Look at other people’s profiles to see how information is conveyed and how their focus might be different from yours.
Scroll down on the page and see what groups an individual belongs to. Their ideas for groups might be a great place for you to start.
After people have completed their initial profile, they may be confused by the screen they see after logging into LinkedIn.
Scroll down on the page to enjoy some of the insights that LinkedIn offers for people’s activities and your network activities. For example: how many times your profile has been viewed.
Wouldn’t you like to know who checked you out after you spoke with him or emailed her?!
Take time to edit your profile and include as much detail as possible. Sales 101: Like, Trust, & Use. To Like and Trust you, people need to know something about you. In order to use you, they need to know what you offer!
LinkedIn is a self-maintained database, making it easier for you to keep track of your contacts.
Since this is an online resource without backup, I suggest you use the export feature to save your contacts to Excel.
When you join a group, you create a relationship with people. Look at an individual’s profile (scroll down) to see if he’s a member of a group you could also join. Once you share a group, you can more easily start a dialog and your invitation to connect is more likely to be accepted.
You can join up to 50 groups where you can meet prospects and peers with similar interests.
Search for groups that your target audience is likely to be interested in.
You have the opportunity to gain attention by starting discussions in your groups. Be certain it falls within group guidelines. Use the ‘Promotions’ link to promote your business
You can scroll through the members in your group to familiarize yourself with peers and prospects. Click on a person’s name to view his profile.
Check out what other people are promoting. Add your company.
Post a job to get attention for your company and find great candidates.
You can follow companies that are your clients or prospects to keep up with their news and people.
You can search for companies and then filter by location, etc.