Saturday, December 28, 2013

Review of the Auto Recruiting Platform (ARP)

If you have been looking for a review of the Auto Recruiting Platform

and wondering whether it's for you, I want to

give my perspective on some of the pros and cons of this

remarkable business building system.

But first, a disclaimer: If you've already opted in and

confirmed your cell phone number, you are permanently

linked to the marketer whose system you opted into. In

other words, if you didn't opt into mine, I won't be able

to work with you, nor you with me. That's the way it works

- no exceptions. And even though I may miss out on a

commission or two, this policy is really the best for all.

So here is my review of the Auto Recruiting Platform (ARP).

Now for the pros of the Auto Recruiting Platform:

     1. This is a complete hands off system once you have

purchased advertising. (However, you can jump in and

encourage your potential clients to take the next step in

the process but the system will work even if you don't do

that.) You may not see the full value in this, but if

you're anything like me, you'd rather not spend every

spare waking moment at your computer working on your

business. Having time for the things you value in life is

the "beauty" of this system. So if you like the idea of

having a system do 99% of the work, then this is for you.

     2. For a minimal monthly fee, you get unlimited (yes, I

said unlimited) 2-way SMS messaging to any country in the world.

Depending on your specific provider, the provider itself

may have charges that apply, but the system itself does

not, aside from the monthly membership fee. You can even

write one message and the system will

send it out to all your prospects at one time. If you have

ever checked into the cost of a system like this, you'll

realize that this is a fantastic bargain. (In fact it would take several

decades of monthly payments to cover the actual cost of this

service for just one month.) Did I say "VALUE"?

     3. The system includes funnels that you can customize,

video software, multiple automatic funnels, the

opportunity to purchase super targeted traffic for just

about any niche, SMS messaging, a reseller license to sell the

system to bricks and mortar businesses as well as much, much more.

Although right now we are still in beta which means that

not everything is available yet, the team that is building

this system has demonstrated vision, ability and integrity

at a level I have not seen before.

     4. Duplicate-able. You've probably heard over and over

that in order to be successful in an online business you

must have a system that others can duplicate. The Auto

Recruiting Platform is the ultimate in duplicate-ability.

You do not need to spend hours on the phone or on webinars

or holding meetings, supporting and encouraging those you

recruit. The system does it automatically. You simply have

to see it to believe it.

     5. Because of that duplicate-ability and because of the

support system that is in place, anyone, absolutely anyone

can be successful using this system. That was the goal

from the beginning and will always be the goal of the

corporate team. When I heard and understood where this

system came from and the motivation of the designer, I was

completely blown away!

     6. It's still in Beta which is also a potential "con" but

it is also a "pro" because being in Beta means you can

get in cheaper now than you'll ever be able to after it moves

into Beta 2 which could be any day. You'll then be sorry you didn't

get in months ago. The system must work perfectly before moving into

the next phase and I appreciate the fact that the developers aren't

caving in to the pressure and excitement of all the resellers. They know

from experience they need to get ALL of the glitches worked out

while in Beta. So if you can be a little patient, this is the best time to

get in.

The cons of the Auto Recruiting Platform:

  1. This isn't for everyone. If you have no money to invest 
in advertising to build your business then this is

definitely not for you. Just go back to clicking on ads to

earn a pittance or filling out surveys to earn a bit of

small spending money. Or go and do any one of a multitude

of "small" things online that require no risk and no money

to get started. Anyone who is serious about earning money

online or replacing their current job with a "work-at-

home" job that replaces that job income knows that you

must have money to invest in advertising. (However, since

this is the last system you will ever need to invest in, find something

to sell, have a garage sale, if you have 2 cars, sell one so you have

that advertising budget. You'll be glad you did!)

     2. If you don't have a vision for achieving residual

income - in other words, income that keeps coming whether

you work or not, then don't even check this out. This is

the only system/business I've come across on the internet

in the 10 years I've been working at earning a decent

living from home that actually has the marketer's best

interests in mind. The auto recruiting platform is an

enabler so if you don't want to be enabled, don't even

look at it.

     3. It requires an application fee, a completed application

and a two-party approval process. If the individual

reseller or the corporate reviewer thinks this won't work

for you, unfortunately you won't be able to access this


     4. It is still in "Beta" which means that everything is

being developed, tested, tried, retested, etc. You will

need to be patient. will be worth the wait! will have to be patient. It's like having a

carrot held in front of your nose and not quite being able

to reach it. But...soon!

I could go on and on and come up with more pros as well as

a few more cons, but I think this will give you a good

idea whether the auto recruiting platform is something you

should pursue - or not.

Go here if you think it might be! Verify your cell phone, pay the

$4.95 application fee (refundable if you decide it isn't for you), complete

your application and buy your reseller license. You have to see this to

fully appreciate it.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Young Entrepreneurs - Born or Created?

What makes an entrepreneur? Even more importantly, what makes a young entrepreneur?

Take a look at this amazing story and then read my experiences below.

Thinking back on my childhood, I think I must have been born with an entrepreneurial mindset. Don't mistake that for a gift in sales or in selling. I was never good at sales and never felt I had a gift for it. Plus I was an extreme introvert and still prefer being alone to being with a group of people.

But when I was a kid, my mother made a deal with me and my siblings that if we would sell things for her, she would share the profits with us. I don't remember any of my other siblings being terribly excited about this opportunity, but if you (you know who you are) are reading this and you were excited about it, please correct me.

So even though I was painfully shy, I was willing to get up enough guts to knock on doors in the neighborhood and try to sell things. For awhile I sold greeting cards and other trinkets from a certain company. I managed to generate a few sales but nothing that would make a real difference in our budget.

During strawberry, raspberry and blackberry seasons, we kids would help pick and then sell the excess berries to our neighbors in exchange for half of the profits. We managed to sell all of the berries we wanted to and still had plenty to feed our very large family. (My mother's garden was huge!)

I'll never forget the neighbor who insisted that my blackberries weren't really blackberries. Since I was not in the habit of lying, her insistence that they were mulberries, not blackberries, really rubbed me the wrong way. I was profoundly offended by her insinuation that I was lying or trying to trick her. But as I recall, she bought some anyway - however, I wasn't too excited about returning to sell to her again.

Later when I was in high school, my mother really wanted to purchase a piece of property big enough to start a truck farm. A truck farmer in those days simply grew enough to have produce to sell to others. It wasn't a real farm with animals, just a farm for a big, big garden. However, it was my mother who had the entrepreneurial spirit, not my father and in the end the purchase wasn't made and we never became truck farmers. My brother and I had been very excited about the opportunity to help her with a huge garden, especially since it involved an opportunity for us to earn our own money. But it wasn't to be. Instead, my mother continued to work in a factory.

Later while in high school, I became a member of Junior Achievement. In conjunction with a local business, our Junior Achievement chapter designed, built and marketed a product that we were able to build with a minimum of materials, actually assemble by hand and then take out to sell to friends and neighbors. We made a "trouble light" that plugged into your car. It was a very sturdy and helpful product and we enjoyed quite a bit of success with it. However, I was astounded by the lack of attention to detail and the sloppy construction executed by some of the other members of our chapter. I think it was then I decided I never wanted to be either an employer or employee. I could already see that!

But in spite of that, I did have a few "traditional jobs" along the way, worked my way through college with scholarships and part time jobs and even took a "job" at a non-profit after I graduated. But jobs were boring to me. Maybe that's the way it is with entrepreneurs!

My husband and I later became missionaries in Brazil, eventually formed our own mission organization, helped found a church, wrote one book and published it and have trained many others to run family seminars.

Currently we have several more books in progress, run an online business, I have my own gardening business (truck farm!) where I grow pesticide-free and GMO-free produce that is highly sought after at the Farmers Markets and we now grow herb plants to sell.

I have also taught my children and my grandson how to be entrepreneurs. Or maybe they were born that way...but that's another story.

I'd be delighted to have your opinion. Do you think entrepreneurs are born or are they created/developed through training? Let me know what you've observed.

Sharon Reece

P.S. If you are an entrepreneur, we need to talk. Contact me to see if you qualify to work with me. I'm looking for highly motivated team players who aren't afraid to earn money and who aren't afraid to help others.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Is Equality Possible?

Is equality possible? Or even good? We hear a lot of talk about it these days as though equality were the most important goal of all goals. From my perspective, equality isn't possible, nor would it be good. It isn't, in my opinion, even a worthy goal to work toward.

Productive societies and prosperous economies work on completely different principles. People are more productive, more creative, more innovative and more dynamic when they are rewarded for what they accomplish. It doesn't matter to them whether their neighbor is just as productive, less productive or more productive. A basic tenant of freedom is that you have the freedom to choose how productive you want to be. Maybe you're the person who loves being a couch potato and watching TV all day. You have the freedom in our society to choose to do that. Your neighbor might choose to be industrious, turning every single moment into an opportunity to achieve, accomplish, invent, produce. I hope it appears obvious to you that these two people do not deserve "equal" rewards.

Together with the idea of equality, fairness has been thrown into the discussion. "Fair" evokes strong emotions, but guess what?...someone has to be the one to decide what is fair. Since we live in a fallen world, filled with sinful people, there is no one who is really capable of deciding what is fair. It is a pipe dream. Are you the one who is qualified to determine fairness? I certainly am not.

Life simply isn't fair. Admittedly some people have more than their share of bad fortune, while others seem to sail through life relatively unscathed by adversity. Who knows why? There isn't really a reason. And the bottom line is that no matter what life dishes out to us, we always have a choice in how we will respond. We can be like the disgruntled school kid on the playground who stomps off in a huff because others aren't playing fair. Or we can pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and try again. Fairness only exists in the imagination. It doesn't and never will exist in the real world, much as we would like it to.

I remember when I was a child, I had a particularly "difficult" neighbor. My expectation was that this neighbor child would play by the rules, not lie or cheat and that we would be able to be friends - after all, she had way more toys to play with than I did and I loved being able to touch all of those wonderful toys in her playhouse. After trying over and over and over again, I finally and unfortunately came to the conclusion that she was never going to be fair or honest and that I would have to find another friend who was more compatible with my own values and principles. I would never be equal to her in affluence or possessions but I was far richer in inner strength and Christian character. Did I want to be equal? No! In fact, I felt sorry for her rather than envious.

So getting back to equality...there is one kind of equality that is good and helpful and positive. That is having the guarantee of equal treatment in the eyes of the law. In other words, the laws of the land, in order to be "fair" and "equal" need to favor no one in particular and defend and judge everyone equally. That is the kind of equality that leads to true freedom. The idea of equality that means we all get rewarded equally, whether we produce much or little, takes us as far away from true fairness and true equality as we could possibly go.

As we swerve away from the ideas of "liberty and justice for all" and toward the ideas of "equality and fairness" for all, the basic values and principles upon which our nation was founded become more and more diluted. In fact, "equality" becomes the polar opposite of "liberty" and "fairness" the polar opposite of "justice." There was a reason for the choice of those words! And there is a reason our leaders today are using the words, "equality" and "fairness." They are using them intentionally in order to polarize and divide our nation (in my opinion). And that is exactly what they are accomplishing.

What do you think? I'd love to have you weigh in by giving your opinion and feedback. But please be civil. If "R-rated" words are used in any comments, they will not be published here. Sorry, that's my rule.

Have a great day!
Sharon Reece

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