It wouldn’t be a healthy Friday without Cinco Bala. This weeks top 5 lessons, hacks and quotes I’ve been pondering, applying and battling.
For those of you who are new, this is a concept I took from Tim Ferriss. (This is just focused on MLM and online marketing) If you don’t subscribe to his newsletter. You should do it.
Lesson in Online Marketing:Mickey Mouse Died – Sick of the “ATM” groups and “randomly” messaging people to pitch them your opportunity or product? Yea, me too…
It’s not real online marketing folks. In fact, it’s about ½ step above poaching people at a gas station. It’s just online.
Remember the golden rule of MLM Rebels: You must have a desired opportunity AND a leveraged way to market it…
What’s the key word?
A true marketing campaign has facets that no attraction marketing gimmick can hope to realize.
It’s passive. (automated) You don’t need to physically do anything to get the leads once it’s set up.
It has unlimited scale. You can show your presentation or marketing message to 10,000 people just as easily and quickly as you can 10.
How much better does that sound? A lot I hope.
Remember to focus on TRUE online marketing principles, not gimmicks. Sure you might get some quick results with a nifty new trick here and there but very soon, the gimmick will lose steam and those who were focusing on timeless principles will take over once again.
I’ve been there, maybe you have too. Choose to play the long game…
Lesson in Network Marketing:Lifelong residual income is dead – Whoops, did I just say that? Yes, yes I did.
The promise of lifelong residual income in MLM died the second the internet went mainstream. No longer are your distributors stuck in a world of ineffective habits or anti-results-checking systems. (mine included)
The bottom line is if a distributor isn’t getting results, they’re going to jump ship. Why? Because there’s a MILLION other opportunities out there where they can make legitimate money from home…
And the ads are showing up everywhere.
Before this information age explosion, we had a buffer zone where we could build relationships and strengthen loyalties. Now? It’s all but gone.
What’s the fix?
Secure a system that allows your people to make big money NOW. Secure years worth of baby residual checks in a ONE TIME UPFRONT payment when someone gets in. So it doesn’t matter if they are in for life or quit tomorrow, your time will not be wasted.
The ancillary benefit? When someone gets results like that… they’ll stick. So not only will you make enough money on 5-10 recruits a month to quit your job but you’ll also reap the benefits of the actual compensation plan. Now can you say residual income?
It’s one of the cornerstones of the MLM Rebels movement and it’s why it’s already beginning to cause quite a stir…
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Coolest Gift:Melin – I’m officially over the hill and the “robbing the cradle” jokes have officially been squashed as of last Monday when I hit the big 3-0. Knees hurt, back aches and squeaking elbows are officially in my repertoire.
Just kidding 😉
But to keep myself looking and feeling like a gangsta, Ashley got me the first “luxury” headwear (that I know of) for those that don’t rock top hats and fedoras.
These hats are pricey but I must stay, probably the most comfortable I’ve ever felt.
Quote I Love:“You can’t stand for something if you chase everything”
Product I’m Testing: Rocketbook – As many of you know, Ashley and I are taking a trip overseas in September. We’re going to be gone for multiple months (we’ve talked about as little as 4 and as many as 12.)
We want to stay out until we get past the “second wall” – the first wall being when we’re immediately homesick that we’ll probably get over within weeks. The second wall is when we’re ok with being away but we feel insanely uncomfortable being nomads and living outside of our comfort zones constantly.
Once we get past that, we’ll come back.
Part of our preparation has been figuring out the bare essentials we need and buying other stuff when we get there. I’m a huge fan of taking handwritten notes but the downside is I have a small library of notebooks I’ve kept since age 20. Which is cool for future grandkids but not so great when I’m trying to find that “brilliant” thought I had 8 months ago.
Enter Rocketbook. The notebook that categorizes itself online with a quick picture. I haven’t used it yet but have heard raving reviews from a friend who is an equally obsessive note taker.
I’ll let you know how it goes, but my hopes are high.