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Goodbye Timecard, Hello Residual Income

Think back to your first job – were you a babysitter, a paperboy, or punching the time card at McDonalds? In each of these jobs you were paid by the hour or to complete a job. When you were on the clock you got paid, but the moment you entered your employee number into the computer for your break the clock stopped. These jobs along with many more salary type professions are considered active income.

shaklee-become-memberAre you always Active?

Active income is when you are paid for a certain amount of work. You work for one hour and receive one hour’s wages. To increase your income you must either work more or find a way to increase the amount you are paid per hour of work. Your income is a direct result of your actions. Active income is also limited, we all have 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. You can only work so many hours so therefore the time that you can be paid for your actions directly limits your active income. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get paid when you are not on the clock? You can.

Hello Residual Income

In all things there are opposites and residual or passive income is the opposite of active income. In residual income you receive payment for an action long after the action has been completed. The rich and famous enjoy residual income from song rights, book sales, and patents. But you don’t have to be famous to enjoy the benefits of residual income.

Potential Sources of Residual Income

  • Advertisements, subscriptions, donations or affiliate links on your blog or website
  • Purchasing property and leasing or renting out the space
  • eBook sales
  • Investment programs with interest
  • Photography royalties for stock photos
  • Network marketing opportunities

Almost a Fairy Tale

Now don’t let the word passive fool you. With residual income you have the potential to earn money while lounging on the beach, but you need to put in the effort to get your investment rolling. Choose an opportunity that matches your strengths and has the potential for growth.

In network marketing you invest in the right product and share that product with customers that connect to its purpose and value. You move products or services through a vein of like minded people that become loyal to a product or service. As the customers return to the product again and again long after your initial contact and sale your residual income grows. The only limit to residual income is how much you do and are willing to help other people.

Freedom

Residual income allows you to free yourself from the timecard. As you grow your business you could go from a part time job that brings you full time pay to being financially independent. Whether this provides you with freedom from debts, the ability to move your location, or change your family lifestyle – investing in a residual income business is a postive investment in your future.

Wes Bartell

A professional network marketer offering expertise is growing a successful network. Wes proudly represents Shaklee products and also assists individuals as an independent insurance agent specializing in Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans. Wes welcomes the opportunity to assist others finding healthy lifestyles and financial freedom.

Call: 661-215-2901

Text: 661-808-0060

wesbartell@gmail.com

bartell.myshaklee.com

Freedom – Doing what you love to do

At the top of Sherman Peak in California
Enjoying freedom

Freedom

Let freedom ring.  If this is the case then why do we suppress it?  Why do we not take it for all it is worth?  Our ancestors as well as myself and family have fought for it and many have died so that we can have freedom.

Now it seems that today, all we do is stick ourselves into world of work, more work, sleep, and more work.  Also known as a rut.  For those who think the rut is comfortable, then this is not for you.  For those who want to get out of the rut, to live, to be healthy, to be free and do what you love to do, then please read on.

Over the years, we have had a flood of economic downturns and upturns.  Each time we seem to lose more than we have gained, and many of us have lost thousands and thousands of dollars even though our financial advisers just tell us to hang in there.  Then there comes the family crisis, the need for a new car, clothes for the kids, a new refrigerator, or some other financial crisis.   We need the money, so we use it up.  This leaves us with little money for retirement or savings accounts.

We got the kids through college, we paid off most of the loans.  Now we are left with aging parents and our own health struggles.  Isn’t it time to change all of this?  Why can’t we help our aging parents who are living beyond their money and at the same time pay off our mortgages and credit card debts?

We can and there is a way.  I have decided for me it is going to be through Shaklee.   Being a product of the product, and knowing that study after study has proven the effectiveness of the products.  And this all comes without the hype of highly paid athletes and movies stars.  All I had to do is talk with those individuals who have been in Shaklee for 20 or more years.  For the most part, they are the healthiest, happiest  people I know.  They seldom go to the doctor.  They are active in society.  They still run their businesses and farms.  They enjoy life.  They relish the idea of doing things.  They like to go to conferences to visit each other as if they were at a big family reunion.  In fact, Shaklee is just one big, healthy family.

The Shaklee family can tell story after story of someone who has been stricken with a serious illness, tried the products,  and found them to be effective.  Do these stories make the headlines?  Of course not.  They are part of the family.  Do you put your family details out to the news media?  Most likely not.  Do they brag about their business and how much money they are making?  Most do not.  Do you shout out your family income on the rooftops?  If you do, then Shaklee is not for you.

If you are the type of person who just wants to do what you want to do when you want to do it, then Shaklee is a vehicle that is going to get you there.  Is it glorified, glamorous, and full of hype?  Not on your life!   It is quiet, healthy, dignified company with products that are helping thousands and thousands of people both physically and financially.  Many become financially independent and many are customers.  That is what Shaklee is all about.

What is in it for you?  Freedom, health, financial independence, doing what you want to do when you want to do it.  What is your hobby?  What is your passion?  Do you really want to do it or do you want to work to make someone else’s dream come true?

If you are like me and just want to keep things simple and maintain your independence and freedom, then I would urge you to contact me and let me show you the simple, independent life.

 

Becoming the Consistent Product

A strong foundation is required to be a successful network marketer

Network marketing starts with a connection. The person you connect with can make you wonderful promises, tug at your heartstrings, and make you want to join them on their quest to improve the world. But, what if they don’t keep their promises. Why won’t they return your phone calls? What happened to that ideal connection?

Network marketing gets a bad reputation because some individuals do not keep their promises. They scam others into believing in something that isn’t real and never deliver what is promised. Integrity is everything in the business of relationships. From the first meeting throughout all transactions and interactions your success will be built by honesty, integrity, and consistency.

Honesty

Honesty must run through your life and business. Keeping commitments, like being on a three-way call with a new recruit or delivering a customer’s first purchase must all be done when promised. If your word is compromised, then trust has been broken. Be real with people about yourself and your product and customers will develop a strong connection with you.

Integrity

Your motives must be sincere. Many individuals join a network marketing group with the goal of making additional or substantial income. That is a desirable goal, but not if you seek to harm others to line your pocketbook. Scamming and taking advantage of people do not grow a successful, sustainable business.

Consistency

I go to my favorite restaurant time and time again because I know that they will always deliver a consistent, delicious product. Knowing that I will have a positive experience keeps me loyal. You want to become the favorite restaurant that your clients can trust to deliver a consistent relationship and product.

True success comes from real relationships. As a successful network marketer my goal is to work with people who are looking for more in life, living a healthier life, and getting back to nature is my goal and I am committed to helping those individuals who are looking for the same thing.

Wes Bartell

A professional network marketer offering expertise is growing a successful network. Wes proudly represents Shaklee products and also assists individuals as an independent insurance agent specializing in Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage plans. Wes welcomes the opportunity to assist others finding healthy lifestyles and financial freedom.

Call: 661-215-2901

Text: 661-808-0060

wesbartell@gmail.com

http://www.behealthywealthywiser.com/

Simplicity made simple with Shaklee

Shaklee simplicity
With Shaklee you can keep it simple

Want to simplify your life?

As I continue to age and look back over my life, I start to realize that when we are young, we want it all.  We want to get a college education, get a job, have a family, travel around the world, and do what we want, when we want to do it.  There is only one problem: Money!

Money is the world’s equalizer.  Without it, you can’t do very much, and with a lot, your options open up tremendously.  It is like oxygen.  You can’t live without it but we don’t have to have pure oxygen to stay alive.  However, the more we have the better our bodies seem to operate.

The next problem is time.  We all have the same 24 hours in a day.  What we do with our time is at our discretion – that is unless we have a job.  Then we do with our time what our employer wants us to do as we become slaves to the employer.

So where is that illusive job where you can have it all? Time, money, family, travel, health, working at your own pace on your own time?  It does exist, but I it seems to be that we are not supposed to know about it when we enter the work force.  And, I can understand why.

Imagine that you come out of college with a Bachelor of Science degree.  You’re ready to go to work.  You’ve been conditioned all your life that when you get that job, you’re going to be required to get up early and go to bed late because you have to make that proper entrance at the job and stay late to impress the boss.  There will be the required social gatherings, off-site meetings, impromptu staff meetings on Friday nights, and working lunch meetings to attend.  You are ready for it, but first you have to find that job.

Now, let’s consider network marketing.  You come out of college with a Bachelor of Science degree or maybe just got your high school diploma.  You join a company like Shaklee.  You use the products to maintain your health and you share them with some of your like-minded friends who in turn have been sharing them with their friends and neighbors.  You get together once a week at the local watering pub to share thoughts about the products and listen to people who have been helped with various health issues.  Maybe these are issues like more energy, lost weight, can bench press longer and more weight, run faster and longer without getting tired, etc.  Oh, and once a month you collect a check and double check your bank balance.

Sometimes you can’t make the local pub meeting so you travel to the beach with some friends and skype the meeting.  Sometime you go to another country and share the products with your traveling companions who like your style of living, and they in turn share it with their peers.  Your bonus check increases and you’re thankful it is on auto-deposit so you don’t have to be bothered with going to the bank every month.

Is this life too simple?  Is that why people don’t get involved with a network marketing company?  Or, is it they don’t know which company to join?  For me, it was the last reason, so I joined one, then two, and found out the real mission of the company as well as the quality of the products.

That is when I finally found Shaklee.  Oh, I have seen companies come and go.  I have seen jobs come and go.  One thing that I have found is that some companies have longevity and stability.  One of those companies is Shaklee.  A quality, all natural company that is now poised to rapidly expand.  Don’t you want to join me?

Check out my website at http://bartell.myshaklee.com

 

Be Real. Be Honest. Be Consistent.

All or nothing
Going for all or nothing

I recently read an article by Lianne Bremer that I wanted to share with everyone.   I have been involved with several network marketing companies, and many times we think that by getting involved, we well get the help from the person who appears to be super successful.  Then when the honeymoon is over, the charismatic entrepreneur moves on leaving you to fend for yourself.  Lianne wraps it up pretty well:

I know a professional networker who has experienced a modicum of success.  He has made millions, lost millions, and yet keeps trudging along.
I am watching him now as he builds another company from scratch.  He exudes personality, promises, and a polished skill.  People meeting him for the first time are utterly enchanted.  They are sucked into his vortex of excitement and hope.
However, I have noticed a huge disconnect with this man.  He promises his time, his tutelage, and his assistance, and yet when the new recruit tries to connect with him again, he vanishes.  Phone calls are never returned.  Promises are never kept.
Is the man successful? Well, he does make money, but not as much as he could.  He is constantly reinventing himself and his downline, because he goes through people almost as fast as he goes through money.
This is not network marketing.  This is how scams are perpetuated.  You cannot build a business on promises you have no intention of keeping.  You cannot recruit people to build a business if you lure them in with a commitment to help them, promote them, and then vanish into thin air.
When you first step into the networking waters, you have to know that the entire house of cards is built on the quality of your relationships, and your ability to be consistent with them.  If you promise to be on a three-way call with someone, you’d better be available and on your game.
Too much of the bad press about networking is due to the lack of integrity in relationships. So, integrity, honesty, and consistency have to be the watchwords that lead to success.
If you are real with people, you will build a real organization of committed individuals.  And that is true success.
 by Lianne Bremer
My goal is to work with people who are looking for more in life, living a healthier life, and getting back to nature is my goal and I am committed to helping those individuals who are looking for the same thing.