I am Dr Ket-Sang Tai, author and creator of KetSangTai.com , co-founder and trainer at VTA Team.
The reason why I am writing this story is that I have been constantly approached by people who are tired and sick of their 9-5 job, spending their entire life working for other people and want to find a way to escape the rat race and improve their lives. I want to take this opportunity to share with you the secret of financial freedom and making money online. But before I get into that… let me just tell you a little bit about myself.
I was born in a small town in southern part of Borneo. I was brought up in a small family which has a strong emphasis on education and believe that a good professional education will guaranteed a good life. I worked very hard since I was a kid and finally became the top achiever in school and awarded a scholarship to do Medicine in Australia. After graduating from medical school, I came over to the UK to further my professional training. Life was good and I earned a decent income. I travel a lot because traveling is my passion. I am also a football fan and enjoy going to live matches.
However, I soon realized that the harder I work the more work I had to do and I was spending less and less time with people I care. I was looking for other ways to generate income so that I can have the time freedom to do whatever I like and spend time with people I love. I found network marketing 4 years ago after inspired by Robert Kiyosaki through his books, RichDad PoorDad and CashFlow Quadrant.
My Initial Struggle……
I believe strongly that MLM or Network marketing is the best way for ordinary people to achieve their financial goals. However, THE PROBLEM is that 90+% of Network Marketers fail to achieve what they want. When I first started in network marketing business 4 years ago, I was so impressed and fired up by all the leaders’ income claim. I worked very hard, did my warm market list, called everyone I know, applied the 3 foot rule, listened to all conference calls and attended all meetings. I even spent thousands of dollars on marketing and advertising! I was able to sponsor a handful of people and started making some money. However, I was not making the 6 or 7 figure income I wanted. And very soon, I ran out of cash and couldn’t afford to pay for any advertising anymore. I was really struggling and no one could tell me what I should be doing to take it to the next level. I had also lost quite a few friends who were sick of me telling them how great my business was!
Internet Attraction Marketing – The Holy Grail?
I then came across Mike Dillard’s Magnetic Sponsoring, which he talks about Attraction Marketing and Internet Marketing. I also joined an Attraction Marketing System called MyLeadSystemPRO or MLSP. I spent 18 months working very hard, up to 30 hours a week part time to learn internet marketing. My hard work really paid off and during these 18 months, I built an email list of 15,000 leads and was making $3000+ a month of affiliate commission. I was the top marketer in the MLSP system for many months and was part of their L4 Executive Mastermind group.
I Have Cracked It, But……
It seems that Internet Attraction Marketing is really the Holy Grail and I have cracked it? No, not really. Looking back at my business, I found something not right.
1) My initial goal of coming into the MLM industry was to generate residual income, but only 10% of my income from marketing was truly residual income. 90% was from continuous marketing and selling. If I stop marketing for 1 month, my income would go down right away.
2) My MLM business was growing but I found most members are struggling with the complexity of the system and ended up spending lots of money buying tools and course and not making money.
3) Most of my income was from affiliate commissions selling marketing courses and tools. I was actually making money from my downlines while they were struggling. This is against my principles and not really what I want.
4) Most people in the Internet Attraction Marketing world put more emphasis in affiliate commissions than the actual MLM business. They view their MLM businesses as one of many affiliate programs. Some of them end up jumping from one company to another or building 3-4 MLM businesses at the same time. Most end up broke. I have to confess that at one point I was dragged into the “jumping” culture as well. (Of course there are some very good MLM marketers among them as well and some are good friends of mine)
90+% of Marketer Will Fail, In Both Internet Attraction Marketing & Old School
So the reason for my initial struggle was not really because I was using the old school methods. In fact, there are many people making huge income using those so called outdated ways. The so called “new school” marketing is not necessary the way forward, as many people will never make it work due to the complexity. In MLM, it is important to keep things simple. After doing research on many MLM companies and many successful leaders and also people who have failed, I found that success in MLM is not due to a method, a special product or a special company, it is multifactorial.
The 6 Secrets of Success In The Business of The 21st Century
I use the term “The Business of the 21st Century” instead of MLM because Robert Kiyosaki, in his latest book describes MLM as the business of the 21st century, which is a big endorsement of the industry as a whole. I found that to become successful in MLM, there are 6 factors or secrets which have to be in place.
With this new found knowledge and insight, I joined an incredible company and created VTA Team. VTA is a community of people who understand and believe in the 6 secrets and are willing to help each other achieve success using network marketing and internet marketing. I take the best of what I have learnt over the last 2 years in term of building a MLM team and internet marketing and put it into our training hub. All members can access these top class internet marketing training for free.
Our team is growing strong and fast. Here I am today, enjoying teaching and helping others building their businesses. If you would like to work with me, fill in the form below and I will be in touch.
To Your Success,