Market America Company Review: What You Need To Know To Be Successful

Market America hails itself as an “UnFranchise” business opportunity featuring direct sales and “one-to-one marketing.” Following the “UnFranchise Business Development System,” their website states that Market America provides a “roadmap for anyone willing to follow a proven methodology toward financial independence.”

Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, and established in 1992 with the goal of changing the way people shop, Market America calls itself a product brokerage company. They have generated over $3 billion in retail sales. They are currently ranked 66th in the “Internet Retailers” top 500 report. It appears to be a solid company having won a few accolades and awards. They support several causes and foundations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and Habitat for Humanity, just to name a few.

Some Of The Products They Sell:

A line of health and nutrition supplements
Weight management
Anti-aging skincare care products with the ingredient Pentaxyl
A high-end line of cosmetics
Home and Garden products
Pet Care
Auto Care
Market America states that through its “Malls without Walls” almost any product can be purchased directly through them without the traditional boundaries for shopping. Products can be purchased through their custom Web Portal.

Some of the features offered with this “UnFranchise Business” are:

Market-driven products and services
Corporate and field support
Marketing Materials
Shipping and Distribution of products
No territory restrictions
Minimal Start Up costs with little risk (as indicated on their website)’
The Small Print

There is a subscription fee. You will be buying products at “Distributor Cost” and will earn the gross retail profits.Using the “Vertical Marketing” structure, compensations are paid based on Market America’s “Management Performance” compensation plan. Once qualified, commissions and bonuses are paid out up to weekly, depending upon volume and performance.

This appears to be a well-established company with plenty of products and distributors. However, I urge anyone to be very diligent when gathering information on this, or any, company. Market America has a website and there is a myriad on information on it. Be very sure that you understand the fine print, what is expected from a Distributor, exactly what the start-up costs will be, and exactly how the compensation plan works and how long it will take before you benefit. There is a lot of information available on their website, with a presentation on the sales aspect of this company.

As with any home-based internet business, you will need to create a huge volume of potential clients in order to make this a profitable business venture. You will need comprehensive internet marketing training to drive traffic to your website in order to enjoy a lucrative income. There is a statistic that almost 95 percent of online home-based businesses fail within the first year. This is because most people simply do not possess the skills that are imperative to become successful with a home-based business.

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Affiliate Marketing – Setting Up a Perfect System

Many people have found out already that affiliate marketing is the way to start earning on the Internet. However, many of them never get beyond direct linking which consists in directing traffic (of various quality) directly to the offer page of the program they promote. This is the simplest and at the same time the least effective way of doing it. It requires extensive efforts to produce decent results, and the traffic you direct to the offers is lost forever.

What would the perfect system look like, then? Here is a step by step description of what I find the best way to do affiliate marketing.

1. Carefully selected offers. The offers you choose to promote must meet the high gravity criteria, good earning level criteria, and – even more ideally – include recurring payments. This way when you sell the offer once you earn from it as long as the customer remains active. Another element is to check what traffic the site is attracting. You can use for that purpose. simply enter the domain in the “compare” box, and see if the traffic is there. If not, look for another offer.

2. Register a domain relating to the product you promote, buy hosting and set up a thematic blog using WordPress. The blog can consist of a few articles, but be sure to include the links to the promoted products in them.

3. At the same time set up an autoresponder account. Build a squeeze page (a page to get your visitors’ names and e-mail addresses), and put this page as your index page for the domain you registered in 2.

4. Start writing your own or purchase articles relating to the product you advertise (remember to have exclusive rights to the articles you buy), and place them in as many article directories as you can. Start with for the best results. The link in your “author resource” box should point to the squeeze page.

5. Now, when someone reads your article and clicks the link, and is really interested in the product, they will enter their name and e-mail in the squeeze page fields. Then they will be directed to your blog. Finally, when they click a link inside your blog article, they will be directed to the offer itself.

This way, even if you don’t make a sale, you get new subscribers on your list, and these are people you can send this offer and other related offers again and again. In combination with recurring payments, you get a system that provides endless stream of extra cash day in, day out.

Now you can set up such a perfect system using only some basic resources that are not going to cost you an arm an a leg and in combination with free traffic only can provide you with quite a steady stream of extra income. For more details, please visit []

Direct Sales – How A Ghostwriter Can Help With Your Marketing Campaign

If you have a home business with one of the direct sales companies, it is very important to have an online business presence. One of the ways you can market your business online is to hire an affordable ghostwriter. Here is what an experienced ghostwriter can do for you.

1. They can write professionally written newsletters that you can email out to all of your party hosts, customers, downline team, etc. This will free up your time to work on other aspects of your Direct Sales Business.

2. They can write professionally written blog posts for you and post them to your blog. He/She can write them directed towards your niche, keyword load them and properly do the keyword linking so that your blog posts rank high in search engine results.

3. They can write expertly written articles for you that pertain to your niche. You will submit these articles with your own resource author’s box on them to various online article directories, web sites, other blogs, etc. Article marketing is a great way to drive traffic to your business web site.

4. They can write your business advertisements for you to use in your email marketing campaign, classified ads, etc.

5. They can write expertly written web site content for you to post to your business web site on just about any topic that you would need.

As you can see…an experienced ghostwriter can do a lot to help you market your business online. He/She can write newsletter content, blog content, web site content, articles and ad copy to help free up your time for other business tasks.

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Network Marketing – Legitimate Business or Sucker Game?

Now more than ever people are looking for ways to earn some extra money. And now more than ever, the once skeptical are taking another look at network marketing as a way and means to earn extra money.

But before they jump in, here are a few things to know.

Let’s address one question and get it out of the way. Is network marketing a scam?

No. The majority of companies in direct selling, multi-level marketing and network marketing are legitimate honest to goodness companies, started by honest to goodness people. The main difference is that it’s not an employer in the traditional sense. No JOB here. You take the role of an independent distributor and you are responsible for going out and promoting the product or service, and ultimately, making sales.

Are there shady companies out there? Of course there are, let me name a few: Enron Adelphia Tyco…and that’s just for starters. The list goes on and on.

And you may have noticed that these were all very recognizable brands and not network marketing companies. I mention them so you realize that it’s not companies that are bad, it’s the people that control them that are responsible for their direction. It’s the people that run the companies that are bad. Not companies.

Now that we have that out if the way, how does someone choose a company to represent? That’s quite easy: very carefully. Just like they would choose the right company to work for with the right pay, benefits, proximity to home, they must do their due diligence in researching their prospective company. Learn as much as you can about it.

But they must consider a very important factor before they start their research.

What are they passionate about?

What makes them happy?

What would they be proud to represent and promote?

Once they can determine this, then they can follow the direction that their passion is pointing to. If they are passionate about health, then they can research health and wellness companies. If they are passionate about finances, then they should research a company that has financial products and services. There is something for everyone out there.

Now we have two factors, passion and due diligence.

What’s next?

Meet and interview potential sponsors. They can meet network marketers at networking events. This will give them a chance to see if they click with this person before deciding to enroll. Remember, their sponsor will and should act as a mentor to them in the beginning stages, especially if they have never been involved in network marketing before.

And be very aware of the great income claims and monthly residual income. They are all true. Well, almost. They will have to work really hard in order to see that kind of income. Yep, it’s not a “get rich quick scheme”. There is much work to be done. It’s called net”work” for a reason. However, as they work hard and build up a sizeable team, they will start to notice that the bigger their team gets the less they have to do and the income still will roll in.

This is very well known to companies such as McDonalds and cola soda vending machines as distribution channels. The more stores and vending machines they have, the more they earn. Distribution is key. It’s the same strategy in building a successful and profitable network marketing organization.

3 Things to get started in network marketing

So, you need to do three things to get started in network marketing:

1- Find out what you are passionate about (some soul searching required)

2- Do your due diligence in researching your potential company (Direct Selling Assoc.)

3- Search out and interview potential sponsors (networking events)

Once these first three foundations have been laid out and agreed upon will they be able to proceed to the next exciting part of the journey. A journey that will question and challenge them at every step. But it will build their leadership skills, sales skills, personal character and their resolve to achieve success.