In this post I am going to tell you why it’s a lot easier to learn online sales in a group instead of on your own.
As a solo venture, you do the work all on your own, and that includes learning from your mistakes. Your reap the benefits of the experience and your future self owes you gratitude for doing it. But what if you have some friends learning too?
The journey offers a lot of experiences to be shared with others. I’ll address one potential problem to avoid in a group setting in a moment. First, the benefits.
If you are just starting with dropshipping, copywriting, content marketing, the sales pitch, advertising and branding…
THAT’S A LOT OF STUFF TO LEARN.
And we know from past life experiences that it’s a lot more interesting if you have someone else to share your thoughts with. You can learn from listening to others give you feedback, and by giving feedback on their experiences.
You can help each other learn which services to trust and why. Suppose one person in your group finds a great designer on Fiverr. Another has a past experience with outsourcing their website maintenance. And a third friend is great at writing blog posts.
A small group can learn together as a collective a lot faster than one person can on their own. Conversation about one venture can help someone else in another. Even what you read in passing can have a good influence. Plus it’s fun sharing victories.
Picture a group chat of however many people you like messaging each other and contributing help through work, knowledge and encouragement.
Now a downside. Careful.
In a solo venture, you test your courage by going off into the unknown. Your trust is solely in whatever resources you start with and your own self to guide the way. Over time, you can learn that things generally work out after a few tries. And that’s great.
But in a group setting, a lazy attitude can creep up on you. Maybe one person decides they’ll let everyone else go first on something. And then that behavior spreads.
My suggestion is that this type of problem can be handled in at least two ways:
- The problem can be privately or maybe publicly addressed. Feel it out.
- With ritual challenge. Make sure everyone has a turn bringing something to the table.
Right now I’m discussing dropshipping with one friend, and copywriting with another. In real life, I have a friend and a colleague collaborating with me to host a seminar. We’ll see how it goes. I wonder what other products are hidden just beyond my fingertips.
If you were going to sell online, who would you want to learn with?