Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet

Part 19 - Time to take action – Become a teacher, a co-worker, a mentor


This article makes part of a series of 20 articles.  The subject of this series is the creation and promotion of a website as a cost-effective method to establish a profitable home based business on the Internet.
In my previous article, “Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet – Part 18 – Time to take action – The “Follow-up” method”, I have presented to you my method of following-up my affiliates effectively.
In this article I will teach you your main job as a Network Marketer.

Become a teacher, a co-worker, a mentor.

Your job now, that you have found your people, is to convert your affiliates into well-trained co-workers. You have to teach them how to work effectively and establish their own profitable home business on the Internet. You have to train them, make the first steps together, support them, motivate them, reward them, and correct them.


You will receive many questions from your affiliates regarding the effectiveness of “this” marketing method or “that” tool to promote their businesses. Answer them quickly and tell the truth. If you do not know the answer or you do not have the experience needed to give a good advice, tell it. And, if it is possible, use also other marketing methods, apart from promoting your website through your link popularity. Do this in order to be able to confront these marketing methods to your marketing method and also be in position to give the right answer to your co-workers. There will be people who won’t follow your suggestion of creating and promoting their own website. But they will be able to develop their own successful marketing methods. Free or paid advertisement, word of mouth, offline advertisement to local newspapers or by flyers, online advertisement through ezines or by writing articles and ebooks. All these are marketing methods that can bring results. As I mentioned before, this is a numbers game. By referring people with all the ways you can, soon you will get your leaders, those who can become successful and make you successful. Network Marketing on the Internet is not the same with Internet Marketing. In Network Marketing you build your network. This network is bringing you your residual income. Two thirds of my income now comes from my Network, even though I still am one of the best in my group. After almost three years in the business I have the leaders I need. And I am making more of them. Some of them are better from me, make more money than me and needed less time to reach my status. I had the patience to support them all the way to their success, keep them motivated and help them when they needed it.

Now I am getting rewarded for this. Many of these people, when they first joined this Network Marketing company didn’t know what they are entering in. I had to convert them in to Network Marketers. They had the potentiality, but they didn’t know it from the beginning. I had to keep them in until they could see the results coming from their work. This could take months, even a year!

This is the reason many people fail in this business. They may be referring many people as their affiliates, but they do not know how to convert them into Network Marketers. The do not offer them all they need to become successful. They may follow-up with them using auto-responders or referring them to a forum or a discussion board about Network Marketing. But this is not enough. You have to give your affiliates special attention. Pass them your knowledge. Present them a proven business plan to implement. Work along with them. Even build their websites! I’ve done that. I was building the websites of my co-workers and they improve them afterwards. Do that. IT WILL PAY YOU BACK.

As time passes, I collect the questions of my affiliates and I prepare answers for the more common of them. This way I do not have to loose time writing them again. I just copy and paste the answer I have prepared and then I personalize it for the specific person. This way I manage to answer most of the emails of my affiliates in time.

Keep also in mind of another issue. Most of us start this home business as a second job. We do not have much time to dedicate and some times we cannot follow-up with it for days. Do not get disappointed or stressed if this happens. You have to keep working as much as you can do. You may loose a good co-worker, but what it counts is to stay in the business. Give it time to give you back what you deserve and worked for.

Time to observe – Spot your leaders

Find the co-workers that can become successful and give them special attention.

Observe carefully the work of your co-workers. See who brings results. Communicate with them asking what methods they use, in case they do not followed your example and they do not promote their business through their personal website. From those co-workers who follow your method, observe who is building her/his link popularity. People who build their link popularity with patience every day will be successful. Spot them and support them. Let them know that you know they work hard. Reward them, motivate them. Help them improve their websites. Do not let them be disappointed. They are your gold. They are workers who bring results. I watch carefully my co-workers. If I notice a person with potential to become a successful Network Marketer, I help him start building her/his personal group quickly. This way he is getting involved and motivated, he starts receiving residual and leverage commissions. He sees things happening and this stimulates him to work harder. There are times that I make a wrong conclusion about a co-worker. I believe in him and help him. Then, suddenly he quits. But these are all parts of the game. And it is a numbers game. You will cooperate with people from different ages, countries, cultures and financial status. Each one of them has his problems to face in his job and his family. You must be prepared to see people leaving your group without a message, people you have invested on them.

Just keep working. Do not get disappointed. Make the steps I am teaching you here and results will come.


Next article in the series “Achieving financial freedom with Network Marketing on The Internet” :
Part 20 – Your every day work.


About the author:
Tasos Vasilopoulos is a successful Network Marketer on the Internet as Group Leader of SFI Marketing Group. His main method to promote his home business on the Internet is websites properly optimized to obtain a good rank in the listings of the major Search Engines.
Get his ebook with an in depth analysis of all the steps of his method and find more resources on proper domain registration, effective website design and search engines optimization in his website at
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