Author: marketermatt

Motivation – The Key to Productivity

Let’s face it. To some degree, we all do what we do because we want to. Those that endure hardships do so because they value someone or something (the end goal perhaps) more than they dislike the pain or discomfort they are going through. The same is true for those who do not accomplish much in their lives. They do not reach success because they value comfort, security, or more immediate gratification more than they value whatever it is they could be accomplishing or succeeding at. At times, I’ve found myself in the latter category. I’ve found myself not accomplishing...

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WWN April – Twilight of the MLM Idols – Ty Tribble

In the past, it has usually been a better idea to blog about yourself and topics like leadership rather than about a company directly. However, there are some circumstances in which blogging about a company can be a great thing. 3 Strategies for Blogging About Companies Blog about new companies (less than 5 years old) who are actually making moves (don’t take your upline’s word for it) Blogging about new companies or huge changes for well established companies (greater than 5 years old) examples: new product lines or changes in company policies Blog about how to market this company online. This targets the following 3 audiences People who are thinking about building the company, but don’t have a strategy People who have been in the company, but want to build it using the internet and not via traditional modes People who are already in the company who want to learn how to market their business online Other tips from Ty include: Using Fivver to cheaply get headers and opt-in forms created Having multiple opt-ins on a website Having multiple links in each post Make sure you sign up for What’s Working Now Yourself to get this information straight from the source! Click here to check out What’s Working...

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Taking “You” Too Far

In our industry, we are often sold on the idea of being able to have all of our goals and dreams as we become empowered to live incredible lifestyles because of the passive income streams of network marketing. While this is true, it needs to be put in it’s proper context. Ultimately, we need to understand that achieving our individual goals and dreams is a terrible end goal if taken to its logical extreme and applied to everyone. The technical term for seeking one’s highest pleasure is “hedonism” and has been the justification for terrible injustices, violence, and all kinds of nonsense. If you think about it, it makes sense. Forgive my extreme examples, they are just meant to make the point obvious. If violating someone makes a rapist happy, then why should he/she be denied? If killing makes one happy, then why not kill? People then attempt to qualify their logic by saying that one’s happiness must not infringe upon the happiness of another. Of course this still leaves the door wide open for seducers, pedophiles, euthanasia, and and many other obviously wrongful behaviors that make people, “happy.” All this is just to point out the dangers of such thinking. It’s fine to pursue your dreams, but let’s not hold to our own individual happiness as the pinnacle of life. Man is not the measure of all...

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Thinking Like A “Real” Business – Part 2 Market Research

Last time we talked about how network marketing is just like traditional businesses in many ways. The difference is that we are creating passive income whereas many self-employed type businesses do not end up creating passive income. In this edition of “Thinking Like a “Real” Business, we will take a look at the first step of any business: Market Research Let’s be honest though, most of us MLMers don’t even think in terms of market research. We are taught to just “get 3 that get 3 that get 3” or “find some people who find some more people and teach them...

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The #1 Biggest Way to Boost Confidence So Prospects Will Sign Up

When you aren’t successful in your networking marketing business yet, it’s hard to not come across as needy or desperate. When we don’t have a big team yet, we often times feel that we need the person we’re sharing our opportunity with to join our business. After all, if they don’t, who will? The more of our personal network we contact and share  with, the more the feeling for desperation can grip us. There is a term in our industry called “Posture” and it’s said that those with this character attribute are more successful. So what is posture? Posture is the...

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