How not to grow your network marketing team

I get a lot of requests from people to help them join Forever Living by paying for their business owner box (Formerly the New Distributor Pack – NDP). I know that the  investment seems like a lot of money to someone who has been made redundant, or can’t find a job,  but it is something I would never recommend to a Forever Business Owner building their business.


Network Marketing

Any network marketing business takes time and dedication to really work.  It is not something you can dabble and play at if you want to make a good living from it.  It’s true that if you treat it like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby, or even cost you money.  If you treat it like a serious business, it can reward you for many years to come.

You need to be really serious about wanting to start a new business, and this takes commitment and self sacrifice.  It takes investment in time and effort.  You need to consider that your initial investment is providing you with the tools to be able to run your own business.  If you are able to join too easily then you are more likely to give up when the going gets tough.

Network marketing is not the right business for anyone who is not self motivated.  You may be part of a supportive team, but no one will be telling you to get up each morning and get on with your day.  You are your own boss, you need to be able to stand on your own two feet.  And this starts with finding the way to finance your business owner box (BOB).

How can you help?

So if you are asked by a prospect to help them finance their BOB then I recommend you read my previous posts How Much Does it Cost to Join Forever Living for tips on other ways you can help a new team member to join you.  You can help a prospective new team member to put a plan in place to save the money they need to join, and support them in this process.  Then when they are able to join your team you know they are truly committed to their new business and an asset to your growing team.  I have some simple money raising ideas in my post 20 Ways to Raise the money to join Forever Living.

Your team will often be joining Forever because they need the extra income they are making to put food on the table, pay the rent or save for family treats.  Your new team member will not have the money themselves to pay for their new team members to join.  If you recommend that your team have to help their new team members financially then this would not be a duplicable process. So make sure you run your business in the way your sponsor showed you, then help your team members to do the same.

Working Together

Who do you want to work with?

Ask yourself something, would you want to build a team of people who expect to just be given the resources they need to start a new business?  Or do you want a team of people who have had to fight hard to join your team, shown real self sacrifice and self discipline in order to join you?

If you are in that 2nd group and have not found your sponsor in Forever yet then please get in touch about joining my team.  I’m looking for you!

Training with Forever

When you are looking at embarking on a new career then one of the most important considerations is the quality of the training available to you.  If you are exiting your comfort zone and trying something new then you need to know that you are going to be guided along the way, and learning new skills to build your personal development.

If you have been to a Forever Living Business Presentation then you will have seen how we take training very seriously in Forever. In the UK Forever are Investor in People Gold award holders, and we were the first direct selling organisation in the UK to receive this award.

Company Training

Forever hosts and runs a large variety of events both in the UK and internationally which are there to inspire, teach, and offer you the chance to meet with other forever business owners.  We have a website which lists all the events and includes business presentations, success days and advisory board trainings held at out UK head office in Warwick as well as centres around the country.

As well as advisory board training led by a trained GP, Peter Atherton, beauty expert Dorne Parker and vet David Urch there are also accountancy training sessions and new business trainings held all over the UK.

F.I.T. Training in Milton Keynes

F.I.T. Training in Milton Keynes

Independent Training

The forever knowledge website is full of information about the products, the business, and tools and advice you can use to build your business.  Also, depending on who your sponsor is, you may well be able to access websites and training tools online to get you started. When you join, your sponsor will give you the links you need to join these websites.  Some require a monthly subscription and others are free.  Get advice from your sponsor and others in your team about which resources they have found most useful before choosing which services are worth paying for.  Do make sure if you are browsing websites that the information you are reading is from a reputable source.

Team Training

Your team will also organise trainings which can take several different formats depending on which team you are in. If you haven’t yet joined Forever it is worth asking your prospective sponsor what sort of team training they are able to offer.  As you work your way up the marketing plan business owners are required to put in place training resources for their own team, but this can greatly vary depending on who has sponsored you.  In my team my sponsor runs regular training sessions which we can either attend in person, or join on line via a free software link.  The most successful leaders in my wider team also have on line trainings we can download and watch in our own time, and there are regular events we can attend in person if you live in the UK.

Also if you do not live near the rest of the team then often business owners will be welcomed by others to attend their more local events.  You will find when you go out and meet other distributors that most are always happy to help and to share what has worked for them in the business.  It is by nature a warm, caring and sharing community.

Team Training

Team Training

Personal Development

When you get your Business Owner Box (Formerly known as the New Distributors Pack) you will find your First Steps to Manager booklet.  You should book your first planning meeting with your sponsor as soon as you can, and they will support you in planning how you are going to build your business.  There are hints and tips and calls to action and it’s an excellent resource to start your personal development within Forever Living.  I also recommend that you read Peter Atherton’s book Aloe Vera, The Medicine Plant and David Urch’s book Natures Gift  : Aloe Vera in Veterinary Practice.  There are many other books which you can read to help with your new network marketing career.  Ask your sponsor about which books helped them.  You may be able to borrow the books from other team members rather than having to buy your own copies straight away.

When do you want to start?

So you can see how when you join Forever Living you will not be short of excellent quality training to really get your business growing.  What are you waiting for ?  Get in touch today and find out how you can join our team and start building your business, and we can book your first training session today.

First Steps to Manager

First Steps to Manager

Do you want to know more about Forever?

If you have heard about Forever Living and like the sound of the opportunity joining the business can bring you, what should you do next?

Come to a Business Presentation

One of the first steps is to attend a local Business Presentation, where you can learn more about the business and meet forever business owners to get your questions answered.  All business owners have access to a list of business presentations based all over the UK, and in any one of the over 150 countries where Forever Living operate.

Where are you based ?

Where are you based ?

These presentations are run by local business owners, just like myself, and can give you a real feel for the business and the kind of people you will meet when you join us.  In Milton Keynes we have a unique child friendly presentation too during the day which I enjoy attending.

However, attending a business presentation in person is not always possible.  You may not have child care (as most evening presentations are adults only) or live close enough, or have transport.  So how can you find out more about the business?

Well there are also live on line presentations available, please just use the contact form to ask about when our next presentation is available.  Live presentations are always better than recorded ones as there is more of a connection with a real person, and when you attend in person you can also get all your questions answered too.  When you join and are building your own team it is a great place to take guests along to.

However if a live presentation is really not possible then get in touch about viewing one of our recorded presentations.  These can be viewed on line at any time.

Next Steps

Having attended or watched the business presentation you may still have questions you need to answer.  The best way to get them answered is to have an informal chat with a business owner much like myself to see if this business is for you.  Once you have decided that Forever Living is right for you then it’s quite simple to get hold of your evaluation pack , with many of our best selling products included, as well as the literature you need to get started.  To find out how much the evaluation pack (or Business Owner Box (formerly New Distributor Pack NDP))  costs, take a look at my earlier blog post.

So what are you waiting for – get in touch now and start your Forever journey.  My only regret is that I didn’t start my journey sooner – don’t let that be your regret too.header

Limited Edition Flawless Range

To help you get that extra sparkle during the Christmas party season, Forever have launched some limited edition products to the Flawless range.  These wonderful products are available while stocks last from our online shop reached from the Buy Forever Living button at the top of the page, or get in touch with Alison for more details.

Eyeshadow quad

Eyeshadow quad

Eyeshadow Quads

Handcrafted in Italy, flawless by Sonya Baked Eyeshadows are slowly baked for an ultra-smooth, flawless application. Enriched with aloe and natural minerals, each quad of colours offers a co-ordinated palette of nourishing shades that take the guesswork out of pairing your favourite Flawless by Sonya colours together.

Available in Velvet Plum, Rose Bronze and Gold Dust for £29.33




Handcrafted in Italy, flawless by Sonya Baked Bronzers give you that gorgeous, sun-kissed glow, without the harsh effects of the sun. Enriched with aloe and natural minerals to nourish and hydrate the skin, each flawless by Sonya Baked Bronzer is hand-swirled with rich, multi-shade pigmentation and then slowly baked to blend effortlessly into a flawless, radiant finish.

Available in Bronzed and Copper for £29.33



Eyeluminate Mascara/ Eye Pencil

Add a splash of playful colour to your lashes with flawless by Sonya EyeLuminate Mascara/Eye Pencil Duos, available in blue, green and purple. Infused with aloe, the nourishing formula keeps lashes soft and conditioned while adding smudge-free volume and definition that won’t clump or break. Its built-in, light-up wand gives you a flawless application every time, in any light.

Available in Green, Blue or Purple for £35.00

So be kind to your skin this party season and give yourself the gift of Aloe – all our Flawless range comes with the confidence of our 60 day satisfaction guarantee so you can buy with confidence.

Aloe Gel Serving Size

The ingredients of Forever UK’s Aloe Vera Gel drink will soon be changing. The new formulation will contain less preservative agents to make it a much fresher product.

We only use 100% Inner Leaf Gel

We only use 100% Inner Leaf Gel

The Aloe Vera Gel will therefore have a shorter shelf-life, so once opened should be kept refrigerated and consumed within one month, rather than the 3 months currently recommended.

This change will be reflected on the Aloe Vera Gel bottle labels, showing a 120ml serving size and details of the new formula.  The current bottles show as 90ml daily service size.

What does this mean to you?

If you buy your Aloe Gel from me at Silicon Bullet Forever then I will make sure you are aware when the new bottles become available.  If you are on a low dose of Aloe such as 30mls per day then the bottle should last 33 days, which is just 3 days longer than the recommended shelf life once opened.  You may choose to up your dose a few days a month to make sure none of your Aloe is wasted.


Good News

Less preservatives can only mean a better quality fresher product.  In order to ensure the highest quality at all times, Forever cultivates aloe vera on its privately owned plantations, avoiding the use of herbicides or pesticides.  Our product is one of the purest available on the market.  Treated with the greatest care, avoiding pasteurisation, freeze-drying and heating, the aloe vera retains its beneficial properties.

60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

You can be sure your Aloe will reach you in the best possible condition, but should you not be completely satisfied we have out 60 day money back guarantee so you can buy with confidence.

Aloe Inspired Gift Competition

Aloe-Inspired Gift Competition


This competition is now over.

To keep up to date with future competitions then please either follow this blog using the “Follow Blog Via Email” link on the right of this page, or follow our Facebook Page.

Indulge that special someone by treating them to one of our aloe-inspired gift sets* and be entered into a prize draw to win a Christmas hamper and Forever suitcase worth up to £200. Continue reading

Aloe Inspired Christmas Gifts

The Forever Living philosophy is centred around feeling good, inside and out.  This is achieved through using only the highest quality , carefully-selected ingredients.


The superbly matched products in the Fleur de Jouvence collection are available to be purchased individually, or as a set, presented in a decorative box.  The Sonya Skincare collection and Aloe Deep Moisturising Cream contain key ingredients for radiant, youthful looking skin – a real breakthrough in anti-ageing technology.

Fleur de Jouvence Collection

Fleur de Jouvence Collection


Replenish your body after a season of over-indulgence. Purify and deep cleanse your skin, leaving it refreshed and revatalised for the year ahead with our Aloe Gelly, Body Toning Kit and R3 Skin defence cream.

Aloe Body Toning Kit

Aloe Body Toning Kit


Indulge your senses with aromatic, spa-inspired products.  Thaw the icy chill with a long, warm soak in the bath, made all the better with these extra special additions.  Relax and savour the pampering aroma of botanical extracts in the Aroma Spa collection.

Aroma Spa Collection

Aroma Spa Collection


Look, smell and feel impeccable with Forever’s range of products, designed to keep you well groomed and polished.  Be at your best with our Alpha-E factor and Aloe Lotion, and for the men in your life our Men’s Cologne and Gentleman’s Pride aftershave balm.

Gentleman's Pride

Gentleman’s Pride


We all want to look our best during the parry season and the secret to a rosy, glowing, party-ready complexion is good quality skincare.  Cleanse, moisturise, ex foliate and revitalise your skin with our scrubs and masks, then create your party look with our Flawless by Sonya make-up range.  With Cream to Powder foundation, finishing powder, mineral make-up, mascara and a wide range of eye shadows and lipsticks you are spoilt for choice.

Perfect Pair Eyeshadows

Perfect Pair Eyeshadows

Take a look at our series of YouTube videos for inspired gift ideas.

60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

60 Day Satisfaction Guaranteed

To buy from our online shop click on Buy Forever Living at the top of the page.  And remember all our products come with our 60 day money back guarantee.  Use the Contact Me link at the top of the page for more details.

New Forever Clean 9

As I announced previously, Forever Living have relaunched a new weight management product to replace the  Clean 9 and Nutrilean programme.  The new Forever F.I.T. program still starts with the  Clean 9, with new supplements and a few other improvements to our fantastic cleansing program, then moves on to F.T.T.1 and F.I.T.2 giving a program which lasts a total of 69 days if you follow all 3.  You can choose to do all the elements or just pick the parts which fit your needs and goals.  Continue reading