5 Tips to Building Your Network

5 Tips to Building Your Network, Toronto Blogger, Sincerely Miss J

In any industry building a network is essential because it allows you to connect with like minded people, which can essentially grow multiple aspects of your life.This concept is no different in blogging or social media. Networking is key if you want to survive in this large world of blogging. I found out the hard way years ago how difficult it was when you don’t make an effort to build your network. This resulted in stunted growth for me and blogging became a pretty lonely place.

The other day I had the pleasure of collaborating with blogger Mirabelle from Pixelated Passion and photographer Love Over Lenses. It was such a fun shoot. We worked together to achieve these shots that I could have never done alone. Over the last few years I have been using these easy tips to help build my network, and wanted to share them with you today. These tips are not only good for blogging but can be applied to any industry.

5 Tips to Building Your Network, Toronto Blogger, Sincerely Miss J

Need help building your network? Check out these tips:

1. Reach out

Don’t be afraid to reach out to people you sincerely admire and are interested in connecting with. Most things never happen if you wait for people you want to connect with to reach out to you first. If you reach out and they never get back to you learn to follow up in a polite way. My rule is I will try to follow up twice. If no response after the second try I know it’s not meant to be.

2. Go to networking events: the best way to network is to connect with people in person.

Try your best to go to events to meet other people face to face. Face to face interaction is key when it comes to building relationships with other people and gaining them as apart of your supporters. People like to see the face behind the screen.

3. Never deem anyone as unimportant.

We’re all in this together! Even those who have less page views or less followers have feelings and they can enrich your life as well. They want to build their network just like you’re building yours. Don’t just ignore them or discard their attention or interaction just because they don’t have the same numbers as you do. At the end of the day, numbers mean nothing. Relationships are everything.

4. Join groups- social media groups, message boards, so on.

The more groups you join, the more chances you’ll find your “tribe” and the people that will always be behind you supporting you. If you can’t find the right group, create one of your own.

5. Be nice and sincere, but honest and real.  

Who likes a fake person? No one. When you are networking with other people, always show them the nice side of you and be sincere about it. But don’t be fake nice, because people can always tell when it’s not sincere. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

Hope you enjoyed the post

Until Next Time

Sincerely Miss J

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38 Comments

  1. Fresh Face Beauty April 4, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Amazing tips 😀www.freshfacebeauty.in

  2. Madeline Wilson-Ojo April 4, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    I sincerely enjoyed this blog post. You both look stunning! You are so right when you say relationships are everything. I so agree! I am grateful for the prompt to join more networks and message boards. Many thanks!https://madelinewilsonojo.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. Summer @ Coffee With Summer April 4, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    Love these simple tips! Great for beginners! We need to network.

  4. Caroline Thompson April 4, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    Love these tips! It's so important to stay humble especially when you reach a certain peak of success. You never know who you're talking to!

  5. Alex @ Grace Upon Grace Today April 4, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Love this, especially number 3! Some of the people who have helped me the most (in all areas of life) once seemed unimportant to me. They were the most genuine.

  6. My Style 5 April 5, 2017 / 5:44 am

    This is such a great piece, I agree it's crucial to reach out to people, communicate and collaborate- just being by yourself with your laptop can be a bit lonely sometimes. You ladies have amazing style by the way!

  7. Jaclyn Thrift April 5, 2017 / 6:49 am

    1 on 1 one is definitely important. "Never deem anyone unimportant" so true. Great post.

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:31 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  8. Kristin C April 5, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I LOVE #3! You are so right! As a smaller bloggger myself, I am so thankful to be surrounded by bigger bloggers who treat me with respect. I know not everyone is blessed with that sort of thing!

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:31 am

      I know exactly what you mean! Thank you! 🙂

  9. Natalie Da Silva April 5, 2017 / 10:53 am

    These are really great tips!! Thanks so much for sharing :)lifeofacameo.blogspot.co.uk

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:32 am

      Thank you! : )

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:32 am

      Very nice 🙂

  10. Ms Sparkle And Glow April 5, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    So so true i love every tip you sharedi realize alot of bigger blggers don't want to interact with smaller bloggers i don't know if they think they will steal their shine in the long run or something but we should all help each other to grow whether big or smallwww.mssparkleandglow.com

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:33 am

      I agree completely! Thank you! 🙂

  11. Mwarianesu Mutsaka April 6, 2017 / 11:47 am

    enjoyed reading this. I am quite bad at networking but yes I am now going to put some more work into it!

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:34 am

      I know what you mean! I try to do as much as I can and I have help as well. It truly takes a team! 🙂

  12. Rachel April 6, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    This tips are really helpful! Thanks for sharing! You both look lovely! Stay chic as always!xoxohttp://chicglamstyle.com/the-boyfriend-denim-jacket/

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:35 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  13. Ayanna April 6, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    These are some great tips and all things I needed to hear. I am extremely bad about responding to emails, much like I am with text messages. It is something I have to get better at.

    • SincerelyMissJ April 7, 2017 / 12:35 am

      I know exactly what you mean! Responding to emails is always time consuming so it makes it dreadful. Lol!

  14. Lux G. April 7, 2017 / 1:01 am

    Agree to these tips. It's really important to build a network.Loving your outfits.

  15. Krysten Quiles April 7, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Amen to ALL of this! So important to cultivate your tribe.

  16. Floortje van Cooten April 10, 2017 / 7:57 am

    You girls look gorgeous!Xx,|| FLOORTJELOVES ||www.floortjeloves.comwww.bloglovin.com/blogs/floortjeloves-12198253

  17. Lady & Laura Kate April 10, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    These are great tips! I definitely agree blogging is no fun when you're doing it alone!

  18. Samantha April 10, 2017 / 10:23 pm

    I am just starting out and these are great tips that I can easily begin to implement, thanks for sharing!

  19. Anne Markey April 11, 2017 / 1:20 am

    I love your tips!! I think just going out and reaching out to people is a great first step.

  20. Hannah Palmina April 12, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Super helpful! I recently just learned the importance of networking events and you’re spot on!www.preppyandposhblog.comHannah

  21. Wife Sense April 12, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    As a new blogger, I'm looking for opportunities to meet others in person. Any events you recommend?

  22. Stephanie Parrell April 12, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    Such a lovely post. I am in love with your blog, it looks amazing!

  23. Anonymous April 12, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    Love the pictures and tips! I am practicing the number 1 tip in being the first to break the ice. It doesn't come naturally, but getting better at it with every step.

  24. Samio Renelda April 12, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    I love your point made in number 3 that numbers mean nothing and relationships are everything, it's so true! I've made some awesome friends through blogging and numbers or following are irrelevant when you meet people who you really click with. Great tips and you also both look fabulous! Samio xhttp://www.samio.co.uk/

  25. Ruthie Ridley April 13, 2017 / 1:23 am

    GREAT tips!! Networking is SO key especially in the blogging world!! Yall are so cute!

  26. Liz April 13, 2017 / 1:36 am

    Great advice! I definitely need to get better at networking!

  27. Hylaandpeterechols.com April 13, 2017 / 1:58 am

    This is so great! Because I have joined a few networking groups I have learned a lot from other bloggers. We help eachother in some and some they just want to do follow for follow games. You figure out quickly who is genuine and who isn't.

  28. Tieara Caron May 2, 2017 / 6:45 am

    These are amazing tips, lately I'm looking for some many networking opportunities so this would be great! If you have time please check me out at http://www.ambitiousgirlworld.com, I’m looking for guest blogging opportunities. If you want to collaborate, please email me at ambitiousgrlwrld@gmail.com

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