My goal is to help you become a professional or more professional in your network marketing business.
Clearly, becoming a pro is not something one can do overnight. One must keep doing a lot of “little” things that add up to a huge WHOLE, which finally = “I’m a professional.”
My presumption is nobody has to twist your arm to become professional at network marketing. You hunger for more information to enable you to do a better job. You’re willing to learn and work to get there. Some call this, “Doing what it takes to succeed.”
One of the easiest tasks to professionalize your business and you is to get a domain name
Today, there is no legitimate excuse not to have a domain name. You can buy .com’s for $1.99 for your first year (sometimes even .99 cents). Some hosts give them free if you sign up with them.
So “lack of money” cannot be used as a justifiable excuse.
Getting a domain name takes about 5 minutes (maybe less) going through godaddy.com.
So “lack of time” cannot be used as a justifiable excuse, either.
Some may say, “But Wayne, I’m one of those rare cases where I don’t need a domain name.”
Well, I’ll call the B.S. out on that one. If you want to expand your business, look professional to others, and build trust, you need a domain name. Period. There is no alternative option.
You have a MyLifeForce.net/yourname website. At minimum, you need a domain name so you can “mask” it, and forward it to your Youngevity corporate replicated website. Again, at minimum.
“But Wayne, nobody showed me how?”
I would almost buy that excuse, however, we have Google and Youtube, and the resources for learning how to easily do this are there. As a convenience, I’m supplying two step-by-step videos, below, so you and your group can get this done.
Doing this should be one of your first steps in business. Total time? Maybe 15 minutes after you’ve sorted out what domain name you want. Total cost? $1.99
If anybody in your downline won’t do this, you will know right away they are not serious about their business, and you should immediately stop wasting your time with them until they show a commitment to their own business and success.
To be successful at anything (not just network marketing), one must become a pro at whatever they do. Just basic Life Skill philosophy 101.
If they’re not dedicated to becoming a pro, why would you bother wasting your time?
Otherwise, they will bring you discouragement and possibly failure if you do. Write that in BIG RED LETTERS. You only want to work with self-driving motivated people, who strongly desire to better their lives, and those around them. (Right?) You can’t rescue or revive the lazy.
So, right now, why don’t you just do it? Get your domain name, mask it, and forward it to your Youngevity replicated website. Once you know how to do this (and how easy it is), you’re armed with this new skill which I know you’ll find other ways to apply it. You’ll also be qualified to teach your new distributors how to do this, too.
Here’s how you buy, mask, and forward a domain name on Godaddy.com
Have you done it? Do it now.
There you go. You accomplished two important business tasks today. Yay!
If you just set a goal to do two priority tasks every day for your business, they will add up, and you will eventually succeed, as long as you don’t give up.
You do set a priority of scheduling at least 1 hour for your business every day, right?
If you don’t, you’re likely not going to succeed. One can’t just “wing it” in this business, and simply hope to get lucky. Unfortunately, as I’m sure you know, life doesn’t work that way. You have to do a lot of planting to get your harvest.
What is your answer when somebody asks you, “What’s your domain name?” Will you fumble that opportunity?
Opportunity comes to those who are prepared for it.
Yours for success,
P.S. Having a domain name is very basic marketing 101 stuff. The next step is to have a good domain name.
Here are some tips for a good domain name:
What’s in a domain name?
Firstly, let’s settle the importance of a good domain name. A domain name is EXTREMELY, extremely important. Using a good domain name makes it much easier for your visitors to remember your website’s URL.
If you use a good domain name, it helps Google understand what your business is about. Don’t underestimate the importance of those words. It makes sense to use a good domain name.
Keyword domain names
Unless you’re a very strong brand (that’s not you, yet), it makes complete sense to make use of a domain name consisting of focus keywords, as opposed to a domain name with your brand or company name in it.
If your brand is new or obscure, take this route. A domain name with good keywords takes a lot of work out of marketing the website using that domain name. This is the number one reason for using a domain name with relevant keywords.
Domain purchasing mistakes
Beware of the following mistakes when you purchase a domain name:
- Using dashes.
- Imagine explaining to someone what your domain is. Now you have to throw in a dash into the explanation as well. And sometimes people don’t know the difference between a dash and an underscore. I used to make this mistake. Like most other things in life, there are exceptions to the rule, however, dashes are generally a bad idea for domain names.
- Using abbreviations.
- Instead of using myhmbiz.com, why not use myhomebusiness.com? It makes a heck of a lot more sense. It’s easier to remember, too.
- Making the domain name too long.
- It’s a mission to remember an extremely long domain name. Keep it as short as possible.
- Creating dissonance between your domain name and content on your website.
- Don’t use keywords that have no connection with the content on your website. This is senseless.
Domain names are valuable. Get your hands on the best domain name you can get. Your marketing efforts will be so much easier.
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