We’ve taken you from hiding on LinkedIn to understanding the importance of managing your online reputation. Then we gave you the basic info needed to establish an all-star profile on LinkedIn, so you will be viewed as a valued and credible professional. How are you doing so far?
Today’s third step is to get you off the sidelines and down on the playing field, by proactively communicating with your professional network daily. Yes, I did say daily! You can have the most perfect and complete LinkedIn profile out there, but if you don’t have top-of- mind awareness with your connections or aren’t giving people a reason to seek you out, it’s just a pretty placeholder.
Building your online presence and displaying your expertise are crucial factors to leveraging the power of LinkedIn for your business. Here are five daily activities that will boost your business and attract interest:
- Post an update
- Like/comment/share on your connections’ updates
- Invite new people to connect with you
- Give (or ask for) recommendations
- Participate in group discussions
Reading this list may cause a little anxiety and make you wonder how you are going to fit these activities into your already-packed day – am I right? We all have so much to do and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the marketing activities that you “could” be doing. So how do you decide what’s really important and maximize the marketing time you do manage to carve out of your busy day?
The key to making your marketing manageable is to follow a simple system, with specific activities, and set a daily time limit to accomplish the tasks. This allows you to maintain a vibrant daily presence online by adding value to your network , and no more wasted hours chasing random activities!
I’ve created a simple 15-minute daily LinkedIn checklist that provides the key activities to keep you visible and allows you to easily manage your online reputation. Click here to start using it today!
“The results I’ve had with Karen’s LinkedIn training have been both measurable and phenomenal. My exposure has increased exponentially, my clients are engaging with us as never before and I’m accomplishing it all in 15 minutes a day.” Laura Martin, Red Rover Promotions
Now, the most difficult challenge is keeping this new daily LinkedIn habit, without letting it fall by the wayside as just one more thing you “should” do each day. There’s a popular theory that it takes at least 21 days to build a lasting habit. A system of daily repetition builds a memorable new routine for you, one that’s easy to accomplish, stress-free, and delivers real results. There’s no magic bullet in mastering LinkedIn for your business success, but rather it’s the consistent daily actions you take that will truly boost your business.
Have you heard the job about the best way to eat an elephant? One bite at a time! So in lieu of asking you to gobble up all these great LinkedIn strategies in one sitting, I’m suggesting we take it slow and take just one bite a day. That will allow you to digest these powerful activities bit by bit, so they have a lasting effect and create a satisfying ongoing result.
To help you accomplish these goals, I’m happy to announce that I’ve created the LinkedIn 30-Day Challenge for those ready to create a solid, consistent, simple path to success on LinkedIn. I will help you build a solid foundation with strong daily habits that maintain your powerful online reputation. Tackling the challenge one step a day is easy and within 30 days, you’ll be amazed at the powerful presence you’ve built!
Here’s how the LinkedIn 30-Day Challenge will work:
- The Challenge begins April 9 and concludes May 8
- You will receive one daily email for 30 days, detailing one specific LinkedIn step or activity for you to accomplish that day
- You will have access to a private LinkedIn group where you can ask me questions, get clarification, share success stories, and network with the other Challengers
- By May 9, you’ll have an established routine of providing quality daily value to your LinkedIn network, increasing your visibility and creating new business!
If you are ready to come out of hiding on LinkedIn and get in the game to play like an All-Star, please join us for this fun, results-driven challenge! Pop on over to this page for all the details and register now!