Michelle Barnes – Vemma Top Earner Interview
by Ted Nuyten on August 14, 2012
Michelle Barnes is an Ambassador in Vemma, one of the top positions. She lives with her 2 sons, Carter and Cole in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA.
Michelle Barnes’ message comes directly from the firing lines of the “real” world and is considered one of North America’s best teachers of Network Marketing. Michelle thought the key to success, like many others, was to go to college, start at the bottom of a Company and work her way to the top. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to Law School in California. After completing her first year of law school she realized that was not the path she wanted to further pursue.
Her first two Network Marketing companies went out of business after building them up to a 6-figure income.
Michelle has documented her ability to build a Homebased Business up to a 6-figure income 4 times now. This proves that success has little to do with the Company, product or pay plan…but more to do with YOU! Michelle travels around the country teaching and training other people how to create a successful Vemma organization. She has also started her own training company, Success Achievement Seminars.
She is training Network Marketers in all different companies how to become successful. Today, Michelle is a Stay-At-Home Mom of two beautiful sons, Top Money Earner in Vemma and one of the industry’s most sought-after trainers.
Ted Nuyten had the honor to interview Michelle.
Michelle, how did you got involved into MLM, who invited you?
16 ½ years ago, I answered an Ad in the newspaper, titled SPORTS-MINDED. It said $3-6k/mo, which was bazillionaire status to me! Lol! I was a professional, broke, college student at the time. I had just finished my 1st year of Law School, was $80k in debt from 5 years of education & was making more money waiting tables and bartending than I could with my degree!
What attracted you in the Business Model?
I loved that I could be my own boss & I loved the unlimited income potential. I loved the energy & excitement!
You started in Vemma when it was founded, is it easier to start at the beginning?
Oh, gosh no! I truly believe our top 10 money earners haven’t even gotten started! All we had back then were Vitamins & Minerals…great products!! But we didn’t have Verve, our Healthy Energy Drink –which is now sweeping across the nation in High Schools & Colleges. We didn’t have Bod-e, our Healthy Weight Solution…the 12-Week Transformation is a story that’s never been told!! Our incentives, like the Frenzy Bonus & Car Incentive Program, have taken our business to a whole new level!! And the phone apps are unbelievable, sure makes the invitation process much easier than when we started!!
What do you like about Network Marketing?
My favorite part about this industry is watching people grow.
I truly believe, all Network Marketing Companies are “ a personal growth Company, with a pay plan attached to it! The more you grow personally, the more money you make!!”
What is your secret tip to be successful?
Consistency & Persistence. Also, my attitude!! You have to be what I call “the spin-master” in this business!! Learn to spin every negative thought into a positive one! Learn to spin every negative situation, into a positive one! Life happens to everyone…we can let these things motivate us, or paralyze us!
What "Blocks"people to be successfull?
Lack of consistency & persistence. Lol! Also, other people’s opinions! People worry too much about what other people will think. If their opinion’s aren’t paying your bills & they don’ t have the results you want, why listen to them?!
How do you overcome objections?
There’s only a handful of objections that you ever get in this business. The biggest one’s are “time” & “money”. The crazy thing is, time and money are NEVER an issue!!….they are only a measure of VALUE!! People come up with the time and money for the things they CHOOSE to come up with time & money for!!
Our presentation has to show them that what we have is “valuable” enough to come up with the time and money for!! Once you learn to & get better at raising the value –there are no objections!! Who couldn’t use an extra $500-1k a month!? Who couldn’t use better health? Who doesn’t want more time with their families? Who doesn’t want to be their own boss?
How did you build up your organization?
Warm market..personal contacts. One person at a time! I was a “body dragger”!! Lol! I had a mentor that said, “the more butts you put in the seats, the more money you make!” I didn’t make a science project out of it! I just made sure I had the most “butts in the seats”!!
Another mentor said, “talk to 10 people a day, make $10k a month!” …again, I didn’t make a science project out of it….I talked to 10 people about this Opportunity A DAY-consistently, and made $102k my first year!! Easy to do, easy not to do. It’s about the fundamentals and keeping the main thing, the main thing! Talk to people about this amazing opportunity. The more you talk to, the better you get at it!
Michelle Barnes Team among many others
|Diane and Mark Ryan||Crissy Gravina||Deb Norfolk||Jen Metzger|
|Julie and Matt Greene||Nathan and Diane Curran||Tully and Heather Taylor||Tamara and Bill Austin|
|Alison Clapper||Cliff Braun||Bretta Provost||Sheri and Kevin Edwards|
|Kelli McCamy||Chad Nelson||Tony and Amber Grebmeier||Ramona Rahkola|
What techniques have you found to be successful in recruiting others?
Speak from the heart, be honest…be excited!!
If a reader would be interested to work with you, why should he team up with you? Because I’m in the trenches! I’ve built this from the bottom up! (4 times now!) You can only teach someone to do what you’ve done. I’ve built it as a 23yr old, with no business being in business…and have built it as a Mom, with 2 kids and balancing everything. I’m very straight-forward, but care about my people and their success more than they often care about their own.
BIO OF MICHELLE BARNES
“Forget theoretical advice!”
Michelle Barnes’ message comes directly from the firing lines of the “real” world and is considered one of North America’s best teachers of Network Marketing. Michelle Barnes can pinpoint the critical elements that make the real difference between success and failure. She has used the exact same principles she teaches to earn 6-figures in Network Marketing!
Michelle thought the key to success, like many others, was to go to college, start at the bottom of a Company and work her way to the top. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to Law School in California. After completing her first year of law school she realized that was not the path she wanted to further pursue.
She moved back to Colorado and answered an ad in the paper. Although very skeptical, she learned more and more about the Network Marketing business. At 23 years old, she earned $102k her first year in the industry.
Her first two Network Marketing companies went out of business after building them up to a 6-figure income. You’d think this would have tainted her perception of the industry, however it motivated her more to find “the right” Company. She knew the industry worked and had created more Millionaires than any other industry.
Michelle has documented her ability to build a Homebased Business up to a 6-figure income 4 times now! This proves that success has little to do with the Company, product or pay plan…but more to do with YOU! Michelle travels around the country teaching and training other people how to create a successful Vemma organization. Michelle has also started her own Training and Coaching Company. She is training Network Marketers in all different companies how to become successful! “Find someone who has the results that you want, do what they do..and you’ll get what they’ve got!!”
Michelle attributes her “whatever it takes” attitude, perseverance, and desire to inspire others, completely to her Mom. Although a single mom at 18 and always struggling financially, her mom made sure that Michelle knew that she could do, be and have anything she wanted in life!! That it was “a choice”!
With her “choice” to be successful in every area of her life, Michelle has gone on to teach 1000’s and 1000’s of people to do the same!
Today, Michelle is one of the industry’s most sought-after trainers. Her training style is 100% straight-up, no fluff or hype, but from the heart and a lot of fun! People trained by her have named her “one of the most exciting trainers on the planet!”
Michelle Barnes Contact Details
720/488-3748 Home Office
Vemma Liquid Nutrition
24hr Info Line: 480/927-8682
Michelle Barnes Intl., LLC