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Did You Know???? You’re Doing Network Marketing Everyday And You’re NOT Getting Paid For It!

Think about the last time you referred something to someone? You shared something good with them…a movie, a restaurant, a nice pair of shoes, an excellent product or even a service. Did the company send you a thank you card, or a discount coupon or even a commission check for the business of those you referred?

OF COURSE NOT!

And guess what. That’s Network Marketing. Referring something good, something you believe in with those you know and those you will build relationships with and become business associates with.

Having a home business in the Network Marketing arena is truly something anyone can do! Part time or even full time. And with the power of the Internet and proper systems out there, you can create a nice income from home with a potential global business.

Being on the right team, and having the proper Skill Set are crucial!

And you must know, there are huge changes that are occurring in Network Marketing and MLM today. No longer will you hassle everybody to take advantage of your opportunity. You won’t be making cold calls and you will never have to worry about the BIG BAD NO’s again by a prospect.

There are many MLM opportunities out there these days, some good, some not so good. The only MLM companies that survive and flourish are the ones that embrace the new way of operating their Internetworking business. This new way of operating a business from home on the Internet primarily focuses on the internet.

A good Network Marketing / Multilevel Marketing team will provide you with at least the following.

1) An automated lead capture page. This page is used to introduce the prospect to your opportunity and will include a web form to collect their details.

2) An autoresponder is configured to send out a series of emails to your prospect about the opportunity and why it is going to be life changing for them.

3) An automated presentation about the company and the products and how your prospect will benefit from either using the products or joining the company.

4) Once your prospect joins, your Network Marketing / MLM company should have a back office system with comprehensive industry specific training.

5) Having an Affiliate Marketing Program is nice also. Something to plug your new business partners into. This will give you all of the above, including an the availabilty to introduce streams of income additional to your primary opportunity.

If your Team and Network Marketing / MLM company has all of these features you are going to be getting involved with a
company that has embraced the new way of operating. This by no means guarantees your success but it does in so many ways assist you in marketing your Internetworking business.

Does Network Marketing Really Work?

Many people have made fortunes in network marketing, and many still do today!

Usually, it was only a small number of people who went on to become the top money earner’s in any company. Generally it
was the individuals who already had marketing skills and knew how to put them into action! This left the majority of distributors / marketing executives / associates out in the cold, failing to achieve any measurable level of success!

Today there are more resources than ever before to assist you with becoming successful! The challenge today is, knowing who to trust.

Today there are companies that offer a multitude of products and services, items that the average person uses on a daily and consistent basis. And, many of these companies are embracing social networking “Twitter, Facebook and Blogging” to get their message out.

Learning the Skill Set to tap into this incredible ocean of contacts is critical!

No matter where you look, you will find one if not more companies offering something you are passionate about like: Communication Services, Internet Access, Nutritional Products, Weight Loss Programs, Water Filtration Systems, Financial Programs, Electrical Power, Solar Power, Personal Care, and Home Hygiene just to name a few.

Becoming successful requires understanding “What Is Network Marketing.” Many individuals fail to understand this and attempt to diversify instead of focusing on the tasks that will ensure their success.

Here’s something to digest! You MUST Focus!

F.O.C.U.S. – Follow One Course Until Successful.

Once you develop the Skill Set and understand what it is and “How Network Marketing Works” you will place yourself in a
much better position, thus increasing your chances of ultimate success!

Everyday an untold number of individuals are asking the question of “How Do I Get Started In Network Marketing?” In my opinion, it really is far to easy to get started!

Although I’ve found a few companies that do it right by setting a few requirements before you can present it to your friends, family and public. This is called proper training. Why would you want to go to your friends first. Practice on people you don’t know…..make mistakes and learn from them. Then approach your friends.

As you are looking at all the different companies out there today, how do you choose one? And, do you know what it is that you should be looking for in a network marketing company? Of course, these companies should provide products or services that are unique or consumable, this is very important if we want repeat orders from customers.

Your customers are just a click away from ordering directly online. In fact, many of them are shopping and doing their research there right now. Keep in mind that what you may find exciting and you are very passionate about, your friends and family may not be.

On the other hand, they may be very excited about them if there is a benefit. If the products or service can actually save them money, give them better quality, offer them better health perhaps than what they can get from their local stores. You’ve got a winner!

There are really only two things you’ll require in order to achieve network marketing success?

1.) A desire to Learn (developing the proper Skill Set)
2.) A willingness to take action

Getting a solid education should be one of your highest priorities as an independent business owner. It’s not anyone’s responsibility for your ultimate success or failure but your own.

When you get right down to it, it’s easy. Yet, our human nature leads us to over complicate it. A vast majority of us get our start in this industry only to stray off the beaten path. While the internet information age has opened a whole new world of information, to entrepreneurs, it has also derailed a vast majority of them as well.

So……..what Will It Really Take For You To Become Successful?

It will take commitment and determination from you in time, money (marketing budget), proper system and consistent action from you to build and market your business. This is why the right Network Marketing Training is not only necessary but vitally important to your future success. If your serious about making this your life style, to have the ability to call
your own shots, then take the time to really learn how to be a true professional!

Personal Accountability:

Our human nature is to achieve the greatest results with the least amount of energy expended. Think about it, by carrying over an employee mentality into your business, you are setting yourself up for failure.

When you want to call your own shots, be your own boss, you had better show up for work. There is not going to be someone there standing over you holding you accountable, that’s your job now!

So Which Tools Should You Use, And When Should You Put Them Into Practice!

In reality there are very few network marketing tools you actually require. The most important tool is you!

Everyone gets started with the best intentions. Yet, many of you have never done this before! This is a people business, which means our communications skills have to be developed! These skills are more important then just about anything else you’ll ever learn!

Everyone wants to tie the internet & network marketing together with their business, and you should, yet you can fall into the trap of not focusing on the essentials that you’ll need to become successful. I’ve said it for years that your learning curve is not linear but moving along parallel paths.

Laying a proper & solid foundation for your business with the right tools and skill set will pay you huge dividends later.

So Why Do Network Marketers Fail with Leads?

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

Old School or New School, it really doesn’t matter eventually your going to have to talk with your prospects or customers.

It doesn’t really matter where you get your leads from…… a company or self generated, your conversion rate is going to depend on you and you alone. It’s your skill set!

When prospecting, your initial reaction is to place way too much importance on your company, the online presentations or your companies compensation pay plan. Yet, while they are all important we tend to overlook the obvious….and often fail to address the true want’s and needs of our customers or prospective new business partners.

Tell them about your team, about the people you work with…….tell them about you and listen about them!

I mean think about it……What does your prospect care about?

This is what you have to discover, what it is that they truly want. When you begin to understand that a lead is more then just a name and phone number or email address, it is a real person that you’ll be talking to!

Today we have advertisers selling us courses on how to “Create an endless Flow of Free Network Marketing Leads.” If this really worked why are they paying for advertising in the first place?

Generating your own leads will not guarantee your success, you still must establish credibility and trust with your prospects and customers in order to become successful….PERIOD!

Please understand…….Network Marketing / MLM is not just about systems, video’s, blogging or email campaigns, these are just tools we employ as part of the sales process. What it really is about, is the development of long lasting personal
relationships with both your customer base and team business members.

RFB – Relationshipping, Friendshipping and NOT Bullshipping

Even if it takes several years to learn how to effectively communicate and connect with people, once you do, you’re set for life no matter what you do!

And, with today’s economic conditions, Network Marketing is still the best work at home business you could ever start!

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.

Network Marketing Success, Internet Marketing Strategies, Profit Exploding Skill Set Mastery Training, Attraction Marketing Simplicities, Lead Generation

Network Marketing – Keeping Your Head In The Game

Most mentors and Network Marketing industry experts all agree that you will doom your Network Marketing business if you fail to persevere! This means stopping before you succeed.

Having effective tactics, strategies and a system to plug into is critical.

AND they will stop working the second that you stop working!

Of course, choosing the right opportunity matters. Not just a little…..it matters a lot. And your opportunity will look the other way, just as soon as you do.

Being part of a team based community with the same culture, WILL keep your head in the game. If you stay plugged in!

Here are the 3 P’s to keep your head in the game at all times.

PASSION

First things first. Your passion, your “why” for pursuing a network marketing business is the oxygen your business cannot live long without. Unless your “why” changes, keeping your head in the game to pursue your business until it succeeds comes directly from how much your “why” stays front-and-center in your awareness.

1. Keep visual reminders of your “why” around you: photos, quotes, letters, whatever visually connects you with your passion for your business.

2. Write down positive affirmations of what happens with your “why” as your business succeeds. Read them, say them aloud several times a day.

3. Relive history. For example, if part of your “why” is to assist people, relive the stories of people you have already assisted.

PARTNERS

Even if your business has no employees or formal partners, you are wired to be connected with others in a ‘team based system‘ concept.

1. Start or join at least one mastermind group that shares a common goal for being together. The mutual accountability and support both serve to keep you engaged and in the game. Skype groups are great for this. If you have to create one yourself!

2. Increase what you are doing to assist your business builders to succeed. You know intellectually that their success is your success. Seeing it happen is very energizing.

3. Join or create a community that leverages combined group efforts toward a common business activity such as internet marketing. You benefit from the shared results as well as the community relationship. And Always have fun doing it!

PAYCHECKS

Network Marketing businesses require very little capital to start and operate. So staying in the game from a money standpoint should be straight forward. For network marketing businesses this has quite a bit to do with your upfront financial choices.

1. Pick an opportunity with a realistic, quickly-reachable break-even point.

2. Know in advance what ongoing operating expense is required for the long term, and stay right-side-up versus your business revenue. If you’re starting your business as a part-time endeavor, consider Jim Rohn’s advice and stay part-time as long as possible! This eases the paycheck pressure. Plus it increases your bragging rights about the income you will create when you can describe your network marketing business as a part-time enterprise.

3. Assess what realistic marketing investments will be required to take your business to the success level you want. There is no Network Marketing business growth without the marketing.

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.

Network Marketing Success, Internet Marketing Strategies, Profit Exploding Skill Set Mastery Training, Attraction Marketing Simplicities, Lead Generation

The 5 Keys and Getting Started in Network Marketing

Starting a home based business in the Network Marketing MLM arena can be done part time while you keep your day job. Until you’re making enough money to quit that job. There are many companies to choose from depending on your interest.

Whatever business you decide to choose, you want to make sure the company has the “5 Key Components” for your success, so you can build it part time while still working your job.

The “5 Key Components” are:

1. “Company Management Experience with Integrity”
2. “Timing in the Industry and Timing in the Company”
3. “Great Products at Value Price”
4. “Compensation Plan for the Part-timer and Full-timer”
5. “A Proven System that EVERYONE can Duplicate”

These “5 Key Components” I will explain in more detail in a future blog post.

What is important is getting started, and actually having a system to plug in to. Working with a Duplicatable System is key!

In Network Marketing or MLM, there are many different types of income opportunities that individuals are engaged in. The good thing about network marketing is that you can conduct this type of business from the comfort of your own home. People from all over the world are flocking to MLM because it makes sense and is becoming more and more main stream in business.

Most people want to earn additional income or they want time and financial independence. Or they want to retire earlier. Or they want to stay home with their children. The reasons are personal and endless. I’ve discovered that I love network marketing / MLM and building relationships and sharing with people what I know and how to build a business from home. Network Marketers are positive, happy, creative, FUN people. And I’ve made a lot of friends in this industry.

Achieving success in network marketing takes time. Developing your Skill Set is key! You also must have the right attitude and passion for what you are offering people, along with belief in the products, using the products yourself and being motivated.

Working with the right people, who have been where you want to go, is also important.

They say you should choose a company that has been in business for more than a couple years. Others say that you should get in on the ground floor. You will know in your heart if the company is right if you check out everything you can
about it first.

Remember “Timing in the Industry and Timing in the Company” is what matters.

Don’t just target your family and friends to join your business, although they may be great customers of your product, look to people who you do business with or come into contact with on a daily basis. You can make your home business work another way too. You can get excellent training online to ATTRACT other people interested in network marketing to you.

Check out this SICK video. It will make you laugh and feel relieved at the same time. Sometimes people still using the “old” methods lighten up inside after watching this video.

Learning how to Attraction Market….Bringing Interested People to YOU is powerful!

Network Marketing / MLM can get frustrating if you don’t know how to market to your target audience. It is no use telling someone about your product or service who doesn’t need it. That would be like beating on a rock. You gotta be SICK and learn a Free way to attract marketers to you. It is better than chasing down everyone you know. It brings people who are already interested in network marketing to you.

The first place to begin is to hook up with someone who will be a good mentor and is interested in seeing your success.

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.

Network Marketing Success, Internet Marketing Strategies, Profit Exploding Skill Set Mastery Training, Attraction Marketing Simplicities, Lead Generation

Is Working From Home All About The Money?

For most people a home based business is about buying a new car or living in a better house. For others it’s about being able to pay their bills on time or about quitting that job that they hate. Yet others find a home based business is all about the money that you can make working from home. And while there isn’t anything wrong with wanting to create a serious income, sometimes the best things and the things that are the most motivating have nothing at all to do with money (well in a round about way). Yes money is very important, and becoming a “Ten Thousandaire” can be exciting. For most people a home based business is all about the money and for some people it is about something much more valuable…and that’s what they can do with the money that counts!

For many men and women a home based business simply means getting to spend more time with their children. Kids are only kids for a very short period of time and spending time with your son or daughter is something you can’t ever put a price tag on. It can be hard for a lot of mothers and fathers to spend so much time away from their kids especially when they’re really young. But for most families today it is a reality that can’t be avoided… or can it?

A home based business can give you the chance to make money and still spend time with your family. You can build your business around your kids and their schedule so that you are always there when they need you the most. Like at basketball games or school functions. You’ll never have to miss another moment of your child’s life because you’re working and that’s something that is truly worth a million dollars. Also, you can take your kids on more vacations, let them see more of the world and allow them to experience things they might otherwise only read about in books. Working from home means you don’t have to ask your boss for time off of work you can go when your family wants to go not when the boss says it’s ok.

Imagine being able to help your kids with their homework every night, or being able to go on a class trip, or being able to coach their high school team, or help out with the next school play or bake sale.

For most people working from home is all about the money, and that’s fine. While for others it’s about something that’s worth a whole lot more!

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.

Network Marketing Success, Internet Marketing Strategies, Profit Exploding Skill Set Mastery Training, Attraction Marketing Simplicities, Lead Generation

Motivation Is All That Really Matters In MLM?

I hear a lot of people talking about motivation in MLM and Network Marketing, and how important it is. And I’ve written quite a few articles about motivation and how to keep yourself focused and excited about your business. However, there seems to be this myth out there that motivation is all you need to succeed in a home based business. I find so many meetings and trainings out there are all about pumping you up and getting you excited but they aren’t actually telling you how to work your business and that can be a big challenge.

Athletes focus their training on what they do well, and work to make it great. This is how athletes become great! Sure they will spend some time on what they do poorly, and the majority of their time on what they do well to make it better.

Steve Nash, two time MVP in the NBA is 6’3” and comes from Canada…not really where you would think an NBA MVP would come from. When Steve decided basketball was his sport of choice, which he began playing in grade 8, you would always find Steve dribbling a basketball anywhere he went. He was so committed to be great that he switched from dribbling a basketball at school to a tennis ball, because they wouldn’t let him dribble a basketball in the hallways. Was Steve a bad dribbler? Of course not, he just kept practicing because he wanted to be a great dribbler, and this evident when you watch him play. His skill set is incredible!

Regardless of what people tell you motivation is not the only thing you need to be successful in a home based business. It’s important… but it’s not all you need. What you need is the proper skill set and action to put behind your motivation.

Saying all you need is motivation is like saying all you need to drive across the country is gas. When actually you need a car (your skill set) and then lots of gas to put in the tank. Motivation is like the gas that you put in the car but if you don’t have a car you’re not going anywhere.

Motivation is great but you also have to pair the proper skill set and action with it. Your Skill Set and Action are what will make you money. Doing something, talking to people, making phone calls, setting appointments, performing presentations in your online conference room etc… you can have all the motivation in the world but if you don’t have the skills and take action you’re not going to get what you want.

If you’re thinking about getting involved in a home based business you must find someone who will motivate you and get you excited about working from home but you also must find someone who has a plan and a system that will help you reach your goals. Everybody wants to talk about how great it is working from home but if you don’t have a plan you’re never going to get there.

If you are highly motivated to succeed and have the skill set to put a lot of action behind something, then you will be successful!

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.

Network Marketing Success, Internet Marketing Strategies, Profit Exploding Skill Set Mastery Training, Attraction Marketing Simplicities, Lead Generation

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