Being Shy = Being Broke

Last Update: November 05, 2013

WA not only provides top-notch training on how to build an online business, but they have a great community.

You are not going to find a better place on the internet to become involved with people who genuinely want you to succeed, who are willing to sacrifice their time to address your concerns and fears to get you to take action and achieve your dreams of online success.

So it boggles my mind when I look for people to join my network and I find shy people. Online even!

I can't tell you the number of profiles that don't have pictures, that have few friends, and even fewer comments (except when they talk about how much they are struggling).

It makes me wonder sometimes if people are paying attention to the lessons because we are instructed to get involved in blogs, forums, and social media outlets to get our message out there. Most people don't realize that it is only by getting involved in communities that you will develop your following. It is in the community that you will establish yourself as an expert, that you will teach as well as learn, and where you will make your money.

One of the first things you should realize as a newbie getting started is that WA has such a community and it is here where you should break out of your shell of shyness. This is where you can master the art of social media marketing. This is where you build that huge network of followers. This is where you become engaging, giving valuable insight and words of inspiration and wisdom.

The beauty of the internet is that you can create your online persona into an expert of experts! You can be an online marketing machine! No one knows you're not a expert so go ahead, break out of your shell!

Because being shy always equals being broke.

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judebanks Premium
So true, Ithammar. This community is one of the best places to overcome any trepidations about communicating and sharing online. Everyone here understands and accepts that we all come from different walks of life, with different skills and abilities; yet, we all share a common purpose. That makes us kindred spirits!

I find that shy people are often the most thoughtful and have a lot to contribute. In my experience, people are genuinely interested in connecting and happy when you engage with them, so as Ithammar suggests, even if you have to force yourself a little in the beginning, be brave and say hello, ask a question, or give a little feedback on something someone else has posted. It does not need to be a speech like I usually do...lol. A word or two is just fine. ~ Jude
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Ithamar Premium
Thank you for that excellent response Jude!
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Freedomseekr Premium
Hi Ithamar,
I couldn't agree more. Great post!
I've always been shy, but I've found that being here on WA has helped me a lot to find my voice online. I no longer worry about what people might think of me if I post something online or comment on something even outside of WA.
I now feel a lot more comfortable commenting on other blogs around the internet, Facebook, etc. It's taken me awhile, but I'm getting there and I have WA to thank for it. By commenting on the posts and trainings here it has gotten me used to writing comments, so it isn't as worrisome to do so on other sites now.
In fact, I believe being here has helped me to realize what I really want in life and to take action to change the things that I don't like about my life. My life has changed a lot for the better, both online and offline, since starting here and the only thing that was holding me back before was myself. I didn't have the confidence I do now and kept listening to the "what ifs."
Anyone listening to the voice saying "what if... it sounds stupid, doesn't work, people don't agree with you, etc" just think of what you can accomplish if you try. Sometimes people might not agree with you, but that's okay. There's most likely others that think the same as you and like the same things as you, but you won't know until you get out there and make yourself heard. :)
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Ithamar Premium
Well said! That is exactly the message I am attempting to convey in this post...I think you conveyed it better :P
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Freedomseekr Premium
You did an awesome job on this post! I was just adding my two cents from my experiences since I can't seem to help myself when I come across something I totally agree with and enjoy reading :o) I used to be shy when it came to commenting, but now I can't seem to shut up, lol. Keep up the good work!
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Sekhem Premium
This is indeed true. People need to learn to get out of their comfort zones if they wish to change the circumstances they're in. Nothing going to come to you if you think playing anonymous is going to get you somewhere. I would be honest and tell them the harsh fact that they're going to be stuck in that same "struggle", if they don't get their act together and "Be the change they want to become." Otherwise, those type of people are a waste time. You just have to move on and help the ones who have it in them to help themselves.

~Spears
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Ithamar Premium
Sad but very true!
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verdy Premium
Hey Ithamar! I totally agree with you. WA is a great place to "cut your teeth" on social engagement online. As a shy person myself, I came to realize that it is not only easy to get involved but fun. But it does take being willing to take a chance that you might say something, or post something kind of stupid. But nobody here will ridicule you, or laugh at you. I'm sure I've amused some of the seasoned folks here with my posts, but that's OK. We all got to start somewhere. At least, I am finally getting a handle on it. :-)
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Ithamar Premium
You know what? You will say something that others might think is stupid, or dumb, or insentive, or ignorant, and they definitely will let you know about it.

But so what? Your blog, your voice. Just accept that it's gonna happen and keep on writing when it does.
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