I hated the popular kids in school, who didn’t?
Then, I wanted to be a rock and roll drummer.
I could hide behind the drumset. (perfect instrument for introverts.)
But, stardom took a backseat to alcohol. (perfect love/hate magic potion for introverts)
Twenty years later, I’m still working two restaurant jobs making $12 an hour – my life-sentence for some past temporary high, partying years away.
There had to be a way out.
I found the internet and people making money online.
I started following people on Twitter because that’s what all the Amazon ebook authors were doing. ( I wrote a memoir, along with everyone’s mother.)
They shared their ebook links in tweets, so I promoted my book that way and made $70 that year.
Then, found some affiliate marketing products I could tweet links and make money. (Think Clickbank 2013)
Then tried getting “social” on Facebook and they threw me in jail. (over 10 times actually.)
Just wanted to connect and grow my brand.
Then I found network marketing, a form of crack affiliate marketing.
Saw MLM leaders holding up checks for $120k a month – wanted their crack. . .
But, knew that network marketing was all about networking with people, you know – belly to belly. (some MLM lingo.)
Didn’t want a sponsor to vulcher down on me when I joined.
So, I blocked him so he couldn’t call to welcome me aboard. (Still introverted)
Then, I decided to automate MLM.
I ignored my rah rah sponsor and went to work.
I amassed over 270,000 real followers on Twitter and recruited over 100 people into my MLM first two years, no three-way calls, no hotel meetings, no home parties – just links on Twitter and an automated message to my new followers.
I was hooked on automation.
Began a blog after learning about Attraction Marketing.
I liked people coming to me – never liked chasing – never chased girls – that’s why I only dated the older aggressive ones because they chased me.
Never been the one to call a lead. . .
Been on a three-way call twice – once by trickery. . .
How to Carve Out Your Own Success
So, you get me, right?
Little messed up socially?
I know I’m not alone – there’s millions of you who want to do network marketing without bugging people – getting 20 No’s a day stuff.
I’ve been in MLM for 5 years now, work one hour a day, and make a six-figure income.
Of course I didn’t do it alone.
There’s no “I” in team, but my team are all pretty much doing the affiliate marketing route with a little more personal touch than me.
Anyone can build their business the way they want.
I carved out my success out of not following what the other 90% do in network marketing and that’s fine.
I didn’t exactly grow as fast as those in network marketing that are very hands on, throw on motivational webinars and stuff, but I don’t want to be enslaved to the phone or a facebook chat box all day.
I work one hour a day.
I don’t even use Facebook.
I text my leaders.
My phone is the enemy.
I can show you how you can make 200% to 400% returns in network marketing in two years, 95% automated, one hour a day. (Check out my Automated MLM Page)
I’m the automation king.
My rank and income are proof that my business model duplicates, and hundreds of busy professionals have joined my team because they don’t have time for rah rah, belly to belly either.
We want automation.
Automation is sexy and it’s creeping into network marketing more and more.
Yes, you can’t delete relationships completely and that’s not what I’m even talking about.
I love people more each day – the more I love myself and work out those old demons.
Who knows, one day I might even be a speaker on stage, but right now I use automation and get signups while I sleep.
So, Is Old School Belly to Belly Rah Rah Network Marketing Dead?
No man – it was just a little clickbait title. . .
There’s some awesome leaders in this industry, and we are changing millions of lives.
I got out of those two restaurants jobs and I’m ready to show you your escape route as well.
Whether you make tons of money or not, I’m sure you still want extra hours back and some more vacations – maybe buy your parents a new home.
Dreams come true in this profession every single day.
I can’t believe I made it some days. . .
MLM is the only profession that can give you life-changing income.
Even if you’re making $120,000 a year as a dentist things are probably still tight for you, if not financially than timewise.
You need $120k a MONTH to change things around and make more money than you know what to do with.
That does happen in network marketing. . .excessive money – good problem to have right?
There’s a lot of great leaders in network marketing that are giving back to charities.
Once you build a large organization in MLM the money comes in whether you work or not – Jordan Adler makes $150k a month whether he works two hours a week or twenty.
Residual, passive income is sexy, and other than being a rockstar or Stephen King, your only chance for massive residual income is network marketing.
So, How Exactly Do I Automate My Home Business 95%?
Over the last 5 Years in MLM, I’ve boiled down automated network marketing into 4 basics steps. They are as follows:
One – Find an MLM with a killer autoresponder
There’s only a handful of companies that have a powerful automated system attached to the company-provided websites. This is necessary to get a series of emails going to your prospects, because prospects need up to 17 “exposures” before upgrading to affiliates.
Two – Master one lead generation platform
You will need to generate 20 to 100 leads a day, everyday if you want to grow a large organization.
Three – Get an Upgrade
Usually between day 3 and day 14, a lead will upgrade into a rep. The most popular days for upgrades are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I don’t call my leads and I average around 20 to 40 upgrades a month – the email system is that powerful.
When I get an upgrade I email them simple instructions because you don’t want to overwhelm them. A confused rep won’t do anything. I email them instructions on how to log into their business dashboard and how to share their links. I also give them my best lead generation technique to get them generating leads asap.
Four – Teach them to Teach
When your new rep gets their own new rep congratulate them. Then tell them to send their new rep the exact welcome letter they received when they signed up – with the lead generation technique attached. This cycle creates easy duplication which builds MLM empires.
What Kind of Numbers Are We Talking About?
The more honest I can be with my new members the better.
I see where they’re at in marketing.
If I feel that they can handle the absolute truth I let them have it.
I tell them they need to generate 20 to 100 leads a day and they might only get one upgrade every 50-200 leads.
The majority of people who start MLM can’t recruit more than two people.
They talk to a few friends, they don’t want to join, and that person quits.
The majority of money in MLM comes from the cold market, aka people you don’t know.
There’s only two currencies in MLM: Time or Money.
You need to generate leads in the cold market to get signups.
You won’t get rich recruiting your uncle who did direct sales twenty years ago.
So, if you don’t have money, you have to create content to attract the cold market to your opportunity page.
You can shoot videos on YouTube or Facebook Live, or start a blog, but you have to really love writing because it takes hundreds of articles.
Your quickest avenue is paid advertising.
I show my team a simple copy and paste system that is generating 50 to 100 leads a day for my top leaders.
The thing is: They treat it like a real business and a real business needs capital to run.
It takes Money to Make Money
Most of my leaders are business-minded, small business owners, or just generally hardened from life and will do anything for financial success.
They can drop $200 to $400 a week on advertising.
They understand that they might only breakeven the first year, but can double or triple their income the second year if they stay consistent.
67% of small businesses break even or lose money.
MLM is not a lottery ticket, a free ride, or a hobby.
If you treat it like a million dollar business it will PAY like a million dollar business.
If you don’t want to spend anything more past your $69 product you won’t make it, unless you’re a celebrity on Instagram and your followers buy anything you post.
Conclusion for Is Old School Belly to Belly Rah Rah Network Marketing Dead?
There is a happy ending. You only need to recruit 2 to 3 rockstars to make six to seven figures a year. It’s just a matter of sorting through a lot of people to find your pearls. Don’t look back – keep recruiting and put out the fires.
Thanks for reading!
Erik C. Johnson