Are Professional Organizations Worth the Cost?

My YEC headshot

In early 2011, I announced my big, fat master plan since deciding to drop permalancing from the mix. Part of that plan consisted of joining up with the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), thanks to some urging from Ryan Paugh (a fantastic community leader who, several years before, had brought me on board at Brazen Careerist).

Then, soon after, this went up.

Behold, my very first time participating in a YEC post (well, that and 24 pretty fantastic tips for those who suck at networking). It was also my very first time on the aol jobs site and, for that, I had the YEC to thank.

Greater visibility was only one of the reasons I was excited about joining up with YEC. I was also looking forward to connecting with the other entrepreneurs within the group. A cursory glance through the list of members showed that I was in some damn fine company. (Um. I am still intimidated by everyone else’s awesomeness.)

So what does this have to do with you?

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