Over the years, you meet people that you realize share the same values, tastes, and preferences that you do. You keep in touch, run into them every once in a while, and then, one day, you become friends. That’s the best kind of networking. It doesn’t always work like that, though. Sometimes, you need to be intentional about whom you meet and how you meet them. You might be surprised (in a good way) at what you’ll find. If you’re just starting to build your network, here are some ideas that you might find helpful. Here are eight ways to build your network from nothing.