Okay Mom’s let’s talk about MLM’s (Multi-Level Marketing). I am sure as a single mom you get hit up on a regular basis to participate in these ventures. I want to talk a bit about the reality and engagement for some of them out there.
Like me, I am sure some of your friends and family members have talked to you about the new “money maker” in their lives. I’ve investigated a bunch of them myself and here’s what I have to interject:
MLM’s can make you money. Now, i know… you’re thinking “Ugg, I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work”. I’m going to share with you the MLM’s I have participated in and my experience.
Pre-Paid Legal Services -
This seamed like a really great opportunity for me. I mean the concept is remarkable. You as a member get free Legal Services and advise. I actually signed a few people up and used the service myself on several occasions. I even signed up my parents and they used it for their benefit on small legal issues.
Okay, the downside… It takes an ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF TIME. And don’t let anyone tell you differently… this is the reality of ALL MLM’s. It also takes a bit of money to get started.
So, honestly as a Single Mom, how on earth can I participate in an MLM without taking up all my time? When I was doing Pre-Paid Legal I was a Single 30 something WITHOUT CHILD. So how on earth am I supposed to do it now?
Arbone makes probably the BEST skin care in the world. I can honestly say this because I would get compliments on a daily basis. A friend of mine signed me up just after giving birth. I haven’t really shared my after-birth experience with you yet, but let me just say…HORRIFIC!!! That story is for later. I had EXTREME POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. I could barely get out of bed. And as a new SINGLE MOM, that was really hard.
My friend thought it would be great for me to “get out there” and sell beauty products…RIGHT…
I think, had I been in a better mindset, it may have been very profitable for me. And again, this took an enormous amount of time and energy, which I didn’t have any of. I guess, my advise would be…Don’t engage in any type of high energy sales-MLM-face to face networking thing unless you are emotionally stable. People will see right through you.
Here I am now, in Northern Idaho and a good friend of mine turned me onto a new MLM. However, this time I am in a better emotional space and this is the most important part…I am at the top of the food chain. This new MLM is just that…NEW. It hasn’t even launched yet. It’s a membership based MLM with tons of benefits. The best part is the compensation plan. My friend Jeff Breakey is a career MLM specialist. He is one of the forefront advisors for MLM’s. There are very few of these guys on the planet. And Jeff just happens to be a close friend.
So, I here is the links to the company. It’s called Q-Save. Maybe you are in a place like me, where you have some time and some money to invest in a residual future for yourself and your family.
Q-SAVE. Please call me if you are interested in signing up or if you have any questions. Staci 208-255-2029
I’ll let you know how it goes for me with a follow up.
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Today is the day I received the Title to my “old” new car. Yes, Mom’s I bought a 1994 Subaru Loyale “Royale”. This is the first car I’ve ever owned the title to. All my other cars have been new and never paid off. There’s something to be said about owning a car that doesn’t have a huge car payment attached every month. I paid $1200 and it’s worth every bit. Now that we live in the frozen tundra of Northern Idaho, we needed a 4Wheel drive or All wheel drive car. I wanted something inexpensive with low miles. This beaute has 118,000 miles on it. That’s really good for the year and make of this car.
Some advise when thinking about purchasing a used car. 1) Always check CarFax. 2) Make sure the car was owned by a GrandMa. 3) Check www.nada.com for the real value of the car. 4) Read the reviews for the car you want to purchase. I know this takes a lot of time out of your day, but it’s worth it. Do it at night when your little angels are asleep. Also, keep in mind the cost of tax. Here in Idaho it’s 6% sales tax. Check your state to find out what that is. Also, keep in mind there are fees for transfer of registration and $5.00 processing fee for registration. These are all costs that can be tacked onto the cost of the car. Of course, don’t tell the seller. You just want to keep this in the back of your mind when you’re negotiation. Oh, and the most important thing…if you’ve got an angel between the ages of 2-5 try to find a sitter when you go to purchase or negotiate. Having our angels around is great but not when we’re talkin’ money. My little guy decided to cry and whine the entire time. I wished I had left him at home with a friend. Be an OWNER not a STONER.
Here’s one review I found for the Snow Master…1994 “Royale” Loyale: Tougher than the little engine that could, and would last forever if maintained properly.
The Snow Master of the North.
Since I won’t be needing the other 3 CarFax Reports (which I already paid for). I am giving them away for FREE!!!! To the first 3 people who write a nice comment about this blog and sign up for my Newsletter. Newsletter to come later. Oh, and you have to be a SINGLE MOM!!!! No cheaters…you have to prove you are a Single Mom.
I sold my non-snow SoCal car about two months ago. I was stoked because the payments were too high and the car was valued higher than the loan (amazing) and it’s not a SNOW car.
Now that we live in the Northern Tundra, we need a car to accommodate 5ft. of snow. Plus we want to have fun on the mountain.
So, I’ve been looking for about 3 months. First, I found a Kia Sorrento. 2003 with 107Kmi. on it and the Title was rebuilt. Hmmm. What exactly does that mean?
First piece of advise I will give you today is: DO NOT buy a car without doing a CarFax Report!!!! If you go to your auto insurance provider I bet they will have a discount for CarFax. So, for $22.00 (25% discount) I got the lowdown on the car. It had 15 records and not only was the car Rebuilt; it was TOTALED by the insurance co. Well, I did a bunch of research and found out what this really meant. According to my resources in SoCal, this is what he said.
“Ya I would not buy the car with a bad title. The rebuilt title means that the car was in a bad wreck and the entire car has been rebuilt or that it has just been rebuilt in general. I have been doing this for over 12 years and I do not sell crap cars like that I I would never suggest buying a car like that no matter how good of a deal it is. Just keep in mind that the car has been completely pulled apart and put back together and you don’t know if a trained technician was the person who put it back together. Also when looking for cars stay away from Salvage title, Frame damage or accident cars. The sellers will tell you that it was a minor accident and that just the bumper or door was dented. A salvage title vehicle is where the vehicle usually incurs over 70% damage and it will cost more to fix the car than to replace it, so the insurance company pays the customer and sells the car to a junk yard.
Basically the main reason you want to stay away from these vehicles is because once a car has been apart it may have not been put back together properly. That means air bags could not deploy correctly or the brakes could not work properly and this would be risking your life or injury.”
So Mom’s if you think you’re getting a steal… you probably are. For the safety of you and your little one’s don’t do it.
Our SoCal car... now gone
Okay, maybe I’m alone on this one, maybe not… I’ve never seen a title to any of my cars. Ever! The first 3 cars, my Dad helped me buy. After we purchased, he would hold onto the title and hide it from me, because frankly, I didn’t need to have it on my person. Then all the cars after that, really after College were financed. This meant that the bank would hold onto the title of my car until the note was paid off. (I’m eating M&M’s right now)
I have owned 4 cars since my college days and now I am preparing to sell my car. The bank has the title… will I ever see the title to a car? I guess if I purchase a used car and don’t finance it. Pay cash… what a concept.