A small but tight-knitted network is better than a large but unhelpful network. Having said that, you might grow in your career to a point where your core team cannot provide you with the resources you are seeking. You will then need to expand your network.
Generally there are vertical and horizontal networks you can develop. In my post “WHO SHOULD I HAVE IN MY NETWORK?” I suggested mainly strategies to build horizontal networks, consisting mainly of other tutors.
It’s time to talk about vertical SPY networks:
STUDENTS might need these services
- School / private counsellors
- Education counsellors
- Career counsellors
- Internship / holiday job opportunities
PARENTS might need these services
- Parenting experts
- Marriage counsellors
- Financial planners
YOU might need these services
- Branding / Marketing experts
- Business / Life coaches
- Book publishers
- Government grant consultants
- IT experts
- Web designers
- EdTech providers
- Accountant / Corporate Secretary
What other professions or vendors might be very helpful to have in your network?