Although a customized and purpose-built website for your business is the multilevel marketing ideal, to keep generating new and never-ending prospects, key decision makers have various tools available to them. Signing up for a trusted business directory and purchasing an email database are just a couple of methods, to name a few. Here are 7 proven techniques for you to generate new business:1. Operate in Your NicheYour business cannot be everything or is not meant to serve everyone. That’s why directing your efforts to your own specific target market is important. High conversion rates are guaranteed when your email marketing campaigns or other online marketing efforts are dedicated solely to your target audience. That’s why segmenting your marketing efforts can go a long way towards nurturing your online marketing campaign.2. Follow Up Your LeadsGenerating leads is getting half the job done as when you follow up with your leads, closing the deal becomes easier. Make sure your leads are generated from your prospects and followed timely so your business can benefit from every opportunity to make a presentation or offer to them for closing a successful sale.3. Spice Up Your Online Marketing CampaignDiscover a multitude of ways to spread your business service or a product. Make a strong online impact and boost user engagement through press releases, contests, or spreading it via social media networking, email marketing or contacting an online business directory.4. Offer a GiveawayNobody says no to a free gift. That’s why offering giveaways to your online visitors will give them a chance to use your service or product for free and will create trust between you and your clients. Just promote your free offer on every online channel you use, besides your website of course.5. Go for One Product at a TimeWhile it is often suggested to offer giveaways, don’t get carried away. There is no need to advertise a wide range of products or services as giveaways. Simply choose one area or service related to your business and promote it. This will help your consumers focus on one service at a time.6. Stay in TouchIn case you currently have a dedicated email database of loyal fans, start your online marketing efforts with them. It is proven that 80% of your revenue comes from your existing clientele. It is easier to please them by offering services they haven’t tried as yet. Send a monthly newsletter via email to your existing clients with a ‘Tell a Friend’ option so they can circulate it to their networks.7. Trust in the Power of a Money Back GuaranteeWhen you attach a money back guarantee with your offer, conversions are automatically triggered. Your potential clients feel they have the power to accept or decline your services, inspiring trust into the about-to-be-formed relationship. This guarantee also breaks down sale barriers, as a prospective customer has nothing to lose.An email database plays a crucial part in the business generation process. Having access to a database that is constantly being updated will guarantee you fruitful results for your multilevel marketing efforts. This email database can either be purchased or compiled from the feedback you get from your website or social media presence. When you get access to a large email list, it helps you grow your business immensely in the long run.For monitoring your leads and observing how your email or online marketing campaigns are progressing, ask and collect feedback. There is a reason why most businesses ask users how they got to know about them. Bear in mind that for continuing to generate new business, there is an incessant need to market continuously.
What is Fiverr? Fiverr is a web site that hosts all types of business and non-business services, with thousands of what we’ll call “micro-pay” entrepreneurs, each touting what they can do for you for a tiny five bucks. Everyone starts with the same price – 5 bucks. Hence, a “Five-er.” A job (a “gig” as they call it) for only five bucks? Seriously?How can anyone do something that will take time and charge 5 bucks and make any substantial money in an endeavor like that? And, how does that help a network marketing business?Well, welcome to the shrinking world of commerce and the Internet. The short answer is Fiverr is not only a valid source of labor at a rock-bottom price, but it is an opportunity for all network marketing business owners because it is built on the same concept as an online network marketing business – the law of large numbers can help you make money if you work it right. Equally as important is the opportunity to link and hook up with new business owners you would never have met without this platform, and that alone is worth looking at Fiverr as more than just a place to spend five dollars.To fully get the grasp of Fiverr, we looked at Fiverr from two angles, because we’ve used both sides – as a buyer of services, and as a provider of services. This article addresses using Fiver as a buyer.First, a quick look at Fiverr the website:Who Dreamed Up Fiverr?Fiverr is the perfect example of where someone with a brilliant idea meets the Internet head-on and creates a winning situation for both buyer and seller. At $5 a gig, you certainly can’t complain of an expensive experience! Fiverr is a pretty simple concept if you can get past the onslaught of advertisements from every Fiverr entrepreneur who is offering services. There are some pretty amazing statistics about Fiverr:
Fiverr was founded a mere four years ago by Shai Wininger and Micha Kaufman. A blog written by Micha over a year ago, indicated at that time, 1.5 million people use Fiverr to buy and sell Gigs and many millions more visit the site every month. Fiverr members come from more than 200 countries and sellers offer over 1.8 million Gigs in 120 different categories. A Gig is purchased every 6 seconds. Clearly a year later, those numbers have grown.
Alexa ranks Fiverr (as of 2/14/15) as the number 349 most popular site globally, and number 370 in the United States.
Fiverr has generated over 3 million “gigs” (the term they use for jobs), When you consider many Fiverr sellers make more than just the $5 base (as you rise in the number of gigs done, you can charge more) it is clear this is a money making machine for not only the founders, but if you are successful, as a seller.
So, what can you get on Fiverr? Well, a LOT – Here are the main categories:Graphics and Design – Cartoons & Caricatures / Logo Design / Illustration / eBook Covers & Packages / Web Design & UI / Photography & Photoshopping / Landing Pages / Flyers & Brochures / Business Cards / Banners & Headers / Architecture / Presentation Design / OtherOnline Marketing – Social Marketing / Fan Pages / Get Traffic / SEO / Bookmarking and Link / Article and PR Submissions / Video Marketing / Other / Blog Mentions / Keywords Research / Web Analytics / Domain ResearchWriting and Translation – Copywriting / SEO Keyword Optimization / Creative Writing & Scripting / Translation / Transcripts / Website Content / Press Releases / Resumes & Cover Letters / Speech Writing / Proofreading & Editing / Reviews / OtherVideo and Animation – Commercials / Editing & Post Production / Animation & 3D / Testimonials & Reviews by Actors / Intros / Stop Motion / Puppets / OtherMusic and Audio – Audio Editing & Mastering / Jingles / Songwriting / Music Lessons / Rap Music / Hip-Hop Music / Custom Songs / Sound Effects & Loops / Custom Ringtones / Voicemail Greetings / Narration & Voice-Over / OtherProgramming and Tech – WordPress / Web Programming / Mobile Apps & Web / Website Builders & CMS / Convert Files / Ecommerce / User Testing / QA / Databases / Desktop applications / Data Analysis & Reports / Support & IT / OtherAdvertising – Hold Your Sign / Flyers & Handouts / Human Billboards / Pet Models / Banner Advertising / Radio / Music Promotion / Outdoor Advertising / OtherBusiness – Business Plans / Career Advice / Market Research / Presentations / Virtual Assistant / Legal Consulting / Branding Services / Financial Consulting / Business Tips / OtherOther – Lifestyle / Gifts / Fun and BizarreBuying on Fiverr – What Do You Buy, And How Do You Do It? Buying on Fiverr is not hard. From the list above, you can see buying something in these wide categories is not an issue. For Fiverr buyers, this is a great thing – there are so many possible entrepreneurs offering you what you want, it is a matter of finding someone that has a sharp advertisement or whose description of what and how they’ll do what you need is better than most. You’ll have almost unlimited choices.While that can be good, consider this – there are three primary categories that Fiverr has put in place when buying a gig. There Fiverr members in a “High Rating” category, members in a “Recommended”, category, and finally the “newbies” in the “New” category.While there certainly has to be a way to categorize those offering services, this “class distinction” we almost felt was border-line discriminatory until we looked at the sheer numbers of individual gigs being offered. Fiverr had to come up with a way to delineate “newbies” vs. more experienced members.On the day we were on the site researching Fiverr, when we typed in the phrase that starts every single Fiverr gig – “I will”, this was the result:High Rating – All Categories – 63,741 Recommended – 215,861 New – 52,731.That is a total of 332,333 individual gig choices! When you consider that each web page you can see when you get results is usually 6-10 gigs on a screen (taking into account the size of some screens are small, some are large), at 10 gig views a screen, it would take you 33,234 screen scrolls to see all the alternatives! At say, 10 seconds per screen to see if any value was perceived, that would be 543 hours, or a bit over 3 weeks to see all the choices! Clearly, you will have no problem picking from such a large universe of sellers.The primary hurdle you will have as a Fiverr buyer will be to pick the best qualified seller out of this immense sea of Fiverr members. It is not as daunting as it sounds. You’ll have to scan just a handful of sellers to understand what to look for in an experienced seller. Do they have a video? What is their turn around time? How are they ranked and do they have positive testimonials? After several minutes, you’ll get a feel for what to look for.When we purchased gigs, we sometimes spent more than just the $5. Why is that? Well, technically, that is all we were required to pay. However, the jobs that were done for us were done quickly, efficiently and we paid extra to have that happen – instead of a 3 day turnaround, we chose to pay another $5 for a one-day turnaround. In one case, we wanted some “bells and whistles”, so we dropped another $10 for the gig. Those extra bells and whistles are offered through only the recommended and highly ranked sellers.NOTE: When you consider that our average ticket was $10, and there have been over 3 million gigs completed, that equals 15 million in revenue – pretty solid! In reality, it’s pretty certain there a a lot of sellers on Fiverr who routinely get much more than $5, so you have to conclude Fiverr has created a very profitable niche indeed. This solid financial performance we think bodes wll for Fiverr continuing as a major player in this growing market of “subcontractors.”Once you find a Fiverr provider you like, you simply send a message by email through Fiverr, or just pull the trigger based on their description and make a purchase for $5. The give and take and communication on Fiverr between buyer and seller is very fluid and similar to any good transaction-driven site, so we’ve never found an issue when ordering, adding extras to a gig, and finishing the transaction. You can then offer “tips” if the project was good, and also testimonials can be left. In that regard, it is not unlike an E-Bay environment – a buying community with posted resultsSome buying tips: You can look at all the categories from “high ratings” to “new”, and you can see the number of gigs processed and comments and rankings just as on eBay, or Elance, or any number of internet sites where services are offered. Go with the experience of the person, and let your instinct guide you. Ask questions through Fiverr to the seller and your buying experience should be a good one.Now one angle that is we do want to emphasize – there are network marketing services that are valuable that can be purchased on Fiverr. You can purchase back links, you can have link wheels constructed, you can have blog content written, you can have SEO keyword phrases researched, you can have video scripts build, you can have videos made, in short, there are valuable network marketing “nuts and bolts” that can be purchased from the Fiverr members that can really help your network marketing business.Just do your due diligence and shop intelligently. Ask questions and your experience will be a positive one.
Why are people like Donald Trump getting in the online travel business? (You can see it for yourself at his Trump.com website.) The reason is because he is a business man in the business of making money. And he knows how huge this market has become. Even basketball great, Magic Johnson has started his own home based travel agent network.This is no longer a secret among those wanting to make money with a growing business. Travel is the largest Industry in the world. A $7 trillion dollar industry that is growing 23% faster than the world’s economy. And even in this failing economy, people still need a vacation. They are finding a way to save enough money to still travel.But why lean towards an online travel business, instead of the old brick and mortar travel agencies? Simply because companies like Travelocity, Priceline and Orbitz have put so many of them out of business. We live in a hurry-up world now. No one has the time to make an appointment with a travel agent, and then try to keep it. And then you end up settling for the trip they planned for you, based on what the average person wants to see.When you’re booking through an online travel booking portal, you can plan a vacation in the comfort of your own living room. Without time limitations, and the pressure of making your decision based on the two or three packages put in front of you. There are some very good travel portals out there now, that are very easy to follow, and easy steps to complete the booking totally on your own. If you can read, and follow direction, you can book your own travel, and save money in the process. An email confirmation, with your confirmation number will follow, so you can double check and insure that everything has been booked to your liking. You also have contact numbers in case you have any concerns, or if changes are needed before taking your vacation.Now that you know how easy it is for people to book travel on their own, you may understand why over 80% of the people are booking their travel online. But don’t limit yourself to only the big guys like Travelocity. The rest of the competition is out there for a reason. They are very competitive, with even better prices in a lot of cases. They are proven to be very helpful in keeping the prices of some of the other companies in line. And some have a travel booking portal just like the booking engine used by the major travel companies. So there is no reason not to give the little guy a chance. And you have everything to gain, if you find a better deal.Some of the online travel agencies out there also give the individual booking travel, the opportunity to start their own travel business with their company. Of course the benefit to the buyer is in the commission paid on any travel now booked on their very own travel booking site. However, start-up costs could keep folks from starting their own travel booking business when realizing companies like Trump Travel charge a healthy $10,000 for their booking engine. But if you do your research, you can also join companies for only $200. The choices in travel are many, both in the area of booking travel and starting your own travel business. I suggest doing your research first, ask questions if you can, and make the decision that will be best for you and your future.