To Be Successful You Need to Have a “Team” of People to Help You
When I say that you need a team of people around you to be successful, I don’t mean that you have to go out and employ people.
What I really mean is that you need people such as mentors, networking groups and online forums to guide you along the way. So how can they help you?
Everyone needs a mentor to teach you what you need to know to start your own business and give you tips and advice along the way. Many of us who have online businesses wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for mentors. I personally have a number of mentors, simply because I learn something from each of them. The information I get from them is invaluable and is enabling me to go forward in my business. I met my first mentor 19 years ago and I still work on the principles he taught me so long ago!
I learned a long time ago that if you want to promote your business you need to network. Networking has allowed me to “advertise” my business without paying a cent in advertising costs. You may not make contact with each other initially but somewhere down the track they may just call you up and ask if you can help them. You may feel that there is someone in your networking group who can help you too. I personally belong to a couple of networking groups because it really is a numbers game. The more people you meet the more chance you have to get your name out there.
Online forums are also a great way to network and a way to find answers to any problems you may have. Pick a forum in your niche and you will be amazed at how much information you will find and you may also be offered the opportunity to do some work for some of the members.
Don’t ever feel that you are alone if you have a home-based business. There are always plenty of people out there willing to help you.