Count Your Steps and Make Business Contacts?

NEW YORK: Business networking at events is so old school. Nowadays, if you want to really make an impact with someone professionally, you need to find new ways to meet people.

That means hitting up apps you never dreamed would get you jobs -- including fitness and dating apps.

Believe it or not, dating apps like Tinder and Hinge, with their millions of users, are being used for professional advancement. Where romantic opportunities fail, business opportunities flourish. In fact, apps in general are part of a growing trend of professional networking.

The editors at, the digital business publication, wanted to see which surprising business and career growth opportunities exist in the digital realm. So, they researched unconventional networking channels that can help people make smart career choices. You won't believe what they've discovered.

THIS is where you'll find the complete report.

The Top 12 Most Surprising Social Platforms for Business Networking in 2019

Reddit - estimated number of users 234 million - User-generated social news
TikTok - estimated number of users 80 million - Short-form video sharing
Foursquare - estimated number of users 50 million - Local business search and discovery
Mix - estimated number of users 40 million - Discovering unique things online
Meetup - estimated number of users 35 million - Organizing online groups and in-person social events
WeHeartIt - estimated number of users 30 million - Sharing inspiring images
Fitbit - estimated number of users 25 million - Fitness and health tracking
Goodreads - estimated number of users 25 million - Connecting readers and sharing book reviews
Whisper - estimated number of users 20 million - Anonymously sharing secrets publicly
Couchsurfing - estimated number of users 14 million - Hospitality and home-sharing
AncestryDNA - estimated number of users 10 million - DNA tests and ancestry information
Hinge - estimated number of users 3.8 million - Dating and relationships

FitSmallBusiness editors used this baseline criteria to compile the digital platform ranking

Not business-specific
Available for free
1 million + users
Available nationwide
Of general interest

Sometimes we forget how clever people are, says Sarah Wright-Killinger, Managing Editor, FitSmallBusiness. She added There will always be people who will figure out a new way to market themselves.
(PRN | 10 months ago)

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