Doing the MLM Shuffle

Doing the MLM Shuffle

dancingOften times we find ourselves unsatisfied and in those times may find ourselves looking for something new to put some fire back into us.  We may have started a business believing this in the one and then a few months in find it is not turning out like we wanted it to.  We thought we had the right business and the right formula for success.

So we go in search for something new.  Sound familiar?   You would not be alone.  Internet marketers switch companies at an alarming rate.  Every 3-4 months 75% of all internet marketers switch companies in search of just the right one.

Switching companies is likely not your answer.  Success marketers do not switch companies they switch how they market.  Many never talk about it or let others in on how they successfully continue to sign up people in their business.  I teach others regularly on marketing.  After you run out of warm market, I actually teach not to use your warm market.  Instead I teach how to make a warm market out of a cold market.

You see your warm market you family and friends sign up or buy from you not because they have a burning desire for a home business.  They do it because they know like and trust you.  So helping others learn to know like and trust you is what you must learn to do.  That is what attractive marketing is all about.  You want to attract others to you.  You want them to learn to like you.  Now you may be scratching the top of your head much like I did years ago.  How do I get people on the internet that I do not know and that do not know me to learn to like know and trust me?group_dancing_fad_300_clr_11825

The truth is simple it is not all that hard.  What is necessary is a system that puts you in front of your leads between 7-12 times so that you become someone they know.  Someone that they believe they can trust will help them start a home based business.  One that will work and that they will make money from.  Years ago almost every marketer had to go to several different places to get all the different tools to form a system.

Today you actually have several choices some have all the tools, some only have pieces, and still some like the one I use has them all for a low price lower than one would cost some place else.  I use a company that has been helping internet marketers since 1996.  It is called the Free Lead System Forever and the FLSF is a new format for a well establish company.  They have a lead generator that works and you can use it for free forever if you want and it does work.  Or you can upgrade and get all the tools the capture pages the sales funnels the auto responders, the contact manager, the videos the audio to add to email campaigns.  You get ecards and postcards and all kinds of tools that will take your business to the next level.

All The Tools In 1 Place

All The Tools In 1 Place

So changing your business is not what you need to do.  Try changing your marketing.  Try working your business just like the successful gurus do.  You will find and be amazed and understand why they tell you email works, video works, capture pages work.  Stop doing the MLM shuffle and shuffle over to a marketing system and watch your business as it moves into the next level for you.

Cindy Slick

Yes Indeed, Google It

Yes Indeed, Google It

banner goodIt is an actually phrase common these days.  We used to turn the Yellow pages, business and individuals today Google it.  No matter what we may be looking for we tell ourselves or others Google it.  Need to find a dry cleaner who does tailoring?  Well what do you do, you Google it.  Want to grow seedlings inside and you have no idea how well Google it.  Have something in your house that is broke and you do not want to hire it done you want to fix it yourself, Google It.  Want to hire it done, Google it.

You see more and more everything is moving to the internet.  What does this mean to you if you own a small business?  Traditional or internet you rely on the internet to be seen.  This means you must be found.  This means optimizing your website.  So when everyone turns to the ole Google it.  You are there to be found.  When they do find you, you than want to know they were there.  That means capture pages. capture pages and so many more

So now that you know what you should be doing what do you do next?  You can do this first of all learning to use Google’s adword tool is something you can learn to do.  This is how you optimize your website.  Capture pages are the next step.  There are many companies out there however there is only one that I know of that has not just capture pages, but all the other online tools that makes running a business easier.  While just having a capture page is wonderful, you will want an email campaign or auto responder to start once a customer places their information in that page.

It doesn’t stop there either so you will need a good contact manager, ad tracking, the ability to optimize all of these as well.  The best place to get all you need for the lowest price with a company that has been doing this for business owners since 1996 is with the Free Lead System Forever.  They have something for everyone.  Small traditional business, internet marketing MLM,  every business owner, from free, for less than a dollar a day, affiliate positions or even a custom built system for your business. dude with board2

So when it comes to your business, Google it means you need to be aware of what it means to be found and the best way to do that.  You must be found and that means knowing how to be found and making sure when you are found you have a way to capture the information of your visitors.  Stop losing money and get the tools you need today.  Have a great weekend.

Cindy Slick

Marketing Your Business Made Simple

Are You Completely Leveraging The Internet

All The Tools In 1 Place

All The Tools In 1 Place

No longer can you depend on the old ways of marketing to market your business.  Gone are the days of print ads, newspaper, magazines, TV and radio.  Cold calling, business cards, flyers and refrigerator magnets are no longer the effective way to market.

You have to have a marketing strategy and it needs to be using the new marketing channels.  With a world total of 7,017,846,922 of internet users you need to be using the internet as a means of marketing and to do that you need a marketing system.  With the integration of the smart phones people now access the internet all day long if you do not begin to learn how to use a marketing system for your business.  You will lose money each day you put it off.

Whether you have a small traditional business, an internet marketer, an affiliate marketer it matters not.  Leveraging the internet is a must.  Older marketing tactics and channels no longer are very effective.  You need the tools to market your business like capture pages, email/auto responder, contact manager, video, audio, voicemail, ad tracking, hosting, website everything in one place.  If you are moving all over the internet doing all these things you waste valuable time each day.

Marketing must change to meet the needs of the small business owner.  Your website must appear attractive on a mobile device.  You must have ads that can be viewed on smart phones.  How you prospect and introduce your products and services must change or your business will not keep up with the ever changing fast internet world we live in.

You must be able to leverage the world wide web

You must be able to leverage the world wide web

Some business’s have added parts of a marketing system inside their business for you to use.  They are never complete.  You can go to several different places spending money at each or you can go to one place that has been around since 1996.  The Free Lead System Forever was designed with the small business owner in mind.  For less than a dollar a day you have every tool available to you to leverage your small business.

Get working your business like the pro’s do.  Start using a marketing system for your business needs.  It is as necessary as that computer you are sitting in front of right now to run your business.  I have never looked back since starting with the Free Lead System Forever.

Cindy Slick


Help I Need Somebody

Help I Need Somebody

Giving a helping hand

Giving a helping hand

I know that not much surprises me after 7 years of internet marketing.  I must say though that lack of help continues to surprise me.  How in the world did the world become so jaded.  I know when I started it did seem as if everyone was hiding the information as if they were in charge of the holy grail.  They might give up some small morsel of information but the formula that they themselves were using to be successful.  Well they wouldn’t give it up.  Last week when we held our weekly webinar, I did the webinar on promotion.  I did a power point which I placed on slideshare than attached the recorded webinar. I did not stop there I promoted that it was available for all to see and look at.  Why to help others.

What happened was that many contacted me and thank me for sharing this very useful information.  Many have contacted me since then and I have helped them in varies ways.  Why the answer is simple.  It is the right thing to do.  The secret or formula or the magic ingredients are nonexistent.  It is all within you and in your control.  You see there are some important steps to be successful.

Helping your downline

Helping your downline

These steps should be explained by your mentor, sponsor or whatever you want to call the person who signed you up in whatever opportunity you are using to grow a home based business.  A mentor is defined by Webster as: a trusted counselor or guide it further describes it as a teacher or coach.  It defines a sponsor as: one who assumes responsibility for some other person or thing.  So assuming you become a sponsor or mentor of someone should it not mean you should guide them and teach them?  Should you not show them what you do so they can than do the same to become successful?  I would certainly think so.

So what are these steps?  Watch my slideshare or contact me I am always willing to share.   You can also come to this evenings webinar which will be about sales funnels and why they are so very important for any business.

Please come and bring a friend.
Thursday night’s a webinar @ 9pm EST. Look forward to seeing everyone there. Sincerely, Cindy & Karen

What happened this past week was really no surprise I often talk to people who I help set up their marketing systems and create capture pages and sales funnels.  Show them how to set up their auto responders.  Only to have many say no one ever has helped them on the internet before.  What is that?  How do you expect to grow a business if you do not help those that sign up to be a part of your business.

It continues to amaze me that more often than not people sign others up than move onto signing up the next. They may sometimes send out information for the company’s conference calls but that is about all many do.  They simply look forward without looking back.  Likely this is how they were taught so they actually live in ignorance of not knowing better.  Today reach out and talk with your downline let them know that you are there and that you care you will be surprise what a difference a helping hand makes.

Cindy Slick


Spring Has Sprung Or Not

Spring Has Sprung Or Not

plant_growing_anim_500_clr_9902The past several days have been so pretty.  Temperature outside has been spring like and the grass is green.  Sky is blue and naturally my husband had to take out the grill and prepare for the upcoming summer.  I love spring and always look forward to growing some plants and flowers outdoors.  As we prepared ourselves for the upcoming summer activities well just that fast it is all taken away!  Yep the upcoming weeks forecast is calling for snow on Wednesday.  Yes you heard right on May 1st snow.  Who would of thought.

Often the weather just does what the weather does and it catches you unprepared for it.  Who prepares for snow in May?  I know I don’t but one area of my life I prepare for anything is my small business.  I already know that you just never know what is coming your way.  I use to have extremely slow periods before I decided on having a marketing system in place.  I could go long periods of time with inclimate weather.  Today I may have slow periods but they first of all are not unproductive I still bring in leads even on slow days.  They also never last long.

I believe in capture pages.  They are needed that is the bottom line.  Every business should have them.  It matters not what business you are in.  I just made one yesterday for my daughter and son in law for their business.  They own a gym and the teach Muay Thai kickboxing.  They needed a capture page.  They have a wonderful website.  What they don’t have is a short eye catching capture page.  So I created this great page for people to leave their contact information when they are interested. capture page for oscar

These contacts may or may not sign up what will happen is my son in law will begin to build a list.  A list is helpful because although many will not sign up right away.  By  being able to follow up with this list of people he can send them updates and newsletters.  At a later date many will likely become customers.  He has had no way to do this before.  He has just leveraged his business.

We all need leverage or a backup plan.  That is what is needed for any small business.  You have to prepare for inclimate weather.  Because no matter what it is coming.  Sometimes it is going to snow in May.  So you need to prepare for it.  Have a great day.

Cindy Slick


Are You Stuck?

Are You Stuck?

figure_colored_light_bulb_puzzle_150_clr_9679I found myself stuck this morning.  Generally some idea or another just comes into my mind and I come back from walking my dog with a mindset to write my blog for the day.  Today that just is not happening for me.  Do you ever get stuck like this?  Do you ever feel like you cannot make up your mind which direction to focus?

I generally do not but today for whatever reason I am in that position.  I cannot find the direction to take my readers in today.  So having said that let me say what I do when this happens to me.  I open up a word doc and start placing words on the paper.  I stay positive because it never makes sense to be anything else.  To pull yourself down is foolish.  There are enough things in the world pulling you down all the time without adding yourself to that.

It is a beautiful Denver morning with the mountain peaks calling me to explore and discover.  They are beginning to have patches of green on them.  This always reminds me that the grass is not always greener on the other side.  My side is just as green as long as I water it and trim it.  In other words what I have is good enough and I do not have to go looking for anything else that is better.  I just have to learn to work with what I have.

With my business that is what I have learned to do.  Jumping around without goals and direction never makes sense.  Marketers are forever jumping ship. They always see something shinier and more appealing at a rate about every 3-4 months.  That is just so foolish.  Take out what you have a find the way to make that work.  I know for me I had to eventually break down and invest in the marketing tools that those that are successful use too.  It has made all the difference in the world.stickman_jumping_with_blank_sign_text_10854

Marketing tools are essential part of business.  Large or small everyone needs them.  Having eye catching capture pages create leads, those leads than need to be followed up.  That is what an auto responder will do for you.  This builds that list that is ever so important.  Which builds your business brick by brick.  This leads to you having a nice green patch just like the other guy.

Today business is good and I am grateful.  I even started out being stuck but look what happened when I just put my foot forward.  I created my blog post.  Yes sometimes just putting your foot forward is all you need to do.  Never allow yourself to be stuck with no direction.  Go out and take that next step and success will find you.  Have a great day.

Cindy Slick


This Little Piggy Went to Market

This Little Piggy Went to Market

piggySo you have decided on a great company.  One that fits you perfect and you are so excited about it.  You are all signed up and you go to the conference calls and webinars each week.  You hear the excitement of others and you can hardly wait to get started yourself.

Now to market we go.  You see you have to market and exactly what is marketing anyway?  Most would answer advertising and they would only be partly right.  You see much goes into marketing long before any commercial or print ad is written.  You must know who you are targeting.  If you are selling Avon or you have a diet product, or if you are selling Auto insurance.  You each have a different target.

Now there is much more that goes into a marketing mix that is for another post.  Today I want to talk about promotion.  The end result of marketing.  Where do you promote?  How do you do it?  Well I have spent a great many years learning the answer to this question.  I do not pretend to know the answer to it all but I can tell you I am successful at it.

One of the things I avoided for far too long was using a marketing system.  I found one that has everything under one roof for less than just one tool would cost me.  It has made my life so much easier.  I have wonderfully attractive capture pages which bring me leads.  I have a contact manager which keeps me organized, ad tracking so I know what ads are effective.  I have an auto responder which follows up with those leads and keeps me in front of my prospects.  I never believed until I decided to break down and do what so many where telling me I needed to do.  What a big difference these tools would make.  The difference is huge!how to promote slide-002-638

As for how and where I promote.  Well that list is long and what I have learned you must be consistent.  I do the same things over and over and over again.  I know this maybe boring but regardless I do it because I have learned through experience that it works.  I am actually doing a webinar this evening explaining the things that I do to promote because it always seems to be the same age old question from my people.  You are welcome to come Please come and bring a friend.
Thursday night’s a webinar @ 9pm EST. Look forward to seeing everyone there.

What I know is that what I do works.  I consistently promote my business, through my blog, I have my own website.  I use a marketing system, I use social media, I promote on different websites all over the web like IBO toolbox but there are many more I use as well.  I write effective ads but if you do not know how you can use sites like fiverr which have people that will do this for you.  They will even do the promoting for you if you have no time. how to promote slide-1-638

To market to market to market I go and for me my formula is working for me and for many others who follow it.  Feel free to come to the webinar this evening or you can see my work on my slideshare,
on youtube, my blog or even here.  Because this little piggy went to market and says weeee weeee weee all the way home every day!  Good luck and have a great day.

Cindy Slick


Funnel Cakes Are a Carnivals Sales Funnels

Funnel Cakes Are a Carnivals Sales Funnels

ferries wheelEvery summer millions of people flock to the county fair or other carnivals and not because of the rides.  It is the carnie food.  You know the yummy sinful foods we only allow ourselves to partake in once in a great while.  Funnel cakes, corn dogs, turkey legs, deep fried decadence in all different shapes.  In sizes that no single human should eat.

Funnel cakes is one of those.  They come in many sizes and with all kinds of toppings and are just so very yummy.  I see sales funnels as being somewhat like those yummy treats.  They come in different shapes and sizes.  They are large and small and in wonderful colors.  They are a necessity to any business that wants to leverage the internet.  Just like those wonderful treats at the carnival that lure you to come visit them.  The sales funnel captivates your audience on the internet to come in take a look and see what you are offering.

So some maybe asking just what is a sales funnel.  What makes it different than say a capture page.  A sales funnel is so much more than a capture page.  It does start with one though.  The difference being that a lead capture page is very simple and only the first step of helping you increase sales.  The capture page does exactly what its name says it does.  It captures your prospect information. capture pages and so many more

You now have a lead and what is so significant is now you have someone’s information because they wanted to know more.  You grabbed their attention and now you have the opportunity to give them something of value.   The next step in a sales funnel is connecting that capture page to an auto responder.  The auto responder is going to follow up with your prospect by sending them email where you will offer value and content.  You will follow with the prospect and you will be seen as being an expert in whatever business you are in.

With the right system those emails can have video and audio included in them.  If you have captivating follow up emails your prospects will come to rely on you and learn to like know and trust you.  People buy from those that they like know and trust and this is the bond you are creating.  Each of your emails will have a link to your sales page or your replicated website or both.  They will receive this over and over. funnel

The next step in a sales funnel is the sales page.  A sales page can be many pages or it can be one that is up to you.  You can offer PLR’s which are private licensed reports.  We have over 36 free reports in our system that can be used by our members.  Subject from social media to why home based business are a must these days.  The point is you give value to your customers.  You position you and all of your reps as individuals who can help others build a home based business.

The email campaigns continue to keep you in front of your customers.  This is important and you may be asking why.  Well it takes an average of 9 times of you being in front of your prospect before they will buy from you.  So that initial capture page which prompted the auto responder to begin sending your email campaign is such an important element.  This process is the difference that helps so many actually be successful while others sit back and wonder campaigns

With our system we help industry leaders set up sales funnels which are created specifically for them.  They can than bring in every one of their reps.  In to the system to use those sales funnels they do not have to make them because they are already made for them.  They simply come in set up a domain of their own and they can start using the pages already created for them.  You can see how this could magnify your business and create a unstoppable sales force.

So whether it is the smell of carnie food or an exciting capture page all business’s must have an enticing start to get the prospect coming in in the first place.  A great capture page can help you grab the attention, the emails keep you in front of your prospect and the sales page gets them interested in what you are selling.  The sales funnel like that funnel cake will keep your prospect interested until you make that sale.  Have a great day.

Cindy Slick


Mother Knows Best

Mother Knows Best

my girls and iI remember back when I was a young mother.  Telling my kids things like don’t run with the scissors.  Eat your vegetables, finish your homework.  I made many suggestions and some not merely suggestions, that would keep my children healthy and safe.  So they could grow into responsible adults.  Like children do they sometimes listened, sometimes not.  As a parent we share our years of experience to help our children not make the same mistakes we may have made.  With hopes of planting seeds to learn from.

Today almost every day I write my blog and share my years of experience as an internet marketer with others.  I make the suggestions from which I hope you will learn.  Most are mistakes I made along the way and I would like to think you can learn not to make the same ones.

I am not foolish enough to believe all will listen.  I realize that like me many will stubbornly  believe they can do it their way.  What I do hope though is that some will listen.  Some will hear what I am saying and say to themselves yes that makes sense.

When I started I was told over and over that I needed certain tools.  I heard them I even believed them.  I am by nature a tight wad.  Moths fly out of my purse.  I looked at the tool’s, I would go to places like Aweber and Constant Contact and look at what they had to offer.  Maybe sign up for the free trial.  Would even see how well they worked and then when the trial was over, go back to the harder often times ineffective way of marketing.

Today I know better and what I also know today that had I listened, had I taken the sound advice of others I would be where I am now 2 or 3 years sooner.  Today I know that things like auto responders to follow up with leads.  Capture pages to get the leads in the first place.  A system to send out newsletters and ecards are all a necessary part of marketing.  Having a contact manager, even a way to make a website of my own.  Are all a part of my job as an internet marketer.  Today I have all those things under one roof.  Maybe had I found this marketing system that I currently use I would of done it sooner.  After all it cost less than a dollar a day. capture pages and so many more

For just under 30 dollars a month I have every tool they always told me I needed.  It doesn’t cost me over a hundred dollars a month to market the correct way like when I first started out it did.  Today there is a marketing system that is cost effective for the small business owner.  The company has been in business since 1996.  They use to only make systems for large companies.  Like the ones we sign up for to run our home based business with.  They came out with the very system that large MLM’s use to market for the small business owner. How cool is that.  Take a look and hey maybe even listen.  After all mother does know best.  Have a great day

Cindy Slick


Do It Again Marley

Do It Again Marley

marley2Every day at the same time I repeat the same process.  Marley my min pin gets up from whatever comfortable place he is sleeping.  Comes over to me generally working on my computer and looks up at me with sweet puppy dog eyes.  It is time to eat he is saying to me.  Come on let’s do it right now already.  It is as regular as any clock.  So without too much hesitation I feed him.  Knowing that right after he eats, he will expect a walk.

Marley and I repeat this process twice a day every day.  His schedule is duplicatable.  It is repeated with regularity and it keeps him not just happy.  It keeps him healthy and happy.  I can go away from home on business or vacation and leave someone else to take care of him and they can do exactly what I do for him.  Why because it is duplicatable and there for anyone can keep him on schedule.

Your internet marketing business should be just like Marley.  Anyone should be able to do what you do with little instructions.  They should be able to do it with little knowledge of things like capture pages, how to build a website, how to promote a capture page, what an auto responder is.  They should be able to duplicate without understanding what a contact manager is.  How to add video to the email campaign.

If you have a marketing system from the Free Lead System Forever that is exactly what you get.  Your reps that you sign up can come in and with following a few short steps they can have capture pages, sales funnels just like you the leader have.  Why because they are shared down from your system to theirs.  The emails are automatic and they immediately start to send as soon as someone places their information in the capture page.  The leads come back to the system and you can locate them in the contact manager.  The new reps business is growing which is making the leaders business grow.  This happens over and over. funnel

Just like Marley is in auto pilot and can remain healthy and happy.  You do not have to have a ton of instructions about dogs and grooming to take care of my dog when I am away.  Your new rep does not have to know all the things that go into growing an internet marketing business.  You just have to be duplicatable.  When what you do is able to be duplicated with very little instruction.  Then you can be very successful.  All those other things can be taught later, or never if the new rep has no interest in learning.  Why because it is set up for them.  It can just be done on auto pilot.  This is how the successful marketers do it. ad photos

If you are a leader and would like to know just how simple it is to set you up and get your entire team growing and moving forward smoothly and effortlessly.  Click on the links below or get with me.  I would be happy to help you.  We set up systems for large MLM’s to those needing a Free Lead System Forever with no budget.  If we can make a large company run like a clock image what we can do for you and your team.

Cindy Slick