7 Ways To Grow Your Reputation In LinkedIn Groups
LinkedIn groups are a goldmine of opportunities. If you don’t use them, then you’re missing out. Maybe you don’t know how to use them properly, in such a way that it creates more professional opportunities.
That’s where this blog post will be your saviour. We’re explaining 7 ways to grow your reputation in LinkedIn groups so that even a novice to LinkedIn can understand.
1. Start Interesting And Value Driven Threads
If you’re a member of a LinkedIn group, then you’re able to start your own threads within the group. The key here is to start a thread that is designed to add value by providing practical tips or advice for the group. So think about why people are in that specific group and what the most important problems are for the members.
Then post a thread that helps people overcome those problems. Super simple and easy to do in just a few minutes per day.
2. Reply To Questions People Ask
People in groups are there for a reason – they’re most likely looking for help and expert advice. So when they post a question, they’re looking for experts to help them by providing answers. That’s where you come in!
Always look for questions being asked by others in a group and then reply with your answer. The key here is not to provide “wishy-washy” answers, but answers full of practical and easy to implement tips and advice. If you do that, then you’ll be seen as a credible expert. If you do this all the time, your reputation in that group will increase rapidly.
3. Comment On Threads
This ties into the second point above. Always look to comment on a thread started by someone else and add value to it. You want your comments to be better than everyone else’s so you’ll be perceived as an expert instantly.
4. Ask To Be An Admin
Ask the owner of the group if you can be an admin. Of course, in order to become an admin, you must first be seen as a valuable member and expert within that specific group. If you’re someone that provides value to the group, posts updates and answers people’s questions, then you will be seen as an expert and valuable member.
At which point, your request to become an admin of the group, is more likely to be accepted.
5. Start Your Own
Want to be instantly perceived as a credible expert in your field? Then no doubt one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by starting your own LinkedIn group. When you have a group full of members and you’re regularly posting valuable information then they’re going to quickly trust and like you.
Then you can also market to this group of people and expect much better results compared to marketing to cold prospects.
6. Co-Host A Webinar With The Group Owner
One way to instantly get a flood of new leads for your business is by using webinars. But, you may not have a huge following of your own yet, so you may want to piggyback off the success of another person’s group and use that success to get more leads.
The way you do this is by asking the group owner if he or she would be interested in co-hosting a webinar with you. Make it a no-brainer for them by telling them that you’ll give them a commission on every sale you get from the webinar that’s promoted to their group.
With this strategy, make sure the webinar you’re promoting is related to what the group is about. Make your incentive to the group’s owner irresistible and you’ll be more likely to get a positive reaction to your webinar offer.
7. Help Other Group Members
If all else fails, this one tip will serve you well. Simply help other group members when they have a problem. People always post problems they’re experiencing in LinkedIn groups because they want help overcoming that problem.
Simply help people overcome these problems and do so regularly and you’ll find that your network and reputation will grow fast.
LinkedIn groups are a very powerful way to get more leads and grow your business. Using the tips from this blog post, you’ll be able to grow your reputation in LinkedIn groups the right way.
However, you also need to have a well-optimised profile for this strategy to work. If you’re unsure how to best optimise your profile then get in touch with us for a complimentary LinkedIn Profile Analysis.