As I write this, we are in the mist of selling my husband’s family home… the home that he has lived in, or at least his parents have lived in, almost every day of his life. When they moved in to this newly built home, my husband was about a year old! We now live almost an hour away from there and all of his brothers and sisters are now gone from their hometown … their home state, for that matter…as well. His grandparents lived and raised their family in the same town. As he put it the other day, when his childhood home is sold it will be the first time in almost 100 years that there will be no Goldens in Kenilworth.
Where Everybody Knows Your Name
Remember that TV Show ‘Cheers’? (Can you hear the theme song in your head right now?) Norm walked into the Cheers Bar and everyone yelled out his name to greet him.
I kind of feel like I am in an episode of that show when I am in Kenilworth with my husband! He can hardly go anywhere in his hometown and not run into someone he knows or someone that knew his parents or one of his four siblings. There is even a small group of his high school friends that meet at the local diner for an early morning cup of coffee on the weekend. And the waitresses at that same diner ask about his mom and his family before they even considers taking our order.
The Kenilworth Diner is awesome BTW!
They don’t have a website at the time of this post, but here is their YELP REVIEW LINK
Deep down inside, I guess I am a little jealous of the whole situation. I have no deep community roots even close to this level. My family hasn’t lived in the same community for 100 years! Same state, yes; same local community, no. We have lived in our current community since 1993 and have many awesome friends and wonderful caring and helpful neighbors, but we have a little less than 80 years to go before we can make the same claim. I have a funny feeling that we will not make it!
And even if we did, our community is not structured the same way as Kenilworth. We lack the small town feel centered around a main street within walking distance for most residence. We live in a much more rural setting.
Is the Concept of Community Support Possible in Online Marketing?
You betcha! Some of our neighbors have to drive to their mailbox, let alone a store or neighboring home. I can relate this small hometown living to a physical bricks and mortar business and I feel like my online marketing is more like rural living! By that I mean I ‘see’ my fellow business owners out there on the www, I can connect, reach out for help, joint venture in various ways, but I just can’t be in their physical presence. As a perk to a virtual connection, I can also communicate 24/7 and to a broader community of people. That offers the bonus of a wider point of view and a more global overview.
Whats It Matters To Me and YOU… This Sense of Community Support
Many of my husband’s friends and neighbors have been a great help to us through the years and especially through this recent process of selling two homes in the area. To have neighbors close by to check in on his mother, shovel the snow, cut the grass, knock on the door if she didn’t answer the phone and even just the security of a reserve set of keys and willingness to check in when needed, was a blessing. It was comforting and offered without hesitation. And similarly now with the last few pieces falling into place with the house clean out and staging for sale… community and neighborly support is priceless.
I am finding that the online support I need and crave is just as priceless and I feel very lucky, no… blessed to have found several communities that offer me support and assistance on various levels. It is strange, as I didn’t anticipate or imagine that such communities even existed when I started to look at online marketing, but what a pleasant surprise to find them!
Here Is Some Information On My Two Best Resources
- Daily Marketing Coach is my resource for trainings and ongoing education in the ever changing world of marketing a business online. Daily Marketing Coach has been such an awesome resource and support system for me! I have partnered with Ann Seig and various members and coaches to cut the learning curve for all things regarding online marketing into tiny pieces.
Membership to Daily Marketing Coach or DMC offers training on so many levels, anything from list building techniques and strategies to social media maneuvering on numerous platforms, marketer’s mindset training and sales conversation techniques, attraction marketing techniques and copy-writing trainings, open coaching and joint venture opportunities, 24/7 online support via a private Facebook Group and so much more… really the list of benefits could go on and on. There is no way I could list them all!
If you are interested in learning what a truly supportive online training system can really offer, I invite you to be my guest at an upcoming FREE webinar where you will learn more about the benefits of the Daily Marketing Coach community. Click this LINK for information on an upcoming date and time and register… today!
Just can’t wait for the next webinar? Click HERE for more information or feel free to contact me to set an appointment for a free consultation.
- Power Affiliate Club is my resource for affiliate marketing support and additional accountability connections. This incredibly supportive group of online business owners and marketers that specifically share my interest in affiliate marketing and we work to support and assist each other in various joint ventures.
As I dipped my toe into the affiliate marketing pool, I was again blessed to come across a group of folks who started out for me as an accountability support group. As we planned and teamed together, the Power Affiliate Club or PAC was born thanks to the open-mindedness of it’s founders. Ever wonder or even realize that someone might be earning an affiliate commission on… say your Amazon purchase, for example? Well it is true and may be happening to you without you ever know it! This group of marketers support each other by an anonymous rotation of such affiliate programs …and much more. Click HERE to check out their website.
You can also visit my Trusted Resource section on this site for additional resources that are helpful to online marketers. Check out my recommendations there and as always, contact me directly if I can help you on your journey! Dawn