I first started blogging on WordPress in 2009. I’d had a free blog for a while but found a course online with John Thornhill that showed me how to set up my own domain, and using WordPress run a ‘proper’ blog. I completely threw myself into John’s teaching, following every instruction to the letter, and it was the result of this teaching that inspired my first report, a blogging guide for new bloggers. I still use the methods taught then and my guide is as relevant today as it was when I wrote it in 2009. I have an updated version now but the main body of content is still the same.
Following my desire to get everything right and blog to the best of my ability I found I made a lot of very strong friendships with other marketers online. An interesting post I read today talks about sustainability of blogs and how easy it is to set them up but it’s keeping them relevant and up on the latest blog trends that will enable you to sustain your blog for the long term. You can read the post here.
One thing about making strong friendships online is they are also sustainable. I still have a handful of marketers I started out with who have also continued and we are in contact fairly regularly. My network has become much bigger now with many people I have met both on and offline as I do attend networking events. In fact an online colleague I have also met at an offline event, Keith Purkiss, and I have a group called Northern Networking, which is aimed at networking offline with other marketers in the North of England. Networking events are a great place to help you move your online business forward.
And so to the purpose of this post, Build Your Bridges and Your Ship Will Come In. It is because of those early relationships and how much importance I placed on building strong friendships with people online that I now find I have been asked by not one but two outstanding marketers to partner with them on product creation. Steve King and I started on John Thornhill’s Masterclass together in 2009 and now we are both in John’s Partnership 2 Success programme. A few years ago when we were both still very green we collaborated on a few products but never really did much with them. The product creation became way more important than the selling of it at the end! But now we are both in a different position online we have decided to collaborate once again and will soon be launching our product, A practical Guide to Making Blogs. We’ve both come a long way since 2009 and have learned a lot so it’s time to share that learning with others.
The second marketer I have teamed up with is Keith Purkiss and we will also soon be launching our joint venture. Keith is also a Partnership 2 Success student. We have known each other for some years having met at Randy Smith‘s Northallerton meet ups. Our product is not only an in depth guide but an ‘over the shoulder’ look at how outsourcing can be used in your online business. It’s a great product that will help old and new marketers to effectively use outsourcing as a model for business. If you would like to get onto our early bird list so we can let you know when it is being launched please CLICK HERE and we will contact you very soon!
So start building your bridges now and your ship will certainly come in!
Enjoy the journey!