“Aren’t They All Just Pyramid Schemes?”

How I joined a network marketing company and never looked back

I consider myself open-minded, but in the last few years I have found that the majority of people do not share my open-mindedness. My story begins a few years ago when a friend introduced me to a product called Herbal Fiberblend. I was having some digestive issues … I’ll spare you the details. What I can tell you is Herbal Fiberblend made an incredible difference. I was so impressed that I did some research and decided to get started with the company that offers this product. Within five months, my entrepreneurial business took off and I made the decision to go into it full-time. My friends and family thought I was making a mistake. But I am happy to report that the only mistake I made was not starting sooner!

Before I started my business, I had absolutely no entrepreneurial experience. In less than two years I now make a better income in this so-called “pyramid scheme” than I did as a pharmacy technician, a job I went to school for and went into debt to achieve. The irony is that the income from my new business has actually helped to pay off the balance of my student loans!

“You will never make money in a pyramid scheme.” Honestly, leaving my pharmacy tech position to do entrepreneurial sales full-time was scary. After all, I had a stable income and benefits with an established company. But the people I met working in the business were the first to tell me, “Everything is a pyramid scheme.” There will always be a hierarchy at every company with someone making more than the next person, and so forth.

I now understand exactly what they meant. Looking back, I realize that no matter how hard I worked at the pharmacy, there was always going to be a ceiling on how much I was going to be paid.  When I approached my supervisor about the possibility of advancement, he too expressed the goal to grow in his career and compensation. When you think about, most companies have a ladder to the top, with different “levels.” Sound familiar? Wanting to move up in earning and position is something that nearly all of us strive for in our professional lives. What makes entrepreneurial network marketing unique is you can achieve this without being held back by the hierarchy above you in the organization.

So why do network marketing companies have such a bad name? Because they are NOT all the same. From the moment I made the decision to go full-time as an entrepreneur, family and friends were skeptical. There were remarks like, “You know that a lot of ‘those companies’ have gone out of business or been investigated for being pyramid schemes, right?” Yes, there ARE direct selling companies that have not followed good business practices or have disregarded the rule of law. But it’s important to keep things in perspective. Those companies often fold within a few years. Still, it is important that you do some research before you decide to join any direct selling company. Make sure the company you choose sells a commodity and pays you based on the sale of that commodity. Make sure it is a product or line of products you can confidently stand behind. If either of these is not true, stay clear.

The company I chose has been in business for over 36 years and offers a line of high-quality whole-food and nutritional products that I personally use with confidence.  So, I am able to make an income offering products that I trust in and can help a person’s health and well-being. When I talk to people I never promise anyone that they will make a six-figure income or get a free car, for example.  In fact, early on in the relationship I typically don’t discuss the business opportunity with a customer or prospect unless they ask.  I simply suggest products based on my experience and a person’s needs, emphasizing the product’s benefits and the 30-day money-back guarantee. I certainly don’t claim to be a doctor or know of a “cure-all.”  The nice thing about this company is I don’t even have to build a team of salespeople and can still make a good income.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about the other reasons I enjoy being an entrepreneur. No, it’s not all about the money you can earn! For me, it is also about the relationships. I have made a lot of friends through my business. It’s also about personal development. I was always a follower, having had poor self-esteem since childhood. Being an entrepreneur has helped me become a much more confident person and leader. I didn’t have that sense of purpose and self-assurance in my previous work.

And by the way, most people fail in this kind of business because they lack motivation and initiative. You can be given every tool you need to succeed, but if you do not apply yourself, you fail. It is important to attend to the business, to streamline your prospecting system, and to build and maintain your team. Just like in a regular job, if you do the right things and do them diligently, you will eventually succeed.

I am not discouraged by negative articles about network marketing because I know it works. I’m not wealthy yet, but it won’t be long before I’m making a better income than most of the people I know with college degrees, some of whom never had a job that related to their field of study. And when they complain to me about student loan debt, lack of opportunity for advancement, or working for “the man”, I can guarantee you I will tell them about The AIM Companies.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Why AIM Members Are Called Diamonds

In the AIM network marketing world, Members are integral not only to the success of The AIM Companies™, but inseparable from the level of success. The more successful that Members are at building their AIM businesses, the more successful AIM grows.

Members are like sales representatives of good health who are out in the world promoting AIM’s natural products and introducing them to people who purchase them. Some of these new Members will build businesses of their own, following a similar path of the Members who sponsored them. It’s called growth, and growth is the “element” that keeps a company going. Without this element, AIM would not have existed for the past 36 years.

The Diamond Connection

Diamond is a pure element: carbon compressed to its crystal form, making it the strongest mineral on earth. Of all of the gems in the world, diamonds are among the most precious, if not the most valuable depending on the type of diamond. So it is no play on words that The AIM Companies refers to AIM Members as “Diamonds.” It refers to the truth that Members are the most precious element in the entire concept of AIM.

2018 Diamonds Aglow Celebration

The radiance of diamonds is unpar­alleled, and over the past three and a half decades the AIM family has had a myriad of types of “Diamond” Members, each with a unique background and path to success that radiates to this very day.

The 2018 AIM Diamonds Aglow Celebration will include the opportu­nity to express appre­ciation for “Diamond” Members as the AIM family gathers in fel­lowship from July 12 -15 in Toronto, Canada.

And, to complement the “Diamond” agenda, AIM is excited to announce that Chrysalis Networx will conduct the training sessions in Toronto!

Registration deadline is May 25, 2018. Forms available online.

“Having attended the African Dreams Success Summits in South Africa, I am thrilled to learn that Chrysalis Networx will be training, motivating and inspiring all of us at The AIM Celebration in Toronto. This is going to be tremendous!”
– Ralph Peterson, Chairman’s Club Director

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

My Journey to Success

Shared by Marinda van den Bosch, AIM Star Sapphire Director

My journey to success started three years ago with my sickly boy, Roan. It was not my intention at all to start AIM as a business. After a consultation with Royal Emerald Director Madaleine Helm (my upline) I just wanted my friends and family to hear about this natural way of healing. Madaleine conducted my first AIM talk on hormones for friends and family. After that I was literally sold out of all the products she discussed.

Marinda

I saw such a difference with my own children after I put them onto a gluten-free and dairy-free diet. I used the Garden Trio, FloraFood, Herbal Fiberblend and AIMega to supplement them.

I started organizing more and more talks and got to learn about the AIM business and the AIM products. When I started the AIM business, I reached Director status within three months. Becoming Star Sapphire Director looked so far ahead, I thought that will only be after many, many years of hard work. However, Madaleine was such a great help to me in setting up my AIM business that I was able to reach Star Sapphire level within three years.

I have built a great downline and we work together as a team, and what an amazing team this has become. I help my downline however I can. It is very important to do this as the stronger they become, so do you. It is also very important to focus on your own first level clients, to encourage them to stay on the products. Following up with clients is also very important as well as keeping track of their results. Every client is different, and each one has specific needs.

The extra AIM income each month is such a help to our family. Working AIM as a business is really worth it. I really don’t do this only for the money but to help other people with their health, and I really have a passion for nutrition. I have so many powerful testimonies on different products. Each and every AIM product is amazing for what it helps to achieve.

I am really working hard to achieve the next level in my AIM business. I encourage everyone who has a passion for nutrition and health to make AIM a successful business.

As the mother of four children, AIM as a business works perfectly for me. I can be with my children in the afternoon, to help with school work or extra murals and still help hubby with his business if needed. I organize my own hours. Running an AIM business gives you a lot of flexibility. I hope to build my business stronger and stronger in 2018.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Actions aren’t everything; your words can also motivate people.

Encouragement is becoming a faded word in today’s world. We generally don’t receive any sort of encouragement that motivates us to work harder anymore. This is why we need to remember to encourage others by giving them innovative ideas and positive reinforcement. Inspire them to dream of better possibilities

Using words of encouragement to show how much you believe in your team Members—your indispensible downline—will help them realize that you have faith in them. This makes the motivation objective that much easier.

Most of the time, people are limited to their own thoughts and ideas. Unable to think beyond a certain limit, they cannot walk the path of unconventional ways. As a result, their dreams are always curbed. These limitations need to be removed from the minds of your team. Stimulate them to think big by offering new ideas to consider. Fresh and innovative ways of action will make them cross that barrier of limitation.

The Power of Praise

Appreciating people is an integral part of motivation. It is very important to shower praise upon new AIM Members on your team when they reach a new level in the AIM Member Income Plan. As well, never forget to praise those who have done superb jobs but have yet to reach their full potential that will take them to the next level. Your signs of appreciation will boost their self-confidence and enthusiasm for continuing to build their network. Being appreciated is often more important than a promotion to most people, so showing your appreciation is one of the keys to motivating your team.

We love to be praised for whatever we do. Keeping this in mind, if you appreciate individuals because of their efforts, whatever the results may be, you are also affirming their skills and abilities. Being recognized for one’s efforts is vital to being motivated.

Your team needs to see you as a leader, skilled enough to be followed and able to lead from the front. Your actions should not only inspire them, your words must encourage and motivate them on their way to becoming future leaders.

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Will you be one of the winners in AIM’s Northern Lights Contest?

ONLY 17 DAYS ARE LEFT in the Northern Lights international AIM contest! A total of $75,000 in cash and 2018 Celebration Packages is available and you have through December 31 to earn your prize.

Find below a listing of the top 60 Memberships in the running for contest prizes as of 11:59 p.m. MT, December 13. You have 17 days to continue earning contest points by increasing your Group BVP, sponsoring new Members, encouraging your newly-sponsored Members to continue placing orders and having new and existing first-level Members promote to higher titles!

REMEMBER, a minimum of 500 contest points allows you a chance at winning 1 of 60 prizes.

AIM Membership Points
Miller, Joseph W. and Emma M. 8885
Rawls, Marlene and David 4555
Peterson, Ralph S. 3858
Jada, Muhammad 3502
Jada, Razia 3469
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 2875
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 2583
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 2228
Greens For Life, Inc. 2106
Bloemhof, Herman 2052
Quantum Knowledge Pty, Ltd. 1898
Weitsz, Vanessa 1832
Markotter, Elzette 1783
Upfold, Jon and Julie 1652
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 1612
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 1606
Toft, Heidi and Mike 1558
* 1395
van der Walt, Erna 1325
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 1212
Vivienne Myburgh c/o Something Natural 1180
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 1130
Knipp, Cara D. 1095
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 1030
Kuret-Coetzer, Tanya 992
Lim, Jian 931
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 928
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 926
M & M Healthy Sales, Inc. 923
De Villiers, Yolanda 906
Paquin, Ginette 894
Kritzinger, Benita 875
Helm, Madaleine 852
Vawda, Moonira 822
Du Toit, Rene 822
King, DC, Susan M, 804
Adam, Sylvie 762
JMK Marketing 725
Fry, Matthew D. and Ruth M. 697
Forrest, Andrena 644
Yoder, Elmer A. and Barbara J. 636
Odendaal, Mabet 568
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 568
Casavant, Monique 544
Maas, Liesl 498
Berry, Sandy 478
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 472
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 470
The Natural Way Network 469
Revolution Solution, Inc. 465
Brogan, Lisa 449
Stoltzfus, Rose A. and David 438
Van Staden, Deirdre 435
Avodah Financial, LLC 435
Pearson, Michelle 420
Marais, Hanro 418
DMR Enterprises 416
Baty, Erin and Michael 414
Swartzentruber, Amos and Barbara B. 413
Kleiner, Jason D/B/A Omnimark Enterprises 411
*Membership wishes to remain anonymous

We look forward to seeing you at AIM’s 2018 Diamonds Aglow Celebration in Toronto, Canada, from July 12 thru 15.

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Since 1982, The′ AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Northern Lights Contest Standings

Only 31 days are left in the Northern Lights Contest! A total of $75,000 in cash and 2018 Celebration Packages is available and you have through December 31 to earn your prize.

Below is a listing of the top 60 Memberships in the running for contest prizes as of 11:59 p.m. MT, November 29. But don’t count yourself out – there is time to continue earning contest points by increasing your Group BVP, sponsoring new Members, encouraging your newly-sponsored Members to continue placing orders and having new and existing first-level Members promote to higher titles!

REMEMBER, a minimum of 500 contest points allows you a chance at winning 1 of 60 prizes.

 

Membership Name Points
Miller,  Joseph W. and Emma M. 7325
Rawls, Marlene and David 3839
Peterson, Ralph S. 3333
Jada, Muhammad 3236
Jada, Razia 3224
Miller, Matthew and Karen D. 2468
Jada Shaik, Raeesa 2336
Weitsz, Vanessa 2223
Van Den Bosch, Marinda 1956
Bloemhof, Herman 1923
Quantum Knowledge Pty. Ltd. 1826
Greens For Life Inc. 1810
Markotter, Elzette 1774
Toft, Heidi and Mike 1536
Upfold, Jon and Julie 1491
Van Rensburg, Chris and Joan 1380
Schiele, Loren E. and Kathleen 1357
* 1247
Vivienne Myburgh c/o Something Natural 1190
Thompson, Joy and Nathan 1100
Knipp, Cara D. 1095
M & M Healthy Sales, Inc. 1021
Robinson, Leré and Eddie 1019
van der Walt, Erna 971
Borntrager, Rudy and Anna 965
Paquin, Ginette 908
Ascent Strategies, Inc. 860
Van der Westhuizen, Tanya 858
Kuret-Coetzer, Tanya 835
Lim, Jian 810
Kritzinger, Benita 748
Helm, Madaleine 716
Adam, Sylvie 692
Du Toit, Rene 691
King, DC, Susan M. 686
Vawda, Moonira 648
Yoder, Elmer A. and Barbara J. 636
De Villiers, Yolanda 631
Forrest, Andrena 629
JMK Marketing 625
Fry, Matthew D. and Ruth M. 604
Vandertil, Rita and Eno 544
Casavant, Monique 519
The Natural Way Network 516
Maas, Liesl 482
Raber, Daniel and Soloma 470
Mary A. (Toni) Lund Family Trust 466
Revolution Solution, Inc. 442
Warehouse, Natures 436
Ramila’s Healing Arts Clinic 428
Brogan, Lisa 426
Durrant, Janine 425
Swartzentruber, Amos and Barbara B. 408
Berry, Sandy 395
Avodah Financial, LLC 389
Bowers, Claudia 388
Stoltzfus, Rose A. and David 387
Baty, Erin and Michael 381
Karolia, Raheema 373
*AIM Member wishes to remain anonymous.

We hope to see you at AIM’s 2018 Diamonds Aglow Celebration in Toronto, Canada, from July 12 thru 15.

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Since 1982, The′ AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

AIM Member Hosts Successful Meeting in South Carolina

Leré Robinson, an AIM Member and Star Sapphire Director hosted an Alive Again meeting in Irmo, South Carolina, on October 24, 2017. Leré shared about being aware of hidden sugars as the holiday season approaches, as well as her passion for The AIM Companies and the AIM products.

Special guest and AIM Chairman’s Club Director Joan van Rensburg shared on the A – Z of the AIM whole-food concentrates and her testimony and gave all those attending great insight into all the added benefits of using many of AIM’s whole-food concentrates and nutritional supplements. There were 30 folks in attendance and they enjoyed a wonderful, colorful array of snacks and drinks all incorporating many of the AIM products!

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results that everyone can achieve.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.