I recently realized – and it hurts to admit it – that some of my friends and colleagues are STILL LinkedIn skeptics. Sure, they have a LinkedIn Profile, but they don’t invest any time in it. They think, “I don’t need to build my LinkedIn network or update my Profile because I already have a job!” or “People don’t really get business from LinkedIn, so I don’t need build my LinkedIn Network.”
But I can reassure you and my colleagues and friends that people do get business from LinkedIn. In fact, I get 40% of my clients from LinkedIn. 40 percent! And what’s more, those particular clients tend to be my longer-term clients, and they tend to refer more long-term clients to me.
And, you may have a job, but you never know when you might need a new one, and wouldn’t you love to receive an offer for more money, without even sending a resume through Monster.com?
So how can you leverage LinkedIn for more business or job offers? By strategically and purposefully using LinkedIn. The “6 Weeks to More Success Through LinkedIn” Video E-course will show you how to create a lucrative presence on LinkedIn, but here are 3 Powerful Tips to get you started:
1. The first SECRET to being successful on LinkedIn is to LinkedIn search engine optimized your Profile. This will help you appear higher in LinkedIn searches. Not sure how to add keywords? Read this post: The LinkedIn Law of Attraction
2. Be continuously and consistently active. Do something at least once a week that counts as an activity. Need some ideas for activities? Use LinkedIn Status Updates to Stay Top of Mind
3. Create a Profile that appeals to people once they find you. It must be complete, professional, concise, and offer a clear picture of the quality services you have to offer. Here’s one blog post that will help you see if your LinkedIn Profile is up to par: An Incomplete LinkedIn Profile/Network Can Hurt You
And here’s a caution: Don’t miss out on the power of LinkedIn to help you attract more high paying clients or a higher paying job.