Mark & Ilvene Mcdonald
MARK & ILVENE MCDONALD
Social Work, Research/Development
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 selling and be proud of representing. 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 more than 3,000 memberships, and more importantly we’ve built a business that has sold more than 35,000 memberships total. It is so gratifying to know that the effort we put into our business will continue to pay us into the future.
One of the things we are most proud of is the group of people that we get to work with all across the country. The relationships we have enrich our lives every day. In this opportunity, our success is tied to the success of others, and we love the fact that we are all rewarded here to the degree that we genuinely bring value to others.
Vene is retired now, and we both work the business full time. Because our business is mobile, 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. 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!