Wade and MLM Legend, Jack Zufelt

Jan 25
2009

wade-and-jack-72dpi2I got to sit down with MLM legend, Jack Zufelt and pick his brain for a while.

Jack is the highest paid speaker in the network marketing industry. Jack is the author of the best selling book “The DNA of Success”, which I highly recommend to anyone looking to achieve more out of life. This book is not about network marketing. It is about finding success in your life, no matter what path you choose to follow.

Facing the Giants

Jan 16
2009

MLM Prospecting Made Easy

Jan 15
2009

If you’re a MLM entrepreneur, you know that one of the most critical parts of your business is getting your opportunity in front of lots of prospects. MLM Prospecting for most new affiliates is not easy. In fact, most MLM affiliates never learn to be good at it and that is why the success rate in the network marketing industry is so low. With so many people failing in this industry it is understandable that so many people have such a negative opinions of MLM businesses.

Your success in network marketing is dependent on being able to find a constant stream of quality prospects to present your opportunity to. The top earners in the industry have figured out how to do this but unfortunately the great majority of MLM distributors have not.

So, what is the secret to MLM prospecting?

Let me begin by telling you what successful MLM prospecting is not. It is not making a list of all your friends, relatives and acquaintances. It is not going to the local mall to hand out fliers. It is not walking through parking lots and putting business cards on windshields. It is not cold calling purchased leads.

The most successful MLM entrepreneur’s, those making more than $20,000 per month, understand that successful prospecting revolves around building relationships. If you can first develop the trust and faith of your prospects then it is much easier to get them to take a serious look at your opportunity. That relationship building can take place online or in face to face meetings.

The best place to build this trust is in social networks. Social networks are about making friends and helping each other. There are online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Forums and there are business networking groups in your community and around the country that you can attend.

The key is to go into these networking circles and not try to sell your product. Instead, you should sell yourself by positioning yourself as a leader, giving away free advice and just making friends.

As you make friends, some will want to know more about what you do for a living. Those that are interested in your business will ask or, if online, may just click through to some of your other websites to learn more. This process of selling yourself, building relationships, and attracting others to you is called attraction marketing.

For those who can not easily get away from the home often, such as stay home mom’s or people with disabilities, the online networking rout can be very appealing. For those with a fear of technology, the face to face networking approach might be less intimidating.

For the majority of top MLM entrepreneurs, it is some combination of both. Remember, the key is in building relationships and making friends. Nobody wants to be sold.

Many Online Business Opportunities to Choose From - Will You Find Success With an Online

Jan 14
2009

Are you considering online business opportunities? Do you like the idea of working from home? Are you tired of the grind of a normal job and crave the flexibility that comes with your being accountable only to yourself? Well, there are literally thousands of online business opportunities for you to choose from. Before you go any further though, you need to ask yourself an important question. Can I succeed with an online business? Do I have what it takes?

Hype is everywhere online. It seems that every other company is offering you riches with no effort on your part. All you need to do is get in. Just join and their fully automated system will make you wealthy practically overnight. You don’t need any skills or talents. Just join now.

Oh please; give me a break!

Listen, creating wealth with an online business is very possible, but if you’re looking to just plug in some system and forget about it; think again. If you have the entrepreneurial spirit and are committed to learning the skills necessary for success chances are you’ll do terrific.

Success online is really not that difficult, for those willing to learn a few skills. The particular opportunity you choose is not even that important. Find a product or service that you believe in, that also has a decent demand for it, and you’ll do fine.

Success for every online business always comes down to just two things; traffic and conversions.

Having the nicest website on the planet is useless if nobody visits it. You must work on the skills required to generate traffic to your site.

There are many ways to generate traffic to your site including the traditional methods of search engine optimization, online ads, classified ads and pay per click advertising. Today, the trend is clearly with web 2.0 strategies. Web 2.0 methods of traffic generation relies on relationship marketing techniques such as using blogs, forums and social networking sites to build large prospect lists.

Learning these various techniques is actually quite simple, but you must be committed to taking the time to master them. Once you understand what needs to be done on a daily basis to drive traffic to your site, I would seriously suggest you consider outsourcing that work. Smart online business owners realize their time is too valuable to be spent doing something that they can cheaply hire someone else to do.

I understand, in the beginning outsourcing may not be an option, but you should try to get there as soon as possible. Make sure you keep the big picture in mind. Eventually, you want to have other people doing most of the work so you can enjoy your life.

Conversions happen when your site visitors take the action you desire of them. That may be to buy your product or service, support your cause, or join your business opportunity.

The prettiest sites are not always the best converting sites. An effective site should have great copywriting and lead the visitor directly to the action you want them to take, such as joining your mailing list. Most successful online marketers make several modifications to their pages and copy before they determine which is most effective.

If you have the entrepreneur’s mindset and you’re committed to learning some basic skills then an online business opportunity is a great direction to go. Do you have what it takes?

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MLM Business Owners, Are You Thinking But Not Growing Rich? The Truth About MLM Business Success

Jan 14
2009

MLM Business owners, more than any other industry, turn to self-help guru’s for inspiration and guidance. It is great to feel good about ourselves and to feel motivated to get out there and make something of our lives. The problem is that much of the advice MLM business owners are getting from many of these well meaning self-help guru’s just doesn’t work. 

Millions of people have read “Think and Grow Rich” and it seems that there are a lot of people doing a lot of thinking but not a whole lot of growing rich. Are you an MLM business owner that falls into that category?   If so, I want to encourage you because your failure is not your fault.
 
You can succeed in life! You just need to hear the truth and seek out mentors who can lead you in the direction of truth.
 
Conventional self-help methodologies, of the past half century, have included techniques such as goal setting, dream building, self talk, visualization, daily affirmations and positive thinking. These things, in themselves, are not necessarily bad but they are mostly psychological quick fixes. When we use them, without knowing where true success comes from, we can cause irreversible damage in our lives. 
 
If we keep repeating the cycle, of emotional highs followed by failure, after a while we just stop reaching for that better life. Too many failures will cause us to believe we do not have success within us.  
 
Many MLM business owners experience this cycle of failure as they move from one opportunity to the next, expecting their current opportunity will be better than the last.  They do it until they have expended all their emotional energy and finally just give up and stop trying.
 
So, what’s the answer? What is the truth?  
 
The truth is that success comes from within us. It is a passion that is driven by knowing what it is that we really want in life. It is a desire that comes from our heart not our mind. 
 
Knowing what it is, in our heart, that we really want will provide us with an internal motivation. This internal motivation is far stronger than the external motivation we gain from the techniques being taught by so many self-help guru’s today.      

Warning MLM Business Owners - Goal Setting Can Cause MLM Business Failure

Jan 14
2009

What I am about to say may come as a shock to many because it is goes counter to what most popular self-help guru’s and up-line MLM leaders teach.  It is that goal setting can cause MLM business failure.

Specifically, I am talking about making lofty goals that reach far beyond your current capabilities. Those involved in network marketing know what I am talking about. It’s one of the first things new affiliates are told to do, right along with making your prospect list.
 
As an MLM business owner, you’re encouraged to dream big when you set your goals, and then, to top it all off, you’re told to start acting like you’ve already achieved those goals. In other words, lie to yourself. But that is a topic for another day.
 
A few years back, or maybe more than a few, I was a pretty good wrestler.  I went as far as placing third in the US Olympic Trials and becoming an Olympic alternate. Just about every coach I ever had told me the importance of setting goals and so I listened to them. I had no reason to doubt that theirs was not good and accurate advice. 
 
Let me tell you what I discovered several years after I ended my days as an athlete. Many great champions never paid much attention to goal setting, let alone writing them down. My goal was not to be an Olympic alternate; it was to be an Olympic Champion. Writing that goal down didn’t make it a reality.
 
I recently called up my good friend, Frank Famiano, who was the person who won my weight category in the Olympic Trials. I asked Frank, if during his wrestling days, if he set goals and wrote them down. His answer was no! How come I set goals and failed and Frank didn’t and he succeeded?
 
That story may be a little bit of an over simplification of the point because many more factors need to be thrown into the mix. My point is that many people achieve great accomplishments without setting goals and many people set goals religiously and fail.
 
Now, you may be wondering why I am writing an article criticizing goal setting. Well, it’s not that I have some kind of vendetta against goals setting or those preaching the merits of goal setting. The truth is, for many years, I have been a bit compulsive about studying success and learning why we succeed and fail in life. 
 
It has been my intention to find out if there is one common thing that all highly successful people share. My discovery was that there is a common denominator and it’s not that they set goals, listened to subliminal tapes, engage in self talk or positive thinking exercises.
 
No; what all highly successful people have in common is a very intense drive to succeed. It is so strong that nothing can stand in their way. This is a passion that comes from their heart not their mind. 
 
Goal setting, visualization, self talk and all these other conventional self-help methodologies feed the mind. They are psychological quick fixes. That, in itself, is not a bad thing but the problem is that those kinds of techniques will not create a strong enough motivation to keep you moving forward when the trials and obstacles are thrown in front of you.

How to Easily Generate MLM Leads With Your Own Lead Generating Machine

Jan 13
2009

If you’ve run through your warm market and you don’t know who else to talk to about your MLM business, there is good news. You can generate MLM leads yourself without leaving your home, with nothing more than your computer. Having strong tech skills is not a prerequisite.

With just a few simple pieces of technology and a little know how, you can generate an endless supply of MLM leads that are better than any you could pay for. That ability to generate MLM leads would solve the problem that causes 95 % of network marketers to fail.

Let’s look at that problem. The death to any network marketing business is to run out of quantity and quality of prospects to present your business opportunity to. When most MLM business owners reach that point, and it happens pretty quickly, they don’t know what to do next so they just get discouraged and quit.

Purchasing leads may have crossed your mind. Well, many MLM business owners spend lots of money on purchased leads just to find out that they are not very good. Most of these people also end up quitting but the difference is that they invested more money into their losing effort.

The best solution is a free solution. The best solution, for those serious about their MLM business, is to learn how to put together their own online marketing system that will generate MLM leads 24/7.

What I am talking about has nothing to do with your company affiliate site. For me, my company affiliate site is used for just one purpose and that is for enrolling new affiliates after they have already made the commitment to join.

The success of your online marketing system is going to rest on your ability to sell yourself. You must become a brand. That’s right, you incorporated. You must be able to first attract people to you before you can attract them to your company. I am talking about using attraction marketing principles online.

If you are not familiar with the concept of attraction marketing, it is that basic human nature dictates that people will be attracted to people of higher value.

The application of this in our marketing campaign is that we should position ourselves as leaders in the network marketing industry. Online, your objective is to create a marketing campaign that drives targeted traffic to your site. Once at your site, your visitors should be compelled, by your successfully positioning yourself as a leader, to opt into your email list. Getting people to opt into your mailing list is your goal and the way you generate MLM leads.

One compelling way to get prospects to opt into your list is to offer to provide them with addition information that will be beneficial to them and help them achieve success. Good copy writing is essential.

Successful network marketers, who make large five figure monthly paychecks, are presenting their business opportunity to 15-20 individual prospects per day. Does that sound like an incredible amount of prospects? Does it sound impossible? Well, it’s not when you create your own online lead generating machine.

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