....Is Network Marketing Easy??....

Written by Michael Lemm

I personally believe we do a dis-service torepparttar industry and ourselves if we openly state...or even allude...that NWM is easy. It's not. Nor is any business....WAH or brick & mortar. Anyone who does say different is not being wholly truthful. I find that to be a shame.

NWM requires 3 main ingredients....time, effort, and yes - money. Time is just a matter of redirecting your habits. Not easy but doable. Time directly impacts your efficiency. Effort is entirely controllable byrepparttar 122446 individual....and directly impacts your effectiveness. Money is self limiting and directly affects both efficiency and effectiveness. An individual must findrepparttar 122447 best combination ofrepparttar 122448 three that works for them. Someone else can't tell you what that combination is....but can help you find it (for example a good sponsor).

The new mlmer faces a daunting task...and competition...when it comes to "advertising". Finding that "best combination" of time, effort, and money is a growth experience. Rarely will it just appear....education (self and provided) plus mentoring (if available) are important factors and hopefully a fact of life. However, "advertising" is not impossible.

In my mind advertising is just whatever method you choose to "reach" people. It might berepparttar 122449 traditional newspaper or ezine ad orrepparttar 122450 simple greeting and sharing with a friend. How you "advertise" or "share" can take many forms.

There are free and inexpensive methods that do work. It's a matter of finding those that work for you.

For example:

1. Writing and submitting ezine articles is an excellent method. It requires time & effort...but no money. The benefits include increased link popularity forrepparttar 122451 url used in your sig box (important for search engine ranking), branding, and reach (you can "reach" more with an article than an ezine ad). Plus it's viral. Often your article is archived by publishers and directories.....available well after it was originally offered. Plus publishers and web masters will often "pick up" your article...again well after you originally submitted it.

2. Business cards are always a good method...and more inexpensive than one realizes. You can even make your own. Just pass them out like candy....stores, church, ball games, local events, restaurants (leave 1 with your bill), businesses you frequent, networking meetings, local Chamber Of Commerce. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

3. Flyers, posters, post cards, brochures, etc. can also be done very inexpensively. You can make your own on your PC or purchase custom or ready made templates from numerous online providers. You could even strike up a joint venture with a local community provider. They print it for you and include their "advert" somewhere...you distribute. You both win, you pay less, and maybe influence that partner to be involved in your business.

You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

Written by Michael Lemm

How's your business activities coming along? If you're not up to your eyeballs in new customers and new downline agents, consistently, every week, then let me ask some questions:

Do you understand what it could mean for you, financially, if you just consistently gathered one new agent and one new customer every week?

Do you understand what products and services you have to offer?

Do you understand your business opportunity well enough to be able to explain it to a friend or neighbor that might be interested in making some extra money, "ifrepparttar right business opportunity came along"?

Do you understand what it can mean for you, financially, to recruit new agents and help them become successful?

Do you understandrepparttar 122445 benefits of working your business to get promoted torepparttar 122446 first promotional level, and helping your downline agents to understand it too?

If your answer to any ofrepparttar 122447 above is "no", and you're not taking steps to correct it, then let me ask another question, compliments of Dr Phil:

So how's that workin' for ya?

In other words, if what you're doing now is not getting you to where you want to be, uh, is it time to do things differently? If you keep doing what you've been doing, are you going to be where you want to be in 2, 3, or even 5 years?

Ok, didn't mean to throw a guilt trip on you, but it's something that we all need to be aware of, myself readily included. One ofrepparttar 122448 things we all need to remember is that no money is made if we don't sell products and services. I hope this is obvious to you, but I actually got an email a few months back from one of my downline agents asking why he hadn't gotten a commission check yet. Looking into it, he had ZERO customers. Uh....

As far as recruiting new agents, it's really a two-step process. One is to recruit them,repparttar 122449 second and equally important step is to help them understand what needs to happen for them to start getting a commission check. Get them plugged into training calls, online classrooms, introduce them to their upline, and ask your upline for help if you need to. Remember, for each agent that you add to your downline, you get commission on each customer they gather, as well asrepparttar 122450 customers ofrepparttar 122451 new agents THEY gather, as well asrepparttar 122452 customers ofrepparttar 122453 agents they gather, etc ... allrepparttar 122454 way down for multiple levels.

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