For any small business owner or entrepreneur, networking might be at an all-time low, but it doesn’t have to be.
Here are some tips and tricks that can help you to grow and continue networking during self-isolation so that when you come out of it, your network is stronger than ever.
A pod is a group of Instagram users who join a DM group together to help increase engagement on each other’s content. This can be done through likes, comments, or follows. Whether you’re looking for something more general, or even something exclusive, chances are there’s a pod to cater to it.
This is a great way to get to know people and network as well as build your own network and social following in the Instagram space.
Just like a networking group that meets in person once a month to share a little bit about themselves and their business, Facebook groups allow you to do just that.
There is even the added bonus of being able to share your business information and website and social channels right then and there.
Facebook networking groups can be as vague as “Networking group” to as specific as “Networking for event designers and producers in NYC” and that’s the beauty of it. You can find whatever you’re looking for, and whoever you’re looking for to network with, and if you don’t you can create your own group.
Linked in is known for being one of the more professional platforms that are very career-focused and driven.
Sharing your website link, posts, blogs and things to do with your business or side hustle are great ways to share information and network with others in your industry.
Hosting a Zoom Networking Meeting
Hosting a virtual network meeting is a great substitute for attending one in real life and has all the same benefits, plus some extras.
One of the biggest pros to online networking meetings is that they have the opportunity to increase attendance because people can attend from the comfort of their own home.
Engaging On Social
The power of engaging with other accounts across your social platforms is extremely real, and powerful when it comes to networking.
A simple double-tap, like, or comment on someone’s post can be the gateway in the world of technology and the internet to creating a network with a new individual.
Next time you’re on a social channel like a new person’s posts or comment on an industry account similar to yours to open the door to new opportunities and connections.
I hope this helps during this time, and I am sending all my love and support to other small business owners and entrepreneurs.