How many of the top online marketers do you think got to the top all by themselves?
I assure you that the answer is probably “not very many“, and most likely “none.” Nobody gets to the top of any business all by themselves. Somewhere they had help along the way.
Maybe they had a mentor that taught them a lot of what they know. Perhaps they participated in a really big give-away that enabled them to grow their list. Even if they never spoke to one person, I am willing to bet they read tons of information from people that were having success in online marketing.
It takes more than a marketing degree and a few tips to truly succeed. If any of the top gurus got there without having influential friends in the online marketing space, they were definitely in the minority.
It’s essentially selling things to other people. It’s communicating WITH people and the ones that do that with a lot of generosity are going to see that generosity reciprocated and that will enable them to go further with respect to their own business.
A lot of new marketers do not understand “reciprocity.” Maybe they are scared to ask others, maybe they do ask others in a vain attempt to get answers, but do not take the time to create a relationship with that person, or at the VERY LEAST offer them a very polite thank you for helping out.
I guess I’m fortunate because generosity and the relationships I have acquired via reciprocity is what makes me enjoy what I do at the end of the day.
Am I here to make money? Absolutely, but if I was only chasing that elusive dollar don’t you think I’d go home unfulfilled at the end of the day if I wasn’t getting rich?
I have news for you, I’m NOT getting rich, and I really enjoy what I do because I’m helping people achieve their dreams. I’m helping people grow their networks and understand the power of these ideals, which in turn enable them to grow their business and their profits. Don’t you think that when that happens for someone they will tell their friends about me helping them out? Don’t you think they will be more than willing to endorse something written by me?
If we all practice reciprocity, we can all help one another grow our businesses. I guarantee you that anyone you have heard about at the top got their with the help of others, probably LOTS of others so take the time to help someone out, take the time to formulate real business relationships, and the wealth — that will become inevitable.