Your business card can be an powerful marketing tool, especially if you take advantage of the space on the back of the card. I like to use Drop Cards but I also make sure my business card acts as a Drop Card. It should do more than just give contact info. A really good business card can stir curiosity and motivate a prospect to do something. I like to get them to one of my web sites where they are likely to subscribe to my newsletter and request information.

So what do you put on the back of your business card? There are a variety of options. One idea is to put an offer for a free report on the back of the card.

Other ideas:

Coupon or discount offer
Testimonials
Before/after photos
Something funny
Product Comparison Chart
Courses you teach
An autoresponder training course
Entertaining or useful websites
Favorite quotation
Fuller description of what you do
Humorous anecdote
Product uses
Public speaking tips
Reasons to purchase NOW
Recipe
Reflexology chart
List of services
Frequently Asked Questions

You should ALWAYS have business cards ready and and quickly available to pass out.  Give extras to friends and family who would be willing to pass out cards for you.

Below is an example of a card I made up on Vista Print.  Once I picked out a template, it only took about 15 minutes to make up the front side. The back took a little longer.  You can use their templates like they are or you can alter them and create something different.

I love using Vista Print. You can make up business cards, post cards and lots of other neat things to promote your business. Their prices are really good.

Many years ago I was listening to a company conference call. The speaker used a quotation that has stuck with me all these years.

“Those who want milk don’t just sit in a field and
wait for a cow to back up to them.”

I love the above quotation. I heard it several years ago & it has always stuck with me. It is funny but it is true. Sad to say, many people join a network marketing company & think that is all they need to do. There are always people hyping the “No Work Required” business opportunity. Don’t be fooled by that. There is no such thing.

People, let me tell you a secret to success in this business. . .
Treat it like a business & stick with it!!!

Actually, on second thought, maybe it would be better to treat your Network Marketing business like a JOB. Would your boss keep you around if you worked your job the way you work your Network Marketing business?

That reminds me of a wonderful article I have had in my files:

Do You Just Show Up at Your Job and Expect to Get Paid?”  by John H. Kirk

Five important things that will help you build a successful Business:

1. Familiarize yourself with the company and the products. Any time you start a new job, there are things to learn. There is training involved. A successful business person is always learning and improving in their skills.This includes attending any company events.

2. Use the Products. This one seems like it shouldn’t even need to be said but I am always amazed when I see people buy a distributor kit, then never buy a single product. I have even seen people working at building their business who have yet to buy products from the company. Really, how can they in all honesty, recommend a product they aren’t even using.

Which brings me to the next point . . .

3. Autoship – If your company offers autoship, you should be on it. Most companies allow you to change your autoship order every month.

4. Be Prepared to share information – Make up a 30 second commercial that tells who you are, what your company is, and what you do. I plan an article on that in the future. Make sure you have something to share: a brochure with your phone number and web site.

5.   Have fun. Find a way to do your business that is enjoyable to you and that fits your personal style. If you like what you are doing, people will see you enjoying yourself and will be attracted to you like a magnet.

Well, there are actually more than 5 but these are some of the most important to get started with.

Hi! My name is Melodie Kantner. I have been thinking about writing a blog about building home based business for a while. I have been working out of my home for over 14 years. The past 12 years with one network marketing company. Throughout all of those years I have studied with a variety of success trainers.

A lot of the things taught in old school network marketing just don’t fit with everyone’s style. My intent in writing this blog is to help people that are not naturally gifted in sales, build a successful home based business, particularly in network marketing – mlm, but many principles can be applied to any business.

One of the first steps for success in anything is to learn and get better. I like that quotation at the top of the page:

“Network Marketing is the best business to be in for personal growth because your business can only grow to the same level that you do.”

People who are successful in this business are always learning and improving in their skills. Attending whatever events your company offers is one way. I also recommend listening to as many audios as you can. In the beginning my favorite motivational speaker was Jim Rohn. I wore out my tapes and had to replace them on CDs. To this day I still listen to all kinds of audios to keep motivated, to learn new skills and to keep charged up about my business.

It is my hope that you will apply what you learn here and build a successful business.

Let’s get started!

Melodie