Location, location, location is what they say in real estate. When it comes to home based programs, it is all about marketing, marketing marketing. When you have a large budget to market with, it is very easy to drive traffic to your website. But many people that jump into network marketing do not have much money at all. Free marketing is where it’s at.
I have been successful at home based programs for years. Before then, I failed at every work at home program I tried. Reason was, I never marketed correctly. I asked family and friends and we all know how that goes, then I gave up pretty quickly. I just didn’t know how to reach out to the masses.
Only reason I am successful now is because I finally learned how to market correctly. The way most people find success is not by joining a specific home based program, it’s by working with a group of successful people that have a proven marketing system that you can follow and duplicate.
The way I got started was free marketing and here are the steps I used:
1. Make videos, lots of videos. Videos can drive a lot of traffic to your website, especially when you use a free service like TubeMogul.com (they submit your videos to many different videos sharing sites at once). Videos not only drive traffic to your website, they also help attract people to what you are selling. You only have 10 seconds to grab someone’s attention. Videos do a great job in creating an interest level and generating fresh leads.
2. Craigslist.org is free and can also drive traffic to your website. It is time consuming to post ads, but since Craigslist is in the top 10 most visited websites on the Internet, chances are just by posting a couple of ads someone will see them and go to your website. Read this on how to automate Craigslist.
3. Free classified ads work too. There are many free sites where you can post classified ads. There are also services that can send your ads to hundreds of sites at once.
4. Article submission is a great way to build backlinks to your website. There are services that will submit your articles to thousands of publishers. Once a publisher picks up your article, it will be distributed to thousands of viewers.
5. Social bookmarks work wonders in building backlinks and driving free traffic. The best way to utilize them is by building a blog or using video and submitting them to all the social bookmark sites. A free service that saves a lot of time is SocialMarker.com
These are just the basics and this is how I got started. As long as you never quit and keep marketing, you should be successful. Never let a day go by where you do not market, you have to be consistent. After you start getting momentum, everything starts snowballing and you will be on your way to becoming part of an elite group of network marketers that are truly successful.