In Eliminate All Current and Future
Competition Forever - Part One, I mentioned that you need to eliminate the word competition from
your vocabulary completely; and, the sooner the better. I'd like to share a few things for you
to think about before you dismiss this as just another ploy for someone to get you to conform to
a different way of thinking about business. So please just humor me for a few minutes... take
what feels good to you and leave the rest.
We all have our own way of doing things in business, but I've found the old school of beating the
competition in a battle to win simply doesn't work anymore. These are different times and the old
edict of you win and someone else looses is as backwards as trying to push the cart with the horse
behind it. When you start to think of everyone winning, the whole game plan changes and the players
start to find creative ways to just be there for one another. Life was never intended to be
cutthroat, it was always meant to be harmonized, easy and relaxed. When you work from that type of
frame of mind you will see the value of partnering with the people in your key niche.
As an example allow me step through the daily life of an Affiliate Marketer so that you can get the
feel for what partnership means on a small scale.
A few short years ago affiliate marketing was just getting started, and yes, it still has a long
way to go to become what the true intention is for a win-win philosophy. However, it has a start in
the right direction. I will write more on this topic in future articles, but for now, let's just
look how partnering with others works.
Being in business for yourself does not mean you need to do all the work yourself. Although it
always nice to have your own personal product lines, an affiliate marketer seeks out another
person's products and simply markets them to a list of people that he/she feels would appreciate
the product line. This is really not that different that what a salesperson does for a larger
company with an inside sales team. The real difference is that you are your own boss and you choose
the products to be marketed, and then receive a commission on sales. If you are fortunate enough to
be working with a company that truly understands the value of you bringing them the custom in the
first place, you should receive lifetime commissions every time a future sale is made with that
customer. More and more people are waking up to this conscious awareness concerning next generation
partnering. Individuals or small business owners understand this concept and typically are all for
it...it's the larger corporations that have a problem with it, primarily because of greed
associated with large conglomerates.
Based upon current computer technology, and assuming that the affiliate is working from home, a day
in his or her life would look something like what you may have imagined for yourself. The best part
is you get to work with multiple companies, blending the product lines together to allow customers
a larger selection to choose from. This is truly a win-win-win situation.
Now you start your day...you get up, shower, have a nice breakfast, then grab your coffee and crank
up the computer to see what's on your primary goals list for the day. First, you glance through
your email and sales lists from overnight to make sure there isn't anything critical that came in
while you were sleeping. Because you no longer think competition, you might look at a couple new
product prospects where you can assist others in marketing their products; yes, the ones in your
There are phone calls to make and possibly a few new items to add to your websites. Next, you may
check your follow paths to see if any customers checked out any of your new product lines from the
previous day. Then you may take a few minutes to see if you had any new subscribers sign up for
your newsletter, which of course you use to tell everyone about all the new partners you made and
the great products they have to offer.
After following up on a few emails, you might check out the latest news items to see if anything
hot is happening in your field of expertise. This of course is always done while keeping your
partners products in mind, which opens the creative aspects of new marketing possibilities. You may
see something that could have a positive impact on one of your partners, so that may mean another
few calls to share the ideas.
In the process of doing all the necessities, you may have logged on to a chat room where you
interact with other affiliates. This is where you may discuss how to best promote like products and
maybe learn of another good blend for your current product lines. All of this is conducted with the
premise of you wash my back and I'll wash yours, too. Sharing becomes the norm of operation and
your fellow affiliates give you a big return favor. There are things to be learned and it is a
continuous process. Sharing tips and advice is a great way of showing support. You never know,
there may be others out there ready to join the chat and may be enticed by the discussion that is
Next, it may be time to pop out a couple quick articles pertaining to the topics that were
discussed in the chat room. It only takes a few minutes to send them off to a few of your favorite
article directories. Of course, these will be published in your newsletters, too. Or, you might
have a special program you've been working on that requires a pre-determined amount of input on a
daily basis. It all depends on what you have on your agenda for the day...and how many hot issues
come up unexpectedly.
Time flies, it's time for lunch and you feel good, because of all the wonderful things you have
done so far in the day to promote your partners products or services.
After lunch, you are scheduled to work on your own product creations, of which, you will naturally
sell through your own affiliate program and give life time commissions to your team members. You
feel good about what has been accomplished in the day and you congratulate yourself on the
excellent effort you put forth to help others.
The most important thing to remember is that by sharing your talents, interfacing with others, and
recommending products you believe in, everyone wins, no losers in this game. You gain customers and
make new friends at the same time. Who could ask for more?
Life is good...keep on sharing and partnering!
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