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Networking: It Pays To Reach Out

By Mrstrongest @mrstrongarm

Networking: It Pays To Reach Out

Networking: It Pays To Reach OutNetworking– it’s important. Especially if you’re a one-man shop like me, living in the woods of New Hampshire!blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

I do most of my networking online. I have all these friends and clients I’ve never actually met. They’re so supportive.
I’d be lost without ’em.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

Networking is mostly about building relationships. You hope it will lead to work, of course, but not everyone’s ready to buy. Some may never need your services.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

But you try to do your best for each person, and hope they’ll reciprocate. It’s a great feeling when someone in your network passes along your name.Networking: It Pays To Reach Outblank vertical space, 16 pixels high

I was featured in a post called 10 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Leverage Networking in Business.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

It contains some excellent tips– well worth reading.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

My own contribution focused on referrals. Here it is:Networking: It Pays To Reach Outblank vertical space, 24 pixels high

When I do work for someone in my network, I always
ask for a testimonial that I can feature on both my website and my LinkedIn profile.Networking: It Pays To Reach Out

I insert these testimonials at the end of every blog post,
and those I post on LinkedIn and Medium.Networking: It Pays To Reach Out


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