Facebook and Twitter are valuable networking sites, but as a business marketing tool, LinkedIn is not an option; it’s a necessity. “If you want to hang with the big players – a place where connections are made, leads generated and deals go down,” says Lewis Howes, a prominent social media specialist.
It’s easy enough to post individual information on a career page, but you need to learn how to market your business with LinkedIn, as well. Here are some of the steps you can take to begin the process:
- Join a LinkedIn Group pertinent to your industry. Construction Marketing Ideas connects almost 9,000 construction businesses daily.
- Ask questions and become a go-to for others by creating an Answers App on your page. You’d be surprised how many leads this will generate!
- Search for potential customers using the Advanced Search function. Then, connect with them. Send a message that mentions your common interests, groups, etc. Here’s an example: Hi, Tom: I noticed we both played basketball in college and we’re both Rotary members. I would like to connect with you to learn more about Xyz Roofing. There may be a number of ways we could help one another. Would you be interested in a brief chat in the near future? Let me know, and thanks!
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