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Building Your Network

Part of growing your business is growing the network of people you know and work with.

People enjoying a meetingYou can socially network with others in your trade or profession as well as networking with clients and potential customers.  Sometimes one sort of relationship (social) leads to another (business), but don’t push your business/sales – focus on building relationships. The important thing at social meetings is to be yourself; friendly, helpful, and fun.  Don’t try to create an image to impress others; let your own qualities shine.

Find organizations in your local area that you are interested in.

Visit their meetings.  Get involved with the groups you enjoy.  (If you don’t enjoy what you are doing, it will just stress you and your unhappiness will be obvious to others.)

For example, we enjoy going to the Jacksonville Online Marketing Meetups with our son Kenny Harper. The JOMM meets at various business locations in Jacksonville, such as CoWork Jax and Discover Tec. Our group meets on a monthly basis; a gathering of people interested in marketing and advertising, small business owners, entrepreneurs, web designers, website search engine optimizers, graphic designers, and others just interested in finding out more about marketing and advertising online.  We enjoy the positive, sharing atmosphere of the meetings. The group has evolved from the Jacksonville Search Engine Optimization Meetup, which shared many similar interests, and which was founded by Michelle Chance-Sangthong.

Try this out yourself.

Think about some groups that you’d like to find out more about. Go visit them and get to know them. Start building your network!

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How a Blog can increase traffic to your website

Add a Blog to your business website to increase your visitor traffic.If you already have a website for your business, you should start blogging to increase traffic to your website.

You may be a little hesitant to get started, you may not feel like you have a lot to share, not much that would be interesting to others.  That just means that you are already thinking in the right way; you want to write articles that are interesting and informative and helpful.

Another article Marketing Your Small Business with Blogging gives you a good start in creating your own blog.

Blog articles actually help your business website in two ways:

  • each article makes your website larger, and provides fresh, new content, which will give you a better search engine ranking,
  • if you write interesting, helpful, and useful articles, more people will come to your website
    • they will start subscribing to your articles with RSS feed and build more interest in your website,
    • they will get to know you through their comments and dialog with your responses,
    • your website visitors become  more interested in what you are selling.

searching on the internetThere are so many resources shared on the Internet, to spark your ideas for your own blog articles.  Think of an interesting topic related to your business and start searching.

Get started sharing a bit of yourself, making new social connections, letting others know what an interesting and helpful person you are.

Have you started a blog for your own business?  How is it going?

Do you have any other questions about blogging, or helpful business blog suggestions to share?

We’d like to hear your comments.

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