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Best Ways To Make Money From Home

If you are like me and would like to make extra income or have multiple streams of income.  I don’t think there has been a better time than today to create that for you and your family.

You don’t need a bunch of money to get started and in many cases can begin earning an extra $500, $1000, or even $5000 or more from home each and every month.  Below I have listed some of the best ways I have found to make money from home.

Affiliate Marketing – affiliate marketing is taking a product that someone else has created either a how to book, a course, or a product and simply either promoting it online.  When you make a sale you make a commission usually 15 to 40%.  The best thing about affiliate marketing is you don’t have to invest thousands or lots of hours in time creating the product.  You simply find a product you believe in and go out and market it to your email list, social media channels, solo ads, blog, or search engines like Google & Bing and when you make a sale you earn a commission.  The downside is if you’re tigh on funds to pay for advertising you will need to have a big email list, a decent social media following, and an established blog to really make money doing this.  I have honestly had the best luck doing this with Twitter and Solo Ads.  The best place to start with affiliate marketing is Clickbank.com they have thousands of products to choose from and they do offer a bit of training on how to do it.

Network Marketing – You can join a company as a distributor for a small fee of anywhere from $20 to $1000.  Network marketing is pretty simple you just sign up with a company like Avon, Amway, or Nuskin and pay a small fee order some products and begin marketing your business to others.  When someone orders products you earn commission anyone that you refer you should earn a percentage off of their sales as well.  The beauty with network marketing versus affiliate marketing is once you build a network you continue to earn commissions without having to go out and sell all the time.  In other words, it should build up over time.  There are many great companies out there to choose from, but try and stay away from the companies that require a big upfront fee unless they have been around for at least 2 years or more.  Most start-up network marketing companies fail within a few years and you basically have a 90% chance if you join a new company that they won’t be around for very long.  You really have to think in terms of a 12 to 18 month period to really make big money in network marketing, so you really want to choose a company that will be around when you build a pretty big network.  You also want to find a company where you would buy their products whether or not a business opportunity was attached to it.  I’ve met very few people in my lifetime that can sell or market a product they don’t believe in.  If you need a great company or product to market – here is one that I recommend http://healthierwealthier.info .

Amazon & eBay Seller

If you don’t want to learn marketing and have a few dollars to invest you might want to look at Amazon or Ebay.  With eBay you can start even if you don’t have much money to invest by selling older items in your home (usually recommended starting out).  eBay is much easier to get started in as you don’t have the fierce competition as you do with Amazon as its more of an online flea market where as with Amazon, you’ll have to get really good at packing or finding some superb drop-shippers as I think the level of service on Amazon is usually a bit higher or expected to be.  Plus it will be tougher to get a good rating on Amazon early on and you will definitely want to have a professional account at all times to be taken seriously on Amazon which will cost you $40 per month + 15% per item, so you’ll want to really get good at estimating your costs after all expenses to see if an item is even worth selling.  Becoming profitable on Amazon and Ebay like anything else does take time and knowing what to buy and sell.  I’ve personally had some big losses in the past and even invested over $10,000 with a single company to sell on Amazon.  If you decide this is the way you want to go, I highly recommend you read some books and articles or take a course so you don’t lose money and make a profit everytime you sell something.  You will also need to get really good at customer service (answering emails, phone calls, etc).  Finally, if you’re willing to learn a bit, this can be one of the easiest ways to make money online.  I’ve personally in my spare time since selling on Ebay since 1999  and Amazon since 2012 made thousands of extra dollars very part-time this way.

Ridesharing

If you have a fairly new or reliable vehicle and don’t mind putting a few miles on it than ridesharing may be for you.  The nice thing about ridesharing is you don’t need any special skills that may be required to be successful in network marketing and affiliate marketing.  You just need to enjoy people and know how to drive a vehicle.  You definitely won’t get rich doing this, but you can certainly make a few extra bucks.  Many people do it very part-time and some do it full-time.  If you don’t have a newer vehicle Uber will allow you to rent a car through their app or lease one with no mile restrictions.  I would only consider the latter if I were going to drive more than 25 hours a week.  If you’re just going to do a few hours per week than using your own vehicle will make a lot more sense and be way less expensive as you won’t have the additional rental fees (which can run a few hundred per week).  There are also sites like hyrecar.com where you can rent a vehicle for pretty cheap if you like.  To get started with Uber or lyft the 2 best rideshare companies and begin earning dollars weekly just click on either of the 2 links below.  The best part about ridesharing is once you sign up and get your vehicle inspected you start earning money immediately and there are no up-front fees or additional expenses beyond gas, insurance, and regular maintenance which if you own a vehicle you already have anyway.

Click Here to Become an Uber Driver 

Click Here to Become a Lyft Driver

Start your own Home Based Business

If you have any special skills like accounting, social media management, graphic design, photography or you know how to play and read music.  You can apply any one of those skills to be of service to others or to teach.  Simply figure out what your good at and create a blog a few social media sites and begin advertising your service on sites like Craigslist or if you have a few bucks saved up you can use paid ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Bing.  Its pretty tough to start a business on word of mouth, so once you figure out what business you want to make money in, you’ll need to get the word out that you have a business and get others to buy into it through marketing.

With the exception of Uber and Amazon & eBay, you will need to get good at marketing to have any reasonable success.  Keep in mind marketing is simply what happens before a sale is made.  Marketing can include telemarketing (phone), cold calling (in person or on phone), advertising (craigslist, google, etc), blogging, creating brand awareness by using Social Media.  You can also use older more tested sources (radio, TV, or Print).

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Why Quality Of Your Product & Price Matters When It Comes To Network Marketing

I have been around the network marketing industry since I joined my first company Pre-Paid Legal back in 2000.  I have seen some great products and services being sold by word of mouth marketing over the years.  Who can argue that Amway, Avon, Legal Shield (formerly pre-paid legal), or Shaklee are not great companies with great products or services?  I’ve personally used products over the years where I never even became a distributor and was just a customer Juice Plus, Send Out Cards, and Nerium to name a few.

What I love about network marketing is it allows people to purchase products that in most cases are better quality than what they would get on the shelf in a store.  Mainly because of the distribution model being word of mouth the companies typically pay out around 50% of all income to their distributors instead of going retail and paying out nearly 80% to advertising agencies, wholesalers, resellers, and so on.  It also allows individuals with no experience or limited experience in business to create additional income with a very small investment. Unfortunately, certain companies out there don’t have that great of a product.  I still remember a few years ago sitting on a phone call with a company owner who was bragging how he was getting his product from China for $6 and selling it through his network marketing business for $60.   This is where I have a love hate relationship with the business as most businesses are built on a product or service first and a distribution channel later. In many cases in network marketing, the business is built on a compensation plan first than a product secondly.  In fact, I’m shocked that after what happened with Veema (being shut down by the FTC), and all of Herbalife’s problems in recent years that anyone would even consider starting a network marketing company without focusing on a product or service first.

You see, for a company to be successful in the long-term it cannot be built entirely by just recruiting people who are going to join the business and pay out commissions.  It must have products and services available to the general public that people would buy without a business opportunity attached to it.  And this is where it gets tricky.  Because as a network marketing begins the word of mouth is usually spread by distributors recruiting distributors.  After awhile if the products and services are good and priced right many distributors who originally got into the business to make money will just become loyal customers and the word of mouth will travel and over time there will be many customers and that is where you want to be.  In fact, if you just build a business model on recruiting distributors and have no customer base your business and company is doomed over a period of time – it will eventually fall apart like a deck of cards.  That company I talked about earlier where the owner was buying his product in China for $6 and reselling it to his distributors for $60 is no longer in business today.

Why are price and quality important?  If you put a product in the marketplace that isn’t priced accordingly then – it better make a person fly, because if people see they can buy a similar product that’s just as good elsewhere for a lesser price – you’re going to lose a customer. It’s as simple as that.  And I still believe today that most products I come across in network marketing are of good quality, but many still don’t understand that consumers won’t pay double or triple for a product they can buy elsewhere.

So if you decide you want to join a network marketing company before you begin marketing it do some homework on the products to see if they are priced accordingly, good quality, and something you would personally buy whether or not you joined the business to make money or not. Keep in mind in network marketing you are building a business for you and your family that could potentially pay you residual income for years to come.  Don’t make the same mistake I have in the past by joining a company just because you can make money quickly – that usually doesn’t last.  Ask yourself, if this company will still be around in 3 to 5 years?  Is this a business that I could put my mom or relatives in and sleep straight at night.  If the answer to the above is YES, than you may have found your company.

If you are looking for a company that has better products, is priced right and can potentially add an additional $100, $500, or even $5000 or more per month to your families budget than definitely click on the link below.

Click here to read more about how you can change your financial future and make a difference.

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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 Get More Followers To Your Facebook Fan Page

If you’re anything like me and want to use Facebook to market your business, you will need to set up a Facebook Business Page aka Fan Page. Why is this important? Because without it, you will have a difficult time promoting your brand, service, or product. The trick is what to do you do once you set up your page to get more followers?

To get more followers in the beginning you simply send a invite to everyone who is your friend on your personal page. This will get the ball rolling and should get you anywhere from 50 to 200 followers quickly. You also may want to post a status update on your personal page about your new fan page and/or group. You could also ask some of your friends with big followings or influencers if they would be willing to put a shout out for you. Once you do this — you are on your way.

Next you want to be sure that you post regularly. Always try and come up with good content and post once per day if you can. This will get people coming to your page often and should get you new followers weekly. I don’t think its necessary to post more than one time per day — less is bet on Facebook and consistency is very important.

If you plan on doing advertising to promote your page this is another great way to get followers. Keep in mind that you don’t want to pay too much per like, so test some different campaigns to see which works the best and try to keep each like to less than 50 cents each (preferably around 15 to 20 cents).

If you’re on Instagram make sure to connect your Instagram page to your Facebook Fan Page. This will also allow you to post pictures and videos from Instragram page directly to your Facebook Page and this should help you get more likes as well.
You may also try and follow some influencers in your niche from your Facebook Fan Page not your personal page and like and comment on interesting posts, this will also get you some likes.

If you really want to get a ton of followers fast you can always pay a social media expert to get you lots of likes. Typically you can pay anywhere from $50 to $1000 to jumpstart your page. The only downside with this strategy is it may be a lot of followers who really have no interest in your niche. I have used this strategy above with a few who just wanted a large following fast. If you do the latter strategy do not stop there always be promoting.
Finally, if you blog or do videos, make sure to always post those to your page as well. This is a great way to keep it interesting and build value with your audience on a regular basis.
If all the above seems too overwhelming or you simply just need a some direction you can always reach out to a social media expert to help implement some of these strategies for you and your business. Myself and my team are always available should you need any help email me at john@johnlowery.biz

This blog was copied from another article I wrote on http://medium.com

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

Getting More Leads for your Network Marketing Business With Global Moneyline

I recently came across an online tool that is supposedly helping people get more leads and make money to support their home based business.  Let’s face it one of the most challenging things we all face when doing network marketing is having plenty of people to talk to.  In a perfect world, we would post a blog or a video and our phones would ring off the hook with prospects begging to join our business and all we would have to say is, “Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover.”

Unfortunately, if you’ve been involved in network marketing for any length of time you know it can take a little more convincing than that.  I’ve personally purchased leads, bought google ads, solo ads, called friends and family, and still regularly buy Facebook Ads and am always on the lookout for new tools that can help me and my team members attract more people to my business.

With that being said, I recently found something that will help you build a list of people you can email to in just a few days for next to nothing.  In fact, you can sign up for free to test drive it and even use the service without ever spending a dime if you choose.  If you are serious about building a network marketing business and want to get more leads and build a large list fast, I recommend you at least take a peak at Global Moneyline.  I took it for a test drive 3 days ago after learning that some of my team members were getting sign-ups into our network marketing business from it.  In just 36 hours I’ve already got over 2000 people in my network that I can email or advertise my opportunity to.  It could take weeks or even months to build a list of 2000 or more.  I will add that nothing beats having your own email list, but while you are building your list – this could be a great alternative to building your list.

To learn more about Moneyline and how it can help you get more leads and distributors for your network marketing business click here.  I think you’ll be happy with at least taking a look at it.

Why You Need a Social Media Marketing Strategy

If you’re a business owner and thinking of now putting your business on a social media platform or if you have already done so, but are not getting the results you had hoped for. You need to read this post.

Social media is not a place where you constantly want to post advertisements about your business, its a place to share ideas, business achievements, and most importantly learn to engage with others.

Social Media isn’t just a fad.

Honestly, a few years ago I often wondered if all the popular social media sites would come to an end or lose their popularity. It is now becoming apparent that surely is not the case. In fact, many social media sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and most recently Snapchat (Snap Inc.) are now publicly traded on The NYSE and Nasdaq.

Your Social Media Strategy in The Beginning

It’s actually very simple, you are either going to promote YOU, your Business, or both. Whatever you decide — the most important thing you can do is not overwhelm yourself with too many sites. You need to pick one or two of your favorite social platforms and simply get active. How do you get active? Just post 1 or 2 times per day and connect with others. Engage in conversations and spend a few minutes per day liking and commenting on others posts. By doing this strategy you will slowly but surely begin to build up a presence and a following. Once you get to where you have over a few hundred followers on any platform you will begin to see more and more likes and engagement on your posts.

Your Social Media Strategy Later on (Automate)

Once your following grows and you are on more than a few platforms you will want to consider using tools to automate your posts. A few that I like to use on a regular basis are Hootsuite, Socialoomph, Klout, and Facebook App & Facebook Page Manager (for smartphone). By using some of these tools you will save yourself time and money. As your goal with social media isn’t just to connect with others, but to be smart with your time, so you don’t waste hours online moving yourself further away from your business objectives.

Be Real and Pay Attention

Make sure that you promote your business only around 20% of the time or if you need to do more that its more informative marketing. People on social media like to see things and share things that inform them. I can promise you that if you constantly market your business and don’t offer creative innovative content that you will lose your audience. You wouldn’t run a TV Station and constantly air commercials. If you plan on using social media to get customers for your business — really pay attention and don’t over do it. Make sure to track leads and updates (especially the ones that you are paying for) so you know which types of posts are getting the most engagement. If you find that your posts are getting little or no engagement than simply change it up. Just like anything learn and become more effective with your messaging and this should help you get more of the results that you are looking for.

If you like this post be sure to sign up for my free ebook “Social Media Tips & Tricks” on this page.

This article was retrieved on 3/27/17 from another article I wrote at http://www.medium.com

Top 10 Social Media Marketing Tips!

Top 10 Social Media Marketing Tips!

If you are on Social Media and are either promoting a business or thinking about it, you will want to be consistent in your activities. In this post I have posted 10 of my top 10 Social Media Marketing Tips to help promote your business on the different social media platforms.

  1. Don’t overwhelm yourself (pick 2 or 3 of your favorite Social Media Platforms)
  2. Be consistent (post daily or at least 2 to 3 times per week on each platform)
  3. 80/20 rule (80% of the time post personal or non-business related posts and 20% of the time post about your business)
  4. Connect often and engage (don’t just post — engage with your audience).
  5. Be creative (don’t post the same thing over and over. Try to come up with interesting content — pictures, quotes, things you enjoy)
  6. Be authentic — don’t be something you’re not. (If you don’t own a private jet — don’t pretend like you do, people need to relate to the real you.)
  7. Time management (don’t spend too much time on one platform. Get in and get out and engage with those that like and comment on your posts.)
  8. Know what you want to get in return for your efforts. (Figure out why you want to be on Social Media for Biz — is it for brand awareness, to get more followers, more customers, figure out why you are doing it. Don’t just being doing it because everyone else is.)
  9. Use 3rd party tools (important that you use 3rd party tools to streamline your social media marketing. A few to mention are http://socialoomph for twitter, http://hootsuite.com, and http://klout.com
  10. Have Fun! You wouldn’t go to a party and not have fun. Social Media is all about being at a party online — so make sure you have fun with it.

There are a few tips to get you going on social media. If you’d like to get more tips on Social Media Marketing make sure to pick up a free copy of my ebook on this site today.

This article was retrieved from another article I wrote on http://www.medium.com on 3/17/2017

Video Marketing on YouTube

Can you use YouTube to market your business online?  Yes, you can. In fact, I’ve got a few videos running right now that are getting me a steady flow of leads every day for my home based business. The thing I love about YouTube is that you can create a video once, put in a few search terms that people might use to find your video and then get up and walk away and never even touch the video ever again. I’ve done this time and time again and that is why out of all the popular ways there are to promote your business online this has to be my all-time favorite.

Unlike Google AdWords or Social Media you constantly have to stay on top of it and monitor it regularly until you get it right. It can take awhile to get it all on auto drive. Not so with YouTube, in fact if you make a handful of videos in your first few months on Youtube you should have a few that do well right away.

It’s pretty simple to get going, you just need a camera and a mic (most smart phones and computers already have). Make a short video 5 t0 10 minutes in length if possible. I find that videos over 15 minutes don’t get near the hits are engagement as the shorter ones. Don’t ask me why just what I have found the case to be.

Once you record your video and upload it add a good description and make sure to put your website in your description so people can get back to you. I get lots of comments and likes on my video’s but my goal is to get people to get on my email list, so I can build a long term relationship with them, but many will probably just subscribe to your video channel.

Not every video will be a hit, but I can promise you that if you stay consistent with it, you will make money from it.

If you’d like to learn more about how to benefit from using YouTube for your business make sure to pick up a copy of my new book “The Social Media Puzzle & How To Profit From It” on Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com

This blog was retrieved from an article I posted on http://medium.com on 3/13/17