I just started a Linkedin ad campaign to jump start my network in a new city, any other good ideas? –@bgin2end
I’m not sure a Linkedin campaign works at all to jumpstart a network. I think a little more elbow grease is needed.
The best thing to do, everyday is to list 10 people you would like to network with. Come up with 10 ideas for them and send to them for free and say, can I buy you a coffee? This:
A) Shows people you are thinking about their concerns perhaps more than their own
B) That interaction with you can make them money
C) Can get them a free coffee
I think roughly one out of ten will answer depending on who they are and the quality of the ideas. I think it will also grab you a higher caliber of network than a generic ad campaign will (not saying that bgin2end’s campaign is generic since I haven’t seen it but I think most campaigns are generic in order to hit a wide audience). You can call this “personalized networking” in that it’s like “personalized medicine.” Medicine that works based on a person’s unique DNA.