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It means that you are doing regular, steady work on your business and regularly using and selling products, and talking to people about the business. It is the base of an excellent business, and a great habit to teach to people as they join the business.
So what is a CC?
A CC is the virtual currency that is used for Forever Living so that we can all compare what we are doing across all 155 countries where we trade. If I said to someone in France that I had done £200 of retail business they would not be able to equate that to the business that they do. However if I say I have done 1CC they will know what that means.
When Forever starts in each country the company sets the value of a CC in the currency of that country.
Why is 4CC’s important?
Getting 4CC’s a month is the first business building target that Forever Living encourages us to achieve.  It is an excellent habit to get into, and is a great example to set to new team members when they join you. If you have a team who are all doing at least 4CC’s a month you will be building a solid business.

Doing 4CC’s earns you c£200p.m. from the profit from sales (30%) and the bonus you will receive (5-18%).

When you are building a team you need to achieve 4CC’s each month in order to receive your team leading or networking bonuses once you reach Supervisor or above. You will always receive the bonus on your retail sales whether or not you get your 4CC’s.

It is also the minimum required to get all of the Manager incentives:

  • Earned incentive (a monthly payment of £263-525 a month for 3 years.
  • International travel
  • Chairman’s bonus

The reason Forever Living have set this as a requirement to earn these team building bonuses and incentive is that it means that you are showing great business practice to the people you recruit. If they can see you doing, you are encouraging them to do the same as you are- setting a good example. If you encourage each new recruit in your team to aim for 4CC’s then you will be building a team that are earning an income, building their businesses and you will be building up the CC’s you need to go up the marketing plan and earn larger bonuses (and get the products for less too for your personal use).
How does it help you build your business?
For example:
To move from Assistant Supervisor to Supervisor level and an increase of 3% to your bonus you, and your team combined! need to do 25CC’s of business over 2 months.
If you recruit 2 team members who each do 4CC’s in a month that, with your 4CC’s is 12Cc’s just under half what you need to get to Supervisor level of 25CC’s to move up to 8% bonus. The next month if you all do the same, and even if you didn’t recruit, you only need 1 more CC’s to move up.

I have now been 4CC active for more than 12 months and have 3 month, 6 month and 12 month pins and certificates from the company to celebrate our progress.  It feels great to get the recognition – and we get to stand and be celebrated at the Success Express too.

How do you do 4cc’s?

By not focussing on 4cc’s  but focussing on:

1. Redirecting your own spending and use the products yourself . If there is a Forever equivalent to a product you already use then use it – I personally have an Aloe house where every product I use is from Forever Living if they make it.

2. Present the business opportunity to as many people as you can and wherever you go

3. Follow up with the products when you talk to people and aim to build a retail base of 20-30 regular customers.

If you think that this is something you could do, and you want to find out more get In touch with me to see if we can work together to build you an effective business.

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It is interesting that Direct Marketing is still often compared to illegal pyramid schemes. It is helpful to have a post like this explaining what a pyramid scheme is, and how the Forever Living Direct Marketing system differs from it.
Every role I have been in has had a staffing structure that looks like a pyramid when drawn on paper.
What I particularly like about the Direct Marketing system is that the structure of the organisation is in that shape, but that the amount you earn at each position in the structure is reliant on the amount of work you put in to developing your business, not to your position in the structure. This means that I know of many occasions where a team member is earning more than the team leader who recruited them. You won’t get that in a traditional company.
Another reason why I am so pleased to be working in Direct Marketing where the only way to improve your business is to help others develop their own successful businesses, with the side effect of helping people with their health and well being with such wonderful products.
Get in touch with me if you would like to find out more about whether this would work for you.

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When I first tell people I am involved with a network marketing or multi level marketing company, one of the most common questions I get asked is ‘is it a pyramid scheme?’   I then ask what do you think a pyramid scheme is, and  the questioner is usually left stumped as they don’t actually know.  it is just a phrase commonly associated with this sort of business, and they vaguely think of it as something that is illegal and not very positive.

What is a Pyramid Scheme?

Well, in order to understand and answer the question, first you need to understand what a pyramid scheme is.

According to The Free Dictionary the definition of a Pyramid Scheme is “A fraudulent moneymaking scheme in which people are recruited to make payments to others above them in a hierarchy while expecting to receive payments from people recruited below them. Eventually the number of…

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This post is a little late as I celebrated the first birthday of KMC Forever on the 5th September and I am so busy with the business and spending time with my daughter before she flies out to Sevastopol in Ukraine that I did not have a post ready for the day.

So what has my first year been like?

It has been a roller coaster of highs and lows as it is with every new business, but when you make such major changes in your life as I have done that is only to be expected.

At the time that I was first inspired by Forever Living and wanted to become a part of it I was working as an Assistant Director in Dudley Council responsible for the libraries, archives and adult learning services in the borough. I was passionate about the services and liked working for my boss Andrea and with my team, especially Jayne, Jen, Ros and Viv. However the job was not suiting me as my health was not good and I had developed Microscopic Colitis during 2012. I knew that if I wanted to ensure that I had a good quality of life and a better work/life balance I would have to do something about what I was doing. I was looking around and developing ideas, but until in August 2012 I went to my first Forever Living Business Presentation in Milton Keynes with my sister, and now sponsor, Alison Mead I didn’t know what I wanted to do.

I was absolutely blown away by Forever Living and the ethical way the company is run. The founder Rex is really generous creating a range of incentives for distributors. The company has Investors In People Gold award in the UK. This is an award given for excellent support and training for people working with or in an organisation. When I worked for the Council I didn’t even know there was more than one level, and we struggled to get the basic level. I already knew I loved the products as I had been buying them from my sister. They had helped me improve my hair, nails and skin; recover more quickly when I had problems linked to my coeliac disease or microscopic colitis and helped me to better maintain my internal health.

I went straight into work and applied for redundancy as part of the budget saving process the council was going through.

What happened next?

I paid my £199. 75 for my business in a box starter pack which meant I joined the business at Assistant Supervisor level with a 35% return on any products I sold. I started reading up on the products, attending trainings, the Success Express and replacing all items in my house where Forever did an equivalent including:

  • Toothpaste
  • Avocado Soap
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hand and face soap
  • Multi purpose detergent – washing up liquid, clothes washing and cleaning the house
  • Antiperspirant
  • Cleanser
  • Propolis creme as a hand cream and for cuts
  • Aloe Lips and Aloe Gelly for cuts, grazes and burns
  • Sonya Serum as a moisturiser and a base for my makeup
  • MSM cream to help my broken wrist to heal and to ease the aching in it.

I started to sell the products to friends and colleagues during the long 6 month wait until I finally left Dudley. I quickly got to the basic level of retailing/ using a minimum £800 worth of products (at retail value) and have done this every month since.

What I didn’t manage to do until July was the other element of developing my business which is recruiting team members and helping them to develop their own small businesses. For me I found that my health was not good enough to take that final step. I have now got my first 2 team members though a great way to celebrate my first birthday and my business is beginning to take off.

And what about my health?

I have never felt better. Kate Before and After Nutri LeanThis photo is before and after shots showing how well I look now after losing 2.5 stone (15.8 kg) slowly and healthily since Christmas using the Clean 9 and Nutri-lean programmes. I am exercising regularly and eating more balanced and healthy meals as a result of the improved habits developed through following the programme.

I am really excited about my future and looking forward to developing my KMCForever business helping others to improve their health and incomes too. Roll on my 2nd business birthday.