How to start your network marketing business on the internet?
So where exactly do you start at? Well, below I have a proven blueprint to move your business forward on the internet. These are the exact same steps I and many other top marketers have taken to start branding You, Inc. on the internet. There are four key components to start your network marketing business on the internet. But, I want to start out by saying that network marketing is no longer about pitching your business, it’s about teaching and educating others.
So, what are the exact steps to start your network marketing business on the internet?
Step 1 – Attraction Marketing: You must learn the skill of attraction marketing, bar none. This is a have to step. If you don’t learn attraction marketing, then don’t bother with continuing to the next step because you will still be in the pitching mode, like the rookies, and not the teaching mode, like the pros. Let me ask you a question….When was the last time you pitched your business to one of your friends and after you were done they jumped up and down with excitement and signed on the dotted line immediately? It hasn’t, has it. More than likely they hope you never bring it up again. Now, instead, what if a friend of yours came up to ask you about your business and you started teaching and educating them about network marketing? You are now in control of the conversation instead of the other way around. And more importantly you didn’t pitch them anything, they asked you remember, so if and when they would like to start a network marketing business, they will come back to you. This, my friend, is the power of attraction marketing and is a lot more fun than “throwing up” your business all over people. Two resources for learning attraction marketing that I would not be without are Mike Dillard’s Magnetic Sponsoring and Ann Sieg’s Renegade Network Marketer.
Step 2 – Register a Domain: Ok, now that you have opened your eyes to a whole new world in network marketing, it’s time to get to the fun stuff and really get into starting your network marketing business on the internet. You must register a domain. If you don’t have your own domain, it will look like this is your hobby and not a true business. You are buying virtual real estate which is real estate on the internet. I always tell people to first start off with buying your own name with the .com version. So it would be, www.yourname.com. If the .com version isn’t available, I would try the .net version. Very simple step and cheap too. You can go through Godaddy and get your own domains for $10 or less a year. I’ll get to this in a minute, but don’t host your website there.
Step 3 – Blogging with an Autoresponder: Although this sounds intimidating, it really is simple. You could get your blog and autoresponder up and running in less than an hour. I’m going to make this short and sweet because I don’t want to get into all the benefits and features of different systems in this post. I will give you a link to what I use and let you decide for yourself. If you want to go cheap, then go for the free version of Wordpress for your blog. But I warn you, you get what you pay for and this is free. Nuff said. I looked into many different blogging platforms and systems and I found one that actually goes to work for you so you can focus on content and not all the fancy, schmancy bells and whistles and the programming that goes into it. I chose a system called Blog i360. It’s quite amazing what this system is. It’s not only a blog, but the hub to your entire business which can be ran from just this one system. Blog i360 will also host your website using the domain you bought through Godaddy. Now with the autoresponder. An autoresponder is just like it sounds. You set up a series of emails that will automatically respond every time someone signs into your list, putting it on autopilot, 24/7. You can also create one email in real time and send it to your list, which could consist of thousands of people. Don’t try to go free on this one. I know some marketers who have tried and got burned, so spend a little cash on a good autoresponder. Many network marketers, including myself, have went with Aweber. The Aweber code works great with Blog i360, all you do is cut and paste.
Step 4 – Article Marketing and Social Media: Article marketing is simple. You create an article for your blog to post to your tribe or crew (these are people who are following you and reading your stuff). The other cool thing about this is the leverage you can create. You can create one article and then create a Hubpage or Squidoo page with the same content. These are both free resources for you and easy to set up. The reasoning for this is, you have created more content out there on the world wide web and easier for people to find you when searching for your particular topic. I will be teaching you SEO or Search Engine Optimization for network marketers in another post, but in a nutshell this simply means you create keywords that your market is searching for on the internet. So when they type those keywords into a search engine like Google, hopefully your articles will be on the first page.
Social media is the place to be right now. The ones I would start with are Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Reever. Millions of people are on these sites many hours of the day, so you want to tap into these resources very quickly. Now, don’t go bananas here because if you do this the wrong way you are screwed. Here’s what I mean. Remember, network marketing on the internet (and off the internet) is not about pitching, it’s about teaching and educating. So don’t go to these sites and start spamming your business opportunity all over the place. You want to attract people to you by your knowledge and skillsets. If you start pitching, you will get a bad rap quicker than you can say rap. One thing I would recommend is when you are on these sites talking with others or putting up your video’s, try to redirect them back to your blog or your home, so to speak. You want to start networking with others and lead them back to your blog. For instance I might put a “tweet” together on Twitter that says to my followers, How to Start Your Network Marketing Business on the Internet? and put a link back to this article.
Here’s a quick tip on how to leverage your time so you don’t have to post the same thing twice using social media. You can have Facebook read your Twitter account so your “tweets” go to your Facebook page, cutting your time in half. Also, if you choose to use Blog i360, you can post a video to your blog and have it automatically post to up to fifeteen video sites including Youtube and Reever with the click of a button. Just think of how much time this would save you and exposure on the net, it’s priceless.
So there you have it. A short e-course on how to put your network marketing business on the internet and go to work for you 24/7. I leave you with this. Please, please take action. I see so many network marketers just reading information that could move their business forward, but they never take action. So don’t be one of those people. None of this information does any good in your head. Don’t worry about perfection right away. Just get out their and do it. I’m reminded here of a quote from Bob the Teacher and that is T.A.R.L, which means Take Action Revise Later.
I know this was a lot of information to take in at once, but I would like to hear your thoughts on what you just read.
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