For All Members
In a moment, we’ll examine the different membership levels. But first, let’s look at some of the extra features EVERY member can benefit from:
Local Hero Status
We all want sales yes? And with hundreds of members, that means there’s a market for you.
But it needs people to buy. So we’re turning the concept on its head. Those who buy become the stars of the show.
Buy from a fellow member – or even someone who is simply a local supplier you rate highly outside of the group – and review them.
You can go backwards in time, the more reviews you write, the more Reputation Credits you get.
Get just one credit and you are listed in our very special Local Hero Directory.
This entitles you to a bonus profile page which you keep forever. And a special badge on your profile which marks you out as a special member of our community because you buy local and from within it.
Good Business News
Everyone can post a Good Business News article. As long as it aint too salesy, and it’s genuinely good news you want to share, then we want to hear it.
It will be published (after moderation) on the site for all to see.
It can be anything positive at all – a new member of staff, celebrating a business anniversary, announcing a new office move, being nominated or winning a business award, winning a new client etc.
The Membership Levels
Silver (Free): You can join the chat groups and have a basic listing with your LinkedIn business category so everyone can connect to you on LinkedIn or vice versa. But you do get a full profile when people click you.
You will appear on search too, but after the gold and platinum members. Excludes a seat at each monthly event £15 to attend (£12 if you pre-pay online).
Gold (£12 per month): This is a premium listing – you appear first in search results along with Platinum members. You can also feature your logo, and a link to your website is visible as well as the WhatsApp link. Your profession as well as your LinkedIn business category is featured.
This means people can click through to your website and read more about your business. In addition, you will appear first in searches when fellow members are looking for the services you offer. Excludes a seat at each monthly event £15 to attend (£12 if you pre-pay online).
Platinum (£18 a month): This level INCLUDES a seat at each monthly event worth up to £15 a month. This is the premium listing – you appear first in search results along with Gold members.
You can also feature your logo, and a link to your website is visible as well as the WhatsApp link. Your profession as well as your LinkedIn business category is featured. This means people can click through to your website and read more about your business. In addition, you will appear first in searches when fellow members are looking for the services you offer.
Bonus Platinum-Level Only Features
1. Special Offers. You can create an exclusive Special Offer for the others members. This will feature in each and every e-newsletter with a short summary, and a link to a full page detailing it.
2. Post Articles On Our Website. Post articles of whatever you want to talk about – as long as it’s not inappropriate and against the spirit of a positive networking site. This includes an image if you want to upload one and the article itself.
3. Free Training Course (Worth £48) – “How To Network Online With Impact” – a 2 hour session which accelerates your online level to new heights to help drive even more returns.
4. LinkedIn Tag Teams. The secret sauce of online networking – create your very own reciprocal team based on common sectors from non-competing fellow members – helps boost your visibility to potential clients on LinkedIn
A unique combination of special access to be able to produce special offers, “advertise” the sectors you seek, and the exclusivity of Platinum status takes you up a level into strategic networking. Seek one-to-ones with non-competing fellow members who seek the same clients as you, and build a strong networking team around you.
Imagine building trust with another member? You know they do a great job. They can help your clients. You get the kudos from your client when the person you introduce does a great job.
If you can imagine that happening, can you see how that would work for you in reverse?
Join as a Platinum member and you have access to the means to get far more from the time you invest in networking.
I help turn business owners into LinkedIn client magnets. I also run LinkedIn Online, the expanding UK network of localised free online and offline networking groups together with Pam Case.
Reached that point where you need a sales or marketing person but can’t quite take the leap to a full time salary – I bridge that gap for less.
I’m also a LinkedIn expert – I teach people how to use every button, whistle and bell on their profile to find their target market, connect with them, and turn them into customers. I also run LinkedOnline the expanding UK network of localised free online and offline networking groups together with Ian Denny.