Ready to Take Your Online Networking Efforts to the Next Level?
Perhaps you're a "newbie" to the world of online networking. You've probably joined a couple of Internet forums, and everyone is telling you to "network, network, network," but you aren't quite sure how to get started.
Maybe you've been sitting on the sidelines for a while and you're ready to come out of "lurker" status, but you don't think you have anything valuable to say. Perhaps you've been actively networking online for several months, but you're having a hard time making personal connections with other forum members. Maybe you're hoping to begin subcontracting for other virtual assistants while you're setting up your own business, but you don't know how to find these opportunities.
You Need to Get Connected!
Well, the honest-to-goodness truth
is that there isn't a quick way to build an online network or to obtain work as
a subcontractor. You can post messages every single day, but unless you reach out and
make personal connections, you won't get very far. You can answer RFPs until
you're blue in the face, but there's no guarantee that you will be one of the
lucky few to land those coveted positions. One of the only
tried-and-true ways to find work as a subcontractor is to begin networking at
online forums so that you can build relationships with other virtual assistants. But how
exactly does one go about doing this?
By Reading This E-book, You'll
Learn How to Do the Following:
|●||Stand out from the crowd. Learn how to make a great first impression at every Internet forum you join. We'll walk step by step through the process of setting up your forum profile correctly and making that all-important first post.|
|●||Do things right the first time around. Avoid making rookie mistakes that may hurt your credibility. We'll discuss 20 forum faux pas that you should avoid like the plague.|
|●||Get known. Become a well-known and well-respected member of the forums you join. We'll discuss easy ways for newbies to get involved in new forums and become forum regulars.|
|●||Make personal connections. Learn proven techniques for getting in touch―and staying in touch―with fellow forum members. We'll discuss 7 types of people you should connect with and 10 specific techniques for getting in touch with them.|
|●||You'll build strong referral networks and become the go-to person for your clients and colleagues.|
|●||You'll improve your chances of getting direct referrals or obtaining subcontracting work from other virtual assistants.|
|●||You'll develop meaningful, long-lasting business relationships online, which may eventually lead to new and exciting opportunities.|
Would you like a free sample from the e-book? Click the link below to receive your complimentary excerpt:
You're probably wondering why you should take my advice when it comes to online networking. Well, for starters, I built my virtual assistance business solely online. I never stepped one foot outside my door to find my clients! Although I work with several non-VA clients, I work primarily with other virtual assistants (and their clients) whom I've met through online discussion forums. I never intended to build my practice by working with other virtual assistants as a subcontractor, but it's a huge perk to doing something I love—networking online with my fellow VAs! During the time I've spent networking on "the boards," I've learned and developed tons of techniques for establishing connections with other forum members, and these techniques can be used in any forum or community on the Web.
When you purchase this e-book,
you'll be getting more than just my perspective about online networking. The
e-book also includes contributions written by some of the most successful
virtual assistants in the industry. You'll hear unique insights from two
different forum owners. Tawnya Sutherland of the
Networking Association provides guidance on choosing the right Internet
forum for you, and Becki Noles of the
Virtual Assistant Revolution discusses her biggest forum pet peeve along
powerful technique for building social capital. You'll also hear from a number
of other networking pros who have built strong businesses by networking online.
"Online Networking for the Newbie is an informative e-book, simply delivered, to anyone who wants to learn about networking online in forums or e-lists. This ebook offers both newbies and veterans a strong base of networking tools and tips to make anyone feel at home and welcome in a new online community. Angela's rules of etiquette should be made aware to all forum users in business or pleasure use. As the forum owner of the Virtual Assistant Networking Association (VANA) at www.VAnetworking.com, I believe it would be a bonus if all new members came in with the networking knowledge found within this e-book since it would save them a lot of time and frustration learning to get around and network in our forum. Networking online is one of the keys crucial to success in any online business. If you aren't doing it yet, you should be! I highly recommend picking up this fabulous networking guide to help you build stronger business relationships through online discussion forums."
You've probably heard a lot about LinkedIn, Ryze, My Space, Facebook, Twitter, newsgroups, and various other business and social networking sites. Well, I've poked around in each of them, and they just aren't for me. Thus, this e-book doesn't contain information about how to network at sites such as these.
I personally prefer to network at web-based discussion forums, so that's what I've focused on in this e-book. For me, forums are more interesting than networking sites such as LinkedIn and are more personal than mailing lists. With that said, many VAs enjoy the mailing list format, so I've included a short section with special tips and tricks just for mailing lists.
You knew there'd be bonuses, right? With your purchase of Online Networking for the Newbie, you'll receive a Free Bonus Pack that includes the following items:
|●||Directory of Forums and Mailing Lists
Includes a list of 34 discussion forums and mailing lists for virtual assistance, marketing, and general business.
|●||Dictionary of Forum Lingo
Includes basic forum definitions and common (and often confusing) Internet abbreviations.
|●||Forum Tips & Tricks
Includes tips for posting photos, learning how to use the forum bells and whistles, setting e-mail notifications, and using basic bulletin board code.
|●||Online Networking Checklist
Includes a bulleted summary of the entire book, which can be used as a checklist for putting the information into action.
Online Networking for the Newbie isn't a long, drawn-out e-book that will bore you to tears. At just 47 information-packed pages (plus the 16-page Free Bonus Pack), it's a quick read. You'll be networking online like the pros in no time!
Online Networking for the Newbie comes with a lifetime guarantee. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, I'll be glad to refund your money immediately.
Would you like a free sample from the e-book? Click the link below to receive your complimentary excerpt:
ready to purchase Online Networking for the Newbie for the
low price of $14.95, click the button below to go to the Purchase page.
That's OK―take your time to think about it. Don't forget to bookmark this page so you can find this information again later.
"I just wanted to let you know that I purchased and read your e-book, Online Networking for the Newbie, and I absolutely loved it! I started my VA business in November 2007 (officially in April 2008), and now I wish that I would have read it sooner! It is such an easy read, and it contains the necessary steps to get out of 'lurker' mode and ensure that you are networking professionally and respectfully. Thank you for this priceless tool and support for the VA industry. I will definitely be suggesting your book as a necessity to all—new and expert—online networkers."
Paula M. Belyeu
"I wish I had read this book before I began posting on forums. I can see now
where I made some mistakes and it will prevent me from making more in the
future. This book will help me grow my business by feeling confident and
secure about asking questions and offering information about my own area of
expertise. It was well-written, easy to read, and grammatically correct. Great
job on this book!"
"Wow! I just finished reading Angela's e-book, and it's amazing! It is so easy
to read and is packed full of information. I started and could not stop―I
finished it in one fell swoop! I know I will be reading sections of it in
the future to refresh my memory.
"I loved the section about 'Giving Thanks.' In the past, I have always been between a rock and a hard place on this subject. Too many thank yous and welcome wishes take a lot of time to read, so I tried to keep mine to a minimum. But it always made me feel bad because I didn't want to be rude. Now that I have official consent from the networking queen, be careful everyone!"
"Online Networking for the Newbie is a good starter manual for those wanting to learn how to begin making meaningful and strong contacts in the ever-growing world of VAs that will benefit them and their businesses over time. The tone is light and easy to read without being intimidating, or confronting the new or aspiring VA with terminology or concepts they don't yet understand.
"When transitioning from the world of face-to-face networking to online
networking it can be easy to forget that since we don't actually 'see' our
associates daily/weekly we still need to maintain good contact. I will remember
the techniques presented in this book when I'm wondering how to keep in contact
with that person or business."
I'm certain that you'll love
Networking for the Newbie, but if it doesn't meet your expectations, I'll be glad to refund your money.
Simple as that!
"I discovered Angela's book on one of the VA networking websites. After reading through it, my marketing plan for my business quickly became a marketing and networking plan. Looking back, I sincerely wish I had the knowledge of her book before I laid out my website and my marketing goals. Her book helped me identify my mistakes, and it stopped me from making any additional mistakes moving forward.
"Her book covers the concept and the importance of online networking very well, particularly for virtually based businesses. She tells you exactly what you should do and not do. She also provides invaluable resources to help begin your virtual business. I find Angela to be an essential person in my network and look forward to working with her in the future!"
"I immediately started using things I learned from the e-book. I will stop being so shy and just 'Jump In.' I feel much more confident now!"
"Angela Smith's Online Networking for the Newbie is a must-read for anyone considering networking online. If you are planning to market your business by networking online, please read this book first.
"Angela is very straightforward and lays it all out in an easy to read and easy to understand format. She tells it like it is.
"I think the title of this book should be Online Networking for Everyone (not just the Newbie)."
"I wanted to take a moment to thank you Angela, for writing an amazing
e-book, that should become required reading for all new members to online forums.
Although I have been networking online for awhile, I have found that I haven't
been participating as much as others because I didn't feel I had anything
substantial to add to the discussions. Through your book, I have learned that
even welcoming new members can be effective networking. I will formally be
coming out of "lurker" status, to become an active forum member, maybe even
adding my photo for my avatar.
"Angela, you have created a valuable resource for all new online networkers. Congratulations on an amazing collection of advice, with a sprinkling of good humor."
Cheryl Richardson Hons.B.A.
"Ever want to network through online forums but you're not sure where to start? THIS is the e-book for you. Online Networking for the Newbie is a must-read for all forum newbies. Don't miss this one! And take advantage of the bonus pack too—fabulous info!"
“Just wanted to say I really enjoyed reading Online Networking for the Newbie. I couldn't put it down! I would recommend it to any newbie.”
Accu●Assist © 2006−2013