My Personal Business Building Tools
As you build your business you’re going to find lots of tools along the way. Some will help you build your business and others will just distract you from building your business. Remember, in this industry, the most important action items you can fill your time with are MONEY MAKING ACTIVITIES.
“What tools and resources do you use to build your business?”
I get asked this question all of the time from my coaching clients and blog readers. I put this page together to show you guys exactly which tools I think are worth your time and your money. If it doesn’t work WELL, you can guarantee that I’m not putting it on my list.
My Home Business ‘Must Haves’
These are some of my favorite resources that I use and highly recommend.
Have you ever felt like you were doing everything wrong in your business? Every time you take a step it feels like you’re falling off a cliff. I put together this free resource to teach you the 7 most commonly committed mistakes in the Network Marketing industry and how to avoid them. If you’re fairly new in MLM then this is the read for you and your entire team! I promise you are already committing at least 3-5 sins. This resource will save you a lot of time, heartache, and income in the long run if you learn these 7 DEADLY SINS now.
Training Course: “How to Stand Out Online and Land Your Dream Customers”
This course is perfect for anyone with a home-based, network marketing, freelance or contract business. If you want to grow your business online, serve more people, and attract and land your dream clients and customers WANTING to do business with you, this is your course. David shows you exactly how to establish yourself online and provide good, valuable content for your target market audience. This is a must-take course for any serious business owner looking to take their business online!
Training Course: “The 3 Minute Expert”
The 3 Minute Expert is also an excellent course to learn how to create and build your online presence. This course is taught by top earner and internet marketing extraordinaire, Ray Higdon. Ray uses real life scenarios and walks you through step-by-step to learn how to attract people to you online.
Training Course: “Insta Lead Magic”
If you have a smart phone you can discover a recession-proof website guaranteed to flood your inbox with hungry leads each and every day. This strategy of lead generation is not complicated and requires no tech skills. You can run it all straight from your smart phone with less than 30 minutes per day. This is definitely a must-take course if you want to know how to leverage the power of Instagram for your business.
Email Automation Tool: Mailer Lite
Mail Lite is an amazing tool that allows you to maintain and categorize your email list. You can also create opt-in forms, landing pages, and pop up notifications to help expand your email list. This tool is excellent for list management and A/B email testing. There is an excellent free version but of course the paid version has way more features. If you use the link above, Mailer Lite will give you $20 of credit for your account!
Social Media Manager: Post Planner
This tool has been an absolute life saver when it comes to managing your social media accounts. You can automate your social media posts as far out and as often as you want. They even have a massive library of content to choose from if you’re having trouble coming up with things to post. From articles to photos and status updates, Post Planner has it all! I would highly recommend the paid version of this tool but as always there is a very limited free version. Side note: I don’t pay for too many tools to help me build my business but this is definitely one of them.
My favorite Books for Network Marketing Professionals
“Eric Worre’s Go Pro has become the de facto bible of network marketing. Eric takes his more than 25 years experience in the profession and boils it down to nuts and bolts practical wisdom you can learn and apply. If you want to succeed, if you are serious about being a network marketing professional, make this book the centerpiece of your library!” –Chris Widener, author of the Art of Influence
“Brian pours nearly 20 years of knowledge, experience, and wisdom from being in the field working with thousands of distributors into the pages of this groundbreaking book. Use it as your comprehensive manual/guidebook and you will save yourself from going down the wrong paths , avoid the pitfalls that stop many networkers in their journeys, and cut years off your learning curve. Applying the wisdom from this book will make you more effective, more profitable, and you will have more fun on your rise to the top while you are BUILDING YOUR EMPIRE!”
“#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Distilling and expanding on the podcast’s most urgent and evergreen themes, Gary presents practical, timely, and timeless advice on marketing, social media, entrepreneurship, and everything else you’ve been afraid to ask but are dying to know. Gary gives you the insights and information you need on everything from effectively using Twitter to launching a small business, hiring superstars to creating a personal brand, launching products effectively to staying healthy—and even buying wine.”
“When managers and marketers outline their social media strategies, they plan for the “right hook”—their next sale or campaign that’s going to knock out the competition. Even companies committed to jabbing—patiently engaging with customers to build the relationships crucial to successful social media campaigns—want to land the punch that will take down their opponent or their customer’s resistance in one blow. Right hooks convert traffic to sales and easily show results. Except when they don’t.
Thanks to massive change and proliferation in social media platforms, the winning combination of jabs and right hooks is different now. Vaynerchuk shows that while communication is still key, context matters more than ever. It’s not just about developing high-quality content, but developing high-quality content perfectly adapted to specific social media platforms and mobile devices—content tailor-made for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr.”
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“In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?
His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.”
“Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over?
People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it.”
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