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.

What is an MLM Funded Proposal and How Can it Fuel Your Business?

Jan 13
2009

Because of the MLM funded proposal many network marketers are now creating great wealth on line. Without it, many would have been out of business within a few months.

So, what is it and how does it work. Quite simply, it is selling something to your prospects that they need, whether they join your business or not, thus generating income for you.

If you’re involved in a MLM business and you’re trying to build it online, you know by now that your cost of doing business is more than the affiliate fee you paid to join the company. You have website hosting fees, web page development fees, autoresponder fees, training courses, books and educational materials, various types of phone related services, transportation expenses to attend company events and much more.

These expenses can get into the hundreds of dollars per month. Unless new affiliates are successful in generating income very quickly, these expenses will put many of them out of business within a few months. This is where the MLM funded proposal comes to the rescue.

Let’s get a little more specific on how the MLM funded proposal is integrated into an online marketing program.

Most top earning network marketers, who build their businesses online, make use of a lead capture pages and an autoresponders. There is a bit more to it than that but for the purpose of discussing the funded proposal, we will focus on these couple things.

The purpose of the lead capture page is the get prospects to opt into a mailing list. This is accomplished by offering the visitors to the page some information of value for subscribing to the list, perhaps a network marketing training program of some sort. Once the prospect opts into the mailing list, the autorepsonder kicks in. The autoresponder sends out pre-written emails to the subscribers over a set period of time.

It is in this series of scheduled emails that the network marketing business owner can recommend products that can help the MLM prospects achieve success more quickly. The sale of these products generates income for the business owner and ,in a sense, funds his marketing campaign and business expenses. The information which is sold can either be created by the MLM business owner or buy someone else who pays an affiliate commissions to those selling the products. There are many products available to network marketing business owners, where they can earn an affiliate commission.

Smart network marketers will choose their products carefully, being sure to only sell products that they believe will truly offer value to their prospects. They know if they sell junk to their prospects, that they will no longer remain prospects as it would cause them to lose their trust and confidence.

A major component to having success in network marketing is to foster long term relationships with a large number of prospects. Therefore, network marketers should always seek to provide real value to their prospects whether that value is given free or through the recommendation of a great product.

In the end, the ultimate goal is to recruit more people to join your business opportunity and thus create for you a long term residual income. Having a good MLM funded proposal program can help keep you in the game, until you can see that goal accomplished.

How to Evaluate MLM Opportunities - My Main Factor in Evaluating MLM Opportunities

Jan 13
2009

When evaluating MLM opportunities there are several factors to consider. The most obvious are the product or service, the company leadership and the compensation plan.

We all know that it important to choose a company with a great product or service, that is cutting edge and has a real story to tell. Of course, you also want a company run by someone with a winning track record and one with a fair compensation plan.

After those basic questions have been satisfied, my decision comes down to one final question.  How quickly can I establish myself as a leader in this company?

You see, success in MLM can be directly tied to a person’s ability to successfully position them self as a leader.  People are naturally attracted to people of higher value.  If your prospects see you as a leader, they will be attracted to you and sponsoring becomes easy.

So, how do I evaluate if a MLM opportunity will easily allow me to establish myself as a leader?

I ask myself one question. Can I work my way into the inner circle of the top affiliates and executives of the company?

I determine that by looking at the person who is presenting this opportunity to me and who they know.  Who is the highest up person in the company they know?  Can I get to that person? Can I get higher?

I want to know that I will be able to hob-knob with the top affiliates and executives in the company. I want all the breaking information before it breaks.  I want more than just a photo with the leaders at the national convention. I want their personal email and I want them to know me.

Besides looking at my potential sponsor and who he knows, I look at how long the company has been around.  It is usually more difficult to get to the top with an old established company.

The benefits of a twenty year old company are that you know its sound. The negatives are that the excitement may be gone and the top leadership is most likely very difficult to get in tight with. They are no longer worried about their survival and looking for that fast start.

With new start-ups it is very easy to get close to the top, even if your sponsor hasn’t attempted to do so because the founding members are looking for people who will grab those leadership mantles.

The downside is that there is definitely a higher risk factor with new start-ups. They do not have a long term success track record to insure their survival and you must be willing to deal with early customer services and technical issues.  For that reason, you must be sure to carefully check the track record of the people who started the company. Although a past record of success is not a guarantee of future success it definitely increases the odds.

Personally, I am more of a risk taker and looking for upside potential. When you evaluate MLM opportunities, you will have to consider your own comfort level when you weight the benefits against the risks.

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Who Are Your Network Marketing Prospects? Your Best Network Marketing Prospects May Surprise You!

Jan 13
2009

Why do so many people fail in network marketing? One reason is that most new affiliates fails to properly identify who their network marketing prospects are. It really isn’t their fault, because very few network marketing companies are handing out this very small but powerful piece of information.

New affiliates are typically told that their prospects are all their friends, relatives and acquaintances. This just isn’t true. Many people do not have the disciple, drive or mindset to be an entrepreneur. Some people are just meant to be employees. That is not a bad thing. Where would we be without employees in this world?

So who are the best network marketing prospects?

You best network marketing prospects are people who are currently in a network marketing business or have been in the past and those who are truly interested in using your companies product. Most people understand that those who love your company’s products are worth presenting the business opportunity to. So, I am not going to spend much time on discussing those prospects in this piece.

Many people are surprised to hear that those people who are currently involved in another network marketing company and those who may have failed in the past at network marketing make great network marketing prospects. Let’s look at both, those people who are currently involved with another company and those who have been involved. First, we’ll look at those who have been involved in network marketing in the past.

If someone has joined a network marketing company in the past we know a few things about them. We know that they understand the concept of network marketing and that they are open to this type of business model. We also know that they had a compelling reason for joining one in the past and chances are if they failed the first time around that reason still exists.

It is true that many prospects who have failed in the past with a network marketing business will be gun shy toward starting a new one but this is not an insurmountable obstacle. We should realize that product hype alone probably will not do it for most people in this category; therefore in order for us to be successful we must sell them on either ourselves or our system. People will join your organization if they see you as a leader, who can show them the way to the promise land, or if they believe your system works and is easy to duplicate.

Now, let’s look at those prospects who are currently involved with another network marketing company.

With this group your strategy should not be to tell them that your company is better than theirs. You should instead, be their friend, ask them how it’s going and be encouraging. Position yourself as a leader. Show them you care and give the some tips that will help them build their business.

By you caring about them and trying not to steal them away from their current business, some prospects will wish they had someone like you to help them in their current company. Some will just decide to leave their company and join you. For those who don’t join your business, I encourage you to continue building your relationship with them because there is a chance they will team up with you in the future. This is how many of the top business builders in the industry are able to build huge down-lines in a matter of weeks. They think long term and build lasting friendships.

You will face far less rejection and build your business much faster if you take the time to identify those who are your best prospects and stop pestering your friends and relatives.

Wade Genova is a former World Class athlete, owner of a successful tour and travel company, and success coach for network marketing business owners. To learn more visit: http://www.WadeGenova.com

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