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Two Important Steps to Network Marketing Success

Two Important Steps to Network Marketing Success

Copyright 2006 Mal Keenan

How’s your email inbox been lately? No doubt jammed packed with the latest, greatest offer promising to make you $1000s in a matter of days. Your only commitment comprises of simply signing on the dotted web page.

Sounds to good to be true, right? Well, one way to make good money online is by leveraging the efforts of others but one must be careful before jumping in with both feet.

It is important when comtemplating joining a network marketing program that two important things are in place.

Firstly, you MUST have a product that people will buy and that you could use yourself. After all if YOU can find a use for the product then chances are your prospects will be able to do so too.

Too often I have joined network marketing companies and found that the product was sub-standard or worse still, the product came a far off second to the compensation plan, setting the company up with the possibility of being labled a “pyramid scheme”.

Pyramid schemes focus on the exchange of money and recruitment – Sure enough it is important to signup others in order to grow out your team and increase your earnings but the product should not be so dubious that the company comes under the scrutiny of the law.

You can find out more about pyramid schemes at the site below: http://www.sec.gov/answers/pyramid.htm

One program, that I became involved with recently, attracted me before I even knew I could make money from promoting it. Success University offers Self Improvement courses, which is a genre that I have always been interested in. So, making a monthly payment to improve my knowledge and earning power seemed a no brainer to me. The investment seemed small compared to what I could gain, that’s without taking into consideration the money earned through promoting the product to others.

The above formula is just one way to check out whether the product is something that you can sell to others in good conscience.

Secondly, if you want to make money from your network marketing company with the least possible effort then you must look out for a GREAT compensation plan.

This folks is a no brainer – I have been a member of one particular network marketing program and in spite of the presence of a great product AND personally recruiting hundreds or thousands of members, the monthly payout was comparatively very low. The compensation plan did not significantly reward me for my efforts and subsequently I have lost interest in continuing apace. I would much rather expend the same amount of effort for greater gains.

When perusing the compensation plan ask yourself – Can I start earning with the least amount of effort and more importantly will my income grow exponentially through the time and efforts of both myself and those on my team?

You may also want to find out how others are earning by searching the online forums. People love to boast and if the money is being earned then you’ll hear about it.

Keep in mind the couple of points above when choosing a company to put your weight behind and you won’t go too far wrong.

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Network Marketing The Organic Way

Network Marketing The Organic Way

Network marketing is, or should be, organic by definition.  After all, it comes about as a natural product, or byproduct, of normal actions of you, the network marketer.  Like most things organic, it might benefit a little from some planting, fertilizing and removal of parasites.

A genuine “network marketer” is concentrating more on the network than the marketing side of the equation.  social network marketingMany of the sales made by network marketers come more often from the trust and relationship the buyer has with the marketer rather than from the perceived qualities of the product itself.  Make no mistake here, a good product at a reasonable price can influence a lot of potential buyers, but the trust in the seller will have a lot more to do with success, all other things being equal.

This brings up a point for those interested in getting into a network marketing program, but who are afraid of having to “sell” things.  If done properly, the major “job” of the network marketer is to continually expand their circle of friends and acquaintances.  It’s a rough life, isn’t it?

Another point to remember is that many internet business opportunities and internet marketing techniques adapt themselves quite easily to the network marketing model.  The main difference the network is built in cyberspace and you may never see a single customer.


There are many places and activities that are good for building your network, but there are a couple of steps you might want to take first.

* Prepare yourself:  At first, there are going to be two strong tendencies on your part.  One is to throw up your hands and quit at the first question or contact, the other is going to be the desire to make every meeting into a sale.  Both of these will probably be influenced primarily by ignorance.  If you don’t know what you are talking about, you will either avoid the topic completely, or babble idiotically.

You should definitely be as familiar as possible with your company, its history, its place in the business community, the products you sell, prices, return policies, and the business opportunity itself, in the case of a multi-level-marketing business. You don’t have to have every figure or statistic immediately at hand, that’s what brochures, website, and lunch dates are for, but you should be able to present a rational overview without consternation.network marketing pyramid

You should also prepare some simple, tantalizing responses to such beautiful lead in questions such as, “And what business are YOU in?”  In his book “The Wave 4 Way To Building Your Downline,” Richard Poe offers tips from a successful network marketing professional named Jerry Campisi.  When asked what he does for a living, Jerry would commonly reply, “I’m a lifestyle marketer.”  This response would very often elicit a request for further details on the part of the listener who would then be in the position of asking about what Jerry had to sell rather than having to run away from a sales pitch.

In his network marketing classic, “Big Al’s Super Prospecting: Special Offers & Quick-Start Systems“, Tom “Big Al” Schreiter offers much the same advice, including a list of sixteen possible responses, such as, “I put people on the fast track to retirement.  I save them money and help them retire 15 years early”.  See how it works?

* Prepare your tools:  It doesn’t hurt to have some brochures in your pocket or purse, but the biggest single physical network marketing tool you will need for building your business and your network is the simple business card.  Always have plenty of these with you and hand them out liberally.  They should be simple and unobtrusive but should give the prospect all they need to get in touch with you.  They should NOT be sales pitches, although they can contain the name of your business and/or a quick overview of your business.  For example:  Bob’s Mowing – Complete Landscaping and Lawn Care.  It is also a plus to include a website and email, particularly if they contain information about your business:  bobrobertslandscaping.com, email bob@bobrobertslandscaping.com.  That website did not exist when I wrote this, by the way, so if you are Bob Roberts and are in landscaping, go for it!


Your network will be mainly built from two groups, professional contacts and social contacts.  I view professional contacts as two groups, although there might be some overlap or blurring between the two.  I refer to connected and non-connected professionals.


Connected professionals are the people you work with or come in contact with as a result of your “real” business if you are just getting started in network marketing.  You have to be careful here as you can alienate someone you need for your regular business, or you might create a conflict or overstep a boundary.  Just as one example, many companies frown on soliciting and might consider even talking about your network business as grounds for censure or even firing.

Non-connected professionals are those such as property managers, real estate agents, car sales people, and others who may already have a rich network of contacts, who may have some sales experience or expertise, and who might be interested in your opportunity if not your product.  I won’t call these people “fair game”, but you certainly do have a little more latitude in contacting them and explaining your business, and having them join you could be quite a boost.


You may already have a broad network of social contacts, but here are a few suggestions of what you can do to broaden this network.

1.  Public places and events:  You can frequent malls, fairs, coffee shops, sidewalk sales, garage sales, and other group functions…all in the interest of broadening your reach.  Stay away from selling.  Talk of generalities or the weather, or who won the game last night, but have your cards ready and know what you are going to say when the moment arrives.  A lady asked me about a wrap I had on my wrist the other day, and I jokingly replied that it was an occupational hazard.  I spent so much time making money on my computer that I must have gotten carpal tunnel syndrome.  Trust me, after that, she was more interested in the money she could make than possible damage to her arm.  By the way, I switched to an ergonomic keyboard and mouse along with a better chair and it cleared up.

2.  Clubs and organizations:  While many of these are targeted groups with agendas of their own, there are a great many opportunities to network with the membership, and they are a great way to expand your own group of contacts.  You can also sometimes get some great help in other ways as well.  More than one person, including myself, has gotten a good job through a social contact, or a good price on furniture.

3.  Speaking engagements:  If you are knowledgeable on a subject related to your business, you can provide free workshops, classes, or talks on that subject.  Don’t think it works?  I once watched a woman who sold self-defense items such as pepper spray, whistles, and books, sell over 200 items after giving a 45 minute talk on protecting yourself.

4. Business lunches or seminars:  Here’s an opportunity to mingle with like minded people who might be interested in what you have to offer.  It’s a great time to exchange cards and practice your “what do you do for a living?” response.  By the way, there is a website called MeetUp.com.  You can go there and sign up to join or start groups of people in your area who share your interests.  Two weeks from today, I am going to participate in a seminar on search engine optimization.  The audience will include a lot of people who will be interested in internet marketing…a topic I know a little about.  I wonder if I can give them a card?

There are many other situations such as PTA meetings, weddings, and even church functions which become great network marketing opportunities when you leave the selling at home and concentrate on making friends and acquaintances.

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Create Your Network Marketing Momentum

Create Your Network Marketing Momentum

In network marketing, substantial walk-away wealth is created only after you have achieved momentum. You can think of this momentum to be very similar to the doubling effect of compound interest.

Compound interest is “Interest which is calculated not only on the initial principal but also the accumulated interest of prior periods.” In the case of your network marketing efforts your initial principal is your initial effort. Your accumulated interest is that of your sponsors, who, with your proper coaching, carry on your efforts to effectively set your momentum in motion and duplicate your business building efforts.

Your sponsors follow your lead by growing your downline and finding new sponsors who in turn do the same. This has surprising and remarkable results. the duplication creates a doubling effect that once in place grows your business at a phenomenal rate. No longer can your efforts possibly keep pace with the actions of so many who all contribute to your own downline. We call this the Compound Effect. Wouldn’t you rather make 1% of 100 peoples efforts than 100% of your own.

This momentum begins by putting it in motion with your actions. Unfortunately, try asking up to 90% of the people who attempt network marketing how they are doing. You are more then likely to hear many negative replies. The reason is simple – they did not set things in motion or if they do they stop the momentum by pulling back on the reigns.

Getting your network marketing business rolling is no mystery. It takes you and your positive dedication to move things forward. It also takes some planning on your part. This is accomplished first by establishing your goals for your business. Write your goals down and give yourself a timeline to accomplish these goals!! Determine what your ideal vision of the future would be, and move toward it with optimistic expectations.

The next step for realizing your network marketing success is mapping out your plan for success. This is where you determine the most effective use of your time and energy. Figure out what money if any, should be spent on your business marketing and advertising budget. Most importantly, set time aside to market your business each day. BE CONSISTENT!

A frequently overlooked step by many who attempt to succeed at network marketing is devoting time to you. Your continued education is vital to your success. Your newfound knowledge will enable you to adapt to changes, and focus on the things that really work. This industry is truly about personal development and self improvement.

Personal development will lead to the development of your sponsors, the key to your long term success. Your sponsors need a team leader who has high energy, is motivated and knowledgeable. It is important that you nurture and build your team into an extension of you. Only then will your dream of network marketing momentum and duplication be fulfilled.

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Network Marketing Top Advantages of Using a System

Network Marketing Top Advantages of Using a System

Have you ever tried eating at a fast food chain? These restaurants have one thing in common, the food tastes the same irregardless the location. Did you ever wonder why? They cook the food at a certain temperature, for a certain a mount of time and they serve it with a smile. This is their simple system!

A system they apply to every single store they have. When you buy a franchise from them you need to follow their system, you would not want to experiment because you know that their system works. Thats why anyone who buys a franchise, are actually after their money making system, not the food.

The same is true with network marketing, you must create a system that is duplicatable that if you pass it to your network, it will give them the chance to achieve the same level of success.

The Advantages of a System in Network Marketing

1.Simplifies your work – With a system you make your work easier because you already know what you are suppose to do every single day. A system is just like your daily to-do list. You have your goals written down and since you have a system you know what you have to do on a daily basis to get there.
Another reason why a system helps simplify your work, is because the bigger your network becomes the more complicated it gets, what could work for a group of 200 may not work the same for a group of 2000.
2. More Profitable   With a system you make your network marketing business more profitable. Let me tell you why.
When your system works and you start earning big money because of it the next step you should do is teach your system to the top people in your downline. You’re probably telling yourself that a great system should be kept a secret so that people don’t steal it from you. But let me tell you something “SHARE your system to the people under your network” Why? Because if you help your downlines earn more, you earn more also. Help them in becoming better network marketers and you build a stronger network.

Your downlines’ success is your success!!!

Now that you know the advantages of creating a system in network marketing, you should start creating one. A system always works to your advantage, it does not have negative effects on your business as long as you set it up right from the start of your network marketing career. A good leader should be able to set it up even before he starts on his journey to success in the world of network marketing. But since its not easy to set-up a system, you need someone to guide you and help you make it.

Here is an example of the system I personally use

God Bless and More Success to you my friend!

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It seems that one of the biggest hurdles in the Network marketing industry has always been finding enough good leads for the business. For several years the typical methods men and women in network marketing utilized to build their corporation included advertising the means purchasing telephone qualified prospects and cold-calling them and approaching friends neighbours and relatives. Right now many networkers continue to be taught these old-school procedures. While it does work for a lot of most people in multilevel marketing are struggling.
Ive discovered that when one of our business partners is not making your income they expected it it is usually because they do not have enough good potential customers looking at their business every day. Usually these are relying too to a great extent on the old-school techniques.

For many years now I have been training our team to master the skill of attraction marketing to eliminate this problem. With interest marketing its as you are now the sought after rather than the hunter. You truly can have top-quality prospects calling you asking in relation to joining your business. Network Do it right and you eliminate putting things off with the wrong folks and the rejection far too. You can also save a lot of advertising costs.
Take note it does require a major change in attitude. Using attraction marketing instead of promote your particular mlm business you promote as well as brand YOU. You have to acknowledge the idea that prospects wont join your business they are going to join you. Being the kind of person prospects will probably search for we show our team members to get leaders experts in the profession and the kind of individual who can help others be successful.
There are three widespread obstacles to understanding the use of attraction promoting. The most frequent one especially with new small business owners is lacking the actual confidence or belief that they are the kind of person in which others will look for. Addressing the other 3 major challenges usually fix this one far too.
The 2nd big obstacle to mastering interest marketing is absent the proper training and coaching. Fact is many individuals join a business without having done the proper research. A lot of networkers are not obtaining quality training with modern marketing techniques. Commonly new business partners dont understand how essential this can be until after they possess paid their money signed up with a business and found they need help.
The third along with biggest obstacle to be able to employing attraction advertising is not having an simple to use easy to copy attraction marketing system. Considerably more important to your success in any network marketing opportunity when compared with even the business themselves the compensation plan or perhaps the product you market place is the system you will use to build that organization. Even with everything else available you still need a process you can use and present to your new team members.
Conquering these obstacles is really easy whether you are just starting out of seasoned multilevel marketing veteran. And if you are seeking a business right now permit this to be a major take into account your decision on which company to choose.
Find a good supply of mlm training and also learn all you can. Look for a good mentor along with copy everything he she does. Then put in place your own attraction promoting system. Its the good way to build any multilevel marketing.
Joe Barclay is an expert from training others to help quickly easily generate success online. Read this and other MLM attraction marketing articles at his website. Learn to make more leads and turn into a top enroller in your corporation by using the mlm attraction marketing system the very best income earners in the industry utilize.
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