As network marketing becomes more accepted, it has more of a place on my business website:

However, I do like this blog post I wrote last year about Network Marketing:

I am looking for people who either are, or who know people who are

  • People like to win
  • Ready to take on challenges
  • Have a clear vision of what they want and how they’re going to get there
  • Coachable
  • Adapt quickly
  • Competitive
  • Have a thick skin and don’t care about what others think
  • Desire for self growth

That may not be you, but you will know someone who knows them!

We have a simple system, a business plan, to get you from zero to hero.  But, there is always a BUTT!  This is a business, it takes time, it takes money, it takes effort.  If you want a get rich quick scheme, then you are in the wrong place. But if you want a business with a twenty plus year pedigree, with 185 blue chip suppliers to fill your own webshop, then you are now in the right place!

Contact me!

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Mentoring for free

I wrote a blog on my Coaching site about network marketing, well, I thought it was interesting!!!

https://robbiemoloney.wordpress.com/network-marketing/

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Back in Action

It has been remiss of me not to have kept this site updated. I did a coaching course, but I did not agree with them on the course about how to make a business out of it and they failed me because of my business plan. I was a bit annoyed. I have coached and mentored successful teams on and off the pitch over the last 10, 20 years in varies forms.

 

So, you will see more and more changes on this site. I am still using the wordpress blog as the basis of this site and it is proving difficult to decoration things like stop robots finding my email address but if you use info and robertmoloney.ie it will get to me or robert.moloney and sellingsolutions.ie you will get right to me!

But coaching helps

Do you need a Degree to be a Billionaire? (I qualified as an Engineer by the way!)

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words of wisdom

1 * Accept the fact that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

3 * Always read stuff that makes you feel good.

4 * Drive carefully… It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

5 * If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

6 * If you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can’t push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.

10 *A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

11 * Since it’s the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

15 * You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 Save the earth — It’s the only planet with chocolate!

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The 7 Stages of Website Redesign

I am grateful to the good people of Hubspot.com for these tips and relevant to my customers at present:

The 7 Stages of Website Redesign
This Website Redesign Checklist will let you essentially function as the PM (Project Manager) for your website’s redesign. The checklist is designed to walk a marketer through a redesign step-by-step from strategy to planning, designing, building, testing, and optimizing, to delivery, launch, promotion and final analysis. To make this checklist easier to use, this cover sheet will break down how to use each stage within the template for maximum productivity.
Stage I – Strategy
Developing a strategy ahead of time is an important part. Please read through the ebook portion of the redesign guide for detailed tips. As you approach your goals, be sure to tie your goals to measurable results. Some sample goals include increasing monthly traffic, making content more shareable, or improving conversion rates.
Stage II – Plan
Be sure to take the time to answer some crucial questions and evaluate whether you are doing this in-house or hiring someone to do the work. You should also take time to review all of your current assets – and, we mean all of your assets – page by page. This will take a lot of time and can easily be started as part of the first stage and may continue well in stage 4 and/or 5.
Stage III – Design
Throughout the design stage you and your designer should be in constant communication but note that a lot of back and forth at this point will effect your timeline. This stage is also an opportunity for you to continue to work on content and marketing planning especially as it relates to the site launch. To get the most out of the new design, all elements should work in harmony with marketing (i.e. content and call-to-action) best practices.
Stage IV – Build
The building stage is pretty much outside of your realm of work and entirely in the designer and/or developer’s hands – this is where actual coding starts to take place. Use this time to finalize your content and prepare for the upcoming launch. Typically getting the site from 0-80% happens rather quickly, it’s the remaining 20% that will take longer. The more you go back and forth with your designer and pick on small details, the longer this process will take.
Stage V – Optimize, Test and Deliver
This is the stage when your team should be all hands on deck. Everyone should do a run through of the site using different computers and browsers, reading the content, clicking around, filling out forms etc. Once all those parts have been explored and everything checks out, the site will be ready for full deployment. Have management sign off on everything, finalize content and schedule the site launch date.
Stage VI – Launch
Launching can mean different things to different people, mostly because there are various content management systems and development circumstances out there. For instance, if you are redesigning a site that uses a content management system or publishing platform, your launch may be as simple as applying a new theme. Consider launching site at off peak hours (especially if you have customer log-ins) and non-event days, just in case something goes wrong. Promoting the launch of your new site is optional. Depending on the types of changes it may not be worthwhile making a large announcement.
Stage VII – Analyze
Post-redesign analysis is important. You put all this time and money into this process, you’ll want to know if it was worth it. Based on your goals and initial benchmarks, you’ll want to do a before and after comparison. Collect the same benchmarks 1, 3 and 6 months after your redesign. It may take a few weeks, and in some cases months, to get back to previous performance, so don’t be dissuaded if your site isn’t performing as expected.
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17 Selling quotes, from the master, Zig Ziglar, RIP

Absolutely love these, shame there will be no more, but a litetime’s work should be enough to keep me going:

17 Inspirational Sales & Marketing Quotes to Honor Zig Ziglar

Posted by Pamela Vaughan
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 @ 03:49 PM

zig ziglarToday, we’re very sad to have lost the legendary Zig Ziglar after a short battle with pneumonia at age 86. Widely known for his motivational speeches and corporate training to help better people’s lives and careers, Ziglar inspired many businesses, salespeople, and marketers — in addition to countless others — by showing us the “The Ziglar Way.”

Ziglar was the author of more than 29 sales and motivational books, including See You at the Top and Over the Top. Because he has motivated so many marketers and salespeople throughout his more than 50-year long career, we thought a great way to honor his life would be to compile a list of some of our favorite Zig Ziglar quotations — quotations that any marketer, salesperson, or business can learn from.

17 Motivational Quotes to Honor Zig Ziglar

He was known for corporate training and motivational speeches that aimed to improve people’s personal lives and careers. His company includes more than a dozen other speakers who advocate “The Ziglar Way.”

Ziglar has written more than 29 sales and motivational books, including “See You at the Top” and “Over the Top,” and has made appearances with U.S. presidents and world leaders, according to his website.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/28/motivational-speaker-zig-ziglar-dies-at-86/#ixzz2DYGDSb9Q

1) “Every choice you make has an end result.” (Tweet This Quote)

2) “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” (Tweet This Quote)

3) “Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.” (Tweet This Quote)

4) “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.” (Tweet This Quote)

5) “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” (Tweet This Quote)

6) “If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” (Tweet This Quote)

7) “Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.” (Tweet This Quote)

8) “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” (Tweet This Quote)

9) “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” (Tweet This Quote)

10) “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” (Tweet This Quote)

11) “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” (Tweet This Quote)

12) “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” (Tweet This Quote)

13) “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” (Tweet This Quote)

14) “Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” (Tweet This Quote)

15) “Timid salesmen have skinny kids.” (Tweet This Quote)

16) “For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.” (Tweet This Quote)

17) “Stop selling. Start helping.” (Tweet This Quote)

Zig Ziglar will be greatly missed, but we can still all learn a lot from his motivational wisdom. Thank you, Zig.

To leave your condolences for Zig, his website asks that you visit his official Facebook Page here.

Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33889/17-Inspirational-Sales-Marketing-Quotes-to-Honor-Zig-Ziglar.aspx#ixzz2DbFXnABz

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10 things about selling and networking you already know!

Business Coaching:

  • “Most people know” (the answers)
  • Space to realise, to think, to create rather than be reactive to emails, customer calls
  • Listen, draw out, mentor
  • Hold them to their commitments
  • networking events: did not work for him, but referrals, building relationships do.
  • Look for what it is you want to create, for what would be a great outcome for me
  • not necessarily a sale, maybe an improved relationship
  • what will you do after the meeting to create it
  • Who can I connect with to know more about their business, who they help
  • ultimately we do business one to one
  • you would not come back if you did not like the people
  • look to help
  • show curiosity, interest, desire to help
  • focus on relationship building outside of the event,
  • not on the giving and getting, (look for nothing for yourself?)
  • Steve Chandler, person to person relationships

I’m not good at sales

  • Just be there, interested, curious,
  • how could you put people together
  • know, like, trust
  • pick one person between each meeting and meet them once or twice.

not about selling, but finding ways to help. At the side of the pitch, it is about relationships

  • so why, when we put a suit on does it make a difference
  • keep it real!

Where did the customers come from?

  • existing customers, friends, referrals,
  • the kind of customer you work well with
  • understand the boundaries, payment, deliverables, long standing, sustainable relationships

Describe your ideal customer

  • the best you have now
  • look for more of those

versus trying to draw in new customers Talk to people about the “techy” stuff you do

  • e.g. graphic design
  • bring it into conversation, have it around, incorporate it
  • the passion, focus on it
  • general v. specific v. what you think you should do.
  • focus on what you are passionate about!

Parallels with Sport coaching

  • see the person before they arrive/achieve their potential
  • allow them to get there easily, show them
  • allow them to sense that they can actually do it!
  • Kipp system(?) USA v. Limiting school system
  • raising the bar (of expectation)
  • the right to go to college

learning by chunks, small lumps showing what is possible

Vincent Byrne is at http://businessshouldbeeasy.com/

What I was adding yesterday was the idea that the whole web thing, search engine stuff, social media, is just the window dressing we have always done.

All that Google and Facebook searches are trying to do is help their users find what they are looking for so that they will use them again.
When you are using Google, what are you trying to do?
So if you want people to find you, you have to put the information out there in a way that bot the user and Google, get what they are looking for, your information!

Peter Comerford of Matrix Group told me in 1990 to “Meet the people” and hen I had done that to “meet the People” and the final leg of the sales strategy was…. “Meet the People!”

So go forth and….

Robert Moloney Selling Solutions

www.sellingsolutions.ie

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