Once you have decided to start blogging to market online and generate leads, your first question should be what are the steps how to start blogging.
So, today I'm going to give you 4 Easy steps how to start blogging that will make your journey to blogging and generating leads much simpler.
I can't tell you how many times in a week I have people telling that they would love to start blogging, but they just don't know how to get started.
Well, today that reason is going to be removed and you will have absolutely no reason not to start blogging and generating leads on a daily basis.
4 Easy Steps How To Start Blogging
VIDEO:4 Easy Steps How To Start Blogging
Easy Step 1 – setup up the initial blogging platform.
This is where most people get stuck and I'm going to tell you it really is not that hard.
The first thing you need to do is chose a platform to use. I will tell you that in my opinion this one is a no-brainer.
WordPress is by far the best one out there.
There are two options with WordPress –
1. Have your blog hosted at WordPress.com and let them control the hosting and your blog essentially.
2. The preferred method is to have a Self-Hosted WordPress blog. What does this mean?
All this means is that you get your own hosting service like Hostgator, which is very inexpensive and easy to setup.
They also have a step by step install for WordPress on your site.
The other option is to get an entire marketing system like the one I use that comes with an incredible marketing, training, tracking, Blog Site and much more.
You can find out all about this system here. Our system for the blogging is called MLSP Sites.
Whichever path you choose to take the process is pretty easy. Watch the video for some more detail.
Easy Step 2 – Start Creating Daily Content
Once you physically get your blog created now it's time to start creating content, meaning writing posts.
Again in the video I will show you in more detail some of the mechanics on how easy it is to write a post.
Easy Step 3 – Create a Lead Magnet with Optin to start getting leads and building your list.
What is a lead magnet? A lead magnet is something that you are giving away, either free or paid.
It's something that acts like a magnet to grab a leads information and add them to your list.
I talk more about that in the video.
Easy Step 4 – Promote Your Blog and Your Posts
The final step is to start promoting your blog and the daily content that you create.
At this point, every thing you do should point back to your online headquarters, your Blog!
This is where a lot of people fall short. All things should lead to your blog.
So there you have it. 4 easy steps how to start blogging and start getting leads. Be sure to watch the video for more details and more mechanics and technical information.
I hope this has helped you see how easy it is to get start blogging and getting leads.
At one point of another we have all been introduced to an MLM Company, Network Marketing Company or Direct Sales company with promises of wealth and success.
We've also known friends and family that have ventured out on this journey of fame and glory and come back bloody and defeated.
So the big question now is have things changed?
Is joining an MLM company now a good thing or is it still a pipe dream that no one wins at.
Today I want to share with you some information and statistics that I got from a well know magazine that you might have heard about, FORBES.
One of the writers there, Robert Laura wrote an article entitled “Would You Join A Multi-Level Marketing Company For Retirement?”
After his investigation, he came up with some very interesting conclusions and information.
He believes that the MLM or Network Marketing Industry is “poised for explosive growth and can be one of the most significant solutions to America’s current retirement savings crisis.”
Joining A MLM Company For Your Future?
Here are some statistics that Robert presented in his article that I thought would catch your attention.
- AARP's estimate that half of all baby boomers, 76 Million, are interested in starting a business.
- The Average 50-year-old has less than $50,000 in retirement savings.
- A Growing number of Baby Boomers who are disenchanted with their current careers.
- Focus is being shifted from accumulating a giant next egg to being a part of something bigger and better.
- MLM and direct selling programs offer very low barriers into entrepreneurship, providing training, support and encouragement along the way.
All of these things are great reasons to take advantage of MLM Opportunities and build a future with this profession.
That said, people need to be aware of what they are getting into and do their due diligence before diving head first into the deep end.
There are MLM Scams out there and there are people out there that have no integrity and are just out to make a buck off of other people.
This is true in just about any profession though so you have to go into choosing your MLM company with your eyes open and doing your homework.
The challenge that I have found with most people who join an MLM Company is that they treat it as a hobby and expect professional business results.
I can tell you it's going to take work, it's going to take time, but in the end it will be worth it!
The difference is that you are in control. You are building your future and your families, not someone else's.
VIDEO: Is Joining an MLM Company A Good Idea For Your Future?
If you are looking for an MLM Company or a system to build your MLM Opportunity online then you need to go here.
The experts are telling us the Network Marketing is about to explode the worldwide. Are you going to get ahead of this explosion or be left behind? The choice is yours.
How To Become A Recruiting Master In Network Marketing
If you are going to build your Network Marketing business then you need to become a recruiting master. Today I will share with you 7 steps to help with your MLM Business.
I got these 7 steps from my mentor, upline and friend Ray Higdon and as he says I believe these steps can take you from zero to hero.
Ray has been a top recruiter and top earner for quite a few years now and definitely know how to recruit and build a team of producers.
So let's get to the 7 steps that can take from MLM Zero to MLM Hero!
7 Steps to Becoming a Recruiting Master
- Talk to More People
- Say less to more people
- Be postured when prospecting and recruiting
- Proper follow up and how to handle voicemails
- How to train your new rep
- How to stay focused
- How to roll it all together and become a top income earner in your network marketing business.
Before I go any further I want to tell you that if you want to get the whole training on How To become a Recruiting Master then you need to get Ray's course.
I can only hit the highlights in this post and his course has all the details and best content to take you to that next level.
One of the things that changed Ray's life was his process of getting 20 No's a day. Part of this process comes from the book Go for No.
I want to give you just the sizzle from his course so you will take advantage of the taking the whole course.
He talks about how it really is a numbers game. Below are some more of the great topics that Ray covers in his course.
I can't stress enough how great this course is and how worth the money it is.
- talk to more people
- Say less to more people
- Have posture and understand what that means
- Follow up and Voicemails
- Training the new rep
- Staying Focused
- Becoming a Top Earner
Here is just a snippet of number 7's point:
Here’s what you need to know about Top Earners:
- Top earners don’t do the minimum
- Top earners OWN their routine.
- Top earners are coachable because they want to be the best.
- Top Earners can come from any background but are typically born of tough circumstances or at least they come out of tough circumstances.
VIDEO: How To Become A Recruiting Master In Network Marketing
So, if you are interested at all on becoming a Recruiting Master then I would highly suggest that you get Ray Higdon's course.
How To Fight Fear And Procrastination In Network Marketing
All of us have Fears and suffer from Procrastination at one time or another. Today I'm going to talk about how to fight fear and procrastination in your Network Marketing Business.
If you are human and want to change how you handle these two dream stealing emotions in your life then you need to keep reading!
My Mentor, Upline and Friend Ray Higdon put together a series called, “Straight Talk” that is just phenomenal.
The problem with FEAR is that it will stop you in your tracks and cause your business to FAIL!
The problem with PROCRASTINATION is that it causes you to make a habit of creating excuses for not doing what you know you should and will cause your business to FAIL!
How to Fight Fear
Before we can talk about how to fight fear we need to know what causes it. There are many things that may cause fear in your life, but let's just talk about of few of them today that I believe relate to your Network Marketing Business.
Somethings That Cause Fear
I'm just going to list these causes here and encourage you to get Ray's course on Straight Talk on Fear and Procrastination to get all of the great teachings that he provides.
1. The Fear of Looking Bad
2. The Fear of Failure
3. The Fear of Change
4. The Fear of Rejection
5. The Fear of Losing Something
How To Fight Procrastination
Before we can talk about how to fight procrastination we need to know what causes it. There are many things that may cause you to procrastinate in your life, but let's just talk about of few of them today that I believe relate to your Network Marketing Business.
Something That Cause Procrastination
Again here I'm just going to list these causes here and encourage you to get Ray's course on Straight Talk on Fear and Procrastination to get all of the great teachings that he provides.
1. Small Insignificant Goals
2. Not Wanting Something 100%
3. Being Comfortable
4. Having more Excuses Than Desires
5. I Don't Know What To Do. I'm Confused.
6. Why Bother?
[VIDEO] How To Fight Fear And Procrastination In Network Marketing
Now For The Solutions
Conquering Your Fears
The way you conquer fear is by action. Understand that fear is completely natural and there will always be some sort of fear in your life.
Doing what we fear most and taking consistent action will get you past those fears.
The thing I have found about taking action to conquer my fears is that it reduces all the bad stress that goes along with it.
Understand that I'm not saying that this is going to be easy, just that you will feel and be much better off than you currently are running away from your fears.
Conquering Your Procrastination
If you understand that our procrastination is all about our language and the excuses we accept in our lives.
If you change all the “someday” talk to “I Will” talk you will be surprised how things can change.
Instead of saying someday I will get out and prospect, how about saying the I will get out and prospect TODAY!
You will be surprised how changing our self-talk and then TAKING ACTION will change how we do all things.
So for me the one thing that will help in both of these areas is to take consistent, directed ACTION!
I hope this post, How To Fight Fear And Procrastination In Network Marketing, has helped.
4 Essential Internet Marketing Tools For Building Your Business Online
Building your Network Marketing business online can be a great way to increase your exposure, get more leads, and build a growing audience.
When building online you need the right internet marketing tools to be effective in your business building.
Just as a carpenter doesn’t try to build a house without the proper tools, the same is true that you shouldn’t build your online business without the proper internet marketing tools either.
Knowing what tool or tools to use when there are 1000's of them available can be an awesome task if you are just starting out.
If you want to build your business online these are the tools you just need to have!
In this post, I will be showing you the 4 Essential Internet Marketing Tools that I am using after years of researching and training from the experts.
VIDEO: 4 Essential Internet Marketing Tools For Building Your Business Online
Internet Marketing Tool #1 – Email Autoresponder
The idea behind internet marketing is to create a list of qualified interested prospects that are interested in you and what you have to offer.
The first internet marketing tool that you need is an autoresponder. This internet marketing tool is, in my opinion, not an option it is required!
An autoresponder is a service that allows you to collect email address and communicate with people on a regular permission basis.
Without an autoresponder, you will not be able to build a list of qualified prospects and most importantly you won't be able to build a relationship with them.
There are several services out there but there is one that I recommend for all people especially when the get started and that is Aweber.
If you want to check out Aweber, you can click here.
Here's another post on Autoresponders.
Internet Marketing Tool #2 – Capture Page Builder
So now that we have the first internet marketing tool your autoresponder you need a way to actually capture your prospects information.
This is what we call a capture page. The biggest problem many have with building a capture page is that you need to know how to build websites.
My suggestion is going with a capture page builder system. A capture page builder is an internet marketing tool that allows you to simply build and publish a tested capture page.
There are several on the market today, but I personally use MLSP’s funnelizer to build out sales funnels and pages.
To get more information on MLSP and to check out all the incredible value the offer click here.
Internet Marketing Tool #3 – Follow Up System (Customer Relationship Manager, CRM)
If you are one of those people who have a challenge with keeping organized and following up with prospects, then you probably need a CRM system.
If you are anything like I used to be I would get business cards and eventually lose them. I didn’t have a way to add people to my database and have a way to track my conversations or have a place to put other notes.
The average person needs at least 7 exposures to make a decision whether they are going to buy or not.
This is where a customer relationship manager (CRM) system comes into play.
You can add your contacts whether you generate them online or of offline to the database and then anytime you want to talk to them you simply pull up their record, call them take notes, tag them, send an email.
Essentially every interaction you have with them is recorded and there for your reference.
This is another internet marketing tool that is included in the My Lead System Pro tool suite. I truly believe MLSP has everything you need to succeed online.
Again, if you want to check out all the about becoming a member of MLSP with me directly, click here.
Here is another post on CRM.
Internet Marketing Tool #4 – Your Own Branded Blog
Every online marketing pro has their own blog to share their content online, period! I believe that without a blog you are not ready to join the group of professional online marketers.
Your blog serves as the hub of all your internet marketing!
Everything you do when it comes to internet marketing should point back to your hub, your blog.
Having your own blog is really not optional as far as I am concerned if you are going to do an online business.
There are a couple of options when setting up your blog.
Your first option is to set up a self-hosted WordPress blog. If you really want to do that then I recommend you pick up Ray Higdon's 3 Minute Expert Course.
If you want to check out that course you can go here to get the details.
The second option is to get an all in one system that includes everything above other than the autoresponder service. This service again is MLSP!
As part of the MLSP membership, you will have a fully hosted blog on blazing fast servers with all the plugins you need for your blog.
It is truly the all in one solution for marketers online.
However, the blog set up is not in MLSP just yet, it will be another few weeks as this is in the process of being launched right now.
Around the first few weeks of November 2015, you will have this as part of your membership.
Would love your thoughts? Can You think of any other tools you think I missed?