How often have you seen advertisements or blog posts that indicate you can generate free network marketing leads?
Can you really get some thing for nothing? I guess many people would love to believe that you can, but reality indicates otherwise.
I guess it is possible if you place absolutely no value on your time it might work. Even a part time job in most states pays a minimum of $7.25 an hour.
Lets break down some of these so-called free lead generation schemes. In order to generate these you’ll need:
A lead capture system – $19.95 to $49.95 a month.
An Autoresponder system $14.95 a month and up.
Website hosting anywhere from free to $9.95 a month.
So far we could have spent anywhere from $44.85 to $74.85 and we’ve still not produced a single lead.
Since we’re trying to generate “Free Network Marketing Leads” we’ve only got a few options:
We can blog at least once a day for months on end and if we figure it will take at least 1 hour each day times at least the minimum wage…
We’re looking at roughly $217.50 per month, our time isn’t really free is it?
Now where up to anywhere from $262.35 to 292.35 a month and we may or may not have produced a lead yet. But wait we’re not done yet…
We can get on Facebook and Twitter for about 3 or 4 hours a day, 7 days a week. There goes another $652.60 a month if we are paying ourselves a minimum wage.
Now we are up to about $914.95 to $944.95 a month all in the pursuit of generating free leads…
Even if we where able to generate 2 leads a day from all this effort that’s roughly 60 leads a month our cost would average out to about $15.24 per lead.
Unless we want to fool ourselves into believing our time is free, in which case we would still be looking at $0.75 to $1.25 per lead.
That’s assuming we can generate 2 leads per day, with millions of other network marketers competing against us everyday!
So lets reduce that number in half, that’s still pretty generous and of course our time is free right! Now where up to about $1.50 to $2.50 per lead.
Ok maybe I’m being a little cynical here yet in life there is no free lunch especially when it comes to generating network marketing leads.