Last week, I was interviewed by Andre Vatke and Steve Sakal on the Leaders Club live, weekly coaching call.
The topic was… How To Spot A Fake Guru
Right after the call was over, it dawned on me that, if you’re a networker marketer and your goal is to build a long term network marketing business…
Then you REALLY, REALLY, REALLY…
Did I mention REALLY?
You REALLY need to have a very good understanding of the differences between NETWORK marketing and AFFILIATE marketing.
ESPECIALLY if you are anything like me. Because at one point in my career, I needed some serious help with growing my network marketing business and lo and behold…
I got mixed up with a (dishonest) list building/lead generation guru out here disguising what they are doing as a way to help you if you’re having trouble in your network marketing business.
And for the record… it was no fun! I lost a lot of money and a lot of time.
Call me slow, call me trusting, call me whatever… Just don’t call me late for dinner. KIDDING… I was seeing if you were really paying attention here!
Let me make this as short as possible…
Network Marketing is about building relationships with people and helping them achieve their desired goals.
Affiliate Marketing is about building a list of people, advertising to those people and then waiting for a response (sale) from those people.
For the most part you will use advertising and wait for a response in your Network Marketing business BUT…
And this is a BIG BUT…
Network Marketing is DUPLICATABLE for the masses (of course with basic, core skills) and will help you create a business that is PROFITABLE long term.
Affiliate Marketing, unless you’re TRULY SKILLED and have spent a number of years perfecting your CRAFT, can leave you up a creek without a paddle promoting other peoples shit and totally frustrated.
So in the end, this is where many of the (dishonest) list building/lead generation gurus miss the mark.
They don’t provide you with the BLUEPRINT you need to duplicate your efforts in your network marketing business (Because quite frankly, they don’t want to. They like to keep you confused that way you keep forking over more MOOLAH to try and make sense of something that can’t possibly make sense!).
They simply sugar coat words, sell you product after product implying it will help you build your business which keeps you in constant “busy” mode and worst of all, it will leave you feeling more frustrated than before.
Hope this helps you in understanding the difference between Network Marketing and Affiliate Marketing.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask…
Until next time…
Nothing but LOVE & FUN + DOWN & DIRTY!
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