I am NEW to marketing for myself, and am thinking of tactics. INTERNET is obviously the best way to cover the most ground EVRYWHERE. But does anyone do local as well? I am with a sort of MLM, I like their struture a lot, and I am looking for customers AND also new business builders. I LOVE the product line I represent a LOT and want to tell people about it as well as the business opportunity but am finding that the people who I tell about the products seem a little freaked out about the business opportunity. I need to give them all the info though. CAN I advertise the products and present the business opportunity without making the company seem "weird" to people who just want the products? Am I presenting wrong? As far as the products go, I am interested in marketing to the yoga/crunchy crowd, as I sort of belong to that group. Any experiences approaching local businesses to see if you can post flyers/cards to public boards (NOT asking them to advertise for you!) I'm very nervous about flat out "soliciting" - I am not attempting to do this and don't want to seem like I am. Although maybe I am. Looking for any comments from the experienced pros here on talking to people locally, face to face, or if you've found it to be a waste. I am very interetsed in having valuable relationships with the people I am marketing to! Thanks!