2009 is officially gone, and I could very easily simply leave it behind me. There were some major personal upheavals that happened, and in the sake of sanity… sometimes you just have to look forward, right? I mean, isn’t that what every personal development book under the sun tells you? Forgive, forget, and move on, lest your own baggage will keep you way, way down?
Sometimes, but not in the case of the story of 2009, and isn’t Melanie Milletics just incredibly LUCKY???
Ha, no way – the harder I work, the luckier I get.
First, a brief explanation of who I am, what I do, and how all the pieces of this 2009 story fit together. I’m a wife, mother, and primary bread winner in the household. Mom’s little home based business became awfully profitable after she learned a the power of List Building. I’m a Network Marketer who generates her own leads online through what people now call Web 2.0, and more recently ‘attraction marketing‘. In plain speak, I have a large subscriber base that is primarily made up of people who are either home business buyers, seekers, or simply curious. I work to entertain said subscribers by posting informative lessons on this here blog… and a good number of those people decide they like me enough to work with me in my Network Marketing company. Those that don’t may decide to buy one of the information products or services I review for them. I’m extremely careful about what I recommend to my subscribers… after all, I want them to like me and stay subscribed I only share those things I have personally used and found to be beneficial, or educational and of value. I’ve been building this list of subscribers since 2006 … and that list is literally GOLD. Its because of that list that much of what you see below was made possible.
So, without further ado, 2009 in video review.
The first video was actually taken in November of ’08, but its very applicable to this story. See, its all about my getting the best home based business tax course in existence for FREE. Yep, my ‘lucky star’ was shining while I was cruising, and Sandy Botkins handed me Tax Strategies for Business Professionals, a course worth about a grand. I won it – and it really made a difference in how I tracked my business income and expenses in 2009. After all, I want to KEEP as much of the money I earn as possible.
I actually am pretty ‘lucky’. I just expect that great things will happen to me, and that life will be sweet. Most of the time I get what I expect. Imagine that…
In early 2009 I decided to expand ‘Me Inc’ and my online real estate. Since I had been building my own list since 2006, it made perfect sense to start MLM List Building Secrets. I also started to provide training webinars for my subscribers to teach them the methods I had used to become the top enroller in my company using 100% online marketing methods.
In the spring of 2009 the Renegade Network Marketer, Ann Sieg, announced the merging of the Renegade System with with Mike Klinglers Marketing Merge. She asked me to be a coach for the system and to provide exclusive training on my expertise, MLM list building. They ran a affiliate promotion to enroll Renegade Professional students, and I was the #1 affiliate for leads generated, and in the top 3 for sales.
The video is actually a thank you to my friend Mike Dillard ~ for it was his Magnetic Sponsoring course that I purchased back in 2005 that really changed my money pit of a home business into a cash cow. It’s also what helped me to become the #1 woman affiliate in the MLM niche
As the Renegade Professional and the launch of Mike Dillard’s Better Networker increased the number of Network Marketers who were attempting to build their business online, it became clear to me that there was alot of confusion about ‘best practices’. Since I had been studying top internet marketers since 2001, I had a very clear idea of how to best set up a home based business online. I felt an overwhelming need to tell everything I knew, and knew I could help those who were struggling to establish themselves online to get it done right the first time. I created a free membership site and provided clear instructions on how to build a Network Marketing business online.
In probably the most technically complex tasks of my life, I launched SponsoringSuccess.net membership site, a web based resource to help the home based business owner succeed wildly online.
In the summer of 2009 Mike Dillard announced the release of the Traffic Formula 2 course, and an incredible affiliate contest. While traveling to Los Angeles to investigate my potential new Network Marketing home, I participated in the affiliate launch and was the only woman on the top 10 leaderboard. Ultimately, I ended up in lucky 13th place… but hey, I was traveling!
Mike Dillard used my video on the sales page – and subsequently asked me to be an Instructor at Better Networker.
In June I officially made my move to work with ViSalus Sciences, a Network Marketing company who’s marketing system, the Vi-Net, is actually a social networking site that directly integrates with sites like Facebook and Twitter to make Social Media Marketing easy. In July, ViSalus launched the Nationwide Body By Vi Challenge, and I launched my own 90 Day Challenge Vlog at www.my-body-by-vi.com .
I set out to transform my body – and spent the next 90 days focused on my own health. You can see the videos I created in the archives at www.my-body-by-vi.com .
I put all of my effort and focus into building up ViSalus, and by the time the ViSalus Fusion Academy came to Tampa, I had a couple of excellent accomplishments recognized!
I had achieved the rank of Regional Director, and the BMW Bonus!
I also earned a Free Cruise for being a Top Producer in the Body By Vi Challenge.
The end of 2010 was all about helping those people I had gotten started in the fall to get up to speed and making money… after all, thats how this business model works!
2009 was pretty spectacular, considering all that I set my mind to accomplish. The bar is now raised, and the first set goals for 2010 are already on paper. I’ll continue to grow my list and provide valuable training to those who seek to have a profitable internet based business. I’ll continue to climb the ranks in ViSalus by training others with the methods of the Fusion Academy. I know the goals I have written will come to pass, for I am unstoppable.
Faith is a spiritual gifting that is present in the Entrepreneur. It is obedience to a calling, risk taking in response to a vision – a believing wholeheartedly in the unseen. You have been called to greatness ~ it is time to step out in faith. - Melanie Milletics
What are your goals for 2010? Have you taken the time to examine what you have achieved and how you can build on your successes? Please tell me your goals for 2010, in the comments below!