Written By: Terri Seymour

This article is going to be a little different than my other
articles, in that it will be dealing with the person to person
contact on the net. I would like to dedicate this article to all
the business people who are so helpful and willing to go the
extra mile to help out newbies and “oldies” alike!

I have been in this business for almost two years and I am always
amazed at how much people are willing to help each other out.
This is one of the reasons I love this business so much. I want
to encourage newbies and pros alike to keep up this tradition,
which makes the World Wide Web such a great place to work.

There are many ways to keep up the tradition of building
relationships and helping fellow netizens. Here are a few:

*Provide Free Content and Resources on Your Website. When you
put up a website, make available resources and information for
people just learning the business or building an existing
business. There are numerous articles, ebooks, downloads, web
tools and more you can make available on your site. A few places
to find these things are:


*Answer Email Inquiries. When newbies or oldies email you to ask
your advice or to get your help on something, you should be as
helpful and considerate as you can. Answer the email as quickly
as you can and show that person the respect and concern you would
like others to show you. Encourage them to write back if they
need more help. Remember, you were once in that position also.
This is a great way to not only build business relationships, but
also friendships as well.

*Provide Free Services Such as Free Classifieds on Your Site or
in Your Ezine. This is a great way for beginners or people on a
tight budget to get in some advertising.

*Put a Message Board on Your Site or Start an Email Discussion
List. This gives people a way to actually “talk” to other people
who have been in their shoes and have learned by experience. You
can share your knowledge and experience and help others in the

*Do Ad Swaps with Other Publishers (even if they do not have as
many subscribers) I have had only one publisher turn me down for
a swap because I did not have enough subscribers. I do not
believe in this. Besides helping out the new publisher, you could
possibly gain more subs than from a bigger ezine.

When doing business on the net, you must not forget that there
are people on the other end of your screen and you cannot lose
that person to person contact that we need to succeed. And not
only are you helping others in their business, but you are
building a reputation for you and your business! So in closing,
I would like to thank all publishers and webmasters who provide
some or all of these services. There are many of us who are very

About the Author

Terri Seymour owns and operates MyOwnEzine.com
MyOwnEzine.com is a website, ezine and service which
provides the resources, tools, guidance and more to help
you start, publish and promote your own ezine. You can
contact Terri at mailto:ter02@newnorth.net Subscribe
at mailto:subscribe@myownezine.com or visit
http://www.myownezine.com for lots more info.

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