I just started using Lindedin in the past few months. I have found value in the knowledge of the community. One of my clients sent me a link and suggested I sign up and allow him to give me a recommendation. This was one of my social media goals this year so I was glad for the nudge. The first two or three months I just filled out my profile. Then I began to reach out to others I know and build a small group.
This past month I decided to get on more often and explore. I joined some groups, and that's where I began to find more value. The emarketing group which I joined posted a question and discussion link on the Pros and cons of various enewsletter providers. How amazing! One of my goals was to upgrade our enewsletter this quarter. Just that discussion saved me many hours of research and helped us decide our direction. I learned first hand the power of community. If you haven't already, get involved in business groups by interest or locally if there are some.