Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet - Part 14Written by Tasos Vasilopoulos
Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet By Tasos Vasilopoulos Part 14 - Time to work – Front Page Link Exchange – When to do it – How to do it Introduction This article makes part of a series of 20 articles. The subject of this series is creation and promotion of a website as a cost-effective method to establish a profitable home based business on Internet. In my previous article, “Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet – Part 13 – Start building your link popularity - Search for right partners”, I have presented to you method to find right websites to exchange links with. In this article I will present you method to find right websites to exchange front-page links with. Front Page Link Exchange – When to do it – How to do it Apart from normal link exchange between two websites, there is also “front page link exchange” (FPLE) possibility. There are three issues to be taken in consideration before trying to implement this kind of link exchange: 1. The correspondence of two web pages involved in a FPLE, regarding their Pagerank (PR). If your home page has a PR of 4 and your request a FPLE from a website that has a home page with a PR of 6, probably you won’t receive even an answer (unless you have a good position in listings of Search Engines for your keyword and receive much traffic. In this case you must make this comment in your FPLE letter and there are chances that other webmaster will accept your request). For this reason first your home page must reach PR of 5 (using regular link exchange procedure) and start by requesting FPLE from websites that have a PR of 5 and few outgoing links in their home page. It is a good technique also to create some web pages in your website with similar keywords to your home page. If you have a home page with a PR of 5 or 6 and you receive a FPLE request from a website that has a home page with PR of 4, you can negotiate with that webmaster possibility to put his link in one of your other pages with PR of 4 until his web page ranks 5 or better. Then you will transfer link to your home page. Of course, in exchange he will place a link to your home page in his home page. 2. The correspondence of two web pages involved in a FPLE, regarding number of their outgoing links. Every web page has a strength that comes from incoming links (the pages that link to this page). And strength of this page is equally divided to each outgoing link (each link from this web page to another one). If your web page has a PR of 5 and links to 10 pages, then each one of these pages takes from your home page 1/10 of its strength. If same web page has 50 outgoing links, then each one of them receives 1/50 of your page’s strength. As you can understand, less links a home page has, better, if you intent to exchange links with this page. If your page has a PR of 5 and 80 outgoing links and you request an FPLE from a website with a home page of 6 as PR and 40 outgoing links, then trade is not exactly fair. You get 1/40 of a 6 and give 1/80 of a 5. This is not whole truth, but it is an important aspect in a FPLE. There are pages that have a PR of 4, yet they are very good placed in listings of a certain keyword and receive many visitors. A good link from such a page can bring you a good portion of its visitors. In that case, if you decide to exchange front page links with that webmaster, you will request that your link is positioned as closed to top of this page as possible. Be careful with front page link exchange not to end with one hundred links in your home page. This may become dangerous. You’re risking to get banned from Search Engines or affect importance of your page, since links will out weight content of page.
Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet - Part 18Written by Tasos Vasilopoulos
Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet By Tasos Vasilopoulos Part 18 - Time to take action – The “Follow-up” method Introduction This article makes part of a series of 20 articles. The subject of this series is creation and promotion of a website as a cost-effective method to establish a profitable home based business on Internet. In my previous article, “Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet – Part 17 – Your first visitors - Where do they come from?”, I have presented to you a few important issues to take in consideration regarding your first visitors. In this article I will teach you how to follow-up with them effectively. The “Follow-up” method Personal contact with your new affiliates is best method to start your relation with them, but this is not always possible. Network Marketing on Internet has its particularities. I refer more than 40 people daily from all over world. I cannot communicate directly or by phone with all of them. I do not even speak English fluently. Communicating by phone with your co-workers is very important, if you are able to do that. Because it makes them understand that you exist, that you are a real person and they are important for you and that you really want to work along with them. So, if you can communicate with them by phone or in personal, do it. It will bring you results. But, since this business is conducted mostly online, most of your communication with your group will be held through email. There are some rules you must have in mind in “follow-up” part of your job. When people communicate with you asking questions, they want answers and they want them fast. Also they are different persons and they want to be treated as it. They do not want to start receiving series of messages from auto responders. They want personal communication. They want to know that there is a really person behind all these. Many of them are disappointed from a previous experience with another online or offline Network Marketing opportunity. So they want to be treated fairly and with respect. What you have to do is to present them things as they really are, not make any fake promises, be real right from beginning and be a real human being. I have come up with a follow-up method, which I use it for last 24 months and it brings me good results with SFI Marketing Group. People in my group, who decided to use it, are also getting good results and started building their personal group of effective network marketers. You can find a sample of my follow-up letters in Appendix D of my ebook, which is available at http://www.netincome.gr/nm-ebook/ebook.htm. Here it is my follow-up method: 1. I sent one welcome message to all new affiliates in my group. I send this message twice, one in same day they joined my group and a copy in next day. I do this to be sure that they have received it (I am mentioning this in beginning of second message). In this small welcome message: · I make clear to them that my job is to help them, so they can communicate with me any time they want to ask something. · I let them know that they will receive two more emails from me with instructions as how to proceed in their first days with company. · I let them know that they will be also getting messages from company regarding their new home business and how to proceed.