Networking literally build my business. So it might surprise you when I say that I HATE networking. Yes, it’s true.
But it allowed me to quit a decent paying job, and start my own business that’s still profitable almost 2 years later… so I keep going. I’ve met people who have turned into clients, but also those who have referred clients to me – just by networking.
In fact, although I run Facebook ads and Google ads for other small business owners, I have yet to spend money on marketing my marketing business. Which may sound kind of weird, but I actually look at that as having a very strong starting foundation for my business.
I know that I’m going to need to look outside of my referral network once I started growing faster, but for now it’s provided me with a steady stream of clients.
The best part is, while my referral network was built through networking, I can also go out and get new clients by networking as well.[Read more…] about How to Network: 13 Tips for Introverts [& Those Who Hate Networking!]