NETWORK ONLINE AND OFF
Being more on the introvert side of things, networking was not my preferred method of finding clients, but I have discovered some key secrets behind making it work both online and off.
How are you tracking with the Clients by Christmas challenge? I’ve heard some wonderful stories this week – I just had to share a couple!
I joined a ...Network FB group page very late last night .. decided to make myself visible and share a photo of myself and a little about my business as well as some fun facts about me. Since then I've received 2 personal Facebook messages of people wanting to work with me and 2 bookings for Discovery Sessions...
Erika Sheffer www.erikasheffer.com
Step 7 is all about making connections – authentic and genuine connections are one of the most effective ways to pick up clients.
In Step 6 I encouraged you to host a party to build community, but of course it is always nice to head to a party as a guest!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – People buy from people they know, like and trust.
And this comes from meeting you, getting to know you!
So it makes sense that getting to know someone before ‘selling’ to them will always result in a more authentic relationship.
The good news is that Christmas time has more than it’s fair share of extra networking events, Christmas parties, end-of-year bashes…. If ever there was a season to don your Jimmy Choos and head out of the house with those business cards it is now.
Seize the Christmas Season!
There are many ways to network both online and off which can be tailored to your own personal preferences and I’ve pulled together my favourites below:
Seven places to Network by Christmas:
1. Your local business group
2. Women in business meetups
3. Facebook Health groups
4. Mothers groups & Playgroups
5. Outdoor bootcamps
6. Your favourite team sport
7. You local community garden group
I shared details of my fermented foods workshop on Instagram and Facebook and was inundated with enquiries. I booked 19 people for the workshop and had to borrow several chairs to meet the demand!
Karen Miller, www.consciouscravings.com.au
ACTION STEP: Choose at least 2 of the networks above and put them in your diary TODAY! And don’t forget that speech you practiced back in Step 1 – here it is again in case you forgot >>