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What is the Best MLM Marketing System

What is the best MLM Marketing System?  Since I entered The MLM/Network Marketing world online back in 2008, I have always been in search of good marketing systems.  I’ve used company provided systems (that usually cost a fee).  I’ve used free marketing systems by 3rd parties, and costly systems by 3rd parties.  What I have found is that most have a few negatives – the free ones don’t have a good follow up program that allows you to make phone calls and schedule follow-ups with your prospects.  The company provided systems are tailored only towards your company and allow for very little customization – no tweaking emails, videos, etc.  Most company provided systems don’t allow you to make money promoting them to your downline.  The company provided ones will be good for your friends or family members, but won’t allow you to generate leads on your own.

“The Fortune is in the follow-up” Every Successful Network Marketer Ever

Here is what you want to look for when using and an outside marketing system.

  • Capture Pages (non-company specific is best I think for curiosity sake)
  • Pre-Made and customizable pages (availability is good)
  • Customer relation manager (must be able to follow up, make notes, and schedule follow up calls.
  • An email autoresponder.  (You need to have a way to follow up with people when you can’t reach them by phone.  Great for list building too.)
  • An email broadcast feature (ability to send email broadcast to all your prospects at one time)
  • A way to earn commission (affiliate commissions).  Get your system for free or get paid to share with others.  Many may not join your company as they may already be with a company, but a 3rd party tool can always make a difference.

Which system have I found with all of the following above?  The company is called Prosperity Central and they have been around for about the last 6 or 7 years.  Everything is already set up for the novice and customizable for the pro.  If you have lots of leads to follow up with they have a software called Phoneburner that is built into their program which allows you to make calls up to 4 times faster than dialing manually.  I find it very helpful when I do big campaigns that generate a 100 or more leads a day and I need to follow up by phone.  In terms of price?  You can get started for as little as a $1 per day with all the bells and whistles ($25 per month) and if you refer 3 its free.  I’ve had my system for over 6 years and it’s never costed me a penny as my affiliates pay my monthly membership fee.  If you’d like to test drive it for free you can do that by clicking here.  I’ve also put together a short video below that shows you how it works.

 

How To Build a Successful Network Marketing Business Online

Can you build a successful Network Marketing Business Online?

The answer is that you definitely can, but the problem is that so many of the network marketing programs out there today teach that you can do it without having to do anything, but post ads, send out emails, pay for advertising or post on Facebook.  If that is all that you want to do then network marketing would not necessarily be the vehicle that you would want to pursue.  If all you want to do is place ads and never have to pick up the phone then what you really should be looking at is affiliate marketing.  If that is the case, I’ve just saved you months or perhaps even years of your time.  If you’re open to network marketing than keep reading and I will tell you what I have learned from sponsoring thousands, making thousands, and spending thousands of dollars online since 2008.

“Make 10,000 in 30 days doing nothing”

“We’ve found the secret”

“Just sit back and watch the spillover, while I do all the work”

“All you have to do is spend $200 and our team is growing so fast, you can get rich from our momentum”

The above is all BS for the most part and I see it every day online.  Believe me, I have tried every program under the sun over the last 10 years and not one network marketing program has paid me any money when I haven’t sponsored people (customers or business opportunity seekers).  If you want to get successful online you must get out there and market yourself consistently, pick up the phone, and get to work.  Yes, just like anything else it will take work for you to succeed, but in the end, it’s usually worth it.  I’ve been able to collect multiple checks from multiple companies for years, drive luxury vehicles, and go on luxury vacations.  Below, I am going to share some tips on how you can become an online pro and make money with network marketing in any program good or bad.

Tips to Succeed Online in Network Marketing

  1. Be YOU and Brand YOU.  Yes, learn about branding YOU.  This doesn’t mean you don’t do the basics of marketing your business and become a network marketing secret agent where you don’t mention your company (true BS).  You simply work on marketing YOU, while doing all the network marketing basics as it can take months or even years to become an authority in your niche and have people chasing you to join your business or for coaching.
  2. Be consistent.  Consistently set aside an hour or two per day to market your business.  Post ads on Craigslist, Backpage, Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter, etc..  Be out there just like you would be if you were running a business.  If people don’t know what you’re up to, then you won’t have anyone to market to.
  3. What to do with leads.  When you do get leads (I had over 150 in the past 3 days), set aside time to follow up on the phone with people.  If you’re already like me and generating lots of leads you need to get Phoneburner (automated dialer that allows you to call everyone 4 times faster).  If you’d like more information on Phoneburner click here to sign up for free and test it for up to 7 hours.
  4. Doesn’t happen overnight.  Give yourself at least a month or 2 at any one online medium whether it be social media marketing, pay per click, or classified ads before you pull the plug.  Must always be paying attention to what types of marketing work and what doesn’t.  Focus on a few marketing strategies, to begin with, and be consistent.
  5. Work on yourself. Constantly be working on becoming a better person a better leader.  Read every day and attend training calls and live events.  Never stop learning, so you always grow.  This business isn’t just about marketing, it’s also about personal development.  There is a saying “As you grow, so will your business”.  Tap into your mentors, get a coach, become not just good, but great at whatever it is you desire.
  6. Create a Blog just like this one with your picture.  If you desire to become an MLM Superstar you will need a blog just like this one.  One with your name and your picture and what you do.  You need step away from the crowd and become your own expert.  And start blogging every day or once a week or at least a few times per month.  This will not only generate you leads but help you generate clients for a coaching biz to go alongside your network marketing biz (2 income streams) and possibly more if you promote affiliate programs.  I currently promote a few affiliate programs which also generates additional income.  This blog actually has the ability to generate up to 4 or 5 income streams with the same amount of work.

Well, there are some tips to help you succeed online in your network marketing business.  If you feel like you need help putting it all together feel free to reach out to me for a free 30-minute consultation at john@johnlowery.biz.

How to Overcome Objections & Follow Up for Network Marketing

If you’re involved in network marketing or direct sales and plan on being successful with it, you are going to have to get on the phone and make phone calls.  I’ve never seen anyone or had much success myself in network marketing without following up on my leads.  In my latest video, I go over how to do this effectively and why objections are really no big deal (how to overcome them easily).  I also cover the psychology of the buyers (your prospects) you will be dealing with and how to set appointments (follow-up).

How To Overcome Objections for Network Marketing

If you find that you just simply need to improve your skill-set feel free to reach out to me for some one on one coaching at john@johnlowery.biz

5 Things You Need to have – To Find Success in Network Marketing

I recently came across an article in a magazine that my company provides on the topic of 5 elements you must have to be successful in network marketing.  In this article that was written by John Haremza author of “Right or Almost Right” he goes on to share that the 5 elements you must have are the following:

  1. The Company (Leadership, debt-free, profitable).
  2. The Product (is it easy to share and something you or others would benefit from).
  3. The compensation plan (does it pay out well as much as 50% or better)
  4. The timing (is the company growing, dying, or staying the same – you want to be with a company that is growing and hopefully beyond the $2 Million a month mark).
  5. The Training (Does the company provide free ongoing training calls, and events to plug into.)

Those are the 5 things you are looking for in your opportunity or any opportunity if you want to be involved in network marketing (direct selling, mlm, home based business).

To learn more watch my video below.

5 Things You Need – How To Be Successful in your Network Marketing Business

If your company is missing 2 or 3 of the 5 above elements no matter how good you are – you are going to struggle in building your business.  If you are open to another opportunity, not growing where you are, struggling, or just simply need some coaching feel free to reach out to me at john@johnlowery.biz

How To Recruit for Network Marketing on Facebook

I used to do a 100% of my recruiting for network marketing on Facebook and MySpace before it imploded. I realized recently that I have really gotten away from it for a few years now.  It was so powerful a few years ago it wasn’t uncommon for me to sponsor 15 to 20 people per month by just using social media mainly Facebook. So today, I want to share with you some tips on how to get people interested in your business via Facebook.  I know these tips still work as I tested them last month and sponsored a few people using some of these tactics.

Post something about your business without a link to your business, but maybe a blog or just something to spark some curiosity.  I find that this usually works better than just posting a link to my company website.

Top Tips for How To Recruit with Facebook

Get in the habit of connecting or re-connecting with 3 to 5 people per day and watch your business grow. Who wants to join me in reaching out to 5 people per day on Facebook? And this isn’t about spamming, but actually sending out messages to people you have as friends or new friends.  Just simply introduce yourself and ask your new or old friend about what they are up to.  Again, you are not even mentioning your business unless they ask you about it.  Then and only then would you even mention it.  Just send a message with the following, “Hey John, it’s been awhile since we last connected, what are you up to these days?”

Start a Facebook Group for network marketers.  I started a group called “Become an MLM Superstar”.  I’ve definitely sponsored at least a handful of people from this group and it’s a great way to connect with others who may not join your business, but definitely are like-minded for the most part.

Just be consistent in your activity.  If you’ve only got a few minutes per day, maybe you set a goal to just reach out to 2 or 3 new people per day.  My goal is to go for reaching out to 5 new people per day with no ulterior motive except that I am looking for people who have similar interests (networking, business owners, music, entrepreneurs).

If you need a little more help with using the tactics above that I mentioned, please watch the video below to see how this could work for you.

How To Recruit For Network Marketing on Facebook

If you feel like you need help with this or some training on how to do it, feel free to reach out to me at john@johnlowery.biz or pick up a copy of my book on Amazon “The Social Media Puzzle & How To Profit From it”.

My Top 10 Favorite Books on Success & Self Improvement

I recently made a goal this year to sit down in apply myself to reading 10 pages per day.  I figured if I could get in the habit of reading just 10 pages per day (20 to 30 minutes or less), by the end of the year I would have read over 3500 pages of something.  Most books are around 200 pages in length, so by doing this, I could read at least 10 new books this year.

In the past up until now I have read some pretty amazing books and for any of you that just aren’t satisfied or would like to continue to grow in this journey called life; I want to share with you just 10 books that I have had a profound affect on my life.  So here it goes, my top 10 list of books that have changed the way I look at things and had a deep impact on my life.

  1. The Bible – The inspired word of god is made up some amazing stories of men that struggled in life and were able to overcome great obstacles with God on their side.  Whether you believe in the stories or not, The Bible has definitely had an impact in my life.
  2. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki– When I had first picked up this book about 10 years ago I had all but given up on the idea of being my own boss.  I was quite content just making a living working for someone else and really had never examined some of the ideas that were laid out in this book.  I highly recommend you read it if you have any interest in investing or becoming an entrepreneur.
  3. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen – This book was originally published in 1903, but holds some great ideas to how our minds and thoughts can affect our futures.  This book really made me aware of how I thought about things and looked at the world.
  4. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne –  I had never heard of The Law of Attraction before reading this book.  In fact, I was under the assumption that most everything happened for a reason and where I ended up was based more on my own destiny.  This book helped me to realize that I could change my future by changing my thoughts.  A longer more in depth version of As a Man Thinketh.
  5. The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris – This book is awesome as most of us have been programmed that being busy equates to being productive.  Most tasks can be done in only a few minutes per day and most of the time we spend is wasted when it comes to work and business.  This book will help you become way more productive and recognize when you are wasting your time and get you off of auto pilot.
  6. How To Win Friends and Influence People  by Dale Carnegie – This book will help you to understand people and how building a network is so important to achieving success.  This will also give you tools to become a better listener, a better person, and help you gain friends much faster.  It will also help you persuade others to your way of thinking or influencing others with your ideas.  A must-read for anyone in sales, network marketing, or business.
  7. Harmonic Wealth by James Arthur Ray – I loved this book.  Unlike so many books on business or success, it talked about the 5 Pillars of Success – Financial, relational, mental, physical, and spiritual.  It basically said you aren’t truly successful until you find success in all five areas.
  8. The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer – Wayne is no longer with us in the physical reality, but he had some great ideas and certainly had made an impact on my life through his books and lectures.  This book really stands out as my most favorite of all The Wayne Dyer Books I have read and would say it’s a must read for everyone regardless of their pursuits.  This book will help you become a co-creator with the universe and understand that our intentions will ultimately create our reality.
  9. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson – This book is based on the idea that all great things whether it be money saved, success on the football field, or a successful business owner all have one thing in common – an accumulation of good daily habits that compound over a period of time.  The Slight Edge shows you how to get powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you and will help you recognize and become aware of your activities for the better.  This book is a must read and I am so glad that I read it.
  10. The Four Year Career: How to Make Your Dreams of Fun and Financial Freedom Come True Or Not by Richard Bliss Brook – This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in building a career or a 2nd income in network marketing.  This will help you understand the business and why it works, how it works, and how so many have found above average income in this industry.  I was honored to have given a testimonial on this book in the past.

Well, there are my 10 favorite books of all time and I hope that you find a few or add a few to your list to read in the near future.  You will not be sorry.

The Fortune is In The Follow Up

I remember years ago hearing that, The fortune was in the follow-up.  At first thought, I wasn’t sure what that really meant, but now many years later, I can contest that if you are involved in sales or network marketing that your ability to follow up will be the difference between being a superstar or barely making a living.

Here is why you definitely want to follow up and why you will be ahead of most people if you do.  First of all, following up takes time and good time management and you must be on your game.  You see, most people simply need to have their hand held to make a decision even if they are super interested.  It’s just human nature.  There is a reason today that companies still rely on salespeople to introduce their products to the marketplace because they know that people typically will have a difficult time making a decision without someone there to help them make a decision.

Did you get the word help in the previous paragraph?  I hope so because as professional networkers and salespeople our job isn’t to push people into something they don’t need or want – that’s very ignorant behavior.  I call that “Bible Belt Selling” (Beating people over the head with a bible).  The best way to follow-up is to uncover needs with your prospect initially and see if they even have a NEED for your product or service.  If they don’t have a need and you keep following up you are an Ass.  You must do your uncovering initially to see if your prospect even needs what you have to offer.  I don’t care what you’re selling not everyone is going to need your product or service.  The best salespeople I have ever met aren’t the pushiest, they are the best listeners and they know how to put their products in the marketplace by understanding their customer’s needs first and foremost.

Now to the follow up.  It’s actually very simple, once you find out that a prospect needs your product or service your job is to make an appointment.  Find out what they need prior to the meeting to help make their decision.  Set a day and time for you to see them in person or on the phone and simply uncover their quesitons and help guide them along to make a decision to either buy or die.  What you don’t want to do is spend days, weeks, or months following up to find that your prospect cannot make a decision.  I personally, try and get prospects to tell me NO right away if they are not interested.  In fact, in the past I have told people ahead of time exactly how the sales process is going to work and that its ok for them to tell me NO.  I actually would much rather have a NO than someone stroking me along for weeks or months because they are afraid to tell me NO.  You want to get to NO or YES as quickly as possible when you are dealing with prospects.

So there is truth to the saying, The fortune is in the follow-up, but more importantly you want to get really good at recognizing a buyer and a tire kicker.  Most of your prospects will be tire kickers and that’s what you want to eliminate right away.  Follow up with your best prospects and get your tire kickers to jump in or jump off quickly.  So treat your prospecting or cold calling like you are simply hunting not so much for sales, but for qualified prospects,

So treat your prospecting or cold calling like you are simply hunting not so much for sales, but for qualified prospects, set appointments, and get your prospects to a Yes or No as quickly as you can.  If you qualify on the front end before you even start the follow up you will save yourself a ton of time and energy.  You may be following up with a lot less people, but you will ultimately find that if you get really good on your listening skills that you will have alot less work following up and your closing percentage will go way up as its much easier to persuade a qualified prospect to become a customer than it is an unqualified prospect.  So unless you are selling watches, or meat door to door.  Get good at qualifying your prospects and get to an appointment and follow up until your prospects buy or die.

 

Valentus Review

Valentus Review

A few years ago I came across a start-up company within the direct selling industry called Valentus.  They appeared to be selling healthy beverages online or through word of mouth marketing and they had a very interesting product that caught my attention “Slim Roast” Weight Loss Coffee.  I had seen another company called Javita marketing the same thing years ago, but was intrigued enough to try the product.  Not that I needed to lose weight, but a friend had offered to send me a free sample and I thought – why not.  As a marketer who’s been a part of the health & wellness industry for many years I’ve always been fascinated with the different products that companies come out with.  I guess the ones that really grab my attention are the ones that people would understand without a long science report with a cherry on top.  Heck, 70% of all people drink coffee on a daily basis and many people I know over 30 are trying to lose weight.  This was like Jenny Craig meets Starbucks – I was intrigued to say the least.

I didn’t join Valentus after that first sample, not because I didn’t like the taste, but because I didn’t want to put my time and energy into a start-up company knowing that most fail within the first few years (been there done that).

Fast forward a few years later (7 months ago).  The same friend who shared Valentus with me a few years prior contacted me again.  My first thought was wow – they are still in business.  My second thought was I might have to do some due-diligence on this company and find out what they are all about.  Below I made a list of what I found out and why you may want to consider Valentus if you are looking for a product/service to market for a home based business or another way to create income or wealth in your spare-time.

My Top 10 Reasons for Why Valentus is a Great Company for Network Marketing.

  1. 3 years old and debt free (past the point of collapse and entering momentum).
  2.  Went from 10 million in gross sales in 2015 to 30 million in 2016.
  3.  Consumable products that most people already consume (coffee & energy drinks).
  4.  Company owner who has been a distributor in the past (very important).
  5.  International opportunity (available in over 100 countries).
  6.  Plans to expand internationally
  7.  Outstanding training provided by leaders who have earned millions within the industry. (many already earning 6 & 7 figures or more annually).
  8.  Exceptional compensation plan that pays weekly & monthly.
  9.  Free Online Marketing System for everyone (most companies charge a fee for that).
  10.  Free Training (The team that I joined has free training on how to become a marketing pro).  The company also provides daily and weekly training.

Well there are my top reasons for why Valentus is one of the best opportunities within the network marketing – direct selling industry today.  If you’d like to get more information on Valentus please visit Valentus today and check it out for yourself.

 

3 Things you must do to succeed in Network Marketing!

I have been involved in the network marketing profession part-time and full-time since 2007 as both a distributor and a sales trainer. I have always wondered why some succeed and so many more fail. I have found that the ones that do succeed aren’t really more talented than anyone else just more motivated. In fact, most anyone with a little bit of persistence who is willing to take action can make money in network marketing.

With that being said I am a firm believer in consistent daily repeatable actions. In other words, these repeatable actions must become habits and be easy enough to do that you can repeat them over and over without thinking about them. I personally have been mentored and coached by some of the top income earners in the network marketing profession and they always told me to take massive action. I personally always felt that was kind of crazy in a way as I never felt that others would follow my footsteps. So, this morning when I caught myself reading a blog by a 20 million dollar income earner Nathan Ricks, I thought it was such great advice that I would share with you what he does and has been teaching for the past 20 years with his team.

Here is what he had to say.

  1. Talk to 3 people daily about your business.
  2. Do 3 – 3 way calls daily with your team (probably won’t happen until your team grows past at least 20 people, but good advice for people with larger teams).
  3. Sponsor 3 new distributors/customers per month.

Now I personally haven’t tried this on for size as I haven’t been full-time in the network marketing industry since 2013, but I would say that even if I were part-time I would try to create a recipe like the above to simplify my activities and give me something to work towards on a daily and monthly basis. If you’d like to learn more about network marketing feel free to reach out to me as I have built large organizations of several thousand people in multiple companies in the past and have been a top income earner in more than a few companies.  If you’d like to take advantage of my free coaching feel free to fill out the online form by clicking here.