Is It Wasted Time to Network?

What is Networking?

Networking is the process of building relationships with other people, or “networks”. It can be a great way to grow your business, but it can also waste a lot of time if you don’t take the proper precautions.

How Can Networking Waste Your Time?

Here are some ways you can do that make networking waste your time:

1. Not Following Up With New Business Opportunities

The best way to get new business is to get referrals from people who already know what they are doing and who have done business with them before.

2. Spreading Yourself Too Thin

Another way that networking can waste your time is spreading yourself too thin. If you try to network with everyone, you will end up talking to too many people and not making any genuine connections.

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3. Wasting Time on Old Businesses

You should always network with people who can help you get new business. You should never waste time on old businesses that aren’t going anywhere or old clients that aren’t using your services anymore.

How Can You Make Networking More Profitable?

You need a solid plan in order to make networking more profitable for yourself. In order to make networking more profitable, you need a strategy that works well for your specific needs and goals in life.

1. Be Strategic with Your Networking

The first thing you need to do is figure out what kind of networking works best for you.

2. Make It Fun and Social!

The best way to get many people involved in your networking is by making it fun and social! The most successful networkers make it a point to connect with people in a friendly way and make it fun for everyone.

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3. Always Be Willing to Meet New People

One of the best ways to make networking more profitable is by being willing to meet new people. You should always be willing to talk to new people and be open to meeting new people.

The Final Thought

Networking is a great way to build your business and get new clients. It is important that you take the proper precautions in order to make networking more profitable for yourself.

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Alexander Lim

Alexander Lim

Founder of Cudy Technologies (www.cudy.co), a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and investor.