> I am using LinkedIn to keep up with my professional contacts and support them with introductions. Since you are one of many people I recommend, I wanted to ask you to gain access to my system on Linked-in. Learn additional resources on our affiliated article - Visit this link: open in a new browser.


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I've received more than 3-5 invitations similar to this, worded almost precisely the same way. The senders have acted surprise...

Like me, have you received announcements like these?

> I am using Linked-in to keep up with my professional contacts and help them with introductions. Since you're one of the people I suggest, I wanted to invite you to access my network on LinkedIn.


> Basic membership is free, and it takes less when compared to a second to register and join my system.

I have received above 3-5 invitations like this, phrased almost exactly the same way. The senders have acted upset and amazed that I did not jump to take advantage of this invitation.

Let's look at the dilemmas in this request from a marketing standpoint.

* Almost all of the invitations I received were from people whose names I did not understand. Why would I wish to be part of their community? The invitation doesn't say who they are, who they have use of and how I'd reap the benefits of their network.

* What's Linked In, how can it work and what are the advantages of using it? No one has yet explained this clearly within their invitation. You can't expect that some one receiving this request knows what you are asking them to participate or how it'd be good for them. It'd be useful to have a paragraph or two describing how it works and mentioning a specific result anyone behind the request enjoyed from membership. It could be that people assume that since 'basic account is free,' the normal recipient of this invitation will go ahead and join. But even if it can not charge money, joining would take time. You still need to 'sell' people on having a free activity, specially with respect to an activity or business which may be different to them.

* Nobody took time to head off possible misunderstandings or objections to this account. This astonishing visit our site paper has various stirring tips for the inner workings of this idea. As I am anxious that joining would open me up to large amount of e-mail and calls where I would have no interest and that would waste my time, a non-member of Linked-in. Again, you can not assume that some thing free is thus enticing; you need to imagine why someone may have doubts or dismiss the idea and address these questions.

* Using a refined request that's almost the same as everybody else's does not create a good effect. Even though the writing provided by Linked In were effective, which it is not, you had need to give it your personal stamp.

Other than being irritated that they're apparently encouraging people to send invitations that make little sense, I have nothing against Linked In. Perhaps it is a good organization. Should people fancy to dig up further on consumers, we recommend many on-line databases people should pursue. My point is that its members have to use common sense and fundamental marketing maxims to promote busy, cynical visitors to give a chance to it..