Network Marketing and Taking a Walk

I was out with a friend this morning, taking a walk on one of the many trails that Santa Barbara provides us and I was struck by the many similarities my walk had to network marketing.

We took a path we’d been down before but today, with the weather nearing 80 degrees and some recent rain, the view we saw was different from the view we had just a month ago. This can happen in your business also. Perhaps you tried a marketing method several months ago and did not get the desired results. Try again. You may find a different result this time. Perhaps you’ve spoken to someone about becoming a distributor or buying your products. If they didn’t say yes, try again. It’s possible that life has changed for this person and they just might say yes this time. You might also consider trying a product that either you haven’t tried before or a product that perhaps you weren’t crazy about earlier.

As we walked, flowers that were not at all in bloom a few months ago were now in full bloom and both fragrant and beautiful. Your business will also go through cycles. There are times of year that are a bit slow and there are times of the year that sales and sponsoring will be more abundant.

We passed by many people along our route. Some were walking, some were jogging, some were on bikes, some were walking dogs, some were in groups and some were alone. We are all different. There is always more than one way to get from point A to point B. Each person we passed was enjoying the path a bit differently but each would end in the same spot. Some would get there quicker than others and some would have company along the way.

We also found that some people went out of their way to say “good morning” to us, while others turned the other way not wanting to engage in conversation. We also began a few exchanges. These exchanges were met in many ways. Some people just nodded their head and moved on. Some smiled and moved on. Others wanted to verbally engage with us and echoed our words of “good morning.” This is just another reminder that as we speak with others about our products and business, we will get a wide variety of responses.

Network marketing really is just another part of life with many similarities to those things you are already familiar with.

Business Success Topics – Combining Direct Sales and Internet Marketing

In 2010 and the years to come the way we do business is really broken down into two parts:1)Direct Sales2)Internet MarketingWhen I first became involved with my first Multi Level Marketing Business the way you did things was by DIRECT SALES.You know get your product demo’s and head out to companies or make appointments from a list that you either created yourself over time or purchased. Every once in a while some one would show interest in doing the same thing as you to make extra money. That is direct sales and how you went about putting your sales team together.I was an Independent Business Owner with this company for five years. During this time through the methods I was using I was able to build a sizable group. If the truth be told that is not were the money was made, it was made from my direct sales to customers. Granted the residual income was created when I signed a person into my organization.Yes doing business in this fashion a person can make enough money to live some what of a lifestyle but still be married to his/her business. Keep in mind doing business in this fashion also is very time consuming and has a cost attached to it. You could generate enough accounts were you could hire someone to maintain those accounts to free you up to live your dreams.Business became a lot easier when the world wide web was introduced to the world. Utilizing the Internet to build a Multi Level Business has gone threw several phases. As people became more educated and tried new things people started to realize what they have been missing in business all along.The big thing about doing business on the Internet is to use Attraction Marketing. You can gather and send out your message to a lot more people then you could before the Internet was used for business. By having a virtual business you have no over head,no employees and your business is open 24/7 all year long.Now that I have talked a little about each separately, let us talk about how to combine Direct Sales and Internet Marketing.To combine the two is a real easy task. By just doing Internet Marketing by itself leaves out a lot of face to face interactions. How much can you really get to know a person three phone calls,e-mail,webinars and all of the Social Media sites?The key to combining the two is the people you meet threw your Internet connections is to do whatever it takes to meet them face to face as soon as you can. When it comes to Direct Sales you need to introduce those contacts to the way you do business on the Internet.When you find a person that is a really good in Direct Sales and introduce them to someone really good at using the Internet that combination is going to come up with new exciting ideas and there business is going to explode.In summary you can do just Direct Sales and Internet Marketing but when you combine the two you will see something extremely magical happen in your life and business.Just remember we all are on a journey to achieve our goals and dreams so live life to the fullest and most of all have fun while you are doing it!written by:Mark WezykFreedomteamleader

How to Grow Your Business Fast Through Direct Response Marketing Strategies

Yes, you could do one thing and magically transform your business into an overnight success. However such a miracle isn’t likely. However, there is a proven time-tested way guaranteed to get clients for your business on a daily basis.

Proven time-tested direct response marketing strategies might not be as exciting as a miracle but they do provide consistent results. If you do the right things you’ll be able to put food on the table, take care of all your expenses, and see exploding profits you can rely on.

A one-step, one-time, single instant success recipe is never a safe bet. If you want a safe bet, if you want to take steps that will grow your business and put money in the bank then you should expect to follow a multi-pronged approach.

With a multi-pronged approach you implement many direct marketing options to get your message in front of your best potential prospects. Don’t expect to see hordes of prospects flocking to your business. In fact, it isn’t the number that’s important is the sales the prospects you get produce. Consequently, I suggest you set realistic expectations and measure your results.

When you get what might seem like a small number of responses, but you get those responses consistently and you get those responses from multiple sources then you have a solid formula for on going business success.

Think about this. If you can get a small number of prospects, say even 10, who contact you on a daily basis you could have 3,520 new prospects in a year. In reality, you could get far more than 10 a day but even if you only got 3,520 prospects you could reliably boost your business.

Here is what is important. The prospects you get from direct marketing are either looking for information, or they are looking to buy now. Of those prospects looking for information some won’t be ready to buy yet, some won’t be a good fit for you, and a few will get their needs met by a competitor before you respond to them.

Here is the good news. Those prospects who are ready to buy now should convert at an extremely high rate. The people who get prospects through direct response marketing are likely to close 9 out of 10 of those prospects.

Bottom line you might see a net 10% of those 3,520 prospects convert to a sale. These buyers can help you increase your sales exponentially. I’ll explain how in a minute.

For now, calculate how much these 352 new sales would add to your net profit.

But it gets even better. Of those 352 new clients many will buy additional products. Many will buy more expensive products. And some will buy nearly everything you offer them. That means the lifetime value of these 352 new clients is far greater than the first sale.

Best of all, among your different marketing sources you could stumble on a source that turns into a one-hit wonder. However, you will likely never find that big winner if you merely focus on one source at a time.