Digital networking is an essential skill for entrepreneurs
It seems like all that anyone talks about anymore –whether in entrepreneurship or a traditional career path as an employee– is networking. And with good reason! Many are terrified of the idea of reaching out to a stranger. Plus, digital networking has added a whole new element to the mix.
But, in order to create opportunities for yourself and your business, focusing time and energy on networking is key. When you work on developing the right mindset for networking, you will probably find that it is not as bad or scary as it seems. There are some simple methods for reaching out on LinkedIn (digital networking) and scheduling follow ups that will make it far less intimidating.
As an entrepreneur, you should make the decision now to get over the fear of networking or possibly face failing to launch a successful business. There are many benefits to networking and the interesting thing is, it is not done solely for the purpose of lead generation or client acquirement. You can also find connections that will help you build a profitable business.
Networking for the purpose of market research
One necessary, yet often overlooked, stage of product or service development is target market interviews. These interviews are extremely valuable because they give you insight to how your market behaves and what they feel, think, and believe. It’s this kind of information that will help you create a product or service with features that solve problems or fulfill needs.
But how do you successfully set up and execute a target market interview? How do you get access to complete strangers? Davis Jones and the team at Eazl developed a process that helps entrepreneurs connect with individuals in their target market on LinkedIn for the purpose of market research.
The LinkedIn Power Game for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers
In this live event rebroadcast, learn how to strategically build out your LinkedIn network for the purpose of building your business or client list. On the other side of this game, you will have a stronger presence on LinkedIn®, the world’s largest professional network, more robust digital communications skills, and increased digital networking confidence.
Find win-win connections on LinkedIn, send them intelligently-designed requests to connect, learn how to cultivate mutually-beneficial professional relationships in the modern world, and set up opportunities for target market interviewing, which will enable you to create products and services that people want.
Within a week of putting these techniques into action, you will have a minimum of 10 additional strategic contacts.
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