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I know the terms extrovert and introvert seem to be everywhere these days, but I think they are the perfect set of words that can help you describe yourself to others. What I really like about them is that you can normally tell how a person will act based on these terms alone. Extrovert? You are most likely fun, outgoing, and social. Introvert? You are probably shy, soft spoken, and love being at home. But what do you do if you’re an introverted solopreneur that needs to start networking?
I am an introvert, and I am not ashamed to admit it. I prefer being at home with my little family and I need to recharge after being around a large group of people. Do these things make me a terrible person? Of course not. However, being an introvert has put me in an awkward situation when it comes to networking with other bloggers and small business owners.
My friends will tell you I am the loudest, proudest person they have ever met. But for some odd reason, it’s hard for me to network with strangers. If you can survive your first meeting with me, we will most likely become fast friends. If not, well, you might tell people that I was super awkward. Luckily, I’ve learned a lot on this entrepreneurship journey of mine. So here are my tips on networking as an introverted solopreneur.