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I Joined Quick Start challenge Excited

Published on April 12, 2014 by in Direct Selling

Wow it has been a long time since I posted on this blog but a challenge has been put out and who am I to stand back and watch others succeed when I am willing and very able to join in and build my very own Internet marketing business.

so here I am just turned 51 years old and looking at my 2nd failed business. Not from my lack of trying mind you but today is the first day of the rest of my life and today the challenge begins.

I am a lot like Dean Holland in that I have way too much debt and my back is against the wall right now. I have been tryong to get this internet business going for quite some time but I have just succeeded in digging myself a bigger hole.

I need to focus on this challenge for the next 90 days and follow the steps that will lead to that magic stairway to my dreams.

I thought for a long time that I did not have a why but in the last month or so I have thought long and hard about my why and I think it is now strong enough to have an impact on my success.

I want to coach people who are in the very begiining stages of their Internet dream and help them to take nice easy steps. The programs etc out there make out that it is easy to create wealth on the internet but a lot of people give up because they never get past the first few stage of getting a grip on the basics. I know I have the patience and understanding to help newbies understand the steps on the path and am currently developing a very basic course. This challenge is going to force me to stay foccussed on the essential steps I need to take in order to be able to afford to fund my new business venture.

I look forward to sharing with the community doing this challenge and sharing both my journey and the knowledge I consume with my future students

Now Best I go back and check the rest of my homework task. For those reading this post connect with me on Facebook by clicking the icon above or leave a comment. Looking forward to sharing your story

 
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My Favorite Program to Promote

Hello there,

Thanks for stopping by. As you can see my name is Jenelle and I am a MOBE Licencee. For those of you that do not know what MOBE is I will give you a bit of History about that in just a second.

MOBE stands for My Online Business Empire and this is a program that an Australian man put together after five years of struggling to make a decent living on the internet

My Online Business Empire is the brainchild of Matt Lloyd, a 25 year old from Perth, Australia.

 

 

Like many others, Matt Lloyd spent several years struggling to build a systematized Internet Marketing business model. The difference between him and so many other people is that he actually succeeded! In just over twelve months, Matt’s online business income skyrocketed from a monthly income of around $700 to over $150,000, and it is rising constantly still! He aims to turn-over $20,000 in 2013 which, by anyone’s reckoning, is a pretty cool success story.

This sort of genuine success is seldom seen within the Internet marketing arena. Lot’s of people talk about it – many of them being “very economical with the truth” as they do so – but very few actually achieve it. One of the great things about Matt is that he keeps everything transparent and you can see the success that his license holders are having. This is really motivating to know that relatively ordinary people, many with very little IM experience, are actually generating great returns with this system.

Matt’s now determined to keep this growth happening and to do that, he needs to share his system with others and to help them succeed too. If you are looking for a new type of proven partnership program that offers an unusually high income potential - My Online Business Empire may be exactly what you are looking for!

As a M.O.B.E licensee you get access to a complete Internet business plan and plug straight into Matt’s highly converting sales funnel that will mean you can start making consistent money online.

There is no system that will give you something for nothing so you will have to do some work! But so much is done for you in this system that all you have to do is drive traffic to your M.O.B.E links!

One of the things that really attracted me to Matt’s system was the integrity with which he operates. That comes through in everything you read and hear from him.

If you are looking for a moral and sustainable way to build a long term income online then take a look at Matt’s “My Online Business Empire” System. It could be the answer you are looking for!

 
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Have you been to a pitchfest?

Published on March 9, 2013 by in Direct Selling

I found this interesting article about Live events. I recently attended a live event in Wollongong hosted by Steve Dixon from Breakthrough 4 Business and I am happy to say the speakers did introduce their products but the value they provided was definitely worth more Value.

Here is an article I found from Joel Comm

 

You may have received a postcard in your mailbox informing you that some well-known celebrities were appearing at an arena in your city to motivate you and your company to new heights.

Maybe your phone rang and you picked up to hear the overly enthusiatic voice of a persuasive person inviting you to a local real-estate seminar that would help get you out of the rat race and into the life you’ve always dreamed of.

Perhaps your inbox contained an email telling you to save the date for an Internet marketing conference that would help you make more money online than you ever thought possible.

For decades, live private and public events have been a cornerstone for many in the real estate, travel, personal development and Internet marketing industries.

I’ve attended and been a speaker at a number of these events.

The good ones deliver on their promises with valuable content and excellent follow through.  They have the potential to be life-changing.

The bad ones exist to part you from your money and have the potential to change your life as well — in a bad way.

Both kinds of events might be labeled “pitch-fests.”

 

When my first ebook took off in 2005, I found myself swept up into the Internet marketing world.

Sales letters, squeeze pages, upsells, downsells, digital delivery, shopping carts and such were all new to me.  It was an exciting time.  People enjoyed the product I created.  I built my reputation quality and on over-delivering value.

That’s why I was so interested in entering the realm of public speaking.  I’ve always been a communicator.  I enjoy speaking to as many people as possible at one time.  It allows me to share my knowledge and experience en masse.  There are few things more satisfying than seeing a room full of people with light bulbs going on over their heads as I share with them!

Because of the success with my products, I was asked to speak at event after event.  In line with my successes, my topics have included Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, mobile marketing, application development, and entrepreneurship.  I am passionate about bringing value to people from the platform and I’ve always had three goals in mind whenever I appear on stage.

1) Inspire people – I want others to have a sense that what I am sharing with them is attainable… that they can apply themselves and make it happen.

2) Educate people – My talks are content-heavy.  If you aren’t taking notes, you will likely miss something valuable that you can use in your own business or life.  Regardless of whether or not people purchase my products or services after a talk, I want them to walk away feeling they received great value from the time we spent together.

3) Entertain people – With me, what you see is what you get.  I can be a bit of a joker and I allow that attitude to be a seamless part of my presentations.  I don’t put on shows.  I just get on stage and be myself.  I derive great pleasure from sharing my sense of humor and making people laugh.  A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?

There are essentially two ways for a speaker to be compensated at a live event.  Either he/she is paid for their talk or they sell their stuff from the stage.

There’s nothing wrong with selling from the stage, as long as it is done with integrity.  However, I prefer paid gigs.  They demonstrate an event promoter’s greater desire to provide value by investing in their speakers and not depending on sales to pay for the event.

Earlier in my speaking career, I was somewhat naive.  I attended and spoke at several conferences that opened my eyes to the seedy side of live events.

This is how selling from the stage works.

The promoter putting on the event invites the speaker to take a slot on the agenda.  The speaker delivers the speech and uses the opportunity to sell their product and/or services.  The speaker and the promoter then split the revenue generated from the sales pitch.  The speaker receives no other compensation.  In fact, they are almost always responsible for their own travel, lodging and expenses when invited to speak at one of these events.  The split is more often 50/50, with the speaker responsible for all follow-up, support, credit card fees, etc.  That is why it is imperative that the speaker sell product.  They are starting out in the red before they speak a single word.

Again, there is nothing inherently wrong with this approach.  The promoter is spending their time and money to put people into the room.  If they do their job right, the speaker has an opportunity to get their message and product in front of a qualified audience eager to learn.  It’s a legitimate model that goes awry when placed in the hands of greedy, irresponsible people.

Again, I was naive.  I thought every speaker was motivated by their passion for what they were teaching.  I thought bringing value was the prime directive every time someone took to the stage.  I thought promoters were genuinely concerned with the well-being and future success of the people who paid to attend their conference.  I was wrong.

Making money and selling product is definitely important, but that happens when you genuinely care, deliver value and demonstrate authenticity.

There are definitely some promoters and speakers that have integrity, are fully authentic, seek to bring value and genuinely care about other people.

But unfortunately, there are those who don’t share the same values.  No, I will not name names.  That’s not my style.  But here are some true-to-life examples of what I experienced…

  • I spoke at one event where I stood outside the room with the promoter, and he proceeded to mock the “sheep” that filled the room.  He commented that they would “buy anything.”  I remember standing with an associate as this person spewed this vile attitude.  Neither of us could believe what we were hearing.
  • One promoter used (and still uses?) his best-selling book as a tool for putting people in rooms where extended pitch-fests would go on for a number of days.  NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) tactics and outright brainwashing were used to “wear down” attendees so they would be vulnerable to high-pressure sales pitches.  I’ve seen table runs where people who don’t have the money to spend invested $10,000 – $25,000 on coaching programs.  When I spoke for this person, his first question to me as I prepared to take the stage was “what’s your price point?”  Ouch.
  • Another promoter (who is VERY well known and respected from those who haven’t seen the real person) didn’t even bother knowing who was speaking at his event.  Nor did he place a call, send a card or even an email to let me know that he appreciated me training his attendees.
  • One very large conference promoter wanted me to speak at their event if I paid for my own travel, hotel and expenses, AND shared 75% of what I sold with them.  I politely told them that they were out of their minds.  What kind of speakers do you expect to get when your offer is so insulting?  Ones who are desperate for exposure or have no real value to bring.  The good news is that these promoters no longer fill rooms and have had to change their business model.  I still wouldn’t even do business with them.
  • Yet another promoter chided my assistant while I was speaking (and threatened to pull me off stage!) because my blog url showed up on my order forms.  He didn’t want any of his attendees to be able to make direct contact with a speaker unless he was going to earn something from it.  I would consider this the opposite of an abundance mentality.  I will credit this promoter with apologizing to me and my assistant after the event.

That’s just a small piece of what I witnessed from the promoter side.  Even worse is what I witnessed from many of the speakers who appeared at these events.

Want some examples?  I thought you might…

  • I witnessed a well-known Internet marketer speak on how anyone could make money as an affiliate marketer, selling other people’s stuff.  So far, so good.  Then he proceeded to charge them $2000 so they could sell HIS product to others!  A bunch of people bought it.  I couldn’t believe what I had just seen happen.
  • In the early days of AdSense (when I was teaching people how to legitimately make money with Google), one speaker told a large audience that they could make money with AdSense without lifitng a finger.  For $10,000, he and his team would build hundreds of websites that would generate AdSense revenue for them.  I witnessed a table run where twenty people offered up their credit cards seemingly without a second thought.  It was remarkable.  Shortly thereafter, Google changed their algorithm and the scheme failed miserably.  It is my understanding that the promoter and the speaker were forced to refund the entire $200,000 to those who bought into “too good to be true.”
  • Another smooth-talking speaker would appear at as many events as possible, sell his high-priced course, and have absolutely no follow-through.  His reputation eventually caught up with him, but not without leaving a trail of destruction in his wake.  Of course, when people have negative experiences with someone calling themselves an Internet marketer, it pollutes the entire pool.
  • Numerous speakers used their entire stage time talking about their “rich and famous” lifestyle, and sharing testimonials touting how great they are.  Zero content, all sales pitch.  I saw this happen recently coming from a person I once trusted and it makes me sad.  As the late Zig Ziglar once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
  • Then there is the endless parade of speakers who never really made money online (there are many of them), those who provided easy push-button solutions (which rarely solved any real problems), and the outright BS’ers that lied, lied and lied some more.

I have been on very few stages the past three years and will often turn down invitations to speak before large audiences because of the promoter and/or the others I would be sharing a stage with.  You would probably be surprised at some of the high-profile people I won’t touch with a ten-foot pole.

I cautiously accept some invitations if I know the promoter’s reputation or if I am being paid to speak without having to sell.  I don’t enjoy selling from the stage.  I find it is much better to over-deliver on content and let people who are interested in my products or services come to me because they have already seen a demonstration of how I can help them.

So does this mean that you shouldn’t attend events where speakers are pitching from the stage?  No, that isn’t what I am saying.

What is DOES mean is that you should be aware that not everyone has your best interests at heart.

If you are going to attend an event, you will know fairly quickly if it is a pitch-fest.  Take notes and absorb all the value you can.  You WILL likely receive value.  Remember, the good Read More

If you would like to keep up with Steve Dixon visit Breakthrough4Business

 
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First-Rate Network Marketing Advice From The Experts

First-Rate Network Marketing Advice From The ExpertsNetwork marketing can be one of the best ways to boost your sales and make your name known. Most people tend to flock towards social-media sites for the majority of their network marketing. In this article, we will give you some of the best tips to make the most out of your social-network marketing.

Sell the network marketing dream to leads through powerful pictures. Include a slideshow behind you as you speak, or show your lead photographs of your seminars, home, or family vacations on a tablet at a meeting. If they can visualize what signing up will bring them in life, they’ll be sold in an instant.

A fundamental factor to being successful with network marketing is to maintain a positive attitude. There will definitely be days and perhaps weeks when you fail to make a single sale or attract any prospects. It is understandable to want to feel discouraged during these times but you cannot let it get to you and hold you down. You must maintain a positive attitude because your primary job is to market. If you are anything less than positive, it will show and it will definitely affect your ability to attract buyers and prospects. No one wants to sign up with a loser!

If you are asking people for help and advice, ask questions on specific topics. Getting general advice is useful, but sometimes we just need help on the nitty-gritty of getting our business off the ground. Once you learn these specifics, make sure to pass them on to your downline.

Encourage your potential customers to paint a vivid picture of what their lives could be like with your products. Instead of painting the picture yourself, encourage them to imagine it themselves. Use action verbs such as ‘imagine’ or ‘picture yourself’ in your content. Customers will build their own expectations for your products.

Write articles to be seen as an authority on your business niche. You’re not the only person trying to recruit people into your network, and one of the ways you can have an edge is to write articles and circulate them through article directories. People are more likely to join you than someone just offering a website.

Create notecards that you can leave in public places to draw interest in your network. If you place cards in high-traffic areas, such as ATMs, that direct people to your website or a recorded phone message, explaining how your network can benefit them, you may see an immediate response. The cards are easy and cheap to make and you already have the website, so there’s nothing to lose.

Set a spending budget and stay with it. Your business needs advertising and marketing, so allocate a certain amount of monthly resources to provide for it. Take your earnings from your early efforts and sink them back into your business for additional marketing or ads. Your investment will pay off.

As it is with life in general, having a positive attitude towards your network marketing business will help it become a success. While you may have obstacles and problems along the way you should continue along because these setbacks, and how you deal with them, will help guide you towards your future success.

When speaking to a possible recruit, in person or electronically, learn all you can about their life and then tailor your marketing towards how your business can better their life. Many people love the idea of working from home during hours they set themselves, so that is a great way to slant your sales pitch.

Build A Network Marketing Business

The fastest way is to build a network marketing business is to understand and learn about relationship marketing. Knowing what a person needs and wants is one of the keys to a successful network marketing business. Communication in those conversations is the beginnings of a relationship where you build a bond of trust.

As stated earlier, social-media sites tend to be the staple for network marketing. Using these tips, you should be able to use social media, and its free perks, to market your name and business to an exponential amount of potential clients. Be sure to make these sites the first stop on your network marketing journey.

 
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Need Network Marketing Advice? Use These Tips!

Need Network Marketing Advice? Use These Tips!Multi-level marketing has provided great opportunity for millions of people across the globe. As long as you’re willing to create a network marketing strategy and stick to it, anyone should be able to experience success in the field. In the article below, you can read some great tips on how you can increase your odds of success in network marketing.

Remember that not everyone uses the full potential of the Internet. Endorse and embrace all opportunities using online potential, especially if you are just getting started. Cyberspace is a constantly developing area and nine out of ten network marketers under-utilize it, or don’t do so at all. There’s little competition when you’re ahead of the curve.

Once you have been involved in network marketing for some time, you will notice that an increasing amount of time will start going to answering questions from prospects and your producers in the network. A simple solution to this is to take the most common questions asked and create a webpage FAQ that is accessible to everyone. Spending time compiling a FAQ page early on will drastically cut down on the time you will later spend answering questions.

Don’t give away all your secrets, yet. Your network marketing materials should entice the reader into wanting to know more and taking the next step to seek out the information you provide on your website. If someone takes the time to visit your site, they’re showing they have the drive to actually be a part of your business.

Creating a personal blog, to help accomplish some of your network marketing goals, can be a great way to increase your existing customer base. Blogs with links to your site will help your business rank higher in search engine result pages. When you increase your rank, you automatically will have increased site traffic.

Don’t overdo your network marketing website. There is such a thing as too much Flash, or too much content. You should have a site which works on all devices, and in every web browser. The larger your audience, the more people who will be potential leads.

When participating in network marketing, you must always make sure you are learning something new on a continual basis. All successful businessmen must continue to learn and adapt to the environment because in today’s fast-paced world, change is inevitable. Therefore, you should aim to keep your mind open to new opportunities.

Have patience when starting a network marketing opportunity. Success does not come overnight in this industry. You have to put in the legwork in order to see the profits start to roll in. Be honest with your goals and timelines to avoid giving up too early when you aren’t seeing results start to happen.

An important tip to consider when it comes to overcoming obstacles with network marketing is to make sure that you keep a log of everything that you try. This is important because not only is trial and error a great way to find a solution, but you will be able to learn from your mistakes and help others along the way.

Use the internet to your advantage in network marketing. You can interact with many more people than you would in your personal network. The more contacts that you can make, the more your network will grow. Spend some time to create a web site that people can use to interact and to find out more about you.

Build A Network Marketing Business

The fastest way is to build a network marketing business is to understand and learn about relationship marketing. Knowing what a person needs and wants is one of the keys to a successful network marketing business. Communication in those conversations is the beginnings of a relationship where you build a bond of trust.

Remember, any business is about building a plan and sticking to it. As you’ve learned from this article, it’s not very difficult to implement these tips into your plan and to run a streamlined campaign to earn a solid living as a network marketer. First things first, though, and learn the market through tips like these, before you get started.

 
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Take A Look At These Great Network Marketing Tips!

Published on March 5, 2013 by in Direct Selling
Take A Look At These Great Network Marketing Tips!With the internet, you can learn great amounts of information these days, so you’re on the right track to improving your network marketing success by reading this article. This article will go over some new tips that you can add to the strategies that you want to use to be successful with network marketing. Be sure to read this article and see what you can gain from it.

If you want to keep your network marketing business vital, take a day off. Rejuvenating your body and mind can help you to think outside the box, be exposed to situations that will give you new ideas, and renew your motivation. One or two days off a week will benefit your business, so take it easy for a bit!

Draw the lead you are talking to on the phone into your network marketing presentation the second you start. “Hello, my name is Jim, and the reason I am calling is …” is a great way to start your conversation. Follow that up with something along the lines of, “I’ve found an amazing opportunity that I thought would fit your needs perfectly!”

People tend to have three types of learning styles – they hear, they see, or they feel. This applies to selling your network marketing campaign as well, as you need to figure out which type your lead is and then cater to their needs. For example, “I hear every day that my downline is so happy to have chosen this career!” “I see the statistics and they’re mind blowing!” “I feel so much joy when I help others!”

Learn everything you can about your product so that you can share your enthusiasm and knowledge downstream. An actual excitement for a product is contagious and can be the extra thing that turns someone from a no into a yes. Be an expert on your product and you are halfway to the goal.

When you are starting out with network marketing, you have to have some faith in yourself. Understand that you have the ability to succeed. Make sure you are thinking positively about your work and what you can accomplish. This will help you to have a positive attitude and have an easier time reaching your goals.

Ensure you are getting adequate support from those that are above you in the network. You are marketing for those that are higher up on the ladder than you, therefore, you should be able to get the support that you need to ensure that you are able to cope with the challenges you encounter. If you aren’t getting adequate support, you have a problem.

Stay involved with your new distributors and help them through the process. Be there to help them call their lists and learn how to handle objections and close deals. Work with their strengths to set up strategies for them to succeed in your business. The personal touch will help you build a strong relationship with your distributor.

In network marketing, the initial pitch is very important, but the follow-up pitch is where you’re going to land most of your customers. When you follow up with a person, you’re showing them that this is a legitimate opportunity you’re willing to invest the time and effort in, so they’ll be more comfortable doing so themselves.

Build A Network Marketing Business

The fastest way is to build a network marketing business is to understand and learn about relationship marketing. Knowing what a person needs and wants is one of the keys to a successful network marketing business. Communication in those conversations is the beginnings of a relationship where you build a bond of trust.

Remember that with the internet, there is a great amount of information available to you. This was only but some of the ways that you can hope to achieve success with network marketing. With the knowledge you just learned, you should see some level of success, if you apply these tips properly. Just remember, to keep on the look out for new tips and strategies. You want to continually have new methods to adapt to this evolving world.

 
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Network Marketing Prospects And The Successful Business Builder

Published on March 5, 2013 by in Direct Selling
Network Marketing Prospects And The Successful Business BuilderEveryone would build a large, successful network if it were an easy thing to do. It’s not easy, truth be told and that’s why you need a solid source of accurate and responsible information before you attempt to put your eggs in the network marketing basket. Reading this article will help bring a lot of market principles to light.

Don’t forget about social media when it comes to network marketing! Tweets get re-tweeted, and Facebook posts can be shared. Have your blog write on both sites when you post to your blog, and make sure to add other tidbits of information throughout the day to keep your followers interested. Link to articles that match the topic of your website, or mention positive achievements you’ve made recently.

Everything you do for your recruits, do for your customers. Remember that you are in the business of selling a product in addition to all your recruiting work. If you start a newsletter for your recruits, start a newsletter for your customers. If you have a website for your recruits, have one for your customers. Both groups are important for your success.

When you are trying to grow your business using network marketing, learn about key areas that will assist you in having increased success. You should learn about generating traffic to your site. It does not matter if you take advantage of free search engine leads or targeted marketing via social media.

Personal improvement guides can be valuable resources for your network marketing success. Your success will depend on your ability to motivate others, and actively promote your product. How successfully you can do these things will in turn depend on your level of positive energy, and how much of that energy you can share. Improving your inner self-will definitely improve your success.

A great tip that will help you become successful at network marketing is to try and use the products yourself before you sell them. Using the products yourself will give you the advantage of knowing how the product works intimately, and potential customers will trust you a lot more.

Include word pictures in your seminars or even on the phone with a lead to show them exactly what it is you’re offering them. Most people think in pictures anyway so you’ll be directly targeting their brain with your sales pitch. This is an extremely effective way to convert them from leads to recruits.

Learn more about your target audience by finding out what they are doing online. Use keyword tools to see what they are searching for and read their posts on social networks or message boards. Following the daily activities of the people in your niche will help you develop strategies to capture their attention.

Allow your downline to shine by providing an area for your teammates to write about their successes. More than just a testimonial, having a downline blog will show both that you are an excellent team leader and that your downline has been successful thanks to your mentoring. This is a huge plus to anyone looking to sign up!

If someone requests you come meet them in person, talk to them on the phone first. Even over a phone line, body language is communicable. You want the opportunity for your instincts to tell you this individual is worth the time and gas of physically driving to meet with in person.

Build A Network Marketing Business

The fastest way is to build a network marketing business is to understand and learn about relationship marketing. Knowing what a person needs and wants is one of the keys to a successful network marketing business. Communication in those conversations is the beginnings of a relationship where you build a bond of trust.

Finding accurate information is where the importance lies in network marketing. For other types of marketing, anybody or their mother can tell you a great tip about how to get a click or link posted on a forum somewhere. But needing to build a network is a bit more difficult. Use these tips to help you win with network marketing.

 
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