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LinkedIn Success Stories

Posted by benasmith on October 9, 2008

Two great success stories for LinkedIn. For all those doubters on the value of LinkedIn or other professional networking sites, these are great examples of effective use LinkedIn to generate business and create new sales. The results are directly attributable to the subscribers making good use of the resources the site offers.

First, a great example of a LinkedIn subscriber successfully launching a business and generating great sales entirely thanks to creative use of LinkedIn groups and the status update feature.

http://tinyurl.com/48dwzq

Second, a LinkedIn subscriber using the site to reconnect with an old client and convert that former client in to a new $1 millon contract.

http://tinyurl.com/5xaehn

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Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn

Posted by benasmith on September 1, 2008

I’ve heard a number of people comment that they have a profile on LinkedIn, but don’t do anything with it, or that there’s nothing you can really do with it.

Personally I’m a huge advocate of LinkedIn. I use it to network, keep in touch with existing contacts, get introductions to new contacts, research companies or specific individuals. Ive also made good use of the questions feature and have learned valuable new information through the answers posted. I’m looking forward to seeing how the new group discussion features develop.

The following article, Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn, is a great introduction and includes some valuable tips on leveraging the power of the LinkedIn network:

http://tinyurl.com/35qu7f

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