MLM Business Opportunity

Watch out for MLM business opportunities

Any MLM business opportunity worth considering will either have a track record that you can investigate and evaluate or it will have a clear statement of the plan, the potential, and the up-front costs.

Before investing any time or money in a specific MLM business opportunity, there are some questions you should consider first.

How long has the business opportunity been in business? Before investing time and money in marketing an MLM business opportunity, it is important to determine how long it has been operating.

If it is a new concept that has not been proven in the marketplace, you have no assurance that it will even work.

Does the company have a fixed address and phone number? This may seem obvious to you, but the fact is, thousands of companies operate with nothing more than a website and an email address.

Many of them are here today and gone tomorrow. Make sure the business you intend to deal with has a fixed address, physical location, and established phone number.

Does the MLM business opportunity have some successful members you can talk to? Most business opportunities will show you testimonials. But these are often untrustworthy.

They could even be completely fabricated. Ask the owner of the business for names of real people you can talk to. Call them on the telephone and ask them to share their experiences with the program.

This will not only provide you with valuable first-hand information about the program, but it will give you a list of advisors who might be willing to help you along the way.

How much initial investment is required? In many cases a proven MLM business opportunity with a successful track record will involve some kind of initial investment.

You should not assume that a business opportunity that is free to join is a better investment. Usually a free-to-join business will involve other costs such as marketing and advertising fees. Just keep in mind that nobody gives away “opportunities” for free.

What you have to determine is whether a specific MLM business opportunity has a successful track record, is managed by honest people and offers you a realistic chance of actually making some money.These are the things you must weigh against the entry costs.

What is the realistic income potential of the business? Have a careful look at the numbers and projections provided by the business opportunity. Then talk with actual members who are using the program to determine if they have been able to turn those numbers into reality.

Are there extra fees such as yearly or monthly subscription fees, shipping costs, or minimum purchase requirements? Make sure to get a detailed list of all the fees involved in operating the new business. These things may not seem significant now, but they can easily eat into your profits later.

How much control of your new business will you have? Be clear on who owns the business, and who controls the way it is developed and marketed. You may want to diversify your product offerings in order to avoid being at the mercy of a “head office.

The MLM business opportunity should require low initial investment and have high profit potential both in the short term and in the long term. It should allow you to build a profitable business of your own that will be a source of income far into the future.

We hope you are enjoying these posts on MLM and that you are learning a thing or two!  Watch for the next post coming soon.  We are giving away a free ebook for you today as part of the holiday season.  It is the time to give.

Free Printable Coloring eBook!

This is a free coloring ebook that is printable and has some really cool futuristic designs for you to color.  Carol Mehlman created it and there is no cost or obligations to downloading it.  So, please enjoy it and feel free to pass it to anyone you’d like to!  Just right click and save as…  Enjoy

See ya at the next post….

 

Blog Booster Crash Course Final

Well, we have come to the final lesson in the Easy Blog Boosters Crash Course. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed your lessons and learned some great ways to boost traffic, views and profits for your blog.

Over the last few lessons, we have gone over some great ways to attract more visitors to your blog and while that is great what is the point of having all those visitors if they aren’t converting into profits? That is why in this lesson we’re going to go over some great ways to improve your blog conversions.

Conversion rate optimization is a systematic and structured way of refining the performance of your blog. It’s based on the percentage of people who perform certain actions like clicking a link, subscribing or making a purchase. Understanding what visitors do when they are on your blog makes it possible to improve its performance and its conversions, which ultimately leads to more profits.

One of the best ways to increase conversions is to create urgency. Why should the visitor purchase your product now? Customers can be encouraged to complete a purchase through perception of rarity. For example, having promotional discounts and free gifts with purchases from your site. When your create urgency in the minds of the customers, their emotional reactions will override their sensible buying behavior.

Having a clear value proposition is also very important. Your value proposition gives a summary of all the benefits and costs of buying your product. If the consumer realizes that the benefits outweigh the costs then they will get motivated to become a customer. To improve your conversion rate, you should emphasize the most magnificent parts of your value proposition. Convince the visitors why you are better than your competitors.

Set up and easy to follow sales funnel for your visitors. A good funnel involves all the steps they need to take to complete the process. This includes their first visit, consuming content, checking out your product, adding product to the basket, beginning checkout and finally finishing checkout. In order to increase the number of visitors who go through the funnel, make the selling process has to be easy.

Set up optimized landing pages. A landing page is any web page that a visitor finds after clicking a link to your blog. Don’t assume that all of your visitors hit your home page and sift through all of your posts looking for what they want. Most of the time they come in through sub-pages or landing pages.

By having specific pages set up for the different products you offer you will see higher conversions and if you incorporate specific keywords it will also help improve your search engine rankings.

Lastly, make sure your visuals are effective. A picture is worth a thousand words, ant the right images can solidify why customers need to buy your products. For instance, if you sell armchairs use images that will help your visitors envision how your products will look like in their homes.

As we close this final lesson, I would like to thank you again for joining me for this short course. I sincerely hope that you have learned a lot about how to boost traffic, views and profits for your blog and even though your lessons have come to an end I want you to know that you can still feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to turn your blog into a big success.

And in the meantime, go check out our other websites and have fun… Ebooks For Learning, Womens Shoe Blog, Our Adult Coloring Book  and…

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Have a wonderful holiday season!  Talk at you soon…

About Internet Marketing Post 20

In the last issue we talked about getting your business noticed by using free website templates. In this issue we are going to talk about two surefire methods for effective selling online.

If you want to know how to sell online and turn a few hours of work into a steady income, you’ve got to take a closer look at some of the many possible ways to generate revenue through online sales.  Just as one single style of shoe isn’t right for every foot, not every method for selling products or services online are a great fit for every person. Your chances of success in selling on the Internet increase if you choose a sales niche that is right for you. With that said, let’s consider a couple of surefire methods to help you learn
how to sell online:

Online Auctions

Of course you’re probably already familiar with eBay, and there are other online auction sites as well. One of the biggest hurdles to effectively selling on the Web is getting traffic (visitors) to your Web site. If you choose to market your goods through an online
auction site like eBay, you’ll be able to get started without worrying about generating visits, because the auction Web sites have done the hard work for you. They’ll be delivering the visitors, you only need to find the right product and the right price.

Before you learn how to sell online via the auction sites, you also need to determine how you intend to develop your inventory of goods, so consider this: in many cases, people who became adept at selling their products through the online auction sites
started out simply hoping to empty out their cluttered garage and turn a few items they’d otherwise throw away into quick cash. Later they found that they could purchase products wholesale and resell them or perhaps they could frequent garage sales and lawn sales
in their neighborhoods to find goods suitable for auction.

Your Own Web Store

If the online auction route doesn’t seem like a good fit, you might want to consider setting up your own Web-based store as a possibility for how to sell online. Your own store might be a good option if you have many of the same item to market. In a case like
this, you’ll have much more control over how your goods are presented than if you’d chosen to go with an online auction site, but of course there will be significantly more work for you.

As an example, check out this link for my online store that I started up in 2011.  It is called Treasure Chest Connections.  It was started as a Costume Jewelry Store and I made it a combination store with ebooks and other internet marketing stuff in it. It’s still a little like that but it’s just because I haven’t shifted the books to my other online store yet.

Get Gifts of Ebooks For The Holidays. Go get em!

Which later I opened a new store online called, “Ebooks 4 Prosperity” this is nothing but ebooks and learning materials for Internet Marketers!  Click the link above to check it out.

In many cases you’ll need to set up a shopping cart, a method of payment, and organize the site based on the products you want to sell. While that’s more labor on your part, you will also be able to avoid the listing fees and other costs involved with using another company’s site to market your products.  Most of us use Paypal or Clickbank but it varies to each persons preferences.

Shoes For The Holidays. Go get em!

Now, I also opened another online shop for women’s shoes.. women just love those shoes… So you have a lot of options out there and the best kind is the kind of things you love and enjoy being around and working for.  Check out this link: Women’s Shoe Blog to see how this has been set up!

But don’t forget, when you set up your own Web store you’ll also be responsible for bringing in the visitors, and that can be a very labor-intensive or costly undertaking.  This is where Social Media can be a great source for getting the word out.

When you decide you want to know how to sell online, you’ll find that online auctions and your own Web store are just two of many ways to generate revenue on the Internet. The key, no matter which option you choose, is to go ahead and get started. Learn how to
sell online and start making extra money right now, then grow your online business into a full time income.

Make sure you look for your next issue soon. We will be talking about making money with craigslist while meeting the needs of your customers.

In the meantime go check out all the links to my stores above and you’ll get an idea of different styles.  I learned the hard way but WordPress is the best online solution or a very well structured website that can easily be purchased.  This of course is just my opinion.

See ya Soon!

Waving At The Future Is Now Live

Just a short note to let you all know that this Adult Coloring Book is now live.

Clickbank has approved it and is now on the market.  Affiliates are welcome!

Click Here to check it out!

On another note, I am working on some more interesting articles on our main subject of Internet Marketing I think you will enjoy reading and learning by.

Until then I hope you are having a safe Labor Day Week-end!

To your success in everything you do,

Carol J Mehlman