Poker and Network Marketing?
Is this really happening?
Well, it is.
Considering the explosion of poker and the amazing staying power of the industry that just continues getting more popular, it’s easy to see why this company makes sense.
First off, Let me acknowledge that I am a founding affiliate for the Poker Training Network. What that means that this review is biased, even so if you decide to research on your own, you will see that everything in this review is true. I’ve been a part of the MLM industry for nearly 20 years and I carefully studied nearly 50 companies before choosing to go with PTN.
What that means is that the Poker Training Network beat out everyone else.
In early September 2009, the Poker Training Network (PTN) went into a soft launch and since then has made a bit some noise in the network marketing industry as well as the poker industry. It’s not gambling, it’s poker training and here’s the pleasant surprisetheir products work, very well.
The Poker Training Network makes a suit of training products available that anyone can use, regardless of skill level. The system includes a video lesson library, podcasts, a play simulator, a proprietary game room, a results tracker and an incredible database driven analytic tool that actually records your play then provides feedback on your play based on core poker fundamentals.
It’s like having your own personal poker coach.
It’s estimated that there are 300 million people that play poker and combine that with non-playing network marketing followers; most agree PTN has a rather large place to market.
New MLM’s launch frequently and every good business person knows that the place to start and end your evaluation is with management.
So, who is behind PTN?
Dennis Nadeau is the Founder and CEO. Nadeau has had success in both MLM and traditional business, making it big years ago with Quorum before changing his focus to internet marketing for fortune 100 companies.
Dennis Windsor serves as the President and Chief Marketing Officer. Those who’ve been familiar with the network marketing business for some time will recognize Mr. Windsor’s name. He’s been on both the distributor and management side of the industry most notably with The People’s Network and he ran the network marketing division of Video Plus.
The following information will be quite interesting, especially for the long-time network marketers. Do you want to know of the chief investors? None other than Jeff Olson (NSA, Quorum, The People’s Network, Slight Edge). Jeff is likely the biggest name in MLM for the last two decades and has raised three different network marketing businesses to over $250 million yearly and has been #1 distributor or the owner of each. He must see something he likes with PTN since he’s never done anything small in the industry.
Okay, so it’s an awesome product with stable managementwhat about their compensation plan?
The Poker Training Network has gone with a binary with a check match. So, you’ll earn 10% of the volume of your pay leg (lesser volume) and are eligible for a check match for everyone in your enrollment tree down 10 levels. You enrollment tree is your personally sponsored people plus their team.
Even at the beginning levels, you earn a 50% match of someone’s check. So, if you help someone make $2,000/mo, you will earn a $1,000 bonusand that’s just for that one affiliate.
This is the real power of these binary check matches. You won’t get rich on your team bonus (it caps at $25,000/mo), but the check match can represent some huge income over time.
PTN is a firm organization with a star-studded management and ownership team; there is no question about that. They have a firm compensation plan; that is easy to see. If you look up some info, you will also find their poker training products are by far the best in the industry.
So now what?
How are you going to market your business/product?
Trade shows? MLM events? Family? Friends?
All of these methods could potentially work, but what if you really learned how to market like a pro?
What if you learned how to position yourself and your company so that you only talk to people who wanted to talk with you?
Every business should have an effective marketing plan. It’s what makes an organization work. Making a list of the top 200 people may work for some, but definitely not everyone.
If you really want to build a long term, effective, profitable business with PTN, you definitely must learn a few core marketing skills that will separate you from everyone els.