Did you know that not having enough friends poses the same risk as smoking 15 cigarettes a day?

 

The risks of having a small network are even higher for marketing and business professionals.

 

I mean, it’s definitely going to be harder to land huge clients if you don’t have anyone on the inside. Let’s be real, that’s how the world works. Friends will get your foot in the door, your merit will get you the job.

 

Here are 2 practical steps to take to increase your network…and your net worth 😀

 

  1. Reach out to old contacts: This is probably the most effective and easiest way to make new connections. You already know these people, and they will be more willing to connect you with more of their connections if you asked.
  2. Join social groups: Social groups like the ones on LinkedIn, Facebook or Quora are other great places to make new connections. These groups are usually formed around a common interest. So, that offers you an opportunity to strike conversations and make connections.

 

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