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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.

 

Social Marketing Through Sickness

Well…back in upstate NY and back to spring colds.  Every time the weather makes a drastic change, I get sick.  This didn’t happen when we lived in KY because they don’t have the drastic temperature changes down there that we have up here.  It can be 80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next.   And I get sick in that kind of weather.  Generally it’s not really sick, sick.  Most times it’s just a cold and laryngitis.  Laryngitis is always present.

In the past, when I did most of my prospecting offline and by calling leads, etc…  my business suffered.  This past week, my business hasn’t suffered.  Why?  Because I don’t need to speak or feel well to do social marketing.  I have had to reschedule a couple appointments that were to take place on the phone, but I’m still selling products, I’m still building my business.  If I’m feeling tired, I go sleep for a while.  Then, I social network when I wake up.  There is always someone online.

What about you?  If you couldn’t speak for a week or so, would your business suffer?  Or would you still be bringing in customers, clients, or business partners?  If you found yourself ill and didn’t feel well, would you still be able to work and prospect?

Learn how to properly market your business using social spaces today!

 

Is MLM a Real Business?

The short answer…YES!!  There have been many, many people who have become millionaires working an MLM business.

If you aren’t sure what MLM is, read my earlier post here.

The longer answer for those of you who don’t want to just take my word for it ;-)

An MLM business and a traditional “brick & mortar” business are very similar and very different.  They are both “real” businesses.  However, one is easier to start and can be worked from wherever you are and the other is harder to start and has to be worked from a physical location.  Obviously MLM is the one where you do not have to be in a physical location to work it.  I know a woman who was homeless and started an MLM business.  She is now a multi millionaire.

Let’s look at this one at a time. 

 

First – Traditional (brick & mortar) business:

  • According to the Small Business Administration, the average cost of starting a new business from scratch is just over $30,000.
  • You (business owner) are basically on your own figuring out your business model unless you start a franchise.   (The average cost of starting a franchise is around $100,000)
  • You need to lease or buy an actual building
  • You will most likely need to hire employees
  • The average owner of a traditional business works at least 60 hours per week
  • Experts estimate that 50 to 80 percent of all new traditional businesses do not make a profit for the first 5 years.
  • A traditional business takes money, time and effort to build

 

Next – MLM business:

  • The average MLM business start up costs are $500 or less
  • You are in business for yourself, but not BY yourself.  There is a whole team of people to help you.
  • You work your business from wherever you live
  • You do not need to hire employees.  You will need to look for business partners.
  • The average MLM business owner works 20 or less hours per week.
  • You can begin making a profit within a month or two with MLM
  • An MLM business takes money, time and effort to build.  If you have more time than money, then you can spend that time instead of spending more money.

 

In conclusion…YES…YES…YES…MLM is a real business.