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Tiny Tips for Doing Business Online

How do you get tiny tips for doing business online to turn into a business over time? It’s about connecting with people while putting your benefits and yourself in.

Step one is choosing how you can help people online. Then you’ve got to let go of at least a little bit of the fear of doing something new. Your fear becomes excitement in bits and pieces!

You stretch your comfort zone. Pay attention to your feelings. Take action!

Be yourself. Let “You!” out into the world. That’s how people visit, subscribe — and unsubscribe!

Being yourself means you’re sharing who you are. That’s kind of where relationships are born that fit you and what you are doing to help the world… by helping one person as an individual.

One by one!

Moment by moment.

You build a business by interactions with people as one human being to another. Helping;)

Relationships grow from appreciation of your insights. For some people, that means you agreeing with what they already thought of. For others, appreciation may stem from your style combined with your useful and informative delivery of help, regardless of whether they agree with you or not.

Relationships online are similar to relationships “in the real world”. Many of the people in our lives are quite different from us. At least, when you’re open-minded, you attract a life for yourself that includes a wide variety of people!

Figuring out who is safe to keep in your life and your business is a trial-and-error sifting process. That’s going to be true in your list building too! You’ll be unsubscribing people from your list, just as people are unsubscribing from your list.

When someone on your list turns to you for help, respond! That request for help may be in your area of expertise — or not! Either way, be open, confirm your understanding, and act as your best self.

Listen to your subscribers by paying attention to details! Check in to make sure you understand what help is needed. As in kind of repeat back to your subscriber in other words to check that your understanding is correct.

Why be so careful? Because words in an email exchange or on a comment form lack context! You don’t get to hear tone of voice, you miss out on the chance to smile an acknowledgement that “you matter!” or nod that “I’m here and listening!” at all.

You’ll make mistakes. We all do! Yet by establishing a habit of confirming your understanding, you diffuse the barrier a lack of context creates.

If you’re willing and able to help? Say so. Offer different ways, including by exchanging email.

If it’s not something you can help with or want to help with? Be yourself, responsibly, just as you would offline. Be upfront, clear, and honest in a gentle way.

Do your best to reply immediately.  The intent is to give a solution that will get your subscriber one step closer to solving their problem. That may be a sentence or a paragraph of advice freely given because you understand and can direct subscriber around a bump.

By the way, do you want to learn some tips on how to succeed online by connecting with people?

If so, join my email list! When you confirm your email address you get a free gift audio I recorded October 2012. Delivered by Instant Teleseminar: http://www.serviambiz.com/about

Or do you want to learn how list building creates value for your online business?

If so, check out an article on my List Building For Traffic Website: List Building Creates Your Asset