Select a category
The Seven Rules On How To Build A Strong Network
2 years ago
A lot of people have trouble with networking because they are introverted, feel like they are using people and come off as selfish instead of helpful. Here are seven tips that will help you, even if you're not a natural schmoozer.
1. Focus on the right people.
The secret to networking isn't to attend a networking event and pass out as many business cards as you can. It's not meeting as many people as possible in hopes something will work out. Instead, you need to concentrate on the people who you know will be able to make a difference in your career.
Generate revenue on your website or blog
Was your site rejected by google adsense? No problem. Do you need to start making money as a new content creator? Adsterra solves all your advertisement problems.
2. Create win/win situations.
It's very important that both you and the other party gain equally when networking. If you benefit more than the other person, he or she will feel cheated and used. When that happens, you won't be able to go back and built a long-term relationship.
3. Give before you receive.
In a networking situations, people expect you to ask them for help. If you turn that around and just offer some support, your networking partner will be grateful and want to return the favor.
4. Become a connector.
You don't always have to gain something in a networking relationship. If you can introduce people who can benefit from one another, it's just as effective. You can build a stronger rapport with multiple people and it makes you very good.
5. Remember to reconnect.
We've all had people who will contact us out of the blue after years of never touching base.
6. Use social networks.
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are tools that you can use to connect in a personal way to different people in your industry. On LinkedIn for example, you can get introduced to new contacts through your current connections.
7. Start your own networking group.
One of the best ways to meet like-minded people is to establish your own networking group. You can use Meetup.com and EventBrite.
Congratulations! You are almost done reading
We are rewarding the best comments on posts. Drop yours!