Networking is and always will be the most important thing for your entrepreneurial journey and success. Every single job I’ve ever landed (aside from my modeling/acting gigs) has been through referrals by friends or a friend of a friends. If you are an entrepreneur, you know we are constantly searching for new work 24-7. We have to hustle hard day in and day out to ensure we have a roof over our heads and food on the table (even if it’s only Mac & Cheese or cereal for now).
I cannot stress enough how important networking and collaborating is. Long gone are the days of putting an ad in the local newspaper in hopes someone will see it and call you on their rotary phone to hire you. The best way to land new business and sustain being your own boss is through word of mouth and building personal relationships. Networking gets you jobs. Make sure people know you are a freelancer and that you’re available. The benefits of networking will start adding up quickly.