[HOW TO] Successfully Find Clients on LinkedIn and Make Money

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LinkedIn is something that I use on a daily basis for my business. I did not use it on a full scale until recently, but when I started doing it properly I was amazed at the results I got. Particularly, I got two corporate clients that require the same task as my small clients but the pay is way higher.

Intro

My account is in Top 100 most connected LinkedIn accounts, but you don't need to have many or any connections to succeed, you can use your current account or even a brand new account and it will work the same way.

The great advantage of LinkedIn as it has a lot of corporate clients, CEO's, business owners and this is something I was looking for as you can perform the same service for a corporation as you would do for a private or a small client, but for a much larger amount of money, and less headache.

Initial (not so successful) approach

My initial approach was to go to the Jobs section, put in filter 'contract' jobs, my location etc. and in most cases, job search results returned just a few options and not something I was looking for. Since I have a lot of connections LinkedIn advised me to get in touch with my connections that work at a particular company and ask them to refer me. It also suggested that sending a private message increases your chances of getting the job (client in my case) X times more, but since I couldn't find much in Jobs search I didn't do it.

Successful approach

A few weeks ago I noticed that a lot of CEO's (and other company managers/employees) add to their name or profile description 'We're hiring' or 'I'm Hiring'. What I did is - instead of going to a Job search and filters like I did before I typed in search 'we're hiring' and looked for 'People' not companies. Since I work with ad/media/traffic, after we're hiring I added 'advertising', 'media', etc. The result returned over 5,000(!) users in my area that are hiring.

Since I have 1000's of connections - a lot of those users were already in my list and I could send them to message directly, but the trick is - you don't need to have a lot or any connections, paid account and can do it with a brand new account!

When you perform a search click 'Connect' and you will see a popup that will ask if you want to add a note. On the note, you can type a simple message: 'Hello, I see that you're hiring, I do this and this, and I am an expert in this and this.' Another option (for a new account) is to get 30 days free trial of the LinkedIn pro and this will allow you to send messages directly to users outside of your contact list.

Step 1: Search

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Step 2: Connect/Add note

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Step 3: Invitation message

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By sending a direct message you increase your chances a lot (I think LinkedIn says 8x) as you message to a person directly. Many of those companies do not even have jobs posted in the Jobs section, and if they do, you have a better chance to stand out from the crowd and dozens/hundreds of other applicants. To get the best result I suggest to send a short message that is 1-2 sentences long as its unlikely that user going to read huge paragraphs of text, they'll just ignore your invite instead. Short messages are easy to consume therefore more chances to get a reply.

A lot of those who have 'we're hiring' messages are the company owners and not recruiting agencies, so you have a chance to speak directly to the person making a decision.

Particularly in my case, I am not looking for an office job, but this helps me to get those companies as clients for my services, however, this 'method' can be also very helpful for those who look office job.

Additional Tips

Whatever services that you do - make sure it's written on your profile. Instead of writing long descriptions, just name the list of services you offer: e.g. Full-stack Developer, Ad Ops, Social Media. Make sure its visible under your name, those who want to read a full description, will read it when they open your account.

Make sure profile got basic information, such as your photo, location, some projects you worked on, experiences. If you have certifications - add them as well, LinkedIn doesn't ask to verify all certifications.

Good luck!
 

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LinkedIn is something that I use on a daily basis for my business. I did not use it on a full scale until recently, but when I started doing it properly I was amazed at the results I got. Particularly, I got two corporate clients that require the same task as my small clients but the pay is way higher.

Intro

My account is in Top 100 most connected LinkedIn accounts, but you don't need to have many or any connections to succeed, you can use your current account or even a brand new account and it will work the same way.

The great advantage of LinkedIn as it has a lot of corporate clients, CEO's, business owners and this is something I was looking for as you can perform the same service for a corporation as you would do for a private or a small client, but for a much larger amount of money, and less headache.

Initial (not so successful) approach

My initial approach was to go to the Jobs section, put in filter 'contract' jobs, my location etc. and in most cases, job search results returned just a few options and not something I was looking for. Since I have a lot of connections LinkedIn advised me to get in touch with my connections that work at a particular company and ask them to refer me. It also suggested that sending a private message increases your chances of getting the job (client in my case) X times more, but since I couldn't find much in Jobs search I didn't do it.

Successful approach

A few weeks ago I noticed that a lot of CEO's (and other company managers/employees) add to their name or profile description 'We're hiring' or 'I'm Hiring'. What I did is - instead of going to a Job search and filters like I did before I typed in search 'we're hiring' and looked for 'People' not companies. Since I work with ad/media/traffic, after we're hiring I added 'advertising', 'media', etc. The result returned over 5,000(!) users in my area that are hiring.

Since I have 1000's of connections - a lot of those users were already in my list and I could send them to message directly, but the trick is - you don't need to have a lot or any connections, paid account and can do it with a brand new account!

When you perform a search click 'Connect' and you will see a popup that will ask if you want to add a note. On the note, you can type a simple message: 'Hello, I see that you're hiring, I do this and this, and I am an expert in this and this.' Another option (for a new account) is to get 30 days free trial of the LinkedIn pro and this will allow you to send messages directly to users outside of your contact list.

Step 1: Search

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Step 2: Connect/Add note

wSYB2Ij.png

Step 3: Invitation message

UAA6NBG.png

By sending a direct message you increase your chances a lot (I think LinkedIn says 8x) as you message to a person directly. Many of those companies do not even have jobs posted in the Jobs section, and if they do, you have a better chance to stand out from the crowd and dozens/hundreds of other applicants. To get the best result I suggest to send a short message that is 1-2 sentences long as its unlikely that user going to read huge paragraphs of text, they'll just ignore your invite instead. Short messages are easy to consume therefore more chances to get a reply.

A lot of those who have 'we're hiring' messages are the company owners and not recruiting agencies, so you have a chance to speak directly to the person making a decision.

Particularly in my case, I am not looking for an office job, but this helps me to get those companies as clients for my services, however, this 'method' can be also very helpful for those who look office job.

Additional Tips

Whatever services that you do - make sure it's written on your profile. Instead of writing long descriptions, just name the list of services you offer: e.g. Full-stack Developer, Ad Ops, Social Media. Make sure its visible under your name, those who want to read a full description, will read it when they open your account.

Make sure profile got basic information, such as your photo, location, some projects you worked on, experiences. If you have certifications - add them as well, LinkedIn doesn't ask to verify all certifications.

Good luck!
brillaint , post .

have you ever used a bot to do any work with linkin if so any recomdation .
 
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brillaint , post .

have you ever used a bot to do any work with linkin if so any recomdation .

I used free script used here on the forum to invite users to connect (Chrome extension), but for a very short time.
It's pretty useful to grow your account.

I tried using Jarvee to invite users to my group, but I had so many issues with the software so I stopped using it.
 

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I used free script used here on the forum to invite users to connect (Chrome extension), but for a very short time.
It's pretty useful to grow your account.

I tried using Jarvee to invite users to my group, but I had so many issues with the software so I stopped using it.
Thank you, ill have to look deep into this method cheers .

if i come across any bot ill get back to you.

all the best m8.

'We're hiring' or 'I'm Hiring'. 《《 gold dust .
 

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before you all start crying below linkin prices, linkin very powerfull , the account prices are fixed , dont forget these are real serious business people .

LinkedIn Premium is offered in four tiers, ranging from $29.99 to $47.99 per month for job seekers, $64.99 per month for sales professionals, and $99.95 per month for recruiters. ... Finally, the Big Kahuna of LinkedIn Premium, Recruiter Lite, costs $99.95 per month, when billed annually.27 Jul 2017
 
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before you all start crying below linkin prices, linkin very powerfull , the account prices are fixed , dont forget these are real serious business people .

LinkedIn Premium is offered in four tiers, ranging from $29.99 to $47.99 per month for job seekers, $64.99 per month for sales professionals, and $99.95 per month for recruiters. ... Finally, the Big Kahuna of LinkedIn Premium, Recruiter Lite, costs $99.95 per month, when billed annually.27 Jul 2017

I used my trial long time ago, it was free 30 days, but I don't think you really need it since you can send the message anyway.
Sometimes, you can see a 'Message' with the lock instead of 'Connect' but all you have to do is to open profile of the user and click 'Connect' on his profile page and you will see the same option 'Add note'.
 
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A small add-on about growing your account: I find it important to add only those connections on LinkedIn that are in your niche and area this will help to refine your search result. I am in New York, so I try to avoid adding connections from outside of US unless it's someone big and I need among my connections. If you're into programming add programming people, not construction. I am trying to add CEO's company owners, CTO's, COO's, and avoid adding assistants, etc. This will help you get powerful connections into your account. A lot of CEO's and other 'big guys' are simple people and will add you back!
 

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Thank you for sharing this vakuable information!! Much appreciated!
 
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