Making, taking and raking in the favors is the name of the game these days. Or maybe it's always been that way, but learning the basics about the person whose assistance you seek is old-fash and perennially recommended. Further, in this model of a modern age, take a minute to "like" or "follow" them. This shows the smallest indication that you are moderately interested in what they do, their brand. What they do is usually the reason you are "hitting them up" which, in kind turn, most likely serves your endeavor/s.
More importantly, catch on to the spelling of the favor-maker's moniker! Folks "prefer" the feeling that you are paying attention.
JEAN, JOHN, JUAN, JAN"
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