Network, shmetwork. Everyone touts networking as the end-all and be-all of finding clients and work- but you can end up wasting a lot of valuable time networking while not making any progress whatsoever. Here’s why I think networking is just plain stupid- and what to do instead.

In the past, it was considered good enough if you had a well-organized resume or portfolio to showcase your work. Nowadays, with clients increasingly doing research online, it’s imperative that you maintain an online presence. Having a website not only gives you an online presence and helps you highlight your skills, it also hints at your other skills (e.g., web design) and talents (e.g., ebook).