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Hey guys ,
So I've been in Network Marketing for about 3 weeks now , and so far I have had 3 leads and no sales . I've tried some PPC advertising on Facebook and didn't have a great conversion rate as I got about 58 clicks and 1 lead from them . I cannot post in craigslist US as I live in the UK , so I have been using backpage which has given me some success ( the 2 other leads ) . Setting up my backpage takes about 25 mins in my day, and I often have no ideas for things to do , so I'm just sitting around all day waiting for leads to come to me . I'm wondering If you guys have any advice ( preferably free ) for ways I can actively be working on stuff that can start getting me results .
Thanks,
Zac
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  • Profile picture of the author OldLodgeSkins
    Hi,

    Firstly, 3 weeks... That’s nothing. You're just getting started. So don't start feeling discouraged, as this is absolutely normal.
    As for what you should do... In two words: quality content. You can't just be out there trying to sell / get clicks on your ads etc... You must be providing something your visitors want. Pick a niche you feel comfortable with - you should find plenty of examples here on the forum - and start building good original content around it so you can attract and retain your visitors. It takes time, and it takes work, so I doubt you're going to be "sitting around all day" anymore It often takes me several hours to write a good article, especially with all the keywords research I do prior to actually writing it (as I'm mainly counting on SEO for my traffic).

    Seb.
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    Do you use Facebook ? Then you can make money just by inviting people to a Facebook group ! It's called the Instant Income System. How cool is that?
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  • Profile picture of the author spirtx
    Hi Zac,
    Never give up mate, 3 weeks is only small period of time , often you don't see the results from your work for months. I would suggest to stick with what you are doing at the moment and try new ways to get new leads and conversions. Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Krbender
    I think starting simple is best. Try to brand yourself. Get a good domain name and build a website or blog. Find a good niche to promote.
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  • Profile picture of the author masterz
    In addition to the above, this should help…

    Writing in newsletters
    You can get thousands of dollars worth of FREE advertising by submitting exclusive articles to ezines and newsletters within your market.

    This technique requires a little bit more work on your part but it's extremely effective. Here's how you find potential ezines to publish your articles. DirectoryOfEzines.com. By writing an article for them, you can get all of that exposure and traffic for free.

    Guest Blogging
    Look for places to guest post.

    Once your guest post has been published, don‟t think that you‟re job is complete! In fact, there are a number of things you should be doing AFTER your post has been published.

    Be sure to respond to each and EVERY comment.

    Once your post has been published, you‟ll want to monitor it closely for people who leave comments and respond to each one.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author drr
    What is your commission per sale on whatever you are selling? Is there a recurring element?

    I'd say, have some idea in your mind about how much money you'll invest to make that first sale. If it doesn't happen, think about an alternative.

    Do you get to keep your own leads ? Leads are incredibly valuable, and you should be building your own client list as opposed to giving them to a company. If you build your own client/leads list then even if you dont make a single commissions, that list can be used to offer solo ads (etc) or promote different products to.
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    • Profile picture of the author zacturner
      Originally Posted by drr View Post

      What is your commission per sale on whatever you are selling? Is there a recurring element?

      I'd say, have some idea in your mind about how much money you'll invest to make that first sale. If it doesn't happen, think about an alternative.

      Do you get to keep your own leads ? Leads are incredibly valuable, and you should be building your own client list as opposed to giving them to a company. If you build your own client/leads list then even if you dont make a single commissions, that list can be used to offer solo ads (etc) or promote different products to.
      Drr - The commission per sale is 100% and there is a recurring element , and I do keep my own leads .
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  • Profile picture of the author trickhunter007
    So I've been in Network Marketing for about 3 weeks now , and so far I have had 3 leads and no sales . I've tried some PPC advertising on Facebook and didn't have a great conversion rate as I got about 58 clicks and 1 lead from them . I cannot post in craigslist US as I live in the UK , so I have been using backpage which has given me some success ( the 2 other leads )
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  • Profile picture of the author devogolf
    Build a list...be helpful on forums (like me) and the traffic will come...along with the cash. Dont chase the money and the money will come to you...
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  • Profile picture of the author xtremeapp
    Originally Posted by zacturner View Post

    Hey guys ,
    So I've been in Network Marketing for about 3 weeks now , and so far I have had 3 leads and no sales . I've tried some PPC advertising on Facebook and didn't have a great conversion rate as I got about 58 clicks and 1 lead from them . I cannot post in craigslist US as I live in the UK , so I have been using backpage which has given me some success ( the 2 other leads ) . Setting up my backpage takes about 25 mins in my day, and I often have no ideas for things to do , so I'm just sitting around all day waiting for leads to come to me . I'm wondering If you guys have any advice ( preferably free ) for ways I can actively be working on stuff that can start getting me results .
    Thanks,
    Zac
    Well Zac till now you have been doing great, i would ask you to continue this routine, however work a little more hard on the social media site, as this is the place from where you can get a whole bulk of a traffic. You need to make sure that your Social media page is always updated and you give a good reason for people to join your page and visit your website. Besides that you can also choose to go with Article submission, create your own blog (preferably related to your product) or services or you can go with Techno Blog as well! Kindly give me some more information about your website so that i can guide you in a better way
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Davis
    This is the "landmine stage" of business, where most people jump ship. They expect immediate results, and when they don't get them, they:

    A) Get discouraged
    B) Decide there must be something wrong w/the business model they've chosen
    C) Instead of digging deeper and working harder, they ditch it and ..
    D) Jump to the next Bright Shiny Object and chase the next rainbow

    Perseverance is one key ingredient that separates those who succeed from those who don't.

    One last piece of advice -- whatever you are promoting -- view your customers not as tills to be tapped, but as living breathing people with needs and wants. Meet those needs and wants with relevant products and valuable insight and help, and your customers will line up and come to YOU!
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Buying PPC traffic just 3 weeks in is asking for trouble. There are people that have been doing this for years that still lose hundreds (if not thousands) on PPC campaigns gone wrong.

    Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to traffic generation for newbies. At this stage you just don't have anything worthwhile. No site of any importance is going to talk about you. Your stuff isn't good enough to rank in Google yet. You certainly won't be going viral. So really, what it comes down to is just improving what you are offering to the internet. Good content has a way of attracting traffic.

    Just don't turn into the all too common lifetime newbie that does the same stuff over and over again looking for their big break. And don't take the advice here too seriously. The good stuff isn't really discussed anywhere because it's still worth keeping quiet over. General rule of thumb: if it's being talked about on the forums, it has seen its better day.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    I recommend you get a marketing education. Step 4 in my marketing funnel takes you to a network that gives you basic to advanced education. It shows you multiple ways on how to get targeted traffic, get leads and convert the leads to sales. I suggest you look directly below and take action.
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  • Profile picture of the author AffiliateEU
    Can anyone please help me too?


    So, I found a very good affiliate nerwork with instant commissions. For example let's say that I have my referral link to product x which I want to promote.
    I have my own website (for this investment company) on own paid hosting with very low traffic . I promote my site on forums on my niche, youtube, twitter and some links exchange, but it's just low-time traffic. I haven't money for adwords and other paid advertising or hire SEO company.

    I have many many MRR WSO product to resale which I get on one forum, so I am interested to know what is
    better to promote affiliate product of one affiliate network or list your "own" product to affiliate network that people will promote them? In second case I have some sales-page templates, but I'm not so good in writing sales letter and I've never build any e-product sale-page within the meaning of encrypted download page, autoresponder (autodeliver) and other things which go with it.

    In first case I have placed AD box-es from my affiliate network on my website, but I don't know where and how to do this (if possible FREE, because I can't afford paid advertisment). But there is again problem with traffic. I know
    basics of SEO, but think it's not enaugh to get some real traffic from search engine.
    I don't know where to
    continue my IM buisness.

    So, I'm looking for someone who can help me with advices, strategies and so on. I will give great bonus to that person who will help me earn some real money in IM.



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  • Profile picture of the author madchef1962
    Building a list is the best move you can make. Give away a freebie to get people to subscribe then build a relationship with them. Don't try to sell them anything right away, build trust first or they will desert you real quick.
    Good luck.
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