How to build your network using social media and other sites

A couple of weeks ago my 14-year-old niece told me that she had 1,200 friends on Facebook. I’m considerably older than she is and yet I don’t have 120 friends, let alone 1,200. As you build your network using social media and other websites, do remember that the quality of your contacts is equally as important as the quantity.

The internet has really opened up a phenomenal new way of interacting with other people and building networks for mutual benefit, whether it be for finding out how to fix a car engine, travelling to exotic places or finding a job! As I have said earlier in this chapter, without doubt my favourite way of networking with other people is in person, with phone calls ...

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