You remember the movie "Field of Dreams"starring Kevin Costner. It is a classic. The line " If you build it, they will come" helps me to remember that I am in command of my own business model. This brings me to the defintion of "rainmaker" and how it applys to this blog.
Definition of "Rainmaker"
The dictionary definition of "rainmaker" is:
1) a person who attempts to cause rain to fall, either by rituals or by a scientific technique such as seeding clouds with crystals.
The informal definition of a rainmaker is:
2) a person who generates income for a business or organization by brokering deals or attracting clients or funds.
We couldn't have picked a better name to discribe what the ActiveRain Community is all about. I look at both definitions and by combining them it becomes an even more accurate definition of what we are all about.
Seeding the Clouds
To me, ActiveRain is about connecting with people to promote sharing ideas, techniques, processes and the exuberance of our industry. I don't look at it as raining money as the picture and definition supports. I believe that if you take care of the customer and put their needs above yours, then the business will continue to grow. If you build it they will come!
Close to reaching a Milestone
In my journey to continue building my business, I have reached many milestones as we all have. This particular milestone is directly related to ActiveRain. I am very close to reaching 100,000 points. Though this is a very modest achievement especially when compared to a great many rainmakers out there, I am excited to be close to that goal.
If your intentions are pure, your customers will see that and they will be your best advocates.
Definition of Rainmaker - New Oxford American Dictionary - On line version