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Building Relationships With Colleagues In My Online Community Has Been A Rewarding Experience

November 15, 2010 By: Yvonne A Jones Category: relationship marketing

Featured “Monday Writer” – Jeff Wise

Over the past year I have learned so many new things about internet marketing and I really have to credit it to all of the new relationships I have made.  Whether through social media, attending events or participating in contests and blog challenges, the new relationships have prompted a flood of new and helpful information that is propelling my business to new heights.

It all started when I entered a big internet marketing contest in which the winner would win $10,000 worth of expert internet marketing mentoring.  Because of that contest I started blogging everyday for a particular niche I started, and I received an email from someone whose email list I had been a part of for several years.

This email talked about a blog challenge where you would blog everyday for a month and I joined.  During that blog challenge I met new people whom I would eventually build a business relationship with.  Through these relationships I have learned many new marketing techniques and have shared ideas which have helped me move forward towards my goals.

I also traveled outside my city to attend an internet marketing conference where I met many of the people I started a relationship with online.  It was really great to meet them in person because it allowed me to interact on a more personal level.  A group of my new friends even took one hour of their time to huddle around me and bounce ideas around that would help me and my business.

One key I have found with building relationships online is that it’s important to give as much, if not more, than you take.  I even buy products and services from people in my new circle of friends and it’s been a great experience.

At this moment my business is definitely moving in all the right directions and I have to credit a lot of it to all of the new relationships I have made.  If I have any words of advice to anyone new to internet marketing I would say to do your best to get involved.  Join contests and challenges, attend events and never take lightly the magnitude of building friendships because you never know where you’ll end up.

Jeff Wise is happily married with two young daughters and has a passion for helping people achieve their dreams. He is the owner of Gregorio’s, and  On his sites, Jeff provides baseball hitting, exercise and health tips for all ages and skill levels with articles, videos, articles and e-books.

9 Comments to “Building Relationships With Colleagues In My Online Community Has Been A Rewarding Experience”

  1. Thank you for writing a really heartfelt post, Jeff. Blog challenges have benefited me as well and I cherish the relationships that have developed as a result and actually look forward to partnering with some of my online colleagues on projects in the future.

    While I’ve attended many live events in the past, none have been for internet marketing and my goal for the coming year is to attend at least one live event.

    Thank you for a beautiful article.


  2. Thanks for sharing your story, Jeff. These blog challenges the past few months have been great networking opportunities.

  3. Sheila Atwood says:

    I agree!

    The blog challenges are a great way to meet like minded people. I have learned tons too. I also enjoy the benefits of their support.

    Thanks for sharing your story

  4. A blog challenge help me to launch a new blog. I met many great new people during the challenge that have continued to support my blogging efforts including Jeff and Yvonne.

    Yes, I agree, building online relationships have been a rewarding experience for me personally as well as my business.

  5. Thank you for the opportunity to post on your site Yvonne! It was awesome meeting you through the blog challenges and it’s been great sharing ideas with you lately.

    I can say the same about many of my new friends from the blog challenges as well as the events I’ve attended.

  6. What a great post, Jeff! I totally agree with everything! The blog 30 challenge introduced me to so many people who I consider friends!

  7. Angie, Sheila, Kathy and Judy, Jeff expressed what many of us feel, certainly the way all of us feel. Most people enjoy being part of a group or community, and through the blog challenges many of us have become an online community within a community. I’m happy to support all of you in whatever way I can and it’s great to know we are there for each other.

    Thanks again, Jeff, for being our voice 🙂


  8. Awesome post, Jeff. I’ve found the same thing in the challenges-I feel like I’ve gotten to know so many wonderful, inspiring people online. I hope to get the opportunity to meet some of you in real life one day. 🙂

  9. I look forward to meeting you in the near future, Michelle. You are one of the people I’m so glad I connected with through the blog challenges.


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