Quick Tip:
2 Types of Organizations You Should Belong To … and Why

Joining professional organizations is a good way to advance your skills, meet prospects, and network with people who have similar interests and/or goals as your own.

To get the most out of your professional memberships, you need to carefully choose the organizations you belong to. The two types that will do you the most good are:

  1. A professional group in your field.

    If you’re a copywriter, join a group for copywriters. If you’re a designer, join a group for designers. Being a member will give you the opportunity to meet colleagues and continually advance your knowledge in your field … two important benefits.

  2. A professional organization in your niche.

    Look for organizations that are mainly made up of the type of people you work with. For example, if you’re a copywriter who writes for alternative health products, you’ll meet a lot of potential prospects by joining an organization that attracts people in the alternative health industry. This kind of membership is also great for keeping you up on the latest news in your niche field.

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Published: September 11, 2006

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