Don’t Be A Lurker and Don’t Hide Behind a Partner!

by BIG Mike Banned 12 replies
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Riley
    But Mike, what if you're shy like me?

    I fully agree. You can't do business if no one knows you. Whatever your niche may be, if you are selling a product or service you really need to get your name and face out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
      Originally Posted by Kevin Riley View Post

      But Mike, what if you're shy like me?

      I fully agree. You can't do business if no one knows you. Whatever your niche may be, if you are selling a product or service you really need to get your name and face out there.
      Kevin's shy... HAHAHAHAHAHAH
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen De Bond
        Funny enough Big Mike I was just discussing this with my silent partner this afternoon, hopefully he will come out of the shadows, as not only does it make good business sense but also from the legalities that could be involved in the event of me suddenly pushing daisies.

        A very timely post indeed, you never know.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ted Kopelli
    That's great advice Big Mike...The internet is such a faceless society and too many people take advantage of the anonymity of it all.

    I laugh when my perceived vision of a fellow warrior is so far off base when I discover their true identity now that many warriors are posting their mug shots as avatars.

    Even more important to me is the first part of your post. Gathering all your accounts, passwords, domains, hosting, customers, revceivables, etc., documenting it and putting it in a safe place (bank safe deposit box, etc.) will make an easy trail to follow for whoever takes your place when you don't wake up on the green side of the grass.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dave OSullivan
    Hey Mike, have you been talking to Tina??

    She actually said the same thing to me on Skype today. I am affectionately known as "Background Boy" as I like to keep my head down... lol.

    As of this morning, I now have to "step up to the plate" and start getting myself out there

    Dave.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
      Who the hell is Diego?

      Maybe we could see him if Mike wasn't so easy to hide behind!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Tina M. Rideout
        Great post Mike, the timing is great!

        Sounds like I gave Dave a good lashing. "smile"

        I do feel that it is important for all members of a Team to participate in all aspects of business you are trying to establish.

        Thanks again for the post

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      • Profile picture of the author Diego Hernando
        I'm here, I'm here!

        Hey Mike, so that's why you are sending to me all the support tickets aahhh while you are on the beach! thanks for helping me buddy LOL

        I know I need to start posting more
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      • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
        Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

        Who the hell is Diego?

        Maybe we could see him if Mike wasn't so easy to hide behind!!

        First name is San

        You are right Mike....this is also true for off line business.

        A colleague of mine who was a silent partner and the financial backer for another person kept this behind the scenes persona and lived out of state.

        Well, his partner had a heat attack and died suddenly with millions on the line and massive commercial construction taking place.

        Needless to say it was a mess. No one, other than some lenders knew the silent partner and he was forced to come into town and try to take over the project management. The project suffered greatly and there were losses, however he was able to rebound and pull out of it.

        You never know.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
    Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

    I think there’s a lesson here for those of you who are just lurking or maybe silent partners with others. Building your own credibility is important, because you just never know when you’re going to need it. [/SIZE][/FONT]

    This is especially true for those of you lurking for example, as you’re learning IM. NOW is the time to start contributing and getting your name out there so that when you are ready to launch a product or whatever, people actually know who you are.

    Think about that….
    Greetings Mike,

    Very sensitive strings plucked. I think besides that you are enough young to manage your business successfully for a long time. I also understand why you come to the point to introduce your friend Diego.

    My situation is something similar, because I'm also a 'silent' partner for others and gaining income without my own site and URL. I decided to set up my own system and site, because I don't want to be left in the lurch.

    Thanks for your thought provoking.

    Cheers,

    Sandor
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    • Profile picture of the author RenaissanceMan
      couldn't agree more Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author flnz400
      This is why building a brand is so important. Not people. I see this all the time around here and it puzzles me to no end. The initial impression here of internet marketing seems so "individualized." Whomever runs the brand is not important (tech. it is; given the necessary competence to begin with). A company/brand can withstand dips and valleys furing a "face change."

      Focused intent on building a legacy that can be passed down will get your actions pointed toward the right direction to execute this effectively.
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