What is MLM?

Thomas Wallace

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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Advertising for Leads and Sales

Thomas Wallace

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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Advertising for Leads and Sales

Advertising your business to produce more leads, sales and new sign ups might be Advertisingone of many fastest, most profitable strategies to take your network marketing business to the next level. Do it wrong and it could cost you a fortune.

So what is the difference between advertising  at a profit or at a loss? It truly is all about the math. Plain and simple. The purpose would be to find a method to get your message in front of new people on a constant basis at fees less then you are generating to secure a brand new buyer or business builder.

Which might be simpler said than carried out, depending on a good deal of diverse aspects. Let’s take a closer look and see if it makes going down this road work for your business.

Advertising – Cost of a Sale

You will find any number of approaches to marketing your product, service or business opportunity each online and offline.

Pay Per ClickOn the web it is possible to lead with your products or business opportunity and place classified ads, banner ads, paid social media advertisements (feel Facebook and YouTube) as well as run a paid-per-click marketing campaign.

Regardless of the method used, there will be an expense. This cost will rely on the advertising  medium employed and also the level of competitors. For example, it’s not unusual for any “business opportunity” PPC campaign to spend upwards of $5 per click. So the question is how many clicks does it take to make a sale and just how much could be the average sale worth to you?

Let’s crunch a couple of hypothetical numbers. For the sake of this example, let’s assume you have a lifetime buyer worth of $100. Meaning a brand new consumer, over a period of time , is going to be put $100 in your pocket. This might be a one-time buy or quantity of purchases created over time. Either way, the worth of a client is $100 to you.

Now let’s say, according to analyzing your present sales statistics, it takes 50 new visitors to your website or blog to create one particular new client. Let’s also assume it’ll cost you only one dollar per click to drive a brand new visitor to your page. $1 occasions 50 equals $50 price of sale. So you would be net $50, which can be a lucrative advertising MLM campaign.

But what in case your cost per sale is greater than $100? Then it would not make Making moneysense to continue advertising and promoting in that manner as you may wind up losing income not making cash. So the essential will be to test a variety of advertising offers and campaigns, keep the winning advertisements and eliminate the losers. Discover a winner and then scale the model to create even far better results.

Marketing for leads and sales just isn’t for the everybody. It’s great for some products, service and business opportunities but not for others. The only way of realizing if it’s going to work for you personally is to test it out, crunch your numbers and go from there.

To Your Health, Happiness and Pursuit of Knowledge

Thomas Wallace

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Guard Against Shiny Object Syndrome!

Thomas Wallace

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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Guard Against Shiny Object Syndrome!

‘Shiny object syndrome’ is a term commonly used in the internet marketing scene to refer to marketers who keep buying new products that hit the market but never take any action on the info that they buy.

All they seem to do is buy and buy and buy… but they never apply what they Business team in a meetinglearn. They may give some of the methods a try but before anything can gain traction, they quit and start something new.

In the internet marketing scene, thousands of products keep coming out. They have flashy sales pages, sales copy that are hyped up and promise easy profits and enough money to live the lifestyle of a celebrity rapper.

In reality, most of the products are rehashed and untested theory. However, thousands of beginners have spent a ton of their money on products and never made a cent in return.

Shiny object syndrome is one of the biggest reasons why most people online fail to make money. They are so busy buying that they never do any selling. In this article, you’ll learn 5 tips to vaccinate yourself against this ‘disease’ that kills your chances at online success.

  • MOST OF IT IS JUST NOISE!!!

That’s right. Most of the products are released by serial product creators who do not practice what they preach. You need to watch what these marketers are doing instead of what they’re saying. The money is in product creation and selling these products.

Forget about the hype and loopholes that their systems promise. If their methods were so good, they’d be doing it themselves but most of them never practice what they preach.

  • Focus On Following One Method

Pick a method that is sustainable in the long run. For example, affiliate using proven methodsmarketing, e-commerce, etc. Pick just one method and stick to it till you make it work. Only get products related to what you’re doing and nothing more.

The method you choose must be a proven business model and not some sneaky loophole that may never work.

  • Stick To Proven Products

Do your research and only buy info-products or software that has been proven to work. Ask around for reviews and see if anyone has actually benefited from using these products.

The hard truth is that the majority of products are have a very short shelf life because they’re neither useful nor effective.

  • Use Only The Right Tools

It’s inevitable to reach a point where you need tools to run your online business. the right tools for the jobYou may need membership software, autoresponders, e-cover creators, etc. Always choose one that is good.

Even if the good ones are a little pricey, you should invest in them. Cheaper alternatives may be unreliable and break down. In some cases, the products may not even deliver what they promise.

So use your due diligence and stick to proven products that have stood the test of time.

  • Segment Your Emails

As a marketer you’ll be inundated with emails from other marketers. All these emails will usually be for offers screaming for your attention. Unsubscribe from lists that offer no value… and for those lists that you are on, do segment the emails to go into separate folders.

You can check them once in a while when you’re free. You’ll be less tempted to splurge on new products that you don’t need.

Other than these 5 tips, do your best not to buy products that you won’t use read your customers mindimmediately or within a short while. Do not buy products that you might use ‘one day.’ In most cases, that one day won’t come.

Also, try and use only money that you earn online to purchase products online. Do your best not to use money that you earn from your day job to keep buying unnecessary products.

Your online business should sustain itself and while you may invest in your business initially, there will come a point when it has to gain enough momentum to rake in profits that you can reinvest in your education or business. As long as you abide by these tips, you will be safe from shiny object syndrome.

Sincerely

Thomas Wallace

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The Beginner’s Overview of Network Marketing

Thomas Wallace

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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The Beginner’s Overview of Network Marketing

Network Marketing, likewise called MLM (multi-level marketing) can be extremely successful. Lots of business run in this method, for instance Amway, Now Lifestyle and the Body Shop.

The primary requirement for this company is to be proficient at selling. Do not worry if you’re a shy wallflower as selling is an ability that can be discovered, making money with your computerand in a lot of mlm business you need to be supplied with lots of training products and assistance.

By offering the business’s items to the client, you would then get a portion of the items you offer. You can likewise hire other sales representatives, while continuing to offer the items yourself.

This is a rewarding method to make cash, but do not be tricked by claims that it is simple to make cash with little effort. You will need to work!  You need to create a list of potential buyers.

It is possible to get into a position where you construct a big network of sellers, who supply you with an earnings with their efforts, however you need to put in the work and it does not take place over night.

Then this might be a really excellent method of making cash, if you are great at selling and are prepared to put in the work.

There are a large range of businesses readily available to help make you money. Pick a business whose items you like and maybe would purchase yourself, as this will make it a lot easier to offer.

Look for a proactive, practical and knowledgeable representatives when MLMselecting which business to sign up with. They will be the ones offering you  the most training and guidance. Some representatives supply routine training sessions and online forums to assist and motivate each other.

 

Demand information from a number of individuals or the business prior to joining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Make sure you can take the business for a test run by being able to sign up for free or for one dollar!

You do not need any experience to start your new business. You will be trained by the company and your business mentor. (The person who will sign up to your new business venture.)

As soon as you have actually selected the business you want, you will have to buy their standard set – this can be just a brief training guide and some brochures, to Man working with his phone and his computera plan of items, stationery, brochures and training products. You should be some of the items you’re going to sell but you don’t need to buy all the items at one time.  You should plan on buying some samples of the items to hand out to potential clients.

It is then as much as you to make contacts to offer the items. You can offer through pals and their pals, work associates, unique occasions, schools (check very first ), holding a celebration, or anywhere you can leave a brochure in their service or workplace.

To operate in network marketing you will require energy and strength and a difficult skin to deal with the lots of rejections! The better way is to use a great solo ad company and an outstanding sales funnel and let it do the work.

At the start you might just be making a percentage, however effective individuals with a huge network can make so much money that they can quit their day jobs!

This is not typical and the typical incomes are around  ($10,000) a year.

Pros.

money coming out of your computerYou can make great cash if you are comfy with selling and can grow a big list of potential clients by using solo ads and an autoresponder.  Now Lifestyle has an autoresponder built into the business which can handle 50,000 potential clients! 

Versatile working hours.

Help with training and motivation from your upline (the individual that you signed up with the networking business.

Ready-made company.

Cons.

Great deal of effort and time needed.

If you attempt to sell items or recruit your friends and family they may hate to be around you. Some people have brought their entire families into their businesses and have made millions.  You just need to figure out who is interested and who isn’t.  Don’t badger them.  Find ways through training, to make your clients find you!  Have I mentioned Solo Ads:)

Start up expenses (although typically fairly low – less that  $100 or $200).

By offering the business’s items to the consumer, you would then get a portion of the items you offer. You can likewise hire other sales representatives, while continuing to offer the items yourself. You would then get commission for every sale your representatives make.

When you have actually selected the business you want to offer for, you will need to acquire their fundamental package – this can be as little as a brief Pile of moneytraining guide and some brochures, to a plan of items, stationery, brochures and training products. Some businesses are actually free to join and give you the necessary information also for free!  Just find a business that you find fun and jump in with both feet!

Enjoy Life!

Thomas W.

 

Affiliate Marketing Mistakes!

Thomas Wallace

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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1. Joining Too Many Affiliate Programs.

When you’re a rookie in affiliate marketing — don’t sign up with any and every affiliate program you come across. this is a huge error I made. While I definitely do think in growing numerous streams of earnings when working online, there is a point where you have too much to handle and it ends up being uncontrollable and let’s not forget about the cost of that error.

Pick your affiliate programs carefully and do not overload yourself.

2.  Not Checking

Whenever I opt to promote a Clickbank offer (for instance), I put myself in the shoes of a prospective consumer and decide to check the suppliers’ follow-up series.

I learned this one the hard way!.

Absolutely nothing breaks a reader’s trust more than being tossed a promo that will certainly explode their inbox. Give them what they want, information, an answer to their problems or a product they need.

3.  Not Tracking

When I initially began, this was a BIG error I made. I started my affiliate marketing profession making use of free websites on a website called HubPages (and I still do this to this day).

I love promoting Amazon items on these pages, however, I would forget to utilize special monitoring affiliate links on each page.

Just log in to your Amazon affiliate dashboard, click “Account Settings” at the extremely leading on the right, then click “Handle Tracking IDs”. From there you can make a brand-new monitoring ID so you can track which internet page/campaign offered exactly what.

Why is this an error? Extremely easy– when you make a sale, you desire to understand WHERE the sale came from. Just log in to your Amazon affiliate dashboard, click “Account Settings” at the really leading on the right, then click “Handle Tracking IDs”. From there you can make a brand-new monitoring ID so you can track which internet page/campaign offered exactly what.

Yes, making any commission is cool, however understanding where and how you made that commission is exactly what makes you a much better online marketer. It lets you grow and scale your projects– instead of working thoughtlessly.

Why is this an error? Extremely basic– when you make a sale, you need to know WHERE the sale originated. This allows you to understand which pages are transforming well so you can scale that project and grow.

Have A Great Day!

Thomas Wallace

 

 

Exercise and Stress

Thomas Wallace

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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Exercise And Stress

man and woman stretchingEven though exercise may not be the most exciting word in your vocabulary, it sure is a word with a lot of benefits. Participating in daily work outs will not only make you healthier in general, but it can also diminish the effects of stress on your body as well.

Think about all the times you have heard someone say “the doctor says it’s stress related”. Normally people will laugh it off, concluding that doctors
say that when they don’t know the real answers or diagnosis. The truth of the matter is that too much stress will play a role in many diseases.

man and woman doing squats togetherTo help increase your immune system and decrease your stress level as well, try exercise, as movement is the key word here. Bending, stretching, reaching
and walking. There’s really no need to buy any expensive equipment either, as you can implement more movement into your daily routine and reap the benefits.

If you like aerobic exercise, you should grab a partner and have a blast with one of the basic aerobic videos. Or, you can simply go out for a walk and enjoy spending time together. As you may have heard, walking really is the best overall exercise you can do for your health. As long as you have a pair of walking shoes, you’ll be fine.

woman stretching before working out.As you go through your daily activities, make it a point to walk a little farther, bend down and pick something up without using a pick up stick
or moving the item towards you with your foot. While you are sitting, you should also do some simple and quick stretches for your neck and shoulders.

If you enjoy sitting around watching television, you should consider buying a jogging board. These padded boards will make running, jumping, or walking in place less stressful on your knees and joints. They are easy to store as well and also very portable.

In many people’s opinions, jogging boards are the best pieces of equipment you can buy. They are also far cheaper than bulky treadmills and stationary bikes.

woman walking with her dogThere are several different exercises that you can do to help you eliminate the stress in your life. Walking is by far the best, as you can easily lose yourself and your troubles by walking. Even if it is just around the block, walking can do wonders for your health as well as stress.

If you have a lot of stress in your life, you may want to consider a gym. Working out then sitting in the sauna is also a good way to relieve tension. If your gym has a pool, you may find swimming to be very beneficial as well, as it helps you to relax.

Hope This Helps

Thomas Wallace

 

 

Top Five Time Wasters To A Home Business

Thomas Wallace

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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If you work from home here are the top five time wasters that hurt home business people.  See if you agree:)

#1 – Your family and friends who show up at your door

Since we work from home, our family and friends often think that we are available 24/7, because we haven’t left to go to work. (There are days I really miss leaving to go to work.:)  It could be very innocent, something like, “Hey! Do you want chicken or beef for dinner tonight?” That is all that it takes to steal your focus and get your mind working in the wrong direction.

#2 – Family & Friends (Online)

Social media is great but when you are trying to work, you want to make sure to turn off your notifications. If you have a Facebook button and it says you have even one notification, you may just be tempted to open it up and “just check for a second.” Checking your social media, following, liking and commenting on people’s photos and posts is not going to help your business.

#3 – Get Your Work Done

If you home or business tasks that you have been putting off, these are going to distract you and waste your valuable brain power. If you have to put down whatever you are doing and get those things done, just do it.

#4 – Unqualified Leads

You may have leads to contact, but if they are not truly interested, you are wasting your time. Make them jump through a few hoops to make sure they are serious about learning more or you are just going to waste your time.

#5 – Canceled or Missed Appointments

This has a bit to do with point number four. If you are trying to work with unqualified leads you may be getting a lot of missed or canceled appointments. If you are booking that time and holding that spot for that lead and they do not show up, either in person or on the phone, is going to put you in a bad mood and you’ll waste your time being upset and trying to figure out something else to fill that time slot. (Maybe try email instead:))

Don’t fall into these traps. You want to make sure that you set working hours so your friends and family know, clear up any tabs or notifications, get any undone tasks out of the way and only work with qualified leads.

I’m sure this has just touched the surface. Write down more time wasting stuff and send it to me.

All The Best

Thomas W.

How MLM Brings Financial Freedom

Thomas Wallace

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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Although a select few find true success from spending years in the regular 9 to 5 grind, people are now starting to change with the times. If modern technology can advance into new fields in just a matter of years, then the terms and conditions of success must have advanced as well. This is the reason why MLM companies are gaining substantial ground in providing aspiring people the chance to live the lives they have always wanted.

Also known as multi-level marketing, MLM is a marketing approach that combines the elements of convenience and hard work to create opportunities. Members of an MLM company do not follow a regular shift every workday compared to other organizations. Instead, they earn money when they want to.

Depending on the company joined, members gain a set of a particular item that the company sells. This could range from cosmetics to home care products. For a small investment, an individual can start working and keep a large portion of his sales to himself. There is no need to report to a supervisor who monitors work on a regular basis, but there would be people who serve as helpful guides to help members reach their goals.

This ultimately represents the opportunity to earn residual income in the beginning, which could blossom into massive yet passive income over the years as long as the member keeps on working. These chances to success even increase when members encourage other people they know to join the organization.

This is known as recruitment. By introducing more people into the organization, members can earn a small profit from the sales of the people that they recruit. That means the hard work that they put into convincing other people to be part of the company will pay off as long as the ones they recruit are just as passionate as they are when it comes to making money.

Within a few years, a member can start earning just as much as high-paid individuals passively! Should they have enough recruits who earn their own money, the small cuts that they make from their sales should grow into a formidable source of passive income. That means with the right time and dedication, these people could choose not to work when they do not want to and still earn money while they do the things that they want.

Although this means a lot of interpersonal communication skills and persuasion, the benefits of MLM are all worth the trouble. Instead of toiling away at the regular nine to five wherein every single effort is geared towards a company, a network marketing approach will make sure that each and every effort made is channeled into fueling personal growth that will one day lead to their desired lifestyle.

However, just because the opportunity is there, it is not easy. As mentioned earlier, the art of convincing people to buy the product or join the organization takes some time. Members of MLM companies need to be able to show people how easy it is to duplicate the business and make lots of money.  A better life is quite possible with MLM.  In fact it’s a lot easier than most people believe.

Happy New Year!

Thomas Wallace

 

 

Use Your blog to Help People – Part Two

Thomas Wallace

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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Use Your blog to Help People – Part Two

Yesterday, I wrote about using your blog as a recruiting tool by offering free training material for your potential team and existing members.  Your blog is without a doubt, the very best location to start. I listed four factors but only talked about the first one………….focus.
The 4 factors to consider for an effective MLM blog site: focus, material, traffic, and updates.

Let me continue with the second factor: material.

Where the “All About Me” site is all about the MLM program and here it comes……..the offer to join because the owner is making one bzillion dollars and you will too. Your blog site should be loaded with information, tips, strategies, and other approaches for MLM training – all FREE of charge!

Your helpful material should have three varieties – helpful articles, a training program, and links to your offer(s). The best MLM blogs have tons of quality, articles that are both informational and practical,. Learn to write them yourself and use the internet to help you improve your writing skills and find great material to write about.  Cover the topics that are important to new people who are in need of training. Learn the proper use of key words in your articles.

You can also create a simple step-by-step training program to present on your MLM blog if you like. That may need to come later after you gain knowledge and skills that have proven successful for you. You might achieve almost this same effect by organizing your articles grouped by important topics (recruiting, writing, selecting an MLM program, secrets and techniques, and so on). I can also give you a three step training guide.  It’s free and located in my blog.  (Yes, I know, kinda of a shout out for my stuff, but really it came from other people who have been so kind to help me!)

The third type of content will be the links to your business. Since really the purpose of your site is on training, your offer should be made available as your visitors gain confidence in you as an expert teacher and business person.  You could place your links at the end of your articles to pages that talk about your program. This is much less aggressive and still accomplishes the result you’re looking for – new team members. The best part of this is  they are not just new members but they are ‘trained’ new members who can use your blog site to train their new team members if they so choose.  Every MLM experts’ dream is to have a team that has already received great training. Untrained team mates take up huge amounts of a sponsors’ time. Get rid of that problem, by signing those who you have already trained on your free training site.

Tomorrow:  Part Three

Happy New Year!

Thomas Wallace

 

Use Your blog to Help People – Part One

Thomas Wallace

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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Use Your blog to Help People – Part One

There is no better recruiting tool than to offer complimentary training for your potential team and your existing members.  The best place to start….you guessedBlogging it ….your blog site.  Your blog is without a doubt, the very best location to start. Let me give you a number of tips to turn your website into a down line magnet and recruiting machine.
There are 4 significant factors to consider for an effective MLM blog site: focus, material, traffic, and updates.

FOCUS:  “Not me, me, me me or mine, mine, mine!”

The most successful sites are those that take the ‘me’ out of the picture and clearly exist to give information, and value to the visitor. Make your MLM blog an MLM training blog and you have taken the smartest marketing move you can make.  Most people looking for knowledge and training will come back time and time again!  It also doesn’t hurt to add some fun and comedy to keep your readers fully functional while they’re reading your blog!

TOMORROW – PART TWO – USE YOUR BLOG TO HELP PEOPLE!

To Your Success

Thomas Wallace