Although Los Angeles is only 2,000 square miles in size, it doesn’t seem small when you have over four million people living and working in a city that size.
And you would think it’s easy to make friends and find clients to bring in revenue for your business, but unfortunately, in a city that crowded it is a challenge.
As an entrepreneur operating a business in LA, it will be easy to find friends and business connections online than in person.
Once you’ve created a consistent identity with your social networking pages and retained your professional image, it’s time to start building your network of connections.
First, search the website for co–workers, current and potential clients and ask them to be your social networking friend.
Besides just clicking the “Add Friend” button, as found on Facebook, send them a short, personal message telling them you would like to be their online friend and stay connected.
For example, you could write something like this:
Hi (Name goes here),
Thank you for designing a website that reflects my company’s image. I look forward to keeping in contact with you on Facebook.
You can take the same approach with your LinkedIn page as you would with Facebook.
Next, seek out people you would to work with on a project or might want to purchase your products. You can search for these connections by Hometown, Current City, High School, Mutual Friend, College or University, and Employer on Facebook. With LinkedIn, you can connect with People You May Know, Current Company, Past Company and School.
However, you can always ask one of your connections to refer you to people that might be interested in what your company has to offer.
Now Twitter is a bit more complicated as you necessarily can’t ask someone to become your friend.
Instead, the person will need to become your follower.
As you continue to post updates to your Twitter account, people will conduct searches for topics they are interested in following online such as the news, entertainment, food, art and even celebrities.
The best way to gain Twitter followers is by writing Tweets people will want to read and follow someone, and they might follow you too.
You can always post your social networking links on your website letting people know how they can connect with you online.
Besides, you might meet everyone from LA without leaving your office.