Networking: How Freelancers Can Successfully Build Professional Relationships – Wedo AI | Your All In One Business Tool

Why networking is so important:

Let’s be honest, except for those of us who love to socialize and don’t like to miss a single party, the idea of introducing ourselves to strangers ranges from mildly unappealing to downright terrifying. From the statistics below, you’ll see though, that a good network is vital for finding new job opportunities, learning new skills, and expanding your business.

Networking should always be mutually beneficial. It allows you to meet experts and thought leaders in your field and to work on your reputation in your niche. If you show yourself as a reliable, trustworthy, and helpful professional, people will start seeing you as an expert and someone they wish to collaborate with.

As a freelancer, networking is more important than ever. Gone are the days of climbing the corporate ladder – now, it’s all about building your own professional network and relationships to get ahead. But with the gig economy constantly evolving and more people working remotely, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s where Wedo comes in.

Wedo is a social freelance network that allows freelancers and businesses to automate their invoices and contracts, and act as a bank. It also allows freelancers to communicate with 4K video and chat, hold conferences with their clients, and even organize and build a community around their niche. In other words, it’s the perfect platform for building professional relationships.

Here are 15 ways freelancers can improve their networking:

  1. Attend local networking events and workshops as well as industry events and conferences.
  2. Join relevant online groups and forums.
  3. Connect with other freelancers on Wedo and collaborate on projects, such as online courses, coaching programs, podcasts, and videos
  4. Share your Wedo profile and portfolio with your network.
  5. Offer to do pro bono work for a non-profit or charity in your field.
  6. Join a professional association or organization.
  7. Participate in online webinars or conferences.
  8. Connect with potential clients or partners on social media such as LinkedIn for example.
  9. Collaborate with other freelancers on creating joint ventures or services.
  10. Host your own networking events or workshops.
  11. Join Wedo’s community groups and forums to connect with other freelancers and small business owners.
  12. Share your expertise by writing articles or by guest blogging.
  13. Offer to speak at local events or conferences.
  14. Join a mastermind group or coaching program.
  15. Offer to mentor or coach other freelancers in your field.

10 tips on how to commit to working on your network each day:

  1. Set aside dedicated time for networking each day or week.
  2. Follow up with new connections within 24-48 hours.
  3. Use Wedo’s 4K video and chat features to hold virtual networking sessions.
  4. Join Wedo’s community groups and forums to connect with other freelancers and small business owners.
  5. Share valuable content or resources with your network on a regular basis.
  6. Offer to do informational interviews with other freelancers or small business owners.
  7. Connect with potential clients or partners on LinkedIn or other social media platforms.
  8. Join relevant online groups and forums and participate in discussions.
  9. Attend local networking events and workshops.
  10. Share your Wedo profile and portfolio with your network.


5 reasons why networking is so important:

  1. Close to 50% of all freelancers report that they find job opportunities through their friends and family network
  2. 85% of job openings are filled through networking
  3. 7 out of 10 job openings are filled through networking before they ever get advertised
  4. A Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis survey reports that people are happier in jobs they found through networking.
  5. Job offers through networking are of higher quality than those advertised.

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By following these tips and using the tools Wedo provides, you can build a strong professional network and increase your visibility in the gig economy. Don’t let the fear of networking hold you back – start building those relationships today and watch your career soar.



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