Want to get more business out of LinkedIn? Read this!
Nearly three out of every four marketers use LinkedIn, and one out of every five say it’s the absolute most important form of social media they use. Does this surprise you? Lots of people see LinkedIn as a means to, well, link in with their business contacts, but don’t use it for much else.
In fact, though, LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for creating more business – you just have to know how to use it! Here are a few tips to get you started with leveraging this social media platform.
- Get Set Up: No matter how hard you work on LinkedIn, if your profile and business page are lacking you’re not going to look legitimate. Use keywords in your profile and business page description, make sure you’re actually active (liking other people’s posts just isn’t that hard), and share relevant content.
- Get Personal: Stop sending the generic “I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn” message. Replace it with something personal that will encourage that individual to take action. For example, “It was great to see you at X networking event! Lunch next week to talk more?”
- Get Help: LinkedIn has built in tools to make your life easier. Use them! Their Marketing Solutions suite has Sponsored Updates that populate to the site for users you’re targeting, a Lead Accelerator to populate possible leads’ (i.e. people who have visiting your website) pages with those customized Sponsored Updates, and Sponsored InMail to send emails to prospects who are active on the site.
To learn more about how your business can leverage LinkedIn and other digital media to see success in 2015 and beyond, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. We’ll be offering even more information on these types of topics at our November “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, California. Don’t miss it!