Archive for October, 2009

LinkedIn Summary: Features vs. Benefits

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

I was just browsing through a few first degree contacts on LinkedIn and found a guy who I had lunch with a couple of years ago.  I wondered what he was up to and something caught my eye: in his LinkedIn Summary he has a "list of skills." This is a ...

Excellent LinkedIn Recommendations – an example

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

I just approved this unexpected and unsolicited LinkedIn Recommendation for my LinkedIn Profile.  I really, really like it for a number of reasons (my comments in paranthesis): Deiric McCann has endorsed your work as CEO at JibberJobber, LLC. Dear Jason, I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users. Details ...

LinkedIn Recommendations – Who Should Give Them?

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Last week I talked about Jeremiah Owyang's position on LinkedIn Recommendations.  I mentioned I had some comments regarding Jacob Share's post (apparently no one is safe from my pontifications :p)... here is my feedback on one aspect of Jacob's post called Why LinkedIn Recommendations Really Are Valuable.  He writes: Not all ...

LinkedIn Recommendations & Jeremiah Owyang (he's wrong)

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

I recently saw a post  by Jacob Share, owner of Job Mob, called Why LinkedIn Recommendations Really Are Valuable.  There are a number of points he makes that I want to comment on, but I'll do that in another post.  Here I want to focus on where his post was ...

LinkedIn Profile Organizer – My Thoughts

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

LinkedIn just announced their Profile Organizer, which is a premium (upgrade) feature. I'll blog more about my opinion on upgrading in a future post, but today let's talk just about the LinkedIn Profile Organizer. From the video below it looks like the purpose of a Profile Organizer is to: Save (bookmark) ...

LinkedIn Groups – Getting Value Out of LinkedIn Groups

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I wrote LinkedIn Discussions – Noise vs. Real Value almost a year ago, talking about the amount of spam I was seeing in LinkedIn Groups. The thoughts there are just as relevant today as they were 10 months ago. Bob Roman just asked a few followup questions, which I'll answer here.  ...

Can you Make Money on LinkedIn?

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Short answer: yes. It might not be as easy as you think, especially if you are looking for easy money, or passive revenue.  Don't use LinkedIn as the only tool to sell your $47 product... you'll have to sell a lot to make any real money, and to sell a lot ...