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My 10 Tips To Blog Article Writing

Since I’ve started blogging I’ve had many people ask me about my writing process so I’ve decided to share it with you today.

I usually have about five or six different ideas for articles that I put through the process, I’ve outlined below, all at the same time. Now, for some people this may not work, but it works for me and saves me a lot of time.

6 things you like…..

Sometimes I get in the mood to develop the topics I want to write about. So I sit down in front of my laptop and type a phrase or word as the title of the topic. I create a long list of about 50 or so (well as many as I can think of at the time) all on one word document. I save that doc to my blog folder on my hard drive. Then on future days I can go through my topics and create their key points. Working through several articles at a time allows me to rapidly develop quality content for each day of the coming week, or even month.

Do the topics have to flow from one to another? I don’t think so. I just write what I want to write about. It’s my blog……:)

Her are 10 tips that I know will assist you with developing your articles.

1. Developing a Topic

As soon as an idea pops in my head I save it in my black berry before I forget it. You can write it down on anything. Use your cell phone, or whatever. I hate it when I think of something that I want to write about when I’m in the shower. I forget the details of it by the time I get out and get dried off. So if your not in the shower when you think of your topic, document it right away.

2. Creating the main points

At the moment that I document a topic in my Black Berry, I begin developing the main points at the same time. If it’s going to be a list post, I begin by writing down as many items as I can think of. If it is going to be an essay style post then I try to think of about three to five main concepts that can be discussed and I put them down as points. This will allow me to have the creative juices flowing when it comes time to develop the entire article.

The key here is to let the topic determine the number of points. You want to come up with enough ideas to provide a comprehensive look at your subject without creating overkill.

Like I am doing with this topic.

3. Video is a MUST

Use video as much as possible. People like to see real people, really doing something. Need I say more?

4. Develop an exciting introduction

Once I’ve determined the meat and potatoes that I plan on discussing in an article I have effectively established the direction the article will be going. This allows me to create an opening paragraph or two. The goal here is to sell the article. While creating the introduction you should have a sentence or two that describes what the entire article will develop in to. Humor is always something that works, but remember to not over do it.

First impressions are lasting impressions. The first sentence is there to make people want to read the second sentence. The second sentence is there to make the reader what to go to the third and so on. If you can’t pull the reader in during that all important first paragraph or two then you are probably are not going to get them to read the whole article.

It’s important that your first paragraph be powerful so that you can make a strong first impression and draw the readers in.

5. Expand on each point

After I have an introduction paragraph and a list of points, I move on to developing each point. You don’t even have to start on your first point. Pick out whichever point you feel is the most important. Sometimes I choose point 3 or 4 and sometimes I go in order. There’s are no rules as I see it.. Just work through until you have a paragraph or two that describes each of your key concepts.

Just write what comes to you. Don’t focus on spelling or grammar. Just take your thoughts and ideas and get them into the post. And have fun with it.

I do most of my writing in the early morning.

6. Revise the post

If your blogging software has a preview feature that allows you to view the article in your blog’s theme (WordPress does) as it will be seen by your audience then I highly recommend that you use it for this step. I want to be able to look at it in every way seeing it as my readers will see it.

It’s important now to read through your post from beginning to end. Remember before when I said that you didn’t have to develop each point in order. During this step you should be checking to make sure that each step logically follows from the point before it. If it doesn’t then tweak it up a little bit until it does.

You should also be looking for spelling and grammar errors. There is nothing more irritating to an educated reader than to read an article from someone who writes as if they are illiterate. I like to use microsoft word for this. You can also get
OpenOffice.org. It’s a free office suite that will blow you away. My son uses it on his laptop. Many students are using it today.

It is also during this revision that I look for places to add dynamic adjectives. I look for places where I can spice things up just a little bit or make sentences sound just a little bit more exciting.

7. Optimize and Intensify the Headline

This is KEY!

Never settle for simple boring headlines or titles. Think about what will grab your readers attention. I get so many ideas from the spam I get daily. I just scroll through it and when a subject pops out at me I save it in my subjects document.
Take a look at my blog section, for more ideas on writing and developing copy.

8. Create Meta Data and Tags

If you are using Word Press (my choice of programs) or a blogging platform with tagging enabled then create between 8 and 10 tags that directly describe your article. Use those same tags as your meta keywords if you like. Don’t use those automated plugins. I experimented with some automated keyword generators and decided that they are generally useless. These plugins would scan the article and attempt to automatically create tags based on the content. Usually they would pick words that really were not important to the topic so I quickly got rid of those and I now take the time to develop my own tags and you should also.

9. Revise the Post…Again

Go over your work one more time. Make sure that your thoughts and concepts flow smoothly between points. Make sure everything is spelled correctly and that you don’t have it filled with poor grammar.

I always assign a future date to most posts before I hit the publish button. I use future dates because I want to have a couple of days to read it over and revise it again if necessary. The more you go over it the better it will likely be.

10. Publish

Push the publish button. This is the easy part. Find a way to take this process and make it work for you. If you need to mix up the order of a step to help you think and be creative then go for it. Do whatever it takes to get your creative juices flowing.

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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Finding an Affordable Web Hosting Provider

Getting online and branding yourself online are two completely different animals.

Today I want to share with you the importance of affordable and reliable hosting. When you have created your website the next thing to do is to host it on the internet. What you will need is a reliable and affordable Web Hosting provider that will take care of your website. I recommend GVO. As you know, most people do not have the ability to create, manage and take care of their own web server. So, it’s best to learn this slowly and choose a consistent and Affordable Web Hosting provider that will assist with these challenges. This search is not so easy.

It is easy to browse through the search engines for the best and most Affordable Web Hosting provider. Go ahead, give it a shot…..type your request in the search bar at Google and watch thousands of companies appear on your computer screen that will provide you with Affordable Web Hosting Service with various hosting plans and different sets of prices along with their own special features. It is really typical and challenging to compare and find the exact differences between Affordable Web Hosting companies.

Would it be OK if you were referred to an excellent hosting company, by someone who has been on the Internet for more than 15 years? Most people agree that referrals from more successful people are what has allowed them to become successful themselves.

OK, let me say that you should seriously forget about Free hosting services. They are not sound as Affordable Web Hosting for any business. You will be given limited amounts of disk space and bandwidth, which will just cause challenges down the road.

Affordable Web Hosting usually runs around the 25 – 50 dollar mark on a monthy basis.

Remember that is just hosting! What about video? What about autoresponders? What about generating leads? What about a professional online office? All of these additional tools are a must have if you are going to operate a business online? Especially if you are going to brand yourself!

Again….I recommend GVO!

Everything at a “One Stop Shop” for less than 50 bucks a month!

In the online business world, website uptime is very important! Every time your website is down, your business will suffer a loss. One of the major advantage of renting web space with an Affordable Web Hosting provider is that some one else is
responsible for maintaining your website all the time. This way you can concentrate on other business deals and most importantly marketing. Look for a hosting company with a reputation and an availability of at least 99% or better, when searching for an Affordable Web Hosting provider.

Secret…….GVO has all that and more!

Security measures should never be over looked when searching for an Affordable Web Hosting Company. Proper security measures like SSL (Secure Socket Layer), firewall, password facility; authentication technique etc. are provided with every Affordable Web Hosting plan. Maintaining a web server with an Affordable Web Hosting is not just another cup of tea for a business owner. It is also possible that as a business owner you do not have any knowledge and experience in how to create a website or blog for that matter. So, it is advisable to ensure the Affordable Web Hosting provider that you choose has expert designers for your website with technical support that will create an effective website for your company.

As I mentioned GVO has been offering the latest and most Affordable Web Hosting services at industry’s lowest prices. Our Affordable Web Hosting Company utilizes an advanced fail safe network, 100% uptime for superior speed and connectivity. So many tools your head will spin….:)

Our Affordable Web Hosting packages include virus and spam protected email. We excel in providing the clients with proficient Affordable Web Hosting solutions, reliability, affordability, and promotional discounts. We also pay you to promote us so you can get your account paid for. It is a user friendly hosting service which offers excellent support, virtual web hosting, dedicated web hosting, and reseller web hosting. You also get Video production software, unlimited autorespondesr, an online conference room (your office) and so much more! Our Affordable Web Hosting Solution gives corporate, home based business, mlm, network marketing, and Internet marketing enterprises the leading edge in online communication while reinforcing the online brand of the organization.

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Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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Network Marketing, MLM, and Internet Marketing – Getting in First

So…Who makes all the money in Network Marketing, MLM, and Internet Marketing? The person who gets in first right? What you are about to watch just may shock you!

I couldn’t have summed it up better than this. Tim Sales shares the truth about getting in first and who makes all the money in the home based business industry.

You see…everyone does Network Marketing…but not everyone gets paid for it!

Think about this statement for a moment. Have you ever recommended something as simple as a good book, or movie to a friend or relative? And if you have I’m sure the cinema owner sent you a referral check for your friend’s entry fee and concession stand purchases right? What about a restaurant? Have you ever shared with someone your last
experience at a restaurant that was a good experience?

DUH….light bulb just went off right?

Network Marketing, MLM, Direct Sales, Internet Marketing or whatever you want to call it is something we have been doing all our lives. It’s about promoting and recommending something good to other people. The only difference is Network Marketing pays us. I have been getting paid from my efforts in Network Marketing for over 15 years. I see it all the time though…..time and time again! People get started and have a little success and think they have arrived…they made it….now they only have to sit back and cash those checks that will keep getting bigger and bigger right.

Wrong!

These are the people that go around saying it doesn’t work. They should be going around saying….I tried it for a couple months, put in 2.5 hrs of effort and it only paid me a couple hundred dollars. Hmmmmm, that would be almost one hundred dollars an hour. Who do you know makes that kind of money at a job? Instead they bad mouth the whole work at home industry. I mean look around…..are you an NBA or WNBA star? Are there guys and gals making it to the NBA or WNBA? What about the NHL? Do you play in the NHL? Are there guys still being drafted into the NHL yearly? What about the NFL…….? Are you getting it?

With Network Marketing, you don’t need to be a genetically perfect subject to make it to the top of this industry. You must however be willing work. Yes you will fail. As with all successful people there will be some challenges. But with this wonderful industry of building relationships and friendships, you can learn the skills to reduce so many of the challenges. It’s time to learn the “Right Way” to do this business. Join my mailing list and be on my first alert for my trainings.

Remember, as in life…..you do nothing…..you get nothing. PERIOD!

Where do you want to be in 5 years?

Getting up out of bed to rush off to work, stressed out and just plain sick and tired?

OR

Getting up with your children putting on one of your many favorite baseball caps then making them breakfast, and talking with them about how their day is going to be and what you’ll be doing with them on the weekend.

It’s really your choice. Anyone can have this lifestyle. You only need the skills and daily consistent and persistent effort, towards your goal.

You decide!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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Social Network Marketing Rules for Newbies

OK, be honest with yourself here. How often have you felt like a total dork when people start talking about “getting on” Social Network marketing sites like Facebook, Twitter, Direct Matches or in the old days MySpace?

I’ll have to admit, for the longest time, I myself never really “got it” and how to conduct yourself on those kinds of sites.

What I always saw on there people “friending” each other, using automation tools to add masses of friends, spamming the he** out of each others inboxes saying things like “This is a can’t miss opportunity” or “Go here to learn how to get 100,000 Twitter followers” or such nonsense like that.

But really, thats not the purpose of it all, nor the best use of it by any means.

Personally, I’m a pretty straight forward guy, ex corporate guy who saw things as kind of black and white. Do this, test and tweak it and either it works, or you improve on it.

Anyway, what you see here are 3 rules for “Us” Social Network Marketing Newbies to live by.

  • Rule #1 Spam unto others…..and people will hate you
  • Don’t go out and endlessly tweet or post on peoples walls or email them about how you are offering “mentorship” or ” a great system” or anything like that.

    Your main objective is to connect with others and interact with them, and let them know how cool you are. It’s all about “Relationshipping and Friendshipping”.

  • Rule #2 Give first, before you receive
  • Social Network Marketing is all about interaction and sharing. But how do you start off interacting with others? You can comment about their “stuff” or content that they promote. Better yet, go ahead and “re-tweet” other peoples information and help promote THEM first.

    This will help get you noticed as someone who is helping them get what they want and makes them much more likely to check out what you have.

  • Rule #3 Be a part of the conversation….because it’s going on right now
  • An old adage in marketing is to “get inside the customers head and talk to what they are thinking and what their problems are”.

    On places like Twitter or Facebook, people are ALWAYS talking about their problems and what is on their mind right.

    – “My kids are sick”
    – “I can’t get any leads for my business”
    – “I feel so tired”
    – “I hate pestering my family and friends in my business”

    And silly little things like that.

    If your business or product can help them alleviate any pain, or achieve any kind of pleasure that they are going on about, and you are present there with information to help them out (again, do not spam them), you have found yourself a very eager customer or business partner.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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    One Truth about Network Marketing

    Network Marketing, MLM, Direct Sales or whatever you want to call it works! Affiliate Marketing and Internet Marketing also work. There are so many success stories, (heck I’m one of them) that for the person who isn’t lazy or who is willing to put forth some consistent effort over a period of time that exceeds 90 days (actually should be more like 2-5 years), that anyone can dramatically change their lifestyle through a network marketing business. The problem is getting you passed the misconceptions that the high polished salesmen toss out to get people to join their quote unquote programs.

    So I wanted to post this information regarding some truths about the industry. I am a straight shooter, and don’t like it when people are lead by some BS marketer who isn’t interested in assisting anyone with developing an additional income, all they are interested in is themselves.

    Every hear this…..You can sponsor just one or two people and expect your business to take off.

    Unless those two people are veterans in the industry and are tired of what they are currently doing…..I say that statement is 99% inaccurate. I didn’t say 100% because I’ve personally met more than one LUCKY individual who did just that. So is the statement, “All you need is two” an accurate statement. No way, no how, it ain’t happening.

    The truth is that 99% of other network marketers who grew their income to any solid level of success had to sponsor a lot more people to get their business rolling. By them leading by example, their team did the same thing. That’s how success breads success. So one of the keys to building a successful network marketing business is to get the idea that all you need to do is sponsor one or two people out of your mind.

    Instead, make it a MUST to sponsoring 2 to 4 people per month for the next year and you can potentially change your entire financial future. That is just a small mental change that really makes a huge difference. Understand, if you can sponsor 2 people, you can put forth the same amount of effort and sponsor 2 more, but if you stop at just 2 and then wait for them to do the same (from my experience) you have around a 99% chance of failure.

    Today the Internet is the way to do Network Marketing. I can “almost” guarantee that anyone who uses a proven system with automation, team building, webinars for training, lead capture pages, and learning to brand YOU….can easily sponsor several partners every month. All it takes is the right automated system – personally I can’t imagine
    trying to run my business without automation because all I have to do is concentrate on driving traffic and sit back and allow the system to do the rest.

    If you’re trying to build a network marketing business without a system, then you’re already behind the eight ball before you even get started. Start out with an autopilot system to do the important parts of marketing that you don’t understand, so that it is done right, and your odds of success skyrocket.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the
    Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working
    from the comfort of their home.

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    Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

    Today is the day the world comes together. Take a few minutes and watch this inspirational video. It shows that talent is important, but true heart and determination will always triumph in the end. Just click the read more link right below.

    Makes you think right?

    You obtain the success you desire by working harder, learning harder, and developing the skills you must have in order to become talented!

    Here’s an Aerial Photo Panorama of the Olympic Village in Vancouver Canada. It’s truly breath taking! http://bit.ly/biE4hb

    Many will be glued to their televisions to watch the opening cerimonies todays. If you don’t know where to get information, just access the official 2010 Winter Olympic site at….http://www.vancouver2010.com/

    This is a new decade, and what better way to start that decade than with a coming together of countries. Those who made it to the Olympics to compete did so with heart, talent and a never give up attitude!

    Here is a listing of the 30 Greatest Olympic Stories.
    http://www.olympics30.com/

    Everyone of the stories talks about overcoming. Driving to be perfect. Never giving up. Dreaming with a goal in mind. Being mental tough. Believing in oneself. Being positive. Having the right mindset. A Powerful Attitude and so much more!

    If an athlete can become an Olympian, why can’t you become a success in the home based business, MLM or Network Marketing arena? I mean think about it. Many of these athletes overcame huge almost impossible obsticles to attain greatness. The only thing stopping you from becoming great in Network Marketing is YOU!

    Yep I said it….YOU!

    You are what’s standing in your way. Get out of your own way, and great things will happen.

    Believe in yourself….PERIOD!

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

    Get your free Secrets to Marketing in 12 Steps. Just fill out the form above.

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    Succeed in MLM When Everyone else is Failing

    What do you do when you are spending more money on your MLM or Network Marketing business than you are earning?

    Don’t Quit!

    Too many people will give up. Do the blame game and so much more!

    You MUST become a LEADER in your company and earn what you are worth. I know, I know, how do you do this, you ask? First, you have to FORGET everything that you have been told by everyone involved in MLM. Then you MUST learn to be a leader.

    Why must you learn to be a leader in your business? People will not buy from or work with someone that they don’t trust, much less, someone they don’t know. Therefore, you must develop the necessary skills and attitude to become “You, Inc.” When people trust and respect you, they will trust your advice and recommendations. At that point, your business will prosper.

    So, how do you build the company “You Inc”? You have to develop the skill set to “market” your product instead of trying to “sell” your product. If you present the benefits of them having your product, people will seek you out.

    Marketing is a skill that 95% of MLM’ers never acquire. The main reason is that their upline (I like to call it your support team) doesn’t know how to market either. The lack of marketing skills has become the curse of the MLM industry. This causes many people to lose money in MLM when earning a good living is very possible.

    This is where you come in.

    You will show people how to generate their own leads. You will help them build their MLM marketing campaigns. You will be the expert to answer their questions and concerns. People will seek you out when you are the expert in the marketing arena.

    Where do you learn to become this “expert”?

    You need to find someone who has learned how to break this “lack of marketing knowledge” cycle by utilizing the tools of the new marketing rules. You will find the individual easily when you start to read the new marketing ads. When you see an ad that doesn’t pitch a product but rather how to build a MLM marketing system, you will know you have found your expert. They will be more than willing to provide access to the training that you require to step into your new career.

    What do you have to lose?

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is an expert online business builder and MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

    Get your free Secrets to Marketing in 12 Steps. Just fill out the form above.

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    How to Succeed in Network Marketing

    Thousands of people will start a MLM or Network Marketing business every month. Most will soon discover it’s not as easy as they thought it would be…operating their own business from home. Many of these individuals came upon a home business website or were contacted by someone who miraculously found their name and phone number….and to their surprise….right on the spot, they joined the business. After spending a lot of their hard earned cash, the majority of these people will drop out of the business within three months! This failure, which is known to so many in the network marketing arena, can be avoided with the right skilld and simple techniques that will change any network marketers business situation.

    Now….if your support team has told you to call leads or post your MLM network marketing business on Google AdWords, why didn’t you succeed? Wasn’t this advice good enough or what was the real problem behind you failing? The answer won’t shock you because the majority of us, who are involved with network marketing, have been told to bother friends and family, call leads, or just advertise on Google. But sadly Google has changed their rules on home business websites, and calling leads can cost too much time and money for most people….not to mention many will not put forth the effort.

    The old fashion way of building your MLM or Network Marketing business still works, but for those who have gone to friends and family over and over again just don’t want to do it anymore. That’s why there are other ways of accomplishing your dream. People fall out of Network Marketing because they just simply ran out of money and time, before they actually work on what’s most important!

    Themselves……yes it’s true!

    In order to be successful in the MLM Network Marketing home based business arena, you must develop the skill set and step by step system to succeed. This in turn will assist those you partner with to succeed as well. One important skill set is understanding how to talk to people. If you want to learn this skill, make sure and join my mailing list to learn more about skill sets.

    Today let me share one solution, that will have a positve impact on your MLM Network Marketing home based business.

    I want you to imagine using the internet all of the time, perhaps just four hours a day will do. Now there is an advertising system that is called viral marketing. In the new world of twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, you will learn how to make yourself known to individuals who are in the same business as you. Now I’m not telling you to spam on Facebook or twitter but be present on these viral tools that will help grow your business. A friend knows a friend, that knows another friend who knows you and these people will ask to be a friend, and this is going viral!

    Now lets take this much further with a blog! Blogs are everywhere but you are going to make your blog more unique in nature. For example, you will add your twitter badge, your Facebook badge and so on to your blog. Every time you make a new post on how your day is going, on new advertising systems, and so much more, you will add your new posted link on Facebook and also twitter. Believe it or not, people will click on your link and will read your new post. Also, invite them to join your newsletter by adding their name and email address.

    This is a very unique way to build your MLM network marketing business and it’s so much fun to do.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is a successful network marketer who assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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    Two Kinds of Poeple – It’s Your Mindset

    There are two kinds of People in the World:

    1. Those who watch reality television…

    2. And those who CREATE their own reality.

    Everybody knows in order to make more, you must become more.

    Abraham Lincoln said, “If you gave me six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” In other words, he’d spend TWICE as much time working on HIMSELF than he would on the task.

    Most accomplished people will tell you….all the know-how in the world is worth NOTHING without the correct mind-set.

    So how do you get into the right mindset?

    Well for most people, that word “mindset” makes them uncomfortable. Because most people in MLM never realize that they have everything they require to succeed in Network Marketing.

    Most people do not fail in Network Marketing….they quit.

    Failure in MLM is the blaming game of quitting.

    Quitting is a Loser’s mindset.

    Ya I know it sounds harsh. It’s true. Giving up and quiting is what the weak minded do!

    Most new Network Marketers don’t have the proper mindset to get through the tough times. This is true for the entire Work From Home arena. Most folks develop that so called “Lottery” mindset. Thinking that MLM is a lottery and all they have to do is wait and hope for the win without doing any work.

    Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Have you ever worked with people like this?

    Take some time to watch the video below.

    That video shows what it takes to have a Winner’s Mindset. I love Rocky!

    The Winner’s Mindset is a mindset of knowing that no matter what happens in your life and career, you will keep getting up off the ground and continue to move forward till the finish line is in front of you, and most importantly, you cross it.

    A new Network Marketer often tries playing the game. They are going to try MLM and see what happens. That is a Loser’s mindset. They make their mind up that they will give their new Network Marketing business a certain time frame (60 days usually….man that’s dumb), and if it doesn’t produce what they want it to, then they’re out.

    They work their Network Marketing business on their terms, their time frame, not the terms nor time frame that MLM requires. And they expect massive success…..Ya OK…..Dumb, Dumb, Dumb! Is your head getting sore from banging it against the wall yet? Mine did…….LOL!

    That is just plain WRONG.

    Network Marketing requires you to have a “No matter what” mindset, and No Matter What, you will continue to work and do what is required till success shows up.

    Success in MLM requires many things: Skillset, Mindset, Determination, Discipline, Attitude, Communication, Focus, Belief, and Action and so much more.

    The Winner’s Mindset requires: Delayed Gratification

    You MUST have patience. There is a learning curve to all new skills. You see it in careers, in jobs, in business, and it’s also here in Network Marketing. That’s why you must look at what your Mindset must be, as it will be tested during your early months of your business (that’s like the first 6, not the first 1 GOT IT).

    Very Successful Network Marketers (those who earn in excess of 5 figures a month), have a mindset like a run away freight train running down a mountain. They simply will not be denied, nor stopped, nor slowed down. They are focused on “All out Massive Action” and will win “No Matter What”. Failure is not an option. They have mastered the “Skill Set”, and will not be denied success!

    Hey that sounds like me……..anyway……these very same Very Successful Network Marketers do not take their business for granted. They saw it as their “way out” and went for it….but…..and here’s the BIG but……They continue to go for it!

    Your learning reality must set in. You will get discouraged, frustrated, as all entrepreneurs do….that’s ok. It is part of the learning curve, and we all go through it. Your mindset must be strong! You must not be denied! It’s a must to stay connected to your support team!

  • Call your upline support team members or go out to lunch with them and see what they do when they get down.
  • Read a motivational book or listen to an inspiring cd, and see yourself succeeding in MLM.

    And always remember this. It takes heart to be successful in anything. Never give up and never give in to your doubts….then you WILL succeed.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is a successful network marketer who assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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    Network Marketing (Direct Sales) is NOT just a Numbers Game – To be successful Never Give Up!

    Did you watch the video? If not please do.

    Powerful stuff huh!

    Now,let me start by saying this! Network Marketing, MLM, and Direct Sales are one in the same. I really hate it when people try to explain that one is different then the other. That’s why I like to call these industries, the “Work at Home industry” (WAH).

    The WAH industry is an opportunity for the average person to earn above average incomes, with a business they can operate from home.

    Here are some truths about the WAH industry that are often not considered by those seeking to venture into this Home Based Business Arena, although with a Network Marketing business everything is set up for you.

    • A Network Marketer or Direct Sales professional must work on the Internet today to be successful.
    • Every successful Network Marketer currently has or had a Mentor.
    • The fact is that about 95 percent of Network Marketers quit within 4 months. Yep 4 Months!

    Let me focus on just one, the last one. I am sure the video is quite clear in showing that failure or giving up can cost you great things. It is quite shocking! Why do 95 percent of Network Marketers give up so soon? This is a dilemma that makes building an organization very challenging. We search endlessly for leaders who can create and maintain down-lines (customer bases). Down-line maintenance requires us to replace marketers as soon as they drop out. To overcome this challenge and create down-line stability, we must recognize and understand the reasons why so many Network Marketers quit before they truly get started.

    • Some are hopeful that Network Marketing, MLM or Direct Sales is the miracle that will quickly reverse their financial misfortunes and eliminate all of their debt. They fail to see that success takes time.

    • Some will succumb to the hype of bad WAH opportunities. They fail to recognize that, when something looks too good to be true, it usually is.

    • Some seek to “get rich quick” with little or no effort, Ya RIGHT! They fail to see that success in the WAH industry requires hard work.

    • Some expect that the person who referred them will make them rich. They fail to see that success in the WAH industry requires initiative and self-reliance.

    • Some have difficulty transitioning from employee to employer (this can be quite challenging). They fail to see that success in Network Marketing, MLM or Direct Sales means being in business for yourself but not by yourself. They are their own motivation.

    So how do you avoid these scenarios?

    First, you need to change your approach to recruiting (prospecting). Often our down-line partners are created in haste. We sign up anyone and everyone who shows some interest, seeking to build an organization as quickly as possible (yes I agree building fast is better then building slow). The first question you should ask each prospect is “why?”. Why do they want to join this awesome business opportunity? If their “why” is not strong enough, we should not sign them up. If we do, the valuable time and energy we spend to train them will likely be wasted when they quit within a few months.

    Screening of prospective WAH marketing partners is a must when building a successful marketing team.

    Second, you must change your training tactics. Often the training of new marketing partners is a “one-shot” deal. For training to be successful, it must be strong, concise, thorough, and on-going (thats why a weekly minimum “Team Training” is so critical, with personal one to one coaching happening daily). Our training goal is to help a new marketing partner working from home to get started quickly and gain momentum. A new WAH marketing partner must make money right away (30-90 days) in order to stay interested. Our training program must also help WAH marketing partners to maintain that momentum, keeping them focused and enthusiastic. That momentum and enthusiasm will carry them through the inevitable down times of WAH marketing. On-going training and mentoring is essential, both in creating successful WAH marketing partners and developing them into leaders.

    Successful WAH marketing is not just about recruiting and selling. It’s about building relationships (relationshipping not bullshipping). The relationship begins when a prospect answers the question as to why they want to enter into a WAH marketing opportunity. It continues as you teach them the basics of the business. It expands as you mentor them in developing their own down-line partners, and flourishes as you teach them to mentor others.

    Happy Marketing,

    Gerry Schroeder
    http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

    Skype: gerry.schroeder
    Office: 705-524-1286

    Gerry Schroeder is a successful network marketer who assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

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