Internet Marketing Alone – Is This You?

January 29, 2014 · Print This Article

boatAre you an internet marketing loner?

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.

#1My 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.

#2Another 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.

#3I 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.

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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!

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Comments

5 Responses to “Internet Marketing Alone – Is This You?”

  1. Alan Petersen
    Twitter:
    on February 1st, 2014 1:01 pm

    Hey Peggy,

    Great post. I made the same mistake when I first started out thinking that working from home online meant working alone.

    Reaching out to others even compeititors will more than likely have a positive impact on your buisness. This applies across all fields, Internet marketing, affiliate marketing, and it’s something that I’ve carried into new businesses outside of Internet marketing.

    I’m a bit of introvert so it can be tough, but sometimes we just need to do those things outside of our comfort zones.
    Alan Petersen recently posted ..How to Setup a Giveaway with Rafflecopter

  2. Adrienne
    Twitter:
    on March 4th, 2014 6:56 pm

    Hey Peggy,

    If we all came online and knew it all then where would the lessons come from? Where would the challenges be for us to overcome so that we know we’re on the right path?

    I’ve always said that it’s taken me forever to get to where I am but I’m just a slower learned then most but the lessons will definitely stick with me forever now.

    You are right about building relationships, you can’t survive without the help of others. Once people understand that then I think they’ll finally wake up and realize they’ve been missing the boat too.

    Good to see you again and glad you’re doing so well. Make it a rockin 2014.

    ~Adrienne
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  3. Peggy
    Twitter:
    on March 5th, 2014 8:41 pm

    Yes, Alan, what you said!

  4. Peggy
    Twitter:
    on March 5th, 2014 8:43 pm

    Hi Adrienne,

    I don’t think of you as a slow learner – just very thorough – which is a great thing.

    And you have certainly mastered relationship building online! :)

    I hope you’re having a great 2014 too!
    Peggy recently posted ..Rewriting My PLR Article On Case Studies

  5. Sagar on March 12th, 2014 7:18 am

    Hi peggy

    Nice and informative post

    Well i was aware of the fact that doing online marketing business means you should be very communicative and interactive. But i never knew building relationship with competitors would be so helpful. I sure have taken advices from many good bloggers but have not made any relationship with them.

    Your story was very wonderful and i am sure you still have maintained all your connections with them. Building relation ship with competitors would really help us . That’s so amazing. I would surely try it.

    Thank you for sharing
    Sagar recently posted ..More people quitting Jobs is good for the Economy!!

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