The cold, hard fact is that business is all about selling and every part of a successful business contributes to that goal in some way. So, if 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, it's time to rethink just what networking is. Networking is building a relationship with the connection who is going to introduce you to a new client, a connection who is going to put a good word with a prospect, a connection who is going to tell you about an awesome service provider who is going to slash your overheads, and a connection who is going to invite you to participate in a lucrative new deal.
So why not capitalize on being part of a network by being a proactive, positive networker and promoting the products and services of your network connections, while in turn having your business promoted BY YOUR FELLOW TRIBEMINE MEMBERS IN A NON-SLEAZY WAY?
Networking is about helping others. While people don't need support or advice all the time, virtually everyone appreciates some free promotion - as you would, we are sure. In a way, promotion is the endgame of networking. It's why you are going through the hassle of building relationships.
And that's why this essential facet of business has been integrated into Tribemine.
So, if you promote others on Tribemine, you will get promoted in return. Simple reciprocity that counts, baked right into the platform.
Okay, 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;