Are LinkedIn paid accounts of any good? If they are, how should I best use it to get clients?
I am looking to buy Linked in Premium. Is it of any good to get clients?
Kindly share your experiences.
Hi John, I never had much luck with LinkedIn paid accounts. It developed some traffic for us, but overall, we explored other opportunities.
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Inmails can certainly bring in new clients. I would recommend that you should consider creating your profile so it ranks high when people are searching online. Google is in love with LinkedIn so you should consider "Social SEO". Once your profile ranks high, even though if you don't use paid services from LI. You will surely find targeted leads connecting and contacting you because they can find your profile first over other candidates.
It depends on what and how you want to use LinkedIn.
If you are trying to network with those who view your profile, then it is useful to see who has viewed your profile. You should have your profile optimized for searches, so you can be found, and you should spend time viewing other profiles to get more views in return.
As far as INmails, I don't use them, but I do get them... just another way to send spam in my opinion! Of course, like any email, it's how you use them.
I have the same experience. I've been a LinkedIn Free member for years and recently upgraded. I went through a flurry of activity and have now scaled back. I would recommend finding the level of services that are working best for you like Linda and Jack said.
Personally, I am considering kind of a seasonal push, buying up, using it heavily and then canceling until next round.
Hi John, I can't speak for everyone, but as for myself, I used LinkedIn as a paid subscriber for over a year with great satisfaction. After that, I began to learn more about LI and started to pull back, down-grading my subscription services one level at a time to evaluate its effect. I am now using LinkedIn's free subscription to the same extent as I used all the levels of paid service.
I hope you find this helpful. Linda Amerigo, Amerigo Consulting, Corp.