Friday, April 27, 2007

10 Sure-Fire Ways to Market Your MLM Home Business Offline


You and most other people involved in MLM know the ideal way to build your home business is not only online, but offline as well. Offline marketing is another word for building your business through your local market. Here are ten effective strategies you can use today to market your MLM offline.

  1. Donate a high selling product from your business to your local Radio Station; they have numerous contests and are always looking for sponsors! This gets even better when you realize that your donation can be written off as a tax deduction, plus you get free advertising and business exposure for your donation!
  1. Call your local Chamber of Commerce and find out about job fairs that will be in your city or county. Get a booth and set up information about your fantastic MLM opportunity!
  1. Are there local colleges in your area? If so, great! Call the college or university and find out when their next job/employment fair is. Many times you can get a booth or table very inexpensively ( $30 or less). You can get a lot of great new prospects at events such as this.

  1. Just about every area has a local gym. So, what an ideal place to target especially if you sell nutritional and health products! Check with the manager to see if there will be any special events. You can get a table space for $20 or less in most cases. Make sure you have three to five products on display, some free samples, plenty of business cards, and fliers. The free samples will be attracting folks like crazy who are starving after their hard workout like!
  1. Make sure you network with others in your community who are in home businesses. Find out what events and activities that they participate in. They are good resources to assist you in getting started as you begin to network in your community.

  1. Take advantage of all those lunch breaks! Contact companies in your area to see if you can come in and set up a table in the employee lounge or cafeteria. You know, the areas where people congregate when taking a break. These days a lot of companies will allow you to do this if you just ask.
  1. Do you have a local cable TV channel in your area that allows business people to advertise? I know I do in mine. You can inquire about advertising. Did you realize an ad on a cable channel could potentially reach thousands of potential buyers for you? It would be best to use your MLM website address for these types of advertising and not your personal home address. This cost may also be more expensive than other advertising methods. If its expensive, perhaps the cost could be split up amongst team members with everyone sharing the leads.

  1. Make good use of those small hometown newspapers! Many people do not get a good response when they do a big newspaper ad unless they do a solo ad, display ad, or something along those lines. But, target a small hometown newspaper and you can see your response greatly increase! What you can also do is to inquire about getting your ads on specific pages in the newspaper that targets the group of people in your MLM niche.
  1. Pizza anyone? Every town has a pizza place. Contact your local pizza shops, diners, deli’s, and coffee bagel shops to ask them about advertising on their paper placements. Customers do read those ads!

  1. Summer is fast approaching. Why not take your MLM home business on the road? Contact your local area parks and community centers to see what their schedule of events are and inquire about setting up a booth or table.
As you can know see, there are numerous highly effective offline marketing strategies you can for your MLM business. Pick a few and get going growing your prospect base through your local market.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How To Get Paid To Write Articles About Your Home-Based Business

With the many billions of home-based business websites and blogs on the internet today, there is a never ending supply of customers for you if you like to write. In this article we will look at ways to make money writing articles for them.

The problem many web publishers face is fresh content. They get all excited and start a new website or home business, or blog and then after a few days the excitement wears off. What they are left facing is the realization that need to provide fresh content on an ongoing basis if they are going to compete in the marketplace against all of the other websites and blogs in their niche.

This is a great opportunity for you to make money and provide a valuable service at the same time. So what do you do if you are not an experienced writer.

For starters you need to practice. The key to making money online writing is articles about your home business niche is to be able to write a quality 400 word article in around 30 minutes.

For this I suggest getting a copy of the "30 Minute Article Writing System" and learning how to quickly write quality articles.

Try and choose a topic you have an interest in or are an expert of. Let's say you love pets.

Start practicing writing and submitting articles on pets after you read this book. You should make it a goal to write and submit 10 articles on pets to:

1. EzineArticles.com
2. AssociatedContent.com

AssociatedContent.com will pay you for your articles if you live in the U.S. EzineArticles.com will review you articles and give you a title of "Expert Author" with Platinum Status after you have written 10 articles that they approve. This gives you the ability to submit unlimited number of articles in the future for your home-based business niche.

All of this is really just getting you ready to offer your writing services for money. Once you feel comfortable with your writing abilities it is time to start marketing yourself.

Start by doing a Google search for "Pets" and begin researching websites of blogs that you could contact to offer your writing services.

Your goal is to email the webmasters of these website or blogs and offer to write 400 word articles for $5 each. Provide the links to EzineArticles.com and Associated.Content that directly link to your articles for them to look at.

You will need a way to get paid and for that you need to get a PayPal account. You can quickly receive money through them. Always get paid up front before you write.

Make it a goal to quickly turn around your writing orders in 24 hours or less when you first start out. Once you have an article written email it back and thank them for their business.

Keep a list of all of your customers so you can contact them in the future to ask for more article writing business from them.

In hardly no time at all you can build a customer base of people to write for just by following this simple little approach. As you get better at writing and marketing yourself you can try other ways to market yourself.

If you can write 2 articles and hour and are charging an average of $10 per article you can earn $500 a week just writing 10 articles a day, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year.

This is a reasonable figure to shoot for. If you want to make more money you can write more about your home business or what might interest your target market, articles, increase your hours you write, and branch into other areas like writing reports, or press releases, etc.

There is no end to the ways to make money writing on the internet.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

6 Sure-Fire Tips to Increase Traffic To Your Network Marketing Website

As someone who works at home operating a network marketing home business, if you have a website that promotes your product or service, you know you must have an on-going stream of traffic.

There are numerous ways to generate traffic, most of which are beyond the scope of this article. However, there are things you can do now to get that coveted traffic stream. Following are 6 sure fire tips you can use today to increase traffic to your home business website.

Tip #1: Use high quality, unique content if you want free search engine traffic for the long-term. This really is the most important tip of all. Unfortunately, it is one that many network marketers with a website ignore. By providing lots of information and keyword rich, as well as useful content, it will be much easier for the search engines and humans to find your site.

The search engines are weighed down with lots of junk. People have useless sites that really are no more than spam machines. So, if you can create a large, well established, and high quality site, it will be a solid investment for the future of your home business.

So, spend some time thinking about how to provide useful content for your niche that people will talk about, you will automatically end up with lots of free, one-way links to your site as people will pass on your information virally! People will love you because you have helped solve their problems.

Tip #2: Once you have created content, you must keep adding relevant and useful content. The more pages you have in your network marketing site that are full of on-topic material, the better off you will be. This may mean you have to create your own mini-site since most MLM distributor sites limit how creative you can get, but it is well worth it in the long term.

Tip #3: Make sure you choose a domain name that is easy to remember. Think not only about what people will remember, but also won’t be confused with similar names. Go to NameBoy.com, where they have a tool that assists you in choosing a good domain name. Whois.net can also assist you in your search for domain names that are good and expired. Both of these sites are free.

Tip #4: Do serious and careful keyword research. If you want to get lots of traffic to your network marketing website, you will need to use the exact keywords that people are typing into the search engines. While there are free tools for this, they are not as comprehensive and expansive as other tools, which have a cost, attached. A good tool that you can use for minimal cost is Wordtracker.

Tip #5: Submit your site to the main directories. This is important because the more high quality links you have to your site, the more the search engines will like you! You can start with the major directories such as Yahoo! DMOZ.org, and sbd.bcentral.com. You then can move on to other directories such as Gimpsy, Skaffe, Joeant, GoGuides, and Business.com. Seven Seek, This Is Our Year, and Wow Directory just to name a few. You can go to http://www.strongestlinks.com/directories.php for a good list.

Tip #6: Don’t forget the niche directories. You can search for smaller, specialist directories for your network marketing’s product or service. For example, if you sell nutritional products that can improve people’s health, look for health related directories. To find niche directories use Search It! a great free tool.

These 6 tips are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all the strategies you can use to increase traffic to your network marketing website. Pick a few that work for you and watch your website traffic explode!