Julia Lindvall and Mark Mael are a couple who always look forward. They have successes and achievements, but above all they have ambition. They want to develop their business and, what gives them extra energy, is the fact that they can help and change other people’s lives.
Although they had undertaken various jobs, they found their place in direct sales and they find it higly fulfilling. They do Affiliate Marketing and they have teams is in over 90 countries. Julia and Mark have their businesess from Hawaii to Finland, but above all they have the ambition to be even bigger.
WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU STARTED YOUR DIRECT SALES BUSINESS?
Before we started our Affiliate Marketing Business we were in high school. Mark was 19 years old and he was studying law and economics. Julia was 18 years old, studying design.
HOW DID YOU START YOUR BUSINESS ADVENTURE?
While we were studying in high school. Julia was working at a kindergarten, at a gym, a hotel, and a restaurant. After Mark sprained his right ankle when playing football in Russia, he had no choice but to take his studies seriously.
Mark realized very quickly that the teachers that were teaching him about business, had never done business before and his parents were guiding him in a direction that they heard maybe worked. They didn’t know personally any lawyers or big business owners so Mark chooses to become self-employed and opened up a cafe with his father. After a time working very hard with the cafe Mark realized that instead of reinventing the wheel without experience he needed to seek after a person that had the life we always dreamt about, a mentor, like in football.
That summer a friend introduced Mark to the Direct Sales industry. Mark went to a group presentation and crossed his fingers that everything that they were telling him was true, because if so, he knew that he now found the vehicle that would change Mark and Julia’s life forever, and it did.
WHAT ARE YOURS RECRUITMENT TECHNIQUES? PERSONALLY, ONLINE OR FROM THE SCENE?
You need to use all ways to communicate with people to set an appointment in real life. You can always start by building a relationship through calls and messages but B2B will give you a long and healthy relationship.
We talk to people about our vision and opportunity everywhere we go because we know what it will do for them in their lives.
JULIA LINDVALL AND MARK MAEL. PLEASE TELL US: WHY SHOULD ANYONE WORK WITH YOU?
Why people choose to work with us is because we always solving problems and always adding value to everyone.
We are 100% committed to our own goals and dreams, our company and our team. Additionally, we show people depending on their goals and dreams how they will achieve that. At the same time we are working by their side until they reach it!
We want to inspire people to dream and make it a reality! It’s never about us, It’s always about them. Give us six hours to chop down a tree and we will spend the first four sharpening the ax.
The approach by asking the right question and collect so much information about them before you even start to guide them is crucial. Thereafter you can guide them exactly where they want to go. When you do that with passion and when you are being real, it will give you trust, respect, and loyalty. Therefore they will stand by your side no matter what.
WHAT COMPETENCIES DO YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT IN THIS INDUSTRY? WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE DO YOU VALUE AND WHAT YOU DO NOT?
Before you judge a person, you need to understand from where there are asking their questions. All people are capable of doing direct sales, you just need to ask the right questions to inspire them to start their journey.
We believe the most important competence is to know your why. Why are you building your business? Your why needs to be unshakable that whatever happens, you will keep going. When your why is unshakable you will be relentless and disciplined towards your goals and dreams.
JULIA LINDVALL AND MARK MAEL ARE EXPERTS IN AFFILIATE MARKETING. PLEASE TELL US ABOUT THIS TYPE OF BUSINESS. HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHAT EXACTLY CAPTIVATED YOU IN IT?
Affiliate Marketing system is a customer and referrer based idea, to get a discount on certain products or services. Here, in our company we took the Affiliate Marketing system to another level, we put the tier system in it. In our company, the main focus is on costumers.
The biggest difference between us doing the Affiliate Marketing system vs other systems within direct sales is that we have a membership fee one time a year to get wholesale pricing on products or services, your own front, and back-office without having any additional cost every month to be able to earn a commission. We use terms as referrer instead of upline, commission plan instead of saying compensation plan. To enhance our vision with our company we need to make it simple for people to earn a commission and get residual income. Our company has taken the best with direct sales and left no other excuses on the table for people to get started in the business. We see the simplicity in our company where we get paid dollar for dollar. The key to duplication is simplicity and if you cannot understand how you make money, how can you teach other people to make the money they desire? That’s the reason why we and many other people around the world choose to join our diverse company.
PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR CURRENT COMPANY.
Our company´s core philosophy is to teach the 6 pillars of success. Mental, social, spiritual, physical, emotional and financial. Complete whole-person health requires balance in 6 areas of your life.
We are focusing on megatrends that leads to a residual income. We are capturing the coffee industry, the CBD market, the health industry, and the trillion-dollar travel industry and more is to come.
WHAT WOULD YOU CALL ‘MY BIGGEST SUCCESS’?
Our biggest success and privilege is to launch SBH and be the pioners globally together with the ICON himself, Mr. Jay Noland. With his success system, we were not only able as 18 and 19 years old to quit our jobs but to help many others experience what we have experienced.
WHAT IS THE SIZE OF THE SWEDISH MARKET? (AND ANY OTHER MARKETS WHERE YOU OPERATE)
As Founders in Europe and Global Ambassadors, we have teams all over the globe. From Hawaii to Finland. In less than 1 year as officially launched, we are already in +90 countries and thousands of team members have joined us globally.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE SWEDISH MARKET? WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS AND THE PECULARITIES OF IT?
All markets are the same. Time and money are never an issue, it’s only a measurement of value. Sometimes you just need to dig a little bit deeper so you can inspire and give value to a person. Background, your financial status, ethnicity, language does not matter.
If you can solve a problem with your system, they will join you.
WHAT PEOPLE DO YOU THINK ARE THE MOST INSPIRING IN YOUR LIFE?
We are inspired by many people but our mentor is Mr. Jay Noland with decades of experience, billions of dollars in sales and millions of people in his network. Mr.Noland is guiding us in the direct sales industry.
JULIA LINDVALL AND MARK MAEL ARE PARTNERS IN BUSINESS BUT ALSO IN THEIR PRIVATE LIFE. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND MAYBE DISADVANTES OF THIS SITUATION?
As being a couple working full-time with direct sales we need to accept our roles. Instead of competing against each other we are completing each other. Both of us have different desires and get fired up by different things. Julia loves to connect with new people and present our opportunity for them while Mark loves to help them get started and help them get the right mindset so they can play the infinite game together with us. If you accept each other’s roles and desires when you work together in a business or in private life, your relationship will be the greatest you can ever experience.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
If we work hard for something that we don’t care about, is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.
What fuels us every day is to see other people achieve and experience what we have experienced. We love to travel and discover new places around the world and we love meeting new people with different backgrounds and witness them become something that they always dreamed about. We are glad and honored that we can cover all those pillars of success here in our company.
DO YOU HAVE A LIFE MOTTO?
’’We are not here to take part, we are here to take over’’.
AND HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR FUTURE?
Our company SBH being the number one company in direct sales and us as the top income earners!
JULIA LINDVALL AND MARK MAEL. WHAT CAN I WISH YOU FOR THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS IN 2020?
Keep up the great work and remember that good-hearted people will always win in the end!