Reddit is the world’s largest forum, and one of the most useful social networks that exists, period.

There are communities for just about everything imaginable – from extremely niche topics, to the downright weird.

That being said, there are a lot of wonderful communities for marketers and entrepreneurs also, and I wanted to take the time to highlight some of them here.

The following marketing subreddits are a great place to brush up your skills, network with others, and engage in valuable discussions.

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Networking is one of the fastest ways to grow your business and further your position in life.

The benefits are numerous, and often manifest themselves in unexpected ways. At the same time, you’ll likely meet wonderful people that will become lifelong friends.

Yet unsurprisingly, few people are proactive about building their network.

One of the most common excuses I hear working with entrepreneurs is that they’re introverted. It may be shyness, social anxiety, or just not feeling comfortable approaching new people that may hamper their ability to network. I understand it, because I was very introverted for much of my life as well.

I’m not going to tell you to try and change who you are.

However, networking as an introvert is certainly possible, and in this article, I’m going to share my best possible tips.

Let’s get into it!

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Every entrepreneur has something called a power base.

Your power base is very similar to your network, but it’s a bit more refined – your power base is those people that you’ve connected with so well, that they will take a given action to support you if you request them to do so.

You can think of them kind of like your inner circle – the people willing to go above and beyond. They are those that not only know you, but help lift you up.

These are the people you can turn to when you need a favor. When you need help. Advice. Guidance. Every business owner needs a power base to fall back on, to leverage, and to propel themselves forward.

To become more effective at running your companies, you need to make building your power base one of your largest priorities. Let’s talk about how to build your power base,  and how to make the most out of it for your mutual gain.

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Networking with other bloggers in your niche can be extremely powerful. You do not specialize in everything, and there are areas where other bloggers could not only help you grow as an expert in your niche, but provide more value to your readers as well.

Not to mention, networking tends to benefit both parties and allows you to leverage other blogger’s audiences to skyrocket your own growth. There are more blogs than ever competing for your reader’s attention, so you’ll definitely want to make as many friends as you can! For those who are struggling to reach out to other bloggers, here is a step-by-step system that has proven to be very successful. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for blogger outreach, these tips are solid. 

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We’ve all heard that commenting on other people’s blogs is a good way to bring traffic to your website. But did you know that there is a certain technique to doing it? While the wrong technique could do nothing but waste your time, the proper technique could generate hundreds of visits from only a single comment! So what exactly is the proper technique to blog commenting for traffic?

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