How to branch out and get the online connections happening

Have you ever wondered how to put yourself “out there” and start building online connections that fuel the work you’re doing?

The Strategy Sessions is a new series over on The Simply Smart Business Show, in which I record a coaching session where I help a real, live small business owner overcome a very real problem they’re facing.

This week, it’s the lovely Joyce De Bakker, a systems consultant and ActiveCampaign expert.

The problem?

“My question is about how to branch out and get the connections happening, to get the real business buddies on board, so that you can get really good advice or end up in the higher grade masterminds. I know that you’re involved with a lot of well-known people, you’ve had them on the podcast, you’ve interviewed them and I hear you mentioning certain Facebook Groups, so I was just wondering how that came about and if you have any tips on how to do that.”

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Key takeaways:

  • The first step is to get really clear on the type of person you want to be connecting with.
  • Look for the higher level Facebook groups where you can network with people who are at the point where they want to scale.
  • Review the places you’re currently hanging out. Get real about where your people are NOT spending their time and leave those groups.
  • If you’re targeting time-poor entrepreneurs, position yourself in a way that makes you attractive – get creative!
  • I made a conscious decision last year to uplevel my business, and that meant being more intentional about the people I surrounded myself with. It’s about finding people with the same values.
  • Declutter relationships you don’t love – that goes for online connections AND “real life” friendships.

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