Let’s see the opportunities arising from joining professional communities. LinkedIn is the online business platform that comes first to mind. It is the most popular and also the most prominent online professional networking site with 774 million members in over 200 countries worldwide. Microsoft, which is LinkedIn’s owner, profits mainly from membership subscriptions, advertising sales, […]
Let’s see the opportunities arising from joining professional communities.
LinkedIn is the online business platform that comes first to mind. It is the most popular and also the most prominent online professional networking site with 774 million members in over 200 countries worldwide. Microsoft, which is LinkedIn’s owner, profits mainly from membership subscriptions, advertising sales, and recruiting solutions. But, with popularity come great challenges, huge customer expectations and strong competition.
Being the most popular platform, LinkedIn has its weaknesses. One of them is related to feeds being overloaded with not quite relevant content and ads, which doesn’t make individual space feel personal. Other problems are DMs packed with random users trying to sell things or those who only want to add experts to their contacts without starting an actual conversation. Quality connections are pretty much affected by spammers, which pushes a lot of specialists to search other places to get in touch with businesses.
Professionals around the globe search for platforms that would help them manage their business relationships, share engaging content, match with potential team members, co-work with other experts, build a positive personal brand image, and support the company’s PR.
Is there any other platform worth looking at? Personally, as a user and a member of communities, I recommend CONNECTS – an intriguing solution that continues to gain popularity. It’s a nice virtual space that enables users to develop deep and meaningful business relationships online.
What can you do on CONNECTS? Most of all you can:
CONNECTS is a business match-making platform that allows entrepreneurs to initiate business opportunities worldwide. However, this isn’t a standard B2B.
The CONNECTS Communities feature is all about B4B (business-for-business), where members are encouraged to help each other and exchange valuable skills and information to grow stronger together.
As a CONNECTS user it is possible to see examples of successful community ideas and support a company with custom features:
Any other benefits? Well, there’s more to do on a business platform like CONNECTS e.g.:
Soon, CONNECTS plans to expand and add crucial improvements. It would be available in more languages (now it operates in English, French, German and Spanish). What is more, the platform will be integrated with AI to offer predictive match-making.
The number of communities and events will increase, and last but not least, there will be a mobile app launched. It’s a well-suited solution as 69% of CONNECTS users confirm that it helps them discover new insights and develop business strategies. And as one of them I believe that it’s a valuable place to join and expand business networks.
Source: Future Processing