Do you feel strong, healthy, financially secure?
Are you too busy working to take the time to make more money than you need just to 'get by'?
Will you be in the same position five years from now?
So you've scoured the internet for a home business and are now totally confused, how do you separate the real diamonds from the fake?
Most business opportunity websites focus on money and success stories. Do you REALLY think that you can:
make money with no investment of money, time or energy, or all three;
make money legally without selling a product or service;
make a thousand dollars between Friday and the weekend;
trust someone who tricks you into reading a web page with a dishonest headline?
What YOU need to focus on is deciding what you want to do, so that you will recognize it when you find it.You need to learn how to be just as insistent as those scam artists. Learn what it is that you're looking for, and never settle for less.
Here are some of the questions you need to ask in order to clarify exactly what you want.
What do you really want in life? No matter what your current situation, you need to look beyond those particular circumstances and decide what it is you ultimately want to achieve.
For example, you may have bill collectors calling you every day. Your automatic answer may be "I want them to go away, I want to be able to pay off my debts."
You need to look beyond that. What you really want is financial stability and security so you can do what you really want to do, whether it be charitable, recreational, etc.
Yes, you want to be your own boss, regulate and schedule your own time, and control your hours and income, but maybe you also want to work with others who will train you to be just as successful as they are.
Do you want to market on the internet, sell, host parties, take orders, deliver products, handle stocking, inventory, or money collecting? Do you want to work independently most of the time, or do you want to work closely every day with others.
Don't forget that there are many aspects of going to work for others that you may be overlooking because of current stresses or worries. Will you be content to sit at home alone in your home office day in and day out? Will you miss the commaraderie of conversations around the water cooler or over lunch?
Maybe you want to stay home with your young children. Will you miss having adult conversations?
What I'm suggesting here, is to look beyond the lure of the "quick dollar" and pay attention to the details of what you will actually be doing every day in any online business. If you don't see it in print, ask! Ask those who are already working the business. Ask the owner.
Maybe what you are looking for is what is called the intellectual distribution business. It's the next trillion dollar industry. It's all about educating consumers about products and services that will improve their lives, that they didn't even know existed; products and services they already need and use which may be safer, healthier, more convenient alternatives; it's about wholesale prices, ordering online or on the phone, and deliveries right to their door.
Do you also want a system you can just plug in to, simple enough for beginners? Even if you know nothing about personal websites, live online conference rooms, or how to identify prospects interested in your products or services, you want to be successful and to have those tools and talents at your disposal. You have the will to learn and earn, the persistence and the ability to follow directions. If you are a beginner, expect to find a business that will train you completely for free.
Which takes us to costs. If you pay nothing, you will get something that is worth just that. You must expect to have to make an investment, but just don't pay for training. Every legitimate business, both online and offline, needs startup cash. You should be able to get training for free, however. Find a business that fits your budget. I've tried many things, and I know that $100 a month is reasonable; I wouldn't pay much more, however.
Not to say that it might not be easier to start with more money, but it is possible to earn as you learn. There are many ways to substitute time for money; learn what they are.
So if you read a website and think "this sounds too good to be true" or "this sounds suspicious", then probably it is! Learn what you want, and trust your instincts. If you want to work with others, find an opportunity that allows you to do just that.
Shop around, do your due diligence, but remember, ultimately this is your decision. Make it based on concrete knowledge of what you want and what is out there. You will find something that fits you; just believe that you deserve it!
By Kathryn Beach
Jumat, 18 Juli 2008
Do you feel strong, healthy, financially secure?
Many Network Marketing distributors overlook for some reason the small business owner and professional. They don't attempt to talk to them about their products and business as many believe they simply would not be interested. That is not the case with many small business owners. Many are always looking for additional cash flow and ways to create a secondary revenue source.
Small business owners and small business professionals are a Gold Mine in Network Marketing and MLM. They bring to the table many things that the average person does not:
1) They bring A DIFFERENT Perspective to the marketplace and MLM. They understand business, and also how to run one, and have a business attitude when working in the marketplace, not just an employee attitude.
2) They bring EXPERIENCE to the marketplace and MLM that the average person does not have. Experience in running a business, networking, making things happen, and succeeding.
3) They bring DETERMINATION to the marketplace and Network Marketing. They MUST be determined to succeed in their business, and bring the same determination to MLM. Most small business owner and professionals are very FOCUSED on what they are doing, and determined on where they are going.
4) They bring CONTACTS and NETWORKS to the marketplace and MLM. Most business owners belong to state and national associations with other business owners, and thusly, have formed relationships with many other small business owners and professionals, a Gold Mine in MLM.
5) They bring a CREDIBILITY that the average person does not have to the marketplace and MLM. Credibility as an owner, and a professional in the marketplace. This alone is a Gold Mine in Network Marketing.
Business owners and professionals are incredible prospects for MLM, but unfortunately, can be quite difficult to approach, at least from the normal approach of Network Marketers.
How can you then plug into all they can bring to Network Marketing? How can you recruit them, but do it with a very professional approach that they will be curious about, instead of turned off like so many are?
The best way to approach them is in a VERY Professional manner and with a VERY Professional verbiage. You DO NOT approach them like you would your aunt or cousin,or best friend. Many times, with family or friends, we all have a tendency to say too much as we are excited, and want to tell the world about what we are doing.
The less you say, the more chance you have of getting an appointment, warm market or not.The more professionalism you have, the less negative responses you will get.
Here are several SCORCHING approaches for the telephone/Face to face for the small business owners:
"Hello Ben? This is Mary, and I need your help on something.I am introducing into the business community a new idea that could really impact revenues for small business owners. I would like your input and insights as to how it could be applied to this community. When do you have 10 minutes?"
"Hello Ben? This is Mary. Listen, I have run across an idea that I believe can increase revenues for many small businesses in our community. It has tremendous value, and I need your help and input as to how to introduce it into our Locale. When do you have 10 minutes?"
" Hello Ben? This is Mary, and do you feel that increasing revenues in your business would be something that we could spend 10 minutes discussing?"
"Hello Ben? This is Mary.I really need your expertise on something.I have run across a way that small business owners can substantially increase their revenues and am looking for the best way to introduce it into the marketplace.When are you available for about 10 minutes?"
"Hello Ben? I need your help on a project I am getting ready to introduce into the business community. You are very well versed in business, and I want to run an idea past you and you give me your thoughts on the value of it as a secondary revenue stream to small business owners."
Calling small business owners cold is not easy, but a great excercise for building your skill set. Here is one way we approached thousands of business owners we did not know on the phone, or especially face to face, which worked well for us:
"Hello. My name is Doug, and like you, I am a Business owner in this community. I am simply introducing myself to folks like yourself, and also an idea that has proven to increase revenues substantially for small business owners like you and me. May I drop in for a 5 minute visit this week to simply introduce myself? I would love to meet you and learn more about your business, and share an idea that has proven to increase profitability with many business owners such as your self."
Also, you can send out a short letter/ email simply saying basically the same thing.
My name is Doug, and like you, I am a small business owner here in the local business community. The reason for the letter, I have found an idea that can help increase revenues for small business owners substantially. I simply would love to meet you, learn a little about your business, and share an idea that has helped me. I will be in touch to see when what day would be convenient.
Follow uo within a couple of days, and see about scheduling a drop in visit.
These are just a few of the hundreds of ways you can approach small business professionals in MLM and Network Marketing.
By Doug Firebaugh
In Multi-level marketing (MLM), or network marketing, the business owner recruits other independent distributors into his or her network. These prospects are known as MLM leads because they have shown some interest in the business opportunity. The MLM leads are, at first, usually comprised of the business owner's friends, family, and acquaintances. Once these resources have been exhausted, the business owner must uncover new prospects to recruit into his or her network. This process, known as MLM lead generation, can be time consuming and quite costly.
Through this process, the business owner mines demographic information for viable MLM leads, which are then contacted through standard direct marketing tools, including telephone and email. The target lists may be acquired from advertising campaigns that promote the product or service to potential customers or recruits, and they can also be obtained through MLM lead generation tools. MLM business owners typically utilize a couple of different methods, during MLM lead generation, to attain these viable MLM leads.
If executed correctly, a MLM lead generation program should bring together all of the most effective offline and online tools in order to ensure that leads progress efficiently from initial contact through sales closure and recruitment. This includes purchasing or licensing lead lists, which the distributor utilizes in his or her email, telemarketing, or direct mail campaigns.
An MLM lead batching or distributor gathering program is a more inclusive process for MLM lead generation. In this process, the business owner will work the leads through advertising campaigns that not only attract customers and recruits, but also invite them to build their own network. Through this comprehensive program, the business owner is building his or her network and helping recruits build theirs as well.
Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a type of direct marketing that involves selling a product, service, information, or business opportunity. It is also known as network marketing, and typically operates as follows: the self-employed independent distributor first becomes associated with a parent company, and then attempts to locate and sell to customers and others who may also want to become distributors. One of the main goals of MLM is to sell the product or service and to encourage the client to become an independent distributor and sell the services or product themselves. The prospects that may be interested in becoming distributors are known as MLM leads.
These independent distributors, or business owners, receive compensation for buying the parent company's product or service, selling the product or service to others, and for expanding their network of people through MLM leads. The "downline" consists of distributors recruited by business owner, who receives commissions based on their sales and the sales of the distributors they subsequently recruit. The "upline" consists of distributors who are above the business owner in the MLM hierarchy and receive commissions based on his or her sales.
These commissions, also known as benefits or rewards, are tracked through a points system, where the points represent the total volume of products or services sold through the business owner's network. If a business owner can recruit more independent distributors, he or she will receive more benefits or rewards.
Some examples of widely recognized multi-level marketing companies are Mary Kay, Avon, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Amway, and Herbalife.
An MLM leads list is simply the list of prospective customers and recruits that an independent distributor, also known as the business owner, has acquired. In a multi-level marketing (MLM) venture, the goal is to sell the products or services of the parent company and identify potential distributors to add to the business owner's network. If it is comprised of viable prospects, the MLM leads list is the most valuable marketing tool that a business owner will own.
The business owner generally buys MLM leads from another company, but he or she must be careful to choose a reputable source, or risk wasting time and money. There is a multitude of sources, especially via the internet, and many of them have no other interest than defrauding the MLM business owner. A business owner should consider the following points when purchasing an MLM leads list:
? Many MLM lead companies sell their leads repeatedly. Leads will likely be unresponsive if another MLM business owner has called them before.
? Several leads might not be fresh, so they may have lost interest in the business opportunity.
? The business owner should try to acquire the highest number of valuable leads for his or her money.
? The quality of the lead is imperative. A viable lead is one that, in addition to contact information, has expressed a sincere interest in the business opportunity.
? Use a service like Melissa Data to verify the correct address and phone number of the MLM Leads Lists purchased.
If business owners can acquire quality MLM leads list, then they will have greater success in building a network for themselves and their recruits.
In multi-level marketing (MLM), or network marketing, the MLM business owner recruits other independent distributors into his or her network. These prospects are called MLM leads, because they have shown some interest in the business opportunity. One of the best ways to contact potential customers or recruits is via email. The MLM business owner, however, must take precautions against sending "spam" or unwanted emails to people that are not interested. Thus, opt-in MLM Leads are the best prospects to contact via email.
What does "opt-in" mean?
The term "single opt-in" means that a subscriber chose to sign up for information from the sender of the email. The term "double opt-in" means that the subscriber has confirmed his or her subscription by responding to an automatically generated message sent to the email address. Using opt-in MLM leads give MLM business owners better prospects. One way to ensure the greatest number of opt-in MLM leads as possible is to use a leads capture web page.
An MLM leads capture page is a professionally designed web page designed to encourage people to request more information from you about the MLM business opportunity. This type of web site is valuable in generating MLM email leads, because the web site visitor is already interested in the business opportunity that the company is offering.
While a simple web site registration page may provide space for entering name and contact information, this may be an opportune time to inquire about the person's interest in the business opportunity. This task can be accomplished through a short survey included in the web site registration. The MLM business owner will then have the advantage of knowing that the lead is interested in the business opportunity, and that he is in a position to pursue it.
The multi-level marketing independent distributor continually faces the challenge of contacting new leads that may result in a customer for the company's product or service. An MLM email Lead is just like any other lead, except that the business owner (independent distributor) contacts this lead via email, rather than using standard offline methods of contact. Email leads should not be confused with a generic email list.
The difference is that an actual lead has expressed some interest in the product, service, or business opportunity that an MLM business owner has to offer. An email list can be acquired through various channels, including internet spiders that retrieve email addresses from web sites. These types of lists often result in "spam" or unwanted emails.
Like all other MLM leads, the business owner may purchase a list of MLM email leads from any number of companies that offer these types of services to MLM companies. The business owner can also generate his or her own list through a variety of marketing methods. The simple exchange of business cards between the MLM business owner and a potential lead is a good way to guarantee that the lead was interested. The business owner can also create a web site explaining the product or service and business opportunity.
A web site is valuable in generating MLM email leads, because the web site visitor will probably already be interested in the company. The web site can require registration in order to navigate to some of the more informative areas. The registration process can include the visitor's email address, physical address, and phone number.