PARIDIGM SHIFTS, RESPONSIBILITY, & NETWORK MARKETING...Written by Thom Reece
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With all bleak forecasts, however, come seeds of opportunity... this forecast is no different. The opportunity is dramatic adaptability of human animal. Seeing these major paradigm shifts, they have come to realization that if they are to have a secure future for themselves, their family and loved ones, they must TAKE POSITIVE ACTION.
Everywhere we turn, we see vibrant new business opportunities emerging. Bright, educated, motivated people, are beginning to discover ABSOLUTE NEED to start a business of their own and make necessary investment of time, energy, and money into something that is financially lucrative, morally upright, and gives positive benefits to society as a whole.
As a network marketing distributor you are in a unique position, through your marketing efforts, to secure your own financial future, perform a morally positive service, and strengthen values that are foundation of our nation.
Network marketing distributors are given RIGHT to pursue above stated benefits. I believe you also have RESPONSIBILITY to work hard and diligently towards achieving of these benefits. You have responsibility to yourself, your family, and your country.
You are much more than just a product/service based network marketing company.....you represent a CAUSE! It is our stated goal--- our RESPONSIBILITY--- to provide for increased well being of everyone in in world...as our time and talents allow.
The next time you look upon face of a anyone that is not protected with your products and services, ask yourself this question:
"Am I living up to my responsibilities?"
If I may be so bold as to paraphrase John F. Kennedy.....
"Ask not what Network Marketing can do for you.... Ask what you can do for all mankind... through entrepreneurial vehicle of Network Marketing!"
GOOD ENROLLING AND GOOD SELLING !
Thom Reece is a network marketing consultant and CEO of www.MaxxMLM.com...the premier online resource for network marketing pros. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 808-929-7377, Fax: 808-929-8711
CHANGES IN RECRUITING PRACTICES FOR NETWORK MARKETERS...Written by Thom Reece
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TARGETED CLASSIFIED AND DISPLAY ADVERTISING
Note use of word "targeted"... it is a very important word. Make sure publications you consider running your advertising in are specific to your desired audience.
To achieve that you'll need to do a couple of things:
(1) carefully profile your best potential customer or prospects, and (2) carefully select media whose subscribers closely matches profile of your best customers and/or prospects.
Two terms that you will want to be aware of are:
Demographics refers to such factors as age, gender, income, family size, marital status, etc.
- (1) demographics
- (2) psychographics
Psychographics refers to "life style" factors such as travel habits, credit card use, hobbies, etc. The combination of these two areas help you define or "profile" your best potential customers and prospects.
You'll find these categories of market information covered in any "media kit" provided to potential advertisers by print publications. Mailing list brokers will outline this type of data in their "data cards" which define charactistics of individual mailing lists.
The Google search engine can be lots of help to you here... run searches on such terms as: "media directory", "magazine directory", "business opportunity magazines", "mailing list brokers"... you get idea. The more specific your search stream better your results will usually be. Also, look on some of major web sites that serve your market. You'll often find links to magazines, newsletters, list brokers, etc which target your market. Also, don't forget your local library. Ask reference librarian to see a copy of "Ulrich's Directory" or any other publications directory they may have. [ http://www.bowker.com/bowkerweb/catalog/prod00047.htm ]
For additional information on creating specific advertising you should look to your MLM corporate marketing department for approved copy and ads. For additional information on how you can create your own ads you will find an article titled: "How YOU Can Create Advertising That SELLS! at: [ http://www.e-comprofits.com/advarticle.html ]
A number of advertising and copywriting articles, targeted at MLM industry are available at Network Marketing University site at: [ http://www.e-comprofits.com/swsarticles.html ]
DIRECT RESPONSE POST CARD DECKS...
Direct response post card decks are one of best offline means of generating qualified sales leads and prospects. The MLM industry has a number of post card decks targeted specifically to "business opportunity seekers" and these are all good choices. Don't forget that, in any given product niche, there are card decks which mail to prospects in that market. For example, there are many card decks which target health product buyers, chiropractors, nurses, massage therapists, etc. For a complete list of card decks you can refer to SRDS publications (Standard Rate & Data Service) or visit your local library to examine latest SRDS books. [ http://www.srds.com/ ]
To read article "How To Use Direct Response Post Card Decks As A Market Research Tool" go to: [ http://www.e-comprofits.com/howtousedirc.html ]
Publicity is, perhaps, one of most underutilized sources of promotion and recruiting of MLM distributors. Why? I think it is just simply not stressed enough. Any MLM distributor can get free publicity for his product or service. There are any number of online press releases services available for distribution of your news releases... some are free. PRWEB for example will distribute your release online free... and your release will probably be posted on Yahoo site as well. [ http://www.prweb.com ]
As with all other methods of promotion and recruiting... there are tricks to gaining free publicity. An article that may help you get basics down is: "How To Generate Free Publicity For Your Business, Service, or Cause!" at: [ http://www.e-comprofits.com/swspublicity.html ]
A SIMPLE FORMULA FOR RECRUITING SUCCESS...
The recruiting formula in internet age is pretty simple
- Build a content-rich website which informs and sells..
- Drive qualified traffic to that site from multi-media efforts...(explore ad coops to keep your costs down)
- Entice and Invite visitor/prospect to request additional details...
- Capture that visitors complete contact information... in a "double opt-in" process...
- Follow-up in a systematic way...
SUMMATION: The lesson to be learned here is that, even though there are profound changes taking place in email marketing arena, which affect all mlm recruiting efforts, there are also plenty of both offline and online opportunities and tools available. In rush to adapt internet marketing and recruiting technology... we have forgotten that some of oldest stand-by's are still great ways to get our message out.
This is not about divorcing ourselves from technology, and all benefits it has to offer... it is about building a comprehensive and synergistic approach to recruiting and downline building which recognizes, and uses, proven methods of multi-media direct-response advertising. The internet and email still have a profoundly important role to play in building and management of our mlm distributorship businesses. Using offline media and methods to drive quality traffic to our information websites... capturing follow-up information of people who ask for additional details... and then following-up with those people in a systematic and helpful way, will result in your mlm business growing with both speed and strength.
Thom Reece is the CEO and Senior Consultant for On-Line Marketing Group... His website... MAXXMLM.COM ...( www.MaxxMLM.com) is visited by thousands of network marketers daily. Thom can be reached at: 808-929-7377, Fax: 808-929-8711, or by email at: email@example.com