How To Break Into The Inner Circle Of Highly Successful Internet Marketers?
By Ralf Skirr.
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:
- The warrior forum, owned by Allen Says, has 133,000 members.
- Turbocommunity, owned by John Delavera, has 3,000 members.
- TheInternetMarketingInnerCircle , owned by Willie Crawford, has 450 members.
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?
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.
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.