Marketing Your Direct Sales Business Through Blogging

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Copyright Chris Carroll and DirectSalesTalk. If you see this on any other site without my byline, please let me know.

Becoming unique in an online community requires a lot of work. It is not easy to start a direct sales company and work it online and offline at the same time. Many direct sales people actually choose where they are going to focus their business and a majority of them choose offline sales and marketing. When asked, most reply they don’t know how to find customers online.

It is a tough market online. I am not going to sugar coat it for you. Its true. You have competitors and because of that, you have to find a niche; a place that you carve out for yourself. Blogging and using articles can be a great marketing tool for you and your business to help you carve out that niche.

Many people are afraid of blogging, but honestly it is just an expression of you. Who you are and what you love or don’t love. Using it for marketing your business is as simple as starting to write about your business. Teach your readers about your products. Teach others about your business. Share information that you have gathered and learned and you are on you way!

When you run out of topics to write about (and that does happen sometimes), many turn to PLR articles. These are articles written by a ghostwriter, priced inexpensively so they can be sold many times over. The great thing about that is you can then take that article and rewrite it to your style and flavor and publish it as your own. It is a great way to get your brain flowing on topics again.

Marketing your direct sales business online doesn’t have to be rocket science. Start with a blog and some ideas. You can then start sharing with others and soon your blog will be seen by many and your business will soon be growing too.

copyright Chris Carroll 2011

Use Article Marketing for Solid Business Growth

Copyright Chris Carroll and DirectSalesTalk. If you see this on any other site without my byline, please let me know.

When it comes to learning how to market yourself on the internet, things seem to come and go. First it was link farms, then it was forums. Article writing as a marketing method has been a round a long time and it is one that never seems to go away. In fact article marketing is one of the strongest methods of promoting yourself and your business on the internet.

The fact that it is a simple method of self advertising is one thing. But is also draws those that are interested in your articles to your website and introduces them to you and your business. The more you write and place articles out for distribution on article directories, the more exposure you are potentially going to get.

When someone picks up your article from a directory, uses of your article can be for print in newsletters, publications, on other websites and blogs as content and more. All of those articles contain your link to you and your business. This allows more exposure where you would not have been seen before.

Using article marketing in your direct sales and work at home business is a great tool for you too. People want to know how to use the product you sell. They want to learn more about the things that you know. Start slowly and develop your craft. You may find that you enjoy it and I know you will enjoy more dedicated traffic to your website or blog.

Copyright Chris Carroll 2011

4 Great Ways to Promote Your Business Online Easily

When starting a successful home based business in direct sales you cannot only rely on people that you know to advertise your business to. Many home based businesses turn to the web to promote their business. There are many things you can do that can help your promote and bring traffic to your business. But, you will have to work hard and have a lot of patience for these methods to pay off. But here are 4 methods that you can start easily and for little to no money outlay.

1. Blogging: This is a must these days. And it is easy to do. You will want to set up a free blog on blogger.com, wordpress.com or notepad.com. It is important to post informative content on your blog on a regularly basis but make sure it is content rich and not just spam about your company and products.

2. Link Exchange: Find like website or blogs to your own and exchange text links. You do have to be a bit choosy as it has to be somewhat related to your site as search engines can tell link farms from good quality sites.

3. Social Media: This is a huge plus. Social media networking sites like Facebook.com, Twitter.com and LinkedIn.com are important to your business. You will want to set up your profile page and then find groups of people to follow that have similar interests to your own. Spend some quality time with your social networking efforts for them to pay off for you and your business.

4. Article Marketing: If you enjoy writing, try writing a few articles related to your business niche and submitting those articles on your blog. There are article directory sites like Wahm-Articles.com and EzineArticles.com that you could also submit articles to as well. The benefit of this is the links from your resource box back to your site. Other blog or web site owners may use your article and then include your writers link giving your traffic back.

As you can see, there are many things you can do online to promote your work at home direct sales business that are easy to use and the only cost is your time and effort. Use them today to start your online marketing and promotion.