Monday Tip – Look OutSide The IM Fish Tank

By Mark

February 6, 2012 Internet Marketing 9 Comments

I am currently putting the finishing touches to a book I am releasing this week that contains 101 tips I’ve learned in IM in the past, I decided to share what I feel is one of the most important of them with you.

Get yourself out of the fishtank you might be surprised..

 

As Internet marketers we can be very insular, We go to the same forums, read the same blogs, buy the same products and as a result we tend to do the same things and believe the same crap as everyone else.

 

Broaden your horizons and read blogs and listen to podcasts from people outside of IM. The very best brains in the online marketing business don’t spend their time writing posts on Digital Point or the Warrior Forum.

Listen to and read stuff by people like Gary Vaynerchuk and Seth Godin, Read blog posts by people on the bleeding edge of SEO. Read Techcrunch and follow what Y-combinator are investing in.

Get a subscription to a site like Mixergy and see how entrepreneurs got to where they are today.

Set aside a day where you do nothing but watch videos or listen to podcasts by people not in niche marketing or affiliate marketing.

There is a whole different world out there and you can learn from it!

 

It really is very easy to become focussed on what you are doing and what people in the same line of business to you are doing.  One of the things I try to do in Wp Goldmine is to bring in ideas from other areas. There are hundreds of startup companies that are basically trying to market themselves and build their brand that have never seen the Warrior Forum or Digitalpoint. In many cases they are using or creating sophisticated tools and starting from a blank canvas.

How many of you have looked at what Buzzstream are doing?  If you have have you either used them or tried to create a similar system for yourself. If you’ve not seen them they build back link networks via relationship building and provide the tools to do it. You could probably create something similar (albeit at a lower level) for your own use by using google and a relationship management app.

 

Thats it for today I have a brilliant interview I did with a Personal Branding coach in tomorrows  podcast so keep your eyes peeled for that…

 

Have a great week!

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