You know Tim.
He’s one of the internet’s most prolific writers, with 500M+ views and 324K followers on Medium.
A few months ago, we started working together on the SEO for his website — and things are going great!
But how did this opportunity come about? And how could you create similar opportunities for yourself?
Let me take you back to March 2022.*
*I asked Tim for permission to post this article with the following screenshots.
One random Saturday, Tim dropped me a message.
I couldn’t believe my eyes!
I refreshed my Twitter DMs to make sure it was legit:
*Cue the fanboying!*
We then went back and forth about freelancing and outsourcing to virtual assistants (VAs):
I answered some outsourcing questions, and he referred a client my way.
A few months later, I introduced him to my VA:
And a few months after this, I dropped him a message about one of his Medium articles:
And that was that for a while.
I continued to enjoy his articles, and maybe he enjoyed mine.
Takeaways: Put out great content and build genuine connections. If you see a pain point that someone’s struggling with, offer solutions.