Entrepreneurs are a special breed. To make it in business, it takes someone with a constant growth mindset to reach their goals, can perform under pressure and driven beyond measure.
It can be easy to see how someone so propelled can isolate themselves as they strive to reach their goals. Those entrepreneurs working in eCommerce can find that seclusion expanded as their job tends to consist of long hours working at home.
Those selling in the Amazon space are no different. It can be easy for individual sellers to feel as if they are in competition with one another, but if this is your mindset as an Amazon seller, you are missing out on a key piece of success for your business – networking.
The beauty of networking is it can not only bring you a community of like-minded individuals, but it also can help scale the success of your business in a way that could never be done alone.
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Networking is key.
This isn’t your dad’s networking that we’re talking about here, involving handing out business cards and making cold calls. There are numerous opportunities available for you to connect with other Amazon sellers.
Facebook is a goldmine for Amazon sellers to find others to relate to, with more than 300 groups available. YouTube also has sellers available to connect with and teach you the ins and outs of the platform. Meanwhile, meetup.com allows you to make friendships, feel connected and form lasting relationships with other sellers.
If in person is more your style, you’re in luck. Amazon seller conventions can help you learn the ins and outs of the business while meeting your tribe face to face. There are dozens conducted across the country each year.
For those looking for a community of members, mentors and leaders right at their fingertips, then Titan Network is the way to go. This team of Amazon sellers will provide you with the support you need to build success.
There are so many different ways to connect with individuals selling on Amazon who can help you through the triumphs and trials of the business. Here is why networking with other Amazon sellers is the key to success you have been missing.
Connections can provide mentorships.
Navigating the ins and outs of any business can be challenging but selling on Amazon can be particularly difficult with the constant platform changes and purchasing patterns of the buyers. Even those who have been in the game for years have roadblocks that cause them to stumble. The entrepreneurs who make it past those are the ones who are smart enough to ask for help.
Mentors can help you skip commonly made errors along the way by sharing their knowledge, experience and mistakes they have seen or personally faced. They can reveal to you the common pain points faced by many Amazon sellers and how to best solve them. It can take both precious time and a whole lot of money to learn things the hard way on our own. Through networking, you can seek out mentors who can guide you through the ins and outs of the business.
Networking can give you a whole community.
Networking can lead to so much more than just an individual mentor, but a whole community of support. We already know entrepreneurs are unique in their own way, and it can be refreshing to find others who think and work the same way.
By networking and forming these connections, you find a community you can share knowledge, experience, mistakes and success with, bounce ideas off of, and learn from.
“Two heads are definitely better than one and by brainstorming as a team and sourcing ideas from each other, you have a better chance of coming up with a strategy that will allow your business to overcome a setback or challenge,” Titan Network’s Dan Nessim said.
If you find the right community of sellers, they will keep you accountable and provide you with a lifelong camaraderie simply by staying connected with others in the industry. You automatically become a beneficiary of innovative ideas, new insights and practices you may not have thought of. Who knows, as you are learning and growing, you might find you were also meant to help others through their difficult hurdles, too.
It can pave the way to new opportunities.
While networking as an Amazon seller can help you find your community, it also can help you grow your business. When you surround yourself with a group of individuals who each have their own strengths and ideas, and you share those among one another, suddenly you have a goldmine of information on how to develop your Amazon store. As you network, you gain new business contacts and develop relationships with those you meet, thus creating this powerful impact on your business.
Mike, with his accounting background, might share his insight on financing inventory. Amy might know a supplier who can get your product quicker and at a discounted price compared to what you are paying now. There might be an event coming up that can help you find new concepts. As a network, you are more likely to find out the newest changes, FBA predictions, accurate forecasting and more much quicker than you would out there all on your own.
Just because Amazon entrepreneurs are unique individuals, does not mean they need to stand alone. Networking can create this community of individuals to bring along on your journey who can help you through the process and propel your business forward.
About Titan Network:
Titan Network is the exclusive membership organization for elite Amazon sellers who wish to scale faster. Titan Network was co-founded by Athena Severi and Dan Ashburn, two of the leading figures in the Amazon industry. For more information, please visit: https://www.titannetwork.com.