Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Drop Everything And Read

It's D.A.R.E (Drop Everything and Read) Day.  Today is the day to skip the chores, forgo the errands, ignore the pile of paperwork on your desk and turn off the cell phone, TV, and computer.  Instead, settle in with a good cup of tea - or beverage of your choice - and a good book.

If you're not sure what to read, as always, I have some suggestions.  Yes, this is a network marketing and business blog.  But I am not only recommending business books.  This time I have a bit of a variety for you.  However, the authors ARE all connections I have made through my business networking, so maybe there is a business tip in there somewhere! 

Here's my list!

1.  Testimony: A Second Chance: Crossroads: Make the Next Time the Best Time - Sheree Darien:  This book is about healing, emotional intelligence and breaking through, opening doors and creating second chances.  It is never too late for a second chance!

2.   Back to the Kitchen with My Country Kitchen - Betty Reed Lynch:  Yes, it's a cookbook.  And yes, I do read cookbooks.  This has become one of my go-to cookbooks when I'm looking for a simple satisfying meal.  The Chicken Pot Pie and the Southern Style Pot Roast are two of my husband's favorites!

3.  Billion-Dollar Branding: Brand Your Small Business Like a Big Business and Make Great Things Happen - Honey and Blaine Parker:  Okay, so I had to include at least one business book.  If you are a business owner trying to build your brand, this book offers clear, practical suggestions and ideas that you can start using today.

4.   Like You Own It: Breakthrough Strategies for Confident Living - Carrie Perrien Smith:  Learning each technique in this book will transform your ability to communicate with others and address challenges. When you feel more confident about your abilities, it will change the way you interact with people and drastically improve your ability to achieve your goals.

5.  Mediterranean Diet: Sweet and Savory Mini-Tarts From Appetizers to Desserts - Cheryl Antier:  Yes, another cookbook!  Mini tarts!  Easy recipes!  What's not to love?!  The way to my heart?  The Monte Carlo Dark Chocolate Truffle Raspberry Tartlets.  Pure bliss!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

How To Generate Leads for Your Network Marketing Business

If you know how network marketing works, you will know that a repeated supply of leads is absolutely necessary for a prosperous business, and they are tough to get unless you kick off by using a proven lead generation system.

There are loads of places where you can buy leads online, but most of the time this is a waste of money because these leads are gathered from everywhere and will not be targeted at YOUR business.

Of course if you have heaps of money you could always hire an M.L.M lead generation company to do it all for you. It may sound right if the product you are marketing gives you an enormous profit, let's imagine $1000 per unit, and you could secure a professional lead for $10, but competition for anything that pays a $1000 commission is going to be stiff, and you will need to be an extraordinarily good closer.

Problem is, few network promoters are selling anything that grosses a $1000 commission or profit, so the smaller the profit on a product becomes, the less you'd be ready to spend on buying leads, and the less you spend the worse the leads.

So now what to do?

Do It Yourself Lead Generation

You have to learn how to generate leads yourself, and if you have never done it before or have attempted and failed miserably, you need a system that will take you by the hand and show you the most effective way to generate those leads.

There are many network marketing lead generation systems that have appeared on the market over time only to disappear because they didn't work.

One particular "leads for network marketing" system which has been about for a long time is run by a group of entrepreneurs and network marketing consultants who practice everything they preach in this system. Network marketing isn't about standing on a street corner and waving your product in each bypasser's face, it's about helping people with their problems and wishes just like off-line, face-to-face marketing does.

Network marketing isn't about hawking your wares to anyone that will listen, and most will not, it's about helping people with their wishes and issues, and being concerned with people, just like successful offline marketing.

Once you have established that somebody needs help, then you build a relationship and ultimately offer your product to help them. It's the basis of attraction marketing and it is a sound principle and model for business.

This is the foundation of attraction marketing, and this is the system that successful network marketers use daily.

This group of entrepreneurs spotted that there were thousands of people in the network marketing business who needed aid, and were wrestling.

The system is not just about multi-level marketing lead generation however, this system covers everything you will need to get you moving.

It's a completely customizable system. It's not quite plug-and-play, but almost - you will have to customize some of it for yourself.

Network Marketing System Set up

This is what you'll have to do:

* Make some videos
* Enter all your affiliate links
* Tie the system, now customized to you, with a good autoresponder system.

This is what you will get:

* A subsidized suggestion system that may help you create cash flow when you're starting out
* A collection of e-mail messages that contain your affiliate links
* An overwhelming top of the range coaching system via your own member area back office and also weekly training webinars by the most successful network marketing specialists worldwide , and
* A customizable approach to attraction marketing that may take out lots of the tough work

Doesn't this sound great? You will find out more about it here.