LinkedIn LogoIf you do not have a LinkedIn Profile, I am going to encourage you to go on over to the LinkedIn Site and create an account. It isn’t difficult to create your Writerly Persona, if you do it one step at a time. On LinkedIn there are two things you should keep in mind, up front.
 
  • This is your Professional Self – you won’t be posting images of date night or setting up parties or committing Facebookary.
  • Your LinkedIn Account Profile is a living, evolving document or online resume – You shouldn’t set it and forget it.
​​​​​​​However, for chatroom purposes, go ahead and make an account or blow the dust off the one you made in 2009 and promptly abandoned due to confusion.
 

From Carol Tice

Of all the types of social media out there you can use to promote your freelance writing, I think LinkedIn is one of the most useful. In working with writers in my mentoring program, I’ve discovered a lot of writers aren’t making full use of this platform.

Folks are on LinkedIn to further their careers. Period. So that to me screens out a lot of the bullcrap that often turns social media into such a time suck. Nobody’s playing Farmville on here or asking you to watch some dumb video. The audience may be smaller than Facebook’s at about 100 million, but it’s a higher-quality group.

LinkedIn also offers quite a few interesting features that are particularly useful to freelancers.

The Following Articles will take you to more focused information about using LinkedIn.

  • The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet will ill help you quickly create the best possible Linkedin profile, maximize your online visibility, build your contact list or get contacted about a new job. Whether you’re looking to find out the best Linkedin profile picture size, how to get the most secure password or simply starting from the beginning, we’ve got you covered!
  • 8 Steps for Writing a Smart LinkedIn Article Take advantage of this platform to show off what you know. This article has some tips you can easily apply to your author website and blog posts. If you don’t have a blog, you might consider your professional profile your platform for sharing your thoughts and expertise. For example, in my public relations and communications business, LinkedIn makeovers and storytelling are something I do well. So I’ve written about both, not just here but on LinkedIn, too. People ask me how to write articles on LinkedIn, so here’s what you need to know.
  • 9 steps to a better LinkedIn profile in 2019 Post a professional headshot, write a snappy headline, include relevant work information and ask for recommendations.As LinkedIn becomes more of a reliable vehicle for finding influencers, prospects, partners and new talent, your LinkedIn profile is more important than ever. This article lists 9 things you can do to make your profile better.
It Isn’t Too Late to Go Over and Open a LinkedIn Profile
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