The Internet Magazine For Network Marketers
Downline is an
independent guide and coach for people who sell goods and
services through network marketing schemes. The
brainchild of Carol and Paul Nicholson, Downline brings you
ideas and information to help your business prosper
- whichever company you're with.
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Every month the website is updated with the latest news items.
Some are drawn from newspapers and company press releases.
However, the most interesting snippets come from a network of
"moles" in company downlines, so you’ll know
what’s happening in our industry.
The Editor has recruited a team of established network
marketers to write regular feature articles. They
describe what’s worked for them – and the pitfalls to
avoid. So you can learn from their hard-won experience.
If you have something to share, we offer a free advert with
every article we publish.
Letters, and Gossip
In each issue we express our views in our Opinion column.
And we’re very keen to publish your views too – so please
email them to us. We’d also love to hear your gossip
– but we can’t publish anything too salacious!
We'll send you a free email each time we update the news on
the site. Just fill in our Enews
Signup form and we'll add you to the distribution
You are not alone! You can swop ideas with other network
marketers in our Reader’s Forum. You can ask a
question, or make a suggestion, and see what responses you
get. Or reply to other people’s questions and
suggestions. Or just read what everyone else is saying.
There are lots of companies offering network marketing
schemes. Each has chosen a different approach, and each
has its own jargon. It can be difficult to decide
whether any particular scheme will suit you. We've
developed a checklist of questions to ask the company or the
person who is trying to recruit you. So you get a clear
picture of the scheme’s strengths and weaknesses.
This section's a bit like a dating agency. If you're
thinking of joining a networking company, this is where you
can make contact with that company's networkers. If
you're already established, this is where you can attract new
recruits. A listing costs only £20
a year. That's just over 6p a day!
This is a great place to advertise your business. Prices
start from £20 a year.
That's less than 7p a day!
With paper magazines you get this month’s hot topic.
Months later, when you realise you do want to read about that,
you’ve lost the magazine! This isn’t a problem with
Downline. All the older material is stored in our
electronic archives. You can browse the
"shelves". Or use the search engine to find
every page that mentions your keywords.
This part of Downline lists the sources of information and
help that network marketers can draw on – often free!
Marketing For Beginners
One of the things that prompted us to set up Downline was the
lack of guidance and support for network marketing newcomers.
Some companies just say "talk to your sponsor" –
who often has little more experience than you, and can’t
spare the time to teach you the basics. Others ask you
to travel long distances to meetings at your expense. So
we've put together some beginner’s material – to help you
understand what network marketing is about, decide whether
it’s right for you, get yourself started, translate the
jargon, and help you avoid the rogues. If you’re new
to network marketing this part of Downline is a must.
We've also assembled some guidance for more experienced
networkers. These summarise best practice for each of
the main network marketing techniques – party plan,
door-to-door, leaflets, mailshots, and adverts.
There’s also an opportunity to earn some cash. If you
advertise on our website, all you have to do is tell your
friend that we're worth a visit. If your friend decides
to advertise with us, we'll pay you commission!