Are You Making Your Market What It Is?

This short post was inspired by a conversation that’s currently happening over at Ed’s Tubby Nerd Blog – Do you Have To Be Leader To Be Successful On-Line?.

Market Makers

Through their ‘actions’ these people make their market WHAT IT IS…

…By shaping the thoughts of the marketplace through contributing quality content continually.

… By actively creating relevant and stimulating conversations.

… By producing products and services to HELP their markets members fix their problems.

It’s these people that make the ‘market experience’ what it is – without them the marketplace would be a completely different landscape.

The contribution (and value) these people offer their marketplace is what shapes it.

The term MARKET MAKER also implies that they actually take action and implement something/anything…

… as nothing is ‘MADE’ until action is taken.

The individuals we’re talking about MAKE something OF THEIR market; whatever that market is; new or old… They use their determination, to get through the dip (another Seth term) and find a way to extract some form of value; be it an income, a family/community, a {fill the gap}.

Also, MARKET MAKERS are not always, nor ever need be, the biggest player (leader) in that space from a pure dollars and sense perspective. You only need 1000 rabid people in our influence to be wildly successful in your chosen niche – remember that.

[As a side note, there are some 'good friends' in this 30DC community that are 'market makers' in the Twitter space - and they don't have the biggest following, but are definitely shaping the way their 'followers' are using and thinking about Twitter.]

In my opinion, it’s not just about leading the entire tribe, it’s about taking action and playing an active + positive role in your marketplace – AND MAKING IT WHAT IT IS.

The rest will follow.

So… what are you actively doing/contributing/creating to make your marketplace what it is?

  • http://www.brenthodgson.com Brent Hodgson

    Really nice explanation, Pete

  • http://www.nuclearsuccess.com Shannon @ Nuclear Success

    Great post Pete. :-)

    Shannon

  • http://tonsilstonesgone.com Jed Rose

    Definitely there is a kindness of strangers element that keeps the place warm and real. The 30DC is a fantastic group with many selfless individuals prepared to bring others along with them.

  • psvarthy

    I love very much “nothing is ‘MADE’ until action is taken.”.This is very much essential for all our activities.Making plan is easy.But executing it is not easy.If we remember this Quote,we can get success.

  • bhooma

    This is really a very interesting article and fact too. This might also be one of the big steps for success. I really had good time reading this article.

  • venkat

    This is absolutely a fantastic article. If one could follow such a mind blowing stuff that would surely lead to his success. Keep up the good work.

  • Antony

    cool blogsite i ve ever seen.. very interesting and great explanations. Hats off.

  • Stephen

    Abolutely true. Its all about making the most of what you have to work with.

  • jose

    I love very much “nothing is ‘MADE’ until action is taken.”.This is very much essential for all our activities.Making plan is easy.But executing it is not easy.If we remember this Quote,we can get success. it is a great explanation

  • Aaron

    Very solid points. It seems like so many people sit back and wait for the market when they really should be going out and making it. More people need to have this type of attitude!

  • praveen

    This is absolutely a fantastic article. If one could follow such a mind blowing stuff that would surely lead to his success. Keep up the good work.

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