Dr. Onyx Onuoha Kalu Ogwo from Ameke Abiriba, Ohafia LGA, resident in Lagos, ready and committed to a successful tiens Network marketing Business. Presently a Director in tiens. Before I knew tiens I was into OKIRIKA, 2nd hand shoes business.
I have been in Tiens business for the past 17 years. I learnt about this business when I was in Ghana, where I schooled.
I saw that the business offers a lot of opportunities for people, especially for youths. So, I came back to Nigeria because that is where we have the population, and I came back to Nigeria in 2003.
What led you into the business?
When I came out of school, I joined my dad in his second hand clothes (Okirika) business in Togo, and later, I started mine, dealing in second hand shoes. I had four shades in the market.
While doing that, it took a lot of struggle to raise money to travel home, Abiriba in Ohafia Local Government Area, Abia State. I saw for myself that this was not really where I belonged, I really wanted a change.
I left Okirika business and joined some Lebanese in selling second hand (Tokumbo) cars, because I had an advantage, as I spoke Ghana language, Ewe, Togo Mina, French, as well as Igbo. I made every effort to sell at least one car in a week, and I was also helping Nigerians in crossing their goods across the border.
Even with these, I wasn’t satisfied with this hustling. So I signed up with Tiens in 2001after going through a learning process with another company, but I didn’t take it serious because I thought I had something that was giving me money regularly.
I saw a place where they were selling crayfish in Ghana; I knew in Nigeria, crayfish was a good business, I went into it, and bought so many bags of it, but when they arrived Nigeria, I noticed that they had sands. I lost out in that investment, and my money went down the drain.
I went in to engine oil business. I was buying it in Nigeria and taking it to Togo. I invested all that I had in the business, which was moving.
I woke up one day to hear that country’s security discovered that some people were concealing guns and ammunition in engine oil kegs, and they threw my consignments and that of other people in the ocean. I was again brought down on my knees.
With my friend, I went into raincoat business, which is a seasonal business. We bought tarpaulin and sewed it in Nigeria, and took it to Togo, we made a very huge profit.
We did the first, the second and made so much profit, and I borrowed money to invest in the business, and by the time I arrived Togo, the rain stopped before the forecasted period. That money, which was over N300,000 then also went down the drain.
In the midst of all these busines, I realised that Tiens was a steady business that I can do and develop. Having realised that joining Tiens didn’t have as much business and investment risk as the other conventional businesses I had been involved in and also that Tiens could help me achieve my personal goals and attain personal development, I joined the business and became very serious with it in 2005. I then began reading books on how to succeed in the Tiens business. I studied books like Wave 3 by Richard Poe, Your First Year In Network Marketing by Mark Yannel, Go Pro by Eric Worre, Rich Dad Series by Robert Kiyosaki and started following MLM advocates like Eric Worre, Randy Gade …. Within that year, I got a brand new BWN car from Tiens.
As at today, more than 230 persons have got cars from Tiens through my efforts. I also got a yacth from Tiens in 2012. It was converted to cash.
My first bonus in Tiens was $2 and unfortunately when I heard I had bonus from Tiens for just consuming their products I borrowed money to Ghana to collect. So disappointing, stranded I got inspired. I was motivated that at least, Tiens pays bonus and my name is there. From 2005 till date Tiens Bonuses in thousands of dollars keep coming. With the Tiens 1000 horse power marketing plan, I am being paid weekly and monthly along with thousand of families in my network.
Why do people hate Network marketing?
Unfortunately, many people don’t like network marketing because, they see a lot of people who enter into network marketing and failed. Secondly, is fear of rejection and thirdly, many are ignorant. They think it is ponzi scheme, they associate it with get rick quick schemes.
Then what is it?
It is a real profession that needs coaching and mentoring. One has to invest in it and watch it grow. No venture, no success!
Network marketing is not about selling products. If you start the business, yes, you have to make some sales. Afterall even Non Profit Making Organisations do market. The concept is simple. Come in, use some of the products, see how they work in your body, create opportunity for others to use and you get paid for using and for sharing to you friends to use. As people are using the products and they are inviting other people to do the same- invest on their health and join in sharing the information, testimonies, Tiens pays you according to the volume of sales in that organisation. Then you begin to rise.
You are not paid at the detriment of other people. Everybody comes in and gets his own bonus, as you get yours. Success in this business doesn’t depend on other people bringing their money for you to take. The company rather gives you compensation, a percentage or commission of what others have got who came into the business through your advert and mentoring. You know the power of word of mouth advert. Over time, it becomes a big business if you avail yourself of the trainings.
You start it like a sales business, and later you understand that it is more of a teaching profession. You teach people how to be healthy and and once people use your products they fall in love with them and they keep on buying and you keep making your bonuses.
How does one succeed?
There are three elements that make people succeed in this business. One, the people themselves – Our opportunity offers people what we call, Personal development – We train people on how to be healthy, we train them on how to use some of the machines to check your body and acupuncture, how to become good speakers, how to overcome fear of failure. Success or failure most times depends on the person coming in.
The second element is the efficacy of the product. Tiens provides high quality Products. Has the product worked for some people? Yes. Testimonies abound. These testimonies have been used in marketing our products.
The third part is the Marketing plan. This is structured to benefit everybody, starting from the least to the highest.
Marketing plan is the backbone of this business and Tiens is operating, a 1000 horse power hybrid marketing plan – one part of the compensation plan is the sustainable breakaway system which pays all in the system for repeat buying by already existing members and it is paid according to your percentage level and it is paid monthly. And Binary system, this is the weekly initial investment purchasing of new enrollees.
Our marketing plan is structured in such a way that it benefits the new ones as well as the old ones
How can a person join?
How you enter is important.
Buy initial package of bronze card, silver card or Gold card, $100,$200 or $400, and you will have products worth same amount and more. Each package or card determines which level of percentage the company will place you, and of course you can upgrade to higher package. As you bring in people you begin to grow. It is a very big opportunity. There are 7 bonuses paid by Tiens and special awards like cars and luxurious villas. I share some percentage in the global turn over of the company at my level and several Nigerians are in that category.
What is your empowerment focused on?
This time around, we are targeting the youths because if they are gainfully employed, or doing something on their own then there will be less criminal activities, and the Government is relieved of the stress of unemployment.
If you calculate what the basic salary is today, then you should know that the best thing for one to do is to start his own business, which Tiens business offers a lot of youths. If they approach it like Jobs, not business, they will succeed. I have lots of business testimonies and videos of so many young people who visited my training room for the first time with no transport even to go back and they started with nothing, yes, I mean nothing and with tenacity and burning desire to make it, their grass to grace story is an inspiration today.
Today, a lot of people are becoming millionaires all over Africa, Youths in Nigeria have to take this opportunity serious and become Job creators.
Is this business about hawking?
That is the wrong concept. If it was about hawking the products, I would not have been involved. I would have settled with my Okirika shoes business in Togo.
Once you can understand the principle behind this business you can do it.
What are the challenges?
If one is not trained on how to reject or marry rejection then the person may at a point back out of the business, especially beginners. Many people joined the business and expect it to be rosy all through.
Most of the people who are not able to scale through the first 90 days find it difficult to continue.
Most of the people who are out there networking as distributors don’t tell the people the truth; they don’t tell them the truth about how much work is involved; they don’t tell them the truth of what really they need to do.
If you are lazy, you can’t do this business. You must be ready to do menial jobs-talking to people, your friends, colleagues, etc. many people if you tell them how much it costs to join, they do not have the money. It is a challenge.
Most people when they come in they expect too much from the beginning.
Nigerians want to be sick before they invest in their health. We have the duty to tell people that health is not something you hand over to a doctor to take care for you. It is is your right to be healthy. Granted when you are sick you get to the hospital, when you have a medical attention you go to a specialist and he will do it for you, when there are issue in emergency you visit the doctor.
There are two things that guarantee your health. One, Stop the graduation of an existing degenerating condition, and secondly, prevent it from even occurring in the first place. Tiens market healthcare products, nutritional, herbal products from China. When you think of longevity you think of China, their traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which is centuries old. Tiens company has borrowed from the over 5000 years of Chinese traditional medicine.
Another challenge is that there are doctors who believe that we are competing with them. We are not competitors. We are practising complementary medicine, that is, we are helping, and we are enhancing the efforts of the doctors. There are cases where doctors say we can’t do it, but our products can do it because they are natural, no chemicals in it. Our products targets building back the bodies natural healing process. So we target the sub health population allowing the doctors to take care of the very sick.
Another challenge is that there are people who say that anything networking is not for them. May be it is too cheap for them. Look at the records. I started locally. Now I travel the world over with my business partners, my down lines. I started with nothing. Not even a good education. Today I am commanding 10s of 1000s of top distributors globally. Sometimes I make more than $10,000 monthly, a 10 years salary of some workers in Nigeria. Now it is not about the money. It about lives being saved! Marriages coming back, health regained. Nothing gives me joy than to hear youth give their grass to grace testimonies and the turning point in their life was… And I met Dr. Onyx… And the whole story changed! Don’t forget I am now An Honorary Doctorate Decree holder from one of the best universities in the world.. European American University of Dominican Republic
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