There are currently two main network marketing systems available online that I am researching.
They are MLM Lead System Pro by Norbert O. and Ryan F., and the much newer 7 Figure Networker, by Jonathan Budd and Jason Shawver.
They are very similar in their aim: to provide fast and easy, duplicable marketing systems that anyone can use.
Each system provides pre-made capture pages, sales pages and email Auto Responders that are already written and ready to go. All you have to do is insert your unique link at the bottom of the page, or upload your personal video on their capture pages.
Such systems are as brilliant as they are l-a-m-e.
Here are the Pros and Cons about joining an online marketing "system"...
Why They're Awesome
Having your capture page, sales page, and auto-responders already created for you makes jumping into the game a cinch.
As a stay at home mom with a child under one year old, it has taken me exactly one week to set up my ENTIRE sales funnel from start to finish, including one written article with a link to MY unique affilate ID capture page. If my prospect enters their information, the receive an 8 Day Bootcamp with a follow up series provided.
The total amount of hours I spent working on setting all of this up was...get this...2 hours.
I don't have a lot of time on my hands, so it was an absolutely great feeling to have something "in place" in such a short amount of time. Now I can sit back and wait for the leads to come in! (yeah right)
Why Systems Suck
After I set up my marketing funnel, I went to my capture page and filled in my own information to test the system (which worked beautifully, might I add).
I checked my email account and sure enough, there was the first day of the 8 Day Bootcamp email sitting unopened in my inbox.
I opened the email, and as I read through I realized, Wow, this is so not me.
I didn't write the email - it was blatently obvious. Those words did not capture MY essence. And I personally think that being authentic, transparent and original are what get you places in business (especially when using social media marketing).
Another thing: I've seen SO many capture pages and sales pages out there. Honestly, if I click a link and see one of those pre-made identical pages with someone's video in the middle of the page, I close it within seconds. Don't care. Total loss of interest.
I think this might be a significant drawback to systems!
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As the weeks go on I will continue to document my experience using these two systems, first with Jonathan Budd's The 7 Figure Networker, and then moving on to thoroughly examine the inner workings of MLM Lead System Pro.
Stay tuned for more musings over the new, and quite hot for now, 7 Figure Networker system.