Soaking in the experience...while the rest of the jeeps catch up.

How do you get off a camel? Ahh, that’s the fun part!

Art Jonak shares network marketing leadership techniques in a cooled tent on the outskirts of the Arabian desert.

Sand-boarding down a three-story sand dune.

We rented ten luxury safari jeeps for thirty of the world’s top network marketing leaders.

Thirty network marketing leaders. A dozen ATVs. A professional racetrack in the middle of the Arabian desert… at night? Now that’s fun!

MIDDLE OF THE ARABIAN DESERT

TUESDAY, 7:22 P.M.

What if your team spent hours every day browsing the web, reading online newsletters, chatting, touching up their MySpace web site and visiting forums with nothing but strained eyes to show for their efforts? That’s right, no new sales and no new distributors.

If you’re not careful, the Internet could render your entire downline useless! Trust me, I’ve been there. Luckily, there is a way out of this non-revenue-generating black hole, and I’m going to show you exactly how it works.

First, I assume you have an e-mail address.

Next, you’ll need a web site. In today’s world, it’s pretty easy to find someone who can build a basic site at an affordable cost. However, simply having a web site will not get you more sales or more distributors. You also need an Internet strategy.

The Internet is the most advanced advertising and marketing system in the world. Back when there were no web sites and e-mail was used pretty much only by universities and the government, I worked the graveyard shift at the University of Virginia computer facility. Believe it or not, during my down time, between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m., I started the very first online network marketing newsgroup on the Internet!

After almost fifteen years of research, trial and error, wasted marketing dollars, unsuccessful online marketing campaigns, frustration, failures and finally successes, I have figured out what are the elusive pieces of the puzzle. I’ve boiled down the path to success on the Internet to six critical steps. You might already have some of these steps in place, and if so, that’s great. However, if you’re missing even just one of the six, then you are not maximizing your success on the Internet.

Here they are, the six steps that will help you get results on the Internet with your network marketing program.

1. Finding prospects.

2. Tracking where you found them.

3. Presenting your business to them.

4. Following up with them.

5. Enrolling them into your business.

6. Training them.

Until recently, in order to create a web site that people would actually visit, you had to know a thing or two about HTML code, graphics, copywriting, Internet marketing techniques, and more. Fortunately, the rules have changed thanks to the many growing social networking web sites, such as MySpace.com, Ning.com, Squidoo.com, FaceBook.com, Ryze.com, LinkedIn.com and new ones that are opening every week.

What’s so great about these web sites?

• There are millions of people who already hang out there. It would be impossible to generate that kind of traffic to your own web site.

• You can set up a great-looking web page in minutes—something that used to take weeks!

• It’s a fantastic way to create “know, like and trust” relationships with thousands of people. If you do things right, many will become happy customers and even members of your growing network marketing team.

The magic formula for long-term financial success in network marketing lies in your ability to get a large group of people to do a few things consistently over a significant period of time.

This also holds true for social networking web sites. If you don’t teach your team to do some “specific things” on these web sites, they could end up wasting thousands of hours. Here are some things you can do:

• Encourage your team to post fun photos—from the convention, with their team members, from vacation, etc.

• Provide your team with customized graphics to put on their social networking web site pages. Give them the “cut and paste” code—don’t leave it to chance that they will figure it out.

• Put company, team and product videos in one place online. Then provide your team with the “cut and paste” code so they can place these videos on their personalized pages.

• Show your team how to lead people to their actual marketing web sites—the ones that use the six steps I listed above.

Keep it simple and you could have an army of distributors using their online social network pages to create thousands of customers and new distributors!

ART JONAK is a Networking University faculty
member, a successful network marketing leader and
widely respected trainer.
www.networkingtimes.com/link/jonak