The first rule of networking is to understand that it's not about what you can get, it's about what you can give. With that in mind, you should constantly be looking for ways to bring value to the people in your network. Once you’ve built strong relationships, it becomes easier to add value because you’re more familiar with your contacts’ likes, desires, and goals. But when your relationship is still relatively new, it helps to have some go-to ideas for establishing yourself as a person who can bring something to their table. Below are ten simple ways you can bring value to the people in your network.

The list offered in this article provides salient ways you can engage your network and provide value. Although the 10 items on the list are intuitive, they can make a major difference in how you are seen and how others interpret your value in their network.