17 MLM Tools to Save Money Fast

May 20th, 2013 by
Categories: Business
MLM Tools

Businesses of all shapes and sizes invest a great deal of effort into increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations, so why wouldn’t you look for MLM tools to do the same? People often blame limitations of time and money, but what if that wasn’t the case? What if you could have more time and money to grow your multi-level marketing business by being as efficient and effective as big businesses? Those are questions ask ourselves on a regular basis as we are always on the lookout for new mlm tools that will save us, and our downlines, money while growing the business. We have collected a diverse list of free and low cost tools that have the ability to save your home based business a dramatic amount of money.

Categories: Branding, Collaboration, Finance, Outsourcing, Travel, Web Development

The free, or super inexpensive, MLM tools in the list below will help you see how you can grow your MLM business like the professionals. Many of these tools will save money fast as you can click the button to create a free account. Running an efficient business will not only save you money, but it makes your entire organization more effective in their efforts and that results in growth. Learn how multi-level marketing leaders are mimicking big businesses and seeing big results. Start using the tools below and share your results.


Branding


uPrinting – Business Cards, Brochures, & More
MLM Business Cards

uPrinting is a socially responsible online printing company that will help your network marketing businesses grow through high quality marketing materials. They earned the loyalty of our MLM downline years ago as we have printed more than 50,000 business cards using uPrinting’s services, and we continue to fall more in love every time. Their online system is extremely easy to use and allows you to see exactly what you’re getting before placing the order. Whether you’re printing business cards, brochures, magnets, or yard signs – uPrinting is a fast way to save your business money.

StickerMule – Custom Stickers, Die Cut Stickers, and Laptop Stickers
MLM Stickers

StickerMule helps thousands of people, startups, and network marketers create awesome stickers that are printed beautifully and shipped fast. Their website is super easy to use, the pricing is extremely affordable, and the always stunning. They also claim to have an ‘obsession with being the world’s fastest sticker printer’ which comes in handy when you find yourself needing to place an order at the last minute. Here’s a free $10 StickerMule credit towards your first order to take your multi-level marketing business go viral with some super awesome stickers.

Fiverr – Graphics, Marketing, and More

Fiverr.com - Graphics, Marketing, and More For Five DollarsFiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for small services, starting at $5. The Fiverr community offers affordable services like design, marketing, and writing that can be extremely useful for the menagerie of tasks needed to run any MLM business. Fiverr is a great tool for graphic design on a budget and perfect for business cards. It can be difficult to find quality work in such a large community, so take your time in selecting a user, look through their profile, and ask to see examples of their work. Stand out from the boring MLM business cards with professional design.


Collaboration


Asana – Graphics, Marketing, and More
Asana - Free Collaboration Tool

Asana is a shared task list that provides an amazingly efficient way to communicate, organize, and track your work as a team. The web-application centers your team’s communication on the work you’re doing, keeping everyone on the same page. Having used Asana since their beta released in 2009, we’re more than addicted to the applications ability to bring conversations and tasks together. With a robust free account available (up to 30 users) and stellar mobile app – it will enable you to organize your teams, save money fast, and grow your multi-level marketing business.

DropBox – Social Web Storage
DropBox - Social Web Storage

DropBox is a free service that lets you bring your documents, photos, and videos with you at all times – making your entire library readily available to share with prospects. Easy to use sharing features enable you to share product testimonials, valuable trainings, and other important files with your downline, making DropBox an effective tool for collaboration. When you help your downline grow their businesses you grow yours – so share a collection your favorite resources and grow together. You get 2GB of storage for free and can easily earn more by sharing the service with friends.

Skype – Free Internet Calls and Cheap Calls To Phones
Online calling for mlm with skype

Skype is the ultimate tool for doing things together, regardless of how far apart you might be. Skype’s text, voice, and video capabilities make it simple to share experiences with the teams of your network marketing business around the world. You can also download Ecamm’s ‘Call Recorder’ which turns Skype into a powerful tool for recording interviews, product testimonials, mentorship calls, and business success stories. Skype has helped me stay in touch with my family across the nation for over a decade and is a priceless tool have in growing my network marketing businesses.


Finance


Amazon – Online Shopping for … Everything

Amazon - Online Shopping For Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs, and MoreAmazon is one of the most powerful MLM tools for saving money in your business. Maximize your network marketing business with extensive savings on MLM training resources, office supplies, electronics, and so much more. For a small annual fee you can receive all the benefits of Amazon Prime including free 2-day shipping, free access to Amazon Instant Video, and the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Membership with Amazon Prime saves our network marketing businesses over $1,000 each year and is well worth the $79 membership.

Mint – Personal Finance, Budgeting, & More
Mint - Personal Finance, Budgeting, Money ManagementMint pulls all your financial accounts into one place. This enables you to set a budget, track your goals and do more with your money, for free! It is easy to use and highly intuitive to identifying unauthorized charges. Network marketing is a business and if you are going to be successful you have to treat it like one. We have been using Mint for years and absolutely love the (low pressure) reminders to stay on budget or plan for larger investments into our business. With effective spending being such a crucial factor in creating success with MLM – make sure to sign up for a free account today.

Shoeboxed – Online Receipt & Business Card Management System
Manage MLM Tax Write-Offs With ShoeboxedShoeboxed is by far one of our favorite MLM tools. One of the wonderful benefits of having a network marketing business are the tax deductions, but this means organizing a ton of receipts. With Shoeboxed that’s a thing of the past! Think of them like the reverse of Netflix. They send you an empty envelope. You fill it with receipts, business cards, and documents. In just a few days all of your information is available and searchable in their online system. Even with thousands of tax deductions each year we are able to do our taxes in about two hours. Check out their free 30-day trial.


Outsourcing


Virtual Staff Finder – The Best Virtual Assistant Services

Virtual Staff Finder - MLM AssistantsVirtual Staff Finder (VSF) is a placement service that finds you the perfect virtual assistant for your needs. A virtual assistant (also called a VA) provides professional administrative, technical, or creative assistance to clients remotely. For a one-time fee of $397, the VSF team helped us find our first full-time VA who works with us 40-hours per week helping us to market and manage our websites. Virtual assistants will typically range from $500-$800 per month depending on their skills and experience. It’s weird to call people “MLM tools” but a good VA is often worth their weight in gold.

oDesk – Freelancers To Get The Job Done
oDesk - Freelancers For Hire

oDesk will find the help you need to take care of business. Dip into their massive community of talented professionals to tackle virtually any project on your timeline and terms. You can get nearly anything done through oDesk and their system makes it extremely simple. We have used their site to hire freelancers for writing, translation, design, web development, and more. Each member sets their own hourly rate and can often be extremely affordable. Make sure to take a look at their profile to see reviews and recent work and interview them via Skype before hiring anyone to do work for you.


Travel & Lodging


Airbnb – Vacations, Private Rooms, Sublets by the Night
AirBnB

Airbnb is the best way to discover amazing, unique accommodations in 192 countries. With more than 10 million nights booked worldwide, Airbnb is the world leader in travel rentals. Their community boasts some truly amazing accommodations and offers extremely reasonable prices. You can even rent out your own room. Next time you’re traveling to a convention for your network marketing company look at what Airbnb has to offer in the area. If you do ANY travel Airbnb is one of those MLM tools that will save you money fast. See just how affordable it is by creating a free account.

Hotel Tonight – Last Minute Hotel Deals

Hotel Tonight iPhone AppHotel Tonight is a mobile app for iPhone, Android and iPad that offers last-minute hotel deals. Every day at 12:00 p.m. Hotel Tonight’s partners update them with all of their unbooked rooms and offer extensive discounts to full them. There’s virtually no need to make hotel reservations anymore. With this free app you can wander into a city and find a luxurious hotel room that is discounted by 20% to 60%. We prefer Airbnb, but many of the people in our downline love Hotel Tonight as the accommodations are a bit more luxurious and you can still order room service in the middle of the night.

Travel Hacking Cartel – Travel For (Almost) Free

Travel Hacking CartelTravel Hacking Cartel shows you how to earn hundreds of thousands of frequent flier miles … without getting on a plane. Chris Guillebeau, founder of Travel Hacking Cartel, teaches people how to cleverly take advantage of different programs that airlines offer to fly for next to nothing. Our friend Steve Kamb over at Nerd Fitness flew 35,000 miles for only $418 after implementing the Travel Hacking system. You don’t have to be a top income earner live a life of freedom. With MLM tools like this you can take your business and travel globe. Take advantage of their 14-day trial for just $1.


Web Development


LeadPages – The Easiest Landing Page Builder
LeadPages Software

LeadPages is the easiest way to create capture pages, landing pages, launch pages, and more for your business. Their service has been an amazing tool for members throughout our team enabling them to VERY quickly effective pages that convert visitors into prospects. The best part is that LeadPages puts their designs through a rigorous testing procedure to optimize the conversions before releasing them to their customers, resulting in some pages with a proven 72% conversion rate. This is the ultimate tool for MLM and when it comes to web development it will save money fast!

GoDaddy – Domain Names, Web Hosting, & More

GoDaddy Web HostingGoDaddy offers services that leave no question as to why they are the global leader of their industry. Offering super affordable domains, web hosting, email, and more you can do it all with GoDaddy. If you’re stuck sharing one of those long and ugly web addresses you can easily buy a domain as from GoDaddy for as low as $3 and have it redirected to your corporate MLM site. You can save even more money by downloading Honey for Google Chrome and using it on checkout. Their services are easy to use and the 24/7 customer support is an amazing resource when you need some help.

WordPress – Way More Than A Blog
Wordpress Logo Small

WordPress is way more than just a blog. WordPress is a content management system (CMS) that enables you to create your own website (like this one) with little to no experience in computer code. In fact, paired with GoDaddy you can get a WordPress website up and running in under five minutes (we timed ourselves). You can also get professionally designed templates for $10-$100 through Studio Press or by searching “WordPress Themes” on Google. We have been using WordPress to manage all of our websites for years and have loved every second of it.


What Did We Miss?


Are there any MLM tools we missed that you think should be on this list? Throw it in the comments below and we will make sure to include it in the next guide. By increasing the efficiency of our network marketing businesses we can achieve more growth and reach our goals more quickly. Let’s grow together in MLM!

With more than a decade of experience in the industry, Brian brings his network marketing background and expertise to the forefront of the CatalystMLM team. He believes that people are confined only by the walls they create for themselves and seeks to help others overcome those, and any other, obstacles that impede them from success. Brian’s mission in life is to help others build their ideal lifestyle and check every last dream off their list because you only have one life and he wants to help you make it amazing. He is a multi-level marketer, internet marketer, social strategist, coach, Apple lover, new media nerd, runner, and world traveler.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/willoxperez Willox Perez

    Nice article and resources Brian! Agree with that sentence

    “Businesses of all types invest a great deal of effort into increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations so why wouldn’t you look for mlm tools to do the same?”

    People tend to forget that MLM is a real business and should be treated as such =-D

    • http://www.darkhorsemlm.com/ DarkHorseMLM

      Thanks so much Will! Network marketing is not a get rich quick business. It is a get rich slow business, but that’s a hell of a lot better than a get rich never business. People often forget that success is a dividend of sweat. Keep sweating!

  • Stefani

    Such an awesome article Brian! Wonderful list of resources. Thank you so much for sharing these. :)

  • Norma T. Bickham

    This is awesome. Thank you for the list. They are really useful.

  • http://gdlpublicidad.com Raul

    Excellent tools, thank you for the list Brian.

  • http://www.tanyaaliza.com Tanya Aliza

    Love love love the list and one tool that I would never miss would be ActivityTracker.com it’s free and amazing for team building