Should I accept the proposal from a company that approached me for education in obtaining leads?
I have decided to get into a MLM (multi level marketing) with Nerium and I have had little success, so I was approached by a company that educates people on how to create a "leads base website". Has anyone heard of Home Business Academy? Has it worked? The price is high and the webinar makes a lot of sense but, I wonder how effective it is. Thanks for your Ideas.
I could appreciate and accept the proposal to educate in obtaining leads. This is what am currently during in my role.
I would suggest that you pass on this as the cost puts you only into debt or further into debt. What business development of any kind takes it courage, practice, feedback, and thoughtful review and then repeat, repeat, repeat. To be comfortable with yourself will show up in any dialogue you initiate, relationship you seek to build, and transaction that comes in time. The online sales training so often offered is classic in philosophy, but if you don't apply it and practice it (out of fear of being perfect and then still you get rejected...more often then invited to share more) you are now paying off a bill that adds more pressure.
Have you read Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich. A seminal read and free from the library. It's this state of mind that you need to cultivate and embody. And, then apply that state of mind to all your choices in life and work and relating.
Spending money on training is most often a means to add much needed structure to learning new skills. Some people do need it. For others it is a bit of a veil on the deeper issue (that really is the crux of the matter). How self-confident a person are you presently?
Being honest about how much you believe in yourself is the place to start. A Healthy Sense of Self is a wonderful thing for a person to have. And, when meeting a person with that strong and healthy Sense of Self, one can't help but be curious to learn more about who that person is and what that person does.
"I'll have what she is having..." (from When Harry Met Sally) is the response you you seek to inspire in others. How you show up as a Nerium representative matters. How you show up for whatever you may be "selling" is what matters.
Sales is not a dirty word. It is a concept that needs to be embraced as a good skill to be glad and proud that you have.
As for leads generated by a website that mean you have to email or call a person some distance away (where no relationship exists) means that you have an uphill climb to make..so being truly present and confident and willing to be authentic in your conversation and vetting of a potential business builder is CRUCIAL.
I'm pretty passionate about this theme, clearly.
I am all about these two things "Authentic Self-Expression Always Provokes" and a Healthy Sense of Self is the best foundation for it. I wish you good fortune in all your pursuits
You need to find a company that can help you all the way, not just give you a webinar or seminar. Find a strong and well recommended partner. Lead generating and brand promoting websites need to be kept up to date as best practices and effective strategies shift all the time.
Here's the problems with MLM's. It's like you join Sam's Club and you get a membership then you get everybody else to join and buy their products. Let's use a bottle of water for example one bottle $2.50 and you only make 25cents off per bottle how many bottles do you have to sell before you reach your financial freedom the only way to make money is to recruit and on top of that, companies are always coming out with new products to compete with each other.
First ask yourself do you really want to learn how to sell? MUlti level marketing can be most difficult if you are not totally committed to the selling process, its product in this case and its benefits...I don't know the cost of the Home Business Academy course, but I would basically look at it this way: My ROI from the course should yield enough sales within 6 months that the course paid for itself...After that the cost should reflect a 10% cost of the program as a percentage of Sales...Good Luck
Rather like Google and other search engines these can be very hit or miss. Many of these courses tell you the obvious. As an example I went to a firm to "show me" how to build a web sitem have yet to complete their service, with the site alledgedly set up, but no Search Engine can find it.
I have never used Home Business Academy so cannot comment on their effectiveness, however anything withe a high price needs serious consideration before entering in to a contract. Have they given you a syllabus relating to the course and what it will include, and preferably in depth. Glibb answers like "we will teach you how to market yourself" but not clarify how and which products they will recommend, and basic accoutancy can be learned from sources which are far cheaper.
I set up my (Dormant) Company from scratch with a "WH Smith special" which cost a nominal amount of money.
I would suggest that you find a branch of the Federation of Small Business (FOSB- Federation of Small Businesses
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They have a specialists and those who have been in small business for some time and often you have access to solicitors as well. They have regular local meetings where information can be exchanged, and frequently have "teach-ins" which can be more useful than a course, particularly if that course is "distance learning".
Distance learning requires a lot of discipline, and you do not have a "live" tutor which you would get in a college which runs a course in Business Studies, even if that was a part time or night class.
You are likely to get a grant from the Government, or at best a student loan; the price of both are going to be lower than the cost of the course you propose, even if the Government Student Loan has to be repaid, it does not have to be paid in one go, and installments can be made only when you have passed and the business you have set up is in profit.
I can't make decision for you, but I would certainly look at alternatives open to you and their costs. Does the course your are considering give you a recognised degree/certificate, or is it merely an exercise in how to look for leads and canvass people. Remember, despite the hype the internet is still very hit and miss and search engines pick up on certain words so you can not guarantee that a person searching for your type of business will use the correct word which would be in your "trigger list" and find your site.
The cost of setting up a web-site is not cheap, and although mine was done through a Government sponsored scheme and the site was created free of charge, I have yet to receive one response from a person searching the internet.
Direct marketing still seems to be the accepted method; the other thing is that in the current market people are not going to be too quick in offering recipricol ideas if you are likely to become one of their competitors. These courses, including the one proposed are more likely to be neutral, but I would read the syllabus very carefully. You cannot afford to spend a lot of money which gives you nothing in return.
I hope this helps.
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If not, then it is unlikely that employers who do not recognise or know of the Course will take much notice. I carry a professional qualification through my governing body which is specific to my line of business, and I have to admit that it has not brought me much in terms of business, other than a meeting of like minds.
I think you would be best to find a part time course with the local college/polytechnic (university as they refer to themselves) as the cost is likely to be lower in the long run.
I would do your research carefully before you make a commitment.
You should do your own research into the company and the industry first before you make a decision. Is the company a member of a chamber of commerce, are there any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau, any lawsuits, who are their customers, etc.? The very name of the company sounds a little shady to me; that's my opinion. In the end you have to decide and the very fact that you are asking for advice means you have some reservations.
If your 'upline' team are not helping you with this then you are with the wrong upline. You should not have to pay for the experience that they, if they are genuine, already have.
I would suggest you go further upline to find someone who does help you.
Weigh that against having a really good marketing firm help you. Someone who will be with you through all your future marketing campaigns. Education is not enough. You have to live it to learn it,