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New To Online Marketing?

New To Online Marketing?

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Online Marketing Jobs

Up front, I want to be clear that if you are looking for online marketing jobs this is not where you want to be. This article is aimed at the entrepreneurial type who is looking to master online marketing strategies that will help him or her move their own products and services or those things for which they are acting as affiliate marketers.

Online Marketing Companies

It is an easy position to defend to say that all companies are ‘online marketing companies’ these days. They range in size and capacity from your local web designer who is using Google Neighborhoods to build his clientele of small businesses for web design services to the multi-million dollar advertising agency serving companies like Amazon, eBay and so on.

…and then, of course, we have you.

The question is, what is it you are trying to do online?

What Does Your Brand Say About You?

We here at Earthtiger Networking are in the business of helping you learn to brand yourself and market you to your customers. So, in order to succeed at online marketing definition of your target market and positioning yourself as an expert to that market is critical.

“How do you do that?” you ask.

Branding: Your Customers Are Buying YOU, Not Your Product

Folks do not like to be sold; folks like to buy. I agree the issue is somewhat a fine point at first blush, but the difference is critical.

You can spend your time selling, exhausting because you have to start over again next month, or you can spend your time building a relationship with a customer which means they will buy from you every time they have a problem you can solve.

Don’t sell, market.  To be specific, engage in attraction marketing.

Attraction Marketing

Attraction marketing means to provide value to your market place before they ever buy from you. I know that sounds somewhat unintuitive, especially if you are in financial clench mode.

To build long term, repeat business customers you have to prove that you are:

  1. Interested in solving their problems
  2. Capable of solving their problems.

You do this by solving small problems up front for free, aka ‘providing value’ so that when big problems come along they already know and trust you. Knowing you and trusting you means they are willing to buy from you.

One of the ways you can do that is look at your personal knowledge base and skill set.  Is anything in that knowledge base related to the goods and services you are offering?

In online marketing PDF downloads make for really powerful marketing pieces for you. A really strong move you can make is to put together a paper, as in a downloadable PDF, exploring that area of your expertise and give it away for free.

Now, you can do that as a way to provide value up front or you can also use it as a free incentive with the purchase of something else.

Hope this helps.

new to online marketing

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

When You Don’t Feel Like Working

When You Don’t Feel Like Working

Straight disclosure, the inspiration for this article is one by Ray Higdon, one of those I consider a mentor and go to guy on a number of things. His article was entitled ‘What to do When you Just don’t “Feel Like It.”’

Struggling as I have been from an on the job injury and the reluctance to do the right thing on the part of those responsible I have found myself caught between enduring the constant pain of bone on bone pain combined with burning numbness in other areas or taking the medications needed to ease such sufferings. In either case, I simply do not feel like doing what I need to do.

Please take note, I am using the present tense on purpose and with purpose.

Well, guess what? The universe does not care. Even those who say they do will get tired of hearing about it so you might as well’s to man up and do what you know you need to do, ‘feeling like it’ or not.

Nobody Feels Like It

There is not one super successful person who got that way by only working on the days they ‘feel like it.’

I should not have had to have Ray tell me this, but well, hey, it is what it is and I am grateful for the instruction.

It’s embarrassing, really. There is a lady in the Philippines who went direct on a limited product line, from a wheelchair. I am at least walking. It is an ugly walk and I look like I am crossing a deck in 30+’ seas, but I am walking on my on power still. Cannot lift much and cannot move fast but at least I am still moving on my own power.

…so screw this “I don’t feel like it” crap.

I don’t feel like going somewhere 8 hours on many days in order for someone else to tell me what to do all day, either. But I do it because I REALLY don’t feel like not eating or not paying my bills.

Super Successful People MAKE Themselves Feel Like It

Folks like Ray, Rob and Brian are just like you and me. The blood flows through their veins and when they get tired or upset or aggravated, they, too, feel the blood pounding in their heads.

Ray lost it all in the real estate crash. Rob thought he was going to die and leave his family destitute. Brian was a youngen who, at a young age, got a very clear vision of what it would be like to be someone else’s indentured servant until he is my age, like I was, and said, “No. Thanks ever so much for thinking of me, but…hell, no.”

I Don’t Feel Like It Days

On days you don’t feel like it, those are the days when you double down and scream at the universe, metaphorically or actually, as you like… You scream at the universe that you are going to do it anyways.

The ‘I Don’t Feel Like It Days’ are the days that either condemn you to spend your life with the ones who don’t even try or separate you from the wishers and wannabes and reward you with laurels given to those who ran the race anyways and won.

Below are some links to training I have used, personally use and have profited from.

Blogging – 3Min Expert – Attraction Marketing Edition

23 Productivity Secrets ($9)   ← $9, Wow!

Best Regards,

Tim and MaryJane

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

 

 

Earning Income From Home

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So, You Want To Work From Home

The question of how to make an income from home always comes up when folks find themselves in the following situations:

  1. Got fired
  2. Got laid off indefinitely
  3. Downsized (‘rightsized’ there’s a word to piss you off)
  4. Retired and found payments were less than planned
  5. Disabled, holding your breath for Social Security Disability
    divorced

If often comes up with the realization that:

  • You hate your job.
  • Your boss does not respect you; he may never do so.
  • There is no career path; no income increase prospects.

Starting A Business

Deciding you want to work for yourself leads to the need for a business plan.

Questions you need to answer:

  1. What products and services you want to market?
  2. To whom are you going to market? Who is your target market?
  3. Marketing methods you will use.
  4. How to drive traffic to your site.

When you answer these questions, you can then be about the business of filling in the blanks of your business plan.

Shoestring Budget

If you have plenty of room in your budget, then yeehaa. Let’s get started.

That really is not the point of this post. This post is directly aimed at those whose budgets are extremely tight or perhaps even zero.

If you want to get started marketing and building an online business, there are some expenses involved.

If you are choosing a network or MLM opp you probably will have some kind of monthly expense or auto ship.

You will want a blog that you own. If your politics or alignment goes against the grain of your ‘free’ blog’s hosting company they can yank your blog and close your site.1.

There are paid traffic sources. You can stick with the free methods, but paid is something you will want to be comfortable with.

Incidentals: faster Internet, office supplies, etc.

Tools. There are tools, some are a one time fee, others are subscription based.

DON’T DO IT.

That’s right, your uncle Tim is telling you to not borrow money. Go save it, work some extra hours if you can. Point is, if you are having trouble paying your bills and buying groceries I sure to Heaven do NOT want you borrowing money in order to purchase some of the courses and such that I sell.

I am not in the business of hurting people.

I AM in the business of building long term business relationships with folks who want to be free from the need for a job, forever.

Now, the make it real quick here there are two pieces to this puzzle. The products and services you are going to sell and the training provided by them. Then there is the training outside and separate from the what they provide you. There is also affiliate marketing which, while basically free to start, does require some learning while you are earning.

Point is, you have GOT to get some cash flow going, right now.

How do you do that?

Get Paid Today

Get Paid Today, also known as GPT, is a concept that means you understand that 95% of the folks who see your business opportunity are not going to get involved with you, but you STILL have ways and opportunities to make money from them. One way is to sell them training materials and other such things through an affiliate marketer relationship with various companies.

This is all well and good but how do you do that?

See part two of this article coming later today or tomorrow.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
Earthtiger Networking

1 More and more, companies who provide what you can call essential services are using the potential gatekeeper power they have to force public compliance. Do not fail to consider this. By hosting your own blog with an independent hosting company you own your domain and your data. By owning your domain and regularly backing up your data you can minimize the potential for interference or extended down times while you work out a disagreement.

 

How To Earn Money On The Internet

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So You Need To Earn Money

You see all these ads promising you a steady, and healthy, monthly income on the Internet. All you need to do is spend 6 to 10 hours a week, blogging once a day, and in 90 days you can tell your boss to go stick it.

You do it and it does not work. You ask why and you don’t get good answers.

Good Answer: One that gives you actionable things to change, showing a positive change in results in a reasonable amount of time. -Tim Singleton

That you are not making money is not your fault. There is a reason 97% of the people who engage in networking, MLM or affiliate marketing fail.

Reason for Your Failure: You are not given good information for one thing.

The assumption being that you are working at it everyday.

Gurus Claim to Know It All

Ask yourself this question: If you went to a doctor and you had three illnesses, all of them serious, and he said no worries he is a specialist in all of them would you take him seriously?

I did not think so.

YOUR Talents Are Unique

Your talents are indeed unique. Still, having said that you need to pick a body of knowledge, successful and proven knowledge, that aligns as closely as possible with your talent.

A man has made a successful living doing YouTube videos. You have a gift for writing. What is he going to successfully teach you?

Maybe some things, sure. Then again, maybe not much.

Know what you are good at, where your heart is. Then pick a marketing channel that is suited to your talents.

Now, you may make a dry run or two. You may drill a dry hole or two before you get some traction. Like I tell people, if this stuff were easy we could not get rich doing it. You don’t make a good living or take control because of what is easy. You do it because of what is possible.

My Lead System Pro: Mastery

More than a few folks have asked me why I am so enamored of MLSP.

Very simply, of all the current string of gurus out there who are marketing their own products and services I would bet a Benjamin that the majority are ‘graduates’ of MLSP.

Unlike some gurus who claim to know it all, MLSP’s claim to fame is a community of established, proven and successful people who are not only accomplished in their particular channel, they want to make you successful in that channel, too.

Just as someone new to blogging you would naturally follow the ILT method, you would learn a particular marketing niche from the man or woman who has a proven track record with it.

You can then you can teach your people.

Step by step instructions are given on how you can ride their coat tails while you grow into the successful, profitable leader you know you can be.

You should click here now to discover what all is included in My Lead System Pro Mastery.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

Dissidia Final Fantasy ARCADE ANNOUNCED!

Dissidia Final Fantasy ARCADE ANNOUNCED!

There is a new reboot of Dissidia. Details are scheduled to be announced in a press conference on April 10, 2015. That the 2008 combat game for the Playstation Portable was getting an arcade reboot was announced by Square Enix at the just past Japanese Amusement Expo.

Dissidia Final Fantasy was launched in the West in 2009. There is no current news as to whether this latest incarnation will be released in the West yet.

It is using all in-game assets in the trailer, no CG. This is to be a brand new story line, not based on previous ones.

It is said to be for Arcade by some sources and will include a FF14 character. There is a lot of speculation on whether FF15 will be represented as well and how soon, or even if, it will hit consoles or Vita.

While this is seen as a complete surprise, most are glad to see 3 vs 3 combat has been confirmed in the reboot.

The Price of Tea In China

What does this have to do with the price of tea in China? Not much, I am just curious as to whether a technique I read about ranking for keywords in the 10,000 searches range with very low competition will indeed work.

It is, I think, what you would call a Hail Mary, a ‘let’s see what happens,’ an ‘I got ten minutes’ moment so why not?

How To Rank For A Keyword

If you really want to rank for a keyword, though, I suggest you check out two resources. Those two resources are MLSP, or My Lead System Pro Mastery and Predatory SEO.

My Lead System Pro Mastery

Simply put, this is the whole shebang, the entire kit, the best combination of training and tools available. If you are unsure how you want to promote your business or even where your particular talents lie, then MLSP Mastery is the route for you to take.

No, don’t not take my word for it. Check it out for yourself.

Not even a complete list...
Not even a complete list…

Go here for a free instructional video that will give you actionable items to improve your performance now. MLSP Mastery might not be for you but you won’t know unless you check it out here.

What are some of the many benefits?

  1. Instantly makes you VALUABLE
  2. Build YOU, INC
  3. MLSP is NOT a biz opp, and NEVER will be
  4. Does NOT compete with your MLM (it fuels it)
  5. Allows you to Make Money off the 90%+ who will say NO to your opp

Many folks are told, “Just send folks to your capture page and it will explain the business.”

…and they close exactly squat. Nor does your cloned company page get any love whatsoever from Google. Google hates these cloned pages. umpteen thousand pages, all saying the same thing. They get de-indexed and you wind up with no results.

MLSP teaches you how to make you the brand to which people flock for advice and often, advice on which business opportunity to join.

Predatory SEO

Developed by a master of SEO, Predatory SEO gives you what might be considered an unfair advantage in business. Unfair, that is, if all were not fair in love and war, and business is a war. It is a war against your own poverty or entrapment in a situation you want to change.

This SEO course has been developed by a fellow who has built six(6) different businesses all of which have resulted in a six figure income.

Learn more about Predatory SEO here.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

My Favorite 5 Books – Fiction

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Important Books To Read

How does one choose? There are lots of books to read and picking the top five for me would be a hard task indeed. I love to read and in point of fact cannot fathom the mind that does not read.

Kanye West reportedly said he was a proud non-reader of books. He did not like to read and would not read. Well, okay, I reckon that is one life choice. For me? I am a bibliophile of the first order.

My great disappointment in my younger life was the knowledge that working as a clerk in a book store would not pay the bills. The work was awesome and I loved the environment. Sadly, you cannot feed yourself very well on minimum wage.

Again, how do you choose? How do you choose five(5)? I really don’t think I can, not without whittling it down a bit.

You see you can pick top five novels. For me that would be, in no particular order:

  1. IT, by Stephen King
  2. The Stand, by Stephen King
  3. Freckles, by Gene Stratton-Porter
  4. The Santaroga Barrier, by Frank Herbert
  5. The Wolf and the Dove, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

I almost included George Orwell’s 1984 but in my mind that would be filed under prophecy and economic literary docudrama books.

IT, by Stephen King

ITWhy IT? Because my childhood, like Ben Hanscomb’s, was filled with bullies and a heart wrenching crush on a girl I would never dare to talk to, too much anyway. I remember walking into my 4th grade class at A.H. Watwood and there she sat. She glowed, she shined, if a 4th grader could die from a vision on that day I was in mortal peril. When I read Freckles guess who was the Limberlost Angel? You got it, her name was…

Anyways, getting back to IT, when I was in the lower grades, before I shot up, my grandmother had to buy me what were called ‘husky’ size pants. Yes, I was a bit heavy.

When I read about Ben’s crush on Beverly, I immediately identified with the kid. Also, the idea of a bunch of innocents taking on some devil spider that was the embodiment of one of what I guess was one of the old god’s of Chaos kept my eyes bolted to the pages.

Childhood is often filled with well defined terrors. I like the way Stephen King defined it. Childhood is filled with well-defined terrors and passionate, inflamed dreams and loves that give way to the grinding reality of adulthood, where the fears are diffuse and heavy and completely unable to be appropriately grappled with and stabbed to death like St. George killing the dragon.

Yeah, there was a lot of paraphrasing there, but I am reasonable sure Stephen King would be at least to some degree okay with it.

If I told you how many times I have read IT you would be certain I would be in dire need of drug therapy for a horrible case of OCD. I don’t know but what you would be right in that assessment, but that is the way I read. If I love a book I tend to want to read it repeatedly. I suppose I have read it more than 20 times over the years and I no doubt will read it again when I retire.

The Stand, by Stephen King

TheStandA world ravaged by a super influenza strain that wipes out 95% of humanity and leaves the 5% trying to survive while the forces of good and evil make them pawns in a game of life and death.

A loner from Arnette, Texas named Stu Redman winds up more or less in charge of a group of good folks who have been called by God to stand as His proxies in a battle against evil, controlled by a devil prince called Flagg.

You know, I hate to admit it, but I think I liked the book because it was about a world that was emptied out. Naturally, I would be one of the survivors and so it was just a given that I would consider the consequences of no government left, anywhere, and that you could do as you liked as long as you exercised some human decency.

Of course, there is that little inconvenient truth of 95% of the people dying would completely and forever suck.

Freckles

FrecklesThis book by Gene Stratton-Porter is classed as a children’s classic. For me, it is a good read about the good guy coming out on top. Besides, I read the book not too long after I found out my biological father abandoned me and my mom shortly before my birth.

Never giving up, never backing down, always being there putting it all on the line for those who have faith in you, this is what Freckles is all about.

The Santaroga Barrier

TheSantarogaBarrierWe are all asleep, wrapped in a cocoon of advertising, prescription drugs and political lies that keep us with our faces firmly under the boot of those who think themselves superior to us by birth and education.

Again, calling on George Orwell’s 1984 I am reminded of something that was said towards the end of the book:

What does the future look like in our Utopia? Imagine a human face, looking up in abject misery. Now imagine a big cleated boot, driving that face into the dirt.

This book was really remarkable because it showed what people could be like, if they wished. Or if, as in the case of this story, they had the right pharmaceutical to help them free their consciousness.

While I am ambivalent about that, Frank Herbert does a good job of leading you into the world where what the Santarogans are doing to their children and to outsiders who come and pass the test of whether they are awake is perfectly acceptable and honorable.

It may be time for me to read this one again.

The Wolf and The Dove

thewolfandthedoveThis was a straight up heaving bosom and bare chested hero along with the dusky hued bad guy, but it was a great read.

I don’t currently have it in my library and frankly, I may never make the effort to re-acquire it but it was a great read. It made an impression because I have never forgotten it. Every time someone brings up the issue of what books did or do you love the most, The Wolf and The Done is on the short list.

Other Books

Want some ideas? The BBC’s Big Read is a good place to start. Go through the list; you might be surprised at how many you have already read.

Best Regards,

Tim and MJ

 

 

 

Tim Singleton

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How To Get the Most Cash Back

What Is Cash Back?

‘Cash Back’ is the practice of using a small refund off the price as an incentive to get you to use their credit card or portal to make your purchase. Some cards will give you

  1. 1% when you make your purchase
  2. 1% when you pay
  3. 1% when you make the purchase and another 1% when you pay
  4. more than 1% cash back

Which Credit Card Gives The Most Cash Back

The issue of which card rewards you with the most cash back is a moving target, really. What is true this week will not be true next week. Some cards even change the rules of the game every year. Most will not change all their cards in an effort to maximize their profits so I am not going to address this particular issue.

Rather than that I am going to suggest a way to maximize whatever savings you are currently getting with your current card.  The question, “Where can I get the most cash back?” is answerable in my opinion. We will address it here.

Most Cash Back At Walmart

That’s easy. Get the best cash back card you can find (or qualify for) and then go through the best cash back portal site you can find.

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That is where Dubli comes in. Yes, if you shop at Wal-Mart though Dubli you wil receive as much as 7% cashback. That is on top of whatever rewards your card is giving you.

Double Digit Cash Back

In January I bought my mom flowers for her birthday. The rewards amounted to 17.7% cash back. Double digit cash back rewards can make the difference in whether your retirement savings do the job.

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Double digit savings can:

  1. Pay your power bill.
  2. Cover the cost of your auto insurance.
  3. Be used to buy silver eagles and throw them in a drawer for the future.

Remember, all these savings we are talking about in are in addition to the savings your card provides you now. For instance, if I had a card that was paying me 1% when I purchased and 1% when I paid my bill, I would be receiving 19.7% cash back when I bought flowers for my mom.

1%+1%+17.7% = 19.7%

Dubli Cash Back

Dubli has over 6,000 stores. Compare this to eBates’ 1,700 stores. I have looked at a number of programs and Dubli is the top cash back program as far as I am concerned.

If you like sharing your good fortune and would like your friends to benefit, too, you can click here.

For those who would like to join the growing ranks of work at home moms or work at home dads; if you are interested in building an income by promoting the benefits of cash back, go here and watch this short, interesting video right now.

Best Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

You’re likely missing one of these CRITICAL elements to making LIFE-CHANGING income online. Which one are you missing? 

 

Self-Confidence and the Six Fears

Self-Confidence

“You Can Do It if You Believe You Can!”

We have all heard this in one form or fashion over the years. Some decide they do believe it and go on to success. Others say they believe and they are going to get right on it

…just… as soon as… fill in the blank of whatever excuses we have all heard and made over the years.

Telling me or someone else you believe you can achieve does you exactly no good, other than it is probably good for you to hear the words coming out of your own mouth.

Self-Confidence and the Skeptic

If you have all this self-confidence you claim to have, why are you not stepping up?

To address a different segment of readers, if you know you have no self-confidence do you know why? Why is it you see folks you know are not as smart as you succeed?

I think I figured it out.

It occurs to me that folks with no self-confidence are their own worst skeptics. Somewhere along the line someone consistently doubted your ability to succeed. Even when you did, the huffy commentator opined, it was lucky you did not kill yourself or embarrass yourself and the family to no end.

What is it you are afraid of?

I don’t exclude myself from this question. I could not figure out what would paralyze me and wash from my brain all those so wonderful plans of action I would come up with while in the throes of being just as miserable at work as a hapless canine who just missed making it into the building door by inches during one of those hard lake effect snow storms I read about.

Seriously, I have made it home and been so tired but also frustrated because I could not keep my eyes open long enough to do anything and anyways, I could not remember all the pieces of the plan of action.

I did figure it out.

Six Basic Fears

The six basic fears are:

  1. The fear of Poverty
  2. The fear of Old Age
  3. The fear of Criticism
  4. The fear of the Loss of Love of Someone
  5. The fear of Ill Health
  6. The fear of Death

Why is it if you are so afraid of being in poverty you don’t just strike out and work until the sun comes up, drive to work, stagger back in the front door and work until the sun comes up again and do it until you are rich?

I have known two fellows who did that and they got it right in a year or less and started living the boo yee tuh ful life of Riley.

So, why not you? I haven’t a clue except to say that in my case I really did hate looking stupid to other people. Poverty was not the fear that was holding me back, it was the fear of criticism. Then something my sweet wife said got into my brain and worked its way down into the basement where those little @#$%ers Stephen King is always jawing about work away from the light of day.

She said, “What do you care what they say or think. They don’t pay our bills. It is just like arguing with a nut on the road. It resolves nothing and puts no money in your pocket.”

I paraphrased, but she was right.

Guard Your Mind; Only Accept Advice From Those Qualified To Give It1

“oh, that’ll never work,” says a friend. At which point you meekly surrender all your dreams and go back to whatever it is that feeds you but makes you miserable.

That sounds more like a drug habit than a job now as I look at what I just wrote. Anyhooo….

Look where you friend who just offered you his grand and oh, so sophisticated opinion on your dream lives!

Most likely he ain’t living your dream, either. Why would you take advice or correction from another loser? I don’t mean that to be harsh; I just mean why would you take advice on what you want to do from someone who is incapable of doing what you want to do?

Find Your Fear

Work you way through what it is you are really afraid of so that you can put it in context. Once you figure out that fulfilling your dreams of building a healthy business online will relieve you of most of what you are afraid of you just might catch on fire and start putting in the work.

What We Are Working on Now

We are showing people how to earn more cash back on top of what they earn now, often taking their cash back rewards into the double digits. Folks are walking away from 7 figure incomes and getting on board with us.

Did I mention it is free?

Go here to check it out now.

Regards,

TimSingleton

 

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
205-337-6618

1 Stay tuned for an in depth article on why guarding your mind is so important.

New Network Marketing Potential

I say ‘New Network Marketing Potential’ because that is what you are, a new potential. Potential what, exactly, remains to be seen.

Selecting a New Network Marketing Opportunity

New or experienced, success is yours only if your pick the company whose products and services are the right ones for you to use and to market.

I say use and market because if you are not willing to use a companies products and services you should not market them. I know this may come as a surprise to many but it just seems to me that there needs to be considerations other than just money.

Being the hardcore capitalist I am, that galls me to say, mostly because of the way the Progressive dogs loose in our society will take it. Should I be more diplomatic in my words? I suppose so, but less and less do I care about my diplomacy and more about telling the frank truth.

Lots of companies come and go, streaking across the marketplace like a comet, only to peter out, leaving a trail of unfulfilled promises. Generally, if a company lasts a solid two or three years with never a commission check payment missed it will make it.

Due Diligence In Choosing A Company

You have several resources to check on a company’s reliability. Many will simply bounce around the Internet reading various blogs devoted to one side or the other of the issue of whether a particular company represents a true opportunity.

I would recommend you also take the time to check with the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce in the company’s native city. You may find nothing, but it never hurts to check and you may find some interesting details.

The more pressing issue is to see to what degree the company emphasizes customers equally or to a greater extent than it focuses on adding distributors. If acquiring customers appears to be an afterthought, you need to stay away. It is my opinion that sooner or later its distributors will leave. It is also my opinion that it is a near certainty that regulators will sooner or later shut her down if she does not fail on her own.

Companies In This Field Come and Go

It is incredible, but I have read in more than one place that dozens of new networking companies start up every week or two.

I suggest you turn aside from the false promise of getting in at ‘the top.’ You need a company that has weathered the storm of the birthing pains. If the opportunity was good for the original founders, then it will be as good an opportunity for you. If this were not true to your satisfaction

Making a list of good potentials is one place to start. You can go here and see a review of more than 20 top rated companies.

Spend some time in the forums such as warrior.com and betternetworker.com. There is a small fee for some services, but browsing and hanging out in their forums is time well spent. Just remember that a lot of their members are peddling things, too, and sometimes their comments are not entirely without self-interest.

Take you time here; get your feet wet. Don’t accept the answers you get without a grain of salt. Some of the members spend more time complaining about companies with which they have failed than they spend trying to actually improve their craft. Their posts are lots of bluster, overstated pseudo-facts, and a whole lot of ‘I failed with that company because of blah, blah, blah, or more accurately, “wah, wah, wah” the mean old market would not let me succeed.

Ask questions and think about the answers. Take your time and your mind will let the truth rise to the top.

New to Networking? Keep an Eye out for These Problems

Most networking or MLM companies have a business plan that recognizes that more than 99% will fail in this business. I cannot address why they continue to live with this in this limited space, but there it is. If you plan to succeed, you are going to have to go outside for resources.

You’ll need training. Square up with this concept and chew on it until you understand the truth of it. Going to a weekly rah rah meeting where your upline Diamond or whatever your company calls them spends three hours telling you how spiffy it is to be him is not my idea of training. None of that has anything to do with what you need to do.

You are going to need some actions to take, some daily routines in which to engage and some insight as to how to guage your progress.

Summary

Let’s sum it up. This will be your to do list before you do anything else.

  1. Decide what kind of lead generation system you are going to use
  2. Decide where you are going to do for your education on marketing
  3. Decide which company’s products and services you are going to use and represent

As for lead generation, I am going to suggest you check out MLSP’s Mastery program. It covers all the channels used to market on the Internet today including social media. You can go here and watch several free movies and get a chance to check out the extensive educational resources it offers, resources that have been proven to work.

For me, my education system is one and the same. As you can see from the screen below, the training is quite extensive.

Not even a complete list...
Not even a complete list…

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TimSingleton

 

 

 

Tim Singleton
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