7 Tips to Recruit People Online for your MLM Business

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1. Self-Funded Proposal

One way to bankroll your primary networking efforts is to also recruit people to a secondary system. This allows you to make money while you recruit. It also broadens your appeal. Not everyone is going to be interested in your primary network. Some people like vitamins, and some people don't. Same with electricity, cell phones, weightloss, skin care, etc. So it's good to have a network-neutral system that allows people to also recruit for whatever primary network they like. And this way you can still get residuals from people who don't even work your primary network. Examples of self-funded proposals are MLSP and Traffic Authority. I'd personally stay away from Empower Network because it looks especially spammy and probably won't last much longer.

2. Wordpress

Use wordpress as a way to quickly put up your own personally branded website. Wordpress is also easy enough to manage and make regular updates. Hosting is relatively inexpensive, and the themes and plugins have gotten a lot better the last few years. You can even use a free theme, and a drag n drop layout editor to create a nice looking site. If you want to use a premium theme, themeforest is a great way to go. I like to use the top selling themes. They are widely used and well supported by the developers. I'd stay away from themes which are not used by a lot of people. They tend to be buggy and often not regularly updated. Some premium themes already include visual composer and sliders too. So you don't have to buy those separately necessarily.

In addition, I like Akismet, All in One or Yoast, and Super Cache. Don't install too many plugins. Keep your site simple. Create a nice logo, or have somebody off Fiverr design one for $5. You might even use a lead capture plugin like Leadpages, Instabuilder, or OptimizePress. But if you know visual composer well, you may not even need another plugin. Also, choose a domain that is generic to mlm or networking. I wouldn't try to make it specific to your primary network. What if you decide to change. If you have a generic domain like CoolMLM.com or something, you can easily edit it for your new network. Use an autoresponder like Aweber or Constant Contact. Mailchimp doesn't allow mlms. So it's best to pay and get one that you can depend upon. Keeping this list intact will be important over the long haul.

3. Social media

Network marketing is a personal business. You can't hide behind a generic company-branded replicated website. People are not impressed with those anymore. Prospects want to know who they'd be working with. So let them see you. Brand yourself. Use attraction marketing. And social media is a great way to do it.

Facebook is probably the easiest place to start, and in many ways the most effective because so many people are there anyway. So share posts, let people know what you're doing. Share your results. Be transparent. It's even ok to share both the good and bad. People will respect your honesty. So post your pictures. Say how you love the company, products, and people. Be a spokesperson. Sell the feelings, just don't be a salesman. Make people want to join you on your adventure. Use posts, memes, videos, and share other people's positive experiences too. Don't worry about people finding the company or any other distributor. They'll google the company anyway, so don't worry about it. If people like you, they'll come back to you. So be responsive, polite and positive. Branding yourself on facebook is key. Join groups, be active, create your own group, boost your posts, do it all. People will begin to see your activity and see your commitment level.

LinkedIN is great for networking too. Make lots of connections, join groups, repost many of the same things you put on facebook. This will save you time. But, keep in mind, people don't want to hear about your two year old throwing up on LinkedIn. Save that really personal mundane stuff for facebook. I wouldn't spend money placing ads on LinkedIn though. I tried, and it was just a waste of money. Use linkedIn to broaden your reach, and let them know how to connect with you on facebook or skype or email or your own website. That's what I do.

Youtube
This is the world's second biggest search engine. If you like to make videos, then make a lot of them. I like short 1 minute or less videos just sharing a tip or insight. Don't make a long sales pitch, because nobody will watch it. Search google or youtube for questions people ask and make a video about that. You'll get some traffic right out of youtube, but you can also share your videos on facebook and linkedin too. So spread your videos around. I use Camtasia mostly for these videos, because it is faster than Premiere Pro. I don't worry about trying to make high-end looking videos. I just keep it short, simple and real. People aren't too concerned for the quality as long as you have something worth saying.

4. SEO

Install an SEO plugin on your wordpress blog like All in One (which is free) or Yoast ( which is paid). Make lots of blog posts, especially targeting long-tail keyword searches. You can use a software to help identify keywords, or use google keyword planner, or even just try typing in searches yourself into google and let the auto suggest feature tell you what people are typing in. Don't worry about low search volume. In fact, those are even preferred. Because you might just rank your post because the volume was so low that no one else took the time to target it. Then just do a lot of posts. Even if you only get one or two hits a day, you can multiply that by a lot of posts and that traffic adds up over time. Plus, this kind of traffic tends to be more targeted. So make your posts as specific as possible.

Make a spreadsheet or list of all the keywords you want to target. Make your your H1 and H2s more generic about mlm or network marketing. I wouldn't choose 'leader' or something like that. Definitely make it specific to mlm. Then make all your individual post titles H1 for your targeted post keyword. Also, upload images and videos with the files named as keywords. PNGs are fine, but you can also use jpegs and use the details tab to put in more keywords in the meta data before uploading the files to your site, and even to facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, etc.

5. Roledex

If you're older, you know what this is. But for the internet generation, it's a CRM. Always keep track of people. It doesn't really matter if it's a spreadsheet or gmail or an actually Contact Management app/software. Just make sure you have an organized way to keep track of names, emails, phones, maybe the name of the prospect's current company etc, someplace you can get to on your phone or computer. You just never know when you might touch based with someone who is no longer working their old company and looking around. I have thousands of contacts. But it didn't happen overnight. So be long-term and stay consistent. This is one discipline you don't want to forget.

6. Brand Yourself Not Your Network

Networking is personal promotion. Network marketing has always been and always will be a people business. No amount of technology will replace the personal touch. Use technology but be personal. You might try new stuff like Periscope, but always remember the time-tested principles of networking. Those will never change.

Make sure you have a nice looking headshot photo. You might have a tagline or motto. Communicate your dreams, your 'why,' your expectations for this year, your journey thus far, and where you're going. Be the opportunity people are looking for. No matter where you're at, there's always someone else who knows less and feels like they don't have someone else who's willing to show them how to find success. So present yourself as a person who believes in success and wants to help others be successful. You are your brand. So brand yourself as a positive, motivated, helpful person. This is attraction marketing, and it works.

Make sure you try to help people solve problems. Share ideas to loose weight, or your own weightloss journey. Share ways to think more positive. Share ways to have more meaningful relationships. Share ways to improve your health and your appearance. Share ways to make more money. Share ways to travel more and meet new fun people. Share your experiences which are uplifting and positive. Remember, it's not just the money, it's really the lifestyle people are looking for. So brand yourself as the type of person someone else would like to be friends with. You'll find people who will join in on your journey, oh and your network too.

Also make sure you have a duplicatable system. Always promote your system. Keep it simple. People want to see what you're doing and be shown how they can do it too. So whether it's a web-based recruiting website, or mindset training, or offline recruiting method, it doesn't matter, as long as any adult in most any country can do it too.

7. Success breed success

Make sure you are connected with and following successful network marketers. Don't try to lone-ranger it. Find someone you respect who is more successful doing networking and team up with them. Learn from them. Do what they do. Follow their footsteps. It will probably take time, but it will be worth the effort. And it's a lot quicker following a proven path, than trying to figure it all out on your own.

Finally, I know people have strong feelings about MLM, but don't worry about people who don't like it. Who cares. Some like it. Some don't. Some people don't like CPA or Kindle or even SEO. Remember, to each his own. But the internet is a great way to make money. I'm been making money online for over 10 years now. I do some more traditional things like web design and video editing, which is very acceptable and understandable to the general population. But then I do affiliate marketing and list-building too, which a lot of people don't understand or don't like. So MLM is kinda the same thing. If you like it, then do it. If not, pick something else
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  • Profile picture of the author nahid7
    MLM Business? Does it work??
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Like anything. It depends upon how you work it.

      For me personally, I've done MLM on and off the last 20 years. I've done several networks. Two of them I made 5 figures profit, and one I made 6 figures profit. So for me, it's worked.

      Also, here's a few factors, in general, to keep in mind:

      1. Pick a good company/opportunity.
      2. It's best if the opportunity is world-wide or available in a lot a of countries.
      3. Helps if the opportunity also works for online marketing/recruiting
      4. Helps if you get involved while the company/opportunity is still early/young.
      5. Have a duplicatable system you can easily teach/explain.
      6. Join with a sponsor who knows what they're doing and can help you.
      7. Don't expect to get lucky. You might. But have realistic expectations and a real plan.


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      MLM Business? Does it work??
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Anyone can succeed in online MLM. All you need are:

    1. A funnel that sell for you. (Opt in>VIdeo>email follow up)
    2. Learn how to get new leads DAILY.
    3. Stay consistent in getting new leads everyday.
    4. Believe in yourself.
    5. Never give up.
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    • Profile picture of the author tush
      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Anyone can succeed in online MLM. All you need are:

      1. A funnel that sell for you. (Opt in>VIdeo>email follow up)
      2. Learn how to get new leads DAILY.
      3. Stay consistent in getting new leads everyday.
      4. Believe in yourself.
      5. Never give up.
      Is it that simple really? How about the millions ana hundreds who have failed. Of late, I have actually discovered that online marketing is not necessarily different from offline mlm recruiting. These 5 steps you have outlined cannot be mastered by "ANYONE". The very reason I tell my clients to be honest with themselves and see if they have what it takes to build an mlm business online. Nope, it is not that simple. And not everyone can do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
        Nothing is easy. And yes, recruiting prospects into an MLM online is not easy. But I do it. And I do it by keeping it simple. I focus on a few simple techniques that do work if you work it.

        -Jeff

        Originally Posted by tush View Post

        Is it that simple really? How about the millions ana hundreds who have failed. Of late, I have actually discovered that online marketing is not necessarily different from offline mlm recruiting. These 5 steps you have outlined cannot be mastered by "ANYONE". The very reason I tell my clients to be honest with themselves and see if they have what it takes to build an mlm business online. Nope, it is not that simple. And not everyone can do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by tush View Post

        Is it that simple really? How about the millions ana hundreds who have failed. Of late, I have actually discovered that online marketing is not necessarily different from offline mlm recruiting. These 5 steps you have outlined cannot be mastered by "ANYONE". The very reason I tell my clients to be honest with themselves and see if they have what it takes to build an mlm business online. Nope, it is not that simple. And not everyone can do it.
        tush, I know what you are saying. But to me it is simple but NOT easy. Which is a big difference. I think maybe that's what you mean ?

        It's all very very straight forward. But to do it takes some intelligence and tenacity !

        And you are dead on when you say NOT everyone can do it

        - Robert Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
        Originally Posted by tush View Post

        Is it that simple really? How about the millions ana hundreds who have failed. Of late, I have actually discovered that online marketing is not necessarily different from offline mlm recruiting. These 5 steps you have outlined cannot be mastered by "ANYONE". The very reason I tell my clients to be honest with themselves and see if they have what it takes to build an mlm business online. Nope, it is not that simple. And not everyone can do it.
        You confuse simple with easy. It is that simple but there isn't anything easy about it. And... not everyone can do anything. That's really an irrelevant statement.

        EDIT: Looks like discrat already made this point above!
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        • Profile picture of the author tush
          Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

          You confuse simple with easy. It is that simple but there isn't anything easy about it. And... not everyone can do anything. That's really an irrelevant statement.
          Looks like some people should go for grammar lessons.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
            Originally Posted by tush View Post

            Looks like some people should go for grammar lessons.
            My grammar is fine... what did you imagine was the problem with my statement?
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  • Profile picture of the author Garymgar
    These are all excellent tips! How about throwing some paid advertising into the mix? A reputable solo ad vendor can help bring people to your list with targeted traffic as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Here's my experience with MLM . . . I have none.

      I admit I can not help you if you want MLM marketing advice.

      But I continue to be skeptical about suggesting MLM as your business model for a new recruit. This is why . . .

      I have always been a push-over for friends and family who approach me to discuss a "great and marvelous business opportunity - all it will take is 45 minutes of your time!" I can't say "No" to my friends.

      After listening to probably 25 different MLM "pitches" during my adult life, I have never been convinced to join one of them.

      Why?

      Because . . .

      I have never seen one of the people that pitched me ever make any significant money in the business themselves. Of the 25 different MLM recruits that tried to recruit me, not one was still in the MLM business after one year. Every single one of them ditched MLM because they couldn't make a living with it (for probably a host of different reasons.)

      Yes, my experience may be different from yours. But to me, out of 25 cases, the fact that not one person was successful tells me that it's probably not a good business model (MLM) for the average person looking to make a living online.

      Whatever it takes to be profitable in MLM, I doubt that most people have it.

      Just my thoughts,

      Steve
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        Why?

        Because . . .

        I have never seen one of the people that pitched me ever make any significant money in the business themselves. Of the 25 different MLM recruits that tried to recruit me, not one was still in the MLM business after one year. Every single one of them ditched MLM because they couldn't make a living with it (for probably a host of different reasons.)
        I have met a few that have had success. But I have met waaaaaay more that get in it and make zilch.

        Two things :
        1. ALL of them concentrated on the Income Opportunity and there were no product line that was worthwhile at all ( major 'death sentence', imo).
        2. Adrenaline Junkies...Most everyone who joins an MLM joins because of the Hype, the Newness, and the Novelty of the program.
        After about two weeks this Novelty wears off ,and you end up with a crumbling downline which deteorates by the day.


        - Robert Andrew
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
        I don't doubt your experience. So please don't doubt mine.

        I've made money off and on in MLM for 20 years. It's been a nice extra income for my family. The last ten years have been regular residual checks. I've averaged 60k per year. Combined with the tax deductions from being self-employed, and my other internet income, it's a decent living. Not rich by any U.S. standard, but still I prefer online marketing (which I include MLM as a part) to any job I could probably get.

        Recently I made a change in my MLM focus. I got bored with pills/potions/lotions and decided to focus solely on intangibles online. So I walked away from what I call the 'ol school mlm product model, and embraced a new breed of mlm. I found a company which teaches people to trade forex. And they even have a robust auto trader software which places trades for you. It's the coolest thing I've ever seen in the mlm industry. I am literally showing people how to make money whether they ever promote the mlm company or not. Honestly, I don't care one bit if they promote the company. The trading software stands alone. The last few months it's helped about 2,500 people actually make a profit in trading.

        Again, just my experience, and people have their own.



        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        Here's my experience with MLM . . . I have none.

        I admit I can not help you if you want MLM marketing advice.

        But I continue to be skeptical about suggesting MLM as your business model for a new recruit. This is why . . .

        I have always been a push-over for friends and family who approach me to discuss a "great and marvelous business opportunity - all it will take is 45 minutes of your time!" I can't say "No" to my friends.

        After listening to probably 25 different MLM "pitches" during my adult life, I have never been convinced to join one of them.

        Why?

        Because . . .

        I have never seen one of the people that pitched me ever make any significant money in the business themselves. Of the 25 different MLM recruits that tried to recruit me, not one was still in the MLM business after one year. Every single one of them ditched MLM because they couldn't make a living with it (for probably a host of different reasons.)

        Yes, my experience may be different from yours. But to me, out of 25 cases, the fact that not one person was successful tells me that it's probably not a good business model (MLM) for the average person looking to make a living online.

        Whatever it takes to be profitable in MLM, I doubt that most people have it.

        Just my thoughts,

        Steve
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        • Profile picture of the author discrat
          Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post


          Recently I made a change in my MLM focus. I got bored with pills/potions/lotions and decided to focus solely on intangibles online. So I walked away from what I call the 'ol school mlm product model, and embraced a new breed of mlm. I found a company which teaches people to trade forex. And they even have a robust auto trader software which places trades for you. It's the coolest thing I've ever seen in the mlm industry. I am literally showing people how to make money whether they ever promote the mlm company or not. Honestly, I don't care one bit if they promote the company. The trading software stands alone. The last few months it's helped about 2,500 people actually make a profit in trading.

          Again, just my experience, and people have their own.
          I find that hard to believe in Forex to find a push button system/software anyone can make money with it but I know I have been wrong. So maybe I am.

          The good thing is that it seems like in this case you are focusing on the actual Product. Which is definitely a good thing
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          • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
            Quite honestly, the products in the MLM industry are over priced and over hyped. They are artificially marked up in order to afford paying out the comp plan. This has always been problematic. So yes, it is refreshing to promote a product which actually is a genuine value which cannot be easily copied. The trading software and training speaks for itself. And this company is unique in that the profits for the comp plan do not have to come out of the monthly software package, it comes out of the profits the company makes trading. It is unique in this regard. So it's a true win win.

            I've seen hundreds of companies before, and I've never seen a company actually provide more value in the product. Definitely unique. Of course, forex trading isn't for everyone, but that's a different subject. If you like forex or want to learn forex, then it's worth checking out. If not, then don't. That simple. The product itself helps you make an income. No other product can make money on it's own. Typically you have to recruit in order to make money. But not here. And that, again, is a refreshing change for the tired 'ol mlm industry.



            Originally Posted by discrat View Post

            I find that hard to believe in Forex to find a push button system/software anyone can make money with it but I know I have been wrong. So maybe I am.

            The good thing is that it seems like in this case you are focusing on the actual Product. Which is definitely a good thing
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
          Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post

          I don't doubt your experience. So please don't doubt mine.

          I've made money off and on in MLM for 20 years. It's been a nice extra income for my family. The last ten years have been regular residual checks. I've averaged 60k per year. Combined with the tax deductions from being self-employed, and my other internet income, it's a decent living. Not rich by any U.S. standard, but still I prefer online marketing (which I include MLM as a part) to any job I could probably get.
          $60K a year average. Good for you. You are personally qualified to offer advice which is not always the case with people who are excited about the potential of MLM, but do not speak from personal experience.

          My mom and dad were full time in Amway in a town of 2k people for over 10 years in the late 70's/80's. My uncle and aunt were full time for over 20 years in Denver.They both ran it like a business. The fact that you have a unique product is a big plus.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    There's a good book by Dan Kennedy for people in MLM's called "Prospecting Sucks". Whoever is in the MLM field should buy it and learn to do MLM effectively.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
    Here's another tip:

    8.) Spend some money to brand yourself as a network marketer. Here's what I mean. A lot of people are skeptical of anyone who say's they've 'started their own business,' only to find out later that's it just being an independent distributor for an MLM. Being a distributor instantly looses credibility in many people's minds because it doesn't look like a real traditional business. So, don't tell people you started a new business. Rather, tell people you do network marketing. Then get business cards for your networking biz, put up a website for it. Set up a separate FB page or linkedin page for it. Have a professional looking video made, promoting yourself. Have a photographer takes some nice pictures of you. Hire a graphics designer to help you. Print up some flyers or brochures. In other words, look the part. Show people that you are serious enough about your networking endeavor to actually spend some money and time to brand yourself accordingly. That gives people more confidence that you are serious, and therefore maybe your opportunity is worth looking at.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    To succeed a MLM business, you need to BUILD YOUR OWN LIST and maintain good relationship to them. It is the key whatever traffic method that you pick. DO NOT IGNORE IT.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    All in all, decent tips... but far too complicated.

    Learn to simplify your process and that $60K income
    will increase ten fold.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Sounds good. So what are your simplified steps to recruiting prospects online?



      Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

      All in all, decent tips... but far too complicated.

      Learn to simplify your process and that $60K income
      will increase ten fold.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post


    1. Self-Funded Proposal

    One way to bankroll your primary networking efforts is to also recruit people to a secondary system. This allows you to make money while you recruit. It also broadens your appeal. Not everyone is going to be interested in your primary network. Some people like vitamins, and some people don't. Same with electricity, cell phones, weightloss, skin care, etc. So it's good to have a network-neutral system that allows people to also recruit for whatever primary network they like. And this way you can still get residuals from people who don't even work your primary network. Examples of self-funded proposals are MLSP and Traffic Authority. I'd personally stay away from Empower Network because it looks especially spammy and probably won't last much longer.

    2. Wordpress

    Use wordpress as a way to quickly put up your own personally branded website. Wordpress is also easy enough to manage and make regular updates. Hosting is relatively inexpensive, and the themes and plugins have gotten a lot better the last few years. You can even use a free theme, and a drag n drop layout editor to create a nice looking site. If you want to use a premium theme, themeforest is a great way to go. I like to use the top selling themes. They are widely used and well supported by the developers. I'd stay away from themes which are not used by a lot of people. They tend to be buggy and often not regularly updated. Some premium themes already include visual composer and sliders too. So you don't have to buy those separately necessarily.

    In addition, I like Akismet, All in One or Yoast, and Super Cache. Don't install too many plugins. Keep your site simple. Create a nice logo, or have somebody off Fiverr design one for $5. You might even use a lead capture plugin like Leadpages, Instabuilder, or OptimizePress. But if you know visual composer well, you may not even need another plugin. Also, choose a domain that is generic to mlm or networking. I wouldn't try to make it specific to your primary network. What if you decide to change. If you have a generic domain like CoolMLM.com or something, you can easily edit it for your new network. Use an autoresponder like Aweber or Constant Contact. Mailchimp doesn't allow mlms. So it's best to pay and get one that you can depend upon. Keeping this list intact will be important over the long haul.

    3. Social media

    Network marketing is a personal business. You can't hide behind a generic company-branded replicated website. People are not impressed with those anymore. Prospects want to know who they'd be working with. So let them see you. Brand yourself. Use attraction marketing. And social media is a great way to do it.

    Facebook is probably the easiest place to start, and in many ways the most effective because so many people are there anyway. So share posts, let people know what you're doing. Share your results. Be transparent. It's even ok to share both the good and bad. People will respect your honesty. So post your pictures. Say how you love the company, products, and people. Be a spokesperson. Sell the feelings, just don't be a salesman. Make people want to join you on your adventure. Use posts, memes, videos, and share other people's positive experiences too. Don't worry about people finding the company or any other distributor. They'll google the company anyway, so don't worry about it. If people like you, they'll come back to you. So be responsive, polite and positive. Branding yourself on facebook is key. Join groups, be active, create your own group, boost your posts, do it all. People will begin to see your activity and see your commitment level.

    LinkedIN is great for networking too. Make lots of connections, join groups, repost many of the same things you put on facebook. This will save you time. But, keep in mind, people don't want to hear about your two year old throwing up on LinkedIn. Save that really personal mundane stuff for facebook. I wouldn't spend money placing ads on LinkedIn though. I tried, and it was just a waste of money. Use linkedIn to broaden your reach, and let them know how to connect with you on facebook or skype or email or your own website. That's what I do.

    Youtube
    This is the world's second biggest search engine. If you like to make videos, then make a lot of them. I like short 1 minute or less videos just sharing a tip or insight. Don't make a long sales pitch, because nobody will watch it. Search google or youtube for questions people ask and make a video about that. You'll get some traffic right out of youtube, but you can also share your videos on facebook and linkedin too. So spread your videos around. I use Camtasia mostly for these videos, because it is faster than Premiere Pro. I don't worry about trying to make high-end looking videos. I just keep it short, simple and real. People aren't too concerned for the quality as long as you have something worth saying.

    4. SEO

    Install an SEO plugin on your wordpress blog like All in One (which is free) or Yoast ( which is paid). Make lots of blog posts, especially targeting long-tail keyword searches. You can use a software to help identify keywords, or use google keyword planner, or even just try typing in searches yourself into google and let the auto suggest feature tell you what people are typing in. Don't worry about low search volume. In fact, those are even preferred. Because you might just rank your post because the volume was so low that no one else took the time to target it. Then just do a lot of posts. Even if you only get one or two hits a day, you can multiply that by a lot of posts and that traffic adds up over time. Plus, this kind of traffic tends to be more targeted. So make your posts as specific as possible.

    Make a spreadsheet or list of all the keywords you want to target. Make your your H1 and H2s more generic about mlm or network marketing. I wouldn't choose 'leader' or something like that. Definitely make it specific to mlm. Then make all your individual post titles H1 for your targeted post keyword. Also, upload images and videos with the files named as keywords. PNGs are fine, but you can also use jpegs and use the details tab to put in more keywords in the meta data before uploading the files to your site, and even to facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, etc.

    5. Roledex

    If you're older, you know what this is. But for the internet generation, it's a CRM. Always keep track of people. It doesn't really matter if it's a spreadsheet or gmail or an actually Contact Management app/software. Just make sure you have an organized way to keep track of names, emails, phones, maybe the name of the prospect's current company etc, someplace you can get to on your phone or computer. You just never know when you might touch based with someone who is no longer working their old company and looking around. I have thousands of contacts. But it didn't happen overnight. So be long-term and stay consistent. This is one discipline you don't want to forget.

    6. Brand Yourself Not Your Network

    Networking is personal promotion. Network marketing has always been and always will be a people business. No amount of technology will replace the personal touch. Use technology but be personal. You might try new stuff like Periscope, but always remember the time-tested principles of networking. Those will never change.

    Make sure you have a nice looking headshot photo. You might have a tagline or motto. Communicate your dreams, your 'why,' your expectations for this year, your journey thus far, and where you're going. Be the opportunity people are looking for. No matter where you're at, there's always someone else who knows less and feels like they don't have someone else who's willing to show them how to find success. So present yourself as a person who believes in success and wants to help others be successful. You are your brand. So brand yourself as a positive, motivated, helpful person. This is attraction marketing, and it works.

    Make sure you try to help people solve problems. Share ideas to loose weight, or your own weightloss journey. Share ways to think more positive. Share ways to have more meaningful relationships. Share ways to improve your health and your appearance. Share ways to make more money. Share ways to travel more and meet new fun people. Share your experiences which are uplifting and positive. Remember, it's not just the money, it's really the lifestyle people are looking for. So brand yourself as the type of person someone else would like to be friends with. You'll find people who will join in on your journey, oh and your network too.

    Also make sure you have a duplicatable system. Always promote your system. Keep it simple. People want to see what you're doing and be shown how they can do it too. So whether it's a web-based recruiting website, or mindset training, or offline recruiting method, it doesn't matter, as long as any adult in most any country can do it too.

    7. Success breed success

    Make sure you are connected with and following successful network marketers. Don't try to lone-ranger it. Find someone you respect who is more successful doing networking and team up with them. Learn from them. Do what they do. Follow their footsteps. It will probably take time, but it will be worth the effort. And it's a lot quicker following a proven path, than trying to figure it all out on your own.

    Finally, I know people have strong feelings about MLM, but don't worry about people who don't like it. Who cares. Some like it. Some don't. Some people don't like CPA or Kindle or even SEO. Remember, to each his own. But the internet is a great way to make money. I'm been making money online for over 10 years now. I do some more traditional things like web design and video editing, which is very acceptable and understandable to the general population. But then I do affiliate marketing and list-building too, which a lot of people don't understand or don't like. So MLM is kinda the same thing. If you like it, then do it. If not, pick something else

    This is excellent advice, what type of MLM Programs are you working with? Do you focus on Online Recruitment or Offline Recruitment?
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  • These are really great tips ! thanks : )
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  • Profile picture of the author tush
    Indeed, some people will get what it takes to build mlm online and they will explode their business, while others will completely fail to get it. Just like some have built their organization offline while some have never made a single dime with that strategy. Bottom line though is, I will never ever go back to offline prospecting, especially hounding friends and family.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Right on. I haven't pitched to family in years, and most of my friends have no idea I do mlm

      Originally Posted by tush View Post

      Indeed, some people will get what it takes to build mlm online and they will explode their business, while others will completely fail to get it. Just like some have built their organization offline while some have never made a single dime with that strategy. Bottom line though is, I will never ever go back to offline prospecting, especially hounding friends and family.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryHaywood
    Great thread and solid advice. It's refreshing to see more and more MLM threads on here as there is far too much misconception about the industry as a whole. Now, of course there are bad apples within the industry, but that can also be said for corporate America as well.

    Truth is, it's a business and if you treat it as such... You can earn a lot of money in multi level marketing. I'd like to also point out that while having a secondary option may be a good idea especially if you're selling a product or service that not everyone wants such as vitamins as the OP mentioned, if you find a MLM that has a product/service that EVERYONE can use/wants/needs, then you only need one MLM to work in. (Which I have)

    I'll give an example: How many people do you know that buy groceries, gas, clothes, or anything else... or shop at stores either online or offline. Just about everyone I know does this. Also, timing can be BIG in the industry but you also have to watch out for HYPE.

    Also agree, not everyone is cut out for the industry as it takes some serious dedication and a solid mindset along with continued personal development. Many fail as they do in traditional IM. Find a solid team, upline with support on tap (including being available for 3 way calls which is BIG when you're learning the ropes) and training.
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    i have seen people doing MLM using web script that skyrocketed their business

    they were using the MLM web using auto referral and auto affiliate system
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Right on. Simple systems work.

      SYSTEM = Save Yourself Stress Time Energy Money

      Work your system and your system will work for you.



      Originally Posted by kerunai View Post

      i have seen people doing MLM using web script that skyrocketed their business

      they were using the MLM web using auto referral and auto affiliate system
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    Jeff Your Posted really a brilliant thread to for Starting Online MLM Business. Idea Looks cool but before a user started business they will analyse the market & do a survey for all types of business MCX Tips & collect MCX Trading Tips. I am here to give you a perfect business tips and lots of more......
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  • the products in the MLM industry are over priced [...] in order to afford paying out the comp plan.
    every product (both tangible and intangible) needs a bit of marketing to be sold. MLM is marketing. Whether the company pays a MLM comp plan or whether the company pays TV commercials: it both means costs. It means that MLM products are not necessarily overpriced.

    Recently I made a change in my MLM focus. I got bored with pills/potions/lotions and decided to focus solely on intangibles online. [...] I found a company which teaches people to trade forex.
    I think forex is a very smart MLM product choice ! Not because forex is intangible, but because forex attracts gamblers. MLM attracts gamblers, too. So anyone who loves this product is likely to also like MLM, and vice versa.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      My thoughts exactly.


      Originally Posted by algorithms and strategies View Post

      every product (both tangible and intangible) needs a bit of marketing to be sold. MLM is marketing. Whether the company pays a MLM comp plan or whether the company pays TV commercials: it both means costs. It means that MLM products are not necessarily overpriced.

      I think forex is a very smart MLM product choice ! Not because forex is intangible, but because forex attracts gamblers. MLM attracts gamblers, too. So anyone who loves this product is likely to also like MLM, and vice versa.
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      Originally Posted by algorithms and strategies View Post


      I think forex is a very smart MLM product choice ! Not because forex is intangible, but because forex attracts gamblers. MLM attracts gamblers, too. So anyone who loves this product is likely to also like MLM, and vice versa.
      Iam no saint by any means, but to me perpetuating an addiction like this is something I sure would have to ponder the Pros and Cons of before jumping in


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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Originally Posted by Jeff Burritt View Post


    Make sure you are connected with and following successful network marketers. Don't try to lone-ranger it. Find someone you respect who is more successful doing networking and team up with them. Learn from them. Do what they do. Follow their footsteps. It will probably take time, but it will be worth the effort. And it's a lot quicker following a proven path, than trying to figure it all out on your own.
    That's great advice. Getting involved with a 'great' community of marketers allows you to feed off their energy or 'synergy' and gets your business into momentum a lot faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author SWIG
    These are all excellent tips! How about throwing some paid advertising into the mix?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
      Originally Posted by SWIG View Post

      These are all excellent tips! How about throwing some paid advertising into the mix?
      I personally haven't had much success with Paid Ads. But I have seen YouTube ads in this niche which did seem effective. However, most mlmers don't have the bragging rights which make these ads compelling. If you really have the big house, fancy cars, and large following, then sure, do a youtube vid and present your system to help others recruit. But most people can't pull this off, including myself.

      Bottom line, mlm is all about personality marketing. So I think just sharing regular youtube vids and facebook posts and driving traffic to your blog, where you share lots of practical tips in your own personality and style will get you leads. I've done it in the past, and I know that works.
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