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Link, share, curate, consolidate

Most people with a few years’ experience in network marketing will find themselves creating a presence online in a number of different ways. For instance, I have this blog, my personal Facebook account PLUS a business page, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ an IBO Toolbox account, a page on about.me and a LinkedIn account.

I already often curate and share content between the blog and IBO by re-purposing what I write in one place, for the other. This article is a good example.

Yesterday I wrote a new PR over on IBO about the wisdom of buying gold as a savings product due to the jitteriness of world financial markets. This is a curated quote and link and I hope you will go and read it – but after you read the rest of my post here!

The threat is that the value of your savings in traditional holdings like bank deposits and stocks and shares (and linked securities like UK ISAs) is going to decline very suddenly and very seriously. If you are looking at retirement in the next year or two, then this could be of very great concern to you. Your projected retirement income could be slashed and you could be looking at a future with not enough money to last your lifetime.

Wake up, or Lose Out, IBOSocial PR

I don’t want to copy it word for word over here and Google won’t like it if I do.
As a method of creating  your brand, linking your online places together in this way can really pay dividends and improve your business image.

Other ways I can draw attention to my PR/post:

  • Tweet about it
  • Create a Pinterest pin that links to it
  • Post about it on Google+
  • Update your Facebook status with a link to it
  • Use the same tags/keywords across all your references

People are more likely to remember you and trust you if your name keeps popping into their online experience – and they will also remember why you are online and what you are promoting,  to the extent it is very likely that they will subscribe to an offer or visit an affiliate site – exactly what you are aiming for.

Do you have the passion

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?  What is the first thing you think about?  If you are going to succeed in this highly competitive world of network marketing I can tell you how you should be feeling. First should be gratitude that you are alive.  Pretty soon after that, should be ‘How successful is today going to be and what can I do to make it more successful’.

I have to admit that I am NOT a morning person. I’m a night owl and I struggle to be out of bed when most people are thinking about elevenses.  However, when they are all tucked up in bed, I’m still online, sending mails, and searching for new contacts.

A few days ago, I was watching TV and saw someone who was enjoying some success at last, after years of hard work and I wrote about him over on IBO Toolbox.  Here is an excerpt of what I said.

I learned a lesson yesterday in what can happen if you never lose sight of a goal. What most network marketers want is success and everything that comes with it. We want to see the results of our hard work in our bank balances and in our email – notifications every day about new people joining our businesses or enquiring about them.

You can carry on reading my post over there –

When the penny dropped

It’s very galling to look back and think how much time I have wasted trying to promote products and services without building a list. I’ve even overlooked previous offers to join Contact List Builder!   However, I have finally seen the light and realized the enormous value of what I am doing here.  Continue reading

Why I do what I do how I do it!

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
– John Wooden, US Basketball coach

Starting out, here is some info about the product and company I advertise and why you might not think that it was my primary business.

BodyByVi is a weightloss product range marketed by a company called Visalus and I decided to start promoting it after using it successfully for a few months.

Many marketers get so enthused about their main product that they concentrate their advertising on it exclusively and don’t even give a prospective customer an opportunity to express more interest via a form included in the ad. I confess to being absolutely guilty of making this mistake in the past, and have now radically changed the type of primary advertising that I do.

The type of ad I now use is called a squeeze page or lead capture page and you absolutely HAVE to get familiar with this format and know how to create one and  store the information, because it is fundamental to listbuilding.

However, although BodyByVi give me a capture page, I’m actually not using it – this is why. There are so many BodyByVi pages out there, that someone searching on Google is very unlikely to hit mine first. Also, I cannot customize it to feed directly into my GVO autoresponder or set up personalized follow up messages. 

I’ve found that I can attract many MORE visitors to my product by offering to help my visitors build THEIR business.  The marketing system I invite them to use is Contact List Builder and that is what I advertise.

The reason CLB is so very good is that the steps that you need to take to make it work are very clearly documented and support is very easy to get.  You can set the basic system up in a couple of hours – yes even if you are a non techie! Interested visitors to my CLB ads enter their name and email on a simple form embedded in the ad and hey presto –

Now I can send them information about my BodyByVi product as well as Contact List Builder. As just about everyone knows someone in their family or friends who is trying to lose weight, I get potentially more than one visitor to my product site because with a little nudge from me, my initial contact will pass on the info.