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Whats up everyone?
I was wondering what you all do to build relationships (outside of going to seminars and events).
I feel like there are two ways to do it:
Slowly get known by being on every related forum, blog, and community you can find related to your niche. This seems like it can take forever… years.
Go directly for the relationships.
I’m trying to focus on going directly for the relationships so that I don’t have to spend 5 years typing my fingers off.
Where all do you guys go to start building your relationships?
I heard one way is to go and offer assistance/help on a product launch or anything else your new friend needs.
But how exactly do you get into that position?
I’m pretty sure if I were to go and email Frank Kern (or any other guru) asking him if he needed help with anything, the email would probably never be read anyway.
The same could be said for many of the other big names out there.
So where exactly do you start?
Looking forward to your thoughts.
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There are two ways, IMO, which are in some ways better than live events for relationship building.
1) Paying for someone’s high-end services (e.g. 1-on-1 coaching, mastermind groups).
By doing this, you instantly get access to the person. If you have the money to spend, this is an easy way to cut the line and go straight to the top.
2) Selling lots of their stuff.
If you find yourself on a JV leaderboard, the product owner will get in touch with you. You might even find yourself on the phone with them soon after.
Anyway, I’m going to give your last question a shot. How would I get into “that” position?
A good place to start would be to get proper training for certain aspects of the launch. If you have special expertise (e.g. recruiting JVs, programming, affiliate management), you can definitely find a lot of people who need you.
Another thing you could do is help for free. I think there’s two ways of doing this. One way is to simply provide suggestions to improve someone’s product, website, or sales funnel (e.g. your ebook is full of typos, your videos don’t play, you could make more money if you added another upsell and downsell). People appreciate it when other people try to help them.
The other way is to offer to work on their project for free. If you have specialized skills and you offer to work for free, it’ll be a lot harder to say no. They win because they get an expert who can do important work for them, plus they save money. You win because you get experience, you build your portfolio, and you make that important connection.
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I agree with Allen on the leaderboard point. For example, if you are one of the top 10 sellers of their products or services, you will get noticed quickly and get their attention.
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I think joining an expert’s inner circle almost guarantees that you will have a good relationship with them. Since you will be dealing with them on one-to-one basis, it is almost automatic.
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