People who have a home based business often have some trouble with networking. After all, we work at home so if we don’t make an effort to get out there every once in awhile and network with other entrepreneurs, we will be isolated.
If you can’t get out of the house or you live in a town that’s too small for adequate networking, you can do a lot with online forums. One great forum for home based businesses is Work from Home Moms. Yes, men can join too!
It’s a great place not only to interact with other home-based entrepreneurs, but you can post messages and get advice. This can come in handy if for example, you are researching a home-based business opportunity. As we know, many of those are questionable at best. Post the opportunity name (or search for it) in the forum and see what other people have to say about it.
Online forums can’t take the place of face to face networking, but they can certainly supplement your offline activities and help you to bounce ideas off of other people and get some feedback.