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Give Freely And Reap The Rewards.

by Sheree Motiska Creating Interconnected Social Media Profiles/Page
I know that we're all here to make money but do you ever think about the long term being more important than the short term?

A little bit of background information:

I am a network marketer. That is my main business and how I make at least 75% of my current income. But I stated out as an affiliate marketer. Since then, my affiliate marketing sites have turned into 2 things:

1. Information sites with just a few scattered affiliate links to services that may be helpful to other marketers.
2. Awesome leads generation systems.

I first learned as an avid forum poster that by giving away my knowledge with no strings attached, I could actually make more contacts, referrals, and money in the end. By adopting this "non-profit" attitude toward my marketing efforts in some cases, I've actually made more than I would have otherwise.

Let me tell you what it has brought me.

I now have 2 active students that are learning the ropes directly from me. While it does take some extra work to mentor a newbie, the rewards are fantastic.

My 1st student came to me through my subscriber list at Affiliate Marketing Help. After I welcomed him with a video mail (that's a little extra thing I do that doesn't come with Aweber). I don't remember how he first found me or if I ever knew but he seems to think that I'm some kind of marketing genius because of my "breath of fresh air" tactics. He's not a newbie to entrepreneurship, he's actually a retired professor of Entrepreneurial Science. He and I are in the process of forming a business partnership not only with my VM Direct business but he also wants me to be part of his business coaching programs.

Can you imagine a successful professional like this wanting to join forces with a 32 year old retired bartender?

My second student who I just got off the phone with a few minutes ago is a gentleman from the UK. He is a newbie affiliate marketer and wants my help to create and monetize a London travel site. He came to me for help from a work at home forum because he said he enjoyed my honest and thoughtful posts.

He is, as we speak, setting up domain names, hosting accounts, and autoresponder services through my affiliate links. Why? Because I offered my time and advice with no strings attached. I've also been contacting him through video mail and have his interest in video network marketing quite piqued. Sure, I could give him a hard sell but my philosophy is to let him decide on his own. That way, he'll be loyal and work hard to build the organization.

This is how my prospects stick around and really make a go of it. Less attrition.

I'm nothing special. As I said, I'm a retired bartender and I'm only 32 years old. The reason for my success is my non-pushy sales techniques.

You could say I'm the "non-marketer."

Sheree Motiska

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Created on Jan 16th 2008 11:48. Viewed 712 times.

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