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If You Are Into LINKEDIN Read This

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by jonnyquest, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. jonnyquest

    jonnyquest Regular Member

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    Ripped from a WF post ... find some real tips you can use to grab offline clients

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    This is something I have done and am doing on Linkedin to become an authority figure quickly and therefore benefit from potential clients contacting me. Here's how it works:

    Firstly make sure you have a fully filled out linkedin profile and it's as complete as possible. If you can get recommendations then get as many as you can on your profile.

    Next go to 'groups' tab and search for groups you're interested in. There's group's for different professions, networking groups and organization groups. Choose some groups you'd like to target.

    Next we're going to browse these groups for any marketing questions posted. If you find such posts make a note of the problem. If you can't find at least 5 marketing related questions then post a question yourself and ask what peoples biggest marketing problems are. You should get a ton of replies.

    Now using the questions we're going to create a short report called such as Plumbers - 5 biggest marketing questions answered. You can write the report in open office (which is free) and use the inbuilt pdf converter. I simply lists the question and then my solutions. Turn it into a pdf and you're ready to go.

    Now you have some choices to make. You can post that you have a free report in some groups but some will not allow you to do this. If not you'll have to offer it to the 'top influencer's of the week' and ask if they know anyone that would be interested in a copy.

    If they do allow you to post in the group itself (check with the group owner) then you can simply post your headline and ask people to request a copy if they'd like one. This will go kind of viral if you've got a great report (my biggest success to date was getting asked for 260 copies of my report in 2 months and I still get 5/6 requests a week). It also means you stand a chance of being the top thread in that group for weeks and top influencer of the week!

    Alternatively you can post the header of your report and direct interested people to an autoresponder. After they sign up they'll get the free report.
    You can soft sell with your profile at the end of the report and say if you can help them further to contact you.

    I've got as many as 5 high paying clients a month per group from this simple method.

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    Here is a link: http://linkedin.com

    JQ
     
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  2. bileana

    bileana Junior Member

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    great share, linkedin looks like a really good market from my pov, I feel like people are sick of fb and twitter now.
     
  3. hawgbert

    hawgbert Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for the idea. Seems like a good method.
     
  4. raticals75

    raticals75 Regular Member

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    Wow great job! Linked in is know to convert a lot better than Twitter or Facebook.
     
  5. kideze

    kideze Elite Member

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    Yea a lot more trustworthy
     
  6. jasher

    jasher Registered Member

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    Fundamentally solid method; thanks.
     
  7. EnlightenedOne

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    I use LI a LOT. I post my blog entities to the groups and I am top influencer on a large number of groups.
    LI is my second largest referrer.
     
  8. quoteus

    quoteus Newbie

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    Thanks, I'm getting into LinkedIn more and more. Good advice.
     
  9. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thats seems to be a nice and effective method.
     
  10. udt89

    udt89 Regular Member

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    What's the first? Current clients?
     
  11. dudemike

    dudemike Power Member

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    lately ive been using linkedin alot but didnt quite make it yet
     
  12. abuhanifa

    abuhanifa Senior Member

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    Try to contribute to those groups first , you will reap the profit very soon .
     
  13. Tangy

    Tangy Regular Member

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    Contributing on LinkedIn and then directly emailing people you see in threads and discussions later on (once you are sure they have seen you or responded to you) is an excellent way to network. We've gained more clients through that than through LinkedIn Ads, which for the most part are absolute crap.