Relationship Marketing – The Stuff Success Is Made Of
Relationship Marketing – The Stuff Success IsMade Of Being self employed, working from home, making your own schedule and doing what you love are wonderful things. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. We all want to be able to make as much money as we want, to have the income to be able to generously provide for our families, give back to the world, to be thecaptain of our own destiny. To leave the world a better place than wefound it.Internet success doesn’t just happen. It takes lots of time andhard work. Dedication. Perseverance. You have to believe it’s gonnahappen. You have to decide that no matter what it takes, you will notgive up. It can be pretty lonely sometimes. No one else has a cluewhat you are doing. They think you are playing around on Facebookall day and that you should just go out and get a real J-O-B. Theywonder how long this phase is gonna last and you come to yoursenses. They just don’t get it. You can unwittingly allow yourself tobecome very isolated, hiding behind your computer screen. Alone.Then the negative self talk starts…Maybe they’re right. Maybe I can’t do this. I don’t know what I’mdoing. I don’t have anyone I can ask for help…Snap out of it! The answer is to get involved in your localcommunity. Stay connected to others in your area who are inbusiness and have success. It’s so important to be around thesekinds of people. I joined mt local BNI group. It changed my wholeoutlook. My business coach tells me that my energy level has gonethrough the roof since becoming active with other business people ona weekly basis. What can you join? How about a local chapter orrotary, Chamber of Commerce, Lions club, Royal Neighbors or a
charitable organization? You need this kind of interaction a couple ofhours a week.Online connections will play a huge part in your internetsuccess. Working on projects, joint ventures like webinars, products,podcasts, etc. will really help you to build your list and broaden yourhorizons. But how the heck do you make these connections and co-partner on projects if you don’t know anyone online?It all starts with relationship marketing. You’ve been told that thisis the best way to build your list, grow your readership and getclients, and it is. It’s also the best way to open doors to working andpartnering with others in your market. Being active and engaging onsocial media has helped me more than I can say in this area. Notonly do I grow my community, drive traffic to my blog and build mylist on social media, a myriad of partnerships have come fromrelationship marketing as well.Joining online communities, more specifically – memberships with acommunity vibe are a kick butt way to make acquaintances andalliances. The one that I belong to and highly recommend isMyNams. For under $25 a month you will get an incredible trainingsystem, plus an extraordinary sense of community. There’s an activeforum where partnerships are encouraged, plus we get together twicea year in person to learn from each other and to get to know eachother on a more personal level. A tremendous amount of JVpartnerships come from this live 3 day conference. It’s a beautifulthing.I recently returned from NAMS8 in Atlanta with many new friends,reconnected and got even closer to people I’ve met at previous liveevents and had a great time. I learned so many things that are goingto help me take my business to the next level. I was blessed to meetmany people in The Happypreneur community that I’d never had theprivileged to meet in the flesh. It was an honor and a privileged tohave so many people come up to me and introduce themselvesbecause they knew who I was from social media and my blog.Get involved in your community, join a business and a charitableorganization, reach out to others online in a true and authentic wayand go to at least one live event a year. That’s true relationshipmarketing – the stuff success is made of.
With love and blessings,Celene Harrelson helps you take the training wheels off of your business, so you can ride like the wind!TheHappypreneur.com