The day before was a busy day.
I met up with the DigitalKeiretsu.com (DK) team at about 6pm for dinner.
This was before Stuart’s presentation at the Internet Marketing Singapore subscribers meeting.
Here’re the folks who showed up:
Back row: Ming Chern (Tofumonkey), Marilyn Tan, Angie Rosales, Bee Heng, Mike Ng, Alex Sin, Peter Yew
Front row: Alief, John, Zand, Wai Leong, Risson.
I like to have networking sessions because they’re critical to our success as Internet Marketers.
What happens during these sessions?
Besides enjoying good food, we:
- Share challenges that we’re experiencing: it’s likely a peer may have encountered this issue and been able to resolve it successfully.
- Gain new ideas and strategies: Some members of the group may have developed competencies in areas such as traffic generation or transaction conversion. This is a good opportunity to pick their brains.
- Getting personal: Cyberspace is a void, and all your HTML and PHP disappears into an electronic void. Meeting in person helps you put a face to a nickname/ID that you see online. Besides, it can be lonely as an Internet Marketer.
- Joint Ventures: my favourite. Being able to match two experts in different areas can bring out interesting products and partnerships. And depending on the size of the group you might even have four or even six people in the team. This can lead to some truly awesome products and services which arise out of the blend.
Speaking of partnerships, one of the reasons why I’ve been doing the recent list building exercise is to build up the network of resources we have on hand. If you haven’t joined yet, this is your chance to.
(If you haven’t already heard, the $99 Internet Marketing giveway includes a couple of reports on Internet Marketing, blogging and affiliate marketing, and Robert Allen’s including a book sent free to your home or office, anywhere in the world. You can’t beat that)