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So I'm always looking for tips on marketing and blogging naturally.
I follow Neil Patel, John Crestani, and Alex Becker pretty closely. I don't really take every offer I come across and realize that making money over the long-term is the goal.
It's not some product or network that will come save the day. It's skill and dedication that ultimately allows us to make money as affiliate marketers.
Videos like this one really concern me. There are a ton of Mommy bloggers who just want better for their family, and my heart goes out to them. I do believe that creating a niche site and providing quality content is the way to go in a world that continues to search for not only the best products, but recommendations from sources they trust.
MLMs Work, But The Odds Are Against You
I don't want to bash all MLMs or Network Marketing programs, I do want to offer some insight into the truth behind the probabilities associated though. Obviously, the odds are stacked against you succeeding in a program that has limited support and a low barrier (cost) to entry. However, the big difference between an MLM working or not isn't your work ethic or your skills. The part of MLM I'd like you to consider heavily is the timing of your entry into that program.
We know how this story goes, typically it's the founding members that have the strong “downline” and reap the benefits of being at the right place at the right time. This isn't something that you can easily control and therefore not something worth fretting over.
If you consider your alternative of blogging for profit, I strongly believe that your opportunity skyrockets tremendously. Solely because you control you blog and your content. You won't need to worry about fraudulent companies shutting down and leaving you heartbroken. You choose what's promoted and can easily diversify to the point that you can rest assured your business is protected.
Find Someone You Trust and Focus on Them Alone For A While
Going back to that, I've tried each and every software Neil Patel has suggested. Looking back, it's because he gives useful and actionable content for my business. Every time I see him upload a new video I consume it because I know he will likely give me some sort of insight that will allow me to move along my affiliate journey a little further than yesterday.
This is someone that is verified and touted across multiple channels as an expert. It's not about what I think of him, it's about his knowledge in the space, his companies value-add, and ultimately if the interactions you have are positive.
Much of what happens in MLM is the focus shifts to people and team and pushes accomplishment and legitimacy to the wayside. They reel you in like a good Netflix series and the next thing you know, you are ready to ask “How High?” as soon as they tell you to “Jump”.
A Different Approach
It baffles me, the money I spent in MLMs and why they are just a standard part of must ambitious or financially desperate people's lives. It's so normal to get burned or at least know someone who has.
The rule of 1%
Each and every day I'm seeking to get Blue Highlighted Text to be 1% better than it was the prior day. This doesn't seem like much on the surface, but the alternative is to beat myself up after setting higher goals at this stage of initiation and understanding.
Everyone is in a rush today.
The problem with building a business from this mindset is that you definitely become susceptible to schemes and the people that build these types of companies have mastered sales copy (or sales pitches) that will get you interested and pulling out your credit card in no time to get started.
You don't have to make a decision and join a company