Home Based Network Marketing Industry Changing Forever
When I was first told by one of my mentors and good friend, Ellie Drake, that the Internet was changing and that the home based network marketing business industry would be changing forever, I was not ready for the change. I tried to study and absorb however, nothing was going into my brain and I was quite overwhelmed! 😯 This was in 2007 and I was not ready to learn this whole new language on the web. Today, it’s obvious that the world is changing and the web is growing at an exponential rate, far beyond any one’s imagination!
I can see today that these technological changes have advanced communication and will change the way we all interact forever. Once I was ready to learn this new “foreign” language, I began to get fascinated at how much growth the social networks were achieving. I realized that if I decided to learn this new language from step 1, I would get to step 2, then 3, then 4, etc. Confucius said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step“.
A New Language And New Skills
It was a new way of communicating just like the Internet when it was first introduced in the late 90s. I struggled with that too, as I had learned most of my network marketing skills by talking, or using the telephone. Gosh, I’m aging myself huh? 😆 Yes, we built most of our business before Web 1.0! There was no Internet in 1995. 😉 We are still learning, however, each day we are learning so many new and innovative ways to communicate with people around the world. When you own a home based business, you communicate with many people. In fact, the more people you communicate with, the faster your home business thrives. So, learning this “new” language is essential (in my humble opinion) to a home based business owner.
Believe me, I know how you feel, I felt the same way, until I discovered so many resources to learn from and they are all free today! You can watch videos, read blogs, listen to podcasts, tune in to webinars, conference calls, etc. to learn Web 2.0 and 3.0 for your home based business. Thank you to all the contributors who so freely share their knowledge and wisdom with everyone!
I have posted a few simple videos from commoncraft (thank you commoncraft) which will give you your Step 1:
1) What is the World Wide Web (www)?
2) Why is Social Networking so powerful?
3) What are Blogs & why is everyone writing one?
4) What’s an RSS and what’s that orange button on the blogs?
5) Why is Social Media so powerful in communicating with so many people around the world?