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Oct 26, 2011

Restoring Hope in the Land of Smiles

A letter from Randy Larsen:

The spirit of giving is synonymous with MonaVie, and never was this more evident than when a group of distributors came together in response to the epic flooding that has impacted millions of people in Thailand.

While many anxiously await the full launch of MonaVie Thailand, we couldn’t be more thrilled as a group of 15–20 Thailand distributors, with compassionate hearts, banded together to organize and provide relief to hundreds of people afflicted by the worst flooding in Thailand in more than 80 years. These distributors perfectly exhibited the beauty of the MonaVie family and The MORE Project as they proactively went forth to give back to those in their local communities. They understood the tragedy firsthand and wanted to do MORE to make a difference—and they did just that.

I am proud to say that these gracious Thailand distributors, along with The MORE Project, raised more than 200,000 baht (THB) to provide food, sanitary items, and other relief supplies to nearly 1,000 families in the Uthaithani province of Thailand—the worst hit area of Thailand that has been underwater for a month. Families in this province have lost their homes and are now living in scattered shelters throughout the area.

Click here to view images and videos of this event.

Weeks earlier, MonaVie Thailand distributors visited the Taluk Village in the Chainat province and donated enough food and clean water to sustain members of 385 households for an entire week. MonaVie distributors passed out the food to each of these families. It was an incredible, emotional event as these families showered the distributors with gratitude for their help and sacrifice.

But it’s never a sacrifice to give. I have always believed what you give is returned, and we have already gained a greater love in our hearts for the Thailand people. As David Phelps (Regional President of Southeast Asia), Peter Willden (Vice President of Southeast Asia), MORE Project Executive Director Katy Holt-Larsen, and I stood alongside Thailand distributors to hand out these supplies, you could see in each person’s eyes and smiles their tremendous gratitude and an instant bond of friendship was created. That’s what this company is all about—coming to the rescue of those individuals and families who need a little hope and happiness added back into their lives.

Today, many distributors throughout Thailand are still coming together to raise money and to do what they can to help those who have been impacted by these horrible floods. Thank you for all your efforts and we will continue to do what we can to provide relief in each community throughout Thailand.

Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles, and through the combined efforts of our MonaVie family worldwide we are bringing smiles back to the faces of so many.

 

Sincerely,

Randy Larsen

Founder, Vice Chairman, and Asia Pacific President

MonaVie

 

Oct 25, 2011

Behold, the Power of the Penny

Black Diamond Kathleen Deggelman shares her insights regarding the power of the penny with her most recent article, How to Get Rich from a Penny and Earn Income for Life.

In this piece Kathleen charts the value of a single penny if it were to double it's value each day for 30 days. See chart below:

Kathleen then likens this to the MonaVie compensation plan and how she went from "zero to millionaire" in 23 short months.

Read the article here. Be sure to leave Kathleen a comment below or on her site www.kathleendeggelman.com.

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

Oct 24, 2011

Never Worry About Layoffs Again

If you’re a part of the 22 percent who are worried about being laid off, now is a good time to:

A.     Find a new job

B.     Move in with your relatives

C.     Create a residual income stream

Monster.com can help you with option A; perhaps Pods.com can help you with option B…

MonaVie can help you with option C! Through the use of community commerce, aka direct selling, you will be given the system and tools to build a residual income in those non-working hours.

Many are saying goodbye to their 9-5 work (horse) jobs and embracing the only scalable model to address the global concerns related to unemployment and underemployment – community commerce.

Still worried about being laid off? Learn more at the upcoming MonaVie 2.0 event, held January 13-14 in Dallas, Texas.

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

Oct 20, 2011

MonaVie Community Commerce℠: A Powerful Business Opportunity

When you think about it, the most powerful marketing that exists is when someone you know and trust recommends a good product to you. You’re much more likely to act on a personal recommendation than just about anything else.

This isn’t a new phenomenon. Long before the advent of slick radio, TV or Internet advertising campaigns that bombard us daily to buy certain products or services, word of mouth—the original social network—was king. And the place from which you gleaned your most important recommendations was from people you knew in the communities where you lived, worked and played.

It’s no different in 2011 except that the definition of community has expanded. Today, we still belong to traditional communities, such as neighborhoods and schools, but because of rapid technological advances, communities also include social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Regardless of the community, however, there’s a good chance that business or commerce will occur as a result of relationships you have developed in the various communities to which you belong.

At MonaVie, we’ve developed a business model that we call Community Commerce to capitalize on this age-old reality by parlaying personal marketing into a business opportunity that makes sense. As long as we are on this earth, we will consume products. MonaVie Community Commerce offers you the opportunity to consume quality products and to make residual income as you recommend these same products to others with whom you interact within the communities where you belong.

The power of Community Commerce is seen in the phenomenal success that MonaVie has experienced in the seven years since it was founded. Based on relationship building that has occurred through all kinds of communities where MonaVie distributors interact, our company was recognized as the No. 1 fastest growing company in the Inc. 500 Food & Beverage category in only our fifth year of existence.

What’s behind the phenomenal success of MonaVie Community Commerce? MonaVie is committed to producing premium nutritional products made from the rarest ingredients on earth that offer solutions to the most pressing health issues facing people today. Couple these amazing products with an extremely innovative and dynamic compensation plan, and it’s no wonder MonaVie is creating health, wealth and happiness all over the world. With 10 ways to earn income and 50% of the sales volume paid out in distributor commissions, MonaVie Community Commerce is a powerfully rewarding and sustainable business opportunity.

The beauty of the MonaVie Community Commerce business model is that it works wherever you are and whatever your circumstances. Successful MonaVie distributors are professionals, such as doctors, lawyers and educators. They’re stay-at-home moms who are supplementing or replacing lost income. Some have never had the opportunity for an education, but have the smarts and tenacity to create a successful business. Others live in Third World countries and are finding that MonaVie is the best microenterprise opportunity they’ve ever seen.

MonaVie Community Commerce creates the kind of opportunity and success that 1 billion people around the world who are unemployed or underemployed are currently seeking. When you purchase and consume MonaVie products, your health and well-being benefit. When you take it a step further and recommend these same products to others in the communities to which you belong, you can create a residual income that has the potential to outlive you.

I encourage you to please share this message of hope with your friends and associates.

Sincerely,


Jeff Cohen
Chief Marketing Officer

Oct 18, 2011

More Vacation or More Budget? Get Both With MonaVie!

What if you could do both?

Community commerce, aka direct selling, offers budding entrepreneurs a way to create residual income, as well as enjoy rewards, including incentive trips around the world. How do you feel about an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii and/or a 5-day Bahamas Cruise?

MonaVie is leading the way, with the mission of extending the Company’s unique brand and message of community commerce around the globe.

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

Oct 14, 2011

MonaVie and The Perfect Storm

MonaVie Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Cohen spoke to The New York Times article on declining incomes and escalation in unemployment in his post, MonaVie Provides Answer to Economic Downturn. In this piece he referenced the combination of MonaVie’s exceptional products and innovative and dynamic compensation plan as the right opportunity at the right time.

Renowned economist and MonaVie Imagine convention keynote, Paul Zane Pilzer, would agree, stating further that wellness and direct selling create a perfect storm of unprecedented economic opportunity. A statement he expands on in his article, appropriately titled, The Perfect Storm of Opportunity.

In said article he reports that between 2000 and 2005, wellness grew from a $200 billion industry to $400 billion and on it's way to being the next trillion dollar industry has had a dramatic impact on the democratization of American wealth, simply by linking the need for wellness products with the network marketing, home-based entrepreneurial business model.

The fortunes to be made today and in the years ahead will be made by those who are involved in teaching people about new products and services that they either didn’t know existed or didn’t know were now affordable. That is, intellectual distribution, as opposed to physical distribution, is where the greatest fortunes are being made today and will continue to be made...

MonaVie is certainly providing all of the above by offering premium products, entrepreneurial opportunity (minus the overhead), in a highly scalable business model, that addresses unemployment, as well as underemployment with this thing called residual income.

The result? A steady increase in ordinary working-class people who are making their way into the new millionaire’s club, as well as an overall increase in individual income and net worth.

In addition, MonaVie is having a positive impact on quality of life because it’s no longer an option to simply make an income if you must sacrifice lifestyle, family and well being in order to do so.

In summary, we’re getting healthy, enjoying a balance of work and family and creating unprecedented wealth while at it. It’s hard to feel bad about any of that...am I right or am I right?

Download and read Paul Zane Pilzer’s article here and then be sure to leave your thoughts below!

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

Oct 12, 2011

MonaVie Provides Answer to Economic Downturn

The New York Times reported this week (http://tinyurl.com/3zdw5a6) that household incomes continue to decline two years after the recession was declared officially over. As the economy continues to struggle, millions of people are seeking for an opportunity to either replace or subsidize their income as a result of corporate lay-offs, reduction in pay or the threat of a pending job loss. Often, additional income of $500 a month is the difference between someone keeping or losing their home, according to the Direct Selling Association.

Perhaps there has never been a better time for the direct sales industry to come to the rescue of individuals and families in need. Direct selling represents a recession-proof job and a unique opportunity for motivated individuals to start and substantially grow their own direct sales business.

In an October 2010 issue of Network Marketing Business Journal, veteran industry expert Dr. Keith Laggos identified the characteristics that someone should look for when seeking to join a direct sales company. Not surprisingly, the MonaVie opportunity features all of the important traits he mentions:

  • Low cost fees to enter
  • Low initial monthly financial requirements
  • Products and services that are of superior quality, but competitively priced
  • A compensation plan that allows beginners to obtain profitability quickly
  • A compensation plan that lets distributors earn fast start and other bonuses early so that they can earn a positive income fast

But these features alone don’t begin to explain the MonaVie phenomenon. Starting with the acai berry sourced from the depths of the Amazon Rain forest, MonaVie has produced a line of premium nutritional products made from the rarest of ingredients on earth that offer solutions to the most pressing health issues facing people today.

On top of that, MonaVie has coupled its line of exceptional products with the most innovative and dynamic compensation plan in the history of direct sales that features 10 ways to earn income and 50% of the sales volume paid out in distributor commissions.

Measured by any standard, MonaVie represents the right opportunity at the right time. The evidence of this can be gauged by its success. In 2009, four years after its founding, the Inc. 500 listed MonaVie as the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in the Food & Beverage category, and Ernst & Young named Dallin A. Larsen, MonaVie’s founder, chairman and CEO, Entrepreneur of the Year.

More than a million MonaVie consumers and distributors in 19 countries have discovered a more meaningful life as they have used and marketed MonaVie product. At a time when governments and organizations of all kinds are struggling to find solutions for the one billion unemployed and underemployed worldwide, MonaVie has led the way in effectively elevating the lives of people in just about every socioeconomic situation imaginable.

And, Dallin Larsen says this is only the beginning of what MonaVie will become. “We have a vision of becoming a multi-billion dollar company led by world class executives and distributor leaders who will take the benefits and blessings of direct sales to the four corners of the world,” he says. “We don’t just want to be the best company in the world; our goal is to be the best company for the world.”

Sincerely,

Jeff Cohen

Chief Marketing Officer

Oct 10, 2011

To Retire, or Not to Retire; That is the Question. Is Community Commerce the Answer?

 

Check out the above snapshot USA Today posted recently. Now, let’s discuss.

Baby boomers everywhere are feeling the economical crunch and social security slip that may keep them in the work force well past retirement.

Why not look for an alternative; a way to build a highly residual income working in the after hours until you can drop the 9-5 gig for greener pastures and retirement haven?

Enter community commerce, aka direct selling, aka the only scalable business model to address the nearly 1 billion people globally that are unemployed or underemployed.

MonaVie is leading the way, by heralding the community commerce mission, providing opportunities for residual income, as well as the tools to grow your network.

Are you worried about retirement? What’s your (back up) retirement plan? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

Oct 6, 2011

Randy Larsen at the International Ruby Fly-in

Quite a crowd formin' at the International Ruby Fly-in in Phuket, Thailand this past week.

Say hello to Randy Larsen and our international Ruby's and above!

Oct 5, 2011

Get Your Google+ Going

Ah, Google, you rock star search engine with the elusive algorithm that can make or break a company’s online reputation again and again. I see you doing cool things.

I’m a total fan of your work, from Google Maps (who knew seeing a 360-degree street-level image of my residence would be like Christmas in July?), to Google Translate – with your help I am now multilingual, or “fjöltyng” in Icelandic.

Google Calendar is no doubt every college student’s best friend with your pretty color systems and event-sharing capabilities. Oh, and the part of it being free is a perk, too.

Gmail chatting is my favorite way to conversate online.

And of course, Google Reader is the best way I’ve found to keep up on all my favorite sites.

I’ve shared how to put yourself on the map with Google Places.

So, when you decided to fully embrace the social networking world I couldn’t help but pay attention.

Enter stage right: Google+

Google+ aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life.

Just like with the introduction of social media way back when, it’s important for entrepreneurs like you to at least know what it is and how it works. According to experts, it will save you time and, unlike Facebook and Linked in, it is indexed by Google (duh) which has an impact on search engine optimization (online visibility), which in the wide world of online stuffage, is kind of a big deal.

Plus you get Circles and Hangouts and Sparks and Huddles and Streams, which just sound super cool. Google says this is the just the first phase of the Google+ project. The easiest way to learn about all the features is to take a tour.

Here’s a quick guide to Google+ on About.com, “Google+ 101: A Quick Introduction to Google’s Social Network.”

Get your account set up today – here’s a snapshot of your beginning blank canvas:

Check it out and then check back and let me know what you think.

QUESTION: Would you like a tutorial on any of the Google+ content? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

 

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Shante

MonaVie Chief Blogger

 

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