How To Break Into The Inner Circle Of Highly Successful Internet Marketers?

How To Break Into The Inner Circle Of Highly Successful Internet Marketers?

By Ralf Skirr.

Probably 95% of all internet businesses are ‘1 man shows’, but very few people realize that a one-person internet business on its own isn’t going to make  you a  fortune.

To achieve the number of subscribers and customers that will finance your freedom, you need to build a network of peers and you need to get the help of people who already are on higher levels of success.

Now, obviously every marketer would like to get the support of the big guys – but how do you pull it off?

After all, a highly successful online entrepreneur will rarely have the time to pay attention to any individual on his list of hundreds of thousands of subscribers.

The good news is: you have to work on it a bit, but it isn’t really hard to make contact to the super successful people in your industry.

As with all laws of success, the underlying principle is pretty simple and easy to understand:

===> You need to build a relationship, a friendship at best.

This article shares a range of action-tips you can implement today to get noticed by the top guys.

Who should you target for networking?

1. Target marketers you like.

Chose those that are successful and a match to you in regards of how they conduct their business. If you target someone who uses questionable strategies just because he’s successful, you will not be happy with the ‘friendship’ in the long run. And, following that guru’s advice, you’re very likely to steer your business in the wrong direction.

2. Target marketers whose business model is close to what you want to do.

That’s pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it? If you want to make money in the  ‘make money online’ niche, you’re not really going to need good relations to the top dogs in the porn industry.

3. Target marketers on different scales of success.

You may not get the fastest results only targeting those on the top of the food chain. Start building relationships on many levels at the same time.

4. Join small scale communities and target the OWNER.

It’s easier to get noticed in a small community.

Here are 3 examples from the internet marketing niche:

Who’s attention is easier to get?

Allen Says’s, who has a six figure member base?

Or Wilie Crawford’s, and John Delavera’s, who have smaller, intimate communities?

Are all of them super successful entrepreneurs?

You bet!

Check them out and participate in their communities:

How To Build The Relationship?

1. Seven ways to put yourself on the guru’s radar.

Your first goal is to get noticed. Your name needs to show up where these people are naturally looking for new, valuable contacts.

(1) Become a subscriber.
(2) Become a customer.
(3) Become a guest at his Blog.
(4) Become a forum member.
(5) Become a participant at seminars.
(6) Become a member of mastermind groups.
(7) Become a paying mentoree.

2. Be active, contribute to the marketers efforts.

Everyone who helps him to make his own projects more successful will get his attention.

(a)Send testimonials.

If the marketer has forms for submission of testimonials this is only the second best choice because they may be managed by assistants. Try to find a way to get your testimonial directly to the right person, email preferably.

(b)Post useful Blog comments.

If a marketer has his own Blog he’s usually happy about everyone posting meaningful comments. In many cases the marketer will publicly answer your comment on the Blog to get the discussion going.

(c) Participate in forum discussions.

Typical forum problems:
– Too little activity from members.
– Not enough ‘active’ moderators.
Any forum owner appreciates people who help to keep momentum in the forum. Answer to a lot of posts and start your own threads. A forum might be the place where you get the first ‘personal, 1:1 contact’ to the owner through PMs.

3. Be proactive and offer help

(a) Be alert if any help is needed. The marketer might ask for help in a specific area through the forum, through Blog posts or through emails that go to his list.
(b) Offer to moderate in the forum.
(c) Try to find aspects in his business where you can offer help actively. Offer what you’re good at.

How To Be Worthy Of Getting Professional Feedback?

Remember that any successful entrepreneur has a lot of things to take care of, be respectful of their time.

1. Be a doer, clearly act on the feedback.

Nothing puts successful entrepreneurs more off than a newbie who demands lots of help, lots of time, and lots of attention without ever putting anything to use. Unfortunately these passive, time stealers are the majority of people entering the internet marketing industry.

Be different. You’ll quickly earn the respect of any professional if you walk your talk.

2. Don’t ask questions that you can easily research yourself.

It’s true that there are no dumb questions. It’s also true that there are beginner’s questions you can easily figure out yourself without stressing other people’s time.

Act on that list and you’ll find yourself in the inner circle of successful marketers within a few weeks.

So what’s next?

Be a doer.

Start participating right now … post your comments, questions and ideas below.

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  1. Milton Reid June 22, 2009 at 2:28 am #

    This could be one of the most valuable pages I have read
    Thanks Ralph

    • Ralf Skirr June 22, 2009 at 8:33 am #

      Thanks Milton.
      If more people like it I will expand the topic.
      Networking is the easiest way to expand our business …. and it’s fun by the way. :-)
      After all working on your PC all day can be a lonely job compared to those jobs where you meet your colleagues and peers in person every day.

  2. hal June 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Hi Ralf,

    Great post and oh so true. Not only FINDING the network of people to, well, network in, but actually getting to know them and communicating with them is a great reminder. Thanks for a great article.

    Hal

  3. Kevin @ Free Money December 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    You are so right. Building a network is very important for internet businesses esp. which is managed by a single man. But there are challenges even here, you need to make time to go meet people and keep in touch for which one needs to be disciplined and follow everything you mentioned. Very informative post, i’ve bookmarked it and will come back again for a re-read :) Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ken Leatherman January 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm #

    Hey Ralf,

    I think the most important point you make is the forming of a personal relationship, as well as a business relationship.

    Several years ago I started following a member of the Warrior Forum, because his business ethics were very similar to mine and the knowledge he was sharing on the WF; was what I was looking for. However, I made a mistake of trying to do business with him, without having formed a positive relationship of any kind with him. He was kind enough though to respond and let me down gently. Giving me a pretty good explanation of why he didn’t think I would be a good match for him, at our first contact.

    At any rate I listened to what he said. And began to develop a relationship through his business forum, making useful comments, asking questions, starting useful threads etc. But what caught his attention was not only the above contributions, but I wasn’t asking him for anything in return. I also purchased several of his products and took action on them, kept him informed of my results, continued to ask and answer questions an his forum.

    To keep a long story short our relationship evolved over more than a year. The end result being he became my personal mentor, which in turn led to a very strong business and personal friend relationship.

    Almost 3 and a half years later this relationship continues. I believe strongly he and I will remain friends and business associates for the rest of our lives. There is no money value I can put on the personal friendship, but I can tell you he has helped me earn well over 80K the past 2 years. and that doesn’t include the JV’s with him

    Now there is one more thing and then I’ll shut up.

    My mentor, friend and business associate is not what you call one of the better well known “IM Guru” and frankly he gets highly ticked if you call him one. He is way down on the list. So your comment made above about forming a relationship through a smaller forum, where the owner is very active; is very valid.

    Ken

  5. Carol July 9, 2010 at 6:25 am #

    Hi Raif, the concept of “A network of peers” is remarkable… I’m not really into IT kinda stuff but this is one great piece of writing that develops an urge in me to dive into internet marketing business! Good work!

  6. flash banner February 3, 2011 at 12:40 am #

    Yes, totally agreed with you. The way you suggest to target marketers is the best way to work this type of people. You can get maximum output from these people. You have also expressed well to maintain the relationship. Thanks