In Our Best Business Practices, Writers Network

Posted on: June 24th, 2013

Welcome to guest writer, Nichole Reber, who stresses the importance of writers networking with one another.

Don’t let working alone work against you
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10 ways to connect with others when you work on your own

Posted on: April 28th, 2013

I would guess that the majority of freelancers work from home and spend a large part of the day on their own, working away in splendid isolation. Does that sound like you?

Here are some ways you can avoid feeling lonely:

1. Get out and about

Once a week, make sure you arrange to meet a friend for coffee or for lunch. And, rather than spend all day in your home at your desk on your own, why not go and work in a café?

How to enjoy – and succeed at – networking

Posted on: March 15th, 2011

For ages I didn’t enjoy face-to-face networking. I had all kinds of excuses not to do it:

  • “I don’t want to walk into a room full of strangers.”
  • “I don’t want to get up for an early breakfast.”
  • “I’m too busy.”
  • “I don’t like standing up and doing my one-minute speech.”
  • “The people I meet aren’t relevant to my business.”

But then I discovered the answer to successful networking:


For example, today, I’m going to an afternoon ‘cakeworking’ event. Eight business people meeting up to eat cakes at Patisserie Valerie in Marylebone High Street. No stress or effort involved. Just yummy cakes and informal networking chat.

Here are five more things I’ve learned about how to network successfully: