Networking, you hear it all the time. The question is, do you actively network with like minded people?
I don’t want to make this a long and boring post because I’m sure you have all heard about the importance of networking but I just wanted to stress on it a bit. I can honestly say that some of the most profitable campaigns I have had were because of networking. Now, I wouldn’t say they were completely because of networking but if I had not had those people give me tips or help with certain aspects, the campaigns would not have been nearly as profitable. The bottom line is I feel networking is the most important thing you can do to advance yourself in this business (and most businesses really).
If you help people out, they will eventually return the favour.
Some main things I have done so far to network are:
- Starting this blog
- Talking with people over Instant messaging/skype
- Interacting on forums (mostly wickedfire.com)
- Attending Affiliate Summit
- Starting/Organizing the Toronto meetup202 monthly event
- Meeting up with like minded people
- Getting involved anywhere else I can
As you can see there are many ways to network with people and the few I listed are only a few of the many ways you could be networking.
If you are not already actively networking I highly suggest doing so, it can only bring your business to new heights.