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Starting a Social Media Marketing Business

Starting a social media marketing business is a great decision. There are some important things to keep in mind that I would like to share with you before you get started.

The first thing that you absolutely must have is a strong product that you either use or have had success using. Social media requires you to be social with your potential prospects, so if you don’t really believe in what you’re selling, neither will anybody else.

Your message will fall flat right out of the gate.

The second important factor for starting a social media marketing business is to keep in mind that it’s going to take some time. You’re not going to jumping out on Facebook with a million fans that know, like, and trust you over night. It takes time to cultivate those relationships.

Think about it, do you trust the guy standing in line in front of you at the grocery store? Probably not…

The same rules apply to social media marketing.

The third thing I’d like to add to this list for starting a social media marketing business is also what I would consider the UNBREAKABLE RULE…..

Provide value.

Provide value to the marketplace. You will always get back what you give. So if you’re putting out a bunch of pitchy nonsense, then that’s probably what you’re going to get back in return.

If you provide value and solutions to peoples pain and problems, then you will be seen as the leader. A leader that folks are going to be more apt to spend their hard-earned money with.

So to recap on what to keep in mind when starting a social media marketing business. Choose your product wisely, it’s going to take time to build up some momentum, and the golden unbreakable rule, provide value to the marketplace.

So if you’ve found these tips helpful and would like to know more on what it’s really going to take on starting your own social media marketing business, then click on the free training link below.

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8 Free Ways To Generate MLM Leads Online

Generate MLM Leads Online

Generate MLM Leads OnlineLeads are the life-blood of your home business.  With the popularity of the Internet, it makes a lot of sense to take your business online.

Here are 8 ways that I use to generate mlm leads online for free.  Who doesn’t like free?

  1. Article Marketing
  2. Video Marketing
  3. Blogging
  4. Social Media Marketing
  5. Classifieds
  6. List Builders
  7. Mini Blogging
  8. Forum Marketing

Article marketing is a really popular strategy.  It’s one of the first strategies I utilized to generate mlm leads online.  There are probably thousands of article directories online that allow free memberships for article submission.  It’s easy to join and a great way to drive a boat-load of traffic to your capture pages.

Video marketing is huge and highly effective.  It allows for a relationship to develop without even making contact with your prospects.  It’s easy to convey a message through video and YouTube is the 3rd most trafficked website in the world, trailing only Google and Facebook. 

Blogging to generate mlm leads online is smart, and it’s free to set one up.  You could do it right through your gmail account in a couple of minutes.  Or use blogger.com if you don’t have gmail.  It’s free and completely customizable.  Once you get the hang of it though, you should definitely upgrade and host your own.

Social media seems like a logical avenue to generate mlm leads online but it does take some skill to learn.  But if done correctly you won’t get your accounts shut down and be a bother to your friends.  I recommend Michelle Alpha’s Social Media Mastery, she’s awesome and does all of her business on social media for free or very low-cost PPC.

All of these ways to generate mlm leads online are highly effective…..

Classifieds are what I used to generate my very first lead online for free.  Craigslist gets an insane amount of traffic and it’s free to post, but be wise with your postings and don’t be spammy, they monitor their customer complaints and will ban you if you’re not careful.

List builders are free to join and send out a one-time mailing to 3,000 of it’s members.  Pretty good deal for free.  I’ve generated a crap-ton of leads with Listjoe.com, Viralurl.com, and Stateoftheartmailer.com.  With the right message you can too.  Join through my links and I’ll give you the exact ads I’ve used to get 20+ leads on a single mailing.  Just shoot me a message after you join and ask nicely.

Mini blogging is posting your content on sites like Squidoo.com or Hubpages.com.  They don’t really like the mlm industry but with some clever niche marketing you can get past the front-lines.  They rank in the search well and once again, are free to join.

Forum marketing takes a lot of work and interaction but on the right forums you can generate a lot of traffic back to your sites and then convert the traffic to leads.  I’ve done it successfully but like I said it takes a lot of time.  But it is free.

I’ve personally had success with each one of these strategies and would not recommend them if I hadn’t. 

If you’re looking for ways to generate mlm leads online for free.  Pick one of these strategies and master it before you move on, they all work great. 

Talk to you guys tomorrow! 8)

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How To Use Article Marketing For Backlinks

Article Marketing For Backlinks

Article Marketing For BacklinksI love article marketing.  It was the first strategy I chose when I moved my business online a few years ago.  In that time I’ve learned to use article marketing for all sorts of things, including backlinking.

In this article I want to share how I use article marketing for backlinks in the most effective way that I know how.

Being involved with MyLeadSystemPro, I’ve had the privilege of being introduced to some pretty incredible marketing tools through their weekly training webinars.  From folks who have been seeing massive results with lead generation and system sign-ups.

Article marketing for backlinks was the subject one of those webinars and a guy by the name of Rob Fore revealed a tool that he was using to get 8,000+ backlinks for each piece of content he created.

It was powerful.  If you have a good grasp on the concept of backlinks, you understand how big of a deal that that is.

I know when I find a keyword I want to try to compete for, and it has that many backlinks, I won’t even try because it’s so unreachable.  Yet he was doing it for every single piece of content.

The tool is the Article Marketing Robot.  I’d been using similar tools for a couple years but this thing was unlike any of them I’d ever seen.  I also had a couple of revelations while watching this particular webinar. 

#1 If I was using article marketing for backlinks, I didn’t need to spin my content.

#2 I could use articles I’ve already written, to backlink all sorts of things including videos!

Simply genius.  I was blown away how effective this tool could be, and it was extremely affordable.  So it was a no-brainer for me, but let’s get back to the article.

When using article marketing for backlinks, there are a few factors that will come into play.  The page rank of the sites you are posting on, which is basically the popularity of a site, the unique-ness of your original piece of content, and where your original piece of content is posted.

The page rank of a site has all sorts of determining factors that I have no clue about but basically, the more “page rank 1″ sites you have your link on, the better.

Your original piece of content should be unique to you.  Whether it’s a blog post that you wrote, or a video you shot, or an article you posted on ezinearticles.com.  It should be yours or at least benefit you in some way.

Once you have your original, just start putting a link back to it everywhere.  Every time you re-post it on  another article submission website, that creates another backlink!

I had no clue I could backlink youtube videos with articles but it’s true.  You can add backlinks to anything that has a URL.  And article marketing for backlinks is highly, highly effective and recommended.  Especially with the Article Marketing Robot.

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MLM Niche Marketing – How To Find Your Niche

MLM Niche Marketing

MLM Niche MarketingMLM niche marketing was first introduced to me…..

…..shortly after I took my mlm business online.  I was told that I should concentrate on marketing to smaller amounts of people within a niche for better results in my recruiting.  The only problem was that I didn’t really understand the concept of mlm niche marketing.

My first thought was that I could market to people that were interested in some of the same things I was. 

I like backpacking so I thought maybe I could appeal to other backpackers.  It was a good thought but I wasn’t marketing backpacking stuff, I was marketing my mlm opportunity.  So I found myself at a conundrum of sorts.

My next thought was that I should find an mlm that tied into backpacking or camping somehow.  Meanwhile I wasn’t marketing at all.

Neither of these were really bad ideas but I still didn’t understand mlm niche marketing.

“Niche” is such a broad term that I was getting lost in the actual meaning of the word instead of zeroing in on who I should be marketing to.

When mlm niche marketing, you need to define your target market.  It doesn’t have to be a specific group of people.  Although that is a definition of a niche, it doesn’t have to conform to that specifically.  I was getting side-tracked with the “what is” part and not focusing on the “what do they need” part.

Here are some things to keep in mind when mlm niche marketing:

  • Know your target market
  • Zero in on the needs of your target market
  • Identify any specific problems your prospect may have that you could solve
  • Know your strengths
  • Know your products and compensation plan
  • Know that you are the expert

When finding your own mlm marketing niche, don’t let yourself get too over-whelmed with details.  You just need to define your target market and then focus in on their wants, needs, and desires.

Your mlm products will tell you a great deal of who you should be targeting.  If you’re in health and wellness then you should be looking for health nuts and fitness buffs.  If you are in a goods and services type of mlm then ask yourself “who needs my goods and services?”

A perfect example of mlm niche marketing would be if I was in, let’s say a legal services mlm company.  You’re up-line is going to tell you that everyone needs lawyers and advice.  So you start marketing to everyone, the problem is that everyone doesn’t need it right now.  To solve this problem, you would market towards everyone on how your legal service has solved your specific problem.  That way, there is something that your prospects can identify with.

MLM niche marketing doesn’t have to be as hard as I was making it, but as long as you have identified your target and can identify their problems, you will have no trouble at all finding your niche!


Please Lord, Don’t Let Them Steal My Identity……

Fearful Lady

 When I first started digging into this industry, I was very cautious in the beginning with my name and email address.  “What if someone steals my identity?” I thought or, “I don’t want a bunch of spam”. 

Little did I know that I was unintentionally keeping myself from some of the most profound information that would change my business forever……

You see, I was already involved in an opportunity, that wasn’t the problem.  It was the information I was seeking that was bringing me to all of these websites with folks all over them talking about training and marketing with videos and blogs, sites much like this one.  When I would find the information I was looking for I was only getting half of the story.

There was a crap-ton of great training within the system I was marketing as well, but still it seemed that I was only getting half of the information.  That’s why I turned to the Internet, to get “the rest of the story” like Paul Harvey says.

I first turned to people I had heard of that were achieving success in the same company I was involved with.  There was a lot of great content but I was always drawn to thier little opt-in box in the corner promising some sweet training that I couldn’t get any where else or some report that would explain to me why I was failing at my opportunity.  In came that nagging feeling that these people were out rip me off big time and leave me with nothing but the clothes on my back.

I remember the way I felt the first time I actually filled one of those things out.  I was freaked out but desperate enough to step out of my comfort zone.  I made a conscious effort to seek out someone I knew of, liked their stuff, and trusted because they were marketing the same thing I was.

I must say I was pleasantly surprised, this gentlemen over-delivered.  Over a year later I actually joined his team but that’s not the point of this post.  It was the fear that was holding me back from that information.  I was scared that somehow all of these people were out to get me. 

My fear was justified, I had been scammed before.  In fact it was for thousands of dollars to a so-called mortgage/debt restructuring company but it wasn’t because I gave them my name and e-mail.  They already had that information, they just preyed on my situation.

So in closing today, if you really want to know what’s on the inside of this website or any other you may be following, take a chance, it’s just an email address.  In fact I created a separate email address (with my real name) just to join people’s lists, I want to see how they operate.  I’ve actually learned a lot more from individuals once I’m receiving their emails because I’ve ended up on some really great private training webinars.

So don’t sell yourself short and let fear hold you back, you never know what kind of breakthroughs you could have if you just stepped forward.

Create your own special “opt-in only email account” and join as many lists as you want! 8)

The Where-What-When Should You Outsource Article Marketing Guide

Outsource Article Marketing

Article marketing has become a science of sorts.  In a successful campaign there are a lot of moving parts so it makes sense to outsource some of the process.

Outsource Article MarketingHere is a step by step guide to what, where, and when you should outsource article marketing.

Let’s just start off with the when.  When should you outsource article marketing?  The best answer for this is when you have been doing it for a while yourself.  That way you know where to put your money.  You do not want to just throw money blindly into a strategy that you haven’t yet had success with.  You’ll see when we talk about the what.  Like I stated in the beginning of this article, article marketing has a lot of moving parts and lots of different ways to actually outsource the work.  So make sure that you know exactly what you want to accomplish with your outsourcing so as to not get ripped off.

The biggest mistake people run into when article marketing, is that they got all excited about what article’s can do for their businesses.  Then they write a couple and see how much work it’s going to take.  Then they think that the only way they’re going to get any results is to have someone else do it for them.  That is just simply not the case. 

Article marketing in my mind is like leveraging boulders.  There are all of these huge pages occupying all of this google real-estate and it’s going to take some time to push them out of the way.  You have to start out small.  Figure out the process, fine-tune your process, then think of ways how other people could help you in your process.

What part of the article marketing process should you outsource?

That’s a million dollar question!  Let’s make an “outsource article marketing” checklist of what parts you can actually outsource.

  • Writing your articles
  • Spinning your articles
  • Posting your articles
  • Backlinking your articles
  • Keyword research
  • Mass submitting your articles
  • Bookmarking your articles to social media sites
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  • Editing

I guarantee that there is someone out there willing to do any of that stuff for a couple of bucks, that’s not the point though.  It’s which of those things “should you” outsource.

When you’ve established some momentum with your article marketing, here are my suggestions for what parts you should outsource.  Do your own keyword research first, then write your own title, that way when somebody else is writing your article body.  You’ll know what it should be about and have a good idea of what type of content you’ll accept from them.

Don’t accept anything you are not happy with, it is your money that you are spending on those articles so make sure it’s what you want.

When outsourcing things like spinning and submitting, it’s best to use someone that you know and trust like a team member because you’re not actually buying a product.  It’s a service that they are providing for you. 

As far as backlinking and social bookmarking.  Those things can be done with some tools on your own if you’re smart about it.  Try onlywire.com, buzzifyit.com, and tribepro.com. These are all great services for social exposure and viral activity.

If any of this article confused you, then you probably shouldn’t be looking to outsource article marketing.  While it is an extremely powerful marketing strategy, a successful campaign relies on the fundementals of article writing and marketing.  The best training I have seen on this I will give to you for free but you have to be committed to it.  Article marketing is a long term strategy that takes massive action!  But if you want to see how the Pros do it then click the red “where to outsource article marketing” link at the bottom of the post.

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Does Article Marketing Still Work?

Does Article Marketing Still Work?

Does Article Marketing Still Work?Article marketing online has been around since the first article submission sites came into existence about ten years ago.   With recent algorithm changes in the search engines, marketers are left wondering…..

…….”Does article marketing still work?…….

The short answer is absolutely yes!  But it’s not your sponsor’s game  anymore.  Let me explain….

About 5 years ago, article marketing was really gaining some authority within some network marketing circles.   You could basically write a sub-par article on just about any topic you wanted and with some clever keyword stuffing, clue-less googlers would find and click on your content.  Sounds easy right?

Today we should be so lucky.  There is no possible way a marketer could choose a highly trafficked keyword, optimize their article with that keyword, and then rank in the search engines.  It’s just not happening like that anymore.  Serious dedication of time and research is required to rank for those “money keywords”, yet we’re still being told that article marketing is a viable marketing strategy.  How effective is article marketing in 2011?

How does article marketing still work?

Article marketing 2011 strategy #1  Let me introduce to the low-hanging fruit, the delicious apple that is the long-tailed keyword.  Here’s where article marketing gets fun again!  As marketers, we can scour our keyword tools for the new money keywords and get our content back on the first page of the search engines!  Right on!  Finding keywords with less than 100,000 competing web-pages and 50 daily searches is the goal and is way easier than writing an article that will end up on Page 500 of the search engine results.

Article marketing 2011 strategy #2  Let’s talk about backlinking.  This is a link where, when clicked, clicks through to your website.  You post a link on facebook and it goes to your website, that’s a backlink.  Post your article on ezines with a link to your website, that’s a backlink.  The way to use article marketing for backlinking is this: Write and post your article on your blog or website, next take that same article and submit it to an article directory.  In your article directory submission you will be allowed 2 links most of the time in your article resource box.  Make those links go back to your original post on your blog and that is another backlink.  You don’t even have to change or “spin” your article, it doesn’t matter for backlinks; you can post that bad-boy as many times as you want, to as many directories you want, creating endless opportunities for backlinking.  The more backlinks you have, the more relavant your article becomes on the search engines.  Does article marketing still work?  Backlinking is a PROVEN strategy that shows YES, IT DOES. 

These are the nuts and bolts of some strategies that will work, but article marketing is not an overnight solution.  It takes massive action to be an effective strategy.  Article marketing may take a lot of time but the work you do now will potentially last forever!

So to answer the question, “does article marketing still work?”  My answer is a resounding, “YES!”

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How To Increase Your SEO Skills Without All Of The Techie Nonsense

Being a member of MLSP, (My Lead System Pro) I’ve been privileged to be on some very easy to understand webinars on the subject of SEO (search engine optimization). I’ve found that there is a lot of free information out there on SEO that is more than relevant, and enough to keep a person in the game of a very competitive but not so attentive group of people. If you know just a few of these tricks, you will know more than 90% of the people out there competing for the same spots at the top of the search engines.

Before we get into it, this is directed mostly towards Network Marketers but the information will translate to any niche.

There are several factors that determine whether one page is seo optimized and another is not. There are both on-page and off-page tweeks that one can make to achieve better results.

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Like I said there is a ton of free information inside this report just for opting in with your name and email and it’s super easy to understand just like the video.  Plus these guys are pretty funny so it’s got entertainment value, it’s not a couple of dudes droning on and on about stuff that is over your head.

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Where Are The Best Places To Advertise My Website?

Where Are The Best Places To Advertise My Website?

Where Are The Best Places To Advertise My Website?So you’ve got a website and it’s sitting out there all alone on the Internet and NO-ONE is coming to visit you.  It’s like you have this great island with pristine beaches and awesome clubs and restaurants with no patrons!

The problem is that there aren’t any bridges, boat-liners, or airplanes bringing any visitors in.  If you look at your website like that, being a destination, and your advertisements being the vehicles in which they’ll arrive, a whole new world of opportunity could be opened up for you.

Here are some traditional methods of advertising website owners have utilized in recent history.  Banner and text advertising, where you create a banner or some 2-3 line sales copy to post on other existing websites to drive traffic to yours.  There’s paid search-engine traffic from all of the major ones like Google and Yahoo.  Both of these options require a budget and lots of testing and tracking but can be very profitable.

The best places for you with these options would all depend on what you were offering or talking about on your website.  There is an approval process for both banners and texts, but in most cases, results can be expected overnight.  Remember though, this kind of traffic is not permanent.  Once you stop paying for the clicks, the traffic will be shut off.

Okay, let’s start thinking outside of the box for advertising and start looking at it from a “promotion” standpoint.  Say you write an article about how great your website is with a link in your article pointing back to your website.  There are thousands of article sites all over the place that accept free user created content, like ezinearticles.com for example.  This will in turn create a new “bridge” to your site.  The same works with videos.  You can make a little video about your website and post it on Youtube with a link to your site and you’ve got another way in.  These would be free strategies in most cases.

Also, this type of advertising is more permanent.  Those articles and videos could potentially be out there forever providing ways for visitors to get to your website.

Take these free strategies a little further by then promoting your new article and video links through your social media profiles.  You can share them on Twitter or Facebook, this makes your website go “viral”.  The potential for traffic there is virtually endless!  All of them creating new “backlinks”.  Which is essential for advertising and promotion.

The possibilities for advertising your website with paid strategies can be extremely fast and profitable.  Using free strategies like article marketing is more of a long term commitment.  Either way it really depends what you’re looking for in your advertising campaigns.  Most successful marketers are now utilizing both paid and free strategies.  Think of it like diversifying your advertising portfolio!