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My family got introduced to Score A in late 2008. Unfortunately I lost a few months before fully appreciating the powerful and useful tool that Score A was.

This year, I have focussed only on my son. My daughter, Nana who is in Form 2 now shall be sitting for her PMR in 2010. And Ain would be sitting for her UPSR in 2011. I have agreed with Nana that “her turn” will come from the beginning of the 2009 school holidays onwards.

My son has completed the eTopics for Form 3, a little ahead of the progress in school. On the 21 May 09, he started on the eAssessments for Form 3. He shall be doing at least 4 subjects a day, with all 6 subjects per day during the school holidays starting from 30th May – 14 June 09. Then it is back to 4 subjects a day until the end of June 09.

My son will be allowed to make references to any of his revision books whilst he is doing these eAssessments.

From the 1st July – 30th September 09, my son will be working on the PMR past year questions from 1993 – 2008, a total of 16 years, or about 5 years of questions per month. My son and I are not sure how the timing of this would be, but if there are gaps, he can look at doing further eAssessments or eTrial Exams.

Come 6th October 09, Insya’Allah, my son should be as prepared as we can be. After that it shall be in the good hands of the All Mighty.

Parents who are interested in applying this revolutionary, in line with the current trends educational help system can contact me at more.income28@gmail.com. or call me at 012 611 0285. Let’s do our best to give our children a better life than we had.

Thank you for reading this post.

Anwar

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Last Friday, we talked about the first pillar of a Network Marketing Business, i.e. Networking. Today, let’s look at the 2nd Pillar, Marketing.

2 definitions of marketing are provided here.

a) The Chartered Institute of Marketing defines marketing as ‘The management process responsible for identifying, anticipating and satisfying customer requirements profitably’

b) Philip Kotler defines marketing as ‘satisfying needs and wants through an exchange process’

The above two definitions are from people of great authority on the subject.

As a layman, however, can we agree that Marketing is a process of identifying, anticipating and satisfying or meeting needs and wants through an exchange process.

As a MLMer, we have signed up as a distributor for a product. I am, of course, assuming that we signed up because we felt that the product or service genuinely meets a compelling need.

I signed up for Score A, because of my conviction that it is a fantastic product that offers great value to parents who want to see their children get exam ready and do well in the Malaysian school exams.

And now as a MLMer, just how do we go about marketing the product or service that we are distributing?

i)                  It is a tremendous advantage if we are ourselves using the product and can say with conviction the good that it has and is doing for us. Still many of us join a MLM for the business opportunity. We may not be using the product, but we are still convinced that the product offers fantastic value.

ii)                Take the case of us using the product. In the case of Score A, I am using the product to better prepare my children for their school exams. I just keep my eyes and ears open for anyone in my Network who may have the same desire as I in improving their children’s school grades. And I mention that I am using Score A to great benefit. That’s all.

iii)             No need to push, no need to cajole. If the prospect or friend is interested, they will by themselves seek more information. If they don’t, well, we know they are losing out.

iv)              If they are members of our Network, they will open up and tell us their concerns. If they detect any insincerity in us, poof! off they go.

v)                For those who are not using the product, they should have solid testimonials on hand. Score A, for example, has more than its fair share.

 vi)              And we repeat the process.

 vii)           That’s it. We have identified, anticipated and offered to satisfy a need. The rest is up to the potential customer.

viii)         For those prospects who are looking at the business opportunity side of the equation, first they have to be convinced that the product or service meets a compelling need. Then they have to be convinced that it offers great value. Only then can they see the business opportunity. 

ix)              More of our customers would statistically be users as opposed to wanting to take it on as a business. I have written about this here.

We just have to keep repeating this process. The major stumbling block is the number of rejections that we get. This is usually enough to break our spirit and get us to forget about this whole thing.

I have written about this in my earlier articles on our great aversion to rejection. I think, this is the single biggest factor why people give up on MLM.

For those who fear rejection, just think about the number of advertisements you look at and don’t even read. Well, you have just rejected something. Dell Computers includes inserts in the Star newspaper daily. I have never looked at it. Still they never give up, just keep on sending, perhaps hoping that one day, I’ll read their inserts.

The power of the word of mouth marketing is something else, worthy of a whole post by itself. I just want to mention it here in passing.

What do you do when you want to buy a car? You ask a friend, of course. Not any friend, but someone whom YOU THINK is knowledgeable about cars. This is word of mouth marketing at its most fundamental level. Like I mentioned, we shall talk about this in some detail soon.

Marketing is not all fancy campaigns and glossy advertisements. It’s also the quiet word spoken by Aunty Mei who looks so fit and healthy. People listen when she tells us that it was her daily regime of green tea and Chi Qong that is responsible.

So if you have your Network (which you do, whether you realise it or not) and are convinced that you have good value to offer, you are all set to go!

Go for it, and God Willing, you shall make it!

I welcome those of you who are interested, to join me in an exciting business opportunity for Malaysians. It’s a great way to earn part time income, until it overtakes your full time income. Then you can build it into a passive income source.

It’s SCORE A, an online educational portal that now allows our children to score in their exams!!! And for us to score RM!!!

Read about some of the characteristics of the product here.

Email me at more.income28@gmail.com with your name, town, hp number and the best time for me to call you. Or call me at 012 611 0285.

Thank you for reading this post.

Best regards

Anwar

A nice, simple and elegant definition. Yes, that is what Network Marketing or the older named Multi-Level Marketing is all about. Just these two principal activities. The pillars of the business. Networking and Marketing.

In between, of course, you have the standard ingredients of any business, i.e. a product or service that meets some compelling need, a healthy dose of hard work, a compensation plan that rewards those in the business, commitment, knowledge, persistence and determination.

The Internet has quite a number of definitions and explanations of what Networking and Network Marketing is all about. For example, this is what WiseGeek says, whilst Wikipedia has this to say about MLM.

Let’s look at the first pillar, Networking. I am quite sure all of us are pretty familiar with this term. Still it is good to look up some definitions of the term Networking. Yale University has a web page called the Beginner’s Guide to Networking where it talks about the definition, why we should network etc., etc., etc.

Yes, I agree with Yale University that Networking is all about building relationships with people. There are some finer points where I have some differences.

Like, we should build our Network with people from all walks of life, not just people with similar interests and goals.

And most importantly the first step in building our Network is providing value. I strongly believe it is not about taking value first, but rather, we take the first step in providing value.

Say for example, we visit a bank. This is something all of us must have done umpteen times. We must have met or dealt with many bank personnel in our lives. How many do we remember? I bet the ones you (and certainly I) remember would be the ones who went out of their way to help you. And mind you, bank staff are trained to be of assistance to the customers. Yet, even here, many just slip through our minds. Others remain etched permanently in our memory. Those who did good are remembered favourably and those whom we considered rude will be remembered not so favourably. 

This is life and what Networking is all about.

Those bank staff who went out of their way to help, these are people you would help without hesitation. They have demonstrated the art of building a Network.

Networking is and should never be about us. It is not a me, me game. It should be a you, you game. Only when, as Dr. Steven Covey says, we have built up a strong relationship bank account, we can count on that person as part of our Network.

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Initially your Network may be like this.

Networks are not built overnight. They take time to be nurtured and cultivated. However they have a characteristic of being able to grow in leaps and bounds.

All of us, knowingly or unknowingly are cultivating our Networks. Our family and extended families, the friends we had in school and University, our colleagues, both current and past, the people we have interacted with in daily life, like the grocer, the local Hypermarket cashier, the newspaper vendor etc. All are people who have the potential of being a strong link in our Network.

And come to think of it, this would already be a sizeable number.

Then comes the issue of nurturing our Network.

The biggest and strongest trees all grew from some tiny seed at one point of time. If we have ever planted one, we would have watered it and looked after it when it was small and vulnerable. Otherwise we would have planted it in a place that provided the natural support.

How strong our Network is determined by how much value and nurturing you have provided.

I am sure you’ll rather run into a friend who has always some funny joke to cheer you up, or the name of some wonderful restaurant or the location of some fabulous sale. And not one who whines and whines to you about the state of the economy, the weather and God knows what else.

Over time, your original Network comprising of the given family, school mates, varsity mates, colleagues both current and ex, grows from strength to strength.

And then the exponential growth happens!

This happens when you get connected into their Networks and the size of your Network almost doubles or triples. If you continue following the rule of providing value or even just good cheer, your Network is bound, in fact, guaranteed to grow stronger and stronger.

a multiplying network

This is how the Network can grow exponentially!

Both the above pictures have been sourced from Google.

This is when you can now be counted upon as a person to be relied upon. Someone who is liked and trusted. Someone whose opinion should be given some weight. Someone whose opinion should be sought. Someone who is an excellent resource for others.

And, congratulations, you have become a master Networker.

 I am not an old hand at MLM. I am relatively new in this line of business. I do have some strengths in that I am passionate about the product because of the superlative value it has given me and my family. I am also a very strong believer in the business model of Network Marketing, which like the title says, is all about Networking and Marketing.

So in further building and strengthening my Network, I am trying to provide some value though this blog. I hope that the some of you who are kind enough to read my articles learn something and leave this blog with a good feeling. I pray that you do find some value, and share your point of view which may be opposite or not quite the same as mine.

In conclusion, I assure you that if you are a fair minded, reasonable and civic minded person, whether young or matured, you should already have a sizeable Network in place. And if looked after correctly, would only multiply in number and depth!

We shall now turn to the second pillar, Marketing.

Oh, boy, I did not expect this article to be so long. Looks like I have to stop here for the time being. We shall talk about the second pillar on the 18th, which is next Monday.

I welcome those of you who are interested, to join me in an exciting business opportunity for Malaysians. It’s a great way to earn part time income, until it overtakes your full time income. Then you can build it into a passive income source.

It’s SCORE A, an online educational portal that now allows our children to score in their exams!!! And for us to score RM!!!

 

Read about some of the characteristics of the product here.

 

 

Email me at more.income28@gmail.com with your name, town, hp number and the best time for me to call you. Or call me at 012 611 0285.

Thank you for reading this post.

Best regards

Anwar

You have done your goals. You have read all the motivational books by Tony Robbins, Zig Ziglar, Datuk Dr. Fadzilah Kamsah and others. You have done detailed plans on how you are going to achieve your goals. You have intense and passionate desire. Yet you find yourself in a rut.

And that’s the problem that most people face. You see, often many of our goals are self conflicting.

For example:

You may want to spend more time with your children or may want to travel the world. But you need to get that new promotion at the office so that you can earn enough to do so – and that means actually spending less time with your children and working longer hours to get it.

This is a dilemma, so many of us face. So what should we do?

We are advised to prioritise our goals. Identify the one thing that is most important or has the most impact and achieve that. Then we move on to the next one and so on. The issue with this approach because if you do that, you’ll invariably end up distracted by all your other desires, which are still there!

Let’s look at a more practical and workable solution.

If you very honestly look at all your goals, they are most likely to fall into the following two parts:

1. The need to make more money to be able to afford more items or a better lifestyle

2. The need for more free time to be able to pursue your interests, whatever they may be

Both these intense needs may seem counterproductive. If you remember our earlier example above, it really is the same thing all over again because the common assumption is that to make more money, you need to spend more time making that money.

 All you need is to embrace an action that allows you to have both – and then devote yourself fully to it. Because you should now understand that with the right kind of action, you’re going to be getting your every desire, you should have nothing left standing in your way.

The key is to put our heart and soul and all our resources into creating a strong source of passive income.

Passive income can be created in a number of ways.

–         building up a portfolio of shares / bonds from which we derive a stream of dividend income,

–         building up a portfolio of properties from which we derive a stream of rental income,

–         writing a song or a book and getting royalties,

etc.

All these need some very special skills or talent or significant capital.

Two other possibilities that may be often overlooked are:

–         An online business or

–         A Network Marketing Business

Of course, you need knowledge, some resources (far less than for the traditional methods), and lots and lots of hard work and your fair share of obstacles along the way. But then which goal comes easy?

Give them everything you got for a couple of years or so and watch your lifestyle change into the lifestyle of your dreams.

To those of you who are interested, join me in an exciting Network Marketing business opportunity for Malaysians. It’s a great way to earn part time income, until it overtakes your full time income. Then you can build it into a passive income source.

It’s SCORE A, an online educational portal that now allows our children to score in their exams!!! And for us to score RM!!!

 

Read about some of the characteristics of the product here.

 

Email me at more.income28@gmail.com with your name, town, hp number and the best time for me to call you. Or call me at 012 611 0285.

Thank you for reading this post.

Best regards and have a great day!

Anwar

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In 1999, the Smart School Flagship Application was introduced as part of the MSC Blueprint. In order to realign our country’s education system and to make our students lifelong, self-paced and self-directed learners, the Malaysian Smart Schools were introduced. 88 schools were selected to form a nucleus.

The pilot project test-bedded the Smart School Integrated Solution, which comprised the following components:

-Browser-based teaching-learning materials (and related print materials) for Bahasa Melayu, English language, Science and Mathematics;

-Computerised Smart School Management system;

-Smart School technology infrastructure involving the use of IT and non-IT equipment, Local Area Networks for the pilot schools, and a virtual private network that connects the pilot schools; and

-Support services in the form of a centralised Help Desk, and country-wide service centres to provide maintenance and support.

The project ended in December 2002, with the 88 networked schools throughout the country, 1494 courseware titles for Bahasa Melayu, English language, Science, Mathematics, a computerised and integrated Smart School Management System, a Help Desk, and a Data Centre, and trained administrators, teachers and IT coordinators from all the pilot schools.

By 2010, the project is to be extended to all 9000 schools in the country under the Smart School Integrated Solution (SSIS).

Almost everyone will agree that this is an ambitious plan. And most probably this plan might see some hiccups and delays.

However the die has been cast. The whole world is moving towards ICT and for us not to prepare our children for this world would send our country to the dark ages.

Coming back to the practice of preparing our children for life, how many parents are aware of these changes taking place in our school system? And how many are taking proactive steps to prepare their children.

“The SMART School concept calls for browser-based teaching-learning materials (and related print materials) for Bahasa Melayu, English language, Science and Mathematics. No more books. Everything is online. The reference materials, the questions, the answers, the markings and the gradings. “

Well, SCORE A is well ahead of the pack. This is exactly what it provides. A word by word compliance with the definition of the SMART School.

SCORE A provides an excellent opportunity for parents to give their children a head start. Not only in the school exam system, but also in life!

Parents who are interested in applying this revolutionary, in line with the current trends educational help system can contact me at more.income28@gmail.com. or call me at 012 611 0285. Let’s do our best to give our children a better life than we had.

Thank you for reading this post.

Anwar

Some put the failure rate at even higher. Then they go on to say that we should never try MLM. What they don’t say is that there are also failures in traditional businesses. The US Bureau of Labour Statistics says that 56% of small businesses fail in the first 4 years.

 

In his article, 10 reasons why small business fail, Azlan Abu Bakar, a journalist who writes about the World of Malaysian SMEs makes a very important point.

 

“Even though it is a small business, it IS still a business and you NEED to take time to plan.”

  

The primary reasons why the failure rate of MLM independent distributors is so high can be attributed to :-

 a)  A Low entry barrier

 

Almost anyone can be a MLM distributor. Hardly any qualification or filtering criteria is applied. The investment costs are also low, sometimes even laughable. So the quit rate is high, since there is little financial which is at stake.

 

In traditional businesses, where the level of investment would be higher, there is far greater commitment to try to make the business profitable.

  

b)  Lack of Knowledge

 

Many of the distributors go gung ho into the business with little or insufficient knowledge and appreciation of the key success factors of the business. They hope or plan to learn along the way. Lack of knowledge of Networking, prospect identification, marketing, product and compensation plans create the high initial rejection rates. Dejected, many drop off.

 

c)   Unrealistic Expectations

 

Many enter the MLM business expecting “000s of RM from week one. A lot of this is due to the heavy overselling of the business opportunity by their sponsors. The business growth does not take place immediately. It takes time to grow and nurture. But very few have the patience and commitment to carry on plodding through the lean times.

 

Conclusion

 

In conclusion, failures are everywhere. The fact that there is only one World Cup champion does not stop the countries of the world to try to qualify for the finals. Tremendous efforts and resources are poured into the attempts to win the World Cup.

 

failed-dragon-fruit-plantation

 

Picture of a failed dragon fruit plantation. This picture was taken when my wife and I were coming back to Seremban from KLIA.

 

The same with MLM. It is not just as simple as talking to your friends and expect them to line up to buy or to sign up. We have to get and use the required knowledge, skills, determination, hard work and commitment.

 

But the rewards can be all worth it!

   

I welcome those of you who are interested, to join me in an exciting business opportunity for Malaysians. It’s a great way to earn part time income, until it overtakes your full time income. Then you can build it into a passive income source.

 

It’s SCORE A, an online educational portal that now allows our children to score in their exams!!! And for us to score RM!!!

 

Read about some of the characteristics of the product here.

 

Email me at more.income28@gmail.com with your name, town, hp number or call me at 012 611 0285.

 

 

Thank you for reading this post.

 

Best regards

 

Anwar

 

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Source: Google

 

Many of us have dreams of starting our own businesses. For every 100 people who dream about this perhaps 5 or 10 do anything. Of this 5 or 10, an even smaller percentage may succeed.

 

(I have written earlier about the 4 main reasons stopping people from starting their own businesses.)

  

One key fact is that our mindset can accept that there will be a time lag before our business starts making money. Our customers have to be aware of the business. Our sales volume has to grow. We have to invest the time, energy and hard work to make all this happen.

 

Then why are instant results expected in MLM or Network Marketing?

 

Part of this may be due to the hard sell tactics adopted by many MLM participants. They make terrific promises about instant riches. In fact, some even promise that the riches would come without doing any work.

 

As sane adults, we should be able to filter out the unbelievable and the incredible.

 

We should be able to ask ourselves –

 

What does a business need to survive and thrive?

 

– First and foremost there has to be a product or a service that provides value to our customers. Without this, the business will just die off. Tell me, do you think anyone can sell B&W TV sets these days and make a decent living?

 

– Our business must be located in a place where there is a market. For example, we cannot really hope that a refrigerator company setting up shop in Greenland would prosper. Online businesses, too, need this. The web sites have to be publicised so that the customers become aware.

 

– Hard work, patience, commitment, and  dedication.This is compulsory.

 

The resources to make the business get over its start up phase.

 

The MLM model solve most of the fears associated with people who want to start a business.

 

What it cannot solve is the unrealistic expectations that people put upon themselves when they start. Yes, there are examples of people who enter into MLM and immediately become a success. But we also have to look at the background of such people. Many of them might have been MLM’ers for years before that.

 

My advice to those of us who are looking to earn additional income. MLM is a great way to achieve that. Study the opportunity well and see if the product or service meets a current pressing need. And use your own skills to confirm if there is a market. And if the pricing is acceptable.

 

But make no mistake about the hard work needed!

 

Be prepared to work hard. Have patience. Know the product well. Know the compensation plan well. Get yourself educated and informed on marketing.

 

There is no substitute for this.

 

And sure as the sun rises in the east, you will see and taste success!

 

I welcome those of you who are interested, to join me in an exciting business opportunity for Malaysians. It’s a great way to earn part time income, until it overtakes your full time income. Then you can build it into a passive income source.

 

It’s SCORE A, an online educational portal that now allows our children to score in their exams!!! And for us to score RM!!!

 

Read about some of the characteristics of the product here.

 

Email me at more.income28@gmail.com with your name, town, hp number and the best time for me to call you.

 

Thank you for reading this post.

 

Best regards

  

Anwar


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