Let's be real for a minute:
Building your business is hard. There are so many "should's" you feel like you have to be checking off the list:
✅ Perfect website
✅ Large social media following
✅ Weekly emails
✅ Pretty graphics
✅ Perfect packages
... the list goes on and on. And you're pretty sure you need it all before you're going to be able to sell anything.
Gives me a migraine if I'm being honest.
You don't need any of those things to start or grow your business.
Look at me: I've built 2 businesses over 10 years and I still don't have any of those things. At least not to the degree people tell me I need to.
What I do have is 2 profitable, successful businesses. One to the tune of 8 figures.
So no, you don't need all the bells and whistles that take time, money and energy to create to build traction in your business.
You've all seen those entrepreneurs who seem to know everyone, be everywhere and constantly have their programs recommended.
You may have even felt a little jealous, and you probably wondered how they all managed to meet each other.
The answer isn't secret - the answer is they went out and made not-weird, not-slimy, connections in exactly the same way Networking That Pays can teach you.
How do I know I?
Because Networking That Pays is the science-backed system that I created for myself 10 years ago, and it's how I've created those relationships for myself (and why in 10 years I've never managed to get around to having to do all those other things everyone says you have to do).
And it will do the same for you., because Networking That Pays is the only system of its kind created by an entrepreneur for other entrepreneurs that teaches you how to welcome reliable leads, consistent referrals and meaningful connections - all in 5 easy, relationship-building minutes a day.
The always awkward-free, 5 minute a day path to consistent referrals, reliable leads and meaningful connections.
Who am I to teach you about building real connections that lead to real clients and real revenue?
I'm teaching you because I was you. 10 years ago I was starting a brand new social justice start up in the technology space and I knew no one.
I was fresh out of business school and needed to figure out how to partner with local, state and federal programs pronto. There was no time to build an email list or passively spread the word.
And being an introvert I was terrified of cold calling potential partners. So instead of doing that (thank goodness I didn't do that!) I remembered something I'd learned in grad school: That there's a science to how building connections works - there's a formula to it. And just like any other formula, I knew that if I set up a system to work the inputs of the formula, the output would be what I needed it to be. (that's nerd talk for 'if you know what the right work is and you do that work, good things will happen).
Fast forward 10 years and here's what's happened for me as a direct result of working the system I build for myself all those years ago, that's now the Networking That Pays system:
I was invited to sit on an (Obama-era) White House task force for digital inclusion.
I built that first start up to 8 figures in less than 5 years.
I count long-lasting partners, my dearest clients and business besties among those I've met from implementing this system.
I've helped countless 1:1 clients - and now you! - do the same with this course.
Referrals are the lifeblood of many businesses. When you have a swarm of trusted partners sending you potential clients, you spend less time wondering where your clients are going to come from and wondering if the leads that do appear will be any good.
Generating leads for a business is one thing. That can be (relatively) easy. What's hard is generating reliable, good leads. When you're working the Networking That Pays system, you'll have trusted referral partners and your own efforts returning not only reliable - but quality - leads. And that is priceless.
No business, no entrepreneur, makes it on her own. When you're using the Networking That Pays system you'll constantly be surrounded by meaningful connections that turn into trusted advisors, best friends and partners along your journey. And that may be the most important benefit of all.
"Using Michelle's networking advice helped me get an opportunity to host a masterclass in a group of over 16,000 people.
Not only did I get amazing exposure (and have a lot of fun!), the person I was collaborating with encouraged me to launch and sell a new program to them and I filled 20 spots with amazing business owners who I get to help get more visibility and grow their communities."
The first half of Networking That Pays focuses on the foundations: how networks operate, and how to design yours.
Now that you have a strong foundation, the second half of the courses focuses on helping you implement.
"I didn't think networking was something you COULD systematize. I thought it was something you just WERE. You either were a networker or you weren't. Plus I'm an introvert who does not do well in big crowds so traditional networking TERRIFIED ME. Your system has let me leverage my own natural strengths to network with people as ME which makes for stronger -- and easier to maintain -- connections.
I reached out to someone about her podcast with the thank you note style you advocate. She invited me on the podcast. After our interview, I sent her a thank you card for having me on. She just reached out to hire me for a project."
On Monday I checked in with an HR contact after hearing about layoffs at her company. She replied saying how much she appreciated me reaching out.
Yesterday, only two days later, she reached out saying the New York Times asked her to write an article about her experiences — and could she interview me as an expert for the story?
Keep it up friends. THIS WORKS!"
Networking That Pays is only $497.
I'm sure there's a piece of you that's still thinking "ugh, networking, seriously?"
You might still have Images of forcing yourself to show up, fake smile in tow, to every awkward, bro-filled social event that inevitably ends in you hiding in the bathroom throwing away a bunch of useless business cards collected during useless small talk.
Let me be absolutely clear:
Networking That Pays is the exact opposite of that.
Whether that be painful in person networking events.
Aimlessly cold calling.
Begging your family and friends to help.
Posting days and days of inspirational quotes and pretty pictures on social media and praying someone will show up.
Having that pit in your stomach when you have no idea where your next leads are going to come from.
Networking That Pays solves all of that for you - you give me 5 minutes a day, I'll give you lasting relationships that drive opportunities you couldn't imagine before you started to apply this system.
Remember: This is the exact system I used to build 2 businesses over the last 10 years, both powered on a reliable leads pipeline fueled by networking.
The reason it's easy and predictable and not at all awkward?
Instead of sending you out blindly to "network" I'm going to teach you the science behind connecting.
Which means that before you do any connecting you'll spend a few hours understanding who you need to be connecting with so there's less time wasted with random connections and lots of time dedicated to meeting the right people.
That's right: Networking isn't a special skill that only extroverts and prom queens get to benefit from. It's a scientific process that anyone (and I mean anyone) can use effectively.
Networking That Pays takes the misery, awkwardness and frustration out of networking and replaces it with an easy-to-design, easy-to-build network that works for you - and that pays you.
And I can't wait to teach it to you.
"I sat down to start Networking That Pays and said I was going to go through a few modules, then get ready to go around 9. Well here it is 10:20 and I’m still here, it is so good. This is about intentional networking and it's taught in easy-to-follow modules that give you you step-by-step instructions on how to build your network.
I always thought I’d build my network organically, just talk to people. But Michelle's intentional way of connecting with people is brilliant. Thank you."
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Building your business is hard. It's always going to be hard, there is no easy street.
Which is why it makes no sense to me when people tell me they don't have time, don't have the will, don't see the need to build real connections.
So even if you're just getting started...
Even if you're introverted...
Even if you're building a big list and don't feel like you need to talk to people 1:1...
Even if you're business is already successful...
Even if your business hasn't yet made a dime...
Even if you've never imagined you could be one of those people with a million friends helping you...
Networking That Pays is for you, because everything you do in business is made so much harder if you don't have strong connections working for you.
Yes. As soon as you sign up you'll receive full access to all course materials in Networking That Pays so you can get started right away.
You have lifetime access to Networking That Pays, including all future curriculum updates, as soon as you purchase. So take your time! (But don't take too much time, because everyday you're not giving me 5 minutes of connection is another day you're making this harder on yourself;)
I'm all about getting you out in the world and moving, so videos and exercises are short and to the point. No fluff content here.
Networking That Pays has 4 core modules: Modules 2 & 3 are foundational and 5 & 5 are built for implementation.
You'll need a few hours to complete the first 2 modules of foundational work prior to starting to implement. That's where the bulk of the science and setting up your system take place. Some people have immediate clarity here and can get through it in an hour or 2. Others spend a week or so exploring how they want to set up their network before they're ready to implement.
Modules 4 & 5 are designed to support you on your new lifelong journey of 5 minutes a day of connection, so while they're quick and to the point, you'll want to return to them over and over to grab message templates and inspiration on how to connect.
Great question! I'm offering monthly live Q&A calls, so you can ask me any questions you have live.
You also have in-course access to me where you can ask any questions you have inside each lesson, and I'll respond directly to you.
Yes! There is never a too early time to start building your connections. They will grow with you as you grow your business.
The great thing about Networking That Pays is how it grows with your business. I've been using this system for 10 years over 2 different businesses - no matter what your business goals, connections will always make them easier to reach.
Yes! I'm an introvert too and there are many Networking That Pays students who are introverts. This system works for you because it is based on building real relationships - not on hype. And introverts are great at building real relationships.
Because when you love networking, you don't do it efficiently, and that means lots of wasted time. I hear from extroverts all the time who start to use this system and then realize how much time they've been wasting by not being clear on why they're networking and who they should be networking with.
"Very cool result - I'd reached out to a friend to share a link to my workshop - she just reached out to ask for a coaching session 😃"