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Helping People Is What We Do


As a successful internet marketer one thing is truly responsible for my success: helping others become successful.


That's why I write a blog that teaches people instead of selling to people.  Motivation speaker Zig Ziglar said it best with a quote that is from the Bible: "If you help enough people become successful, eventually those same people whom you made a success, will make you successful."  I live by that credo.


Understanding that, I know what it feels like to be a newbie to internet marketing and MLM.  There are so many MLM and affiliate marketing programs out there, it seems overwhelming.  And, if you receive emails from any of the self professed gurus of internet marketing, it may even seem that those very messages are putting pressure on you to join right this moment!  


I've been there, I understand.


Take this advice, take your time, think about things.  One of the things I did (and still do) is do some reading on the program that you are about to join.  You can do this by performing a search on Google.  Search for the company first, then add the words 'scam' in the search along with that companys' name.  This will bring up any complaints against a company.  If you see many complaints or any, investigate them by going to that website and read what others have to say about their experiences.  


As a potential investor in any program, it's important to know what you are getting into and the risks involved.  Particularly if the MLM you are joining requires autoship. If you are joining a program that requires the shipment of products to you on a monthly basis in order to remain active and eligible for commissions, do some basic math and compute how many dollars it will cost to remain active per year.   


For example, if your autoship is $75.00 USD a month, multiply that by 12 months.  That will give you $900.00USD plus whatever the cost is to join the MLM program.  That means that you will need to earn a minimum of $900.00USD plus join in costs just to break even.  If this is too much for you, then start out like most people do, promote small products that don't cost anything to join, and everything you make is a profit.  Some people join ClickBank, which has an awesome inventory of products that can earn you a steady income.


You may also choose to promote a product that you already use and have some experience with, but in any case, it is very important that you have a list.  They say there is money in a list, and that is so true.  You won't make a dime online or in MLM if you don't have a list.  The more people on your list, the more money you will make.  Make sure to buy your list from a reputable source, or you can build your own with contacts you've personally made.  . 


LaTease Rikard

List Builders Handbook.


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