Using Blogs or a WebSite to Generate Leads and Make Affiliate Commissions
August 12, 2008 7:07 PM
Creating a blog or website is one of the best ways for network marketers to
generate leads and make affiliate commissions. The internet
is a large resource for people who are seeking out information on a variety of topics.
Position Yourself to Attract Prospects to Your Network Marketing Business
Blogs and websites allow you to establish your position in the marketplace so that you can
build a community of people who are interested in what you have to offer.
By creating content about topics your ideal prospect would be interested in,
you create a higher qualified lead and position yourself to earn income even if your
prospect decides not to join your opportunity.
When selling anything you always
stand a better chance of making the sale if the prospect comes to you than if you approach
the prospect. Using blogs or a website positions you on the internet. As a result, prospects
will come to your page searching for the information they need.
Blogs and Blogging
A blog is a website that details
commentary by an author or group of authors usually in reverse chronological order.
As a network marketer there are lots of topics you can write about that will attract prospects
to your products, services and business opportunity.
There are many tools and resources available
to you to create a blog on the internet. One of the most common tools used for a blog is Wordpress.
Wordpress gives you a great deal of flexibility.
Wordpress is free to use and, in many cases,
it already comes with whatever web host package you have if you own your own website. However, it
generally requires more technical skill to set up and maintain.
If you are looking for a tool that
is very easy to use or set up, I recommend a build your own blog platform like
Squarespace. Unlike Wordpress, it requires a
small monthly fee. However that fee is well worth it if you don't have the technical capacity
to use Wordpress.
Building a Website
In addition to blogging,
you can create a website that caters to a specific type of prospect you want to attract to your business.
You can build a website around any topic that you want, as long as that topic will
attract good prospects for your products, services and business opportunity.
If you have the budget, you can hire someone to build a website for you. There are
many freelance websites like Elance.com and Guru.com where you can hire a programmer to
create a nice website for you according to your specifications.
If you prefer to
take the "do it yourself" approach and you would like a solution that is low cost and easy
to use, you should take a look at SBI (Site Build It).
SBI allows you to take the
knowledge you have in your head and put it on a website quickly and easily without having
to know anything about programming or website design.
Site Build It websites are also "search engine friendly"
which means you stand a great chance of getting free traffic from the search engines.
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