Monday, April 29, 2013

Shopping Portal Tutorial

   Welcome to a wonderful shopping site,, where you can save money with comparison shopping, hot deals and coupon codes, receive cashback from over 4000 stores when you shop, and get a personal shopper (me!) to help you. It is very important that you go to when you sign up, because if you go to just, you will be assigned to someone else and I will not be your shop consultant.
   When you first visit this site, it can be confusing because there are so many features. Let's break it down into easy steps and find out just how this site can save you money and time.

Create an account
Go to, and at the top of the screen you will see "Sign In". Click this and then create your account. Please pick a password that you will remember, but you can also stay signed in to the site since there will be no sensitive information on your account.
Download shopbuddy
Go to the home page and find the square, located on the right a short way down the page, that says "SHOP BUDDY, Never miss a deal". Click on this link and follow the instructions, and in just a minute shopbuddy will be installed and ready to ensure that you will never miss your cashback. When you are shopping on the web, you will not need to go to first before you go to a retailer's website, because shopbuddy will take care of everything for you. 

This is how it works:
   As you are shopping on the web, if you go to a site that is a retailer, such as Target or QVC, a window will pop up in the upper right hand corner of your screen, and it will have a link that says "Earn Cashback Now". When you click this it links you to your account, and if you buy anything on the site, your cashback will be deposited in your account on You will never miss your cashback when you have shopbuddy!

   Another cool feature of shopbuddy is the deals and coupons feature: 

After you link to your cashback account, you will see a small s-shaped symbol at the upper right of your screen. Clicking on this will show you all the current deals, discounts, and coupon codes for that site, and these are updated daily. You may be able to find a free shipping deal here.

   A new feature has recently been added that will help you quickly identify merchants when you use google. When you search google for a product, all the stores that come up that are a merchant will have the "S" symbol beside the search result. When you see that symbol, you know that you can go to that site and get cashback when you shop. 

Explore our helpful features:

eGifts: Look in the menu at the top of the page, and you will see a link to eGifts. Click on that to go to a page that gives you instructions on how to use this feature. You can choose a gift for someone and have it sent to them, or you can choose several gifts that you think they would like, and an email will be sent to them with the list. They then choose the gift they would like, and it will be sent to them and billed to you. This is great when you are shopping for people at a distance. Just remember to check out the shipping costs in the list before you send it because some charges can be high, while others are much lower or even free. You will be able to comparison shop to get the best deal.

MyLists is also located at the top of the page. You can create a number of helpful lists, such as a list of items you would like to give someone for an occasion, a list of items that you are interested in purchasing in the future, a Christmas wish list for yourself to share with your family, etc.. This can be very useful when you see something as you are browsing that you may want to buy later. Just hover over the item and click on "Quick View", and then you can choose "Add to my Lists" in the window that pops up. You can access your lists from the "My Account" link at the top of the home page.

Market America branded products:
We have an exclusive line of products that are only available through Market America, and they are the finest I have ever seen. We have products in many catagories, including:
  • Health Supplements
  • Anti-aging Products
  • TLS: a lifestyle weight-loss system
  • Personal Care Products
  • Skin Care Products
  • Home Care
  • Pet Health 
  • Car Care
  • Cosmetics: Motives by Loren Ridinger and Motives for LaLa
  • DNA Miracles baby products
and much, much more. You can see the Market America brands on the home page , and if you click on a brand and then a product, you can get information about the ingredients, what it can do for you, the science behind it, videos, etc..

   There are other features, such as Hot Deals and comparison shopping that can save you a lot of money, but you can begin shopping and saving with the information I have just given you. I hope you will create an account, download shopbuddy, and enjoy shopping and saving with Market America/


Friday, March 29, 2013

Freedom? Or a life of debt....

   I named my business Living Free for a very good reason. After trying three different multi-level marketing businesses I had given up on finding a business that actually paid me rather than the owner of the MLM. Then I saw the business model for Market America and immediately recognized that this was different from MLM, and vastly superior. I love the idea of freedom from debt, and freedom from the hamster wheel of going back and forth to work for 45 years or more, spending your life working for someone else's success. Market America was the only business I had ever seen that actually delivered on the promise of financial freedom and time freedom, money and the time to enjoy it. If you are a college student, the following is an article posted on MA Blog, and it is horrifying, to say the least. The statistics on student debt are not good, but the good news is that Market America offers hope and a solution.

The following is a 6 minute video that shows the difference between Market America and other forms of business.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Huffington Post Reports That Amazon is Alienating Merchants...

From J R Ridinger, founder and CEO of Market America:

Amazon may be the world’s biggest online retailer, but according to this interesting article from the Huffington Post, it would seem this retail giant is starting to rub many of its merchants the wrong way! For the past year, Amazon has been increasing fees for its third party merchants – leaving many of them very frustrated.

Increased fees often mean that cost is passed on to the consumer – meaning fewer deals and ultimately fewer third party merchants that want to do business with you. At Market America and SHOP.COM, we take pride in the relationships we’ve built with our partner stores – and work hard to ensure that everyone benefits from doing business with us.

Everyone already knows SHOP.COM offers an online shopping experience that is second to none, with Cashback, state of the art search results, the personal touch of a Shop Consultant, innovative shopping tools like SHOPBuddy and eGifts, and features like AutoShip that help ensure you never run out of the products you need – but did you know we also go the extra mile for our third party merchants as well?

Our partner store team does an incredible job working with third party merchants, providing personalized account service to help make sure business runs smoothly. We don’t just see our third party merchants as people we do business with – we think of them as family, and work with them to grow both our businesses – not just collect fees.

We work with them to craft individual marketing programs to promote their products and services, and thanks to our unmatched “People Power,” we have the ability to help promote them in the marketplace and to drive word of mouth marketing to help them sell merchandise.

Better relationships with our third party merchants mean better deals that we can pass on to the consumer, and more ways to help our UnFranchise owners grow their businesses! We believe that we succeed by helping others succeed, and this principle is applied across all aspects of our business – from the consumer to our fellow merchants.

Great businesses have a knack for fostering an environment where deals are mutually beneficial to all parties involved – that’s why Market America and SHOP.COM is built to please our customers, merchants, and UnFranchise owners alike! And that’s why we are the premiere global entrepreneurial opportunity!

    There are many videos on YouTube about that you can watch for more information. Keep in mind that we still have the same features as you will see in these videos, but the site is being updated all the time so the look of the site will not be the same now. The greatest feature of all, besides the cashback of course, is shopbuddy, which you can download in just a minute and ensure that you will never miss your cashback as you shop on the web. I will be putting a post devoted to shopbuddy on this blog in the next few days.

   Not only is SHOP.COM a fabulous site for shopping, with many features to help the customer save money and get cashback, it is also the centerpiece of a business that is helping thousands to achieve financial freedom as well as time freedom. The following is a 23 minute video that gives an overview of the business and the unique compensation plan: