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Let's get started we have a pretty packed presentation here about using LinkedIn to get clients. Let me maximize the presentation right now. Okay, here we go.
So just a brief background about why we're doing this. So as freelance job websites are growing more and more competitive, other areas for getting hired are often ignored. So you can find jobs on social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Well these will not be your primary sources of clients. Even though a lot of freelancers have been hired to these sites. So your main source of clients will usually be Upwork or freelancer or onlinejobs.ph. These other sites these LinkedIn, Facebook Twitter but you can still get clients there but they're not going to be your primary focus.
Okay, just making sure, oh by the way, if you have any questions feel free to ask any time in the chat room just type your question in and I'll answer it as soon as possible and help . These sites, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, is not to provide freelance work so your approach will be a bit different.
Today we're going to focus more on LinkedIn and out of the all the social networks it's the one that is most probably focused, most relevant to finding jobs.
So what is LinkedIn, first of all, LinkedIn is a business and employment oriented social networking service that operates via web sites so it's, it's like Facebook, it's like Facebook for the professional or working world and just like you have a feed in Facebook you also have a feed in LinkedIn. This is a screenshot of my LinkedIn feed so there are stories people can post status updates and things like that but it's more, in the more professional side.
I'm just looking at the poll I asked earlier, are you using LinkedIn? If you haven't answered it you can answer the poll it should be under this screen. We have one person, we only have four people answer the poll. One person hasn't created a profile, two have profiles that they never used and one of you have successfully got clients from LinkedIn. So Glenn is, was it you who got clients for LinkedIn I think. Oh just recently, good to hear. Wow, good work. So there are a couple of people have gotten clients and Glenn is a, is living proof that you can get clients from LinkedIn.
Anyhow moving on, LinkedIn is, is mainly used for four things right now.
Take note though that people don't like being sold to, that's very important. And if you try to help people to sell people on LinkedIn, they can report you as being a spammer and if they report you, you could get banned from LinkedIn if,you know, they can prove that you spam them. So I highly discourage sending messages to like prospects and clients of which are unsolicited. So don't, as much as possible don't sell on LinkedIn to people you don't know. Don't directly sell. But there are a lot of things that you can still do to get clients on LinkedIn that you don't have to sell to clients.
Remember one of the main reasons people use LinkedIn is to hire people. To hire employees. To hire contractors. To hire freelancers. So your main goal with LinkedIn is to be found and not to actually pitched the clients. Just look at the poll and then scroll here and Glenn seems the to be the only person so far that's the hired on LinkedIn.