Today, I want to teach you how to grow your MLM business on eBay or Amazon.
Please know UPFRONT that I am not talking about selling your company’s products on these websites. That is a big NO-NO.
The strategies I will share with you will vary a little bit between these two websites.
Why Amazon and eBay?
We all know that eBay and Amazon are two of the largest and most popular e-commerce websites online, consistently ranking in the top 20 websites worldwide. They have MILLIONS of loyal customers who are eager to buy stuff.
When it comes to eBay, I like to include a business card, flyer or drop card with each package that I mail out. It works best when you sell similar products that relate to your MLM Company.
For example, if you sell coffee on eBay, that you source from somewhere else, and your MLM Company also specializes in coffee, you could include a sample, brochure or business card with each item you mail out. People would receive your information with their package, and if they were interested in learning more, they could visit your website.
Using this same example, if your MLM Company offers coffee, you could find new and used coffee books and coffee magazines locally, and sell those items on eBay. Once again, you would include your marketing materials with the package you ship out.
You could also create an information product (write a report or record a training) and sell those items on eBay. For instance, you could create an hour-long audio training on how to find more prospects for your network marketing business. You could publish this training on a CD and include a booklet with it, and sell it for $19.99.
Within your training product, you could talk about your MLM Company and tell people how to get in touch with you if they want to learn more. Assuming your content is good, some of the people who bought your training course will WANT to do business with you. They might sign up or their own, or call you with their questions.
Furthermore, you could sell LEADS on eBay. If you could find a good source of leads, or a lead provider with resale rights, you could sell these leads on eBay on peel n stick labels.
Amazon has very strict rules about contacting customers with additional offers or services. Do NOT violate these terms.
One thing I have found that works very well to promote your MLM Business on Amazon is to write Kindle books. Now, the idea of writing a book might overwhelm you at first, but I can assure you it’s not that difficult to do. Some Kindle books only have 10-20 pages. Best of all, you can even outsource the writing of your book.
What I would do is pick a niche that interests you AND relates to your business. You could choose network marketing. Or, you could focus on your company’s product line. For example, if your company sells energy drinks, you could write several small Kindle books about energy drinks.
Your book could review different energy drinks. Or, you could write about the history of energy drinks. Or, you could even write about the pros and cons of drinking energy drinks.
Inside each Kindle book you could include links to your capture pages or your replicated website for your MLM Company. The beauty of taking this approach is it positions you as an expert. Plus, you can make money from the sales of your Kindle books.
Using this same mindset, you could also create information products (like you did for eBay) and sell those on Amazon. Examples include reports, manuals, DVDs, home study courses, audio courses, etc.
Please read the eBay and Amazon terms of service to see what is allowed and what is prohibited. In addition, read your network marketing distributor agreement to see the same thing. The last thing you want to do is jeopardize your business or get yourself in legal trouble. Also, it’s never a smart move to sell your company’s products on either of these websites. Finally, eBay and Amazon are registered trademarks owned by their company. The views in this article are simply my opinion.
What are your thoughts? What do you think about using Amazon and eBay to grow your MLM Business? Have you ever tried doing this in the past? If so, leave a comment below to let me know what your experience was like.