Useful links to Tools and Resources
The moment you decide to grow your AIM Global business by having a website or other online sites, it is important to be aware of and access certain tools that will enable you to do things with greater ease and less cost. So here is a list of such resources and their links.
Create an email just for your business or networking activity. Separate it from your personal email or other purposes. I recommend Gmail for its double step security and usefulness especially if you plan to have a website. You will need a Gmail account to register to Google Analytics – a useful tool for monitoring and evaluating your website.
2. Online Payment System
There are many ways of transferring money – paying and receiving payment. Having an online payment system saves you the time and effort of going to money transfer agency. A useful and secure online payment system is PayPal . It is easily set up for free. All you need is an email account. You can send money just by email and you can also receive money transfer. What is only required is to link your paypal account to your bank account – debit card with Mastercard/Visa Card logo or facility. You can use your paypal for online shopping – purchasing ebooks and other items – and for enrolling in courses or subscription (usually required) to sites. You can also receive payments and online earnings with ease through paypal. Create a special Gmail for paypal and other online financial transaction.
3. Marketing Website
A marketing website is a website of your own where all that your business prospects need can access 24/7. It is a tool that you can use to promote your business even at those time when you can not attend to your business due to your job, family and other commitments. All you need to do is to refer or send your prospect/inquirer to the relevant link in your website that provide the answer to the question asked or provide the solution to the problem referred to you. When promoted properly it can help you build your business in a cost-time effective way. For affordable cost effective way of building your website with complete marketing tools – wordpress template, autoresponder, opt-in capture page, video conferencing & video creation – GVO hosting is worth your investment, time and effort. It is also the ideal way for building your team online thru video conferencing.
4. Link Shortener
If you have a website or at least list of web sources (like you tube videos you are ready to share to your prospect, it is not easy to share it due to usually lengthy URL or link address. Link shortener creates shortened links that you can easily share through your cellphone or facebook or twitter accounts. I have written about this important tool in my blog post : AIM Global InfoText . To shorten links for easy sharing you can use Tiny URL , Bitly or Tiny cc . For more choices read here.
5. Social Media Sites
Social media sites are membership sites for social interaction or exchanges of information. It is important for lead generation or lead prospecting or social media marketing. Social media sites are a very useful avenue and tool for finding prospects and have been used by many to enroll new members. The important thing in in social media marketing is establishing and developing relationship, trust and specifically in business promotion, credibility. The sites I find of great interest are facebook, twitter and pinterest. There are many more but with limited time better to focus on these three.
For twitter – a short but powerful guide: http://blog.kissmetrics.com/twitter-marketing-guide/
For Pinterest – download this guide: http://business.pinterest.com/assets/pdf/best_practices_en.pdf
So much for now. Plenty to learn and apply for more successful online network marketing.