Archive for July, 2011

Passive Income Selling Healthy Chocolate Hi, its Phil Hoskins again. Today’s featured healthy chocolate product is Xocai XoBiotic Squares which contain valuable Probiotics.

‘Biotic’ means ‘life’. (It has the same ‘bio’ root such as ‘biology’ and ‘biography’.) Probiotic, therefore, means ‘pro-life’. Probiotics are living microorganisms that maintain and improve health. Xocai has discovered that chocolate is one of the most effective delivery systems for probiotics.

Probiotics play a role in immune strength and digestive function. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, 95 million Americans suffer from digestive problems. Some 60 million have heartburn, 50 million have irritable bowel syndrome, and 20 million suffer from stomach ulcers.

Perhaps you are one of the Vancouver area people who are troubled by digestive problems. Have you ever thought that eating chocolate could help? Of course the Snickers and Hershey bars sold at any Delta grocery store are not the answer (hello diarrhea), however, Xocai XoBiotic squares deliver to your GI tract the microrganisms it needs for proper digestive function.

An 11 gram square of Xocai XoBiotic chocolate contains one billion microorganisms (the good kind!) of two types; Lactobacillus Helveticus R0052 and Bifido Bacterium Longum R0175.

If you are like many Richmond and Surrey chocolate lovers, you don’t need an extra reason to eat Xocai antioxidant chocolate. However, isn’t it good to know that there is a Xocai dark chocolate product that not only contains antioxidants, it contains the ‘good bacteria’ that can promote digestive health?

I hold Xocai healthy chocolate meetings regularly at local coffee shop. If you would like to join me at my next meeting, contact me at 604.943.8598 for the date and time. You can sample Xocai XoBiotic squares and XoBiotic Squares.

If you are interested in a home-based Langley or Surrey business that capitalizes on the insatiable chocolate market and the equally thriving health and wellness market–we can talk about that also.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them — Walt Disney

Mobile Shopping Can Increase Delta Direct SalesYour Delta home business customers shop with their smartphone: is your business iPhone-friendly? Many Delta network marketers are still trying to bring their businesses into the digital age by opening e-stores that cater to internet shoppers who shop from their Vancouver home.

As usually happens, however, BC customers are way ahead of Vancouver entrepreneurs who operate network marketing businesses.

Vancouver internet shoppers are not only buying from their home, they are researching products and comparing prices on the fly with their iPhones, Androids and BlackBerry Curves.

This is good news for Delta network marketers because it allows us to compete even more effectively with traditional BC retail sellers.

Creative Delta direct sellers will use the same methods the big guns use to drive sales. If group bartering, limited-time text sales, and special Facebook deals work for national retailers, why can’t Vancouver network marketers use them to sell products and recruit team members?

Perhaps the next cool mobile selling strategy will come from the BC network marketing community.

I am currently building my XoBiotic Squares network with a variety of methods: old school and cutting edge. If you need a mentor for your Delta XoBiotic Squares home based business, I would love to help you succeed.

Call me today at 604.943.8598 to get started. I will make sure you avoid the common mistakes new Delta direct sellers often make. Don’t waste your time with trial and error, use my proven methods for Vancouver home business success.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit
Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9 BC
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage
XoBiotic Squares

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Vancouver Low Start-Up Business Welcome to the Xocai chocolate blog! I am entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins. My Xocai team is growing steadily as the healthy chocolate revolution gains steam in the Vancouver area.

I started sharing Xocai antioxidant chocolate in March 2008. Since then, my mental and physical health has improved along with my income. You can read more about me at

Why is my weight-loss chocolate business growing? It’s simple – health and prosperity. Richmond and Surrey people are beginning to realize that they cannot eliminate chocolate from their diet. The chocolate lovers I speak with are passionate about their love affair with chocolate. As Xocai founder Jeanette Brooks often explains, “When you are depressed, you want chocolate, when you are happy, you want chocolate . . .”

Clearly, chocolate is very important to most Langley people. However, people who have been eating unhealthy chocolate regularly for years are worried about the saturated fats and refined sugar in conventional chocolate. When these people learn about Xocai healthy chocolate, they realize that it is THE ANSWER. Xocai chocolate fills two essential needs – a commitment to a healthier diet and ultimate chocolate satisfaction. For many Vancouver chocoholics, this is enough.

However, some of the Surrey people who attend my Delta healthy dark chocolate meetings join Xocai and start their own direct marketing business.

It’s easy to understand why Xocai is thriving. Healthy chocolate is ‘recession-proof’. (Remember, Xocai created the healthy chocolate category.) When the economy tanks, Richmond people give up cable TV, vacations, eating out and new clothes. But they don’t give up chocolate. A daily chocolate escape helps Delta people get through hard times.

If you would like to learn more about the Xocai opportunity, call me today at 604.943.8598.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them — Walt Disney

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Why is the Xocai Protein Bar Superior?

   Posted by: Phil    in Healthy Chocolate, Xocai

Richmond Antioxidant Protein Bar Are you a Delta protein bar eater?

If so, you are probably more health-conscious than the average Joe. Otherwise, you would just have a Snickers, right?

Protein bars usually deliver more protein and contain less fat than candy bars. However, there is a Richmond chocolate protein bar that is clearly superior. The Xocai Healthy Chocolate Protein bar has the greatest concentration of antioxidants of all protein bars sold in Vancouver. And that’s not all. The Xocai bar is low-calorie, low fat, and high fiber.

Not all Xocai Protein Bar fans are hard-core athletes. It is a multi-purpose health bar enjoyed in different ways by different types of Richmond MXI chocolate consumers. I have Delta Xocai clients who eat the Xocai Protein Bar as a low-calorie, high-energy, weight-loss bar. It tastes so much better than Slim Fast and NutriSystem.

Smart Surrey parents keep Xocai Protein bars in the car for their children to snack on. Who says your kids have to eat low-fiber Goldfish crackers and high-sugar fruit snacks?

Some of my Vancouver Xocai customers who leave the house in a rush eat the Xocai protein bar for their early morning meal. Most breakfast bars, granola bars, cereal bars, and fruit bars do not have enough protein to adequately replace a meal.

And it goes without saying that the Xocai Protein Bar is a wiser choice than doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, or croissants. Ditto for the Egg McMuffin, Burger Kings’ Croissan’Wich, and Subway’s Cheese Breakfast Sandwich. (If you want to lose your appetite, read the fat, sodium, and calorie content information for these popular fast-food breakfasts.)

To try the Xocai Antioxidant Chocolate Protein Bar or XoBiotic Squares, call me today. We can also discuss the incredible Xocai financial opportunity.

Here is my contact information:

  • entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
  • Delta, BC
  • 604.943.8598
  • Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage

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World’s Record in Armenia!

   Posted by: Phil    in Healthy Chocolate, Xocai

Vancouver MLM Scam The world record for the largest chocolate bar was broken on Sept 13, 2010. Guess where? Armenia! The chocolate bar weighed 9702 pounds (4410 kilograms). I don’t know why the location surprised me; chocolate is loved all over the world just as much as here in Delta, but if I hadn’t seen the news story I would have guessed Belgium, Switzerland, Japan or Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The Armenians may have created a two-ton candy bar, but Xocai distributors are selling tons of gourmet healthy chocolate in Richmond, Surrey and Langley. If you are new to this Delta healthy chocolate blog, let me explain why Xocai is healthy. Xocai chocolate is packed with antioxidants which protect your system from free radicals. There is strong evidence that many chronic illnesses prevalent in Surrey are caused by free radical damage. These include arthritis, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure and kidney disease. Free radicals also play a role in several types of cancer.

Xocai proudly displays the Brunswick Lab ORAC score on each Delta healthy chocolate label. The ORAC score is the amount of each type of antioxidant contained in the particular dark chocolate product. Brunswick Laboratories is a non-affiliated commercial lab that measures antioxidants in Langley health foods and Vancouver nutritional supplements.

The BC Xocai chocolate collection includes chocolate cookies, solid chocolate, chocolate protein bars, the chocolate weight-loss shake, hot cocoa and a chocolate energy drink.

If you are a Delta chocolate cookie muncher, a Richmond energy drink pounder, a Surrey chocolate protein bar eater, or a Langley hot cocoa sipper, Xocai has an antioxidant chocolate product for you. If you are interested in selling Xocai antioxidant chocolate in Vancouver, contact me today.

  • entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
  • Delta, BC
  • 604.943.8598
  • Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage
  • XoBiotic Squares

Vancouver Chocolate Milkshake Diet I love the taste of the Xocai ProteinMeal Shake, however, sometimes I like to mix things up a bit and try new flavors. In Vancouver, I use the Xocai weight loss shake as a base for making healthy high-antioxidant Delta diet smoothies. You can download additional Xocai ProteinMeal recipes from the MXI Chocolate website.

Here are some of the Weight Loss Smoothie recipes and my local Delta Xocai chocolate shake review. Each recipe needs to be blended thoroughly in a blender or food processor.

The Xo and Tell: 1 cup water, 1/2 cup X ProteinMeal Shake, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup chopped ice. Tastes like a seven dollar Delta juice bar smoothie but much healthier.

X Mocha Frappe: 1 cup cold black coffee, 1/2 cup Xocai ProteinMeal Shake, 1 cup chopped ice, 2 fresh mint leaves. Surrey coffee lovers will enjoy this high antioxidant version. The mint gives it an interesting twist.

The X Monkey: 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup Xocai ProteinMeal Shake, 1 TB chunky peanut butter, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 cup chopped ice. If you are a Delta PB fan, you’ll this concoction. You can find Vancouver almond milk at Langley health food stores or at Richmond grocery stores with large health food sections.

The Chocolate Orange Cream-sicle: 6 ounces water, 1/2 cup MXI Chocolate ProteinMeal Shake, 2 ounces almond milk, 1 banana, 1 cup chopped ice, 2 drops orange essential oil. Tastes like a Vancouver Roxberry Orange Creamsicle smoothie. This flavor made me very nostalgic–I used to live on creamsicles all summer long as a child. The banana boosts the potassium content.

Xo-Good: 1/2 cup water, 1/2 orange juice, 4 chunks frozen mango, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup Xocai Weight Loss Shake. If you are a Delta mango freak, you will find this mango-licious.

Give me a call if you are interested in losing weight without feeling empty or hungry. The Xocai Protein Shake is a terrific way to do it!

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them — Walt Disney!

Phil Hoskins
entrpreneur and investor in human spirit

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You are considering investing in an MLM business and you aren’t sure how to evaluate the MLM to determine the best opportunity.  There are many MLM businesses out there and finding the one that is right for you can be the key to your success.  MLM, or multilevel marketing, is a business model in which distributors or independent representatives sell products or goods to consumers and then recruit others to the business to do the same. 

With the multitude of MLM business opportunities out there, you must evaluate the MLM to find the right fit for you. There are several questions that you should ask to determine which MLM opportunity is right for you:

1.       What is the company’s history?

Do some research and learn as much as you can about the company.  Have they been in business for a long time?  Who started the company?  What is the company mission? If your research uncovers anything that you don’t feel fits with your personal goals, then it may not be the best company for you to invest in.

2.      What products or goods does the company offer?

How does the company support claims about its product?  Is the product one that will appeal to a wide range of consumers?  Is the product priced comparably to similar items in the market? Because your first source of income in an MLM opportunity will be from the products that you sell to your customers, make sure that the product is one that you would use or that you feel meets the needs of most consumers.  Your success will be dependent on developing your customer base.

3.      What upfront investment do you need to make to join the business?

Most MLM’s have a low initial start up to become a distributor.  Make sure that the investment you make is one that you can afford and that you are willing to put forth the effort to recover your investment.

4.       Can you generate revenue selling the product only or will you be required to recruit additional distributors to be successful?

Companies that base their income structure only on the premise that you recruit others to the business are not a legitimate MLM.  You should be able to achieve some level of success from selling product only.  Of course, the most successful MLM opportunities will allow you to earn additional compensation for recruiting other distributors.

5.       Are you committed to meeting the minimum sales goals each month?

Make sure that you understand the distributorship requirements on the front end.  Some companies require you to maintain a quota, or minimum sales level, in order to qualify for compensation.  If you can not commit to consistently maintaining that goal, then you might consider another opportunity that better fits with your level of commitment.

If you have thoroughly evaluated the MLM business opportunity and feel that it fits your personal work ethic, commitment level, and is based on selling a product that you feel good about, then you may be well on your way to having your own successful business.

top home business in Surrey Remember when you bypassed your Surrey travel agent and booked your first airline reservation online? How about ordering your first book from Amazon? Did you enter your credit card number with trepidation? Did you wonder if your purchase would actually arrive at your Surrey home?

Now, most of us in Surrey shop online without worrying about security or shipping times. Well, we might worry, but not enough to actually drive to a Surrey store to make the purchase.

Since online shopping has become a way of life for thousands of people in BC and millions around the world, does that mean that e-commerce is no longer a burgeoning industry? Statistics reveal a resounding ‘No!’

There is plenty of room for growth in online channels and among all customer demographic groups. In fact, some experts call online marketing the New Industrial Revolution.

Surrey entrepreneurs planning to launch an online store should feel confident. Consider the following:

1) Untapped Industries
There is room for growth in all industries (even traditionally strong ones) including weight loss products, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, home decor, and clothing. Even the most commonly purchased online products have not even come close to saturation level.

2) Developing Markets
As more people in developing countries gain access to a computer, online retailers expand their potential customer base; especially the retailers who carry products not available to these new online shoppers in their local brick-and-mortar stores.

China, Brazil, Vietnam and Egypt are currently hot markets for online retailers. Check it out at

3) Over-70 Shoppers
The age group that didn’t grow up online is quickly becoming computer savvy and are e-shopping in greater numbers every year. Smart Surrey online sellers will cater to the Greatest Generation.

If you are ready to profit on the online marketplace, I invite you to join my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage sales team. I can show you how to set up your online shop. Contact me at 604.943.8598 today to start building online residual income.

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We’ve all heard the old adage,” if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” but are MLM’s really a scam?  MLM is an acronym for multilevel marketing and used broadly, it describes a business model that uses a multi-tiered hierarchy for its compensation plan.  Many people assume that an MLM is a pyramid scheme because of the compensation structure, however pyramid schemes are illegal and MLM’s are not.  In a pyramid scheme, individuals purchase in to the business with the promise that they will reap some reward or benefit without ever receiving any product or service.  In an MLM business, individuals usually purchase a distributorship and sell products to consumers and then recruit or sponsor others in to the business to do the same.  Some of the most successful businesses are MLM’s, they are legitimate and legal. 

Many people are skeptical of MLM’s because they may have heard stories of someone that bought in to a distributorship and then made nothing.  If someone is looking for a “get rich quick” scenario, then chances are, an MLM is not the right business to get in.  However, there are many great MLM companies out there that have allowed people that are driven to be successful reap great rewards.

 A legitimate MLM company must provide goods or services to consumers and most do this through sponsoring distributors to sell their products.  An illegal scam, or pyramid, would be when you buy in to the company with the promise to only get paid when you sponsor or bring others in.  In an MLM, individuals become distributors or independent representatives for the parent company.  They then sell the products to their own customers and earn compensation or commission on the goods sold.  The more customers an individual sells to, the greater their financial success.  The multilevel component, however, means that you can also tell others about the business opportunity and bring them in as distributors under you.  This is called your downline.   Although compensation plans vary among MLM’s, most offer to pay you additional commissions on the sales to customers that your downline recruits make. 

MLM businesses operate legally in all 50 states and more than 100 countries worldwide.  There are numerous legitimate MLM companies in existence and a great potential for individuals to earn income via an MLM.  If you are considering becoming a distributor or independent representative in an MLM business, the key is to research the company thoroughly.  If the company sells a product that you believe in and that you believe you can sell to others, then it might be the perfect business decision for you.  If however, you are looking at a way to make some fast cash with no effort, beware.  You must be willing to sell the product first and foremost.  Even if you don’t consider yourself a salesperson, if you feel good about the product, it will be easy to share it with others.  You can then grow your business exponentially by recruiting other like-minded individuals that believe in the product and are willing to build their own customer base.

There are companies out there that present themselves as MLM businesses that are not.   It is important that consumer products be an integral part of the business first and foremost and you will know that the MLM is not a scam.   Find a company with a great product that you feel great about.  Don’t expect to get rich quick, but expect to love what you are selling and to love telling others about it.  If it promises to make you rich overnight, it’s probably doomed to fail.  There are few businesses that will solve your money woes overnight.  The road to success requires work.  However, legitimate MLM’s may very well be a great path to get you there.

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    Are you looking for a way to become successful in a MLM business?  Many individuals have reached great levels of success working an MLM (multilevel marketing) business.  If you are looking for a way to get rich quick, MLM may not be for you.  But if you are willing to work hard and put in the effort, it is possible to achieve a great income.

    Many individuals get into MLM because of the promise to generate substantial revenue, but nothing comes for free.  Successful multilevel marketers are able to earn money from the work that their downline does, however, the downline doesn’t build itself.  You must be consistent in working your business and generate revenue by selling product and continuing to recruit or sponsor new people in to the business.  If you are not willing to put in the effort, or if you give up when the cash doesn’t flow in as quickly as you might have hoped, you have set yourself up for failure. 

    If you are ready to invest in yourself and build a successful MLM business, you must decide what product fits for you.  If you are not passionate about the product that you are selling, your business will fall apart quickly.  You need to believe in the product that you are selling.  Maybe it is a product that you yourself have used and love or maybe you know it’s a product that fits a need.   It has been said that a good salesman can sell a “wet paper bag,” meaning that they can sell anything.  That may be true, but if you believe in your product, that confidence will emanate and your customers will be more likely to buy from you.  

    Developing a solid customer base is the first goal in a successful MLM.   Good sales people know and understand the benefits of building relationships, also known as networking.  Some individuals interchange the terms network marketing and MLM, however, network marketing can be used in any business model, not just in multilevel marketing.  Before the internet, networking was mainly done person to person.  Your potential customers were friends and family.  Now, however, many MLM’s can operate on a global level simply with the click of a mouse.   You can use the internet to market your product and to introduce your business to other like-minded individuals.

    Success breeds success and leadership is crucial in a successful MLM.  Leaders that have worked hard to achieve can share that success with others, bring them in to the business and train them to do the same.  This is really the second component of operating an MLM business.  As previously mentioned, it is possible to generate income from your products that you sell, but also from the work that your downline does.  A MLM business can grow exponentially as you reach a leadership level and bring others in to the business with you.   There are often recruiting bonuses and additional commissions paid when you achieve specific leadership roles within your MLM business.

    If you are willing to work hard, have a passion for your product, and a commitment to follow through consistently, your MLM business can grow and you will reap the rewards of your success.

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