As of today, two people are joining Linkedin in every second. Who are they? Are you one? Is it something to set up and forget about or a dynamic marketing tool? Can a relationship really be supported on Linkedin?
The infographic shows how most people on Linkedin have between 500 to 999 connections in their "network", use only the free account option and let their 1st level connection see their entire 1st level network. The most helpful feature is "who viewed my profile" followed by the automated suggestion tool: "people you may know".
Take notes from this infographic to better understand who you are connecting with and what they find most valuable:
It makes more sense to avoid strategizing relationships.
Here are ways Linkedin can be used to grow professional relationships:
Learn something specific about a topic.
Help someone else with a specific topic you are an expert with.
Give a recommendation to someone you find awesome.
Introduce yourself and invite to stay connected via a Linkedin network.
Invite someone to a group, event or discusssion.
Get two people connected with an introduction.
Do research about a person or company you are interested in hiring.
Make an announcement about something amazing and helpful.
Send a private message to someone for support, questions, or introduction
These are but a few. Visit Linkedin not as a place to shop but as a connection tool. Find ways to make their day, learn new things and give support to others in need. It is a great place to exchange knowledge and people will soon learn of your character and expertise.
What is your best Linkedin tip? Please freel free to share.