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LinkedIn Today: LinkedIn New Service!

by Clare Kelway on March 18, 2011 · 43 comments

LinkedIn is my preferred social network. Over time, I have found myself spending more and more time on LinkedIn because I love the quality business connections I have made here. And where you feel you are having more fun is always where you are going to get better results too!

LinkedIn is a 80 million plus network of professionals and business people and it is awesomely powerful if you take the time to learn how to effectively network there.

Does LinkedIn confuse you? Subscribe to my RSS feed so that you can keep updated as I share tips and techniques on LinkedIn with you here. LinkedIn is evolving into a much more socially engaging environment that encourages a professional approach to online networking. If you are serious about your business, make sure you include LinkedIn in your marketing.

What are the benefits of “LinkedIn today” for you?

Take a look at the video that LinkedIn put out about their new service:

1. It is a newsfeed and contains articles that you can share with your audience.
2. You can also get your valuable content shared.
3. Make sure your blog has a LinkedIn share button so that your readers are encouraged to share your blog content on LinkedIn too.

I hope I inspire you to get in the LinkedIn conversation and learn how to use it effectively too! I offer 15 minute FREE consultations on using LinkedIn in your business.

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Leadership Development Coach, Natural Health Expert and Network Marketing Pro - all avenues lead to personal development - spiritual, mental, emotional and physical personal development and health. When you are growing in all dimensions, you are living a life of purpose and joy. Founder of Kelway Health and Clare Kelway, Clare is also Co-Founder of Follow Your Heart Team - a global leadership team helping ordinary people create extraordinary results. Make It Matter!

Kyle June 23, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Thanks, Clare! I’ve been trying to get other coworkers on board with LinkedIn because of its more professional approach at building contacts. It’s like a sophisticated Facebook, no?

clare June 28, 2011 at 10:33 am

Hi Kyle, you are right about LinkedIn being an awesome place to build professional contacts. however, to crack the code online, we need a presence on all the main networks and know how to connect properly on each one – yes it takes time and patience! Be blessed! Clare

Irene Kusters Berney May 19, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Hello Clare,

Very interesting information you share in your post. Some tips, I will look deeper into, and never thought of before. Just noticed that I had two different LI accounts going.
Have worked with LI for some years now, and just lately suggesting to my Team, to practice and recommend each other for sharing and promoting each other. For many years, it had been a very straight forward business site. It has become more social friendly today.
It is through my husband that I start using LI more, because he has been using LI for many years to find programmers and job availabilities.
Never to old to learn new tricks, and will take your advice, and learn more.
Thank you for sharing.
Irene
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Tim & Sole | Online & Offline Marketing May 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Thanks for sharing this video about Linked In.

Our favorite social networks are primarily FB and Twitter, and Linked In is one we haven’t paid much attention to. We’ll have to start doing that, as it seems to be the network for business owners and professionals. Thanks for sharing!
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clare May 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

Hi Tim and Sole,
LinkedIn is a growing social network. As I teach, LI has an average household income of over $100 K so people are not broke and looking for the next fast way to make money. Many are professionals in corporate careers who all know that they need a second income in their household. However, the key to success with LI is knowing how to speak with your audience, don’t try throwing them an opportunity via the messaging system and expect them to jump!
Clare

Theuns May 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Hi Clare

I belong the Link in Bur only belong, with is the 1st time i realy see what you can
do in linkin.

Now i can see why it realy is a pro business site or pro
social media sit to belong to if you dont have time to play around.

I need to go into my profile and update it and start do more than just belong :-)

THX for the info and video
Regards
Theuns
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Adrian Campbell April 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Clare, you have me intriged on how you handle your linkedin account, I will be following your feed and looking forward to learning more on how you handle your LinkedIn account

clare April 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

Thanks Adrian. the best way to follow me is to connect with me on Linkedin and get in the conversation!
Blessings
Clare

Steve Nicholas April 6, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Great post, Clare! You are doing some great work telling people about the things on LinkedIn and how to make it work for you. I can’t wait to put this to work!

clare April 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Hi Steve,
I look forward to seeing you on LinkedIn!
Kind regards
Clare

Debbie April 5, 2011 at 8:04 am

I got very excited about LinkedIn after reading your post. But it is actually experiencing a hiccup right now.

Can’t wait to check it out later.
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clare April 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Hi Debbie,
I would highly encourage you to start investigating Linkedin. Make sure to connect with me – check the box that reads “friend” if you don’t belong to any groups that I do.

Looking forward to seeing you there.
Blessings
Clare

Beverly Monical April 4, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I joined the basic LinkedIn but never use it.I will have to start after reading this and watching the video.My next new business partner will probably be there just waiting for me to meet them.:) Thanks Clare.
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clare April 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Hi Beverly,
Yes, your next business partner is almost certainly waiting for you on LI! Watch out for my new LI blog article this week. I am planning on sharing all my LI experience with my readers because it is valuable and very helpful for business!

Thanks for dropping by, Beverly; your comment is appreciated!

regards
Clare

Steve Shoemaker April 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Clare
Have to be honest I don’t use linkedin at all. Very interesting and you make some good points. It’s my next homework assignment thanks for the help.

Steve
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:04 am

Hi Steve,
I hope I can persuade you to take a very serious look at LI. Check out my new blog article this week on LI. I am planning to share all my experience and knowledge on LI with my readers. I am also putting together a training package. My consulting work is almost entirely based around LI. FB has produced me no direct revenue. Almost my entire business is coming off LI. I put months of effort into FB with no return and yet LI paid off almost immediately!

Kind regards
Clare

Marc Korn April 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

Hi Clare,

Thanks for sharing this LinkedIn post and the video.

I do spend a fair amount of time on LinkedIn and it iS a very Professional Network and you do connect with a different type of Entrepreneur than you might at FB and other social networks.

I share a lot of content there and I have had success setting up a number of groups. It is not my main social media strategy, but it is a solid network.

To your continued success,
Marc
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:09 am

Hi Marc,
Interesting your comments on LI. I am surprised you have not found it to be a fundamental part of your social media strategy. perhaps that is because you are having great success elsewhere. I think where we put our focus is where we get best results. What are your groups about? I would be interested to hear your group results.

I have been away from my desk for a couple of weeks due to a family bereavement but I am not back fully engaged. May we connect on skype?

Kind regards
Clare

Miss Leslie March 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Hi Clare. I was very interested in this post. I find it very interesting that there are very active music teacher groups on LinkIn. The most active one I belong to is guitar teachers, but I also belong to a violin teachers group and a music educators group. The last two aren’t doing much, but maybe I’ll taking it upon myself to get more active on both of those. I enjoy the the guitar teachers group and would have never expected to find them on LinkedIn. Thanks for the information.

Wishing you a song in your heart,
Miss Leslie @ Music with Miss Leslie
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

Hi Leslie,

It only takes one connection on LI to make your experience well worth while. Sometimes smaller groups are more personal and therefore you may get better results. As always, when we engage is when we get best results.

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I appreciate your visit and your comment.

regards
Clare

Perry A Davis Jr March 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hello Clare
When you say that Linkedin is evolving into a much more socially engaging environment that encourages a professional approach to online networking, is this true for the network marketing industry as well? In the past it appeared to me that Linkedin was more focused on corporate connections.

Perry A Davis Jr
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:12 am

Hi Perry,

LI is very effective for network marketing if you don’t promote yourself as such. You have to promote yourself as a professional which I believe is the way network marketing works best anyway. LI is very effective for strong relationship building and building that trust which you know is critical to NM success. You have given me an idea to write a specific article on NM and LI! that would be helpful to the TSA crowd.

Thanks for dropping by and visiting my blog and commenting. you are always appreciated.
Kind regards
Clare

Christine Casey March 31, 2011 at 3:12 am

Hi Clare ~ Although I have a profile on LinkedIn, at present I do not spend much time on the site. I appreciate you sharing LinkedIn Today as it is something I did not know about and definitely looks really interesting and may be a way for me to become more connected/involved with utilizing the site :-) Christine
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

Hi Christine,
I would encourage you to investigate LI further. Watch out for my next blog post on LI. I am going to share all my experiences on LI with my readers as I realize this is such an interesting and valuable network to share. Not many people writing about it because there are not that many in our field that have extensive experience here.

Thanks for your visit and your comment. You are always appreciated and any questions on LI, please ask!

regards
Clare

Steve-Personal Success Factors March 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Clare, thanks for sharing the great information regarding LinkedIn. I was just watching a video put together featuring Lewis Howes, a very influential LinkedIn social media pro. I’ve saved this article to Instapaper so that I can come back and watch the video you put in here. I’ve found a very high caliber of people on LinkedIn.
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clare April 4, 2011 at 9:53 am

hi Steve,
You are so right about LinkedIn. Lewis Howes is awesome and is the person who persuaded me to jump into LinkedIn with both feet and put my experience in business consulting to work in this incredible networking environment. I spend several hours a day writing personally to people. It is amazing to me how few actually reply but those who do, you know are committed to building their business. Watch out for my new article on LinkedIn networking. I will be sharing a lot of tips and help here on my blog regarding LinkedIn. It has become my social media home of choice.
Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate your comment!
Blessings
Clare

George Tiganus March 29, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Hi Clare,
To be honest, I’v never used Linkedin as my main strategy, I have other things I like to focus on. Still, I think it’s very powerful and know people who are making a lot of money ONLY with Linkedin and nothing else!
I will certainly pay more attention to it when I’ll have the time. Learning to master a new marketing strategy takes time but the results are awesome!
George
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

Hi George,
If you have other forums that are working for you – congratulations! That is awesome. I spent months on other forums and got no results. From the outset, LI has been my preferred home and certainly very successful for me. I actually get past the initial “great to meet you” comment and I have actually consulting work and long-term relationships built from LI.

Check out my new blog article coming this week on LI. Thanks for your visit to my blog and your comment. Always appreciated.

Clare

Adrian Campbell March 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I am right there with you about Linkedin being one of my favorite social sites. I like that its primary focus is professional connections and I too also have met some real quality people that I have had great business connections with. Great video on Linkedin today and how it works.

clare April 4, 2011 at 9:55 am

Hi Adrian,
Thanks so much for your valued comment on LinkedIn. Look out for my next article coming on LinkedIN. There is so much to share about this network!

Blessings
Clare

Stevie March 29, 2011 at 10:16 am

Over the past 2 weeks, I have started to follow some of the “bigger” name source to try and understand the common derivative that makes their blog compelling, other than the quality of their article with regards to social media and and the one constant is proper usage of Linkedin. Like most, I have not always understood the value of Linkedin but you have given me an insight into this service which hopefully I can make proper use for myself.

Thank you for this
Stevie
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clare April 4, 2011 at 9:57 am

Hi Steve,

LinkedIn is awesome and if I can be of any help in your move to this forum and effective use thereof, please let me know. I would love to assist. watch out for my next article coming on Linkedin. I plan to share as much of my experience as I can here on my blog for the use of everyone!
your comment and your visit to my blog is important to me. Look forward to seeing you back.
regards
Clare

Ross Joyner March 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

Claire, Very interesting post on LinkedIn. I signed up for your info. I am interested in how to build my LinkedIn account. It truly has just been kind of a dead page to me however, you may have changed my mind. Thanks Ross

clare April 4, 2011 at 9:59 am

Hi Ross,

Thanks for your visit and your sign up for my info! I am in the middle of moving that over so when my report is complete, I will be sure to let you have a copy! LinkedIn is absolutely the best forum for me. Watch out for my new LI article coming this week. I plan to share all my experience here with my readers – so that you can also get quantum results from the incredible opportunities on LI.

Regards
Clare

Teach Jim March 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Thank you for the new information on Linked In. I’ve never really taken the time to build relationships there. It does seem to have a more professional feel to it. The people I have met on Linked In seem to be professionals. I look forward to connecting more completely there with you there!
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:01 am

Hi Jim,
Yes, LinkedIn is absolutely where it is at for me and I am totally sure that you would find it of immense value to you, especially since you have such a valuable radio show to share with the audience on LI. I am working on training packages for LI which I believe will be very valuable to share with our audience in TSA and other places.

Have an awesome week. I have had a traumatic time in my family over past few weeks but it is all now behind me so I am back fully engaged. Be sure to check out my new content this week on LI!

Blessings
Clare

Hazel-Ann La Fortune March 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm

I too have started placing more emphasis on LinkedIn. I find that I can make better business connections on LI than the FB or Twitter. I still like those, but LI is my network of choice now. Since updating my profile I’ve connected with more people and been approached with a couple of offers. I was sold on LI at once!
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

hi Hazel-Ann,
so glad to hear your LI experience. I am glad that offers have come your way too. Look out for my new blog articles on LI. I am going to share my experiences with my readers because this is absolutely an area that i can add value. Did you optimize your profile for your niche on LI? Do you run a LI group?

regards
Clare

Bryan McHeyzer March 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Hi Clare,
Like Lynn in your comments above I do have a LinkedIn account but have not spent much time there…
Just have not had the time to work through it….
Well with such a good review I will have to make the time to spend there.

Great Post
Cheers
Bryan
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

Hi Bryan,

I want to encourage you to take some time to look at LI. I am writing a series of articles on the pros and cons of networking on LI so be sure to come back and check them out. They will save you time and possible issues when you decide to expand your LI network.
Kind regards
Clare

Lynn Jones March 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Clare, Thank you so much for sharing your great experience with LinkedIn. I’ll have to admit I have a bare bones account and I share stuff but I don’t hang out there much as I myself prefer Facebook. But you have given me a renewed view of LinkedIn.
Have a wonderful week!
Lynn
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clare April 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

Hi Lynn

Check out the articles that are coming on my blog regarding the pros and cons of networking on LI. There definitely are some protocols and etiquette that are required for success on LI.

Thanks for your visit to my blog and for your comment. Always appreciated.

regards
Clare

Kimberly Castleberry March 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Hey Clare, interesting new “newspaper”. I noticed in the video that all of the suggested sources are “big names”. Is that congruent with what you’re seeing as suggestions? I follow very few big name sources like that for good reason and I really don’t have any interest in changing. However, if it’s going to help me dig up good stuff that real people are creating, that’s a whole different game. I’ve fanned the FB pages I KLT (know/like/trust) on Facebook from my own page – creating a separate news thread. If I want to know what’s hot in the industry, I just go there! How does this exceed that?
Kimberly
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