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International Markets Live , Inc. (iMarketslive), based out of New York, USA bursted into the Direct Selling industry in 2013, and has nowadays approx. 50,000 members.
iMarketsLive provides a full array of retail trading products and services to a global audience for those who want to participate in the Forex & Futures Markets.
iMarketsLive has a bundled their products/services with a Network Marketing compensation plan that allows its IBO’s to earn a generous income by simply sharing their services with others and building a residual income though building a network of IBO’s and customers.
Founder & CEO, Christopher Terry is a multiple 8 figure trader and has been trading & educating in the Forex, Futures, and Equity markets since 1994. Chris has been a Headline speaker at the major derivative conferences, has been mentioned in several books and written many magazine articles.
The Live Trading Room allows members to “Earn & Learn” by following the experts during the London & New York Trading Sessions via an online video webinar platform.
FXSignalsLive.com is their “mirror trader” that provides a “Hands Free” trading experience that allows members to pick and choose the trader they want to follow and automatically mirror the trades of the expert traders.
IML Harmonic Scanner scans the 30 major market crosses and pairs for high probability trade patterns and provides an Entry, Stop, and Target price. This scanner is featured daily in the Live Trading Room.
Ted Nuyten had the honor to interview Chris Terry:
Chris, why did you choose Direct Selling / Network Marketing as IML’s sales strategy?
I love Direct Selling/Network Marketing, this is truly the purest form of free enterprise that allows any person with goals & dreams to create a high income with a very small startup cost.
I was in Amway many years ago and it left an amazing impression on me, I am a natural networker an enjoy meeting people, this is where the idea came to combine our products/services with network marketing, it’s never been done successfully before, and we are the first and only ones to do it.
Network Marketing allows me to fulfill my dream of being able to affect 100’s of thousands of lives in a positive way from around the globe and to share my knowledge of trading with them and helping impact their lives positively.
Your growth is impressive, can you share some company facts and figures?
iMarketsLive officially launched the Network Marketing side of the business on July 4th, 2013, however our main products and services are nearly 18 years old.
iMarketsLive conducts business in over 120 countries and has a base of over 55,000 customers and IBO’s. Over 65% of our members login each and every day to at least one of our products & services. We focus on customer acquisition. Compared to other companies, we are small, yet we have our sights on being a world class brand name one day.
iMarketsLive is based in NYC, however, we are an internet based company and employee top tier programmers, support staff, call center, accounting, and compliance staff from around the globe. We also use one of the top MLM Attorneys in the USA to help keep us compliant.
Chris Terry On Stage
What was your biggest corporate challenge and how did you handle it?
Compliance. When you have such great products, everyone wants to use and share them with others, and it is very easy to lose focus of the goal, which is to help customers use and benefit from our products, and if they love them, share them. We saw the lack of customer to IBO ratio spread start to rise and the risk that can cause in a industry with such scrutiny.
We found that we had to make required adjustments, we took a stance as a company to be a primarily a customer base business with a Network Marketing model attached to it, this will keep us sustainable for the long term and attract good quality people into the future. We have seen an amazing response and support from our members.
As an Internet opportunity are you open in every country in the world?
No, we conduct business in only 120 + countries at this time, legally.
There are rumors in the industry iMarketslive did not pay commissions on time, is that true?
Well, that’s what it was, rumors that our site had been down, we were out of business, and nobody was paid. Furthest from the truth. We are extremely financially strong. Our site never was down, and everyone was paid.
The truth is we made some adjustments and emailed everyone in advance that we would be making adjustments and one of our bonus payments would be several days late due to the programmers delay in the coding, once it was completed, everyone was paid.
We have never missed a payment to anyone in our history, we have a lucrative compensation plan that allows others to earn a higher income then other competitors, and we keep our overhead expenses low, which can attract jealousy from others, hence opportunists used it to knock us and promote their company, and as you know created rumors, not facts.
What are your plans for the future?
Firstly, it’s to continue to provide opportunity for those who have goals and dreams to become traders or learn the markets from anywhere around the globe.
When we look at the Forex & Futures space on both the retail market and the MLM market, we completely dominate it, we have virtually no competition whatsoever. Our products and services are cutting edge and we provide the only products that people can make money by using.
We try to compare our Live Trading Room, Scanner, Mirror Trader, educational webinars, and video library to other firms, and we cannot find another firm that provides anything remotely close, however we feel we need to do more.
We are working with top tier marketing, compliance, and consulting teams who have built companies to the hundreds of millions.
We have a ton of excitement on our Network Marketing side, our plans are to continue to grow globally, we have of the most amazing leaders in the industry that are attracted to our company.
Our Goal is to continue to be the only Forex & Futures portal in the industry that provides top quality products & services that our members are proud of and it’s evident for the fact of our global presence.
We continue to strive to improve our compensation plan for our members, and provide them a solid secure future with a future Billion Dollar Brand company.
I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to share our company with your audience.
Plexus Worldwide , a leading direct-selling health, wellness and weight management company, announced that Alan Jiang, M.D., Ph.D. has joined the company as Vice President of Research and Development.
In his role Dr. Jiang will be responsible for research and development, product innovation, medical affairs, claims substantiation, and science education. He will report directly to Chief Marketing Officer Cindy Latham.
“Adding an expert of Dr. Jiang’s academic stature and reputation within the dietary and nutrition supplement industry demonstrates Plexus’ commitment to introducing best-in-class products to benefit our Ambassadors and customers,” said Cindy Latham, Chief Marketing Officer of Plexus Worldwide.
“A graduate with honors from one of the most prestigious medical universities in the world, and with numerous published studies, Dr. Jiang brings Plexus a 20-year track record of success within academia and the health and wellness industry researching and developing top-quality products. We are thrilled that he chose to join our Plexus team.”
“Like many scientists and academics, I get excited about the opportunity to take my expertise and experience to even greater levels and to introduce best-in-class products,”
said Dr. Alan Jiang, Vice President of Research and Development at Plexus Worldwide.
“In considering this opportunity, I was very impressed by the company’s leadership, and it was clear that Plexus was on the right track – not only because of its fast growth but because of its long-term investments and commitment to excellence and science.”
Dr. Alan Jiang has more than 20 years of experience in human nutrition research, R&D, scientific evaluation and communication, claims substantiation, project management, technical leadership, and marketing and regulatory support with academia as well as dietary supplement and food industries. Before joining Plexus, he was a head of Health and Wellness at McCormick and Co., and served for several years as Director of Scientific affairs for Herbalife International, as well asDirector of Scientific and Medical Affairs for Life Extension Foundation.
Dr. Jiang was appointed as faculty member and Laboratory Director of the Center for Human Nutrition, the world-class research center at Johns Hopkins University before he followed his passion and moved into the health and nutrition industry. Dr. Jiang has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from University of Minnesota and received his M.D. (cum laude graduate) from the College of Medicine at Zhejiang University in China, one of the most elite schools in Asia. His recent publications include articles in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Nutrition, The FASEB Journal, Journal of Medicinal Food, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and a book chapter in The Pharmaceutical Press.
Dr. Jiang also served Ad Hoc Review Committee member of NIH grant applications in the sections of Diabetes, Kidney, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology and Nutrition. He is a member of several professional societies such as American Society of Nutrition, and Fellow of American College of Nutrition.
About Plexus Worldwide:
Since its inception, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Plexus Worldwide has been helping people transform their lives with exceptional, science-based health, wellness and weight management products and an exciting home-based entrepreneurial opportunity.
Plexus has been featured on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies, and was named the 46th largest direct selling company in the world in 2016, according to Direct Selling News (DSN). Plexus’ core beliefs are simple: Be Trustworthy, Be Honest, Be Reliable, and Be Responsible. For more information about Plexus Worldwide visit www.plexusworldwide.com .
Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI ) (www.YGYI.com ), a global direct marketer of nutritional and lifestyle products and also a vertically-integrated producer of gourmet coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.
2016 First Quarter Highlights:
“The first quarter of 2016 was one of the most active and exciting quarters in the Company’s history,” stated Steve Wallach, Chief Executive Officer of Youngevity International.
He added, “We were excited to announce the appointment of three senior members to the Youngevity management team: Scott Salik as Vice President of Global Content, Scott Bell as Vice President of Analytics and Promotions, and Scott McElroy as Director of Information Technology and Project Management Operations.
These three industry leaders hit the ground running and the Company has benefitted from their strategic planning and tremendous industry experience. In addition to building out our management team, we launched a new and innovative social selling platform and are expanding the Company’s offerings into small business lending and merchant services.”
Dave Briskie, President and Chief Financial Officer of Youngevity, said,
“We are pleased to see strong improvements in profitability and continued growth. Our direct selling division was the main contributor to our continued growth logging a 10% increase in revenues over last year.
Although our gourmet coffee business did not have a strong quarter in terms of growth we believe it is well positioned for a strong second half to 2016. In January, we secured three new top tier distribution partners for Cafe La Rica and Josie’s Java Hose Brands, which extends our distribution coverage into 10 additional states. In February alone, we received orders for a total of 18.5 million pounds of Green Coffee.
And just this month, we had the pleasure of announcing that the Siles Family Plantation Group has been recertified as Fair Trade Organic for 2016 as well as Rainforest and Bird Friendly. We continue to work for a safe and sustainable environment, while supporting the social development of workers and communities in and around our plantations in Nicaragua.”
First Quarter 2016 Financial Results:
About Youngevity International
Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI ) (www.YGYI.com ) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a “network of networks.” The Company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels.
The Company was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com ) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011. The Company was formerly known as AL International, Inc. and changed its name to Youngevity International Inc. in July 2013. For more information, visit www.YGYI.com or find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Youngevity or follow us on Twitter @youngevity https://twitter.com/youngevity .