Monthly Archives: June 2010

Building Confidence: Are You Holding YOU Back?

In this article I want to talk about just how important confidence is to your business. It’s something that I don’t believe enough people teach their people and it’s so important in all business but especially in a home based business.

When you work from home you are really putting yourself out there and it can be really easy to feel like you’re never going to succeed. It doesn’t help that sometimes you might have friends or family members who aren’t supportive of your work at home dream. That’s why confidence is so important. Confidence in your business and your products or services and confidence in you.

You have to know that you can really do this! And when you know that it will make all the difference in the world.

If you are suffering from a lack of confidence you could be holding yourself back from something really amazing. When you think about your business are you thinking about it with fears and doubt? Do you ever think about what might happen if you can’t make this business work or you become a failure? If so you’re suffering from a lack of confidence and you might end up hurting your business. People want to work with confident, driven, excited people and even if you feel like you’re not showing your lack of confidence you probably are in one way or another.

So what should you do?

Focus on the positive things that you’ve accomplished in your business! Maybe you haven’t reached your goal but you’re probably farther along then when you started. When you start to see everything that you have accomplished you will start feeling better and stronger and with each small thing that you do right your confidence will begin to grow!

Also, spend your time around confident people. Read the books they read, watch the programs that they watch. Eventually it will start to feel real to you.

Finally, work on your outer appearance. Wear clothing that makes you feel good about yourself because when you feel good on the outside it will translate to the inside.

Don’t let your lack of confidence stop you from building an incredible business. Work on YOU just as hard as you work on your business and the money will follow.

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder

http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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Facebook Marketing Tip – Using Groups

Facebook can sometimes be a little overwhelming when you first get started. Especially if you’re new to the idea of social networking.

People tell me that they are using facebook to help out their business, and now that they’re on it they have absolutely no idea what to do with it. Once you have set up your basic profile on facebook, one of the first things that you should do is join some groups. Groups are just a bunch of people who like or have an interest in the same thing. It can be a business or something silly. Groups range from just a few people to sometimes millions of people and anyone can start a group, which is why there are so many crazy ones out there.

Groups are a great way to meet people!

By relatiosnshipping with these new contacts, they will get to KLT you. Know you, Like you, and Trust you. Possibly even turning into prospects. You can start out by joining a group for your network marketing company or simply a group for internet marketers. Perhaps you want to join a gardening group or a group about basketball. Once you’re in the group you can friend request some of the people in that group, which will increase your friends count …. and that’s always a good thing. You can also start posting on their wall or start up a discussion on the group page. This is a great way to become more interactive, more noticed and more social on facebook.

You’re also not limited to any number of groups so feel free to join as many as you want.

Say you’re a network marketer who wants to focus on recruiting stay at home moms. Well in that case you could join a group or two for your network marketing company, or just a group on marketing in general and then you could join some groups that are created specifically for the stay at home moms. There can be a huge list of potential prospects to KLT.

Remember though, that not all groups will be so keen on you using their pages for blatant promotion so you must be careful not to come off as a spammer. You must add some genuine content to each group and this will help more people to trust you and see that you have something to real to share.

Joining groups is a great way to get started marketing on facebook. You can meet some really great people and it will help you get more comfortable in the idea of social networking.

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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Is Google The New Yellow Pages?

Are you in business? Do you spend ridiculous amounts of money for a one year’s membership to your local yellow pages directory?

How’s that working for you?

C’mon…think about it. When was the last time you used the yellow pages to look up a phone number yourself? You either Googled for it, or you called 411 directory assistance right?

So, why throw your money away for something that doesn’t work anymore. This is what you have to ask ourself……Do you have a website that makes you money, or just an online business card? Because if people can’t find you, what good is either!

While reading a local newspaper today, there was an article written about the shift in marketing that is happening everywhere you turn. It was an interesting article, and the basic question was….whether to have a Yellow Page ad or a Google one.

Here’s a fact according to Newsweek…..over 91% of people say they use the Internet Search Engine (Google) to find local products and services. That’s staggering. Even well known computer and online geek Chris Anderson of Wired, says “You don’t define your brand anymore Google does.”

Smart local businesses are not advertising in local papers or local yellow pages anymore. Instead smart businesses focus advertising resources in building a solid web profile (a good brand) and getting ranked high on Google locally. Smart businesses know local consumers are more likely to go online and use Google to find local products and services.

Google is the new Yellow Pages!

Today you must have a good online profile, you must have a blog or a website, you must be willing to learn the secrets of online marketing or pay someone to do it for you and you must understand the power of branding.

Budgets are tight these days, and online marketing and branded web profiles are a very powerful tool! Just 5 years ago most businesses were using the yellow pages. Just two years ago most businesses were listed on the yellow pages online directory.

Today you must be using Google!

Over 76% of offline businesses will move the majority of their marketing online this year. Hosting, video creation, and list building will be key components to businesses coming online and having success. It’s like the gold rush from over 100 years ago.

History is repeating itself again.

Offer the picks and shovels (tools for online success)!

Local businesses must have the tools for their online marketing requirements, they must also gain the knowledge required to advertise effectively online and they must brand themselves with the right information.

Local businesses will be more interested in getting ranked well on Google than having a Yellow Pages ad that no one will read. The shift is happening now.

What will you do?

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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Building Your Business With Facebook: Interaction is KEY!

Facebook is an incredible opportunity for online marketers if you’re doing it right.

Facebook is a heavily trafficked website and it has people from all walks of life on it. So whoever you are trying to attract with your home based business they are going to be on facebook in droves. Facebook is great for stay at home moms, online marketers, content writers, MLMers, even grandparents are on facebook now.

With all that diversity there is no wonder that marketers have jumped on the facebook bandwagon. However, if you’re new to social networking you might not be using facebook to it’s full potential. Facebook is not like a website or a blog. It is not just a place to throw all of your information up there and hope that enough people look at it. Facebook is a social network and being social is very important. Once you have a lot of facebook friends your job is not done. You have to be interactive if you want to use facebook correctly.

Being interactive means commenting on the posts of your other friends. Add your own insight and ideas and start a conversation. Don’t be a facebook hermit who only posts content but never talks to anyone else. That is the power of facebook. It allows you to interact with the people in your life so if you’re not doing that and you’re just expecting people to look at your stuff you’re not using facebook the right way. People will be much more likely to visit your website or take a look at the things that you post if you first show them a little attention.

Also, make sure that when you are posting your own content you’re posting interesting things that are thought provoking or helpful. Youtube videos are great things to post on facebook and the right video will get you more attention than a status update sometimes simply because it draws your attention.

The more interactive you are on facebook the better relationships you will form and the more people will be willing to take a look at your business or website. Don’t be a facebook caveman and never come out, get chatting on other peoples walls and start connecting with people!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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Spamming Is Bad Especially On Facebook

Facebook is one of the top websites on the internet and it’s also a great place for internet marketers to meet and network with each other. In this article I want to talk about one of the biggest pitfalls that home based business owners have to avoid on Facebook.

SPAM!

Pretty much anywhere you can market your business on the internet you will find spam. And spam is especially obvious on popular social networking sites like Facebook and twitter. And just because it’s allowed doesn’t mean it’s not hurting your business…I promise you it is!

People hate spam, so why do many internet marketers insist on doing it?

Well for one thing we believe foolishly that the more we get our information out there the more prospects we’ll have. It seems like a good plan. Get your website out there for as many people to see as possible and you should have great results right? Wrong!

This is wrong for two reasons…..

First of all, when people see that you’re a spammer on Facebook they are much less likely to click on your link. They will start to mentally ignore all of your posts. Spam = I have nothing valuable to say so people won’t get excited to see your next post they’ll be annoyed by it. Secondly, your success has very little to do with how many people you get to see your website and more about how many of the RIGHT people you get to see your website. I would rather have 50 targeted and genuinely interested people look at my website a week than 5000 people a day who are just going to click on my link and then click away immediately because they have no interest in my business.

What you want to do is post things on Facebook and other social networking sites that are helpful, fun and interesting. Have your website out there so that people who want to click on it can and don’t throw it in peoples faces 24/7 because believe me you’re just shooting yourself in the leg.

People will come to respect you and enjoy your posts if you don’t become a Facebook spammer. And that will of course help your business big time.

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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 Media Marketing – Using Facebook to Build Your Business

Facebook is one of the largest and most trafficked websites on the internet. It is also one of the biggest social networking sites out there. Facebook allows you to connect with classmates, co-workers, family members, friends and pretty much anyone and everyone that you have ever met. It is also a great place to meet new people and to market your business.

It is important to understand however; that Facebook is not a marketing site. It is a great tool for internet marketers, network marketers, affiliate marketers, and home business owners to meet new people and build relationships and friendships. It’s great for marketing although that’s not its main function and it’s certainly not what the creators of the site had in mind when they built it.

Facebook is not like a website or a blog that you just put up there for people to find and look at. It is an interactive site. It is a SOCIAL networking site so it’s all about being social and talking to people by Relationshipping and Friendshipping and not Bullshipping. Part of being social means that you have to have friends, preferably lots of friends. Facebook will do you very little good if you don’t have a lot of people looking at your page and interacting with you.

So how do you get a lot of friends?

Well, first you’ll want to start out by inviting all of the people that you know in real life to follow you. You can do this simply by typing in names or email addresses into the search bar in the friends section of the site. You will be amazed at just how many people are actually on Facebook. It’s a popular site for people of all ages. From teenagers to grandparents! Once you have friend requested all the people that you know (hopefully that’s at least 100 or more) you can start adding new friends or people you want to get to know and network with.

The best places to find people to network with are in groups. Go to the search bar and type in a term like “home based business” or the name of your company or “stay at home moms”. What you should find is a bunch of groups that fit the bill. Once you find the group you want to join (and you can join as many as you want) you can see who is a part of that group and you can start to friend request them as well.

Please note, Facebook will not allow you to add tons and tons of friends all at once so you’ll have to just add a few every day and they will add up quickly.

Once you have a good group of friends it’s time to start interacting. Leave comments, have conversations and just have fun! Try not to make your posts too spammy but don’t be afraid to promote your business either. You can have fun and promote your business at the same time.

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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The Bigger Your Contact List The More Money You Make!

The world of Internet Marketing, Network Marketing, MLM, Affiliate Marketing and even traditional business is a fair level playing feild for everyone. It doesn’t matter what your money situation is, or your level of education or experience. In business, you will be rewarded based on the size of your list.

What does matter is your “Skill Set”

“Now wait a second….you don’t have a list you say!”

That’s okay. That’s where a funded proposal and funded marketing system come into play to help you. It’s the best way to learn and understand from more successful how to become successful yourself. You will learn from mentors and coaches, who will walk you through step by step to building a bigger list than anyone else in the entire home-based business industry….if you want to.

Think about this for a moment……..

If you had 1000 eager prospects you would probably be able to get some of them to buy your product or service, or even perhaps join your opportunity right? What if you had 10,000? What if you had 100,000? What if you had 1,000,000?

Your odds will definitely go up based on the total number of prospects that you have, even if you don’t know anything about sales or marketing. The percentage of buyers may not go up, but the total number of buyers will.

Simple math……..Below is an example.

If only 2% of your prospects buy your product/service/offer.

100 prospects = 2 sales
1,000 prospects = 20 sales
10,000 prospects = 200 sales
100,000 prospects = 2,000 sales
1,000,000 prospects = 20,000 sales

So, as you can see. It’s really just about the size of your prospect/contact list or how many people are potentially interested in what you are selling or what you are doing.

The #1 reason most people quit their home-based business is because they complain that they’re not making any money.

The reason they’re not making any money is simply because they are not getting their message or offer in front of enough people to buy what they are selling. And of course, the reason they’re not offering their product or business opportunity to enough people is because their prospect list is TOO SMALL.

This makes sense right?

Your level of success will be directly related to the size of the list that you build with the help of a funded proposal funded sponsoring marketing system. This kind of system will show you EXACTLY how to build a HUGE list while developing the Skill Set required to be a success from home!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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So what’s all the Hype about Article Marketing?

There are a many ways to market online and not all of them are going to be right for you. Some are awesome, some are just OK and some are a huge waste of time.

In this article I want to address one very good way of marketing online… and that’s utilizing article marketing. Article marketing is still one of the best and most tried and true methods of marketing online…..yet most people aren’t doing it. Why? I’m not sure! Article marketing works for EVERYONE and it’s free and simple. And just so you know, I only started marketing my articles this year. So is it too late for you? No way!

OK…..you say, you just don’t have the time to write a bunch of articles. I felt the same way, and now I am doing it almost daily!

There are lots of things that you can do if you don’t want to spend your time writing articles. First of all private label rights articles are all over the place and they can be amazing for the busy marketer. Home based business PLR (Private Label Rights) articles allow you to use the articles as your own, benefit from them and do absolutely none of the work. Just purchase the articles and you can re-brand them in any way you like. It’s like they are your own articles you just didn’t do any of the work to create them. Please note that PLR articles many times are sold over and over…..so publishing
them may not be a good idea……using them on your blog may be fine.

If you aren’t into content that was created by someone else you will need to write them for yourself. Which isn’t as hard as you might think. I like to write my own. You don’t have to be an expert writer or have the best skills on the planet. All you really need is a voice and something to talk about. You can write about anything that is meaningful to you or that you have knowledge about. I have seen people who didn’t think they could do it turn out some amazing and powerful articles.

Bottom line, article marketing just plain works! It is a great way to create consistent and targeted traffic to your website and it will work for anyone. You don’t need to have a million articles just a few good solid ones on the highest rated article sites and you’ll be on your way. Churn out one or two great articles every week and you’ll REALLY start to reap the rewards!

So…..is article marketing for you?

It’s for everyone!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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Develop Multiple Income Streams Using Funded Proposals

Are you always wondering about your home based business? Especially those of you in the Network Marketing and Internet Marketing arena’s.

Do you find yourself saying………

1) I don’t have enough money (so you feel you can no longer continue to work your business)

2) I don’t have enough prospects (and you feel like a loser with no one to share your business opportunity with as you’ve used up your warm market very quickly)

The thing that really bothers you is you know others are successful….so why not you?

Well I am here to tell you it’s not you! It’s what you are doing!

Most successful people in the Inter-Network Marketing arena’s use a “Funded Proposal” “Funded Sponsoring” marketing system. You see….systems work and people fail. People are the cause of their own failure.

Let me explain….

“Funded Proposal” or “Funded Sponsoring” marketing systems are a CONCEPT based on charging your prospects for a low-priced front end product or service. In the case of the health or beauty industry, this could be a product sample. Online this could be information….or more importantly high class training!

The cool thing is, once your prospect buys in or opts in you have their contact information. You can now build a relationship with them.

And after trying out the sample or being part of the Inter-Netowrk Marketing team, some will join you in business. And that can be your primary Network Marketing MLM, or your Internet Marketing business.

Oh and brace yourself because some won’t join you. Yes that’s right, not everyone will, and by using the “Funded Proposal” or “Funded Sponsoring” marketing system you would already have earned some pocket money to sustain and grow your business.

Pretty cool huh!

So, instead of looking for people to join your Network Marketing MLM opportunity immediately, you look for prospects to try your product or use your service (now you have enough prospects). This is a lot easier. Isn’t that what we do? Recommend or Promote something good. Most people do Network Marketing everyday, they just don’t get paid for it…..or paid enough for it. A “Funded Proposal” or “Funded Sponsoring” marketing system solves that problem.

Isn’t that brilliant?

OK….following a ‘Funded Proposal’ approach, I’ve got some ideas you can use.

Idea #1 – Look for prospects who want to make money online – not to join your MLM business yet – and offer them some high priced coaching or training at an affordable price to help them make money online. Such as how to set up a blog with affiliate links and banners, how to advertise properly, how to become social media marketing pros, how to build lists properly and so much more. Do not charge them a high price but just a small fee.

Think about it. . .

You would already be in profit whether or not these prospects join your opportunity.

** This will solve your MONEY challenges **

Idea #2 – Some time later, when your prospects become confident with computers, the Internet, and most importantly you…that’s the time to introduce them to your primary business opportunity so that they have a multi-tier affiliate program to promote. And more importantly unlimited income potential!

Does this make sense to you? Want to know what I do?

Check it out…..http://bit.ly/9cxiAk

If it sounds like something you can work with, go ahead, do something with it today!

Simply take ACTION now and let your prospects pay for your expenses!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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Sorry Guys….Women Are Better in the Network Marketing Arena

Again, I am truly sorry for all you successful male marketers out there. I know this is a shot at your ego. The statement I made is quite bold, and so true. Network marketing is something that everyone can be successful at. It doesn’t matter your age, your race, your background or your sex.

However, for some reason women tend to be especially great at this type of business!

Why is that……?

Here are a few reasons why I believe women are especially great for network marketing.

1. Women are Nurturers

At the core, network marketing is about helping other people make money while you’re helping yourself. Women are nurturers, they care about people and want to help out. This attitude is great for building strong relationships with people and helping them to achieve their goals. Women don’t like to see people fail so they will do everything they can to make sure the people on their team have success.

2. Women are Multitaskers

Women just seem to naturally know how to multitask. Many women are moms who also have full time jobs and volunteer on the weekends. They can clean the house, cook dinner, run errands and still find time to make money. This natural ability to multitask means that women can take on a home based business and still get everything done that they need to do at home and at work.

3. Women are RelationShippers and FriendShippers

Women are relationship people. Men are too but women are especially great at building relationships with people and keeping those relationships strong. That is a quality that is great when it comes to network marketing. Woman ask questions all the time, it’s second nature.

4. Women know other Women

Women, especially moms tend to know a LOT of other women. So they usually have a great big pool of people they can talk to about working from home. They don’t have to spend money on leads or go out and look for people to talk to about their business because women usually know lots of other women already. Many, many home based businesses are filled with teams of women who only recruit other women!

So if you’re a woman who wants to make more money you might want to think about network marketing as a serious option. Get more information about starting a home based business today. Complete the form here on my blog and I’ll be happy to chat with you.

And guys……don’t take this personally. Go out and find some great woman to work with. It will be refreshing and you’ll have fun doing it!

Happy Marketing,

Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

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

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline 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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