Ecademy.com -- Global
Business Networking. A business exchange that connects people to knowledge, contacts, support and business. Network across town, across country, and across the globe,
all at a time that is convenient to you.
LinkedIn.com -- Business and Social Networking. Find the people, jobs and services you need through the people you know and
trust, while you strengthen and extend your existing network.
MeetUp.com -- Local
Special Interest Networking Groups. A listing of local, live groups that "meet up" to discuss
and network around specific interests. Not all of them are business-related. However, I discovered a local (free!) group
for "entrepreneurs" that is a good fit. Even if you participate in a group based on a common hobby or non-business interest,
you may meet good business networking contacts.
Ryze.com -- Business and Social Networking. A popular Internet community for business and social networking. Visit my Ryze page plus click on some of the other member's pages and some of the networks
(discussion forums) to get a sense of what it's all about.
Business Resources & Tools:
Rest of the Story!
(Or why we use our own team splash page)
Have you seen the Ticket? . . . it's all over the
already, but most people pass it by
because they don't know what's behind it.
Key2Net -- FOR SERIOUS PROSPECTORS!
Key2Net comes highly recommended. As of this writing, I am just
beginning to use these leads.
Key2Net lead packages include a free trial for one month including
2,000 LEADS PER DAY!!
However, the most highly recommended package is the $65/month package, which
which you get more leads than any one human could possibly use -- EXCEPT THAT you get 30 FRESH SURVEYED LEADS each
and every day -- which comes out to about $2 A DAY for just the 30 Fresh Surveyed Leads ALONE.
NOTE: There is a $35/month package that also includes
30 Surveyed Leads PER DAY, and those are the same Fresh Surveyed Leads that the $65/month customers received FIRST, and
then the leads are re-distributed after a certain amount of time to the $35/mo. customers.
To use the thousands of additional leads you receive EACH DAY, you need an
autoresponder that will alllow you to upload thousands of leads from an outside lead vendor.
However, even if all you do with the Key2Net leads is call
and/or personally email (from a normal email account*) the
30 Fresh Surveyed Leads EVERY DAY, would it be worth $2 a day? Personally, I think so!
TIP: If you wish, you could give
the extra leads that you don't use yourself to your downline, or even sell them for a small amount to
help fund your own monthly cost. For instance, one person I know will sell a day's worth of the 30 Fresh Surveyed Leads to
her downline for $5 if she can't get to them by phone or email that day -- because, after all, there will be 30 MORE tomorrow!
...and the day after that!! ...and the day after that!!! ...and so on!!!!
Click Here... Then click the "Join" button at the top for either your 30-day, 2,000-leads-a-day
free trial or one of the above-mentioned packages right away.
IMPORTANT NOTES About INITIALLY
Read the information
carefully after signing up. You will see that these leads are "single opt-in" which means that your initial
emails to these leads CANNOT advertise your opportunity directly by name or including your actual company website, otherwise
you will be defined as sending them spam email!
However, you ARE allowed to ask them to "opt-in"
for additional information, and when they do, they are then considered to be "double opt-in" leads, which are NOT
considered to be spam. Then you may email them directly about your opportunity and include your company website
In this case, having a separate Lead Capture Page website that DOES NOT MENTION your actual company name or give your actual
company website link enables you to email market to these leads. You would first send
a short, interest-provoking email through your autoresponder or your normal email account* that gives the link to your Lead Capture Page, where they can fill
out the online form to receive more information. At that point, you can also begin emailing them directly
about your opportunity and include your company website link(s).
Most autoresponders allow you to have more than one autoresponder series set up within your
one account. You can have one series for the initial non-company-specific emails to the leads to entice them to
opt-in a second time, and then add those leads which do so to your second series of emails, which they will then begin to
receive in addition to you also attempting to contact them by phone.
"Normal email account" means a non-autoresponder email account. I would highly suggest, however, that you set
up a separate email account from your MAIN, everyday email account, so that it is protected from any spam complaints that
may be made by the single-opt-in leads, even though such complaints would be UNFOUNDED.
If such a complaint gets made, it's likely that your email account would
be shut down and it may be a difficult process to open it again, if at all. So, just use a different account -- there
are many free email companies. Just stay away from Hotmail, because any email from Hotmail is heavily blocked by spam filters.
Set up a separate, free email account from which to send your INITIAL
emails to these leads... then AFTER they opt-in for more information, you can add them to your main email
account if you choose...
OR, you can even save your main, everyday account
for those who actually become your business partners, and instead set up a SECOND free account from
which to email your double-opt-in prospects -- again, just UNTIL they actually join you in your business, when you
can then move them to your main, everyday email account.
The main idea I'm trying to explain here is to PROTECT
your normal, everyday, MAIN email account from SPAM accusations -- because even when they are UNFOUNDED, your email
account is likely to be shut down and it may take a lot of grief to get it re-opened, IF you can get it reoppened
With spam complaints, it's much more like "you're GUILTY until proven
innocent" rather than "innocent until proven guilty" -- and it's very difficult to prove that you are innocent.
So, it's very wise to set things up to protect yourself from the start.