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Discussion in 'Sales, Marketing, Pricing Etc.' started by Hog Wild graphics, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Hog Wild graphics

    Hog Wild graphics Member

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    I constantly get invitations from people. Most of them are business relationships so I was wonderingif anyone suggest doing to or is it just another facebook just smaller. Most the business I get from facebook is 1 offs so not really what we are looking for.
     
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    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    I'm constantly getting invites too. I don't even think the people who are asking you are really the one's sending them out. I find it annoying and just delete them. I can't keep up with all the other thousands of networking avenues that bombard my email daily. Just glad to have spam filters set up.
     
  3. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    When it first started and I was starting to "network", I thought it was great and helpful. However, one day a wholesale customer of mine asked for an invite. At the moment, I thought "why the heck would I give you access to all of MY contacts?". Shortly after that, another wholesale customer did the same thing. I was a little bit offended that someone would be so bold as to ask me to hand my business contacts over to them for free.

    I had no issues sharing with people in different businesses, but I have a fairly big issue with handing my contacts over to my competitors for free.

    And yes, I get really odd ones that have no connection, it's just someone trying to build up their count.
     
  4. binki

    binki Very Active Member

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    it is kind of like a facebook for business relationships
     
  5. MikeD

    MikeD Active Member

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    If you're an employer, it's a cheap head hunting tool; if you're unemployed it's a good way to get in touch with potential employers. It is definitely not like FB- you can post skill sets and accomplishments, but typically "...look what I did over the weekend..." comments or what your favorite color is.
    I don't think it would be a major channel of new sign jobs, just a way to connect to people in your industry of choice as well as related industries.
     
  6. flyingtroutworks

    flyingtroutworks New Member

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    I only accept LinkedIn invitations from people I actually know. Not that I do anything with LinkedIn except find out that people I went to school with now are making a heck of a lot more money than me :)

    Steve
     
  7. TheSnowman

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    I had an account for a few months and I just got annoyed with all the emails so I cancelled it, and I'M STILL GETTING EMAILS! I don't know how to stop them. Far as I can tell, it basically served no purpose, at least wasn't working for me for what it claimed it would be used for.
     
  8. Usually ignore LinkedIn, but few months ago I spent a few days sending out invites to anyone I found on there I actually knew. Got about 30-40 in a few days. Did it again this morning, added about 5 people and got a vehicle lettering job from one of them.

    It's getting to be a useful tool.
     

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