Can anyone tell me, What is Net

Last Update: October 07, 2014

Recent blogs by Cali, Wally and Phil have prompted me to ask these 2 questions.

What is networking?

Do you network?

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macey321 Premium
Talking with other people with similar interests. Great question. To Our Success..........Frank
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Skip2tsr Premium
Thanks Frank, I tell people all the time to go see the story about Romans and sausage.
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macey321 Premium
Hey Skip, I really appreciate that. I am really glad you enjoyed my Roman Blog, I thought it was pretty interesting my self. To Your continued Success..........Frank
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SowAndReap Premium
For me it's sharing ideas, helping each other and supporting one another.
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Skip2tsr Premium
I like that answer and you do indeed practice it. I know your site begin at zero is a WA affiliate site. Are you networking with others here at Wa that are not in your same niche?
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SowAndReap Premium
Yeah I just recently started doing that. When I started here I kind of kept with the people in the same niche as me. Now I'm trying to branch out more to others. :)
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tribe82 Premium
That is an interesting question. My take on the question what is networking comes mostly from a business perspective. It can be done socially and in other settings. I would describe it as a process of creating relationships for some mutually beneficial purpose at some undefined time in the future. For example, in my profession as a CPA I might attend seminars of various events where bankers, Insurance brokers, lawyers, and other similar types might be in attendance. I would mingle and introduce myself and swap business cards. You make mental notes to youself about the people you meet. You might not be in the market for anything they are selling; but a buddy of yours tomorrow at lunch might ask you...hey do you know anyone who sells Title Insurance? Voila! You just met a guy last week and you liked him so you "network" the two of them together. That's how it has played out for me
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Skip2tsr Premium
Nice Bob. I have exchanged banners with some others here at WA.
In fact, I was talking to someone the other day about golf and mentioned improve my golf score .com Do you practice networking with others here at Wealthy Affiliate?
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tribe82 Premium
I have when I have had an opportunity; have connected some folks with similar interests. I have not had any requests to exchange links. My niche is different I guess.
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Skip2tsr Premium
Different niches are ok. For ex. Do you have a Dog? Sandra has a website about dogs. Sandra has friends that play golf. Exchange banners.
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tmmom Premium
IMO, networking is reaching out to other people, earning their trust by building a relationship and ultimately, being able to reach THEIR network, thus giving you a larger audience for your blogs and affiliate programs!
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Skip2tsr Premium
Hi Sandra, Good definition. I know you have responded to many of my requests and you are working with Kristy. Do you practice networking with others here at Wealthy Affiliate?
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CarlaIves Premium
To me, networking is helping others spread it around and they, in turn, help you get your work out there. For instance, I work with a group of article writers. We have this group we post our articles in. They share mine. I share theirs. We get more exposure that way. I work with others or "network," every chance I get.
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Skip2tsr Premium
Good answer Carla. Now, forget you are an Ambassador and you have given advice and encouragement to many, myself included. Do you network with others here at WA as you do with article writers?
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CarlaIves Premium
Yes, I do. I don't see what being an ambassador has to do with it, though. I talk to people in PMs throughout the day and help them and they help me or we talk things we might do together. Sharing ideas is always good.
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Skip2tsr Premium
Thanks Carla. I 'm trying to find out how networking id done here at WA.
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