The 7th Annual NY XPO for Business is the happening event over the next two days at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC, May 2nd and 3rd. If you are a home-based networking small business owner, you really need to be there. Where else can you bump elbows with like-minded entrepreneurs like yourself? If you are going there to network, then you need to do a few things before you go. After all, the idea of network marketing is that you build relationships before you pitch your line....

In Part 1 of our series on Salesperson Types for Network Marketing we discovered that there are seven salesperson types that take part in the complex sales process happening between large companies. As the size of the business gets smaller, the sales process gets less and less complicated, which is a wonderful thing when it comes to the business of Network Marketing. This is because, by the very definition of Network Marketing, when we are actively involved in this business we are simply referring people on a one-on-one basis to take a look at our product or service. What can be more simple than that? Working one-on-one with our local and extended network of contacts. Given the simplicity, why is it not easy?

In “Hope Is Not A Strategy”, by Rick Page, he discusses the different salesperson types that are required in today’s business world to handle a complex sale. It used to be pretty simple - a salesperson meets with a potential buyer and they would discuss the product or service, the delivery time and the price. If everything looked right, then an order was placed and all was great. However, in today’s world where you can pretty much find anything on the Internet at a great price, there is a lot of competition for the business. In the corporate culture there is a lot of politics that tend to get in the way of efficiency. Many times there is a good intention to buy a product or service that could increase the efficiency of the business and potentially boost profits while reducing expenses. In today’s complex sale, with the process of purchasing spread out over the different levels of the business, the seller now needs different salesperson types to address the sale at both low and high levels within the buying organization. Network marketing, while more simple than the complex sale, still has a bit of a twist to it!

As we bid another year adieu, we should look back at our accomplishments proudly, our failures with our heads held high, and our MLM mistakes as opportunities for growth in the coming year. After all, if we don't learn from our mistakes, we're bound to repeat them! What follows is a list of mistakes I've watched many network marketers make over the years. Unfortunately, even I have fallen prey to some of them! Don't let these MLM mistakes happen to you!

Mike Dillard has become one of the icons in the world of internet marketing. He is an introverted, self-effacing man with a tell-it-like-it-is attitude. He is not one to take the spotlight, surprisingly with all of his amazing success and name recognition, and he has little patience for mainstream business practices and policies. These are some of the reasons why Mike began his Magnetic Sponsoring business on the internet and has built it into a hugely successful and booming business. But things change...

Randy Gage, success coach, author, world-wide presenter, and motivational speaker, is a one of the most recognized network marketing masters. But, great fortune didn’t come easy for this troubled high school dropout. Why did he persevere? What is his focus? How is he successful? Read on.

In preparation for this MLM review, I am sitting here listening to videos created by Jim Chao. I have watched these videos many times before. Jim is one of the brains behind Viral Content Magic, one of the most powerful MLM and Internet Marketing industry training sites available on the 'Net. Jim is a young, twenty-something who has worked out the formula for MLM success, and he is willing to share what he has learned. Here is his story.

Here is a wonderful message, as part of my millionaire mindset series, from one of my favorite self made millionaires, Jimmy "The Butcher" Smith. Here, in the back of a 2009 Rolls Royce Phantom, I took a moment to briefly interview Jimmy. Check out a self made millionaires message about how to make it big in network marketing.

When I find something that works, I want to share it with you ASAP! Here's another MLM Review with a twist. The Isagenix Cleanse! Isagenix is a young company but growing very fast. There's a good reason for this growth - it compromises nothing, anywhere. They continue to evolve as the network marketing industry changes, staying ahead of the pack, and aiming to redefine network marketing. How good is Isagenix? Read on to find out.

If you're in the Network Marketing Industry, the first and foremost of many networking tips here is for you to realize that you are in the relationship business. You don't need to learn to sell. You need to learn to build relationships. Period. Relationships are the foundation of the network marketing industry. Networking is the foundation of relationship building. Read on for additional networking tips!