There are multiple niches where you can build a real business online and earn a full-time income, we will be sharing some of the best in this article.  This article is on a blog called at Network Marketing Support Services Inc., but it is not really about network marketing.

I have said many times my loyalty is not to a particular business model, but to the people within the business model.

However network marketing is the best business model in the world for average people that want to create legacy wealth. Note I didn’t say for those that want to make extra income. If you want to make extra income, learn to use online flipping platforms.

I understand that many are not interest in creating wealth, they just want to be able to make a good living at home, online, and control their
work /life balance.

If you stay with me in this article I am going to share with you 4 simple, common sense steps to find your personal answer for what it takes for YOU to build a business online and make a full-time income.

The world has changed.   Many of us were taught go to school, get a good education and go find a good job, and go to work for a good company. 


Let’s get real, that model has been broke for 30 years.   Yes, it may have been the path to success years ago but you can’t be naive enough to suggest that is the path for your children, or grandchildren can you?

That model has been broken for thirty years.

When I personally decide in 1980 that I was not going to follow that path virtually everyone thought I was crazy.  At least today more people have discovered there is a better way.

The truth is back in 1980 when I read that Man Power Services Inc. was the number one employer in America (A temporary job service)  and the Federal Government was #2 it seemed to be a common sense to me that attempting to work my way up the corporate ladder was not the answer for me or anyone else for that matter. In my mind, the writing was on wall and once I realized that I set on a path to change my career path.

When I decided to take a new path I can’t begin to tell you how many well meaning people in my life told me.  Dale, you have a great job, stay there, work hard and you will have a happy future.  The reality is I was miserable every day, everyone I worked around was miserable, counting the days to retirement, it just made no sense.

I understand that there are many formally educated people that get offended by this message.  They don’t like the fact that a dude that coasted through high school, and never got a four year college degree could enter the market place and created a 5 million dollar plus net worth before he was 35 years old, and travel the world and write best selling books.

However those stories are going to become more and more common in the new economy.  You can continue to live in the 1970’s mindset, or you can recognize the world has changed.  The internet has changed everything.  There are multiple opportunities right now that with the right mindset, work ethic and mentorship can help people get to millionaire status, if that is what they REALLY WANT, within a relatively short period of time. (5 Years if business profits are invested properly)

It is what it is.  Like it, not like it, it doesn’t matter what you or I think about it. It is the world we live in.   Yes there are more challenges, but there are also more opportunities.  I am not talking about opportunities to become a multi-millionaire necessarily even though they do exist.  I am talking about the chance to live life on your own terms.  But not having a boss or a company control when you get to go see your child’s football game or ice-skating competition.

I am talking about living a comfortable life and being free.

When something has been programmed into our minds over and over it is hard to even question the validity of the message much less, start down a different path.

At the time of this writing we are in the middle of the Corona Virus challenge around the world.  Now is the perfect time to wake up, think for yourself, and break out of the programmed perceptions you have about making money that have probably been holding you back most of your life.


The network marketing business model is the most mis-understood business model in the world.  Not by people outside of the niche, but by those inside it!

Network Marketing has dwarfed from the greatest opportunity in the history of the world, for average people with above average desire, John Kalench wrote about in his classic book.

To a huge social club for wannaprenuers.  It is full of people that tell themselves they are a business owners because they got 200 free business cards from Vista Print that says so. 

You have those we call “leaders” who’s only goal is to keep their followers on auto-ship one more month.  It is sad, very sad for me.

I don’t mean to come across cynical or negative, I am really not. I am a MLM die hard.  Every logical thought in my mind says, I should have made the break from this industry years ago.  However for some reason, I still believe.  I personally have a real love/hate relationship with the network marketing business model as I share in detail in my free MLM Scam 2 Course.

There is not a week goes by that someone I went to school with tells me about a conversation they had with a former teacher that goes something like, the Dale Calvert that speaks around the world and is a best selling author can’t be the same Dale Calvert that we went to school with can it?

I hear about similar conversations going on with my former managers and co-workers at IBM, the Dale Calvert we saw on TV is not the same guy that use to work here is it?

Those stories effect me differently than they would most people.  I see the world in a  real yes and no, black and white way.  I don’t complicate it with drama, politically correctness, and emotions, and fears.   I have heard that the quality of our life is in direct proportion to the quality of questions we ask ourselves, and then answer them ………. TRUTHFULLY.

“To thy own self be true”  At the moment I don’t recall who that quote is from, who said that, but it is great advice.

When I was a twenty year old kid, I simply asked myself,  “Dale, where are you going to be in 5 years if you keep doing what you are doing?”  I answered myself truthfully, and I didn’t like the answer.

I looked at the people above me who were climbing the corporate ladder and NONE OF THEM HAD WHAT I WANTED!   It was real simple for me.  I don’t understand why it is not simple for everyone? 

Over the years I have come to the conclusion it is because most people are bond up by well meaning friends, and family members and society norms. I get that, what I don’t get is why at some point why common sense, and reality doesn’t prevail.  Who do people stay bond by the illogical masses?

I heard it said once, if you want to be successful, look at what everyone else is doing and do the opposite.  

There is more opportunity today than at any time in history.  There are so many options to build a real business, with real customers online it is staggering.

Most people don’t understand that, I don’t know why.  It is just like when I decided to build a network marketing team back in 1980, my friends and family thought I was crazy.  They nick named me Do Do Dale.

I found it fascinating that they thought, working at a job, building someone else’s dream would provide them a quality of life that they truly wanted.  They thought I was nuts, I thought they were nuts, but I didn’t worry too much and kept it to myself.  “You can’t fight ignorance”.

I finally settled on the belief that the people that are supposed to get it will, and the one’s that aren’t won’t, so keep on rolling!  I find it fascinating that some people don’t want you to break out of the box because it will make them look bad.  I find that fascinating.  I can’t wrap my mind around that thought process, jealousy, or whatever it is.  I believe that winner cheer for winners.

I don’t measure wining as most people do.  Income is part of the equation, but much lower on the success priority list, than most people can imagine, at least for me.

As long as they are being ethical and honest in the pursuit of their dream, whatever the dream is, I want to be their fan!  Their path is their path, my path is my path.  What they want, I may have no interest in.  I respect that, but I really respect the work ethic and the grind required to break out of the box most people back themselves into.

I don’t watch a lot of TV but I rarely miss Shark Tank or the Profit. I appreciate those shows are a constant reminder of how nieve some people that go into business for themselves really are. Most entrepreneurs really do have a ready … fire ……………………………………………….maybe I should have aimed mentality.

They feel like starting a business is like finding a winning lottery ticket, many believe that because they think it is a great product then the world should think they have a great product.  The entitlement attitude many have is fascinating.  On the flip side the grind, commitment, and work ethic many people put into their business is admirable.  I love the entrepreneurial spirit within people.  I am fascinated by the different paradigms people enter the entrepreneurial world with.

We are all different and success means different things at different times in our life. But for me it has always come down t this simple, black and white definition.

I want what I want, not what society tells me I am suppose to want.  Other people’s success doesn’t effect mine, success for all of us depends on the person starring us back in the mirror!

Most people IN network marketing listen to the wrong people.  So why should we expect those outside the industry to listen to the right people?

The odds are if you are reading this you are in a network marketing culture, listening to the wrong people.   Those who are called leaders but who have never really personally recruited and developed other leaders.

In network marketing we call those who are able to put together large followings……….. leaders. In the real world, real leaders are those who have systems, and programs in place that develop other leaders as Brian Tracy and many real leaders have shared.

I understand I am the odd ball here, call me Do Do Dale or whatever you want to call me, that’s cool.   I can count on about 7 fingers the people on this planet that I give a flying flip about what they think, and the odds are, you aren’t one of them.

That does not mean I disrespect you as a human being, it just simply means, my path, my joy, my happiness, my business depends only on the person starring me back in the mirrorI believe yours does also, but the odds are your bond up by what other people think, and most of your life you have been listening to the wrong people, those that don’t have what you want. 

People tend to gravitate to the wrong people, for the wrong reasons. I have learned over the years that I am the odd ball, that must people need to be part of a tribe, and because of that they can be easily manipulated.  I have zero tribal desires in my DNA.

Socially I understand the tribe mentality but I don’t get it.  I have never felt the need for acceptance, or to be part of a tribe.  Again, I understand that is not normal, I don’t know why I feel that way, but it is just in my DNA, the way God made me so I see no need to apologize for it.  However, self-awareness is gift that few are blessed with and even fewer attempt to explore.

If you are INSIDE the network marketing niche, you have found the niche but probably not the mentor that can help you go where you want to go.   The industry is full of a lot of self-proclaimed gurus whose primary focus is to tell you what you want to hear, so they can sell you what they want to sell you.

If that statement bothers you, it is probably because you know it’s true. See I try to run off people that get some king of justification from buying training systems, because I don’t let them play those games with me. The truth is, most of my clients and customers are already full time. I find it very interesting that most six figure earners see reaching out for coashing, or buying a course as a sign of weakness. Most people I hang out with understand it is a sign of high intelligence. Reaching out for high level coaching is a sign that you are at a high level.

Yes, I hear all the VIP horror stories daily. Yes I know about the people that paid $5,000 to be in on a special VIP coaching session and 20 minute 1-1 sessions with Humpty Dumpty, but thats on you, not him. You could have looked behind the curtain, you didn’t have to give him your money.

So stay in your social club environment with all the other wannaprenuers, who are supporting each others mediocrity, or  step up, get serious, get focused, find the right mentor and put on your student cap.   I have had done this at different points every year on my personal journey.

The best teacher is first a great student.

When given the choice most people would rather hang out in a tribe that cators to mediocrity instead of challenging and inspiring greatness.

A great question to ask is Who is this person, and why am I listening to them? 

If it is because of social proof? 

Are you kidding me? 

I have been mentored in multiple business models over the years. I have spent more money on personal education and training than anyone I have ever personally met.  Seriously, I don’t know a person walking the planet that has invested more in themselves than I have.

When my wife Dawn and I got married I told her look, I only spend money on two things.  I don’t buy nick nacks and toys, I have been through that stage years ago. I spend money on personal education and memories.  We will be celebrating our 11th year anniversary this fall and she will tell you that statement is 100% true.

There is only one reason I will listen to anyone.  I have learned if they are the most popular guru in a niche,  it is usually because they are the best at manipulating the masses.  I have learned and mastered a lot of business models over the years, and I have never been mentored by the most popular person in the niche. I always find that smartest with a proven track record of teaching others. Any donkey can find sheep that will fluff up their ego, but eagles produce other eagles.   

Understand this, the work at home, make money online, internet marketing world is full of Wolf’s in Sheeps clothing that are masters at telling you what you want to hear, so they can sell you what they want to sell you.

I am not one of those people.  I try to run people off, I know who I can help and who should be members of some fu fu dust rank makers social club that stops and starts every month using unethical scaricity tactics.

You know it, I know it, but the question I always ask is how do honest people associate with such nonsense? Is the tribe mentality really that strong?  I am asking, because honestly I don’t know the answer.

My time and your time is the most valuable asset we have. I don’t want to give my attention to anyone who has not done what I am trying to do.  If they are not ethical and honest in their marketing and business dealings they are immediately dis-qualified & eliminated. 

I am amazed at the number of gurus who openly use unethical and dishonest tactics daily in their business calling it “marketing”.  When did the word marketing and lying become synonyms?

I am sorry but it is not ok to tell network marketing newbies they need to go on YouTube every day and act like something their not.

It is not cool to promise people “I am going to teach you how to be a high paid network marketing consultant even if you have haven’t enrolled your first team member or acquired your first customer”

If you can support these types of tactics, I sincerely don’t want you as a customer.

Then we ask ourselves why sales for network marketing companies in the USA have dropped the last three years in a row.


It is hard to be truly mentored by a fraud, especially when you and everyone else knows they are a fraud.

I don’t care how many times we try to rally people together and for $97 share with them how to sponsor 20 people in the next 30 days, or hold hands and sing cum bay a because the stone cold fact is network marketing is a better way. The stone cold fact is all the social club people hanging out are delusional and fooling each other and themselves.

This type of stuff saddens me at a level that is hard for me to even communicate.  I love the network marketing business model, but I have a real disdain for what we have allowed it to become.

I had a conversation with a friend yesterday who I have worked with in the past.  He said, “after the experience I went through with the last company, I don’t think I can ever do it again”.

My immediate response was,  I DON’T BLAME YOU.  A few hours later I realized what I had done, or not done, and I was disappointed in myself. 

I was disappointed that I didn’t take the time and energy to encourage him that no matter the bad experiences he has had in the past, it doesn’t change the fact that network marketing does offer the Greatest Opportunity in the History of the World.

I understand why the real world looks at all the crazy stuff that goes on inside the industry, and thinks all network markers have gone mad. At one time the profession was admired from afar by entrepreneurs who understood the work and dedication it takes to build a team on a mission.   Today the business model is the butt of jokes on late night TV.

Again, it is the most misunderstood business model on the planet.

There is an abundance of opportunity today to make money online from home, and control your own destiny.  There are 5 fundamental, black and white, common sense steps to make this happen for you.

Network marketing attracts those that are looking for unlimited, upside income potential.   Even if we treat it like a nickel and dime hobby, there is no business model on the planet that offers the TIME & MONEY POTENTIAL OF NETWORK MARKETING.

At least not one where average people, with above average desire can participate in.  So here are the 5 commons sense steps.


The right vehicle for you, depends on what do you YOU REALLY WANT?

Does that make sense?

The wanna be entrepreneurial world is over crowded with people who listen to podcast after podcast, buy course after course, attend event after event, read book after book, who have never really DECIDED, what do I want, and what is the best Vehicle to get me there.

This is insanity to me. 

Do you want to break out of the 9-5 Grind?

Either you do or you don’t.

If you do, how long should it take you to find the vehicle to put you on this path?

Listen, I understand many people are involved in network marketing for the social aspects, and the tribe.  That’s cool, I respect that.

But my question always is have they settled for that?

How many people got involved initially in network marketing for the dream, then have given up on the dream and settle for the social enter action? 

What about you?

Have you settled on your Vehicle?

If not, why not?

Have your lost your dream?

“To thy own self be true”

So again, how long should it take you to find a vehicle to put you on a path to break out of the 9-5 grind?

If you are diligent in your search, I would say 90 days, maybe six months, but NOT SIX YEARS.

The entrepreneur market is full of people that are hanging out, looking for the fu fu dust.  From time to time they get inspired, by a course, ½ way attempt it then put it back on the shelf until the next fleeting moment of inspiration hits them.

They repeat this pattern over and over and over again, and many Wolfs in Sheeps Clothing gurus understand this, and design all their lies, excuse me, I mean “marketing” around this group of people.

There goal is to tell you what you want to hear so they can sell you what they want to sell you.  If you have been around this world anytime at all, instinctively you understand this is the game that is going on …… don’t you?

However in every niche there are some of us with proven track records of helping other progress, break barriers, and move forward.  Everybody can talk to the talk, but you have to be smart enough to ask the difficult questions, and look behind the curtain.  It is on you.  As long as people accept everything that comes out of the gurus mouth because you like her earrings, nothing is going to improve.

All that should matter is who is this person, and why am I listening to them?  What is their real track record?  How can I document it?

This is the way I approach every business I want to learn.  Over the years I have built, bought, and sold numerous businesses, and this is the approach I have taken with every mentor I have learned from.  For me it is just common sense, but for most I realize it’s not. They become addict to learning and knowledge.  However action takers are the money money makers, and knowledge without actions leads to self-delusion.

That is why on the Podcast, we feature the stories of dozens of team members we have worked one-on-one with in the past, those we personally recruited and systematically helped them grow their leadership abilities and income.   If you have to ask me why you should be listening to me instead of Mr. Psychopath, Humpty Dumpty, or Miss Story Never documented, you simply haven’t done your home work as far as I am concerned.

So after you find the right vehicle for you based upon what you REALLY WANT the next logical step in the process is ………..


After you have found the right vehicle step #2 is to find the right mentor, the way I approach this is by looking at one thing, and it is not how many twitter followers they have. 

If you have not yet found the right vehicle for yourself and your only goal is to replace your full time income, honestly that has never been easier.  We are a flip economy.  With the platforms available to you today like eBay, Shopify, Amazon FBA, Etsy, Posh Mark, Facebook Market Place, and on and on, there is no reason why anyone who really wants it cannot get themselves educated in the Flip economy and make that happen within a relatively short period of time. You can learn all about these flip economy platforms and much more at

Regarding mentors, honestly many of my best business mentors don’t spend much time on social media platforms.  I am not saying that is wrong or right, I can argue both sides of it, I am just saying it is reality.

Social media is made up of tribes, and not too many Eagles have the patience for the manoosha and the drama tribes with people full of personal agendas can create.

To find the RIGHT MENTOR, and you do that by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing. You find a mentor one way and one way only, it is not from social proof, it is by documenting their personal TRACK RECORD.

I am shocked at how many network marketers I speak with tell me their mentor is someone who has never built a team. When I ask why they tell me because of the amount of money they are making.

The next obvious question is how are they making the money?

I tell you how buy telling newbies what they want to hear so they can sell them what they want to sell them!

So if you want to build a business 100% online and make money, network marketing is probably not the right business model for you.  You may have success, but you will reach about 1/10 of your potential if you focus 100% online.

If you are marketing products and services or selling courses, and consulting, online is the place to get in front of potential customers. However the network marketing business model is totally different from any other model. 

In network marketing the real product is people.  You are actually in the leadership development business.  The goal is not to develop followers, it is to develop leaders.


Your long term income is in direct proportion to the number of leaders that are DEVELOPED on your team.    That is the foundation on which every system we teach is based. I am not going to take the time to elaborate here, but I talk about the concept of leadership development extensively in our NO FLUFF MLM LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PODCAST.


When I say that there is not a minute of my day that is not planned, people don’t believe that, but it is true.  I even plan my “Thinking Time” each week.

From the time I get up to the time I go to sleep It’s on, but I love what I do. Most people piddle and mess around because of FEAR.

The reason people listen to podcast, attend events, buy courses and books, but never put what they learned into action is FEAR.   Listen I am all about personal education, podcast, events, courses, books, I have already said I have never met anyone who has invested more in their personal education than I have.

There is a reason my 16,000 square feet dream home had a Library in it.

Fear is built into our DNA.  Fight, Flight or Fear is part of all normal humans.  So for many of you, this is your breakthrough.  Right now, today, as you are reading this.

You cannot conquer fear until you admit to yourself the reason you are not moving forward is not all the excuses you tell yourself.  It is because you have Fear and limiting beliefs.

Fear of Failure

Fear of Rejection

Fear of What Somebody is Going to think about You

I know you have heard this before, but let this sink from your head to your heart.

If you are actively involved in the entrepreneurial community, but not taking consistent, daily action, toward your goals it is because of fear.

YOU HAVE TO GET THIS HANDLED and the good news is you can, you can develop NEW BRAIN CELL PATTERNS where lack of fear is as normal for you as fear is right now!

I have personally broke through fears and have helped people around the world, I know what I am talking about.  As human beings we must act (or not act) in accordance to our internal programming.

I must get up and grind everyday, because I love it, and it is my mental program, my auto pilot, I know no other way to be. 

You can get rid of fear, but first you must admit you have it.


Here are some resources to get you started:

Get plugged in to your chosen mentors world and training systems.

Last year I spent six months of dedicated focused study going through every bit about of information I could find regarding a relatively new business niche for me.

I listen and read everything I could, searching for a mentor.

Once I decide on who I was going to follow, I invested $4,997 in a home study program and invested another $10,000 for their bootcamp.   Some people think this is crazy, I think not making the investment makes no sense. But I am serious. If I was just somewhat interested I would agree, but nothing is accomplished without dedication.

I have done this so many times over my life, I couldn’t begin to count. Some have business models that have worked out great others haven’t but for me, it is the only way to peruse a business.

I believe this business has the opportunity to create a $100,000 residual cash flow in 5 years. I am going to have to invest a lot of money with outsourcers, software, and much more, but will it be worth it? Time will tell.

Look at the people that spend four years racking up debt in college only to come out a slave to debt.  To me, that makes no sense.

So be willing to invest in yourself.   It takes Focused time following the sequential steps a mentor with a track record of success has outlined for you.  This is the quickest, most logical path to entrepreneurial success.


Financial Success for me is very Black and White.  You have not made it in any business until you don’t need the monthly paycheck from that business to live a comfortable life.

Hopefully after you get to the point you will stay in the game, because you love it, but you need to have options to leave if you choose.

Go through a toys stage, but don’t stay there.

Invest in solid, stable, income producing assets that will provide you enough cash flow to live a comfortable life regardless of the profits you receive from your business.

The plan Robet Kiyosaki outlines in his book is the path to true financial independence.  Some of us figured that out before the book was ever written, but for true entreprenuers who want to create financial independence there is not better road map than Rich Dad Poor Dad, if it is not part of your library, by it and read it before you take another step on your journey.

You must begin, with the end in mind.

The bottom line commons sense truth is most people who read this article are stuck in programmed perceptions about jobs, companies, wealth, fears, formal education, etc. that don’t serve them.

There is another world of people that have changed those programmed perceptions and are daily living live styles that provide a freedom and flexibility that most people can’t imagine.

It is here for you too. If you have the ability to read this article then you have the ability to make a full time income on the internet.  You have to learn to recognize the scams and the wrong people, connect with the right people and follow your heart.  That is my hope and prayer for you.

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