McFarlane’s Sportspicks NBA Series 21 & Miami Heat Championship 3-pack

McFarlane’s Sportspicks NBA Series 21Miami Heat Championship 3-pack!!

NBA Series 21 showcases a mix of established superstars, up and coming talent, and a cultural phenom that took the NBA by storm. This six-figure lineup includes new uniforms for current league MVP Lebron James and the newest Clipper Chris Paul, along with a new pose for Dirk Nowitzki. NBA 21 also showcases the SportsPicks debuts for Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Jeremy Lin.

 Jeremy Lin Regular and Collectors Level Version

Chris Paul Regular and Collectors Level Version

Kevin Love Regular Version

Dirk Nowitzki Regular and Collectors Level Version

Russel Westbrook & LeBron James Regular Version

Stay tuned to www.mcfarlane.com for more information and to keep up-to-date on all the latest SportsPicks info and news.

 

The NBA just got a little hotter with McFarlane Toys upcoming Miami Heat Championship 3-pack. This boxed set commemorates the Heat’s dominance during the 2012 NBA playoffs, on their way to their 2nd NBA Championship!

McFarlane’s SportsPicks salutes this season’s champs and the “Big 3”LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Each figure is updated and showcased in their white NBA Finals jersey. The pack also includes a scale-accurate replica of the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh came back from a disappointing loss in the 2011 Finals, and stormed through the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to capture the Heat’s 2nd NBA Championship in 2012. This SportsPicks Championship 3-pack salutes last season’s champs, and includes a scale-accurate replica of the NBA’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

 

Stay tuned to www.mcfarlane.com for more information and to keep up-to-date on all the latest SportsPicks info and news.

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Building YOUR Business With Viral Marketing!

There is far too much hype on the Internet today … and especially about viral marketing. Viral marketing has been around since 1996 but has just recently become the ‘sexy’ term of the week – we see so many websites touting their amazing, unparalleled viral marketing technology.

With so much buzz about this marketing method, how do you separate the useful information from the hype? Unfortunately, with so much missed information on the Internet, it is very difficult to know who and what to believe. We’re going to cut through the layers of hype and get to the bottom of viral marketing … and how it can be used to virtually explode your network marketing business.

Viral marketing is used to describe a marketing strategy that encourages individuals to pass on information or a message to others, creating the potential for geometric growth in the message’s exposure and influence. Like viruses, such strategies take advantage of rapid multiplication to explode the message to hundreds, to thousands, and even to millions. Perhaps the biggest benefit of viral marketing is its ability to reach a very large number of interested people at an extremely low cost. And because it is based on word of mouth, viral marketing avoids the common issues associated with email marketing – spam complaints, bulk filtering, and ISP problems.

The definition of viral marketing (or viral promotion) is a method of advertising products or services that causes recipients to pass them on to friends, associates and family members. Viral marketing got its odd name because the word spreads like a virus, but it should not be confused with a computer virus. Computer viruses are the malicious and destructive “toys” of trouble makers and malcontents. Viral marketing, if done correctly, can bring quite a bit of good to the world. When done correctly, viral marketing can be lucrative and powerful, bringing explosive growth.

By definition, viral marketing is a technique for promoting a product or service exponentially. When done correctly, one person will give it to a few people who in turn will pass it on to several other people. This is what makes viral marketing so effective. For instance, let’s say you developed an MLM training website and offered the training FREE to 10 people, who in turn forwarded the site to 10 people, who in turn passed it on to 10 people each. This simple viral campaign would put your website in front of 1,000 people almost immediately.

Now here’s where it gets fun … if everyone passes it on to 10 people and this progression continues just three more times, one million people will have access to YOUR website. Continue the progression twice more and 100,000,000 people (100 million people) will have been exposed to YOUR website. And because the Internet is so efficient, it could realistically happen in a matter of days, weeks or months.

Perhaps the most famous viral marketing campaigns are Hotmail and Yahoo. Microsoft and Yahoo had the ingenious idea of giving away free email accounts as a way to penetrate the market. Once millions of computer users took advantage of the free email, the companies had a captive audience for “upselling” other products/services. They also had an audience of millions to offer their advertisers at premium rates.

Some viral marketing promotions work better than others, and few work as well as the Hotmail and Yahoo campaigns.

Why were those campaigns so effective? The primary reason they worked so well is they provided real benefits to the company and the end users.
There are 4 main attributes of a successful MLM Viral Marketing Campaign:

  1. The products or service must be free to the recipient.
  2. The product or service must provide tangible, measurable benefits.
  3. The product or service must be easily transferred throughout the target community.
  4. To be especially effective, the campaign should gain a rapid foothold in the MLM community, not opportunity seekers.

Why Is Viral Marketing An Effective Way To Build Your Network Marketing Team?

Success in network marketing is all about duplication. The issue for most networkers is the system they use for sponsoring new members is too complicated or too expensive … meaning it is not duplicable. Viral marketing addresses this issue in a number of ways:

  • Viral marketing does not rely on the skill set or knowledge base of your team members.
  • Once it gets started, viral marketing spreads on its own, making it completely duplicable.
  • Because there are tangible and free benefits to the recipient, nobody has to convince anybody.
  • When done correctly, viral marketing is inexpensive and highly effective, so anybody can do it.

What sort of product or service makes for a good MLM viral advertising campaign? What we have seen work best during our years of Internet marketing are systems or tools. Offering network marketers FREE tools and/or techniques for building THEIR business provides value and creates excitement. Value and excitement are cornerstones of viral marketing. People will gladly share your tools if they get excited about the value they offer.

One of the things that separates viral marketing from other marketing methods is the speed of growth. With a good viral marketing promotion, you can be a “virtual” unknown on the Internet one day and your site can be all over the Internet “virtually” overnight.

They did this by building a website that cost them next to nothing. They then started a Viral Marketing campaign to spread the word. Once the word got out, through movie trailers & clips, everyone was jumped on the Blair Witch bandwagon. No matter what you thought of the film, you have to admire the ingenuity behind this low-budget project that made millions and millions of dollars. This is just one example of how advertising on the Internet can be excellent for your business or website’s success. and this all happened before the advent of Blogs and YouTube.

For those who have a website or Blog, one great way to earn serious residual income is by promoting affiliate sites via your websites and Blog. This way, you have a very low overhead(the affiliate company handle everything from website creation to products to shipping to paying commissions), very low risk, and the opportunity to leverage your time and money to generate serious residual income.

Advertising on the Internet can provide quick & massive growth for any legitimate home-based business. Just remember to choose your target audience wisely and focus your advertising on a very specific group. If not, you could waste a huge portion of your marketing budget on the wrong people. Picture someone trying to sell ice cubes to Eskimos.

Take the time to sit down and systematically come up with a game plan (business plan & marketing plan) for your business. Again, it comes down to treating your business like a business. All too often we see people attempting the “Shotgun Approach” of trying everything and focusing on nothing. This is a surefire way to max out your credit card with no guarantee of results.

Important Note: The focus of a successful viral marketing campaign is added value, not your brand. People will not share your site (or your information) because they love you or love your company; they will share it because they love the service, product, system, or tools.

Now that we have analyzed the key components of a MLM Viral Marketing Promotion, there is one last step. No matter how good your campaign is, it will be a major disappointment if you don’t share it with a bunch of people. It’s like the old story of the tree falling in the forest – if nobody is there when the tree falls does it make a sound? Likewise with your viral marketing – if nobody sees it, it doesn’t exist.

So the most important step in your viral marketing campaign is …. Getting Started!!

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7 Big Pitfalls To Avoid In Your Business

Would you like to know the big secret to getting lucky and hitting it big in network marketing? Here’s the real truth behind the success of every top income earner in the industry ….work your tail off!!

Working your tail off means doing all the things everyone else won’t do, so you can live the life everyone else doesn’t have. It means attending ALL of your company and team opportunity and training calls. Working your tail off means finding out who is making it happen and duplicating exactly what they do. It means doing all the repetitive, boring things that breed success over and over and over again until you make it big.

So, what are the things we SHOULD NOT be doing? The following is a list of items we see so many people doing wrong in this industry. If you want to be successful in network marketing you need to consistently work hard and avoid the following 7 pitfalls:

1. Selling and Presenting Your Business

We see so many people in this industry trying to sell and talk people into joining their business. That might work if we wanted them to buy a refrigerator from us. The problem with selling people into your network marketing business is that they are not making a “buying” decision. They are making a working decision. Your job is not to convince people that your business is a great opportunity. Your job is to find those people who are searching for your opportunity and upon finding it will do something about it. In a nutshell, you are looking for the “get it done and then some” kind of people.

Utilize your company and team leader’s conference calls & websites to do the selling and presenting for you. In simplest terms, let the tools do 90% of the work. That leaves you free to concentrate on the personal part of network marketing … cultivating relationships, interviewing and choosing the right people.

Never forget that you are looking for serious, motivated, committed people who are ready to do business right now. If you try to sell people, you will end up spending 99% of your time trying to push the wrong people to do the work. The bottom line is, we are in the lifestyle development business, not sales.

2. Making Income Claims

How many times have you heard how much money the big “Guru” in a network marketing company is making? That may be very well and good, but what does it have to do with how much you will make or how much your prospect will earn with your company? The answer is absolutely nothing. You, your team members and potential prospects could make more or less than the top earner. So, why do so many networkers make income claims when talking to a potential candidate for their business? The answer goes back to Pitfall #1. They are trying to impress and ultimately sell their prospect into the business.

So, if we shouldn’t be making income claims, how do we make sure our prospects have a strong understanding of the income potential of doing business with us? The answer is simple. Instead of telling them how much you or someone else in your company makes, present them with a simple business plan they can understand. For example, if sponsoring 10 who sponsor 10 who sponsor 10, will create a six figure income, then that is your sample business plan. Make sure they understand that once they complete the plan, they will be earning the desired income.

Always put the focus on what THEY need to do to make money, not what someone else has done.

3. Three-Way Prospects Into Opportunity Calls

It never ceases to amaze us how many network marketers will 3-way a prospect into an opportunity call. Think about it. What message is this sending your prospect? It’s simple, desperation. Instead of interviewing and making your prospect qualify for your time, you are again back to Pitfall #1, trying to sell someone on your business. Instead, make the attendance of your conference call a qualifier.

See it as the same way you would a job interview. If you were interviewing a candidate for the board of directors of your business, would you drive to their house, pick them up and bring them back to your office? Of course you wouldn’t. Sounds pretty silly when we put it that way, doesn’t it? Your network marketing business is no different. You are the CEO of your company. You only have time to work with a few serious, motivated and dedicated individuals. If they won’t take 25-30 minutes to learn about your business, then quite frankly, you don’t want them.

4. Being Too Enthusiastic

Being excited about your business is a very good thing. However, displaying a bunch of over-the-top excitement during an interview call is going to more than likely turn your prospect off, off, off. If you are too enthusiastic when speaking with them, their first thought will probably be that you’re about to pitch them on something. Be confident and excited about what you have to offer, but stay away from words like awesome, incredible, amazing, fantastic, easy, great, “you’re going to love this”, etc.

5. Not Disqualifying

As we said earlier, smart people invest their time in the serious, motivated people who see the vision and are ready to do business now. So, how can we be sure we’re disqualifying the people that aren’t right for our business? One of the most important things you can do is make a list of the qualities you’re looking for and post it in sight of the area you make your phone calls at. At any time you feel like your prospect is not right for the business, simply let them know. Say something like, “I appreciate your time, but this doesn’t sound like something that’s for you right now. Why don’t we keep in touch by email and if something changes you can give me a call.”

Always leave the ball in their court. It’s like a game of tennis. Every time they hit the ball back to you, you do the same. Literally – put the ball back into their court. Make them responsible for their actions so you’re spending your time with the right people. Don’t ever hit the ball over the net twice without getting it back first. If you do, you will just burn yourself out.

6. Not focusing on people’s pain – Not solving problems

Too many networkers focus only on getting a prospect information about their business, without learning anything about what the prospect is looking for and why. When speaking with prospects, ask exploratory questions that reveal their values, goals & desires. Really listen and care about what they have to say. The more you understand your prospect, the better you can assist them in getting what they want. Focus on how your business can be a solution to the challenges they’re facing. They are interested in what joining your business can do for them, not how “great” and “incredible” it is.

7. Focusing on Details

There are two types of details we are talking about here. The first is the details of your business when talking with prospects. Don’t get into long winded discussions about the background of your company. Stop yourself from going on and on about the evolution of the product line or the details of your marketing system. You, of course, want to answer questions. However, the time and place for that is after your prospect has been on a call and read through your website. Once they’ve done that, answer their questions in a short but informative way. Don’t let yourself get side tracked from the topic or over load them with too much information.

The second type of details we’re talking about is the details of planning your work. Want to waste 2 hours? Go into your office for 5 minutes. Leaders focus the bulk of their time on result related activities & delegate out everything else. 90% of your time should be spent on phone calls and training your team members. Organizing your business is considered “busy work” and does not count towards the time you need to put in to be successful.

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jberryiv

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Cash Gifting- A Creative Way to Gift Money.

Cash Gifting 

A Creative Way to Gift Money

Although the rate of unemployment is high in many parts of the world, people can make income without depending on gainful employment through many ways. The web offers numerous ways of making income thus all you need to do is identify a method that you believe will work for you. One of the methods that you may have come across in your search is cash gifting. Although this program has been around for quite some time, not everyone who has tried it has something positive to say because while it has worked for some people others were disappointed.

If you are considering joining this program, you will first need to understand that cash gifting is a legitimate act of giving someone a declared sum of money as a gift. Thus, this is done without coercion neither does it take after multi-level marketing or network marketing. It is believed that this program is patterned after Jewish, Asian and Scottish cultures that advocate for the giving of gifts to family members as well as friends to enable them purchase homes, start businesses or to restore them from effects of economic turmoil.

Just as it is when you give or receive a gift from someone, the program does not involve any business transactions, securities or investments, business name and location or even the directors. This is because individuals will simply offer support to each other in a team concept with the main aim of changing lives. In the US, there is a limit to the amount of money that you can give as a gift without being taxed.

Most importantly, you need to understand that as a source of income, cash gifting is not single sided rather it is based on the principle of giving and receiving so that people are able to receive and give through mutual trust. Therefore, when you receive a gift that will enable you to invest and gain financial independence you will need to consider spreading your blessings to other people. In essence, the idea behind cash gifting is to provide as many people as possible the foundation to establish themselves financially. Consequently, those involved need to ensure that they do not hold back in order to create an opportunity for many people.

Cash gifting comes with a number of benefits key among them being the fact that you will be able to start your business or even increase the cash flow of an existing business with ease. Secondly, through cash gifting you can also be able to offset a debt that you may have had for a long time. Thirdly, cash gifting can also help you to save for the down payment of a home or even replace your old car for an efficient one. You could also use this program to take care of medical bills or your college tuition. In general, cash gifting is one of the most trusted ways of attaining your passion as well as reaching financial goals within a short time. However, you will need to ensure that you enter this program with the right mindset.

Some of the features of cash gifting programs that you can consider joining include the presence of a website that promotes the group, have inviters who are willing to usher you into the program, the presence of team leaders that have succeeded, provision of detailed information, a proven method of receiving the income and a reliable tracking system.

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Is YOUR Viral Marketing Effective

Is YOUR Viral Marketing Effective?

Viral Marketing has been around since 1996, but has been in a constant state of flux since it was first used as a marketing tool. Although many people have heard the term for years, it is very surprising how few people actually know what Viral Marketing is and how it works.
When used correctly, Viral Marketing can make a huge impact almost immediately. On the other hand, incorrect viral marketing can be a major waste of both time and money.

How can we ensure that our Viral Marketing efforts deliver the desired results?

First, let’s make sure we are all on the same page regarding this mysterious advertising technique. What exactly is Viral Marketing? The definition of viral marketing is ... a method of advertising products or services that causes recipients to pass them on to friends, associates and family members. Viral marketing got its odd name because the word spreads like a virus.

When done correctly, one person will give it to a few people who in turn will pass it on to several other people. This is what makes viral marketing so effective. For instance, let’s say you developed an MLM training website and offered the training FREE to 10 people, who in turn forwarded the site to 10 people, who in turn passed it on to 10 people each. This simple viral campaign would put your website in front of 1,000 people almost immediately.

Now here’s where it gets fun … if everyone passes it on to 10 people and this progression continues just three more times, one million people will have access to YOUR website. Continue the progression twice more and 100,000,000 people (100 million people) will have been exposed to YOUR website. And because the Internet is so efficient, it could realistically happen in a matter of days, weeks or months.

In the beginning, email was the only way to effectively start and execute a viral marketing campaign. In the decade since, viral marketing has evolved from a marketing strategy to an art form and there are many ways to accomplish the objective of creating a successful viral marketing campaign.

Here a just of few of the ways you can start a successful viral marketing promotion:

Email – This is where it all started. This is still the most widely used viral marketing medium, but government and ISP restrictions have made email marketing more challenging. Before investing in an extensive email marketing campaign, make sure you are working with a proven vendor and technology. When done correctly, this is still the best way to start and stimulate your viral advertising promotion.

Blogging – Providing the tools on your website to enable bloggers to interact with one another is a terrific way to get the message about your product of service out there and being talked about. Bloggers have their ears to the ground for new products and services.

Training Articles – By providing valuable resources to a targeted audience (home business owners, Internet marketers, pet owners, chefs, etc.), you can easily penetrate the market through the ‘back door.’ By offering high quality FREE training to specific niches, you increase your exposure and credibility, all in one fell swoop.

Newsletters – eNewsletter and eZines are a variation of email marketing and can be very effective tools. If you include enough timely and valuable information, a good newsletter can drive up the number of visits to your website.

Refer-A-Friend: If you add this with a statement saying that e-mail addresses supplied will never be shared with third parties, you can increase your potential customer list greatly.

The main thing to remember about effective Viral Marketing is that it all starts with a valuable tool or resource. The most effective viral advertising includes a product or service must provide tangible, measurable benefits at no cost to the recipient.

Once you have a product or service of value to offer, you have to get the ball rolling by ‘seeding’ your viral marketing campaign. Think of it like a snowball rolling down a hill. In the beginning, you have to work hard to push the snowball while it gathers mass and speed. After the snowball reaches ‘critical mass’, it begins to take on a life of its own. Your viral marketing promotion is no different. Get it started, keep working at it, and soon it will begin to promote itself.

 

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Amazon Affiliates Program

Amazon Affiliates Program

If you’re looking for something that you can do at home to make money one of the best opportunities is with the Amazon Affiliates program. With Amazon Affiliates you can get started with an incredibly small investment, usually under $10.00!  That’s affordable for practically everyone.  Once set up you will have access to promote over 100,000 book titles and 40,000 different products, and they add new books and products all the time.

The best part; you will never have to buy inventory, never need to take photos and there’s never anything to ship. Not only that, Amazon takes all the payments and all the risk, and they pay you when the transaction is done.

Now of course you have to do a little set up work.  There will be WordPress Blogs to build and promotions to do, SEO to use and so forth.  If you already know about these things you have a head start.  If you don’t there will be a learning curve but, once you’re past that curve you’ll be literally able to make money 24/7 because Amazon is ALWAYS open and they are open to the entire planet.

 

Here are a few other excellent reasons to take a good look at the Amazon Affiliate program.

  • Amazon is the most trusted brand on the planet, even more than eBay. (Neilson research.)
  • Amazon’s customer support is the best in the industry.  If you have a problem they help you, and if your customers have a problem they help them too.
  • Setting up an Amazon affiliate website with WordPress has gotten much easier with all the new Amazon widgets available.
  • The average person buys more than 1 item. If they were sent there by you, you get commission on everything they purchase.
  • The commission scale on Amazon is one of the best in the affiliate industry. If you can build an excellent review site and sell high-end items it can be quite lucrative.
  • Amazon has an incredibly wide variety of goods and books.  If you have a niche product chances are Amazon has it, or at least has a book about it.
  • If you review movies you can now send your readers to Amazon to purchase them.

There you have it.  With some work, a little bit of time and a number of well-done affiliate websites you could easily make between $300.00 to $1000.00 a month practically on autopilot.  That’s why the Amazon Affiliate program is so darn good.

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