LinkedIn is an important social network. It’s a place to know and be known by others in your particular field. People think of it as a place for business professionals, but it’s for any professional, poets, writers, artists.
A great way to network on LinkedIn is via Groups. If you don’t find a group whose focus jibes with yours, create your own.
A few things to remember when joining a LinkedIn group:
1. Complete your profile. This is your calling card. It is how others will get to know you. If you don’t have much on it or you don’t have a picture it will be hard for others to take you seriously.
2. Read and follow the group’s rules. To the right near the top you’ll see a link to the group’s rules. Be sure to read them.
3. Promoting your work. Take note that there is a Promotions tab on groups. This takes you to where you can promote your work. Most groups don’t like promotions added to the discussion board.
4. Get involved. In order to get something out of a group you need to put in the time, you need to contribute.
Here are some LinkedIn groups for artists:
Here are some LinkedIn groups for writers and authors:
All of these social networks can be whatever you want them to be. Imagine then create it!
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