As some of you are aware, I am attempting to write a LinkedIn ebook. The tentative title is Got LinkedIn: From Clueless to Connected in 6 days. Why 6 days instead of 7? The seventh day is a day of rest.
This originally started with me trying to come up with a guide for some of my connections to help them get started on LinkedIn. What I thought would be 2 or 3 pages currently is around 43. I estimate that when I’m done it will be in the neighborhood of 80 to 100 pages. If you’ve never tried to write 80 pages on a subject, don’t start now.
Anyway, in doing research for the book I came across a blog called the LinkedIn User Manual. The writing is definitely on a higher level than you get here. I would say text book verses Reader’s Digest would be a fair comparison.
There is a lot of information so take your time and see if you can learn something new about LinkedIn.
In closing, remember that there really is only one reason to be on LinkedIn–to make money.
Sure it can help expand your network, it can help you learn some interesting information through LinkedIn answers, and you can share knowledge vice-versa, but in the end it’s all about the Benjamins.
And that’s ok. Because in the end, if you get to meet some interesting people, learn some new nuggets of knowledge, help your fellow humans…and make money. Well that’s pretty cool.
Have a great week.