got the news Cowboy Joe Schroeder was coming out of retirement to join Paula Scarcella over at Green Organics, the first word I spoke was WHY? Well instead of pondering it to long, Paula was able to get Joe to contact me and give me the real scoop before all the rumors started.

Joe Schroeder is one of the Internet Marketing pioneers. Joe has coached the likes of my friends Mike Dillard and Diane Hochman, showing them the secrets to funded proposals. When Joe retired I was not surprised. He has never been one to care for all the limelight, and knowing some of his students, I realized he would take pride in just watching them grow beyond even what he might have thought was possible.

I caught up with joe and was able to get him to give me some answers to two main questions… Why now, and why Green Organic? Some of you may remember I hit this company pretty hard a few months ago because I thought they had launched prematurely. I have kept my eye on them, and in the next few weeks, I will do an update of what I have witnessed.

In the meantime let’s talk to Joe Shcoeder.

Joe can you share a little about your history, since many of the current networkers and internet marketers have only heard of your students or maybe read a passing comment about you in a book?

“My biggest accomplishment, business wise, wasn’t the $50,000,000+ I helped distribute in Life Plus or ForMor International. It also wasn’t when I introduced the industry in 1996 to the “Funded Proposal.” And it wasn’t in my joy of sharing my vision, and coaching, with industry giants such as, to name a few, Diane Hochman, Mike Dillard, Gerald Peters, Franco Gonzalez and Dennis Karganilla.

To me, my greatest accomplishment, that I hope resonates with you, was as a full-time door-to-door meat and seafood salesman, with a monthly residential sales of roughly $12,000, I created part-time, a direct sales networking marketing organization of over 2,000 members whose sales were above $100,000 per month.

That was the hardest “hurdle” and hump I made myself cross, in my business life; everything else, and what came after scaling that tall mountain, was a residual effect, of those opening years for me some fifteen years ago.

Here is a little non-sexy “why” I decided to hunker down with Paula Scarcella and Green Organics

My buddy showed me this new little transparent FEMALE owned MLM called Green Organics.

I liked the name and even better was intrigued, that MLM legend Paula Scarcella had started it up.(been beaten too many times by too many guys in suits in MLM who decide to leave, not cut checks, etc)

Bout time I followed a women MLM hero. Why not, I follow my daughters and wife.

…so anyway

I liked even better that when Paula and I spoke, she didn’t once mention money, crack a joke, try to use the old boys Network chum-chum on me, and she was poised, soft and actually, aloof.

I liked that they give money to the SPCA. I liked that when I asked what she might need me for, she replied, “Culture, help me build a community.”

Then with more investigation…

No one showed me their $30,000 check they made their first sixty days and better yet, the King Kong doing the first “GO” conference call I attended, was a BLIND GUY named Dr. Robin Rushilo.

Between Paula’s poise, her mentioning the need for a culture and DOCTOR ROBIN, who I now call a brother, frankly, I was in Troy.

I’ve done sexy.

I’ve done rah-rah and even lead some nice rah-rah myself.

But at fifty two Troy, and someone who’s not only bought the T-shirt, but sold them himself?

It’s called calm!

It’s called we aren’t pretending to be slick or Corporate or pretending to be who we are not BECAUSE we can’t compete.

Paula said, “let’s start and develop our own little niche of 100,000 sold out excited average everyday people who we can help make $1,0000 a month versus trying to entice people with a $20,000 a month conversation.”

Did she say a THOUSAND? …what a novel concept. Huh.

Troy, you met Paula, need I say more?

She’s a gift to America, a gift to this industry, and a gift to blue collars like me Troy, who can believe in making an extra $500 to $2,000 a month versus the seduction of much higher.

Troy I wanted, a program that I could bring regular “Joe’s” to. That not only wouldn’t be offended with any hype, but who could relate to common people like us, who have accomplished very uncommon goals.

THIS ANSWER isn’t slick… THIS company isn’t slick… I am not slick… DR. ROBIN isn’t slick… Ms. Paula isn’t slick!

Neither was ole hick Sam Walton of Wal-Mart or was Colonel Sanders from KFC.

Johnny Carson and Don Rickles weren’t slick, and they are considered legends.

To me, that’s something I can hang my hat around Troy.

Troy, I won’t leave (when I die) a legacy at Green Organics as someone who taught anyone how to make money or teach how to “get people.”

My focus will be to help and encourage the team, on how to better get themselves. And each other!

Do that, and we change lives!

And I have found that when you change lives, then those who’ve you’ve helped, don’t leave anytime quick!

As Dale Calvert says, “Build people and the people will build your business.”

The money was never in the compensation plan, any more than wealth was inside of a Million Dollars.

Wealth is the man. The women, who saw the wealth before even their first $100 was earned.

The money is inside the people… Inside their hearts!

TOUCH those hearts, and out of cultural DNA instinct, those who we touch Troy, will feel obligated, to “do to” others, as you and me did to them.

That’s an Amway!

That’s an Avon!

That’s a Mary-Kay!

And that Troy, is who we aspire to be at Green Organic!

Something more than an opportunity and more than losing weight. We want to re-build a Million lives from the inside out.

And maybe just maybe we’ll use organic products, a blind guy, and a trucker like me, a gal with more fire belly than Kurt Douglas, Paula Scarcella, and a kick ass sharp shooter like you Troy.

Read my little yellow book I sent you Troy. That little book says it all. Who I am, what I believe, and what I think America needs most…Which is each other.

And that “vibe,” I found first in Ms. Paula, second in Dr. Robin, and third, in a place called home.

That I call, that we call, Green Organics.

Troy, Paula asked me to send over a quick blurb to you about why I choose Green Organics to again, do an MLM program.

That decision, and this opportunity Troy to me?

Deserved more than a blurb!

Sorry if this turned into a Joe Schroeder classic rant.

Or am I?


I hear your good people Troy,

Soul Hugs,

Joe Schroeder
Chief Executive officer Mood.

Change people’s mood, you can change lives and be remembered.

Which is why we all do this anyway.

A: to be heard.

B: To be remembered for something good.

C: Amen.”

Well folks there you have it. There is no doubt Joe is ready to create a new and unique culture at Green Organic.

As a matter of fact, if three wild and crazy millennials named Ryan, Blake and Nick, can change the way Network Marketing is done, then I wonder what the crew at Green Organic will accomplish in 2012 and beyond?

MLM News Editorial: Does Troy Dooly Endorse CashTexts, And The Cash For Text Niche

Last week I hosted a call for the owners and corporate executives of CashTexts.com. Some of these folks are friends who I have supported in one aspect or another for close to twenty years.

For the first time in their business history they have all joined under the same company colors to do business. Because of my long term relationship with them, and the fact I hosted their first corporate call, some folks have asked if I am endorsing their company CashTexts.com. Well, watch the video for my detailed answer.

Here are the links to the articles I mentioned in the above videos.

‘TEXT CASH NETWORK’: RED FLAGS GALORE: New ‘Opportunity’ Linked To Ponzi Boards And To Phil Piccolo-Associated ‘Firms’: Hype, Vapid Claims, Alexa Charts, Launch Countdown Timer, Brand Leeching — And Possible Ties To Long-Running SEC Case

Text Cash Network Review: Daily Deals with limits

Cash Texts Review: SMS opp with several Grey areas

MLM News: Covering Youngevity, ViSalus, Skinny Body Care, Text Cash Network Scentsy & Tomboy Tools

MLM Startup Review: Have You Heard Of Skin La-La

Richard Vincenti contacted me a few months ago to share with me, he was launching a new MLM Startup called Skin La-La. Now with skin care being one of the industries with economic growth, I could fully understand his excitement.

Well, not that Skin La-La has held their first annual convention, it seems time to share a little about the company and the team behind it.

Richard has built online systems (Internet Sales Funnels) for years for some great companies, and some which sadly are not around today. He finally realized, instead of allowing others to control his financial future it was time to create a company and system where he had a little more control.

Here is an example of one of the landing pages Skin La-La distributors have in their tool box.

Richard also has not left much out of the back office for his distributors. Since his system uses a “FREE Enrollee” funnel, he has made it easy for the distributor to see the different stages the prospects are at, and which ones they should be following up with quick.But what I love the best, is he shares with the prospect themselves what their choices are. Not only can they share with others and start building their business, they get to decide what level they want to commit.

So how does the system really work? Richard also made that a breeze for his distributors to explain, by making it part of the online marketing system.

And since most new distributors and even some veterans have a frustrating time explaining the compensation plan, Richard also made this a turnkey proposition.

What this company lacks in fancy million dollar websites, they sure seem to make up for in a rocking online system and a very focused product line.

In our next review we will take a look at the products in more detail.

Living An Epic Adventure,

Troy Dooly