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Product and Services Sell When You are “Passionate” and “Believe in Yourself”

One of the greatest challenges Independent Business Owners or (IBO) and Associates promoting health & Wellness products need to overcome in a network marketing program is the ability to retain your downline or business partners. Many people think a network marketing program means huge incomes and little work, which is why the turnover rate in multi level marketing companies is higher than any other industry. Another contributing factor may be that the buy in for most MLM opportunities is relatively inexpensive in comparison to what it cost to start a business or purchasing a franchise. While people have many reasons for walking away from a great business opportunity the most common reason for people is that something better comes along that looks easier and seems to require less work than building an organization. The Grass is Always Greener. But think about this for just a moment. What is it that first caught your eye and stirred into flame the initial excitement that you felt about a particular product or service? Perhaps it was the exquisite copy or video presentation. Or more than likely, it was the person presenting or their level of enthusiasm and conviction that came across in that ad copy or video. What Really Sells is a person’s ability to communicate effectively, while believing in them self with a heartfelt’ confidence. With the right kind of leadership training, organizational management and marketing system, you too could become a successful leader.

At least twice a year there is a new network marketing opportunity, (often promoted as still being in “Pre-Launch”) that comes out with the claim to be the best with a new and improved compensation plan. Every new product that is introduced is made available on the internet and in order to get this product to the consumer distributors are needed. After potential distributors understand the way network marketing works they often lose their interest and move on to programs that claim to take less working time and give you more opportunities to get rich overnight. We are all familiar with the old adage: Nothing for Nothing! However there are a hand-full of Network Marketing companies that have managed to stay around for decades. What is their secret and why do people continue to flock to them? Network Marketing Companies like Amway, Mary Kay, Avon, Usana and Prepaid Legal Services have stood the test of time. Although belly to belly marketing continues to sustain them, these companies are Network Marketing landmarks and maintain their relevance by remaking themselves through adaptations and embracing new marketing strategies that keep them in the running. But we must never forget that at the core of these veteran enterprises are the quality and integrity of their products, services and a proven system to market them effectively on line or off line.

Core Commitment: Those who have or utilize a “System” stand a better chance of beating the odds of failing or giving up or joining the 95% of those who do not succeed. Although challenging, it is a real possibility for you to be totally successful in building personal wealth for you and your family as a network marketer while working from home so long as you have a core commitment to work ‘hard’ and work ‘smart.’ In addition to having a good work ethic, successful entrepreneurs have a formula for success that has worked for them time after time no matter what the application or industry. Successful marketers on the internet make use of a “marketing system” or “funnel” to attract pre-qualified leads and prospects.

Don’t panic if you miss the deadline to get in on the ground floor of a business opportunity. The odds are that in another six months a new and more improved product will come out and you can get in on the ground floor of this product or as stated above, you can do your due diligence and research companies like Prepaid Legal Services who have been around for over thirty five years. No matter which opportunity you choose to pursue, you have to believe in your self and what you are selling in order to be successful with a network marketing system. If you personally use the product or service then it also pays dividends since you can offer first hand testimonials to your potential customers. After customers start to use the product then you can invite them to join the network, even if the only reason is to buy the product at wholesale next time they need it. Eventually the person may see the benefit of the network marketing opportunity and sell their own customers in turn on the idea of becoming a distributor while also building your downline sales. It can work by simply buying into a network marketing downline for the purpose of making money, but the more you invest in your self and demonstrate a genuine interest in a product, the more effort you will expend. It is only after you free yourself from limiting beliefs and discover the power leveraging your time, that you will become a living witness for other distributors and will help you to work harder and contact more people so that you will stay involved in sales, recruiting and personal development. This is why you must first believe in your self to see massive results and explode your downline and product sales.

My name is Michael Barrett and I am a Prepaid Legal Associate & Internet Marketing Consultant

Michael Barrett is an Internet Marketer, Entrepreneur and Team Leader & Trainer for Prepaid Legal Services and online Marketing Strategies. To learn more about Michael Barrett and additional training resources Click Here

Yes, that’s right! Marketing is possible with just 140 characters! If you are familiar with Twitter, you will know what I mean. It is a social networking site which allows users to post short text messages of up to 140 characters to let their friends, family and colleagues know what they are doing at any moment. This revolutionary approach of short and frequent blogging is already a part of the marketing mix of many small and large businesses. I will now share with you some tips on how to go about using Twitter in your campaigns.

• Build your profile: This is done through frequent twittering. Do not be concerned about each individual post, but have an overall objective in mind, revolving around your business or product. Over a period of time, your profile will start to take shape.

• Plant your seeds: Just as a seed becomes a sapling and then a plant and eventually a tree, your tweets will slowly and steadily build your business. Take every opportunity to write about your business and products. Show your involvement in it combined with your passion and excitement and it is sure to rub off on your followers.

• Events, Deals, Contests, etc: Using Twitter is the speediest means to announce your spring clearance sale or your daily deals. Your tweets will reach your followers within seconds of your announcement. Not only that, it can also pass on to their friends and can quickly assume viral proportions.

• Maximize lead generation: Announce timely offers like ‘Last day for 50% off’ on your product or ‘Free software for download for the first 100 registrations’ on your website. This will generate a large last-minute response for your promotions. You can also send short updates and news items about the features of your products, awards that you have won or upcoming releases in order to keep in touch with your prospects.

• Create your unique perception: Provide tips, suggestions, and knowledge bytes about your subject and very soon you will have an increase in the number of followers. This is because people who are interested in your field will get attracted to your tweets. This is a powerful way that Twitter offers to build a personal brand, which is indispensable for running a successful business.

In summary, I will emphasize that Twitter provides a marvelous opportunity for employing creativity in marketing campaigns. So do not underestimate the power of these 140 characters to shape your online or offline business.

Angela Giles is currently active in building several successful online businesses, and currently leads a group of world wide entrepreneurs dedicated to using their abilities to make a positive impact on the world. More Info on Usana

Angela Giles is a firm believer in personal growth and manifestation. She believes that health and wealth are tied together. More Info on Usana

‘Health is Wealth’, an ancient proverb is brought to life by Usana Health Sciences, Inc, a company marketing health products including vitamin and mineral supplements, energy drinks and skin and hair care products in fourteen countries worldwide.

Usana’s products have got the only 5-star rating in the ‘Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements’, a study that compared over 1500 nutritional products. No wonder that it has regularly featured as the No.1 network marketing company between 1997 and 2008 in MLM Insider survey.

The official nutrition supplements provider for the Sony Ericsson 2006 WTA tour was Usana, which has also sponsored other sporting events and sportspersons like the USA Bobsled Team Radcliff. Established in 1992, its founder Myron Wentz is a qualified immunologist and microbiologist.

Consumers can procure the company’s products by a direct order to the company or to any of its 175,000 distributors. The products are not retailed through drugstores and supermarkets. This form of marketing is commonly known as the Multi-Level or Network Marketing approach.

Distributors sell products to end consumers and earn a commission for that. It may come as a surprise to many that the company’s customers and distributors are the same people quite often. This is a tribute to the high quality products of the company. To join the network, you need to purchase a token amount of inventory from the company.

Although the company’s products speak for themselves, comprehensive sales pitch and other business tools are provided to each associate, who begins by buying a sign-up inventory from the company. Apart from selling to customers, the distributor can also use the products for self-consumption.

Usana’s source of business vitamins is its network, which grows when each distributor brings in another two more under him. Each of these new members brings in two more under them and this goes on. Each associate earns a part of the earnings of all those under him.

Having said all this, I must add that being a network marketer myself for over 4 years, I have not come across another company that is offering such products and business opportunity for its distributors. Life is full of people that are young and healthy but not wealthy or wealthy people who are well past their prime and unable to enjoy good health. How incredible it would be to have the best of health and wealth! That is the promise of Usana, whose products have helped thousands of people to improve their lifestyle following an improvement in their health.

Angela Giles is the published Author of the Inside Scoop Review and believes that health is the key to maximizing your wealth. More Info on Usana

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth.
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Attraction Marketing is a set of marketing tools and techniques for generating leads. It is also considered to be an effective approach for converting leads to clients. However, its main emphasis, as the name suggests, is on attracting new leads.

Advertising in Newspapers, Radio or Television is not affordable for home based businesses. The traditional approach of fishing for prospects involves making phone calls, giving classified ads, holding free seminars and trying to rope in people in your social network. Probability of success through these methods is quite low because you tend to spend your time and energy in talking to people who are basically not interested in your products.

Most people are turned off by sales speeches. They will look around, get attracted to objects of interest, gather information and eventually make the purchase. So the psychological learning from this observation is that – it is important to get your products to attract people rather than talking to them endlessly about how nice your products are. This is the principle of Attraction Marketing, whose main tenets are:

  1. Knowledge of the prospect – A lot of energy is wasted by marketers trying to explain the benefits of their television set only to discover that their potential prospect is blind! Identify your prospect – age group, likes, dislikes, personality traits, buying behavior, and so on.

  1. Image of the Marketer – Being perceived as a specialist in your field is highly profitable to your business. When in doubt, people refer a specialist and this is the most important thing that will attract leads to you.

  1. The importance of location – You and your products must come within the circle of consciousness of your prospects in order to be noticed. Only then there is a chance that the prospect is attracted to what you are offering. Otherwise your efforts are a waste.

  1. Prospect’s approval: Most people are lost in their own thoughts and are not actively listening. Therefore, it is important to get their approval before you talk about your offers. This ensures that you talk to only those who are interested in your products or services.

  1. Lure the prospect – Who would not want to try out a weight reducing pill if it is offered for trial? Most people will take the bait. Offers like limited-period cash-back product trials and lucky gifts can be used extensively to attract the prospect to your products.

  1. Make regular contact – Once the prospect has given his permission, you can keep in touch by sending out communication through email, postal mail, instant messaging or SMS, reminding him about your products in subtle ways. Using this method, the chances of converting him into a customer increase dramatically.

So let go of the old techniques and jump on the bandwagon of Attraction Marketing. You will never have to foot telephone bills for making cold calls, or to talk to bored neighbors. Implement the tactics of Attraction Marketing and wait for the leads to contact you.

Originally Posted By Frank Reed On March 10, 2009 (9:05 pm) In Local/Mobile

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