Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) March 03, 2011 -- How many times do we sit back and wait for traffic to come to us? How many times do we surf a couple of sites, place a few ads in a couple of ezines and then wait for the orders to start piling in? Then we wait and we wait and we wait and somehow they never do.
Why don't the orders come piling in? Because success is not a sit back and wait type of deal. Any person who has become even moderately successful has had to go out and create their success, create their dreams and to make money. That's exactly why it's called making money and not receiving money, it takes a lot of hard work.
"We all seem to be looking for full time benefits, on a part time effort. So what do you do? Go out and beat the bushes as I like to call it. You can always do the tried and true but develop your own niche" says Business Consultant and Online Marketing Specialist, Sharifah Hardie.
So Friend we ask the question again; is your business failing because of you? Of course, you don't have to answer, but just think about the time and energy that you put into your business, as opposed to what you expect to receive out of your business.
Networking is an often underutilized marketing tool. I'm sure if you're reading this right now then you are subscribed to at least 50 ezines. Let's say each ezine has a mere 500 subscribers each, right there that's 25,000 people.
Yes, we know, you've sent in your ad, you've even paid for a top sponsor spot and you're not getting the results that you want so you're giving up. Well, don't give up just yet. If you believe in your dream and in your business, you have to convince others that your business is worth believing in too. Contact the ezine owners, explain to them who you are, what your opportunity is and (oooh, here's the exciting part) what you can do for them.
Most ezine owners are so busy just trying to find content to fill up their ezines they would be extremely willing to give you an extra push, especially if you can provide some sort of discount or benefit to their subscribers.
Aside from ezines, there are literally unlimited places that you can go to network with other business owners. Join a few business or small business directories, contact sites that offer a complimentary item, networking through the social networks on websites such as Facebook or Twitter. After all, business is not about what you know, but who will admit to knowing you. There are so many things that can be done that won't cost you a cent.
So, have you answered the question yet? Is your business failing because of you? If so, I leave you with these words...
Get Out There And Beat Those Bushes!