Online Communities A Lifeline For Work From Home Mums Reveals Author
Australian online business mentor, Fiona Lewis, is conducting a series of one day blueprint workshops for people aspiring to create and build online businesses. These people, she reveals, benefit immensely from being members of online communities.
Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
People who run their own online businesses, particularly work from home mums, often feel isolated and miss the interaction with in-office colleagues. Australian author and online business mentor, Fiona Lewis, believes that by joining online communities, they can not only network with like minded people, but establish authority in their niches.
“By joining niche-specific online communities people who run their business from home can cut through the ‘white noise’ of the internet and really tap into the expertise of those who have become experts in those niches” explained Ms Lewis.
Many online communities and forums now require a membership fee to be paid for access, which helps to keep out spammers and opportunistic marketers. Others ask for proof of membership, licenses or professional credentials before being granted access.
“There are several key benefits to joining online communities specific to your business, most notably the ability to find advice that you can trust, and the ability to establish your own authority within the niche” said Ms Lewis. “By sharing your expertise you support the community and become an expert yourself, even if it is in one very specific part of that niche.”
An active and well run online community will continually evolve and attract new members with fresh ideas and up-to-the-minute information of relevant strategies, techniques and tools.
“The referrals that result from online community referrals, particular for work from home mums who are building online businesses, are priceless. Contributing to these forums are akin networking meetings that take place in the offline world, and the relationships that are fostered can lead to your professional advancement, recognition and peer referrals” continued Ms Lewis.
“There are so many different facets to online business these days, and it is a foolish person who attempts to be an expert at each one of them. Participation in online communities gives you the unique opportunity to source experts in the areas that you choose to not focus upon, freeing up your time to focus on your core competencies.”
Fiona Lewis shares her strategies for online business success for Australian mums at Mentoring Mums Online
About Fiona Lewis
Fiona Lewis is an Australian mother of three, who, even as a school teacher, found that balancing the demands of a young family with that of a profession to be a challenge. When a family tragedy placed even more importance on her earning ability, she knew that something had to change, dramatically.
As a lover of technology, Ms Lewis combined this passions with high level training from proven online business specialists, to create her own successful digital marketing consultancy. This work-from-home model is one of those that she discusses in her book Mumpreneurs Online Exposed.
First published in 2011, Mumpreneurs Online Exposed, explores ten proven e-business models that can be explored to create financial security in a work at home situation. With the input of acknowledge experts in the niche areas of social media marketing, online content creation, selling on ebay and affiliate marketing, this book has become the impetus for women around the world to explore the opportunities that the internet has created for them.
About Mentoring Mums Online
Launched in April 2012, Mentoring Mums Online is a private membership site created by digital marketing specialist, Fiona Lewis, to provide expert online business guidance to members - in a friendly and relaxed virtual environment.
Members are encouraged to ask for help whenever they encounter road blocks in the creation and growth of their online businesses. With the support and input from both fellow members and niche experts, topics that encompass Management to Mindset and Gadgets to Google are explored.
Membership includes a 12 module ‘fast start’ program for beginners.
Fiona Lewis reveals more about Mentoring Mums Online at http://www.mentoringmumsonline.com
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