Online networking is a vital part of building an online business.
Just ask David Black of Las Vegas, Nev.
Black is owner of DB Research, LC, which markets health products online. He has been a member of the AdlandPro.com online community since its inception in the late 1990s.
“I really enjoy AdlandPro. It has been one of my greatest resources,” Black said.
He was recently named to the site’s featured Parade of Stars (Aug. 26, 2006) as well as the Person of the Week (Aug. 10, 2006).
Black stressed the importance of building an online network when growing an internet business, comparing it to the foundation of a building.
“The internet is so anonymous,” Black said. “Because of that, it is hard to establish trust, and people are wishy-washy with their commitments. To get good results from networking sites such as AdlandPro, you must invest of yourself with other people. You must build good, solid relationships first. You are there to help people meet their needs. It is about them, not about you.”
It is this commitment to others that lead Black to become nominated by his AdlandPro peers.
“I love what I do. I love helping. I love the health and wellness business. When you get unsolicited feedback like I received, there is nothing like it in the world,” he said.
Black heralds AdlandPro as the “best Business to Business network” online, because of “the people and the features, even for free members.” Free members may submit up to 20 free classified advertisements on a daily basis, while participating in the networking forums and building contacts.
In addition to participating in forums at AdlandPro, Black was involved in the creation and regular maintenance of three forums.
“Initially, I became involved in the forums to find out how to build my business. Then, it grew into relationship building,” he said.
By participating on AdlandPro, Black said his name also becomes readily available on many popular search engines.
Black, also known as Dr DA, the Health Detoxor, America's Dr of Detoxology and owner of DB Research, LC, is living proof that the three-step detoxification system that he markets works. Ill the majority of his life, he tried everything to feel better and heal his body. He believes in the Body Balance Systems Pro Foot and Bath Spa and the Miracle Foot Electro-Wave Massagers that he sells.
“My focus is to help people detox, heal, relieve pain and own their body,” he explained.