Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had another $500 coming in each and every month?
I mean … have you REALLY thought about it? What would you do with another $500 per month coming in? Would you …
- pay off those credit cards?
- pay off that student loan?
- get caught up on that car payment?
- pay down some past due bills?
- go on a nice vacation?
- buy some new clothes?
The next question becomes: How do you get that additional $500 per month coming in?
The possibilities most folks think of include things like:
- Ask for a raise (good luck)
- Ask for more hours (good luck)
- Find another job. But then the added expense of getting and keeping the extra job, paying for additional child care, meals while you’re out, wear and tear on the vehicle, added gas expenses, and the possibility of more clothes or tools make that extra job pretty much a wash.
- Start a side business.
For my money, starting a side business makes more sense. And this is one of the reasons I really like network marketing as a possibility for most people. Let’s take a look:
- Start-up costs are rarely more than a few hundred dollars.
- Training and support is widely available and accessible.
- You can typically set your own hours.
- You can choose a company with products and services you personally like.
- You can choose who you want to work with.
Keep in mind that I’m not talking about quitting your job, living the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and becoming a mega-gazillionaire trainer. Could you do those things? Sure. Some day. If you really want that. But let’s look at the realistic idea of building a side business to create an additional $500 per month.
By the way: $500 per month translates to $6,000 in new annual income!
What do you need to do?
- Select a product or service you can personally use and believe in. If you would use that product or service even without no income being attached, it might be a good fit for you.
- Select someone with a proven success record that can help you reach your goals. You want to work with a professional that can help you navigate your new course. Find someone who has been where you want to go. They can help you get there faster.
- Apply the training you learn. Your new business partner, coach, and mentor is going to give you steps to take. Take those steps! Knowledge without action is pointless in the real world.
- Be consistent. Even if you are going to just put in an hour or two each week, be consistent about putting in those hours. You can absolutely CREATE any level of income you desire if you are consistent about learning and taking the right steps to get the results.
Once you reach that goal of an additional $500 per month in residual income, you can make a decision about simply maintaing that level of income or consider the possibility of building a larger business. The best news is that you will have the option to choose which ever course makes the most sense for you and your life goals.
One of the great joys of network marketing is that when you show others how to reach that goal of generating $500 per month in residual income, your own income grows by default. That is the joy and beauty of leverage which is a topic for another article to be written at another time.
While you’re here, check out some of the offers from our advertisers. You may find that “just right” opportunity you’ve been looking for or some great tools to help you build your existing home based business!
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One of the key components to success in Network Marketing is understanding two concepts:
- What you are buying? If what you are paying for does not have value in and of itself, nothing else matters. Money games come and go. Companies that offer real products and/or services have a much better opportunity for real success and longevity. What you are buying when you join The Online Ad Network is: Advertising.
Advertising is one of the oldest industries around. From newspapers to billboards, TV commercials to radio ads, airplane banners to direct mail … businesses need and USE advertising to build their customer base. With The Online Ad Network, we use the internet to display your text and banner ads to prospects around the world.
- What you are selling? I see a lot of people in the network marketing industry that are so focused on “recruiting” or “sponsoring” that they miss the concept of actually providing a valuable product and/or service. When you show prospects how your product or service can meet a need, help them achieve something they want, or just get them a good deal, your business will grow. You won’t be able to keep from recruiting or sponsoring new customers and/or distributors because they will see the VALUE in what you are presenting to them. As a result, your business will grow. What you are selling as a member of The Online Ad Network is: Advertising.
Let that sink in. If you are wanting to build a solid income with The Online Ad Network, it is important that you understand that you are in the advertising business! Network Marketing is simply the distribution and compensation system we use to build our customer base and reward our members for referring other advertisers. Like any other business on the planet, we know growth is driven by acquiring customers. We share the results of that growth by paying commissions when you refer other advertisers to our network.
The amount of money available to you is staggering when you really think about it. We are not guaranteeing any particular level of success. What we have done is create a platform that gives you an OPPORTUNITY to achieve whatever level of success you are willing to work for. This article is going to show you how to put in some work and put leverage in your favor as you WORK to build an outstanding income with The Online Ad Network by referring other advertisers and teaching / helping them to do the same.
Your first goal, as you work toward creating financial freedom for yourself, is to refer 3 other advertisers. This is done by inviting other network marketers to view your Affiliate URL so they can see how our system works to deliver their advertising.
When you refer 3, your commissions will be sufficient to offset the cost of your monthly advertising bill. So, at this point, your advertising is FREE every month that you and those 3 referrals stay active. For many, this is a great place to be. Free Advertising means no more overhead and you can continue to promote your primary business(es).
But we know there is more available. As your network grows, your income grows with it. There are two ways you can continue building your network and I recommend you do BOTH if your income goal is to do more than simply qualify for free advertising each month:
Network Marketing is the shortcut to wealth creation. But you DO need to learn and apply the skills required to create that wealth. I want to encourage you to click the links above and spend a few minutes learning how to actually CREATE wealth with this industry. Get rid of the idea that somebody else is going to make you wealthy, or that you just need to get “lucky”. LEARN the skills used by the professionals. BECOME a professional.
The video for the 2nd item is designed to help you understand the math and concept of how to build your success teams that you can create as much wealth as you desire for yourself as an affiliate of The Online Ad Network.
One of the questions I get most often, especially from new TOAN members is, “How do I get people to join TOAN?”.
It’s a good question! You joined us here at TOAN to advertise your primary business with our powerful advertising system and you have hopefully set up your ads to start making that happen.
Your next goal then becomes referring other advertisers so that you can at least recoup your own monthly advertising costs, right? If you are a little more aggressive, you’d like to refer enough folks to make a little money like these folks did and if you’re really motivated, you want to build a considerable income along with qualifying for our cash bonuses!
Whatever your personal business goals, the steps to success are really the same: Invite people to view your affiliate URL that contains our simple yet powerful video presentation.
Who should you invite?
- Every network marketer you know (your upline and downline)
- Every network marketer that sends you a pitch email.
- Every network marketer that you find on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites.
- Every person you know that is interested in building or finding a home based business.
It can be as simple as simply shooting them a quick message like this:
If you are serious about generating new leads for your network marketing
business, you should take a look at this online advertising system that we
[Include Your Affiliate Link Here]
I know folks want to believe that there is more to it but the key to success with any network marketing business, including TOAN, is to invite a lot of people to review the available information. Some will say “no”. Some will say “yes”. The more people you invite, the more people can say “yes” and the higher your own income can become.
Yes. It truly is that simple. Talk with any top earner from any company and you will find that they make a point of inviting people to view their presentation a LOT. Whether they have a very expensive program, a low-cost offer, a simple pay plan, a complicated pay plan, whether they’ve been at it for several years or if they just got started … the key to their success is that they are constantly inviting new people to view the information and following up with those who have seen the information.
So … invite as many people as you can to view your Video Affiliate URL (found in your back office) and watch your business grow!
Be sure to run at least an ad or two in your TOAN account for your TOAN Affiliate URL, too! You have the available ad space. Why not use it?
People are often asking me why I don’t get a “regular job”. I could go on and on about freedom, the option to set my own schedule, the possibility of creating an incredible amount of income, and they would all be really good points.
I really like sleeping when I get sleepy, waking up when I feel like waking up, traveling when and where I like, and knowing that my income is happening around the clock and around the world. (Yes. Even when I’m sleeping).
Sure I’ve got some big goals. Some of them are related to the type of cars I would like to drive, the homes I would like to live in, the experiences I want to have, and all that fun stuff. I do enjoy driving a nice car … especially when I’m not the one paying for it!
But let’s break this down to just some good old “real world” thinking. If you give any serious thought to what is happening to the economy, the job situation, and what life is starting to look like for people from all walks of life, I personally believe that it just makes sense for you to be honest with yourself about what is happening and to consider your own home based business. If you really do the math, I think you will gain a much better understanding of why so many people start some sort of home based business.
Today, if you have a job at all, you are considered “lucky” by those who are unemployed. But let’s take a serious look at what a typical job scenario is like for most people. We’ll make a few assumptions, such as:
You’re working a job that pays $15 an hour.
You’re working 50 hours per week.
You’re getting paid for 52 weeks out of the year.
This gives you a gross annual income of $39,000.
With some standard assumptions about taxes which include you being a single person with no children, your tax bill is going to be about $4,000, making your Taxable Income $35,000.
This means you get $35,000 deposited in to your bank account each year and you trade 2,600 hours of your life every year to get that money. That, alone, is a rather sobering thought in my opinion, but let’s keep going.
We need to make a few more assumptions about what it takes to live the life you are in. Your numbers may be more or less than these:
These numbers do not take in to account anything beyond the very BASIC living expenses! You are literally trading 50 hours of your life every week and chances are, you have more month left over at the end of your money. You’re not alone. If you are paying off a student loan, paying for credit card bills, need a car repair, have an unexpected emergency, pay for health insurance, doctor visits, clothing expenses, etc… you can see how this gets way out of hand very quickly!
When this sort of math settled in on me while being married and raising FIVE kids, I realized that I needed to do something else.
So What Did I Do?
I started learning about home based business and discovering how I could leverage my then limited time and financial resources to change my financial picture. For me, it has been one of the best decisions of my life. I’ve been successfully unemployed for more than 14 years. I’ve been able to be present with my family, coaching basketball with my kids, traveling with my family, and actually BEING a husband and father.
I don’t look back on my life and wish I had spent more time with my kids because I was THERE with them throughout their lives. To this day, we are still very close even though they are all grown up, moved out, and pursuing their own life goals. (They all understand and are working on their own home based businesses, too!)
Not everybody starts a home based business to “get rich”. Some folks just want to create some additional income. Some folks just want to set up a “Plan B” in case their job falls through. Others just want to supplement their income or pay off some bills and yes … some of us want to create a life we are really excited about and can afford to live on our terms.
On this blog, you will see a number of ads offering you information about how you can start your own home based business. Click a few ads to learn more. Ask questions of the advertisers, and see if you can find a home based business that may be right for you.
Best of luck to you in your search.
Why Should You Consider Network Marketing?
Network Marketing is gaining acceptance on an unprecedented scale. Major corporations are adopting the network marketing distribution model. Why? Because it works! Still, the term “MLM” (which stand for Multi-Level Marketing) still conjures up images of pyramids, words like “scheme” or “scam”, and stories of someone’s uncle/friend/brother who “got in to one of those deals”.
So for the purpose of this article, let’s agree to use this definition from an article at forbes.com:
MLM is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of others they recruit, creating a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple levels of compensation. Most commonly, the salespeople are expected to sell products directly to consumers by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing.
Companies like Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware, etc… have been successfully utilizing the Network Marketing distribution model for decades.
Top Income Moguls such as Warren Buffet, Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, and more have endorsed and/or owned network marketing companies.
So it should come as no surprise that more and more people are looking at network marketing as a viable business possibility. The question is: Why?
“Money” seems to be the obvious answer. But when you really weigh it out, it’s not really about the money.
Of course, we want our businesses to grow. Of course we absolutely want/desire/crave/need more money. But dig a little deeper. Money isn’t the goal. Money is really nothing more than a resource you use to achieve or acquire your goals.
So you really want to sit down and decide what it is that you want from your network marketing business.
For some folks, that may mean a more extravagant lifestyle. Cars, homes, boats, and all those fun things.
For others, it may be that the goal is to simply alleviate some of the financial pressure they may be under.
We love to read and hear those rags-to-riches stories about someone who went from the brink of homelessness to become a multi-millionaire in record time. Those are great stories and many of them are actually true! Well, the part about them achieving success is true. The “record time” part doesn’t take in to account the years they spent learning their craft and honing their skills before they became “overnight success stories”.
But we tend to skip right past stories of the family that was able to get themselves out of financial trouble by simply creating an additional $500 per month in income with a part-time network marketing business they ran on the side.
Maybe your goals are more along that line of thinking. Maybe you want to pay down some credit card debt, update the family car, set aside some money for retirement, or finally take a nice vacation.
Whatever your situation may be, more and more people are discovering network marketing as one of the possible (and relatively simpler) ways to make those things happen.
Compared to traditional businesses, a network marketing business is incredibly inexpensive to start up. In my experience, typical start up costs can range from a few hundred dollars to maybe a couple thousand dollars to open your new business. Try that with a traditional business model!
I encourage you to take a moment to review the articles and listings on this site. If you are looking for a home based business opportunity, you may find it right here in these pages through one of our advertisers. If you already have a business you are wanting to build, you can find some incredibly helpful resources right here in these pages, as well.
Whatever your situation, I sincerely wish you the level of success that you desire. Feel free to post any comments and/or questions for me and I will do my best to respond quickly.
Yours In Success,
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There are many reasons to build a network marketing business.
Maybe you just want a Plan B in case your job income heads south.
Maybe you’re just not cut out for that 9 to 5 way of life.
Maybe you just want to get caught up on some bills.
Maybe you want a whole new life style.
Whatever your reason (or your “why”), network marketing is a great way to reach your dreams.
Let’s take a look at what some of our members are using their TOAN commissions for.
Here’s how Dan Froelke likes to use his TOAN Commissions:
Want to share your own success story? Use the Support link in your back office to send us your story and/or video and we’ll post it here!
Have you ever wished you could make your ads available only in certain countries? Or maybe exclude certain countries from seeing your ads?
You can with the GeoTargeting function in your account.
Here’s a quick video to show you how it’s done:
It seems to be a simple enough question but the answers can be pretty widely varied depending on who you talk to.
If you ask someone who joined a network marketing opportunity, actually took the time to learn the ropes, and then took action to build a successful business that pays them a solid six-figure, even multiple six-figure annual business and you’re likely to hear a response that goes something like this:
Network marketing is the single greatest opportunity for the average person without a lot of experience or available capital to create financial freedom.
Talk to someone who has bounced around between a few different network marketing companies over the years but never really took the time to learn the business or do the actual work required to build a business and they are more likely to say something like this:
That network marketing stuff just doesn't work. The only people that make money are the people who get in early.
What is Network Marketing?
If you look up “network marketing” on Wikipedia, you will find a definition that reads like this:
“Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is referred to as the participant’s “downline”, and can provide multiple levels of compensation. Other terms for MLM include pyramid selling, network marketing, and referral marketing.”
I don’t know about you, but for me, that doesn’t really answer the question, fully.
What is Network Marketing?
For me, it comes down to a few simple realities that many of us come to in our lives, such as:
* You aren’t going to get rich working for someone else.
* You’re never going to have time freedom working for someone else.
* You can’t take advantage of tax breaks working for someone else.
* You can’t set your own hours working for someone else.
* You can’t just give yourself a raise by being more productive when you work for someone else.
If you are anything like me, you start asking, “Why in the world would I want to work for someone else?
You decide to investigate network marketing as a possible solution.
You find that you like the idea of ….
* Picking the people you work with.
* Setting your own hours.
* The possibility of actually becoming financially free.
* Getting an increase in pay through tax breaks.
* Living a life you truly desire.
The overall concept of network marketing appeals to you because of the low start-up costs associated with getting your business started, the training and support available, and of course … the potential income.
But when the meetings are over and you are left with your own thoughts, what are you really getting yourself in to?
Network marketing is simply a distribution model. Companies that provide products and services are looking for people like you to operate as independent distributors. Your “job description” will simply come down to helping people make a decision about the product, service, or opportunity offered by the network marketing company you are working with.
Here’s something you probably haven’t thought about: You probably already are doing network marketing whether you realize it or not. Think about it.
Any time you refer someone to a book you read, a movie you saw, a restaurant you enjoyed, you are doing what network marketing professionals do, every day. The biggest difference is, the professionals get paid to do it.
Has a friend, neighbor, or co-worker ever asked you for a recommendation? Maybe they want your advice on a good mechanic, a good steak restaurant, a fun place to take the kids. So you give them your advice. They take you up on it and that company makes money. Did the company share any of those revenues with you? Did they even send you a thank-you card? Probably not.
Network Marketing professionals understand the power of referrals and the power of leverage because they get paid when they make that kind of referral.
Now, imagine finding other people like yourself that recognize the power of this distribution model and they want to get involved with you. This is when leverage starts to come in to play and the professionals know that the key to making those 5, 6, or 7 figure monthly checks comes from leverage.
Imagine you get paid $20 every time you sell Product X offered by your network marketing company.
And let’s say you put in 40 hours a week on your business and you are able to sell 100 units each week. Your sales commissions would total $2,000 for the week. ($20 x 100 = $2,000).
You could work more hours and/or sell more units to increase your income, right?
But what if you build a team of people like yourself that are also business minded and the company paid you $10 commissions for every unit your team members sell?
|In addition to your own $2,000 in sales commissions, you would earn $10 on each sale of the members of your team. If you build a team of 100 people who are matching your own sales volume, that adds another $10,000 to your monthly income.|
10 team members each moving 100 units weekly means your team is moving 1,000 units each week in addition to your own 100 units. At $10 commission for each unit sold by your team members, that represents an additional income of $10,000 per week. (10 team members x 100 units = 1,000 units. 1,000 x $10 = $10,000).
This is the sort of leverage J Paul Getty was referring to when he said, “I would rather have one percent of the efforts of 100 people than 100 percent of my own efforts”.
Now here is the reality of network marketing:
If you want to be successful and create the type of income that you keep hearing about, you will need to master the art and science of sales, marketing, and leadership. No matter how you slice it, network marketing is a form of “direct sales” and nobody makes a dime until products and services are sold. Guess what, this is true in every other business, too. If nobody is buying the product or service being offered, nobody is getting paid.
So what is the key to becoming successful in network marketing?
Find someone who is living a lifestyle you would like to have. Find out what they are doing. Be willing to LEARN and DO the same things they are doing. This may require that you learn a few new skills. A good leader will take the time to teach you the skills you need.
The real question is: Are you ready to learn and master the skills required to succeed?
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