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MLM Sales Vs Top Tier Direct Sales – Which Home Based Business Do You Choose?

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The internet has been a blessing and a cursing in the network marketing industry depending on which viewpoint you have. If you are honestly happy with harassing family and friends, buying and cold calling leads, being rejected daily, small checks, your downline shrinking every time you turn around, and attending hotel and home meetings then this is not for you. But if you are like me and honestly despise that way of getting MLM sales then this is for you.

The internet has drastically changed the way we do business. Now more than ever we can communicate with people all over the world instantly. With that being said in the home based business industry you can read about different network marketing companies whether it is truth or lies. If the lies are about your company that can tarnish its reputation which will cause distributors to jump ship. If this happens expect your MLM sales to go down.

Downline attrition is one of the most frustrating things in the world to deal with. Imagine having a MLM downline of 10,000 people. There is a new company that is launching and a leader in your organization is offered a secure spot. What do you think he is going to do? He’s going to call up his downline and take those people with him. It happens all the time. You can get in a runt where you sponsor more people this month just to replace the ones that came in your business last month.

Not only that but network marketers are tired of small checks. How can you honestly fire your boss if you are only making at the most $300 a month. The average network marketers makes less than that with their MLM sales. If you pair that with constant downline attrition you can forget about firing your boss. It’s not going to happen in the 21st century.

The above is what more than 97% of network marketers go through whether they admit it or not. The solution to the problem is here thanks to the internet. The answer is a top tier direct sales model. In this type of business you sponsor less people but of extremely high quality. Don’t bother building a team of thousands of distributors. Focus on finding 10 strong leaders with this business model. You make more upfront commissions on your sales. Forget peddling MLM sales just to make a few thousand by the end of the year. Imagine making CEO type income within your first year.

You may say what about residual income. I got into a network marketing home based business because of that. Have no fear that is in place too. So you can actually get the best of both worlds. Have your cake and eat it too! This type of direct selling company can actually help you fire your boss and spend more time with your family if you follow what is being taught.

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Home Based Affiliate Marketing – The Sure Answer For Starting a Business Online

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Can Affiliate Marketing Work for You?

If you’ve been researching online moneymaking options, you’ve undoubtedly read several rave reviews of affiliate marketing. It’s one of the most popular means of generating an Internet-based income. That popularity stems from a simple fact: It works.

But will it work for you? Let’s take a look at what affiliate marketing is all about and what’s necessary to effectively implement the strategy.

Affiliate marketing is, put simply, pre-selling and directing traffic to a vendor’s sales page.

If the individuals you send make a purchase at the vendor’s site, you receive a commission payment. Traffic is tracked via the use of unique affiliate links and commissions can vary based on the product involved. With some digital products, commissions can represent well over half of the purchase price!

So, what do you need to make affiliate marketing work?

Being an affiliate is all about driving traffic. You need a way to secure visitors to your own site and to then direct them to the sales page. This can be accomplished in a variety of different ways.

Some people create search engine-friendly, content-rich websites. They outfit those sites with their affiliate links, encouraging their visitors to check out relevant offers by supplying content that “warms them” to the idea of buying the product.

Others prefer to direct that traffic to their own squeeze page. They’ll give away a free report or some other valuable item to those who sign up for their email list. They’ll then work to pre-sell the product via their emails to their list.

There are affiliates who rely on article marketing to generate traffic that either goes to one of those aforementioned squeeze pages or directly to the product’s sales page. Some secure traffic by purchasing pay per click advertising via Google AdWords or a similar program.

So, becoming a successful affiliate is basically a matter of wrangling targeted traffic. If you can find a way to do that, you can start earning commissions while avoiding many of the hassles and the up-front work associated with owning your own product.

With so many ways of approaching affiliate marketing available, many are reluctant to get involved.

They feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the “best” way to to get the job done. That’s understandable. The field of options is vast and new marketers will invariably have more questions than answers.

That’s why the best way to get started with an affiliate-based business model is to start with a proven, step-by-step plan. With a solid blueprint for traffic generation in hand, you can make affiliate marketing work for you. In very little time, you may find yourself evangelizing on its behalf, adding your voice to the chorus singing its praises.

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Marketing Plan Example

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Finding a good marketing plan example can be as easy a paying a quick visit to your library. I was an artist before I was a salesman and I remember the point at which the two talents were forced to combine.

I was awakened one morning by a phone call telling me that my father had been in a serious accident and had fractured his skull. He was in a comma for a couple of months and developed amnesia. The medical bills wiped out all of our funds. I stop pursuing a masters degree, left college, and started working full time immediately. I had experience in direct sales, and decided to combine that talent with my architectural background. I went to the school, withdrew from my classes, and asked them to refund my tuition. A few weeks later, I was selling paintings at art shows.

Even though I had learned to draw as an architectural student, I still had to learn to paint. I went to the Library and devoured every art book I could find. I copied the paintings, tried the techniques, and almost made myself sick cramming information every second I could. A few weeks later I was ready to exhibit and eventually I even started winning prizes at the shows. To learn to draw people, I got books on anatomy, got a ream of cheap paper and drew skulls and skeletons from every angle, repeating the same drawings over and over again.

One of the tools that helped me the most was a series of books with titles such as “Twenty Artist Paint Landscapes,” or “Twenty Illustrators and How They Work,” and so on. Those were my favorite types of books. Though I learned from all the artists, I would always identify more with just one or two of them. Those were the ones I began emulating and my skills improved quickly.

Needless to say, another area of the library that I loved to visit was the marketing and sales section. I again devoured everything I could read about direct marketing, mail order, copywriting, etc. In fact, it has been interesting to go back to that same library for the last thirty five years and find books I had checked out way back then and see what I learned and implemented throughout the years, whether as an artist, a salesman, a marketer, or a consultant.

It is important to discover different approaches to marketing your business before you choose your own marketing mix. Paying a visit to your local library may be the quickest way to see the way other businesses approach marketing. Gather as many marketing books as you can. Discover the approaches with which you identify most, use their marketing plan example as you develop your own plan.

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Here is a Marketing Method That Has Taken Investors Nation Wide to New Heights!

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

When I started my real estate investing career 8 years ago, I always wondered how the top investors found all of the really good deals out there. I made it my number 1 goal to find out how these guys would just pick up deal after deal!

I began by asking local investors at my REI meetings how they were picking up deals and I was shocked by some of their answers! It turned out that about 75% of the people who I asked at the REI have not done more than 1-2 deals in their lives and some of them have never done a deal. Rather than come across as a disappointment, this actually got me really fired up! I just realized that roughly 25 people out of the 100 that attend the meeting were actually picking up these deals! Right then and there a light bulb went off in my head. I realized that if I could out work the 25 people in my REI club than I could pick up all of the good deals in my market! Work ethic has always been my strong suit. From my days of playing middle line backer to my first business venture, I knew that I could match and exceed anyone’s work ethic!

After the good news flooded through my veins it was finally time to figure out how these investors were picking up all of their deals! What I found astonished me to say the least! With the powerful presence of the internet and other technology, these guys were picking up most of their deals using direct mail! You heard me right, direct mail! They were sending letters to leads in hopes of getting them to respond back. They would then set the appointment, go out, and try to get the house under contract.

Doing some simple investigating I found out that most of these investors were focusing their direct mail campaign on two main areas. The first area was focused towards people who were in default on their mortgages and the second being people who going through a divorce.

This is where my business sense kicked in. I knew that if a bunch of people were mailing the same people then there would be competition over the houses that were available in my market. I also knew that if a home owner was aware of the competition for his/her house then that would give the seller tons of leverage during the negotiating process. So I decided to focus my direct mail campaign towards landlords who just filed a notice of eviction with the courts in my area!

Within, 2 weeks of mailing my first batch of letters I went out and looked at 5 houses. Out of the 5 houses I found one landlord who just had his rental trashed. I was the only person who had contacted him. It was a great property and since I was the only one there it was even better. We finally negotiated out a price and shortly after that I assigned the contract to a family friend who owned a construction company. I made 8k on my first direct mail campaign! This was all right after I turned 18yrs old.

Direct mail is one of the most affective ways to target the sellers in your area. Go down to your local REI and find out the type of leads everyone in there is targeting and rather than mail to the sellers they are mailing to, find your own niche. Chances are you will be the only one mailing most of these sellers which puts you in the driver’s seat!

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Avoid These 3 Common Affiliate Marketing Mistakes!

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online. It is not only the amount of money you can make out of it that attracts people but also the fact that there is no investment required in order to sell a product. You do not need to have to stock the product or service and hence there is no need for storage or staff.

But you should also beware. You can be cheated out of your commission if you are not vigilant enough. It is better to be aware of the loopholes that may allow your commission to be stolen and more importantly, how to prevent it.

Here are three simple methods to avoid losing commissions and to increase your profits.

Don’t use direct affiliate links.

If you use the direct affiliate link that you are given when you sign up to sell the product then you are making it very easy for a purchaser to bypass your affiliate link or even replace your affiliate ID with their own. This means that you will lose all commissions from this sale. Another consequence may be that you lose the customer altogether as the visitor may “cut off” your affiliate part of the link and go straight to the vendors sales page, perhaps in search of some non-existent better deal. Some purchasers may just not like the idea of an affiliate getting their commission.

The other problem with direct affiliate links is that you may end up with dozens, if not, hundreds of dead links out on the internet. If you insert a direct affiliate link into a report, e-book or blog post etc and the vendor then stops selling that product then your link is now dead. If, however, you were using a redirected link then it would be a simple case of changing the redirect to a link of another, similar, product, all with a few clicks. These links could be worth hundreds of dollars in commissions.

Avoid these common sales leaks.

As an affiliate marketer you should ensure that you are being credited for the sales that you make of the product you are promoting. To be sure that this is happening keep an eye for these common sales leaks. These leaks could be as a result of inexperience from a new product owner or as a deliberate act on the art of the vendor.

First of all, ensure that the sales pages has no distractions e.g AdSense ads. A sales page should have only 2 ways to leave- the back button or the buy button. You do not want to be driving traffic to a site then the customer leaving through another ad, the vendor gets paid and you get nothing. Avoid these vendors!

Second, is the use of alternative payment methods. If a vendor offers more than one method of taking payments then please ensure that you receive credit regardless of payment method. If you only get paid via Clickbank sales but the vendor takes phone payments then it is probably best to look for a different vendor.

Finally be careful of a sites use of customer service. A not uncommon but sneaky trick is if a visitor has a question then they are sent to a different sales page, therefore, bypassing your affiliate link and losing you your commission. Check all these things before promoting a product.

Read the Terms of Service and Affiliate Agreement carefully. The terms may include some tricky clauses like an extremely high payment threshold, which allows a vendor to hold on to your cash. Some vendors may even charge you an accounting fee for paying you.

It is wise to be extremely careful to protect your interests when you go into the affiliate marketing business but if you follow these guidlelines then you can prevent losing what is rightfully yours.

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Network Marketing Secrets Part Three – Set Up Your Total Web Presence

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Welcome to Part 3 of Network Marketing Secrets. In this 5 part series my personal goal is nothing less than to deliver you a blueprint for a 5-figure per month network marketing business. This step-by-step blueprint has been tested and proven and, if you follow it, you will definitely be successful in building your network marketing business. So if you’re one of the many MLM people who’ve struggled for months or years with an obsolete business model that no longer works, read on!

In Part 1 we talked about the reasons you absolutely must set up an automated online marketing system – a series of web pages and autoresponder emails specifically designed to turn site visitors into leads and leads into customers, all on “autopilot”. Then in Part 2 we talked about why using the usual online marketing paradigm will get your Network Marketing business massacred on the net, and about the very specific marketing paradigm you need to adopt instead.

Today, in Part 3, we’re going to set up the rest of the vital “nodes” of your personal online marketing matrix.

As you may remember, I said that your automated online marketing system (AOMS), meaning your “squeeze” or “opt-in” page and the pages that follow it, is just one piece in the overall puzzle. A great many of your future clients and downline team members won’t meet you initially through your AOMS at all. They’ll meet you on various other places on the World Wide Web and you’ll be sending them only later to your AOMS.

Pretend You’re at the Planetarium…

Have you ever been to a planetarium? You just lie back on a really comfortable reclining chair and stare at the star-speckled sky projected on the domed ceiling. Now put yourself in a planetarium in your mind’s eye and against that sky visualize 4 large planets at each of the 4 cardinal points of the compass. Then visualize a line joining each planet with every other one, so you end up with a web-like effect.

Now picture one of those as your AOMS, which we’ve already discussed. The planet opposite it is your blog. On one side you have your social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, and on the other your “TV station”, consisting of your YouTube channel, other videos sites and possibly a Ustream TV channel.

The Social Media Nodes:

Without getting into too much detail on the social media nodes, what you need to know is this: you have the opportunity to get your message out to a lot of people through these social media sites, to build relationships with them, to get them on your list and to monetize them whether they ever join your list or not.

The most important social media nodes at the moment are without any doubt Twitter and Facebook. You can add others eventually, but you should definitely start with these two.

The big secret here is you must NOT do what most marketers do out of reflex on these sites – they try to turn their Twitter and Facebook presence into sales letters. And nothing is more off-putting in social media than that. People come to social media to get to know PEOPLE. They don’t want to be sold. Consequently, your primary mission is to grow your list of social media “friends” and “followers”, let them get to know you and provide them with interesting and valuable content.

And you do NOT take them directly to your AOMS. There’s only one instance where you can take someone from social media to a squeeze page and that one exception can help you enormously in building your list, but we’ll discuss that secret next time. For the most part, you’ll take your social media folks to the next node in your online matrix, your “hub”.

The “Hub” Node – Your Blog:

To simplify things a little, people can make your acquaintance on Twitter, then get to know you as a person on Facebook and finally get introduced to your teachings and what you “bring to the table” on your blog. All of these progressively build your relationship until your new prospect is ready to be sent to your AOMS. And, generally speaking, that’s where you’ll send people from your blog.

If you go over Part 2 on the “My Story Marketing” paradigm, you’ll realize why it’s so important to brand yourself and not your business opportunity. And your blog gives you a great opportunity to do just that, to put the spotlight on you, your unique presence and how you can help your prospect.

Your “TV Station” Nodes:

If the social media sites are your “newspapers”, then the video sites become your “TV stations”. YouTube is still the largest and most important, and you’ll want to set up a special YouTube channel for your business. Again, this channel will actually highlight you and your expertise, rather than hitting people in the face with your business opportunity, for reasons we discussed in Part 2.

You have a little more flexibility about where to send people with your videos, just as you’re free to “market” a little more directly. However, you still have to provide great content that’s interesting and usable. You can send them either to your blog or, in some cases, directly to your AOMS.

Video is king of the free marketing world, and that’s unlikely to change in the near term. It’s said the average person in North America spends about 27 minutes a day on YouTube alone, not to mention other video sharing sites or upcoming technologies like Ustream TV. The advantage of video marketing is that Google loves video and ranks it highly. I proved this to myself a few months ago by literally sewing up the first two pages of Google for a particular business-related keyword phrase using video in conjunction with blog posting. This is one way to stake out internet “real estate” and get in front of targeted prospects.

Spinning the Web:

So far all you’ve done is create all the nodes of your personal online matrix.. And you’ve learned how to send prospects from one node to another and in what order. Now you have to take the next step and it will send your conversions through the roof. And it’s very simple…

You simply have to connect each node to all the others. So when someone finds you on Facebook, for instance, they see your Twitter account, your blog and your YouTube channel right away and an invitation to link to you on all of those. This is how you draw your prospect into your whole online system, which allows you to connect with them from multiple directions in ways that are comfortable for them.

Summary:

Once all this is set up, you’ve created a world-class online marketing system. Now all you have to do is “feed” it by driving traffic. And we’ll cover that next time in Part 4 of this 5 Part blueprint on Network Marketing Secrets: How to Drive Large Volumes of Highly Targeted Traffic into Your Web.

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Email Marketing – A Valuable Marketing Device For Small Businesses

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Email Marketing is a form of promotional tool used to send fund raising or marketable messages to the potential customers. Promotion through mails is a kind of direct marketing in which a marketer approaches his prospective clients directly. The results are also traceable that is also a feature of direct marketing. In this form of advertising, an advertiser is able to reach a wide range of targeted clients. These attributes make the form of promotion flexible and therefore more beneficial. It is a powerful device for small and medium sized enterprises. It is the most cost-effective, effective and measurable procedure used by such enterprises. Marketing through mails does not involve huge promotional budgets of larger organizations.

Promotion through mails is a form of marketing that helps to build a brand identity of the company. It is also instrumental in promoting special offers to the prospective clients. It has the potential to allure traffic to your website. You can also provide your technical and customer support to the clients. A well-designed campaign and an efficiently managed mailing list produce higher response rates as compared to any other form of marketing campaign. It is a quick and easy method to follow. You are able to deliver your marketing message to the potential clients with swiftness. A marketer can also inflate his clientele across geographical boundaries. This from is instrumental in massively escalating the number of potential sales. It eradicates the time spent on printing, graphic design, postage and much more that is associated with printing and processing traditional direct mail campaigns. By sending advertisements to the clients through mails, one can customize the message as per the requirement. It offers you enough flexibility to create an advertisement the way you desire. In print or broadcast, you are short of either length or time, respectively. In a mail, you can mention about the credentials, management, certification, products and services of the company. You can mention any kind of information to convince the prospects about your products. The results are also traceable that helps you to determine the strengths to maintain and areas in which you should work in the future campaigns.

The form of promotion through mails is a flexible and adaptable strategy to promote the products and services of an enterprise whether it is small-based or medium based.

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Search Marketing Advice – Direct Linking Alternative

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

In the early years of search engine marketing, many people made good money simply with direct linking. All they did was writing pay per click ads then linking them directly to the merchant with their affiliate link.

Unfortunately, this direct linking method is no longer what it used to be, it is so much harder due to issues with quality score and it does not work for the long term. Here are some alternatives for direct linking.

Frame Pages

Spend a few dollars to buy your own domain names then do a frame page. This means that your domain will be shown but the page that loads is your merchant page which is your affiliate link.

This will solve the issue of duplicate domains for the same keywords. You can also improve your quality score by adding page title, descriptions, meta keywords into your frame pages.

This alternative method still works today and it is good for testing affiliate offers. It is not a good way to run a long term online business, because when the search engines get even more advanced, this method may cease to work.

Landing Pages

The best alternative to direct linking is none other than presell landing pages. This is where you persuade your visitor to click on your affiliate link then make a purchase or enter a zip code or an email. Just make sure that they do something that will put money in your pocket!

Since you have your own page, getting a high quality score is easy and this will cut the cost of your clicks. When you do a good job of educating your visitor, you are seen as a trusted source of information or advice rather than yet another snake oil salesmen.

The way you optimize your conversion rates for more profits is by showing the best benefits and advantages of taking action and if you are upfront about the catch, if there is any, people will trust you more and your conversions will further improve.

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Email Marketing Services – Types and Tips

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Email marketing is a cost effective way to advertise. For a relatively small outlay, your message can reach thousands of people, many who have been pre-screened and pre-qualified as bona fide leads. Here’s some information about the types of marketing services that are available in the UK.

Direct Email

Direct mail is the electronic equivalent to the familiar advertising that’s sent by way of the post. Instead of collecting names and addresses, direct email marketing lists collect names and email addresses. It’s also possible to buy or rent a list of qualified recipients from an email service. Such lists can be tailored to your needs: You can obtain a list of people in a certain age group, profession or geographical area. If this sounds complex, you may want to consider outsourcing your email marketing campaign to a qualified and experienced service.

Retention Email

Retention emails focus on creating and nurturing a strong, long-term relationship with customers and prospective customers. These types of email campaigns generally take the form of newsletters which people “opt in” to receive. Although a newsletter can contain advertisements and promotions, it also should provide value in the form of tips, how-to articles, “insider” sales, etc. The content of a successful email marketing newsletter expertly blends information, entertainment and a subtle sales or promotional message.

Advertising in Third-Party Emails

If you’re not able or willing to commit to a newsletter, another email solution is to find relevant and quality newsletters published by others and pay to have your advertisements included in them. Such newsletters are often high-quality, up scale publications that have established and growing readerships in specific age groups and income groups. They also target groups based on variables such as gender, education level or geographical location.

Tips for Successful Email Marketing

Once you’ve chosen the type of email service you want to utilise, follow a few simple rules to assure success. Target people who are either current customers or who are likely to become customers. Be sure you’re reaching the people who are the decision-makers in their households. For example, if you’re promoting a food product, then target your email direct marketing to the person who buys the groceries and does the cooking.

Finally, keep your marketing emails short, to the point and relevant. It’s worth doing some analysis to determine which email marketing services in the UK will best serve your needs.

Joseph Stalin is an online marketing professional with Belmont Email Internet Marketing – belmont.uk.com. The company is an expert in providing innovative internet marketing solutions for small, medium sized and large businesses. They offers cutting-edge Email Marketing solutions for your business with a full refund guarantee.

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How Thin is Your Marketing Spread?

Jun 16 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

You might be surprised to learn that many of us suffer from the same problems whenever we are first starting out on the Internet with our business. Since there are so many different directions to go in, the human tendency is to try to go in all of them and see which one is the best for you. Although it would seem as if you were going to find the perfect way to market by doing this, the opposite is often the case. Most people end up so frustrated at all of the options that are available to them that they end up choosing none of them. In other words, they are spreading themselves too thin from the start.

Spreading yourself thin in this way is the ultimate way to fail in your online business. That is why it is important for you to prepare ahead of time for the possibility that you’re going to fall into this trap, as you more than likely will. Even I have been in this trap and continue to gravitate towards it from time to time so it is always necessary for me to remind myself to focus on the task at hand. You would do well to remind yourself of the same thing and to continue to remind yourself of it on a continuous basis.

I’m going to share a little marketing secret with you that really should come as no surprise. The times whenever I experienced the largest growth and the most success on the Internet were the times whenever I focused on one particular task and did not allow myself to gravitate from it in any direction. As a matter of fact, I often put my head down and go in a single direction for weeks at a time, simply because I experience a greater level of success whenever I do so.

I know what you’re probably thinking, that it is impossible for you to focus on one particular thing because there are so many good things that are available out there. Perhaps you’re looking at it as if you were eating a good meal. You might take a little bit of meat, some potatoes, vegetables, a slice of bread and perhaps even a desert. Eating a little bit of a lot of things works well whenever you’re talking about food, but it does not work well whenever you are marketing online. If you are trying to spend a little bit of time on the marketing forums, a little bit of time developing websites, promoting them, thinking of new ideas and dreaming about all this success you’re going to have, you’re going to get nothing accomplished at all.

If you tend to gravitate towards spreading yourself too thin, keep a pen and a pencil by your side at all times. If something should happen to pop into your mind that is not directly related to whatever it is that you are doing, write it down. Take a little bit of time every week to go over this list and remove the things that may have seemed important at the time, but are not as important now. If you are able to add the other things into your marketing plans directly, do so but if not, leave them on the list for later.

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