Internet network marketing can be a profit producing solution for some, while torture for others. Networker marketers usually decide to take their businesses online after several failed attempts using traditional business building practices. But one aspect newcomers to the online world do not realize is the new learning curve. There are websites, lead capture pages, auto responders, conversions, opt-ins and social media lessons to learn. The ultimate question is – what should you do if you have never marketed online and want to get the biggest bang for your buck? In this article I would like to give you some of the best internet network marketing tips that I have picked up over the last 3 years of my online development.
Tip #1 – Be Aware Of Information Overload
This was a major problem when I first got started. The internet has so much information and content on it that sometimes it can be quite overwhelming. You need to keep in mind why you got online in the first place and use ONLY the information that will help you. Be aware of all the so called ‘gurus’ out there and all of these other guys who will say that you need to buy their training courses, only to later discover you learned nothing beneficial for your business.
Tip #2 – Stay Focused – Avoid Distractions
Due to the advent of social networking and all the other websites it is very easy to get distracted. The internet can be a great leveraging tool and can help automate your business, but it won’t happen if you are spending your days browsing Facebook and Twitter. You would be amazed at how a simple visit to your email inbox results in 4 clicked links and the next thing you know, you’re watching a video about a monkey throwing poo. (If you’re into that kinda thing)
Tip #3 – Learn One Form Of Marketing, Then Master It
There are dozens of marketing strategies you can implement for your internet network marketing efforts to get traffic to your website. Your job is to focus on one until you master it. People who have never experienced any degree of success online never stuck with one form of marketing. They bounced around, learning a little bit about everything. Essentially, they become a jack of all trades, but a master of none. I would recommend you learn one of these marketing strategies – pay-per-click, video marketing, content marketing, blogging, social media or ezine/ solo ads. Once you start to see some results from the strategy you know you are going in the right direction.
Tip #4 – Have More Leads Than You Have Time
Once you begin to get comfortable with your marketing and leads are coming in, you will want to increase your lead flow daily. Get to the point where you literally have more leads than you have time. This way you will always be busy and constantly be talking with potential prospects for your business. Once you are talking to people every day and doing it for a solid 90 days you will see consistent growth in your team and your income will grow very fast. Plus, you can teach your team to duplicate your efforts.
Tip #5 – Monetize ALL Of Your Leads
When you market offline you only get paid on the prospects you either enroll as customers or as distributors for your company. Marketing online can allow you to get paid even on the leads that say NO to your business. How is this so? Through affiliate programs and a little concept known as the funded proposal. In addition to promoting your business, the funded proposal concept is when you also offer products and services that can be beneficial to your network marketing prospects. You are leaving thousands of dollars on the table if you don’t do this. Truth be told, over 40% of my income comes from people who have said no to my business, but needed products I was promoting. This will only work, though, if you are recommending useful products that are valuable to your leads and they trust you.
Tip #6 – Need Help? Use A System.
This may very well be the most important tip I give you. There are marketing systems you can take advantage of to automate many of the processes you will have to implement online. I would highly recommend you use a marketing system, especially if you are brand new and want to eliminate some of the learning curve. The marketing system should feature customizable lead capture pages, integration of your email campaigns and use high converting sales copy. Trust me, if you tried to learn all of these skills alone it would take you months of your time, thousands of your money and a lot of trial and error. Ensure the system has positive feedback from it’s users and is reasonably priced.
Tip #7 – Learn From Experience
Don’t attempt to be a know-it-all and dive into this internet marketing ocean alone. There is a lot to learn and the best recommendation I have for you is to learn through experience. Seek out a leader who has ‘been there and done that’ and can help you along the way. If the ‘gurus’ want to charge you $1,000 for courses, without giving away any quality content, RUN FAR AWAY!
I hope these 7 tips help you on your internet network marketing journey and you can take full advantage of this super powerful tool know as the internet. The last valuable piece of advice I can give you that will literally be the difference between small checks and ‘lifestyle altering’ checks is to ALWAYS put the needs of your prospects before your own needs. Remember this – it’s not about what you want, it’s about what they want. That one sentence changed the game for me online. See you at the top!