❓ What are Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Twitter?
They are social networks.
They connect people.
And people connecting is what leads to sales and business.
👀 Most people view the Meetup as an event listing site to check out what's going on in their city. 📢 Or an event promotion site, a way to get the word out about an event.
They don't see the platform as a way to connect with new people online. 👩💻
✉ For those of you that don't know, Meetup allows you to send messages to other members of your groups. It also allows you to message the organizers of groups. There's even a discussion section on most Meetups, where people can have conversations. Additionally, people can comment on events and start discussions about events.
⚒ If you're using Meetup, I'd encourage you to take a deeper look at all the tools available to you and see how you can leverage the platform for uses outside of viewing or hosting events.
Here are some example uses ⬇
1) You're a recruiter looking to hire an event person for your team. You can use Meetup to find event organizers in your city. You can find people who own large or active groups and reach out to them right on Meetup. Or you can view their info and then connect with them on LinkedIn to further vet their skills. 👌
2) You want to build a Facebook group of Software Engineers. You can find groups on Meetup filled with Software Engineers, reach out to the members and ask them to join your Facebook group. 👌
3) You have a product you want to sell to hikers. You can find a group of hikers on Meetup (these groups are usually really large) Reach out to them directly on Meetup and offer a discount to members of the group. Or you can take it one step further and scrape the group members, find them on LinkedIn, verify email addresses and then use a program like Mailshake to send out individual emails to each person. 👌
These are just 3 examples but there are literally a hundred more ways to leverage Meetup for growth.
Just ask yourself who your target market is, find them on Meetup and then figure out the best way to get in front of them, given the tools available. 🤔
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