Helping Hand: Building Trust for Business Online

Helping Hand: Building Trust for Business Online

Raised HandsOne way to create trust in your business relationships is to help someone. You don’t have to be face-to-face with them or even in their community. If you have ever shared something online to help someone sell tickets, raise money, or get a job then you are doing this.

This is so important when you are using social media to build a business. If you want people to follow what you are doing and saying it cannot be a ‘sell’ all the time. In fact the consensus I have heard is the old 80/20 rule, where 80 percent of your time is spent giving and the other 20% is informing.

What a great way to start a long weekend with the feeling of giving a gift to help others become more successful. Try it out and you will start seeing more people following you and interacting with your content.


  • Hi Barb,

    I love, love this article! There are so many people on the internet these days that just do not get this concept. There is nothing more satisfying than helping people and building their trust. Don’t you agree?

    All my best,
    Carrie Krishnek

  • Absolutely Carrie, it is one of the best feelings.
    Thanks for the compliment and for taking the time to comment.

  • hello
    my daughter was asking if she can use the picture above of hands to use for her ICT controlled assessment. If possible please give us permission for her to use it.
    Thank you
    from a supportive mother
    great article by the way 🙂

  • Hi Barb,

    Could you tell me where you got the hand image from? Its great and i have been looking for something similar for a report i need to produce for the community.


  • Hi Andrea:
    I get most of my images from Microsoft’s free image catelogue. Look up Clipart on and select Photos so you don’t have to see all the trashy clip art. There is not a huge amount to choose from but the images they do have are great quality.

  • It was a free images from Microsoft so yes you can use it. I know your daughter’s project is likely done. I don’t get notified when messages come and obviously I have been very delinquent checking this blog. I hope her project went well.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the blog. I write longer articles on my other blog sight if you are a business owners and interested in articles on business growth.

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