If you’re on this page, that means you’re seriously considering a leap into Web 3. In this article, we’ll do a deep dive into how you can build Web 3 connections c
Make sure you’ve checked our previous guide on things to consider before jumping in.
Why Web 3 Connections are Important
Before we get to the how let’s first discuss the why.
In the context of developing a career, your future Web 3 connections could provide you with a referral, hire you for work, or share valuable information.
A few years back, a study showed that networking or making connections was the best way to land a job.
Among passive candidates, or those who aren’t actively searching for a job, building connections trumped active applications by a ratio of 7:1. While online platforms have made applications easier, it’s an uphill battle.
Before jobs are posted online, they’ve already been filled internally or through referrals. Candidates must work smarter.
Trust is the name of the game. Employers and people prefer to work with someone they trust.
Identify Potential Web 3 Connections
To start, it’s best to define your target market when building Web 3 connections. Specify in terms of:
- Career Type – freelancer, full-time employee, business builder
- Skill – writer, researcher, developer
- Industry – Decentralized Finance, GameFi, NFTs
- Organization Profile – startups, DAOs, corporations
While this is not a complete list, the more detailed you can be, the more targeted your approach will be.
A person who is interested in pursuing a freelance writing career in NFTs would have different connections than a full-time researcher in DeFi. Save your precious time and energy.
If you’re serious about becoming an NFT artist, do you invest more time with other NFT artists or do you engage more with GameFi scholars?
It’s great to create Web 3 connections of all kinds, but you only have so much energy to give.
Where to Meet Web 3 Connections
Great! You’ve now identified the type of Web 3 connections that you want to build. But where do you find them? It’s such a challenge.
Look no further than our dating lives. The increased usage of technology has made romance hard to find. Our relationships have become so impersonal.
Fear not; The Mega Maxi is here to help you navigate the various paths to meeting those connections.
Face-to-face meetings or in-person events remain the gold standard in networking, as you meet connections who are highly engaged in the Web 3 space.
As pandemic restrictions ease up, more physical sessions have taken place. Whether it’s in the vibrant streets of Poblacion or the concrete jungle of Bonifacio Global City, you’re bound to encounter a worthwhile event.
The Philippine Web 3 scene has been booming with monthly events.
Att3nd is a Web 3 events company that specializes in exclusive and invite-only experiences. Make sure to follow their page closely.
If you’re an introvert and scared of crowded spaces, you can focus your efforts on online communities.
Over the past years, we’ve seen the rise of paid and free communities on Discord and Facebook. These communities are hotspots for discussion. In no time, you’ll find yourself messaging and commenting with active members.
At The Mega Maxi, we run a free Discord community where people talk about different Web 3 topics. Join us here.
If you’re on social media, then you might find yourself engaging with certain topics and influencers. People with similar interests congregate around such pages.
While it’s more difficult to build Web 3 connections this way, over time you converse with the same set of people. The repeated interaction builds familiarity and helps form relationships.
If you’re interested in starting discussions in online Web 3 communities, check out The Mega Maxi Facebook page.
How to Create Web 3 Connections
If you’re serious about attracting Web 3 connections, then you’ll need to up your game.
Just like the dating scene, we ask, “How do we make ourselves interesting?” More importantly, “Why would people connect with us?”
Ultimately, it boils down to what value you can provide.
There are three common ways to create value:
Have you ever made a tweet go viral?
People liked, commented, and retweeted because they found your tweet valuable. You may have even received a few direct messages related to your tweet.
Now, imagine having a social media page that regularly provides valuable content.
People are attracted to your insights and flock to your page frequently. This creates trust and eases your ability to create Web 3 connections. When you approach someone, they’re likely to recognize you.
You can create content through videos, art, music, and writing.
The easiest way to create value is through conversation.
We’re not talking about spamming “GM!” and “How’s your day?” in your favorite Discord channels.
To make an impact, prioritize high value conversations. Ask about someone’s:
- Journey in the Web 3 industry
- Goals and vision for themselves
- Favorite Web 3 project and reasons why
Not only do you build connections, but you also learn through their answers.
Finally, continue the conversation. If you’re looking to engage a connection further, take it to a more personal level. Add them as a friend or ask for their personal mobile number.
The goal is to keep up the discussions. Invite them on a Zoom call, a coffee chat, or simply keep typing away.
By strengthening these Web 3 connections, you’re bound to run into opportunities.
Before We End…
We’ve given you a guide to building Web 3 connections to increase your chances of success in a Web 3 career. But don’t forget to take it easy.
Be yourself. Be authentic.
It’s perfectly fine to make friends and have fun late-night chats.