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Top LinkedIn tips for 2013! Tip number one –

topthreelinkedinI can hear you already. Here she goes again, telling me how great LinkedIn is.

It IS great, and not enough of you are utilizing it to its fullest potential.  Really.

The biggest complaint I hear about LinkedIn is that your clients aren’t on LinkedIn.  And that may very well be true.  Maybe today, the clients that you have aren’t active on LinkedIn.


You want more clients, am I right?  Smart, Savvy,  Successful clients?  THOSE next clients are probably on LinkedIn.

I know you’re on Social Media overwhelm, and I’m not trying to make that worse.  I’m trying to ease it up.  You can spend much less time on LinkedIn than you do on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram and get more return on that small time investment.

Today I’m going to show you the first thing you can do to take your LinkedIn profile from newbie to professional.  Take a look.



Be sure to connect with ME on LinkedIn!

I’m happy to give you personal feedback on your profile.  Leave me a link to your profile in the comments below with your question, and I’ll review it quickly and offer support.

AND if you’re ready, lets do a personal LinkedIn Makeover session!  You can check that out here, 60 minutes = a profile that will be making it rain.  Click here for details.

See you over on LinkedIn!

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  • Sabrina at MyMiBoSo September 15, 2013, 6:26 pm

    Oh I’m so happy to see I had done this at some point!

    Would love any intuitive insights you have about simple steps I can take to improve even further on mine!

    • KarenYankovich September 16, 2013, 9:51 am

      Great Sabrina!

      I took a look at your profile. I would beef up your headline. (next weeks blogpost!) It’s searchable by google, so you want to make maximum use of keywords and characters. Who are you, what do you do, who do you help?

  • Kari Reston September 15, 2013, 6:35 pm

    Hi Karen! Great video and tip – thanks for sharing. I’d love your feedback on my LinkedIn profile…

    • KarenYankovich September 16, 2013, 10:03 am

      Hi Kari! Glad it’s helpful. I would give you the same advice I just gave Sabrina above, beef up your headline. Google your name, your LinkedIn profile will come up pretty high, what can you say in your headline that will make your ideal client click on it?

  • Theressa September 16, 2013, 11:00 am

    I have really been neglecting my linkedin page. Thank you so much for this timely reminder to start using it! I implemented that great tip too by the way 😉

    • KarenYankovich September 16, 2013, 11:22 am

      Awesome. No more neglecting LinkedIn! Google your name and you’ll see why.

  • Joyce September 16, 2013, 11:15 am

    Wow, great tip. I connect with a lot of big shots on LinkedIn and this is a fantastic tip. On it right now.

    Making this change does make you LinkedIn look more slick. Love to hear more tips on how to streamline LinkedIn with my other social media.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • KarenYankovich September 16, 2013, 11:23 am

      Great! Stay tuned for more next week.

  • michelle evans September 16, 2013, 12:22 pm

    Thanks for the great video Karen! This is such an easy thing to set yourself apart. I did mine already, but I’m passing this quick tutorial on to a few friends. Great work!

    • KarenYankovich September 16, 2013, 12:25 pm

      Great! Thanks.

  • Nancy Tierney September 16, 2013, 6:02 pm

    I love your LinkedIn tips and posts. So keep ’em coming! I appreciate how you show us what to do in the video, rather than tell us what to do. Makes it easy. Thank you!

    • KarenYankovich September 17, 2013, 1:20 pm

      My pleasure Nancy. More on the way!

  • Sandrine Daubord September 17, 2013, 11:19 am

    Karen .Thank you so much for your tips. I love all of them !
    It is very kind of you to offer your help . Will appreciate that . Blessings .

    • KarenYankovich September 17, 2013, 1:20 pm

      So glad you love them! I hope it’s helpful. xo

  • Joy Fichiera September 17, 2013, 2:38 pm

    Thank you for that first tip! Can’t wait to learn more. I would love for you to take a quick peek at my profile:
    Thank you!

    • KarenYankovich September 20, 2013, 1:48 pm

      Joy it would be great for you to start accumulating recommendations. The best way to do that is by GIVING them. You can also ask clients, etc. That would really pop your profile!

      • Joy Fichiera October 1, 2013, 10:26 am

        Great idea- I have not done that in the past and will start. I really appreciate you taking the time and am using all your tips.

  • april September 17, 2013, 9:47 pm

    thank you, karen! because of one of your helpful linkedin tips, i joined several groups that were relevant to my mission. and it has made a world of difference. i need to go work on my actual profile though . . .

    • KarenYankovich September 20, 2013, 1:48 pm

      AWESOME April! I love love love hearing that. Let me know if I can help with your profile.

      • april September 21, 2013, 7:36 pm

        karen – i set my custom url on linked in. i’m a professional now! 🙂

        • KarenYankovich September 22, 2013, 2:51 pm


  • Kate Amarelo September 19, 2013, 5:30 pm

    My biggest question is how to talk about my ‘business’ while still emphasizing my full-time job? Obviously, I still want to make connections within my full-time industry while I’m still growing my side hustle business.

    • KarenYankovich September 20, 2013, 1:50 pm

      Since LinkedIn is about YOU, it’s perfectly acceptable to show that you’re “multipassionate”. You do want to have a primary focus, so if there’s a way to position your side biz in a way that also supports your FT position, great.

      In any case, I find that people really look to see what THEY’RE interested in about you, so I don’t think they detract from each other, even if they’re wildly different.

  • Liz Brazier September 22, 2013, 12:24 pm

    Thanks Karen, really trying to improve my interaction with LinkedIn via joining groups…now I need to schedule time to proactively be part of key groups where my target market hang out! Here is my profile. Appreciate your input!

    • KarenYankovich September 22, 2013, 2:54 pm

      Liz your profile is awesome.

      If you’re looking to leverage groups, I might join more. You can join up to 50. Yu can then weed through them and see which ones work for you. BUT, the more groups you belong to, the more people you can connect to via those groups.

      You might also consider starting a group of your own!

      • Liz Brazier September 23, 2013, 7:54 pm

        Thanks Karen, Great idea and feedback. Start my own group! Thank you.

        • KarenYankovich October 1, 2013, 3:27 pm

          Invite me if you start a group! 🙂


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