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Succeeding Online In Network Marketing

Aug 17, 2007
Network marketing can help you achieve a good income and success. There is still some confusion as to just what network marketing is and how it benefits a business, but that can be easily cleared up. While generally associated with MLM businesses because the payouts tend to occur on several levels, network marketing is a generic term that addresses several areas of direct sales and MLM. In the interest of internet business, a person markets their product or service to others and signs on others to sell that product or service then both parties receive a commission.

Network Marketing is not a Pyramid Scheme

Some people confuse network marketing with a pyramid scheme. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Network marketing is a legitimate business, while pyramid schemes are illegal. Network marketing allows you to provide others with the opportunity to increase their wealth, achieve success and build their own business. This is a real opportunity to sell real products or services and make real money. On the other hand, pyramids are based on taking advantage of people and someone has to lose money in order for someone else to make money. While network marketing helps people expand and capitalize their own skills, talents and efforts, pyramids exploit people's skills and talents and leaves them with nothing.

Why Internet Marketing Skills are Needed for Success

If you are going to have an online business and you want it to be successful, you have to market it. In other words, you need to drive traffic to your site and get sign ups. Internet marketing skills are easy, but do require a certain amount of good sense. As you work your marketing plan, you will need to tweak and modify it as you learn what works and what doesn't. You will need to evaluate your own practices and even the marketing campaigns of other companies to get ideas. You will need to understand how internet marketing works to understand how it will work for you - and create your marketing plan accordingly.

Some key skills - traffic & conversion

Two key skills in network marketing are in building traffic and in converting visitors to customers. You want to find viable and legitimate methods of driving traffic to your website and you want to make that traffic relevant so that once it arrives at your site the visitors are converted to customers. These skills are vital to your success in internet marketing. This is what will drive your site's success and increase your income from the site. There are other aspects to network marketing, but these are the key skills that you need to know and need to learn how to tweak and modify until you find a strategy that works for you.

Brief explanation of a few skills

There are ways to drive traffic to your site. Even something as simple as putting a link to your site in your email signature can generate traffic. If you create a blog that has subject matter that is similar to your topic, you can use it as a way to increase interest in your site as well as draw relevant traffic to your site. When these people are drawn to your blog because of the content, they will want to know more and are very likely to go on to your website. Other ways to draw relevant traffic which will translate to conversions is to post to relevant forums and newsgroups as well as on social networks such as MySpace and Tagged.

Master these for online success

The method that you use for your network marketing will be different with each product, service and customer type that you try to reach. Mastering just one type of network marketing is not going to be effective for long term marketing or for expansion. You can concentrate on one method of marketing at a time, but learn more than just one method. If you currently use social networking and forum posting as the primary method of marketing your site, try learning about blogging and article marketing as well. Niche marketing is another great way to promote your site.

At some point, you will likely find it necessary to invest a little money in your promotional methods. Google AdWords and Yahoo! Search Engine Marketing are two very popular marketing strategies that do require a little investment. Play it smart and learn as much about network marketing as you can and you will find success and increased wealth.
About the Author
Kevin Sinclair is the author of Making Net MLM Profits , and the publisher and editor of Net MLM Profits, a blog dedicated to providing information and tips for network marketers to succeed online. Net-MLM-Profits.com/
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