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Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by Angela_Love on Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:08 pm

wow, how would I ever live without the internet :o Same with my mobile phone.

I would probably use paid newspaper ads, as if there was no internet, the newspaper would become one of the main sources of information and promotion again,

and the second method I would use would probably be sign writing on my car. It would become my mobile advertisement. In fact I am going to use this method anyway when I get my new Jeep :)

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by lesterdiaz on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:31 am

The same way the MLM industry has been growing before the internet was created, using the old traditional MLM techniques. They still work for some people, in a sense the internet is used the same way to the old traditional methods of marketing but the idea is to do twice the work in half the time, thats how the internet changed MLM.

People achieved highest levels of success faster online than offline.

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by CraigP on Wed May 30, 2012 12:14 pm

You will have to resort to the oldest known type of advertising. Word of mouth. I use this the most.

Lots of free samples and business cards.

Second most, I use the phone. I'm a wholeseller, when I started, even though I used the internet, I linked to yellow pages and in 25 min. I had a list of just over 21,000 phone numbers of other businesses that retail my product and started calling. Try to call 25-30 a day.

When getting people in your down line, remember, people are loyal to people, not products. Do your best to make them one of the family, so if they decide to get out they will have to reconcile with the fact they are leaving a family and not a product.

Good Luck
Craig

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by betsycz on Thu May 10, 2012 3:36 pm

I would use direct response mailings (post cards, etc).

In fact even with the Internet that is a very effective strategy, if you do it right.

With the internet, fewer people are using direct mail.

That opens up the door a bit wider for those who do use it.

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by freelancegeek on Thu May 10, 2012 9:01 am

I would focus on the local market and find ways to improve my market share. I will also have invest in intensive marketing campaigns.

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by Goodrum on Thu May 10, 2012 7:54 am

mlsanders wrote:Many of us may want to forget the time before the internet.
There was a long time before the internet. We did conference calls and home presentations and door-to-door sales and handing out samples and brochures to every body we met. That was not too long ago either.
We travelled more and stayed home less and spent more money to conduct our businesses.
Even the business I am with did not offer online services until recently. Or at least it was not offered by the uplines promoting the business. Now it's offered as an online tool and in different languages.
We may have all done well before the internet evolved, but it can only get better with it.



I didn't mind network marketing before the internet because it was a matter of using the options and tactics at the time. But there's a lot of people still doing door to door sales and home presentations these days. The internet brought the network marketing industry to many more people but its now very crowded as well.

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by mlsanders on Wed May 09, 2012 4:52 am

Many of us may want to forget the time before the internet.
There was a long time before the internet. We did conference calls and home presentations and door-to-door sales and handing out samples and brochures to every body we met. That was not too long ago either.
We travelled more and stayed home less and spent more money to conduct our businesses.
Even the business I am with did not offer online services until recently. Or at least it was not offered by the uplines promoting the business. Now it's offered as an online tool and in different languages.
We may have all done well before the internet evolved, but it can only get better with it.

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by Monique_J on Tue May 08, 2012 5:52 pm

Definitely focusing on attending and maybe even holding network marketing events and a lot more phone calls!

Without the internet, phew, it's kind of hard to imagine.
Online gives us so many opportunities these days, that I know I've been one to take advantage of for sure.

But it's great to reflect on this, sometimes going back to the old ways doesn't really hurt especially with all we have learned thus far.

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by jeromera on Tue May 08, 2012 8:51 am

No matter what, it would still be a "Relationship Business" but just in a different forum. I would do what I'm doing today, interacting with people and building upon relationships. The more I know about them and the more we share something in common, if I see there is an opportunity where I can present what I have to offer, then I most certainly will.

Think of it this way, even if an opportunity to present your business to someone doesn't present itself then at a minimum you created a friendship. That can lead to many new opportunities - in business or personal life.

People SHOULD BE doing this even with the Internet existing today! If you're not, then you're missing out big time.

Jerome

Re: Pretend there's no Internet-Now how would you build your biz

Post by fifi on Tue May 08, 2012 3:31 am

It would be tough for me...to say the least because I am so used to the internet. :?:

Anyway, I would make a few calls, advertise on the local paper or drop flyers inviting people to listen to an audio or attend a training session or something else of value (by myself or other speaker) where there is no pitching involved i.e. (give 80% of the time). I would then use this event to network and allow people to share their ideas and business opportunities. A this point, I would also share what I am going ....take only 20% of the time.

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