LinkedIn Marketing for Entrepreneurs

LinkedIn is one of my specialties. It’s an especially important social network for entrepreneurs who depend on their reputation, relationships, and referrals to grow their businesses.

When I transitioned from a long-term corporate role to becoming an entrepreneur over five years ago, LinkedIn was instrumental in my business “reinvention”. I had to figure out how in the heck to use LinkedIn to cultivate relationships that could help me grow my business as quickly as possible.

What I learned through mostly trial and error is that you can leverage LinkedIn to build your leadership and influence in your industry, market, or niche. By doing so, you will systematically attract the right people and opportunities into your business.

Because LinkedIn’s unique “network effect” can be applied to your presence, your network, and your professional insights, you can grow your business in less time. But you have to be purely focused on building your influence to cultivate authentic relationships, not marketing at people or selling to them.

With LinkedIn, you have to put people before profits. The way you do this is by building your personal influence.That’s exactly what my new book, Linked to Influence, is all about.

My new book, Build LinkedIn Influence, is coming out in the summer of 2015. It’s a strategic playbook for teaching entrepreneurs, small business owners, and professionals how to specifically leverage LinkedIn to attract their ideal clients.

I have been writing, podcasting, and speaking at conferences and events on the topic of LinkedIn since 2011. In 2014,LinkedIn’s Head of Global Content Marketing, Jason Miller put me on his list of Top 25 Social Media Experts and Top 30 Marketing Thought Leaders.

The natural next step was to pull what I’ve learned together into a book to help others. I am a teacher and a coach at heart, and I’m truly excited about sharing this book with you :).

Check out my complimentary LinkedIn guide on how to get started with building your LinkedIn influence:

Popular LinkedIn Posts

Here are some of my most popular LinkedIn posts:

5 Ways to Drive LinkedIn Traffic to Your Website

Put Your Best Face Forward on LinkedIn

5 Tips on How to Be Successful with LinkedIn (#5 is the most important!)

The Power of Sending Personalized Messages on LinkedIn

Should You Accept (or Decline) That LinkedIn Invitation?

Here are a few posts I’ve either written about LinkedIn or been featured in:

Social Media Examiner: Stephanie Sammons, LinkedIn Marketing Specialist 8 Ways to Better Market Yourself on LinkedIn

Businesses Grow: Grow Your LinkedIn Influence in 5 Steps

LinkedIn Podcast Interviews:

Interview with Mike Stelzner, Founder of Social Media Examiner and host of the Social Media Marketing Podcast: LinkedIn Publishing Platform; What Marketers Need to Know

Interview with Jeff Korhan, author of Built-In Social and host of This Old New Business Podcast: LinkedIn Influence; How to Build a Profitable Digital Presence

Interview with Rich Brooks, host of the Marketing Agents Podcast: Build Your Network and Your Business with LinkedIn

NEW! My live Blab interview with Mike Stelzner of Social Media Examiner: Networking on LinkedIn

I’ll also be speaking on how to attract clients through the LinkedIn Publishing Platform at the upcoming 2015 Social Media Success Summit

My featured SlideShare presentation on LinkedIn has over 8000 views:

You can follow me on LinkedIn here:  Follow Stephanie on LinkedIn