There are so many different business organizations, groups and social sites you can join. It’s true, even if your business is built entirely upon Internet Marketing and the selling of affiliate products. You already know about Twitter and Facebook.
It’s likely that you already understand how social bookmarking through portals like StumbleUpon and Digg work. You’ve probably even been hearing about the growing importance of LinkedIn in the world of online business networking. But just putting up your profile on LinkedIn isn’t enough to guarantee your success. Here are a few things to help you truly build your business and your network through the LinkedIn portal.
You really need to use SEO with LinkedIn as it is just like other websites on the web. The definition for SEO is search engine optimization if you didn’t know that. More than likely, for the content that you have posted, you have implemented this type of system. Using it with your profile is also a good idea. Wherever the keywords within naturally, put them there. You want to pay particular attention to your profile’s headline. You have to optimize the profile summary with keywords just like the headline. So when people locate you when searching on the search engines, they will click through to the rest of your profile and see what you have to offer. LinkedIn is not only for freelancers -you can even find jobs on this site. You can find a variety of jobs posted on LinkedIn every day. If you’re interested, you can seek out the jobs section and find out what is being offered. You might also get information about a job in a group discussion at some point. Don’t overlook this topic, whether you’re looking for a job or not. If you have the right skills, you might be able to get freelance work through this company. It isn’t hard to contact the person who posted the job and ask if they are accepting freelance applications. You can pick up some freelance work this way, and you may even run into a job opportunity worth considering!
Don’t confuse LinkedIn with other social sites like Facebook and Twitter. You can basically talk about anything you want to on social sites like Twitter or Facebook. This isn’t true where LinkedIn users are concerned. LinkedIn is a professional network made for making business contacts. That’s why it’s not necessarily wise to connect your profile on LinkedIn with those of other social sites. Use the system as it is meant to be used and act professionally at all times when you are using the site. It always pays to follow the rules, formal and informal, of a social media site.
There are many different ways to put LinkedIn to work for you to help you build your business. What you have to do is learn how to use the system correctly.
What exactly does that look like? The methods we’ve explored here are a good place to get started. There are a lot of others that you can use as well and you’ll find them as you keep taking action and working to educate yourself!