Meet Jason Lee: Network Marketing Coach & MLM Trainer
Here is why I started this blog and how it can help you; if you fit into one of these categories then the work I put into this site is probably right up your alley.
- Sick and tired of your 9 to 5 job and spending your entire life working for others’ dreams but not sure what you can do to escape the corporate grind and have a lifestyle you really want?
- Enjoying your career and getting paid very well, but a prisoner of time and unable to spend more time with the people you love and care about?
- Already a business owner, but the business owns you or are you simply running an adult day care for employees?
- An entrepreneur at heart interested in starting a business but don’t know the fastest (legal and ethical) options to achieve financial independence and success?
- A network marketing professional that hasn’t quite found success in this industry, or a network marketing professional that has found success but was burnt in the past by bad policies or corporate shenanigans?
- Or perhaps a network marketing professional that’s found a lot of success, but now wants to build an online brand as an industry consultant to diversify your income?
No matter which category you may fall into, I want to take this opportunity to share with you how to achieve the financial and time freedom you desire, but before we get started, here’s a little bit about who I am…
As the son of two hard working parents I was pretty much raised by my grandparents. My father drove 18-wheel semi trucks for a living and my mom was a school bus driver. During my youth they both worked a horrific schedule. Although we had what most would consider a middle class lifestyle, it was only because my parents were able to acquire property and build their house on their own, brick by brick.
After school I joined the military under the premise that the Navy would pay for my college (which it did). Thinking that a college education and experience in the nuclear industry would amount to wealth I headed down that path.
Fast forward 10 years following my navy service on board ballistic missile nuclear submarines and you would find me training licensed operators at commercial nuclear power plants. By this time I was making right around 150k/year. Here’s a picture of my office when I was still training after I cleaned it out and left corporate America to work from home.
The crazy thing, however, was I didn’t realize that the game I was playing was rigged. Even though I was in the top income bracket for W-2 wage earners taxes would consume most of my gross income. It wasn’t until a few mentors and top income earners in network marketing stepped into my life did I really figure things out; owning your own business is the only way to achieve financial freedom.
Up until that point I had always thought the only way to secure your financial future was to work hard for 30 years like my parents did.
How I Found Network Marketing
Extremely skeptical about the business model at first I never saw network marketing as a professional career. The first time I saw the industry was in 2008 on a napkin in front of a guy in a suit drawing circles. Even though I was very analytical by nature, I got excited and jumped right in. I literally thought everyone was going to get it like I did…boy was I in for a ride.
It was at this time I was first exposed to self-education and the importance of it. I began pouring into books related to network marketing.
I received the Rich Dad, Poor Dad ebook by Robert Kiyosaki in my email inbox. Inspired by what Mr. Kiyosaki wrote about, I picked up his other best-sellers such as CASHFLOW Quadrant and The Business School for People Who Like Helping People.
One book led to another in my thirst for knowledge to find out if really all the income claims and successful testimonials were true, and soon I found myself being exposed to the works of entrepreneurial icons such as Tim Sales, Eric Worre, Jim Rohn, John C. Maxwell, and many more.
My Early Short-Lived Success
After being very impressed and fired up with my upline leaders’ income claims and past successes, I worked very hard for the next year and a half.
I constantly updated my warm market list, called everyone I knew, applied the 3-foot-rule, setup product booths, attended every house plan, and never missed a single conference call or meeting. I did everything I was told.
At one point I was even stopping in neighborhoods and loading my truck up with sweaty basketball players in order to pack out house plans in the event I got “no-showed.”
I even spent and reinvested thousands of dollars on product samples, training fees, and the latest business books and tools, and burned the rubber off the tires to never miss a single team or company event fearing that if I did I would miss an important “nugget” of information that was critical to unlocking the secrets for achieving success.
We built a solid income of about $800 a month at one point in one of the most difficult network marketing companies to build.
But despite putting every ounce of energy I had into my business…
I DID NOT achieve the financial independence and time leverage I wanted.
Here are some of the things that challenged me in my business during my beginnings in network marketing, if you’ve ever been involved see if you can relate:
- Many of my downlines unexpectedly quit, the turnover was horrendous and the lifetime value of a new distributor was 3-6 months at most.
- Our organization and training platform did not teach the necessary knowledge or skills for marketing techniques that work in today’s day and age. Millennials were usually turned off by our approach. Baby boomers thought they knew everything about our company and often ridiculed us at meetings.
- Downline leaders would “take a break” from MLM to focus on “life” or school, or worse they would quit to join some other company that was “the next big thing.”
- Hotel meetings, house plans, and local meetings at coffee shops would suck up the vast majority of my time and get little to no results.
Any of this sound familiar?
Just to be clear, I’m not complaining. I’m very thankful for the experiences, after all that’s how you grow. But there’s no reason in today’s day and age to walk through a mine field if someone else has already been there and is willing to show you a more efficient way.
What Happened Next & Hybrid Network Marketing
After leaving our first company, my wife and I took a break for a few years. I knew we would come back to network marketing, but was not sure which company would be a fit, and who our sponsors would be. I did know however, that I wanted the internet to be a viable, massive part of my marketing strategy.
So I began to teach myself internet marketing.
Taking the concept of self-education I began to teach myself the ropes of leveraging the internet.
A few years later my partner and I launched our digital marketing company: Social WebNet.
Social WebNet, and our private consulting business in marketing allowed us to leave the corporate world behind.
After learning a lot about lead generation we kept our ears to the pavement to look for a network marketing home. That’s when a few years later we came across Ariix.
The primary thing that sold us was their Bill of Rights. It was the nail in the coffin that gave us at least some control over revenue in our MLM business. You can read more about Ariix in this article I published.
The Bill of Rights the founders put in place gave the distributors voting power and the ability to veto corporate decisions when it came to things like comp plan changes.
I can’t mention today how many leaders I’ve spoken with that have had the rug pulled out from under them in a company because of changes made by corporate leadership. The fact that Ariix’s corporate leadership team understood their fallibility as human beings and were wise enough to put this into place in the company rules and regulations meant to me that they truly were looking out for their distributor field of network marketing representatives.
After deciding on Ariix we went on to interview four different teams inside the company. Although we had plenty of choices we ultimately partnered with my mentor and business partner, Denis Lam, founder of the Hybrid Networker University (our team’s free training platform). We knew that we could not only help Denis with the resources we had available through our internet marketing company Social WebNet, but that Denis would be a great mentor in helping us in combining our assets with the network marketing profession.
Within 2 years we sponsored 5 top earners, including a state senator that rose through the ranks to achieve the top rank in Ariix in 60 days.
Click here if you would like to see my roles and responsibilities and read more about the Ariix Infinity Team.
Of course, having a great sponsor does not mean instant success, but don’t let anyone tell you that having a knowledgeable and skilled upline in today’s network marketing world doesn’t matter.
I can say with 100% certainty that Denis Lam and Tim Sales have been instrumental in helping us rise through the ranks, and although it may be true you don’t necessarily “need” an upline to help you, it will drastically improve your learning curve if you have the right one.
If you have no idea who Tim Sales is, here’s a 4-minute video on why he’s so profound and dominant in this industry: Get to know #1 MLM Professor and Business Legend Tim Sales
My Thank You Gift
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Also, feel free to visit any of the episodes from our Unleashing The Alpha Networker podcast feed by clicking here! We’ve spent considerable time interviewing top earners from across the industry to help you crush it!
A FINAL NOTE: If you are told to “just go talk to people” or “just attend motivational seminars” where people talk about their personal lives on stage and deliver nothing of real value in terms of marketing and networking skills you may want to find additional forms of network marketing training that can help you.
Don’t get me wrong, live events are powerful, but not every live event is going to help you. I know this may sound harsh, but I only tell you because it’s the truth I’ve experienced.
For a complete blueprint of how I personally use online and offline marketing to generate leads for my primary network marketing business and what I coach my students to do click here and let’s chat.
I am forever grateful for the all of the wonderful blessings, relationships, and times this incredible profession has given me. It’s allowed us to not only create a lifestyle we could never have imagined before, but it’s provided opportunity for us to serve the profession from a marketing standpoint as well through our digital marketing company. Some of our clients and folks we’ve helped at Social WebNet include: The Gara Group, iGalen, Bliss Business, Rocket Recruiting, and numerous top earners across the profession.
I look forward to helping guide you down the path we’ve been able to take and pay forward the many blessings this industry has provided us.
To give back to the industry that gave so much to me, I’ve been inspired to create this blog to share my experiences and lessons I have learned. Join us on the journey… it’s one heck of a ride!
Best Wishes In All Your Business Endeavors