Benefits of Joining and Participating in Social Media Groups
There are a lot of benefits to being part of a social media group that is built around your topic or industry. For one thing, you have the visibility that comes with being a member and having your website information on your bio or anyplace within group posts where they allow you to place a link to your website.
If you can answer questions about the industry and give people good advice you will quickly build up a reputation as an expert in the field. This will make even more people want to ask you questions and get advice from you and it will entice people to check you out outside of the group setting, which means they will be going to your website.
But building a reputation as an expert in that industry doesn’t just apply to the Facebook group or whatever social media group you are part of. Once people know your name and know you as an expert you are able to write articles and posts on other websites forums where people might already be aware of your expertise. This means that you will have an easier time getting a foot in the door at other endeavors that you are working on as an expert in that industry.
For example, it will be easier to do many of the things that are discussed in this book. When it comes to guest posting, you will have a definite advantage from your participation in social media groups within your industry. That’s because not only can you use your membership to convince people to allow you to guest post on their blog, you’ll probably be able to find people within your own group that will allow you to guest post in return for a link. In fact, they will be happy to have your expertise on their blog if they consider you a leader or a knowledgeable person within the social media group that you’re in.