Joined In: Simple Advertising Mistakes

"> I'm using Linked-in to maintain with my professional contacts and help them with introductions. Because you are among the people I suggest, I wanted to invite you to gain access to my system o-n Linked-in.

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"> Basic account is free, and it takes less than a minute to register and join my system.

I've received well over 35 invitations like this, worded almost exactly the same way. The senders have served surprise...

Like me, have you received announcements like these?

"> I am using Linked-in to maintain with my professional connections and support them with introductions. Since you are one of the people I suggest, I wanted to invite you to access my community o-n LinkedIn.

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"> Basic membership is free, and it takes less than a minute to sign up and join my network.

I have received well over 35 invitations like this, worded almost precisely the same way. The senders have acted surprised and hurt that I didn't start to take advantage of this request.

Let's consider the issues in this request from a marketing point of view.

* The majority of the invitations I received were from individuals whose names I did not identify. Why would I wish to be a part of their system? The invitation doesn't say how I would reap the benefits of their community and who they are, who they've access to. Click Here includes further concerning the purpose of this view.

* What's Linked-in, how does it work and what are the advantages of using it? Nobody has yet explained this clearly within their invitation. You cannot expect that someone receiving this request understands what you're asking them to join or how it would be good for them. It'd be useful to have a sentence or two explaining how it works and citing a particular result the individual behind the invitation liked from membership. It might be that people assume that since 'basic membership is free,' the normal recipient of this request may go ahead and join. But even if it can not cost money, time would be taken by joining. You still need to 'sell' people o-n taking a free action, especially with respect to a task or business that could be new to them. We discovered www.linkedin.com/in/jaywiemuth/ by searching the Internet.

* Nobody took the time to head off possible misunderstandings or objections to this membership. To get a second standpoint, consider checking out: www.twitter.com/jameswiemuth. As I'm concerned that joining would open me up to a large amount of email and phone calls that would spend my time and in which I'd have no interest, a non-member of Linked In. Again, you can't assume that anything free is therefore enticing; you need to imagine why some one may have doubts or dismiss the idea and address those questions. Discover additional info on a partner wiki - Visit this link: Useful Facts about Consulting Business.

* Using a refined invitation that is almost the same as everyone else's does not make a great feeling. You had need to give it your own personal stamp, even when the text provided by Linked-in were powerful, which it's not.

Besides being irritated that they are apparently encouraging individuals to send announcements that make little sense, I've nothing against Linked In. Perhaps it is a helpful business. My position is that its members need to use good sense and basic marketing axioms to encourage active, cynical people to give a chance to it..