Sunshine Family Newsletter – April 2007 – The Herbs Place

Sunshine Family Monthly News
April 5, 2007 Edition

A Note From Randal and Donna

It’s Spring time ….. and allergy season.  I know you can sell ALJ and HistaBlock daily to people all around you.  What’s the difference between the two formulas? 

I think of ALJ as something to loosen things up and get them flowing.  For those who get stuffy noses and sinus headaches, this is a great formula.  If sinus headaches is the specific issue, Fenugreek and Thyme is a much better choice.

HistaBlock is like a natural antihistamine.  It has a similar action so for those who take OTC (over-the-counter) antihistamine drugs, this is a great natural substitute.

Remind people that these are herbs or food for the respiratory system.  The longer they use them the more effective they are.  They have a cumulative building effect.  They will also need to take more than the "1 Capsule Last 24 Hours" method of drugs.

There’s always somebody next to you that needs a little Sunshine in their life!

Sunshine Blessings to Each of You!

Business Building Program Is Ready

We told you we had a lot of ideas from Leaders Conference that we wanted to develop into a plan for those who have not gotten to the level of NSP they desire.  We wanted to keep it simple so that it wouldn’t be overwhelming to meet the requirements.  It’s taken a bit of time to get it into a simple plan, but we’ve done it.

Any of our first-level Distributors to District Managers are invited to consider the program.  There is a limited enrollment since we will be awarding QV transfers from our own volume.

Managers above District level are invited to use the ideas from the program for your own business building groups.  You can request to be placed on the mailing list for the weekly mailings.

Anybody that is not first level to us can email their Manager to find out if they are going to provide the program.  If not, please email me for more information.

Rather than take up space in this newsletter, we will email the program to anybody interested.  Click reply and ask.

Advertising With Mailers?  Here’s Some Tips

Did you know that only half of those who receive a mailer promoting a special offer will open it? Here’s how to increase your chances of a customer reading and responding to your offer.

1/3 of recipients say they open an interesting looking mailer (a different shape, size or color).
1/2 respond to percentage-off offers.
2/3 respond to single product discount offers.
3/4 respond to coupon offers.
3/4 respond to “Buy One, Get One Free” offers.

Before you spend money on a mailer, make sure it stands out from the volume of junk mail that most likely will accompany it.

NSP in Oprah Magazine

NSP’s ad in the May edition of this magazine will hit the stands on April 17th.  All calls and orders to NSP will be dealt out on the referral program.  If you are a Manager and have not yet registered, be sure to do so.  Call Customer Service to get the form filled out.

New Legacy Bonus Plan Effective April 1, 2007

When a Legacy Member sponsors another Legacy Member with any product order of at least 100 QV, the Sponsor receives a one-month 40% commission (with the new Member also receiving a 10% rebate).  If the new Member purchases at least 100 QV in months 2-3 of his/her membership, the Sponsor receives 30% commission in each month (with the new Member receiving a 10% rebate, and the Upline Manager receiving a 10% commission).  For orders under 100 QV, and for all months following the third month, normal compensation plan rules apply.

Get all the details about the Legacy Plan on the NSP website:

Paying Less Taxes

Robin Sockness sent me the following email which she gave me permission to share.  Having an at-home business is one of the best things you can do to lower your taxes.

From Robin:
"We did our taxes this morning, getting a refund back on both, so I’m going to adjust my witholdings a bit at work.  My accountant commented to me that it’s amazing how few expenses I really have with my business.  I was like, "yea, it really sells itself."  He commented that I have done very well with it and I really have.  It’s so nice having the home office and the things I already pay I can count part of them as tax deductions.  It’s really been nice to be able to donate products from pre-tax income."

Conference Calling

Emails are becoming less reliable and sometimes it’s just good to hear voices.  Some people are more auditory and learn more by listening than reading.  Conference calls are a great way to hold meetings.  With new technologies, this is easier and less expensive than it used to be.  Check out:

Another option is an automated message system. uses regular phone lines to call everyone on your contact list and deliver a personalized message, recorded in your own voice.  You tell them what phone numbers to call and when to call. Then you record the message on their toll-free recording line.  You can even get call stats on their site after the calls are completed.

New Brochure With Your Contact Info

I’ve redesigned the brochure we offer to those in our group.  It includes the new prices and also the xylitol products.  Download a PDF example.

If you’d like one, email me the information you want in the contact box.

Product Focus:  Natria Skin, Body and Hair Products

The news is bustling with research on chemicals in shampoos and baby products.  A hidden cancer-causing petrochemical has been found in dozens of children’s bath products, in some cases at levels that are more than twice the FDA’s lenient recommended maximum.  Women’s shampoos and body washes are also contaminated.

What you put on your skin will be absorbed into your bloodstream, which is why it is so important to use natural products.  We’ve been selling a lot more of it since this has been in the news.

Get more information on this topic at this website and learn more about NSP’s Natria line of bath and beauty products.

Robin Sockness sent me a PDF with the information.  I’ll be happy to forward it to you if you email me while it’s on my desktop for the rest of the month.

Training:  Monthly Toll-Free Product Focus Call

Each month the NSP Training Department offers intense training on one NSP product.  Product Focus Meetings are conducted via a tele-conference call and are available, at no cost, to anyone who has a touch-tone phone. 

Share the number with clients and friends. During this meeting, health experts from both inside and outside NSP will provide in-depth information on how to use the product and how it can improve your health.

Expand your knowledge of specific NSP products.
Ask questions of product experts.
Take advantage of free training.

When:  Wednesday, April 11
Time:  6 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern
Topic:  Chinese TCM Building Combinations (Yin)
Guest Speaker:  Laurence Smith

If you’d like a question addressed during the call, submit your topic related questions to the guest speaker online here:

Product Focus:
Nervous Fatigue Formula, Blood Build, HY-C, Trigger Immune, KB-C, Spleen Activator, Lung Support

At the scheduled time dial our Focus Call number, 1-800-432-6383, and enter PIN 8626#.

Laurence Smith found wellness after suffering two major heart attacks. After overcoming his own health crisis, he has become a professional herbalist and national speaker. As the owner of a health food store and a nutritional consulting practice in Boise, he has been working with clients for over 15 years. His own experience and success working with clients have contributed to his popularity as a presenter of the Untold Truth Seminar for the last 3 years. Laurence artfully combines an engaging, humorous format with a fast-paced, highly informative presentation. Although based in Boise, demand for this presentation keeps him on the road almost every week of the year.

For future topics, view the schedule here:

Training:  NSP Untold Truth Seminars

Time:  9 a.m.–5 p.m. (lunch is on your own)
Cost:  $20 per person

4/14/2007  Mankato, MN
4/14/2007  Richmond, VA
4/14/2007  Tyler, TX
4/21/2007  Pittsford (Rochester), NY
4/28/2007  Asheville, NC
4/28/2007  Ellicottville, NY
4/28/2007  Oklahoma City, OK
4/28/2007  Sheboygan, WI
4/28/2007  Urbandale, IA
5/05/2007  Bakersfield, CA
5/05/2007  Cambridge, OH
5/05/2007  Oakland, CA
5/19/2007  Rapid City, SD
5/19/2007  Smithfield, NC
5/19/2007  Uniontown, PA
6/02/2007  Tampa, FL
6/09/2007  Springfield, MO
6/16/2007  Arlington, TX

Call NSP Customer Service (with your account number) at 1-800-223-8225 for registration or to learn more  about the Untold Truth Seminars. Dates and locations are subject to change so keep looking for others that may be scheduled in your area.  Also consider who you know that lives in these areas, so you can refer them to a seminar to build your group.

Here’s the link for more information and locations:

News in Our Sunshine Family

Dianne Frase’s mother is now back home.  There’s some signs of improvement.  Please continue your prayers.  Her dad is doing much better with the situation also.

Christina Tarman has earned convention for two on the cruise and is very excited.  The birds in Oklahoma are saying it’s not very long till the official proposal is made.  She and Peter plan on being married for the convention.

March has been a great month for business.  Taking advantage of and promoting NSP’s big sale not only increases your own group QV, but your enthusiasm spreads downline. 

Edward & Diane Young have a new manager in their group.

John & Roxanne Howlett have a new manager to their group, plus two of their downline managers are adding a new manager to their group also:

Nathan & Kelley Howlett have added a new manager.

Mackert’s Herbs & Products have added a new manager.

Congratulations to all!

Welcome to Our New Distributors

Sherri Coston – Philadelphia, PA

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Randal & Donna Watkins
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