Tuesday, April 14, 2015


So, you have been asked to look into a company that allows for Independent marketing Representatives and you are not quite sure what that means.  Well, here is the definition.   An individual or firm affiliated with (but not employed by) a direct sales or network marketing firm that is allowed to create and manage its own sales force composed of other independent-representatives. (Business dictionary.com)

This blog is not about Manufacturers Representatives, Sales Reps for products and services and are assigned sales territories.  My reference is to Network marketing  companies.

5LINX is a  Premier Network Marketing Company that allows Independent Marketing Representatives to start their own business using their products and services, structure, marketing plan, compensation plan and gives the opportunity to be a part of their expansion efforts without being limited to territory.

Independent Marketing Representatives with 5LINX are allowed to build their own team of business partners and advance through the 5LINX Marketing Plan extending from Independent Marketing Representative to Diamond Director.

If you are ready to exercise your independence and build a path to your financial future,  you will need to be referred by or invited to look at the business offer available at 5LINX.
You will need a RIN#.  and a 5LINX Representative website
RIN#   L411490
Website:  http://www.5Linx.net/thewilsons

Even if you look at the 5LINX Company Site, http://www.5LINX.com, and decide you would like to become an Independent Marketing Representative, the company site will ask you for a RIN#.  They would like to know who referred you to explore the opportunity.  This is one of the features I love about 5LINX, Integrity and honesty, two  of the  principles the company is founded on.


Catherine Wilson, Independent Marketing Representative, 5LINX
Email:  Cathywilson@5Linx.net
RIN# L411490
Text:  Cathy to 55255 - Free Virtual Business Card and website Info.

Website:  http://www.5Linx.net/thewilsons

Friday, November 14, 2014


What keyword would you choose to represent you when requesting your FREE Virtual Business Card?  You may start with your first name, last, or you may use your business name or your organization name.  The keyword job is to represent you so it is important to use something you would want people using every day to represent your business, organization or just you in general.

NEXT STEP:  Design Your Card with information you want to include like name, title, company, email, website cell phone, work phone, home phone.  We supply the short code 55255.  That's it.  It takes approximately three and a half minutes.  This is an all text business card.

Get started by texting:  Free L411490 to 55255. (notice, a space must be left after "free")  This is all it takes to get a FREE Virtual Business Card, no obligation, no cost to you.  It is great when a company offers this free service and  promotion via its' Representatives to customers, friends, relatives and the public.

This is Mobile Marketing at its' best.  After completing the getting started instructions, simply have your friends, business contacts etc text your keyword to our short code 55255.  

The smart feature about our Free Virtual Business Card is you can also share this information with your group, organization, family company, team and have them enjoy the same service.  

For those interested in Enhancing their card, the opportunity is available.

Cathy Wilson
My Enhanced Business Card
Text: Cathy to 55255

Friday, June 6, 2014

Having The Right Mindset For Your Business

Mindset is so personal and intimate.  It's one of the first decisions made by a business owner.  Your frame of mind going into business will almost always determine your outcome of success or failure.
Lets take a look at a few important ways of establishing what you should consider in business or other objectives you want to accomplish.

  • Develop a belief of high expectation
  • Consider the fact that your passion is transferrable to others
  • Your enthusiasm will add drive to what you are doing
  • Focus until success is accomplish (one direction)
  • Perseverance is like the postage stamp.  (Sticking to one thing until you get there)
  • Only you can make your dream a reality
  • Use everyday as an opportunity for improvement
Here are some of my favorite quotes on Mindset:
  1. 1.  To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail. (Giorgio Armani)
  2. 2.  Anyone can train to be a gladiator.  What marks you out is having the mindset of a champion. (Manu Bennett)
  3. 3.Nothing will work unless you do. (Maya Angelou)
  4. 4.  Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space.  Invite one to stay. (Maya Angelou)
  5. 5.  Don't limit yourself.  Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do.  You can go as far as your mind lets you.  What you believe, remember, you can achieve. (Mary Kay Ash
  6. 6.  Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work.   But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were. (David Rockefeller)
  7. 7.  Don't spend so much time trying to choose the perfect opportunity, that you miss the right opportunity. (Michael Dell)
  8. 8.  “It is easier for one to take risks and to chase his dreams with a mindset that he has nothing to lose. In this lies the immense passion, the great advantage of avoiding a materialistic, pleasure-filled way of life.”
    ― Criss Jami
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Need A Mobile Optimized Website?

There is a lot on the market these days and everyone is trying to get your attention.  Let me introduce a web page which looks very valuable to anyone looking to bringing their business page up to speed. It is located at OptiMyz.net.  OptiMYz.net is a service that specializes in customizing standard websites for mobile devices.  This service is the perfect offering for businesses that do not currently have a website or that need a mobile-optimized website.  If you are a  Business owner and find yourself bogged down with the day-to-day operations and may be unfamiliar with web development,  OptiMYz.net  is the perfect tool for you because no technical ability is needed.   We create the website for you within 24 hours.

Here are benefits: 

 Optimize your website for mobile
Optimize your business for search
Optimize your marketing for results

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Cathy Wilson, Independent Marketing Representative at 5LINX
RIN# L411490

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Perfect College-based Business For Students

Thanks to our local Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin Municipal Airport selected to host Region Ten Flight Meet, the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA),  members will be able to promote their  business.  The meet will be held from Wednesday, October 16 through Saturday, October 19, 2013.  Teams from the United States Navel Academy, Liberty University, Averett University, Hampton University, Elizabeth City State University and Gilford Institute of Technology will be competing.  The event is comprised of 4 flight and 7 ground events with the overall winner going to the national championship air meet hosted by Ohio State University.

This is an awesome opportunity to share with over 100 college students and judges our flyer
 Earn While You Learn.  The Flyer shows college students how they can use essential products people use every day like Energy (select markets), Security Systems, High Speed Internet and Fiber Video, Satellite TV, Text Marketing, Mobile Phones, Digital Phone Service, Small Business Services, Merchant Processing Services and Healthcare solutions and make money while attending class along with the opportunity to build a team of business partners.

Benefits for college students includes working whenever and wherever they want, having their own business without employees and inventory to deal with, unlimited earning potential, not having to report to a part-time job on a routine bases and potential to deal with student loans while still in school.  

Being an Independent Marketing Representative with 5LINX provides all the support necessary for college students to successfully grow their business, including training events, online 5LINX University, professional marketing materials, customized websites, online reporting and Representative Support Services.  For those who qualify, there are car perks, stock options and more.

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Cathy Wilson, Independent Marketing Representative at 5LINX
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Extraordinary Success of Direct Sales

Some people are not aware that this industry is doing so well.  Some uninformed individuals want to stay trapped in over used terms such as get rich quick schemes, scams and  pyramid while the likes of Warren Buffet,  Financial advisors and investors are "seeing direct selling companies with new eyes, focusing on the efficient business model, rapid growth and generally low on-going capital investment" according to the Direct Selling News. 

Because I believe in Direct Selling, Network Marketing, MLM as a way for many to gain financial security, my roots are with 5LINX Enterprises Inc. as an Independent Entrepreneur owning a Home-based business in Essential Services.  This video below wipes away the doubtful. I am hoping my readers and subscribers find this helpful.

Entrepreneurs involved in Network marketing are not the only business ventures to start and fail,  just look around your neighborhood.  I look for businesses of all types including direct sales that are succeeding knowing the opportunity exist for others to succeed also.

Who does not want to be their own boss, set their own hours, enjoy the tax benefits, work hard on building their own empire and vacation when they want.  According to the Direct Selling News, in 2010, direct selling companies generated over $125 billion in revenue in 150 countries through more than 75 million men and women who are changing lives serving others."

Now is the prime time for direct sales and home-based business.

See video at:  http://www.JCTelecom.net/blog-jc-telecom.html

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Cathy Wilson, Independent Marketing Representative, 5LINX Enterprises. Inc.

How to Market Your Customer-based Business with TextAlertz

Let's  explore what customer-base means.  "The customer- base is the group of customers and/or consumers that a business serves. In  most situations, a large part of this group is made up of repeat customers with a high ratio of purchase over time. These customers are the main source of consumer spending. In many cases, the customer base is considered the business's target market, where customer behaviors are well understood through market research or past experience.   All actions the company takes would be through consideration of its customer base. (Wikipedia}

Every business serving  consumers uses a variety of ways to stay in touch such as Newspaper, email, magazines, flyers, mailings, the internet, word of mouth and more.  We see these forms of staying in touch everyday.  Have you noticed the volume of catalogs that shows up through the mail around the holiday seasons?  These businesses are serving their customers.

Nurturing your customer base keeps you in touch with your target market and with the onset of new technology, businesses are racing to be the first to integrate mobile text marketing or SMS into their arsenal of communication methods to use  with their customer base.

After looking at several SMS marketing packages, TextAlertz by 5LINX Enterprises Inc.  is one that I recommend because of its easy of use, cost effectiveness,  its 15 days trial period for the cost of only $1.00 and the Referral Program for account holders.

 To market to your Customer base with SMS Mobile Marketing means you are meeting your customers or potential customers right where they are; on their mobile phones.  You can count on a smart phone being as close as a purse, or clipped onto a belt than anyone carrying other forms of company generated advertising with them.  

A business that depends on a customer base markets where they can reach them instantly.  90% of emails are never opened.  97% of text messages are read.  75% of Americans and Canadians use text messaging.

JC Telecom Blog
Cathy Wilson, Independent Marketing Representative, 5LINX Enterprises
SMS Marketing
RIN# L411490