LinkedIn Groups – Gold Mine or Not

Gold mine or notWhat do you think? – Gold Mine or Not

LinkedIn Groups are Gold Mines, when used properly.

 Gold Mines are not for pillaging

LinkedIn Groups are great for connecting, contributing, collaborating and cramming. Used properly you can create connections that can turn into relationships that could develop into conversations that open the door for opportunities.  If you use LinkedIn Groups incorrectly, all you do is frustrate the members of the group and yourself because you fail to follow a successful path.

What do you think of this use of LinkedIn groups?

LinkedIn Message from a fellow Group Member

On 05/09/13 7:43 PM, {Name delelted to protect} wrote:

Hello !

I saw you here in the {Group name deleted to protect} and you seem like a sharp business professional so I wanted to reach out to you.

I’m sure you would agree that if there was a opportunity to get paid by simply helping people save money on gas, it would be a goldmine. There is a patented and proven technology saving people money on gas that huge companies have been using for years. Just recently, it was released to the general public and there is a HUGE opportunity for the right individuals.

I’m looking to partner with some like-minded individuals so if you’re open to another income stream, here’s a short video explaining our business.

7 minute video:
http://{URL deleted to protect you}

Please call me if you have any questions…. would like more information, or see an opportunity for yourself.

{Name Deleted}
{Grandiose Title Deleted}
{MLM Company Named Deleted}
Mobile/Office: {Phone number Deleted}
Email: {Email Address Deleted}
Website: www.{Web Address Deleted}.com


Here is my response – Do you think I was fair?

Hello {name deleted} – I hope you can accept that I do not agree with you that “getting paid by simply helping people save money on gas, it would be a goldmine.”

I wish you lots of success selling these products, I am sure they provide lots of value to the consumer.

Have a great Friday.



I love using LinkedIn and believe it is a Gold Mine for me, because I use it differently and politely

Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.

1 thought on “LinkedIn Groups – Gold Mine or Not

  1. Teddy, I believe Groups have great value. In some groups, where it is not my area of expertise, I can learn from highly skilled professionals. In those groups I am more prone to ask questions. In other groups, I believe I have valuable input. I may start a conversation or add my opinion on a subject. In either group, I have had conversations which continued beyond the group. I have also learned an insightful question can be as valuable as a well written comment. Groups are true gold mines, but not in the way the {Name Deleted} intended. That person was throwing the gold away.

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