Meetup is a social networking site that allows you to find and join groups related to your own personal interests. However, instead of just talking about these interests online, Meetup is used to organize offline and in-person meetings in your area. Whether you are a member of groups or an organizer there are ways you can have success using this platform.
What would be successful to you? Know what you are looking to gain from being a part of the social site so your potential success is measurable. Take the time to understand the purpose.
Who are you looking to meet? Depending on your goals, think about what type of connections are you looking to join.
When does the group meet? Ask yourself if the date and time works for you and attracts the people you are hoping to meet.
Where does the group meet? Consider if the area is where you are looking to make connections. Don’t be scared to narrow your location to a certain zip code.
How does the group make me feel? This is the most important part to the success of the equation. If attendees leave the Meetups feeling good they will be sure to make arrangements to come back. This means you will have the core group of attendees, and new ones. This means the group is sure to grow. Whether an attendee or organizer, you can continue to reap the benefits of the group.