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Online Methods or Traditional? . . Which Get Better Results?

by Rich Alveranga » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:04 am


I just want your opinion

In my past years in the MLM industry (early 2000's), I always have seen one thing to be consistent. EVERY company tells us to make a list of people we know (warm market). Then approach those people using the training that the company teaches:

    3 on 1's
    2 on 1's
    3 way calls
    Inviting to an event
    Host business functions at your home
etc.

You may sponsor a few people, or you may not. In most cases, the people that you sponsor may be enough to get a bonus, but not enough for residual income. So you may eventually go to the cold market where it is harder . . . but you never run out of people to talk to.

After 2005 when technology is in full swing you may go to your MLM company's event and they STILL tell you to make a list and teach how to approach them (where nothing is wrong with that) but they don't encourage getting trying to get prospects online.
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In the CURRENT year, most of the leaders and trainers in various MLM companies have an online presence. They have websites with capture pages for people to put their information in, etc. Instead of actually talking to as many people, they take advantage of:

    Their Website
    Blogs
    Forums
    Webinars
    Online Ads, etc

But they don't share that information on how to do those things at the big events.
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Knowing this information, we don't actually know how many people in various other peoples downline were sponsored in person or sponsored online.

However, what I DO know is that many people say they don't do well in the industry people they "ran out of people to talk to"

Regardless of that fact, is it still better to traditionally get to know people in person, nurture that relationship then eventually personally show them your opportunity (which may take longer) OR take advantage of online methods that were mentioned earlier to keep up with the times (where they DON'T have to know the people).
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Re: Online Methods or Traditional? . . Which Get Better Resu

by chuckholmes » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:54 pm


Rich Alveranga wrote:I just want your opinion

In my past years in the MLM industry (early 2000's), I always have seen one thing to be consistent. EVERY company tells us to make a list of people we know (warm market). Then approach those people using the training that the company teaches:

    3 on 1's
    2 on 1's
    3 way calls
    Inviting to an event
    Host business functions at your home
etc.

You may sponsor a few people, or you may not. In most cases, the people that you sponsor may be enough to get a bonus, but not enough for residual income. So you may eventually go to the cold market where it is harder . . . but you never run out of people to talk to.

After 2005 when technology is in full swing you may go to your MLM company's event and they STILL tell you to make a list and teach how to approach them (where nothing is wrong with that) but they don't encourage getting trying to get prospects online.
--------------------------

In the CURRENT year, most of the leaders and trainers in various MLM companies have an online presence. They have websites with capture pages for people to put their information in, etc. Instead of actually talking to as many people, they take advantage of:

    Their Website
    Blogs
    Forums
    Webinars
    Online Ads, etc

But they don't share that information on how to do those things at the big events.
---------------------------

Knowing this information, we don't actually know how many people in various other peoples downline were sponsored in person or sponsored online.

However, what I DO know is that many people say they don't do well in the industry people they "ran out of people to talk to"

Regardless of that fact, is it still better to traditionally get to know people in person, nurture that relationship then eventually personally show them your opportunity (which may take longer) OR take advantage of online methods that were mentioned earlier to keep up with the times (where they DON'T have to know the people).


Both online and offline work. The reason companies, and many leaders, have people make a name list is because it is simple. Anyone can do that. Plus, going through the people you know will give you a little experience. If everyone were to go straight to online marketing, or cold market, no one would do anything. It is very complicated. There is a lot to learn. And, there is a steep learning curve.

I personally think people should commit about 80% of their time to offline and traditional methods and about 20% of their time learning and applying online techniques. When most people go online and start trying to learn stuff, they in essence stop building their business. That's why leaders don't want them to do that.

It took me nearly five years, of full time work, to become an expert at online marketing. Considering most people only stay in their company 30 to 90 days, you can't expect people to do what I did. Once again, that goes back to why leaders teach offline stuff. Just my thoughts.
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Re: Online Methods or Traditional? . . Which Get Better Resu

by Steve_Fazia » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:53 am


Good thoughts here, Chuck. I think one of the major problems in the industry (there are many) is that your 80% offline, 20% online ratio is flipped for the most part these days. Most people are trying to build mostly online, which in my experience does not produce long term residual income to the degree of good ole belly to belly relationship building.

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Re: Online Methods or Traditional? . . Which Get Better Resu

by chuckholmes » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:44 am


Steve_Fazia wrote:Good thoughts here, Chuck. I think one of the major problems in the industry (there are many) is that your 80% offline, 20% online ratio is flipped for the most part these days. Most people are trying to build mostly online, which in my experience does not produce long term residual income to the degree of good ole belly to belly relationship building.

Steve


My best leaders all build face to face, even though I build online.

With the internet, it is easy come, easy go. We are just another shiny object and the person will only stick around until they see the next shiny object that interests them.

Every leader I know who has built a LASTING MLM income, does it belly to belly.

Anyone with good internet marketing skills can build a big MLM team online, but the real question is "can they keep it?"
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