Before I chat about how to network on social media and how wonderful it is, let me start by explaining my fear of networking back in college. I was terrified of it. I was scared of running out of things to talk about, of saying the wrong thing, of approaching new people…I could keep going.
But, when I joined the BOS Lady Project team as Creative Manager, I started to really see the value in networking. And you know what? I started to actually have fun. I began meeting new people without it feeling forced, and we stayed in touch! In fact, a few of my close friends are all thanks to networking with BOS Lady Project.
And when I attempted to network on social media, I began meeting even more people who truly inspired me. I’ve been using Instagram to find amazing brands I’d love to collaborate with, on Twitter I’ve been connecting with talented creatives, and on LinkedIn I’ve been connecting with like-minded professionals.
It’s no secret that I love social media – my full-time job is in fact Director of Social Media. But outside of work, I use it for so many additional purposes:
Here are a few of the ways I love networking on social media – I hope they’ll help you, too!
Do you often network on social media? If not, what’s holding you back?
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