LinkedIn pods get a bad reputation. If you clicked this article, chances are you want to join one. In that case, don’t listen to the doubters and LinkedIn pod detractors. The truth is, the best content doesn’t always win. To grow on any social media platform, you need to be strategic as well as creative.
What if you have zero followers? Nobody is going to see you!
You need INITIAL EYEBALLS to get that post to make the rounds, and LinkedIn pods are a great way to do that.
So, today I’m going to take you through my process of how to join LinkedIn pods.
Step 1: Search “LinkedIn pods” on LinkedIn
What better place to search for LinkedIn pods than LinkedIn itself? It’s ingenious. Just go to the search bar at the top of the page and type “linkedin pods,” then on the next page make sure you filter for CONTENT.
Step 2: Search The Content For Good Pod Opportunities
Here’s one from Devina Kaur that I just found. If I wanted to join her in her pod journey, I’d just comment on the post and say “I’m in!”
Step 3: Search “LinkedIn Pods” In Groups
Okay, so you can do the same exact thing that you just did with the “Content” section for “Groups.”
Don’t search “LinkedIn pods” though, search “LinkedIn pod” singular.
Here are some of the results right now:
You have 27 different groups right there to choose from right now. You could also try to search for different keywords such as “LinkedIn engagement” or “LinkedIn engagement pods.”
The truth is, if you just keep searching on LinkedIn itself, you’ll be able to find something to join.
Click in to any of the results on that page, request to join, and learn the ropes. :)
Step 4: Search Facebook
For some reason, LinkedIn can be a little hostile to these engagement groups. They do not like them and will ban people if it becomes overly obvious they’re using these groups. One way to get around that is by going on Facebook!
Search Facebook for “LinkedIn pod” and you’ll get a ton of Facebook groups that pop up. Click in, follow the instructions to join, and you’re off!
One Last Idea
How about you make one! The truth is, LinkedIn pods can feel a little icky sometimes. That’s because it’s generally really fake with the engagement. Maybe make a LinkedIn pod that’s less like a pod and more like a community. Invite a few close friends who are committed to helping each other grow and leave comments that actually mean something.
If you genuinely care about each other, I don’t see anything wrong with making a Facebook Group or Slack Channel to put your latest posts just so you can stay up to date with your friend’s lives.
Over time while posting on LinkedIn, you will become good friends with a few people. Genuinely. Invite them to a Slack group of your own and make your own exclusive LinkedIn pod. That makes a whole lot more sense to me.
I hope that helps clear the air a little bit on how to join LinkedIn pods.