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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

LI Tip #102 - Why are you using LinkedIn anyway?

Do you have your profile set up and looking great, but have turned off the ability for people to send you an InMail or to call you for business?

Why have your profile on LinkedIn if you are not open to networking? DUH!

Here's the scoop:

People on LinkedIn are there to do business...everyone on LinkedIn is there to do business, whether they are looking for work or to find possible clients. It is the most professional platform on the internet, bar none!

My question to you is, why do you even have your profile set up on the platform if you are not allowing people to connect with you through messaging and a phone number?

When you have a store front, you don't lock your door, so customers cannot come in and ask you questions, do you? NO! You want to invite people to come into your store, so they can look around and if they need help with something, you want to be able to communicate with them.

All too often I see profiles that are set up and the only way you can reach out to them is to invite them to connect. But you do not want to invite people to connect with you if you do not know them in some way! All you need is for 5 people to say they don't know you and you will have your LinkedIn profile sent to "LinkedIn jail!" I know this because I have had clients not listen to me on this point, and sure enough, a few weeks later, their profile gets frozen...sent to LinkedIn jail.

It is important to make ourselves available for business, if we want business.

It is like inviting people to look at your business through the front window, and then locking your door, so they cannot get in.

Think about it. Do you want business, or don't you?

For a chance to learn how to get more business using LinkedIn, check out this webinar coming up soon.

Christine Till

The Marketing Mentress



© Copywrite by The Marketing Mentress & Christine Till August 23th, 2017

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