said 1 year, 4 months ago:
Wonderful tips in this forum.
My tip is focusing on getting you found in LinkedIn searches. As you probably already know LinkedIn has a search feature whereby you can search on many variables. Your ability to be found is, in part, reliant on how good a job your did creating your Profile.
Make a list of of all the keywords you think someone would use to find your services. Now, strategically include those keywords throughout the various fields in your Profile like your Summary and the Specialties fields:
An EXTRA bonus: use your Contacts field to the fullest. Did you know that field can contain up to 2000 characters? That’s the same number of characters that your Summary field can contain. Take advantage of these fields and think keyword strategy.
Your LinkedIn Profile is like a database in that each field within your profile is searchable from within LinkedIn. When people use the LinkedIn search feature you want to be found.
Once you have a 5-Star Profile fully optimized for being found, head off and start joining relative groups and participate. Answer questions in the Q&A forums. Update your status regularly – perhaps every 7 to 10 days.
I could go on with tips but if I did this would be a blog post.