Saturday, April 30, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: What Exactly is Mentoring For Free

I wrote, yesterday, about how the Mentoring For Free system has changed my life. So what exactly is Mentoring For Free?

For starters, it is NOT a network marketing company NOR is it an affiliate program. I will never make a dime from your use of this program. As the name implies, it is a Mentoring and Coaching network that anyone can tap into completely free of charge.

There is no upgraded version of the training. Everyone has access to up to 10 live training calls a week. There is a pro version of the system, but it does not affect the training you can receive. The pro version consists of a MLM Prospecting System that is second to none.

Again, this is not an affiliate program. The cost is simply to cover expenses in operating the system. I was a free member for several months before going pro. What I learned in that time was incredible.

If you would like to see how this system works for yourself, start by reading "Success in 10 Steps". Once you have read the eBook, contact me via the contact info on the last page and I will show you how to apply these principles to YOUR business.


Mentoring For Free

Mentoring For Free

Mentoring For Free

Friday, April 29, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Time Management - Juggling a Job, Business and Family

This is a topic with which I am quite familiar, as I'm sure many of you are as well. Working a full time job, keeping up with my duties as a father and husband, and squeezing in time to work my business has become a way of life, for now. 

By the end of this year, the JOB (Just Over Broke) will be but a distant memory thanks to the Mentoring and Coaching I have received from the Mentoring For Free system. This knowledge has made it easier to keep going. 

I do not always want to spend my free time working my business, but I do spend most of it that way. I am willing to put forth the effort today to reap the rewards later. I can tell you this much. 

Once your business starts to grow, and you can see that light at the end of the tunnel, motivation comes much more easily. 

If you are struggling, I urge you to download "Success in 10 Steps" today. It changed my life dramatically, and it can do the same for you. The eBook is free, and so is the training. You will have a network of business coaches who will be there for you every step of the way, regardless of what network marketing company you are with. You really have nothing to lose.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Time Management - Planning Your Day

Let's make a hypothetical plan for how to spend what time you have to work on your business. For this demonstration, let's assume you have 3 hours a day to work your business. 

There are a few tasks you will want to do every day, so we'll focus on those first. 

Coaching your existing team should be priority #1. Set aside a portion of your time to make or receive phone calls, talk via email or send messages sharing information with your group. 

Your own training and personal development is also an important part of your daily routine. Whether you are on a training call or watching a video, you should be doing something to help educate yourself daily. A good way to leverage some of your time is to get training audios in MP3 format or on CD so that you can listen to them on your commute while you are still working a day job. 

And of course, Prospecting is the other priority item. There are many different tasks that can fall under this category from blogging, to social media marketing or writing articles and making videos. Whatever you decide to work o for the day, devote 1/3 to 1/2 of your allotted time to this. Without fresh prospects to talk to your business will not grow. 

Lastly, do not forget to follow up with existing prospects. The first phone call you have with them will tell you a lot. Try to determine their personality type early so that you know how to relate to them. 

Bottom line is, whatever you do, just do something. Even if it's wrong, action is still better than doing nothing.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Time Management - Real Time Killers

Some things just cannot be avoided. Most all of us still have a full time JOB (Just Over Broke) when we start out. 

Most of us have families as well. While family can be a big motivator, we should not neglect our duties to them while we build our business. 

These are parts of our lives that we must work with. 

The hope is to eventually work yourself out of that JOB. When we talk about time killers, these areas of your life are not among them. 

Real time killers are things we do repeatedly that take up our valuable time. Sure, you need a mental break now and then, but how often you take one makes a difference. 

For example, I have been known to have a solitaire game open that I'll click over to from time to time. Other things like regularly flipping tabs to check your email, Facebook or other sites can eat up a lot of time over the course of a day. 

I have had to train myself to not have so many browser tabs open. I would often have upwards of 20 tabs open at a time. If I got off task, there is no telling how long it would be before I got back to the tab I was on. 

If you only have 2 or 3 hours a day to work your business, can you really afford to waste any of it?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

More Online Content Syndication

Lately I have been working a lot with Online Content  Syndication. If you want to gain some serious exposure, be sure you have quality content first, then look into ways to syndicate your content. 

Having your name, face and things you write in as many places as possible does two things. 

1. It helps with personal branding. When people start to see and   recognize you, you are gaining traction.


2. We all know how important Backlinks are to a website. Online Content Syndication not only gets a lot of eyes on your site, but also gets a lot of links coming back to it. The more people who link to your site, the better it appears in the eyes of a search engine robot.


I would like to share this MP3 file with you. It is a recording of a training call done by Richard Dennis. If you are not familiar with Richard, he is the author of "Evil Medicine" and he also titled and introduced the audio tape "Dead Doctors Don't Lie". On this particular call Richard discusses the importance of Online Content Syndication via Social Media. 


Download the file here -----> Syndication Revelations Part 1
There is a part two if you are interested after listening to this one.


Also, if you have not been to our Facebook group Syndication Elation yet, come check it out. Share you blog posts so the other members will share them across social networks.

Here are a few tools to help automate the Online Content Syndication process. 


Socialadr.com is a great tool. You click 3 clicks a day to earn credits, then post your links and others share your content for you. It could not be much easier.


socialmonkee.com as a free member you can post your content and get 25 backlinks every day. It's all free, all you have to do is enter your page details and the rest of the process is automated.


triberr.com is another Online Content Syndication network that is by invite only. It is really new, still in beta mode, but so far has serious potential. It is by invite only, so email me if interested.


Last but not least is tribepro.com. This is a credit based syndication network site. As you share content, you earn credits to be able to post your won content for sharing. I have only been using it for a short time but it is already starting to pay off.


Now then, I hope everyone is starting to grasp the importance of Online Content Syndication. Always be sure your content is original and top quality and people will be lining up to share it for you.


Online Content Syndication


Online Content Syndication


Online Content Syndication

Big MLM Tip of the Day Time Management - Productive Tasks

What productive tasks do you do every day? Are you making time to talk to prospects? If so, are these genuine prospects that have shown an interest or is it someone who has shown no interest at all? 

Not that you should give up on people, but those who show no interest should not be a top priority. Touch base on occasion and let your auto responder letters work for you. Focus on the people who are "leaning forward" wanting to hear more. 

What about those you are coaching? Do you find yourself trying to motivate the same people regularly? If so, remember, about 74% of your organization will be product users only. They will never build the business. They stick around primarily because of the relationships, but possibly for the products too. Again, keep in touch with them, but focus your energy on those who are working. 

Once the product users start to see things happening around them, some may decide to start building. Like they say, you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. 

You should be doing these 3 productive activities every day:
  • Marketing for new prospects
  • Following up with existing prospects
  • Coaching your team. If yo don't have a team yet, focus on 1 and 2.

How you go about these will vary, but you should be doing each daily.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Syndication of Your Content

I wanted to send out a brief note about a new Facebook group I have created called Syndication Elation.

The purpose of this group is to allow YOU to post YOUR original content, then others will tweet, digg and stumble it. In turn, you are expected to share the content others have posted on these other networks. It's all done on the honor system, but if we see someone who is posting a lot, but never see them as having shared content, we will ask them to start sharing more.

The group was just started  this past Saturday morning. Already we have 28 members and a handful of them are posting content at least once a day, but often more than that.

If you want some serious exposure for your sites, come join in the fun.

Syndication Elation


Syndication Elation - A New Way to Syndicate Your Content


Syndication Elation - A New Way to Syndicate Your Content


Syndication Elation - A New Way to Syndicate Your Content

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Time Management - Tasks that Waste Time

I'm all about taking mental breaks from time to time. Be it watching a minute of a TV show or cranking out a hand of solitaire. 

These are obvious time killers. What I want to talk about today are task that, on the surface seem to be productive, but are actually wasting time. 

For example, how long do you stay on the page when visiting sites like Facebook? If you are spending more than 30 minutes to an hour on all social media sites, you need to look at your activities there. Are you adding value and corresponding appropriately or are you wasting valuable time with tasks that are non productive? 

This is just one example. If you find yourself short on time, like most of us, take a closer look at how your time is being spent? 

Over the next few says we will look at more time management issues.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Promoting Your MLM Blog with SEO

If you operate any sort of website, the absolute best traffic you can get is traffic coming from search engines. This is because the people are actively searching for the keywords you are targeting. 

You cannot get a better target market. 

If you are blogging, you will eventually want to have several keywords you are targeting. This will bring a steady flow of targeted prospects to your door. 

The next trick is to have quality content so that they want to stay on your site. 

Visit the SEO page to learn more on how to drive search engine traffic to your site.




Promoting Your MLM Blog with SEO


Promoting Your MLM Blog with SEO


Promoting Your MLM Blog with SEO

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Promoting Your MLM Blog: Syndication

Syndicating your content, at first, can seem a bit confusing. With the tools that are available though, it is really simple. Sites such as twitterfeed, networked blogs and ping.fm are really easy to use. 

If you are continuously writing quality content, your followers and friends will share your posts as well. This is where the real power comes from. 

I do have a syndication site I can recommend if anyone is interested. I have not fully tested it yet, so I won’t openly promote it, but if someone wants to check it out, I’d be willing to share. 

I also have some ideas for content syndication that I have been working on with members of my mastermind group. I will post about it here when there is more to tell. 

For now, if you want more information on the power of content syndication, the folks at socialmediascience.com have put together a book entitled “Syndication Revelation”. Click to title to go read it. There is a lot of great information in there.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Promoting Your MLM Blog on Blog Directories

Blog directories are a great place to start when promoting an MLM Blog. Most are free to submit to, although they usually require a reciprocal link. 

You will surely get some traffic from these sites, but the real benefit is having another backlink. I have actually had a link to my blog via a blog directory get ranked on page 1 of Google. These can be very beneficial.

Be sure to fill out the profile information at each as well. You want people to be able to find and get to know you.

Promoting Your MLM Blog on Blog Directories


Promoting Your MLM Blog on Blog Directories


Promoting Your MLM Blog on Blog Directories

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Promoting Your MLM Blog: Blog Commenting

Blog commenting is a great way to promote your MLM Blog. Sure, you can get a bunch of backlinks, but there is much more to it. 

First, you will learn a lot from reading other blogs. You can learn things to help you in your business as well as get ideas for topics to write about on your blog. 

You can even build some good relationships with other bloggers in your niche too. Networking with others is a powerful thing, as if you did not already know that thanks to the popularity of sites like Twitter and Facebook. 

The biggest thing to keep in mind when commenting on blogs is to add value. Comments like, "Nice post" are not helpful to anyone. Most bloggers see this as spamming their blog and will remove your post. 

On the other hand, if you leave good feedback, many bloggers will return the favor. This is helpful to you since having a lot of comments makes you look like more of an authority.

Promoting Your MLM Blog: Blog Commenting

Promoting Your MLM Blog: Blog Commenting

Promoting Your MLM Blog: Blog Commenting

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Recommendation or Promotion?

When someone recommends a product or service to you, take a closer look. Is this really a recommendation or a thinly veiled promotion? 

Is the person making money from this or is it simply something they wanted to share. More often than not, the person has an agenda, and it is usually to make money. 

If this person is making money from this, is it really something of value, or is the money the real motivator. 

I say it all the time, do your homework. Investigate what is being offered. Never take a recommendation at face value.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Facebook Banners

I wanted to share something I found today. I have been seeing Facebook profiles where the string of images across the top formed a banner. I was not sure how they managed this, but I found a tool that will do it for you. It's really simple to use too. 
http://www.fbanners.com/
Go there and play around with it. If you would like, come back here and give us a link to your FB profile so we can come see what you came up with.

Big MLM Tip of the Day: How Many People Do You Need to Make $1000 a Month?

Do you know the answer to that question? Let's start with an easier one. How many people do you need in your organization to break even? 

Most people cannot answer this question since comp plans can be hard to follow. These are questions you need to be able to answer. If you need 20, 30 or more people just to break even, keep in mind that most people never build that big. 

I have said it before, but you need a comp plan that pays the part time distributor. Nearly everyone starts out as part time, and if they cannot earn any money, they will never become a full time distributor. 

Look at your comp plan. Figure out how many people you need to:
  • Break even
  • Make $500 a month
  • Make $1000 a month
  • Make $10,000 a month
Once you know the numbers you can create a game plan on how to get there.
 
BEST OF LUCK!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Pulling Traffic from Social Media

Most people have no idea how to use social media effectively. If used correctly, you can pull a good bit of traffic. 

The easiest way to drive traffic from social media is to tell people about what you are doing. Every time you make a blog post or write an article, or whatever else you do, update your status and tell people. 

If you are offering valuable content, people will come. On the other hand, if your time line is nothing but a string of posts promoting products or programs, people will start to ignore you. 

Since there is no way to cover everything there is to know about getting traffic from social media, I will be sharing links to a couple of eBooks that I found quite helpful in the near future. Here is one, for starters, that will help you get the most from Twitter.


Enjoy!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Safelists

Safelists work much the same way as traffic exchanges. If you did not read yesterdays post on traffic exchanges, you can see it HERE

With safelists, rather than surfing via a website, you are clicking links in emails to receive credits. These credits are then used to send emails to other members of the safelist. 

Again, what and how you promote with safelists makes all the difference. Promoting a business opportunity is not the best use of these services. 

Instead, you need to know your target market and provide something they need. Keep in mind, most people using safelists are not network marketers. They are internet marketers promoting various affiliate products and programs. 

What these people really need is someone to show them how to do the same amount of work and get paid on it for years, but that's for another time. 

For now, find what they are looking for, be it traffic generation, seo tools or whatever. Get to know these people and build those relationships. 

You never know what each new connection may bring.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Why Help Someone Else Build a Network Marketing Business in a Different Company?

It may sounds crazy, but that's exactly what I and the people I work with do. We will help ANYONE, from ANY COMPANY build a large network marketing team. The kicker is, we will never ask for a dime in return.


The surest way to know you are onto something good is when people tell you you're crazy for doing it. Think I'm crazy? You just may be right, but it is working for me.


Yes, there is a chance some of the people I help will eventually join me in my company, but that is not the main focus. the past couple of years have seen a paradigm shift in the way people look at network marketing. What used to be thought of as pyramid or Ponzi schemes is now becoming mainstream.


If I can help others learn the right way of building a network marketing business, they will have a more positive experience as will the people they approach about their business. People will learn how to not alienate their friends and family to the point they do not want to answer the person's phone calls for fear they are trying to talk them into another business opportunity. This can only be a benefit for the industry as a whole. A positive for the industry is a positive for us all, even if only indirectly.


So there you have it. No hidden agenda, just honest to goodness free training.


This quest of mine all started after reading one book, "Success in 10 Steps" by Michael Dlouhy. If you would like your own copy of this life changing eBook, click HERE!


See you on the other side,


Bill

Why Help Someone Else Build a Network Marketing Business in a Different Company?

Why Help Someone Else Build a Network Marketing Business in a Different Company?

Why Help Someone Else Build a Network Marketing Business in a Different Company?

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Traffic Exchanges

Traffic exchanges can be a good source of traffic if used correctly. If not they are a complete waste of time. 

For this post, we want to look at how they can benefit the professional network marketer. 

The concept is simple. You surf pages through the exchange to gain credits, then use those credits so that other people see your pages.

The page you are promoting is what makes all the difference. You should only promote splash or capture pages on these sites. A splash page is a small web page designed to relay information briefly. People are going to view tis page for, on average, 3 to 5 seconds. That isn't a lot of time, so you have to grab their attention quickly. 

A capture page is similar except it has a place enter an email address for more information. We can look at methods for creating splash pages another day, but what you promote with them is the key. It is not advised to promote opportunities or products via traffic exchanges. Promote yourself and what services you can offer. 

Offering help to those who need it will get you much further.

If you have not already, I suggest going back and reading my post from yesterday, Laser Targeted Traffic.

Friday, April 15, 2011

hubpages feedback

I want to thank everyone for the feedback on the issue with hubpages. To all of you who have commented on Facebook, IMfaceplate,and the entrepreneur forum, Thank You!


Many of the people who commented are not network marketers, but have had similar issues with getting hubs approved.


The general consensus has been, and I agree totally, that hubpages.com is a private company who is free to conduct business as they see fit within the confines of the law.


As private business owners ourselves, we are free to conduct our business as we see fit as well. This includes whether or not to use certain services, such as the one hubpages.com and squidoo.com provide.


They both do quite well in Google rankings, so it is hard to ditch them completely. On the other hand, if notwork marketing or MLM are included in your targeted keywords, then it will be hard to gain a great deal of value from using these sites. If you use more generic business terms, then you should be able to get past this barrier.


Thank you all for your patience while I vent on this issue.


Bill

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Laser Targeted Traffic

Without a doubt, the best traffic you can get is from search engines. This traffic consists of people who are actively searching for what you have to offer. 

You cannot get any more laser targeted than that. 

The trick is, they need to be able to find YOU among the billions of sites on the web. If you want such laser targeted traffic you have to utilize laser targeted keywords. 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all about keywords. What keywords would people be searching for to find you? Any SEO campaign has to start with really good keyword research. 

For a detailed outline of how to do keyword research, visit the SEO page. Over the next few days we will cover more methods of diverting traffic to your sites.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hubpages.com Response: No MLM

I posted this morning about my frustrations with hubpages.com. Here is the response email I got after I asked the to clarify "dubious offers".
Hello,

We recently changed our rules so that content on MLM is considered a dubious offer. Please refer to the violation email you should have received. Let us know if you have any questions.

Dubious offers include, but are not limited to:
* "Watch TV/movies on your PC" content
* Promotion of cell phone spyware
* Promotion of HCG supplements/injections
* Promotion of MLM or network marketing programs
* "Run your car on water" content
* Promotion of cash gifting schemes

Apparently  hubpages.com is following what squidoo.com has already done and banning all material related to MLM. All network marketers need to be aware of this change. They will likely be pulling hubs down in the near future. At very least, you will not be allowed to post hubs directly related to an MLM opportunity.


I don't know about everyone else, but I am seriously considering whether or not I want to continue to use both hubpages.com and squidoo.com.

Is It Just Me?

Has anyone else noticed lately that hubpages.com is being extra critical of our hubs? Is it just me who is experiencing this? I sure hope not.


I have one hub that I have now submitted for a 4th time. The bad part is, their explanations are so vague that it is difficult to know exactly what they want to see.


They listed the problem with this hub as "Dubious Offers". After reading through the email that was sent, I realized they are cracking down on network marketers. See this portion of the email below.

   Dubious offers include, but are not limited to:
   * "Watch TV/movies on your PC" content
   * Promotion of cell phone spyware
   * Promotion of HCG supplements/injections
   * Promotion of MLM or network marketing programs
   * "Run your car on water" content
   * Promotion of cash gifting schemes

Does anyone else find this offensive? Being lumped into the same category as some of these other obvious scams makes me want to rethink even using hubpages.

If you have any thoughts on this matter, or have had a similar incident, please leave a comment below.


Bill

Big MLM Tip of the Day: We're all Just Traffic Cops

The fact is, you do not need to create traffic. It is already there. You just need to divert some of it your way. 

When a police officer stands in the road to divert traffic around an accident, he isn't creating that traffic. He only diverts it to where he wants it to go. 

Sometimes he automates the process by setting out flares in the road. The same thing applies to diverting web traffic. You can stand in the street pointing the way by going to Facebook and others every time you create a blog post, or you could automate part of the process. Using tools like the Facebook app Networked Blogs or sites like twitterfeed.com can help handle the task of updating your social media accounts.

This will free up your time to go grab traffic elsewhere.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: The Old School System

We have talked about making a list of friends and family before, but let's take another look at why it will not work. 

Sure you can make a list of people to talk to, but are they targeted? How many people you know have ever said to you, "When you find a great business call me"? Me either. 

A much better plan is to find a proven duplicatable system that will pull targeted people to you. 


If you would like to know about such a system, I suggest reading this eBook first. Then, contact me and I will be more than happy to help you further.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: MLM - You Already Do it, Why Not Get Paid for it

You have been recommending products since you were 5 or even younger. From the first time you saw that new toy on TV and told your parents how great it was, you were taking part in word of mouth marketing. 

Why not get paid for it? 

In short, that is the primary function of network marketing. You recommend products or services to others, then help them learn how to recommend them to still others. There just happens to be a compensation plan attached so that you each get a portion of the profits from these sales.  

Seems simple right? 

There are a lot of MLM failure stories out there that suggest it is not so simple. Without a good coaching and mentoring program, including methods on how to create MLM leads online, you are going to struggle. 

With a solid duplicatable system, all that is left is your effort. Check the MENTORING RESOURCES page for such a system.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Tax Time

Tax day is almost here again. Are you going to be able to take advantage of owning your own business this year? 

Owning your own business gives you the opportunity to take many more tax write-offs. Common write-offs are business expenses such as office supplies, mileage and vehicle depreciation, and recurring monthly expenses such as auto responder fees and the like. A tax professional will be able to help you determine which ones you qualify for. 

Another thing you may want to consider is incorporating. At first, you may not earn enough to worry about it, but eventually it could help a lot. 

The simplest way is to form an LLC. There are several options on how to do this. Legalzoom.com can handle most of it for you making the transition simple. 

Incorporating can help protect you and your business as well as offering tax advantages.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Your Virtual You

What does your online presence look like? Have you checked lately? 

This is something you need to keep track of. Others are likely to research you; do you know what they are finding? 

Search yourself frequently, I suggest once a week. Do a Google search for your name, your URL’s and any common user names you use frequently? Pretend you are a prospect and search for your name with the word "scam" after it. See what shows up, what others may be saying about you or you business, and keep track of it. 

Remember, negative branding is far more viral than positive. It is sad, but that is human nature.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: What are You Teaching Your Children?

If this post seems out of place, bear with me. 

Are you teaching your kids to be leaders or robots? If you do not instill the entrepreneurial mindset in them, nobody else will. 

Look at what is taught in school. Get an education, get a job, save and eventually retire. Translation: be a robot. 

Long gone are the days where you could go to work for a company, right out of school, and expect to still be there when you reach retirement age. That sort of security no longer exists today. 

The bottom line is the only way to have real financial security is to create it yourself. You will never become financially independent punching a time clock. 

I don't know about you, but I don't want to raise robots.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: To Buy or Not to Buy...

Options for advertising online are limitless. It is entirely possible to advertise in dozens of places without ever spending any money. 

Most of the free advertising sites also have the option to purchase ad credits. There are still others that are paid services only. 

My advice is, only pay for advertising on sites that you have tested for free and know they get results. If you are tracking your links, you will know which sites are getting clicks through to your pages. Take traffic exchanges as an example. 

All but a handful offer free memberships. The free ones all have options to upgrade your membership or make a one time purchase of credits. It would not make sense to spend a ton of money buying credits at multiple sites if you had not tested them to see where your ads are converting the best.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Video Marketing

Video marketing is great for SEO and has the ability to go viral more easily than plain text, but you can use it for so much more. 

Video can be priceless for branding purposes. 

Let me explain. I'm sure you have heard it said (or said yourself) something similar to, "I can remember faces, but names are harder to remember". Why is this? The answer is simple. Going back to the concept of repeated or prolonged exposure helping people remember things, apply that here. 

When you meet someone once, and have say a 5 minute conversation with them, what happens there? You typically hear their names once, at the beginning of the conversation, but you are looking at them the entire time. The brain has time to take in the facial features and commit them to memory, but the name, having only been said once, has less of a chance to stick in your memory. 
Using the person's name a few times during that conversation will help you remember it better. 

Can you see how this can make video a great tool for branding yourself? 

Doing short videos, say under a minute, with you in front of the camera can work wonders. Little videos, especially personal ones, can make a big difference. 

Try making a 15 to 20 second video to send to a new friend on Facebook. You could just do one standard one to share with all your new friends, or do a personalized one for everyone, whatever your schedule and comfort level will allow. 

Remember, personal branding is about getting people to remember you. Stay engaged in every way possible.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Article Marketing

Article marketing is a powerful tool for multiple reasons. The first is as an SEO link builder. Article submission sites are a high Page Rank site, which means those links carry a lot of weight with the search engines. Read more about this on the SEO page. 

Article marketing is also great for branding yourself as an expert on a specific topic. "This concept goes back to the post from yesterday. The more times people see you, the more likely they are to remember you. 

This also helps people find you as these articles frequently get ranked in the search engines too. 

One other benefit is this. Say someone has noticed you a few times and decides to go check you out. If they Google your name and find a lot of good content from articles, social media and other places, they will be more likely to want to follow you. 

We will discuss more about keeping track of your online presence in a few days.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Commenting on Blogs, Forums and Videos

There is more on this on the SEO page of this blog, but here we want to talk about what commenting can do for branding purposes. 

The same applies here as in commenting in social media groups. The biggest benefit of course is backlinks, but if you are commenting often, people will start to remember you. 

Then, when they see you somewhere else, they will remember you from what they have seen. If your comments exhibit your expertise, even if it only in one area, that is what you will be remembered for. 

This is yet another tool to help with your branding efforts.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Effective use of Banner and Text Ads


This is a tactic to use in traffic exchanges, text ad exchanges and other similar sites. 

The text and banner ads you see while surfing typically do not convert well, but are great for branding purposes. You may never get a single click from them, and that's okay. 

Most people need to hear or see something more than a dozen times before they remember it. If someone sees your banner 3 times, then you've accomplished a quarter of the task of being remembered by that person. 

Here some tips on how to use them. Try to always have your brand represented, whether in text or a banner. Any combination of your name, picture or url will help. Remember, you want to get the word out about YOU, not your opportunity. 

Many traffic exchanges award bonus text and banner impressions. Take advantage of these for your branding efforts.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Big MLM Tip of the Day: Be Active in Social Media


Being active in social media involves more than updating your status whenever you walk your dog or go for ice cream. 

Being active involves getting to know people and letting them get to know you. You want to add value to their online lives. 

Use the same methods you would in person. Ask what they do for fun, or about their jobs or family. Just get to know them. 

Take an interest in people. After all, MLM is a people business. Take part in group discussions trying to add value to the conversation. Posts like "nice post" do not help. 

Browse the profile of people you meet. Look for common interests or anything else you can talk with them about. People love to talk about what interests them, so let them. Ask questions and let them run with it. 

You'll be surprised just how much you can learn.
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