Web 2.0 Tools – Your Home Based Business and Some Answers About Web Marketing

Just when we all feel like we are starting to get to grips with one way of doing things, something new comes along that knocks all our old ideas into a cocked hat.

It can be easy to resent and resist the new thing, as it has thrown your strategy into such disarray but in the case of WEB 2.0 that would not only be pointless (it really is here to stay) but misguided. I think WEB 2.0 has the potential to be the best thing that has happened to Internet marketing in a very long time.

It is natural for us to be frightened of things we don’t understand. So, my best tip for alleviating your fear of WEB 2.0 is to learn as much about it as you can. It is what I did and it is true to say that is will not take much research for you to realize that Web 2.0 is going to be a real asset to your Internet marketing business once you learn to harness its considerable power.

I have certainly learned a few things. The first of these is that it is no longer possible to ignore social media if you want to be a successful Internet marketer. In reality social media has been helpful for awhile in getting the right kind of people interested in your business. Now it is essential.

You must know how social platforms such as YouTube, del.icio.us, Flickr, digg, MySpace, and Twitter work and most importantly how you can use them to pull the right kind of people to your business. By that I mean people who are actually interested in what you are doing.

The most important thing for you to remember about this new technology is that it is highly interactive. It is no longer enough for you to just build your website and then advertise it.

You have to join in conversations and actively create and add to the buzz around your business. If people comment on your blog you have to engage with them by answering them and starting a useful dialogue. Relationships are vital to successful marketing through WEB 2.0 and you can use both social media and your own sites to begin creating these relationships.

The best bit is that if people are commenting on your site or on your Facebook then you already know they are interested in your product or service.

There are loads of little tips I have learned along the way for making these relationships work to your business advantage, for example people love to be able to see the person they are building this business relationship with. It helps to build trust and to personalize your site and product so don’t be afraid to throw up a few professional videos of yourself.

I think we are entering a very exciting era for Internet marketing with the introduction of WEB 2.0. It offers us Internet marketers [http://networkmarketingboom.com] many fabulous opportunities for getting our message out to the correct people and really building up our client base.

Can you afford not to use Web 2.0 to market your business? Well, in my opinion, not really! Sadly Web 2.0 has a crossed sword. It’s become so easy for millions of people to get on the Internet and start a business because of the advent of Web 2.0 and it’s simplicity, and because you no longer need to be technically savvy. But this is exactly what gives rise to the huge problem we’re seeing, where over 90% of budding Internet marketers are failing.

Yafari Review and Marketing Secrets

Yafari is a brand new MLM direct sales company. Although the company is brand new the owners have over 30 years of experience in the health and wellness industry and direct marketing methods. Yafari is located at 3815 Highknob Cr. Naperville, Illinois. and offers a new healthy kinetic energy shot with a unique money making opportunity attached to it.

The Product

The Herbal energy shot offers No Sugars, No Calories, No Jitters, and No Crash. They use a proprietary blend of select ingredients that has been known to…

  • Help promote your mood
  • Enhance fat burning
  • improve concentration
  • promote energy 

Some of the key ingredients include Niacin, Vitamin B6 and B12, Rhodiola Crenulata, L-Arginine, L-Theanine, Caralluma Fimbriata, and Damiana Leaf.

The Business Opportunity

Yafari offers 5 ways to earn money with their product…

  1. Retail profits
  2. Fast start bonus
  3. Team Bonus
  4. Car Bonus
  5. Leadership Bonus

To qualify for all 5 earnings methods you must grow your business, their is currently 6 different levels to promote through starting out with basic Distributor. After meeting certain criteria you advance to the following: Gold Distributor, National Marketing Director, 1 Star NMD,  2 Star NMD, and 3 Star NMD. You must promote to 1 Star NMD minimum before you are eligible for the car bonus and leadership bonus.

The Distributor fee and personal website Costs $29.00 with a $29.00 monthly auto ship fee. You can also join with a basic fast start pack for $94.00 or an Executive fast start pack for $235.56.

Conclusion

The Yafari energy shot opportunity has great potential: however, It is a brand new company so only time will tell its longevity. that being said if you are looking for a low priced, healthy energy business, you are at the ground floor. If you have noticed the demand for energy shots have grown, their quick and easy and you can take them on the go or before the big game.

The Problem

The biggest problem with this company as well as any direct sales company is marketing. Yafari offers you a company replicated website which is great for ordering your product but not so good for building your team. Network marketers usually face 2 major problems when trying to build their business.

  1. Lack Of Leads
  2. Lack Of Money

If you want to build a successful Yafari business you must overcome those two major problems and learn how to market your business properly. You need to throw out every thing you were taught by your upline and learn how to market like the top producers. Below are a few top producer tips and secrets you can use to explode your business.

  • STOP Marketing your Company replicated website RIGHT NOW!!
  • Learn how to brand yourself as a leader, Market yourself, not your company
  • Learn how to build an online list and generate FREE leads
  • Learn to Monetize your list and earn commissions even when people don’t join your primary opportunity
  • Learn how to market through web 2.0 and proper social marketing techniques
  • Learn proper Video marketing techniques
  • Plug in to free live weekly webinars
  • Personal Development
  • Create a Marketing plan around your time and budget
  • Learn PPC marketing strategies to keep your cost per click down
  • Learn Article Marketing

Network Marketing has changed forever, it doesn’t matter if your promoting Yafari or another opportunity, the days of chasing people around shopping malls, Dragging friends and family to Hotel meetings, buying leads, handing out flyer’s etc. has ended forever. The fact is you know, what you are doing right now to build your MLM business simply doesn’t work. You know their is a better and smarter way, and their is. I struggled for over 6 years doing everything my upline told me to, I could never make more than a couple hundred dollars a month, and finally I was lucky enough to have someone show me the way. I would like to do the same for you. I wish you the best of luck in building a successful business with Yafari.

Thinking of Starting a Home Based Business? Network Marketing? Choose Your Mentor Carefully

Network Marketing is becoming the business of choice among the many people seeking to start a home based business.  And with the current dismal state of the economy, and unemployment rates rising relentlessly, this trend looks set to continue.  Which is great if you’re already in the network marketing business (more potential business partners!).  But for those of you who are new to the game, choosing the right potential mentor can be a daunting but very important task.

We’ve all heard the horror stories of people who invested significant amounts of money into a home business opportunity, with promises of full support and training.  Yet once the money was received, they were left high and dry to learn for themselves.  After all, this can be a cut throat industry- there are mentors out there who after 5 months in business are yet to make a sale.  And with those kind of results comes desperation.  And  with desperation people can be willing to make promises to potential business partners that they are unable to deliver on.  

But don’t Despair! 

Here is a list of 5 questions that you can ask a potential mentor, that should greatly increase your chances of finding a great one;

1.)  “How Large Is Your Organization?”
This question will give you a rough idea of how successful your potential mentor already is.  Now just because a potential mentor has a small organization, it doesn’t mean that he or she is not a good leader (after all, we all have to start from somewhere). 

But more often than not, those with the largest organizations got that way from being very good at what they do.  The downside to working under a mentor with a large organization is that they may not be able to give you the 1-on-1 attention that’s important when your first starting out.  But the amount of support you’re going to receive is something you should verbally agree on before investing your money.

2.)  “How Long Have You Been In The Business For?”
Again, the answer to this question isn’t always going to indicate how valuable a potential mentor is going to be to you.  There may be mentors who have been in the business for well over 2 years, yet still aren’t able to offer you what you’re looking for.  And there may be mentors who have only been in the business for 2 weeks, who will go on to become top income earners and would be great to work with.  It’s hard to know.  But as a general rule, it’s probably better to find someone who has had some experience, and who is willing to share what they know with you.  This way you won’t be learning along with them (and in this business, if you have to learn all of those lessons for yourself, it can be very expensive!)  

3.) “What marketing strategies are you currently using?”
The key to asking this question is to get specific.  If they reply “I use mostly internet marketing” then find out what exact internet marketing strategies they use.  Is it Pay Per Click (PPC), social marketing, video marketing, article marketing, what exactly?  You’re trying to find out what they know, because this business is reliant on effective marketing.  If you are unable to generate leads, then forget about investing your money.  Leads are the lifeblood of this business- without them, no one is going to invest with you, and you won’t make any money.  The top network marketers will speak to over 20 people per day consistently (some a lot more).  Whereas many inexperienced marketers (the majority) may only speak to less than 5- and then wonder why they aren’t getting results.  I’m convinced that this is the biggest single reason that the majority never clear the six figure mark- they simply don’t promote their business opportunity to enough people.

Ideally, you want a mentor who can teach you how to cast a wide marketing net over the internet community.  Competition is only going to increase, so the leaders of tomorrow are either going to have to become smarter as marketers, or make way for those with the know-how.  It’s best if your mentor can go and set up a few of your marketing campaigns for you (eg Google AdWords) and that way you’ll be getting leads as your learning.  Eventually of course you’ll have to become proficient at generating leads yourself in order to teach your own downline.

There are a few smart network marketers out there who have caught on to the idea that most people who are new to the industry aren’t going to have the technical know- how to set up marketing campaigns.  And so they have designed their own marketing training centers that their down line can refer to (which will often have video tutorials that show step by step just how to set up various marketing campaigns).   

4.)  “Why Are You In The Business?”
Many people are attracted to this industry for the money.  And its no wonder- there are some pretty powerful income testimonials out there (a friend of mine just broke the Australian record for monthly earnings in a network marketing business- $232,000!).  Yet so few go on to achieve these stratospheric levels of success.  Ironically, it’s usually the people whose sole motivation is money that don’t end up making that much.  This industry is all about helping others get what they want.  And only when you are able to do that consistently, will you get what you want (which is really what all business is about, when you think about it).  So make sure that your potential mentor is not purely in it to get your money- they should also be motivated by the mentoring aspect of it and in helping those in their team to achieve success.  It’s also a good idea to find a company that has a compensation plan that pays a residual income from the efforts of your own organization- that way, your mentor has a financial interest in seeing you succeed).

5. )  “What kind of support am I going to get?”
This is a touchy subject for many network marketers, and opinions are divided in the industry.  Some say that it’s not the responsibility of the mentor to ensure that their downline receive support- rather its every person for themselves.  Funnily enough, usually the ones advocating this were given no support themselves, and are still bitter about it.

Then there are network marketers who sit on the other side of the fence (usually those who are struggling and are desperate for a sale) who are willing to chase after you and to do everything for you, in order to make the sale.  Ideally, your mentor should strike a balance between the two.  At the end of the day, this business is all about taking full responsibility for your own results.  I’ve seen people join up with the top income earners in the industry, expecting to get the same results, only to fail miserable. And I’ve seen people join the worst possible mentors you could imagine, and then go on to achieve astounding results. So never make the mistake of believing that your results will be determined by anyone but yourself.

Having said that, a mentor who offers great support can give you a real head start, provided you act on whatever advice you receive.  Ideally, its good to be able to touch base with your mentor once every two days in your first 2 weeks, and then perhaps twice a week thereafter.   A good mentor will give you a set of tasks to complete (eg. in your first two days, you may be told to learn everything you can about how the business works and the comp. plan) and then once you’ve completed those tasks, you can contact your mentor for the next ones.   

When choosing a mentor, it’s best to have a look around at the different options- don’t necessarily choose the first person who you contact, or who contacts you.  Your mentor can be your most valuable asset when you’re starting out in network marketing, so have these questions nearby, and be choosy!  After all, it’s your money at stake.