Tired of traditional network marketing methods, many network marketers are turning to internet network marketing to market their business opportunity and products. There’s a lot of hype about how easy it is to market on the internet, making internet network marketing seem like it will take minimal effort to build a network marketing business. But is it too good to be true?
Well, yes and no. Just as traditional network marketing methods require practice and effort to perfect, marketing on the internet does too. There is always a learning curve with anything new, and if you don’t have much technical knowledge, you will have your share of frustrations as you learn the ropes. It will take time and effort.
Internet network marketing is often said to be more cost effective than traditional network marketing methods, as well. You no longer have to buy hundreds of samples in the hopes that someone you give a sample to will like it enough to buy. And you can quit spending money on leads that are often not really looking for a business at all. Keep in mind, though, that in order to make money online, you have to get traffic to your website. And while there are free and low-cost ways to get traffic, they are time-consuming.
Despite the fact that it’s not as easy as all the hype might lead you to believe, internet network marketing is worth it! The major thing that makes internet network marketing different than traditional methods is that you are able to reach people who are already interested and looking for what you have to offer. While traditional network marketing methods often focus on creating an interest in your prospect, the prospects you generate through online marketing methods already have an interest–that’s why they give you their contact information…or even better, contact you!
Another major advantage of internet network marketing is the fact that you don’t have to leave home to do it. One of the major reasons people join a home based business opportunity is because they want to be at home! While traditional network marketing methods often require quite a bit of time away from home to do presentations and attend meetings, network marketers who market on the internet never have to leave home.
Network marketing has always been a business of building relationships, and internet network marketing is no different. Although your prospects may not physically meet you or hear your voice as the first method of contact, you must build a relationship with them through your correspondence. In fact, if done correctly, it is actually better than spending a lot of time building relationships with people in the hopes that they will join your business or purchase your products. Why? Because you are able to spend your time building relationships with people who want what you have. It does the sifting and sorting for you.
So back to the original question: is internet network marketing too good to be true? Well, if you’re looking for a way to make tons of money without putting in any effort, the answer is yes (network marketing in general is too good to be true if that’s what your looking for). On the other hand, if you’re willing to put in the effort to learn how to market effectively on the internet, you can reap the benefits of network marketing without participating in the things that leave a sour taste in people’s mouths when they think of network marketing!