Saturday, October 30, 2004

Can H1 visa do Quixtar Business?

Part 1

I had few prospects in states on something like H1 Visa. I asked my upline that can people in H1 do Quixtar business? He emailed "Yeah, many in his team are on H1".

Now, as I don't trust him any more, I mailed Quixtar and asked them the same question. They basically said:
"If a Non-Resident is not traveling to the United States, there are no visa requirements. If a Non-Resident is traveling to the United States, the visa must allow him/her to own and operate an Independent business."
"Please have the prospect in question contact the local immigration office to see if he/she meets the current requirements to own and operate a business in the United States."
Pretty logical. I want to share it so every body knows.

Now, my question is still un-answered. I know that I have to ask the right office, as Quixtar don't handle immigration. I'll research on it and post here in Part 2.

The more I'm learning the rules of Quixtar, the more I'm wondering why they are not enforced?

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The Truth Is Out There: Merchants Of Deception

The Truth Is Out There: Merchants Of Deception

Quixtar, as an emerald Mr. Scheibeler saw it. A must read. And in case it got shut down in US:

Special thanks to Jogobella, a member of quixtarBLOG forum.

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Friday, October 22, 2004

FDA Tackle Food Supplements

IOM, FDA Tackle Food Supplements -- American Academy of Family Physicians

Ok guys, I'm scared about taking supplements. They can do some harm. Yes you heard it, harm!

Should you be taking supplement? It could be dangerous, even to a healthy person. Possibility is there and steps are being taken to prevent it. I'm not saying Nutrilite products are bad. God no. BUT, supplements may cause some harm in some cases. I don't know. I am not a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

Oh wait, so are the IBOs selling Nutrilite telling how stupid doctors are (I heard that!). Funny the moment a person signs up for a vitamin selling MLM they became so expert in food industry that they start calling doctors stupid!

Also, I think a person should consult a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist for an eating plan that is personalized to his needs.
For most people, eating a variety of foods as suggested by Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating will provide all the necessary nutrients. The average healthy person does not require vitamin or mineral pills, even on a stressful day.
Bottom line, Nutrilite may be best of the best, but I'm not taking ANY supplements. Yes I admit I'm a chicken. If there is 0.0001% possibility they can do some harm to me, why spend money on it? I'd rather buy some stupid XBox game. They are fun at least.

Further reading:

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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Fun and Games at Quixtar

eToys Joins Quixtar's Roster of Partner Stores:
'We're thrilled to offer Quixtar's IBOs our incredible selection of brand-name toys and video games,' said Gary Lindsey, Vice President of Marketing for eToys Direct(TM), Inc. 'We look forward to a strong holiday 2004 for eToys, Quixtar, and Independent Business Owners through our partner store relationship.'
Ahem, thrilled to offer to Quixtar's IBOs? What about their clients and members? Maybe eToys knows who contribute towards almost all of Quixtar sales. Or may be they wanna say IBOs as a B2B client?

Oh well! Whatever.

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Monday, October 18, 2004

I like this mlm - Passport

MLMBlog: MLMBlog - Rewind - What Attracted Me To Passport.

As in this post Caleb of Inside Network Marketing has pointed out, selling point of MLM is ironically the same thing that burns too many people....leverage. QBlog said the same thing as easy money!

I’ll use a different word to describe this flaw. Its "retired". I don’t like the notion of having few dudes "retired" making money of their "downline" working. I think mathematically this model is bound to generate a lot of "negativity". So, it’s a principle. Quit fighting me about my blog, its just a mathematical output. As I heard in an emerald open in 2001: Fight with me; don’t fight with a principle.

What I like about passport is that I don't see a person "retired". All the other benefits are linked above. But this benefit is the fundamental benefit as I see it. "Work from home" is not "retired" as a person is still working. Also, work from home DOEST not mean running to opens, quests, seminars and showing the plans.

A person does not get retired in "passport" because of cap on MLM. Second more bonus on direct sales than mlm. So even a person having enough "downline" has incentive to do retail (or work). I hate the word "downline" by the way.

Passport folks, please let me know if I am not correct.

Point is, I don't like an MLM where some "upline" is sitting on their fat ass making money off the people they have recruited knowing very well that it's mathematically impossible for majority to "retire" like them. I heard in a bww seminar "Many of you will quit". Very few of those who will reach a "retired" level again have a group of people with same even more tough odds due to market saturation and negativity.

To clarify, I'm not in passport. Passport is not up here in Canada, nor I am interested in joining it, or any MLM. I don't know if it gives me any added credibility :-) I just want to tell what I saw, as I try to do in this whole blog. Also I am not paid to write this entry ;)

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Sunday, October 17, 2004

How convenient!!!

There are so many little things Quixtar and IBOs do that makes me scream, "How convenient".

I have heard many IBOs saying "This business has helped me in my Job". What? You mean J.O.B? You didn't hear the tape "Pigs don't know pigs stink"? So if this sca ... err business has helped you in your job, than you don't want to retire do you? You won't be shoving down the 'retired' dream down my throat then will you? What? You will? How convenient!!

Also, I have heard too many IBOs saying that, "Instead of wasting your time in your blog, why don't you do some thing constructive". So they are saying that instead of criticizing Quixtar, I better build some thing for myself. BUT, they are criticizing my blog right? Instead of criticizing my blog, why not they build their own blog?

Also, they call it Amway, American Way. What is the First amendment of American Constituion? Freedom of speech right? As far as I have seen, company that most fiercely suppress criticism is Quixtar / Amway. That alone pisses off many patriot americans. Folks like Alticor Sucks guy. If you are preaching American Way, why the hell do you suppress such a basic right of an American?

Funny they sign people up saying "Its not selling" and later a person finds selling was the only thing to ensure a positive cash flow.

Funny IBOs know all about job insecurity but don't know about diamond ships terminated.

How convenient that IBOs love to criticize critics by posting comments on their blogs, but never thought about comments disabled blogs of some diamond IBOs and so many other diamonds who are not accessible to public.

Funny IBOs find so many things wrong in the society like Job / Business insecurity and can not hear that there could be something wrong with Q-Business, or some part of it.

Funny that diamonds brag about how this business helps marriages and their own marriages are not so exemplery.

How convenient to bad mouth P & G, Wal-Mart and coupons cutting but no body should say any thing against their business model and products.

Funny I don't hear majority of IBOs saying anything against character assassination of Quixtar critics by some apparently hired mouthpieces but I am sure evil to share my experience.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Signed up at Quixtar

Ok folks, enough is enough. Its time to take my future in my hands and go Diamond! That’s right, after all, I gonna be free in 2-5 years! Who gives a rip what's on TV and internet. I am going to spend time with my family. While you, broke loser, will work for someone else for the rest of your life! Thank god not every body will build this business as we need broke people like you to do stuff for us. Stay broke, negative loser! We don't need losers like you amplified by a million bucks in our society.

Lets build this business big and prove dateline wrong, who aired one side of the story. Lets make Jesus, America and God happy by perusing dollar almighty.

D'oh! You found me. Ok I signed up as a client under my good buddy Marc. I know I can shop directly, but I got so much love for online IBOs. I don't know why? Anyways, I do use glister toothpaste, artistry clarifying system and fuel freedom (maybe some vitamin) and sadly, my sponsor is not too happy, I had to buy these items somewhere.

Also, got sick today. Should've been using Nutrilite Echinacea. I still don't understand why they made such a big deal about me sharing my experience? There are already hundreds (more perhaps) of anti-quixtar sites out there. Internet is after all, a stupid bathroom wall. No?

And why is Marc not pissed? He is also an IBO. He offered me to become a client. So Mr. Marc, let me thank you!

By the way I'm not sure if my site is just negative (hey I do give super dooper retailing tips). I know Tuesday has passed, no retailing tip. But honestly, I don't know much! I didn't do much retailing, no time in all the plan showing and oh-so-important seminars. Also I was sick pretty bad last night. Took off today.

And how do I know Marc? quixtarBLOG. IBOs, you gotta take prospecting online. Work at home, save time and take advantage of internet.

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Monday, October 11, 2004

Crimes of persuasion: Pyramids

Here are some quotes from about Illegal Pyramid Selling Schemes:
  • They say you will have to do "little or no work because the people below you will". You should be aware that the actual business of sales and supervision is hard work. So if everyone is doing little or no work, how successful can a venture be?
  • This lack of actual retail sales may be hard to determine as many pyramid schemes will claim that their product is selling like hot cakes. However, on closer examination, the sales occur only between people inside the pyramid structure or to new recruits joining the structure, not to consumers out in the general public.
  • According to Jon M. Taylor of the suggested retail prices for MLM products are almost always too high to be competitive because huge margins have to be built in to allow for commissions to be paid to down-line distributors for item sales without compromising the company's overly generous profits.

  • This need to avoid retail competition is achieved by the marketing of unique or miraculous new products which are unavailable elsewhere or presented as cutting edge technology accessible only to those with the vision to appreciate its benefits to humanity or the American Way.

  • Most pyramid schemes seem intent on exploiting people with limited means and limited knowledge of business such as individuals who have little experience in direct sales, distributorships, or franchise enterprises or who have limited money or credit with which to establish their own businesses.

  • Many victims of these scams sell first to their friends. When the supposed money-making opportunity goes belly up, most lose not only their money — but also their friends.

  • They're sold to investors with the assurance that they are perfectly legal, approved by the IRS or a CPA, and that they are definitely "not" a pyramid scheme.

  • Pyramid promoters are masters of group psychology. At recruiting meetings they create a frenzied, enthusiastic atmosphere where group pressure and promises of easy money play upon people's greed and fear of missing out on a good deal. It is difficult to resist this kind of appeal unless you recognize that the scheme is rigged against you.
Well, I can quote them all day. A good read. I will end it on this note:

Do you know a legal MLM that does that?
Similarities listed here are scary, or none?

You answer.

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Saturday, October 09, 2004

Small Business Forums - Question about Quixtar.

Small Business Forums - Question about Quixtar.

Great advice there. A must read. My favourite part of orion_joel post is:
This is where the first problem arises you greatly decrease your target market because there is a great number of people who cannot afford it. So back comes the MLM company stating but they are every day products you can buy our product instead of what you would buy at the supermarket. Yes this may be true but i am not aware of to many supermarkets that make enough profit on their goods that they could pay a commission to 6 or 7 people above you and still make money on their products. This leaves you with the problem that the products you are buying from your MLM company are now costing you more then if you were buying them from the supermarket.

This is where many people get caught up, yes it is great they you have this MLM business you can now make some money with but you are spending more to buy the same products you buy at the supermarket. Now how many people actually go into a MLM business thinking about they have to sign people up to benefit, they all do of course but how many actually can find enough if any people to join up so they are making money.

I have seen one recently that does the same thing with phones. The stats that they are working on is that you need to find 100 people who spend on average of $100 a month on their phone and if you have that many people you will make $800 a month. I don’t know about you but i can think of no less then a dozen ways that i could make $800 a month without having to go out and try to convince 100 people to sign up to use a MLM phone company. I could go and find 20 people who will pay me $40 to mow their lawn once a month a lot easier and make the same money for maybe working every saturday.

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How to do Quixtar Business

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.
Scott Adams

I'm not the smartest person in the world, but I do know that when something looks too good to be true, sum ting wong.

Quixtar Business model, without any hype is a very basic business model.

Here is what I've learned to make it work:
  • Buy products at wholesale, sell them at retail.
  • Learn about products, learning should be free (or at cost).
  • Sponsor, yes. But retail first. When somebody asks how to do it, show them.
  • Tools, books, seminars, forgedaboudid.
  • Money: Only motivation required. In fact hype tells there ain't no money.
Here are my questions
  • Am I understanding it right?
  • It will be profitable for all then. No?
  • Why not teach this way then?
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Friday, October 08, 2004

Pyramid Scheme Alert: Take action against AQMO

Pyramid Scheme Alert

If you were in BWW, and feel that you were deceived and lied, you may, and you should take action against it.

For me, I felt I was lied about time and cost to do this business. Your experience could be different. Whatever it is, this action is purely legal, if you wish to participate.

If you are an IBO trying to build Quixtar business ethically, you might find these AQMOs hurting your honest and legitimate Quixtar business. In my humble opinion you should participate more in this.

Here is exact link to the action step.

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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Baghdad Burning

Baghdad Burning

Where is our "moment of silence" now?

Thinking of it, my upline always used Iraq situation as a joke in his plan. It would be some thing like that:
"Odds of winning lotto are same as being struck by a nuclear bomb, unless you are in Iraq, ha ha ha".
Was he a non-Muslim, oh no! He was a Muslim, big time! He is the Quixlam guy!

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Quixtar - Changing Your Resolution

Quixtar - Changing Your Resolution

Gee Quixtar. I really didn't know how to change my screen resolution. Thank you for showing me this wonderful way of changing it. What would I do without you. I'll be stuck with the same resolution for the rest of life if it wasn't for you. Thank God for this wonderful opportunity.

How can I ever thank you!

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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Project World Improvement

Project World Improvement: Introduction

Okie folk, enough is enough. I've got a writing bug now. There are many good things I can write about. So I've decided to start this project. I owe you one more post regarding Quixtar i.e. what exactly my sponsor said. Also, I received a call from Quixtar. This will be in the next post.

Today is Tuesday. I owe you a retailing tip. Here it is:

Retailing Tip

Artistry products are, arguably, best of the kind. I'm a guy so I won't know much about it. But i know that a downline of mine did 600 PV in 3 hours via SAM. You can rent a machine. We used to rent a machine @ $20. If you don't know how to do it, but know some ladies, even guys, ask some of your upline lady to do SAM session for you. Invite saying free skin analysis. Serve food bars and XS. Two birds with a stone. Rest SAM machine will do the selling for you.

Cool eh!

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Quixtar Blog: Quixtar Does E-Commerce

Quixtar Blog: Quixtar Does E-Commerce

Wow! I was going to request some IBO to sign me up, since me sponsor is speaking on Quixtar behalf and threatened me.

But if you are going to give me retail cost, don't bother. I rather go to directly and buy some of the products I like MYSELF. e.g. Glister Toothpaste, Artistry and Fuel Freedom.

Quixtar: Good step!

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Sunday, October 03, 2004

white noise: the pyramid game

white noise: the pyramid game

Talk about reputation.....

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Saturday, October 02, 2004

Using pseudo-name

Hello folks,

For some personal reasons, and the fact that I have started my own business, I am not very comfortable using my real name here anymore. I am still juggling with the notion of closing this blog. I don't know what to do .... confused.

I am not hiding or any thing. My sponsor and LOS / LOA know about this and have threatened me (confused here, as my sponsor who did that said he hasn’t seen my blog). More to come on that. Alticor just LOVES my blog, as they visit it 2, 3 times a day now. They must have my name and it doesn't take much to track my IBO number via name and find every thing about me. I have also received a call from some one in Q-Canada (more to come on that) so they have my day-time work number as well, which was not in my IBO profile. Point is, I can't hide now. And I don’t want to.

For now on, please address me with my pseudo-name, MO in the comments section. Thanks for understanding.

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Friday, October 01, 2004

How To Make $6,569/month From the Internet

How To Make $6,569/month From the Internet

I found it in google sponsored links when I searched for Quixtar. Funny how some folks are using Quixtar name to their advantage.

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EFF: With digital rights and freedom for all

EFF: Electronic Frontier Foundation, Defending Freedom in the Digital World.

EFF is a nonprofit group of passionate people — lawyers, technologists, volunteers, and visionaries — working to protect your digital rights.

Quote from the above site:
Electronic Frontier Foundation: Because being able to share ideas and information is the reason the Web was created in the first place!

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