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Why Should I Buy Gold?

When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.
When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.

Inflation is up.
Incomes are down.
The government brags about the recovery while working folks scratch their heads.
Other countries are beginning to demand their gold be returned to them.
Pension plans are being eyed by the government to paper over their spending screw-ups.
Money is being confiscated at every whim; clearly the government is desperate.
Good news! A quarter can still buy a gallon of gas!

Why You Should Buy Gold

If you have been watching the news lately you know that those who are selling gold are painting a woeful picture indeed of the state of the dollar and its value.

Sadly, they are telling you the truth. The United States uses its position as the issuer or the world’s reserve currency to export its inflation to other countries and they are getting tired of it.

You might also want to look at their emphasis on buying gold as an ominous development. Personally I see the drop in price as a reason to get all I can. Neither the price of gold or silver is, in my opinion, an accurate reflection of its true value. I have heard some experts say we will see the day when 500 ounces of silver will buy a nice house. I do not doubt it myself.

International Game of Gold Chicken

The US is all twitchy over the BRIC countries trying to…and I think they have already conducted some transactions using something other than the dollar to settle their international transactions. The damage to the US’s economy if the dollar loses its reserve status is pretty much incalculable.

China is buying gold and they are not selling it.

Germany wanted its gold back, but some backroom nut squeezing made the Germans relent…for now. Some say they are afraid the US does not have the gold and does not want to know what that news would do to the economies of both nations.

Inflation Is An Illusion

Consider this in your own case. Odds are you may remember when gas was a lot cheapwer than today. I personally remember gas at 35 cents a gallon. That was back when we still used silver coinage at 90% silver, 10% copper.

In 1964 a quarter would buy a gallon of gas. Well, guess what? A 1964 quater will still buy a gallon of gas. Carrying that a step further, I can fill up my car on $3.25 in 1964 quaters.

Prices have not risen. The value of the money in your pocket has been degrade. Why? Because the government will always print money to pay bills the people will not stand for through direct taxation.

America is known for its generosity. It should be known for its stupidity because that generosity comes at the price of poverty imposed on the unborn.

Gold In Your Possession Is Secure

Remember what happened recently to the Greeks? I knew they had lost a significant percentage of their savings to the European banks but I could not remember how much it was.

They lost 60%.

Because the folks in Cyprus trusted the EU, and their government did as most do covering expenses on dificit spending, the money they kept in their banks was reduced by 60% overnight despite supposedly being insured.

60%.

You Should Buy Gold Because It Is Not Easily Consfiscated

Gold you hold in your hand, or in your closet or behind 4 strong doors, the last of which is a safe door, can only be confiscated if someone knows it is there. It cannot be drawn out of your house by some NGO shenanigans or some bureaucratic over reaching.

Besides, if they resort to confiscating gold and silver, we are then having a different conversation altogether, right?

Points On Why You Should Buy Gold

Here are some reasons to buy gold, right now:

  1. If you have an ounce of gold or silver, it cannot be inflated away. It is still there, laughing at paper money.
  2. Gold and silver in your possession cannot easily be seized.
  3. Everyone on the planet recognizes gold and silver for the value it holds.
  4. Gold and silver can be easily divided into smaller quantities to make convenient purchases.
  5. The stamina of their buying power can easily be demonstrated. An ounce of gold pretty much buys today what it bought during Roman times in terms of food and clothing.

KaratBars Are Convenient and Affordable

Most folks can afford an ounce of silver. Most folks have trouble choking down an ounce of gold. Those are the realities of the economy.

Karatbars allows you to purchase gold in convenient 1 gram amounts, making your ability to buy gold as convenient as buying silver.

You can also do your friends and neighbors a favor and introduce them to the idea of buying gold in gram quantities.

You need to stop what you are doing, right now, and go check out KaratBars as a place to buy your gold. It also has the potential for a serious home bases business.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

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Network Marketing On the Internet Part 2

When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.
When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.

Yesterday we talked about the fact that Network Marketing On the Internet works, why it works and for whom it works.

Today we will cover some more points that I have learned by watching my mentors and also through experience.

If you have been struggling up until now, relax. It is not your fault. If you act on bad information you will get bad results.

You have arrived where you get accurate, actionable answers.

When Your Warm Market Is Not So Warm

Not being a social butterfly as most people are not, I needed a plan that did not rely on to whom I was related, with whom I worked, and to whom I might run into at the grocery store.

For most folks this is very uncomfortable and is the place where the rubber hits the road on how badly you want it. Do you give up or do you press on through to the other side where you are not limited by who you know?

Remember this, you don’t know 90% of the people with whom you will eventually build your business.

Check List

So, another short check list for what network marketing requires is:

  • A basic understanding of how online marketing works
  • Understanding what successful people in online marketing, specifically network marketing online, are doing

It’s So Easy!

No, it isn’t. There are a ton of things you need to do on a daily basis to get started. Think of the old analogy where a rocket or space shuttle burns up the majority of its fuel within yards of the launch pad.

Learning any new skill is an effort so relax and understand it is a part of the process. There are things you have to put into place in order to build a house, run a marathon, discover a new cure…whatever. There are things you have to put into place. So, understand that you cannot spend a couple of twenties, one time, take a 10 point checklist that you execute for a week and retire on residuals. The good news is we teach you how to automate these things.

What is your message? You have to have a blog to tell it. How will they buy? You have to have the links set to make it easy to buy. “My company has a website so I don’t have to worry about that stuff,” You say.

Wrong.

You business, if it is to have long term success, has to be primarily about the relationship between you and your distributors.

If you rely on the company with whom you have signed up, you are building a relationship between your customer and the company, not you and your distributor.

You must lay a solid foundation for your business, which comes about by accepting the basics of network marketing online and implementing them.  After a time, you’ll be able to enjoy a passive monthly income which involves only the minimum effort on your part.

When You Get Paid

There are few things in this life that compare with seeing money being deposited into your bank account daily.

There are few things to compare with going to the mailbox knowing odds are high there is a check1 in there.

Think about it. How is your life going to be different if rather than dancing with your bills between paychecks everything is on autopay because there is always a positive, growing balance in there?

Instead of living for the day when you finally have your car paid off you set it to autopay and its pay off comes as a complete surprise when the title arrives from the finance company. How are you feeling knowing your choice of cars is your main decision to make because you are going to pay cash for it?

Track Record

When researching online network marketing you’ll come across hundreds of people that claim to be the genius in this business, and then they will try to sell you info. You’ll instantly be sent through to a squeeze page, your info picked up, and then you will be overrun by all kinds of offers designed to set you on fire, plenty of which “will never be seen again at this price” – it’s not true.

Don’t even go there, the majority of these folk earn great incomes yes, but the bulk of their money comes from folks who want to do things the easiest way and magically earn a six-figure income overnight.

I’m not saying all these folks are lying, what I’m making an attempt to say is it’s difficult to find the very few honest people that are going to show the proper way to do things.

The best folks share their information for free2 and help you.

Finding a Network Marketing Mentor

A good coach, someone who is already manufacturing the results you hope to provide promoting network marketing on the internet, will tell you one of the most vital things that you must find out about internet marketing is that it is still a people to people, relationship business that needs talent, work and a significant investment in time and energy.

This is not to say you only need to work with those who make big money online. Remember, when you are starting your business tonight or tomorrow or next week and so, you are going to have to be able to explain why someone should do business with you.

Do a gut check. Do you believe this person will be there to answer questions or do they just want your monthly subscriptions. One of the offsets of working only with the super guru is if you are having a lot of trouble, who is more likely to be accessible to you, the newbie? A man who has thousands of reps with which he has to interact to some degree or the fellow who wants to make sure you succeed because his success depends on helping folks like you succeed?

Look at the track record of the tools which your prospective sponsor is representing. Did he write them himself? Okay. What is its track record? If he is as new as you, to what resources does being in business with him bring to the table? He should be able to answer this more than fair question as well as why they work.

It’s a real business. Not a get rich quick deal.

But it can be a get rich deal.

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

 

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Network Marketing On the Internet Part 1

How Does Network Marketing on the Internet Work?

It does not matter what your personal position on networking, multilevel marketing, or affiliate marketing is, many folks are making solid 5 and 6 figure incomes doing it.

They stay home when it snows like you want to do. They don’t have to watch the news to see whether they can stay home out of the craziness that is sure to follow the first hard snow in months (or years as is the general case here in Alabama.) They just do it. Besides, likelihood is that all their meetings were online anyway, they will just do it with hot cocoa instead of a nice, ice filled soda.

Homeworkers, whatever their discipline

  1. Stay home
  2. Avoid the company rat race
  3. Work the hours they want to work
  4. Have the satisfaction of controlling the size of their paycheck.

It works because some folks want to be in business badly enough that they keep looking until they find a plan that works for them.

The Online Marketing Field Is Intrinsically Equal Opportunity

The Internet does not pick favorites; you do the work, you do it right and you get paid.

Your age, your social position, your experience, how tall, how fat, how pretty you are…none of it matters. Again, you do the work and do it right and you get paid.

A lot of folks who have been in sales all their lives are using the Internet to supplement their pensions.

Many folks who have NEVER enjoyed any significant financial success when confronted with an extra 40 to 60 hours a week free time after retirement have found an unexpected land of plenty in the digital outback.

College Students! Pay Attention! This Matters! I Know

Many college students are completely avoiding the con game of student loans and funding their way through college, finding in some cases they will never need a job because they have built a business. (Beats the hell out of flipping burgers and yes, that is a quote.)

By the way, college boys and girls, this means:

  • You will never be yelled at by the boss
  • You will never worry about having to find something to talk about at the company Christmas party
  • You will never have to worry about being passed over for promotion
  • You will never have to worry about being laid off for a while
  • You will never have to worry about being fired
  • You will have absolute, 100% control over the causes to which your company contributes

The Basics about Network Marketing on the Internet

Here is the winning combination I found after many years of failure. Yes, I failed many times to get it right. I failed at some company whose name I forget that was doing wholesale groceries. I failed at Melaleuca. I failed at Quixtar.

What did they have in common? They had these in common:

  1. Awesome products and services. I still like to use various products from both the latter two companies. Melaleuca toothpaste and Amway’s SA8 line of detergents are simply fantastic products by which you will judge all others.
  2. They all had a business plan based on 99.5% of distributors failing.

Anyways, the first winning combination I found was:

  1. First, understand that most of these companies know distributors will fail 99.5% of the time.
  2. Second, realize I needed a different plan if I were to succeed.

It was a bit of an epiphany for me, realizing I needed a different plan.

Their plan bets on my losing. I needed one that bet on me winning and actually went to the trouble of giving me the tools TO win rather than waiting for me to drop out and leave behind the friends and family I had sold on trying the company’s products.

When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.
When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.

Secondly, I am using the Internet which means my content will be visible to hundreds of millions of people, all of whom are quite able to know when they are being sold. My mentor said to, “Stop selling and start helping folks.” I had never really thought about it but he was correct, folks need a reason to do business with me, just as yours will need a reason to do business with you. That means you solving problems for them as you build a relationship with them. This is called Attraction Marketing and it means the difference between less than 1/2 % working themselves into the money ring and …more than 1/2% making it.

You see, it is not your fault that you are not making any money. Yes, it depends on how hard you work, but that statement needs clarification. It depends on how hard you work at doing the right things.

Most of the things you read are designed to make you buy. What I am telling you here is what I have learned through hard work, much of the time doing the wrong things, and what is working for me in terms of building a real business.

You need to come back tomorrow because I will cover then cover more of the details of the plan I have for myself and for my distributors.

Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan

Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan Requires Knowledge or Research

This should be obvious. For whatever reason you have come to the conclusion that you need aTim and MJ social media marketing plan. If your marketing budget has lots of excess cash or if you have beaucoup cash that bothers you because it creates an unsightly bulge in your pants or purse you can just buy pay per clicks from Google or Facebook.

Maybe this looks as though I think pay per click, or ppc, is a bad thing. I assure you I do not. I just know many people starting out are a little leery of getting stung by a big ppc bill with little or no return on their money.

Make no mistake, this happens. I just happen to think that throwing money at a poorly understood problem works about as well in the private sector as it does in the public.

Starting with a plan to generate organic, FREE social media traffic will help you understand the channel and provide permanent, ongoing dividends.

What Are Your Competitors or Folks You Admire Doing?

What is their strategy? Can you duplicate what they are doing? Do you know, exactly, what it is they are doing?

If you don’t, you can waste both time and money, lots of both.

Know what your competition is doing.

Focus, Do Not Multitask

While social media marketing is going to be more and more important as time goes on, it is equally important that you focus on one thing at at time until that thing is making you money. What does that mean?

It means play to your strengths. If you are a writer and love writing, then blog posts and article marketing are natural places to start for you. Focus on it until it makes you money. Posting your articles on a regular1 basis to your Facebook Fanpage as well as to your blog would be a good implementation of using social media in conjunction with this strength. You can even automate the process to where when you blog, it automatically posts to your Facebook Fanpage as well as to your other social media sites.

Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan Means More Than Facebook

There are scores of social media sites out there other than Facebook. Twitter, YouTube, Plurk, LiveJournal…the list literally goes on and on. You will need to go and determine which of those sites fit with your offering because, as you will find no surprise, your target market may gravitate towards a certain spectrum of social media.

Then again it may not. If you have the energy and time it is not a bad idea to have at least some small presence on and auto posting to as many social sites as you can manage.

Understand The Long Haul

Social Media marketing is still in the stage of being as much alchemy as science, as much rhythm as ‘rithmetic. Having said that, a good place to start is to understand that a commitment needs to be made to carve out your place in the social media space.

Make ‘Mastering Social Media’ to your business plan what a basic theorem is to a mathematical proof. It is one of the places you start. If that analogy leaves you cold, think of Social Media as one the four tires on an Indy car. If it is a little flat, you’re not going to run the race of promotion as fast as you can.

Learn From Those With a Track Record

You could also learn from the folks who know what they are doing, have a track record of succeeding with social media, and want to teach you how to succeed with it.

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You cannot beat free training by those who want our industry to grow.

I want you to click here and get your free training and launch your social media marketing right now.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

1 Some folks are rabid about posting every single day being the requirement. Guess what? I know folks who have posted every day for six months and not gotten a single sale. Don’t let that discourage you. In many cases they were posting crap. They were posting poorly rewritten articles that are all over the Internet in order to post something. You are better off posting good, quality, useful, relevant content a couple of times a week.

 

Benefits of Social Marketing

Google Panda Proof

Early in the spring my sweetie and I took some time at Orange Beach, AL
Early in the spring my sweetie and I took some time at Orange Beach, AL

If your content has the approval of a large number of social media sites as expressed in terms of backlinks, you are golden. There is a bit more to it than that, but if you are not including social media in your marketing plan then you really are going to be doing things the hard way. One of the main benefits of Social Marketing is sticking power that no algorithm from Google is going to overcome.

Your content having 300 likes on Facebook and 100 shares is not to be underestimated.

You are actually building a relationship

Well, in many cases you are. One of the things about likes on social media if it is broken out by user ID is it gives you a reason to have a conversation with someone. Also, while that conversation might not necessarily be a qualified lead, that person might lead you to a qualified lead.

If you are on social media, stop looking at kittens long enough to have a conversation with someone about what is going on in their lives. If you can, help them in some way if that conversation is about a problem. If you provide someone with a solution to a problem; if they know you understand the pain of their situation and can provide a solution, you are on your way to being rich.

…and with lots of new friends, which is always a plus.

Stick to Your Knitting

If you are wanting to use your time on Social Media to grow your business, stick to the pages that are related to your business. This will also encourage the site on which you find yourself to direct you to more pages (and people) relevant to your goals and dreams.

Avoid politics; avoid controversy.

I so enraged one site’s moderators that I was rewarded with a bad rating. All I did was tell the truth as I saw it.

Was it fair? LOL, no, but that is not the point. The moderator had the power and so no point crying about it. The lesson was, stick to business and let the personal opinion stuff only be exercised in an arena where you can do some real good. If something ticks you off to no end, don’t complain about it in the social media arena.  Do something real like writing your senator or congressman.

If you don’t know where to find your senator or congressman’s address, email me and I will help you find it.

People Are Coming To You As Targeted Qualified Leads

When you correctly master Social Media, folks who come to your pages and click through to your content or opt in for your newsletter or the free training you can offer them, you can be certain that person is looking for you.

Help that person realize that you have the pain killer for their pain and you are, again, golden.

You Spend Your Time Working With Interested Folks, Not Tire Kickers

Here we have arrived at the dream condition. The folks who are contacting you are folks who have a problem and think you can provide a solution. These folks are the ones who buy what you are marketing1.

Go here and check out how you can get the benefits of Social Marketing For yourself.

Best Regards as always,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

205-337-6618

1 One of the number one things my mentor in this business taught me was to quit selling and start marketing. Most companies still tell you to make a list of friends and family. It is a waste, don’t do it.

Audience Builder Pro

Audience Builder Pro Easy Setup

Audience Builder Pro is one of the more easily set up tools in which I have invested. 90% of the work involved is determining the RSS feed links for you various social media links.  YouTube, for instance, seems to have changed their link structure to the RSS feed a couple of times in a couple of years. I am new to RSS, so that may just be my impression. I went through a couple of YouTube videos on the issue, none of which were helpful. Turns out my signing in to YouTube with my Google+ account had me confused on my user ID for was for that particular site.

A Variety of Social Media Sites

Working my way through the various social media sites, I found that there were many more formats out there than those on Facebook and Twitter. I found Plurk to be particularly easy on the eyes, especially at 1AM.

Rob was clear in explaining that you may only have two social media sites. My original set included YouTube, Twitter, and of course, Facebook. There were five social media sites that are considered the top five, so, whatever was missing I created accounts on those as well and spent a few minutes creating a few blog posts or shares. You cannot include a feed from a site on which you have posted no content.

In my mind I was concerned about the workload of posting new content to all these new social media points. As I worked through the process I discovered that the formats were so different that I am thinking that new content is not going to be a problem. The change of format had an effect similar to a wet rag on a tired face.

I just have to make sure that the content fits the format.

Promises of Easy Setup

Is Audience Builder Pro Really Easy to Set Up?

Simple as a promise was finally delivered in the Audience Builder Pro product. Well, that’s not really true. It was awful, just awful. In fact, forget I even mentioned Audience Builder Pro. You don’t need all that heinous set up and configuration and I don’t need the competition for backlinks.

FACT: It was a joy to set up, easy and straight forward.

Happy Labor Day!

It’s been a blessed Labor Day. I got to spend the day with my sweetheart, talked to my family and went to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I smiled and laughed the whole way through the movie. The music made the movie and was from a time when music was a joy and not a call to murder and mayhem. I may even go see it again.

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton

Network Marketing Tips

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
205-337-6618

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

 

How To Succeed In MLM Online

Are You Trying to Learn How to Succeed In MLM?

Well, you would think that picking the absolutely perfect product would mean you were destined for success. In that thought you would also be perfectly wrong. Were the previous in fact a true statement then everyone who started in MLM and networking would after a time work for the same company.

Truth is, a lot of companies make and sell a lot of good products and services. It does not matter what you sell so pick something you like and feel good representing, that you use yourself, and you will have started the journey.

How to Succeed In MLM? Follow A Proven Plan

Robert Kiyosaki often says that if you want to be rich, learn to do what rich people do. Then, and only then, will you have what rich people have and be able to do the things rich people often choose to do. As I sit here putting this piece together it occurs to me that the reason he says it so often is that he does not believe folks are listening to him or, if they are, they are not getting it. Likewise, if you want to be successful in online MLM you have to do what the super successful in online MLM do.

Sometimes that means listening to your upline. It may surprise you to hear me say, “Sometimes it does not.” Don’t get me wrong. He or she is doing something right. After all, they recruited you.

To shorten this point up, if you are not making quick progress doing what they advise, start looking to other sources for training. I guarantee you will not hurt their feelings. If you do, their overrides on your business will ease the pain of a whole lot of scabbed noses.

‘Success leaves clues’ For Those Looking to Learn How To Succeed In MLM

The idea that success leaves clues is both self-evident and a great secret to the masses. We know that the top MLM and Networking guys have all done it, and a lot have ‘done it their way.’ Some (like one of my mentors) focus on SEO and SAO. Others focus on blogging (like another of my mentors) while others focus on Youtube.com marketing. Just as it matters not what you sell; it does not matter how you sell it.

Just pick a marketing method and master it until you have it down cold and are extremely profitable.

Help Others Solve Their Problems

If you help others solve their problems they will help you solve yours. My mentor said to me, “Quit selling.” Quit selling and start helping others solve their problems and you will start building relationships of trust.

People buy from folks they trust.

Pick a Marketing Method and Master It

Master a single method first, then you can add other channels to your efforts. If you are like me, I know you will spend a week straining your brain on which method will make you money the fastest. Since I don’t know your talents or predispositions, there is no way I can advise you on that. I can tell you that in all the above things we have talked about:

  • Are you looking to learn how to make money in your online MLM business?
  • You are looking for an online business that will make you money.
  • Success Leaves Clues. Those who succeed have shared traits; do what they do and you will have what they have.
  • Pick a marketing method, one that you like is as good a choice as any, and master it to the point of profitability before jumping to another one.

Looking at all these points there is one company that stands out in

  1. Training provided
  2. Giving the new MLM/networker up front value with which he can build his or her name and reputation
  3. Giving the new MLM/networker products to be sold at high commissions, many at 100% without you having to own them first
  4. Detailed instruction on the four pillars of what all super successful online MLM/networks must master to succeed
  5. A track record of graduating many 5 and 6 figure earners amongst other MLM/networking companies that I don’t think has an equal…

That company is My Lead System Pro.  You should go here and check it out.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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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