It’s time for a post about LinkedIn because I’m spending a lot of time explaining it. Even people who have been using it a while are not using it as well as they could be. You’re leaving money on the table if you don’t use it, or if you don’t use it well. It’s not just for stuffy “businessy” people. You’ll find plenty of heart-centered people in there.
And it doesn’t take much time at all! There’s really no down side to having an updated LinkedIn profile. And plenty of up sides.
Below are a few specific reasons why you should spiff up your profile, followed by quick tips on how to make it work best. I’m including links to step-by-step instructions.
Even if you’re sure social media is not for you, it might be worth getting a free listing in LinkedIn.
Who am I to advise on this?
LinkedIn says I’m an all-star. That’s fun to see.
I’ve been using LinkedIn longer than most people have even heard of it, and I’ve tinkered around to see what works. I have gotten business from LinkedIn with very little effort. And I’m in the top 5% of most viewed LinkedIn profiles. I understand social media and I enjoy sharing the shortcuts.
So here’s my checklist for you…