Making Connections

Making ConnectionsIn business, we are all about making connections.  The problem seems to be that we only consider collaboration with similar businesses to ours.  What about collaborating with the business next door to help grow each other? You know what they say, “Two heads are better than one.”

Find a connection between your business and a completely different one and build on that to gain better branding, and more resources.  I’ve actually heard that when two minds come together on a project they actually create a third mind… the mind that you both create together, and would not have had without the other collaborator.

Part of these strategies come from a book I’m reading now called, “Brandscaping,” by Andrew Davis. In his book, Andrew Davis shows how different companies have taken innovative ideas for collaboration, or expanded on ideas from other companies to brand themselves in their own unique ways. Definitely an interesting read, and one I would recommend.

The second strategy that I’d like to discuss actually comes from my daughter. She, and a group of Work From Home Moms created a co-op, where they joined together with an events manager, and share the costs for their vendor fairs. This is working well, but is not a main strategy for their businesses. For them it’s a bonus.  They get to come together with others, do vendor fairs together, and then toss ideas around.  They are growing their businesses and friendships with each other.

The third strategy I wanted to discuss is about our blogging community.  It’s called Power Affiliate Club, and we come together as business owners, and bloggers, to support each other in our efforts.  We read each others’ blogs, comment on blog posts, and then share them, as well as buy each others’ products. Collectively we are branding what we can do to help each other.  There are experts from different areas, and you always have a pool of ideas to glean from.

Just this morning I watched a couple of videos that a gentleman in our group shared.  Jason Stewart, shared a video from Marcus Lemonis. This is not the actual video that Jason shared, but another. I found Marcus’ videos enlightening…so I continued.  (Unfortunately, I had to disable this video because I could not get the autoplay turned off.  Please go to Jason Stewart’s site and look for Marcus Lemonis, or look for him on youtube.)

So, if you’re into making connections, boosting your business presence, and meeting a great group of people… check out the Power Affiliate Club. It will be time well spent.

Live 2 Inspire

BG Jenkins
 

 

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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18 thoughts on “Making Connections”

  1. Hi Brenda,
    Great video ,it is true ,I have experience with this ,not in
    internet ,but years ago when I had a shop . All have been talking
    about how good they do and I said ,I think the last 2 month were
    not very good and all opened up 🙂
    It is really true a good way to build honest relationship 🙂
    Thank you
    Erika
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    1. Hi Erika, Thanks. You’ll have to share your experiences further so that we can
      all learn from them. Thanks so much for commenting. I liked the video also.

  2. Hi BG,

    I have to say I loved this video! It gets right to the point about making connections with others. I find that joining groups like PAC, I’ve met so many people from all walks of life and all marketing in their unique way. It brings us together.
    We cannot do it alone. We do need others to communicate with and sometimes we become great friends, or even can do a joint venture in business.
    Other times, we will learn from each other, as I just did right now on this post.
    -Donna
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    1. Hi Donna, I agree… the video I got from Jason in the group…so we are learning
      from each other. I thought it was brilliant and just couldn’t pass it by.
      I also feel blessed to be in this amazing community and had the invitation
      right from the start, but waited almost a year to take advantage of it.
      Too many shiny objects and if I would have just taken heed in the first place
      I would have been further along. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Hi BG,

    I have recently come to appreciate this type of sharing 🙂 I initially assumed most bloggers were making a LOT of money and I was the only one not driving the Porsche, but from a few honest conversations and posts I realise that others have difficulties too.

    As a slight aside, I am in a Facebook group where network marketers buy each others’ products to help support each others’ businesses, so that’s probably the MLM equivalent of what your daughter is doing.

    I’m new to PAC but enjoying it immensely.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Joy
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    1. Hi Joy, I’m so glad you’re here. I believe this is a great place to be…and I’ve actually
      on been in since the 1st part of April…and I love it. I think I may know that group you’re
      in and I do believe it’s a great idea. Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate it.

    1. Hi Chery, Thanks so much. I got the video from someone else and I think
      PAC is a great place to be, and I’ve mad some great connections here!
      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.

  4. Hi BG!
    Great article on connections. I liked the video and the part about
    your daughters Mom’s group all working together. It gave me an idea about a similar group in my small town, and the part about
    Power Affiliate Club was also great.
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  5. Hi there BG,
    Lovely blog .. it is so you.. meaning, you, the essence of you comes through 🙂 Making connections, that’s what it’s all about online, or off… right? So I agree with your strategies. And thank you for the PAC shout out! Like Monna said I think I’m also seeing PAC mentioned more online through our members which is awesome. So we appreciate that…. 🙂
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    1. Hi Lesly. Thanks so much. That really means a lot to me. I agree making connections is so important and I do really believe in PAC.
      You guys have done a great thing for so many. Thanks for visiting and commenting. It means so much.

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