Reality Blog: 10 Reasons Why Peer Groups Rock (Plus How to Start One)

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When you’re still in the beginning stages of your web-writing business, it’s exciting, but starting something new can be a challenge.

And starting a new venture with no one around you who shares in your interest, or understands your intent, makes it even tougher.

Without a support network to help push you along, it’s easy to get stuck or become stagnant. Besides, sometimes it’s nice to have someone to talk to about what you do… someone who “gets it.”

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know any other copywriters when I joined AWAI and the Wealthy Web Writer. And most of the people I knew didn’t even know what a copywriter was, so talking about it to the people in my circle was pointless.

When you try talking to someone who doesn’t understand what you’re doing, you might not get a very enthusiastic response. And you definitely won’t find help or advice if you need it (unless that person is the target customer for a project you’re working on… then you can see if your writing is effective).

When it comes to support for your writing business, what you need is a peer group. The benefits of having a peer group are numerous:

  1. It’s like having a cheering squad. You all understand how important even small victories are and cheer each other on. Oprah, a woman so successful and influential that you know exactly who I’m talking about based on her first name alone, puts it this way: “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” In my group, when someone shares news of a success, no matter how small or large, they receive a celebration. They get lifted up.

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Tracy Clement Wilson

Tracy's a freelance B2B copywriter, web writer, blogger, science geek, tree hugger, and health food fanatic. When she's not busy with her family, she attempts organic gardening and hangs out with her chickens (the ladies who give her eggs), bearded dragon (her "only"...lizard), and dogs (her office mates).

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