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10 Months. 585 Team Members. $10,000!

Keith Hipp will soon celebrate one year with YTB. He joined in June, 2005 and already has a very impressive team of 585 members! Keith has worked for the federal government for the past 15 years, and also owns a beauty salon. Both careers have afforded him the opportunity to interact with many people on a daily basis.

Keith has called Accokeek, MD home for the last five years. He tells us, “I have been in network marketing for over 20 years and have been very successful in the industry. I worked with several different companies over that period of time that sold such things as long distance services, cosmetics, water filters, etc. What makes YTB stand out above the rest, is that I do not have to persuade people to join YTB – the product speaks for itself. I believe that one of the greatest attributes of YTB is that the market is not saturated. This is the first time that I am involved with a great company on the ground floor. A lot of people have not yet heard of YTB - giving us a fresh start at a GREAT opportunity!"

A very determined and excited group of individuals makes up Keith’s PowerTeam. They are driven to create their own PowerTeams and earn the $1,000 LeaderShip and the $10,000 DreamBonuses. Keith states, “For a while I became stretched while attempting to help everyone on the team with everything. But when I focused on my PowerTeam, I found their determination to succeed with their goals fueled the momentum that helped make the $10,000 bonus possible.”

What kind of response do you get from new prospects?  “If only I could count the number of people who tell me “this is a no brainer!”  Most people cannot believe that you can become an RTA for under $500. If you have been in the network marketing industry before, then it is the compensation plan that generates a lot of excitement. I have had several prospects tell me that “this is the best compensation plan I have ever seen in network marketing.”  And when I am asked to give the downside – I honestly have nothing to say. Where can you work, and not be able to think of one downside to the company?”


Do you host any special events (vacation parties, opportunity meetings, etc.) to build your team?  “We hold two weekly meetings in Maryland on Wednesday and Thursday, and we have travel parties going on any day of the week. We regularly have 10-20 travel parties going on at the same time over the weekend, and quite often go to other states to conduct them. We conduct team motivational calls each week, and recently began to host a bi-weekly call for PowerTeam leaders. Once a month we hold new member training, and we hold a banquet each quarter to recognize team members who reach different levels. They are provided with pins, plaques, and trophies.”

Are there any specific team members you would want to recognize?  "First, I want to thank GOD for blessing me with this opportunity. This blessing has helped me help others, and has allowed me to meet wonderful people and form new friendships. When running a business, you need to identify leaders in your organization. You are able to accomplish so much more with teamwork than you can with only your own recruiting efforts. I would like to thank all the leaders on our team with a special recognition to Antoinette (Ann) Jones, Kevin King, Al Peltier, Phyllis Jones, and Deborah King. Their leadership has been instrumental in the rapid growth of our team. Putting our team together was the beginning and helping others grow their YTB travel and marketing businesses is our primary focus that keeps us together while on the road to success. Our organization is completely focused on teamwork. This teamwork can be summed up in five short words… 'we believe in each other.'"

Any insights or helpful hints you would like to pass along to others?  “You must make time to help and sponsor those whom you refer to the business. Learn and understand their reason for joining YTB. Help your new RTA/IMR establish goals. This will help avoid unmet expectations. Remember, you cannot earn a six figure income if you work your business like a hobby. Once team members establish and understand their goals, help them achieve their dreams through motivation – this will help your new recruit take their business to another level.”

How do you feel your YTB business will impact your future?  “YTB has given me financial freedom and has placed me in the driver’s seat of my destiny. It has afforded me the option to say when I am ready to stop working 9-5. One of the most important things is that I can see where YTB will provide me time freedom – that is, being able to sleep as long as I want, spend more time with family and friends, and take more vacations!!!”



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Omni Dallas Hotel Park West

Dallas, TX
Saturday, May 6, 2006

Omni Dallas Hotel Park West
1590 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234

Cost: $99.00

Room reservation # 1-800-THE-OMNI
**Ask for the Catering Event Rate**

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Don't miss this opportunity to become an Association Specialist and take your YTB business to another level!  The Association Program will help you touch the lives of people you will never know!  Take ADVANTAGE of the upcoming training in Dallas on May 6, 2006.  Association Training will not return to Dallas before the convention in August so make plans to attend now!


AND...the WEB BASED, LIVE ONLINE Association Training is the perfect way to further your YTB education if you cannot attend a training in person.  You will, via your computer, see and receive the Association training LIVE and in REAL TIME.  You will see and hear the training that is being offered in Dallas, including the Powerpoint slide presentation.  The only way to sign up for the online training is through a special BizReport announcing the registration.  Watch your email and sign up!  Spaces are limited and fill quickly.


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Richmond, VA Area
Friday and Saturday,
April 28-29, 2006

Greater Richmond
Convention Center

403 North 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Friday and Saturday
April 28 - 29, 2006

No Pre-registration necessary! Admittance is FREE!
Bring your guests to this exciting event!
Meet the Founders! Great Travel Training!
Marketing Training from YTB Directors!
Learn from the Best in our Business!


Next Regional: June 9-10, 2006
Dallas, TX

Friday & Saturday
June 9 - 10, 2006

Doubletree Hotel Campbell Centre
8250 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX 75206

YTB has negotiated a room rate of $84.00 per night.  You must book by June 1, 2006 and identify that you are with
YTB Travel Network to take advantage of this special rate.

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Become a Certified RTA at the location nearest you during May's CRTA Blitz!  Take your YTB businesses to the next level as you learn from the best in our business.  YTB Directors will be planning and conducting the trainings -

these field leaders will share the knowledge and experience they have gained on their way to YTB success.  "The excitement at the CRTA events is so powerful it literally raises your YTB business to the next level. If you are serious about team building and becoming a director this year, it is a "must" that you and your team attend a CRTA event near you!" Director Peter "PJ" Jensen

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May 2006 CRTA Events:
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YTB Travel Network continues to grow and book travel as never before!  It is very important for RTAs to follow payment procedure for vendor direct travel reservations/bookings.  When sending funds to YTB for a vendor direct reservation/booking,
please follow these rules:

 Send cashier’s check or money order only.

  Do not send personal checks to YTB as they can take up to 21 business days to clear.

  RTA or your client must not send personal checks to any vendor.  Please allow 10-14 business days for vendor to receive YTB agency check.

  If vendor direct booking requires a YTB agency check to be sent overnight, you must also include a cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $25.00 to cover the cost of the expedited shipping.  You may also provide YTB with your own shipper number if you choose.






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$1000 Leadership
Bonus Recipients
April 13 - 20, 2006

How Do I Qualify for the $1,000 Leadership Bonus?

Once you qualify to start your PowerTeam, you have unlimited time to earn your $1,000 Leadership Bonuses.  The first is earned when the total active On-Line Travel Agencies sold by your PowerTeam reaches 6 or more at the end of any weekly pay cycle (12 Midnight Thursday Eastern Time Zone). LeaderShip Bonuses will be paid WEEKLY on Friday of the following week for any Pay Cycle where the Active PowerTeam Enrolled RTA total reaches 6, 12, 18, 24 or 30.  We hope to see YOUR name on the LeaderShip Bonus list very soon!

John Bauer
Brenda Prewitt
Chad Ricketts
Alberto Roman
Holly Bangert
Lillian & Effrem Granison
John W. Davis Jr.
Freddie Mitchell
Kailik Hunter
Dave Nicol
Ron Fyffe
Carolyn Vancamp
Ron Mickle
Darren & Lorrie Downen
Tina Frizzell-Jenkins
Aj Gerard
Christopher Cox
Brenda K. or Zelma E. Barnes
Daren Carstens
Margie Williams
James D. Dowtin, Jr.
Doug & Ronda Bauknight
Lanie Meissner
Carl Petty
Marty Stanley
Yvonne Durrant
Jim Landrum
Olivia C. Henderson
Robin Monk
Rodney Graham
Emilio Sanchez

Mary Cofield
Caron March
Julie & Dennis Brooks
Al Iglesias
Harold Brinkley
Ronda Brummett
Christopher Paraldi
Kenneth & Sherry Koon
Ronald Wilson
Israel Cruz
Jon Gilbert

Dale & Holly Delancey
Jesus (Jimmy) Macalalag
David Funk
Kevin King
Jackie Evans
Gail A. Williams
Bryan Harris
Johnny Owens
Sheldon Martinez
Jerome Hughes
Tinkey Miles
Medesia Pratt
Gilbert & Joan Howard
Eric Fears
Robert Pack, Jr.
Steve Branch/T.V. Wilson
Christopher Cokley

Lynda Ward
Diane Chapman
Charlene Kinnick-Fitzgerald

Deborah King
Larease Rivers
Rick Reese
Robert Muhammad
Serafin Cailles
Bass Grant
Antoinette Jones
Tessie Graham
Andrew Helmuth
Carmen Medina
Keith Hipp
Jacques Johnson
Malcolm Alexander
T.V. Wilson/Steve K Branch
Brenda & Lauren Dowlar
Kimberly Mclaughlin
Keenith & Mendi Reed
Terry Percy
Sharonda Hughes
Roland Athouris
Spencer Iverson
Charles King
Ronald/Phyllis Bush
Louis Greenup
Gardy R. White
Kevin Giguere
Juliet St. John
Donald Bradley
Preston Blair
James Prewitt




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