Community Branding Tip For Your MLM Business

Written by Michael Lemm

was talking to a neighbor and fellow NWMer last year about marketing ideas....while we were both cleaning up our yards after Hurricane Isabel. He shared some pretty neat tips I'd call "community branding".

Here's just one "semi" inovative idea for you to chew on:

Participating in community charity activities. Just that simple....but with lot's of potential.

For example..... how about your group running in a local 5K forrepparttar Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.....all wearing T-shirts with your group/business name on it. Carry a sign acrossrepparttar 122450 finish line with "The Yada Yada company running for a cure" (or more creative than that obviously....LOL). Talk to media coveringrepparttar 122451 event. Network with fellow participants. Be involved.

How about your group volunteering to help at functions for your local YMCA ....or local library....or rec center....or PTA...or.... you getrepparttar 122452 idea.

Or...very timely for us....go out as a group and help clean up your neighborhood after something like Isabel.

Have something like a sign, banner, T-shirts that say who you are (special T-shirts only for something like Isabel clean-up). But don't pass out brochures and company material. Just network and create visibility. Maybe have a few business cards in your pocket and hand them only to those who ask. You could also have brochures etc. in your car maybe.

....More "Scoop" On MLM Leads Programs....

Written by Michael Lemm

If you really look at all ofrepparttar discussions on MLM leads at .... you'll see I'm not necessarily advocating one approach over another.

I'm boiling down allrepparttar 122449 rhetoric thrown out about leads to this....

You either generate them yourself....or you pay someone to do it for you.

YOUR choice entirely...and should be decided based on what is best for YOU.

As long as you finally understand there are really only 2 can then decide what makes business sense for YOUR business. Either or both. I do both. I'd guess that many do that also.

Here's some additional tidbits.....

* There are multiple ways to generate your own leads....not just splash pages and NOT just online. The "nitty gritty" I boiled things done to as far as self-generating can include ANYTHING you personally do to generate a lead yourself. Direct mailing, business card exchanges, online/offline networking, fliers, opt-in lists, event booths, car decals, ads inrepparttar 122450 programs at high school football games, yada yada. ANYTHING which comes purely from your effort, time, and money. There's a wide variety of what & how and is your choice what best fits your business plan & model.

* How do you know what a "lead generation" website said? Sometimes you do...sometimes you don't. A reputable leads source will be as targeted as possible.....such as company specific leads from your own company. Those are atrepparttar 122451 top ofrepparttar 122452 ladder. Something like Traffic Oasis isrepparttar 122453 next tier down for those ...if they have leads generated for them when their company doesn't provide that. The bottom ofrepparttar 122454 barrel tier includes generic "come one come all" leads and so called traffic exchanges and hits services.

That's over simplified and doesn't even touch on things like co-registration leads which are trash....folks opting in for some kind of contest etc. who "check a box" about home biz info OR don't see a box automatically checked unless they change it. Pure trash.

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