Here are some simple tips on how to maximize online networking:Build your network before you need it. Make contacts and offer value in your association without asking for anything in return.Became a giver in online public settings. Offering, advice and opinion without it being solicited. Do so tastefully and diplomatically.If your opinion disagrees with the status quo be able to give the why, making sure to add value to the conversation.Do it often!! Don’t be a passive contact. Stay in touch and keep adding to and growing the conversation. Usually the small minority will influence the powerful majority.