Over the years we’ve invested in quite a few programs for building our business. These include online and offline courses, books, training, and events.
Some were great and some were… well, not so great.
Some of the topics we’ve studied are the network marketing industry, marketing in general, affiliate sales, search engine optimization, social media marketing, prospecting, sales, and much, much more.
I frequently get asked, where did you learn (this or that)? How did you know how to (fill in the blank)? Who do you follow for (fill in the blank)? What’s the best tool for (fill in the blank)?
We thought it would be helpful to share the most beneficial resources with you.
The truth is, we’ve pretty much built our business following a simple 3-step process:
- Learn from Somebody
- Implement the Idea or Strategy
- Evaluate the Results
After all the programs, books, online tools, etc. that we’ve been through, these resources are our favorites. They’re the ones we use consistently and have gotten the best results from.
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The MLSP program has 2 primary purposes…
1) To help you generate more leads for your primary company
2) To help you make money from the 90% who are already in a primary company or say “no” to your opportunity.
You have a primary company, but you’re also “in business” for yourself and your “business” doesn’t just have to be your company’s product lines.
At the end of the day, your job is to make money… bring home the bacon… turn a profit… make it rain y’all…. (you see what I’m getting at).
Most multi-level marketing companies offer the products, shipping, and a commission structure, but they leave the “system” to be figured out by the distributors- Which is YOU.
So what usually happens?
The top distributors end up creating their own “system” that they promote for you to buy.
It positions them as a leader and they’re making money on the front end and the back end.
What if you could do the same thing?
If you’re thinking like a business owner (and you should be), then you should be asking yourself… “What other products can I offer people to increase my profitability?”
MSLP has a history of helping catapult the businesses of top earners such as Ray & Jessica Higdon, Tanya Aliza, and Sarah Robbins, among others.
Basically, MLSP is an all inclusive platform that does so much in increase your lead flow and bottom line that I had to delete this post 3 times because it was just too long.
Because MLSP is such an in depth and so powerful as a tool, I can’t explain everything on this resource page, no matter how hard I try.
Maybe eventually I’ll create an in depth post on it.
The best way to see if it is a fit for you is to do a test drive trial.
That would be far more valuable than anything I can tell you here and you could judge for yourself if it’s a fit or not.
You’ll be able to log in and see everything they have to offer and see if it can act as an additional revenue stream (separate from your primary company) for your business.
Many people you talk to will already be excited to be in the company they’re currently in.
If that’s the case, they should stay in that company. Now you can help the 90% of people grow their primary business (and generate additional revenue) using MLSP.
Maybe it’s a fit, maybe it’s not. But you’ll never know unless you check it out.
I’ve been quite satisfied with the results and at the end of the day, we all need more results- not just activity.
Looking for personal development?
Head on over to our list of the best books for network marketers.
There you’ll find all our favorite reads in the following categories:
Network Marketing Business Building Books
Sales and Marketing Books
Books for Spiritual Development
Books for Men
Motivation & Mindset Books
Business & Entrepreneurship Books
Books on Influence & Communication
Other Good Books (that don’t fit one of those categories)
It’s no secret… personal growth and learning is a key component to business growth.
Never stop learning and if you’re on a budget, books are the cheapest way to keep learning.
Cesar L. Rodriguez, one of the biggest names in the industry and certainly one of the most prolific prospectors.
Casar started where many of us do, fired up and excited, but shooting blanks.
He quickly learned that he needed a mentor and turned to one of the top recruiters in his company.
After convincing the guy to let him shadow and follow him around, he picked up a few techniques.
Over the years he’s continuously worked on his skills as a prospector.
That’s the kicker.
It didn’t come easy or natural for him. Maybe his story is kind of like yours. It was hard for him in the beginning.
But he kept at it, kept learning, kept growing, and kept improving.
After prospecting thousands of people (literally, it’s documented), over many years and climbing the ranks of his company, he finally came out with a course.
The thing that’s different and so helpful about his course is that it’s done reality show style.
Hidden cameras, REAL cold market prospecting, and play by play follow up and commentary.
Company events are powerful.
Rah-rah and motivation has it’s place.
But without learning the tactics and strategies, it’s kind of pointless.
I could get my 8-year old daughter pumped up and excited about driving.
But if I give her the keys and send her off to drive, there will be disaster… GUARANTEED.
Regardless of how much I explained to her before she left, it would end bad.
As soon as I saw Cesar’s program, my background as an educator kicked in.
Because research shows that people learn in 3 ways:
1. From Hearing (information, lecture, etc.)
2. From Modeling or Seeing (actually watching somebody do it)
3. From doing and practicing.
The 1st is the least powerful, the last is the most powerful.
The middle is where Cesar’s program is and it’s the missing piece of the puzzle for most network marketers.
It’s kind of like golf.
If you practice before you learn technique, you’ll form bad habits that are hard to break and if you’re never taught correct form… well, you may never break those habits and never be as good as you could be.
If you’ve exhausted your list of friends and family you only have a few options.
One is quit. You can always quit.
But if you’re committed and have already drawn that invisible line in the sand and said “I will make this happen”, then you’ve got to develop yourself and your skills.
The fastest and most efficient way to generate leads and recruit more is through active cold market prospecting.
The fastest and most efficient way to learn those skills is by going through Cesar’s Course.
Online Marketing & SEO
This section is full of great industry leaders, experts, and teachers in the online marketing space.
The majority of the success I’ve had online can be attributed to those listed in this section.
Who is Neil Patel?
Neil Patel– If you’re just getting started in online marketing you’re probably thinking… “Neil Patel? Who is Neil Patel?”
But if you’ve been in this space for any length of time and you don’t know who Neil Patel is, then you’ve been spending your time consuming the wrong content.
The great thing about Neil is that his strategy (as far as I can tell) is to help and teach others what works and what doesn’t, as well as offer valuable tools to help businesses grow.
He believes if he does those things often and well, the revenue will come.
It’s the old Zig Ziglar mentality, “If you help enough other people get what they want, then you can have everything you want”.
He focuses on teaching you how to grow your business through effective marketing and SEO.
He’s not in the network marketing niche, just general business and effective online business practices.
Plus, he’s always running fun (and expensive) experiments to see what actually works.
Smart Passive Income: Pat Flynn
He’s well known for being one of the first people to publish his income reports, where he documents the income generated by his site.
Aside from being very authentic and very knowledgeable, Pat also motivates me because he allows me to see the possibilities of the network marketing industry.
How can that be when he’s not in network marketing?
Well, it used to be, that not only did the top earners make the most money from their primary multi-level marketing (mlm) company, but they were also the only ones who made extra income marketing products.
At this point, there’s not a leader I know of in the network marketing profession who has completely figured out how to combine online sales and revenue with building a network marketing team.
Most the big mlm trainers are former network marketers and coaches who no longer build teams.
Imagine combining the power of internet monetization with your primary company compensation plan.
Pat Flynn’s Income Reports give you a good picture of what is possible on the product and training side.
His teachings and trainings will help you learn how to be more profitable as well as grow your audience.
Brandon Gaille: The Blog Millionaire
Brandon Gaille focuses on how to create business revenue through blogging and content marketing.
In his journey to 1 million monthly visitors, Brandon has learned a thing or two about marketing and SEO.
If you’re planning anything more than moderate success from your network marketing business (in other words, you want to build an empire), then you must master the art of marketing.
It’s my belief that we live in a time of huge opportunity for our profession.
Network marketing is just beginning to grow up. It’s beginning to mature. Companies are beginning to use proven compensation models instead of experimenting on their distributors.
It’s the industry that was one a boy and is slowly becoming a man.
Franchising went through the same basic developmental process.
If you learn to leverage social media, YouTube, and content marketing, your potential reach becomes virtually limitless.
Network marketing is still a numbers game. He (or she) who shares what they are doing with the most people wins.
But now technology allows anybody (yes, even you) to leverage the internet to build faster, recruit more, and amplify your results.
For example, here are my unique visitor counts for this website in the last 6 months.
98% of that traffic is organic traffic that I earned by ranking on Google.
I accomplished this using the strategies openly shared by Pat Flynn, Neil Patel and Brandon Gaille.
That’s 5,015 unique visitors so far this month who have been exposed to what I am doing!
When was the last time you shared information about your business (you can count even the tiniest comment) to 5,000+ people in one month?
Unless you’re using the same type of content marketing strategies as I am, your answer is probably “never”.
I highly recommend you follow and learn from all three of these marketing experts/SEO geniuses.
If you don’t, you’re slowing your growth.
Keyword Research Tools
Not all keyword research tools are created equal.
Some work better than others. Some you may just like better.
Online software is like people, sometimes you just like one better than the other.
Maybe you like the design or usability. Maybe you don’t have a reason… you just like it better.
So make sure before you pay for any, that you check them all out and see what you prefer.
Whatever the case, you won’t grow you online presence without mastering keyword research and search engine optimization.
SEMRush– I’m going to just say this bluntly and you can agree or disagree if you want.
If you are NOT using SEMrush for the majority of your keyword research… then you’re doing it wrong!
Harsh statement, I know.
So now you’re thinking “but you just said that some of these fit different people better than others”.
That is true… in the beginning.
Once you decide to enter the competitive arena, you need to be driving the right car.
I don’t care how much a racer likes his luxury SUV, it won’t win him a medal in the Indy 500.
It will be comfortable while he’s driving it, but winning a race isn’t what it was designed for.
If you’re in a professional race, you better be driving an engine built for performance and a car that can handle it.
SEMrush is that car.
It is hands down the most powerful keyword research tool on the market today.
I know, it’s a bit pricey.
But just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for.
Whether you’re doing keyword research, backlink research, studying your competitors, or just about anything else you can think of, SEMrush can handle it.
Plus, you want an online research tool that’s accurate.
Otherwise, what’s the point?
Whatever you’re doing or trying to do online, SEMrush should be a key component.
If it’s not, then you are doing it WRONG and your results (even if good), aren’t what they could be.
I’ve got some other options listed below. If you can afford it though, go with SEMrush.
It’s outperforms the other options and their data is super reliable.
You can do a few searches for free, so give it a shot right now if you’ve never used it.
Keyword Finder– This is a great resource. They have a free option and a few paid options.
It’s probably the easiest to use with the simplest layout. It’s user friendliness is fantastic. To be honest, this is the Platinum Pathfinder edition of keyword research. It’s fun, easy to use, and simple to understand.
However, I’ve found an occasional hiccup with their keyword difficulty score.
Sometimes it ranks keyword phrases easier than I think they should be.
Other times, phrases are ranked harder than they probably should be.
I’m sure they have their own way of evaluating ranking difficulty, but their ranking parameters don’t always line up with my estimation.
For that reason, it’s not my top recommendation. For the beginner though, it’s a pretty easy place to start.
Ubersuggest– This one is not my favorite either. It’s 3rd on this list because it’s my 3rd favorite.
BUT… (and this is a big but),
Ubersuggest is in the early stages of development.
It’s one of Neil Patel’s babies and I have full faith that when he’s done building it out, it will be as good (or better) than SEMrush.
To top that off, my understanding is that Neil is planning to make it free.
So put that in your pipe and smoke it!
As of this writing, I would consider it a great free option, but I wouldn’t put it up there with SEMrush quite yet.
If you’re looking for the most robust and the best results, use Rush.
LongTail Pro– I’m not a fan of LongTail Pro. I don’t think I even have an account.
Basically, when you go to the site, you’ve got to create an account before you can do any research at all.
So I always end up leaving without an account.
So why am I mentioning it?
I’m mentioning it here because from an industry perspective, LongTailPro has been a big name in keyword research and will probably continue to be a competitor for years to come.
Perhaps they’ll be a good match for you and your style. They’re definitely worth checking out.
These are the top shelf tools for growing your organic traffic.
Email List Builder Tools
Sumo– This is my go to. One powerful tool. Many powerful options.
It’s easy to navigate. It’s intuitive. It’s easy to implement. And it works!
My email list grew by 40% the first 10 days I started using this tool!
You may have different results depending on the amount and type of traffic you have.
Basically, you can create forms, exit intent popups (hey, they work), static sign up bars, social sharing icons, and much more.
If you’re serious about the “marketing” part of your business, this is the tool that can help you build a list. Once you have the list, you can follow up using a good email system like mailchimp.
The fortune is in the follow up.
The fortune is in the list.
Grow your list.
Consistently follow up.
Sponsor new reps.
It’s that simple.
HelloBar– If you’ve already got something for popups and general forms, you may want to consider a static bar at the top of your website. Hellobar can do that for you.
Personally, I prefer Sumo because of all the other functions, but if you just need the bar at the top, then give HelloBar a try.
Email List Management
MailChimp– Again, only one recommendation here. We’ve used mailchimp for awhile.
It’s simple and easy to use. It’s also quite reasonably priced.
Okay, this has nothing to do with network marketing.
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The program has been climbing in price over the last few months, so you may want to act fast if it’s something you’re interested in.
MORE RESOURCES AND TOOLS COMING SOON!