Last Tuesday I attended my first ever meetup networking event!
It was the “4 Hour Work Week Meetup” organised by George Palmer of Digital Delivery App (a competitor to Clickbank). It was held in a cosy room upstairs in The Plumbers Arms just around the corner from Victoria Station in London.
As the name implies, the idea of the meetup is to discuss various aspects related to Tim Ferriss’s New York Times best seller “The 4-Hour Work Week”. If you haven’t read this book already then I’d highly recommend that you head to Amazon immediately (my affiliate link) and buy it as it’s truly inspirational!
8 people attended the event and it was fascinating listening to their stories which ranged from how they quit their day jobs to travel the world to how they went about setting up successful online and offline businesses.
For me, spending a couple of hours with these people was pure gold!
I got the chance, in a relaxed environment, to ask any questions I liked from similar-minded and more experienced people. And all for free (if you discount the cost of my London Underground travel ticket and a couple of drinks!).
Anyway, I’ll definitely be going back next month so should you be in the London area and can make it then I’ll see you there! I’ll also be on the lookout for similar events in my area.
How To Find A Free Networking Event In Your Local Area
I actually found out about the “4 Hour Work Week Meetup” through a blog comment made by the organiser George Palmer over at JosephArchibald.Com:
However, a few searches on meetup.com should allow you to find a similar event in your local area, where ever you live in the World.
Check out this short video I made to show you how to do this:
Of course, if there is nothing in your area that takes your fancy then why not start your own? It’s straightforward to set it up on the site and all you need to do then is find a suitable bar or pub to host your event.
Finally, I just have to wish fellow 4-Hour meetup members George Palmer and Jason Williams (who runs a cross fit gym in London with Jane Macarthur) the best of luck running the London Marathon this coming weekend!
So, what do you think about getting involved in meetups and networking events? Let me know in the comments section below…
Rob, was really good to meet you on Tuesday and hear your story. That was my first time as well and it was really useful and interesting. It was my first meetup outside of the ones I host for my gym (London CrossFitters), and I can’t wait to find more of them!
I feel the same – I want to find more meetups!
Great to meet you too, stay in touch.
Outstanding book. I had read it while my wife and I were on our Honeymoon in Jamaica.
Thanks for stopping by!
I totally agree and it’s interesting that you mention where you were when you read it. I’m exactly the same (I was taking a vacation) – I think its one of those books that is so memorable that most of us will remember exactly when and where we read it!
All the best,
I haven’t got a clue how I’ve got on this page for I’m just starting to find out how to tie up tweets, facebook, wordpress, blogs etc.
This is my big problem but having come across you and your business I feel as if I might soon be able to see the wood from the trees.
What I like in particular is how easy it is to navigate your pages and how ‘up front’ you are. eg you advised buying a book from Amazon but stated it was through your affiliate link. Not many would have mentioned this!
I like to consider myself a content creator and have started a blog on wordpress at http://www.businessintelligencetoday.wordpress.com
Any constructive criticism would be well received
Thanks for the message – it’s always great to hear your feedback.
Well done on taking action on your blog, I’ve paid it a visit and it looks great. I’d make 2 recommendations:
1. Include some images where you can. These really help to brighten up your copy and catch people’s attention. Check out http://sxc.hu/ for lots of free royalty-free images that you can use.
2. Buy your own domain instead of hosting on WordPress.com as you’re doing right now. As your blog grows you’ll benefit from owning the entire site rather than it being hosted on somebody else’s platform.
Hope this helps. Cheers, Rob.
Once again a dead end. There are no groups meeting up near me or in Southampton and as I dont drive it would be difficult and take longer to travel anywhere else. Have you any other suggestions please?
Regards from Jill
Hi Jil, Funny that – someone told me at the weekend they were setting one up there so please keep your ear to the ground (with meetup.com) on that one 🙂 Kind regards, Rob.