One of the questions I get asked the most is “What is the ONE thing I’ve done in my business that has made the biggest impact financially?”
Actually that’s a very easy answer. I partnered with another serious marketer!
ok. It doesn’t sound that exciting, yet, but let me give you a little more of the story….
I had been working online for a few years and making money. It grew month by month, but it wasn’t to the point where the TIME and the MONEY were even close to where I wanted them. I was spending too much time for not enough money, honestly, and … it was frustrating, because my income needed to be well beyond where it was for our needs. (You may be there right now.)
At about this time, my friend, Kelly McCausey, and I decided to do an online project together. She was a bit further ahead of me in the learning curve (and more importantly, she wasn’t as big of a chicken as I was!) so I jumped in with both feet. I figured, I’d learn and earn at the same time.
Well, let me just tell you … I learned AND I earned.
- I learned to LEAP over obstacles that had been in my way.
- I learned to PLOW past my own insecurities. (Kelly was depending on me. I couldn’t let my fear hold me back from my end of our bargain.)
- And, I got to get paid in the process.
Not only that, but there was a domino effect. Her affiliates now knew my name. Her friends now knew my name. Her customers now knew my name. She opened doors for me that I’d been a’knockin’ at for years.
AND… Kelly benefited as well. Obviously, or we wouldn’t continue to partner on projects together. 😉
Since then, I’ve partnered with six other marketers on individual projects, and each experience has been more than fruitful (and it’s been a LOT of fun).
Well, Kelly and I have been working on an online project together to help others have the same successes that we’ve had partnering with other business owners. And, we just wrapped it up.
I hope you’ll check it out, if you’re serious about growing online joint projects.
As always, thanks for reading.
PS. Please share your partnership stories below. I’d love to hear about them — both the good and the bad.