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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Network Marketing for the New Generation
Copyright © Ann Williamson

Network marketing has always been a great way to get the word out about any business. No matter if you are selling a product, service, or business opportunity, being a savvy network marketer means increases in your sales in no time at all. Today, more and more people use network marketing to achieve their goals than ever before.
If you do not know what network marketing is there is no reason to give up. Here is a good definition of what network marketing is: Network marketing is the art & science of empowering, communicating and developing a relationship with another human being based on their needs and not mine or yours.
Network marketing means getting your name out there by talking with other people and making industry contacts. The more people that you know and begin developing a relationship with, the better chance you have of presenting your product or opportunity. And remember, the contacts that you make have contacts of their own, so in time word begins to spread about you and your products or business opportunity.

Network marketing is all about getting in touch with people that you can help the most, and in turn they will be helping you. Of course your number one target should be people in your direct industry. In other words, people that would be interested in buying your product or opportunity are the people that you should network with.

The best way to get started in network marketing is by making yourself accessible to a large amount of people. On the Internet, social networking sites such as and Forum Groups have become quite popular for individuals and businesses alike. With these services you can introduce yourself to millions of people without ever having to do too much work. Another way of network marketing, might be speaking to a group of individuals, attending seminars, and of course, business cards are still an effective network marketing tool. As you meet people and introduce your business opportunity to them, another person is added to your network. For many years businesses have been using network marketing as a way to reach the next level, and today this still holds true.

The good thing about network marketing is that even though someone may not buy your product or opportunity right away, down the line that same person may be looking for a product or opportunity similar to yours and remember the conversation that they had with you or the email you sent or the presentation you gave. None of this; however, would be possible if you did not network; and remember; do not be afraid to be aggressive.

Network marketing also helps put you on the right track to making big profits. Generally speaking, network marketing does not cost a thing, or at the least a very minimum investment. All you have to do is find people to network with and get started. It does not get much easier, and cost efficient than that.
In conclusion network marketing has always been a great way to make contacts, as well as sales. In today’s fast paced and highly competitive world, if you do not take advantage of network marketing, you will never reach your fullest potential.

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