Stephen Meyer asked:
Internet based affiliate marketing, depends solely on the members who make up your team. Affiliate marketing by nature depends heavily on the group you build and the quality of the groups relationship with each other. Being the team leader the responsibility falls on you to build a strong profitable and effective team.
Who is a Good Team Player
A great team player consist of many attributes, One of the most important is their ability to be reliable. You need to know that you can count on them when they are needed and that they will take responsibility. They must be willing to be taught. If they are not willing to learn new ways they will not help your teams growth. They must also be flexible.
You do not want a team that you must lead every step of the way, you want team members who can be creative and are willing to pull their own weight when needed while being able to motivate those around them.
The personality of each team member is also important. Rude or abrupt people who do not respect others will do more harm than good. An easy way to judge this is by your own ability to get along with a potential member. If you do not want to be around them would you want your prospect to be around them? Your team members personalities are just as important as their other traits.
Internet based affiliate marketing, MLM and Network marketing will work best and it will grow it’s strongest when your team consists of people who are self starters and who are motivators not only being able to motivate others but also able to keep them selves motivated.
Unfortunately people who have an “Employee” mind set are not really capable of building a marketing business. Each person needs to have self motivation, dedication and initiative or you could easily find yourself constantly trying to prod them into action. That is something you do not want to do because it uses valuable time that could be put to more constructive use.
You need to have mature, dedicated people who are not afraid to work a little harder when they know there is a terrific financial reward for all their dedication.
Your Team Must Have Motivation
Once you have put your team together, it then falls on you as the team leader to keep your team focused on set goals and moving forward at all times. To build a strong Internet based affiliate marketing business you must constantly gain new accounts and team members. You must keep your team ready and motivated to work hard for that goal.
When you are motivating your team stay focused on as many positives as possible. By focusing on the results that will happen when a goal is met instead of focusing on the negatives of not meeting a goal your team will stay motivated. People always respond positively to positive reinforcement where as negatives will linger in their minds many times causing them to loose focus and the desire to push ahead.
By focusing on the positive aspects of attaining a goal using statements that show the rewards of accomplishing a goal your team will then see the positive aspects of pushing ahead and will have a much stronger desire to do so.
The nature of an Internet based affiliate marketing,Multi Level Marketing or networking business is a team made up of individuals all selling the same or similar items. You must as the team leader make sure all of your team members are working together to meet each goal instead of working independently competing against each other.
The best way to keep your team working together with a team spirit is to find activities that will draw them closer to each other. This could simply be an online forum where members can get together and talk about what ever they want or it could be team gatherings in areas where more than one team member lives near others.
You must always, through your own actions and training, teach your team to work together. By getting them to work together on a personal level as well as a business level your team will grow it’s strongest.
As the team leader you must set the standard for each of your team members. Your own excitement about the business is enough to keep your members motivated and moving forward. If you truly believe in your product(s) and can show your belief through enthusiasm and desire your team will see it in you and will work harder towards reaching your goals. You must always be the motivating force and guiding light. Your team will look to you for it’s motivation and when they see it they will believe it.