One question that often comes up in the interview process is, “Can I make money?” The most common answer is, “No, but…” Often times the applicant will say that the answer is not technically true, but still ask to come back in a few weeks. I have had many cases where people feel that I can make money, but I have failed to teach them how to make it.
It takes time to learn and practice. I have taught thousands of students, and it takes the same amount of time to make money as it does to learn. Many people do not have the time or desire to learn. It may be that they have an office job, or want to be extremely busy with something else.
In my opinion, if you want to make money you need to pay yourself first. Find a project to work on for at least half an hour each day. Set aside at least five hours per week for this. At least once a week, make a single, forty-five minute call to someone in another state to ask them if they would like to make money with you.
Make a list of the potential customers. Each phone call is valuable, so only give that person your attention. You will also know their name and be able to refer them to other prospects later. You will know the types of projects that you are good at and need to pursue.
There are certain types of customers that you want to avoid. If you are not interested in their business, do not contact them. If you are interested in what they offer and can perform the service they offer, don’t be afraid to look at their website. Find out if there is a problem with their site, and find ways to fix it.
Build a relationship with the prospects. Build a rapport with them. Do not just offer a product that you are selling. When they purchase your product, you can sell it back to them. Once you build a relationship with the customer, you can make a lot of money.
Put together your sales letter, and training sessions to help convince them that they will not make any money with you. Your training sessions should be as short as possible, but detailed enough to help the customer see that you are trustworthy and reliable. The sales letter should not say what you are selling them, but rather tell them why you need their business.
In some states, you can get a non-recourse loan to make up for any losses you may incur. They may give you a loan up to $1500, which is typically less than what you would make in a month.
A business takes a certain number of people to make it a success. You want to take the most successful team of people, and use the best formula for recruiting new members. This is called Hiring from Within. This is a huge part of our recruitment, and everyone is trained for this purpose.
Keep the best people working for you. It is more difficult to grow a successful business if you have people who are doing things that are unproductive. Also, employees are a lot easier to train when they are not under someone else’s thumb. People who are genuinely interested in making money will do a lot better in this industry.
Develop a marketing plan to recruit and to train the right people. Start with your own product or service, and then expand it from there. Create a plan that focuses on customer retention. Then take the team that you have established, and help it grow.
You can create a team of free eBooks and ezines, and a website that directs people to join your affiliate program. Or use your own website to advertise a low-cost ezine that has a high conversion rate. This can be a very effective way to make money online with a team that really loves what they are doing.