How do some people have a strong network when they aren’t from a big city while others live in the heart of all the action with little to no contacts?
I’ll tell you what the secret is…
I used to be super introverted and hated going to events to hang out “just because”. To be honest, I still don’t like it for the most part, but eventually I saw this as a problem when people I knew started getting connections and opportunities I never even knew about.
My first thought was to start going to every event and be more outgoing…
That was painful and it didn’t work fast enough.
Eventually I found my own way, got connections and started popping up in places that people who spent all of their time "on the scene” couldn't access. People started to look at me as the plug.
So what happened?...
I became a networking sniper who could find people online and build relationships from there - skipping a lot of the shallow stuff. In 10 months, I went from barely knowing anyone to getting invites to exclusive events and conversations with names far larger than my own.
To this day, I use these methods to speak with people all over the world in the music industry and other industries on a regular basis.
I've hung out with Jermaine Dupri at the Porsche dealership racing Porsches around the test track. I've chopped it up with Andre Harrell on a 4 story yacht in Miami.
As a matter of fact, my original conversation with Ryan Leslie (hit-producer, artist and tech entrepreneur) came directly from methods in the Master Music Networking guide. It's how I got a lot of the information that helped my YouTube page get to over 70k subscribers. (and I'm STILL using them)