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Your professional network is where opportunities lie. And that won’t happen by just relying on your current circle and those you already know.

We wrongly assume that our friends can help us exceed, and be there where we need them. But the real magic happens when we get out of that zone of comfort, and either reach out to old friends, or put ourselves in a new environment and approach the people there.

Networking is about authenticity, information sharing and collaboration, where everyone involved achieves their goal. That’s why to grow your business network you’ll need to rely on referrals, testimonials, online reputation, your own social skills, and joining all industry events you can. We know this, but rarely set the actual goal of expanding our professional network. We usually keep doing the same old stuff, and expect to be known more, to grow a business, to find partners and career opportunities, etc.

So instead of leaving this to chance, let’s decide to grow our business network in as little as 10 days. That’s absolutely possible and David Burkus, who’s hosting the Super Connector Summit in the end of October, came up with a free eBook on this.

Download 10 Days to a Better Network for Free.

In it he shares this smart and easy approach to growing a network. It’s a weekly routine that is expanded later in the workbook.

  1. List out 6-10 work colleagues with whom you used to have a strong relationship but have since fallen by the wayside—at a minimum, with whom you haven’t had an in depth conversation in two years.
  2. Randomly select one person from the list. Roll a dice or flip a coin if you have to, then email or call with an invitation to chat in person or via phone call.
  3. Don’t set an agenda. Don’t say you are looking for something specific. Just say you would like to reconnect. In the process of a free flowing conversation, however, you are likely to talk about work matters, problems, opportunities, etc. Make a note of these and follow up anywhere you can help or might need help.

Here are some powerful tips you can find in it, and which will be presented by 50+ world experts on October 30th when the Super Connector Summit is live. You can also grab free access for the event right now.

How to Build a Professional Network in The Next 10 Days

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1. See the bigger picture.

It’s easy to just say you have enough connections. Or just the opposite, to use the excuse that you can’t seem to be forming any new relationships with people, that might lead to something bigger, even if you’re trying hard. But are you looking at the big picture?

Forget about who’s around you right now. This is bigger than your current circle. Think about all the people from your past that you might have underestimated. Look at it from a new angle. They now know new people and have their own professional networks, so your opportunity might be hiding somewhere in their new social life. What’s more, they learned and experienced a lot, and this is valuable.

There’s a ton of potential to grow your network if you start reaching out to old friends and acquaintances and seeing what can come out of this. After all, it’s true that opportunities come through people.

2. Research your options today.

Okay, what usually comes to mind first is searching former colleagues on LinkedIn, and looking up alumni networks. Also seek any activity going on online from previous organizations you’ve worked for, to see how the people there have been doing ever since.

If you can’t find any active networks from uni that seem promising, then David Burkus suggests you create one yourself.

Do that by writing down a list of former coworkers you’d like to reconnect with (such a worksheet is provided in the free ebook). Then continue with inviting them to catch up, be it face to face or through a call.

3. Think about the most influential people you’ve had the chance to meet.

While enhancing your professional network will surely happen if you go to events and introduce yourself to influencers in your niche, there’s also another direction your can look at – back at whom you’ve already had contact with, even if it was once.

Again in the book 10 Days to a Better Network, David provides a cheat sheet with 3 columns, that help you outline who’s influenced your career positively so far.

There you’re prompted to think about 10-25 names who’ve been helpful to you somehow, be it with mentioning a job offer, giving guidance, or else.

Next to each, you should try to remember and write down who introduced you to that person. You can also add the people you’ve introduced the influencers too.

Now, the main purpose of this exercise is to help you notice recurring names.

You might see some people were actually more important to how your career has been going on since then, and it’s worth reconnecting. While it’s possible to realize you yourself aren’t a good connector because the third column is mostly blank spaces. 

Last but not least, you can see opportunities for introducing 2 people you know to each other and making it beneficial to anyone involved. After all, networking is also about giving, not just receiving.

That’s just the beginning of the growth of your professional network. It all begins by taking this aspect of your business, or career as an employee, more seriously. Then, analyzing where you might already be missing out on opportunities. And, of course, doing a little something every day to connect with people and build a strong network.

To learn more practical exercises like these, grab a free copy of 10 Days to a Better Network. In it you’ll find 10 evidence-backed tactics to expand your circle.

The Super Connector Summit kicks off on Monday, October 30. So grab a free seat now. And when you do, you’ll also download David’s powerful new ebook.

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How to Create a Privacy Policy and Disclaimer for Your Blog

Do you have a Privacy Policy and Disclaimer pages on your website? If not, you might be breaking the law and hurting your reputation and business.

Choosing a hosting provider and a domain name and setting up a WordPress website is the foundation of your blog and online business. But after that, you need to take care of a few elements on your site that are a big part of your brand and can help you do everything legally and be taken seriously in your niche.

In this post, we’ll talk about the importance of having a privacy policy and disclaimer pages. Before moving onto the creation process with the help of the right tool, let’s first see why you should have such legal policies in place.

Why You Need Legal Policies on Your Blog

1. Privacy policies are mandatory by law.

To begin with, you’d want to start your online business legally even if you haven’t registered a company and made any money yet. There are some basic rules to follow as a website owner even though there is plenty of freedom in the digital world.

Different privacy laws apply to different countries. If your business operates globally, you might need to abide more rules and regulations.

2. It’s the right thing to do.

As a blogger, website owner or aspiring entrepreneur, you need to respect the game.

Even though you can start with no initial capital or experience and begin making money online from your platform pretty soon, you still need to respect the process. That means not hiding your intentions from readers or potential clients but being authentic.

One such step to take is to have a disclaimer on your website where you can share your terms and conditions, personalize it based on the content you publish, the monetization strategies you use and the type of information you expect users to share.

3. Third-parties you may be using require a disclaimer too.

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Most digital entrepreneurs use many third-party services to do their work and grow their digital business. Oftentimes, these websites require you to use privacy policies on your website. Which means if you aren’t doing it, you aren’t following their rules and they might remove you from their networks or not allow you to use their services on your website anymore.

One such common example is Google Analytics. If you’re using this software to collect data from your website, you should notify your website visitors that their information is used for analytical purposes.

As Google states, “All website owners using Google Analytics are required to have a privacy policy that fully discloses the use of Google Analytics.”

Another example is the EU Cookie law. To follow its requirements, you need to let users know their information is collected and might be used online. Together with that, you need to give them a choice, which is why many sites ask you to accept cookies before you see the whole page.

A similar thing happens if you’re doing affiliate marketing. Your readers need to know that some of the links you’re using in reviews, your newsletter or even in regular posts, are affiliate. Even though they don’t pay more, you can earn a commission from each purchase. While most often disclosing this in your Terms of Service might be enough, some networks or companies might want you to add a paragraph on each page including one of their links. 

4. You gain trust.

Another good reason why you need a Privacy Policy and Disclaimer is to make it easier for people to trust you, read your content, subscribe to your newsletter and pay for your products and services.

Having separate pages on your website where you disclose how you use data, how you protect the privacy of each user, whether you give refunds or display ads, and what rules website visitors must follow once on your platform, is a big trust signal for both Google and people landing there for the first time.

Now that you know the 4 main reasons why policies matter in the blogging world, let’s see what the different types are.

What Policies to Add to Your Blog

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Privacy Policy

According to Wiki, that’s “a statement or a legal document (in privacy law) that discloses some or all of the ways a party gathers, uses, discloses, and manages a customer or client’s data. It fulfills a legal requirement to protect a customer or client’s privacy.”

Terms and Conditions

The next type of policy you can add to your website is called ‘Terms and Conditions’ or ‘Terms of Service’ and outlines the rules anyone on your website should know and agree with before using your platform or product in any way.


You need a disclaimer to state what you’re not legally responsible for.

That is the case with people blogging about Health, for instance, but who aren’t medical experts. Or companies that sell products which don’t want to take the blame for certain actions related to them that buyers might take.

At the end of the day, each reader of a blog can misinterpret the information you’re sharing and use it wrongly. There’s rarely something you can do about it. But a disclaimer is a must if you’re discussing serious topics, selling something, or else.

Refund Policy

If you’re in eCommerce, you need this page for your online store. With so many scams out there, customers are often looking for that and don’t trust websites that don’t offer it.

But every seller has a different policy for this. Use this page on your website to outline the exact rules and requirements for returning products and claiming money back.

Next, it’s time to create these pages on your website. Luckily, there’s a tool to do that for you.

Getting Started with WebsitePolicies is an automated wizard to generate privacy policy, terms and conditions, and other legal documents tailored to your website, mobile app or business.

Once you use their service, you can create any of the most important legal pages on your website in no time. Each will be drafted by attorneys but also personalized and easy to use. Let’s see how that happens.

Here’s how I created the Privacy Policy and Disclaimer pages for Let’s Reach Success.

Create your profile and choose the policy you want to generate first.

Once you sign up and have an account, click the green button in the top right corner saying ‘New Policy. You’ll see this: is an automated wizard to generate privacy policy, terms and conditions, and other legal documents tailored to your website, mobile app or business.

The next page you’ll be taken to will require you to fill in some details that will be part of your Privacy Policy.

Start with your country and whether you’ll use the privacy policy for a website or mobile app. Then, add your blog name and url and the company if you run one.

The basic Privacy Policy with WebsitePolicies is free, while you’ll be charged extra if you own a company. That’s because if you do, your site isn’t non-commercial and you need to cover advertising, marketing and payment processing. That’s recommended to get as even if you aren’t selling anything yet, you might do pretty soon once you grow your traffic and set new business goals.

Here’s how my filled form looks like:

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After this page, you’ll see a few more questions. You’ll be asked things related to whether or not your website uses cookies (if you’re with WordPress, your site uses them by default), have affiliate links, include links to other websites, have a newsletter, allow users to sign up and create a profile on the site, etc.

Once I answered these, I got immediate access to my Privacy Policy. There are many ways to use it. I simply copied the HTML and inserted it on a page on my website.

So that’s why you need privacy policy and disclaimer pages on your blog too. If you are ready to create yours or just want to update them, head over to WebsitePolicies and get it done in no time.

Do you have a Privacy Policy and Disclaimer pages on your website? If not, you might be breaking the law and hurting your reputation and business. Check out why these matter and how to create them today.