What Has Been Your Best
Network Marketing Method To Date?

Everyone has their favorite method of marketing their network marketing business what is yours? Over the years I seen, read, and utilized many different methods.

While many seem to be effective without tracking it really is hard to tell which method is producing the most results with the least amount of effort.

Today you have far more options then you did five years ago. I guess the real question is do you employ just one method or multiple methods to grow your business?

It can range from:

  • Blogging
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Self-generatated Leads
  • Purchased Leads
  • Advertising Local or Online (PPC)
  • Commenting on Blogs
  • Email Marketing
  • Warm Market
  • Prospecting On The Phone

These are just a few of the ways you can both find and reach out to prospects. A few days ago I received a comment from Ebuka which I thought was interesting.

If you read the comment maybe you’ll pickup on what actually worked and got him to attend a local meeting. It was not just one method but multiple methods of reaching out to a warm market prospect.

With so many different ways to market your network marketing business today which do you find the most effective?

What method of tracking did you use to prove to yourself that it was effective and your time was well spent?

Which method have you tried that you dislike the most? And, why?

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31 comments… add one
  • Peter Chapman Sep 30, 2010, 9:26 am

    Hi Glenn,
    Interesting how diverse marketing an MLM business is getting, particularly over the internet. I built my business on the back of email marketing campaigns. I used listbuilders and safelists to build up a solid list and downline. Nowadays though I have seen the advantages of having a strong facebook and twitter strategy. It is cool also that my auto-responder enables me to link my email broadcasts to facebook and twitter too. Doubling the impact my email messages have. My blog is also linked to social networking sites. Social networking tribes are also an excellent way to get traffic to your blog, increase your reputation on the internet and build your list and downline.

    I loved you blog and excellent content.

    Best wishes

    Peter

    • Glenn Sep 30, 2010, 1:58 pm

      Peter,

      Thanks for sharing your input into the process. Today there are lots of different strategies out there. Finding the time to do them all can be challenging.

  • Dennis O'Brien Oct 4, 2010, 4:09 am

    Gidday there Glenn
    I’m surorised there’s no mention of video in your post. But then again it may be that the benefits are not filtering through as yet. I for one am just embarking on a video campaign which is only fresh.

    With Google having acquired YouTube and every search you undertake has at least one video on the first page it’s becoming more obvious to me that this is the direction in which to move. Over 2 billion video viewings daily smaells of money to me πŸ™‚

    I also have over 100 video lead capture pages in HTML that I am beginning to market for stand alone use or activated via popup. There’s an example running on my blog at the moment if anyone cares to check it out.

    Great perspective here though and all the bases covered. Thanks for the info.

    • Glenn Oct 13, 2010, 2:40 pm

      Hi Dennis,

      Video can play an important part especially when used on your websites to emphasize a point.

  • Kevin Oct 7, 2010, 5:25 am

    Hey Glenn,
    Great post! I have found that article marketing seems to be very effective for me. It is really great because you can write a quick article in 5-10 minutes and it can be out on the web forever with a good backlink. I recently checked out a great free tool for article marketing…its called free traffic system you should check it out and let me know what you think.

    • Glenn Oct 13, 2010, 2:42 pm

      Thanks for the feedback Kevin, unfortunately I will not leave your affiliate link in the comment.

  • Cory Grassell Oct 8, 2010, 1:52 pm

    We have seen that our brand and the content we release is picked up and received well within the industry; however, ROI is still a difficult concept to manage in terms of social marketing. Our email marketing generates an impressive ROI because it’s a low-cost method to reach interested buyers who have opted in to receive our messaging. Also, our webinars have been tremendous in terms of leads.

    • Glenn Oct 13, 2010, 2:43 pm

      Hi Cory,

      You’re right email marketing is still very effective.

  • Larry Rivera Oct 9, 2010, 11:46 am

    Hi Glenn,

    I agree with Peter that email marketing has been my best friend when it comes to building my network marketing business. More specifically broadcasting on a regular basis to my list and providing value to them.

    But to truly see the big picture I would say for me it has been the combo of blogging and email marketing that has had the most impact.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Larry

    • Glenn Oct 13, 2010, 2:45 pm

      Hi Larry,

      You’ve got it right it takes much more than just one method and you can’t beat the combination of blogging and email today.

  • Billy J Wild Oct 10, 2010, 12:22 am

    Article Marketing is one of the best ways to market any long term business, because the links to your site are permanent. Your articles can be used by other sites as long as they keep your resourse box.
    Good post by the way, thanks.

    • Glenn Oct 13, 2010, 2:48 pm

      Hi Billy,

      Article marketing is another way to generate back links. Yet, I’ve often wondered just how much emphasis the search engines factor them into the equation. The google engineers a pretty smart guys, so I’m sure they see it as a way to game the system. But, if the article is well written and gets visitors back to your site then it’s a win-win.

  • Phil Stone Oct 14, 2010, 6:43 pm

    I’ve been involved with Network Marketing since 1982- before the web, before cell phones, before automation was possible. Now I use the internet and everything it offers with the time I have, and that’s full time- but one thing that people who automate often forget is that this is a relationship based business and the sooner you start building that relationship the better. That means getting close to people- and talking directly to them. If I have a phone number and an email address I risk less rejection with the email but can qualify and build a relationship on the phone- so that’s what I go to first. If I meet someone in social networking I get them to the phone. So my number one tool- the phone. How I get those people to talk with? Another story.

    • Jan Nowak May 1, 2015, 8:34 pm

      Phil,
      I agree with you in the fact that it is relationship marketing. Building the relationship and talking with them face to face or on the phone is exactly what I like to do. I believe the people are buying into you first and then your service or product is just icing on the cake. My greatest tools are talking with people when I’m going about my everyday life and using the phone whether it’s via text or voice.

  • Joel Broughton Oct 24, 2010, 3:22 am

    Hey Glen, I’ve successfully setup affiliate training programs online over the years and found it allows us to educate our prospects and build a solid relationship with them, one step better than my regular email communications. I’m going to set up a forum next and see where that takes us, I’ll keep you posted on whether or not it generates a significant amount of leads that convert.

  • Darren Nov 8, 2010, 7:08 am

    hi Glenn,

    I am a newbie in this industry, buy yet from the observation from my active upline, they no longer have time to approach their own leads. All their time, they will spend on coaching and training their downlines, talking to the downline’s leads instead of their own…

    So it quite confusing for me, that we need to have a system to generate leads, because from what I have learned, if you have 5-6 business associate that is working with you, you would already have your hand full..

    Please help to explain..

    • Glenn Nov 13, 2010, 2:21 pm

      Hi Darren,

      I can see how it can become confusing. On one hand you’ve been told you need to generate massive amounts of leads. Yet, the vast majority cannot effectively work the leads they’ve generated.

      When you take a look at what large corporations do they often have training organizations internally or the outsource the training to experts.

      And there are reputable organizations in Network Marketing who train marketers to succeed, allowing the individuals to learn at their own pace.

      Thus, freeing up valuable time so that an individual can work the leads they do generate.

  • Akos Fintor Jun 6, 2012, 8:36 pm

    Hey Glenn,

    I do both online and offline marketing methods.
    Online is pretty simple. I drive traffic to my blog mainly through Twitter , YouTube, Google and articles then I convert them on my blog.

    For offline I do post it notes and car magnets.

    They work fine for me.

    thanks for the share!

    Akos

  • Alex Levandoski Sep 17, 2012, 9:31 pm

    Great post Glenn! There are certainly plenty of strategies out there. I think the answer to what works for each person depends a great deal on their individual strengths. Personality and skills sort of come together to create how well one succeeds, as does effort of course. It can be hard to pick just one sometimes. Have a great day!

  • Jackie Christiansen Oct 16, 2013, 5:47 pm

    Great article Glenn!! My answer would be all of the above! Well, almost… I’ve had good luck with everything on your list except e-mail marketing. I’ve found that people get bombarded with so much e-mail it’s very easy to just click on to the next e-mail if they feel like you’re selling them something. PPC has worked great, because you’re out there for people looking for an opportunity. Keep the great info comming…

    All the best to your success,

    Jackie

  • Josee Larocque Dec 12, 2013, 12:40 am

    Just got into Network Marketing and am already planting seeds by cold calling… follow-ups start tomorrow πŸ™‚ Totally excited. Has anyone out there used MLM Gods? I signed up for free a few days ago and am already getting a ton of prospects calling. I’m not even a VIP. What’s the catch to this marketing platform? Will I have to pay later? Does anyone know about why MLM Gods is giving me all these leads for free? Josee

  • Jason Lee Dec 21, 2013, 10:03 pm

    I’d have to say blogging has been the best method for me of collecting and finding leads. Once you’re able to generate 100+ visitors a day to your blog it becomes much easier to get free leads. Adding in the other methods mentioned above is just icing on the cake.

  • Ω‡ΩˆΩ„Ψ―Ω† May 19, 2014, 12:16 pm

    wow
    i love this blog a lot

  • Alonzo Williams Sep 19, 2014, 12:44 pm

    Keep on Rockin it Glenn you’re Awesome. You keep it totally real no hype and provide 100% solid network marketing business value, advice and teaching! Anyone needing to learn more about how to build a network marketing business can find great information on your blog! Very glad to now you my friend. Have Great day and keep on moving forward.

  • jamiejame Oct 6, 2014, 12:01 am

    Hi,

    Does anyone know what the fastest growing MLMs are with the best comp plans??

  • Shatovia Devonish Oct 30, 2014, 3:59 pm

    Hey this is true. Blogging is essential to business however, I’ve been blogging about my business and on many other platforms that I’m connected to and I’ve never really had any feedback that I’ve expected. Could you give me some points on what I should do better where people would automatically follow me, subscribe, and actually engage into what I’m posting. I’m a network marketer and I’m struggling to get people to join me and what I have to offer. What approaches are more effective so that people will join me. I’m so glad that you put that topic out there. I get page views but not enough engagement.

  • Richard Matharoo Nov 11, 2015, 11:48 am

    Great blog in general and excellent choice for today’s post Glenn.

    My favorite method is blogging…when I got started in Network Marketing I worked 80 hours per week with the same peopleat a “day job”.

    So once I’d been through those I knew face to face marketing was out for me, I looked online to find a solution due to the flexibility.
    I specifically chose blogging because (as I’m sure you agree) you own the content unlike other forms of online marketing.

    Great post, I’ll be back and share your content!
    To Your Success!

    Richard Matharoo
    RichardMatharoo.com

  • Nathan Argenta Nov 24, 2015, 1:56 am

    I’d have to say blogging (SEO) and YouTube has been the best method for me of collecting and finding leads. Once you’re able to generate 500+ visitors a day to your blog it becomes much easier to get free leads. Same goes with YouTube videos… Adding in the other methods mentioned above is just icing on the cake! πŸ™‚

  • Jen Jan 9, 2016, 9:03 pm

    Great tips, Glenn! I love blogging and have been using this strategy to grow my biz πŸ™‚

  • Alex Roger Feb 10, 2016, 11:07 am

    In my point of view, I go with social media like Facebook, Twitter and other sites. Because it helps me find more potential customers, also it allow me to communicate with them to get better understanding, their feedback and more.

  • Daniel Borrelli Aug 3, 2016, 5:10 pm

    Great tips Glenn! πŸ˜€

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