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1. What got you interested in building a business outside of your 9-5? Share your story.
The main reason why i wanted out of the 9-5 is that i started thinking – what happens to me in about 5 years from today if i keep doing the same job i do today. And what i didn’t like is that nothing happens, nothing changes. I’ll do the same job and hope that something will change. I started looking for options what to do, do not be in the same place in 5 years. Of course I didn’t find Lyoness at first, i could say, i got involved with it by accident. Pretty good accident I think today.
2. Tell us about Lyoness, how does this program differ from your typical “MLM or Network Marketing” company?
Lyoness today is biggest growing shopping network in the world. Basically Lyoness has created a global network from which Members and Loyalty Merchants can benefit: Members receive money back, while Loyalty Merchants gain loyal customers and provide them with special benefits. Win-win situation. How it differs from typical MLM is that there is no product to sell. The main product is cashback card and for new users it’s free. It will always be free. Your job is to show people that they can save from their everyday shopping using this card. Be a messenger not a salesman. Help the blind people see as we like to say. The other difference is how the money cycles. Typical MLM somebody has to buy some product to keep upline earning. And if(when, would be even better word) they stop buying/using this product, there’s no more profit. With Lyoness the money comes from shopping, which everybody has to do every day and this is generated by – directing card users to loyalty merchands. Nobody loses money. Only one’s who lose money are the merchands who are not Lyoness loyalty merchands, because they lose their customers to Lyoness merchands.
3. You mentioned in your bio you were never interested in MLM or anything similar, what made you decide to jump on this opportunity?
As i mentioned in my blog, yes. I’m not into MLM because I don’t like the concept of trying to sell things to people they really don’t want and also trying to hire them to do the same. This system is made to collapse at some point. With Lyoness it’s a whole other story. It’s made to last. What intrigues me most is that I don’t have to do it for the rest of my life. It’s only short period to spread the card around the world and give it out to people who actually want this. This is a snowball effect, the more card users around the world the faster these cards are spread. Now what’s here not to like. Today, as my own experience, what makes it hard is that people don’t believe it’s possible. Well it is, and I saw it. I saw that with Lyoness i can make the change in my life i’ve been waiting for.
4. What are some tips you can provide for how you have been able to successfully recommend others to Lyoness?
Well it’s actually easy if You understand what people are afraid of. You have to make them understand that You are not trying to sell them anything and You’re not trying to trick them to do something they dont want to. There’s a lot of MLM been around the world and people relate Lyoness to it. The minute they understand it, it goes easy. Of course as with most of businesses, it takes a lot of personal approach. So You can’t sit on the street and yell to everybody to start using lyoness cashback card.
5. What are your future plans for 2014 and beyond?
It’s been calculated that Estonias market will be done for Lyoness by the end on next year (2015) So there’s nothing to do here more. Plan is to be a part of Lyoness growing in other countries for about 5 years ( If there’s still anything to do) Anyhow I’m hoping to travel a lot and give my aknowledge to others where Lyoness is not growing so rapidly. There’s a lot to do here also, but I start spreading the world already (that’s why I’m doing this interview) so I’m hoping to have activity after Estonias market is done.
Thank You for this interview. To conclude I’d like to wish all the people out there to be a more open-minded and never let you hopes and dreams drown. The ship hasn’t saled yet. Good luck to everybody!
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