May 14, 2013
Most every distributor in the MLM industry has a lead problem. Finding high-quality, qualified MLM leads is the biggest problem that most networkers face. It’s what stops their businesses from growing – without good leads, a downline is dead in the water.
MLM Leads And How They Work
There are various types of leads available for an MLM’er to grow their business, but the best type of lead you will ever have is one that YOU generate yourself. You know WHEN you generated that lead, you know HOW you generated that lead, you know WHAT was offered to that lead, and you know that lead was not sold or resold anything else.
The best leads you will ever have are leads that you generate yourself. That’s the ticket.
How To Generate Targeted MLM Leads
In order to generate leads, you need two things:
1. A website with a targeted offer (an offer that appeals to your market)
2. Targeted Traffic (people visiting the site that WANT to be there)
Websites are another story (you may want to use this resource for build a good site), but the keys to the kingdom lie in getting targeted traffic. Without a steady stream of targeted visitors, the best website in the world won’t do you any good.
In order to get traffic, you must either build paid advertising campaigns (there are lots of ways to do this) – which definitely isn’t “free”. There are systems you can use for getting targeted leads on a paid source that actually offset and compensate you automagically, but that’s for another post.
This is about FREE MLM leads – in order to do that, we need to leverage a FREE traffic source.
Where can you get free traffic, and lots of it?
- Join the biggest targeted forums in your market.
- Search Google for “discussions” in your market.
- Establish yourself as an authority and a helper by providing valuable posts to the forum.
- Answer people’s questions in the forum (without being overly promotional).
- Have a good signature, with an enticing link, such as a link to a freebie.
Forum Search Engines (use these to find targeted forums):
boardtracker.com (used to be my favorite, but it’s been under construction for awhile)
Blogs are a very decent way to get targeted traffic IF (and only IF) they are hosted on a domain that YOU control. There are some “opportunities” out there that give networkers a blogging “platform”, and tell them to blog away. The problem is, they build the blogging platform owners site – NOT your site. This means you are doing a lot of hard work for something that you will never own (and in this case, are even paying to rent).
If you are building someone else’s website via blogging, you are not building your own brand and your own asset – which is exactly what an employee does. Make sure if you blog, you are investing in and building your own assets.
- Best way to get blog traffic is to create incredible content.
- Create “link bait” (see this link for more info – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_bait)
- Write something highly controversial.
- Utilize trackback links as a form of conversation marketing with other bloggers. (use this resource – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trackback)
- Participate in blog carnivals. See blogcarnival.com
- Leave comments on other peoples’ blogs. (Do NOT spam or use automation)
- Expand your reach through RSS feed syndication.
RSS Feed Aggregators:
(search for market specific aggregators, using “keyword” aggregator)
blogher.com (for women only)
Pligg sites (also Scuttle, phpDug, and PublicBookmark):
(There are literally thousands of these kind of sites. Search for some in your market.)
NOTE: The best opportunity for building links and building a blog is by guest-blogging. Guest blogging is where you write a high-quality blog post for someone else in your market, and in return they provide a couple of links back to your blog.
myblogguest.com is a community where you can find places to be a guest blogger.
Some guest blogging or guest article opportunities:
(There are thousands of places where you can potentially be a guest blogger! Search for blogs in your market)
DOCUMENT SHARING SITES
Use these to create mini-articles, and generate targeted links and traffic back to your site.
pdfcast.org (for PDF’s)
EBOOK SHARING SITES
Ebooks are a fantastic promotional tool, especially the Amazon KDP platform. Highly recommended
Amazon.com (KDP Select)
ebookjunkie.com (Free ebooks category)
ebookmall.com (Free ebooks category)
A podcast is simply audio content. It can be an interview, a training, or the equivalent of an article. They are very easy to use, you simply record your podcast, upload, and it’s good to go.
feeds4all.com (podcast category)
FREE PRESS RELEASE SITES
A press release is a very powerful way to great buzz and excitement around newsworthy information about your business. Press releases get picked up by major media outlets and can catapult virtually unknown businesses to the forefront of the media.
Here are a view outlets you can use for Press releases:
downloadjunction.com (software related)
FREE CLASSIFIED AD SITES
Classified ads are an easy way to promote, get links, and drive free targeted traffic. Each site will have their own rules as to what can/cannot be advertised, and how the advertisement should work.
FREE ONLINE DIRECTORIES
And online directory is simply an organization of websites, separated by category. These directories will give you a link back to your site, and some (especially DMOZ) carry a good deal of influence with their link.
gmdir.com (Your site must use Google maps)
smartlinks.org (submit via email)
(Do a search to find market-specific directories)
Social bookmarking is a way that people share content and information. You’d be surprised how many people use social bookmarking to share content. Don’t pre-judge your market!
Reddit.com (manual submission recommended)
These are sites that dedicated to questions and answers. You simply show up, provide answers (and in many cases, links) to create authority and drive traffic. Free, easy, and fast.
answers.yahoo.com is probably the most popular Q&A site currently.
linkedin.com/answers (talked about in lesson #82)
quomon.com (tech related)
stackoverflow.com (programming related)
Of course, there are other free ways to get leads (such as social media marketing, video marketing, etc) but these strategies will help you begin driving free leads and traffic to your websites!Top
December 21, 2012
At HBSA, we do Q&A coaching calls every week.
This past three weeks, we’ve completed a three-part series on:
1. Planning Your Business
2. Growing Your Business
3. Managing Your Business
We recorded those sessions, and we want to give them to you, kind of like a virtual Christmas present
We hope the information blesses you and yours in 2013! Let’s lock and load for an exciting new year!
To Total Success,
The HBSA Support TeamTop
December 2, 2011
Click Below For The Big Announcement!
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2. Watch this 25 Min Presentation Video: The ViSalus Overview
If you want to dig into a bit more, here are some other videos worth reviewing and additional tools for use versus the top 2:
Recent Quarter 3 Results of ViSalus 2011 (Talks about this year’s growth trends)
Top Ten Reasons Networking Leaders Love the ViSalus Compensation Plan (Simple Compensation plan video for those with Network Marketing background)
A ViSalus Business Plan (on a NAPKIN!) (Explains the simplicity of our Duplication System)
A video that RJ did for one part of his organization (explains why this group & business is unique in a fun way)
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