CategoryNetwork Marketing

Create Your Own Economy

We are almost 1/5 through the 21st century! Seems like only yesterday we were hearing stories of the Y2K millennium bug that would play havoc with our computer systems around the world, and now that is almost 20 years ago.

Whilst the world survived the turn of the new century, it is safe to say that it is a vastly different world today, and it is changing rapidly. The global economy is something we have little or no control over BUT we have TOTAL control over our own economy. And that is good news!

Ask anyone this question: “What do you need more of in your life?” Almost everyone has the same answer. MONEY

It’s a fact that most people struggle financially. The cost of living versus the average wage (for those who are lucky enough to have a job) can make it very difficult for people to make ends meet. However, there are ways to improve your economy and it’s easier than you may think.

Statistics tell us that unemployment is on an ever increasing rise. Job security is all but gone. Business are cutting staff or closing their doors. Sounds dismal doesn’t it.

Well here’s the good news. You can improve your financial situation and the simple answer is Network Marketing. (Also known as MLM or Direct Selling)

WAIT!! Before you jump to conclusions. I know many of you have heard stories or have your own experiences with networking which may or may not be positive. However, network marketing has come a long way in the last 20 years, and is responsible for improving the economy of millions of people globally.

Did you know:

  • Over 100 million people are involved in Network Marketing globally
  • The profession does over $180 billion dollars per year in retail sales
  • Approximately $200 million U.S is paid out every single day in commissions

You can have an opinion or misperception about the industry but the facts speak for themselves.

And more companies are turning to the MLM business model. Why? Because it WORKS.

Network marketing is a legitimate and lucrative business model which is allowing people all over the world to increase their income, improve their financial situation and provide them with a better lifestyle.

Like any business there are skills and training required to become successful in Network Marketing. It’s not a get rich scheme and you won’t be an overnight success. It takes time and effort, but the rewards are well worth it.

And here is an important tip:

Most people who condemn network marketing haven’t even tried it! So don’t allow other people’s opinions become your reality.

If you have a desire to explore the Network Marketing world of possibilities then do it. You won’t regret it. It opens doors of opportunities, and not just financially.

It costs nothing to discover what potentially could be the information that will change your whole life.

Don’t wait, those who wait are waiting forever…

Ask yourself this question: “Can I afford to keep doing things the same way?” If the answer is “NO” then it’s time for a change. This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. This is your year to shine. You’ve got nothing to lose, but so much to gain. You’ll be glad you did.


5 Reasons You Should Be Network Marketing Right Now

If this is your first time, don’t worry! I’m here to help make sure you are steered on the right road, I’m here to guide you, and to answer any thoughts and questions you may have. My aim is make you a network marketing professional as quickly as possible. After all, I’ve got 25 years’ experience doing things that went wrong, learning from what didn’t work, and moving forward and making it work.

I’m going to tell you the 5 reasons how network marketing is flourishing and even booming right now, and why you should start network marketing.

1 Social selling and online team building

There are over 3.7 billion people online every day. That’s a 50% increase in just the last 5 years! And it’s expected to increase another 25% in the next 5 years.

Are you well established online already? If not? Start owning your online properties today. I will guide you through the process of building your online community and getting customers to make those all important sales.

2 Is your job disappearing?

It’s being discussed many times and agreed by government think tanks and scientists around the world that computers will take over from humans in many business sectors. It is estimated that over 47% of jobs we know of today will disappear within the next 25 years. For instance, automobile driver jobs won’t exist in 5 years from now!

Now have a look at your job and see if you have to say goodbye to it before it does it to you.

3 Recession proof industry

It’s a term used to describe an asset, company or any entity that is believed to be economically resistant to the outcomes of a recession. So many companies were hit in 2008 with the global recession. People started staying at home more, cutting back on spending of what we would call luxury goods, many saving their income for a rainy day. No one knew if they would have a job to go to when they got to work on the Monday morning.

But this was not the case. To show that the proof is in the pudding, even when we all suffered the global recession of 2008, we saw an annual growth of 24% that year.

4 Huge industry with high income

With a network marketing value of over $182.6 billion and total pay-out to its partners of over $71 billion there’s an ever increasing passive residual income for yourself, family and your community.

5 Easy to start, keep and scale

You’ll have the ability to learn and become a network marketing expert in a very short period of time. You get to learn from the best that is out there already. Plus a huge advantage of having a very low start up investment cost from a global business that will give you the time and financial freedom.


How to Develop Trouble Shooting Skills As a Growing Leader

No one said network marketing was going to be easy. With that in mind, you can focus on growing as a leader. Troubleshooting is a much-needed skill for marketers. Without this one key skill they wouldn’t have a business or an effective one. Knowing how to spot problem areas and applying a solution not only helps you but your growing team as well. This is vital for success on many different levels. Sometimes only you can see the whole issue behind an event.

Life learning and experience must work together

Life learning and experience are the foundation for troubleshooters. Other skills can be learned but these are the core points to leadership growth and troubleshooting. They layout the path that leaders use to help struggling teams conquer their issues which may lead to success. No one can argue with experience, opinions don’t have value when a team mate can’t close a deal. Experiences are important only if it leads to eventual success.

Life learners are powerful resources. They go beyond the basic need to know stuff and often lead teams to success through critical thinking and research skills. This cornerstone enables the person to find and fix issues quickly. The added benefit is they gain valuable experience on a given subject. Getting started is tricky, but running a business is often the best place to start. In this capacity the person will gain experience in dealing with an uncontrolled environment that is ever changing and presenting new and difficult challenges.

One can rise above the fog of war, only if they are truly wanting to evolve into something better. Mistakes are learning tools that are valuable, not to be frowned upon. Making the same mistake over and over requires a change for the person and more education. Perhaps helping them spot their mistake and explaining why it is one.

Lead the way or let someone else do so
Now is the time to choose your path. Don’t waste people’s time. It’s simple, be valuable by providing a clear pathway for your team, yourself and the world around you. Be humble and help those who need it from a position of love. One can have a good life if they focus on the right habits and goals. Money comes and it goes and so does status. Keep your eyes on personal development and serve and watch peace flow into your life.


Leveraging Twitter With Affiliate Marketing to Make Money

Any Successful Affiliate marketer will tell you that moderation and timing is the key to optimizing your social networking. When you establish the best times and days to post, what kind of content to provide and which audience to target, you will realize the potential of social exposure. Facebook alone has over 1.5 Billion Active Users, that’s not counting Google+, Twitter and YouTube to mention but a few. And when you learn how to leverage these audiences, you will soon see your Blogs exploding with targeted, interested visitors. But it does take time.

Google Traffic is leveraged by means of WordPress Plugins, because it’s how your Blog and/or Website get recognized by All Major Search Engines. But the question is… Which Plugins are the right ones, what kind of plugins must you install and what are their purpose? As much as I would love to, I couldn’t possibly cover all this in a single Blog Post unless I want to keep writing for a couple weeks or so. WordPress and S.E.O tactics are among the absolute favorites used by All Super Affiliate Marketers, and trust me they all use Plugins to get Hundreds of Thousands of Visitors per day. But as I have mentioned before, it takes more than just Plugins. It’s all part of a Much Larger Toolbox that you must build if you’re going to make the life changing kind of money online.

Regardless of the tools you choose to use, any tool only works as good as the person using it. Successful Online Marketing all comes down to Content, Useful and Original Content is what generates the real money online.

How to Create Useful and Interesting Content

But how do you write useful and interesting content? The best word to describe that will be knowledge, which can only be obtained through personal trial and error. You need to develop your own tactics, and that can only be done by constantly testing other concepts and compiling your own collection. As an affiliate marketer, product knowledge plays an important role which is why you need to actually purchase and use the product you intent to promote. It is the only way you will inspire curiosity with your audience, and that is a great starting point to visitor sales conversion. As you progress, your knowledge will expand because you also need to engage with other professionals within your niche. Share ideas and tactics, but try to avoid sales pitches because that is not what professional engagement is about. First you must learn as much as you possibly can, and then your content will improve accordingly.

Let’s briefly take a look at the difference between a Widget and a Plugin.

What is a Widget? – A Widget is what you mostly see on a side bar and include options like social following buttons and web-forms. Favorite widgets also include the search option on your site, recent comments and recent posts. Meta tags and Archives are also widgets used by most successful affiliate marketers. Widgets acts kind of like a guide for your visitor to view the different options provided on your Website and/or Blog.

What is a Plugin? – A Plugin is mostly a tool that runs in the background that helps with things like S.E.O and faster page rank in Google. It’s also responsible for your visitor tracking and analytic results, so you can track and optimize your visitors. A Plugin is also the professional way of cloaking your affiliate links by linking them with your primary domain. So, instead of seeing an affiliate link, the Google Spider sees a Sub-Domain to your Primary Domain which is more likely to be favoured. An excellent Link Cloaking Plugin is Pretty Link Late, and not only does it cloak your link. It also provides you with analytic results so you can see all clicks and unique visitors, this way you can determine the affiliate offer most loved by your audience.

But, all this can sound pretty confusing when you just get started. You can do all this yourself or, you can let a Professional Webmaster Do It for You. This is also an excellent option, because you can have someone build your Empire for you, while you learn to do it all yourself.

Now we all know that Google and Facebook had become the two Traffic Giants followed by YouTube. And with good reason, because we’re talking Billions of Unique monthly Visitors from the Two Giants Combined. However, wouldn’t you agree that we may have been neglecting Twitter and LinkedIn just a little?

They may not be as Huge as Facebook and Google… Yet, but trust me they are working on it! The “Trick” is to link your social profiles so when you Tweet or Re-Tweet on Twitter, it then automatically shares on sites like Facebook. The same goes for LinkedIn, when you post on this social site, it too will automatically be shared.

That is why This Twitter Plugin is so Valuable, and you can see it in Action with the Tweet-able Content at the top of this Post. It’s just One of many Methods and tactics used by all Successful Bloggers and Affiliate Marketers.

You must Never be a faceless profile, or even a picture of you beloved cat. I too love my cat very much but it doesn’t change the fact that she (Bast) is Not the one Posting On My Profiles, I am. The professional way is to have a full frontal picture of yourself, kind of like a passport photo, because audiences enjoy connecting if they see a person.

Allow me to place exclamation on the fact that these are Tools And Training, none of these are Magic Buttons that will turn your PC into an ATM. There is nothing like that in existence, and I know because I used to be a lead contender in the race to find that illusive “Magic Button”.


6 Reasons Why Every Network Marketer Must Master the Skill of Public Speaking

You are ready to walk on stage to meet your audience. There’s a full hall of people eagerly awaiting your speech. Your heart’s pumping fast and the palms of your hands are sweaty. These are some of the symptoms many people face with public speaking.

So, today I want to talk about some of the skills you need to master when public speaking. They are problems that should be taken seriously, that’s if you do suffer from them. Note that each problem is not the same the other and that removing the fear is going to be different for every single person.

Overcome your fears

Whether it is anxiety, panic attacks or even suffering from Insomnia, these are some of the common problems associated with public speaking. But once you have found the light at the end of the tunnel, the change is uplifting and you will start to enjoy public speaking. There are many short courses you can sign up to and these training events help you understand your fears and start to conquer them.

Boost your self-confidence

When you are able to overcome your fear, and have delivered more public speaking events, you will become more proficient at it, and then your confidence will grow. There’s nothing better when you feel great. Your shoulders are back, you walk onto the stage and everyone sees you oozing with confidence.

“The minute you walk on stage to deliver your talk; you are instantly an authority to your team members and even to potential prospects whom don’t even know you yet”- Jalal Zaitouni

Let your personality come through

Be yourself, let your personality come through. Nobody wants to hear a talking robot. You will earn better credibility if you let your personality shine though. If your audience can see you as a real person they will trust what you have to say.

Influence others

Leadership is all about influence, about taking people from one point and moving them to another. Anything that help increase your influence is generally a good move.

“Fear is so subtle and deeply seated. You may go through life burdened with it and yet never recognize its presence”- Napoleon Hill

Increase your empathy

A good speaker identifies themselves with others. Learning to understand and read an audience well increases your ability to understand and impact others. Unfortunately empathy is not taught in schools and yet it’s vitally important to learn and use these skills in leadership.

Practice does not make it perfect

Good communication is never perfect and no one expects you to be perfect. However, putting in time to do your homework and preparation will assist with you delivering a better speech.

Last, look at how you handle interruptions, such as a sneeze or a question that you weren’t prepared for. Does your face show surprise, hesitation or annoyance? If so, practice them to that you’re even better next time.


5 Reasons You Should Be Network Marketing Right Now

If this is your first time, don’t worry! I’m here to help make sure you are steered on the right road, I’m here to guide you, and to answer any thoughts and questions you may have. My aim is make you a network marketing professional as quickly as possible. After all, I’ve got 25 years’ experience doing things that went wrong, learning from what didn’t work, and moving forward and making it work.

I’m going to tell you the 5 reasons how network marketing is flourishing and even booming right now, and why you should start network marketing.

1 Social selling and online team building

There are over 3.7 billion people online every day. That’s a 50% increase in just the last 5 years! And it’s expected to increase another 25% in the next 5 years.

Are you well established online already? If not? Start owning your online properties today. I will guide you through the process of building your online community and getting customers to make those all important sales.

2 Is your job disappearing?

It’s being discussed many times and agreed by government think tanks and scientists around the world that computers will take over from humans in many business sectors. It is estimated that over 47% of jobs we know of today will disappear within the next 25 years. For instance, automobile driver jobs won’t exist in 5 years from now!

Now have a look at your job and see if you have to say goodbye to it before it does it to you.

3 Recession proof industry

It’s a term used to describe an asset, company or any entity that is believed to be economically resistant to the outcomes of a recession. So many companies were hit in 2008 with the global recession. People started staying at home more, cutting back on spending of what we would call luxury goods, many saving their income for a rainy day. No one knew if they would have a job to go to when they got to work on the Monday morning.

But this was not the case. To show that the proof is in the pudding, even when we all suffered the global recession of 2008, we saw an annual growth of 24% that year.

4 Huge industry with high income

With a network marketing value of over $182.6 billion and total pay-out to its partners of over $71 billion there’s an ever increasing passive residual income for yourself, family and your community.

5 Easy to start, keep and scale

You’ll have the ability to learn and become a network marketing expert in a very short period of time. You get to learn from the best that is out there already. Plus a huge advantage of having a very low start up investment cost from a global business that will give you the time and financial freedom.


Be the Messenger and Not the Message In Your Network Marketing Business

As you are building your network marketing business, it is easy to verbally throw up on people with all of the information you want to share with them. In this article, I am going to talk to you about being the messenger and not the message in your network marketing business.

Get Company/Upline Tools

Your company or upline is going to have a video or multiple videos you are able to share with people to show them the business. It is easy to get excited about what you are doing and start talking to people all about it. It is something like verbally throwing up on them though because it is less than structured and all over the place.

The video tools that are in place through your company or upline have been formatted in a way that it is going to tell the story of the company and products to your prospects so they will be able to understand what is happening and how you can move forward with things.

Use the 3way Calls

Once you have someone that is interested in your product or service, you should use 3way calls. This is basically introducing people to your upline in order to get their questions answered or to hear your upline’s stories. 3way calls are simple and can help you close business without having to do much yourself.


When to Use Your Relationship to Get the Extra Boost You Need

Everyone always says that network marketing is all about relationships. In this article, I am going to talk with you about when to use your relationships to get the extra boost you need.

If you know you are going to have a contest or promotion coming up, you may know there are some people that have been close to buying a product from you. When your contest comes up, since you have a good relationship, these people want to support you. Ask them to do you a favor and purchase the product but also remind them they had mentioned they were interested in the product.

Make Them Feel Involved

When you do an ask on the relationship, you need to make sure you let that person in on your goal and how what they are going to do is going to help you. When you do this, you are going to make them feel like your win is going to be their win too.

Let them Know the Goal Will Be Accomplished

Once you make the ask and start campaigning for your goal, make sure you hit it. Let everyone know that you are going to achieve the goal and make it happen and you’ll be surprised how much more likely people will be to support you and get behind you. Everyone wants to be a part of a winning team. Would you sign up for a team if you knew they were fine with losing? I don’t think so.


3 Top Tips for Massive Holiday Recruiting

When the holidays come around, you may be thinking it is time to relax, but this is a perfect time for you to rev up your business engine. In this article, I am going to talk to you about 3 top tips for massive holiday recruiting.

When everyone else it out taking time off not paying attention to their business, this is the perfect time for you to make your move. Recruiting over the holidays can be done in a classy manner and have you as the hunted vs the hunter.

Be Excited

No one wants to do business with someone that isn’t excited about what they are doing. You don’t even have to be directly excited about your business. You can be excited about life and people are going to ask you what you are doing and open the conversation.

When people ask you about what you are doing and what is happening, give them a super short but excited clip of what’s been going on and then tell them, you’d rather not talk business until after the holiday. You can then book an appointment.

Paint the Vision

When you are speaking with people, you should paint the vision of what life is going to look like a year from now. You don’t even have to mention your company name. You can talk about things you are going to do, see and learn. People will be attracted to you and want to talk more. This is all you want. You don’t need to be closing people at a holiday party.

Have Fun

The best thing to do over the holidays is to have fun. Speak with as many people as you can. Reconnect with people and keep yourself top of mind. Using these simple tips will help you with your recruiting and with your product sales.


If You Do This You Might Be a Network Marketing Jerk

A lot of times, people have a negative thought of network marketing because of the idea of sleazy networkers. In this article, I am going to talk to you about not being a network marketing jerk and what the top sign that you are one is.

If your friends raise an eyebrow when you talk to them about becoming part of a network marketing company, it is most likely because they have encountered a network marketing jerk or they have been involved before and haven’t had great results. Either way, you do not want to be a jerk so let’s see how you are doing.

People Are Dollar Signs

If you only befriend people because you see them as dollar signs, you’re definitely a jerk. Instead of seeing people as dollar signs, remember to see people as valuable and work to bring value in their lives. Whenever you do this, you will do well in the business as well as in life in general.

Have you ever had someone leave your team and you stopped talking to them? That’s a big no-no and a pretty horrible thing to do. If you liked that person while they were in your business, you should like them while they are no longer in your business.