So you’ve climbed online, built your profile, now what? Get active! You’ll be invited to join many groups, be selective. There is no obligation. And it doesn’t make sense to join if you aren’t going to be active. Active means commenting on discussion regularly, posting your own discussions, sharing photos if invited, and making relevant wall posts.
The whole point is to widen your circle, being a silent groupie isn’t going to serve you! Make some noise, make it relevant, share tips, best business practices, a favorite resource, or just compliment another member. Being of value and pleasant requires little time and can yield major results.
When you are looking for prospects realize that you need to join a group that is not peer based. As a design professional I belong to design groups to network with peers and colleagues. When I want to locate prospects I refer to my ideal client profile and research groups that my prospects will likely be a part of. This will vary depending on your ideal prospect. The better you have defined that person, the more targeted you can be in your group search and participation.
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