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Affiliate Marketing Training 2017

Affiliate Marketing Training

Affiliate marketing training will save you a lot of time and aggravation. Free or paid, you need it when you first start out. Very simply, a lot of strategies claim to be profitable and no longer are so.

Google is constantly modifying and tweaking their algorithms. We all know this; it only makes sense that this should be.

Trouble is, it is my opinion that Google also tweaks their software to not rank things with which they may disagree or of which they may not approve. It sucks, but it can be gotten around by staying on top of things and keeping up with the most recent best practices.

Affiliate Marketing Training for Beginners

I hinted at this in the previous section. Affiliate marketing training for beginners is available everywhere. You can also find it at just about any price point.

The effectiveness of that training should always be in question.

Square One

Let’s say you are at the point where you have decided you want to be in business for yourself. You have no idea how to get started. You’ve no products of your own to sell. Right now your status is that you want to work for yourself and need a plan.

I would:

  • Decide on the training you will take. You need training.
  • Decide on a product/product line you want to represent.

Were I to say just pick one training source and one source of products to market as an affiliate I would recommend the following two step plan:

  1. Join My Lead System Pro, either at the Mastery or the University level.
  2. Go to ClickBank and create an account so you can review and have something to sell.

My Lead System Pro’s program trains you across the board.  If someone has had significant success in marketing online, then chances are fairly high they have had a relationship with or spent significant training time with My Lead System Pro.

As a member of MLSP you will have access to in-depth tutorials on how best to use the major social media platforms to market those products for whom you are an affiliate.

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Pinterest
  6. Google Plus+
  7. Snap Chat

affiliate marketing training

If it is a known fact that the top three social media sites are Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in that order, then it follows that you should pick one of those three to master.  Because you are new, a good plan would be to set up accounts on all three platforms and see which one you tend to gravitate towards most.

There Can Only Be One

While that is not exactly true, it is a good idea for the beginner. It is also a good idea for the person who is currently banging their head against the wall and showing no results.

As a result of your preferring one channel over the other two, your marketing efforts will probably bear more fruit there simply because you prefer to spend time there.

Finally, remember that daily, consistent action is more powerful than waiting until the weekend when you can focus all day on Saturday on your business. I say that because Saturday always seems to have its own demands and you will be telling yourself you will do it next week.

The only time to take action is today.

Regards,

affiliate marketing training

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

Make Money Blogging In 2017

Make Money Blogging in 2017

Make money blogging.

For the person who:

  • hates traffic
  • enjoys the company of his wife and children more than most
  • does not desire to have someone set his daily priorities for him.
  • looks at those online reports of how no one is coming to save you or give you anything and chuckles
  • hates cubicles

…the idea of learning to make money blogging is a bright light of hope. They understand that they are not their job. Their job does not define them.

A job is how you eat. It is how you take care of your family. Nothing else. To the extent your job defines who you are, you are defined by another human being and not yourself.

So, what is the plan?

The Plan

What Do I Sell?

You can sell:

  1. Your own products if have them or plan to produce them.
  2. Products and services of others you either like and use or think folks will benefit from.
  3. Include Google Adsense and such. Small change but when you blog becomes popular that income can be significant.

How Long Does It Take To Make Money?

First, understand that you are going to have to be patient.  Blogging is planting, like a farmer plants seeds.

You plant at the beginning of spring.

You collect the fruits of your labors as the end of the summer.

Remember that old soap opera, ‘Days of Our Lives?’ Well…

Like seeds in the ground, so also are the blog posts on our websites.
-Tim Singleton

Your First 90 Days

Breaking your year into 90 day segments is a good way to organize your work. It gives you a time frame long enough that you can do some serious work as well as be able to observe the results.

Once you know what you want to do, you decide how far along in the process you feel like you can get in that time period. It is okay if you want to start out with small expectations for your first 90.

That is not because I don’t believe you can accomplish great things; just exactly the opposite.

It is precisely because I believe that you, a human, an offspring of Deity, can accomplish anything that sits within the boundaries of your imagination.

We just want to stretch the perceived boundaries imposed by your imagination. Every 90 days expand your borders a little bit.

You will do this until you realize that the boundaries are set by you.

Then they disappear.

Then you get rich.

Another 90 Day Plan

All the big, six figure+ earners in the online marketing space agree that one can be independent in 90 days. You can make money blogging in your first 90 days. Lots of folks do.

Yes, that is something that is agreed upon. As with all things, the devil is in the details.    Also, let me be clear, overtly so, that there are no guarantees in this or any other business. If there were guarantees, they would pay you minimum wage because they, not you, are taking all the risk.

But, back to making money in your first 90 days. When I got started in this last go round, I make my first $125.00 commission in about three weeks. So, I know without a doubt it can be done because I did it.

I did not even work particularly hard at it. The purchase was made through a blog post I had set up.

You get me? Here is what you are going to do in order to repeat it:

  1. Set up your blog.
  2. Pick something you want to sell.
  3. Write a blog post
  4. Post it.
  5. Promote it.

You do this. People will see your post. Those who:

  • Like what they read
  • Think you can help them
  • Who and find the articles, videos and free training that you provide helpful

will then spend money with you to solve their other problems.

What do you do if your 90 days does not get you to where you want to go?

Make another 90 day plan based on what your learned in your first.

In Conclusion

Is this an oversimplification? Yep.

You will have to develop your own style and understand that as you read, learn, observe and study your own style will emerge. As your style emerges, so, too, will your native audience.

For one of the best courses I have been through on blogging go here.

I bought it. I learned a lot, therefore I am recommending it to you.

If you like this post or found it helpful, please like and share.

Regards,

make money blogging

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

Not everyone is attracted to the same social media platform, therefore, I have included links to Coursework for the top three social media sites:

  1. FaceBook Cheat Sheet Giveaway
  2. Video Marketing – YouTube Lead-Gen Video and PDF
  3. Twitter Training – Get 15 Leads Daily in 20 Min

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How To Make Money Blogging

How To Make Money Blogging

Blogging For Beginners

“How to make money blogging?” is the question the beginner asks trying to discover the path to profitable writing.

Taking a deep breath and relaxing is a good way to shorten your path to quality writing.

Learning how to make money with a blog for beginners is often a journey filled with lots of hard work, late nights and small or none existent paychecks.

Understand top money making blogs do not just slap up some copy with some pictures, a link to a YouTube video and some off handed copy. In order to start pulling in the viewers and sales you provide solutions to problems. Your readers trust you because of this and begin to place orders.

This requires you climb a learning curve. It requires

  1. Writing interesting, engaging, quality posts.
  2. Solving problems for your readers.
  3. Posting regularly so that Google has a reason to keep indexing your website.
  4. Having an SEO strategy that continually builds back links in an organic fashion.

Paying attention to your copy is how you make money.

Solving problems for people who come to your page so that they share your page with their friends is the ultimate solid gold e goal for your posts.

This means what you give away is often of more value that what your competition is selling. Further on in this post I give you several things you can do today that will set you head and shoulders above what most of your competition is doing. Those things prove daily what they are worth to many top earning bloggers.

How Much Money Can You Make Blogging?

How much money can you make blogging? Some bloggers make 7 figures.

A month.

Some bloggers make 7 figures a month.

No clearly, not everyone will. Like everything else on line there are a few who are exceptional and many who try, get tired or bored and quit.

The question that you really want answered is how much money you, yourself, can make. As with everything else that depends on how hard you work and the lengths you go to in order to get the knowledge you need to do it right.

Seven figures is the exception, but hardly a case of there only being two or three who are doing it. It is a growing club, glad to say.

A seriously profitable blog is very much within the grasp of the average person, in my opinion. I say that because lots of blogging sites that pay the mortgage, the car payment or both are not uncommon.

WordPress

To make money WordPress is a must. Again, that is my opinion. All the research I have done indicates that Google’s search spiders love WordPress because it efficiently indexes pages created with it.

Reasons for using WordPress include:

  • Google loves it.
  • Easy to use for the beginner.
  • Wide array of widgets, and add ons to help you customize it.
  • Wide array of SEO and copy writing tools to help you create effective, interesting posts.
  • It is free.
  • Many of the add ons are free as their developers use add ons to demonstrate their coding talents.
  • Largest community of users so you have lots of depth when asking questions.

Ways To Come Up With Content

You begin by asking yourself what you will blog about.

You write about:

  1. Something you know about
  2. Something you learn about so that you can blog about it.

Invest, Learn, Teach

Investing in learning the skills you need to successfuly blog is a given.

By investing in yourself and your knowledge, you are separating yourself from the 99% who ‘wish’ to be successful by becoming someone who does the things the successful blogger does. Learning is how you become an expert to those who have not.

You invest time, money or both into mastering skills and knowledge you do not currently have.

Because you invest, you are able to learn things you don’t currently know. Learning essential skills is how you ensure you are profitable.

Because you have invested time and money to learn new skills, you now write blog posts teaching your readers what you have learned.

This is one way you provide value up front for your readers.

Obviously, you don’t throw everything you know out there for free, but there are more than enough skills sets out there for you to pull them together in convenient form for your readers.

Ask yourself how many free PDFs or PDFs you have taking up space on your hard drive. Each and every one of them represents good information about which you can write and perhaps solve some problem one or more of your readers may have.

Read, Learn, Teach

On your way home, stop off by the local bookstore. Look at the titles on the recent best sellers list for business books. Leaders are readers and you need to so do so. While you are reading make a note of any top ten or so lists it may go over.

Top ten lists are awesome for quick blog posts.

You can do a book review and use any top ten or so lists discussed in the book as a bullet list of things to talk about in your review of the book. You can also just use the list as a jumping off point for a blog post not book related.

In Conclusion

Because you wanted to know how to make money blogging, you invest in learning the skills demonstrated to be needed by successful bloggers.

As a result of learning the skills necessary to do so, you are now able to teach others how to make money blogging.

Due to your teaching others some of the skills needed to be a successful blogger, they begin to trust you.

Folks buy from those they trust, consequently, your readers begin to buy from you.

To check out one of the best blogging courses out there on how to make money blogging, go here and see the Three Minute Expert, Attraction Marketing Edition.

I bought it. I use it. Recommending it to you is one of the easiest things I have done today.

Best Regards,

How To Make Money Blogging

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

Network Marketing Leads From Free Sources

Network Marketing Leads

Buying Lists Is Fine, IF You Like That Kind of Thing.

Network marketing leads as a search term quickly makes you understand the competitiveness taken to rank for the term. I say that because it generally presents an entire page of paid rankings with leads for sale. It is either lists for sale or software for sale that uses one method or another to strip emails from related web pages.

Network Marketing Leads Generation

Network marketing leads lists that you can purchase is not what you want. Put your money in your gas tank and ride through a nice neighborhood and do some dream building.

Now, I am in favor of paid marketing. Done correctly, it is professional and reaches the people you want to reach with your goods and services.

The sales copy on most of the leads for sale sites previously mentioned claims to be providing ‘targeted’ leads.

Your job here is to realize that the skill you need is to be able to write such copy. Writing such copy motivates your readers to action. Providing them with this kind of value up front gives them reason to trust you. Because you actively invest in learning new skills relevant to your readers needs you are able to provide that value.

Because you write good copy that solves your readers’ problems, you build trust among your readers. Therefore, folks read your copy and choose your solutions to their problems. This is how you grow your business, grow your relationships with your customers and build your long term, residual income.

Generating Leads

I like generating free MLM leads. Generating network marketing leads online gives me a big ol’ happy.

The return on investment for free is unlimited.

Free MLM lead generation is also a very direct, very effective measure of the degree to which your message is on target.

This is something you need to keep in mind even if you are using paid advertising. I recommend you do. Why? Because free network marketing leads, or free MLM leads, you generate through your own use of the various Attraction Marketing leads we know to work is by definition a source of targeted MLM leads.

Generating these leads daily is first on your daily task list.

Regards and I hope you are all doing very well,

network marketing leads

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

If you are wanting to use Facebook, then you should go here and check out this lady’s Facebook marketing course. She has set the bar.

 

 

Local Internet Marketing For Small Business

Local Internet Marketing

Local Internet marketing is something a lot of folks for whatever reason have not engaged in for their small business. The thinking, near as I can tell, is something along the lines of ‘All my customers walk in or drive by. I run ads in the local paper, radio stations and word of mouth referrals; therefore, marketing on the Internet is really not that big an issue for me and my company.’

Be that as it may, some folks simply do not want to be involved with:

  • Search Engine Optimization.
  • Blogging is anathema to these folks.
  • Being on Facebook has not happened.
  • Being on Facebook is not going to happen.

Sometimes, for the owner of a local business, online marketing makes them want to pull the shades and close for the day.

T’Ain’t Happenin,’ Amigo

For some, local Internet marketing services is not something they want. Fair enough.

More exposure and folks discussing your business is something you want to happen.

A larger market share is something you want.

Increase profitability is something you want.

Having said that I cannot imagine that if you work in the Widget business in Pooh-ville that you would not want your name to come up when a search query is entered into Google asking, “Who sells widgets in Pooh-ville?”

Being in the Widget business in Pooh-ville you want your name to come up when that question is asked.

Google’s ‘Google My Business’ Is For Everybody

Google makes it pretty easy for the small business person to minimize the effort needed to make sure locals looking for your business can find you. Local Marketing On Google is a site that helps you quickly take advantage of Google My Business so folks looking for you can find you.

Google My Business gives you a web page where

  1. Your business is front and center
  2. Because you set your local page up, those searching locally quickly and easily find you.
  3. Customers can quickly see what your business is about
  4. You can post pictures of your business
  5. Many set up a virtual tour so folks have an idea what to expect.
  6. There is a review section, too, so folks can brag about your services.

In short it helps you reach local customers on a platform that is designed to use local marketing search tools to market local businesses to local customers.

How You Use ‘Google My Business’

Google My Business gives you a dashboard from which you can see what is going on. You can manage your company’s contact and location information. Editing your information results in Google Search and Maps dynamically updating your information.

All your reviews are here for you to, well, review. You can

  • Contact those who write positively in order to retain them as customers
  • See things like how many folks have clicked on your phone number.
  • Number of page views.
  • Give interested customers directions to you.

How To Address The Real Problem

The real problem is even today there is a bit of an air of complexity around online marketing. The solution is to take a deep breath and understand that you don’t have to swallow the solution whole.

Local Internet marking is complex but it is relatively compartmentalized. You can do things one at a time.

Because you have done things a certain way since starting your business, implementing new marketing efforts is often just plain scary. Due to your having done things for years this way, it is often easy to just keep doing them that way.

Don’t stop doing those things. Clearly, they work. Because they work you are able to keep your customers. While this is a good thing, it is the gradual implementation of new, local Internet marketing efforts that will grow your business.

Because your customer base is growing from new exposure, your profits increase and you become comfortable with your new market channels. This leads to even more innovation on your part.

In Conclusion

Since you say your interest in the Internet for your business is small, you are leaving money on the table.

I say you don’t understand the value of new business your taking advantage of the Internet can bring you. Taking advantage of the free local Internet marketing tools that Google offers results in more profitability.

Regards,

local Internet marketing

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

Because you run a business, you need to effectively keep up with customers and prospects. Check out this new Customer Relationship Management tool .

Affiliate Marketing Companies

Affiliate Marketing Companies

Affiliate marketing companies are a dime a dozen. Some pay so little you wonder if they really even want your business. Others pay nice sums on which you can build an income. These latter tend to provide higher quality experiences for their users. They also are companies who are in business for the long haul.

Your mission is to stay away from the center and more towards the quality, long lived and profitable side of that spectrum.

Keep this phrase in mind, too. ‘Residual monthly memberships on interest sites.’

Why Membership Sites?

I cannot speak directly to your interests since we have yet to have a heart to heart but on one thing I am certain. Your ability to steer folks to sites where there is an active community of users who are willing to pay to be a member of that community is key to your success.

Sites who are willing to pay you double digit percentages of their fees, of course. Some of you bohemian types will no doubt grab yourself by the man bun and throw yourself away from the PC in horror at making a good solid profit. That is fine. I understand.

Others will understand that in today’s online market eyeballs and clicks are precious and hard to come by.

Actually getting someone to your site that is

  • interested
  • willing to pay
  • willing to pay every month because their interest is ongoing and not just passing

is worth its weight in gold. It is well worth sharing the wealth with folks who are interested enough in your site and your business to repeatedly invest their time and talents into making your business a core profit line for their business, too.

Their reputation as a marketer of quality products and services is depending on your giving them good and satisfactory service to those they refer to you.

These are the things in the minds of folks with whom you want to do business.

Affiliate Marketing Companies List

A short list of affiliate marketing companies includes:

  1. Amazon
  2. ClickBank
  3. eBay
  4. Commission Junction

These are companies with which I have dealt. Here is a top 20 list.

Just so you know, Amazon and eBay have restrictions that ClickBank does not. Amazon for instance grants you an affiliate link but if your site produces no sales within say, 6 months your link will be inactivated. eBay qualifies its affiliates and many do not qualify.

ClickBank is a lot more lenient. It is the best place for the beginning affiliate marketer or new affiliate marketing company to begin with.

How Do I Find Affiliate Marketing Companies Focused on My Interests?

Companies that offer affiliate marketing programs are all over the place. Many include a link to their affiliate program right at the bottom of their sales pages and marketing emails. Chances are if you have bought a product online, they have an affiliate link.

When you buy something and are happy with it, see if they have an affiliate link. Write a report! Brag about it! Just write it first hand and do your best to keep the passive voice to a minumum. If you don’t know what that is, well, English grammar is beyond the scope of this article. Still, you need to know that keeping passive voice to 10% or less makes for more interesting reading.

The main point is, write a review and link to your affiliate link. You can go back and do the SEO thing later once you learn more about it.

Most Bang for the Buck…or Affiliate Link

Top paying affiliate programs are more difficult to quantify. If something is an easy sell and everyone wants it, chances are your commissions will be low. This is fair; this is business. If on the other hand, they are offering you 75% some might wonder just how good it is.

This is relevant, unless it is irrelevant.

Things you look for when starting down this path include:

  1. the best affiliate marketing programs for beginners
  2. best affiliate programs to make money
  3. best affiliate programs to make money

Your successful hunt for these will include companies, programs and products that speak to your interests because your interests are the things you speak to with passion and conviction. This is what sells.

THE Number One Affiliate Marketing Company for YOU, SPECIFICALLY You

You, Inc., of course. To succeed branding yourself as a ‘go to’ resource is job one. Investing time and energy into making your site fun and interactive will bring people back. Posting new and helpful information several times a week will keep Google and the search engines happy and keep you bouncing in the search results until you get your SEO game on track.

Go here now and watch a free video on the seven things all six figure income earners in the affiliate and network marketing arena do.

There are no exceptions to this rule, either.

Regards,

Affiliate Marketing Companies

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

MLM Leads: Online Generation Is Necessary

MLM Leads

MLM leads generation is job one for the budding or beginning MLM’er or network marketing person.

First of all, I am surprised some companies will forbid their distributors to use the Internet to market their product line or to build a team. Furthermore, I question their commitment to their distributors success. Why do I say such a hard thing? I am a nice guy, after all.

Having A Company Means Having An Internet Presence

Because this is the 21st century, having a company means having an Internet presence.

Oh, sure, they may give them a sign up page or an online catalog.

Guess how much traffic Google refers to them.

  • Zero.
  • Zilch.
  • Bupkis.
  • Nada.

Unsolicited opinion here: No matter how good your product line may be, no matter how good your line of services offered you have to have leads, period.

Since the share with your ‘friends and family’ plan results in such a high failure rate, it seems to me that taking advantage of the Internet would be as natural as breathing. Therefore, anyone standing in your way of using that resource needs to be re-evaluated as to what they bring to the table in terms of you building your business.

Your company wanting to prevent you from using the Internet means you should sit down and consider just how devoted you are to it.  Most of all, your should think about the company’s level of devotion to your success.

The company’s business plan is built on less than 1% of their distributors succeeding while 16% or 17% of those failed distributors hanging on as customers since the product itself is generally.

There are tons of businesses out there who encourage the use of the World Wide Web.

Why?

Channels For Generating MLM Leads Online

Marketing Channels

This is hardly an exhaustive list.

Being Online Solves Problems

It solves the problems folks hate most about multi-level or network marketing. When you market online rather than trying to arm bar a family member into a sale it is lot less stressful.

Due to your using the Internet to generate MLM leads, folks who you look for, your target market, will start finding you. As a result, you will no longer have to:

  1. Have home parties.
  2. Engage in cold calling.
  3. Keep inventory.

MLM lead generation is just more fun when done online.

MLM Lead Generation

Paid for leads or using the awesome amount of free MLM leads sources, that is the question. The simplest answer is I suppose, “It depends on your budget.’

You can do both, of course. If your budget allows it, I very much recommend you do some paid advertising.

Don’t despair if your current budget cannot carry advertising costs. Here’s why.

In network marketing leads lists are one of the very first things new folks get excited about.

“Wow, a million names for $49.95! If I only get 1% response I am retired!”

-Newbie who 2 years later has yet to receive an override check in the double digits…from someone else’s purchases who is not related to him.

Cheap MLM Leads Are Worthless

So, what to do?

  1. Save your money.
  2. Fill up your gas tank.
  3. While there, grab your favorite beverage in case you get thirsty.
  4. Go cruise through the neighborhoods in which you dream about living.
  5. Visit a car dealership. Have you seen the latest Corvette? Chevrolet is really back on track with that one.

Because you did the above, or something like it, you will be inspired. As a result, you will find yourself spurred on to doing something truly productive, like doing a little keyword research and writing a post on your blog that actually solves someone’s problem.

Okay. Done with the ride? All refreshed? Great.

Solving folks’ problems or helping to inspire them to keep going in what may seem to them to be hopeless circumstances is how you generate MLM leads. Daily.

Yes, that is an oversimplification.

In conclusion, I am saying, “Don’t throw money down a hole.”

While there is that old saying, “It takes money to make money,” it is a bit misleading. It takes SMART money to make money and your using your time and money to generate your own MLM leads is you being smart.

Consequently, the leads you generate from creating useful valuable content that solves problems for you readers, you will be generating free,targeted leads of folks who have developed a level of trust in you that will lead them to buying from you goods and services that solve their problems or fills their needs.

Best Regards,

mlm leads

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

Because training from successful folks is necessary for you to succeed, you want to start with the best. Therefore, you should go here to learn from the best.

 

Social Media Marketing Strategy

Social Media Marketing Strategy: Having Fun or Feeling Fearful

Social media marketing strategy planning is fun for those who are naturally inclined to put themselves out there. It is a labor of Hercules like cleaning out the Augean Stables for those not inclined to promote themselves. Some upbringings (pride goeth before a fall) instill in those of us who are just naturally born with such an attitude, like yours truly, with the feeling that social media promotion is like trying to take a stroll with a barbell across our shoulders.

Well, like someone told me, get over it and get on with it so you can be miserable in 5 star hotels and cruising the world’s oceans with a crew of folks you have helped get free.

Luckily for us modest types there are social media marketing strategy steps to take that are set and forget.

Facebook: Not the Only Game In TownSocial Media Marketing Strategy

…but it is the biggest right now.

To be fair, Facebook is to social media what Microsoft is to the desktop computing marketplace. Your strategy cannot be complete without addressing Facebook and unless you just hate Facebook beyond reason and rationality you need to face up to it, dig in your heels and do what the successful do.

If you think about it, “Dig in and do what the successful do” pretty much covers any and all profit making endeavors, doesn’t it?

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Social Media Marketing Strategy: Start Here

Pick One

Pick one and stick with it until you have mastered it. Doing so is the quickest way to six figures.

The worst thing you can do is try to promote on all social media platforms at once. All you will accomplish, almost certainly, is a poor job on all platforms. Shot gunning across all channels is not a social media marketing strategy for success.

Social Media Sites

Here is a list of the social media sites you should start with. How did I pick these? These are the sites folks making more in a month than most folks make in a year are focusing on.

They have the biggest subscriber bases and so the largest market shares.

Since Facebook is the hottest thing running right now, I have two suggestions.

  1. Do not use your personal profile page to promote your business. It is against the terms of use agreement and is kind of like crossing the streams in Ghostbusters. The benefit is not more than the potential downside.
  2. Facebook has a freebie called Blueprint. Blueprint has 50 e-Learning modules for you to go through. Since they want you to quickly become a paying advertiser, I am sure this would benefit you.
  3. Focus. If you want to do Facebook marketing, do Facebook marketing. If you like Twitter then go hang out on Twitter more or less obsessively.

Seems like trying to hit three or more marketing channels at the same time will leave you overwhelmed, ineffectual and upset. Because you are here and reading this, you will not allow this to happen to you.

Most of all, you are going to click on some of the links in this article and take advantage of the free training we offer. As a result, you will see your traffic go up and consequently, you will be more profitable.

Stick to One, But…

The one exception I personally believe to the above admonition to focus is a blog. Your blog in my opinion is where your tribe, those people who are like you and can relate to you, will get to know you.

Writing everyday can be hard. You don’t have to be Longfellow or write a Shakespearian masterpiece each day.

I was guilty of trying to do that.

I did not realize how much I was obsessing over minute details like the Brain in Pinky and the Brain.

The result was that I got frustrated, lost a little bit of my belief and began to avoid that which I love most in life, writing.

Writer’s block was not the problem

The problem was I giving up each day.

So,

  1. Decide On Your Channel.
  2. Go through the free resources those social media outlets have.
  3. Visit this blog for tips and free resources that we provide.
  4. Blog daily.
  5. Market daily.

Which Social Media Outlets Should I look at?

Beside Facebook? Oh, there are several excellent choices. I have already mentioned Twitter but I will lay out the ones I think should be head of the line amongst the choices you look at.

Why do I recommend these for your consideration? Because they have the largest market shares and the greatest number of marketers who have used them to go home and work from there on a permanent basis.

Here they are:

  1. Facebook.
  2. Twitter (October 19th, 9:00PM, Free Twitter Training!)
  3. Google+
  4. LinkedIn
  5. Instagram
  6. Pinterest

Social Media Marketing Strategy

Because each of these channels has its own strengths and quirks, the activities involved will vary greatly. You cannot simultaneously become the darling champion marketing boy in all six channels,  I don’t care who you are.

As I say, stick to one and master it along with your blog and you should find your tribe in short order.

Regards,

Social Media Marketing Strategy

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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Ways To Make Money Online

Ways to Make Money Online

Ways to make money online is a subject of interest to students, home makers, the unemployed, underemployed and folks whose budget does not meet the outgo obligations. If you are looking for ways to make money online you are either not making enough money, you hate what you are doing or you have obligations at home driving you to find a way to make money online.

It is my suspicion that folks looking for ways to make money online probably have a very large cross over with the folks looking for ways to make money from home.

50 Shades of Green

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Here is an article outlining “40 easy ways to make money quickly“. Some are pretty sad because they basically want you to hold a yard sale or sell your old CDs.

A short list would include:

  1. Affiliate marketing
  2. Auctioning off or selling through your own website products you buy at wholesale.
  3. Network marketing. The friends and family thing sucks, even when it works. You are looking for a larger audience.
  4. Reviewing web sites if you have that skill set.
  5. Offering your Microsoft Office skills to folks who want to outsource from time to time.
  6. Taking surveys.
  7. Online market trading
  8. Write and publish your own Kindle book.
  9. Clickwork
  10. Being a mystery shopper.

Short Breakdown of These Methods.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing rocks. Folks make solid 6 figure incomes and better from this field. Basically, you get a link from a company that links you to their product line. When someone clicks on your link and buys, you make a commission. Here is a more in-depth article on the subject.

Also, you see on the right a subject list of which affiliate marketing is one.

Auctioning

Things you no longer want, which is a short term solution, can be auctioned off online. Folks do that through their own website or through auction sites like eBay. Doing this can lead to significant incomes, too. You will need to source products so you have stuff to sell. Amazon also has a partner program you can link to.

No residual income streams are available through this method, buf if you enjoy selling ‘stuff’ this is certainly the way to go. You will want to source products from drop shippers at some point, of course.

Network Marketing

The Internet is a heaven sent solution for the network marketing professional. It relieves you of the necessity to call on friends and family. It also eliminates your lying in wait in bookstores and public hoping to run into someone who is looking for a business opportunity.

When looking for ways to make money online do not give network marketing short shrift. Yes, it is true that 98% of the folks who enter into it fail, mostly within 90 days but that is because your plan to sell and make the next level as a distributor has little to nothing to do with the business plan of the company in question.

Pay attention here: The business plan of the company takes into account that 98%+ of new distributors will fail.

Their business plan cannot be your business plan.

The short version is any company offering their stuff through a network marketing concern knows that:

  • 98% of distributors fail
  • 16% will stay on as lifetime customers.

That 16% is the holy grail for the company.

The Internet gives you the opportunity to market like a professional, making your chances for success greater in my opinion. You can read more about network marketing here.

Reviewing Websites

Folks will tell you this is easy to do, just sign up for our course and you will be on your way to…blah, blah, blah.

You can make money doing this, for sure. The skillset is more rarified than you think and if you have doubts about your ability to do this, you should save your money, seems to me.

Offering your Microsoft Office skills

If you have mad, or maybe not so mad, Office skills, you can make money online. Sites such as eLance prove it everyday.

Often times a company has certain short term projects they want done in a hurry but don’t have the in house skills to do it the way they want it done. This is where you, the Office professional, can make a good sized buck. You save them from the need to hire you and provide benefits and they pay you a higher wage than they could an employee.

This can and often does lead to repeat work from satisfied clients and even long term running contracts that provide some stability to your income.

Taking Surveys

Purely a spare cash kind of thing. There are courses out there claiming you can make a living income from just doing surveys. I very much doubt it but filling out surveys can definitely help reduce the strain of a bill or two. I know because I have done it in the past.

Don’t waste your time on a course on taking surveys. I have a link to one if you really want it, but my opinion is just start looking for companies that claim to want to pay you for taking their surveys and who will let you sign up for free. It can take some time but if you stick at it you will see significant monies coming in before long.

I am going to include mystery shopping here with surveys because:

  1. The potential income is limited
  2. While limited it can help reduce a bill or two
  3. I have done it and gotten a little money from time to time
  4. Sometimes you get rewarded with neat free stuff.

Mystery shopping can be fun as it gets you out of the house, maybe earns you a little money and can reward you with neat free stuff from time to time.

Online Market Trading

Day trading and Forex. Highly technical areas and I suspect most of the money is earned selling these courses to folks who really don’t have the pockets to stand the risks involved. That is an entirely personal opinion and worth what you paid for it.

Write and publish your own Kindle book.

Like with Office skills, if you have some special talent, insight into something lots of folks worry about or can tell a good yarn you might want to turn it into a Kindle book so folks can benefit from it while you benefit from their paying for it.

Amazon has a program just for electronic media authors as do some other companies. A word of warning, though. Make sure you understand who holds the copyright and publishing privileges. You might not want to worry so much about a collection of rice recipes but if you are trying to market your novel, your opus, better safe than sorry.

I have written two novels of a trilogy and am in the process of finding someone to do a line edit before I try to publish it. Electronic publishing was looked at but the fine print was so fine I could not be sure I was still the owner of the book if I were to sign on.

If you don’t see a breakdown of the method above it is because I don’t think it is worth breaking down

From here on, we will make the assumption that you are here looking for ways to make money online with methods that have the following characteristics.

  • You want to make next month at least what you made this month.
  • You would like to not have to re-invent the wheel every month, so residual income is a plus.
  • A real income, at least equal to a good job’s pay, is your goal.
  • You are not looking for beer money, but real income.

In Conclusion

Finding ways to make monley online is easy. Do a search on the phrase and you will get inundated with ways.

Mention it on a discussion board and you will find your email slammed to the point of never being able to read it all.

For me, there are really only fours ways to make money online:

  1. Affiliate marketing
  2. Marketing your own products and services
  3. Finally saying yes to some of your friends who are in network marketing and then taking it to the Internet.
  4. Creating your own retail website for products you buy wholesale or have a drop shipper who does your fulfillment.

Regards,

Ways To Make Money Online

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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Network Marketing Tips That Are Tried and True

Network Marketing Tips

Network marketing tips is one of those subjects that gets trotted out when you have a conversation with someone who asks you what, exactly, it is you are doing to build your business. It can be MLM, or networking if you prefer, affiliate marketing or actual physical products.

Today we will stick with network marketing tips.

Today I will cover 10 network marketing tips, in no particular order.

  1. Visualization
  2. Look for ways to serve.
  3. Respect and value your job.
  4. Be loyal to yourself and your product line.
  5. You need customers, too.
  6. Focus. Pick one method, a single channel, to master.
  7. Respect other people’s businesses.
  8. Work everyday.
  9. Always tell the truth.
  10. Providing pain relief is your purpose.

Tip #1 Visualization

Lots of folks resist this and I do not know why. You would think it the easiest thing in the world to do, but it is not. While I don’t know the reason for the resistance to this, I do know of a story that is perhaps applicable in understanding the human critter.

Moses had just led the Israelites out of Egypt and was moving them on towards the Promised Land. Now, during this journey the Israelites got up to no good from time to time and there were various trials sent amongst them to remind them to get back on the correct path.

One of those trials was a plague of fiery serpents.

Now, I am not exactly sure what a fiery serpent is, but I do know from the story they were venomous.

Moses prayed to Jehovah to deliver the people from the serpents and was told to fashion a bronze serpent and raise it up for a standard to the people. All the people had to do was look upon the brass serpent and they would be healed.

Do you know that a lot of people died simply because they were too hardheaded to look up at that brass serpent?

Learn to Visualize

If you cannot see where you are going, you will not arrive. This is true on the highway and is true on the highway of life. This goes under the heading of definite purpose in life. You have to have definite, specific goals and you need to see them as realized goals while writing them down.

Goal setting means you are visualizing as you decide. Visualization and goal setting go hand in hand.

Tip # 2 Look for Ways to Serve.

Network marketing tips are sometimes disappointed in their simplicity. Often when folks ask for tips what they really want is for someone to tell the ‘secret’ to sudden success because they want to be able to quit the job that they hate so much.

…on Monday morning.

You could be in one of several places in your career as a networker:

  •  A fresh, dewey eyed newbie.
  •  Successful professional networking professional with a growing team.
  • Once again about to burn out and take some number x sabbatical from networking

Get your mind off of yourself for a bit. Consider what important lessons you have learned on the way to where you are. Think about how those lessons can be of benefit to others. Find ways for them to take advantage of lessons you had to learn the hard way.

Come up with a Top 10 or even just a Top 5 ‘List of Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started.’

There is your next blog post or your next ice breaker if you do the prospecting thing in person.

Point is, look for ways to help others with their business whether they are in your team or not. Taking the time to help others is a sure fire way to expand your own knowledge, too. It will probably expand your subscriber base.

This is the essence of Attraction Marketing.

Tip #3 You Need to Respect and Value Your Job

In the preceding I am speaking about those in search of the key to their ‘freedom.’

Why in so much of a hurry? You were glad to find that job when you did. I suspect it not an over exaggeration to say you got home from your first day of work with quite a spring in your step.

What would you do if you woke up in the morning and did not have that job you so despise?

network marketing tipsInstead of dragging yourself to work Monday you are going to go in cheerful, full of energy and glad to be there.

That job pays your bills and funds your campaign to be free.

You will not be able to get free unless you get up and get to work.

In Napoleon Hill’s original work, ‘The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons,’ Lesson 8 is called ‘The Habit of Doing More Than Paid For.’ That habit gives you the ability to take advantage of the Law of Increasing Returns.

The quantity and quality of the extra service you render will come back to you greatly multiplied. Consider the farmer who plants a crop of wheat. If he harvested only one grain of wheat for each grain he planted, he’d be wasting his time. Instead, every successful grain produces a stalk or a sheaf containing many more grains. Of course, a few don’t sprout, but whatever problems a farmer may face, getting back many times more wheat grains that he or she planted isn’t one of them.

-Napoleon Hill

So,

  1. Do your job
  2. Respect your job
  3. Be grateful for your job
  4. Do more than you are asked to do so The Law of Increasing Returns can start working for you.

Tip #4 Be Loyal To Yourself and Your Product Line

It should not have to be said, but, as with most important lessons in life humans are slow to get with the program.

Don’t you be one of them.

Whatever your product line is, you need to be loyal to it.

You don’t see a Ford dealership owner driving a Corvette, do you? No, sir. It will be a Mustang or nothing.

Your own products and services should be your first go to point when trying to solve a problem. It is easier to sell what you yourself use.

Tip # 5 You Need Customers, too

Too many distributors neglect to build a customer base.

They are so busy trying to get to the end of the line they forget that moving products and services is what generates profits. You can sign up a thousand distributors in Sally’s Just Super Soap Suds opportunity.

It won’t matter if no one is buying any soap.

Tip # 6 Focus

Of all the network marketing tips that I have collected over time on stands out.

Network marketing tip extraordinaire: Pick one channel to start.

My Lead System Pro is a training company for networking professionals of all levels. The very first thing they tell you is to pick one marketing method and master it.

Pick one.

What do folks do? They see all those marketing channels and resources and they immediately create IDs across 20 or 30 social media platforms and try to build a following on each.

Monday morning is only 4 days away, see?

Tip #7 Respect Other People’s Business

Don’t be a thief. Trying to build your business by scavenging distributors from others’ businesses is just not gentlemanly.

If you think living by the law of the jungle is the way to go, you don’t understand this business and will soon fall prey to your own tactics.

Tip # 8 Work Everyday

Earlier on one of the network marketing tips I gave you was to respect your job.

If you want to succeed in your business, and you do, you surely do, then everyday you give your business the same respect your give your job.

You:

  • Work every day.
  • I try to make myself work 40 hours a week on my business. Not always possible as I still have a job. The more hours you put in, the faster you can reclaim the 40 you are now giving to someone else.
  • Do two marketing activities, everyday.
  • Interact with folks online, everyday.

Tip # 9 Always tell the truth.

It may cost you in the short term. So what? You gain nothing from being less than 100% truthful.

  1. Exaggeration helps no one.
  2. Our business has a track record that makes it unnecessary.
  3. If you always tell the truth you don’t have to remember who you told what.

Tip # 10 Provide Pain Relief To Your Readers

With all the uproar in society lately, you hear a lot of talk about speaking truth to power.

Speaking to people’s pain is how you begin to build a relationship.

Showing them the pain reliever is how you prove to them you are interested in their business, their success.

This makes people buy.

Because learning to speak to people’s pain gives you power in this business. As a result, your list will grow. Folks will come to you, seeking you out for answers and aid.

If people are not succeeding, it is because of lack of industry and work or a lack of education and experience. Both of these sets of problems are solvable.

Providing content that provides actionable information that can help your readers in their lives, their businesses or both to prosper and move ahead you are building a relationship with that person.

Finally, when they buy, from whom do you think they will seek advice and spend money with?

Hope these network marketing tips helped. I would be most interested to hear how they have helped you.

Best Regards,

network marketing tips

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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