Join Our Blog Marketing Forum | Pull Together | There’s Strength in Numbers!

by Jayne Kopp on March 14, 2011

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You’ve probably if we pull together, our goals can be reached faster and easier as there’s strength in numbers… but have you ever taken heed?

If you’re building an internet business, there is no doubt in my mind that you have every chance of success. We all do, but the truth of the matter is, it can be a little lonely, particularly if you’re working by yourself.

When I started working online I knew little more than sending and receiving emails. I had never built a website or had any idea where to start and furthermore ‘how’ people actually used the internet as a way to earn an income.

I had nobody to ask really, because I was the only internet marketer (or aspiring one!) I knew.

I am pleased to share that perseverance got me through many of the initial bumps and grinds but I could never seem to get away from the nagging in the back of my mind that there was so much more to learn and that I had nobody to ask.

Admittedly there were a few times I almost came to a full stop because I had no idea how to get to the next step.

In 2010 I decided to try my hand at “blogging’. This again was a new adventure and learning curve.

I had no idea what I had set myself up for, as blogging really is a whole new ball of wax when compared to managing static sites that I had become familiar with.

Nevertheless, the time felt right … so in I dove. ;-)

The experience was both frustrating and exciting all at the same time. Often I felt to be typing posts to myself, until all of a sudden I started to receive the ‘odd’ comment.

‘Wow’ I thought… “But what now?”

Now, I have to admit, I’m a hopeless loner by trade. :-) I’m not shy, but I’m not an overconfident extrovert either.

I really had never considered that reaching out and getting to know others online was even an option nor did I realize how it would prove to be beneficial.

This may have been due to the fact that I had always run my own brick and mortar business where mingling with the ‘so called’ competition was not a regular activity and if you did, you always watched what you said or the questions you asked.

After all, you wouldn’t want to give away any trade secrets or sound like you didn’t have your finger on the pulse!! Right?

Peculiarly (to me anyway) the online ‘folks’ were open and friendly. There were no secrets.

I found almost everybody was willing to help me and many people would actually go out of their way to encourage me and lift me up. Much different from the way I was raised in the offline world!

I found myself mingling amongst many groups of awesome individuals who were (and are) all working to build their internet businesses, and though our businesses may differ from one and other, the common goal of success is shared by all.

At the beginning of 2011 I had developed quite a community of friends from all around the world and couldn’t be happier. What I found amazing was that I had met real people who cared. They just ‘got me’ and I ‘got’ them.

Why had I not stepped out sooner? (OH the time and headaches I could have saved and avoided!)

In mid January 2011 I was invited to participate in the ProveIt2011 Blogging Challenge. This requires 70 pieces of fresh content written between January 15 and April 15. Quite a challenge I must say. :-)

The benefits have been numerous and immeasurable. Not only has my Alexa Ranking dropped for 699,890 (worldwide) to 229,00 and counting, but the tips and advice I’ve learned from my fellow bloggers has likely saved me months (or years) of struggle.

Furthermore, I know at that at the click of a mouse, I can ask a question and receive the answer almost 24/7.

Enter March 2011 our friend and leader Heather Stevens also created the ‘Clever Marketer Mastermind Community’ which is a blog marketing forum to assist us further; this I know beyond a shadow of a doubt will only propel each and everyone of us closer to our goals.

So why am I sharing this with you?

I’m sharing this with you because I know the value of pulling together and the power of strength in numbers and how I wish I had this advice when I first started.

It might be a difficult concept to get your head around if you are used to doing everything yourself, but the truth is, by working together you can change the world!

Here are a couple of analogies:

If you decided to build a house all by yourself, from scratch, there’s a pretty good chance you’d run into hurdles along the way and it would definitely take you longer to sort through some of the roadblocks all by yourself than it might if you had the advice from experts.

If you had people around you who were willing to lend a hand and offer various levels of expertise, there’s a heck of a chance that one or many of them may have solutions or at least know who to ask in order to help you move forward.

Now also imagine laying bricks one at a time all by yourself, then all of a sudden you were joined by others who could show you a faster, more streamlined method … who would also chip in to boot! I’m sure you can agree the process would not be quite as overwhelming and you’d get to the next step with energy left over!

Besides even geese need a little help sometimes! Here’s a short inspirational movie to further clarify my point!

Pulling Together Movie *Click Here!

So you see… the same applies to participating in a good blog marketing forum!

You will find like minded individuals who are all there because they want to be. Everybody brings different skill sets and knowledge to the table and loves to share freely with the rest of the group.

You not only learn a great deal from being involved, but will forge valuable friendships, (some life long) which is what this industry is all about.

The point I’m attempting to drive home to you is that if you are currently building an internet business or even considering it, yet feel you have no support and nowhere to turn, and then take my advice.

Get involved and network with others. Join our Clever Marketer Mastermind Community Blog Marketing Forum.

Not only will you learn from others so that you may also assist those in need, , but you will gain a built in cheering section and find the support and encouragement to boost your personal empowerment.

This will help you build the courage and acquire the knowledge to get you to where you need to be. It’s a lot nicer than going it alone!

Besides, everybody needs a little help sometime. If you pull together and get involved you just might find the wind beneath your wings that you’ve been looking for! ;-)

If you’ve participated in a blog marketing forum, or might be interested, please leave your thoughts or questions below!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Joshua Web March 17, 2011 at 1:07 am

Great video Jayne thank you for sharing. Always a great idea to increase your numbers for more strength.

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Jayne Kopp March 17, 2011 at 9:20 pm

HI Joshua, Thanks so much for stopping by to leave a comment.

Yes since we are int he ‘people’ industry, it makes sense to hook up with others. I really have found it most beneficial, not just in the way of being supported, but the learning has been incredible. Everybody brings something to the table.

Lovely to meet you. You need to get a Gravatar so we can see your face!

Thanks for taking the time to come and have a read!

Jayne

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Rowena Bolo March 16, 2011 at 1:59 am

Hi Jayne,

I also love the very touching video you shared here. (Thanks for introducing me to the inspirational site too).

Well, I can only say yes to everything you said. Like you, I will always be thankful that I got connected with Heather who got me started participating in tribes, and of course, I’m thankful to all the supportive, wonderful people inside the tribe. I know that this new mastermind community is going to be so key in growing all our respective businesses.

Keep inspiring, Jayne.

~Rowena

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Jayne Kopp March 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Hi Rowena, I always love to see your smiling face. Is it not the best to be part of such a wonderful community?

The Simple Truths website is one I have enjoyed for so long. Some of the videos are so touching and relevant.

Thanks so much for stopping by to acknowledge.

Best,

Jayne

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Mavis Nong March 15, 2011 at 6:59 am

Hey Jayne,

What a powerful post and inspirational video! Very true, we need each other just like the geese. We can’t get there without helping each other to achieve mutual goals.

Yep, Heather has pulled it off and we’re all excited to be working together to grow our blogs and businesses.

Congratulations on dropping your Alexa ranking massively. Way to go! :)

All the best my friend!

Mavis

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Jayne Kopp March 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

HI Mavis, I’ve done it again and I know I acknowledged you in either FB or Blokube, but not here. comments seem to come in and if I don’t check my approved or spam queue I tend to overlook them. So sorry. I know how busy you are and appreciate seeing you every time you stop by to visit.

We certainly do need each other and people in our business otherwise we sit and flounder alone. It’s much nicer to have the support online. It’s what keeps us moving onwards and upwards.

Thanks again for stopping.

Jayne

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Heather C Stephens March 15, 2011 at 6:17 am

Jayne, you made me cry with this beautiful post and video. That’s exactly what I want this community to be. I’m so honored, and almost speechless at the buzz within the forum, the excitement of everyone who is participating, and the awesome supportive environment that is growing there.

I’m so grateful for you sharing your experiences and this video here, as well as helping me to spread the word about our awesome group of marketers pulling together to help each other succeed!

Honk! Honk!
Heather

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Jayne Kopp March 17, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Hi Heather, boy am I bad! I know I acknowledged your big ‘thank you’ on FB, but didn’t reply here. Somehow a few comments slipped under the wire. I do appreciate you stopping by to leave one, and I do know how busy you have been! Thank YOU for all you do! Honk Honk!! Back! Jayne

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