Network Marketing Strategies

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Archive for September, 2009

Twit Review @sahm411

Following.

Has interesting conversations and info

Sample Tweet 092809:

“@steveathmp Its fun to hear what kids have to say about what kind of parents they will be – its always different than u think it will be.”

Stay at Home Mom (sahm411) on Twitter.

-Love, Tony

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NING, My Social Media Experiment

I had a good experience working with NING.

The interface was easy to use and within an afternoon I was able to set up an entire social network interface complete with Adsense ads and Google Metrics.

The next challenge will be to drive cosmetic consumers there organically. Mary Kay people all too often set up their social networks so that they can connect with other Mary Kay people. While this is great for sisterhood support there is another horizon to be experienced in social media: That of gaining new contacts and clients outside the “pink bubble.”

For my social media experiment on NING I wanted to create a domain where cosmetic consumers could find out about the entire market of cosmetic products, not just Mary Kay. It’s an old retail axiom that if an intersection has a gas station on the corner it will make some money, but if there’s a competing gas station on every corner of an intersection they will all make a lot of money.

So the main page on my NING site has informative blog feeds from the general cosmetic milieu. I have also included news and commentary about high end proven names like Eeste Lauder and Clinique. My next step is to get some discount offers included from these companies to attract their consumers and give people some incentive to get involved.

I also hope to attract consultants from competing direct marketing companies who will join me in offering services and products. I don’t want to “manage” what happens in this site. Instead I want to watch and be available and participate as a fellow member instead of an administrator. I have great products at great prices and if I’m a good and personable person to do business with then I’ll do just fine in a competitive environment.

My NING social experiment is here: Cosmetic Comparisons

Fish where the fish are. It pays.

-Love, Tony

Twit Review: @CoreyPud

Following.

Conversational, Status Updates.

Sample Tweet 09/24/09:

I’m at Hoover’s Cooking – Manor Rd. (2002 Manor Road, E. Dean Keeton Street, Austin). http://bit.ly/trztz

Corey Pudhorodsky (CoreyPud) on Twitter.

-Love, Tony

Twit Review: @CompassWoman

Following.

She is engaging in conversation and she’s a social activist.

I chose to follow her so that I could get opinions on my online game by activists who might know something about fundraising.

The game is here: http://onlinemarykayparty.wordpress.com/

Sample Tweet 09/24/09:

Waiting for my late night dinner!

Monique Neeley (CompassWoman) on Twitter.

-Love, Tony

Twit Review: @GetMeVideo

Not Following.

Potentially interesting but I can’t see the focus of this person.

At over 14,000 following I don’t have any faith that there will be any listening going on.

Sample Tweet 09/24/09:

To all my followers, @websourceevents is going to be huge, and in the USA in the spring! You heard it here first 🙂

Tammy Kahn Fennell (GetMeVideo) on Twitter.

-Love, Tony

Twit Review: @John_Dierckx

Following.

John wrote a thoughtful blog article on MLM scams and I appreciated his opinions.

http://twitter.com/john_dierckx

Sample Tweet 09/23/09:

ROUND UP http://post.ly/61aV

-Love, Tony

Facebook Fan Pages

The sharing of Facebook content is part of my business image. My Facebook page is a transparent aggregate of content between myself, my business associates, my clients and my contacts.

My business associates who only have Fan Pages are missing this wealth of interaction. They are broadcasting content but their own pages are static and singular in focus.

So I’m not a “fan” of Fan Pages.

Get a regular page and interact –it’s what it’s all about!

When you become a movie star? Then get a Fan Page.

-Love, Tony