that is crucial if you lack the ability to do so properly, for the sake of your business and your success. We need to focus on the so called right things to be able to create more reuslts in our online business. So if you feel that you lack focus right now, then you really need to learn to prioritize the right things.
The “fun” things will have to wait
What we may look at as fun like talking with friends on the phone or watching a good movie , that is something that will have to wait. You need to put your focus and your business first… That is if you really want to become successful in your business. So you got to think about what is most important to you now, your success or that great movie on the television. So yes, learn to prioritize it is a must. Of course you must be able to socialize with your friends and so on, but your business needs to come first. When being involved with network marketing, online marketing, we need to plan our daily marketing and follow that plan. And most importantly, we need to learn to prioritize. If you really have that big desire to become successful as soon as possible then you need to prioritize what is really important to you right now. When those days comes when we do not really feel that inspired to do our marketing tasks then we need to motivate ourselves and remind ourselves about why we started with network marketing, our why, and get the job done regardless… This is how you get closer to more success and your breakthrough, if you haven’t had your breakthrough yet.
Put all other things a side…
Let us say that a successful marketers offers you a free quality training to help you move forward in your business and make more money online. then you should do what ever it takes to attend that training and not come up with excuses. There is no place for excuses if you want to reach your goals. Put all other things a side and focus on getting on that training. This is very important especially if you are struggling with your marketing or have a limited budget and therefore are having troubles accesing such a training otherwise. And you never know when such a opportunity comes your way next time around. If you do not attend this kind of training and not making the most of such a opportunity, then you will only have yourself to blame for missing out on it. So your future success is depending on if you learn to prioritize or not.
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Build a list or using social media, what alternative is best?
This question was posted in a forum that I am a member of. Build a list or social media, what is best to be using?
Or to be more specific, the question was about email marketing and social media, and what resource was the mest effective to be using when aiming to make money online. My opinion is that you should include both ways of marketing your business. You should be building your list as well as making the most out of social media. Because we should use several effective ways of marketing our business to generate as much results as possible.
That symbiotic relationship
We always should be building our list to get a list of potential buyers to email. So there are no need of exluding one of the alternatives from your marketing plan. When it comes to build a list and email marketing, you need to have good adcopy skills to be able to make money from your list. If you should feel that you do not have that yet then you need to learn those skills, and not be afraid of investing in such a training. Because such a training/course will pay off for you in the future to come. Because by having these great adcopy skills, you could potentially make sales each time that you are emailing your list. As they write in Adweek, email marketing and social media does not have to be separated, because the two methods of marketing are living in a symbiotic relationship with each other. Both of these two methods of marketing can produce great results. In numbers, one email share is worth $12.41, and one Google+ share is worth $5.62, while networks like Twitter and Facebook see smaller returns. However I must point out my own experiences with facebook ads in this discussion, because I have had great results through Facebook ads. Email marketing are sometimes said to out perform the use of ads on social media but never the less, it is very beneficial for any business that we combine social media and when we also build a list.
What social platform is best?
You can use social media to build your list of course. This is just one example why you should combine these to marketing strategies. About social media platforms, Facebook is the one that generates the most traffic. The different social platforms that have been compared with each other that are presented at Adweek are; Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Linkeding and when we are sending out emails to our list. So for the best out come, do not choose from social media and email marketing. Instead combine these two marketing strategies for best results.
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Well, its is true that when we focus on marketing strategies that really pays off then the more we do the more results we can potentially get. But it is not a good idea to work to hard either so you will burn yourelf out. being an online entrepreneur should be enjoyable experience, so working almost 24/7 isn’t that appealing, is it?
What is the difference?
One of the reasons that many people choose to be marketing online is the freedom part, to be able to enjoy their life more. So living their lives in the manor of all work and no play, no relaxation well that isn’t a very bright idea if you are asking me. Yes, you should put in the hours and work hard to get closer to your goals and dreams, but we also have to draw the line somewhere…. if you are going to work that intense and live your life in the way of all work and no play, then what is the difference of being an online entrepreneur compared to a regular 9-5 job?? Why bother with network marketing if we can’t take time off and enjoy our freedom and our lives?
Am I wrong??
We should take time off sometimes from our online businesses to really enjoy life, because like I wrote earlier, to enjoy life should be one of the reasons to why we started working with network marketing. Or am I wrong? I think that when someone decides to start with network mrketing,they want to create something different for themselves, they want to create change for themselves. So don’t work too hard so that you’re burning yourself out in the chase of your dreams… Take the time to take a day off every now and then. Because if you re constantly working and never take the time to really relax, then people will notice that. They may wonder if you are are struggling in your business simply because you are constantly working, and they may not be that willing to work with you either then. Because they may not be that attracted to you as a marketer if they suspect that you are struggling to make money. We need to listen to our body and take time to relax and not just work and work…. Hard work doesn’t have to be a bad thing but again, take time to enjoy the freedom you have created for yourself as well.
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Being fake doesn’t cut it under any circumstances, and maybe especially not if you are involved with network marketing.
The reason to why I am blogging about this is because of something that I have noticed a few days ago that I wanted to share with you.
I am not mentioning any names but I noticed that a marketer that actually stole another marketers income prooof and posted on his wall at facebook, as his own. The person he stole them from is a very successful online marketer and he found out about this other guys actions. We as marketers simply have to be honest and genuine, and stealing each others payment proofs or banner images to be viewed as a far more successful person then we actually are and being fake, well that simply doesn’t cut it. Because sooner or later the truth will be revealed anyway, and if someone claims to be more successful then they are, well that will be revealed sooner or later as well.
Shortcuts, but to what cost?
It is one thing to be wanting to build up a income as fast as possible, but it is not okay in my book to be stealing other peoples content like that. When someone is being fake like that guy was, well that will come to the surface, and that is what happned in this case as well. From what I could tell the guy that stole this content seem to be getting positive feed back and interest from other marketers that didn’t knew about his unethical behavior. It is sad… If you are about to be using short cuts then do not use unethical ones.
It gets done in minutes…
It is unethical behavior like the ones i just mentioned, that gives us online marketers,online entrepreneurs a bad reputation. Some people thinks that pretty much every mlm is a scam, so this kind of unethical behavior does not benefit our reputation as marketers. Always be truthful and act in a honest way,because you will be rewarded for it later on, that is my opinion. Unethical behavior as being fake often gets exposed easy because the word get around… So don’t take that risk to take a shortcut like that to more money. It is simply just not worth it… Because like I have written before, it can take some time to build up a good reputation, but to ruin it can be done within minutes. So think twice before doing something that you might regret later. I am sure you are a honest good person, but I am just sharing the values that I have here now… Always be truthful because then you will not have to remember what you maybe have lied about.
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If you are having negative beliefs about yourself,
then you should work on changing those beliefs.
Having these negative beliefs about yourself will do you no good, but unfortunally many people are having these negative beliefs sometimes.
By reading this blog post I hope that you will find value so that you can take action to change your mindset and get away from those negative beliefs about yourself, if you right now are going through a period of negative thinking and doubts about yourself.. I have recently read Tony Robbins best seller “Awaken the giant within”, and I can really reccommend this book to anyone that wants to stay motivated to work towards their dreams and goals as well as maybe discovering new things about themselves.
Change your behavior patterns…
There are lots and lots of good thoughts shared in this book, but one piece of this book that I particulary like is a part in the book that takes up the importance of disrupting negative patterns that we may have. Such negative patterns will just stop you in your tracks and not benefit your business building at all. So we need to change our way of thinking about ourselves if we are in a period of negative self belief. If we for instance are telling ourself that we can’t do something, we should instead turn our way of thinking around,and instead think and believe that we in fact can do what we doubt that we can accomplish. Because it is like network marketing; if you keep doing the same things in your marketing then you will end up with the same exact results. Well, if you keep on thinking in the same way about yourself then you will not be able to make positive change for yourself in life and(or in business. Some people may feel that is more painful to make that positive change then to stay in the present situtation, this because of a limiting negative mindset. We need to switch all negativity that we carry inside to something positive instead, to be able to stop these negative beliefs about yourself that you might have to be able to become successful…
Things will change when your mindset change
Because nothing will change for you until your mindset change, if you have a negative mindset right now. Because we can not create a more positive outcome if we continue with these negative beliefs about ourselves. So a change must take place with our mindset. If we really are motivated to create change in our lives and take action to create that change, then our lives can in fact turn round for the better. Because it is not enough to just want change, we must take action all the time towards that change as well.
So switch any negative beliefs about yourself that you have to positive self beliefs in order to get closer to your goals and dreams.
There are some things that you need to consider I think,
when you are about to choosing a business to work with .
What I am getting at when I am writing choosing a business, I really mean when you are considering to join a online business and what you need to think about before doing so…
I think that everyone that are working in a online, home based business of course wants to make money, but there are other things to consider as well when choosing a business besides the compensation plan. The structure of the compensation plan of the business you are about to join is important so that you do not have to work way to hard for to small commissions. But there are other sides to the coin as well that you need to think about.
Be careful about your reputation…
A important part is of course if the business are legit, ethical and legal, so do some research before joining a online business, and do not act to quick when choosing a business online. because you do not want to join a business that isn’t really legit and maybe gets shut down in a few moinths,and you do not want to damage your reputation by being associated with such a business either. Besides, all the work that you have put into that busines would have been for nothing as well. So do your homework, make a research about the company look for testimonials and reviews about the company as well.
Are you excited about your business?
A important thing when choosing a business is your level of excitement. Are you excited about your business and its products? Do you think that plenty of people will benefit from those products? If you are not all that excited about the company that you are looking into, then do not join it. The compensation plan may seem great, but you need to be excited about everything about that business as well. You need to be excited because people will notice if you aren’t. If you do not believe in your business potential and the products that you are promoting then that will shine through and in the end you will not make many sales in your business either. To make other people believe in your business and its potential, you personally must also be excited about your business. If you should say to people that your business is awsome and you are not showing that excitement after all, then people will not really be convinced by what you are saying to them. So showing true excitement is a must when it comes to making other people excited as well about your buiness, so that they in the future may get really motivated to join you in business….
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Or do you always try to play it safe when it comes to marketing and making money online? If you really want to build your business online as fast s possible, then you really need to be open to taking risks.
Otherwise you may making your business and income building online that much harder then it needs to be. I will explain to you now, why that is.
You do not know until you try it
You shouldn’t be afraid to try new ways of doing things in your marketing, new ways of promoting your business. Because those new marketing strategies that you learn and apply could make a big difference for the sake of your business building and income generation. Besides, you do not know if something works unless you have tried it… So try new ways of doing things. Be open to new ideas. So as I am mentioning in the video above, try new ways of promoting your business, put in a little money in that advertising strategy and see how it turns out. If needed, tweak the advertisement to get more results out of it. Test, tweak and track it, that is what you need to be doing. Sometimes things does not work out the way that we have wanted them to, but that is life. So try again and make it better next time around. Should you be a bit scared of spending money then you need to change your attitude towards investing money for the sake of your business building efforts online.
If you never take risks then you never win either…
Because by investing in your business, you will also in fact be investing in your self. You can’t have those fears about spending money and taking risks when you are involved with network marketing… If you are not willing to be taking risks, then you will not get anywhere with your business either… It doesn’t work to always play it ssafe, because if you are afraid of taking risks then you will not evolve as a online marketer either. I believe that the top earners in this industry in fact has taking a lot of risks to be able to reach the level of success that they are enjoying now. So taking risks does not have to be a bad thing it could be quite the opposite… Because if you keep doing things the same exact way in your marketing,then you will also get the same exact results like you always have been getting. So kick fear to the curve and take some risks every now and then. And also, should you have issues with your comfort zones then you need to work on getting out more and more of that comfort zone. You have to,in order to become really successful.
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No matter if it is in business or in any other situation,
the right thing to do is to always honor an agreement.
Don’t make them avoid you…
If we choose to nothonor an agreement our reputation will be suffering from that behavior, and that is not something we want. The word will get around about you not keeping your promises and not honoring agreements, you may be called a liar as well. This can very well lead to people staying away from you and not regard you as a leader or someone they would like to join in business because they will not regard you as professional.. We always should honor a agreement no matter if it’s about a online business or ny other circumstances. It is a question of having good ethics. If you are going to coach people, to help them to build a income online,what good does a bad reputation do you? It will certainly not help you, quite the opposite… You need to be someone that people can look up to, like a role model.
Honor your team members.
We also should have a good professional behavior with good ethics when it comes to working with our teams as well as our mentors of course. Let us say that you receive very valuable advice from your mentor/sponsor and get invited to mastermind group on Facebook and you don’t honor that agreement. Maybe you are starting to cross recruit among the members of that group to build up a business involving another company, then the one your mentor is helping you to build, Well this is of course not to honor an agreeement. If you do not honor this kind of agreement your mentor might not want to work with you in the future because of this, and you could then miss out big time on that mentors knowledge. Not only will you loose out on marketing strategies that very well my help you build up your income online that much faster, but then a bad not so flattering reputation about you could get spread online. Now that could destroy your future success and career as a online marketer. So good ethics in business and else where is key…You could in fact say that good business ethics is the key to success. So honor those agreements because your good reputation as a marketer are depending on it… Our level of success depends on many things, but one of the most important things are in fact our reputation. It goes fast to ruin a reputation, and it is hard to build up that good reputation again…
Or is becoming succesful with network marketing limited
to just a small exclusive group of people?
I believe that anyone actually can become successful with network marketing…I do not believe that some people are born with the ability to become great in network marketing and making a ton of money, however they may have some skills that makes it easier for them in some areas of network marketing. But no one is born a fully educated professional network marketer, because everyone has to start from scratch to learn what works in marketing.. Everyone can work on themselves to become better within certain areas of network marketing of course. But what does it take to become really succesful in network marketing? I will get into that now…
Have the willingness to learn and listen…
For starters you need to be coachable, be willing to learn and take the necessary action towards success. You need to have a open mind and forget any pride that you might have. you have to have the insight that someone else knows more about marketing then you do, and apply that new knowledge that they are teaching you. And do not question if they so to say “know their stuff”. Because you should have connected with them because they are successful,so naturally they know what works, right? So do not be negative,be ready to follow directions given to you. Do everything that your mentor asks you to do because if you don’t,then the only one you can really blame later on, is yourself… To not take action on valuable advice given to you, is both a waste of your time as well as your mentors time. Maybe sounds harsch, but it is true.
Take action on advice given to you
To not take action will just be delaying your success. Another part of succeeding with network marketing is the mindset,so like I have blogged about many times, we need to maintain that positive mindset daily. Those who does not maintain their mindset in many cases end up quitting or giving up on their online marketing career unfortunally. So read books daily, read books that teaches you something, that inspires you and motivates you… Some people may think that they do not have time for reading, but in most cases we actually have more time on our hands then we think. Even if you just read for ten minutes a day, that is better then not to read at all.
Everyone can become successful within network marketing, if you just take total action on valuable advice that has been given to you by your mentor.
We all as online marketers needs more prospects in business of course to build up our income.
But how do you increase the amounts of prospects in business then?
In this post I will be sharing some tips that I believe will benefit your prospecting.
To get more prospects in business we need to regularly be prospecting , because the more we prospect the more sales we are able to generate. But do not focus on making the sales when you first get in contact with a prospect, focus more on listening and helping. Get to know them,f ind out what they struggles are within their online business and through their marketing efforts. Find out if you have a solution to their problems and if they want a solutions to that isue, then provide it to them. But where do you get in contact with these prospects? Well, you can get in contact with a lot of propects through social media for free.
When it comes to succesfully prospecting we need to be really patient and not expecting to big of a results in short period of time. To reach succes in online marketing means that you need to have a high level of patience… if you feel that you don’t have that much patience well then you have to work on that somehow…
You can for instance use Facebook or maybe twitter etc for prospecting. However, focus on getting really good at prospecting at one social platform before moving on to another one. Because otherwise you may be getting overwhelmed and in the end not generating that many leads or makjng that many sales after all. Once you feel like you are reallly good at prospecting at a social platform, then sure, then you are able to move on to another one,or if you want, stay focused on one social site to keep using that to build up the amounts of prospects in business for you.
Generating more prospects
Now to some other ways to get in contact with more prospects in business. Article writing is good when it comes to generating free traffic to your blog for instance. Some may say that article writing is not as beneficial as it used to be, but my opinion is that is still very valuable to help marketers get more prospects to their business. You can also use Hubpages to share valuable content to generate that free traffic s well. You could do a Google+ hangouts and invite people to it ,and share some sort of training on that hangout. This strategy can also be used with Facebook live for instance as well of course. Besides these examples of getting prospects in business, blogging is a valuable resource and tool whennit comes to generating leads as well. And also uploading videos on different video sharing platforms is another way for you to spread your knowledge and value to the market place as well. So now you have some sources you can use to generate more of those prospects to your business. Best of luck 🙂