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Networking Up or Networking Out – Which Should You Do?

These Are Your Best Networking Activities Right Now

These Are Your Best Networking Activities Right NowIn our previous post on the 3 types of networkers we covered the triad of networking camps:

  • Fame Networkers, who primarily pursue visibility / reach for their work, brand or cause,
  • Fortune Networkers, who primarily pursue leads that they can actively convert to customers or clients, and
  • Fame And (Therefore) Fortune Networkers, who primarily pursue reputation-building and status as a means to customers or clients

As mentioned in the previous post, none of these camps are any better or worse than the other. But since they have different end goals, they need to use different approaches when they engage in networking activities.

So today we’re going to look at the best approaches you can use for whichever camp you’re in.

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5 Great Blog Post Templates For When You (Seriously) Can’t Even

If you’re having trouble creating content in the midst of this coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. Everyone is going through some level of tailspin as a result and that’s having a big impact on creativity and motivation.

And at the same time, it’s making it harder to keep your energy levels up while you’re adapting to the changes, which can really throw a monkey wrench into that whole content creation process.

We could all use something to make this easier and get that new content out there STAT.

I’ve been combing through the products in the Karma Store to dig out little nuggets of things that can make running the various aspects of your ittybiz easier, and today I have a few excerpts from Plug & Play Blog Posts to share with you.

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The 3 Very Different Types Of Networking (And Why You Need To Choose Your Camp)

If you’ve read the opening post for this series on networking, you may have already started with your first bit of networking homework – making lists of your strong connections, weak connections, and “new” connections (the people you don’t know but want to meet).

This step alone can really open your eyes to how extensive your existing network may be. For most people, they’re more connected than they realize.

But now what should you start DOING re: networking?

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Now Is The Time To Build (And Use) Your Network

Now Is The Time To Build (And Use) Your NetworkAs the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, and more and more businesses are feeling the impact of quarantine, isolation, and shelter-in-place orders, so many of the traditional channels of marketing and promotion have gone away.

This shift is massively reducing the incoming revenue of almost all businesses, big and small. Everyone is going to need to change up what they’re doing to adapt to this in order to keep the roof over not only their heads, but the heads of their business.

This is especially true at the ittybiz level – there’s no big bailouts for us, unfortunately. So we’re going to have to use every tool at our disposal to keep money flowing – even if it’s in smaller quantities than we’re used to.

This is where networking comes in – and for you, it matters now more than ever.

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