Sunday & What It Taught This Marketer

Sunday & What It Taught This Marketervw bug

I love Sundays.  As a small child my mom was a single mom in an era when being a single mom was frowned upon.  I am certain that is why my mom was not a single mom sooner than she was.  She attempted for many years to endure much longer than she should have.  She took her vows and religion seriously.  So as a child my mom had a VW rabbit that she loaded 5 children into for mass and then after mass we would go to my grandmothers for dinner.  My grandma always made wonderful dinners mostly some kind of German fair and the adults would play Euchre all day as us grandchildren would play games like hide and go seek or watch Disney on the TV.

The smells the sounds the wonder of it all fill my mind to this day.  As a child it was always a day so care free so effortless and always fun.  My grandma always had on hand sugar cookies, and chocolates and peppermint ice cream. All things that growing up as 1 of 5 children.  With a single mom would never have in our house.  Is it any wonder I loved the time spent at grandmas on Sunday?

I recognize something looking back now that never dawned on me back than.  The all those things were available to us children due to some very hard work of my grandparents.  They owned a small mom and pop shop and my grandpa was a butcher.  People flocked to my grandparent’s store.  Why, word of mouth.  Well word of mouth today is the internet and if you have no marketing plan you are in for a world of hurt.

Today’s marketer must embrace the internet and learn what it is that is necessary to promote their business.  There are as many strategies as there always were.  There are some though that are essential.  If you are not using capture pages, auto responders, contact manager, video and all the other tools out there.  Than you are not marketing to the best of your ability.

I was one that put that off.  I kept telling myself that the money spent to do these things was more than I had.  Well it was more than I had and kept me from getting any more for far too long.  Today I use all of these things and much more.  I was lucky enough to be introduce to a marketing system that had every tool I needed for a cost much less than just one of the tools mentioned.banner leads

Since I made the move into a marketing system I started seeing how well the free version Free Lead System Forever worked, and it really is free forever.  Then working with the premium system was like I had went to marketing heaven.   I have at least tripled my business.  I am so grateful.  I can make all the cool stuff that is driving the traffic to me not me chasing the traffic.  I have my own list and own leads.  I don’t have to purchase leads or take some used up leads that are offered on the internet.  What a difference it has made.

Today I work hard just like my grandparents taught me. Also like they taught me I work smarter not harder and it gives me the time to follow up with all those leads I now have every day.  I have always loved my job.  It is why I have kept doing it for so long.  I love it even more now that I have a way to do it with much less work. key leaders

Have a wonderful Sunday,

Cindy Slick

http://free.teammountainbuilders.com

http://key.teammountainbuilders.com/

http://longaberger.com/cindyslick

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Learn To Swim Before Jumping In The Deep End

It Just Keeps Getting Better

ImageI have been marketing online for a good length of time now.  I have some 7 years of experience.  I have learned some things and seen some things along the way.  I offer help and support to folks often.  In fact, I have never turned anyone away.   That has come to me for help.  I really enjoy it, having been a cardiac intensive care nurse helping helps fill that void that a work related injury took away from me.   I had to find a new career after my injury. 

Sometimes no matter what I do to help some go away feeling I didn’t help at all.  Those times well they leave me feeling sad for the person.  I know in my heart I have done my best and all I can hope is that someone out there gives those people what it is they are looking for.  Very often these are the people looking for the quick fix.  I know there are no quick get rich business out there.  The truth is those of us that have learned to make a living from the internet have also learned that this is a job like every other job.  It is work, and you still have to work it to make money from it.  “Thomas Edison once wrote Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls  and looks like work.”

I see it so often people want it now they want it quick there is no patients in the world.  We live in a time of drive through mentality.  Can you begin to make some money in a few months absolutely.  Can you make a really nice living in a few months to a year yes you can.  I know because I do.  I know it took me awhile to sort through the junk, and that I had to investigate and needed to form relationships. 

I have seen my fair share and been through my fair share of attractive looking programs and people.  It happens to the best of us.  Never allow desperation to steer the ship.  Buyer be aware always.  If you make a bad decision forgive you’re self.  It simply means you’re human. Remember though there is a business opportunity for you.  It may take some time to find the right one but allow you’re self the time to find it. Make sure that it is something you can whole heartedly stand behind.  Something you believe in.  Do not be swayed by an attractive compensation plan.  Most real good opportunities have good plans.  If the plan sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is.  If the numbers do not make sense it is for good reason!   Thanks for letting me share.  Have a great day. 

Cindy Slick

http://getreferrals.teammountainbuilders.com/

http://longaberger.com/cindyslick

Put Some Energy In Your Downline

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Put Some Energy In Your Downline

We join a really great internet marketing company. We check it all out. It has a wonderful product. A product that we can get behind and have passion for. The compensation is terrific. If we do everything they tell us to do we will make some good money in a few months. Great, now we join, and start recruiting.

Sounds easy right, after all we know several people that we may be able to share this with and win over to join. And well shouldn’t those people be able to get a few too? Well it sounded good in your head. Truth is the average network marketer recruit’s 2.5 people in their life time. Let me say that again just in case you missed that. The average network marketer recruit’s 2.5 in their life time. Not only that on average 75% of them switch companies every 4 months Not a very impressive number is it?

So how do all those people that you see doing well and making money online do it. They do two things, that the other ones don’t. First of all before they jump in they educate themselves on how it is done. The other thing they do. While educating themselves they find that to do it successfully they need tools. What kind of tools you ask, after all tools are used to fix things right?

Yes they are and in the world of network marketing these tools fix the numbers for you instead of against you. So what are these tools, well first of all you need things that get the people coming to you instead of you chasing them. To do that you need capture pages, they capture information and then direct that information to you. You have likely filled out more than one capture page whether you knew it or not. You need your own domain, your own auto responder, with email campaigns and with those you really need the ability to have more than one and you need a contact manager. Now those are just the tip of the iceberg.building your biz

Video marketing is big, and ecards, postcards and texting to tell you when a lead is available is a great tool. Voicemail, QR codes are becoming big. Giving people contact with free give away’s is a must. So right about now you’re thinking you got to be kidding me how much would all that cost? Well if you go out and get everything individually or just a few of them you will be looking at a ton of money. 

I put it off for a long time. Currently though I found all of it in one place for the price of many of just one of these tools. The marketing system I am using it so cool they even have one for beginners with no budget, free. This system the free one will bring leads to you and has an auto responder. Thing is they have a complete system for just under a buck a day. Less than the cost of a candy bar. Most can find this in your budget to expand your business. Give up that morning coffee at the gas station or a bag of chips and there you go. Even a way to have that one for free. With 3 paying referrals you get the premium upgrade for free. 

Since I started using the system I average 3-5 signups a day and have had as many as 12. What exactly would happen to your business with those types of numbers. Well I know what I am going to have, a great year. So here is to you having a great day when you take a look.

Peace to all

Cindy Slick
 free.teammountainbuilders.com

I’m A Boomer, You’re a Boomer, Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Boomer Too

I’m A Boomer, You’re a Boomer, Wouldn’t You Like To Be A Boomer Too

* Frank Kernsm a huge Internet Marketer Video on youtube some information came from his video

baby boomerSo if you’re anything like me you are a baby boomer.  Defined by anyone born between 1946 and 1964 we make up what marketers no matter what you are marketing.  The one’s to target.  We are the trend setters.  We have been the ones that have changed business over and over again since Gerber baby food.  Hasbro and Mattel owe the boomers there popularity.  We are responsible for the Real Estate boom in the 70’s for the next 15 years.  I am among the boomers that worldwide are over 1 billion.

The boomers are the trend setters like it or not we are the ones that marketers must understand.  If you in anyway want to be in front of and want to make money on the internet than understanding baby boomers and who they are is a must.  They are significant to what will happen over the next few years.  Trends tend to happen in 15 year cycles.  Because of that we need to figure out what the next trends are.

So mid range of baby boomers now is in their mid 50’s.  What are their concerns?  What do they care about?  They care about their retirement, they like to look younger so they buy all sorts of things from creams and lotions to healthy concoctions.  They will be the ones looking to find good affordable housing.  They buy things!!

If you look at trends the boomers are going to be a part of the next group of millionaires that come from the internet marketing world.  These are savy individuals and they are getting involved in the things they care about.  Insurance, housing, health products, green energy.  These are the people you need to be marketing to.marketing

If you are trying to market than having the right tools is essential.  I went without for several years and thought darn it I just can’t afford it.  Well today I look at it differently and know I cannot afford not to.  I was lucky enough to find them all under the same place without having them scattered all around like so many do.  http://tinyurl.com/cohzcdr  it is the best thing I ever did for myself.

Well if you are a boomer well you know some of what I was talking about.  If you are not than you need to find out more about us.  Because we are the consumer group that has trended our countries and the worlds economy for a good long while. 

Have a great day.

Cindy Slick

http://free.teammountainbuilders.com