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Referral Marketing
Created on January 11th, 2011

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Greg Plant
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Jan 11th 2011 at 15:37 PM
What do you think about starting a group called "Referral marketing"? If you go to my spotlight and watch the video called Lets’ take a tip from Ivan Misner and start Referral marketing & build each others’ Business (Easy Referrals), you will understand how this can work for the people who take part with this type of marketing.

This is my reason why I'd like the group to go ahead. I joined this site, less than 3 days ago (todays date 10/01/11) and I've been networking with a person on this site sending private messages to each other on a daily bases. We have learnt a lot about each other in terms of personal value, and have not exchanged business links to each other yet, but that will happen sooner or later.
As you can see we may have a problem where we my not want to do business together as we may not be interested in what’s on offer. But because we have spent time learning about each other, we could refer them in the group, click the like tab and take it to facebook as well.

By doing this it shows on-lookers who are watching you, that you are an active networker and work with people directly and in-directly. Plus it shows you like to work with (help) people where you can, on lookers will see this, and you will never know what happens then.

After all networking is not just about you & what you have on offer for others; it's a two way process people do to build connections and referrals!


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Tony Denson
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Jan 29th 2011 at 10:29 AM
This can have a lot of value Greg. I would have expected to see your fellow IMF friend to have written here too. To get a group going you will need to offer some more offer content like articles here of value of referral marketing. I will follow this and support you.


Rex Harris
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Feb 15th 2011 at 20:58 PM
What would be even better is to see some people actually participate in a group like this. I see you started this January 11th... and one other person has responded. Yet, isn't it amazing how you can find a ton of people in spam fests going on elsewhere?

Anyone? Anyone up for some actual intelligent conversation and sharing concerning the world of Internet marketing?

Cheers!

Rex


Scott Miller
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Feb 16th 2011 at 9:57 AM
Sure Rex, I'm game. Thanks for the shout out, by the way!

One unfortunate aspect of marketing online is that some people gravitate to it because they're not comfortable with other people in the first place. I know because that's the case with me for various reasons. Working online somewhat levels the playing field and provides some insulation from disappointment and rejection.

Working online allows anyone the opportunity to make a go of something and make it work for them. You can try something and fail and only you know about it. Off-line jobs I've had have many times proven to be failures through little if any fault of my own, particularly in instances where a job became available finally after months of searching. Even though it wasn't what I was looking for, it was a job that would hire me and turning it down would result in family and friends coming down on me hard.

A few examples - exotic car mechanic for a shop that turned out to be a drug smuggling operation in disguise; commission only salesperson for a pleasure boat consignment lot that turned out to be a huge scam with the owners leaving the country minutes before being indicted for fraud; landscaping worker with a small company where I used some of my own equipment on jobs in order to increase efficiency - suddenly moved out of state taking my equipment with them and not paid for the prior weeks of work.

The list goes on, but they all have in common the fact that they were available jobs at a time when no one else was even bothering to reply to resumes or job applications - take the job and have income or keep looking and not have an income.

Marketing online can have similar pitfalls, but it's far easier to recover and shift gears to keep on going if it happens. In my experience at least, working online allows me to limit my exposure to relying on someone else for my income. This may or may not be the same for others, but it could be more common than we tend to think.



Greg Plant
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Feb 16th 2011 at 10:53 AM
After going through the groups list the other week I've found a Referral group but it doesn't look very active. I've put together a list on my profile, but if a group goes ahead, the people who take part in it need to be honest and take responsibility of the person they have referred to the community! Remember credibility is on the line if a bad referral has been made to the community, and this fact needs to be made clear for all who takes part.


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Rex Harris
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Feb 16th 2011 at 11:00 AM
Well said Greg. Unfortunately most people don't think about the credibility issue when it comes to referring people to certain resources, programs, lists, etc. Lord knows when I was new at this I made my fair share of mistakes. I still stick my foot in my mouth from time to time... ;)

Cheers!

Rex


ric_worthy
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Feb 17th 2011 at 13:49 PM
Only from time to time. Rex you're GOOD!!! I barely have time to change feet these days.


Rex Harris
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Feb 18th 2011 at 9:38 AM
LOL! As long as we learn from the mistakes, that's the key. Ben Franklin said it best "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, expecting different results!"

Cheers!

Rex


ric_worthy
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Feb 18th 2011 at 16:51 PM
Rex
I believe that quote was Einstein. But more people know about Franklin than an obscure Swiss patent clerk.


Rex Harris
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Feb 21st 2011 at 17:55 PM
Maybe Franklin borrowed it... lol!

Rex


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