Ultimate Offline Business Boost: Go Where Your People Are

Networking is the #1 one way you’ll grow your business. You’ve heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” and it’s true even in a creative setting.

The most important thing I did to jump start my art and creative career was going where my fellow artists were.

I dived in and rented a booth at the Riverside Arts Market. I didn’t earn much, but I learned valuable lessons and the connections I made were priceless. The people I met became by business co-conspirators, best friends and kindred spirits. We help each other network and refuel each other when creative juices run low.

Do This Now: Join clubs related to your creative interests. Sell your art at street and art markets. Go where your fellow creatives are and make real connections. Your business will flourish. So will your soul.

*image Let’s Go in Together by Betsy Walton

Vanessa wrote this post. She is a full time copywriter and webmarketer with a passion for art, creativity, and thrift. She writes about thrifting, creating, and saving money every weekday on her blog, Thrift Core.

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6 comments | Click here to reply

great advice! Thanks! It actually worked for me, too. A few months ago I took a workshop at a local quilt shop, and now I’M lined up to teach a few classes there!

cinzia allocca

Great example, Cinzia! I hear stories like yours all the time. So many opportunities come from simple and natural networking.

Vanessa

Awesome story Cinzia. Thanks for sharing it! I agree with you Vanessa- networking is super important. Another great place to find your tribe is at conferences! I’ve met some amazing people this year at conferences and as a result will definitely be attending more in the future.
-Brittni

papernstitch

great story…honestly im reading it few times now and i do really love this post.thanks for sharing this with us.

Logan

You’re welcome Logan. Try it, it will work for you, too!

Vanessa

Thats some enlightening article!!

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