Pre-Launch and Ground Floor Opportunities – Is it a Good Idea?

There are a lot of people that are getting into Pre-launch and Ground Floor opportunities. They are so excited because this is the next big thing. This is the business to beat all businesses; you know the one that will make you a millionaire.

The thing about these types of business opportunities is that they have no track record of success and most new network marketing companies fail within their first few years. Sometimes you may find a pre-launch or ground floor opportunity that seems to have everyone you know flocking to it and you want a piece of the new company so you can get in before everyone else get’s all of the money.

What you need to know is that the Network Marketing Industry has been around for years and there are over and about 4,800 still are around. There are a handful that has managed to reach the 1 billion dollar mark in sales. That is a very small percent of Network Marketing companies that have been successful; you can see that it is very rare that a pre-launch or ground floor opportunity has the possibility of surviving.

Even if there is a good product, service, compensation plan, it may not be enough to keep that company going. There has to be a proven track record of management and leadership to go along with everything else.

So before you join a new company and everyone is saying that it is the next best thing, you have to ask yourself that question “Is Pre-launch and ground floor opportunities a good idea?” Only you will be able to decide if that is something that you want to pursue.

Don’t be like so many other people who got in on the ground floor and then a few months or a year later found out that the company that they got in early on is going out of business and all that you worked for is gone.

Try to find a company with a proven track record that has stood the test of time, one with recognition, with dynamic leadership and management.

If you would like to see what that looks like go to the resource box below.

Preparing Your Website For a Pre-Launch

What Is A Pre-launch?

A lot of famous marketers preach what they practice about the pre-launch phase. It is one of the most important phases to launching a website. A lot of people overlook this and don’t focus enough on it, usually skipping straight to launching their website. What the pre-launch does is it creates a buzz and anticipation for your website. You want to get the message out to world that your website is launching soon and what you are offering is going to be fantastic.

Getting The Word Out To Your Audience

Just like marketing a product, service or website, there are some key elements that you must do in order to attract the target market to see your offer. Running a pre-launch is not much different and there are some similar concepts that are very effective.

* Leak A Free Resource. Give away your strongest resource like an ebook, podcast, video interview of your products or services. If your resource provides good quality content, it will attract a lot of attention and most likely be one of your best lead generators. Usually when you give something away for free and people see value, they will recommend and get others to try through word of mouth. Once they have opt-in into your email list, continue to provide them will more updates on your website launch over the coming days or weeks.

* Market Through A Blog. Create a blog just for this launch so people can come back to see your updates. Upload great content every few days such as audio and video demonstrations or interviews with experts. You can do it more frequently leading up to the week prior to the launch to encourage more people to visit. Furthermore create social proof by asking these visitors to leave comments and to share the content around.

* Ask People In Forums To Test Drive. Using forums to create the buzz is also a smart and effective method. Look for topics relating to your launch and share some information within the posts. Offer a small group to come and “test drive” the beta version of the website before the launch. It will create more anticipation and you will attract more people to the pre-launch.

* Email Your Family & Friends. Your closest friends and family will always be there to support you, no matter if you are selling dog food to selling ebooks online. Tell them about the launch and they will send their friends to the website just to have a look. You may get a top affiliate marketer seeing your website who is friends with one of your relatives and he may just recommend the website to his list.

* Form Joint Venture Partners. These are people with large lists who have a strong influence in the target market you are launching your website into. Approach top bloggers and experts in the your market and ask them to promote your pre-launch and in return offer them to see the complete website and test trial it before the launch date or something that would benefit them. Additionally it’s important that you build a relationship with these people and not just send a blast of emails out to them. Remember it’s your reputation on the line as well and you want to make sure that your joint ventures will be there for the long term.

Your Pre-launch Systems

As part of your pre-launch you will want to make sure you are capturing all the leads that are coming from all your marketing efforts. Prior to marketing you will want to have these systems and web pages in place:

* An Auto Responder. Aweber is an auto responder I highly recommend and talked about many times in the past. YOU need to make sure this is one system you have in place prior to your pre-launch. It will save you hundreds of hours in the future when you do launch your website. Furthermore you will be able to utilise the power of automatic follow ups which is crucial in keeping in contact with your subscribers.

* Coming Soon Page. Create a page on your main site that you says “Coming Soon” with a date letting people know when you will be going live. I recommend getting a programmer or someone to install a javascript with the countdown timers that says “7 days, 2 hours, 23 minutes, 10 seconds until launch”. People love to see that and will come back regularly to check the time to make sure they are not missing out. Also you need to have a name and email capture field at minimum on your “Coming Soon” page to allow for people to subscribe to the updates. This is where your auto responder plays a vital role. If you don’t know how to set this up, ask me and I’ll send you an email on how to do it.

* Pre-Launch Sales Letter. This is a sales letter written specifically for your joint venture partners and other top level marketers that are helping you to promote your pre-launch. What you want to include in this letter is what you would like them to do for you to promote the pre-launch and also what they will receive in return. It needs to be personal and provide them what is going to happen after the pre-launch and how will they benefit from helping you promote your website. It’s a very effective way to attract a lot of people to your website if your joint venture partner has a large list.

Simply take one or two of these methods, focus on them and do them really well, and I am sure you will have a successful pre-launch. Any comments or feedback on pre-launches please write them below.

The Importance of Workplace Safety Posters

Workplace safety posters play an important role in effective safety communications, safety precautions and safety warnings to workers. It is one kind of safety communication. Their applications in chemical industries are very common where various potential hazards present.

Safety regulations and legal require the use of workplace safety posters. Generally, these posters have to be placed in workplaces where hazards exist. They warn workers about specific hazards that accompany their jobs and naturally appear in such workplaces.

Government or Department of Labor in each country has may already established the required workplace safety posters. And in some cases, the government has prepared these printed posters that can be used directly.

When the safety regulation requires such posters application, there will be certain penalties or fines for violations. In general, the employers will be fined when workers get injured due to lack of safety posters as required by the regulations.

Some employers may think that these posters for workplace are only devoted for the workers or employees. But, actually they are wrong. These posters are purposed to protect both workers and employers.

Employers would not responsible for any incident happen in the workplace if they have applied the required posters. As an example is the usage of eye goggle. When the employers have displayed the poster of eye goggle according to the regulation, then when worker or employee gets injured by chemical splash without using eye goggle, the employer does not responsible. The reverse condition is also applied.

However, before displaying any safety posters in the workplaces, always bear in mind that these posters should be relevant, clear and to the point. Use only common words and communicative images or pictures to get workers’ attention.