Getting People From Your Profile To An Opt-In Newsletter?

April 5th, 2013 | by Jason Alba |

Check out this blog post from Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound.

I met Joan a number of years ago and did a few webinars with her.  Her advice is really good and her newsletter has a lot of good stuff… I finally met her in person last year at a conference :)

What she suggests in the link below is not as elegant as a Facebook App but it works. (okay, it’s really a hack… but if ya want it…)

How to add opt-in boxes to your LinkedIn profile, page

I don’t have a “newsletter” but I do have my LinkedIn Group, and can see doing this on my own Profile.

I also like how, on her Profile, she reordered things so that:

  1. The horrid Activity Box doesn’t show (good job Joan!).
  2. Summary is pushed below. I like the Summary, and I like it up high, but what she is doing makes sense because she ultimately wants people to end up on her newsletter.  Smart, strategic and on-purpose.

I would definitely move her Summary above Experience, especially since the copy under Summary is more interesting and engaging than the one line she has on her current experience/job.

Anyway, if you want more people to “sign up” for your stuff, consider what she suggests in her link :)

  1. One Response to “Getting People From Your Profile To An Opt-In Newsletter?”

  2. By Laura on Apr 9, 2013 | Reply

    So how do you get the activity box not to show?

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