Posted on May 23, 2013

Does LinkedIn Work?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

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.

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  1. Barbara says:

    Hi Donna, thanks for this very useful tips for linkedin. I definitely agree that linked in really does work and it is very useful for me. This is very informative. Keep it up!

  2. James says:

    Hi Donna

    James here, thanks for this post. I never “GOT” linkedin but i do have a profile on there. Slowly though i am working my way into it and working it out.

    Some good info Donna

    Thank You


    • DSchilder says:

      Hi James,

      So glad the information here is useful for you. The premise behind LinkedIn is hard to wrap your head around. And, it’s even more overwhelming to learn how to use it. There is a lot to it. I commend you for working to gain more knowledge about it. You will be rewarded for this hard work. There is so much to be gained from keeping in contact with people in your network and for having a free online presence. If you create a robust LinkedIn Profile, business opportunities will find you. So keep plugging away!

  3. Hi, Thanks for your tips about linkedin and sharing your views about linkiedin but I am also from that group who thinks what is the benefit of adding data and updating my linkedin profile because I already have my job.
    I will consider it and start updating my profile regularly because I have been reading a lot about linkedin benefits these days.

  4. Sara says:

    I recently polished up and finished my profile and I am starting to get some interesting job offer notifications.
    I am looking to change job this year, so it’s been an eye opener and helps remove the need to rely on a recruitment agency.

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