Teacher, football coach, online marketer and cancer survivor. Degree in Business Management and an advanced degree in physical education and athletic psychology and exercise.
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Avid bicycle racer in my twenties and thirties. Realized I had to keep pedaling to finish the race! I use that logic in everything I do.
I'm truly thankful for all the people that have helped me along this journey! I make sure I do the same for other people.
"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler
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Last week as I was working on a number of blogs for my websites, I had a colleague asked me, “Exactly what’s the theory behind online MLM blogging? “I really have no clue, nor do I understand it.”.
What he really suggested was that when he went to the very best MLM websites and blog sites, he didn’t see the opportunity or products being promoted aggressively. His concern was actually this: “If you don’t promote the business opportunity or the product loudly, how do you get sign-ups?”.
The concern he has is one that I considered for a long time prior to actually coming up with the answer to this million dollar question. The answer to this question, I not only learned through asking business people but by finding out the hard way. Once you learn these ideas, the better chance you have of being successful in online MLM marketing.
So why don’t the most successful MLM blogs and internet sites strike people over the head with their business opportunity or product? Because if they did no one would visit their site or blog. Nobody ever wants to be “pushed to buy” so the most successful internet sites do not sell. (REALLY, REALLY, IMPORTANT)
The best online MLM web sites and blog sites:
EDUCATE AND ENLIGHTEN AND ADD A LITTLE LAUGHTER TO KEEP YOUR READER AWAKE.
Why Do People Get Online?
Now why does education draw a crowd when selling doesn’t? Due to the fact that you need to give individuals exactly what they want prior to them listening to exactly what you need to say about your stuff. Think about the reasons people get online. People browse the web to:.
1. Get information.
2. Find out something.
3. Be entertained (this is why humor commonly works).
4. Interact with others of shared interest.
5. Network with individuals they know.
6. Talk about themselves
7. Have a creative outlet for their motivation.
8. By stuff they want and need.
If you consider this list, items 5 through 8 do not truly apply to strangers whom you wish to attract as a consumer or company partner. Here’s why:
5. A complete stranger who gets online to connect with individuals they know will not contact you since they have no idea who the heck you are.
6. Unless you are offering some kind of online forum at your blog site or website, a complete stranger can’t tell people how great they are.
7. Ditto for this choice. Without an online forum, a complete stranger can not use your web site or blog as a creative outlet.
8. Most people believe they can draw in unfamiliar people by offering something they want, however the individual needs to currently want exactly what you have. If they don’t know anything about what you offer, they most likely don’t know they desire it.(You really have a better chance of being hit by lightening than making a sale or having this person join your business.)
So options 5 through 8 won’t work well to draw in someone to your MLM site or blog site, especially if what you provide online is a tough sell. That leaves options 1 through 4, and you can please all of these choices by providing an instructional web site or blog site.
Education Produces Online MLM Traffic.
If your online MLM presence provides great information about a subject of interest, you’ll bring in a great deal of traffic. Terrific information helps somebody searching for specific “how to” topic. Solid details satisfies somebody who wishes to discover a certain topic. Well-written info that consists of stories and jokes can amuse someone searching for diversion. Finally, a wealth of fantastic information about a specific niche brings in people who want to interact with others of shared interest.
You Need To Provide In Order To Receive.
With all of these alternatives you are offering something of interest to your online visitors before requesting something. You have to offer to get. It works the very same way in radio or tv. You tune into your favorite radio station and you get to listen to music totally free. In exchange you need to pay attention to a few advertisements between a lot of great tunes and, usually, you do not mind because you are first getting exactly what you want (music) before being asked to give something (your attention). The same holds true for tv shows and commercials.
Will everybody who sees your internet site or blog site sign up for your MLM business or buy your product? Nope. But a certain portion will certainly and that’s all you need. That’s the terrific thing about MLM: you do not 10,000 business partners, you just require somewhere around five team mates. A great deal of people will certainly see your website just for the free details. No issue. Out of that crowd, a particular number will be so pleased with your “competence” that they will certainly ask about your company. Another set will not sign up for your business but will certainly refer someone else who will sign up for your company. A 3rd set won’t enroll in your business however will certainly spread the word about a specific article to a bigger group of individuals, which brings still more traffic to your web site or blog site. Are you starting to understand the mathematics of all this fun?
On the item side, if your internet site or blog site provides useful ideas on the best ways to use your course of item, individuals will certainly tend to purchase from you. An example is the A thru Z Material Blog site. The blog site provides readers how-to tour guides on everything from making finger-puppets to selecting the right kind of fleece for certain jobs. At the end of each informative post, A thru Z provides links to their own products. Because the reader is already on the A thru Z blog site, opportunities are that he or she will click on the offered links and purchase A thru Z products just because of the sheer benefit. The fact that A thru Z shows a lot of expertise likewise assists the business’s credibility.
Don’t Be A Used-Car Salesman.
In other words, creating an online MLM presence isn’t about the difficult sell. It’s about the soft sell. Utilizing a soft sell or “destination marketing” strategy takes more output over a longer period of time, however the appeal of it is that over time you become called a professional rather than the equivalent of a used-car salesperson. When you develop an online track record as a broker of quality information, you can parlay that credibility in lots of various ways, from visitor blog posts to webinars. However for now, begin with understanding the concept behind the art of online MLM marketing. If you stick to the motto of “provide to receive” you’ll be pleased with the results. I know I sure am:)
To Your Success and Happiness