Sunday, August 13, 2017

DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR SPONSOR IS A SALESPERSON?

Yes if your sponsor is a SALESPERSON! Do you know what I mean? If not listen:

We have different personalities, but yet you can put people in different groups of personalities.  I have a system where I put them in 4 personality groups.

And the SALESPERSON personality is the seller type that forces the products on you as fast they can, talking you down with how great the product is. And when he gets your money into his hand he is gone ...before you know...to the next victims!

Ok, maybe I am a little unfair. They are not bad people, but they want to close you, they see the excitement in getting you into a sale, and then they want the excitement to continue with the next person. Do you think they are the sponsor you need to build YOUR business?

At first it can looks great, the person is so enthusiastic, tells you how many he got into the business yesterday or the last week! He even tells you he will place people under you!!!!!!!

BUT! This person will not have the time to help you and teach you how to build your business. And he will not have the time to help and teach the persons that he places under you. So what happens???

You do not get the education in how to build the business and you cannot teach the people he has placed under you! And they will quit and you will quit!

You have no downline that last for more than maybe 2 months!
Neither has he!

But he will probably start over and get new people into his downline and earn the fast start money...
he will continue to be a seller till he find a new interesting company he wants to try.

So is this the person you want to join to build a business to get residual income?

No! Beware
of this type.

Friday, January 27, 2017

50 Free Or Cheap Advertising Ideas

There are many ways to advertise without putting out a lot of cash. Use these tips to your advantage. Modify them and make them your own. Just remember that the only way to succeed with your business is to do something.
No one has ever found success by doing nothing.
1. Put your website on notepads, pens, newsletters, bumper stickers, coffee cups.
2. Flyers - When you buy your morning newspaper, slip some flyers into the rest of the newspapers.
3. Business cards (You can make up your own or get them free through VistaPrint)
4. Article marketing is one of my favorite method of advertising. If you write articles and then use a service to publish them, your articles become viral.Your articles will spread like a virus and could have the potential to be viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.
5. Participating in online discussion forums is an excellent way to get the word out about your business - and it is free. Build relationships first and use your signature file to let everyone know what you do and who you are.
6. Free classifieds
7. Targeted ezine advertising is one of the most cost effective ways to advertise your business.
8. Paid ads - such as solo ads. Test, test, test. Your success depends on your ad and your heading!
9. Mail out postcards.
10. Purchase leads that are targeted and related to your business. If possible get their phone number and followup.
11. Bookmarks for libraries, don't forget to talk to your librarian first.
12. Purchase cheap seed packets, put a tag on them with your website as well as a saying like, I am in the business of helping people grow.
13. Use your knowledge and publish a newsletter or ezine. One your build up your list you can offer paid subscriptions or ads.
14. Word of mouth (friends and family)
15. Forwarded emails - Add your testimony to your signature line.
16. Buttons
17. Pens to hand out with a short advertisement and your URL.
18. Welcome baby cards for hospitals.
19. If your domain name is a string words, try capitalizing each. This helps people who just take a quick glance remember it.
20. Create an information type handout that briefly explains your business.
21. When you go to a garage or yard sale, ask if you can leave a few of your flyers there.
22. Community Colleges. Every student needs a part time job.
23. Put a business card in all outgoing mail including anything that has a postage paid envelope.
24. Visit establishments you do business with (doctor offices, health food stores, karate/dance studios, etc) and ask if you can leave flyers.
25. Car magnets - You can put magnets all over your car.
26. Promote your business for free in local magazines, newspapers, community newsletters, etc. Many rely on voluntary writing contributions. Translate your knowledge into an article. It is free advertising and an effective way to establish yourself as an expert in your field.
27. Leave your business card in restrooms at restaurants or on cork boards around grocery stores.
28. Get a booth at school events and share what you offer.
29. Look into putting an ad in school sponsored publications (directories, PTA booklets, etc). Usually not to expensive.
30. Set up a free giveaway box in any store that will give you permission.
31. Post flyers at apartment complexes if they will allow it.
32. Place flyers under windshield wipers of cars.
33. Newspaper classified ads are cheap and effective. Ask about having your ad appear with a color background to make it stand out even more.
34. Buy a pre-inked, personalized stamp and put your ad on it. Stamp the back of any envelopes that you mail out.
35. When it comes to advertising and marketing, repetition plays an important part in your campaigns success.
36. We all get junk mail with the postage paid envelopes. Just send a flyer back to the company and use their return envelope.
37. Personalized T-shirts
38. Make up Gift basket raffles for Church bazaars, concerts held during summer, at your local community hall, or any town function. Do not forget to put your business card or some other advertisement in the basket.
39. Put flyers on car windshields at your kids sporting events.
40. Leave a business card with your tip for your waiter/waitress.
41. Reply to spam email with your own business advertisement.
42. Give your business cards to friends and family and ask them to give them out to people they know who would be interested in part time income.
43. Put up flyers at the local colleges, libraries and grocery stores.
44. Ask your local chinese takeout if you can post a flyer in their window.
45. Create a post it stack of your business cards with a glue stick and then post them at pay phones, etc.
46. Business cards with a magnetic back really stick in people's minds as well as on their refrigerator.
47. Leave business cards by the change machine in the mall arcade or at the ATM machine.
48. Put your website address on your sun visor using vinyl letters.
49. Find an old metal tin (or new), put a magnet on the back, put your business cards in them and then just attach this to your car when you go into a store.
50. Be different and get noticed. When you are unique then you are one step ahead of your competition.
There are many ways to promote your business without spending a fortune. Think outside the box. Most people notice things that are different, something that draws their attention or even makes them laugh.
Keep it simple, keep it cheap and before you know it your success will be achieved without going broke.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What Is Email Marketing and How Does It Work

More and more businesses are asking, “What is email marketing and how does it work?”. It’s a great question and we hope to answer it for you with this article. Email marketing has become an essential tool for small and large businesses since the introduction of the Internet. In this article, we will do our best to explain what email marketing really is, why companies should use it and how they should go about doing so.
In simple terms, email marketing is a form of direct marketing in which businesses use email as a means of communicating with potential clients or existing clients.
The most common ways for companies to use email marketing include:
  • Generating new sales leads.
  • Following up with sales leads.
  • Converting leads in to customers.
  • Communicating with customers.
To give some more specific examples to better answer the question, “What is email marketing and how does it work?” let’s take a look at how various industries use email marketing.
  • Entertainers use email marketing to build and communicate with their fan base. At an event or concert, fans could be invited to join the entertainer’s list. The entertainer would add a signup-form to their web site. When there is a new event, concert, or special announcement, the entertainer would then be able to send that information out to their list.
  • Retailers use email marketing to drive new sales and generate repeat business. Advertising would include an option to join the retailer’s list to receive special updates, coupons, incentives, or announcement. From there, the retailer would be able to stay in touch with their customers to create ongoing repeat business.
  • Restaurants are another great example. Chances are, you receive emails from some of your favorite restaurants with coupons, discounts, and special event announcements. This is a great way for restaurants to keep their name in front of their customers and drive repeat sales.
  • Network Marketers often use email marketing to generate new leads and then follow up with those leads.
  • Affiliate Marketers will use email marketing to build targeted lists of people with specific areas of interest. Then, as they find offers that would appeal to those groups, they are able to use email marketing to send those offers out to their lists.
So, if you have been asking, “What is email marketing and how does it work?” we hope this article gives you the overall idea for how email marketing can work for your business.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

New website coming soon.

Well, here it is 2016. I am finally getting my website put together.  We hope this helps everyone trying to make money online.  We have put together a website with the things people use and look for everyday.  Everyone who signs-up get their own website for free.  We are trying to make things affordable to everyone.  This way everyone has a chance to make money online.  This is not a get rich quick scam.  It takes lots of work and patients.  You may not get super rich, but you should make enough money to quit your Just Over Broke work.

We will be posting more here as we get ready to launch. Anyone interested in a "STARTER" position please message with a way to contact you and I will let you know first!  It should not take more than about 2 months to get everything ready.  Check back regularly for more posts.

Here is to everyone's SUCCESS!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

FIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME THE FEAR OF CHASING YOUR DREAM

Five Ways To Overcome The Fear Of Chasing Your Dream By STEVEN BERGLAS

The only thing to fear is fear itself. That’s easy for folks who say these sorts of things: They’ve made it. That’s why they’re quoted.

You haven’t made it yet. But you know there’s something in you that’s bigger than your cubicle, your office, your house. You know your idea is good and your vision clear. But you can’t muster the courage to chase the dream.

Maybe you can’t get past what feels like a perfectly rational concern about abandoning a paycheck—the link between you and neat things like food and rent.

Maybe you tried once before but were thwarted, discouraged, bankrupted, embarrassed. Maybe you don’t think you have the stuff to make your dreams come true. And maybe you don’t.

But that’s what taking risks is all about. And that’s why many who do end up reaping such grand rewards. For inspiration from real risk-takers who swallowed hard and prospered, see the slide show below.

In Pictures: 39 Entrepreneurs, Executives, Celebrities, Athletes And Politicians Share The Greatest Risks They Ever Took

http://www.forbes.com/2011/03/07/greatest-risk-they-ever-took-2011-entrepreneurs_slide.html

Truth? Paychecks, three squares a day, a roof over your head and a bullet-proof ego are all very nice. But security is an illusion, and it enslaves even the best and brightest.

I’ve worked with scores of entrepreneurs and executives who had trapped themselves in mental cages. The same sorts of “cognitive errors” corrupt all of our risk-reward calculations—no matter who you are, how big the risk or how badly you’d like to take it.

Here are five reminders that will keep your dreams front, center and alive. (Not looking to start a business? Not to worry: These will help you anyway.

Your fear of taking action is a result of watching yourself fail to act–not the other way around.

People assume that emotions initiate behavior–we see a tiger, tell ourselves we fear it, and then run. Nope. The well-documented James-Lange theory of emotion demonstrates that things are the other way around. We see a tiger, run like hell, notice our heart rate leap to 160 beats per minute, and then conclude we’re terrified.

The single best way to boost courage? Take baby steps toward realizing the goal every chance you get. When steps become strides you’ll realize how courageous you are.

Your fear of losing a paycheck is exaggerated.

Psychologists have demonstrated that most phobias are not as threatening as we imagine. So why the terror? It comes from the cognitive error known as Black-or-White thinking: seeing things in all-or-nothing terms.

Example: If you give up a steady income you’ll be impoverished, right? Wrong. If you challenge every black-or-white assumption you make, you’ll find a middle ground that can relieve dread. Paying bills is tougher without a steady income, but that’s what loans, temp work, and other adaptations are for.

I suggest addressing the issue of financial need before you start amplifying your courage: List all the ways you can cover your bills with short-term tactics. Your range of options will shock you.

Your fear of launching a start-up stems from knowing someone whose new venture fell flatter than a crepe.

For some reason, when humans are anxious or depressed we tend to focus on negative aspects of the world and ignore everything else. Not only does this darken our mood, it blocks us from moving in a positive direction. To combat this cognitive error, accentuate the positive.

Count up the number of people who have praised your idea. Remind yourself of every time you exceeded expectations (go back to Little League, if you have to). Once you start looking at donuts and ignoring the holes, you will amass a list of positive outcomes that you can then convert into favorable attributes.

You won’t sacrifice a paycheck because it would be “wrong, reckless, irresponsible, etc.”

One of the more common cognitive errors is a psychodynamic conflict first described by famed neo-Freudian analyst Karen Horney: It’s called The tyranny of shoulds. Dr. Horney pointed out that many of us are stuck in ruts because we tell ourselves we “should” (or “should not”) do something, but this self-recrimination is just plain wrong. Classic example: “I should never doubt myself.”

According to that admonition, the simple act of being cautious and planning ahead, according to the tyranny of shoulds, is in violation of a mental law you carry around. As a result you denigrate yourself (“I’m such a coward”) but don’t make progress.

To escape from this trap, simply ask yourself “Why?” each time you say you should or shouldn’t. It’s hard to not laugh at yourself when the only answer you come up with is “because”, delivered in the voice of an obstinate child. If you challenge the tyranny of shoulds it won’t take long to see them for what they are: Vestigial remnants of when you wore short pants. That awareness should free you to begin moving inexorably toward your goal.

No one daydreams while watching a Super Bowl game that goes into the fourth quarter with the score tied.

If you constantly dream of launching a business while working your steady job, what does that tell you about the gig? We only dream of greener pastures when the garden we’re in is full of weeds.

If you have fantasies of getting out of a rut, you will, in one of two ways: engaging in self-sabotage until you get fired, or conquering your fears and launching the business of your dreams.

So what’ll it be?

Self Assessment: Measure Your Entrepreneurial Instincts

http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/02/entrepreneur-personality-quiz-thomas-harrison-entrepreneurs-management-serial-startups-10-quiz.html

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

THE LAST M IN MLM MEANS WHAT?

The nature of network marketing changed around 2005 - 2006.

How is that you say? well let me explain as briefly as possible.

In the beginning an MLM opportunity was a rare and interesting thing, So much so that people used it as part entertainment and would attend meetings several times a week. They would run around doing flyers in letters boxes, harass everyone they meet, attend endless meetings, put stickers on their family cars, endless cold calling, be out all night of the week doing presentations, etc.

The companies would provide product and payments and push warm market marketing and the people went along with it.

There would be a couple of opportunities come onto the scene every year and over time it increased as software and technology became more affordable and accessible to the masses.

Now opportunities were coming at the rate of several a quarter then several a month, to arriving at 2005 - 2006 several a week and now in 2009 it's a daily event.

Prior to 2005 - 2006 websites were built in a manner of cold market style, meaning that people must have been either warmed up and informed by the personal sales process prior to their arriving at the site for it to make any sense.

So the selling process was done by person to person and the site was there to join and place an order.

There were millions of people waiting for the next new deal to jump into and get going, how ever their get going life force got up and went by 2005 - 2006 when MLM as we know it changed for many people.

In 2005 - 2006 whoever things changed, critical mass was hitting its ceiling amongst the diehard networking fraternity and the age of cold market websites and promoting companies first was getting a frosty reception.

The thousands of MLM companies and millions of personal business failures had finally caught up with the shinny MLM juggernaught.

Prior to 2005 - 2006 everyone promoted up front and out right the company first or MLM deal they were in through their warm market contacts. (friends family work mates)

Prior to 2005 - 2006 the build up of MLM opportunities and failure rates had not reached critical mass and was not an issue.

In the beginning the industry enjoyed warm markets and all people needed was hot new deal a good MLM business and away they would go through their 100 name lists and onto big things.

2005 - 2006 MLM switched polarities because the thousands of companies and millions of failures had corrected the cart and horse effect back to its natural state, that of the horse before the cart.

The horse is the networker, the cart is the company.

People shall only come to the company through people yet the promotional methods being used where such that individual always insisted on promoting the company and the companies stuff first.

This has produced a progeny of MLM advocates that are now in desperate need of what the MLM industry had failed to deliver its core product. MARKETING.

Multi Level Marketing.

Million upon millions of MLM burnouts and current MLM subscribers need to learn marketing and they now know that.

The last thing an MLMer needs is another hot new deal, they used to think that the next new hot deal would save but now know that it is marketing that will save them and a new deal they can find at any given moment.

People no longer need a hot new deal they need hot new marketing tactics and skills they have come to realize this after only 50 years.

Give people marketing skills, copy writing skills, and tactics and then they are equipped to go promote anything they choose, because the choices are many and growing by the thousands every year..

A lot of people are still stuck in a pre 2005 - 2006 networking mode after going through many companies they still hold onto thinking the warm market routine will still work for them as it did pre 2005 - 2006.

Thats all well and good you go get your marketing skills and start promoting. They natural tendency after all those decades of reverse polarity MLM is you will probably go and promote the company and its stuff first.

Now you're still doing it back to front but now in fast forward..

So what happened around 2005 - 2006 ?

No one specific thing happened but rather a cumulative effect occurred topped off with the introduction the video marketing boom or what some now call web 2.0 or the social networking.

Here is something that can help you with marketing. Click HERE

Sunday, July 15, 2012

NETWORK MARKETING IS FOR REAL!

If we were in a perfect world - the 'geometric progression' of 2 getting 2 getting 2 (or any other number) would yield great numbers... and carried out to the logical conclusion - everyone on planet Earth would join... Most successful MLM's wind up with hundreds of thousands if not millions of people world-wide involved with their company - but not in a 'perfect matrix' - generally there are 'leaders' who are willing to get really good at building others and sometimes there will be a few that will 'duplicate' what the leader has done... there is very little chance that the 'matrix' of a hierarchy will be built out 'evenly' among all comers - in fact, there are precious few people who ever get an organization of any size...

Part of how some people can earn a living or even better is due to the fact that they build a retail business regardless of recruiting..

In my company (financial services) I can make a 6-figure income from developing a client base - my products/services arena allows for this... on top of it I can hire others (they 'sign up' - start running!) to learn to do what I do... if you are willing to go through 'The Dip' (great book by Seth Godin) of the learning/doing curve and willing to hone your skill and knowledge, then 'you too' can earn a living wage... I can hire as many as i am willing to train.... no different than if I were a typical Investment Brokerage, Real Estate Broker, Insurance Broker (office)

If anyone ever bothered to check to see how many 'entry' level folks who enter Insurance, Real Estate, Investment industry and how many of them quit before they ever really get any return on 'their investment' (State & Federal license fees) it would most likely rival the numbers in MLM as far as 'turnover' goes... at least a person can start part-time with my company and not 'lose their house, job, family' if they don't become' successful... no big investment but some time to see if they are willing to dedicate the time to become a professional.  So far there is little differentiation between Real World business & MLM...

Where it deviates from the conventional business is when I find someone who can build a team like I've done - and they happen to be on my team - they will want to do what I've done - run their own office... they can, by fulfilling the company promotion guidelines they can 'take' their Regional Vice President contract and open their own office...

Now we are on 'the same contract level' - in the real world I would have just lost... I lost my 'best guy' and trained my own competition... however in the MLM world - My company pays me a % of everything this guy's entire office does but it does not come out of his profits! He now runs his own biz and I 'override' his business - kind of like getting a 'franchise royalty'...

The question you should have is - how can the company pay me anything on top of what he does when we are at 'the same level'? Good question:

The company does not advertise - every company generally will take between 3% to 30% of their revenue (depending on the industry) and plow it back into Advertising, Marketing & Sales...

My company is no different - they could say - "Jake, you made $100,000 this past year - do you want us to take, say, $30,000 and run some TV ads and some magazine ads and see if we can get your phone ringing?" - And I would say - Heck No!! That’s my money... I'll develop the client base and hire and train others....

The company already has a 'built-in' allowance to 'reward' me for finding, training and developing other business leaders - instead of spending the 3% to 30% on advertising & marketing - that money can be 'set aside' to pay me when I help another 'franchise location' 'distribution center' 'office' or 'sales organization' get on their feet and produce business... I can repeat this as many times as i'm willing to dedicate the time & effort it takes to help someone else reach the level of running an office... (generally about 2-3 years)

This is how my company tends to work – I am not saying that there are not flaws in MLM when it comes to ‘selling’ the compound geometric growth projections… they tend to make it sound ‘easy’ “if you get just two people who just get two people’ – sure this makes it seem like ‘easy money’ – we all know, no matter what compensation model, business model etc we get involved in… to make a six figure income or even a living wage below that takes a real dedicated effort to become a pro in the chosen profession…

But, because most MLM’s products are small ticket items… it is very difficult to ‘sell enough’ products on your own to make much of a living and to ‘control’ enough other people (Read: influence enough others to influence enough others) to sell the product is very difficult…

Maybe picking a product/service that has a higher profit margin can give you the ability to allow you to make a living ‘selling’ while you as ‘building’ an organization…

I believe the most letdowns are in the ‘expectations’ we have as a na├»ve, new to the industry (of mlm) participants ‘buying into the company line’ that it’s easy and ‘all you need to do is….’

I hope this helps you grasp the reason why MLM could be a good way to monetize a business…

If you are trying to get started in an MLM click HERE for help to get started making money now!