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12,219 LinkedIn Connections

February 12, 2009

I’m taking my LinkedIn connections seriously.  As I help people out on LinkedIn I’ve been inviting them to send me a connection request.  This will help them get back in touch with me in the future.

Before the start of December, 2008 I had less than 500 connections.  Now I’m up to 12,219 connections.  This allows me to query a network of over 15 1/2 million people to help me answer your questions.  Not shabby.

I see this number as an indication of the value I add by helping out people who are new to LinkedIn.  I get so many thank yous that it motivates me to continue assisting people.

I am by no means an expert on LinkedIn, but what I have found is that by researching the answers to people’s questions, I end up with a better knowledge of what people feel they need to do on this system.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2009 9:22 am

    I’d like to add an easy navigation button to navigate to my twitter profile – have been searching online for help and doesn’t seem to be anything out there?

    Also, how to add LinkedIn button to facebook and own website – are there tutorials as I didn’t find when I looked…

    Thank you!

  2. Jay Barrett permalink
    February 23, 2009 10:03 pm

    I just joined the group and I have been spending the last few hours enjoying all the all information on it.

    Geat site.

  3. February 8, 2009 8:28 pm

    Hello Mike, thank you for the offer. I am job hunting. In talking to several recruiters they highly recommended me networking and taking my linkedin account seriously. I had opened in account on Linkedin some time ago but did nothing with it. Therefore, I am drawing from my experience and developing some sites to offer people information and avail myself to answer any queries regarding mortgages, debt, credit and the like as a way to network. What I have not been good at is in utilizing this medium of social netowrking to making my profile appealing to people telling them that I am available for such free advice. How can I better organize my profile?

  4. February 5, 2009 9:19 pm

    I have only been using the service for a few days but want to maximize the potential for creating multiple networks that will help to further my two business. I need to learn how to invite new connections as well as how to post a Power Point presentation that explains the advantages of our service to interested parties.


  5. February 5, 2009 9:15 pm

    Thanks so much for your offer to help me get up to speed on Linkedin. I think that this is a huge opportunity to connect with other businesses in an environment that doesn’t make me feel like a 16 year old. I am an immigrant to the computer age and while I work on the computer every day in my estimating business I am not particularly “geeky” in the sense that I can intuitively solve internet issues. I need help getting up to speed and I’m grasping at your offer.


    Covenant Estimating, LLC

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