Posted Monday, September 13, 2004
Networking is the most powerful force in business. Even businesses that can afford lavish television commercials and expensive newspaper ads say networking is the engine behind their sales.
Most businesses say up to 80 percent of their clients come from networking and word-of-mouth.
Networking is also an excellent way to get valuable, customized information at low cost or free. Even one tip from an expert can give you a big jump on your competition saving you lots of time and money. I often use smart advice from very successful entrepreneurs to help me earn profits from offshore opportunities.
Networking for information is especially important on the Internet. Bill Gates predicts the Net's most important function will be to connect you with an expert who has the right solution for your problem.
Here are three top ways to connect with people who can speed your path to profits.
1. Find UseNet newsgroups that specialize in your main topic of interest. There are thousands of groups discussing any subject you can imagine. Most groups have one or more well-known experts who are ready to answer your questions.
Post a few short comments or questions on the newsgroup over a period of several weeks. Once you are known to regular participants, you will find experts will be glad to send you long emails of advice that would otherwise cost hundreds or thousands. Best of all, this advice is tailored just for your situation.
2. Look for articles about ways to solve problems your business faces. Search for them by entering possible article titles into AltaVista.com or HotBot.com (which uses the major search engine database on the Internet).
When you find a good article, look for the author's contact information at the end. Send the writer a short note telling her how much you enjoyed their article. Include a brief question about your situation. Most authors are happy to email free advice.
3. Regularly spend time on major sites with big collections of articles. Also browse the books in your local library. College and university libraries have particularly rich collections on just about any subject.
Business articles and books are written for people who are in a hurry. Usually you can skim through, reading chapter titles and subheadings to find just the jewel you need to supercharge your business.
About the Author:
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