We see far too many people join a network marketing company or an affiliate program only to freeze when they don't know what to do after they join. If instead those people took the time and effort to learn how to market online first, they could come out of the gates blazing.
It's a common thing ... getting wrapped up in the excitement of a new gig causing us to not even think about what we will need to do next. I think most people start that way.
We did too. But we learned lessons and now we want to share our experiences, and how critical it is to get some basic fundamentals in online marketing. We hope we can provide some value in this area and help others realize that learning how to market online should be their first priority.
This is what we are doing now and you should too ... intensive internet marketing training. Learning how to blog and build a website. Use this as your homebase and your hub for feeding your social platforms. It is the key to building your own brand online. Providing good content that has value and benefits. It will attract other networkers to you. They will see the benefits and will want to do it also. Include all other aspects of internet marketing such as SEO, video marketing, and list building.
Making a decision to learn how to market online and building your own brand online could be the best move you will ever make. It's not easy. It requires hard work and daily action. But it's worth it in the long run. We've been down this road and we learned some hard lessons. It's not fun wondering what to do next, or if you've made a mistake even getting involved. People quit days later after realizing they don't know what to do to make it happen.
Establishing your own brand and learning how to be seen, how to become known, and how to be everywhere will take all that guess work away. Things will be different when you learn how to market online properly. Anyone can do it. There's a ton of training available and for free too. You will need to invest in some low cost marketing tools and aides like hosting and domains but it's not a big deal. Compare it to expenses for starting and building any other kind of business. There is no comparison.
When you learn how to market online you won't have to depend on any company or team or upline to do it for you. Sure, any help will be a bonus, but generally speaking, network marketing or direct sales companies have never been providers of the kind of marketing tools and materials that will set you apart from the crowd. They won't teach you how to build your brand and become the leader. They are busy providing a replicated website, and the products and infrastructure for managing your business. That is their priority as well it should be.
A good network marketing company will provide a stable and long lasting platform for you to build a residual income, and some very basic marketing materials. That's all you will need when you become proficient at building your business.
So your priority becomes promoting you, and why people would want to join you. This will bring better results than if you are always branding the product and the company. Of course you have to do some of that, but it's also quite necessary to provide your own value as well. Naturally your friends will join you, but no one has ever built a walk away income with just their friends and family. Your reach will need to extend far beyond that. Learning how to market online will help you pull that off.
When you get good at online marketing you'll be able to choose any company you want or build any business you want. It won't matter ... you'll be able to build it. You will be the nucleus, and if you choose a good company or a good product, you'll then have a one, two punch.
We spent years rambling about, bouncing around, going here and going there, not knowing what to do first or what to do next. Don't do what we did. Decide now to learn how to market online, and then choose what you are going to build.