So Your NEW to Network Marketing – Now What?

Brand spanking NEW to Network Marketing and you may be wondering what you need to get started!  Well here are just a few very important things you will want to bring to the party.  So let’s just take a peek, shall we?

PHYSICAL EQUIPMENT:

  • A phone (preferably a cell phone for “anywhere accessibility”)
    [Don’t forget the Internet Access!]
  • A computer or laptop
  • A reliable internet connection (even if it is at the Coffee Shop or your favorite Book Store … in the beginning)
  • A designated space in your home that is devoted solely to your business activities and can be closed off from distractions and noise.  Working from your bedroom while the spouse or significant other is sleeping, just isn’t cool!
  • A digital video recorder – you can use either a smartphone or a separate video recording device (camcorder, flip video).
  • A microphone – It’s a good idea to have a decent microphone for recording your voice, especially if you’re narrating anything.

WEBSITE HOSTING & DOMAIN NAME SERVICES

  • A domain name – your specific address on the web (www.yourname.com) or (www.yourkeyword.com).
  • A website provider service to host your website/blog
    *Examples would be GoDaddy, HostGator, etc.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMS) aka blog software

Blog software is available for free and is designed to simplify creating and maintaining blogs.  They support the authoring, editing, and publishing of blog posts and comments, with special functions for image management, article syndication and comment moderation.
*Examples would be WordPress, Blogger, etc.

EMAIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (aka auto-responder)              

You’ll need a way to automate your email campaign to your subscriber list by using an autoresponder service.  Autoresponders are used as e-mail marketing tools, to immediately provide information to your prospective customers and then follow-up with them at preset time intervals.  It also handles unsubscribe processes and address changes.  A real time-saver!  A must have!
* Examples would be Aweber, Get Response, Constant Contact, MailChimp, etc.

MARKETING SYSTEM

As a new online business entrepreneur, you need to implement a plan to attract customers, but what if you could set yourself up for faster success?  There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when there are already powerful, comprehensive marketing systems available.

You should do your due diligence and spend time looking for a system that is a good fit for you.  Look for one that is “results-based” and is both proven and repeatable.

I wanted a system that was almost turnkey so that I could just plug in and implement from day one.  So I looked for a marketing system designed by someone who is actively using it to generate a 6 and 7 figure income with it.  That’s the kind of system every new marketer should want to follow!  (You can always CONTACT ME  if you want to know what I use.)

LEADERSHIP

You already know that as a home business entrepreneur, the buck stops with you.  Everything is up to you … but is it really?

When I first decided to become an online entrepreneur I had every intention to “go it alone.”  I had two things: strong motivation and a weak wallet.  (Does any of that sound familiar?)  I didn’t think I could afford a business coach or consultant, so I utilized online marketing sites to gather specific information to fill in the missing gaps in my knowledge base (which was somewhat considerable at the time!).  You can pick up some real golden nuggets of information this way.

One thing that resonated with me was the idea of this mentorship as a person, a team or a community that I could be a part of, and learn from.  When you work from home it can be isolating.  Did I say isolating?  Yeah it is just you at times and that can be very scary for some.  But for others that is the very environment where they thrive.  Take a long look at yourself and your past experience.  Are YOU a do-it-yourselfer or do you like working with others?

Me … personally I really felt I could benefit from, and ultimately be more successful, if I could just find a mentoring situation – inexpensively, of course.  Eventually I did and it’s one of the single best decisions I ever made.

I recommend that whenever possible, you find a mentor with impeccable credentials and a reputation for integrity.  If you can find one that has a strong following or even a mastermind group, that’s a huge plus.  They’re out there, and surprisingly inexpensive!

So what are we left with … Oh Yeah …..

Y.O.U.

When you gather all the tools, training and technology and combine them with a proven system under the mentorship and support of an experienced leader, the only thing you’re left with is YOU.

YOU are the “it factor” in your own show – your online business.  You are the variable, the intangible element.  What will you do?  How will you affect outcomes?

YOU are the only one who can take action to put it all together.  YOU are the one who chooses to flip the switch “ON” or “OFF” for your future.  So … what are you waiting for?

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About James Brown

James Brown is dedicated to help would be marketers get started on the right path to freedom. Sadly though many times they are just following their sponsors training instead of investing the time required to become a "Professional" marketer. It is time for marketers to give the same dedication to working their own business ... as the would working for any old J.O.B.

Comments

  1. Lots of great getting started tips.

    • Everyone needs to get started somewhere. But since it is only the beginning I’m sure you can appreciate a good base or foundation to settle into so you’re ready for the real task of gathering the wisdom needed to tackle marketing head on. Thanks for commenting. Glad to have you here, and come back to visit often.

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