Prospecting Tips not as you know them. The Mistakes you Must Avoid – Lesson 1 – Podcast & Scope 🙂
Gee Julie I have a prospect with me now, If you get him to join, I will join you…Lol! Said Prakash, a fellow entrepreneur! WHAT, sorry but I am pretty busy at the moment! I answered? BUT I am going to give you a quick lesson. Some prospecting tips, by sharing the prospecting mistakes we’ve made, nothing held back?
Prakash is a “Passive income, I don’t want to recruit people type.” He has been playing this game for a while….The “I will buy/join when I get some of my own customers ready to buy with/from me first….A load of Hogwash if you ask us!
Why share these mistakes? Because we see so many doing the same today and it makes us pretty sad. Allow us to let you in on the multitude of prospecting mistakes we’ve made that killed many a sale and how we’ve overcame them! We wont just delve into the mistakes but also some super Prospecting Tips so you can get to your desired results faster! Closing more of your leads and make more sales!
Did you know that:
“Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” – Henry Kissinger
Yet most new network marketers, home based business entrepreneurs and small business owners give their power away completely to the potential customer or prospect. By the way they behave and the things they say. Today Paul and I are determined to help you take your power back By obliterating these prospecting mistakes and how to posture your self better today.
If you are stretched and wanna grab your prospecting tips on the run then listen to the Audio below but make sure you come back to this post for the meat and potatoes!
#1 Create a Collaboration Group akin to BNI or Leverage Non Competing Businesses:
We recently learnt this from a network marketing colleague Stephanie Irwine thank you! Join your Local BNI or create a network of collaborating non competing entrepreneurs and exchange not just leads but Real Business contacts and sales!
We attended one of the many local BNI chapters aptly named ! It is an absolutely amazing way to generate more leads and make real sales fast! Esp if you have services outside of Internet marketing like we do. This is a prospecting tip par excellence! At any given time you have buy now collected a plethora of entrepreneurs in different sectors. Including prospects who may not be buying immediately! Whoever you’re showing your business has dozens of other services and products being sold to or shared with them. E.g you are a motivational speaker promoting to a corporate CFO, an events planner sharing with a Hospitality Manager. Lawyer, propositioning accountants. You get the picture.
Establish alliances with others selling different but complimentary services & products to the same people, you will realise major benefits. This a prospecting super tip! Why?
Because you’ll gain access to each other’s lists and networks. Creating a “circle of trust” – people who know you and love your work. If you do things right you might also create partnerships on the same sales. In the construction industry we always found that we sent work to a plumber,electrician, trades we knew. Do you see just how powerful this can be? You will soon grow your network in amazing ways! And make more repeat sales….sweet!
#2 Prospecting Tips – Mistakes we made: Take Back Your Power: You deserve to have the good things you envision…and you cant do so when you keep making the same mistakes we made.
Network marketers and most sales people habitually do and say things that immediately and unequivocally hand ALL of their power to prospects and customers, who then hold all the cards for the success or failure of the entrepreneur, without the ! Talk about power. The ability to cause someone to succeed or to fail. Think about that for a moment. It’s like playing god with someone’s livelihood!
That’s exactly what it felt like in our early days of marketing when prospects wouldn’t buy and we had no power to do anything about it. The worst part about this is the fact that network marketers and small business owners think they’re doing the right thing and that they’re SUPPOSED to take these actions that give all their power away. So many times we’ve said and have heard others use the following statements. Pure prospecting mistakes:
“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get you custom or earn your business.”
“If you join my team or buy from me, I’ll be at your beck and call.”
“I’m all about after sales service. I’ll be available to you anytime after installation if you need help.”
“I’ll even give you my home number. I want to be available to you anytime for any reason at all.”
Why give your potential a paradox of choices? Be precise what you offer and you start off on the right foot!
You must present yourself as an equal at the very minimum, and preferably someone with more knowledge if its is valid! Then, and only then, will you receive the level of respect from customers necessary to make them fall into a frame of mind that THEY must prove themselves to YOU and EARN a place as your customer.
Please keep in mind that arrogance and brashness won’t get you far. Our aim here is not only to make you recognize that you are more than enough as a professional entrepreneur. But also emphasize to you why this frame is an absolute necessity if you are to become hugely successful in your business. Its but – a game. A game of wits and psychological positioning aka POSTURE!
#3 Prospecting Tips – Not Following up on the NOs:
Here is a prospecting mistake we used to make its amazing. Have you considered all the Nos you have been getting? The last 5-10 sales you lost, have you considered why you didn’t get them? If not, go find out and below is what could happen:
- You could redeem the sale. When you ask for feed back your prospect may have been going through a bad patch so timing was all wrong! So if you approach them asking for their help and feedback, you just might resurrect the deal and make a sale. These are the prospecting tips you keep hearing and not putting into place…Lol Its called Follow up…with a twist!
- Practice makes perfect, so you’ll definitely gain confidence & improve. This is more so if your prospect decided to buy from a competitor…as they do! Use this chance to find out why that happened This kind of feedback helps yo improve your chances of making he sale. feedback will help you get those sales! Application of knowledge is power, You will find that your next deal brings different results.
- You could get a referral. Did you even consider that when you are prospecting, you could ask the person for a contact or connection to someone who may benefit from your product or services? recently Ray Higdon did say exactly that. If you lack posture you could lose the sale. But don’t let them get away without asking if they know someone who does need what you offer! In most cases, your prospect may have been excited about the deal. So always ask this powerful, question: “Who else do you know that could use some help with….?”
In our Short Broadcast Below we Did Share with you Why you need to take your power back and give some Prospecting Tips. Watch and learn 🙂
#4 Prospecting Tips – Not Laying The Client Risk Out! This is specially prone to new business owners and entrepreneurs. Hyping things up and failing to Clearly share with the potential client a strategy for managing the risk. At one of the training events we attended over the summer. One of the speakers stated that people shy away from purchasing from you because of two reasons:
- they don’t think they can do it
- they don’t believe you can lead them!
Your prospects may become overwhelmed by the information you share esp. if you go into explaining comp plans! Yes many entrepreneurs focus on selling on price or Comp plan. This is pointless! People need to know whether they can promote the services as you do. So Keep It Simple Stupid…So mush so an 8th grader can understand how it works and the risks involved…! Money or start up costs shouldn’t be the major focus. That only arises when someone is not convinced of their abilities, your abilities or worse still the benefits of both! Get them to see these 3 and you got a sale without even worrying about the price…that is something people pay or find a way to do so when they see the vision!
#5 Prospecting Tips – Do you Value Your Time? This is another mistake made by new home business entrepreneurs and network marketers, that needs to be cured! The struggle with attrition is real. And most of us fail to understand that Time is a precious resource. We have to make the best use of the time we get to build our business. Have you ever made an appointment with a potential client and they either show up so late or they are a no show with no apology?
Then you can relate!
Paul & I once went to visit a potential client, who made us wait for 65 minutes! When she finally deemed it fit to show her face, she was dismissive and rude. Paul politely stood up thanked her for showing her face – and said See ya! You should have seen her face! It was priceless! Know your value, Your time is priceless. We wasted 65 minutes of our time that day. BUT we also learnt a lesson and we since then never wait for anybody beyond 15 mins! By the way this woman rang apologised profusely and Promptly made an order!
Lesson: Prospects must earn your time too!
By the way you can Download this Definitive guide to Prospecting 101 as a PDF:
This will help you as you home your Prospecting Skills and GET THOSE SALES IN…
#6 Prospecting Tips – Its okay to walk away! Yes this is one of those prospecting tips and techniques that only works for those with super posture and experience, and thus needs lots of practice to pull off and still get the sale or referral! No business relationship is immune to speed bumps and challenges. If a potential customer, prospect becomes aggressive and derogatory, argumentative and even brings up the P word…It can be an uncomfortable situation, and sometimes, fighting to keep calm. To either get or keep the business is a lost cause. The smart thing to do – walk away with your respect and posture intact. This will believe it or not leave you in a position to redeem the business. esp. if its an old customer who knows your value and worth and sees this after the “Grass is greener” Syndrome wears off! And absolutely make sure you too would Join You we recommend you avoid faking it till you make it….a No no!
#7 Prospecting Tips- Call your Prospects! While cold calling may be dead, CALLING YOUR prospects is a Must how will you learn of they have integrity i.e. if they have provided a VALID number? Well by picking that phone up innit! BUT we just don’t like to reinvent the wheel. When awesome resources like Hubspot have created a super post a whopping 25 Phone prospecting tips to get you that sale so go read said article here! Remember your product or service or you are not perfect for everyone. But may be perfect for the right people. Doesn’t matter how great your solution is since sliced bread, if it doesn’t fit how a potential client/customer does business, you wont make that sale! It’s nothing personal, it’s just not for them. The face doesn’t fit he frame. This one is not just a prospecting tip but a life lesson!
Yes, you will soon be in a position to turn down any prospect who isn’t deserving of your time, energy, service or consideration. That’s the ultimate example of taking back your power. It’s done all the time. You have the power. Keep it and use it. Give it to NO ONE.
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Lead Generation Tips and tricks – A quick Guide. Our Daughter Has the Hang of it!
Would You Like to learn about Lead Generation from a Teenager on a mission? I guarantee you will find she has a good handle on building trust with her peers and others and you will be pleasantly surprised! Not all teenagers are hormonal, discourteous, rude and out to annoy adults kinda humans…We know some cool kids on the block!
Okay I watched my daughter plan her campaign to join her school’s “High Achievers Club” and also become the Head Girl. She was so focused, she did research on qualities of a good leader, and can I say I had #proudmoma moment when she said she thinks I am a wonderful leader…!
She then proceeded to pick my brains on what qualities I believe I have. I definitely referred her to an Article we wrote plus a few more bits n bobs sine she is my baby & I wanted her to have an competitive edge! It’s a competitive club to get into so she needed it. She also had a solid plan who she’d be talking to & had a campaign all planned out military style.
I wondered why many adults just don’t have this kind of drive? I sat there thinking; she is already thinking of how to “generate leads” from her warm market & how to recruit them, she had a speech all done & closing strategy (self belief or what) …I really had a proud parent moment here! Be it far from me to say I felt like Pauli & I have done a great job thus far!
But what has all this got to do with network marketing lead generation or in business e.g. cold market prospecting? Today I am going to share with you some lead generation tips and strategies to get you winning as my daughter definitely did.
Plan a campaign to generate leads, from your warm & cold market, you are list building! Have a script for when you call them & make sure to close! Depending on who you talk to, lead generation is either the easiest or hardest thing to do in the online marketing industry. I say it’s a bit of both depending on where you are at. It’s true that the industry has suffered horrible reputation damage due to the hype, promises & downright lies many have put out there. The lack of or poor systems & processes by numerous people who miss the basic steps in any profession i.e. training and skills. It thus follows that not many people have lead generation strategies that convert, nor are they making much headway or achieving any level of success to write home about…Oh yes they Do make claims….! Some do achieve some success by spamming constantly and getting some opportunity seekers, but this isn’t a sustainable lead generation technique. WHY? Because they have no strategic system in place to generate a constant flow of leads to create a viable income!
The above does not make online marketing or the MLM business model bad. There are thousands of legit progframs creating millionaires and financial abundance for numerous people worldwide! Nor does it make the opportunities they afford us unrealistic. Having a lead generation system & resources in place PLUS consistent action to put it all to work for you, is the way to do it.
The above lead generation strategy has 2 fold benefits:
#1. You are removed from approaching your friends and relatives. If like us, you have been in more than 1 online business over time, you may have already used up your credibility, when you first started out promoting the wrong way! ….Click To Tweet!
#2. The good lead generation resources are a replicable way to build your business and you can pass on the techniques and strategies to your team and business partners. Any successful network marketer/home business owner will tell you that one of the main components of success is duplication and getting the proper training.
Now that you understand some of the benefits of having resources, take a look at the characteristics of having your own lead generation tools e.g. capture pages, own website, a blog & personal branding to get the best results.
Some more Lead Generation Tips:
As surmised by now, there are numerous lead generation methods and styles the image below lists some. They all have their pros and cons. We give you some tips to guide you. To help you maximize whatever method you use and get the most engagement and conversions from the prospects you get.
LEAD GENERATION TIP #1. You may not know that many Solo ads sellers & lead selling entities sell their leads over and over. Some of their lists are less fresh & may no longer be responsive! Most likely you could generate prospects that have been bombarded over time…not good at all. A total waste of money I can tell you from personal experience!
Typically, you want to get leads that are exclusively yours, people who have Come to YOU directly because of the value you put out, people who are drawn to your brand, hungry customers. This could be via social media, your capture or squeeze pages, via Search engines, through blog comments all these are funnels. And this is a much better lead generation plan. Click To Tweet
LEAD GENERATION TIP #2. Now you are getting some traction. You must strike while the iron is hot, so it’s in your best interest to contact a prospect that has expressed interest within 48hrs with what they were looking for in he first place. Follow quickly with another fact finding message could be a survey. The idea is to build up to an offer they cannot refuse as you will have a basic idea of their needs, buying patterns, even budget if you ask right. Don’t wait to connect weeks later. That’s one huge advantage of having an auto-responder like Aweber, makes having prospects to contact regularly, a major advantage. Responding to them fast improves your signup/sales/conversion rates because your prospect expects a call/email from you once they leave their phone/e-mail. Not communicating with them opens the door for your competition or a longer marinating period! That’s business lost!
LEAD GENERATION TIP #3. Keep Calm Its not About You! There are a lot of unserious people out there, looking for a quick fix, a fairy wand and they are not integral! Sad but true so don’t take it personal if you get a few leads and they don’t convert to start with. Its been said that for network marketing, you need at least 500-1000 leads to see some good conversions! You see its one thing to optin its another to leave the correct required details. So watch out for fake phone numbers, fake emails and even names…Sadly these same people want something from you, preferably free. In my view its almost like Stealing! Why optin to something and leave fake details…but take what’s on offer and not even communicate to say thank you! If you are a business owner/marketer you will attract the exact same kind of leads/people to you! So when you optin make sure your are integral too. Do unto others what/how you want done unto you or Karma…Our point is don’t be affected by such, delete them and clean your list as it grows. They are no good to you on your books, could affect your email deliverability And that is definitely not cool! So keep an eye on your leads and clean list every so often. Not all optins are good leads!
In the same light, if you are buying leads, make note of the above, and buy them from a safe source! We have suggested a couple under our products page where you will find some real cool resources. Every leader must have resources that your down-line/team can use to get started if they so wish.
LEAD GENERATION TIP #4. Now that you have a funnel are your leads quality leads? The best leads should have both a phone number & email address, but don’t worry if you don’t get the number AND ENGAGE with you. An email is a good place to start! If a prospects asks the following questions like “How soon can I get started” or “how much do I need to invest” or when is it best to contact you?” Your fast & CONSIDERED response will determine their next step. It would be awesome if at some point in your process you asked some questions, via a survey! Use surveymonkey for these some cool templates. You use their answers in Your response to the above questions. Reflecting back what they say and make sure you le them speak. Its about them. These are the kind of leads we aspire to get, real high quality leads… So Go out there & start your System, Campaign & Lead Generation like my lil soldier.
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Can You Make Money Online By Posting – Can You actually Get Sign Ups for your Network Marketing Business via SEO of your Content?
Lately I have heard it from 6 different people that can you really make money online by blogging and posting on social media? Does SEO organic traffic really exist? I realised that actually lots of people dont realise that creating an online presence and in the long term branding is one of the best ways to make money online!
In this article we are going to share with you 5 different ways to use Content and SEO to make money online…! This is no airy fairy get rich quick type of advice…consistent implementation and knowing your WHY is essential. So lets Dig In 🙂
We all know that the fastest way to make money online or earn income organically is through Your Posts: articles, shares, videos, blogs, comments, images, podcasts, broadcasts, comments etc. If you are posting blog posts, articles, vidoes, online 85% of the time you need a skillset in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Our advice is if you dont have these skills, outsource that job to an SEO expert. This will not only take your website/blog, articles, videos to the next level it will also shroten your journey, free your time to do other important things in yor life and ensure your income jumps from its current sate to sweet residual in 6+ months. To Make money online is a simple Process YET its not an easy one for many…
Whats the Secret?
Hmmm of course it’s To Build Relationships with people, offer them such amazing value they are enamoured by you…HOW? By Creating Great Content, and giving them what they want. Getting them to buy by “sharing” & Showing them the Benefits of your product, service, platform. By Promoting and Leading with Value. I am sure you have heard this before several times, but if you are new to Network Marketing or Struggling, you aren’t manking any/much money online then you need to evaluate these statements. Look in the mirror… and ask that man/woman…thats Your HERO right there. So Ask him/her:
Am I offering people a solution?
Am I sharing my offer the right way?
Am I even targeting the right people!
Because trust us if you aren’t you may as well be like the farmer selling meat to a gout sufferer…! You have heard Zig Ziglar’s legacy, his legendary words amongst the numerous golden nuggets;
“we can have everything we want in life if & when we help enough people get what they want“
Have you really thought this statement thru? You see we keep getting people asking, hey Paul if I enrol 2, 3, 4, 6 people is that all, will I then make so much money…! My answer is always do pigs fly. UNLESS those people are super Business Builders…
Well Hello, for any business to make money online or offline its a game of Numbers. The more people you endevour to meet & share, find them where they are and guide them with focus and commit to helping them with grace to where they need to be and guess what…You too will get what you want. WHY/HOW? Because your ultimate offer is usually not free is it. So STOP Pitching and Offer Value, educate Joe Public, share your expertise without necessarily giving away everything. The Secret sauce my dear people is SEO of the content we post!
We want People looking for our offer to find us and find us every time, in large numbers, business and income is a game of numbers…So imagine you got to the Walmart to pick up some groceries and once done and are leaving by the door is a shelf of chocolates…and guess what 80% of the time, you will buy some chocolate. Matalans Store in UK is very good at this. They make sure the queues of customers go thru a lane of goodies that would otherwise not sell that well! So Below are our 5 tips to get this done.
1. UTILIZE VARIOUS MEDIA. A well written quality piece of content is nothing if its not promoted and populated to places where It will receive the highest number of eyeballs and thats wher SEO comes in. Use multi-media e.g. podcasts, ppts, slideshows, videos, photos etc, these are a great way to keep your audience engaged across a variety of formats. We like to use Info graphics and we have found that videos have a higher impact and add value text – based content. Psychology has proven that people prefer visual content and retain more what they see or perceive than text. Thus, leverage images, videos and picto-graphical presentations to attract new visitors, make your blog more engaging and make money online. We share some of the major media tools we use to create and propagate our Content to get the most eyeballs and ultimately make more money online:
Power Point presentations: Convert some of your contents into a presentation form and upload to slideshare you will start to see Followers, interested in your niche check out and even opt into your links, and ultimately you will get to make money online!
Info-graphics: create interesting info graphics using different online sites we use Gliffy. These are very sharable and dominate social media fields.
Produce a Podcast: Thank You Shannon Cobb for introducing us to Podcasting. This is a popular way to share your thoughts, expertise and views with your audience. They can download & listen to your podcasts on the go and you can even make money from them. You can distribute the podcasts through iTunes we use an amazing resource called spreaker and we usualy share our content on Betternetworker where every piece of content gets at least 150+ views, and you can imagine the optins and as a forum of entrepreneurs we get some serious business builders working with us.
Attractive or Relevant Images & Graphs: Take or find images suitable to your content and/or design graphs based on your data. This will help your visitors learn more about the outcome at a glance. Thus increases their keenness to go through the whole article. We use a lil awesome tool called jing to make images our own!
Videos: We use YouTube and Wistia. Create a YouTube channel learn how here and link it to your site. You can embed YouTube videos directly to your blog posts and send YouTube viewers to view your blog for more details.
2. Make Money Online By Content Optimization: Now that you have that amazing content it’s time to optimize it. SEO comes into play. Research for specific Key words based on your topic. In optimizing for a specific keyword/s you ensure search engines associate your content with relevant search queries. Optimizing content does make a better experience for your target market. You provide essential info that search engines use to determine what your content is about. Search engines use this information to rank your content and display it for relevant keyword terms or phrases. Below we share tips on how best to optimize content specifically Images, Videos & Text to attract visitors and make sales:
Images: Images can be tagged so they are included in specific searches online. If the search engine determines that your image is relevant to a particular search term, it can appear in the main web search result. So make sure you utilize your Alt Tag & Image Tag. Give your image a name as this will make it visible online.
Videos: We love Video content. It’s one of the most engaging and appealing way to attract a loyal audience that could buy! So make your videos entertaining, informative, educative, enjoyable and compelling. To Optimize your videos Use a Catchy & Relevant Title, Include a relevant description and Tags that are really the keywords and bingo you got Video optimization.
Text: This includes Headings 1,2,3…, the URL, Title Tags, Meta descriptions and Meta Key words. The Headings Are a snippet/preview of what we are about to get. Keyword-rich URLs provide search engines with descriptive information about your content. Title tags are used to describe your content. They are used by search engine as a link text for each search result they display. Meta Descriptions are displayed in search engine results pages as the descriptive text for each article. It’s a key piece of information for your audience, Make it Count! Meta key words help in search engine ranking esp. if there’s Keyword overstuffing.
3. Make Money Online By Promoting Your Content: Its time to create a schedule to distribute & promote the Content and this is what you should spent 80% of your time! Your promotion plan to Your Target audience SHOULD be the centre of your Business. Research is essential here as you MUST KNOW where your Audience hangs out to distribute & promote your content there! In addition to link building, commenting, social media promotion, Please do consider paid advertising as part of your promotion strategy. We have pay-per-click, Solos, Classifieds, and local adverts that can drive traffic from SERPs and other relevant websites. And It all stems from understanding our audiences. If you’re new to the industry and are looking for visibility, PPC and classifieds may be the way to go. BY the way betternetworker offers free classifieds! We distribute our content to EmpireAvenue, Slideshare, Betternetworker, and LinkedIn in addition to the usual social media. Distribute your content according to your design. Our fellow entrepreneurs if you are looking to make money online, it is vital to create and share valuable free content in order to attract subscribers and turn them into repeat customers and Your Brand Evangelists. The content we put out should be closely related to what we sell. Let’s educate people about our brands and products so that they get to know, like and trust us enough to do business with us.
Let’s Go make Lots of money online…what do you say? Share your thoughts below.
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2 Top Tips to drive More Traffic & Backlinks to your Website – Meet Paper.li
We did Promise at the end of November to share with you some tricks and resources we use not only to earn over $11k in 3 weeks in one program but also to increase our website SEO and rankings as well. This is of course by getting more traffic & backlinks to your offers and website! Backlinks to your website are literally votes for your blog. The more backlinks you receive the higher it will rank in search engine results.
It’s true that anyone who wants to become a pro-blogger must master content curation and present the best content online in your niche and make sure it ranks! These in turn will increases traffic to your website/blog and backlinks to your content!
#Tip 1 for more traffic & backlinks to your website:
Many wonder what the heck content curation is, are you one of them? I bet you may not have heard about Twitter’s lil baby & potentially powerful resource paper.li today we are going to focus a little more on this Tool we just discovered so we are excited about it as we test drive it! As Facebook keeps changing the goal posts almost like Google we are determined to find and share with you whatever tools we use & find and we have so far shared Scoop.it and more series focused on increasing organic aka unpaid traffic and natural backlinks to your blog and offers!
We stumbled on paper.li while commenting on a tweet by Ann Smarty, it’s been around for a while and is Twitter’s baby! Paper.li is a social newspaper publishing platform, and Guess what …you are the chief editor! It’s a content curation service that enables you to publish newspapers (blogs/tweets, newsfeed updates, content) based on topics of your choice. You can then share the newspaper with your audience as frequently as you wish e.g. daily, twice a day or weekly. You can generate a free online newspaper from your tweets or those from people you follow on twitter by entering your username. Any updates/links you’ve tweeted to your own site are included & do help your SEO!
Below is Ileane Smith’s Tutorial on Paper.li Find out how it can it you Get more traffic and Backlinks to your content
Now for my opinion of Paper.li, as I said it’s new to us too, we are test driving it and would love to hear your views on its effectiveness if you chose to use it, if you have used it before, or use it! I like the concept, but to me it feels like a “lazy newsletter” I doubt you have editorial control prior to publication? On twitter you could have lots of “content” that may be out of sync with your brand. I’ve seen tweets on why the other person loves squirrels or a YouTube video with content that may be totally unsuitable for your image, people being silly or doing stupid stuff …seriously and they follow you! And your twitter is for biz e.g. could be about Travel or health and wellness or your digital products! So the Jury is out on how effective Paper.li is to drive more traffic and backlinks to your blogs. Will you try it and share your views then?
Watch this space for further updates as we get jiggy with it!
#Tip 2 for more traffic & backlinks to your website = Guest Blogging
This has been around for a while, so I am addressing new bloggers or those not in the know! New Bloggers tend to be “selfish” they cannot envisage anyone else posting a blog via their website i.e. guest blogging! It’s one of the best ways to JV esp. with someone else with a bit more influence than you and getting your website & brand out there while receiving some link juice back to yours! Getting your blog content found these days is hard…right! Every blogger/marketer/business including Ourselves 🙂 is seeking more traffic and backlinks to their content, it’s very “busy” out there. This is also one of the professional’s ways to increase exposure for your business & using blogger outreach avenues? I highly recommend you explore these! I won’t go into deep details as guest blogging has been massively addressed by others with even more experience than Pauli & I! Our only advice to you is make sure the content you allow from guest bloggers is relevant, well written, unique and optimized, preferably original; and enhances the value of your blog. It should have clean code, relevant links to authoritative sites i.e. link juice or bait.
Can I tell you that there’s no one better versed with guest blogging and driving more traffic and backlinks to your content, than the founder of MyBlogGuest, MyblogU, and co-founder of Ann Smarty. She in fact freely shares her E-book on the subject No strings attached!
In her own words, “Based on many months of hard work and guest blogging Ann Smarty, owner of MyBlogGuest.com, the first guest blogging community ever, shares her tips and actionable advice on how to guest blog for maximum benefit”
Very briefly the advantages of guest blogging in addition to driving more traffic and backlinks to your website include: establishing authority, getting targeted traffic which should lead to increase in subscribers and backlinks of course, gaining exposure, and last but not least building your brand. You should consider becoming a guest blogger as its an excellent way of putting yourself out there, advertising you to become better known within your niche and attract even more targeted traffic to your offers.
And lastly here is what Ann Smarty says you should do to become a guest blogger:
• Select an appropriate blog
• Make contact with the Owner aka webmaster
• Agree Clear Terms
• Do your research;
• Create unique, engaging, optimized content
• Don’t use the same blog post on another blog…(what Google calls “Low quality article banks)
• Submit your post for editing and publication, within the agreed time
• Promote your guest post as aggressively as you would on your own blog
• Respond to all comments after publication of your guest post…
Facebook is making things harder, so use other media, the www is your oyster! What are you waiting for, go find a blog to be a guest blogger, comment like crazy, become a staple on that blog for a month or so, Offer to become a guest blogger. Don’t forget to Publish your newspaper via paper.li, after all the whole aim of blogging is to drive more traffic & backlinks to your content. Happy guest blogging!
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It’s Finally Here – Read Our Full Top Earner Success School (TESS) with Ray Higdon Review
Hey, it’s Julie Syl & Paul,
And you’re reading our uncensored review of what we really think about the Top Earners Success School (TESS) with Ray Higdon. Click Here to visit the Blog Bundle Website.
Why are we writing this? Well, when we were thinking about joining the Top Earner Success School class of autumn 2014 with Ray Higdon, we were already undertaking 2 other courses with Marketing Gurus Tanya Aliza & Ryan Deiss. There were reviews, and not to take away from them, most were short & not as informative, so we thought we’d write one now to help any of you who are in the same position we were.
Be warned, we’ll be going into both the good and the not so sweet, so if that’s something you might not want to hear, then read no further! So here goes,
What actually is Top Earner Success School?
Our TESS Class is the 2nd class of its kind ever by Ray Higdon who along with his wife Jessica Higdon run a much bigger more detailed Top Earner Academy. TESS is the newest and latest product by Online Marketing Rock-star, multiple 7 figure earner, Author and all round no excuses, top guy Ray Higdon. TESS arms you with the Essential basics you need to become a Top Sales person in your Home Business. The process Ray says he has gone through to get to where he is today, sitting pretty with over 54,000 hits to his website Per Month! Mind Boggling we know! He didn’t get here by twiddling his thumbs and being a scaredy cat or focusing on what he calls Comparitis. Ray teaches the absolute fundamentals to becoming a top recruiter and earner in Network Marketing, MLM and any Online or small business.
But it’s not what you’d expect. Paul & I have bought many courses, some frankly not worth the e-paper they are written on! When we first logged in to the members area we were expecting the standard sequence of articles or videos that you’d find in any other online course, but this turned out to be different – Ray Promised a Classroom style Course and by gosh he does exactly that. Ray Delivers the course in Manageable bite sizes to avoid overwhelm for TESS students! Every Class is pre-planned, and you receive a link to join the training online where Ray focuses first and foremost on your Mind-set & Vision on every Module before diving deeper in the topic at hand.
Top Earner Success School focuses on the following Modules:
1. Mind-set Training
2. Vision Building
3. Cold Market Prospecting
4. Overcoming Objections and Closing
5. Attraction Marketing
6. Blogging 101
8. Public Speaking & Training
9. Duplication & Team Building
10. Putting it all Together – All round Recap!
And guess what Ray takes you on as his Student, if you will, and invites you to take him as your coach; he leads you step-by-step through the above modules with one sole aim, to get you out of your comfort zone, face & overcome your fears, Give value daily, Go out there and Make the sales you need to become a Top Recruiter, a leader and a producer who makes money. (Note that making money is a result of the afore mentioned actions not the first aim). His mantra is Invest Learn Teach (ILT)!
The whole ‘personal-classroom style’ element is something we really liked about this course. Not only is there a Q&A session after every one of the Nine Modules, there’s also a members-only forum where you can discuss the teachings with Ray Himself! (As well as all the other members). Think for a second how valuable it would be for you to have a direct communication link with one of the best internet marketers in the business? This is a big plus, and something that’s been absent from many other courses we’ve undertaken in the past.
What’s more, Ray practically guarantees your success by including in the course a ready-made front-end product, back-end products for TESS student to promote as affiliates and Reports (PDFs, Audios, MP4s, video replays – wow it’d be hard not to succeed given the fact that he coaches you on top of this!
Step-by-step, here’s exactly what the program gives you:
“Basically, you’re getting a how to guide on exactly how to become a top producer in your business & sales person; implement the ‘TESS’ system, plus Q & A sessions, webinar replays, a resource section packed with over 20 Top earner resources, including Jessica Higdon’s Recruiting Locally Script…!”
So what Actual System does the Top Earner Success School course teach?
Well, unlike many courses or ‘original new products’ out there, in Top Earner Success School Ray teaches a system that can truly be called tried and tested. It is the training of choice for the best internet marketers today and it works like this:
• Tackle your mind-set and Flush out any negative, non-serving habits, vocabulary, and actions. Focus on the positive, on progress, productive thoughts & actions what; you focus on will manifest. This is the same teaching by some of the Industry greats like Napoleon Hill & Brian Tracy!
• Create a Laser Focused, Fully detailed Vision of where you want to go, write it down, Affirm it daily, morning and night!
• Get over your fear of failure, what you fear the most will Reward you the most!
• Learn to Close, before learning to Sell and the selling will get easier. It’s all in the Mind!
• Give Value in everything you do, Don’t look at people like they are your meal ticket, rather find out how You can add value to their lives/business and your net worth will increase as much as you give value consistently!
• Find the kind of person you want to work with and give them what they want i.e. Attraction!
• Approach to Blogging, the basics, what to do and what to avoid! How to present your blog and brand!
• Basics to Branding You Inc., yes every successful Top earner is a Brand in themselves.
• Getting over your Fear of Public speaking and Becoming a Trainer yourself.
• In all these we have a Q & A where you can ask Ray Anything you want to regarding network Marketing and any of the subjects as above.
Also remember, Top Earner Success School with Ray Higdon comes bundled with affiliation, as a TESS student you can promote and earn with all the products of Ray & Jessica Higdon earning up to 30% commissions! It literally couldn’t be any easier.
Now obviously this is a HUGE oversimplification of TESS, there is so much value given in all the webinars thus far and Q & As with other quite successful marketers and professionals its priceless; but there’s a quick version for you. Now think for a minute: isn’t that exactly what all the other internet gurus are already doing themselves? How many mailing lists are you on from people who gave out free products to you? Slowly you can begin to realise why this works so well, and why this technique is so widespread!
It’s one thing to give you a list like that, and it’s another thing to teach you how to do it yourself. This is where Ray Higdon shines, and his Top Earner Success School coaching definitely ranks among the best we’ve seen. In short: TESS stuff works.
Obviously, you could say we are biased, so we shall share what we see as the flip side. If you thought there are some bad points about Top Earner Success School, sorry to disappoint you, we have found none thus far. But here is what could cause overwhelm for a noobie:
• A newbie and many other non-serious people may find the Price-point of $697 a bit steep, if they do not appreciate the value of Personal development and Continuous Learning in network Marketing to Grow as a Sales Person! To get the absolute best training, we have learned that you have to find the best Trainers and they don’t come cheap. So listen up. That Price is given back to you in way so much value it’s amazing. And you have the opportunity to promote any of Ray’s Courses and recoup your costs over and over again…so we don’t believe and neither should you that this is a hindrance! Top Earner Success School more than outweighs the Price-point in value given and received and the growth in you as a Home Business entrepreneur and your business as a result!
• The volume of information can be a bit daunting to a blind-newbie: 9 video modules with 6 Q & A sessions and a Host of Files, audios, PDFs, multiple parts! I guess if you’re looking for a quick little system then you need to look elsewhere, because with the level of detail Ray & Jess uses and offers you’re pretty much guaranteed to learn and to grow and some results unless you don’t implement in which case whats the point of purchasing the course in the first place!
• If based in Europe or Africa, some of the TESS webinars are held in the wee hours of the morning, 8-9PM EST equates to 2-3AM GMT London and the Training plus Q&A at the end could go past 4am. Doing this 4-5 times a week is absolutely not good for one’s health and can affect one’s efficiency in the workplace as many are still on the J.O.B, those bills won’t pay themselves until the HB picks up. Yet we all know a determined HBO will endeavour to attend all the training they can to become a super sales man/woman. With several training sessions by Companies, other trainers, etc. it can be hard to keep up. BUT Ray has taken all this into consideration and made sure many of the sessions are help at 3PM EST which is so much healthier for the European & Africa based Students, we appreciate this hugely, so again Ray is the man!
The Good Points
• One of the world’s best Internet Marketers, multiple 7 figure earner, and Trainer as your personal coach. We can’t really stress the benefits of great leadership enough, check out our article to learn more about that subject.
• The included products and PDF/Audio Reports. These will save you a LOT of time, and shows you exactly what a great Training product should be like.
• The Breadth of the system – Ray goes from absolute fundamentals all the way to advanced levels of Network Marketing, Closing, Attraction Marketing, Blogging, public speaking and training, this course is For Leaders, if you don’t want to lead, it’s not for you.
• The direct-line of contact with Ray & Jessica via the forum. If the Q&A sessions after each module aren’t enough for you, you have the ability to contact Ray directly via the forum to get your questions answered. We can’t overstate how valuable this is.
This is it
And so we come to the end of our Top Earner Success School with Ray Higdon review. Overall, this is one of the most impressive and complete training courses we’ve seen in a long time. It has honestly changed our mindset, given us focus on our Vision, we are bolder to face cold market prospecting with posture and confidence that the end result doesnt mater, we are going to succeed anyway! We received valuable insight on our Blog review with Ray Higdon and got over 1000 hits on one of our blog offers, with the tweaks we made following his advice. That is Results for you, absolutely priceless. Ray is changing the lives of so many others on the course. If you’re ready to turn 2015 & yourself into as a completely different business person, someone who knows what to do and where you are going, then Get ready for the next Session of Top Earner Success School where you will immerse yourself in 9 Modules PLUS 6 LIVE Q&A Sessions with Ray Higdon, and watch how your life and business will change!
When you consider the volume of training, the credentials of the man behind it, and the fact that you get free products to sell (did we mention forum & personal touch too?), you’ve got to hand it to Ray, he has a fantastic training course here. If you’re looking to get started in the Internet Marketing business, OR You are stuck in a funk, we cant help but highly recommend Top Earner Success School to get you started the right way for long term growth, its worth every penny!
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Video Marketing …A Lead Generation Strategy
I used to to have an aversion to recording myself for public consumption. My son kept telling me I should record my trainings as he thinks it would come across better… He even came up with my closing message; well from the mouth of babes! Do you have the same problem? Today I am gonna give you the meds to cure that if you are a business owner. This is because A whole lot of people are leaving cash on the table because they are camera shy or simply don’t know the value of video marketing. Some think it’s a luxury, misguided I know, but hey-ho there it is! Many think you need a whole lot of expensive kit….Nope we use our phone camera or our trusty old Nikon on a Tripod to make our awesome YouTube down loadable videos. Some think videos are just the tinsel on a website and today I am here to tell you that video marketing is an essential tool for leading/guiding your visitors from simply dropping in to opting in & becoming customers. Do you ever wonder about the adverts on YouTube video?…It’s called Monetizing your videos.
Research has proven that 70% people Remember what they See & Hear as opposed to 20% hearing & 30% seeing! They watch more videos on their Smartphones & Tablets than ever before, on the move, In Fact it’s been said that tablets are “…long-form engagement machines”, with 70% of viewing time now spent on videos of 10 minutes or longer. It’s fact that today more people stream videos on their mobile devices, this trend isnt going anywhere!. Thus if you want people to stay longer on your website/blog then you must add a video it’s called “adding Stickiness” You have no excuse no more. If you want your brand to grow faster, get onto the video marketing band wagon fast. Don’t ignore this cash-cow by sticking to text alone…not savvy!
Why Video Marketing, watch my video below 🙂
The reason video marketing works so well is because it arrests peoples’ attention and compels them to dig deeper. If you have healthy traffic numbers but aren’t getting the kinds of click-through rates or conversions you’d like, video is an excellent solution.
You just might fix your high high bounce rate Check out This Blog on the topic, it talks about what your traffic metrics could be saying. Check out this video guide to see if your numbers have been misleading you about visitor engagement. You want Google to love you…bingo..Add some YouTube uploaded videos to your content
Surely our ultimate goal is to keep people on our website/blog/page once they arrive. So using video blogs and visual guides that clearly offer & demonstrated value, thus establishing our authority & expertise is key. You will soon notice the following %ge improvements:
• lower bounce rate
• increase in the average session duration
• increase in the number of people who fill your “Contact Us” form.
Conditioning your audience takes time, effort and consistent value offered i.e. finesse. Video marketing requires doesnt need a higher initial resource investment than normal unless you want to become a professional video recorder. 🙂 Got to http://www.camtasia.com for Video editing expertise Info… & to turn your videos into Super professional cool stuff. , It’s much more effective than a single blog post or news article at grabbing visitors’ attention and diverting traffic along high-ROI pathways. For a lower bounce rate and increase in conversions, consider publishing video guides and news stories for maximum engagement.
P.S.If Your Upline Doesn’t Have a Step by Step Blueprint For Success, Then you owe it to your self to Check This Out (Unless of Course You Already are crushing it & don’t need to work with rock-stars that have processes & Lead getting systems that work)
P.S.S. If you could use more leads for your business you may want to take a peak at This system we use to Generate even more Leads. Generate 5-10 leads per day & grow our income daily.
To your continued success
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