Success in business is not just what you know but who you know. “Great programming doesn’t equal great sales,” according to Chris Lema. He suggests ten practices he has found helpful to leverage the power of networking. Some of my favorites:
- Meet people way outside your circle
- Develop your transparency (but don’t overshare)
- Use social networks for actual networking, not just publishing
- If you’re going to a conference, use their website to find the attendees and see if you can determine who you want to meet.
Chris also answers whether or not the WordPress economy is shrinking. He makes several good points.