While writing a section towards a thoroughly comprehensive guide to networking, this place can provide you with additional links, ideas, tips and resources, as well as sharing my own views and experiences – having built at least half of my client base from plenty of online networking activity.
For me the Internet enables me to do a lot more than I could if it did not exist – apart from the obvious issue of what I actually do, of course! Choosing to create and build a business while also producing 2 children means that I need to get “out there” while also juggling a happy home life for me and the children. Breakfast and evening meetings just are not an option for me – and lunchtimes are only just now possible, with both at school now. But that can only really be local. My solution has been to build my reputation online. Now I can bring this to more local networking, which I am looking forward to – meeting people face to face is the best way to get to know people for most of us.