It's time you understand that the absolute easiest and most profitable way to get things done in business is to get help. It's all about the contacts you make.
Trying to make it alone and fighting against the odds is what you've been taught, but it's wrong. You need help. How often do you actually take the time to build good relationships on the internet?
The answer to that question will determine how far you get.
I seek out new friends and business associates all the time because I know that somewhere down the line, I'm going to need their help and the same goes for them.
YOU CANNOT LIVE IN YOUR OWN WORLD.
That's why over the recent years, you've heard a lot of marketers are involved in 'mastermind groups'. As a matter of fact, one of the marketers I know was able to connect with Richard Branson because of this.
When you actively seek out relationships with others in your market you automatically open yourself up to opportunities that the average businessperson would easily miss because they're out of the loop.
This also puts me in a position to work with these same marketers on future projects, which is always a good position to be in.
Joint Ventures are extremely easy to get going because I can always contact the people I've worked with in the past to do more deals. Having to constantly search out new people to work with costs you time that you could have been using to make money. But of course you need to consistently do this as well.
The right relationships mean more money for you. If you want to have a million-dollar product launch, then you better start spending the time to build the relationship - not just improving your product and salesletter.
However, it is useless to make contacts just to pad up your phonebook. You need to create the "correct* contacts. You need to build relationships with people who can help you get to where you want to be.
But...in order to do that you must have something very valuable to give in return. A friend will only go so far for you. You're going to have to offer something valuable in return for the favor your contact does for you. That's just the way it works.
If you don't have the money to get things done then you need to get creative. You don't have to do everything yourself. Search for people who know how to do what you want done and strike up a conversation with them.
With people, you get to LEVERAGE. Letting other people help you multiply your efforts on any project you create. Never create a project that other people can't help you promote. It just doesn't make sense to do everything on your own when hundreds of other people can pour thousands of combined hours into building your business for you.
Have a clear picture in mind ahead of time and incorporate other people and what you need them to do into your overall strategy before you begin. Have a plan to reach your destination and of course, part of your plan should be how you're going to build the right relationship for your business.
I have relationships with marketers who I know will 99% promote for me and marketers who still haven't promote for me yet until today. But there are many more other benefits from a relationship than just promoting because a good relationship will refer more contacts for you.
And weird enough, your competitors are the first group of people you want to be in your contact list.
Understand that not everyone is your competitor. Competition is nothing when your customer service is above and beyond other people's.
Bottom line: Once you have solid contacts in place you can easily launch your projects while those who are trying everything on their own continue to struggle.
Copyright (c) 2010 Patric Chan
Patric Chan is an international speaker, best-selling author and internet marketing expert. Right now, he is giving away his new internet marketing video case study where he reveals how to make money online on autopilot in a highly competitive niche market for free. Access instantly at patricchan.com.