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Time for a Reunion?

Reunions are for renewing relationships

A MUSICAL STORY (OF SORTS)

Anyone that has checked out my “About” page, has discovered that I’m a part time musician.  I’ve played piano for over 50 years now, with various bands and combos.  And this past weekend, I rehearsed with a former band that hadn’t played together for over 23 years.

We were surprised at how much we remembered of the songs, and it was great just getting together and playing with each other again.  The reason for the rehearsal?  Our upcoming “Key West” reunion concert this summer.  “The Keys West” was the name of the band.  It was a part time gig for all of us then too, but we were a fairly popular band back then, at least in our local area.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS

So it got me to thinking, that maybe the reunion idea could be applied on a personal level to a network marketing business as well.

How, you might ask?

Well, a reunion implies re-establishing relationships from the past, right?  Time has a way of putting distance between people, especially as direct contact diminishes.  And everybody knows that network marketing is a business of relationships and relationship building.

Even if you’re committed to the new method of building your business mostly online, there are still ways to accomplish this.

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How long has it been since you reached out and actually talked with some of the people a little further downlinein your organization?

No,  I’m not talking about the voicemail blast that you sent out last week.  But actually picking up the phone, and trying to connect again with some of the minor team members in your organization.  Your success depends on the teamwork you develop.

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When you reach out to them, try to determine where they’re at in the life of their business.   What did they want to accomplish, and have they?   Are they still using the products or service?  If they kind of “fell away”, do you know why?    Is there any assistance you can offer that will get them engaged again?

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Reach out to build relationships

Just some of the things that you might learn, if you can make the time and effort to reach out again.  They’ll probably appreciate just hearing from you.  And there’s a possibility that it could end up being a win-win.

So with that in mind – is it reunion time for you too?

If you found this information helpful, please comment below, and/or share it with others on Facebook or Twitter.  To work with me in network marketing, check out the banners on the right.

Jack Koetting

 

 

 

Should Your MLM Business Be An LLC?

BUSINESS TYPES

LLC stands for Limited Liability Company, and is one of the options when starting a business.  Another common business type for certain situations is a partnership, for example when both husband and wife are working the business together.  Many of us, when we entered the world of network marketing, chose to start our new mlm business as a sole proprietorship.  This was the simplest one, and presented no hassle.

Is an LLC right for your mlm businessTHAT WAS THEN…

But is there a time in your business life to move on?  Has your online business grown bigger than you first thought it would?  Or, if you believe in the idea of multiple streams of income, are you in more than one business opportunity now?

IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?

Perhaps it’s time to consider an LLC to see if it might be right for your situation.  The following infographic should educate as it features key points to consider.

An LLC is a Limited Liability Company

Is an LLC right for your business?

I’m not saying that this is necessarily the right choice for you at this time, but it doesn’t hurt to become familiar with the benefits, as well as the disadvantages that this business type brings with it.

Business Planning — Advantages and disadvantages of LLC’s and S corps

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MAKING A CHANGE

Considering a change from sole proprietorship to LLC

Is now the time?

If you do think that perhaps a change would be to your advantage, then maybe the following post will help you make the transition.

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You started your network marketing business with one approach, in your own name as a sole proprietorship. Now you Typically, you can NOT transfer a business license from your sole proprietorship name to your new LLC.

 IT’S YOUR DECISION

It’s always good advice to check with your personal tax attorney or accountant to get their input.  Whether you decide to keep your business as a sole proprietorship, or look at the option of an LLC or partnership, it’s all up to you, and what you feel is the best solution for your situation.

JACK KOETTING

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Leadership – What Makes a Good Leader in Network Marketing

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SO YOU WANT TO BE A LEADER

Leadership – a necessary skill if you’re to develop a team and have a chance to attain success in the network marketing industry.  A leader must have followers.  And a leader must do certain things to be a good leader.  Are you a leader?  Do you know what’s required  in order to be the type of leader others look up to?

If not, perhaps I can provide some insight.  My mentor, Steve Shook, recently hosted a leadership training event, in which he discussed what he called the 10 Attributes of a Good Leader in Network Marketing.

Ten Attributes of A Network Marketing Leader

  1. Have a goal larger than those you lead. Your downline needs to know you’re planning for the future, and want to bring them success.
  2. Have a greater and more positive attitude that those you are leading.
  3. Accept responsibility, and be willing to admit your mistakes.
  4. Make positive decisions.  Always strive to do the right thing.  (For more on this point, click Make the Right Choice)
  5. Put those you’re leading first.  They will work harder when they realize your goal is their success.  (People don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.)
  6. Lead by example.  Don’t just tell them – work with them and show them.  This sets the right example for your downline.  (Check out the leadership lesson from the dancing guy video at the end of this post.)
  7. Commit to integrity and character.  Yes, character does matter.  Your downline will have confidence in you if they see you doing the right thing.
  8. Strive for excellence in everything.  You may not get there, but you should strive for it, nonetheless.
  9. Improve personal growth and development.  Work as hard on yourself as you do on your career.  Seek knowledge. (An excellent source is Jim Rohn.)
  10.  Must have high level of persistence and determination.  In network marketing, it’s very easy to quit.  Do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.  In fact, I’m reminded of a quote on a website featuring inspirational quotes that goes like this:

Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar,

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –

It’s when things seem worst that YOU MUSTN’T QUIT!

 

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BE THE LEADER YOU CAN BE

Leadership can take many forms, but you must provide the right example that will attract others to follow you.  I’m looking for other leaders.  Become the leader in you!  For books on leadership, check out the SUCCESS RESOURCES link at the top of the page.

Jack Koetting

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Inbound Marketing – Changing the Face of Network Marketing

INBOUND MARKETING:  DO YOU NEED IT?

That’s a good question, and if you’re a networker, maybe this post will assist you.

FIRST – WHAT IS IT?

Inbound marketing is a fairly new term, but one you will be hearing more and more about.  If you are in the internet marketing or network marketing industry, you better make it a point to learn about what it is, and how it works, because I feel it is changing the way internet and network marketing is done.

Perhaps by drawing a comparison to traditional recruiting and lead generation techniques, which we refer to as outbound marketing, we can gain a clearer understanding of what inbound marketing is.  Things like infomercials, newspaper ads, sending out dvds, traditional cold calling of prospects, even hotel meetings depend on interruption of a prospects time.

Inbound marketing, on the other hand, encompasses more of what Seth Godin calls “permission marketing”, including things like social networking sites, i.e. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Creation of websites and blogs, to provide relevant content for potential customers/business partners you’re trying to attract, also falls within that realm.  In addition, relationship building plays an integral part of inbound marketing.  True, it is part of outbound as well, but is more in the follow-up phase of the process.  Finally, don’t forget the importance of search engine optimization, known as SEO, to get higher rankings on Google and other search engines, because when your prospect is looking, you want to be found.

Where outbound marketing is like throwing mud at the wall to see what sticks, inbound marketing counts on attraction by a tightly targeted group of people.

Webinars, or presentations over the internet, could be considered both, depending on whether with a fixed time frame is perhaps an interruption, or with a flex time component, is part of the discovery or evaluation process.

SOME PERSPECTIVE

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www.conversionpipeline.com If you are reading on the internet about new marketing strategies, I am sure you have heard the term “inbound marketing” thrown around. Inbound marketing is more of an approach rather than a new marketing service.

INBOUND MARKETING – WHY IT’S GOOD

What are the pros and cons of inbound marketing?  The pros are that in most cases, the cost factor is much less than outbound marketing.  Another obvious pro is that you’re attracting people instead of coercing them.  You’ll also be taking advantage of growing trends, instead of declining ones as the infographic below represents.  Appealing to a highly targeted prospect who already has an interest in your product or business opportunity, is certainly an advantage over traditional methods.

 

 INBOUND MARKETING – THE DOWNSIDE

As far as the cons, one would have to admit that, in most cases, it takes longer to get results with inbound vs outbound marketing.  Besides that, being willing to learn, and do inbound marketing, will require more effort and education than knocking on someone’s door and handing them a DVD.

You Oughta Know Inbound Marketing

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IT’S UP TO YOU

The old ways still work, especially if you’re lucky or determined enough to find the right person, at the right time, with a strong “why”, with the resources,… but it’s getting harder and harder to do it that way.  And I truly believe that way is slowly fading away.   It seems today’s network marketer needs to be aware of the benefits of inbound marketing.  That means being connected with Facebook, YouTube, and other social media sites.  They also may need a blog, and go after Google rankings, as well as keep working on their relationship building skills.  As Harry Caray might have said, “Holy cow! It’s a brand new ballgame out there.”

Resolutions or Goals? Choose Wisely

Do you make resolutions or goals to start a new year?  Are they pretty much the same, or are they different?

People make resolutions – People break resolutions. People make goals – People break …, well maybe not.  The number one resolution each year has to do with weight loss.  But it’s also the one that is forgotten or given up on the fastest.

And for those of us in the home business arena, it’s important to know the difference between resolutions and goals, because choosing to create a goal can move you more toward business success.

Here are some articles that may shed some light for you.

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There is a difference between a resolution and a goal. Millions of people have resolutions, but very few in comparison have goals. Resolutions are often hastily-made preferences, brought about by the reflection we mentioned

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Goals are the driving force behind all achievement. The person with defined goals knows exactly what they want out of life and how they wish to receive it.

And now words of wisdom on goal setting from Jim Rohn, one of my favorite business philosophers.

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So now you have some insight on the differences between resolutions and goals, and the importance of choosing to set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, reasonable and timely.  I wish you the best of success in 2012.

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Make the Right Choice – Always.

Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes it’s not.  Sometimes the right choice is obvious, and sometimes it takes research, discovery, or perhaps study.  And let’s admit it, the possibility of always choosing the right path is probably not going to happen, but as leaders, (whether in business, or anywhere else) we should always strive to make the right choice.

One should always strive to make the right choice.

The right choice strengthens your character and illustrates your integrity.  When you choose to do the right things, it shows those you are leading that “character matters”.  Making your goals and aspirations subordinate to those of others builds trust.

The right choice demonstrates responsibility.  When you realize that you are the one that is ultimately responsible for your own success, you set an example for those that are following you.

The right choice should always be in harmony with our values. Too often in the world today, decisions are made because they just affect others, but the real challenge is to always do the right thing, even when it’s uncomfortable, or negatively affects us personally.

For real leaders, the message is clear.  Make the right choice – always!