How to Promote Your Top Tier Direct Sales and Network Marketing Home Based Business

Learning how to make the most of your network marketing business can be a challenge when you are first starting out.. Leads are the lifeblood of our business and it goes without saying that the more traffic you drive to your lead capture webpage the better your chances of making a profit.

If you are fortunate, you have a highly experienced sponsoring consultant who can give you some invaluable advice on marketing ideas. This truly is an absolutely huge benefit that can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars on your marketing and just as important help ensure you are driving traffic to your webpage in short order.

There are many ways you can expose your business to the world – some well travelled and some less well known.

An older but now rejuvenated method is direct mail. In previous times it was often thought of as junk mail but this type of marketing is taking on a new life with top tier direct sales companies. It can be expensive and tiresome if you have to start from the beginning but if you’re lucky enough to be part of a turnkey marketing system that uses this method, a lot of the legwork has already been done for you and it can be a great way to find extremely targeted and receptive prospects.

There is also the option of classified ads in newspapers and magazines. While this can be a reasonably low cost way to advertise your opportunity, to make it worthwhile you have to do your research ahead of time and find the right markets and publications. The good news is, this can all be done online.

Many newcomers make the mistake of running their ads for a few days in the local freebie and not seeing instant results they quickly become frustrated and move on. The key, once you find a suitable vehicle for your ads (here’s a hint – not the free papers), is to be consistent for a period of weeks. If readers see your ad consistently for a period of weeks they will know you’re serious and not a fly-by-nighter. Your response rate will shoot up. If copy writing is not your specialty, either get some qualified help or do what every successful marketer does and keep a swipe file of what the other successful marketers are doing; slightly modify it for your own use and put it to work for you.

A good option especially if you’re brand new can be to purchase leads from a reputable vender. Again, if you have an experienced sponsoring consultant and/or a turnkey marketing system, chances are they will already have a list of tried and trusted lead venders. While this option always tends to be more expensive than self-generated leads, it can be a good way for the newcomer to get some leads in the pipeline and hopefully a sale or two to generate income and fund future marketing efforts.

A type of online advertising that might be used is banner advertising. Banner ads are clickable links that you can place in websites and online newsletters called ezines and to direct traffic to your site. They are a great lower-cost option but again, to make it worthwhile you have to do your homework. Once you determine the right online publications, you must ensure the right position for your ad at a price you can afford. Communicate directly with the ezine publisher for options. You’ll find most are extremely accommodating.

A listing in an online directory so that people who are searching for legitimate top tier direct sales businesses can find you is another low cost option. They tend to get saturated with multiple business opportunities however so choose wisely.

Another type of online marketing but at low or no cost is article marketing. This involves using articles to softly market your business opportunity. You can either write the articles yourself and go to the numerous ghost writer sites and have articles penned for you at very cheap rates. You then submit your work to a few well placed article directories who will review and publish your piece where it can be found by people searching for information on home based businesses and top tier direct sales opportunities. You should never directly market you particular opportunity as this is too blatant and will not be well received by your potential prospects. Instead provide information the searchers can use that will build your creditability and then provide a link to your website and a brief bio in the last paragraph. As you increase the number of articles online, you be amazed how much highly targeted traffic this will drive to your webpage.

Top 3 Marketing Techniques

It is every work at home entrepreneur’s nightmare;”How do I market my home based business”The internet can be a very complicated and often daunting place when you are a work-alone entrepreneur, you have no-one to bounce your ideas off and it can be quite an isolated career. This is all the more reason why you want to see your home business succeed! Marketing any business requires knowledge of the consumer. In what ways can you utilize the internet (amongst other means) to find out about your customers and your work at home business? It is this very question that has led to the Top 3 Marketing Techniques (not to be confused with off page SEO) of your home based business.EMAILThe world is moving at a very fast pace, but what medium has stayed the same throughout the years!? Email marketing is still the most potent of viral marketing options when you have something worth marketing! Unlike social networking, emails will only be forwarded; A) To Friends, Family and Colleagues and B) If it is something worth sharing!If you can come up with an email campaign that is content rich, informative and genuinely helpful then you are a fair way along on the road to success with email marketing. There is a 70% greater click through rate with email marketing than any other and who knows…your next publication could be one of the few that make it around the world!SURVEYSIt may not sound like a groundbreaking work at home technique to drive people to your site, but try and think about surveying in all its variations and potential. Ever noticed how the people that stop you in the street make a lasting impression (be it good or bad!) and at the end of the survey, try to sell you something? I know, it’s annoying but it clearly demonstrates the advantage of social compliance. The survey gives an authoritative position and people are more likely to engage, trust and listen to a complete stranger if it is in the guise of a survey. “They care about my opinion…so it must be good!”People like to be listened to and they often aren’t. Using surveys to give the people a voice will credit your home business with a degree of authority in the active community your niche operates within.Now, do this online and you can not only generate a huge interest by offering a small reward for the completed survey from customers and affiliate marketers alike…but you can also drive a significant amount of very targeted, informed and optimistic traffic to your website.Once all is said and done…you will have a nice database of opinions too!DIRECT MAILDirect mail does not have to be boring or as expensive as you think! In light of recent economical turmoil many mailing specialists are offering a very good discount on their ‘own image’ direct mail services for work at home and small businesses. Put simply, a direct mail marketing campaign could end up costing you around the same…if not less…than a ppc campaign with google. Now, bare in mind with a search engine it is fluid…you may not be the choice forever and equally, 6 months down the line who did click the ad will not remember you. A postcard size Direct Mail however, will give your work at home audience more information than a search engine result summary…it can be put to one side for constant reference…and it can quite effectively drive a healthy amount of traffic to your website or home business phone line.A key point to remember is to attract the attention of the reader and not SELL THEM! Selling should be done at the other end be it on the website or over the phone. I for one, purely because I know better, almost always dispose of Direct Mail that sells me something in the blink of eyelid. Direct Mail that gives me an opportunity to find out more and that promises a profession service…almost always gets a read!Why not link all Top 3 Marketing Techniques together in next months marketing campaign!?These marketing techniques have stood the test of time and as such, remain a valid alternative to reach those who you would not normally attract through pay-par-click, on/offline advertisements and social networks.Everyone knows it’s about quality customers…not necessarily quantity (although both would be nice!)…Work at Home

Market Prediction – How to Predict Market Direction

There are various techniques used by traders and analysts to help with market prediction. Most traders will use one type of technical analysis, while others will combine different techniques when  trading on the stock market today. The kind of analysis used will depend on which school the analyst adheres to.  When a trader is stock picking, he will try to find out in which direction the stock picks are moving so that he can get in at the best time to maximize profits. One of the methods used in the stock market is technical analysis. This technique involves looking a historical data on a stock pick. Normally the volumes and price are the main focus, but other data is used as well.Stock charts will be used to look at historical data; this chart analysis will generally be viewed looking at candlestick patterns. The patterns that are formed by the candlestick charts will show where trend reversals may occur. Trend lines may also be used in conjunction with the candlestick patterns. There are many patterns that can form, and each pattern combined with other patterns will indicate a certain condition at a given time period. This information will help with market prediction, which in turn helps when trading stocks.Some candlestick patterns that signal changes are the “morning star”. This pattern follows a time where investors have been panicky and have been selling out of fear over a period of time. The morning star appears and is noted by three candles, with the first day’s candle being black and long, showing that there has been a strong down trend with the stock closing lower than it opened. The second day shows a white short-bodied candle signaling indecision, and shows that the trading range was low. The gap between the first day and second day further indicates that there is the probability that a reversal is occurring. The third day is a long white candle and this signals the bulls have taken control.This pattern is a good indication of a reversal and can be considered part of the market prediction. Traders will then give out advice and stock tips to investors so they they can buy in to the stock while it is increasing in price. This is just one method of using candlestick patterns to determine the direction things will move. There are actually 12 important candlestick patterns that can be used in market prediction, and traders should familiarize themselves with them.