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Welcome back!! Today it’s part 2 in my new series of online mlm tips that will help you build your home business on a small budget. In the last post I talked about how to get the most basic computer software you need for free. This week we are going to cover something even more powerful and can directly effect the success of your business. Advertising.
Advertising is key to any business including an online mlm. If you are on a budget a great way to build up prospects and leads is through video marketing. You might be like a lot of people when they get started in video and are feeling a bit shy. That’s ok I have a great solution for you.
Recording video of your desktop can be really powerful. It allows you to do tutorials on the most basic things that many of the people in your target market could need help with. You can still produce videos and by doing that offer value to your prospects without having to get right out in front of the camera right away :).
There are many opinions on that but my personal opinion is Screenr. As I show you in the tutorial above it is really simple and easy to use. It doesn’t require you to download any software onto your computer. Since you can save the files that you record it allows you to escape the most common problem with free video software like 5 min time limits and the inability to edit them. In the next post on online mlm tips I will go over a free way to not only edit your videos for free but jazz them up a little bit too.
To download Screenr click here.
Video is one of the best ways for building a business in network marketing on the internet because it’s such an effective way to connect with prospects. One of the most important things you have to understand about online mlm is when it comes down to it … it’s not that different than building a MLM network-marketing business offline. It’s about building relationships.
You can have the best MLM online and it quite frankly doesn’t matter if you aren’t able to connect with your prospects. Many marketers feel the best way to do that in online mlm is to leverage all the tools the internet has to offer and really use them to your advantage. Video is one of the top ways to do that.
Next up… how to edit the videos that you create with Screenr.
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Today we are going to cover one of the most tools you can use to get started building your online mlm. In fact it’s one of the most basic things that almost ALL computer users use, you don’t have to just be a business owner.
One of the first things people get whenever they get a computer all set up is Microsoft Office. It’s used by students, business owners and just the average computer user. The tricky part is it can get expensive if you don’t already have it when you start your business in online mlm business.
While of course it’s not necessary for building a business in MLM Network-Marketing but it sure does offer some perks.
Video marketing is a powerful and free method of building a business online. It’s one of the best MLM marketing tools you can use. Here’s why… Some people are pretty camera shy when they start out online so having PowerPoint is an easy way to get around that. Recording PowerPoint presentations can make building your online mlm a little but easier.
Another great tool is Word. It can be used to create ebooks that you can give away. Offering value to your prospects is powerful and essential to your success online.
Like I said… if you don’t have Microsoft Office it can be expensive and you already have some necessities you have to get out of the way. Today I’m going to show you a simple alternative. It’s called Open Office.
You can download Open Office from OpenOffice.org
Open Office has some advantages and some disadvantages. Let me start with the disadvantages first. If you have used Microsoft Office recently you may be used to some of the advances they have made over the years that make using the software a little bit easier. Open Office I personally think operates very similar to Office 2003. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t work, it just doesn’t have very many bells and whistles. The good news is it’s free. You don’t need all the bells and whistles to be successful in online mlm.
It’s free to use and just like using Microsoft Office. If you are new to Open Office you can follow the video above and learn exactly how to the software and get started. –> http://youtu.be/lMqCOljQNzI
Each of the programs are basically the same but they have a different name so here is a little cheat sheet you can follow.
If you have any problems feel free to bookmark this page and come back and post them in the comments section. I will get back with you asap! So.. until tomorrow I hope you enjoy this installment of building an online mlm on a budget!
In the years I have been online there have been so many resources that have come out that can be used if you are trying to build an online mlm on a budget. Some of them have been around for years and you just may not know about them, I sure didn’t when I started!
Others are newer and are much more advanced technology to help you build your MLM Network-Marketing opportunity online on a budget.
Before I kick off this series I want to be really clear to you about one very important thing. While it is very easy to build a business on a small budget especially if you are starting out it’s not possible to build a business with NO budget. There are so many people who come online looking to make extra money and they need it quickly. I understand that, I was in your shoes not too many years ago!! However, I would be doing you a HUGE disservice to let you believe that you can build a profitable business without any budget at all.
If you take this series and use these resources though you can take the budget that you have, however small it may be for building your online mlm and reroute your budget to other things that you might need to either get started and move to the next level. These are awesome resources that I WISH I knew about when I started in the MLM Network-Marketing profession. It would have saved me alot of money and by using these resources you can take some of your budget and re-route it to things you do need to get started or move your business forward.
In anything you do always make sure you are treating your business like a business. No one would ever start a business with no advertising budget for example.. but yet many marketers try to do that online and wonder why they fail… so that’s it.. I’ll get off my soapbox and get you to the good stuff :).
In this series I am going to give you ALOT of resources. Many of them are for anyone building an online mlm. Some will be some great MLM marketing tools, while others will be basic needs that any home business owner or even computer owner needs. What makes them great though is they are free!
Make sure as I go through this series that the resource of the day is something you actually need right now before you spend too much time getting into it. There are going to be resources that are good for anyone and there will be some that will be handy for those using particular marketing strategies.
Don’t let anything take away from building your online mlm. You can always come back and look into that resource when your ready to use it.
Let me give you an example.. a few of the resources are great if you who want to get into video marketing or want to advance your video marketing skills. If you aren’t using video marketing and you have a strategy that is working for you don’t waste your time right now learning how to use that tool. Make sense??
Take the items that can help you now and put them into practice today! The only way to truely be successful with online mlm or even affiliate marketing is to stay in action!! I’m pretty sure that most of these resources will help anyone though!
If you have been online for a while you may remember Mike Dillard’s old series about Building On A Budget. It was an awesome course and helped so many people back then, but that was I think about 4 years ago and there really hasn’t been anything that has come out since then. There are so many new great resources that have come out in that time and of course as always the entire internet has changed so I think it’s time for an update!!
So stay tuned… your first installment starts tomorrow.
You can also check out the series on YouTube as well. Building An Online MLM On A Budget.
The ability to build an online mlm has brought the decades old network marketing profession to an entirely new audience. With the global reach that the internet now provides many people are able to build a truly global business.
Unfortunately, when you get started it can be hard to find a sense of direction, especially with so many companies and uplines stuck in the Stone Age.
Tip #1 – The first tip is for those who are new to online mlm and also for those who have some experience but just have never started with the basics. You see the real key success for anyone on the internet is having some sort of presence.
If you are talking with prospects or people stumble upon your marketing the first thing they will do is Google you name. What will they find? Will they find anything?
The first thing you need to do is start to establish some sort of internet presence. This will give you credibility in the marketplace and also help you with building a long term sustainable business. You can do this through many mediums and you don’t have to do it all at one time. You can use resources such as Facebook, a self-hosted WordPress blog, Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites to get started.
Tip #2 – involves this presence or brand that you want to start to build online. Many online mlm-ers get this one wrong and it’s really important…. It’s important that your brand or presence is about you, not your network marketing company. Always remember.. People join people.. not businesses.
Your goal with your internet presence is to build relationships with your prospects and let people get to know the real you. This will attract more people to you. That’s why this process is often referred to as attraction marketing.
Let’s just be honest, your company doesn’t need any help branding themselves, but you do.
Tip # 3 – With so much out there what do I focus on to build a successful online mlm?
The #1 problem most business owners have regardless of their profession is lack of leads.
It doesn’t matter if you have what you think is the best mlm online, to be successful you need a constant flow of new people to talk to. It comes down to this – if you don’t have leads you don’t have a business. What’s even more powerful is gaining the knowledge to generate those leads yourself for your own business. Without that knowledge you will be at the mercy of your upline or even worse lead vendors. Lead generation is what you are striving to learn on the internet and to be honest is something you will always be learning.
To truly be successful at online mlm you have to master one strategy before you add another. The more leads you have, the more successful your business.
Sidetip: I learned the hard way after my first couple of years online this simple truth. The only lead you want is a lead you generated yourself.
There is never a time where you want to buy leads from someone.
These are people who are not per-disposed to what you have to offer and many times you will spend a lot of money to end up on the phone with people who just aren’t interested in what you have to offer. They usually filled out some random survey online for a free prize and then a lead company turned around and sold their name to you and 9 other network marketers.
Yes, lead generation can be hard when you are starting out but there’s plenty of training online that will allow you to generate those leads yourself which really is your first step to financial freedom. If you aren’t sure how to start this process you will see more in tip #5.
This goes right into lead generation. For many business owners this gets very confusing from the moment they sign up in their business and it usually comes directly from network marketing companies or uplines.
The first task you will be given is to tap into what is call your warm market. This usually means make a list of your friends and family and then try to recruit them. Once you have exhausted that list then you usually told to now get into what is called your cold market (someone you don’t know at all).
One of the more popular methods that is taught is to buy a bunch of business cards and talk to anyone and everyone that you meet about your business. If this method is what you are left with, talking with complete strangers when network marketers come online they usually feel their target market is …. well…. anyone.
That couldn’t be further from the truth. You don’t just want to work with anyone. You need to decide who your perfect prospect and that is your target market.
Why is my target market important to my online mlm?
This is the most important tip that far too many people in “online mlm” don’t realize until they have been on the internet for some time and then they have wasted time and a lot of money. Developing your target market is crucial because it allows you to laser focus your marketing and really touch your prospect. You want to think of the type of person that you work the best with. The type of person that you want to spend time with. This now means that you can really appeal to that audience with your marketing and also you can work with a type of person that works well with your personality.
Tip #5- Now the last tip, I have saved the most important for last. This tip takes every tip before this and puts them all together. You need to have the right online mlm marketing tools and it is possible to have a place where you can put it all together. Without that you really don’t have a business.
So far we have talked about developing your presence, understanding lead generation and who you should be targeting. Now you need to learn how to put all these tips into play.
You need a way to learn but also be able to recruit people at the same time. The very best way to do all of this is by using a online mlm marketing system. This will allow you to learn how to market, learn how to build your presence and help do the same for anyone that you recruit.
You have to think about duplication.
Ask yourself this question “Can the person that you are talking to about your business do exactly what you just did to recruit them”? Why? Because that’s the first thing your prospecting is going to be thinking about.
Success in online mlm really comes down to helping other people. In fact that’s really the only way to be successful. A system will make that even easier for you because you don’t have to know it all.
I know this can seem like a lot to digest at one time, but I assure you using a system will help this all come together in the steps it needs to and be easy enough to understand regardless of your level of expertise.
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In my last post I talked about how to position yourself as a leader when you are using mlm prospecting systems.
There are some simple tweaks you can make within most mlm systems to set yourself apart. The next thing we will cover is how to connect with your prospects coming through the system so they will gravitate to you as a leader.
Many people refer to this as branding or attraction marketing.
The easiest way to understand it is to simply think it this way… What can you do online to make people, or your prospects interested in what you have to say?
Do you have something to offer them that can solve a problem? Fill a need? Or even sit down and think who needs my product?
What do they need the most help with? Is it marketing tips, is it prospecting advise? Then find your strong suits that you can share with them. Be willing to give, you are there to help them.
By doing this it positions you as a leader, the authority to them within any of the mlm prospecting systems. You take the time to set up your system where all of your prospects or customers are going to come through and give to them. Give them what they need. Then you have set up your “marketing funnel” in a way that they are much more likely to gravitate to you and want to connect with you.
You have already put yourself in a place where you are offering solutions to your prospects vs selling which is key! This is what many people refer to as “building a relationship” with your audience.
No one likes to be sold, but everyone LOVES to buy!
As consumers we all want to buy. That’s why so many people live beyond their means. In fact many can’t control their need to buy. What you have to do now is think like a marketer. Tap into what your prospects are thinking.
Find their triggers that make them want to buy what you are selling. The very best way to do this is by simply taking the time to offer value and help your prospects. After all a “mlm prospecting system” is set up to help you building your business, right? Now, if you are worried and thinking I really don’t have anything to offer I assure you that couldn’t be further from the truth. Regardless of your level of experience you know more than the guy who’s a day behind you.
It’s just a matter of positioning and posturing yourself in the right way. The ability to expand your knowledge is one of the biggest perks of using a mlm prospecting systems.
Unsure what you have to offer?
Take problems you have had in the past that you had to solve in your business. Chances are you had to go through a process to solve those. All you need to do is document what you had to do to solve that problem. You can do that by creating a video about it, writing an article or even a blog post. That’s all this process really entails.
So many people worry that they don’t have anything to offer if they can’t say they’ve made a million dollars online for people to respect what you have to say. That couldn’t be further from the truth. When you are honest about where you are by teaching what you are learning you will find people just like you will gravitate to you. You’re not feeding them hype. They are beginning to trust you.
This is where trust is important and what will bring your prospect through your mlm prospecting systems.
Stop for a moment and put yourself in your prospect’s shoes.
Would you rather join someone who is going to help you or someone who hides behind a website? You want to join someone who is going to help you! That’s all you need to do.
Putting in just this little bit of effort on your part while you are using a mlm prospecting system will create a trust that will not only build a responsive list but many more business partners.
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Residual traffic is nothing new to seasoned marketers. In fact it’s where most internet marketers derive their traffic from. However, many people feel like it’s too complicated to teach new marketers and leave them stranded out in the cold jumping from strategy to strategy trying to master skills that are quite frankly no less complicated. If you are new to the internet there is going to be a learned curve for you. Why not start out with a leg above your competition by learning the residual traffic strategies most guru’s use without telling you.
Most of us have heard of residual income on the internet. In fact the network marketing profession is quite popular in the home based business world so many of you are in the profession of network marketing on the internet. Residual traffic is really no different than the concept of residual income. You do the work once and profit from it forever. To understand how to generate residual traffic you do need to have some understanding of how the internet works. But if you are going to run a business on the internet I really think it’s important that you understand how it works anyway! That just makes sense. When you are running a business online it’s not enough just to have a website. You need to know how to get people to that website. For many new marketers that only happens through word of mouth or advertising to their website. While it can take some time to see results it is possible to set up marketing that points back to your website. Once you set this marketing up it’s out there on the internet forever, always point back to your website.
* Blogging * Article Marketing * Video Marketing * PPC Marketing Each of these methods will take some time to master but are for sure going to bring “residual traffic” to your website. The best way to get started is to master one method at a time. I do recommend that you start with blogging because it can become the foundation of everything you do online. It’s a great place to put your videos and articles as you expand into those methods. Running a business on the internet is not much different than in the offline world. As your business expands you are more successful. The same is true online. Expanding your real estate online or establishing new websites is important but the most important by far is your blog. You can build residual traffic for years to come using it. There is one key thing you must master for any of these residual traffic strategies and that is using keywords. If you aren’t familiar with keywords they are very simple to understand. When someone goes to a search engines and types something in to a search bar that brings them to your website that is a keyword. A keyword is simply a search term. The key to residual traffic is targeting the RIGHT keywords. It’s not extremely complicated but it’s something you must master if you want to run a business online. As I said before why would you run a business online without understand how the internet works. Keywords ARE how the internet works so whether you want to master residual traffic strategies or not you need to understand keywords and how they apply to you. Last year I established an internet marketing and training center called Online Green Profits. It’s designed to teach marketing skills such as residual traffic so you can be successful online. If you aren’t sure exactly how keywords work or would like to learn more about residual traffic click here to sign up for a free account.
Using one of the mlm prospecting systems available online is one of the easiest ways to build an online mlm business. It’s a great way to solve the two biggest problems that most marketers in our industry.
Lack of leads and not enough cash flow.
The inability to find adequate prospects for their business. They spend too much of their time talking to people who really aren’t even interested in what they have to offer in the first place. A system will pre-qualify your prospects in many ways before you even talk to them but when you do talk to them it’s very important how you position yourself. This is a key part of your success online in building your business.
—ne now but you can narrow down which systems you would even consider using for your business based on the options they give you. To position yourself as a leader it requires a certain amount of posture but it also requires that you have some tools in place to help make this a little easier. Even if you haven’t had a lot of luck with generating leads online it doesn’t matter. If you stick with the training you will. Keep the mindset that positioning yourself as a leader can start with your first member.
So…how to stand out in a sea of systems….
The first thing you want to think about is your approach to your leads. Your mlm prospecting system will already have training on how to get those leads coming into your funnel but it’s up to your how much to want to put yourself out there to help the people that come into your funnel. The first step in standing out is connecting with your members. You want to add as much of a personal touch to your follow up as you can. This can even be automated to an extent. You can pick up the phone and call the prospects that are qualified (link to funded proposal) or you can even set up your auto responder messages that your prospects get to be a little more personal.
When using a “mlm prospecting systems” I have found that setting up a very personal first message in my auto responder that my prospects get the moment they join my system very effective. I add a personal message and include a welcome video. It just introduce myself and let them know I am open and here to help them. This is really important because the internet world is very hands off now and many people like to hide behind their websites. Prospects take notice many times if there is something reaching out to them and letting them know there is a real person behind the webpage.
The next thing you want to focus on is connecting with your prospects. When you are using a mlm prospecting system half of your work is done for you. You now have the prospects it’s up to you to start to build a relationship with them. If you want to set yourself apart from all the other marketers online try one thing.
You want to identify the problems your prospect is having you then offer value and support to them. When you are using a mlm prospecting system the good part is you don’t need to know everything to do this. Offering value can mean sending them to the right place in the system to find something you really think would benefit them. You may be wondering how this is going to help you build your business since your not selling everyone you talk to. You have to understand that your prospect might not even think they need a business when you talk to them and if you are shoving one down their throat they will be immediately turned off. However, by simply helping your prospects they will feel like you are someone they have in their corner. That you not only want them to succeed but you are there to help them do just that.
In a world full of marketers claiming to be gurus it can be hard to position yourself as a leader in this profession. But I have found many of those “gurus” aren’t really what they seem and many of the people you talk to will have already found that out themselves. You don’t need to know everything to be a leader you just need to open, honest and offer value to your prospects and they will see that leadership in you. Just doing this will make your mlm prospecting system work that much more for you.
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