Reid Hoffman, an entrepreneur, envisioned a Social Networking website that connected businessmen all over the world. That was ten years ago. He co-founded a website called Linkedin. The website advertised itself with the tagline “relationships matter.”
Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of Linkedin. The Social networking platform is an indomitable presence among social media. It boasts of up to 230,000,000 users spread over 200 countries.
Are you one among these millions of Linkedin users? If yes, the following nine tips will help you get the most from it.
- Tell who you are upfront
Have a profile that tells it all. Let the readers know who you are and what your business is all about. Talk a bit about your target clients. Let your logo and profile photo indicate your professionalism as a business.
- Use it to earn a name
Make good use of Linkedin to build a good reputation. Post great articles, stories or blogs at regular intervals. You can push them to your contacts.
- Seek recommendations
Request all of your friends to write a short note recommending you to others. It will prompt others to follow you.
- Know the best time to post
All social networking platforms have their own times when users are active. When it comes to Linkedin, it is from 8 in the morning to 5 in the evening. Schedule all your important updates for these times on workdays. After a few days, analyze your Linkedin statistics. This will help you identify your unique posting time. Arrange your updates accordingly.
- Follow influencers
Linkedin is a great place to get content from successful people all over the world. Choose a few role models and follow them. This will increase your popularity as an entrepreneur. If you are a job seeker, it will reveal your interests and aspirations.
- Join groups
Profiles that are active get five times more views than those who are inactive. Join discussions and comment on posts.
- Enlarge your circle
Keep on adding connections. However, don’t use Linkedin’s generalized invitation. You may write a short note on why you want to get connected. Once the base is built, use Linkedin’s “people you may know” tool to keep on adding to it.
- Stay active
Make sure that you are publishing content that are worth reading. Use images, videos and a link to your website to get the most from your posts. And don’t forget to pose questions. Prompt your followers to answer them. And reward those who remain the most active.
- Go mobile
The time when people used computers to stay connected is long gone. Today’s consumers make most of their transactions using Smartphones. Go with the flow. View your Linkedin page using a mobile phone or tablet. Modify it accordingly to avoid unnecessary delays and other troubles.
You should also turn on notifications. It will give you an idea of who all have viewed your profile. Make adjustments accordingly the information to get the most from the social networking giant.
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