Are you one of the frustrated LinkedIn members who has really no idea how to monetize this incredible database that you have been building on LinkedIn? Great news, especially if your business depends on sales and being found online. Excellent if you’re a sales person, speaker, social media expert or celebrity and your business success depends on being able to demonstrate the value you bring to others.
Are you monetizing your LinkedIn profile? Do you have a great profile or does it need a little polish so you can join the LinkedIn 1% Club?
LinkedIn by the Numbers
LinkedIn now has over 202 million members, had over 5.7 billion searches last year, and 2 new members join every second. Where do members live? According to LinkedIn, 74 million members are from the United States, 18 million in India, followed by Brazil and the United Kingdom with 11 million each, 7 million from Canada, and 3 from Australia.
The average income of the LinkedIn user is $109,000 versus Facebook’s $25,000 and Twitter’s $52,000. No matter how you slice it, LinkedIn is big business with huge revenue opportunities for your company
First, why should you be on LinkedIn? Be found or find others. This means the size of your network matters. LinkedIn works on the theory of six degrees of separation but they only allow you to see three levels. You don’t know who your connections know. How can you use your LinkedIn profile to connect with all six levels of connections? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Are you successfully monetizing LinkedIn? If your business depends on client leads and you did not receive the LinkedIn 1% Congratulations email what can you do?
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