365 Days - My Journey to Grow My Professional Network

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  1. imustbebored

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    Okay, let's skip right past all the fluff and get straight to the point.

    This is a different sort of journey. I'm in the process of growing the userbase of a new platform I just launched for Facebook chat bots. I need to build partnerships and work with other influencers to become the #1 go to solution in this industry. This thread will cover my journey of growing my professional connections and networking with influencers. Every single day for a MINIMUM of 365 days I am going to reach out to a MINIMUM of 3 people. This could be users on BHW, youtubers, instagrammers, twitch streamers, facebook page admins, other business owners, ANYONE who I think can be mutually beneficial to connect with.

    If I make a solid connection with even just 1 other like minded motivated person, it will have been worth it.

    I've seen my share of success, but I'm tired of working completely alone and seeing relatively limited results because I don't network and tend to keep to myself. I'm done passing up the opportunity to learn more and grow faster, it's time to change that.
     
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    Day 1:

    1. Reached out to Bot Academy Facebook group admins and requested to join their group.
    2. Reached out to a youtuber called "just learn" who has videos on his channel about creating chat bots.
    3. Reached out to an author over at Forbes who had interacted with the Amico Messenger bot.

    Will update any further info from this outreach moving forward as I continue this journey.
     
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    Day 2:

    Was accepted into the Bot Academy Facebook group that I requested to join.
    Got a response back from one of the youtubers I reached out to as well.

    1. Reached out to entg.co author who had previously written about chat bots about potentially covering Amico in an article
    2. I applied to write an article for chatbotsmagazine
    3. I sent off an email reaching out to a youtuber called Nick Nimmin who does a lot of youtube marketing videos.
     
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    keep update buddy
     
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    Day3:

    1. Reached out to a member here on BHW asking him what chat bot features he would like to see on a chat bot as he is already using chat bots for his business model. Gained some very valuable insight into what tools he could use for his marketing, will be working to implement. Was cool of him to take the time.
    2. Reached out to the mods on /r/marketing about posting about it on the subreddit. Best to check and get the mods approval first than to have your post later removed.
    3. Reached out to Funmobility marketing agency, I think they could greatly benefit from Amico's services as they currently offer SMS marketing to their clients but don't seem to be offering any automation chat bot services. Could be a great way for them to generate an entirely new stream of revenue.
     
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    Day 4:

    Was accepted into Chatbots magazine as a writer for them and had my domain quoted in a Forbes article.
    Pretty stoked on today so far, but gotta keep pushing!

    1. Reached out to some people in the industry on LinkedIn
    2. Responded to a user of the Chatbots group on Facebook that was looking for specific features that I offered out of the box
    3. Reached out to another youtuber via email who primarily makes content related to online marketing
     
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    Day 5:

    Had an article I posted on medium picked up by a publication and asked to write for them via email. Got hit up on Linkedin about the platform as well and via facebook messenger. Woohoo! Already seeing some traction with networking!

    1. Reached out to 20 separate advertising agencies pitching them the idea to upsell facebook chat bot marketing services to their existing client base.
    2. Spoke with someone in the marketing industry about potentially linking up and explained the services
    3. Reached out to multiple people asking them to share my articles, many of which actually did. Worked out pretty well.
     
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    Definitely one of the best thread in journey section.
    I will follow you mate.

    I know what you are talking about.
    We all need networking, We can't go far, just by ourselves.
    Best wishes :)
     
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    Day 6:

    Had another one of my articles about chat bots picked up by another larger publication! This time it got a much larger reach. Pretty excited on that.

    1. Reached out to someone about using a bot for their site to automate their sales/customer support/notifications about deals
    2. Reached out to another person in the marketing space about potentially spreading the word of the chat bot platform
    3. Send a message off to someone who works for a similar company, gaining some insight into their end of the industry (how they operate, how they quantify their data, etc).

    Gained some very valuable info today and am going to keep pushing on! I can tell that big things are ahead, next will focus heavily on promotion. These are going to really take the platform to an entirely new level for its users. Hard work and determination are going to prevail. :)
     
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    Thanks man, I appreciate the positivity and I agree!
     
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    Day 7:

    Pushed out another article today, primarily about instagram botting and the changes that a lot of marketers are now having to face with new policies. Busy working on some new features for the chat bot platform that should be finished and rolled out within the next 2 weeks or so. These are going to be the game changers for marketers in the industry looking to increase their revenue. Primarily those using shopify. Also go invited to an event for companies related to the gaming industry for another platform of mine. I'm definitely going to go and do my best to connect with others in the space.

    1. Reached out to someone who's part of a very large mobile advertising network, pitched them on the idea of using chat bots to automate the majority of their customer service.
    2. Reached out to another large mobile ad network pitching the same as the above, except they had originally reached out to me first.
    3. Submitted my article I wrote today to another publication - hoping it gets picked up and drives some traffic. Been gaining a decent amount of followers per day now on medium from the articles I'm submitting/writing.

    Gotta keep going! In due time my platform will be #1.
     
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    Day 8:

    Officially been at it for over a week now, woohoo!! Rolled out another article this morning about youtube viewership and using chat bots to push notifications on autopilot of new videos, got some decent traction on it.

    1. Reached out to someone on skype about working together to promote the platform once it's ready, he agreed! Awesome, he's really good at growing products too, so pretty excited to have him on board in the future.
    2. Reached out to another user here on BHW (I try to keep their usernames off this thread, don't want any negativity of weird stuff coming their way).
    3. Reached out to another platform in a somewhat similar niche as mine via email - hoping to form some sort of partnership where both parties can mutually benefit.

    Only a little over 1 week down and I've already seen some great traction. Let's keep this going!!
     
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    Nice man, Interesting:)

    Good luck on your journey!
     
  14. Love the website.

    Have you thought about any paid sponsorship on plugin sites etc?
     
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    Hey man, thanks. Not sure exactly what you mean though about paid sponsorships? Could you elaborate on this?
     
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    Sorry for the delay guys, holidays have been crazy and I've been out traveling. Should be returning back home and will be back at the office again on Monday! Will get right back to work then, lots of updates on this personal journey/facebook chatbot platform as well!
     
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    Good luck to you my friend
    Following your unique journey