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Linkedin Profile Tips

 

Did you know that LinkedIn is the largest online network for working professionals. That is why creating and maintaining a profile is extremely beneficial to you as a business owner.

1. Have a professional photo.  Stay away from selfies.  Keep your picture current. 

2. Have a compelling, client attractive summary.  Don't be boring.

3. Have an eye catching headline. Make sure when people come to your profile you catch their attention immediately.

4. Have your contact information.  It's always good to give some another way to get a hold of you.  

5. Get current recommendations. Believe it or not you don't know how many times someone has told me that they read my recommendations.  Please always ask for one.  Ask those you are currently working with.  Ask those who worked with you before. 

Do these things to keep current.

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Should You Schedule Your Posts on Social Media?

 

I get asked the question, “Should I schedule my posts on Social Media” all the time.

I always say, “Yes”. 

Here are 3 reasons why I think so.

1. It saves time!

When scheduling content in advance it frees up your time.  Also you are not always logging into all the social media platforms to load the posts.  Also it spares you from wasting time looking at posts that are trying to get our attention.

2. You can reach your audience at peak times. 

Scheduling at peak times give you the freedom of posting when your not available. Example one of my peak times is a 11pm ET.  I’m simply unable to post at 11pm every night manually.  Scheduling at peak times assures you that you will be there when your audience is.

3. It helps with brand consistency.

No doubt if you are posting on all the platforms with daily consistency your brand will get noticed. 

So what tools should you use for scheduling.  I recommend Later.  I...

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Growing Connections On Linkedin!

 

I wanted to share just 3 of many ways that you can start growing your Linkedin connections.

1.  Always post a status update at least once a week.  If you have time post more.  These posts should be full of relevant content that will help your ideal client.

2. Personalize every request to connect. Don't use the canned message that Linkedin gives you.

3.  Join some groups where your Ideal clients.  After you join make sure you listen to what people are saying in the group.  Answer any questions you can.  Share relevant content but don't sell in these groups.  Being in groups with your ideal clients will also help you with your marketing plans. 

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What's holding you back from doing a Video?

 

What are your excuses for not doing a video?

1. I don't have the time.  Make the time.  Make a calendar and have a plan.

2. I don't have enough equipment!  Use your Iphone or Droid.

3. I suck on video.

My encouragement to is, Just Do It! 

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13 Minutes A Day On Linkedin!

 

I want to challenge you to spend 13 minutes a day on Linkedin.  Alot of times I get complaints that Linkedin doesn't work.  I always ask one question back.  When was the last time that you were on Linkedin.  I was surprised to hear, "1 year, 6 months or haven't been back on Linkedin since I set up my profile". Not sure how anyone expect to have results if they are never on.

So here is my 13 minutes  a day on Linkedin.

A.  (2 min)  View - who’s looking at your profile.

B.  (4 min)  Connect -Send some messages to connect. Make them custom to your  target Market

C.  (3 min)  CheckTabs - Home, My Network, Jobs, Messaging  and Notifications. You don't want to miss anything.

D  (4 min) Accepting  - Accept invitations that make sense.  Create your own rules around who you will connect with.  I shared mine in the video. 

If you do this 13 minutes a day, 5 days a week you will have results. 

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Do You Have A Successful Facebook Business Page?

 

I spend a lot of time working on different facebook business pages, and some are and instant success and some need work.  So today I want to walk you through a few things that will make your FB page successful.

1. First impressions are everything!  Think about it when you go to a business event you would not go with your hair not combed.  Or you would go with holes in your pants.  You would put your best look forward.  It's the same with your facebook business page so you want to put your best look forward.  

2. Craft a great looking cover photo.  You don't know how many times I go to different pages that don't have a cover photo at.  Get creative and put one up or hire someone to design one.  

3. Make sure your "About" section is complete.  Take advantage of this section by completing all the informations about yourself.  Including some clickable links that you can insert.

4. Effective headlines matter. If while...

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Is visual content important on Social Media?

 

Visual content is very important

A reminder that so many online marketers say that visual content is important to include when posting online.  How about you? How is your visual content doing today?

1.  People really like visuals

2.  Visual content increases views 

3.  Visuals help with engagement

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Stop Playing Small On Linkedin

 

1.  Write a note.  Make it personal.

2. Nurture your connections.  Reach out and learn about them.

3. Don't sell.  If you just meet someone don't sell them right away.

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Some Linkedin Etiquette For You!

 

Linkedin is great for networking, but are you doing it right.  A lot of people on Linkedin lack etiquette when it comes to reaching out to someone.  This video shares some examples of good and bad reaching out.  

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It's all about the sound quality!

 

The truth is no one will watch a video with poor sound quality. Bad sound quality is worse than bad image quality.  So here are my top 4 tips to recording a video with good quality sound. 

  1.  Invest in a decent microphone.  I recommend a PowerDeWise mic.  You can get it for under $23 on Amazon.
  2. Position the microphone correctly.  It's important not to have the mic too far away or too close.
  3. Minimize background noise.  Don't record a video in a construction zone or where someone is playing loud music.
  4. Speak clearly. The best way to speak clear is to slow down. 

So I hope these tips help you and if there is anything I can do to help you make better videos let me know.

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