How To Build An Online Business By Connecting With Others
When I was just getting started on the Internet back at the end of 2005, I thought of my new business as one in which I would stay be- hind my computer all of the time. I pictured myself writing eBooks, sending out emails to my list, and creating information products which would sell online without me ever having to make an appearance in person.
Even though I started earning a living in exactly this way, soon it was evident that connecting with people both virtually and face to face was the way to succeed as an online entrepreneur. This was before the days of social media, so I learned that attending live events was crucial to building a successful business. This is the exact strategy that worked for me and will for you, too if you are up to the challenge.
Search for local networking groups, Meetups, and service organizations where you can connect with others. Whereas the majority of these people will not be directly interested in your specific topic, they will most likely know someone else who is. Often times a personal recommendation goes a lot further than a virtual introduction does.
Now that social media is front and center, make sure that you have spent some time on each of the major play- ers in this arena, including LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, and You- Tube. I highly recommend branding your name with each of these, enabling your profiles to be found on page one when someone Googles you.
Also, webinars are an excellent way to build relationships quickly. Allowing others to hear your voice is the next best thing to meeting them face to face, so make use of this medium to get your message out to the world. Hosting an ongoing webinar series or podcast is a wonderful way to interview others in your field and to let your prospects know more about who you are and what you have to say.
So you can see that much of having a successful online business revolves around and depends upon the relationships you form with others. Stay in front of your computer to write books, create information products, and send emails, and then come out of hiding to meet the world through social media, webinars, and live events for the best possible outcomes. Being an online entrepreneur does not have to be a lonely experience, and you can still enjoy the solitude and independence of working from home.
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