7 Steps to Building a Business Using LinkedIn

social media case studies“If you can’t make money on LinkedIn, you’re deaf, dumb and blind,” says James Filbird of JMF International Trade Group.

It’s 6 pm on the west coast of the United States, but it’s already 9 am tomorrow at James Filbird’s apartment in Shenzhen, China.

Filbird is the proprietor of JMF International Trade Group Ltd., a company he built to $5 million in revenue largely through his efforts on LinkedIn, the only major social media platform that is not blocked by the Chinese government.

His beginnings in China, however, were less than auspicious.

Organization: JMF International Trade Group Ltd.

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10 LinkedIn Tips for Building Your Business

social media how toAre you using LinkedIn to grow your business?

With 161 million business members, LinkedIn provides a lot of opportunities.

The real value of LinkedIn for businesses is to connect one-to-one with other business professionals.

Why LinkedIn for Networking?

The Start-Up of You, a recent book co-authored by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, notes that companies don’t give you business – people do.

Many of your LinkedIn connections can introduce you not only to business influencers and partners, but also refer your company to new customers.

In the book, Mr. Hoffman also states a key point about business networking:

It’s better to be the best connected than the most connected.”

In addition to teaching you new skills, that’s what this article will help you accomplish.

A personal LinkedIn profile is commonly viewed as an online resume or digital business card, and using it for that is a good start.

However, you can take that further – going beyond LinkedIn’s basic capabilities – to build a more powerful means of attracting and managing your connections and professional online presence to encourage more business opportunities.

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5 Tips to Build and Grow Your LinkedIn Network

social media how toDo you want to tap into LinkedIn’s 150 million–member worldwide network?

It’s important to focus on the right kinds of activities that will yield the best results.

In this article, I’ll reveal five key strategies and activities you can focus on to build and grow your network.

#1: Update Your Status Frequently and Consistently

Only one-third of LinkedIn members visit the site every day, and another one-third of members visit the network several times a week, according to a survey conducted by Lab42. You can check out the complete infographic from Lab42 on LinkedIn Members.

When you log into LinkedIn, notice each time who shows up in your home feed. Most likely you will see the same few people frequently.

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4 Tips for Creating Your LinkedIn Company Page

social media how toDoes your business have a LinkedIn company page?

Keep reading for tips to create and grow a following for your LinkedIn company page.

Why LinkedIn Pages?

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. The network has 150 million members worldwide, and is adding 10 new members every 5 seconds!

LinkedIn is a publicly traded company now (symbol LNKD), which means that information about their revenues, operations and earnings are publicly available.

You can gain a lot of insight about a public company by following their investor relations communications to better understand how the business is growing, and what the areas of focus are for the company.

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10 Tips for Promoting Your Events With the New LinkedIn Events Tool

social media how toDoes your business conduct events?

Are you using LinkedIn to get the word out?

Why LinkedIn?

LinkedIn, the largest professional social network now with over 135,000,000 members, has been busy lately updating features to help professionals and companies.

The LinkedIn Events Tool is the most recent application to receive an overhaul as millions of members have been increasingly utilizing the tool to source and sign up to attend local or industry-related events. The new features of the LinkedIn Events Tool benefit event organizers, marketers and professionals alike.

You must be creative and target your promotional efforts to your core audience, and the new LinkedIn Events Tool can help you do just that!

One of the new features of the LinkedIn Events Tool is the ability for people to easily search for relevant events. LinkedIn will automatically showcase a handful of events related to your network connections, industry and geographic location, but the search tool can uncover many more events that you may be interested in.

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5 Tips for Using the New LinkedIn Company Pages

social media how toHave you kept up with the changes at LinkedIn?

Did you know you can do more for your company on LinkedIn?

Keep reading to learn more.

What’s new with LinkedIn for businesses?

Do you want to increase your opportunities to network with customers, clients, vendors, peers, potential job candidates and even your own employees? If you’re a business of any size, you need to have a well-developed “business” presence on LinkedIn.

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5 Simple Steps for Improving Your LinkedIn Visibility

social media how toAre you wondering how to get the most from LinkedIn? Over the last few months, the LinkedIn network has made upgrades and undergone changes.

If you already have a profile created on LinkedIn, it’s a great time to revisit and refresh your presence!

Or if you’re just wondering how to get started, these 5 simple steps will help you make the most of your time and effort!

Why LinkedIn?

LinkedIn is the largest professional social network online today, with over 100 million professional users. The average household income of LinkedIn users is over $88,000 per year, which outpaces the average income for the readership of the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Business Week!

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How to Build a Thriving LinkedIn Group

social media how toHave you considered starting your own LinkedIn Group? These groups are excellent for networking, prospecting and establishing thought leadership.

You can start your own LinkedIn Group based on any of the following categories of professionals: prospects, peers, alumni, geographical, existing organizations, interest and more. You are limited only by your creativity!

In my experience, professional people are busy and if they’re going to participate in LinkedIn Groups, they really only have enough quality time for 1 to 3 groups weekly.

What follows are best practices for becoming a top group for your target market and specialty category.

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How LinkedIn Is Helping Businesses Grow

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Lewis Howes, author of Linked Working. Lewis is a popular speaker and an expert on LinkedIn.

Lewis shares how you can use LinkedIn for much more than just job search and how he is using LinkedIn to grow his business.  And he gives you tips to integrate LinkedIn marketing tactics to help you grow your business.

Be sure to check out the takeaways below after you watch the video.

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