Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Network Marketing Distributors: 6 Tips to Develop Top MLM Best Practices

As a network marketing distributor, it is always important to keep abreast of the current best practices to ensure on-going business and growth. Here are the 6 best practices that many top mlm leaders are using to successfully build their businesses.

*Always have a advertising budget whether you are marketing online, offline, or doing a combination of both. Advertising is essential to your business life and growth. Stick to your budget for a year so that you will have on-going momentum. At the end of the year, evaluate how you have done and make adjustments as needed.

*Keep in contact with your team. You can touch base with them on a regular basis by phone or by email. This is an important best practice strategy to implement, especially for those on your team who are serious team builders. Your team members joined, hopefully, because they know, like, and trust you. This doesn't stop after they join you, so keep in close contact. Once your team grows, you likely will not be able to talk and work with everyone 1:1. However, you can still work closely with your top leaders and teach them how to work with their people. This ensures strong support throughout the team.

*Be consistent with lead generation. As a network marketing distributor, having a constant influx of interested prospects in your pipeline is necessary. It is also important to make sure that the system you use to attract prospects is duplicatable. In other words, it should be so simple that a veteran or someone just starting out can use successfully.

*Build leaders and make them successful. You want to hear from your business builders, "I'll do whatever it takes", and not "Well, I'll just try and give it a shot." The second response usually means if things don't work out for the person, they very well may quit. Leaders also make sure their distributors order products. They never complain to their upline or downline, and have their own aspirations, goals, and drams. True leaders also will run a meeting if you are away. You want to build leaders with strengths such as these on your team.

*Have a written plan. As a professional network marketing distributor, always write out your plan and how you desire to achieve your goals. Do this on a weekly basis, work it, and then review it at the end of the week. If you are not satisfied with how things turned out, make adjustments for the following week.

*Discover the marketing practice that works best for you and become really good at it. This may be article writing, blogging, creating on-line videos, e-zine advertising, etc. If you are not sure what you want to do, implement what is working for others until you find what works best for you.

Becoming a successful network marketing distributor and leader does involve following the best practices others are using with great success. Study them, implement them consistently, and watch your business experience on-going growth.


Sunday, November 04, 2007

Free MLM Leads - Getting Free Leads is As Easy as Catching Fish in a Fishbowl

As a network marketing distributor, one of the best things you can do is to generate your own free MLM leads. The key is to make sure they also are targeted. Did you know this can be as easy as catching fish in a fishbowl?

You can try this easy technique to get as many free mlm leads as you want. How- you might ask? Just use your local area's restaurants. Many of your local restaurants are always trying to drum up new business plus keep the regulars coming back. One of the ways they do this is by having drawings for a free lunch. So, what they do is set out a fishbowl and have people place their business cards in them. Then, the drawing occurs at some point.

What happens after the drawing is that usually the business cards are thrown away. What you can do is approach the restaurant manager and ask what is done with those cards after the drawing. You usually will hear they just throw them away. You then could offer to take them off their hands. You should leave with quite a few. On the business card you will find their name, company, business addresses and daytime phone number. There sometimes is a home phone number as well and their occupation.

Here is how you approach the people without getting the restaurant in trouble. You can do a note along these lines:

You Finally Won!

Dear_____________
Do you remember dropping off your business card to get a free lunch at _____________ (name the restaurant).

I'm sorry to say you did not win and get the free lunch this week, but you are in luck because you win something else! You won the runner up prize sponsored by my company. Just for leaving your business card, here is your coupon for a free ( name your prize).

This_________________ will

*Benefit 1
*Benefit 2
*Benefit 3

Call me at (your phone number here) to redeem your prize in 5 days!

Sincerely,
Your Name

What you give your free mlm lead can be any number of things. Here are some examples:

* Your company's latest health product at a deep discount
* A free marketing report you have created
* A free sample

Since many people will be too busy to claim their prize, you can give them a call or stop by for a visit. The fish bowl technique is a great way to attract free mlm leads. Plus, if you want prospects with real business experience, this is the perfect strategy to use. So, go find a local restaurant that offers free giveaways to business people and you will surely get great prospects for your business.