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How to Avoid 5 Common LinkedIn Prospecting Errors

How to Avoid 5 Common LinkedIn Prospecting Errors

February 11, 2014 | By Tasia Gonsalves-Barriero | No Comments

spilled coffee on deskLinkedIn is not your run-of-the-mill social media site. It’s frequented by professionals who join to learn, share, and build community.

It’s also a gold mine for those of us freelancers who are searching for our ideal clients. Yep, that’s true. My connections alone have the potential to ‘hook’ me up to more than 2 million contacts. Imagine how many you may be linked to as well.

There’s no doubt: leveraging LinkedIn can be lucrative both financially and professionally.

With that said, there are things we need to watch out for as we seek for the right match on LinkedIn. You see, I’ve heard complaints from connections and groups members voicing their dissatisfaction with other members on the site.

I’ve even received messages from one or two of my own connections that, frankly, turned me off.

So, my goal here is to help you make connections on LinkedIn that will be valuable and worthwhile for all concerned … without any of the missteps that might repel prospects instead of attracting them.

Here’s a list of five things NEVER to do while prospecting on the site:


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Tasia Gonsalves-Barriero is a B2B and Education Copywriter and Content Writer. Her love for words allows her to create compelling content for her clients to help them connect with their customers.

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