Business Social Networking – Top Joining Tips from a #1 Linkedin Expert

December 30, 2012 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

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The internet has become the largest business social media networking facilitation tool on the planet.

Business contacts are accepting that Internet small business networking & contact network web sites are the place to conduct business on a global scale never available to them before.

Contact networks are no longer managed solely by an individual regional district business networking manager. Every one of the major corporate networks are run by a huge team of global social media specialists.

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Linkedin is the world’s largest and most powerful online business networking organisation with nearly 200 million business members world-wide.

One of the most difficult issues for many business owners considering joining one of the online contact networks is the issue of choice. With the wildfire spread of professional online business social media sites, there has never been so much of a choice.

Business social media networking is a business marketing investment strategy, so it’s crucial to choose the right network to ensure you get a great return on your marketing investment. Visit about us page for a strategy insight.

Some small business networking sites take too long to join while a corporate network might just be too technical a task for many technophobes. Surprisingly I receive many complaints from business associates because it is too difficult to actually join some of the major online contact networks.

With this in mind I decided to outline a step-by-step process for of how to identify which business social media networking organisation is likely to provide your business with a realistic opportunity to achieve exponential business growth.

#1 Choose A Business Network That Is Easy & Quick To Join.

#2 Make Sure Your Business Network Makes It Easy To Communicate With Your Connections

#3 If You Are New To Business Social Media Networking, Choose A Business Network That Is Free To Join

#4 Choose A Business Network requiring no more than 30 minutes time investment from you per day

#5 Only Join A Business Network That Has Online Business Sector Groups & Forum Discussions

#6 Choose A Business Network Which Allows You To Promote Your Products And/Or Services To Members

#7 Invest In A Business Network Which Comes Highly Recommended By Your Business Associates

#8 Go Where Your Competition Goes

#9 Choose A Business Network Which Allows You To Best Showcase Your Business Products & Services

#10 Ensure You Can Realistically Gain A Return On Your Time, Effort & Energy Investment

For most business owners following this advice will probably drive you towards

From a return on your marketing investment obviously I can’t speak for you individually. However I can say that after mastering Linkedin, over 90% of all my new business leads, referrals and opportunities come from interacting with business connections operating through the Linkedin platform.

But business social media networking is like the lottery, i.e. you have to be in it to win it.

Dr. Mark D. Yates

Dr. Mark D. Yates is a global #1 LinkedIn consultancy business growth specialist, LinkedIn speaker, LinkedIn Sign & LinkedIn training instructor & CEO of Link Business Marketing Ltd. If you need to hire a LinkedIn expert to help you gain profitable business growth, contact him. Tel: UK 0203 390 2013 Email:, connect with him on LinkedIn & Twitter You can view & download his dynamic independent LinkedIn training program at:

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