Good Morning, Social Rabbit here with your guide to the world of social media.
In this post I share the results I got from asking “What benefits have you seen for your business by using LinkedIn”
“I was a ‘case study’ during a Citrix webinar on LinkedIn at the start of the month so my figures are top of mind …. in January 72% of my income came via relationships that I have established solely as a result of LinkedIn, my Outshine database has grown by 456% in 7 months, and my teleseminars are now regularly over-subscribed which is a direct knock-on effect of the rate I’ve managed to grow my database through LinkedIn.”
“I won’t disclose any $$$ amounts… Let’s just say that I’ve booked many numerous trade shows as a traffic builder, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmations, Communions, Weddings, Marketing events, private and corporate parties and events from my networking adventures here…”
“LinkedIn has been a great way to find excellent talent. It’s also been a good place to screen out people who are not a fit. Specifically, we use it to contact previous employers for backgrounds of possible hires. Most hiring managers know that the references that are provided by candidates are hand chosen to provide a great review. We like to call people who are not on the list. And…if a previous employer doesn’t provide a LinkedIn recommendation, that’s a sign, too. Thanks to LinkedIn, it’s harder and harder to hide poor performance and as a business owner, that’s a very good thing.”
“LinkedIn has played a key role in my branding and marketing efforts. Considering it’s more business-oriented than Facebook (where I also have a profile), I have enjoyed meeting people from around the world who have been interested in me personally as well as my voiceover business. The most tangible example of this is Mary Lascelles, known as ReloMary. She and I met here on LI back in the fall, struck up a friendship, and I wound up voicing the tags on two of her relocation business’s videos, which are on her website and on YouTube. LI is also an excellent way to make connections through Q&A, make/receive recommendations on past/current work, and promote yourself to a worldwide audience.”
“The main benefit so far is that I have re-established contact with a number of people. Also a special interest networking group with whom you are familiar is using it for a communications hub ie MGSM NETWORKER.”
Geoff and Isobel Berry
“Just some potential business partners/friends up to now…..But it is surely a good tool to dig any possible cooperation opportunities.”
“I had been aware of LinkedIn for quite awhile, but had to be prodded by friends to join. Once I established a profile, it was amazing how rapidly my network grew.
The two key ways in which LinkedIn has added value to my consulting business is the ability to post news and articles on my profile page for wider distribution, and the use of InMail, a friendly medium that helps differentiate and personalize my email.”
“I’ve also been on LinkedIn since 2003, and I regularly find my LI network produces hot leads that have translated to real revenue. One speaking job booked after a status update; a number of new members to sphinxx leadership program for senior women; some responses to calls for help for my clients and contacts which has generated $$$ in goodwill; and lots of subscribers and referrals to my business website. I have to say though that this has become harder since twitter links have auto added to my status update so i’ve just decided to switch this off.”
“Plenty of benefits. I have used LinkedIn extensively to successfully capital raise for clients looking for investment to make their web business ideas turn from ideas into reality. I have also received decent dollars from Internet Consultancy offers derived from LinkedIn searchers. It is a goldmine in entrepreneurial activity.”