3 Best Free Online Networking Resources For Business People

By Deanna Proach * (For Guest Post refer Terms ) If you have a product to sell, you need to have connections with the right people, peop...

By Deanna Proach* (For Guest Post refer Terms)

If you have a product to sell, you need to have connections with the right people, people who firmly believe in your product and are determined to make it a runaway success. However, in order to find the right people, you must take the effort to seek them out. You could pay a publicist thousands of dollars to assist with the marketing of your product, but publicists charge thousands of dollars, money you likely won't be able to spend when you're starting out. Believe it or not, there are free online resources that you can use for networking and marketing.

My Blog Guest

My Blog Guest was established by blogging guru, Ann Smarty with the intention to bring professionals and new bloggers together. My Blog Guest is a forum. You can create a free account or pay a small subscription fee. As a paying member, you can post articles in the My Blog Guest article gallery, a directory that is frequented by bloggers who are looking for new content. However, it is possible to make lasting connections--ones that will lead to your breakthrough--with a free account.

My Blog Guest is not simply a blogging forum for bloggers. It is for any internet-savvy business owner, seeking to build his or her brand. You will find business owners seeking writers to generate content for promotional purposes and fledgling entrepreneurs and artists seeking ways to build their web presence. The users on My Blog Guest are very accommodating, so if you're seeking to build your network of professional contacts, you may want to consider taking up memberships on My Blog Guest.

HARO

HARO, shortened for Help A Reporter Out, was created by Peter Shankman in 2007 with the intention to bring reporters and experts together for no cost. Reporters pitch the stories that need to be fulfilled and experts respond only to those that match their area of expertise. Once you sign up, you will receive emails--with a long list of media requests--three times a day, Monday through Friday.

It can take several times for you to get your pitch accepted, but once you do, you can be guaranteed a good measure of exposure. It is very possible to make a good connection through HARO. If you are unsure of how to write a gripping pitch, you can browse the internet for articles or resources that cater to pitch writing. There is so much information out there, it is not hard to find it.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a social networking site, but unlike Facebook, it was created for business. You can sign up for a free account or upgrade to a paid one. You can post your portfolio on your LinkedIn profile along with a photo of yourself. There are also so many groups, catered to every niche market, making it easy to find a group or two in your area of expertise.

My Blog Guest, HARO and LinkedIn are services that enable you to put yourself out there for little to no cost. However, it is up to you to take the time and the effort to network with other professionals. Your marketing efforts will be fruitful if you work hard and if you are persistent.

Deanna Proach is a freelance writer for discounts.ca, a website that specializes in the sale of coupons. She is also an author and actor.

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