There are many benefits associated with becoming a member of Socially Shared. They include:
Members only networking – a quarterly meet up for members only.
Discounted ticket price – pay only £6 for each networking session and also receive large discounts off the main events such as Women in Business Conference and the Just About development days.
Online business listing – list your business on the Socially Shared member's directory.
Members lounge – an area on the Socially Shared website packed full of resources.
Name badge – personalised badge with your name and business.
Free guest passes – 2 free passes so you can bring a friend to a session.
Business spotlight – feature your business under the Socially Shared spotlight on our website.
Branded folder – ideal for keeping all your resource materials together.
Member to member offers – create an offer for other members to promote your business.
Event listings – unlimited event listings on the Socially Shared calendar on the website.
Guest blog – write a guest blog for Socially Shared about your business, a new product, service, launch, or event. Receive free guidance from resident blogger, Shelley Wilson.
Host a Socially Shared Session
Hosting a session is a super way to raise the profile of your business. We’ve had a wide selection of topics covered over the years from our members including Your Profile, Your Story by Karen Ramsey-Smith, How to Create a Marketing Video that Works by Linda Scannell, and Instagram by Kate and Emma from Piece of Cake Marketing.
Would you like to host a session but are unsure what topic to talk about? Here are some ideas to inspire you:
Self-Care – can you share tips on looking after your mental and physical health as a freelancer/sole trader?
Core Values – how do you integrate core values into your business and can you share this?
LinkedIn – are you confident using this platform? Could you host a session to help others?
Getting Organised – are you a VA who knows how to organise a desk/office space/inbox? Can you share your top tips and help others to be productive?
The idea of hosting a session is to offer a valuable learning experience for the ladies who attend as well as promoting you and your business/services. Putting yourself in the limelight ensures that fellow networkers bring you immediately to mind if asked to recommend someone in your industry.
There are so many collaboration stories emerging from the Socially Shared sessions that prove just how powerful it can be to get involved.
Once a topic and date have been arranged, you will have time to put together your talk notes. Becky then creates handouts around this information which are given out on the day and can also be purchased online by anyone unable to attend.
No matter why you decide to become a member of Socially Shared, taking full advantage of the benefits is important. Writing a guest blog, and hosting a session are proven ways of boosting your businesses profile.
Think about your strengths, skills, and achievements as well as the questions you are asked most often by clients or colleagues. Is this something you could adapt to a session?
If you have an idea for a session theme, then please get in touch for a chat with either Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org.