Networking, as it used to be called, is a pretty thankless task. The conventional approach to networking was to start with the network of friends and colleagues that you already have; friends and family, your existing clients, your contacts at the squash club and so on. Most people feel uncomfortable pitching to friends and family, unless you have an unbeatable idea or concept, but if that was the case, then lead generation would not be a problem
Every time you click on an ad on Facebook, Facebook is making money on that ad, and a business is running it because they need web traffic. So Facebook, is essentially selling targeted web traffic. Google does the same thing. At the top of every Google search, there are typically 2 to 3 ads, and on the right side, there maybe as many as eight. Thus Google is selling traffic. Same for Bing and Yahoo. This results in millions of dollars income for these companies. Click the link at the bottom of the page to learn more about the truth of how Google and Facebook really make their money.
The reason I started Apache Leads way back in 2003 was that I was a Diamond level distributor for a San Diego based MLM company and had quite a large business. None of my associates had any access to leads, so that's how we got started. The demand for leads grew so fast that I had to focus on getting quality, affordable leads in ever increasing numbers.