Competition, does it exist? Absolutely! BUT how you deal with competition will make a huge difference in your business.
The Social Media space has a TON of people who offer the same services as me, yet they are different. We all have our own unique qualities, our own thoughts on how things work, what is beneficial, what is not and of course, we are all different in how we deliver.
This means, that not everyone is going to be your client and when someone reaches out to you, you need to make sure you understand what makes up that business owner and their business, along with how you work/deliver. You need to make a decision as to whether they are the right fit and if not, then recommend one of your competitors.
I have 3 Social Media people that I refer business to and they do the same. We all know that we have something different to offer each business owner and sometimes, the other person could be the best fit for the client.
Embrace your competitors, find out who they are, their personalities, what they offer in regards to products/services and utilize this when someone reaches out to you.
What I love about competition is that it is not just about someone doing the same business as you. Competition comes in many forms and usually shows it’s ugly head when there is a jealousy component added in. When we work hard, when we build our businesses, when we show success, sometimes that will lead to others believing you are their competitor. When this competition arises, you have to remember that it is really not about you, it is the issue of the other person, and it has nothing to do with your business, it is a personal element.
I believe that when you reach this level of competition, that means that you have built success for yourself. So congratulate yourself on achieving success, because if there are other business owners who do not like you, it is most likely because of this reason.
Go out there and create competition……