Network Marketing On the Internet Part 1

How Does Network Marketing on the Internet Work?

It does not matter what your personal position on networking, multilevel marketing, or affiliate marketing is, many folks are making solid 5 and 6 figure incomes doing it.

They stay home when it snows like you want to do. They don’t have to watch the news to see whether they can stay home out of the craziness that is sure to follow the first hard snow in months (or years as is the general case here in Alabama.) They just do it. Besides, likelihood is that all their meetings were online anyway, they will just do it with hot cocoa instead of a nice, ice filled soda.

Homeworkers, whatever their discipline

  1. Stay home
  2. Avoid the company rat race
  3. Work the hours they want to work
  4. Have the satisfaction of controlling the size of their paycheck.

It works because some folks want to be in business badly enough that they keep looking until they find a plan that works for them.

The Online Marketing Field Is Intrinsically Equal Opportunity

The Internet does not pick favorites; you do the work, you do it right and you get paid.

Your age, your social position, your experience, how tall, how fat, how pretty you are…none of it matters. Again, you do the work and do it right and you get paid.

A lot of folks who have been in sales all their lives are using the Internet to supplement their pensions.

Many folks who have NEVER enjoyed any significant financial success when confronted with an extra 40 to 60 hours a week free time after retirement have found an unexpected land of plenty in the digital outback.

College Students! Pay Attention! This Matters! I Know

Many college students are completely avoiding the con game of student loans and funding their way through college, finding in some cases they will never need a job because they have built a business. (Beats the hell out of flipping burgers and yes, that is a quote.)

By the way, college boys and girls, this means:

  • You will never be yelled at by the boss
  • You will never worry about having to find something to talk about at the company Christmas party
  • You will never have to worry about being passed over for promotion
  • You will never have to worry about being laid off for a while
  • You will never have to worry about being fired
  • You will have absolute, 100% control over the causes to which your company contributes

The Basics about Network Marketing on the Internet

Here is the winning combination I found after many years of failure. Yes, I failed many times to get it right. I failed at some company whose name I forget that was doing wholesale groceries. I failed at Melaleuca. I failed at Quixtar.

What did they have in common? They had these in common:

  1. Awesome products and services. I still like to use various products from both the latter two companies. Melaleuca toothpaste and Amway’s SA8 line of detergents are simply fantastic products by which you will judge all others.
  2. They all had a business plan based on 99.5% of distributors failing.

Anyways, the first winning combination I found was:

  1. First, understand that most of these companies know distributors will fail 99.5% of the time.
  2. Second, realize I needed a different plan if I were to succeed.

It was a bit of an epiphany for me, realizing I needed a different plan.

Their plan bets on my losing. I needed one that bet on me winning and actually went to the trouble of giving me the tools TO win rather than waiting for me to drop out and leave behind the friends and family I had sold on trying the company’s products.

When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.

When I got married, I realized I needed a plan that worked FOR ME.

Secondly, I am using the Internet which means my content will be visible to hundreds of millions of people, all of whom are quite able to know when they are being sold. My mentor said to, “Stop selling and start helping folks.” I had never really thought about it but he was correct, folks need a reason to do business with me, just as yours will need a reason to do business with you. That means you solving problems for them as you build a relationship with them. This is called Attraction Marketing and it means the difference between less than 1/2 % working themselves into the money ring and …more than 1/2% making it.

You see, it is not your fault that you are not making any money. Yes, it depends on how hard you work, but that statement needs clarification. It depends on how hard you work at doing the right things.

Most of the things you read are designed to make you buy. What I am telling you here is what I have learned through hard work, much of the time doing the wrong things, and what is working for me in terms of building a real business.

You need to come back tomorrow because I will cover then cover more of the details of the plan I have for myself and for my distributors.







Tim Singleton

Article Marketing Strategy – Proven Systems Part 2


Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

I promised you a free resource that can help you quickly get into the habit of writing good articles from scratch and which gives you skills you can easily adapt to your own blog.

That free resource is Ezine@rticles1.

If you already know about it, but are not using it, then you need to re-evaluate that decision. Backlinks and views from this domain have weight and authority because they are very strict on the articles they accept.

A good, free primer on article creation

Go see how Ezine@rticles forces their authors to structure2 a post. Keep their guidelines in mind when posting to your own blog. The info is free and it will help you become a better writer.

Because you are writing to your own blog, you can also include a call to action in the final paragraph of the post rather than only including it in the resource box along with the author bio. Unless you tell your reader to take action, they will not know to do so.

Read This Now!

Headings should be brief, but indicative of what is to follow. Some folks will be tempted to just skip to the sections which seem most relevant to their search. For this reason each header should be equally well crafted. After all, if it is not relevant or important to what led the reader to your post, why is it in the article?

Make your article headings relevant to the problem your article is trying to address.

You do realize that this is what an article is supposed to do, right? Your article needs to provide enough information to actually be of use to the reader as well as give them a reason to take some action such as getting on your mailing list, signing up for some free ebook or instructional video you have provided or clicking through to your buying page.

The Body of Your Article

Your keyword or keyword phrase should if at all possible be in the first sentence as well as in the core of the text as well as the last sentence. This is not a hard and fast rule because it can make your writing stilted if you adhere to these guidelines at all times and in all articles.

Just keep in mind that the search engines have ways of searching and these guidelines cover what the search engines are looking for. Don’t let this pattern keep you from writing a quality peace, though. Although you are writing to appeal to the main search engines, don’t forget that it is individuals who’re reading your articles.

On some article sites they encourage you to put your call to action and your links in your resource box. If you are writing to your own site or blog, you can use the final paragraph of the article for this, it seems to me.

Appropriate white space, focused, tight paragraphs and bullet lists all make for easy readability.

It is possible to write articles in such a way that they can be spun and distributed to various article sites, but such seems to me to be going the way of the wooly mammoth. With the every growing focus on SAO (Social media Authority Optimization) rather than SEO, I question the wisdom of spreading a hundred thinly rewritten articles linked to the same page.

It just seems to me to beg for a Google Slap.

Rules I violated in this article: It is too long, but sometimes that happens.

Best Regards,







Tim Singleton

Again, if you want to see how to save time on creating articles, click here now.

1 Also, go to and create your Ezine@rticles account now.
2 One of the rules I broke in writing this article was it was WAY too long. Rule of thumb, just over 500 words is the perfect length but sometimes the subject needs more. One hack to overcome that is to split an article in two, as I did here.



Article Marketing Strategy – Proven Systems Part 1

The Best Way to Write Articles

Write about what you already know.

The best way to write an article is to either write about a subject with which you are familiar, paying attention to proper grammar and making sure that you have created a unique piece of content that has actual value for the reader or you can also research a subject and write about your findings..

Used to be that when I researched a subject I would see a few links on the front page that I knew had to have been written by a computer or written by someone whose first language was clearly not English. Being more experienced now, I recognize those articles for what they are. They are spun articles (nothing really wrong with that) which the publisher had not taken time to properly rewrite with proper grammar, infusing it with his or her own personal experiences in order to make it truly unique, helpful content with actual value for the reader (and there is plenty wrong with that.)

Quality counts today more than ever so take a little extra time to create a good post.

Once you have written a quality article, you can then set about maximizing the SEO aspects of it such as determining appropriate keywords for the subject matter, creating appropriate and headers, and making sure there is a smattering of keyword phrases and related long tail keywords scattered judiciously throughout the body of the article.

Make sure you do not engage in keyword stuffing.

Google will penalize you in the worst way.

Keyword stuffing has little effect.  It is not worth the time. Any good it might have done in the past is, well, past.

Conversely, you can choose a keyword based on your ability to compete. How do you know if you can compete? In order to maximize your chances of landing on the first page of Google’s search page for a particular keyword, look at Google’s keyword planner tool. If you can generate more backlinks for the article over time than the majority of the competition ranking for the keyword in question then proceed with either writing what you know or researching the issue. If you cannot then move on to a different word.

If you don’t know what I am talking about, I suggest we talk about how to best get you up to speed on SEO. Also, be cautious about researching this issue. Google Panda is slapping down sites in a hard way for using SEO techniques that used to be perfectly legitimate, penalizing sites for overuse of SEO. No point in crying about it; just know that it is a danger and adjust accordingly.

Besides, an over SEO’d (yeah, that is a new verb), keyword stuffed, over linked piece of writing is just about the most mind-crogglingly boring piece of reading you could ever hope to avoid coming across. Seriously, such will hurt your brain.

What Is Needed for a Well Written Article

Why not read 7 to 10 articles on the issue of article creation? If you have not done it, I would. I have been journaling for near 40 years now and blogging for pretty much as long as the Internet has been around, even before they called it blogging actually and I still get a kick and occasionally an inspiration from reading the current thinking on the subject. Yes, some of it is all blather and trash even if it does wind up on the front page of Google but sometimes you get a real gem.

After that, you will need to either have knowledge of the subject or have done your homework such that you now have knowledge of the subject. In any case, reading the first ten articles that come up on the subject on Google is a good idea simply because it will give you fresh eyes through which to see the subject and also possibly give you new information or developments of which you previously were unaware. This is not necessary, but occasionally it is a good idea.

Also, don’t over write your article. $100 dollar words and phrases may impress your college English professor but it will cause the average web surfer to experience temporary blindness and loss of consciousness (it will put them to sleep and you don’t want that.) Any concepts associated with the web can be put into comfortable high school level English and convey the essential ideas very well.

I am assuming you are writing on your own blog here. The urge to overpopulate your post with links to everything you are offering is a natural one.

Avoid it.

Tomorrow In Part 2

In part two which I will post tomorrow I will show you a free resource that can help you quickly get into the habit of writing good articles from scratch and which gives you skills you can easily adapt to your own blog.








Tim Singleton

If you want to see how to save time on creating articles, click here now.



I Am So Sorry for Your Losses

My heart goes out to those who were lost and those who suffered a loss at the Twin Towers. A child expects to lose a parent when they are old. Americans expect that some will die in accidents, some on the battlefield and others of disease. Others we expect will die from the hand of someone in the throes of passion or in the lock of mental illness or even just evil nature.

We do not expect someone to execute innocent civilians by the thousands just because of their nationality, especially when the hearts of that people are so clearly by their track record wanting to make the world a better place.

The Generosity of Strangers, Not The Generosity of Those Who Are Strange

I am not referring to our leadership. Inscrutable is a good word for the minds behind Jekyll Island and the Federal Reserve. Apeshit crazy comes to mind for those who worship Moloch at the Bohemian Grove.

Regular Americans, Regularly Charitable Americans

I’m referring to regular folks. The ones on a fixed income who still find the wherewithal to give to Children International, to their local women and children’s shelter, who take their kids on Thanksgiving Day to a homeless shelter to help serve the food for which they helped pay.

The Generosity of Strangers, The Generosity of Americans

I am referring to the hundreds of thousands – I don’t know, it may have been millions – of Americans who voluntarily sent donations to Pakistan back when that big earthquake cost so many lives, to those who spend their winter days collecting coats for the poor, many of whom live in the streets when they themselves could be curled up in front of their fireplace.

The doctors1 of Operaton Smile come to mind, too, when I think of the generosity of Americans. If you have ever had your heart moved by a child then a child who can finally smile, breathe and eat without difficulty because some physician donated his time to give free corrective surgeries in countries where they do not normally have access to these service surely must make you feel something, some kind of joy.

Americans often have no connection with those to whom they provide help other than the fact that it was made known to them that someone needed help. For all the ranting and raving of how America is supposedly racist, Americans by untold scores pony up contributions to help those who need it without regard to race, religion,  or any characteristic you could name.

America’s Post War Generosity

Americans help people.

What did we do to Germany, Japan, and Italy after World War II?

We helped them rebuild their economies.

We brought them back to not just the quiet of no more war for a season but to a prosperous state wherein we promised to help protect them from others who might want to again play the aggressor.

Americans Did Not Deserve 9/11

Americans did not deserve 9/11. I really don’t care what the Rev. Jeremiah Wrights, Ward Churchill’s or Bill Ayers2 of the world think, Americans are generous to a fault and want to make the world a better place.

9/11 is a hell of a way to repay our generosity and aid to others. What is amazing is that 9/11 did not change that basic nature.

Best Regards,






Tim Singleton

1 I know doctors from other countries also contribute their time. This is not to minimize their value, but we are talking about Americans on 9/11.
2 Bill Ayers was a Weatherman. His group bombed American buildings and reportedly killed 7 Americans.


Do You Know What You Want?

Why Are You In business?

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

“I want to be free,” might be your kneejerk reaction. That is nice, but is it true?

“I want to be rich,” you say. Okay, but why? What is it that being rich will give you? We all know too many stories of folks who have an excess of wealth who sadly pulled the plug because they ‘could not take it anymore.’

What is it that being rich and being free of the need for a job will give you? I know what it will give me. It will give me the ability to say what is on my mind without it being a possible threat to my job.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want the ability to be rude or just unconcerned with others but, folks, let’s face it. There is a lot wrong in the world and the news is full on a regular basis of someone getting canned because they took an unpopular position.

What Do You Want?

Unless and until you really know what it is that success in your business will bring you besides money and free time, I don’t know that you can convey the energy and passion of working with you to prospects.

What Is Important To You?

Lifestyle? That is fine, just embrace it and get passionate about it. I will be straight up about the fact that I have no great desire to have a new car all the time but boy, howdy do I ever want one of the new Corvettes now that the Stingray has been brought back! I also love the idea of having a ship with trans-Pacific capability.

To me those are about adventure, not riches and lifestyle.

Security? Yes, security is more secure while being a successful and profitable business owner. Business owners do not go to bed wondering whether their jobs are secure or if they will be downsized.

Family time is too short in your life? I am fortunate in that I hate the idea of leaving my wife for 8 hours at the office. Not everyone is in that lucky position, but working from home makes that want real.

Constitutional Convention

Sitting down with yourself or with your significant other and determining just, exactly, what it is you or the two of you want is a good way to spend a Saturday. Make an event of it. Plan a picnic and a place and just talk it out.

Call it my or our family or couple’s Constitutional Convention. Let’s really look at the future and decide what it is we really want. What are our core principles? What are the top ten things or qualities we want to be pillars of how we live our lives.

Wishes Are Cold Comfort; Passions Are Hot

Figure out what kind of day makes you feel like it could not get any better than this and determine what would have to be in place for that day to occur. Smell the air in your mind of that day. Feel the ease of your body knowing you are where you want to be and that anything, and I mean anything, that is troubling you now is a thing of the past.

Then let’s talk about what it would take to make that happen for you.







Tim Singleton


Social Network Marketing

The Current State of Social Network Marketing

Social network marketing, social media marketing, social media authority optimization…fact is, the marketing eggheads out there are just about to go into a meltdown tizzy over all the possibilities of what to call taking advantage of Facebook and other social media sites.

That is understandable when you realize that your top five social sites all have hundreds of millions of users each and many of them are interested in what you are offering. When you realize that   ½ of 1% of Facebook being interested in what you are offering is equal to 3.5 MILLION potential clients you quickly understand why social network marketing is so popular right now.

Some are just raking it in, others are getting bupkiss for their effort. Like anything else, it takes a plan and a reason to think the plan will work.

Potential rewards are high; competition is even higher.

Your Strategy in Social Network Marketing

Spy on your competition. When I say spy on your competition what I mean is spy on the competition who are succeeding. It is the best way to find out what is working.

Checking out your competition on a daily basis is a good place to start until you have a more developed plan.

If you see someone showing up on most social sites you can be pretty sure that a) that person is serious about social marketing, b) that person is spending the time to do social marketing and c) that person is now or will be profitable at social media marketing. Why? Interaction with folks is the key to social marketing. Interaction on a wide array of sites also creates SEO pressure that builds your authority on the subject, too.

If you have a personal Facebook page, great. If not, create one. It is an awesome place to communicate with distant friends and meet new friends in a very large arena. Being friendly and discussing points of common interest can burn away a night in a hurry, too. You might want to set a timer on your smartphone and when it goes off, say adios. Otherwise you will wonder where the weekend, or even the week, went.

But to promote your business, you need to create a Fanpage for your business. I know. This presents some folks with a real case of the heebee jeebies, but really, all you are doing is going to the trouble of separating your business and personal life in a professional manner. Keep anything that does not relate directly to your business away from your business’s page, too.

Going off on a rant over some politician right next to where you are trying to explain your services may not be received well by some folks. This is not theory for me; I am telling you what I know. Right or wrong is irrelevant in this situation.

Video of the latest kitten hijinks right next to a link to one of your capture pages might also not be a motivating factor to sign on with you.

It is important to brand yourself separately as a heavy business person, and you’ll have to keep both your characters separate.

Social Network Marketing using Video

YouTube and other video platforms are channels you have to master. Google likes YouTube and gives you extra points for good videos. If you are going to use social media marketing, or social network marketing you need to learn how to make good videos and show your face.

If you are camera shy, deal with it through exposure therapy and get over it. Now, when I say get over it, I am not unsympathetic. I was the same way. You need to learn to use YouTube as a way to interact with your potential distributors or customers. It may be tough; it gets easier.

Good News: When you compare the time of making a video to the time of crafting a well put together article, you may find yourself addicted to making videos.

There are many good training programs on how to make good videos for YouTube. Here is one of the best.

I want you to go here and watch this free 24 minute video on how a Bluesman Guitarist and a downsized corporate salesman use YouTube to prosper

Best Regards,






Tim Singleton

Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan

Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan Requires Knowledge or Research

This should be obvious. For whatever reason you have come to the conclusion that you need aTim and MJ social media marketing plan. If your marketing budget has lots of excess cash or if you have beaucoup cash that bothers you because it creates an unsightly bulge in your pants or purse you can just buy pay per clicks from Google or Facebook.

Maybe this looks as though I think pay per click, or ppc, is a bad thing. I assure you I do not. I just know many people starting out are a little leery of getting stung by a big ppc bill with little or no return on their money.

Make no mistake, this happens. I just happen to think that throwing money at a poorly understood problem works about as well in the private sector as it does in the public.

Starting with a plan to generate organic, FREE social media traffic will help you understand the channel and provide permanent, ongoing dividends.

What Are Your Competitors or Folks You Admire Doing?

What is their strategy? Can you duplicate what they are doing? Do you know, exactly, what it is they are doing?

If you don’t, you can waste both time and money, lots of both.

Know what your competition is doing.

Focus, Do Not Multitask

While social media marketing is going to be more and more important as time goes on, it is equally important that you focus on one thing at at time until that thing is making you money. What does that mean?

It means play to your strengths. If you are a writer and love writing, then blog posts and article marketing are natural places to start for you. Focus on it until it makes you money. Posting your articles on a regular1 basis to your Facebook Fanpage as well as to your blog would be a good implementation of using social media in conjunction with this strength. You can even automate the process to where when you blog, it automatically posts to your Facebook Fanpage as well as to your other social media sites.

Creating a Social Media Marketing Plan Means More Than Facebook

There are scores of social media sites out there other than Facebook. Twitter, YouTube, Plurk, LiveJournal…the list literally goes on and on. You will need to go and determine which of those sites fit with your offering because, as you will find no surprise, your target market may gravitate towards a certain spectrum of social media.

Then again it may not. If you have the energy and time it is not a bad idea to have at least some small presence on and auto posting to as many social sites as you can manage.

Understand The Long Haul

Social Media marketing is still in the stage of being as much alchemy as science, as much rhythm as ‘rithmetic. Having said that, a good place to start is to understand that a commitment needs to be made to carve out your place in the social media space.

Make ‘Mastering Social Media’ to your business plan what a basic theorem is to a mathematical proof. It is one of the places you start. If that analogy leaves you cold, think of Social Media as one the four tires on an Indy car. If it is a little flat, you’re not going to run the race of promotion as fast as you can.

Learn From Those With a Track Record

You could also learn from the folks who know what they are doing, have a track record of succeeding with social media, and want to teach you how to succeed with it.

Free Training Video!!!

You cannot beat free training by those who want our industry to grow.

I want you to click here and get your free training and launch your social media marketing right now.

Best Regards,







Tim Singleton

1 Some folks are rabid about posting every single day being the requirement. Guess what? I know folks who have posted every day for six months and not gotten a single sale. Don’t let that discourage you. In many cases they were posting crap. They were posting poorly rewritten articles that are all over the Internet in order to post something. You are better off posting good, quality, useful, relevant content a couple of times a week.


Benefits of Social Marketing

Google Panda Proof

Early in the spring my sweetie and I took some time at Orange Beach, AL

Early in the spring my sweetie and I took some time at Orange Beach, AL

If your content has the approval of a large number of social media sites as expressed in terms of backlinks, you are golden. There is a bit more to it than that, but if you are not including social media in your marketing plan then you really are going to be doing things the hard way. One of the main benefits of Social Marketing is sticking power that no algorithm from Google is going to overcome.

Your content having 300 likes on Facebook and 100 shares is not to be underestimated.

You are actually building a relationship

Well, in many cases you are. One of the things about likes on social media if it is broken out by user ID is it gives you a reason to have a conversation with someone. Also, while that conversation might not necessarily be a qualified lead, that person might lead you to a qualified lead.

If you are on social media, stop looking at kittens long enough to have a conversation with someone about what is going on in their lives. If you can, help them in some way if that conversation is about a problem. If you provide someone with a solution to a problem; if they know you understand the pain of their situation and can provide a solution, you are on your way to being rich.

…and with lots of new friends, which is always a plus.

Stick to Your Knitting

If you are wanting to use your time on Social Media to grow your business, stick to the pages that are related to your business. This will also encourage the site on which you find yourself to direct you to more pages (and people) relevant to your goals and dreams.

Avoid politics; avoid controversy.

I so enraged one site’s moderators that I was rewarded with a bad rating. All I did was tell the truth as I saw it.

Was it fair? LOL, no, but that is not the point. The moderator had the power and so no point crying about it. The lesson was, stick to business and let the personal opinion stuff only be exercised in an arena where you can do some real good. If something ticks you off to no end, don’t complain about it in the social media arena.  Do something real like writing your senator or congressman.

If you don’t know where to find your senator or congressman’s address, email me and I will help you find it.

People Are Coming To You As Targeted Qualified Leads

When you correctly master Social Media, folks who come to your pages and click through to your content or opt in for your newsletter or the free training you can offer them, you can be certain that person is looking for you.

Help that person realize that you have the pain killer for their pain and you are, again, golden.

You Spend Your Time Working With Interested Folks, Not Tire Kickers

Here we have arrived at the dream condition. The folks who are contacting you are folks who have a problem and think you can provide a solution. These folks are the ones who buy what you are marketing1.

Go here and check out how you can get the benefits of Social Marketing For yourself.

Best Regards as always,







Tim Singleton


1 One of the number one things my mentor in this business taught me was to quit selling and start marketing. Most companies still tell you to make a list of friends and family. It is a waste, don’t do it.

Audience Builder Pro

Audience Builder Pro Easy Setup

Audience Builder Pro is one of the more easily set up tools in which I have invested. 90% of the work involved is determining the RSS feed links for you various social media links.  YouTube, for instance, seems to have changed their link structure to the RSS feed a couple of times in a couple of years. I am new to RSS, so that may just be my impression. I went through a couple of YouTube videos on the issue, none of which were helpful. Turns out my signing in to YouTube with my Google+ account had me confused on my user ID for was for that particular site.

A Variety of Social Media Sites

Working my way through the various social media sites, I found that there were many more formats out there than those on Facebook and Twitter. I found Plurk to be particularly easy on the eyes, especially at 1AM.

Rob was clear in explaining that you may only have two social media sites. My original set included YouTube, Twitter, and of course, Facebook. There were five social media sites that are considered the top five, so, whatever was missing I created accounts on those as well and spent a few minutes creating a few blog posts or shares. You cannot include a feed from a site on which you have posted no content.

In my mind I was concerned about the workload of posting new content to all these new social media points. As I worked through the process I discovered that the formats were so different that I am thinking that new content is not going to be a problem. The change of format had an effect similar to a wet rag on a tired face.

I just have to make sure that the content fits the format.

Promises of Easy Setup

Is Audience Builder Pro Really Easy to Set Up?

Simple as a promise was finally delivered in the Audience Builder Pro product. Well, that’s not really true. It was awful, just awful. In fact, forget I even mentioned Audience Builder Pro. You don’t need all that heinous set up and configuration and I don’t need the competition for backlinks.

FACT: It was a joy to set up, easy and straight forward.

Happy Labor Day!

It’s been a blessed Labor Day. I got to spend the day with my sweetheart, talked to my family and went to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I smiled and laughed the whole way through the movie. The music made the movie and was from a time when music was a joy and not a call to murder and mayhem. I may even go see it again.

Best Regards,

Tim Singleton

Network Marketing Tips

Reviewing My Network Marketing Tips

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Being in business for yourself gives you more opportunities to enjoy life.

Recently, I went through and reviewed all1 the tips I had collected on how to succeed at online business, network and affiliate marketing. I thought I would do a review, tossing the ones that no longer apply.

Follows are the ones that stay. I thought about explicitly outlining the ones I tossed and why, but decided against it because a large number of folks seem predisposed to focus on what they don’t want.

  • Point #1:  First of all, use your own products and services. While I do agree that it does not matter really what you are selling I think it does matter if you don’t use what you are selling. So…Use your own products and services. Make your own products and services your first go to point when trying to solve a problem. It is easier to sell what you personally use because you are doing less selling and more sharing.
  • Point #2: Visualize, constantly, what your life is going to be like when you achieve your goals. FEEL what it will be like when you realize you are retired, that the distributors who have become your friends are now able to send their kids to good schools because YOU introduced them to your opportunity. Think what it would be like to have enough interest income coming in that you don’t really have to do anything, anymore.
  • Point #3 Constantly be looking for ways to connect with new people. I don’t mean selling them something, I mean widening your network so that your ‘lead with value’ efforts are seen by more folks.
  • Point #4 I have come to realize there is so much to learn and so many ways to make money that I have to be in a constant learn mode. If that sounds exhausting to you, get over it. Control your emotions and make the idea of constantly learning new ways to generate income streams fun. This is the career you have chosen. Now, put on your big boy pants and realize that you need to treat your efforts at expanding your knowledge the same way folks in a doctoral program treat their education.
  • Point #5 You have to learn to control your emotions and turn them into power. I know that sounds kind of mystical, but it is not. It is also not explainable in a paragraph.
  • Point #6 Listen to, associate with, and learn from people who have what you want. Let their belief grow your belief. Do this explicitly even if it is rough at first. Do it everyday and one day you will wake up and your belief will be as powerful as theirs and THAT is a good day.
  • Point #7 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.
  • Point #8 Stop selling so hard and start looking for the folks who are looking for you. If someone does not want to be a business owner, don’t try to convince them to want to be one. It is like trying to push a rope uphill from the other end or trying to bathe a herd of cats. Yes, I know. I kind of repeated myself but it bears repeating. I will probably say it again next week…or even tomorrow.
  • Point #9 With all the uproar in society lately, you hear a lot of talk about speaking truth to power. Speak to people’s pain. Show them the pain reliever. This is what makes people buy. Learning to speak to people’s pain gives you power in this business.
  • Point #10 Focus on helping those who have already displayed self-starting traits. You cannot coax the lazy to success.
  • Point #11  Placing your sign ups under others may be seen as abandonment. Sounds good on paper, but see #10 again.
  • Point #12 While you do need to learn to prospect, make sure you spend at least as much time learning to market. It is so much nicer to find out someone has signed up on a regular basis from a blog post or short video you created than it is to chase people at the supermarket and in your family. Over 99% fail in that approach.
  • Point #13 Get to know folks before you try to recruit them or ‘show them the plan.’ Someone you just met has no reason to trust you. Why would they suddenly go into business with you?

Obvious Truth #1 This is not really what I call a point, but I wanted to include it here anyway. Always tell the truth. If it runs them off up front, how do you think they will react when they find out you lied to them?

  • Point #14 You are helping people to a better future. Don’t plead with people to join your business. There is no one that you just have to recruit in order to be successful.

Attraction Marketing System

You Don’t Need Any One Specific Person In Order To Succeed

I once wanted one of the authors of a tool I formerly used to create articles for distribution to join my business. I had done business with him so I naively thought he would consider doing business with me.

We had a number of long exchanges via email and he was excited about the business to which I had introduced him. Since I was new in the business, this fellow thought he would be slick and do a run around and join my mentor instead. This kind of upset me because I just knew that this guy would be a powerhouse.

As it turns out, some years later my mentor stopped using this fellows product because he gutted it in such a way that it affected the way Google treated the articles. My mentor declared he was no longer using the product.

Moral of the Story: You don’t need anyone to join your business. What you need is to learn to market so folks want to do business with you.

  • Point #15 If you are bad at names like me, write them down. Remembering someone’s name is only polite and they will appreciate it.
  • Point #16 Are you a dour fellow? Folks like Eeyore don’t do well in network or affiliate marketing. I have seen folks start with, “I realize you probably are not interested…: Don’t be an Eeyore.

  • Point #17    90% of folks you interact with will not join your plan. Make sure to have other things they can use to succeed in whatever business they do choose. If they say no to you, they are involved elsewhere. They will almost always say yes to efforts to help them in their current business. Offer to help them succeed.
  • Point #18 Don’t prospect in a thrift store or in the line at the power company paying your power bill (I mean, come on. Would you be in line if you had paid it on time? This is not a criticism, I have been there. I am just saying that odds are folks in those places have got to get somewhere else before they are ready for your message of how to build a business.)
  • Point #19 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.

Be Supportive of Others

Support folks in other businesses. If they give up on where they are, they may turn to you of their own will. Otherwise, don’t mess with another man’s money.

In Conclusion

Network Marketing Tips #21: Your Companies Business Plan Is Not YOUR Business Plan

This is by no means an exhaustive or complete list of things that will help your business, but these have helped me when I wanted to quit. You need to remember that in many cases, your lack of success,,, if that is where you are right now… is often not your fault. Many networking companies do not have what I consider formal training programs for their distributors.

Most networking companies live by the adage that 99% of distributors fail to make money, but 16% of the folks they recruit or sign up as distributors will remain as customers of their products and services.

If their plan is built on a 99% failure rate, do you think maybe you need another plan?

If you want to learn out to get the best training available, that has a proven track record of developing 5 and 6 figure monthly incomes for the folks who go through it, go here.

Best Regards,






Tim Singleton

Notes: 1 Obviously, not all tips were included here, but these seemed to be particularly relevant based on some discussions of late. -Tim