Blog to Grow

Okay, maybe that is a bit of a silly title, but it fits what I wanted to share with you.

I use Skype a lot in business. It’s a great tool for instantly communicating with my team members, other networkers, and really anyone who has Skype, across the globe. So, I really love it. Skype is a free download. If you don’t have it yet, I recommend that you get it.

What happens is people will request to be part of your contacts. You have the option of accepting them, blocking them or even reporting them for abuse. Most people are on Skype and want to share contact information with you for good reasons but just like anywhere else, there can be those with whom you don’t care to associate. So I always make it a practice to view a person’s profile before just accepting willy-nilly anyone who requests contact. Well, Friday night, I had a contact request and when I checked it was from a lady in New York who wrote that she and I had something in common. I decided to accept her contact and right away she called me on video Skype! That was a bit of a shock, as I’ve never had anyone do that before!

I answered the Skype call, and had the most delightful visit with a lady from Russia who lives in Brooklyn. She thought maybe I was Russian because of my name. (Nestoroff is Bulgarian, in case you are interested; I ‘borrowed’ the name when I married many, many years ago and have used it ever since) Anyway, she had somehow run across my name and my blog. In the blog here, you probably read that I was introduced to MLM in the 1980’s with Herbalife. So that was our connection!

Margarita has a strong Russian accent. Living in a mostly Russian-speaking community in Brooklyn, she doesn’t have an opportunity to interact in English as much as she would like. We did have a great conversation though, and she’s looking for someone to help her with her online business. We made a good connection and have plans to work together. She watched my video on organizing her computer and found it very helpful. So, I’m really looking forward to guiding Margarita through some of the treacherous Internet waters, and maybe she’ll teach me some Russian!

This was just going to be a short post… ha ha! Anyway, my purpose in telling you about this is to make a point that you never know who you may run across, who might see something you write that triggers a response, who may need your help. So, my advice is get out there and make your presence known on the Internet!

What Do You Advertise?

So often, while surfing, I see pages and pages of advertising from people who just don’t have a clue.  They’re either trying to promote an affiliate page, or they’ve got some long drawn out text page.

As I talked about in an earlier post, the most important thing you can do to be successful is build your list.  One key is using lead capture pages.  You want to capture the names and email addresses of the visitors to your page.  ALWAYS!

The best way to do this is a simple page with an opt-in form.

You definitely want a page that loads quickly, you want a page that brands you (your picture is on it) and your form.  Remember, you are selling the “Click”, not your product or program.  You want to entice your visitor to give you their information.  Once you have their information, you’re adding to your list and you can then promote anything, anytime.

Of course, you don’t want to abuse your list (they can always opt-out), you want to nurture it.  You want to provide good information, good products and good opportunities.  You want to build relationships with the people on your list.

Because that is the key point you want to remember… this isn’t just a list…. these are real people and by treating them properly, you can create success for yourself.

A great tool I’ve found for creating quick, easy splash pages is a free program called Instant Splash.  These splash pages are simple to create, add your picture to brand yourself and they load quickly on a page.

Here’s a link: http://trac-ads.com/af71

It is a free service, as I said, but I took the upgrade because of the added benefits.  Free or upgraded, I highly recommend this service.

So, just to recap:

Fast, quick loading splash page

Brand yourself

Capture your Visitors Information

Build Your List

If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  I am a real person, and I do respond.  My Skype is magnolia4851 or email me at 767k.com@gmail.com.

Best…

Nina Nestoroff