Who here uses Facebook? Most of us, right?
Over the past few days I’ve been getting quite a few messages about the new Online MLM Company, Blastoff.
I wanted to make sure that all our readers have all the right information about this new Internet based company, so I decided to do a little bit of homework.
Blastoff is a new launch pad to the internet and is partnering up with a little company we all know, Prepaid Legal. This is the first time that an existing MLM company has partnered with this type of Viral Platform.
So I sat through all the videos, telling me why I should Blastoff. The concept is definitely well laid out. Blastoff has done a good job of optimizing on the popular new trend of Blogging. Basically using a blogging platform, you can customize your Internet Launch pad by downloading widgets of your favourite News Stations, Music & Videos, Blogs, Social Network, Games and Shopping.
The new online web platform launches officially in October. Obviously there is the start-up concern, what makes this online shopping company any different than any other online shopping company? Why is Blastoff going to be part of the 10% of Start-Ups that DON’T fold within a year? The flashy videos might help, the trendy desktop display with icons that you can customize and reorganize might help. What is going to set your Blastoff site apart from the hundreds of other replicated company websites out there? You can change the colours of course, but are you not offering the same thing as everyone else?
The concept of online shopping isn’t new, no matter how much Blastoff promotes their company as “Revolutionary.” The partnership with Prepaid Legal does however, make it unique. All Prepaid Legal members are entitled to early registration before the launch date.
The question that I had, and many others are probably wondering, what do Legal Services have to do with Online shopping? Prepaid Legal is keeping all the particulars of the partnership under wraps but they do state that Blastoff “will not replace their current marketing methods, but are simply introducing a new web-based marketing process that is so complete it will change their entire marketing program as well as improve their existing business model.” What does that really mean though?
The one advantage that Blastoff does have, compared to the other Start-Up companies out there, is their direct correlation to an established company like Prepaid Legal. It definitely does improve their chances of survival. We must commend Prepaid Legal for tapping into a market that is growing by the day, the Internet.
Welcome to the 21st century!
Here’s the truth, and watch out… it might hurt. If you’re thinking about switching companies to be on the “ground floor” of a 30 year old “new” company because what you’re doing right now isn’t working…. what you’re doing isn’t going to work with this one either.
The key, CHANGE what you are doing. Stop blaming your company or your comp plan, “If only my company had flashy websites.” “If only my company had a better video.” You are going to get caught in the same cycle of non-success unless you step away from the company and start marketing YOURSELF.
People are not looking for a NEW problem, they are looking for solutions. Get involved with a system where you are offering them value and training on how to make their current company successful for them. THAT’S what people want, and THAT’S how all the top earners in any company are doing it.
In closing, Blastoff looks like a trendy new website… but it sounds like a new problem for Networkers rather than a solution.