How to get started Networking on LinkedIn
One of the first things you need to do is get a LinkedIn account by heading over to LinkedIn.com and setting one up for free.
There are a few things to learn about navigating, managing, communicating and networking in LinkedIn; I am still learning some of these on the fly. What I enjoy most is building my Network of contacts, followers, and connections in LinkedIn. If you need to find out how to setup your LinkedIn profile and manage your presence, the video tutorial below is very useful.
Once you have your LinkedIn presence mapped out and functioning, it’s time to grow your Network. LinkedIn advises beginning by searching for your co-worker, classmate, professor, or friend. Connect with them by Accepting a request to connect or sending a request to connect with them.
To find out who is in your Network, select the MyNetwork icon at the top of the page once you have logged in.
The next step is to reach out and find LinkedIn members who share the Genealogy passion with you. The simplest way to do this is to use the search tool and type in #genealogy, then scroll through the tabs to find People, and follow them. You may need to wait for them to accept as they may be in a different time zone.
Next, go to a post from a Genealogist and react by selecting Like, Comment, Share or Send. Liking and Commenting engage you with the writer, sharing spreads the wisdom, information, or entertainment from that writer. You can share with anyone, anyone + Twitter, Connections Only, or a group you are a member of in LinkedIn. The more you share the greater your connection with your Network.
If you need help in Networking with Genealogists on Social Media, I have just the thing for you: The ten-day challenge to grow your own Personal Genealogy Network. Click the button below if you want to find out more.
Watch the video below for 6 Steps on how to grow your Network in LinkedIn.
#10 Day Personal Genealogy Network Challenge
Where to find a Social Media Expert Genealogist?
My recent Networking research led me to the SimpleLivingGenealogist.
At Jo’s website you can find tips on using social media and expert help within a variety of social media programs.
In this blog post Become More Active on Social Media With These 3 Actions, fits beautifully into the theme of my blog post today.
Jo will join us in the PGN Challenge in March – as my guest in the Live Cast streamed to the PGN Facebook Group.
Join us here:
Personal Genealogy Network community.
LinkedIn is just one of the Networks where we can find Genealogists. Further blog posts from me during March will explore Facebook, YouTube and more.