Why is it important to build your network? Building a network is the number one “key” to success. Many people don’t realize how important it is, to have a group of people to help build your business, but it is essential. Networking is such a powerful tool, when you connect with the right people it can change your mindset, income level, and outlook on life. Your network is power. This quote explains networking perfectly, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
LinkedIn is full of business professionals and is absolutely under-utilized for networking. If you are wanting to meet individuals who can be of value to you and you have something to offer them as well, use this free platform. Here are some tips on how to use LinkedIn to network.
- Send out messages. Don’t be afraid to “cold-message” people. Make sure they are in your niche and if they are near you just send out a message asking if they want to meet for lunch. You’ll be surprised by how many people accept your invitation.
- Use the “Add Connections” feature. Add individuals that are like-minded and in your same niche.
- Be Identifiable. Make sure that if you are going to be sending out messages, people know who you are and what you do. Build your profile to showcase your work.
Networking and LinkedIn should really go hand-in-hand but i guarantee it’s being not being utilized the way it should. So if you want to stand-out and create a powerful network, use these three tips!