Do you ever wonder how to research business opportunities?
For instance, someone tempts you with some information about how to make money online. You may bite, and give your email address, only to find that now you are getting more and more emails from that person, urging you to sign up with their fantastic business opportunity. Depending on your past experiences or what you've heard of such business ops, you may hold back. Or, perhaps you are curious but afraid of being drawn into something too big for you to handle.
Since I have a rule not to get into debt, or signing up for something without researching and praying about it first, this combination has taught me to prowl around and research business opportunities. (Not having funds to ‘blow' helps me to resist winsome ad copy).
I've joined a few free Multi-Level-Marketing programs, and more recently even a few where I had to pay. This has added to my education or grasp of how these work, but I'm usually open to learning some more, and I've discovered how to research business opportunities without spending any money.
In the last year or so, Attraction Marketing is all the rage. (Sometimes they don't use those exact words, but I learn that this is the approach they take; to win you and me over as friends. They want us to see them as authorities in their marketing field, and then once we have signed up to one of their funnels, (because we want the freebie they are offering), they have our email address, and start to send us emails pretty well daily.
How to Research Business Opportunities
When I have thoroughly researched an opportunity for two or three weeks, and I have decided that yes, this is the right one for me, I will give them my good gmail address. But if I'm not sure, or in my research mode, I'll give them one of my other webmail addresses. That way I don't have to deal with their flood of emails until I'm ready to explore their biz op some more.
They generally invite you to see their free videos or webinars. Good. I get to watch their body language and listen to them talk, and can pick up a lot of information just from that. But I pay attention to what they say too. I take notes when I research business opportunities.
At first they may not mention their main business right away – they just tell you how well they are doing in it, and how they have in just so many months gone from broke to really well off. They show evidence of their six-figure or 7-figure incomes to prove that they are doing very well. But eventually they will give you a link to their “team” they would like you to join.
I had that happen on Sunday night. Ah-ha! Now I'll see what it is they are so pumped about.
This time it was a business I had not heard about before, but I quickly saw that it was offering training for starting businesses of all kinds. Something like the one I've already joined and like quite a lot. How is it different, better, or whatever?
Naturally, they wanted me to sign up for their team first – but now that I had a name, I Googled it, and found a number of enthusiastic members pitching it all over, including in YouTube videos. I watched a few, and I studied the business site proper. I learned more about the man who had founded it, and then discovered their blog where they had a large number of articles giving basic starter information about their business planning and marketing methods. Of course, I haven't had time to read them all, but more and more I was getting a behind the scenes look.
In fact, one person on YouTube offered a behind the scenes tour of her account inside the program. The company might not appreciate that so much, but it allowed me to browse around and get a sense of how stable and strong the company is, and what it's products really are. This is a key step in how to research business opportunities.
When I saw what the products cost I could understand why the commissions ranged in the thousands of dollars per item. What's more, you are required to buy them before you can sell them.
That would guarantee sales, wouldn't it? Weighing such details are also part of how to research business opportunities.
Ah-hmm.. So this is for the big leagues! It would take a real mindset shift for me to market products of that caliber.
I don't think I or any of my current friends could afford them.
Then, one night, while working on a book I'm writing, I listened to a video of the owner of that company lecturing in a seminar or workshop, about how to do your advertising on Facebook to best advantage. I had to give him credit – he's a numbers man and he knows his game very well.
But I've concluded that this business op is not for me – not at present. But I'll keep it in mind.
Other times when I do this kind of research of Business opportunities, I have found a company founder who is quite proud of hims
elf and insists that everyone must follow his formula EXACTLY. Then I know I would not fit into there either. I like a bit of leeway for creativity. (Mind you, that one fellow may just have been trying to prove that if you followed his formula precisely, he could guarantee to make you a millionaire.)
I have to say that I was impressed with My Lead System Pro (MLSP) from the beginning, and I researched it almost daily for three weeks before I convinced myself to go to the trial membership for inside research. It sounded so PERFECT; but the woman who recommended it to me, has a good head on her shoulders, and – hey, that 10 day trial period would allow me to explore it from the inside at minimal cost.
In just a few days I knew it was a good move. I have not been sorry! It is very well run, and there is plenty of room for my own creativity, with my choice of more than a dozen marketing methods.
The modern slang in the language of the top sellers who present in the webinars takes some getting used to. I guess I AM after all from an older generation, but why words like “smashing it!” or “Killin' it!” should mean success, or winning high STAT numbers, still puzzles me.
A lot of the emails seemed to be aimed at lazy, can't get started types of people. I know I'm not one of those. Once I latch onto something I am fiercely loyal and committed, and you can't get rid of me. But I also believe that I must keep my promises and previous commitments, and I am determined to do my best on the history book project for a non-profit that I've worked with for 16+ years. When that assignment is done, they will see me roar ahead of the pack!
If you wish to research this community with affiliate opportunities, I suggest you start with this link; Biz Builder University (trial) and no, I am not ready with loads of emails to dump on you. I'm still working on that…! But if you should want to sign up for my mailing list to see what else I talk about; you can do it right here;