Any advice for a stay at home mom? (new to the forum!)

Discussion in 'Network/Multi-level Marketing' started by Duchess1914, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Duchess1914

    Duchess1914 New Member

    Hey all!

    First of all, I am new to the forum and to be honest I am a little overwhelmed by all the incredible information out there about working from home. I had no idea all this stuff was out there!

    I am a new mom to a three month old little boy and finances have been getting a bit down around here. My husband used to do quite well in sales but with the economy being the way it is it has taken a toll on his income. I would love to remain in a position where I can stay home and take care of my baby but make a few bucks to help the household.

    My mom has recently gotten into an MLM based business that seems promising. They have lots of awesome products and since recently a very cool weight loss program that I've tried out and am very enthusiastic about. I would love some help on how to use the internet to create a down line and to set up a website to sell these products and get credit for them.

    I have also looked at products such as Profit Lance and Project Payday-if anyone has information about those that would be much appreciated.

    I am sorry if this is a repetitious thread! I looked through some other ones and got lost in so many words that I didn't understand (adsense? blogging for money?)

    If anyone could help me come up with kind of a step by step way of setting up a site or a blog to help with the MLM business I would love you forever! [​IMG]
     
  2. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Hi Duchess,

    Congratulations on your new baby. How wonderful for you!

    I know it is terribly confusing getting started. I was in a whirl trying to figure out and understand all the terminology, what was legitimate, what wasn't, etc. It's a real challenge. [​IMG]

    Making money from an online home business takes a lot of time and effort, but if you can commit to that, you can certainly do it.

    I'm familiar with miessence. I have a friend here in Australia who is a distributor and I've gotten a few products from her. They are really good quality (actually made here in Australia). [​IMG]

    It can be very difficult to market MLM products online, but if you have a good plan of action and work at it, you can build a healthy online business that way in the long term.

    The site that you have in your signature is never going to generate free traffic from the search engines because it is a cookie cutter site like all the other miessence reps sites. You need your own unique site that deals with issues that the miessence products relate to.

    You can look at my parasites website as an example of what I am talking about. I am with an MLM company (AIM) that sells really good nutritional health products. In order to promote them effectively and get free targeted traffic I built a website around health topics that those products help with - constipation, colon cleansing, parasites, candida, etc.

    Because I learned to research what phrases people are using to search for information on those subjects, I was able to build pages around those phrases and Google (and other search engines) lists me in search results for those phrases.

    When people come to my site, they are usually there looking for solutions to their problem. I discuss the problem and then recommend the appropriate product as a solution.

    I also make money from other related affiliate products, Google Adsense, etc.

    That's one of the best ways to build an MLM business in the long run. You don't have to chase down friends, family, and everyone you come in contact with to promote your products. [​IMG] You let the interested people come to you.

    There's a free book you can download from my site that's called The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing. It is very helpful for those involved in MLM, particularly if they want to do it online. Help yourself.

    As a matter of fact, there's a Free Affiliate Master's Course there too that was the best help to me when I was getting started. It's a very good "free" way to start your online education.

    The downside of MLM is that in order to earn your commissions, you usually have to make monthly product purchases which can be expensive in the beginning if money is tight. If you were going to buy the products anyway, then it isn't as much a hardship, but for some people in can be a turn off in business building.

    Affiliate marketing is different in that you don't have to make purchases yourself, you just make commissions on your referals.

    I hope that helps you some in getting started. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions you think I could help with.

    Blessings,
    Angie

    P.S. You can make your link clickable if you use instead of the html tags. [​IMG]
     
  3. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Welcome Duchess1914!

    Angie gave you some really great advice - and she is a great mentor when it comes to doing online marketing.[​IMG]

    I am also involved in a health and wellness company and you can do both the business developing and market the products online, if you so want to.
     
  4. amytaxs

    amytaxs New Member

    Hello All
    I have not visited the forum in awhile but I'm interested to see that happywife and mountainmom are in MLM I've just recently joined an MLM company and it seems to be working out pretty good It's the only one I've seem that guarantees your success The thing I like the most is being able to talk to my team when ever I need support and use the resources thier using to succeed As compared to affiliate marketing where your pretty much on your own Hope you find something that works for you Duchess
     
  5. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    amytaxs: I have not visited the forum in awhile but I'm interested to see that happywife and mountainmom are in MLM


    er...um... I actually am mostly doing affiliate marketing.... [​IMG]
     
  6. Duchess1914

    Duchess1914 New Member

    Thank you so much for your replies everyone!! I really appreciate everyone taking the time out of their day to write a response; especially such a detailed, informative one as you wrote, Angie! It's great that there are such helpful folks on here. [​IMG]
     
  7. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    Glad to help! [​IMG] Looking forward to hearing how you progress.

    Blessings,
    Angie
     
  8. terryowen

    terryowen New Member

    Hi, there are thousands of opportunities on line for home based businesses. I have sifted through dozens of network marketing companies, and found very few genuine opportunities.

    All I can suggest is to keep at it until you find one that is suitable for your needs. This is what I did, and finally found one, that I was excited about... and decided to run with it. Good Luck:)
     
  9. cshakesby

    cshakesby New Member

    Well, i just joined an MLM company that is selling sport strips. It seems like there could be some big rewards, but it will be ALOT of work. Im currently doing it cuz i love the product, and who knows, a few dollars here and there couldnt hurt if someone is interested in it right?

    the company is pretty cool becuase you have the option to either just promote the company via MLM, or you can sell the product to people.
     
  10. FreeCashMan

    FreeCashMan Well-Known Member

    I would just be careful about spending money to join programs hoping to make money. Not saying you shouldn't join any programs that cost to get going, just that if you are new to online business, then you will need to learn online marketing strategies that can bring you quality traffic to your website. You don't won't to be too wrapped up monthly fees trying to make it online. Now you will most likely have cost for online marketing tools, such as autoresponder, and maybe web hosting.

    Too many newbies to online business fail because of the hype on websites and biz opportunity calls. And what people don't understand is that online success is wholly depending on your marketing, regardless of what program you are involved in.

    Les Brown said "It works if you work it." Knowing how to work it is the thing.
     
  11. brandon123

    brandon123 New Member

    FreeCashMan: I would just be careful about spending money to join programs hoping to make money. Not saying you shouldn't join any programs that cost to get going, just that if you are new to online business, then you will need to learn online marketing strategies that can bring you quality traffic to your website. You don't won't to be too wrapped up monthly fees trying to make it online. Now you will most likely have cost for online marketing tools, such as autoresponder, and maybe web hosting.

    Too many newbies to online business fail because of the hype on websites and biz opportunity calls. And what people don't understand is that online success is wholly depending on your marketing, regardless of what program you are involved in.

    Les Brown said "It works if you work it." Knowing how to work it is the thing.

    I totally agree with you FreeCashMan. So many people get involved with the multi level marketing and internet marketing thinking the it is going to be easy as there mentor made it seem, but the truth of the matter is this stuff takes hard work.

    You have to have both money and time to devote to your business. The more money you have to invest in your busines then the less time you will have to spend on developing your business.

    No one ever told me that, so I had to learn it the hard way. It was stressful at times, but now I know enough to develop my business properly online.

    Brandon
     
  12. Pookie25

    Pookie25 New Member

    I've done Project Payday. I am not a fan. [​IMG]
     
  13. gridellas

    gridellas New Member

    Welcome Duchess!
    The information is overwhelming at first but it is one step at a time. If you don't know much about putting your own website together, for now you can use the site you have now to benefit you in 2 ways.

    1.
    You can go to http://www.wordpress.com or http://www.blogger.com and there you can learn about setting up your own blog and referring it to your site. Learning to blog is one of the easier things you can do right now and it is free. The only down side to blogging is, all your information is dated so it would be a good idea to keep your "posts" (you will learn about that in blogging) some what recent.

    2.
    You can go http://www.squidoo.com and it is a mixture of blogging and creating your own website. You can make a "lens" and customize it more than you a blog. Once again you can use this page and referr it to your site.

    The nice part about both of the options is you can talk about anything or everything you want. So if you want to get a product out to people this is the fastest way you can make yourself and the products known.
     
  14. RICH4NURICHE

    RICH4NURICHE New Member

    Welcome Duchess, take your time to learn online marketing but don't forget other methods too. I use bookmarks that i made myself that ad value because they have a practical use. You can also try networking with other marketers without being competetive to work out a joint marketing venture deal.
     
  15. timhale

    timhale New Member

    You mention a possible business with weight loss products?

    What is it that you're referring to? Have you tried it yet?

    I would definitely attest to being able to make money, from home, with MLM programs...but you do have to put a lot of work into them!

    That's why I'd suggest picking something that you're passionate about.

    What is your experience with the weight loss industry??

    ~Tim
     
  16. ryan80

    ryan80 Guest

    There are many work from home business opportunities on the internet. The only problem is finding the right one and joining a team that will show you what to do.
     

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