How to: Network with Linkedin
When I started on Linkedin in a few years back, I had no idea the possibilities that could open to my own brand as a freelance writer. This social media has a bit of a learning curve, but can be essential to developing your network.
Always keep your site up to date so potential clients and employers can find your business and know you are actively working. Regular posts on the topic of your business helps show your expertise on the subject matter. Comments on other pages and making recommendations for your network connections will assist in showing new clients your activity and possible availability.
Use the search feature to seek out clients that would be in need of your services. As an editor, searching regularly for those in your network who have connections with authors and publishers will help expand your own network. The added advantage of Linkedin is the ability to research potential clients and find what their needs are. This allows you to tailor your advertisements to them as you reach out to fill a need within their organization.
Joining groups and participating regularly in forum discussions will give you the opportunity to learn from other experts tips and tricks as well as the chance to share your knowledge with other network seekers.
Job seekers also have the ability to find full time or contract work. A quick search will bring up company logos and cities that have open positions. Email alert settings are also available for daily or weekly messages to alert of new job possibilities.