The Answers to Your Top 5 Networking Questions
Every day my inbox is flooded with questions about Referral Partnerships.
People want to know what they are. They want to know how to get them . And they’re trying to figure out how to get referrals without Pushing.
Chances are, you probably have these same types of questions. And you’ve probably even spent some time on blogs, forums and around the web, trying to get answers. Problem is, you keep getting conflicting answers, right?
For example, just pop onto any Facebook forum and ask this question: How do I make meaningful Connections?
I guarantee that you’ll get conflicting advice.
Some people will tell you to just keep networking. Another group will advocate that you just need to join their group. And just to make it extra confusing, you might even get a few people telling you to let them be the middleman..
So you’re left to sort through the wheat and the chaff.
If you’re new to that particular community, it’s even harder because you don’t know who to trust. Because the truth is, there are plenty of wannabe Marketers who want you to think they know what they’re talking about – but they’re just as clueless as everyone else. And in some cases, these types of people are offering downright dangerous advice.
That’s why I compiled this list of frequently asked questions.
Q. What is the best way to Connect with the right Person?
A. It’s not about size, its about quality. You can have Thousands of contacts but if the relationship is not strong, you may as well not have any. Start Small and just be honest. Nobody likes a salesman.
Q. Networking is expensive. Is there a cheaper way to get the same results?
A. Networking need not be Expensive. You can just as easily get good contacts from free or inexpensive groups as you can from expensive ones. You will need to dig a little but, inexpensive options are definitely out there.
Q. What’s the fastest way to build that Network?
A. TBH, there isn’t one. Relationships are built on trust but, like all things, if your foundation is strong, building will get faster.
Q. I’ve been trying to create partnerships for months, but I’m not seeing good results. What am I doing wrong?
A. Go back and look at what your end of the bargain looks like. Is it actually beneficial to the other party? I would say that it isnt. Readdress what your own value proposition is.
Q. I don’t have a whole lot of time to Network, because I have work, family and social responsibilities. What do you suggest I do?
A. You always need to find time to work on your business as opposed to just in your business. If you are only working In your business, you will not forge ahead and you may as well just have a Job.
See you at the top!