The world is under quarantine, and a lot of us working from home may feel like we’re all alone in the world. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are many things you can do at this time, such as improving your social media network. Networking plays a key role for any freelancer or small business owners as it helps them build a network and meet contacts which in the long run gives them a huge advantage.
Networking on social media doesn’t require face masks, handshakes and you’ll even spare yourself the horrors of someone coughing next to you. Cough phobia can turn into a real thing after all this is done. Our best option is social media networking. And if you don’t have very many ideas, we have some for you.
1. Social Media Profile Update
If you haven’t updated your LinkedIn or Facebook account lately, now is the perfect time to do so. Maybe you even want to start your Twitter account, if you haven’t already. Change your profile picture with a more professional one, if necessary, update on your latest finished projects or share your interests with like-minded remote workers.
2. Join Relevant Groups
Most social media networks have this groups feature. Professionals from different industries join the groups they are interested in for networking and staying up to date with the latest news from their industry. There are groups also for freelancers or remote workers just like you (and a whole lot of people in the world right now). One of them is WorkRemotelyEurope, a place for freelancers and digital nomads from all over Europe. The group allows you to connect with others like you, share tips and ideas and also discover remote job opportunities. Most importantly, you can get the support you need, and make lifelong friends that get you.
3. Stay Active
Read, like and comment on the articles your connections post. Get out there, at least virtually, dare to meet others (again, virtually), and who knows what good things may come out of this. Always keep a positive mind and remember that while you think you’re all alone, millions of people worldwide feel the same way too. We feel you.