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Autoresponders….A Network Marketer’s Best Friend

Autoresponders....A Network Marketers Best FriendIf you are serious about building your network marketing business, I highly recommend that you start implementing some of the marketing tools that will help manage your leads. And if you are marketing online, the amount of leads you receive can become overwhelming. To save time but not cut corners with quality, you can implement an autoresponder message system.

I absolutely love my Aweber system. Once set up, the process is totally automated. I only have to create my own carefully-crafted value-added email messages once.  Aweber allows you to set up an unlimited number of “Campaigns” which means that I can target different categories of contacts and tailor my messages accordingly.

For example, here are my current campaign categories:

  • Blog subscribers
  • Prospects interested in joining my business
  • Potential Customers interested in the services my business offers
  • Existing Customers who currently have a membership with  my business
  • Recruits who are new to the business (and provide training)

Another nice feature is the ability to send out a broadcast message. This is a one-time email  blast to whomever you want to receive it. For example, I can use it to:

  • Inform my blog subscribers and recruits about a training webinar I feel would be beneficial to them.
  • Quickly contact my recruits about a recent company promotion.
  • Contact existing customers about membership changes

This system is also great for:

  • Small Business Owners-advertise upcoming sales, new inventory, etc.
  • Realtors-open houses, industry updates (tax incentives), display current listings, give valuable information on home buying and selling, etc.
  • Insurance Agents-give updates about coverages, introduce new coverage, tips and advice, etc.
  • Basically anyone who wants to market a service or product online.

Branding yourself as an industry expert and providing value will greatly enhance your relationships with your customers and prospects and build consumer loyalty.

But the most important thing to remember, lead with value.

Everybody is so inundated with the noise of advertising and requests to buy their product or join their business opportunity, etc. etc. We have become numb to these requests, if not downright turned off by them.

You need to spend time and build a relationship, educate others on valuable knowledge that will help them. This is what attracts others to you. (For more on Attraction Marketing see my page  Attraction Marketing)

Network Marketing + an Autorepsonder System=Relationship Building=Success.

Hope that helps give you some valuable insight into how autoresponders can  build your business on autopilot.

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The Unified Tribe-My Review

The Unified Tribe My ReviewI wanted to give a quick review of The Unified Tribe. Many of you have already heard of it, many of you have already joined, but if you are on the fence as I was, then read on…..

To those of you who don’t have a blog yet: Blogging truly is an incredible tool for attracting and retaining  leads, earning affiliate commissions as well as a great platform to build relationships and recruit others into your business. I highly recommend Blog Mastery Formula if you are interested in blogging but don’t know where to start. Basically it’s a blog-in-a-box. It has everything you will need to get set up and start earning money and generating leads, learn more here: Blog Mastery Formula. Once set up, blogs are very inexpensive to maintain, mine is around $9/month.

If you have a blog, good for you, you are already ahead of the game! Now read on because you will definitely want to hear more about The Unified Tribe….

If you take the time to create valuable content, but you don’t have traffic to your blog, then it’s pretty much useless. Social Media has been a way to greatly increase exposure to blog content. However, done the right way, this can be very time-consuming. Many outsource this task and  hire someone to promote their content on social media. But not everyone has that kind of money. Time and Money….the never-ending commodities.

So this now leads me into The Unified Tribe….

So what is this whole tribe business about? Apparently the tribe concept is pretty popular these days in several different industries, network marketing is no exception.  The Unified Tribe is fairly new. It is very popular and word-of-mouth is making it go viral.

I first heard about The Unified Tribe via Mike Dillard who has been heavily promoting it. So that basically was my stamp of approval. However, I wasn’t exactly ready to join yet, I was one of those “wait and see” individuals, wanting to make sure I was utilizing my marketing budget wisely. I also belonged to some Facebook tribes, so I wasn’t sure I needed to join yet another tribe.

Well I waited and I saw. Many of my fellow network marketers were buzzing about it and sharing their results. (see one here, this was his first day on the tribe:  http://meetyole.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/400UTtraffic.jpg )

The Unified Tribe is a community of like-minded individuals who promote each others content. Once submitted, your content gets shared on autopilot. It’s basically peer syndication and as you can see, it’s remarkably effective. Not only will it improve your blog’s SEO, but it will allow you more time to devote to creating value-based content to keep your readers happy and trusting you.

You do have to give before you receive in The Unified Tribe, it is a 5:1 ratio. You promote 5 tribe member’s content, then you are able to submit your blog post to the tribe, where they will promote it many times over. Your content is always in the system, it will never go away unless you want it to.

Katie Freiling and The Unified Tribe have made it incredibly easy to share other’s content; I can share 5 other’s content within 10 minutes or less, depending on how long their post is.  You see, it’s one thing to promote your own content, but SEO is so much better and the search engines will rank you much higher if someone else is doing your content promotion. The tribe members are sending it out to all their connections on Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Stumble Upon. So this one piece of content you create only once is getting massive exposure many times over for the entire length of time you keep it in the tribe. That’s the true meaning of leverage.

So one night after 2 hours of tirelessly promoting my content on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, I decided I needed to leverage my time better and The Unified Tribe seemed like the perfect solution for doing this.

My results have been very good. I have already received much better blog content promotion from The Unified Tribe compared to the Facebook tribes I belong to. The Unified Tribe members have more incentive to promote my content because they have to give before they can receive. The Unified Tribe closely monitors for any spammy behavior and does not tolerate it, which I felt was a huge problem on the Facebook tribes. There has been a wealth of awesome content that I have actually learned a great deal from myself and have no problems promoting to my connections. My blog subscriber rate and blog traffic have also considerably increased in only the few days I have been on the tribe.

There is a “classroom” within the tribe with a video training library of 24 ‘how to’ videos on all facets of social media, blogging, autoresponders, etc. This is very valuable information at your fingertips. The Unified Tribe has monthly and bi-monthly webinars called  “live class”, “Q & A” and “Mastermind”. They also encourage you to form your own personal mastermind group within the Tribe. These connections are vital to continued success. The caliber of quality connections is very high on The Unified Tribe.

If it results in just one affiliate commission or personal sign up to your primary business or a single product sale, which it likely will, then it has paid for itself. This has already happened for me.

Time truly is money, and by saving my time and leveraging my efforts, I can utilize  my time more wisely for other money-making activities.

So The Unified Tribe gets my two thumbs-up approval. I encourage you to learn more and do yourself a favor and sign up here today: The Unified Tribe.

If you don’t see results in one month, you can always cancel.

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Twitter Tools for Business Building-Part 3

Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 3This is the final installment of Twitter Tools for Business Building. Tweet Beep, Twellow, Twollo, Twitter Tab and Revisit will be discussed. As new innovative Twitter tools become available, I will mention them here in my blog.  The 5 mentioned in this post are very useful and will help save time as well as create traffic to your website.

Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 3Tweet Beep allows you to manage your online Twitter reputation. Alerts will be emailed to you whenever someone tweets about your business, your name, or your domain. You select the alert criteria and what to watch for. This is great if you are into Attraction Marketing and have a vested interest about branding and online identity.

Tweet Beep can also get you more traffic to your blog. Whatever keywords you want to attract in your blog posts, you can enter into Tweet Beep. Tweet Beep will then send you emails whenever someone mentions your subject matter or keywords (i.e. Twitter tools, or attraction marketing, etc.) in a tweet. What you would do next is follow these people (usually they will automatically follow you back) and give them updates about the subject matter and share information with those followers.

There is a Premium account; at $20/month you get 200 alerts, a 15 minute alert option, and no advertisements.

Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 3

Twollo is very similar to Tweet Beep. It also allows you to manage your online reputation by tracking what people are saying about you or your website or products. Twollo also allows you to gain targeted followers.  When you create an account, you will be allowed to submit keywords and Twollo will then automatically locate and follow people who share your interests. Many of these people will then follow you. There is a monthly cost, but it is affordable and starts out at $5.99/month for 5 keywords, but you can trial it for free for 4 days.

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Twellow is a Twitter directory that categorizes users according to interest/topic and some list users from most followers to least. Within your account can set up a personal profile where you will be able to show your recent tweets, share links to your websites and create an extended bio. Most profile pages are indexed by Google, so this is also an added bonus of Twellow.

Twellow and Twollo, besides their cute little names, are good places to listen to the issues and questions in your industry, where you can also have a chance to provide appropriate answers. These websites can be one of the first places you hear about new developments in your industry, as well as allow you a chance to build valuable business relationships.

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Twitter Tab is an application within Facebook that lets you include your Twitter updates as a Tab within your Facebook Profile and Facebook Pages.

Here is an example of my Twitter Tab: http://bit.ly/boBrpg

There is a VIP option which allows you to customize the appearance of your twitter page on Facebook, including a background image, and choosing background color, text color, hover color or border color. You can also use your default Twitter background which is what I did. The cost for VIP is $10 for one year.

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Revisit lets you create a really cool, animated Twitter wall. Basically it collects tweets related to a topic of your interest and will then display them along a timeline. The tweets that have received the most popularity will be displayed larger and near the center. It is constantly changing (not static). Click on the this demo for an animated visualization of Revisit in action.

On a lighter note, I wanted to wrap up this 3 part series on Twitter tools by sharing  a super funny video about Twitter users. Fortunately, if you are primarily using Twitter as a  business-building tool, you don’t fit the mold depicted in this video. But I am sure a fair amount of people will identify with the message Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 3

In case you missed the previous 2 postings in the series, I’ve included a link to each: Part 1: Social Oomph and Part 2: Tweet Deck, Twit Pic & bit.ly.

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Twitter Tools for Business Building-Part 2

Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 2This is Part 2 of Twitter Tools for Business Building.

The best way to implement Twitter for lead generation is to first build a reputation as a trusted source of information or being seen as an expert in a particular subject-while simultaneously building relationships and remaining personal and approachable.

Pushing out one way marketing messages about your business isn’t going to work, people won’t listen. You must ask questions, be personal, and engage others naturally within the community.

Once you are the source of value and have earned their trust, you can then offer information about your business opportunity or service or affiliate products. Your followers now trust that whatever you recommend is going to be beneficial to them or their business. But only tweet these paying offers sparingly.

Also, a good technique is to do a series of tweets leading up to your offer or product or business opportunity. Intrigue them and peak their interest for a few days before you tweet your paying offer. (See Social Oomph post about scheduling your tweets).

OK, on to some more third party Twitter tools that you will find useful.

Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 2TweetDeck-

This is a desktop application which allows users to filter and group their own and others’ tweets. It can simplify things by separating the people you follow into groups that show up as columns on your screen—for instance, you might see one column for friends, one for prospects, one for co-workers, etc.  So if you are having multiple conversations, they will be much easier to follow in TweetDeck .

It also includes tracking tools that allow you to streamline functions like replying to multiple users at once.

You can add multiple Twitter accounts or LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace accounts.

The iPhone version was released on June 16, 2009.

Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 2TwitPic -

This is a website that allows users to easily post pictures to Twitter.

If you have a Twitter account, you already have a TwitPic account automatically.

Comments to photographs are sent as a reply tweet.

Twitpic URLs are already short, making it unnecessary to use URL shortening.

You upload your picture via your phone, an iPhone app, or through a Web interface — and TwitPic posts a link to the picture to your Twitter account. So when you tweet it, it shows up as a shortened URL with your message. When users click the link they will be taken to your TwitPic profile to view it.

Twitter Tools for Business Building Part 2Bit.ly-

This is a URL shortner that can post directly to Twitter.

If you share a lot of links on Twitter, bit.ly makes it a fast process by letting you shorten the URL and post to Twitter within the same screen.

You can post to multiple Twitter accounts using one bit.ly account.

Bit.ly lets you attach a brief code to the shortened URL, which then allows you to track how many people click on the link. You can also see more-detailed information about those users, such as the country where they’re located and the time of day they clicked.

Day 3 of my Twitter Tools for Business Building series will discuss 3 online strategies that will help manage your online Twitter reputation by tracking what others are saying about you as well as locate keyword-targeted fellow twitters.

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Twitter Tools For Business Building-Social Oomph

Twitter Tools For Business Building Social OomphTwitter is an extremely effective tool for free marketing and lead generation for your business. This is the first part of my 3 part series in which I will be writing about various third-party Twitter Tools which will help maximize exposure to your blog and your business. Whether you are a novice  or veteran Twitter-er, you will find your favorite tool and easily be able to implement it into your marketing efforts.

So on to Strategy #1….

Social Oomph (formerly tweetlater)-This is an incredible way to save time and boost your Twitter productivity by scheduling your tweets.

Some of the features I especially liked and that are included in the FREE version of this service are:

  • Schedule Tweets: Plan, set & Forget It! Like an autoresponder, you can keep your Twitter and StatusNet streams ticking over with new tweets even when you’re not in front of your computer. Publish tweets when you know your international followers are online and you’re asleep. An effective scheduling strategy is to prepare a series of tweets that lead up to a link you want your followers to click through.
  • Save and Re-Use Drafts: Save draft tweets, frequently used text snippets and URLs and reuse them in your scheduled tweets. Save tons of time by avoiding repetitive typing. Save a draft once and use it as a template for updates on Twitter and StatusNet accounts.
  • Send DM’s (Direct Messages) to new followers: Automatically send a nice non-promotional DM to new followers that focus on them and your future interaction with them, or simply to thank them for choosing to follow you.
  • URL shortening: This is an in-house URL shortening service, dld.bz, in which you can track the clicks on your shortened links, and get all kinds of useful and insightful click statistics.
  • Follow Those Who Follow You: Automatically follow people who follow you and save a ton of time while your Friends list builds itself.
  • Un-Follow Those Who Un-Follow You: Automatically unfollow someone when they unfollow you if that is how you prefer to manage your Friends list.
  • View @Mentions & Retweets: With more than one Twitter or StatusNet account it can become a real chore to keep track of your @mentions and everyone who has retweeted your tweets. They make it a breeze by showing your @mentions and/or retweets for all your accounts on one page, in one integrated timeline. Yes, that’s correct, you see your StatusNet tweets integrated with your Twitter tweets.
  • Private Tweet Viewing/Grouping Channels: With predefined tweet channels, you can view the tweets from selected breaking news sites, technology news sites, etc. grouped together for easy viewing of tweets that relate to a specific topic.

There is also a Professional version for the more advanced users of Twitter and who want to take this free marketing strategy even further.

This Pro version includes managing features of all your social accounts including a Facebook and ping.fm integration module, as well as your blog. Another very nice feature of Pro is that you are able to find quality friends to follow by using keywords and further organize and filter these friends. You can discover which of your friends is that special “power follower”  that has the most clout. It also has SPAM control, ability to manage several accounts and many other features.

The Pro version has a monthly fee of $29.97. However, there is also a 7-day free trial of the Pro version if you wanted to test drive it.

One other nice thing about Social Oomph is that they have an affiliate program that you can become a part of even if you sign up for the free account.

So I looked up the definition of  ‘oomph’, and it is actually a real word meaning ‘spirited vigor’ or ‘sex appeal’. So I thought it would be appropriate to say, “Get out there and get your Twitter Oomph on!”

Click Here To Boost Your Productivity On Twitter!

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Social Media-the New Way of Doing Business

Social Media the New Way of Doing BusinessI am sure it may come as no surprise to you that social media is here to stay and many brick and mortar businesses are turning frantically to it to market and build relationships with their current customers as well as winning over new customers.

Network marketing businesses are no exception. In fact, what better way to “network” than to do it where millions of people are already hanging out. Here are the facts:

  • 70 million users are on LinkedIn
  • 200 million active users on Facebook
  • 75 million users on Twitter
  • 200 billion videos are watched on YouTube per day

Not only is it a great way to reach millions of people, but when done right social media allows for attracting a targeted, highly qualified audience at which point you can continue building a relationship over time. And that, I feel, is the beauty of social media.

We need to meet people where they are at and build a relationship with them there. They are on Facebook catching up with old friends. They are on YouTube watching that funny video that has gone viral. They are on Twitter tweeting what they had for breakfast.  And they are on LinkedIn updating their work experience so recruiters can find them.

Go where your prospect is, and engage with them naturally, get to know them and talk about relevant topics. Identify what you have in common, share some personal information so you appear more human and not some spam-bot.

If there is one thing I could teach you, it would be this…..NEVER, EVER lead with your business opportunity or products and services. When you first meet someone at a party, you wouldn’t immediately share something which would require them to sign up under you and pay you money, would you? Meeting someone new on social media is no different. Take the necessary time to establish a relationship and build trust before you delve into your opportunity. People will take you much more seriously.

So I cannot stress to you enough that if you aren’t on social media yet or if you aren’t using it to to it’s best advantage, then you really are missing out on some amazing opportunities to connect with highly qualified prospects.

In a few days I will be sharing some specific strategies for doing social media marketing right for your network marketing business, so stay tuned!

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Social Media the New Way of Doing Business
Social Media the New Way of Doing Business
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