Multi Level Marketing Advertising Ideas for Your Network Marketing Home Business

Advertising in Multi-Level Marketing is vital to any Network Marketing Business. Starting your Multi-Level Marketing business does not have to cost your hundreds or even thousands of dollars. I want you to read that last sentence again, because it is very important.

When starting a business, be it a home based business or any other Multi-Level Marketing home business, you need to design a budget. You do not have to go broke starting your Multi-Level Marketing business.

There are many great low cost and even FREE tools including advertising that will help jump start your Multi-Level Marketing business. Here are several FREE advertising ideas to help you start advertising your Multi-Level Marketing business.

8 Multi-Level Marketing Advertising Strategies

1. Writing Press Releases: Writing a press release is not difficult, it is not any different that writing any other type of document. Write a press release about your Multi-Level Marketing business, your product, your company opportunity, when you have accomplished a new level of achievement in your company’s compensation plan. There are so many reasons to write a press release, it creates great exposure for your Multi-Level Marketing business. Many websites offer tips on how to write a press release and where you can submit your press release. My favorite place is prweb they offer tips and ideas, and FREE posting of your press release.

2. Submit Your Articles: There are many great websites and e-zines to submit your articles to. Make sure that your articles have great value to the readers and that it is informative. Writing articles is a great technique to brand you as an expert in your Multi-Level Marketing business. Having your articles listed on different websites and e-zines will allow other publishers to “borrow” your article for their website, e-zine or newsletter. You want to be sure to have your “bio” at the end of each article you write also make sure that you have a link to your Multi-Level Marketing business in your bio. Your “bio” stays attached to your article no matter where or who “borrows” your article. Keep in mind having one of your articles in one e-zine it could reach potential thousands of prospects.

3. Write Blogs: Another great tool for your articles. Search Engines love blogs and the Search Engines spider’s blogs more often. Remember you can have several different blogs and I believe it is important to have several different blogs for your interests. For example, I have a few blogs at this time, one for recipes and cooking, one about my Multi-Level Marketing business and the third about Direct Sales and Multi-Level Marketing tips and tools. I also plan to set up a couple of other blogs in other areas of interest to me. On your blogs you should have links to your various websites, the e-zines where your articles are located. One reason for putting your articles not only on your blogs but other websites and e-zines is that more links coming into your personal website the better the rankings in the Search Engines and of course more potential customers and prospects to your website.

4. FREE Advertising Websites: There are several of these websites on the internet. Google “FREE advertising websites” and you will get a multitude of websites to try. Remember consistency is the key here. A great way to see where you are getting your leads, from which advertising site is to use a different email address for each ad you place or you can put a different code in the ad; this helps to see what advertising website is generating the leads.

5. Organize a FREE Seminar/Workshop: Sharing information that can be informative to others as well as bringing value to them is one way of creating relationships. Relationships are a significant part of growing your business and building trust with people. At the conclusion of your seminar or workshop you can share information about your Multi-Level Marketing business, service, and product or business opportunity. Depending on your product giving a FREE sample to each person attending along with your business cars is an excellent idea.

6. Participate in Discussion Groups and Forums: There are many excellent discussion groups and forums covering a wide range of interests on the internet. Discussion groups and forums are a place to share your ideas, tips to give advice to others, brand you as an expert. Do not blast ads about your company, products, or business opportunity. That is not to say that you can never share your products or Multi-Level Marketing business opportunity, however, you are trying to build trust with people. Give advice or as the saying goes “give your two cents” about a topic. Start a topic that interests you and share your tips and ideas. Give people value and a reason to trust you.

7. Email Signature: This is a very effective technique in creating publicity for your website. Do not make your signature too long or containing so much information. Keep your signature short, sweet and to the point. Use this signature not only on all your emails that you send out but any written letters. For example:

Your Name
Your Company’s name here
http:// www. yourwebsite.com

This tells people who you are, your company name and your website for them to go visit. Use this on everything that you send out of your home.

8. Social Networking: Social Networking is all the rage these days and why not, this is an excellent method for branding yourself on the internet as an expert in your field of interest. Social Networking can promote your Multi-Level Marketing home business. There are numerous Social Networking opportunities available online. Here are a couple of my favorite Social Networking sites. You can see how I have accomplished my sites and you can promote your Multi-Level Marketing home business online. Remember how I have my sites set up and how I have them laid out will be different than yours. There is Facebook (the #1 place), Squidoo, MySpace, YouTube just to name a few.

Multi-Level Marketing advertising strategies conclusion

Multi-Level Marketing advertising is vital to your Network Marketing business. Without advertising either online or offline it would be very difficult to build your business into a success.

Before you leap in head first you need to set a budget, not just for advertising but for all the costs involved in starting a Multi-Level Marketing home business. Not setting a budget could be the cause of your business not succeeding. It is far too easy to spend more money than you have; than your business can suffer and give you a bad outlook about Multi-Level Marketing. So work on a budget and stick with it.

The advertising ideas listed here are just a few different ideas; pick a couple of these great ideas and master them and then integrate a couple of new ones as your Multi-Level Marketing business starts to grow.

Starting with just a couple of the ideas rather than all of them will alleviate any stress of trying eight different advertising ideas. It can be very difficult to keep up and doing an excellent job.

You also want to do a good job on each advertising idea to show off your business, products, Multi-Level Marketing business opportunity as well as brand you as an expert in your field.

What do you think? Did I leave any Multi-Level Marketing advertising strategies out?

Squeezepage 101 – Lessons for the Internet Marketer Wannabe

By definition, squeeze page is a landing page that is made to solicit e-mail addresses from among potential subscribers who would want to opt-in. In the world of direct marketing, having a list of subscribers is a very important tool that any marketer must not do without. On the world of digital technology, having e-mail lists pretty much serves the same purpose.

There is a down side to e-mails since, nowadays, there are much more spam when compared to the real bulk of messages. Most consumers are now wary when it comes to receiving e-mail messages from unknown sources. Squeeze pages were created to allay these fears of being ‘spammed’ or, worse, being sent a virus that would eat up the user’s system.

Experts on online businesses have come up with the idea of squeeze pages that explain the business’ privacy standards and also what the recipient will be getting. It has been observed that online businesses that have squeeze pages have experienced reasonable increases on their visitor-turned-to-subscriber rates. This is the exact reason why more and more online businesses are resorting to squeeze pages.

The general rule to squeeze pages is to keep information and contents concise. The page’s goal is to get e-mail addresses from visitors (any other unrelated or irrelevant information would often drive the visitor away). This is why most squeeze pages do not have hyperlinks or even navigation bars. It’s just one or the other-register or click away.

As an internet marketer, it your duty to convince a casual visitor to opt-in by, primarily, providing their e-mail addresses. Once this is done, an internet marketer has all the opportunities in the world to send marketing messages, establish a relationship with the client, eventually sell something, then maybe even cross sell other products or get some referrals.

Squeeze pages work well with Autoresponders. An autoresponder works by sending out standard response e-mails to all who have sent messages (this buys the person enough time to respond when he is already available). When these two work hand in hand, they can be utilized to present direct download links to obtain some information. Take note that there is a higher opt-in rate to those internet marketers who promise information once the visitor provides an e-mail address. Another good way to spice up squeeze pages is to incorporate some music or videos on them.

To become a successful internet marketer, you must fully utilize squeeze pages. To come up with a convincing squeeze page, just follow these simple guidelines:

1. Keep squeeze pages concise and direct.

2. Make it clear that they can opt-in and also ‘opt-out’.

3. If you could stick to just a single page, do so.

4. Create an opt-in box that would immediately catch the visitor’s attention.

5. Come out straight-tell them that you have no intention of sending any spam messages.

6. Make an offer that people would find hard to refuse.

7. Number all the benefits that they could get by opting-in.

8. Create a headline that ‘tells it all’ and ‘shouts to the world’.

9. Try posting some relevant videos on YouTube that would link to your eye-catching squeeze page.

10. If you are not into technical stuff, you could opt to have squeeze page templates online. Just fill in with all the information that the templates require and your squeeze page is good to go.

There are so many advantages for an internet marketer when he chooses to use a squeeze page. The results may not automatically show but down the road, the income could suddenly start pouring that you would even wonder why it took so long. The list of your visitors would just continue to grow (for as long as they don’t opt-out) and you might eventually convince them on one of those e-mail messages that you constantly send.

It is also important for all internet marketers to keep track of the number of visitors and squeeze pages can lead you back to the visitors’ contact information and you could confirm how much visitors have become clients. As a newbie on Internet marketing, it is necessary to build your reputation. Being professional-looking (even without having a site of your own) could be achieved by having squeeze pages.

Stock Market and Investing Myths Part 1 – Five Investing Myths EXPOSED!

The recent stock market crash of 2008 has left millions of investors questioning their conventional investment reasoning. Financial advisors are finding it more and more difficult to convince their clients of sound financial plans — and rightfully so. Americans are wising up to the reality that investing may be more complicated then they originally thought. Or maybe investing is not more complicated. Maybe investors have simply been miseducated.

Miseducation can come in many different forms. Television stories, uneducated advisors, propaganda pieces, not to mention just good ol’ fashion uninformed word of mouth. In fact word of mouth is probably the biggest proponent of miseducation. But just because Uncle Jimmy says it, doesn’t mean it is true. In this multi-part article series I’m going to expose several myths commonly associated with the stock market and investing. If these myths are deeply held beliefs of your own I guarantee you can improve your financial performance by simply re-educating your investment mindset.

1. The Stock Market Must Go Up To Make Money

In my years of trading and education I have found this myth to be the most common mis-understanding of all. It makes perfect sense. When it comes to investing no single message is preached more clearly than this one. “Good news on Wall St. today, the stock market rose 79 points.” Or “Tough day on Wall St as stocks fell a staggering 87 points”. These headlines and messages are literally seared into the subconscious minds of virtually all Americans. Even well educated people like myself who understand how the market works find it hard to not smile when we hear of huge gains on Wall St.

However just because the market goes up it doesn’t mean people made money. And just because the market goes down it does not mean people lost money. The truth is there are three directions the stock market can, and does move: Up, Down, and sideways. And you better believe if there are multiple ways the market can move there are also multiple ways to make money with each directional move. Myth: BUSTED.

2. Stock Market Investing Is Risky

This is an equally popular myth yet one which can also be debunked. I already stated that there are three ways the market can move: up, down, and sideways. And I’ve already established that most people think when the market goes up you can make money. But that is only 1/3 of the choices since the market can move three directions. That means the odds are stacked against you 2/3 of the time. With that math the risk associated with this myth may appear true. However I also said there are different strategies to make money with each of the directions the market may move. That means with a little education you can learn to make money in each of those three directions.

The risk here is not in the market itself but rather in the lack of education. For people who do not have a proper education of the stock market these investments can absolutely be risky. In fact if you do not have an education the odds are 2/3 against you that you will receive an education the hard way – losing money! However with a little education and a little knowledge you can make money in 3/3 market directions. Myth: BUSTED.

3. Over 20 Years The Stock Market Always Goes Up

This myth is a favorite of financial advisors and to be honest it is kind of true. During the last 100 years (which I expect encompasses your lifetime) we’ve had an interesting series of events. Let’s look at that for a moment: If you invested $10,000 in 1909 for 20 years by 1929 that money would have been worth over $30,000! Not bad. But if you had started in 1911 and invested $10,000 20 years later in 1931 you would have just right around $10,000. Oops. Wrong 20 years. If you had invested $10,000 in 1919 for 20 years it would have been worth roughly $10,000 in 1939. Oops. Wrong 20 years. If you had invested $10,000 in 1929 (God Forbid) getting back to a $10,000 value would have taken until about 1955 (A full 26 years!). Oops, wrong 20 years. $10,000 in 1939 would have been worth about $50,000 in 1959. Not bad. 1949-1969 would have yielded a similar result. 1959-1979 would have made some money, but not nearly enough to keep up with inflation. 1969-1989 would have roughly doubled your money. 1979-99 was great. 1989-2009 worked well too. But what about 1999-2009? uh-oh. If you invested $10,000 in the market in 1999 today that $10,000 would be worth roughly $10,000.

My point is the market doesn’t always go up. And it is really un-cool if you’re one of those people who get stuck in a 20 year down cycle when you’re ready to pull out your money. And is it really worth waiting 20 years to find out if you will get to retire during a market high or a market low? To top that off currently (in 2009) many economists are predicting the next 15 years to be one of those large down cycles. With such a spotted history and so many negative predictions is it really worth risking the next 20 years to be anything like 1911, 1919, 1929, 1939, or any of the other rough 20 year cycles? Truth is the market does NOT always go up over any 20 year period. And as 1909-1911 showed us, only a couple of years can make the difference between a really great 20 return and a downright devastating 20 year period. Myth: BUSTED.

4. The Best Way To Make Money In Stocks Is To Buy And Hold

Buy and hold is traditional wisdom. But it parallels the first three myths we’ve talked about. The idea is you buy a stock and hold it and in a few years it will be worth more. Hopefully a lot more. Since buy and hold doesn’t always work people get the idea that investing is risky. Truth is investment risk is directly proportional to the amount of investing education a person has (or does not have). In the professional investing world we have variation on Buy and Hold – we call it Buy, Hold, and Pray. That’s because with this strategy a person buys a stock, they hold it, and pray it goes up. Of course with three potential market directions, and the reality that markets do not always go higher, the investor may be praying quite a bit only to realize their chances of having that prayer answered are about 1 in 3! Myth: BUSTED.

5. News And Research Groups Have the Hot Stock Tips

This final myth is one of the most popular investment strategies for high paid professionals. Some people make a lot of money selling these hot investment tips to people who want to put their money in the market. However the foundation of Dow Theory actually proves this method to be a myth. Charles Dow wrote around the turn of the 20th century and is the father of the Dow Jones Industrial Average which we often refer to as “the market”. He states in his theories that there are 3 phases to the growth of a trend. The Accumulation phase, the Public Participation phase, and finally the Dispersion phase. The accumulation phase is when major institutions begin to buy. Like the name suggests the public participation phase is when the masses of the public begin to buy. And the dispersion phase is when the major institutions (who started the trend) begin to sell and “disperse” their positions. The interesting thing about this is Dow directly tied news related stories to the dispersion phase. Basically stating by the time it’s in print and the news is high, the move is over and the “smart money” has already begun dispersing their positions.

Using the basis of Dow Theory alone we can assume if it’s in print it’s too late. In fact generally speaking this proves true among printed stock recommendations. I recently analyzed one of these picks with a student. The pick was for the stock to be higher in 12 months yet after a brief analysis we determined there was absolutely zero green signs to push forward with this trade. There were about 8 yellow indications saying this might be a good trade in the future, and there were 3 red flags telling us reasons this stock should go down in the near future.

The reality about hot stock tips is they are usually not that hot. Traditional individual analysis is always more reliable and avoiding these tips will help you avoid losses in your portfolio. Myth: BUSTED.