I guess it depends on what you're trying to do on LinkedIn.
I meet people there with whom I do business. People follow me there because they have an interest in buying, selling and managing businesses and I publish a new article every week.
I sometimes prospect for opportunities. I'll be in Tanzania next September and I was able to find a few people in my network from Tanzania and South Africa. I'm hoping to schedule some seminars while I'm in that part of the world.
Back when I was working for a bank, I would load up my profile with information to make me more credible. I found that sometimes when I left messages for prospects, they'd look me up on LinkedIn to check me out before returning my call.
It's a great tool and I've made money with LinkedIn.
What I don't recommend though is making a bunch of connections and then spamming people once they become connected to you.
I mean, who on Earth would like that?
Arrange a call if you'd like to talk about your goals and maybe some of my experience on LinkedIn could help you out.
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