Are you struggling to bring referrals into your online business?  Learn the tips and tricks that professional marketers and networkers use to generate referrals, referrals, and more referrals to explode their downline in any online earning opportunity!

Okay, so you've just joined your first online earning opportunity.  Now what?  The key to making money in any online business is generating an endless supply of referrals.  Below I will outline the best advertising and promotion techniques used by top marketers to explode their downline in virtually any online business.  Whether you apply one technique or master them all, it is only a matter of time before you too will become a referral machine!

Paid Advertising

When it comes to generating referrals online, there is no quicker and more efficient method than purchasing paid advertising.  Paid advertising offers affiliates the ability to quickly reach a pleathora of high quality prospects.  That said, paid advertising is hardly ever profitable in the short-term, and many newbies to earning income online quickly burn through a boatload of cash by chasing sketchy paid advertising options that promise tons of signups for a small one-time fee.  The truth is, it is difficult to find affordable quality advertising, and paid advertising is typically best left to the seasoned marketer.  If you'd like to give it a try, I recommend sticking with the big boys such as Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, etc.

Also, it should be noted that paid advertising does NOT mean purchasing referrals.  Purchasing signups is perhaps the least effective method of generating quality referrals.  While you may receive a large number of referrals in record time, these referrals are typically either fake or incentivized to join your opportunity.  Thus, there is little to no chance that they will ever become active in any capacity, so you are infinitely better off spending your hard earned dollars on quality advertising that offers you the possibility of landing quality referrals.

Social Networks

Social Networks are generally free platforms such as Facebook and Skype that allow members to interact with like-minded individuals.  These platforms can be a goldmine for generating high quality referrals, as nearly EVERY top marketer already has an account and most are constantly seeking new contacts.  The key to generating referrals through social networks is building relationships.  Many novice networkers spam the same copy and paste message to hundreds of members and wonder why their marketing efforts are not effective.

In order for networkers to be open to your pitch, they need to know, like, and trust you.  Spend each day making new contacts and having genuine conversations.  Once you have built a solid relationship, you can then begin sharing information about your opportunity.  This technique requires time and patience, but it's the only way to land the "heavy hitters" and most sought after networkers.  If you'd like to give it a try, I recommend sticking with the big names such as Facebook, Skype, etc.

Traffic Exchanges

Traffic Exchanges are websites that allow members to generate traffic to their own website by viewing the websites of other members.  Each time you view another members website, you will receive a viewer to your website in return.  This may seem like a slow way of generating traffic, but you can surf several different traffic exchanges simultaneously using different browser tabs, allowing you to multiply your visitors many times over.  Visitors from traffic exchanges do not convert to signups particularly well, but when done consistently, they can certainly deliver a steady stream of new referrals.  If you'd like to give it a try, I recommend sticking with some of the older established exchanges such as EasyHits4U and Sweeva.


Safelists are websites that permit members to send out email blasts to their membership in exchange for receiving email blasts from others.  If you've been involved in networking for any amount of time, you have probably heard the phrase, "the money is in the list".  This is a very true statement, but it can take countless years and thousands of dollars to build your own receptive email list.  Safelists allow you to fast track the process and instantly access lists consisting of tens of thousands of members.  Don't expect these lists to be overly receptive, but, with consistency, they are a great way to generate a steady diet of new signups to your opportunity.  If you'd like to give it a try, I recommend sticking with some of the older established safelists such as GotSafelist and Adchiever.


Wouldn't it be great if instead of chasing down prospects to join your opportunity, you had prospects chasing you?  This can be accomplished by generating organic traffic through blogging.  You simply write articles about the benefits of your product and/or opportunity, and highly interested individuals will seek you out for more information.  The key to successful blogging is having your article indexed with a high search engine ranking, thus generating maximum traffic.  This can be accomplished through the blogging website Waffal (the site you are reading right now!).  Waffal takes all the guesswork out of SEO and allows even novice writers to develop high ranking articles.  By leveraging this tool, you can generate an endless flow of highly interested prospects looking to join you and your opportunity.  If you'd like to give blogging a try, I would definitely recommend going with Waffal.


When it comes to generating referrals for your online business opportunity, paid advertising, social networks, traffic exchanges, safelists, and blogging are really all you need to explode your downline.  Rest assured, there is no shortcut method and sponsoring members does not come easy.  However, with consistency, perseverance, and persistence, ANYONE is capable of building a massive organization.

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