Give before you expect
to receive . . . Once you start referring prospects to others, you
will begin getting leads coming your way.
Can't find ANYTHING
in your local area?
Why not start a group?
Or, if you don't have time, develop a relationship with some other
businesses that compliment yours.
Or try these sources:
- College alumni association
- Your friends' parents
and other family members
- Your teachers, coaches,
- Your former bosses and
- Membership in clubs,
religious groups and other organizations
To break the ice with the above groups, consider sending out a letter
announcing your "new" career, new product, or new service . . . hosting
;-) Follow up with another letter with some additional information,
and a request for referrals. Be sure to send a few cards with each
About once a month send
something out . . . a postcard with some online business tips, sites
of interest (including yours) etc. Keep you and your business in their
minds. Call them up and ask if they would like to get together for
coffee, lunch etc. Refer people their way, if you can!
OR . . . Network Online
. . .
Discussion Lists For
(Sorry guys, I'm a woman
. . . I'll dig up more for ya'll soon!)
Discussion list tips . . .
are some mailing list netiquette guidelines to help you enjoy your
mailing list experience.
- Help conserve bandwidth
- when responding to a previous post, only include a small portion
of it and not the entire message. Never attach documents to mail
sent to a mailing list. Instead, you can direct folks to a page
where you have loaded the information.
- If you have a response
to someone that is not of interest to the entire group, send it
to them personally and not to the group.
- Think about how you
would like to be treated. Please do not criticize, belittle or humiliate
someone in public via a mailing list post. If you must say something
about a post that was made, please respond to the individual and
not the list.
Your homework . . .
Develop at least one strategic alliance this week. I know, you're
a techie and you're more comfortable with your computer . . . but
. . . people really don't bite and you might even have fun ;-)
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Terri Gray has
been assisting business with their Internet marketing and website
design needs for over 4 years. Contact
her for a free intitial consultation on your upcoming website
design or redesign project.
want you to succeed!