Internet Marketing Alone – Is This You?
January 29, 2014 · Print This Article
I was for the first couple of years. In fact, that’s what appealed to me about being on the Internet – I could be anonymous and do my own thing while making my millions.
So how’d that work out for me?
Honestly, not well. Oh sure, I was a good writer, I could put out amazing PLR articles and ebooks and reports, but I wasn’t being seen. I didn’t have the traffic.
I finally figured it out – I needed to build relationships in order to grow. And in order to build relationships I had to stop looking at others in my field as competitors.
My first big break came from the relationship I built with Nicole Dean. Even though we were in the same field – PLR – she promoted me to her list. I could hardly believe it! This was honestly the turning point in my business. Thank you, Nicole.
Another example of what came from building a relationship with another internet marketer was when Alan Petersen and I got to know each other and realized we had different strengths that could come together. We created a couple successful products including a big membership program.
I also found that competitors who became friends were willing to help give me material for a subscription newsletter I was putting out every month. I mean, they were supplying me with content. How cool is that?
Of course it works both ways. I’ve helped or collaborated with others and it’s always a win-win. I happily give them a coupon, guest post, interview, etc. and I gain more exposure, people on my list, and sales.
Working with others has helped me learn and grow. And the little cherry on top of the Extreme Moose Tracks ice cream with chocolate syrup and whipped cream is that it’s FUN.
I had to learn how to get past the competitor thing to gain beneficial friends the hard way – lots of trial and error. I wonder how many dollars I’ve lost by doing it my slow, trial and error way? I wonder how much sooner I could have made some lucrative pairings while learning all the new stuff I’ve learned from them?
That’s my story.
What about you?
If you’ve had some real success working with your competitors, please tell me about it in the comments below.
If not, please check out Alice Seba’s new program – Competitors Into Profits. There are 8 modules that go into depth helping you to create those beneficial relationships. There’s a private FB group and hot seats. Plus templates, checklists, and worksheets. You can ask questions, get answers and get a butt kicking if you need it.
It will be interactive, which is not only the best way to learn but I’m thinking you might find some competitors to partner with!
Here’s the link (affiliate link) if you’re struggling with getting things to happen online: Competitors Into Profits. It starts soon so jump in now to get the most benefit.
And let me know how it goes!