The 4 Major Enemies to Online Success

Written by Chris Stirling

For any of you just starting in online marketing you will soon learn it is not as easy as you probably first thought. If you are like me you signed up to a affiliate program and just expectedrepparttar money to come flying in. Unfortunately this is notrepparttar 140943 case, but do not be discouraged, there is hope. Asrepparttar 140944 story below illustrates if you are patient, persistent and not distracted byrepparttar 140945 4 enemies to success soon enoughrepparttar 140946 money will start rolling in just as it does today for Mark Yarnell.


Mark Yarnell, minister in a small town in Texas, was headed for bankruptcy and just about to lose his car and home. He looked for a way out and discovered Network Marketing. Luckily, he had a wise sponsor. The sponsor gave Mark "THE PROMISE": THIS BUSINESS CAN SET YOU FREE FINANCIALLY IN ONE TO THREE YEARS. But he also gave him "THE PRICE": TO SUCCEED, YOU WILL HAVE TO FACE AND CONQUER 4 MAJOR ENEMIES. Mark said, "It's a deal."

Mark then invited 200 friends over to his house to watch a video. 80 said "No, not interested."

Mark had encountered ENEMY #1: Rejection.

He thought, "No problem. My sponsor warned me about that. I've got 120 people still coming over." Guess what? 50 didn't show up.

He had just met ENEMY #2: Deception.

Mark thought, "No problem, my sponsor warned me about that. I've got 70 people who watchedrepparttar 140947 tape." Guess what? 57 said, "Not interested."

He had just encountered ENEMY #3: Apathy.

Undaunted, Mark thought,"No problem. 13 people signed up." Guess what? 12 of them dropped out ofrepparttar 140948 business shortly.

ENEMY #4: Attrition had left Mark with just one serious associate.

To this day, that single distributor earns Mark over $50,000 per month. You may have heard of Bill Britt, one ofrepparttar 140949 most successful distributors in Amway. Some years ago, 20/20 did a feature story on Amway. They spent 19 minutes interviewing whiners and complainers - several distributors who had failed and showedrepparttar 140950 garages full of products they couldn't sell. Duringrepparttar 140951 last minute ofrepparttar 140952 show, Mr. Britt was interviewed in front of his palatial home. He was asked, "Mr. Britt, this business has obviously worked for you. What's your secret?" He replied, "There is no secret. I simply showedrepparttar 140953 plan to 1200 people. 900 said, 'No.' and only 300 signed up. Out of those 300, only 85 did anything at all. Out of those 85 only 35 were serious, and out of those 35, 11 made me a millionaire."

How to Research Before Joining a Rewards Program

Written by Patricia Taylor

We've all seenrepparttar ads, forrepparttar 140851 greatest site ofrepparttar 140852 month, promising high paying emails an equally high payout and selling ads for next to nothing.

We've also all heardrepparttar 140853 adage, "If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is."

The key to joining a winning program is research. So here are some tips to assist you in making informative choices aboutrepparttar 140854 programs you join and hopefully save you some fustration inrepparttar 140855 long end.

1. Readrepparttar 140856 terms of service (TOS) and frequently asked questions (FAQs) pages ofrepparttar 140857 program so you have a definitive understanding ofrepparttar 140858 requirements prior to joining. As Pete Seeger once said, "Education is when you readrepparttar 140859 fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't."

2. Take a good look atrepparttar 140860 advertising page most notablyrepparttar 140861 pricing. Are they making a profit or grossly underselling ads? An ad special is one thing but a constant flow of 10-cent emails to all atrepparttar 140862 selling price of $1, for example, is a recipie for disaster. The bottom line is undersold ads kill a site. For more in sustainability visit:

3. Ifrepparttar 140863 site runs on CashCrusader scripts, take a look atrepparttar 140864 runner.php page (which can be found at http://www.Insert_Program_URL_Here/scripts/runner.php or for example to verify thatrepparttar 140865 commission settings match what is onrepparttar 140866 index page ofrepparttar 140867 program. Also take a look atrepparttar 140868 program's activity requirements. You'll see something like, "Must login every XX days and be at least XX% as active as your downline to get commission from downline clicks." In layman's terms what this means is you need to either login or click on a link every XX days to earn from your referrals AND you'll need to be able to click on XX% of links to earn from your downline. Links include paid links; search links; paid to click; top, middle, bottom sponsor links; site support links, contest links, limited links, targetted links, point emails, etc, etc.). The trouble is there's no way of knowing how often click counters are reset or how active referrals are or when they're clicking. A reasonable setting for this is 25%. Anything higher and you'll need to judge for yourself especially if you are from a country that isn't search engine friendly; or ifrepparttar 140869 program sends out lots of limited clicks that are expired byrepparttar 140870 time you are able to click them; or you have your account on vacation mode.

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