During this situation, we have a lot of time on our hands.
Some of you are struggling, and I seriously wish the best for you.
Just know this will all work itself out.
I wanted to take some time today to emphasize something I haven’t been speaking much on.
And that is networking...
It’s so important to have people in your network that can refer work to you or just give you advice when you need help.
If you’re not spending AT LEAST 30 minutes to an hour a day making a concerted effort to expand your network...
You should be!
Now, everyone in the Affluent Academy has access to a massive network of fellow entrepreneurs to learn from.
But let’s say you’re not a part of the academy, or you are and you’d like to expand further than the academy, here’s what you do...
- Go to Facebook
- Find groups related to the industry you want to build your network in3. Join the group, add people, start conversations
It’s really that simple.
Create genuine relationships with these people, and you’ll be shocked what comes your way!
So how do you do this?
Well, I’ll tell you what NOT to do.
Don’t message people in a desperate, needy way, and don’t ask for referrals.
Especially from people you don’t even know yet!
Let me give you an example of how to reach out after they’ve accepted your friend request...
You: Hey John, how’s it going? I joined (GROUP) and wanted to add some like-minded people to my network. Hope that’s OK?
Them: Yeah Bob, nice to connect!
You: I noticed you’re a fan of Robert Greene, I actually recently picked up a copy of The Laws of Human Nature, such a good read!
Them: Nice! Yeah man, I’ve read all of his work except for that one, I’m excited to grab a copy
You: By the way man, I’m looking to expand my referral network at the moment. I wanted to see if you’re open to hopping on a call to see if our clients can use each other’s services.
Now, the ... that I put there is to signify more conversation like what I was talking about.
It’s like a date, if you got to a restaurant, sat down, and just said “Alright, let’s get to it!” and started taking your clothes off...
Not only would you probably get arrested, but you definitely aren’t sealing the deal with your date.
Rapport. It’s the secret to influence.
This is so very powerful because if you know how to brand yourself as an expert in your field, these people will always think of you when someone asks them for help in your industry.