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leads network marketing businessesLeads Network Marketing and Other Opportunities Require

No matter what you are promoting, leads network marketing and other businesses need can come in many different locations and those with the ability to find these resources and are able to convert these leads are the very folks that are finding success on the Internet as well as finding it offline too.

While this may seem like a “no-brainer,” this is the one area where marketers online seem to struggle a bit.

So…why so difficult? Leads network marketing companies and affiliate programs and everything else under the sun requires to survive are everywhere, but one needs to gain an understanding of the process of generating these “elusive” prospects – and believe me, it IS a process!

Free vs. Paid

While there are a number of folks out there that would love to sign up with their network marketing, affiliate marketing or direct marketing businesses and start making money, most of us realize that this isn’t going to just happen on its own.

Basically, there are two different paths the modern marketer can take when it comes to lead generation, free lead generation and paid lead generation. This goes hand in hand with free and paid advertising (of course).

Free leads network marketing companies and marketers can really use come from many sources, but one should understand that the term free only means free when it comes to a dollar amount or some other form of tender. Free marketing usually requires a significant amount of work.

leads network marketing businessFree Leads Network Marketing Leaders Draw From

There are a few places where many network marketing and internet marketing leaders can pull from and some require less work than others. There are a number of facebook marketing methods out there that can provide a large number of responses in a short period of time and these methods are fairly simple and easy to carry out.

I love, Love, LOVE facebook because it gives ANYONE the ability to tap into a very targeted audience very quickly.

How?

Many folks coming online to facebook place a LOT of information on their business and personal pages – ESPECIALLY if they are attempting to use facebook for networking and marketing purposes.

It is easy to find people on this social platform that are listed as network marketers, internet marketers, mlm professionals, etc., etc. just by viewing their profiles. Many will state in their mini bio that they are promoting this company or that company, that they are “professional” marketers or “coaches.”

Since most marketers are really struggling to promote and market their business opportunity (about 95% are struggling to do so) because no one has really shown them how to do it, many are still looking for an opportunity! This provides you with a great opportunity as well.

I’m not going to say that everyone is looking for your mlm opportunity and I don’t recommend that you bash these poor souls over the head with your business either. The best method is in understanding why someone is struggling and how you can help them.

So Why Do People Struggle With Their Online Businesses?

This one really isn’t that hard for most people to understand. As a matter of fact, if you are reading this then you too are probably struggling to successfully market your opportunity or your products and why? Usually it has to do with technical know how and salesmanship.

Since this is probably the number 1 problem stemming from a number one fear (fear of rejection) coupled with the fact that most people are not trained in sales or are even interested in selling anything to anyone, it makes finding success a bit of a challenge. Even online success!

The next hurdle for many people looking for success online has to do with the fact that many are technically challenged when it comes to creating web pages, blogs, etc. You name it and there are hoards of people struggling to figure it all out.

The good news is that leads network marketing marketers need to survive and thrive with don’t require any of the aforementioned “stuff.”

Well, that’s not an entirely accurate statement. What I mean to say is that marketers don’t have to have incredible sales or technical skills and when you remove these obstacles, many can get going with much more confidence.

Back to the facebook lead generation technique.

How You Can Help

Let’s look at this whole marketing dilemma with a little bit of common sense.

If 95% or so of all marketers are struggling, it might be sort of easy to find people interested in what you have to offer if you become someone that provides a solution to the massive problem of lead generation.

Hmm…sort of takes “selling” out of the picture when you think about it. I mean, if all you have to do is send someone a message on fb, someone that is probably having difficulties with generating traffic or leads for their business, with a link that provides a simple method or a little information that will allow them to tap into the mighty leveraging power of the Internet to generate leads quickly and easily, you could probably find a little success in a very short period of time yourself.

Remember, this is only one way of providing help and this is the “free” way to do so. Other free methods include sending messages to people marketing on YouTube, twitter and other social accounts. People going to forums discussing different methods. People looking on craigslist or other free classified ad sites. The list is quite long.

Leads Network Marketing Businesses Will Never Run Out Of

While I’m a big fan of blogging, article marketing and video marketing (and I still get quite a number of leads using these methods) I think that the direct social marketing platform may be the way to go.

There are some specifics that you must get down, but once you learn the basic technique, you can use it over and over and over. The great thing is this technique is very simple, so most people will be able to duplicate it as well.

What is the technique? Using social media sites like facebook or google+ to track down folks with an interest in marketing or making money online and contacting them directly through that sites messaging feature. You still don’t bash people over the head with information, rather you set up a capture page that will direct someone to an ebook or a webinar or bootcamp, something that you can give away for free and something that will help people overcome a specific problem or give them specific training.

I go into this method in my 5 Day marketing boot camp, so make sure you sign up.

leads network marketing businesses Paid Advertising: Leads Network Marketing Professionals to Victory!

I’ve run a bit long in this blog post, so I’m not going to go into the paid techniques for finding leads…especially since many find quite a bit of success with the free facebook method. Why run away from a good thing?

I will create a new post soon though and I will get that information out to you. Until then, watch for my latest boot camp training and sign up. The information is packed with methods for creating traffic and leads including the facebook marketing method.

Leads, leads, leads network marketing professionals and others know that leads are the lifeblood of their business and once you learn to generate your own your business will take off as well.

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Testing New Traffic Resources

This one is just an update as to what I am working on folks.

I’ve been working on trying to find good, strong traffic resources and not just any type of traffic either. I’m talking solo ads and using third party folks to generate traffic.

testing new traffic resourcesTraffic from China? No Good!

So here’s the deal. I’ve been going to fiverr.com in an effort to find someone over there that has a good traffic source, good for affiliate marketing and for marketing just about anything related to the internet marketing business and work from home niches.

Now these are tough categories in the first place and to be honest with you, five bucks is not a great deal of money to pay for any type of traffic whether it be from a good source or a not so good source.

The fiverr “gigs” that I have ordered so far –  this is a two day period – have produced over 6000 clicks to three different URLs.

I posted a link to a video, a buzzfeed post and an affiliate offer. I focused 2 solo ads on the affiliate offer and these 2 gigs brought me well over 3,200 clicks in a 24 hour period with NO SALES WHAT SO EVER!

Why?

Most of the traffic is from China and maybe even robotic. It’s like throwing five dollars out the window just because as this traffic will NEVER pan out.

Social Media Responses

I can’t really say that the other two gigs were any better. I got quite a number of responses, almost 1,800 clicks to my buzzfeed post, but I didn’t get any responses to my offer from here either. I suspect that much of this traffic was bot traffic.

Once again, this is a real bummer in terms of purchasing traffic/clicks and was equal to me just burning the money up with no results.

Testing New Traaffic ResourcesBack to the Drawing Board

I will never give up!

This is my mantra for the moment, because I know that I will find a good, inexpensive source of traffic out there somewhere. I just can’t believe all of the gigs on fiverr related to traffic are this poor, but I will be more vigilant in terms of who I purchase gigs from and how much research into these gigs I perform.

A second thing that I should mention is that I did not set up my own lead capture page to send any of this traffic to and I will be doing that with my All in One Profits splash page. I will create the splash page using the AIOP tools and will video everything including results good or bad.

Eventually, I suspect that we will find a decent source of traffic on fiverr and when that happens you will be the first to know!d

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Making Money Online the Easy Way

Making Money Online Requires Listening, Learning and Realizing

Today I realized something about marketing and making money online the “easy” way…yep, even I, Mark “the Hard head” realized something today!

I say that I realized it, not learned it for a reason. I have heard over and over through the years about some of the methods and techniques that I was reintroduced to today and for whatever reason I have chosen not to take the plunge into using some of these methods.

The difference today is how this will effect not only me, but also all of the team members and the future prospects of the Elite Marketing Systems Group.

Don’t start thinking that all of the things I have been exposed to today is negative. On the contrary, much of the information that I have been re-introduced to is very positive because I know that it all works.

So why is there a problem at all? Why am I writing this post?

Because, while I’m ready to get out there and show people exactly how to implement marketing strategies, techniques and methods, I also want to make sure that students and members are getting the best and most up-to-date marketing methods available.

With all of that said, I’m letting everyone know that I will be putting the EMSG training on hold until I have the “Ultimate” training package put together and can show people how making money online the easy way is an actual statement of fact.

Stay tuned to this website and the Elite Marketing Systems Group website for updates and some awesome training videos coming up!

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Finding Success in 90 Days

90 days to mlm success90 Days to MLM Success

I don’t always write about network marketing, but I did write an article today about 90 days to mlm success based on the premise that you can succeed in the network marketing industry within a few short months.

I don’t necessarily think that 90 days is going to do be the end all and be all of online marketing, but I have found that in 60 to 90 days of consistent and persistent effort applied towards an mlm or some other online business model usually produces significant results that just about anyone can achieve…

…anyone that is willing to put forth the effort that is!

Why 90 days?

Why 90 days to mlm success, or any other success for that matter? I’m not sure what the deal is here, but 90 days seems to work very well with the search engines, especially google.

If you are producing videos about your business opportunity or your niche industry then 90 days will start to get you ranking very well within the YouTube community. Just something about that 90 day period.

How Does it Work?

You know what? I’m not sure how the whole 90 day thing works because I’m not a technical guy. Not technical and don’t want to be. I’m a doer and a guy who likes to build online opportunities up.

What I suspect is this:

  • Consistent effort is rewarded by Google whether it is with blogging, article marketing or video marketing. Google loves active websites and fresh content so your “stuff” rises in search engine ranking pages (serp’s)
  • 90 days seems to be a period of time where articles and videos start to get a lot of traction in terms of organic and maybe not-so-organic linking, which causes your content to rise in popularity and start to generate quite a bit of traffic and start building an audience.
  • 90 days of consistent effort is probably more than what 95% of all marketers will ever do so your brand becomes more and more known and “solid,” you are that marketer that people are seeing more and more of.

Online Success in 90 Days Not a Magical Secret

If you are serious about wanting to build a direct marketing business or a network marketing business online you can and you can do it – or at least lay down a solid foundation – in 90 days or so. Yep, maybe 78 days or possibly 111 days.

The key here is not to ever give up! Be consistent…be persistent. You WILL see results if you put forth the effort, develop the content and get out there and promote for 3 months.

If you aren’t willing to put forth that solid 90 day effort then I would have to say that you probably aren’t going to find success with anything out there. Dare to be different, dare to lead and dare to succeed.

See you at the top!

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Free Internet Marketing Tools

free internet marketing toolsPromoting Your Business with Free Internet Marketing Tools

There are tons of free internet marketing tools online that you can use to promote just about any business online. The difficulty can be sorting through all of the tools out there and finding which ones actually work.

I have been using specific tools for a few years now and have had some pretty good results in terms of getting my blogs to rank well on the Google search engine.

What Are the Free Internet Marketing Tools That I Use

There are some specific tools that I use to generate traffic to my site and to get “things” out there on the Internet.

While I talk about free internet marketing tools, there are a couple that I do pay for, but the costs are ridiculously inexpensive.

For example, socialmonkee.com is a tool used for submitting bookmarks and costs $7 for a basic membership which will provide 750 potential backlinks to your sites. The $7 is a lifetime membership, so it’s a one time cost.

Another great tool for generating some quick leads is imautomator.com, which will also provide 25 links per submission. This tool costs me $4.99 per month and is also more than worth it.

Now, as far as the free internet marketing tools that I use, hootsuite.com is a fantastic tool for submitting to social media sites like facebook, linkedin and twitter.

Turning Web 2.0 Sites Marketing Tools

If you haven’t figured it out yet, YouTube and some of the other hosting sites out there can be fantastic tools for marketing (video marketing) as well as excellent research tools.

Squidoo is an excellent site for promoting an opportunity online and creating squidoo “lenses” takes just a bit of time and returns big results in terms of both potential prospects AND high page rank links  – squidoo currently has a page rank of 7!

Traditional Marketing Tools

While I know that article directories are not necessarily considered tools, there are free internet marketing tools like Free Article Submission Tool. This tool is a tracking tool that will help keep you organized as you manually submit your articles to different article directory sites helping you get the biggest bang for your buck!

Marketing online can be challenging, but once you learn how to become efficient and more importantly, effective, online marketing can be very satisfying. Using free internet marketing tools is just another way that you can promote your opportunities online and start generating income from home.

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