Networking will help build up your contact list, plus make you more recognizable in your market. There are 2 types of events, high value and low value. If you have had a few bad experiences networking, you might have inadvertently been attending the latter. There are a few things you can do to make sure you’re not wasting your time and only attending high value events:
There’s no official, public list of Augusta members, but by cross-referencing published materials from this year’s Masters Tournament with a leaked list of members from 2002, exploring published records, conducting interviews with golf insiders and industry sources, and walking the grounds of the course (where members wear the club’s iconic green jackets) Bloomberg was able to compile a list of 118 of the club’s 300 members. Below, those members are indexed by name and profession.
Less than 5% of all purely online businesses (i.e. business that have no traditional, physical counterpart) ever actually make any money. It's hard to draw a decent living from the Internet, but because it is easy to setup, the allure is great enough to keep people trying. If you are to be successful it is imperative that you avoid the mistake of not being disciplined in your approach.