On Saturday I had a fun day at the peach festival in Lafayette Colorado with my mom and James. Sunday we played mini golf at the Gateway Fun Park In Boulder. What did you do this weekend?
This weekend was not fun for a lot of folks who lost money on Zeek Rewards. One woman who is a single mom invested $800 and was counting on this money to support her two boys. My heart goes out to her and others that have been affected by the sudden close of Zeek. Ever since Zeek Rewards started, all you heard on the internet was how popular Zeek penny auctions were and people saw the potential to make a lot of money fast. I was approached by at least 5 people trying to get me involved in Zeek. I did also see a potential but didnt get involved. I remembered the key questions to ask myself about starting a business.
1) How many years has this business been around? As tempting as it may be to start a prelaunched business(believe me I use to get excited and would only join prelaunched businesses) you need to take caution. You really don't know how well this business will take off until a few years. 50% or more of newly launched businesses don't last more then 5 years. Best to stick with an established business that is debt free and has a reoccurring customer base.
2) Do you know personally at least 10 people who have used the products or service and has had a life changing experience with it? Testimonials are the life blood of your business. Your main goal is to help others and you need products that will help others with their health needs.
3) How is the training? Do you have a training center in your city that you can go to for one on one coaching and mentorship? Can you call your sponsor at any time or the day or night for help or to do a 3 way call with? Do you have local weekly and monthly meetings, daily business calls, brochures, product samples? These are all key elements to a successful business.
4) Is your business a debt free company? You never want to be a part of a company that is in debt because it is a recipe for disaster.
When we sit down and think about what we want out of a business lets remember these key points. You don't want to end up spending thousands of dollars on a company that will shut its doors one day without a warning. You need a company that has integrity.
I have found a home with Youngevity because they fit all of this criteria. We even have a doctor you can write to or call to answer any health questions that you have so you don't have to be the expert in nutrition. My heart goes out to those in Zeek and to many others who join companies that go out of business because they are not solid in foundation. You need a tangible product or it is not a real legal business. You need testimonials, a debt free foundation, and top of the line leadership.
If you are fed up throwing your money away on business that just don't last. Please take an honest look at Youngevity and what we have to offer you! I promise this business will not go anywhere!