In 2006 I joined a internet network marketing company. They where a new company at the time but I seen their lead capture pages everywhere. I seen them on PPC engines, traffic exchanges, solo ads.
The message seemed so compelling that I felt like it was my destiny to join. Well I joined, even though I wasn’t sure what I was doing my sponsor told me to join their advertising co – op and I would get sales like magic.
So I spent $2000 and got 48 paid sign ups into my business. It was like magic so I thought. The problem was I couldn’t get convince anyone else to get involved with the co – op. Eventually my downline fizzled out and I was the last man standing so to speak.
I learned a valuable lesson that year. I learned that having someone else get you sales isn’t the best way to build a business. It was an expensive lesson to learn. I also learned that I probably couldn’t sell water to a fish.
I am not one to give up on my dreams so I kept trying eventually I got to where I was trying to go.
But that’s for another story….
Today I want to talk to you about something you should avoid at all costRecently I seen a deal going around where if you join their team they get you your first 4 sign ups. Can I just say that while in some ways that sounds great what is most likely going to happen is at some point in the near future there are going to be to many people joining their deal and many of those people aren’t going to get any sign ups.
If that’s not bad enough, a lot of the people that did join and get sign ups are going to see those sign ups leave in a few months. Because building a legitimate business doesn’t work like that.
People who join hype will always fail. To be successful long term online there has to be more than hype that is motivating you to move forward.
Learn effective marketing strategies. Learn how to sell stuff to people in a way that is not offensive. Learn to pull people to you, rather than push stuff on people. Become a good story teller. In short learn the skills you need to be a professional and don’t rely on other people to do for you.
This way if the internet network marketing company you are working for goes out of business you still have the skills to pay the bills……