How to recruit MLM online?

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I want to do MLM, I just wonder how to do it online. I can do it offline because I can directly meet people and do follow up in any condition.

But how to do it online?

How to do the process from prospecting until the closing?

  1. how to impress prospect in the 1st sight
  2. do I need to build a list too (like affiliate marketing) then send them follow up?
  3. What kind of follow up emails should I send, because the prospects are very different one and another
I think that's all my question right now.

Once I know it, I can promote any kind of network marketing online. I think everyone who read this will also can do it too.
#mlm #online #recruit
  • Profile picture of the author VanessaB
    The BEST thing to do with that market IS 'build a list.'

    Nice looking landing page
    Email Capture

    Sell on the back end.

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    • Profile picture of the author excuzemee
      Originally Posted by DanielleS View Post

      The BEST thing to do with that market IS 'build a list.'

      Nice looking landing page
      Email Capture

      Sell on the back end.

      -Dani

      This is Really the only thing you can do with this market. Learn how to build a list.
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      • Profile picture of the author Searchlabmedia
        Building a facebook fanpage is an easy way to get your MLM noticed online. Facbook offers so much traffic right now, its a great place to get your page up and getting fans to find out what your business is about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by visimedia View Post

    Once I know it, I can promote any kind of network marketing online.
    Maybe. Maybe not. This article from a well-known and very successful MLM industry expert might interest you: don't forget this url: Online and/or offline lead generation? (nothing promoted there, no opt-in, no company named etc).
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    • Profile picture of the author ronstreed
      I agree 100% with you. But the telephone is the 800# gorilla, but others that have done it and they are trainers and educators states it works. You have to make enough calls to become successful. The internet can be a distraction, where you think you are working, and never make any $ for your efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author hedy
    I agree your oppion , I can promote any kind of network marketing online too, but i don't have enough money and time !
    Can i make friend with you ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Write a short report that explains about the MLM program and how they can benefit from it financially.

    Giving a good explanation of how the program works up front in a report will let your potential members get an understanding of how the program works and what they will need to do to make it work, before they join.

    One reason so many people quit MLM programs as they really don't know what is involved until after they have joined.

    But also focus on the financial benefit as this is what will entice them to join. Give away this short report to build your list, and include links to the MLM program within the report.

    Then for those that don't sign up through the report itself, you can them as subscribers to follow up with them and entice them to join.

    And remember, when you do get new team members to be a good team leader, communicate with your team and help them learn the ropes and what they need to do!
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    cool sheryl..

    OK2, any other opinions? I think it's a good topic. haha
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    • Profile picture of the author championrain
      I would suggest study this forum to increase your value to the marketplace.

      Discover a voice of leadership for yourself and learn to drive traffic to your site. Figure out who your market is, (it's not everyone), and target that market.

      Then focus on generating your own leads. Once you are able to do that, its all about positioning.

      Build a list and build a relationship with that list. This is accomplished by sharing value with them once they are on your lists. How to, inspiration, cool tricks, mindset, etc.., all counts as value. Just depends what you bring to the table.

      Don't pitch your opportunity right away, (goes against creating a relationship), its a balance, but show them that you are there to help. You may promote to them, just not right away.

      The funnel is very important and one thing that I have learned is you can position yourself and qualify the lead through the funnel. Here's an example:

      1. You acquire a lead through an optin form and they are now on your list.

      2. You send them whatever you traded for the optin (7 day video series, ebook, tips, whatever).

      3. Once that item is complete with its autoresponder run, you create a new message. which is basically an application to work with you.

      4. This application will allow you to weed out the tire kickers, you may qualify them for the amount of money they have to invest, their reasons why, etc. Whatever the important qualities are for you to work with, ask and search for those in your application.

      5.You then have someone else call those that have completed the application. It can be a GF, BF, husband or wife acting as your assistant. As long as its not you.

      They would screen the calls by giving the prospect a "homework" assignment. Part of this homework, would require them to check out the respected company that you represent and maybe to some material that you have produced that edifies you.

      6. They would then setup an callback date, could be 2 days later to make sure the "homework" was complete. During this time, you would have reviewed their application and already know if you would like to work with them or not. If you would, then you have your "assistant" book the date and time for you to call back.

      7. Once you call back, you are already edified in their eyes. They take you more seriously, and are wanting to work with you.

      The sales funnel is important and the great thing about it, even if they don't join your company and work with you. They will still respect your process, see you as a leader, and remain on your list as long as you keep sharing value.

      Again, the importance of building a list.

      Another great resource that you can use is betternetworker.com

      Good luck on your business!
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    I use standard IM techniques to drive traffic to a lead
    generation page. My favorite is just offering a
    free ebook, mp3, or software that somehow relates
    to MLM. That attracts those interested in MLM.

    From there I followup with autoresponders, but MLM
    does often require one-on-one contact. Phone calls
    and webinars are often needed.

    The one-on-one contact scares a lot of IM'ers but
    it won't if you remember that MLM is about duplication,
    and leverage. You're not going out and recruiting
    thousands... your recruiting a few at a time, and
    then teaching them to do the same... and you benefit
    from your efforts and the efforts of those that you
    train.

    In addition to phone and live webinars, I used
    recorded presentations... sort of to pre-qualify
    prospects.

    If you'd like to see my setup, just PM me. It works
    beautifully and as a 16 year IM'er I got over the
    hurdles mentioned above.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Bastide
      I have been building MLM Online since 1994
      before it was cool to so so

      (Started back on AOL chat rooms and newsgroups)

      When it all comes down to it, MLM is a people
      business ... it's all about relationships

      Statistics show that 90% of people that get
      involved in MLM do so because of a relationship

      You are NOT going to want to hear this but I'm
      gonna tell you anyway ...

      START WITH YOUR WARM MARKET!!!!!! (People that
      know like and trust you) People that you have a
      relationship with.

      Now I'm not necessarily talking about your Uncle
      Bob or Aunt Mary .. but don't exclude them either

      start with something like this:

      Memory Jogger – MLM Warm Market List

      From there start branching out and building
      relationships on Social Media

      Facebook
      Twitter
      Linked-IN

      MAKE SURE IT'S DUPLICATABLE!!!!

      You may have a list of 50K and you can blast something
      to it and bring in a bunch of people .. But can
      your people do the same? If not they are doomed
      to failure and so are you

      Remember this, In MLM your Success depends on building
      relationships and helping OTHERS become Successful

      FOCUS on THEIR SUCCESS and you will be fine

      Jack

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  • Profile picture of the author RoyChan
    A nice little article that you read about MLM here:

    Site Build It! - Network Marketing

    My 2 cents...
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  • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
    I like the "self funded proposal" method... You are actually getting paid to pitch. It eliminates a lot of the tire kickers...

    Keith
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    • Profile picture of the author wordofmouthmagic
      Absolutely. Multiple income streams, and not relying on the MLM as the only income source.

      The list-building is then either has the MLM as the front end, and the other offers on the back-end.

      OR the front end has the self-funding offer with the MLM as the back-end sale.

      I'm sure those who commented early use this as a big part of their list building, even though they use free offers to get the relationship started.
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      • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
        Originally Posted by wordofmouthmagic View Post


        OR the front end has the self-funding offer with the MLM as the back-end sale
        Yes this is what I was specifically talking about... I have successfully used a hybrid method of this for 5 years.. The method worked wonders.. The MLM's on the back end are the ones that always seemed to not work out so well. But then again I am not a big fan of MLM in general...

        Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffathome
    Start a blog with great content on how to solve you prospects problems. Include a lead capture and follow up with every lead via phone. Try and go after some organic traffic for keywords in your market/niche. If you can solve a problem people will seek you out.
    I also think marketing to your warm market is a great start. This type of person is more loyal and they can feel your passion when you are with them. That's hard to do in an email. Also focus on social media but don't put all your eggs in that basket.
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      • Profile picture of the author wordofmouthmagic
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Here's a very different view of "funded proposals" from someone who made her first million in MLM by the age of 25 and knows what she's talking about: Funded Proposals in Network Marketing - Why You Should Avoid Them
        She has some great points there.

        The main one I think is FOCUS. If you want to get really big in one company then focus for you and your downline is key, so I suspect she is right that most of the REALLY top earners in any particular company don't use a funded proposal.

        However, I didn't like this line:
        "Funded proposals are, in short, one of the reasons why the overall failure-rate is so high in network marketing:"

        I'm sure the failure rate is pretty high in people who don't use any sort of funded proposal model.

        Personally I know at least 3 people in my company who have in one way or other used the funded proposal model for large chunks of their 6-figure organizations.
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      • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Here's a very different view of "funded proposals" from someone who made her first million in MLM by the age of 25 and knows what she's talking about: Funded Proposals in Network Marketing - Why You Should Avoid Them
        With all due respect I think the author of that Ezine article is wrong in making such sweeping generalizations.

        A self funded proposal is just another method of marketing that's it. It's NOT the only way to market it's just one way to market... It's NOT a "separate business" within itself as she puts. It's classic front-end / back-end marketing. That's all

        A self-funded proposal is a way to set up an effective sales funnel and pipeline with well-qualified prospects that already paid money to enter your sales funnel instead of just being a looky-loo tire kicker.

        The attitude the author displays is one of the reasons I am not a big fan of MLM in general. Because you run across personalities such as hers (the author of the Ezine article) that think they have all the answers of the ONLY way to successfully build ones business. MLM "Heavy Hitters" as they are called sometimes try to speak with such forceful authoritative certainty that they don't realize that the more individualistic and intelligent people are turned off by what is interpreted as classic snake oil'ery.

        Certain MLM companies try to put the blinders on their unsuspecting followers and have them listen to only a very few select sources of how to build ones business as the be-all, end-all. this attitude is closed minded and unimaginative IMHO.

        Again it comes down to personality and style. A self funded proposal is only ONE method of marketing but it is not the only way...

        The other thing is that a self funded proposal don't only apply to MLM's as a back-end. They can apply to any higher priced product or service as a back-end.

        Question everything and don't always be so ready to lock-step with the person that boasts about making a million bucks doing thins only ONE way.. Even if it is true that "ONE way" may not work for your style and personality.

        After-all, if you are not having fun while building your business you are doing something wrong.

        Keith
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by KeithJ View Post

          MLM "Heavy Hitters" as they are called sometimes try to speak with such forceful authoritative certainty that they don't realize that the more individualistic and intelligent people are turned off by what is interpreted as classic snake oil'ery.
          It's difficult to believe we've read the same article. She's actually the perfect antithesis of anything that anyone in MLM would ever call a "heavy hitter". "Heavy hitters" characteristically promote their MLM businesses and themselves through "personal branding" - exactly what she urges people to avoid. Just have a look at her blog, some time, if you want some clarification of that!

          Originally Posted by KeithJ View Post

          The other thing is that a self funded proposal don't only apply to MLM's as a back-end. They can apply to any higher priced product or service as a back-end.
          Indeed. Exactly her point. And maybe they apply more productively and (here's the point) with more duplication in other contexts, exactly as she suggests, Keith.
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          • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            It's difficult to believe we've read the same article. She's actually the perfect antithesis of anything that anyone in MLM would ever call a "heavy hitter". "Heavy hitters" characteristically promote their MLM businesses and themselves through "personal branding" - exactly what she urges people to avoid. Just have a look at her blog, some time, if you want some clarification of that!



            Indeed. Exactly her point. And maybe they apply more productively and (here's the point) with more duplication in other contexts, exactly as she suggests, Keith.
            I just think the author of that article is making some sweeping generalizations about "self funded proposals" (SFP's) in general. She seems to have more of an issue with how SFP's are being promoted in the MLM world than with the concept of the self funded proposal in general. But she does not make that distinction.

            If I was going to be a hard core MLM promoter I would use a SFP as just an additional tool in the arsenal. If I was limited to hotel meetings conference calls, one-on-one phone calls and meetings or driving traffic to a free opt-in page, in hopes that someone will join my MLM so I may begin to receive a very small residual income in relation to the work put into getting that person to join I would wind up sticking pointed sticks in my eyes in a very short period of time. If you ask me,.. that process is far less duplicative for any period of time than an SFP.

            Sorry I just don't share the authors opinion.

            Keith
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      • Profile picture of the author ace0_0
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Here's a very different view of "funded proposals" from someone who made her first million in MLM by the age of 25 and knows what she's talking about: Funded Proposals in Network Marketing - Why You Should Avoid Them
        A point that always seems to get glossed over in MLM is that the last place you should expect to see any money is from your primary MLM company...in the beginning anyway. In MLM you get paid 1 of 3 ways:

        1. Bonuses (incentives for bonuses vary from company to company)
        2. Customer billings (the more customers you acquire the higher your royalties)
        3. The efforts of your team as a whole (when your TEAMS customer billings increase so do your royalties)

        What goes unsaid is that this is a process (whether you use a funded proposal or not) and just like ANYTHING else there is a learning curve. If you are building your business the way your company tells you to that means you're going to be spending a fortune on CD's, DVD's, magazines etc. long before you see a check from the company and what inevitably happens is you run out of money and THAT is the real reason why MLM failure rates are so high.

        This is where the funded proposal comes in, your best bet is to TARGET PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY IN NETWORK MARKETING. It's more than likely they are facing the same struggles you faced so you retail a low cost product on the front end and allow them to enter your sales funnel. After you have provided VALUE, you launch your business to them and THOSE THAT QUALIFY CAN JOIN.

        I take issue with a few points in this article, take point (vi) where she says "It's all rather deceptive, and in the early stages (which can last for a year or so) people can easily imagine that it's really working because they actually do get some leads this way, and more to the point, they even manage to sponsor some of them into their main business."

        Now read this closely, if they are ACTUALLY getting leads and ACTUALLY sponsoring people into their business then they are not 'imagining' anything. The funded proposal is doing EXACTLY what it's supposed to do. If it's not as many as they would like, then they can adjust their systems accordingly.

        In point (v) she said "So, the underlying idea of using a funded proposal is that you're trying to persuade people to look at your business opportunity because it's you who's asking. In other words, you gradually establish credibility with them by building a relationship with them. (That's usually a euphemism for bombarding them with autoresponder emails until a few of them eventually succumb and are willing to look at your main business"

        The term succumb carries with it ominous connotations, as if the prospects are being strong-armed into joining your business when in REALITY if the prospect is even opening your emails it's because they DO like you, and value what you have to say otherwise they would have unsubscribed a long time ago. In fact, because of the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every autoresponder email, prospects don't have to be bombarded with anything.

        I'm not sure if she realizes this or not but whether online or offline you are persuading people to join your business, that's the long and short of it but yet when she mentions persuasion at all in her article its always in some sort of dark context; and the REAL underlying idea behind a funded proposal is so that you can position yourself in the marketplace as a leader and effectively sort for OTHER LEADERS to join your business, not just sponsor anybody all willy-nilly and especially not to lean on prospects till they 'succumb', they would make TERRIBLE team members if that's how they joined your business. Championrain hit the nail on the head with their post. THAT is how you build a REAL business, you build a list and a relationship with the list to safeguard yourself from disasters. You could wake up tomorrow and find your company has been closed and you are left with NOTHING, no downline, no products, nothing. An FP protects you against ALL of that.
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          Originally Posted by ace0_0 View Post

          Now read this closely, if they are ACTUALLY getting leads and ACTUALLY sponsoring people into their business then they are not 'imagining' anything.
          Her contention is that what they're imagining is that that outcome is going to result in their necessarily deriving real income from it and building their businesses successfully. Her long experience, and that of others in her company, is that this is far from certain to happen. You can sponsor people that way, but will be they still be there 2 years later and building their (and therefore your) business?

          Originally Posted by ace0_0 View Post

          I'm not sure if she realizes this or not ...
          Well, let's have a look at the facts: she started her first MLM business when she left high school and sold it when she was 25 for over $900,000; she's successfully building another one now; she's employed part-time by a very successful MLM company to train and coach their European distributors for them; she's already earning a five-figure monthly check from her second, smaller MLM business. I think she "realizes" just fine, actually.

          It's especially important in MLM (and in other businesses, I'm sure) to take your advice from people who are where you want to be.

          Originally Posted by ace0_0 View Post

          but whether online or offline you are persuading people to join your business
          You can do MLM by "persuading" people. You can sponsor them that way. It doesn't duplicate very well, but you can do it. The catch is that "persuaded" people tend to drop out, and make up the long-term attrition-rates that so many people experience in MLM. People who were already looking, and have been qualified stringently, and are already business-minded and setting out to build their own home-based business are, collectively, a far better proposition.

          Originally Posted by ace0_0 View Post

          when she mentions persuasion at all in her article its always in some sort of dark context
          Indeed. With good reasons.

          Originally Posted by ace0_0 View Post

          the REAL underlying idea behind a funded proposal is so that you can position yourself in the marketplace as a leader
          An anathema to some highly successful network marketers. The "branding yourself" model can indeed be a huge mistake, as more fully explained in this article: don't forget this url: Branding yourself
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          • Profile picture of the author ace0_0
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            Her contention is that what they're imagining is that that outcome is going to result in their necessarily deriving real income from it and building their businesses successfully. Her long experience, and that of others in her company, is that this is far from certain to happen. You can sponsor people that way, but will be they still be there 2 years later and building their (and therefore your) business?
            First off, there is nothing in the MLM realm that is CERTAIN to happen. If you sponsor hundreds or even thousands of people online or offline there are no guarantees that they will be there a few months later let alone 2 years later. I have people on my team that I STILL haven't physically met who are doing just fine, and I signed up a friend of mine (we've been friends for almost ten years) who lives literally 40 seconds away and he didn't last 5 months.


            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            Well, let's have a look at the facts: she started her first MLM business when she left high school and sold it when she was 25 for over $900,000; she's successfully building another one now; she's employed part-time by a very successful MLM company to train and coach their European distributors for them; she's already earning a five-figure monthly check from her second, smaller MLM business. I think she "realizes" just fine, actually.
            This woman built her business the traditional way at a time when NOBODY was doing MLM online she literally had no choice. It's an impressive feat for sure, and she has done extremely well for herself, but after 7 years of hard work and dedication she sold her business for the same amount of money that a guy I know clears every MONTH, so in a year it's like he sold 12 of her businesses.

            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            It's especially important in MLM (and in other businesses, I'm sure) to take your advice from people who are where you want to be.
            I agree with this sentiment because it really does ring true. But its even more beneficial to take advice from someone who has reached a place that you NEVER thought was possible.


            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            You can do MLM by "persuading" people. You can sponsor them that way. It doesn't duplicate very well, but you can do it. The catch is that "persuaded" people tend to drop out, and make up the long-term attrition-rates that so many people experience in MLM. People who were already looking, and have been qualified stringently, and are already business-minded and setting out to build their own home-based business are, collectively, a far better proposition.
            I think the term persuasion has gained a reputation that is undeserved. Persuasion is really just influencing a person or a group to adopt a certain idea or belief and that happens EVERYWHERE. Even the post that this woman wrote is geared to persuade someone to adopt the idea that they should stay away from funded proposals, that doesn't make her a bad person. As far as MLM goes the extent that your business duplicates is also in large part due to the individual(s) you recruit on your team; if you decide that you want to build your MLM business completely out of internet marketers, then a system like the funded proposal will duplicate just fine.



            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            An anathema to some highly successful network marketers. The "branding yourself" model can indeed be a huge mistake, as more fully explained in this article: don't forget this url: Branding yourself
            Haha I love that you used the term anathema, you don't hear it too often in internet speech. But in this context I would have to disagree with you. A very real threat in network marketing is waking up one morning and discovering that your business has closed it's doors and you are left with nothing, after all you don't actually OWN any part of the company. If that had happened to the woman who wrote this post it would mean she took the long route just end up where she started. A person who has branded themselves in that same situation won't lose a wink of sleep, they simply find a new MORE STABLE company and send an email out to their list, within weeks they are on their feet again.
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            • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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              Originally Posted by ace0_0 View Post

              This woman built her business the traditional way at a time when NOBODY was doing MLM online she literally had no choice.
              Sorry, but nothing could be further from the truth, on all counts:-

              (i) She didn't build her business in the traditional way at all (she has little time for "warm market prospecting", which is just yet another way of persuading people - in this case, "because it's you who's asking": the fact that people are in your warm market doesn't magically make them into people who are already looking for a home-based business!);

              (ii) At the time, many tens if not hundreds of thousands of people were building their MLM businesses online (where you got this bizarre idea that "NOBODY" was is just too baffling for words!);

              (iii) She had every choice - just like everyone else. She just chose wisely and turned out, for that reason, to be far more successful than most people who venture into MLM.

              Respectfully, I suggest we discontinue the discussion: frankly, every assertion you make is just so factually incorrect and so far off the mark that it's become unproductive and honestly just a bit silly, from my perspective; sorry.
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              • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
                Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                Respectfully, I suggest we discontinue the discussion: frankly, every assertion you make is just so factually incorrect and so far off the mark that it's become unproductive and honestly just a bit silly, from my perspective; sorry.

                ROTFLMAO...

                Alexa, this is one of the reasons MLM has always been lower down on my list to devote any real time to as a back-end program to any of my front-end marketing efforts. It's not so much the companies or the products (although that sometimes comes into play) but it's the stubborn personalities that are so convinced they posses the only road to Rome. I am too much of an individual to listen to some bloviating "Heavy Hitter" who thinks they have the ONLY answer to building an MLM telling me how I should build my business. I'm NOT a kool-aid drinker and the people that are I pity.

                For every story you bring up how someone is successful doing something one way I can bring up 10 examples of how people have done something a completely different way and were just as successful if not more successful.

                The point being is that there are multiple ways to build something successful... There are NO "Guru's" that have cornered the market on success and have a monopoly on the only way to do things.

                But yes I agree with you, this has now become unproductive.

                Thanks
                Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author ncairncross
    I have done a bit of research on this as having a site called The Money Gym you can imagine I was pitched MLM opps all the time. I wanted to know whether you could marry IM with MLM and came across a guy called Biz Stone who seemed to be doing lots of good work in this area. Google him and I'm sure you will find him - he seemed to be about the most clued up MLM'er using IM techniques to attract traffic and convert it to a mailing list - which you can then use again and again of course.

    The other thing is to realise that not many potential MLM prospects know what MLM is - so you might want to build a site around the phrase "work at home" and then review several MLM opps with full disclosure about yours (which you probably think is the best so can be naturally passionate about it).

    And if you went for the local business marketing angle on the "work at home" front, you would not be setting yourself up for lots of travel, as someone said above, to build a network does require either face to face, telephone or webinars.

    Good luck!
    Nicola
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Daugherty
    I agreed to them that what you need to do is build a list..
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    ditch it, MLM is not what you want to do. You have found the warrior forum use it and become a niche site builder, Internet marketer, product creator etc...

    This is a way to go my friend, take care and good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenSaliba
    I use to be in an mlm company and all I have to say is that building an mlm business on the internet is difficult. Here's why. While I was in a mlm company, it cost over $400 to join. The company only paid me $100 for every person I sponsored. The problem is, you have to spend money on advertising to generate a lot of leads and sponsor someone. Advertising costs money and while you are building your business, you need to get paid TODAY. Not some tiny residual income checks that cover your advertising costs. That is the problem with online mlm. If you were doing offline mlm on the other hand, you would only be doing face to face marketing which doesn't cost much money but it sucks. I am sure you hate spam as much as I do. It's difficult to stay in the green when you are building an online mlm. On the other hand, an online direct sales business will help you stay in the green because you get paid today for every sale that you make. You don't have to wait a few years to start making some money. I hope I helped.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by StevenSaliba View Post

      The company only paid me $100 for every person I sponsored.
      You say "only" as if it isn't a lot? The reality is that any payment at all for sponsoring is completely illegal.

      Commission payments in a lawful MLM may be made only on sales of the company's products/services (in Northern America, Europe, the Far East and Australasia, anyway).
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      • Profile picture of the author StevenSaliba
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        You say "only" as if it isn't a lot? The reality is that any payment at all for sponsoring is completely illegal.

        Commission payments in a lawful MLM may be made only on sales of the company's products/services (in Northern America, Europe, the Far East and Australasia, anyway).
        When you sponsor someone in an mlm company, they have to buy some products as well. So technically, they have to pay a fee to join the business and then buy the company's product.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by StevenSaliba View Post

          When you sponsor someone in an mlm company, they have to buy some products as well. So technically, they have to pay a fee to join the business and then buy the company's product.
          Indeed. But the money you earn is in respect of the commissionable element of their voluntary product purchases, and never a payment "for sponsoring". This is one of the hallmark criteria which are used by regulators to distinguish between a lawful MLM and an illegal pyramid scheme.
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        • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
          Originally Posted by StevenSaliba View Post

          When you sponsor someone in an mlm company, they have to buy some products as well. So technically, they have to pay a fee to join the business and then buy the company's product.
          I know of at least 2 major network marketing-based companies where that isn't the case at all. Yes, to build a business you'll have to purchase and sell products, but it's not an initial requirement.
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  • Profile picture of the author ace0_0
    Haha...wow...visimedia you have your answer.
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    • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
      Originally Posted by ace0_0 View Post

      Haha...wow...visimedia you have your answer.
      Indeed... LOL

      Keith
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    There is some awesome advice in this thread. One of the most important things you can do is selecting the right upline from the get-go. Get yourself on a team of successful people that you have confidence in and trust, seek their mentorship, and follow their instructions.

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  • Profile picture of the author Success With Dany
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    PPC is pretty much the only way to make money with mlm online.
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    • Profile picture of the author KeithJ
      Originally Posted by Success With Dany View Post

      PPC is pretty much the only way to make money with mlm online.
      Are you fricken serious man? The "only way"? That is the worst advice you can give a newbie. Do you have first hand experience to validate this assertion of yours? or did you just hear this through a "friend of a friend"? :rolleyes:

      The last thing you want to do is encourage a newbie to run out and spend a bunch of up front money on PPC. Even for the expert, PPC can be tricky.

      There are tons of ways to make money with MLM online and tons of ways to lose money as well... It comes down to personal style, personal comfort level, personal knowledge, personal experience and personal finances which would help guide the individual to the best way to start. And it's different for everyone.

      No ONE ANSWER is correct for ALL people ALL the time. If anyone tries to convince you otherwise, run very far away.

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  • Profile picture of the author Wolster
    Well said Keith.

    It is basically down to the persons comfort level, if you are comfortable chucking all your hard earned money at Google, go for it.

    Personally I would go the conservative route and try all the many free and low cost options that are available.
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  • Profile picture of the author bdm
    Yes a list is key for MLM, but perhaps even more important with online MLM is to Brand Yourself. You want people to trust you instantly. For this you are going to have to give lots of quality free content when building your list.
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  • Profile picture of the author patadeperro
    I made this video some time ago about how to generate leads over the Internet for any business, hope it helps:

    How to generate leads over the Internet | Internet Marketing Montreal
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  • Profile picture of the author TomBuck
    MLM is quite hard but once you have it "set up" it doesn't go. Getting referrals is obviously hard. I joined global domains international about a month ago and got 2 referrals so far.

    You don't need a list but as you get referrals you may aswell grow your list too.
    Usual, I recommend CPA networks work well with mlm lists.
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    • Profile picture of the author Arizona
      Hi,

      I have to say that recruiting online used to be hard for me, too. But once I learned how to attract people by providing value, things really started to improve.

      My motto is to never stop learning about the industry. I educate myself at every given opportunity. Learn it, apply it and then teach it.

      Everything that I learn along the way, I do my best to share it with others who are willing to learn. Thank you and best of success to everyone. Josephine Monty
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    Information posted is very interesting and insightful. I actually learned some new strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    yes, lots of good answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiquidSeo
    Originally Posted by visimedia View Post

    I want to do MLM, I just wonder how to do it online. I can do it offline because I can directly meet people and do follow up in any condition.

    But how to do it online?

    How to do the process from prospecting until the closing?

    1. how to impress prospect in the 1st sight
    2. do I need to build a list too (like affiliate marketing) then send them follow up?
    3. What kind of follow up emails should I send, because the prospects are very different one and another
    I think that's all my question right now.

    Once I know it, I can promote any kind of network marketing online. I think everyone who read this will also can do it too.

    The best thing you can do is start with building your list. Without a list, you'll have to rely on other, more expensive forms of marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Seth Tonner
      Have you ever heard Daegan Smith? He's an internet marketing genius! He created a membership website where he basically set up thousands of hours of videos, journal posting, audios all describing in detail everything you could possibly need to know in the world of internet marketing and everything he has done to be a multi millionaire. Personally, I was so confused with which system I should use or how to do what or where to go or who to trust. After months of researching I found Daegan and became a member to his website and the amount of information he provides is incredible, he under promises and over delivers! Many people don't know the first thing about internet marketing and I was one of them. After joining Maximum Leverage created by Deagan I now know everything I could ever possibly need and the confusion is gone! If you want to know the facts and know how to do things step by step in all aspects of the internet and I literally mean ALL aspects then this would be a good fit. He has a 14 day $1 trial going on right now if you wanted to check it out and see if it would be something that would interest you. Just google Maximum Leverage
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      • Profile picture of the author TimG
        Originally Posted by Seth Tonner View Post

        Have you ever heard Daegan Smith?
        Yup, met him at a seminar and he seemed like a real cool dude. I like his style and what he has done for his business. I may need to check him out again in order to refresh my memory on his training.

        I've been involved with several MLM opportunities and never did very well with any of them except for 2. First one was called Cognigen at the time and I did Ok with them.

        The 2nd company my wife and I are doing much better with is Scentsy. We got lucky and have a great upline and their products sell themselves. Finding customers has not been an issue and many of them end up joining as part of our downline.

        Building relationships and offering quality training and products has been the key for our recent success.

        Respectfully,
        Tim
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  • Profile picture of the author Najmi
    Okay,firstly,MLM requires allot of trust
    You cant just join something without knowing what will happen to your money
    So,my frist advice is to give out something free like a report that you wrote about the program or a "How To Guide" so that they know that you are trying to help them
    Dont let them think that your just another person trying to get money from them

    Next is always have a list.No matter what business you have,even offline,you need someone you know that would trust you.See?Trust again
    About the follow up thing,make sure you provide value to your prospect/downline so that the trust you have with them is not lost just like that

    and reply as much question as possible.Make sure you keep in touch with your downline,for example,send them a broadcast messages asking them if they have any questions.

    I hope I helped

    -Najmi-
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  • Profile picture of the author LovelyCornSyrup
    Wow guys, you can't be serious. Go watch the latest season of Penn & Teller's: Bull****! and check out their episode on multi-level-marketing. On paper MLM is similar to Affiliate Marketing, but much like communism reality hurts. Don't take financial advice from anyone giving you tips in this thread unless their tip is for you to start a MLM company.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
      Originally Posted by LovelyCornSyrup View Post

      Wow guys, you can't be serious. Go watch the latest season of Penn & Teller's: Bull****! and check out their episode on multi-level-marketing. On paper MLM is similar to Affiliate Marketing, but much like communism reality hurts. Don't take financial advice from anyone giving you tips in this thread unless their tip is for you to start a MLM company.
      Wow Dude(ette)... you can't be serious. Obviously you know
      very little (or nothing) about the subject.

      One of the subjects of the Penn & Teller episode (which truly
      was bull****) happens to be a guy I know very well. I can't say
      anything about the others but his segment was sliced, diced
      and edited beyond recognition.

      Nothing even resembling the truth was offered on that show.
      Bull**** is the right word for it.

      Tsnyder
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  • Profile picture of the author amin-lelieveld
    Originally Posted by visimedia View Post

    I want to do MLM, I just wonder how to do it online. I can do it offline because I can directly meet people and do follow up in any condition.

    But how to do it online?

    How to do the process from prospecting until the closing?

    1. how to impress prospect in the 1st sight
    2. do I need to build a list too (like affiliate marketing) then send them follow up?
    3. What kind of follow up emails should I send, because the prospects are very different one and another
    I think that's all my question right now.

    Once I know it, I can promote any kind of network marketing online. I think everyone who read this will also can do it too.
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    Hi,

    Many times I hear people say, build a list or the money is is in the list.

    My honest opinion is " this is bullsh#t ''

    The money is in the relationship you have with the people on your list.

    People will only join when they trust you and your system.
    The system needs to be simple and easy to duplicate for others.

    First find out who your target audience is. Are these network marketeers. If so, what is there problem? Focus on 1 specific group of people and work with it.

    With this strategy I was able to sponser 146 people in just 54 days. If you have more questions, please let me know.

    Amin
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Build list by using social media, autoresponder, blogging. And maintain good relationship with your subscribers. Regularly send email to them through autoresponder service - about tips. And regularly post your blog and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc.

    One of them will contact you once he/ she is interested, you serve him/ her.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketermatt
    Definitely build a list!!!
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