What is the one thing that differentiates the millionaire success stories from the normal internet marketer who just can’t get a break or get his first taste of success. Of course there could be many reasons but in my opinion the biggest thing that holds 99% of marketers back is that they to do it alone.
They operate on their own, working long hours with little or no results. They could be spending hours at night after their day job trying to generate a few extra clicks to their site or busy buying the next “shiny object,” the one that will make all the difference and finally help them to become a success online.
But this really isn’t going to help them and instead they should be focussing more time and effort on Building Relationships with other people in their niche. The relationships you have with other IMers can be the difference between you making $1 a day on Adsense and making $10k + on a product launch.
To me it’s pretty simple and the choice is there for everyone to make. Either continue on the same path which you are on at the moment where you work long hours, dedicating yourself to your business but with little to show for all your effort. Or you can seek out others in niche, those who have gone before you and are already a success and reach out to them and start building that all important relationship.
I remember reading a post somewhere by Chris Munch. Those of you who are familiar with the Warrior Forum will recognize his name, he’s one of the most successful WSO sellers and holds the record for the biggest WSO of all time, his last product – Hook Pigeon.
Well, if you read about Chris’s story he started out just like everybody else and had his fair share of failures before he hit the “Big Time”. I think he actually used to be a content writer on a number of big blogs and that’s where his knowledge of all things SEO, Traffic Generation, Viral Marketing came from.
Well his first few products bombed but he didn’t give up. He realized that something wasn’t working and reassessed his approach. He reached out to other successful WSO sellers and began building a relationship with them. Now he didn’t send them an email requesting them to promote his product but rather over time earned their trust and helped them out with anything they needed.
If you take this long term view you can begin to see the benefits. You are entering a different circle, a place where you can begin to network with and in some cases become friends with some of the most successful people in your niche. I like to describe these people as “Influencers” because they can have a huge impact on how quickly you can build your business and become successful.
But How Do You Find these Influencers?
Easy, all you need to do is start searching in Google for all the successful blogs and websites in your niche. Make a list and start following these people on social media. Good places to look are :
You’ll find most of these links on their blogs so they are not that hard to track down. The next thing you need to do is reach out to these people. Maybe send them a message in Facebook telling them a little bit about yourself and asking them is there anything you can do to help them out.
They’ll be surprised when they see something like this because the vast majority of emails these people get are from people asking them for help. If you can, record a simple video introducing yourself using your webcam, iphone etc. I like this method because video is a far more engaging medium and will allow the view to instantly see you and get a chance to see that you are genuine.
Really there isn’t any more to it than that, but you have to take the first step yourself and do it. It might seem a bit unnerving in the beginning sending an email to some big shot in your niche but once you get that first reply you’ll be super excited there will be no stopping you. The beauty of this is that it opens up dialogue between you are some of the most popular figures in your niche and who know’s where that could lead?
It takes time to build peoples trust but I really believe this is the best way to build your business and it doesn’t take a lot of time. I’m sure a lot of you use Facebook for chatting with your friends, well why not use it to make some new friends…..Very Powerful Friends!!
And not only will you be building powerful connections with one person but it will also have a knock-on effect meaning that others will start to seek you out. Remember people talk and if you make a good impression on a someone they are bound to tell somebody else about you and the whole “success by association” game will come into play. Trust me this works and is well worth the little bit of effort needed in the beginning.
Hopefully I’ve opened your mind up to thinking a little bit outside the box. Building your online business will always be a challenge but it shouldn’t be as hard as it is for 99% of marketers. I believe if you start working on your Relationship Building and Network Marketing you can greatly reduce the waiting time and achieve all your goals so much faster.
All it takes is for you to make the first step….and who knows where it could lead??
Thanks for reading,
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