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Any tips to survive on LinkedIn (II)

The mobile version of LinkedIn is operational

Complementing the post we published 21 last June (ver post), this time we more into detail on how to improve networking via LinkedIn. I owe text to Blog Frank Scipion ingresosalcuadrado.com, I think he has done an excellent job called “Vitamins cure for your LinkedIn profile“. There goes that:

LinkedIn is a social network sovereignly wasted. In the interests of justice, I decided to write today one Linkedin guide for entrepreneurs. Many people believe that it is very difficult to make new connections, and they end up using it simply as a place to hang your resume, It is not like this?. And what I think is that it has a far greater potential than many of us are taking today.

First of all, Linkedin is itself a search engine and has tremendous reputation Google and other major search engines. And that reason is only reason to be present, because if only you Google your name and you have a profile on Linkedin, you will see that you appear on the first page of results. Try it and you will notice the weight that has Linkedin to Google.

Here you step eight main points that helped me give you the real value of this social network.

Linkedin guide 1. Improve your search engine rankings

In your LinkedIn profile you will find three spaces to add links to your own sites or blogs. Instead of using “My Website”, click “Other”. There you can enter text that best matches what people can find about your business.

For example, I used to stop my blog passive income, a keyword that is why I want to position myself. You can put here your Facebook fan page, your channel youtube, etc ... and also optimize the text of your link.

In my case, public view my profile on Linkedin has a PageRank 2. Nothing extraordinary, but not insignificant for a newly launched blog.

Of course, It is an extremely simple way to boost your search engine positions.

Linkedin guide 2. Promote the content of your blog

You can also import your profile Linkedin to the feed of your blog on WordPress, looking for the appropriate application in that program. This becomes a quick and easy way for others to check out the content of your blog in a minute.

If you do not use WordPress (unfortunate!), There you can also use Blog Link. This application supports TypePad, Movable Type, Vox, WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Blogger, LiveJournal and several other.

We all know well that blogs are the best way to grow your brand, whether personal or your project. With this you can automate the dissemination of your posts on Linkedin.

Linkedin guide 3. Launch an advertising campaign on LinkedIn

The truth is that until they told me, I had no idea that LinkedIn offered a contextual advertising service. LinkedIn is a site professionals for professionals, which it is less exposed to random other environments, and conversely, receives care visits and more people interested in business.

The system is simple and allows you to write in minutes, guide and launch your advertising, and pay it either clicks or impressions, with budgets that start in 40 euros. The advantage is that you can quickly reach a community really premium of 63 million professionals with high levels of income (100,000 € half). And you can segment your ad based on the age, industry, job, yes, company size and Location.

For lack of funds, I do not use paid advertising services. This does not remove the real interest of this service thinking advertising company, since linkedin offers a similar service Facebook fan page service, service Business Page.

Linkedin guide 4. To organize events

I love this Linkedin tool that lets you announce events. You not even need to be the coordinator of the event to upload it to the agenda Linkedin. An event can be created only with the basic information and interest spread. You can even send invitations through your network Linkedin, taking advantage of the usefulness of RSVPs. And you can also quickly view all your contacts events.

Linkedin guide 5. Use groups to connect with people

In a group Linkedin, you can read / post news, launch a debate, Post a job, etc ... They are closed environments that manage members who can access all content.

It is more common for people to join a group, but then again not nearly to participate in it. And the truth is that I can not throw the first stone because I'm one of them. In my case, instead of having an online continued participation in one or more groups, visiting them every day, I prefer to receive notices by mail and only entered into a conversation if I have a real interest.

What is even more should start a new group, as it will give you the advantage of having the email addresses of those who join, updated daily as it grows. I know I can give you a bit of work to put together and push a group, but a good way to start is directly invite all your contact. When your contacts they join the group, these developments will be visible in their profiles, and there other people will get interested and join. The result is a small empire..

Linkedin see some groups that are all the rage. start with 2 English groups to which must be monitored, because that many things happen:

2 references in Spanish, daily conversations with active:

Can you imagine having your access to such contact base? Well, Maybe you should start today.

Linkedin guide 6. Get recommendations to attract more customers

If anything Linkedin difference from other social networks, recommendations are, something really unique. And I can not think of a better way to promote your business by asking your customers and your colleagues to share with others their opinion of you.

You may be wondering how to get them. Simple: first give, then receive. Write good recommendations from your peers, and soon you'll get better from you. Should spend some time on this.

To credibility and convince, the recommendations of others is very important. With Linkedin you have an inexhaustible source of testimonials from people recognized (experts in their field, managers, etc..) that can support your project and settle down as one of the leaders in your industry.

Linkedin guide 7. make questions, and answered questions from the rest

A quick way to stand out as an expert is to answer questions that other. It is true that this service in Spanish is used below (If you compare the database of questions / answers available in English), but still, I would not miss the chance to answer a couple of questions relevant to your business.

You can also make your own questions, and see how they respond other. It's a great way to do surveys before launching your website for example, or validate the interest of a possible product you want to launch the professional market soon.

Linkedin guide 8. Connect your twitter account to your Linkedin profile

Your tweets appear on your profile, and you can launch a tweet from linkedin. There are a couple of widget to let you know that estña saying about you on Twitter. Because I do?. Because anecdotes relevant content to your profile, useful for your search engine rankings and also because return addresses highly qualified traffic to your twitter account, and if they see the aterir on your profile like, followers will be yours.

That's all for that Linkedin guide for entrepreneurs. Do not waste more time, Give him a chance to Linkedin. Worth.

Charged batteries? Work your personal brand as a new challenge season

They say September and January are new stages. September means the re-enter, the start of work after the holidays, with batteries charged and perhaps some butt with that little depression involving around “to school”. January means a new year, and new life.

Among the new purposes, The ranking is led sports, dieting, improvement in labor, hold the line, learn a language, finish some studies…

Let us focus here on improvement in labor. Let's look at some starting points:

  1. I want to enter the world of work
  2. I'm unemployed
  3. I want to change jobs
  4. I want to improve my work
  5. I need help to start a business of their own

1. Do you want to enter the working world. Whether you're you've finished studies or simply do not work you had raised so far, in any case a personal brand can help open many doors. You do not have experience? It is obvious, but I'm sure you have ideas, contacts, desire and some specialty. With these four ingredients we could start to work your personal brand. Cheer, the time is gold.

2. You are unemployed. Plus, you're not alone. The crisis has been fattened on many good professionals; and also about bad. If you think you still need a boil to resume work activity, My advice is that you go to training. There is a lot, free and available. If you think be prepared and motivated for all, what you need is a strong personal brand that will help you position yourself, find your specialty and to throw himself into the world of active networking. The brand helps more than you imagine. Many HR professionals come to the net to find information candidates. You arrived Hence my question is Are you on the net? Are you well positioned?.

3. You want to change jobs. Although today many believe that's a luxury, opportunities for occupationally active are higher than for those who are unemployed. It is sad but true. So, what you need is to use the lever that is your current job and create a strong brand around. That will keep you in the limelight and will facilitate WOM for other proposals.

4. You want to improve your work. Maybe you do not get up, an intermediate command you have put a wall between. It is a complex situation, but not impossible. And personal branding, It is an easy situation. Talk anytime.

5. Own business. We welcome entrepreneurs, although in this country no one makes it easy to start. A good friend has created a great product, related services to improve the lives of blind people. It takes a while crossing the desert and can not get banks, capital risk, foundations… you lend a hand. Now you know that a strong personal brand will help open doors.

Well, you dare?. I hope in the contact section, promote a brand costs less than what you think.

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Networking 05 / Smile!

Smile

Smile, please. This is a simple and basic principle management, and many people skip it.

Nobody likes to do business with someone who frowns. It is easier to establish working relationships with someone who says good morning with a smile.

This basic rule was created in 1936 by Dale Carnegie in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, but trust me, still in force.

 

 

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Networking 04 / Let us be generous with information

Information is one of the most precious resources. Often we are so jealous of our work or our method that everything stays home.

My advice is to share information. If we do it, We get you a WOM (mouth, ear, to understand us) Interestingly, in the end we benefit.

Suggestions, ideas, open debates, Anything goes to help someone who walks lost or looking for a second assessment about something.

We have the perfect tool: the Web 2.0 and countless resources. There is no excuse for not doing so.

Networking 03 / to get started, a compliment

It may seem a basic principle, but we often forget. Every time we need something from someone, it is best to start with a compliment. Children often do: first they tell you you're very handsome and very strong, and then ask you to upload them ” a piggyback ride”. They are not one.

In the field of business and networking it's the same. It costs nothing to start with a “I congratulate you on your article” or “I have spoken highly of his method”. It's really simple, and facilitates the icebreaker best lubricates our relationships.

By the way, You can also end a compliment. Thanks for reading me.

Networking 02 / Never eat alone

Leo Amazon and several blogs the following critique of the book “Never eat alone” of Keith Ferrazzi:

Keith Ferrazzi is the youngest partner in the history of Deloitte Consulting and founder of the consulting firm Ferrazzi Greenlight. In the book, the author tries to differentiate itself from the classical techniques handshake and business cards rain.

Unlike other authors, Ferrazzi has an army of contacts that help you achieve your purposes just by moving a finger. In fact, throughout the book he insists that having this network of friends has struggled to do more favors to receive, sometimes working for free for nothing.

Ferrazzi tells us his experience from the point of view of someone who has trouble making friends. To Ferrazzi be breaking the ice is complicated, remember the names of the people you met at that event is complicated, maintaining relationships is complicated ... but there are some "tricks" out there that make it easy.

Ferrazzi speaks of networking as a natural process. In fact he mentions that he has never attended a networking event because it believes that relationships are forged not on common interests, but between common passions. You make an extra effort by whoever considers his friend (with whom he shared passions) and not by a known (who only joined her interests).

It seems an interesting insight into a defense of offline relationships.

Networking 01/ Curiosa etiquette on email

In the section of tips to improve networking, There is a hidden rule is to try to avoid the word “I” at least until the third or fourth sentence. Is not easy, but insisting a little out.

What will the “I” to deserve such treatment? Perhaps the answer has networking specialist Eric Frazer, who did the test several times and got meetings more easily than usual.

Although perhaps the correct answer would give us a psychologist. Does anyone dare?

In any case, the issue is there: try to stay away from “I” as long as possible. At least, I think so.

Any tips to survive on LinkedIn

It is indisputable that LinkedIn It has established itself as the main network networking world. Launched ago 6 years from Mountain View, California, today has about 70 million professionals. LinkedIn is an average visit 37 minutes per month, and Spain is the 7th country in the ranking with nearly LinkedIn 700.000 users, after the US, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy and Germany. Although not the subject of the post, If still you wonder what is and what is LinkedIn, here I hang a training video:

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When we analyze the different profiles found on LinkedIn, it is easy to discover facts profiles on the run, no photo, with little contact details, no history of companies in which it has worked, without updating. It is disappointing that many people believe to be “to be” LinkedIn without further. LinkedIn serves to generate active networking, to discover interesting profiles, to offer our services. That's not “to be”, that gigs there a bit and make it clear who we are (professional level), where we are and what we aspire.

We have to imagine that LinkedIn is our website. Update it, take care, explain our projects or you can attract colleagues or customers. Here are some tips on how to make best game:

  • Being Being: LinkedIn is an inviting place to be descriptive, is strategic-not tactical, so it's best to avoid short sentences powerpoint style, and try to explain our achievements, our contributions in a clear and descriptive manner.
  • introduce ourselves: I have seen many people do not fail the “abstract”, a perfect place to count 4 lines what we have done. Nor is customary to fill paragraph “specialties”, piece keywords to find partners, partners or customers. And the photo. Some believe it is not important. It is. The face is the mirror of the soul.
  • How much more, better. Unlike other social networks, LinkedIn is interesting to show off a bit. One should not be any previous work insignificant it may seem. There may be a stage done in our student days the doors open to an offer.
  • We use professional jargon: Knowing the language of each sector is important. There are endless ways to describe what you do, but the sector jargon is clear, concise and understandable. If I want to attract employees in the sector of mouth / ear I'll use the term marketing “Wominomics”, based on the industry “word of mouth”.
  • Jobseekers, dilo. Nobody likes to say he is looking for work. But if you are looking for, dilo. Otherwise, nobody will notice you as a candidate “available”. It is perfectly feasible to write under your name “environmental marketing specialist”. That is not fooling anyone, It is a mix of your education with your career. But if you do not currently work at any company, let it clear.
  • Do you speak languages? LinkedIn is a global medium, and allows a single page have different profiles depending on the language. A sample: Here's my public profile Spanish, English and Catalan.
  • Show your profile more social: LinkedIn is a perfect setting for creating and tracking groups professionals. They come in all colors and for all tastes. Subscribe to groups allows you to receive information about our industry and participate in discussion forums. In addition, creating groups can help generate traffic for our own business, blog…

Here's Part 2: Any tips to survive in Linkedin II