How to Start an MLM Home Business Affiliate Program
There are three critical things to decide on before you start an MLM home business affiliate program. These relate to you, the business you choose and the team you join. Making the right choices can boost your chances of success dramatically.
Make sure you know WHY you want to start your own business. If your first answer is "to make more money", then dig deeper. Ask yourself what you want to do with the extra money. When you have a strong reason why you'll have enough internal drive to keep you going and have the "never give up" attitude that you'll need to succeed over the long term.
Make sure the affiliate program you choose is within your marketing budget and that it can realistically provide a return on your marketing investment. Some programs require $3,000 to $8,000 upfront investments in services. Most are more modest in the $20 to $150 per month range.
Find a good mentor who can guide you. I spend a lot of my time helping people all over the world (in the USA, UK, India, Australia, Singapore and Mexico to name but a few) learn the basics of internet marketing and get started with an affiliate home based business. Don't be afraid to ask questions - a good mentor/leader will be ready and willing to help you.
Look for a program and a team with an established marketing SYSTEM. Driving free and paid traffic to your site works best with a system that leads people in steps and builds confidence in the program they are thinking of joining.
- I like to use a "funded proposal" approach where I effectively get my marketing expenses repaid from part of the initial income I receive, then I make money longer term with the ongoing residual income side of the affiliate programs I am associated with.
- All MLM programs offer you a replicated site that is coded with your personal affiliate details so you get credit for sales from you site. this is effectively your e-commerce site. The problem is Google and Bing are not going to index your replicated site because it is exactly the same as the corporate site. Your leader needs to have a way for you to integrate the replicated site in another UNIQUE site you own. In that way you'll build a highly personalized site with fresh content and you can expect to be indexed in the search engines.
- Be careful you don't get seduced into using Google Adwords for traffic before you understand how quickly your expenses can build up. For competitive keywords with a lot of traffic you can soon find yourself with a big check to pay to Google!
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