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Who Is Roberto Torres?

September 20, 2008
Roberto and Cleta on a cruise to Mexico

Roberto and Cleta on a cruise to Mexico

My Story

Hello and welcome.  Thanks for your interest.

My name is Roberto Torres, and my wife Cleta and I have been married over 27 wonderful years and we have four beautiful daughters, Sarah, Raquel, Kristina and Keila. I appreciate you stopping by my personal website to read my bio and learn more about how I might be able to help you.

I currently earn a full-time income working from the comfort of our home using the Internet, email, and the telephone. I’ve been earning a full-time income from home online since 2003, mostly within the network marketing and direct sales industry.

We enjoy an incredible sense of security and peace of mind because we’ve created MULTIPLE streams of income – so if any one or two streams dry up, it’s no big deal… we’ll still be able to pay the bills and feed the kids 😉  We have found a way out.

On this page you will be able to check out my credentials as well.

I also invite you to subscribe to my FREE 7 Day “Keys To Winning In MLM” Training Series .

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People know me as an open, direct, fun loving guy.  What we call a blue personality.  I’ll share more with you about the personality colors later.

I tell it like it is, get to the point, and I give people tons of beneficial information.  Making money becomes almost effortless once you understand leverage and marketing, and I’ll share with you what I know works.

I’m excited to jump out of bed each day and enjoy working late into the night, simply out of love for what I’m doing… and that’s helping others in any way I can.

There’s no magic to what I do or what I’ve accomplished.  I just keep an open mind and try lots of things.  Some workout, some don’t.

“Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” – Napoleon Hill

I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals and dreams.

But don’t take my word on it, see what others are saying…

“Roberto has been my personal mentor and sponsor for over a year now.   He has helped me learn through self discovery so that what I learn really becomes part of me.  Today I am enjoying success in my business and helping others to do the same.” – Martha Calder. Fort Bragg, CA

“Roberto is always searching for ways to help our team.  He created a phenomenal system that will simplify getting new Marketing Executives started on the right track.  As far as support, he and Cleta have always been there for me.  I feel privileged to be a part of their team and know without a doubt that their goal is success for each of us.” – Demetri Benton. Reidsville, NC

“Roberto to me is a true leader as he knows what needs to be done and has the “Power of One” system in place and working effectively.  He is constantly searching and implementing ideals to help the team achieve their dreams.” – Marge Walter. Oak Harbor, WA

“Roberto, You are by far one of the best sponsors I have ever had in this industry. After struggling for over 3 years I am just so thankful I found you. Your amazing ability to teach me what works and more importantly what doesn’t work, has helped me fulfill my true potential… Further helping me be all that I can be not only to myself but others as well.” – Scott Bradley. Aliso Viejo, CA

Over many years of marketing online, I’ve found that websites and emails really don’t validate trust or relationship building when it comes to getting involved in business opportunities.

There are so many scams and sites that will take your money and rip you off.

Have you ever noticed that we tend to do business with people that we like and trust, and find credible?  I wanna be able to connect and identify with you in some small way.

That’s why you will notice this site is not some boring replicated site that everyone else has. It’s unique, because it’s about ME and my family, and not some dull, uninspiring and lifeless Biz Op site (which you see most of the time).

We are average people and probably have many of the same goals and dreams as you.  Financial freedom, time freedom, and more time with our four beautiful daughters.  I am a Police Officer (retired at age 46) and Cleta is a Postal Worker.  Believe me those alarm clocks are annoying.

Born In New York

I was born in Manhattan, NY to a middle-class family. I am the youngest of four children.  Sometimes I am still introduced as the baby brother. I am in my 40’s!  🙂

My parents were very entrepreneurial when I was growing up. From owning a cab service, a body & fender repair shop, to owning several hot dog stands. In fact, my mom is an old time network marketer; she was a Fuller Brush distributor many, many years ago.

Growing up and seeing the amount of money they made always gave me a desire to be my own boss. However, the amount of hours they worked was frightful.  They had no time Freedom to speak of.

Always wanting to help people, I put away my dream of being my own boss and decided I wanted to be a police officer.

So, at 17 I joined the United States Army and became a Military Police Officer. That led me to a 20 plus year career in law enforcement after leaving the military.

Cleta was born in Jamaica, West Indies. Her parents were also very entrepreneurial and she has that entrepreneurial blood flowing through her also. Her mom was at one time an Avon distributor.

She is my dream girl. We met when we were very young and have been together since.  She has been the one that rekindled the entrepreneurial flame in me again.

Cleta helps me stay on track and is always there to encourage me and make sure I stay Focused on the positive, on what really matters.

We love spending time with our four daughters and my mom. We love taking trips and vacations. Especially to Disney World.

We love that our two oldest daughters are involved in business with us and our two youngest will also join us when they become of age.

Can you imagine the benefit of knowing how to work from home and not have to go and work for someone else if you choose to do that. Our daughters can now do that.

By the way, here are some of our personal pictures. I don’t know about you, but I believe there’s no better way to get to know someone than to see them with the people they love, doing the things they enjoy!

And I think a big part of someone getting to know you is to find out more about where you live, what you do, and what’s important to you.

I wish someone would have taught me that when I was 18 years old.

Entrepreneurial Flame Rekindled

About six years ago, I knew that I would be retiring soon and wanted to find something else to do. I am a martial arts instructor and have enjoyed success as an international martial arts instructor teaching martial arts seminars around the world.

I also have seven Instructional videos on the market. In 1994, I had the privilege of appearing on the cover of Inside Kung-Fu magazine.

Therefore, we decided to pursue the martial arts as a business and opened up a martial arts school.  It cost us $30,000 just to open the doors!  Yikes!  The first few months were glamorous and enjoyable.

Until we wanted to go on vacation and soon realized that our two trips a year to Florida and Disney World were gone. We were married to the business. Along with that came all the headaches of owning a traditional brick and mortar business.

Perhaps you have been there yourself.  We had to order the products and keep them stocked, we had to handle returns, and we had to chase down the people who would not pay their bill on time or at all.  What a headache.

It was during this time I was introduced to Network Marketing by one of my students.

Old School Network Marketing – Yuk!

We started building our business the old traditional way, belly-to-belly and face to face.  I like to say this is my mothers networking marketing method, (she was a Fuller Brush distributor).

We thought this was great. By following this belly-to-belly method, we brought in over 60 people in a weekend in one particular program we were in. However, that got old quick.

We then quickly found ourselves doing three meetings a week, traveling with VCR’s, white board (to draw circles, lol), video tapes, audio cassettes and other materials. That got old quickly too.

I had been using the internet since around 1985 but never thought about it as a tool for building a business. At that time, you would sign onto the internet through prodigy and perhaps find one or two people to talk to.

It wasn’t until our oldest daughter Sarah was getting into computers and the internet that we learned about this powerful tool.

The Internet Phase

We started learning about instant messaging, chat rooms, and websites. The World Wide Web at that point seemed like a strange thing and waste of time. It was at this point I learned about buying leads and using the phone to contact them.

This was tough work but to me it was better than running out and doing meetings. I used to spend a minimum of $1,000 a month on leads and make 100 to 150 dials a day, seven days a week.  It worked for us but it was not duplicable.

However, I eventually met some people who mentored on how to use the internet to build your network marketing business. Today I use and teach a completely different way of building my business.  Click here to see my secret weapon.  Shhh!

Today I do what I refer to as Internetwork Marketing. I strictly use the internet to build my business and have people come to me, instead of me chasing people down.

The internet offers many benefits to building a network marketing business:

1. It works 24/7

2. Gets more people looking at my information than I could face to face

3. It gets people coming to me for information

4. I build my business from home in my favorite pair of shorts or sweats

5. It is easily duplicable by average part time people

You can check out my credentials by doing a Google search on me like this: roberto+torres+MLM

I have also been featured in the following publications:

The Book: “It’s Time… For Network Marketing” by John Milton Fogg

I am also a contributing author to the “The Network Marketing Magazine” and I have written for the “Networking Times Magazine”

I have been blessed and honored to be recognized to be among “52 of the brightest minds inside and outside Network Marketing” along with such notables as Paul Zane Pilzer, Dr. Denis Waitley and Robert Kiyosaki

Hobbies and Interests

There are lots of things I enjoy. But, to say that I am a martial arts fanatic would be an understatement. I have been in the martial arts since I was eight years old.

Studying the martial arts has helped me learn other cultures and customs and it has taken me to various parts of the world.

I have traveled through the United States, Canada and have been as far as the Philippines in the pursuit of my martial studies.

I started the martial arts in 1968 and I have been teaching them since 1977. I love teaching martial arts seminars and clinics. The relationships we have been able to build because of the martial arts are priceless.

We still run an international martial arts organization today. I am still in demand for teaching and we are currently looking how to bring our martial arts teachings to the internet.

Cleta and the girls are into cooking and creating new recipes. Man they can cook.  We are also into personal and spiritual development, technology, reggae music, and decorating.

Travel is another hobby we enjoy. We have been to different parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy and Croatia. Some of these trips have been all expense paid trips by our network marketing companies.

Nothing better than having someone else flip the bill for your vacation. I can teach how you can do this also.

My other enjoyment is cars. I love my cars to look good and sporty. Even our family van is all tricked out.  Chrome wheels, skirt kit, 22 inch flat screen T.V.  with surround sound, DVD player, CD player, X-Box game system and a tri-fold bed. Sounds great, but I am just the driver.  😉

Believe me having this van (this is my third) has made it a real treat to take vacations with the kids.

Choosing Your Mentor and Sponsor

It’s important that you choose the right mentor and sponsor to work with. They do not have to be old timers in this industry to be of help to you. Great sponsors don’t necessarily need to be “old-timers” in their network marketing company.

They can be relatively new-what’s most important is that they are active and “plugged-in”. That way they can plug you in to the key people on the team and the company resources you need to get started quickly.

I love to teach.  It’s what I was born to do. Although I have skills in other areas of my life, I have come to the realization that my purpose is to teach.

In the martial arts most of my time has been spent on teaching and mentoring others.  In the military it was the same thing, I became an instructor and helped develop others to do the same.

Out of my 20 plus years in the police department, 17 of them were spent as an instructor.  Whether it be defensive tactics, firearms, or police general topics.

Now in the home-based business industry, I teach others how to create success for themselves and their families. I love to teach, it is my passion.

When you are looking for a sponsor, are they a recruiter or a sponsor? There is a big difference.  A recruiter is looking to sign people up and keep moving forward looking for the next score (sale)

A sponsor, a mentor has a different mind set. He believes that any person worth sponsoring is worth developing. The sponsor believes in building a relationship with those he sponsors. The recruiter wants to “Hit and Run”.

A true mentor and sponsor has a step by step system.  A system that works for the average part-time person.  A system that will work for the 92% of the population who do not like to sell or be sold.

You are probably part of that 92%.  Call me and we can find out within 60 seconds.

Success breeds success. It has a tendency to leave clues. Stop for a moment and think, who are you hanging out with?  Who are you listening to? And how is that working for you?

The secret to success in Network Marketing and Direct Sales is the recruiter is not building relationships or teaching any real skills. Therefore the people he brings into his business will quit.

The sponsor is building a duplicable system through relationships that can run downline through his organization. This builds a powerful downline. He is not building a downline of distributors, but a downline of Mentors and sponsors.

What is the difference between a recruiter and a sponsor? It is the difference between “hype” and “help”. The sponsor’s job begins when you enroll; the recruiter’s job ends when you enroll. The recruiter’s goal is to sign up people. The goal of the sponsor is to be a leader.

Before asking yourself which you want to be, ask yourself which do you want your upline to be. Remember, you are the upline to other people. Here is the key to winning in Networking Marketing:  Be a servant with an open heart.

How I Automate My Business

This is the big question.  When I coach people they always want to know how do I automate my business.  I will share that with you here.  But, let me first say that although I am all for automation, there is nothing wrong with calling leads.

The secret is having a good lead source and knowing what to say to those leads, so they can be attracted to you and be as rejection free as possible.  I teach this skills while people are learning how to generate their own leads and automate their business.

I’m like a consultant, an information booth or a tour guide, who tells people where to go to get information, and after they get it, I simply take their order and assist them in joining, simple as that.

So what tools do I use to automate my business?  What is it that you do to build relationships with people seeking information, based on who you are?

This is one of the big keys no one tells you about, but the fact is when people join a company or buy a product or service from you, they’re not just buying a product or joining a business, they’re buying YOU first!   People don’t just join companies, they join people as well.

Here’s a short list of what I use to automate my business. When you join me in any program I represent, I’ll teach you how to use each one, so you can automate your business too!

* Learn to brand your self like in this “Who Is Page” people join people, not some company or product. That’s why you need to learn to brand yourself – which makes you WAY more attractive as a Leader … a big key to your long-term success.

* Use traffic exchanges for a great way to create free leads.

* Become a blogger.  Speak about your hobbies, your family,your passion.

* Use autoresponders which offer benefits and not selling.

* Use professionally hosted lead capture pages on all your websites to build your own list and market to them.

* Place your websites in the search engines so people find you with your keywords.

* Write articles and submit them to article distribution sites.

* Use pay per click search engines like Google.

* Use the media and press releases to get free traffic.

* Use audio tools which allow you to put your voice on your website, your emails and build relationships with your visitors and allow your words to show people what to do.

* Create or use information products (such as my FREE training series) with your information embedded in them and make them viral.

My Business Portfolio

I am with a Network Marketing program allows me to make money from home.  I only work ONE Network Marketing program.  Along side of that I have a funded proposal which helps my team members fund their business while their Network Marketing company check grows.  It’s a win, win and you can win too!

I’ve written a brief explanation about it and a link to get more details. If you have an interest in anything you see on this site, or you just have questions, go ahead and call or email me.

I’m friendly and approachable, and I welcome your calls and emails with only one simple request: Please do your homework FIRST before contacting me. This way, you can gain an understanding of exactly what I have to offer here, and of course, the associated costs, etc. before we talk.

I’m available by email, Skype or by phone for advice or any comments or questions you may have!

I can be reached from 10AM – 10PM EST Monday – Thursday by calling 352-522-0253.
Skype: Mentor4Success59

Ok, here we go…

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I won’t go into details here about the company I represent.  If you are interested in working with me, feel free to give me a call at my number listed below.  With out turning this into a commercial for my company I will say this:

I represent a very well established debt free Network Marketing company which has unique products focused in the area of anti-aging.  These products are having a very positive effect on peoples well being and overall health.

Along with that it gives people the ability to create a additional income stream which comes in handy with the way our current economy is going.

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This lucrative business opportunity is poised to capitalize on several trends present in our society today:

-A large, aging global population
-Increase in lifespan coupled with rising health care costs
-The lack of new job creation
-Insufficient personal finances to live a satisfying, comfortable retirement

Our business model rewards both experienced networkers and everyday people. It’s a model that can supply you the means to capitalize on these trends and build a successful business to help you achieve your personal and financial goals. Our opportunity provides a flexible plan that can be lucrative to participants looking to earn an extra income but only have a few hours to devote each week or those seeking an opportunity for unlimited potential based on their own effort and time.

Our dedication to your health and our desire to see you be successful is what drives us, inspires us and motivates us everyday. We can provide you with products, education and a financial opportunity that allows you to live a longer, healthier life.

Availability Is Limited

I can only personally coach and mentor a few individuals at any given time, so I ask that you be absolutely serious about earning additional income from home. I practice what I preach and enjoy my time freedom as much as I can. I can help you do the same.

Feel Free to Pick up your phone and call me. I DO answer all my calls, and I get back to everyone who calls and leaves a message. As I stated earlier, you’ll find I’m open, direct, fun loving, and accessible.

The stuff I can teach you will knock your socks off. If we mutually decide to partner together, prepare to develop a whole different outlook on life, money, and success. Get ready to get inspired and to truly re-create your life into anything you want. Anything.

My goal is to simply help you make an informed decision about what’s best for you.

I want to thank you for learning more about me, my family and the programs that I’m personally involved in. I sincerely appreciate you investing your valuable time in getting to know me better and I look forward to serving you!

This should get us off on the right foot so that you know where I stand and what I’m about… RESULTS, real results you can take to the bank.

I always tell people don’t let anyone else tell you what to do, don’t take any ones word for it. Do your own research.  Make your OWN decisions. Take responsibility for your own actions. You know what’s best for YOU. You’ll either be glad you did, or regret you didn’t.

This is about YOU changing YOUR financial situation. If you’re serious about changing
your life forever, let me know.

Please note, that my coaching time is valued at $300-$500 per hour. Of course when you JOIN me in my business there is no charge for my coaching and mentoring sessions

By joining me you will have UNLIMITED, FREE time with me, so it’s to your advantage to partner with me, just to learn my techniques and strategies to make my income from home on the internet.

Whether we do business together or not, I hope you find all the success that you desire.

Yours to count on,

Roberto Torres
352-522-0253 – Office Hours Monday – Thursday 10AM – 10PM EST.
Skype: Mentor4Success59

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