It’s powerful. It is effective. It can explode your business. So what is an internet network marketing business anyway? The name internet network marketing is a combination of two industries – internet marketing, a term used for marketing a product or business on the internet, and network marketing, a term used for marketing a product or opportunity using word-of-mouth.
If you have been in network marketing for any length of time you have probably had someone in your upline tell you that there is no possible way to build a successful network marketing business online and that the only way to do it is to make a list of everyone you know on planet earth, call them and offer them the chance to partner with you in your business opportunity. Well, this is one way to do it but doing it this way also limits your access to a pool of resources that can help you build your network marketing business faster and with less rejection if you know how to do it properly!
Now we all know that social media is HOT, HOT, HOT!! I mean smoking HOT! You may be wondering if you can actually build your network marketing business on the internet when all you’ve ever been taught was how to take to your warm market and pass out fliers at the mall.
Well, I am going to show you what it takes to start succeeding in your internet network marketing business, how to do it right, and how to utilize the internet to ATTRACT people who already know about network marketing, want to be the best at it, understand the power of it and are willing to work for it.
Ask yourself this question…Isn’t the best person to recruit into your network marketing business someone who WANTS to succeed?
5 Steps For Starting Your Internet Network Marketing Business
1. Set Up a Blog!
This is the hub, your headquarters online. This is where you craft and distribute all of the content you create online. I highly recommend you use a self-hosted WordPress blog. Why? With a WordPress blog you own your content and since you are in business for yourself don’t you think you should own your own content? I mean you can get a free blogger or WordPress.com blog BUT this means that they can remove your content if you violate any of their terms or policies.
So if you are a serious internet network marketer the best move is to get a domain name from sites like godaddy.com and set up hosting through a web hosting service such as Amazon Cloud. It is inexpensive, it’s professional and it is customizable. You can build your blog any way you like.
A blog is the very best way to get found on Google and the other search engines, it’s the best way to build an interactive community of people who share similar interests and it is easy to integrate with social media which can make your blog VIRAL for even more traffic.
2. Create Quality Content
What do want to learn as a network marketing building your business online? What challenges do you face getting traffic, generating leads, or making sales? What strategies and tips have you learned that you know other marketers would love to get their hands on so they can start seeing the results they want? If you can stay in tune with what people need to know and the solutions they are looking for you will become a valuable asset not only to your business but to others as well.
For example, one of the biggest challenges in building an internet network marketing business is how to generate leads. Learn about how to overcome the lack of leads and share what you learn on your blog. By helping other marketers solve this issue you are becoming an authority on the topic and you will begin to ATTRACT people to you who want to learn from you and possibly partner with you in business.
3. Drive Traffic To Your Content
So what do you do with the quality content you create. You SHARE it! Use social media, forums, and other sites to drive traffic to your blog. You can share your links on Facebook, Twitter, social bookmarking sites such a StumbleUpon and Delicious. Start following people within your niche that share your same interests so you can start driving them to your site.
4. Build Your Mailing List
Use autoresponder software, such as AWeber or iContact, to start generating leads for your business. When a person takes the time to put their contact details into your opt-in box, then you know that they want to learn more (or maybe they just want that free gift). You can continue to send them follow-up emails, tips, and training through your autoresponder to build relationships with them. Take a look at the layout of my blog to see how many opportunities my readers have to opt into my mailing list if they are interested in learning more about internet network marketing. By building a substantial list you have the chance to recruit people into your business as you continue to build trust with them.
5. Be Consistent
Maybe the most important of them all -BE CONSISTENT. So many times people quit before they really break through in their internet network marketing business because they are not consistent in their daily marketing routine. They don’t see the massive results they expect or “see” others getting so they give up too quickly. When you are consistent you are dedicated to the entire process of building a successful business online, which means that it takes time, hard work, and simple implementation. Building an internet network marketing business is not easy but it is simple. Stay the course and the rewards will be more than you could have ever imagined!