Continued from page 1
4. Web decals on your vehicle(s) is another inexpensive method. I have one on each of our family cars (back window) with a short "catch line" and my url. Cost was ~ $40 each but visiblity is priceless.
5. Newspaper/magazine ads can be found that aren't going to cost an arm and a leg. Local publications are a good place to start. nationwidenewspapers.com is an excellent source. For some of my services I've found College student newspapers and alumni magazines to be good performers.
These are just a few examples.
Of course there are traditional ezine ads, leads programs, Forum participation (sig line - branding reputation), search engines, "3 foot rule", etc. Most of these will cost you money...all will cost you time & effort.
The key I believe is in being creative and sticking to what best fits your time, effort, money combination. It is and should be a personal choice. If dollar "cost" doesn't give you dollar "value" you hope for....keep looking. But don't EVER give up.
Plus...diversify. Use multiple methods. Why limit yourself to just "one path"?
Should we just sponsor those willing to waste $1,000's advertising? Heck no!! We should sponsor anyone interested and teach them how to advertise in a manner best suited for them. Don't mislead them with false expectations or pressure them into uncomfortable actions. Lead them to solutions which best fit their expectations & abilities (time, effort, money).
John Milton Fogg's answer to question is priceless......"It is simple, but it isn't easy."
Captures it pretty well I'd say. That's message. It's not hard to understand...should/is fun.....but does take some effort.
Sending any message to prospects that denies effort is involved or necessary....misleads folks into becoming part of "failed or quit" statistics.
It leads to false expectations.
They start to think they can sit on couch with beer & potatoe chips watching Oprah on TV all day....and money will roll in by itself.
Lays, Coronas, and Dr. Phil aren't going to build your business.
In my mind (OK...my opinion)....that's core of any message they should receive.
If you really care...that's what you'll tell them.
What do YOU think????
Michael is Moderator for MLMForums.com and the owner of FreedomFire Communications http://ld.net/mscprez . You can get more MLM tips, wit, and wisdom from Michael at http://Best-MLM-Resources.blogspot.com