The choices we make says everything about what and who we align with – no words necessary….
The Affiliate , MLM and Network Marketing Industry to many is like finding a needle in a haystack. People don’t understand the structure, neither how it truly works and what the possibilities are for making money online , irrespective of the product that you are promoting.
It’s sad, but true, that many have been left with being sold to join an opportunity, and are left with making no money and only the top catches and makes the money. Or even worse they are not provided with any training to teach any new person how this industry can actually add value to their existing business if they use affiliate marketing products. Inevitably people don’t trust opportunities and end up making choices based on pressure and immediate needs of solving a financial problem and think this is the answer to it, instead of seeing if these opportunities are aligned to their personal Value Systems.
So what are the guidelines to Selecting your Affiliate Marketing Company of choice? Lets begin, because if you choose correctly you can form a really long relationship with whoever you choose to align with.
So why do I say values? – Its pretty Simple – when you decide to become an affiliate for any marketing opportunity, you are not only buying into their business, you are buying into being their representatives. Its the company you have chosen who’s characteristics and ethics you are becoming and mirroring. In essence, it says everything about your character without using any words. If they align.. thats awesome, if not, is money more important than walking in Integrity and Honesty and Transparency? – you answer that.
The individuals that own it, or the group that own it. Who are they? What are their backgrounds, have you googled it? I have done so much recruitment in the Middle East and specifically into Dubai, and what I always saw was: People didn’t leave companies – they left because of management, Lack of Leadership, of not walking their talk. Think about it.. Leader -Ship – How can you take advice or follow the individuals’s style if they don’t possess the most important Quality. Leadership is everything in a business, in Entrepreneurship and building successful business.
Can you say the company walks their talk? Speaks from personal experience, or do they hide behind their email? Truly what are your Leader’s values, do you know or is the common denominator money and money alone?
You heard that saying.. As a man thinketh, so is he?. What is the company’s thinking style? Do they constantly verbalize instilling fear in your prospects to buy in as if the opportunity will seize tomorrow. What are the words they speak, because what is truly in their hearts and thinking style will reflect in their words? Do they empower their people to improve their thinking about themselves and their business, or is it just about thinking its not possible or lots are possible but they know you won’t make it. The most important aspect of all – What do they think about money?? What is their relation to speaking about money?
4. Successes in Affiliate Marketing:
Have you take the time to research the individual’s successes that started the company, or did you take it on face value? I say successes, purely because when you base it on characteristics, everyone in a market will tell you what they think of that company or individual which purely reflects their value system and how they perceive it.
Success doesn’t lie, and even though we are all of different characteristics, the common ground is success.. Will you follow a leader in this industry that is totally transparent and share their successes and failures, and build your business on the same successes by learning from them, or would you align with a company ‘s who hides this, and have lost their money through various means. – you choose..
5. Integrity, Honesty, Transparency:
I know you thinking maybe where is the compensation selection as this is the most important. For many it may be, however for me, its Integrity, Honesty and Transparency. Observe the leaders of your Affiliate marketing opportunity. When they speak about other companies, do they speak about their qualities, what is good about them, or do they badmouth them.
Do they put others down in the industry attempting to make them look unethical and not credible? if so that says everything about them. It speaks about their values of being totally insecure in their offering and having to put others in a bad light in order to feel bad. This shows no integrity and shows a lack mentality. The choice still lies with you, the reader. Do you choose to align with people that speak in empowering ways about others and wish them well, or do you align with the total opposite? No choice is wrong, its purely ”As a man Thinketh, so is he!”
BONUS POINT : Treat your Affiliate marketing Company as a business – Its a business!
Do you look for an affiliate marketing opportunity that shows you the viability of it being a business with real earning potential, a home business, or is it just making part time money, with measly commissions attached to it and countless hours of work. The Direct selling industry is a business, the proof don’t lie of such a profitable business model. More and more people are opting to create their businesses online using the internet so it gives the time freedom with their families.
The guidelines I have given in order to select your affiliate marketing company are of course based on my value systems and what I perceive to be the best ways, and in essence this is all about which choice is right for you.
To be empowered, living your dreams and traveling and being with family, which opportunity gives you that? Either way, whichever your choice is, know it’s perfect and right for you!
Be blessed and be favoured!
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