Freelance writers who want successful writing careers must be on LinkedIn. I know some of you reading this are already there, but even if you are, do you take full advantage of the site?
How LinkedIn Helps Freelance Writers
I’ve gotten assignments from editors and companies that have found me on LinkedIn, and I know of many others who’ve had the same experience, including freelancers using LinkedIn Profinder. And LinkedIn allows you to showcase your entire career and all your skills, which makes it a great place to send potential clients so they can check you out. I have my LinkedIn profile in my e-mail signature, and several new clients have said that they looked at my profile and were very impressed by it.
Here’s a great vid that explains why LinkedIn is important and how it can help you…
I strongly recommend LinkedIn for Dummies (Joel Elad, March 2011) and The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success (Wayne Breitbarth, also March 2011). Both published recently, these two books have been my bibles, especially LinkedIn for Dummies.
Are you on LinkedIn? If so, what are your results? If you’re not, why not?