That is true - on paper - and while building long-term relationships is important, the cold, hard fact is that business is all about increasing the bottom line. Perhaps you are like many business people out there who feel that the benefits of networking are too remote to warrant spending much time on it. You have bills to pay. You have a business to build. You need to sell more and you can't do that effectively through networking - or so you think!
What if you could build up a supportive network AND have your business and/or products promoted BY YOUR FELLOW TRIBEMINE MEMBERS IN A NON-SLEAZY WAY?
Networking is (or, should be) about helping others. While people don't need support all the time, almost everyone will be extremely grateful for some free promotion. So, we decided to integrate this essential facet of business into Tribemine.
So, if you promote others on Tribemine, you will get promoted in return. Simple reciprocity, baked into the platform.
So, how does it work?
Many people try to sneak marketing and promotion into their networking efforts, knowing that if they can disguise it enough so that those they are talking to won't recoil at being "pitched to", they might get some sales out of it. However, doing this is a very "hit-and-miss" affair.
We use a different tack on Tribemine. We EMBRACE pitching and selling, but in a non-sleazy, subtle way. We have built promotional tools into the platform so that all members have an opportunity to promote their offerings to their networks and the world at large. And we have done this is a way that makes creating and managing promotional material is easy.
That's right. No keyword research or SEO. No expensive software or experts. Every member gets to create a promotion that can be used to advertise their business, a special promotion, a discount or anything else business related. This promotion is then displayed
Using the promotion tool is free, and although members with higher ratings will appear more often, everyone get's seen.
The Marketplace pages are the primary promotional portals on the site and we encourage all members to search there for products and services that they need themselves before looking anywhere else. That way, we can all support one another.
In order for you to get the benefits of the promotion tools built into Tribemine, we ask that you do your part to support your fellow members. You can do so in the following ways.
Beyond your promotions (advertising), Tribemine incorporates other ways to help promote your fellow members;