Network, network, network. In the current digital age, all of us at goTasker can’t stress enough how important it is to put your business online and connect with other experts in your industry. There’s nothing wrong with staying traditional and sticking with what you know, but networking online can offer new opportunities to help you do your job best. And it’s easy! Take a look at some of our tips below to get started and grow your contact list.
Create a LinkedIn account for you or your business.
- If you don’t have one already, sign up for LinkedIn and create an account. LinkedIn is a social networking platform designed for business and is a great tool for tradesmen and contractors like you to get in touch with other members of your industry. You can use it to reconnect with old colleagues, reach out to people with shared connections and much more.
- With LinkedIn, you can even customize your profile with your work experience, employment history and more. Make it shine so it stands out and gets in front of the right eyes! If you read our last blog on building a digital presence for yourself, getting set up on LinkedIn should be a breeze. And if you pair that with a custom website displaying all your portfolio work, you’ll be making connections in no time.
Reach out and learn from others.
- When it comes to networking, don’t be afraid to say hello! Important connections can happen anywhere, but they almost always begin with a simple greeting. Think of it as your “digital handshake”— when you’re reaching out to someone new, do it with purpose and make the connection meaningful. Remember that a very important part of your business—both online and in person—is communication, and having the right introduction can land you great opportunities.
- After making some connections with members of your industry, ask them how they’re doing! One of the most important things you can do when networking is share your knowledge and learn what other tradesmen are doing to be successful. You can then apply what you learn to your own business and do your job even better.
If any of this seems overwhelming, know that goTasker is here for you. Our community of contractors and industry professionals can bring the network to you and make sure you get the job done right. Take it from Nelson, a goTasker member who used the tips above and our resources to make his business succeed:
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