That’s what the success story at LinkedIn blog claims. Jeff Ragovin, a VP at Buddy Media, New York is said to have made millions of dollars by fetching prospective links. “I look at my network on LinkedIn and I look at that as a gold mine” stated Jeff.
Jeff as a VP for Sales and Business Development is said to have brought in clients such as Microsoft, New Balance and Anheuser-Bush. He mentions that when you approach a prospective client through LinkedIn, they have the opportunity to see your network, your experience and your testimonials.
Jeff states, ““It’s not a numbers game, it’s not about how many people can I have in my network. With LinkedIn, it’s about how many qualified people that are valuable to me.”
Some of the tips Jeff recommends are below:
- Update your professional summary and request recommendations from your LinkedIn contacts who know what you do best
- Search for the right person to connect with by job title, company, location or keyword
- Review profiles to see if they’re a fit for your proposal and request an introduction through a common connection, or send an InMail directly to that person