"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

"Never part with your dreams. When they're gone, you might still exist, but you cease to live." - unknown

Do your remember when you first started out in the online business world? You probably had questions and problems along the way. Wouldn't it have been easier if you had help?

When a newbie asks for your advice, educate them; answer their questions and help them solve their online business problems. If you do not have the knowledge to help them out, point them in the right direction.

You'll get many benefits from helping online business newbies. Below are eight possible benefits you could receive:

1. You will feel good knowing that you had a part in helping them build their business. You can sit back and say "I had a part in their success."

2. They may become one of your best friends. Most people can use new friends, even business owners. You may even become business partners and create a totally new business together.

3. You could end up being strategic business allies in the future. You could regularly do joint venture and cross promotion deals with each other.

4. They may help you out with your business. Maybe they will give you some testimonials or endorsements for your products or services.

5. You might gain some valuable referrals from them. They may also join your affiliate program and make sales for your business.

6. They might offer you some free advertising space on their web site or in their e-zine for your help. You could also exchange advertising with them.

7. You both could end up developing a new product or service together. The product or service could be a combination of your current ones.

8. They might purchase the products you sell and become one of your best customers. You could sell them many back end products or services in the future.

There are probably many other benefits you could get from helping a new online business owner. Always remember to help them out because it's the nice thing to do and not just to benefit your own business.

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  1. Hock November 6, 2007 at 11:24 PM  

    Also you were once a newbie and someone helped you out. It's time to return the favor!

  2. EJ Cooksey November 7, 2007 at 10:50 PM  

    That is so true Hock. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Sam November 8, 2007 at 3:07 AM  

    Awesome blog post buddy, it is very helpful to everybody. I don't know how much its helpful to others but for me it is 100% helpful.

  4. EJ Cooksey November 8, 2007 at 6:23 AM  

    Thanks for stopping by Sam,

    Glad you found the post useful!

    I hope it helps others also.

  5. Senorita November 22, 2007 at 12:22 AM  

    Great Post!The 8 benefits of helping an online business newbie are indeed excellent. Thanks a lot.

  6. EJ Cooksey November 22, 2007 at 11:53 AM  

    Hi senorita,

    Thanks for stopping by and glad you liked the post.

  7. The Apprentice Trader June 11, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

    I totally agree with you on all the eight points listed in your post. None is more true than the one where you mentioned about one buying a product or service from someone who once helped you solve a problem.

    Few months ago I sought the help of a total stranger half way across the globe. I emailed a blogger and internet marketer in Japan, Craig Desorcy about a problem that I was having. He gladly helped me solve my problem without asking for a fee. Three months after this help from this guy in Japan, I became friends with him, bought a product and service from him totaling $197.00 and is planning to consult with him for an additional business project with good financial reward for him.

    So I agree with all your points.

    Happy blogging!

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