I just realized I had "Thank you Valerie" at the bottom, lol, OOPS! I had copied and pasted it from my introduction message i typed in team global fts, sorry Steven, I know your name Isn't Valerie! lol
Essentially the point is every time you tell your friend "Oh, I tried that new chinese restaurant yesterday" or "Have you had that new latte flavor at starbucks? it's amazing" you are selling something for another company.. the difference is people who do affiliate marketing get paid commissions for making these sales
The product is the first thing I look at, I couldn't give two hoots about the payplan if it is a product that has value outside of it..
if the company relies on the payplan to generate their sales instead of the product, it makes me wonder how I am supposed to sell the product to people when the website itself isn't even trying to sell it... I question the value of a product the company who creates it barely even promotes.
Develope your own business, generate your own email lists and provide value to those subscribers, if you provide them with real genuinely helpful information, they will remain subscribers and then when you tell them about a product you use and why you like it, they are more likely to respond because you have established trust with them, this will give you the biggest return on any product or program you promote..
if you have them sign up for your list and bombard them with nothing but offers, they will unsubscribe and you will lose credibility with them..
also blogs work every well for generating return, but can take a while to establish, and it is the same thing, provide value without selling, then when you do sell, people will respect your opinion and they will sign up.. on my time our top referrals are members blogs and email lists, traffic exchanges have very low return but are good for creating your brand impression and creating name recognition, as well as list building strategies..
also creating your own splash page will always perform better than any generic splash page because it is one that will stand out from the crowed and it will also give you an opportunity to brand it, and creating recognition of yourself as a brand is absolutely essential to your online success
Hello everyone! It's great to be here! I have achieved some success on rolution before but discovered that my up line was a member of this team so I thought I should join up, I love team builds and the sense of community and support they include.
Just some background so you can know who I am (if you care.. if not, feel free to move along, It'll take a lot more then that to offend me)
I'm John Bell, I am 26 (27 in a few months.. I feel old!!) and living in Eugene, Oregon. I was a manager at Walmart for 6 years. I started there while I was in school, I started out as a seasonal part time associate and I actually enjoyed my job there so I stayed when they invited to take me on full time and quickly worked my way up the ranks, but as a Manager and seeing the way the company operated I was not pleased. I finished school with Multimedia Design but also studied a lot in the fields of Computer Programming, Networking, Sociology, Psychology, Theology, and Fine Art. I started my own Web Design & Development business in January of 2008. It was the best decision I have ever made, the connections I have made through my company have really changed my life. I began also branching out into doing event promotion to help a lot of my clients who are the artist types (some of my favorite types of clients, by the way, they let me be more creative than the business stiffs, no offence to any of you of course) land gigs and shows, and I had a lot of fun doing that, volunteering my time to try and help them succeed. I eventually co-founded a non profit organization with a team of 3 other business owners called Rockin Realtors. We put on events around town to help raise funding for local charities, usually we gear ourselves towards local food banks as they are hard hit during this recession, but we like to help other non profit organizations as well. The two members who's initial conception of the idea belonged to were Realtors, hence the name. This is a great break for me because the third partner does all the web work and I get to help organize the events, rally volunteers and donors, and design the fliers. We do this 100% Voluntary and none of us get paid a dime, in fact we all pay out of pocket to run these events but they are for a very good cause and work out very well.
Through my web development business I started meeting more and more people in the niche of affiliate marketing. I met some really amazing people and started to really see the value in this industry. Like a lot of other outsiders I saw it as sort of a schemey slimy type of industry, but I realized through time that it really didn't have to be that way. I was finally able to leave my job at Walmart in December of 2009, it was my christmas present to myself. I have been teaching myself more and more advanced programming and released my Affiliate Marketing Toolbox this summer, and then finally got to Launch The L Team late last month.
Anywho, that is just some background on who I am, and I look forward to working with you all to make this team succeed, I absolutely love team builds and the interactions and people I get to meet along the way, but because of being in a few of them and my own projects I don't have a chance to be as active in some of them as I would like to be, so if you need to reach me the best way might be via private message in here as it sends me an email alert.
Thank you Valerie for putting this team together, anything a person can do to unite others under a common goal is a good thing, so thank you and best of luck to us all! Together we can and will achieve our goals!