Play To Be Safe Please!
Must You Have To Be Aggressive To Succeed On Online Business?
This is one of the questions that I have been pondering on currently. The reason I find the question interesting is due to how many emails, phone calls, spams, emails, and advertisements that online marketers flood my box with daily. I noticed how pushy and aggressive online marketers are. When I compare it with how I am running my own business, I begin to wonder, if at all I’m working! I know that some of us are not naturally good competitors, while some are. Personally, I consider myself a selective competitor. It takes me time to commit to something and much time to get going especially if it has to do with anything technical like managing a website, and all the SEO stuff lol.
I know that starting a business, is like planting a seed on the soil. As every farmer knows, nurturing the seed that is planted is a must, for without it the seed will not do well. Also, the farmer requires patience, by waiting for the seed to germinate and grow to maturity before fruits are expected. For me personally, that’s my approach to my business, I am applying patience and persistence, taking small actions daily then believing that with time, the results will start manifesting. I don’t know if I’m the only person who thinks this way?
I feel challenged by how aggressive some entrepreneurs are in working and marketing their business. Taking flexible actions is different from taking aggressive actions by being pushy or aggressive in placing the advertisements, doing all the social engagements on all the social media. The pages, posts, seminars, and so forth. Meanwhile, it appears that those who seem very aggressive are the ones cashing the in the checks weekly and monthly. I hope that is the case?
Mind you, I am not in any way trying to minimizing the importance of hard work or someone taking his or her business seriously, but I’m concerned about some people who are playing the game so recklessly, maybe some due to lack of mentorship and good training. I believe that there is a decent, reasonable way to market without flooding every space with links and ads, to the point that it becomes boring or annoying even to the potential customers. Because the aggressive nitty-gritty marketing strategies are somehow repulsive as if the world is ending tomorrow. We should realize that too much of anything is bad. There is always a better approach.
Ajustment Is Necessary
How can I change my approach? Or how can I change my natural style to fit in with the competitiveness of the online business? This is part of my dilemma. I got part of the answer I was searching for from one author, who affirmed that I don’t have to be pushy or aggressive in other to get the results that I need. But he recommended that it is important that as a business owner online, there is the need to participate and interact with people on a daily basis. it is good to maintain balance and profit.
I don’t intend to lose my ID for reasons of being aggressive and competitive, and at the same time, I don’t intend to invest my time and energy and money, without a return for my labor.
But from my understanding of the concept of most training, it means that one can run an effective online business in a way that is comfortable and a natural fit for one’s personality type without being too pushy. Do you think that is possible with what is happening online these days?
Find out What Works Best For Your Personality Traits
The truth is that there are different ways of reaching any goal we set for ourselves. That’s why in my company, there are different levels of income streams and different ways of marketing the products and services. For some it could be paid advertisements, some could be making videos on YouTube to reach the targeted audience. Whereas others could use blogging, etc. In any of the platforms chosen, the focus is just to build sustainable relationships that can convert to money in the long run. And then what matters most is to learn how to do it well, to be the best at it.
Focus On The Big Picture Anyway
In other to build lasting relationships, we must apply wisdom and knowledge. On how we interact, I mean think about people the way you think about yourself. Remember the Golden Rule which says, “do unto others as you would like others to do for you.” What are the qualities you like to see in people? How do you want to be treated by people? Personally, I flow well with people who are genuine and caring. I like being respectful, being thoughtful, and considerate and keeping things simple and real.
I personally relate well and more attracted to a person who is personable. The type of people who show a real interest in my need. I believe that it is the same for others.
We must remember that many people are living in a world that is losing focus on reality. People are passing each other without a real human connection. Everyone is afraid of something. We are conscious of our vulnerability, which makes building relationships so hard mostly for the newcomers.
But for us to succeed, we must learn how to do it in an authentic but safe way. No matter how dark and out of touch today’s world is, I still believe that there are still men and women with soul and spirit living it. It is just to have an open mind in our approach. I have to be aggressively selective of how I run my business. I will keep firing at my pace, already smelling the victory. I hope you will do so too by being yourself, doing your business with the passion it brings to you and focussing on the most prudent decent way to run your business and be happy!