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Reviewing My Network Marketing Tips

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Recently, I went through and reviewed all1 the tips I had collected on how to succeed at online business, network and affiliate marketing. I thought I would do a review, tossing the ones that no longer apply.

Follows are the ones that stay. I thought about explicitly outlining the ones I tossed and why, but decided against it because a large number of folks seem predisposed to focus on what they don’t want.

  • Point #1:  First of all, use your own products and services. While I do agree that it does not matter really what you are selling I think it does matter if you don’t use what you are selling. So…Use your own products and services. Make your own products and services your first go to point when trying to solve a problem. It is easier to sell what you personally use because you are doing less selling and more sharing.
  • Point #2: Visualize, constantly, what your life is going to be like when you achieve your goals. FEEL what it will be like when you realize you are retired, that the distributors who have become your friends are now able to send their kids to good schools because YOU introduced them to your opportunity. Think what it would be like to have enough interest income coming in that you don’t really have to do anything, anymore.
  • Point #3 Constantly be looking for ways to connect with new people. I don’t mean selling them something, I mean widening your network so that your ‘lead with value’ efforts are seen by more folks.
  • Point #4 I have come to realize there is so much to learn and so many ways to make money that I have to be in a constant learn mode. If that sounds exhausting to you, get over it. Control your emotions and make the idea of constantly learning new ways to generate income streams fun. This is the career you have chosen. Now, put on your big boy pants and realize that you need to treat your efforts at expanding your knowledge the same way folks in a doctoral program treat their education.
  • Point #5 You have to learn to control your emotions and turn them into power. I know that sounds kind of mystical, but it is not. It is also not explainable in a paragraph.
  • Point #6 Listen to, associate with, and learn from people who have what you want. Let their belief grow your belief. Do this explicitly even if it is rough at first. Do it everyday and one day you will wake up and your belief will be as powerful as theirs and THAT is a good day.
  • Point #7 Work every day. I try to make myself work 40 hours a week on my business. Not always possible as I still have a job. The more hours you put in, the faster you can reclaim the 40 you are now giving to someone else.
  • Point #8 Stop selling so hard and start looking for the folks who are looking for you. If someone does not want to be a business owner, don’t try to convince them to want to be one. It is like trying to push a rope uphill from the other end or trying to bathe a herd of cats. Yes, I know. I kind of repeated myself but it bears repeating. I will probably say it again next week…or even tomorrow.
  • Point #9 With all the uproar in society lately, you hear a lot of talk about speaking truth to power. Speak to people’s pain. Show them the pain reliever. This is what makes people buy. Learning to speak to people’s pain gives you power in this business.
  • Point #10 Focus on helping those who have already displayed self-starting traits. You cannot coax the lazy to success.
  • Point #11  Placing your sign ups under others may be seen as abandonment. Sounds good on paper, but see #10 again.
  • Point #12 While you do need to learn to prospect, make sure you spend at least as much time learning to market. It is so much nicer to find out someone has signed up on a regular basis from a blog post or short video you created than it is to chase people at the supermarket and in your family. Over 99% fail in that approach.
  • Point #13 Get to know folks before you try to recruit them or ‘show them the plan.’ Someone you just met has no reason to trust you. Why would they suddenly go into business with you?

Obvious Truth #1 This is not really what I call a point, but I wanted to include it here anyway. Always tell the truth. If it runs them off up front, how do you think they will react when they find out you lied to them?

  • Point #14 You are helping people to a better future. Don’t plead with people to join your business. There is no one that you just have to recruit in order to be successful.

Attraction Marketing System

You Don’t Need Any One Specific Person In Order To Succeed

I once wanted one of the authors of a tool I formerly used to create articles for distribution to join my business. I had done business with him so I naively thought he would consider doing business with me.

We had a number of long exchanges via email and he was excited about the business to which I had introduced him. Since I was new in the business, this fellow thought he would be slick and do a run around and join my mentor instead. This kind of upset me because I just knew that this guy would be a powerhouse.

As it turns out, some years later my mentor stopped using this fellows product because he gutted it in such a way that it affected the way Google treated the articles. My mentor declared he was no longer using the product.

Moral of the Story: You don’t need anyone to join your business. What you need is to learn to market so folks want to do business with you.

  • Point #15 If you are bad at names like me, write them down. Remembering someone’s name is only polite and they will appreciate it.
  • Point #16 Are you a dour fellow? Folks like Eeyore don’t do well in network or affiliate marketing. I have seen folks start with, “I realize you probably are not interested…: Don’t be an Eeyore.

  • Point #17    90% of folks you interact with will not join your plan. Make sure to have other things they can use to succeed in whatever business they do choose. If they say no to you, they are involved elsewhere. They will almost always say yes to efforts to help them in their current business. Offer to help them succeed.
  • Point #18 Don’t prospect in a thrift store or in the line at the power company paying your power bill (I mean, come on. Would you be in line if you had paid it on time? This is not a criticism, I have been there. I am just saying that odds are folks in those places have got to get somewhere else before they are ready for your message of how to build a business.)
  • Point #19 Don’t be a thief. Trying to build your business by scavenging distributors from others’ businesses is just not gentlemanly. If you think living by the law of the jungle is the way to go, you don’t understand this business and will soon fall prey to your own tactics.

Be Supportive of Others

Support folks in other businesses. If they give up on where they are, they may turn to you of their own will. Otherwise, don’t mess with another man’s money.

In Conclusion

Network Marketing Tips #21: Your Companies Business Plan Is Not YOUR Business Plan

This is by no means an exhaustive or complete list of things that will help your business, but these have helped me when I wanted to quit. You need to remember that in many cases, your lack of success,,, if that is where you are right now… is often not your fault. Many networking companies do not have what I consider formal training programs for their distributors.

Most networking companies live by the adage that 99% of distributors fail to make money, but 16% of the folks they recruit or sign up as distributors will remain as customers of their products and services.

If their plan is built on a 99% failure rate, do you think maybe you need another plan?

If you want to learn out to get the best training available, that has a proven track record of developing 5 and 6 figure monthly incomes for the folks who go through it, go here.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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Notes: 1 Obviously, not all tips were included here, but these seemed to be particularly relevant based on some discussions of late. -Tim

 

Rank Content Fast, 24-48 hours

Rank Content Fast, 24-48 hours: Distinctions that make all the difference

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Working as I do to provide attraction marketing training for network and affiliate marketing folks, I have access to just tons of training videos by the folks who have established themselves in the various aspects of our industry.

There is SEO, blogging, affiliate marketing, and now, SAO which means social media authority giving Google Panda proof weight to your site. Still, many folks miss the boat in terms of what they are doing.

They understand that they want to make money.

They sometimes don’t understand that in order to make money someone has to buy something.

They don’t understand that they have to promote stuff.

Rank Content You Want to Promote

This means they have to write about products and services and ask people to buy.

Attraction marketing is premised on the idea that by providing worthwhile information and products up front for free, folks will understand that you really do have their best interests in mind and want them to not just buy from you, but that you really want them to succeed, that their dreams are important to you and that you want to help them acheive them.

Rank Content Fast by Posting On Purpose For Profit

What is your goal when you write? Sometimes I posted just because I found something interesting and had no real expectation of making money such as when I posted a review on The Strain on TNT.

When I posted an article on how to study for kids and college students. I suppose my motivation there was to help folks be able to make better grades in school and be better able to master information they may need for whatever reason outside of school.

What I did not know and had to find out by investing in needed tools was that this was a mistake. Google does not like it that you want to add variety to your postings; Google sees this as you trying to be clever and be a smart@$$. Why is beyond me, but hey, when you sit in a room coding all day it is no surprise to anyone that your brain and your perspectives change, sometimes strangely.

Rank Content By Focusing On One Niche

Focus and focus hard. All your postings need to be on your niche, which in our case is the duel strategy of network marketing and affiliate marketing, providing training to that niche. Don’t miss the boat on making sure all your affiliate marketing efforts are directed at network and affiliate marketing, too.

Rank Content By Cleaning House

Having said all that it is my plan to remove my post on ‘The Strain’ and move it to another blog, perhaps as a guest blog or establish a personal shoot the breeze kind of blog. The one on how to study I am going to rewrite with an eye towards how to study the instructional videos with pen and paper in hand.

Yes. If you want to master the information on the videos, you have to watch it, pausing often to take notes, rolling and relating the information around in your brain for a moment and then committing it to paper.  Yes, I know someone told you to post everyday and don’t worry about the content, just post everyday.

How’s that working out for you?  Right.

Take notes. It will help you master the material, help you be more valuable to your team, and the information will start getting embedded in your brain so that when you really do have to post a quick note in order to provide content you will have more really valuable insight on which to draw.

I am cleaning house by going back and looking at certain posts that might not have been directly related to my niche of helping struggling network marketers to become profitable. Some posts are going to get tossed; others will be rewritten to have relevance to my niche.

Posting for Profits Means You Have to Rank Content for Your Niche

When you post articles on specific products or about your particular opportunity, you need to remember that you are Posting On Purpose For Profit. That means your blog posts need to use SEO and SAO to maximize the amount of traffic that goes to your post. Social media approval is going to out perform SEO simply because Google continues to move the rabbit in such a way that trash is as likely to come to the top as relevant material.

Posting On Purpose for Profit will give you the basics, a five step process through which to put all your blog posts so that you can generate traffic, profits, or leads depending on what your aim is that day…and you do need to have a specific aim for a post, you surely do. You can check out Posting On Purpose for Profit here.

You do need to do keyword research. Then you will create content that goes to what people are looking for as revealed by your keyword research. That content can be a blog post, a video and such so that you can get them to your offer. You will need tools, some are free, some are not. Google Keyword Planner is free. Market Samurai is well worth the money since it is a one time fee and they keep it updated. You can check out Market Samurai here.

Remember, the key to online success is not just traffic, but targeted keyword traffic.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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How to Generate Free MLM Leads

Free MLM Leads

Try Searching Google, Bing, Yahoo or any heavy hitter search engine using the term “free MLM leads” and you are guaranteed to find an MLM lead generation company offering five thousand or even ten thousand MLM free leads.

Cheap. Easy peazy. You pays your money and you takes your names.

Getting these leads is easy. Fill out the company’s order form and badda bang badda boom, you are either emailed a list or given a location to download that for which you paid.

Still, take the time before you buy to think about what you are getting. Likely excited about your new leads (I know I was), are you sure they are qualified leads? Again, as likely as your excitement is, none of these leads are your target audience. You might even find your own name on the list. I know I did on more than one occasion when I went this route.

Learn from my experience.

Free MLM Leads? You prefer Quantity To Quality? Why?

Generating the name of an individual who is not only actively looking to start their own business but who also has the time and resources available to start immediately takes time and effort…and even more important, persistence. Besides, why would anybody offer to give away the names of folks they know are willing and able to buy into YOUR opportunity, service or product?

They are not going to do so. Any MLM free leads you could pick up will cost your contact info and money. Probabilities are you will now find yourself on a list that’s either given away or sold to beaucoup marketers interested in selling you something. Ironically, by buying the list you just became the most valuable name ON the list. Companies that give leads away for free put a little effort into qualifying those leads, in my opinion.

Leads that are generated by an effective long form by sincerely interested parties are time intensive to generate; it is improbable that they are going to give this information away for free. Telephone verified leads are more valuable. Again, it is highly improbable that they are going to give this information away for free. Most of these leads are generated by low resistance forms with a low value give away that nine times out of ten were probably driven as much by idle curiousity and a lottery mentality more so than a serious drive to own one’s own business.

Unless you generate good leads, and by good I mean someone who has thought about the idea of owning his or her own business and who has the money and temperament to stick with it, you are essentially spitting into the wind wasting time, energy and money.

Painstakingly generated leads consisting of someone who has thought about the idea of owning his or her own business and who has the money and temperament to stick with it are going to cost money. I have seen such leads go for over 10$ a lead. If you have the budget, fantastic. Most cannot spend what many spend for lunch on a single lead. Just saying.

The Best Free MLM Leads

This lead generation process does not have to be complicated if you use attraction marketing. The effectiveness of attraction marketing is beyond question. You can either embrace it or spend another whatever period you have spent so far in wasted effort. Attraction marketing will cost you time, but it will not cost you as much as buying good leads.

Most folks don’t fail in this business for lack of ability, hard work, or sincerity. (The failure rate is greater than 98%, by the way. We aim to change that.)

They just don’t know what to do and the ones they turn to, their upline, are often as generally ignorant of maketing as the person they recruited. The one thing they got right was that this business is built by building relationships.

Generate Free MLM Leads Through Attraction Marketing

As a for instance of attraction marketing’s call to providing value, write a short educational article addressing the wishes or concerns of your target market.

Place a call to action within the body of your article; publish and promote. Let the folks that are actively searching for your product or service or network marketing opportunity find you and initiate a relationship. I know this is hard because you think you have to sell. Quit selling and start helping folks solve their problems and you will begin to make money. A valid attitude is to see the money you make as a guage of how much value you are providing to your target market.

Social media like Facebook and Twitter offer fantastic paths to engage prospects; you simply have to offer something of worth to them.

Become an active member on topical forums, blogs, and inside social media; build your reputation by solving peoples’ problems.

Once folk learn how to trust you, once they understand that you know what you are doing, then gaining highly qualified prospects will be simple.

So here’s a simple way to generate your own free MLM leads and make new friends, without getting bombarded by thousands of irrelevant e-mails.

Best regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

MLSP Has Entirely Too Many Training Videos – MLM Training

MLSP Has Entirely Too Many Training Videos

Loving our time at the beach. Slow beach days are some of the best!
Loving our time at the beach. Slow beach days are some of the best!

Imagine someone is saying the above words in a ‘Vassah’ accent. Then imagine it in the totally wounded and put upon voice of a 16 year old teenage child of either gender who has recently come into that adolescent moment of glory when they realize they know just everything there is to know and will brook no instruction from the ignorant aged.

For good measure you could also play it in the words of the disaffected minimum wage factory worker. This fellow, armed with his absolute adolescent omniscience, dropped out of school at 16. Now, he always vote to stick it to the rich because it is not fair that he should earn only $7.25 an hour breaking his back, standing all day on hard concrete, and generally working himself into an early grave while those ‘college joes’ get paid all kinds of big bucks for sitting at a desk and talking on the phone.

Anyone can sit at a desk and talk on the phone! (True story: I once had a relative who worked in a cotton mill say a doctor should earn no more money than he, that the doctor was no better than he, no one made him choose to go to all those years of school.)

21 MLM Training Videos (and counting…)

I mean, really. Does MLSP absolutely have to give me 21 videos of training to show me all my options, how to configure them, and some ways to use them that have resulted in a many a rep being burdened with 5 figure monthly incomes?

Could they not instead compress it down to a twenty minute montage with the appropriate inspirational background theme music…maybe ‘Eye of the Tiger’ punctuated with a tearful mother who is able to stay home with her babies, relaxing by the pool looking on with an appropriately beatific smile while the checks just roll in? If they would do that I could finish up my task list for the day and catch the latest episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory.’

I mean, it is enough to almost make you think MLSP is actually trying to give you your money’s worth!

MLM Training Will Provide Surprising Insights Into Yourself

Network marketing training will surprise you. Once you quit thinking about doing it, then you quit talking about doing it and actually DO IT, that is. A few weeks ago, I had an epiphany. I struggled over whether to write about it or not because it frankly makes me look bad. Then again, says I to myself, maybe my wrestling with stinking thinking can help you.

I was getting impatient to get everything set up, see…because ‘I wanted all my pages out there now!‘ I was in a hurry. Everything needed to be up and perfect and it needed to be so now! Right now!

Nownownownownownownow.

I Have To and I Have To RIGHT NOW!

I had to blog. I had to get those posts syndicated. I had to set up a new auto responder. I had to get my Facebook pages setup. I need to install the popup software that Rob recommended. I had to research the costs of per click for my Facebook page. No, I did not,; I am sticking with the free leads I get. Yes, I am; I am in a hurry. No, I did not,; I am sticking with the free leads I get…

I needed to hit the boards because there is simply no substitute for interacting with and actually helping marketers with their immediate questions. 99% of these question have absolutely nothing to do with my position as an active distributor building his own teams in several businesses as well as providing generic, objective training to some very fine folks who will never be on my own personal teams. However, that help, that aid, that education, that high value…  is exactly the core product I went into business to provide.

Back and forth as I make decisions that were formerly made and proved productive, I had a very comforting realization.

MLSP More Than Gives You Your Money’s Worth

The Guru Lie: MLM Training Is Easy and Takes Just Minutes a Day

All these ‘gurus’ who lie to you and tell you they only work 15 to 30 minutes a day to build a 5 and 6 figure income lie.

I know, I know. For a single payment of $39.95 this good fellow was going to reveal to you just all the secrets of online marketing…of real estate investing,,,,or maybe tax certificate investing.

MLSP Training: Complete, Proven, Superior MLM Training

Not even a complete list...
Not even a complete list…

The information, the training, the step by step videos, the support system to help you ease past the points where maybe your attention wondered or something is misspelled and you just cannot see, to catch it…

The special deals with companies like LinkLuv and GVO designed to give the beginner a leg up…

MLSP has proven it is serious about providing value to it’s members and the track record of those members proves the training works.

Come join us and let’s get your business on the fast track to profitability and longevity.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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MLM Leaders

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.
Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

 

MLM Leaders was originally published on October 7, 2013. Since Earthtiger Networking had a meltdown with the backups, with which at the time Godaddy was not very helpful, I am going back and republishing some of those articles. I hope I am making good choices for the ones I repost. Like any of my writing, reexamination leads to at least some editing.

Always looking for perfection…

MLM Leaders – What Do They Know Exactly?

Is there something that MLM leaders are not telling others? Is there a hidden order of MLM leaders that keep certain facts in private?

Guess what? They do not have any secret systems; there is no hidden order. There is, however, one thing that MLM leaders do share and that is their mind-set and an entrepreneurial spirit.

MLM Leaders – Why Are They so Successful?

MLM Leaders Treat Their Businesses With At Least As Much Respect As They Would Their Jobs – If The Had One

Number one, and this is most important, they treat their businesses like a job -this is the way in which they earn their living. I suspect the number one reason folks fail and that in general only less than 1% succeed is the lack of discipline folks bring from their personal lives to their businesses. Rather than bring the respect one has for one’s job and getting things done by deadlines imposed either by yourself or your supervisor, you treat working your business plan as you would doing your laundry. You get to it when you can; a certain recipe for success.

MLSP has ‘The 10 Daily Steps To Fire Your Boss.’ Empower Network has ‘The Eight Core Commitments.’ If your business does not have a plan for what to do, everyday, you need to get one now.

MLM Leaders Never Say Die

They take their enterprises very seriously. It is not a part-time job; they don’t look on it as a hobby or past-time. They understand that by investing their money and time into their business, although they might have only invested about a hundred bucks to start, it’s what they want to do and how they ultimately intend to earn their living. They have the entrepreneurial mind-set. That’s a major part of it. They try hard, and they never say die.

MLM Leaders Move Like They Have A Plan

These entrepreneurs start their enterprises with a plan. They set out with a clarity of vision and a definiteness of purpose and they work continuously towards that. Their goals are practical, they know that setting impractical goals can only end in disgruntlement and failure.

They’re devoted and work really hard and do whatever is critical to achieve success.

MLM Leaders Know Social Marketing = Time

Profitable social marketing enterprises do take a long time to build, and the top producers had the experience to grasp when the right opportunity was presented to them, and then they put all of their efforts into it.

Persistence pays.

Forget the chances.

Forget the reversals; just learn from them.

MLM leaders work extremely hard. Many of them say they telecommute, but regularly spend many days off from home.

Many of them like to give the impression that they don’t work very hard, when actually they eat, live and breathe their enterprises.

MLM Leaders Sell The Dream

The most successful leaders in the industry understand that sponsoring and inducting is the basic way to make money, subsequently they’ll spend 80 to ninety percent of their time sponsoring and recruiting. That’s the whole MLM business model. The difference today is that you can use SEO(good) and SAO(better) to automate the process so that you are spending your time being creative, working with pre-qualified, interested folks and spending time with your family

You get paid for selling things, and there’s only so much product you can sell yourself, so by having an enormous team of distributors underneath you also selling stuff, you are leveraging those other people’s time to your benefit.

MLM Leaders – Are You In The Group?

Do you have what it takes to become an MLM leader?

“Of course I do,” you say.

Think about it.

Do you have the persistence to invest your time and spend the time required to create a business? Used to be this could take 5 years. Today some folks are doing it in a fraction of that because of marketing methods designed for the online world. Are you dedicated enough to commit your time every day towards promoting and moving your business forward?

When will you consider yourself successful? Is there a money figure you am considering? Do you have a plan of action because without one you’re not going anywhere! What is your promoting plan, and How will you go about coaching at team of absolute strangers to also be successful? What occurs if your company’s amazing product turns out to be a big fat failure after a couple of years. What will you do then?

It would seem that if there’s a secret to becoming a top MLM leader, it’s knowing how to be an entrepreneur. These folks will overcome all barriers to achieve success. Their main focus is always on marketing and improving their firms. On a daily basis they are going to be preparing or promoting their chance to others and planning perhaps a year ahead.

The best MLM leaders are concerned with the success of their groups; they know that their down line’s success can benefit everybody involved.

Have you got that powerful desire to succeed?

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

…so says Bill Gates, that uber mastermind who used our free enterprise system to build his fortune.

Just Wants To Give Back Says Bill

…right. It might behoove folks who get all teary eyed whenever the Gates foundation gives away billions to look at what tax advantages and other ‘in kind’ benefits they get from their admittedly large largesse.

Is it just me or does it seem hypocritical for Microsoft to campaign for the admission of skilled workers from other countries at the same time they are laying off 18,000 workers?

Am I wrong to smell a rat?

 

We Don’t Live In The Marvel Universe

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but always happy to know the truth of things. There is no Iron Man or Captain America coming to save you from the men who think themselves gods over others. You have to do it yourself.

Whatever affiliate business you are trying to build, we can help. Whatever networking business you are trying to build, we can help.

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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