No matter what your niche or what kind of content you create, the Beatles lyric that always pops into my mind when it comes to online success is, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” It’s really hard to be successful online without a support system. You need people who are willing to give you that boost, that leg up just when you need it.
But too many people are focused on what they need and not on what their friends need. In this video, one of our keynote speakers, Chris Brogan, talks about the importance of having a real relationship, not on just constantly asking what others can do for you:
The point is, just because a relationship is virtual does not mean it is okay to take, take, take and never give in return. Make an effort to actually cultivate relationship, being the friend you want others to be to you. That way, when you need help, you don’t even have to ask.
Check out this other recent interview we posted with Chris Brogan, and don’t forget – Chris is our Wednesday keynote speaker at BlogWorld New York. Register today to hear him talk about Power Up Your Blog: Lessons Learned Over 11 Years of Blogging.