Mark & Ilvene McDonald

Mark & Vene McDonald

 

We will always be grateful that someone introduced us to the LegalShield opportunity.  Prior to getting started, my background was in international development and Vene’s background was in children’s  protective services with the County of Los Angeles.  We had tried traditional business (we were partners on a restaurant project in Brazil) but that left us with nothing but a six-figure debt.  We needed to make money but we also wanted something we could feel good about and be proud of.  We saw that the LegalShield membership was about protecting people’s rights and empowering others so they couldn’t be taken advantage of, and that really resonated with us.  Once we started using the membership and had personal stories to share it was game on!

As a couple, we’ve marketed close to 3000 memberships, and more importantly built a business that has sold over 30,000.  We are now receiving our income on an as-earned basis,  meaning we have build a book of business that continues to pay us at a level that we no longer need advanced commissions.  It is so gratifying to know that the effort we put into our business will continue to pay us into the future.

Vene is retired now and we both work the business from our home office.  Because our business is mobile, in 2011 we were able to move from Oregon to California to be with my dad who suffered a severe stroke.  Our business didn’t miss a beat.  Our schedule allows us to do volunteer work with the Alzheimer’s Association, which has become one of our passions.  LegalShield has given us a chance to live life on our own terms and we couldn’t be more excited about the future of our business!