LinkedIn Articles. What Can I Write About?
Welcome to episode 162, this week our focus is LinkedIn Articles.
Well, I’m still standing! I’m approaching the end of my second week standing and my legs and feet finally seem to be adjusting! I definitely feel a lot fitter and have more energy so I’m going to stick with it.
So this week I want to return to the subject of LinkedIn Articles (formerly known as published posts) because I sense that many people are holding back and the main reason for that is that they don’t know what to write about.
So this week I’m going to go through my 12 point process for removing LinkedIn writer’s block!
Interesting Stuff I Saw This Week
- LinkedIn are adding a ‘suggested summary’ to your profile and it sucks!
- This solicitor has one of the best LinkedIn profiles we’ve ever seen…Really?!
- Sham Uddin’s LinkedIn profile
- Is Facebook Replacing LinkedIn as the New Professional Network?
- Alerts Issue: A Listener sent me the thread of an issue they had with job alerts recently. I also think search alerts are playing up at the moment
Referral Request Posts
It seems as though some people are subversively misusing this type of post to generate leads!
It’s an interesting point, I have asked for referrals and it can be very effective but I have never thought of going back to say I had sorted it.
LinkedIn Articles – Writers Block
I was helping a client this week who was reluctant to write articles on LinkedIn. My advice is that;
“Everyone should write an article on LinkedIn”
When pressed she admitted that the main thing blocking her was thinking of what she could write about. I think this is a pretty common problem so I have produced a 12 step approach to generating ideas for great LinkedIn articles.
You can access the step-by-step guide by completing the form below.
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This week we have a voicemail question from Greg;
Firstly I have never tried it but I am sure you can have a Sales Navigator account as well as Recruiter Lite account. It would be cheaper than going for the full blown Recruiter account but probably unnecessary.
Let’s first exam why LinkedIn believe you need to upgrade to Recruiter. Below is a table explaining the difference and I have highlighted the advantages that are relevant to you
You could make an argument for the extra filters but I’m not convinced. Therefore it comes down to InMails. Do you really need 150 a month?
If you need some more InMails you could always consider upgrading your basic account to one of the following premium accounts which would also be cheaper than Recruiter.
The question on whether Sales Navigator is the right option for you is probably answered in this post I wrote;
That’s it for this week, don’t forget to leave a voicemail or email me with any questions or suggestions, till next time.
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