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Ways To Achieve Success In Network Marketing

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:56:47 GMT

If you want to get into network marketing, then now is the time. You probably have a lot of questions on how to start and what to do, but have no fear, this article can help. Listed below are some tips that will help you get started with your network marketing aspirations.

Put your network marketing material EVERYWHERE! At your local church, in their newsletter, in a community newsletter, on forums, on Craigslist, even at the local supermarket on their community corkboard. The more eyes that see your promotional information, the more sign-ups you're likely to get. Make sure you're only posting it in places that are likely to get the right kind of people reading it, though. For example, a school probably isn't the best place to post an ad.

If you have a commute by car, then you have a great opportunity to boost your knowledge. Many people have forgotten about books on tape but these can be a great way to learn more about marketing. Try listening to one of these books on tape, for a few weeks in your car and see if it helps you.

Offer members of your down-line incentives and bonuses. The company already offers these within its fee schedule but adding extra incentives makes you more attractive to sign up under. Make sure you can deliver on the incentives and make sure you publicize them on your website. This way, you become extremely desirable to new recruits.

Remain positive! It can seem as if you are taking too long to build your network to market, or that money isn't coming in as quickly as you'd like. However, keeping a positive mental attitude helps you to keep going until you see results. Staying positive is good for you and your business.

A good network marketing tip that everyone should implement is to avoid comparing yourself or your business to others. You want people to feel as if there is no comparison to you or the services you provide, and setting up comparisons only allows the recipient to view limitations on your marketing ability.

Always remember to posture yourself correctly in conversations and business dealings. You are the expert and savvy business owner. In your network marketing business do not come off as weak to your prospects, instead present yourself as knowledgeable, confidant, and an expert at what you are doing even if you don't. This helps build trust in not only your business, but you.

If you want to run a contest for your downline, make sure that you supply all the tools and information you can to help them succeed. The worst outcome of a contest is that the person in last place ends up dejected. You need to make sure that they know and believe that the contest actually gave them great benefit from all they learned during it.

Hopefully, you are much more prepared when it comes to network marketing. You thought that you were ready before, but look at you, now! The tips that were provided should have given you some advice that will help you get started with your network marketing aspirations, so that you can begin marketing like a pro.



Free Mystery Shopping Jobs

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:49:28 GMT

The internet is a wonderful place to find free mystery shopping jobs and related information. This $600 million industry offers professional shoppers with the opportunity to work flexible hours and earn money while doing it. A wealth of information on free mystery shopping jobs is just a click away. In fact, not only information, but also links to free mystery shopping jobs and associations are readily available.

Mystery shoppers are freelance, independent contractors who agree to evaluate certain businesses before completing a findings report. This report will contain such information as customer service, employee courtesy, product selection, merchandising and more. If there is an area that needs improving, this will be noted in the report and give the business owners an independent look at what could be improved within their franchise.

Free mystery shopping jobs resources may contain such information as listings for local jobs, message boards where professional shoppers may interact, upcoming conferences and special events for shoppers and more. Mystery shoppers are paid for each business that they evaluate and, while some resources require a fee, there are many free mystery shopping jobs guides that can be found with minimal research.

While this industry is popular and steadily growing, many are still unfamiliar with the process and even wonder if it’s legitimate. The truth is that business owners actually appreciate the industry because it gives them an edge in knowing which areas need improving. During a known inspection, everyone will be on their best behavior. However, a mystery shopper who poses as a customer gives no clues that he/she is evaluating the business and, therefore, is provided with an actual picture of daily operations.

Major chain stores and hotels hire mystery shopping jobs professionals to work directly with them. In fact, they are happy with the industry and use it to conduct regular visits to their various franchises. Not all mystery shopping evaluators are in-house professionals, however. There are individual companies who organize, and hire, mystery shoppers to evaluate businesses. These individuals are compensated on an individual basis at a predetermined amount for each mystery shopping jobs job that they complete. This type of assignment classifies the shopper as an independent contractor, which is also known as being self-employed.

Mystery shopping is a very large industry and can be very competitive, especially if you live in a large area where everyone is competing for free mystery shopping jobs information. If you are interested in seeking work as a mystery shopper, an internet search may provide results for free mystery shopping jobs information your area. In addition, local marketing firms or radio commercials may reveal information on free mystery shopping jobs in your local area.



The John Muir Learning Garden Brightens San Francisco Schools

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:48:53 GMT

Purpose of the Learning Garden

The John Muir Learning Garden is designed to give San Francisco Schools students a change to take learning further outside of the classroom. The Garden builds on the fundamental curriculum concerns of the elementary school and provides an opportunity for students to gain real life experience that complements their academic studies. San Francisco school students are able to integrate classroom literacy, mathematics, science, history, and language arts instruction through their participation in activities in the Learning Garden.

The Learning Garden reaches out to the community in providing outreach services for parents, neighbors, and interested volunteers. Mentor gardeners work with teachers and students to design educational opportunities. One of the interesting projects going on now is the sustainable composting program that takes organic waste from San Francisco school lunches and uses it for fertilizing garden projects instead of filling landfills. This is just one of many projects that combine garden training with practical real world environmental concerns. The events organized in the park help students and the community learn about how to protect the local environment while studying nature in an urban setting.

Partners of the Learning Garden

The Learning Garden would not be possible without the support in terms of time and money from a variety of neighborhood partners. San Francisco area businesses, organizations, and volunteer groups have all played a role in establishing the Learning Garden. Located in Daniel E. Koshland Park, the Learning Garden has benefited from the dedication of two part-time garden mentors provided by the Hayes Valley Neighborhoods Parks Group. These two women, Rebecca and Aubrey, have become part of the local community as they organize activities that raise local awareness about the environment.

Further assistance has come from the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners, the Center for Ecoliteracy, the Recreation and Park Department, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and the San Francisco Zen Center. All of these organizations have devoted time and money to helping the John Muir Learning Garden become an environmental center for the San Francisco community, especially the children that attend John Muir Elementary School. In particular, the John Muir Learning Garden is indebted to the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, which donated the initial funds to start the Learning Garden and remains an active community partner with John Muir Elementary School.

A Look at John Muir Elementary School

John Muir Elementary School has a unique place within the San Francisco Public School System. Located in the Western Addition of San Francisco, it operates as a professional development school where education students from the San Francisco State University’s Muir Alternative Teaching Program are able to hone their skills in a real world environment, learning how to specially adapt course for the urban classroom.

John Muir students come from a rich cultural background and are supported within the school community with language and literacy programs beginning in infancy. The programs also extend to the parents and families of John Muir Elementary School students. Within the San Francisco school district, John Muir Elementary School acts as a BASRC (Bay Area School Reform Collaborative) leadership school with a clear focus on literacy for the whole community



Low Cost Franchise Opportunities

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:48:17 GMT

There are may franchise opportunities for people with small budgets. A low cost franchise does not necessarily mean a business with low income potential. Trawling through the franchise market, I have discovered that some of the best franchises only need a small initial outlay.In some cases it is possible to recover the entire franchise fee in the first year of trading. With many of these businesses, you do not need any premises as you can work from home. This greatly reduces overheads and enables you to reach profitability very quickly.Another very important benefit of low cost franchises is that some of them can be run full time or part time. This is ideal for people who do not have large monthly outlays and only require a small income to supplement their existing business. Just be very careful when analysing any new business opportunity. If you can not see a market for the product then it probably does not exist!One low cost franchise opportunity specialises in cleaning carpets. They use extra powerful industrial vacuum cleaners to remove 80 percent of the dirt and dust in carpets before applying specialist chemicals which dissolves most of the oily and greasy particles that still remain. Their specialist equipment then removes almost all of the fluids used in the cleaning process. This means that your carpet is bone dry within a couple of hours.Householders benefit because they get their carpets cleaned to a high professional standard at a reasonable cost. This then leads to repeat business possibly every couple of years for the franchisee and his reputation spreads quickly by word of mouth. The franchisee also benefits from professionally created marketing material including leaflets and business cards.This business also benefits from positive cash flow as the franchisee gets paid for his work on completion and he receives generous term from his suppliers for his cleaning materials. The ideal franchisee for this company is a person who is still relatively strong and does not mind the hard physical work involved.Another franchise for people with low budgets specialise in bringing single people together. Again this business can be managed from home. The franchisee has to follow a predefined local marketing programme that generates enquiries. This is then followed by a professional consultation so that a suitable match can be found.This franchise requires people who have decent communication skills and are very presentable. This business is ideal for people who sincerely like to help other people and do not mind networking. The one downfall of this business is that if you do your job properly then you will not get any repeat business although you might get referrals!Another interesting business opportunity is providing asset finance (lease & hire purchase) to local businesses. Again you do not need expensive premises (and can possibly work from home) but an aptitude for basic arithmetic definitively helps. If you already have many business contacts then this might be right up your street!This business targets a very specific niche in business and has well proven marketing strategies to help you identify your most lucrative clients. The best factor in this business is that you can generate a lot of repeat business with the same client and if the business is handled correctly then most of your new clients will be generated by referrals.In this type of business you will most definitely have to be prepared to learn new skills and some cold calling is required. From the point of initial contact to actually generating new business might take months and in some cases years. Patience is a virtue in this business.My advice to anyone thinking of buying a franchise is:Do not just think about the earning potential.Find a business that suits your personality and lifestyle.Always take professional advice before embarking on a new business.Be prepared to "go back to school" and learn new skills.In short, if you have a small budget, are pre[...]