This week’s blog was written by a very close connection, colleague and friend of mine, Melonie Dodaro. Her new book, LinkedIn Unlocked comes out today and I invited her to write a guest blog post for you on how to leverage the power of LinkedIn for helping and growing your customer base. Enjoy!
She said, “I’m not chasing people for business.”
Translate that into, “I’m not prepared to follow up and take an active interest in the people who are potentially interested in working with me. My ego is so big that I expect customers will rain from the sky and I’ll never have to put any effort into selling and my life will be perfect.”
I hate to be the one to tell you, but this is not how you build a business.
You know you need to create content for your business. I’m going to guess you’ve fallen into the trap of treating every piece of weekly blog content like some menial task you need to cross off your to-do list so you can say it’s done.
That’s the problem.
The Louis Vuitton store in Naples, Florida at Waterside Shops is stunning. Every year when I’m in Florida, I drop by to look at their bags and covet the new and classic designs. They’re one of my favourite handbag designers because their bags are classic pieces that you can invest in and use for decades.
This January, I was looking for a new bag. It’s been a number of years since I bought one and so I was in the market to buy. I found one that I liked, and just like any other consumer, I wanted to think about it before I spent my money. The sales associate was very helpful. He gave me his card and all the information I would need once I’d made my decision.