Use Groups To Generate Business, Not As A Happy Hour With Your Peers

Morning.  Both of us are up early.  I saw all the groups you joined on your activity.  Somehow that stuff pops up.  Anyway I wanted to share a lesson it took me months to learn.  I’m a tax professional so naturally when I first joined LI I joined lots of tax pro groups.  They do nothing for me.  Once in a while I would see something interesting but really who wants to spend an hour this time of day hanging with the competition.  Eventually I learned the groups idea can be great but I don’t want to be in groups with a bunch of other tax pros.  I want to be in groups with my customers.  For me that means open networking groups.  For others it might mean local groups.  There are a lot of groups that have mainly one small geographic area as part of their focus.  You could find those types of groups by searching.  In the search box at the top you pick “groups” on the left side.  Try entering your town see what groups pop up. 

If you believe this tip or any tips in this blog will contribute to the success of your LinkedIn experience, I hope you will give me just a few minutes of your time to help with my success and share my LinkedIn profile with some of your connections.  Please read the “If My Tips Help You, Please Help Me” section of the blog to find out how to help me.  You will find this section next to where it says home at the bottom of the picture on this page.   By following this suggestion it will help you with your network too. 


About taxdude8422

Basically I am just a tax nerd, have been all my life. However I have found the more open you are to opportunities the better off you will be in this world. That makes my what is know as an open networker on Linkedin, I will connect with anyone. I am not an expert on Linkedin by any means but one day when I was asking someone to connect I mentioned that I had just been refilled on invites. My new connect asked how I did that. I used that same line for the next month and got asked the same question four times. I started thinking there was a lot of little things it took my sometime to learn. Through this blog I plan to share some of those "Linked Secrets"
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