I receive messages and questions like the one below every week. From time-to-time I just answer them online so I can reference people to post.
Dale, I am confused. I saw your Video called MLM on the Internet Warning and I am confused.. http://youtu.be/x-kzdgX5IsM Because a friend of mine said you were promoting an online program at www.MCA50K.com , so which is it?
Network Marketing is about “Leadership Development”. It always has been and always will be. Your income is in direct proportion to the number of leaders you develop on your team. Distributors come and go, “Developed” leaders stay! In the Market Today, there are1) Network Marketing Opportunities 2) Affiliate Marketing Opportunities and What I call Internet-Work Marketing plans. 3)Internet-Work Marketing is basically an affiliate program with network marketing compensation that is designed to be promoted online.
The key phrase is “Designed to Be Promoted Online”. As you will notice the You Tube Video you are referring to was uploaded 5 years ago. At that time, a lot of people were trying to do traditional network marketing 100% online, and that WILL NOT WORK!From this point on you will see more and more Internet-work Marketing programs that are designed to be promoted online. Right now ILA comes to mind, and there will be more in the future.I hope this answers your concerns.
The bottom line is that in today's market.
Network Marketing always has been and always will be about developing leaders.
Internet-Work Marketing and Affiliate Marketing is about List Building.
"Stop chasing skills and start building systems. Learn to outsource work to the highest performing/lowest price option. People with skills work for rich people with ideas"
As many of you know, I have over 100 different websites in various niche markets and to date, I have not built one of them. I don't even know how to design a banner ad. My technical skills are very limited. I can do basic task, but nothing else, and my lack of knowledge in
this area is by design. To not become self-educated in the techical aspects was a conscious decision on my part.
Yes many times over the years I have considered taking a course on html programming, or website design but I have reframed. My personal education time is better spent testing marketing and lead generation ideas than it is learning how to use Front Page or some other software program.
I understand, many of our readers are tech savy and they are telling themself as they read this, Dale come on, you could learn Front Page in a day. Listen, I understand, I am sure I could, however for all of us, our time is the most valuable asset we have.
I have always believed as business people it makes sense to let the experts do what they do. I also know that my mind is not geared towards programming or design at all. I would much rather find reliable, honest, creatvie people that I can outsource those jobs to and let me do what I do which is build and develop systems.
To become successful in any business model you will nead basic skill sets, in network marketing you need a ton of skill sets. But in any business more than anything you need proven systems. I am a systems guy, always have been and always will be.
Listen, I have some friends that are very techie, but also wonderful marketers. I am not saying you can't be both. But when given a choice, spend your personal education time on learning marketing systems, trending business models, and lead generation. In the long run you will be much better off.
For those of you that are have technical skills, there are a ton of people like me that want to hire you. I outsource work to people all over the world. I have a young lady in Bangladesh who has been working for me for nearly two years. She places 30 ads a day for me on websites like Craigslist and Backpage. Every Tuesday, I send her a new ad, and payment via paypal. Our system works like clock work and she is just one of many virtual assistants on my payroll.
If you have technicle skills, you can use them to make money, sitting at home with your laptop. If this is of interest to you, these videos are a good place to start.
“BACKDOOR” to internet marketing
Businesses across America need you
and what you know… and they are willing
to pay you big money.
Check out this video that explains it all:
You can be part of something VERY big
right now. You’ll help the economy, your
community and YES yourself.
By helping local businesses connect with
new customers using basic social media.
Social Media Managers are in HUGE
demand right now. You don’t need a
product or a website to rake it in.
Ryan Deiss, has teamed up with Kate Buck in
Austin, who’s a social media manager is making
a steady $10K a month right now PART-TIME.
Watch this short video to see how she does
Check out this video that explains it all:
See ya soon,
– Dale Calvert
P.S. Social media managers can work from
anywhere, anytime and most of what they
do can be done from a cell phone.
P.P.S. This is a “glitch” that won’t last forever
but some people will KILL it.
Go watch this video NOW!
Before we get into this topic, which is not
really a MLM Training, but something to
think about, let me ask you another question.
What is the difference between investing
money and spending money?
When you invest you are expecting a return
correct? That might be in knowledge, experience,
or cash to your bank account.
I have always tried to live my life by 2 principals
I learned from Jim Rohn, years ago.
#1 Formal education will make you a living, if you
become “SELF EDUCATED” you can create a fortune.
#2 Spend 10% of your income on personal education.
Books, tapes, seminars. (That is why most wealthy
people have Libraries in their home)
When I got married in October I told my wife, I spend
money on 2 things: MEMORIES & EDUCATION.
Yes my computer is full of ebooks, that I haven’t
read yet, but I keep telling myself I will catch up.
I am usually just looking for 1 key idea, that I can
add to my existing marketing systems. Over the
years I have learned the value of creating and
This morning, I bought a new onlilne marketing
system, for one reason. The sales letter said,
if you don’t earn $300 in your first 5 days, you
get your money back.
Now I have no idea what it is really about, but
it could be something that I teach my consulting
and coaching students in the future.
It may or may not be, put the point is I will
find out. Yes, most marketers today over
promise and under deliver. But I will pay
$77 for 1 good idea any day of the week, because
I understand the concept of investing and not
The truth is if I buy 10 $77 products online at
least 3-4 are going to stimulate thought that
can lead to new ideas. That is really all I am
Most network marketers have never really
bought into the concept of “Self Education”
Most big money earners did it with the skills
and attitudes they entered the industry with
and most entrepreneurs have a READY — FIRE–
There is no question that over my career I have lost
more money by not jumping on a particular business
model or opportunity than I have by taking action.
Don’t get me wrong, off of the top of my head I can recall losing
well over 1/2 a million dollars from various business ventures
that haven’t worked out.
It has been said that all new ideas go through 3 stages:
* Violently Opposed
* Obvious to the Masses
By the time an opportunity or business model becomes
“Obvious to the Masses” the Big Money has already
We could all name dozens of opportunities over the
years that we let pass us by.
As this applies to the Internet I have two conflicting
Internet Marketing Strategies are constantly evolving
and have a very short “BIG MONEY” life span.
How many times have you read aboutÂ the BIG
MONEY a Guru is making with a particular strategy
with what appears to be documentation
to back up their claim and thought
“If they are making this kind of money, why
are they willing to teach everything to me in a
$97 E-book and create their own competition?”
If the guru is willing to share their BIG MONEY
strategy then the “BIG MONEY” life span of that
strategy has ended.
Just because they were able to make $94,000 a month with a
particular Internet Marketing Business Model does not mean
you will be able to duplicate that kind of income.
Please don’t miss understand me, I am not saying that their
product or business model is worthless.Â I buy everything &
believe in the power of becoming “self educated”.
I am always willing to invest money to learn new marketing
and business models from SOMEONE WHO HAS DONE IT.
In doing so I understand that the “BIG MONEY LIFE SPAN”
is probably over.
I am talking about INTERNET MARKETING STRATEGIES, not
Years ago I got inside information from a gentleman that had
made over $250K as an affiliate for a calendar company the
last 1/4 of the year using some strategy called Google Adwords.
This was before anyone knew what Google Adwords was.
I meant to check it out, but didn’t get around to it until
a few years later when marketing with “google adwords”
was well on it’s way to becoming “OBVIOUS TO THE MASSES”.
I jumped on Twitter early, but not near as aggressively as
I should have.Â While some may claim to be earning
$94,000 a month with Twitter, for the most part those days
are over.Â Yes, you still should be using Twitter daily and there
are Twitter business models that will make you $$$ but the
“BIG MONEY LIFE SPAN” with Twitter is probably over.
I could give you example after example as it relates to proven
Internet marketing strategies.
Now my 2nd thought is regarding network marketing.
People miss the big money in network marketing not
because the opportunity passes them by, but because
they don’t seriously evaluate opportunities with Big
Money potential and end up buying into the
hype of companies guaranteed to be short lived.
The “Trump Network”Â & The Verge Phone deal
immediately comes to mind, and I have already
shared by thoughts regarding the hype
around the Trump roll out in another post.
I could spend a lot more time on this subject but I
won’t for now.Â Just understand that just because
you have HEARD ABOUTÂ A COMPANY or READ ABOUT
IT does not mean you have EVALUATED IT.
In a recent MLM Minute training I talked about how to
start the evaluation of any company. These should be
your firstÂ 4 questions.
Does the product or services appeal to the masses?
Can I recoup my monthly investment with a team of not
more than 5 people?
What do I have to do to earn a $1,000 a month?
Who are the principals behind the company and what is
their track record within the industry?
Be honest with yourself when answering these questions
and you will be well on your way to finding a company with
strong upside potential.
The people who get involved with network marketing
companies within the first 3 years are the one’s that
take advantage of the Big Money Life span and end up
becoming 7 figure earners, IF those companies continue
to grow.Â Again, understand what I am saying, yes there
will still be a few people who will join Amway in 2010 who
end up earning six figures, but I certainly don’t expect
any 7 figure earners to be sponsored.
In general “the more credible the company, the less
of a Big Money Opportunity exist with that company”
So why do some Big Money Internet marketing business models
only last a few months and Network Marketing opportunities
3 years or so?
Internet Marketing is usually developed around new
technologies or applications of the technology.
Network Marketing is based upon the development
of people. The attitudes and desires of people
(or lack there of) is basically the same now as it was
50 years or so ago when MLM started.
Conversely, in the time it has taken me to write this post
in some way or fashion Internet Technology has changed,
we just don’t know about it yet.