Everyone that is doing business knows the importance of a business network. The web has given us even more possibilities to extend this business network. The biggest difference is that we can know connect with new business contacts from all across the globe with no limits. There is only one big problem. We do not know these people because we have never met face to face.
This post is about introducing you to three great places on the web where you could start building your network without the fear that you are giving away confidential information or that you are connecting to untrustworthy people and give them access to your network.

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the classic and currently the largest online business networking website. Here are some tips on how to use LinkedIn to your advantage in one of my earlier posts.   LinkedIn is a must for everyone building an online business network.

ecademy
Well ecademy claims to be better then LinkedIn. I have joined and tested it. I like the idea behind it that it “enables business people to connect through online networking, at networking events and 1-2-1 meetings” (Quote: ecademy website). But there is one big problem I think. What if LinkedIn also adds all the functions you have there? Well in any case this has not happened up until now so ecademy is worth a try in my opinion.

Twitter
And then there is Twitter of course. Well what is Twitter? Bu they are very different so how can you compare Twitter with ecademy and LinkedIn? Here is what I think.
I think Twitter is a great business networking tool now will be a even more useful tool in the future. It is easy to use, you can start creating your network instantly, communication is instant and it is becoming more and more popular across the net. Here is a great post from Chris Brogan on how to use Twitter in a great way.  If you not already on Twitter and have access to the internet for a daily usage then Twitter can really make it a lot easier to build your business network.

And these are only three of a lot more business networking websites out there. In my opinion it has never been easier to build a business network using the web. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and work the Net.

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