I’m not sure about you, but I associate replicated pages with spammers, newbies and those who lack creativity.
This guy pops up on Facebook chat the other day…full of enthusiasm he says, “Ewan, how’s business going?” and in the next split second I replied.
BOOM! And back he came with,
“…you should take a look at this,” and a link…
I mean, by asking one lousy question, do you really think this will make me buy from you or join your team?
Most of the time I ignore things like this, but every now and again I’m in the mood to try and save these people. I replied, “dude, you’re not making many sales are you?”
I felt his enthusiasm turn into heartache and after a few back and forths he asked me…
“So How Do I Advertise My Replicated Website?”
Uhm, you don’t 😉 well, not upfront anyway!
The Problem With Replicated Sites
Okay, where do I start…
They all look the same. How do you stamp your authority, or set yourself apart, when you are shoving the same link in people’s faces that thousands of others are too? You look the same as EVERYBODY else. You need to be unique in the market place. To top it all off, this strategy is usually extremely ineffective as well.
Replicated sites tend to focus on the company and how awesome they are. Your potential customers are looking to have a problem they are suffering from solved! Who cares if a company has its headquarters in a gazillion square feet next to Dave’s Ice Cream Parlour on the sunny coast of M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I. (now close your eyes and spell it backwards). 😉
I have seen first hand how using these sites can damage your reputation and your business. If you generate leads within a company’s generic system, some so-called leaders have access to them and have been known to ‘steal leads’ from unsuspecting victims. I have also seen the unique link not work correctly. After you’ve done all the hard work, and made a sale, the commission goes to another *ahem* entrepreneur.
What happens if the company goes out of business? You’re left with nothing. No income, no websites, no ‘system’ which you relied on so heavily, and no business.
But It’s Not All Doom And Gloom
Listen, Network Marketing and Affiliate marketing can provide incomes like politicians can provide bull-poo…
…IF, you do it right. 🙂
If you’re to survive on the Internet, your business needs 2 things:
- A Website
- Somewhere to store data you collect, i.e. email address, etc.
Oh, and something to sell. 🙂
Any advertising you do should lead to YOUR website. Any emails you collect go to YOUR list. Then you market what you have to sell to YOUR list.
You market a home business, collect leads through your website, THEN you use the company’s sign up page for new people to join your team. Because the lead went through your own funnel you have more than likely earned trust and respect from this person; the selling part becomes easy. 🙂
D’ya follow? Now you’re bullet-proof.
This way, once you have made the sale, you can market over and over to the same people as long as they remain on your list.
Did you know, inside the Yaghi Labs Internet Business Academy, we show you exactly how to build a killer website which gets so much traffic it’s not even funny? 🙂 You will learn things which affect sales that next to no one knows about!
Please understand that the Academy is only for people who are serious about building a ‘real income’ online. If you’re looking for shiny balls, it’s probably not for you 😉
lots of love