Category Archives: Social Space Marketing

Why Are You Promoting Empower??

I’ve received this question from a number of my readers and newsletter subscribers so I wanted to address it here in public.  I’ve combined all of the questions into one and will post the question(s) and my response.

Roxanne,

You have said that you never want to promote a system, you always want to promote yourself.  You have also told us that using blog systems like Empower is promoting them and not us.  It has also been said that we should host our own blog so we control it, not someone else.  It seems like you are going against everything you’ve taught by promoting Empower Network.  Why is that?

These are all great questions and you are correct.  Generally I say that you should host and control your own blog.  However…that has stopped many of you from blogging because you don’t know and/or don’t want to learn how to do that.  Empower is the next best option IF you don’t want the hassle of setting everything up yourself.

You can certainly use the Empower system to promote yourself.   They actually encourage you to do that.  If you don’t have a company, you can certainly promote EN.  And, if you don’t want the hassles of teaching blogging to your team, you can always just plug them into EN to get the blog all set up and optimized for them and the training to go with it.

It’s all totally up to you.   I’m only suggesting the Empower Network system as the next best option for those of you who don’t want the hassle of setting up and hosting your own blog.   I will always say that controlling your own is best.  No question.  But that does require learning what to do and how to do it.

 

 

Systems are Important for Marketing Online

Over the years my business has evolved.  My goal has always been to help the most people possible make money and have successful businesses.  The problem I ran into is that I love working one on one with people.  When I do courses or generic trainings, I don’t feel like I’m thriving.  However, when I do a VIP day or work one on one with my Elite coaching clients and see them succeeding, THAT is my personal fulfillment.  My personal happy space.

What I’ve found is that most people are scared or just unable to make the financial commitment it takes to join the Elite coaching or schedule a VIP day.  So…I began looking for a system I could plug people into that was in line with what I teach.

Many of you know that about 6 or 7 years ago I worked with a wonderful trainer named Kim Klaver. Some time ago, Kim approached me about a new affiliate marketing company that was just getting started that had the systems in place I was looking for.  However, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to hear it. Many of you know I was involved with a “system” for quite a few years and ended up getting burned pretty badly. I wasn’t interested in promoting anyone’s “system”.

I did a lot of research and ended up joining Kim in Empower Network Here’s why:

1.  You can use Empower’s blog & training to promote your current business.

In other words, this system is “stand alone”.  It’s not connected to any MLM other than it’s own affiliate program so you don’t have to worry about anyone trying to funnel you into their deal.  There is no conflict with your existing company.  You are not required to sell or promote anything Empower.  You pay for the blogging platform (EVERYTHING is set up for you, you just blog).  You pay for the training.  I’ve gone through it.  These guys are brilliant and have some of the best training for the masses.  (Of course, you could always sign up for a VIP Day and my monthly Elite Coaching instead if you want.  😉 )

2.  You can use Empower’s blog & training to promote EN’s products and services.

Only if you WANT.  This is definitely not a requirement to use their system.  However, if you want to make 100% commissions when someone purchases their own system or training, you would want to be an affiliate of EN and promote their products.

3.  Use Empower’s blog & training to train your downline.

The training for marketing and everything is right there.  Just plug them in and off they go!

 

How will YOU use Empower?

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Marketing Your Business Online

Here is a perfect example of why most people fail miserably when marketing their business online.  I recently wrote a post where I was comparing my initial viewpoint of two new affiliate marketing companies that both offer the same type of products.  This post showed up in the search engine results within 7 minutes of writing it.  A rep of one of the companies found my post in the search engine results.  She made a comment on it.  I replied to her comment and asked her for more information as well as issued a challenge (to ANY members of Empower and/or Level One, including her) which may have proven her point…who knows.

I gave her my email address and told her I wanted more information.  It is now over 10 days later and she has not replied to my comment in any way.

FOLLOW THROUGH!!!  FOLLOW UP!!!

Those are the most important words any online marketer can remember.  You can be out there all day long posting in different places on the internet, but if you don’t follow up on those posts, you are dead in the water.  You will just keep struggling and struggling and continue to get nowhere.  The goal for any online marketer should be to get more users of your product or service and/or get more business partners.  If you aren’t following up with those who ask you for information, you are on the losing end.

I recently looked into the basic packages of both Empower and Level One networks so I could evaluate their material and see which company (if either) is in line with what I teach and beneficial to my readers/subscribers.

I have chosen one over the other.  There are a few very simple reasons why.

1.  I like Empower’s blogging platform better than Level One’s.  I feel it will be easier for the people I recommend it to.

2.  The residual (monthly commission) potential is greater with Empower than Level One.

3.  The training for Empower is more simplified than the Level One training.  My tribe is used to simple because it’s how I teach.

4.  When I was looking online for comparisons between the two, the majority of what I found was Level One affiliates bashing Empower.

5.  I love that Empower gives you information right up front (during signup) regarding the compensation plan and the legalities of your business.

 

More MLM SPAM on Social Spaces

Today seems to be “MLM SPAM day” on social spaces.  I did a couple screen shots to share my “favorite” SPAM with you.  These showed up in my newsfeed today among MANY others.

 

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HHMMM…you thought the ENTIRE GROUP would be perfect for the 2 – 5 people you supposedly could invite??  Interesting…

 

 

MLMspam57EVERYBODY gets paid and NO ONE is left out?  WOW…sounds like one of “those things” that will attract the people who want to sign up, do nothing and get paid.  ( I know for a fact that the person who posted this one is having NO success because they contacted me saying “social space marketing doesn’t work”.  It doesn’t work for THEM because they are doing it wrong.)

 

 

MLMspam58The same status was posted by two DIFFERENT people at the exact same time via HootSuite.  These people never even visit the group so they have no idea that their scripted SPAM is found out.  One of these two is also wondering why they are struggling so hard to build their business using social spaces.

 

 

 

 

And…the honorable mention goes to this next one!  This one goes one better than sign up, do nothing and get paid.  They are going to PAY YOU and you never have to spend a dime!!  Let me ask you…if no one ever spends a dime…WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM????

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This is only a very small fraction of the spammy status updates that came through my newsfeed today.  Are you marketing like this?

STOP RIGHT NOW!!  Go listen to my Social Space Marketing Call or sign up for my upcoming Social Space Marketing 4 Week Course.   Learn how to market your business without being a spammer.