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Get Started on Meetup.com the Right Way from an interview with Colin Yearwood WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
Set it Up Set it Up If you're a member: Register and Complete Your Profile - It's FREE to register on Meetup.com - Let people know who you are and what you’re passionate about - Link and connect all your social media networks - Don’t pitch or sell anything in your bio - Give people enough information so that there is no doubt about the value you provide WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
Find Active Meetup Groups in Your Area - Use the search feature to find active meetup groups - People are looking to connect with others around shared passion local meetups WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
Analyse the Groups You Found - few key things you should look at: Number of members: gives you an idea of how many people you can expect at the events. Next scheduled event: you’ll be able to tell how active the group is Group reviews: The more negative reviews the meetup group has, the more worthless it is to take part in. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
Join and Introduce Yourself - one of your main goals: connect with people in person - what this does: This lets people know that you exist. This will increase the chances that someone will recognize you when you attend the Meetup. Set Reasonable Expectations - Look at those smaller events as a way to establish deeper, more meaningful relationships. Networking tips: Smile Introduce yourself first. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
If you're an organizer: First thing to do: First thing to do: 3 4 2 1 Join groups, attend events and analyze what’s working and what isn’t look around to see what currently exists Decide what meetups to run Set it up WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
Set it Up Set it Up Be Descriptive - Choose a good name, headline and detailed description - Optional: choose a specific member label WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
BLOGGER MEETUP Use Pictures - Don’t set up a naked group page. - Use pictures (profile picture, group picture, customized banner, event location) - Customized Banner. Use this area to highlight some aspect of your meetups. - Event location. If you have a picture of the event location, that would be great to add to the group page. WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
Setup a customized URL Schedule at least one event immediately Advanced: Setup member profile questionnaires WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM
More about Using Local Meetups to Build an Audience at WWW.BECOMEABLOGGER.COM