How to Network Globally (While Working Remotely)

How to Network Globally (While Working Remotely)

I came across a blog the other day on why this entrepreneur started a conference and came across this advice from him:

“I know for a fact that I wouldn’t have been put on the same trajectory if it wasn’t for attending WD Summit that year and the 5 seconds of courage it took to introduce myself to Caleb and James. That’s what conferences can do. Because that’s what relationships can do.”

Nathan Barry, ConvertKit

I follow Nathan Barry’s work religiously. He has such a phenomenal story. From being a designer at a company, he’s gone on to write his own book(s), build best selling courses & started a software company that makes $12 million+ annually. Oh and did I mention that he’s just 27 years old.

That’s probably the reason why I was so pumped after reading that post. Tons of people have told me that conferences can transform people’s lives, because of the relationships & connections you make over there. You have to be outgoing, but you will potentially connect with tons of great people and it could change your life forever.

  • You’ll find new business partners,
  • new consulting clients,
  • make new friends and/or
  • possibly find your own mastermind group

If conferences could make me meet such folks and make such collaborations happen, I’m all for it.

Except that…

  • Most conferences that I want to attend happen on the geographically opposite side of the world.
  • Each conference ticket costs an average $1000 (if not more).
  • Air-fare, lodging and everything else will set me back by another $3000.

Total damage = $4000

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Road to $4 million ARR: Lessons

Earlier last month, I opened our revenue dashboard to discover that we hit a sweeeet SaaS revenue milestone – $4 million ARR.

Here’s why it’s so surreal for all of us: we added the same revenue in last 1 year v/s in the previous 5 years.

It took us 5 years to go from 0 to $2 million ARR. (2012-2017)

It took us 1 year to go from $2 million to $4 million ARR. (2017-2018)

Just like how I shared my learnings on hitting $2 million ARR, here are some lessons that I learned from hitting $4 million ARR. It’s a mixed bag of lessons touching operations, strategy, culture etc. Read more