From time to time in my blogs I will reference books which I feel will be beneficial to you in your pursuit of whatever it is you pursue. Used to be I would set up my own affiliate link and, since I was promoting the books if you bought through me I would get an override.
While that is all well and good, I am now giving you another link through which you can save money on not just books, but everything. I sent my mom flowers for her birthday and got 19%+ cash back.
Is M Lead System Pro a scam? I can unequivocally say, “No, no it is not.” Is My Lead System Pro worth it? I can unequivocally say, “Yes, yes it most certainly is worth it.”
My Lead System Pro vs Empower Network
Those who have started this little tete-a-tete on the issue of having to choose between My Lead System Pro and Empower Network deliberately misinterpret the function of both systems. My Lead System Pro is a lead generation system while Empower Network is a marketing system for whatever you may wish to market.
Let me be perfectly clear. My Lead System Pro is a system for generating leads for three businesses:
MLM and network marketing
any business which you can imagine. I understand there is even a GNC franchise who uses the lessons taught by MLSPto build their franchise’s website.
I am quite proud to say I am an affiliate for both My Lead System Pro and Empower Network. The business we are about in this post, however, is why MLSP is right for your business.
My Lead System Pro Affiliate Program
MLSP is a marketing eduction program. It teaches business owners how to effectively generate leads for their primary business, whatever it may be. MLSP is neutral in which business is best and takes no position on any given business.
I can think of no more honest action on my part than to promote the system which has a record of training successful marketers that is unequaled. I invite you to check that record.
Does My Lead System Pro Work?
If you are reading this, then it indeed does work.
My Lead System Pro Compensation Plan
The MLSP compensation plan is superior and entirely not the point. Yes, you can make a nice living since each Mastery membership will pay you $100 a month in affiliate’s commission.
So what? The point of your membership in Mastery is to teach you Attraction Marketing so you can shoot to the top of your company’s leaderboards.
The number of companies with whom you can begin and affiliate business is a pretty large number. I am personally involved with a number of them and they are all profitable if you promote them correctly. They range from the household names like Amazon and Walmart all the way down to your local flower shop who might offer a rebate or discount on future purchases for referring folks to them.
You need to structure your business such that you can profit from them all over time.
Amazon Affiliate Marketing
To go ahead and address it up front, Amazon affiliate marketing is one of the oldest out there. They have had their growing pains over the years such as when certain states wanted to impose sales taxes on purchases made from their states.
I don’t know the status of that conflict even at this late date mainly because Amazon only pays a 4% affiliate commission on sales. Still, if you like that kind of thing you can reach Amazon’s affiliate link by simply going to Amazon.com and looking for the affiliate link. It is quite prominent and a number of folks do make a good living, especially with some recent changes and aggressive marketing.
I continue to be a member of Amazon’s affiliates simply because I read, a lot, and every little bit helps. Besides, as you will see later on in this piece, once you create a piece of content and promote it, it is a 24/7 365 days a year source of income.
How Does Affiliate Marketing Work?
It is fairly simply in concept, although the successful execution does have some amount of artistry to it:
Decide what and what kind of affiliate programs you want to join.
Decide how you are going to promote that program.
Create content that is relevant to that method or channel.
Drive traffic to that content, which is to say promote that content.
Decide What Affiliate Programs You Want To Join
In order to decide what Internet affiliate marketing program you want to join, you have to know what your goals are. Making money is so nebulous that I am afraid it will not motivate you to get up and walk away from the TV after you get home from a long day at work.
You need specific goals to motivate you.
For instance, if you just want to make a couple of extra bucks now and again, you really don’t have to spend a lot of prep time. If you want a serious going concern that will cover your car payment this month, your car payment and utilities next month, and these plus your rent or mortgage in 3 to 6 months, you are going to need to invest a little more thinking and planning.
I want to strongly encourage you to consider regularly promoting subscription affiliate products, too. Why?
Subscription affiliate products pay you every month. In addition to getting paid for what you produced this month, you will get paid… again… for what you produced last month.
I hope this is starting to set some bells off in your head because if you get with and promote the correct, high quality subscription affiliate product or service you can be looking at a lifestyle change. This is not a guarantee, of course, but a hope that can have the odds of its successful achievement greatly enhanced by hard work.
Decide How You Are Going to Promote
There are a ton of ways to market your affiliate link. They include:
Blogging about the services and products on your blog
Talking about it on other blogs or including it in your signature when you post on other blogs
Creating unique articles for posting on the article directories
Making videos about what you are promoting
…and this is just the tip of the iceberg on ways to promote your content.
Create Content Relevant to the Channel
Blog posts, especially those you post on your own blog, have a lot more leeway in the content you create and post. For instance, what you post on your own blog is really only subject to approval by you while that which you post on Ezine@articles has an entirely different set of rules. Don’t get frustrated when they refuse what you wanted to post, just go edit it and follow their rules and you will get posted.
Likewise, you don’t create a blog post and post it to YouTube. You create a video of yourself discussing or instructing on the benefits of visiting your link. (Although that line is getting blurred by software that will create a video from your blog text and read it to your viewers like the lead in to the original Star Wars movies.)
Drive Traffic to that Content
Remember, the goal of articles and videos is to get people to view your original content on the products and services which you are promoting. Many, if not most, article services do not allow you to post links directly to your affiliate link. Some will let you slip by, but it is just frustrating your efforts when you have to edit an article so that it gets posted. Even in the affiliate marketing business time is money.
Like a lot of you, I did the dance of trying company after company in the home business arena with little success. Amway, Quixtar, Melaleuca, some company selling silver solution and so on.
What did they all have in common?
They had the following in common:
Excellent, top quality products.
Sell your family and friends and their family and friends and hope you survive long enough to make it to the 0.5% of those who actually make a living from home seemed to be the industry sales plan.
A 0.5% success rate amongst their distributors and no plan for making it better.
They provided lots of RAH! RAH! sessions and very little ‘Do This, Not That’ instruction.
Note: I do not consider ‘worry the p!$$ out of your family and friends’ to be worthy of being called instruction.
A fellow who I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with told me that the majority of these companies work within the following constraints:
They know only 0.5% +/- will make it to six figure incomes
98.5% will fall by the wayside and quit the business in short order
16.5% will remain as customers of the company’s products for a fairly long time, many permanently.
His comments would wake me two years later in the cold early morning hours.
People (I was one) would scratch their heads and wonder why the company kept growing if none of the salespeople remained active for very long. Later on, I realized that the company does not need salespeople to remain profitable; it needs customers.
If you are generating 16 long term customers for every 100 failed distributors, your business is golden.
This fellow who covered this information with me, who was honestly trying to help me although at the time I was not at a place in my personal growth to where I could actually grasp what he was telling me, planted the seed in my brain that would just blossom later.
What happened? What was this sudden realization?
The Dream Never Left Me
Someone once asked me, “Why don’t you just quit?” In other words, why do you keep banging your head against this wall when you keep failing? My reply was, “I don’t know how.” I was not lazy, and I was not stupid. I simply had bad information. Every one kept telling me they had the secret and for $29.95 or $39.95 or my next paycheck or whatever, they would REVEAL it to me.
It was not too long that I figured out was that what they knew was how to separate me and most others in that late night TV daze of exhaustion and worry from our $39.95 and very little about building a stable, long term profitable business from home. Sure, we felt better for a time …we had done something… but very little actual information was ever forthcoming.
Early Morning Wake Up Call From the Great BEYOND …My Subconscious
I sat up in the middle of the night…I think it was something like 3:15AM on a Saturday morning and said to myself,
“Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”
“Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”
“Their plan calls for a 98.5% failure rate.”
I Need A New Plan
I needed a new plan.
I could not rely on someone whose plan calls for me to most likely fail to give me reliable information.
They were already betting on my failure. It was already worked into the numbers.
Their plan did not need for me to succeed
My replacement was already being groomed most likely
Like I said, I could rely on them for quality products because unlike some big box stores who only sell what is cheap to people on minimal incomes, most direct sales companies thrive on selling quality products to folks who demand quality and will pay for it.
Keeping my mouth shut to my family and friends…I was determined that the only future conversations I would have with family and friends about business would be about my paying cash for my house, I went into think mode.
I needed a new plan based on information that had stood the test of time and changing market conditions. I went to work to find that information.
Burnt out on the grind of prospecting, I went through the trouble of actually spending time with those who were succeeding. I made it a point to find their contact information and talk with them.
They all had the same thing to say:
Run Your Business Like a Business and Market It
So I stopped selling and prospecting and started marketing.
And that was the difference that has made all the difference. I actually experienced cash flow that involved no phone conversations or persuasion by me. I also found out that the majority of successful folks share a common marketing (not sales) system.
Now it is YOUR TURN to “get inside” the same system I joined about a year ago… absolutely FREE for the next 30 days.
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In this post I will provide the new affiliate marketer some information without which he could really minimize his or her earnings for way too long, possibly even so long that they wind up dropping out. I don’t want that to happen.
So, you are new to the affiliate marketing world. You have seen all the excitement about folks making a living from their desk or kitchen table at home or from their gaming system. Instead of Call to Duty, you are playing Call to Collecting Currency.
I know I did. I remember having an epiphany one day when I was playing Mafia Wars on Facebook.
Man, I loved Mafia Wars!
I was good at it.
I was collecting billions of Mafia Wars dollars just because I was so darn clever.
But they would not take Mafia Wars bucks down at the grocery store.
Mystifying, isn’t it?
Anyways, I decided that I needed to put at least as much energy into generating real dollars as I did into Mafia Wars. I chose affiliate marketing as my business model of choice.
What Kind of Online Business?
Home Affiliate Programs
Well, as I say I knew I wanted something I could run from home, without employees and minimal overhead. I wanted something that I could deliver digitally because information is something that has no shipping costs and no time spent packaging it.
I like the concept of network marketing, but it was not where I wanted to start. Network marketing is a relationship business and I wanted a model where folks were looking for what I had to offer and sought me out, rather than me hunting for them and going through a sales process. Don’t get me wrong; sales is a perfectly honorable profession and if there were not people good at it we would still be digging a trench out back and suffering uncomfortable little mid-winter nips in sensitive areas. (I am involved in networking, but that is a tale for another telling.)
Let me be perfectly clear. I love salespeople. They bring me all kinds of neat stuff I might not otherwise know about.
Anyways, after a ton of research, it occurred to me that what I really wanted was an affiliate marketing business. Conducting marketing activities so folks who needed me could find me was my preferred business activity of choice.
This made it a matter of them telling me they wanted to buy rather than me ‘selling’ them on the idea that they needed it.
The reason for this is that it enabled me to engage in marketing in the online business space rather than having to engage in selling an individual.
People hate being sold and I intend to respect that.
One of the things that has been hammered into me by my mentors is Quit Selling. Start telling, and adding real value into your words…really helping them solve their problems and soon it becomes a game of the more you tell, the more people stick money in your pocket with a smile and a thank you.
Best Affiliate Marketing Programs
Without yet getting into any one specific program the concensus seems to be that the best affiliate programs offer the following:
Digital, downloadable information and training products
High commission percentages. (30% won’t get it these days. The competitive programs all have at least a good portion of their affiliate commissions in the 75% to 100% commission less any merchant fees.)
Subscription products, i.e., there is a monthly charge for membership in an ongoing training or educational resource.
Why are these three characteristics important? Well, for one thing digital, downloadable information and training products require no shipping or physical handling. This minimizes your cost and makes the sales process very fast and easy for the customer. Very little impediment to getting instant gratification on your customer’s part means more sales, more repeat sales, and opportunities for future sales.
My direct mentor (he’s built half a dozen or so six figure businesses from home) said at one point this spring or summer he went through an online webinar, got excited, did the Roland of Gilead thing with his credit card …did a quick draw and pulled the trigger, so to speak… and found out there was a six week waiting period for the course to be delivered.
He cancelled the order; I cannot say I blame him.
Choosing Higher Commission Products Is Good for Your Bottom Line
High commission percentages mean each sale covers more of your monthly nut to cover expenses; so you are paid out for the month with fewer sales. Would you rather make 10 $500 sales at 100% or would you rather make 100 $50 sales at a 30% commission? If you need to do the math, go right ahead and come back when you are done. I bet you will only need to do it once.
Subscription products should be that for which you always aim. Why? Because you get paid every month and over time your monthly income will become larger than your job’s wages.
It will become not only stable, but will be arguably more stable than your job. It only takes one person to fire you from your job. If you have a stable of subscriptions of 100 or 200 folks on a good, effective product that people like what are the odds of them all cancelling at once? Zero.
That is income security.
It also means you don’t have to work every month for your bill paying money. Once you get your base expenses covered everything you are actively working on will be to generate a raise.
Would that not be a hoot? You can give yourself a raise anytime it suits you.
If you want to make more money, all you have to do is sell more stuff. To sell more stuff, get your offer in front of more people. Build a bigger audience and you will make more money. The more you tell, the more you sell. It’s a universal principle; it really does work.
One of the fastest, most powerful ways to build a bigger audience and to get more traffic, leads and sales on complete autopilot is to syndicate your original content to numerous social media sites.
Some social media sites include:
…and this is by no means an exhaustive list. For some reason I like plurk although I don’t kid myself in comparing it to one of the above. The interface is just crisp, but I am beginning to get off track here. If you check out Plurk, make sure to add me.
Anyways, when you upload a new Youtube promotional video… not only do you have the potential for everyone on Youtube to find it… you have the potential for 800,000,000 people on Facebook to see it and another 250 million on Twitter and 200 million people on LinkedIn… and more, quite a lot more.
If you like doing what if’s in your mind, think on this: If your conversion rate is 1% and you managed to get in front of a significant percentage of Facebook’s members with your content, what do you think that 1% would look like in your checkbook? Pretty nice, I am guessing.
How Does Audience Builder Pro Work?
Audience Builder Pro leverages and promotes all of these social media updates creating 20-25 high authority blog and Web 2.0 links and by creating 20-25 new social media links on a daily basis. ABP is applying standard SEO practices to help cause your social media content to rank higher on the search engines and rank higher within the social media site as well. We then ping all of these new links to make it easy for the search engines to find them and give you a long-term SEO boost.
Now, you can submit one or two feeds every month. We will show you how to set up the feeds if you don’t know how and you can expect the following:
Submit one RSS Feed URL and you get:
• 20-25 authority blog and web 2.0 links daily
• 20-25 authority social media links daily
Submit two RSS Feed URLs and you get:
• 40-50 authority blog and web 2.0 links daily
• 40-50 authority social media links daily
This will in short order get your offer in front of more people.Once this is done, you can put a check mark by the issue of traffic and concentrate on creating quality content and improving your conversion.
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This is going to be a short and sweet article on My Lead System Pro.
If you believe you know about My Lead System Pro, but have not made the decision to join, I suspect you do not understand it yet. I want to help remedy that because I went through the same thing. I even joined at one point and then walked away, only to return when I truly understood what MLSP has to offer in terms of helping you quickly get to profitability.
Not to be too awfully hardnosed about it, but MLSP is simply the best, most complete, most transparent training system available for the affiliate and network marketer.
No one else comes close.
Think about it. Some bright new, shiny next big thing comes on line and to whom do they compare themselves? Right, to MLSP. Why? Because they set the standard for training and generating leads and providing revenue streams even from folks who will never join your primary business as well as generating leads for your primary business.
As a member of Mastery, you get access to tons of webinars and instruction sessions that the gurus have amassed in the training vault over the years. You also have the right to buy and to sell a ton of products at 100%. Also, you don’t have to buy them before you sell them to others. In the interests of transparency, I will list all I own or subscribe to here.
I own other services, too, but we are talking about the training program of MLSP right now. MLSP is generic in that is helps in all businesses, not just the business opportunity in which I am involved. It can help yours, too.
Why I am So Stoked About MLSP
Simply put, helping folks to be able to walk away from their jobs will give those folks the time and the money to participate in making society and our various countries better.
Better places to live, better places to rear kids and raise whatever we want.
You are not trying to replace your job because it is such a bang up place to work, are you? No, you want to replace it because you miss your kids, kissing their foreheads after you have come in long after their bedtime because some *&^% at work dropped a last minute report on your desk to finish or because you have to work overtime because the company refuses to hire enough folks to do the job, yelling at you, driving you on to greater efforts when the reward is a bigger tax bite on payday.
Or maybe because while it may be a good job, it just will not pay the bills even with overtime. We’re not talking about you being irresponsible; lots of folks file for bankruptcy because their income just will not match up with their bills through no fault of their own.
A lot of the troubles in this time are not because people are lazy, but because they were sold a bill of goods that no job can pay the tab on.
It is not your fault you are struggling right now, but it is your fault if you allow it to continue because the solution is here.
My Lead System Pro
One of the main subjects MLSP educates you on is where you make your money. According to MLSP’s Founders, a successful, stable income is comprised or, or supported by if you like, four legs. They are:
Product Revenue(100% of coaching, tools, products, trainings and so on.)
Continuity Revenue(something that pays you on a regular, ongoing basis such as subscriptions on autopilot)
High-ticket Revenue(Things with at least $1,000 instant commission.)
MLM/Networking/Biz Opp Revenue(whatever your specific business may be.)
The fact of the matter is if you really want to make more money, and you do, your surely do, you have to realize that very few of the big dogs out there living the life of Riley built their incomes by only selling folks on the idea of #4, their business opportunity. Seeing the above laid out in detail made some things I was told in the past make sense.
One I got involved with My Lead System Pro and started going through the system, I remembered what one of the Rubies (his name was Tim, too) in Quixtar explained to me and it makes more sense now than it did then. He indicated to me that ‘Tools’ income was a significant source of a Ruby’s and Emerald’s income, and even more so for a Diamond.
Seeing the 4 Profit Centers/Revenue Streams as outlined here made that make sense.
The very first tip is to look at all the marketing channels you have before you, look at your natural tendencies, and decide for which channel you think your natural talents are most suited.
Do you like to write letters, long emails and keep a journal? Then maybe content marketing and blogging are a natural fit for you. Are you a ham and love being in front of the camera? Then YouTube marketing is perhaps where you should start.
Whatever you decide, do it and do it several times a week. I am not going to beat the drum of do it every day but I do think four to five times a week is a good idea. Sometimes you need to take a break so you can put something good together rather than rushing out something half @$$ed, you know?
Pick on method and do everything you can to master it.
If you find you are getting no results, ask yourself whether you are really focusing on one method or if you are shotgunning it. If you are not shotgunning it, ask yourself if you are consistent in your marketing efforts. Marketing takes time to gain traction.
FOCUS on one strategy to profitability.
-said everybody who ever made any money on the Internet
Affiliate Marketing Tools
You know all those Capital One commercials asking you, “What’s in your wallet?”
Ask yourself what is in your affiliate marketing toolset.
Well? What is in your affiliate marketing toolset? If you are like most folks the question never occurred to you.
Thing is, when you do keyword research and you find a word for which you think you can compete you need to look at the number of searches for that keyword. Under 500 is a good place to start for the new person. When you create a piece of content with the purpose of making a profit, you need to understand that you need to craft it in such a way that it winds up on page one of Google’s search results.
Google’s Keyword Planner is free. I don’t use it. I use Market Samurai because it breaks everything down in terms of what my competition is doing, what their page rank is, how many backlinks they have, and so on.
My personal toolset includes
Posting On Purpose for Profit1
Audience Builder Pro2
Rank and Stick SEO3
My Lead System Pro’s Mastery Program4
Affiliate Marketing and Backlinks
Simply put, if your toolset will not create more backlinks than your competition you will not be on the first page of Google and any traffic you get will be either accidental or from other sources …which is perfectly fine. You just need to know that the majority of people do not look past page one of Google and job one of your SEO toolset needs to be to create backlinks to your page to maximize your chances of being on page one.
You can do this yourself by spending the time or you can invest in tools that do it for you. Either is fine as long as you know how many your competition has so you can set about the business of creating more than they.
Affiliate Marketing Tips for Blogposts and YouTube Videos
Earlier, Google’s Keyword Planner was mentioned as was Market Samurai. YouTube also has a Youtube Keyword Tool you can access by clicking here. It is not as up to date as Google or Market Samurai’s tools as it is new, but it is not a bad idea to cross reference between YouTube’s tool and whichever keyword tool you use.
Here are some quick and dirty blog post and video SEO tricks:
Have your keyword in the title
Have your keyword in the file name
Description should be about 4-5 sentences with your keyword used in them. Don’t over do it; just write a good short paragraph about your chosen keyword.
If you are making a video about a particular product and not linking it to a blog post because you are engaging you YouTube affiliate marketing, make sure your capture page link is the first line of the video description, and the last. This really is critical.
Post about your video with links to it in your social media accounts.
Use timestamps with your keyword in the description. YouTube will automatically create a bookmark at that point in your video as well as take note of another instance of your keyword for search and indexing purposes. This increases keyword depth without ticking off Panda.
Google favors YouTube…probably because Google owns YouTube. While you can and should post videos to other video sites, you need to keep posting to YouTube, too.
Backlinks. Create backlinks. Say it with me, “Backlinks are good; backlinks are sexy; backlinks will make me rich AND sexy, too.” Well, rich anyways.
For dummies is not really a title I like, but the SEO I performed for this article indicated it was something for which people searched on a regular basis, so, there you go.
No one reading this is a dummy, you are just in the same predicament any of us just starting out find ourselves. Namely, you don’t know what you don’t know.
The only solution to that problem is to strike out with a test search and see what you come up with, not unlike keyword research. You throw out a keyword into whatever keyword research tool you use and see what floats to the surface in terms of a keyword that has sufficient search numbers to make it worth your time while also being a keyword for which you can compete.
Affiliate Marketing Training
Today I am going to teach you a simple 4 step system that is so simple and straightforward that I almost guarantee that not only can you do it yourself, it will take you minutes to teach it to your folks and that is the very definition of a duplicable skillset. You can use this whether you are engaged in affiliate marketing, online network marketing, or both.
One of the key struggles on the minds of the gurus these days is whether a skillset is transferable to their distributors and affiliates. Sadly, in many cases the answer is it is not transferable, which I agree sucks big time. I am excited about this 4 step process because it is inherently transferable.
Four Step System For The Affiliate Marketing Blog and Those Involved In Online Network Marketing
The four steps to this system are:
Invest in courses and training.
Learn and internalize the information in the courses you have purchased.
Teach your new skillsets to those who are in business with you and those who read your blog and watch your videos.
Make a very definite call to action, which is to say, be very clear on what it is you want your viewers and readers to do,i.e., click on a link or go to a certain web address to learn more, etc.
Let’s Break each step down a bit as this is directed at being an affiliate marketing for beginners type of resource. Even so, I bet a lot of experienced folks who struggle with what to write about on a regular basis would be excited by such a simple system.
Why do I say that? Because if they are even a little bit experienced I bet their hard drives are absolutely packed with videos and PDFs they have bought over the years. If you find you are one of these folks, celebrate. You have a resource that will keep you in high cotton as far as things to blog about for some time.
Here we go…
Step 1: Invest In You, Inc
This means you need to invest your time and money into personal growth courses, coaches, books, events, etc. When I built my Internet services provider back in the late ’90’s, I had to sit down and create a business plan. This was just a single stage because after the business plan I had to create a marketing plan, too. This meant I had to go get those skills or hire someone who had them.
Fortunately for us, the skillsets you require are specifically created for the individual who wants to run their business by him or herself. Two primers I recommend are ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ by Robert Kiyosaki and ‘The 16 Laws of Success’ as told by Carnegie to Napoleon Hill.
Legend has it that Henry Ford objected to Carnegie divulging all these ‘secrets’ to the public and so ‘Think and Grow Rich’ was written as a watered down version that was ‘elite approved’ for the common man. If that makes you smoke just a little bit, you are not alone.
There are skills you need. How to write an effective article, how to do SEO, SAO and how to close and so on. These are all skillsets you need and they are worth purchasing courses on.
Step 2: Learn – Actually Go Through the Courses
The phenomena of folks buying courses and then never bothering to actually go through the things is simply one of those inexplicable things in life. People will pay $39.97, $97, even $297 for a course and never go through the thing. They don’t even bother to get a refund in most cases.
I have thought about this and have rejected the idea that it is just laziness as too simple. I think it is a bad case of desperation and holding on to hope. It is better in some of these folks minds to keep telling themselves they will get to it ‘someday’ because desperate hope to them is better than going through the course and finding they are simply not capable of doing what is required of them.
I don’t know why but the image of a rabbit going ‘tharn’ in Watership Down (I think) just occurred to me. Tharn is when a rabbit freezes up when caught in the headlights and gets run down. Tharn is a good name for a bad state of mind and I think many who fall by the wayside paralyzed by needing to hold on to an uncertain hope rather than risk knowledge of certain failure.
Geez, when that thought occurred to me I really felt badly for those folks. To be so determined that your destiny is failure that you prefer a hope held at arm’s length to actually trying must be horrible. I hate to admit it, but this very thing is what kept me from doing videos for a long time.
When I realized I was being a chicken$#!t and that people needed someone like me and you to step up and actually build an underground railroad to freedom I kind of got mad at myself.
People need to spend their lives rearing their kids and living their lives as free people rather than in some corporate hive. Many folks work in an environment where even the words you speak outside work need to be monitored so as not the be offensive to whomever that corporation is butt buddies with.
What we, you and I, do as affiliate and Internet network marketers is important in ways that go far, far beyond just making a buck.
When you buy a course, start on it that very day. Turn off the TV and get on the course you bought even if it is only for 30 minutes. How should you study?
How To Study Affiliate and Internet Marketing Courses
There is a simple system I use to study whatever it is I need to master in a short timeframe. It helped me acheive a 3.41 GPA in a biochemistry and mathematics course of study in college and it works well for me whatever the subject matter at the time may be. It is called the SQR3 method. Perhaps you have heard of it or used it.
Here is how it works. The steps are:
Survey the course you have bought. Look through the material. Read the section headings, check out the bolded or boxed material, look at whatever may be highlighted.
Question yourself as to what you think the section or chapter is trying to teach you. What is it the writer or instructor is trying to get you to understand?
Then Read the information. Grab your favorite beverage and turn off the phone, tell your sweetheart you are studying. Ask them if they need your help with something before you start and get that chore knocked out so you can focus. Then close the door and read every single word in that chapter. I find that for me, 30 – 45 minute increments seem to be best.
I also know from research on the matter that taking a teaspoon of honey at the end of the 30 minutes can increase retention for those for whom sugar is not a problem.
Recite the material out loud. Yes, indeed, read the material out loud. This involves more of the five senses increasing the number of channels through which the information flows. Your eyes are processing it. Your mouth is repeating it. Your ears are reprocessing the information again. This can do nothing but increase your long term retention of what you are studying.
This also means it becomes less something you have studied and more something that is second nature to you.
Review what it is you have learned. Think about it. Roll it around in your brain. Discuss it with whomever taught it to you or those with whom you are running to win.
Teach what you learn.
Take what you have learned and repackage it in your own words and provide it to your team. They signed on with you as either an affiliate or a distributor so it is a given they are looking to you for instruction. Going to the trouble of providing them with ongoing information that you have invested in means they are going to trust you.
Sometimes this will mean you teach them directly. Other times it will mean you refer them to a resource such as a blog post or video you have created or something they can buy, providing them with an in depth solution to their problem. People buy from people they trust and who they feel really have an interest in their success.
Here are a few reasons why videos work:
You build a rapport over a long distance in a repeatable manner.
Google loves videos and has an interest in providing link juice to folks who use YouTube as their video hosting choice. Always keep backups of your videos on your hard drive and on archival quality DVDs, too.
Stats prove people like videos more than reading and blog posts with relevant videos get read more.
Simple Videos That Work
Here is an example introduction I learned from a master blogger and have used to great effect:
Hi, I’m Tim. Would you like to learn how to make better videos so you get more leads but just don’t know how? Stick around and I’ll share a simple four step system.
Share the four steps we discussed earlier, ILT it. Which is to say use the course material you have invested in and learned and teach it to your audience.
Call To Action, CTA
Then provide a call to action because they will not know what to do next unless you tell them. Ask them the following question: If you feel you got benefit from this, please comment and share.
My Calls To Action For You
Remember, your goal is to become a Master Marketer. This means all of the steps mentioned here are things that will help you become just such a Master Marketer. I know because of the results I have seen when this information is implemented in a hold nothing back manner.
Now, the above is designed to help both the affiliate marketer as well as the Internet network marketer to take advantage of all that is available to them as well as that which they have previously invested and to do so with an easy path for video creation.