Network Marketing or Multi-Level Marketing MLM
What do you think of when you hear the word Network Marketing or Multi-Level Marketing (MLM). Chances are you or someone you know got involved in it once and a story comes to mind about pyramid schemes, scams etc.
If they are illegal how come there are still so many out there to choose from or try to avoid. Maybe you think well they can do it but they won’t get me into it. Those that did get in an MLM business get a variety of comments to discourage or kill a dream. Comments that kill a dream such as “I can find the same thing online cheaper”.? or this one that still gripes me- “why don’t you get a real job” or “it’s a good thing your wife has a real job”. There are other comments from “well meaning” relatives.
Okay the purpose is not to discourage but to encourage you. You know the big names in MLM. They have been around a long time, making excellent products, pay out big piles of cash to those who were tough. The one success ideal that most at the top have was not that they knew a lot of people but that they genuinely want people to get the best out of life.
To get the best for the people they meet they offer an excellent product that works. Who wants one that doesn’t? A business isn’t in business long if the product stinks. They want a person to succeed maybe almost more than the person they are talking to wanting to succeed. Continue reading
Whatever happened to the buggy whip companies and why did they go out of business. There may be a small market for buggy whips but nothing like it was before the automobile industry came along. I’m sure cowboys thought their lifestyle would go on and on. I guess they should have been doing a better business plan and kept up with the times.
So moving along maybe I should drop some of the cowboy references in my writings. I grew up on the old cowboy shows so it is hard for me to grow out of that. In a previous article I wrote “Branding – The Cowboy Way of Internet Marketing”, I thought I had a good handle on the transition from cowboy to cyberspace cowboys.
This is an upgrade to that article. Let’s throw out the buggy whips to focus mostly on internet marketing or affiliate marketing in this article. It doesn’t mean when I dress up to go to church I’ll wear regular shoes instead of cowboy boots. It makes them wonder if I also am “CC” (concealed carry).
Let’s talk about the reference to “CC”. Isn’t that what affiliate links are. The link points the potential buyer to a cyber store someplace. The concealed part in the link is the code saying who sent the potential buyer to the cyber store. In that article on branding I have a disabled link for an old website. I spent some cash for that site getting a professional set-up that looked good but didn’t work very well in sales.
I dropped the website and kept the grocery store that you can access here if you’d care to. The store did make some affiliate earnings but not like I envisioned it would considering the time and money spent on the website. With so little return it made me wish I’d saved my money on the website. One of those shiny objects you hear about that made me no money. Next!!
That’s about all I can say for the subject of affiliate marketing. I’m still going to keep trying and eventually it may pay off. My dad would have said why don’t you get a real job where you get dirty working and sweating and quit this silliness. I will when the economy forces us back to buggy whips so the horses can pull our vehicles around. Besides putting my name out there on these articles does make me sweat and so far haven’t gotten dirty like some do.
Meanwhile back at the ranch I’m checking out new sources and business planning you may like so keep checking my stores.
I also will learn to start planning a bit better than what I have done. The old saying measure twice cut once seems to fit. My advice is plan first, check the plan then execute the plan. Our proven planning system and exciting new designs will give you a fresh start Shop now by clicking the link or the graphic.