MLM Blogging – Here’s A Heaping Helping Of Spam Casserole For You !!

Imagine this … You know that I am a professional chef who cooks simply amazing, mouthwatering, wholesome organic food. I tell you about how I am going shopping for fresh, wild Alaskan salmon that was just flown into the Fulton Fish Market, the beautiful fresh herbs and roots I am going to buy from the best shop in Chinatown, the absolutely perfect, tender, yet very crisp baby greens and screaming fresh, totally organic veggies that I love buying at the Amish market in Union Square. I am going to grill that yummy salmon over cherry wood briquettes, accompany it with a light, fragrant lemongrass and ginger vinaigrette, all served over those crispy baby greens and lightly steamed crispy, crunchy veggies. Totally YUMMY !!

You are into all natural, all organic, super clean, super healthy food. WE are going to have dinner over at my house and you simply can’t wait to have some totally divine, super yummy, healthy food prepared for you by the Mistress of Gourmet Whole Organic Foods …. ME. You come over to my house, just about drooling already. You walk in the door and the smells are soooo tantalizing. Your tummy starts growling. We start chit-chatting over a nice glass of perfectly chilled Gewurztraminer and I excuse myself to bring the food from the kitchen.

You are STUNNED when you see the plate that I bring back to the table and put in front of you. STUNNED. Your jaw drops down … you start stuttering because you can’t believe you are actually seeing what you are looking at. I nonchalantly sit down at the table with you and I am ready to eat !!

“Rose, what is this?”

“Oh … I hope you don’t mind but I was crunched for time today, so I whipped up a totally tricked out version of Bavarian Carbonarra, I respond.”

“Ummm … what exactly is Bavarian Carbonarra?”, you ask.

Laughing I say, “Some people might call it Spam Casserole. I hope that you enjoy it. One of my Mom’s 1960’s revival recipes. It is almost an heirloom !! Bon Apetit !!”

Imagine my SHOCK when I get into work the next day and find out that you canceled your humongous Saturday night catering order with me. I try to connect with you to find out what is going on. NO ANSWER. For two days I try to connect with you to find out what happened. I am actually convinced that you had a family emergency and had to cancel your party. I have no idea what happened. I thought we had a good time at dinner the other day. We were laughing and joking … although you barely ate anything at all. Who knows … maybe YOU weren’t feeling well … You don’t come back to the store … so I never have the opportunity to find out what’s wrong from you.

A month later, a friend of mine, another whole food, organic caterer pops into the store. We are talking back and forth about business and life. She tells me thank you for sending her that catering  job that I couldn’t handle last month. I don’t have a clue what she is talking about and I tell her so.

“Oh you know … so and so … who is all about nothing but whole food and organic ingredients. She told me, that you told her, that some of the product that you got in for her party wasn’t up to her standards and that I would be able to take care of her better. So, thanks … she is shopping regularly at my store now and I am doing another party for her this weekend. Thanks for a great referral. Do you need some help getting really good products? My purveyors are AWESOME.  Well … got to run !!”

Talk about jaw dropping … pure and utter … SHOCK !!

MLM Bloggers Beware

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about CORE AUTHENTICTY and the importance of it when writing your posts. That little story above illustrates the absolute need for authenticity and congruency in EVERYTHING that you do through Social Networking and MLM Blogging is part of Social Networking.

If you portray yourself one way on your MLM Blog, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and people fall in love with you, you simply cannot afford to do a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde when you email people that have opted into your email list. If people opt in to your list because they love what you are talking about and you are all about helping them, when you email them and all that you are doing is selling stuff … your stuff … other peoples stuff … they will opt out of your list never to be heard from again. You just blew your credibility with them forever. If you are lucky, they won’t report you for SPAM. If people are expecting one thing and you give them the complete opposite of what they were expecting, it really is SPAM.

As MLM Bloggers, we work too hard to build a list of people that are WILLING  to listen to what we have to say. Some people blog for YEARS in order to build a list of a couple of thousand subscribers. And, if those people are congruent with their “public” persona and their “email” persona, they have a lot of people CHOOSING to work with them in their MLM/Network Marketing opportunity. People feel like that person can be trusted. People feel that that person has integrity. People feel SAFE with them. And when people know you, like you and trust you … they do business with you.  It’s as simple as that.

If someone is teaching you that it is ok to email your list twice a day about some new THING that they should buy and they are not teaching you to segment your e-mail list, you will have serious problems. Your opt-out rate will skyrocket. And remember something, people talk. People talk about everyone and everything. And when people are feeling violated, they will tell EVERYONE they know about their horrible experience with you and how you are only in it to make money. They will tell other people to stay away from you and all of that hard work you did to create an awesome MLM blog will be flushed down the drain.

If you are not smart about how you market people will figure you out in a heartbeat. People are NOT stupid. And today, their BS-O-METERS start pinging faster than ever.

I recently heard an experienced network marketer tell people on a training call …

“Oh sure, I love people to death with the great information that I put on my blog so that they will optin to my list for more training. Sure, I send them some training. BUT once they are on my list, EVERY email that I send to them has an offer for them to buy something. And when I have a big promotion going on with some of my buddies, I email my whole  list AT LEAST twice a day… once early in the morning and once early in the evening. When I do that, sure I get people that opt out, but heck, that’s the cost of doing business on the internet. I am here to make money. They opted in, if they don’t like it, they can opt out.”

And, we wonder why people have such a bad opinion of internet network marketing and think that all internet network marketers are spammers.

We are all here to build our businesses and profit. We can do it with honor and integrity as MLM Bloggers by serving people in such a way that they FEEL GOOD about doing business with us. Our MLM Blogs are information and training portals that allow us teach what we know and to market products and services that will benefit our readers. The email lists that we are able to build through our MLM Blogging should be treated with the utmost respect, because those lists have EVERYTHING to do with us being able to be profitable business owners for a long time.

It is commonly said that the money is in the list. That is a LIE. The money is dependent on the quality of the relationships that you build and nurture over time with the people on that list.

By being congruent and authentic, we can serve the people that we are supposed to be serving. We can teach our teams to do the same thing. We can totally raise the standard of how people perceive internet network marketing through using ethical MLM Blogging and email practices. And we can build fabulous businesses for ourselves in the process !! When done correctly, you NEVER have to SELL a darn thing. People will voluntarily send wheelbarrows full of cash to you when the time is right for them.

Hope that you have received some AWESOME value from this post !!

If you aren’t sure what “list segmenting” is or how to do it properly, leave a comment below … I will be sure to help you out!!


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==>>P.P.S. The story that I told you is a slightly modified TRUE story. It is how the owner of the gourmet shop that I was consulting for lost half of her long time client base. She invited her best customers over to her house for dinner one night. She was always talking about eating healthy, light, top-quality organic food. The food she served that evening featured her favorite menu: BBQ Bay Back Ribs, 24 oz Prime Grilled Rib Eye Steaks, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Velveeta Macaroni and Cheese, Cornbread with honey and butter, Slow Cooked Hocks and Collard Greens and Red Velvet Cake. Several of the guests found the Costco shopping bags in the trash in the kitchen. Sad but true, the owner of the store thought that everyone would appreciate having “real food” for a change and couldn’t understand why people were annoyed and stopped doing business with her.


About The Author –
Rose Mis is the author of “Dead Blogs Don’t Lie ~ 7 Secrets To A Wildly Popular High Traffic Blog”. She is also the Executive Chef (aka Chief Cook and Bottle Washer :-)) of the Attraction Marketing Training Kitchen. You are invited to stop by the Kitchen anytime you have any questions about blogging and marketing YOU with your blog !

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Blog Commenting – An Easy Way to Boost Your Online Presence and Credibility

How often do you visit different blogs in your niche and leave comments to posts you read there?

There are different viewpoints on the value of “blog commenting”. As a network marketer and home business builder, you might wonder whether taking time for this is really worth the effort.

A lot has been taught over time about the value of leaving blog comments. Most blogs allow you to leave a link to your own site when you make a comment. At one time, this was highly promoted as a way to increase your search engine rankings, because you could create literally dozens of links back to your site in a fairly short period of time. However, as usually happens when an easy way to boost search engine rankings is discovered and publicized, spammers showed up and ruin the party for everyone.

In the case of blog commenting, different types of automated software came on the market which made it easy to leave lots of worthless comments with a link back to a target site – all automated. Google, and smart bloggers, caught on and took steps to stop the abuse. Google devalued the importance of these links, and bloggers started to change their settings so that (at a minimum) comments from first time contributors had to be reviewed and approved before going live.

In today’s online environment, spending time leaving blog comments isn’t really worthwhile for purposes of increasing search engine ranking for selected keywords. How often have you seen comments, with the author’s name (this is the text of the link) being “MLM Guru”, “Make Money From Home”, or something similar? When you see that, you know in most cases that the commenter is shooting for better ranking in Google for that keyword or phrase. It used to work really well, but no longer.

So, is there still value in commenting on other peoples’ blogs? Yes!

The idea now, though, is to boost your online social presence and create credibility. If you’re using social media to build your personal brand and develop relationships, and you should, blog commenting is one simple part of an overall social media strategy that you can use.

Here are a few tips for making blog commenting work for you.

  • Look for network marketers and other entrepreneurs who are active in social media – visit their blogs and bookmark those you like for commenting later.
  • Visit popular blogs focused on success, motivation, and mindset – these will be frequented by home business builders and possibility thinkers just like you.
  • Don’t worry about software that promises to find blogs that allow “do follow” links – this is a throwback to the days when commenting was all about getting backlinks to your own site, and that isn’t the best strategy now.
  • Remember that your focus is on adding value to the post – short comments like “great post, I’ll be back soon” are obviously there to get a link back to something. Many blog owners won’t even let these go public. Focus on making intelligent comments that show you really read the post and got value from it.
  • Intelligent comments with substance encourage blog visitors to click the link back to your site – and this is your ultimate goal. Make a good impression, get that click.
  • Use your real name, not a keyword or phrase, unless you are building your brand around something other than your name.
  • Get a gravatar http://en.gravatar.com/ so that your picture will appear next to your comments, instead of a generic graphic.

Finally, make blog commenting a part of your overall social strategy, but don’t put a high percentage of your available time into it. The key is getting exposure as many different ways as you can. People might see you active on Facebook, then visit your blog, read an article you published somewhere, then later see your comments and picture on other peoples’ blogs. It all adds up and creates the “YOU” brand that separates you from the crowd.

About the Author

Eldon Beard is a network marketing and home business coach who enjoys helping others achieve the lifestyle that they truly want. Visit his blog at eldonbeard.com and discover a balanced and professional approach to network marketing and home business success.

MLM Blogging – Awesome Blogging ROI = ME x YOU

“How You Do Anything Determines How You Do Everything ~ T. Harv Eker”… It really is all about “ME” and how I “BE” in the world.

Last week I did a post about the “attractiveness” of Core Authenticity in your MLM Blogging. That post “attracted” Faith Barnard. Faith is a very empowered Network Marketer who has been studying Ty Tribble’s MLM Blog Secrets and Blog Code and has gotten tremendous benefit from the course. Faith talks about all of the benefits that she has received from Ty’s course on HER blog and even takes HER conversation further by talking about “HEO” and the critical role that plays in effective MLM Blogging. Faith also  shot a video about what she learned from Ty’s course and put that on both her blog and her YouTube Channel. What impresses me about Faith is that she does what she recommends that everyone else do and that is VERY attractive to other people because it shows them that it CAN be done simply and easily.

Simple and easy duplication is a key ingredient to success in Network Marketing, MLM and MLM Blogging.

We all know that “perfect” duplication doesn’t exist. But, our job as leaders is to make sure that the “duplication” process happens as quickly and as often as possible within our teams. The quickest way to do that is to help the newest people on our teams gain clarity about what they have in their hands and help them move forward quickly.

For anyone that is considering “attraction based internet marketing” as a key building block in their business model, showing them how to do it quickly and easily is CRITICAL. Setting up an optimized, niche targeted blog is not difficult. Getting established properly on Facebook and Twitter is not difficult. Expanding outwards from there is not difficult. All of this can literally been done in a couple of weeks and then built upon over time. If this is something that you are encouraging your people to do, encourage them to work together as a team to help one another as you lead the way by showing, helping and supporting them.

MLM Blogging is a long-term investment into building a proper internet business presence. It does not happen overnight. It does not happen in 2 or 3 weeks. It usually takes about 3-4 months for an MLM Blog to get any sort of traction on the internet at all. And then another 6 months of disciplined blogging to start seeing results … and results are optins to an email list or sales that come about because of your blogging.

By working together as a blogging team, you can help shorten the amount of time it takes for traction and results to happen.

Awesome Blogging ROI = ME x YOU

Let’s take a look at what that equation means:

  • I write a blog post that has good, valuable content
  • I tell my team members about it
  • My team members comment on the post, they Facebook it, they Twitter it, they go to my YouTube Channel … etc
  • This is content syndication  – my information is multiplied by the number of people that push it our into their networks which gets more eyeballs on the information …. this is what Ty teaches and what the Tribe Syndication Association is all about
  • All of a sudden, new people OUTSIDE of the “syndicate” see the information and it gets distributed even further AND new relationships are started … a perfect example of this is what happened when Faith Barnard found my information, commented on it, then made mention of it on her blog and now I am recycling all of that “good karma” back to HER …
  • And everyone does the same for each other … the results are HUGE exposure, multiplication AND duplication … the Law of Reciprocity in full force … EVERYONE wins !!

Fundamentally this is very obvious and everyone “gets it”.

But my biggest question is, “Why, if so many people “get it”, don’t they do it?”

Ty Tribles’s results speak for themselves. I see too many Dead MLM Blogs out there … typically abandoned after just 90 days and that statistic doesn’t lie. People are bailing out on Facebook and Twitter “because they don’t work”. Don Crowther’s new information from Social Profit Formula states that Facebook has close to 500,000 million users ( if it were a country, it would be the third largest country in the world) and that if a six month plan of implementation is put in place, the results are astonishingly profitable. And, one of the keys to leveraging the power of  Social Networking is your blog.

With so many great blogging and social networking courses out there designed for all skill levels, with so many great services out there that provide a ready made “team” if someone doesn’t have one already, why do you think so many people are not capitalizing on the leverage blogging affords them?

Would love to hear your thoughts, opinions and solutions … there’s lots of space in the comment box below 🙂

Hope that you have received some AWESOME value from this post !!

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About The Author –
Rose Mis is the author of “Dead Blogs Don’t Lie ~ 7 Secrets To A Wildly Popular High Traffic Blog”. She is also the Executive Chef (aka Chief Cook and Bottle Washer 😉 ) of the Attraction Marketing Training Kitchen. You are invited to stop by the Kitchen anytime you have any questions about blogging and marketing YOU with your blog !

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MLM Blogging: How to Be the ‘Cool Kid’ at the Party

MLM Cool KidBeing the ‘Cool Kid’ at the Social Media party is all about ‘being in position’. Unfortunately most MLM and internet marketers in general haven’t grasped this concept as yet.

While some inspiring network marketers are attracting as much as a 100 leads in a single day by providing true value, others are ruining the credibility of the industry (a.k.a. the party poopers) by practicing their one line closes to pitch their MLM business opportunity on Facebook and Twitter relentlessly.

This makes the industry look cheap and distributors desperate. Or as Randy Gage likes to call them, MLM Morons.

So how did social media turn into a MLM pitch festival?

Well, plenty of answers to that question raging from pure ignorance, bad marketing habits and honestly not knowing, but here is my guess:

Not enough clarity and guidance between the difference of social media and direct response marketing.

Back in the day, most marketers started out here:

Direct Response Marketing

MLM Direct Response Marketing

Direct response marketing is a fairly simple concept: You have a problem, here is the solution. You want it, here it is. You provide a solution to a problem and if I need it, I’ll buy it or join your business in our case as network marketers.

Pay per click (like Google Adwords) is the perfect example of this.

Now let’s look at the opposite scenario…

Social Media Marketing

MLM Social Media

With social media marketing, people simply want to socialize and ‘hang out’. Or, as Perry Belcher likes to call it, the party!

No one’s looking for solutions to any problems or looking to join any network marketing business. That’s what Google is for. People want to socialize and build relationships.

Perry’s training takes this to a new level and is a lot more in depth than this, but here is the basic concept:

Social Networking is the party to chitchat and get to know people, your blog is the barbecue at your house that furthers the conversation and develops the relationship.

From there, if the relationship is sound and the need exists, you might invite them to your office (sales letter or network marketing opportunity website) to discuss business.

When looking at Perry’s approach, it’s easy to see why so many network marketers become the party poopers!

Then again, Social Media is a new playing field and a huge temptation for any network marketer who is new to the online world to try and implement offline marketing strategies online, similar to direct response marketing.

So how do you make social media work for your MLM business?

It’s all about positioning.

Positioning and providing value through content that has an impact on peoples lives in some shape or form. To provide valuable content, you need a place which you can call home.

Not your page on Facebook or any other social site, but your own personal MLM Blog.

Your blog should become your central hub of communication, a place where people can find out more about you and what your values are. If you don’t have a blog yet, this video will show you how to get a free blog in 5 minutes flat!

Next step is to change your website links from your social networks. Instead of all the links on your social profile pointing to your replicated company website, have it point to your MLM blog.

Even better, to your about page or a page with a video welcoming them from that particular network.

What a great way to continue the conversation and build real relationships.

Build your central hub and be generous when sharing information about yourself. After all, your blog replaces your voice to build relationships for you when you are not present.