LinkedIn for Authors with Daniel Alfon

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Our guest today is Daniel Alfon of DanielAlfon.com

Daniel is a LinkedIn expert. He is the author of Build a LinkedIn profile for LinkedIn Success. Daniel’s clients include entrepreneurs, consultants, authors and marketers – and he been on LinkedIn since 2004. – you can find him there at: linkedin.com/in/alfon/

Today, we’ll be talking about “Why Authors Need LinkedIn”

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Welcome Daniel, we are thrilled that you are here today and appreciate you sharing this valuable information with us.

During this interview Daniel shares fantastic tips on how to make the most of LinkedIn. Here are some of the questions he addressed:

  1. Daniel, how did you get started with LinkedIn and how has LinkedIn contributed to your success?
  2. What is LinkedIn?
  3. How can authors really benefit from LinkedIn?
  4. Where should they start?
  5. What are the top 3 things we can do to maximize our effectiveness on LinkedIn?
  6. What don’t authors understand about LinkedIn?
  7. How can authors make the most of the opportunities available on LinkedIn
  8. What words of wisdom would you like to leave us with?

To our listeners – what did you enjoy most about this interview and what is something new that you learned? Scroll down and post your comment and if you’d like, a link to your LinkedIn profile.

Comments

  1. What are YOU struggling with on LinkedIn?

    If your readers view your LinkedIn profile now, will they perform the action you’d like them to do? Why or why not?

    If there’s an issue you’d like to comment on, do include a link to your LinkedIn profile,too !

  2. Thanks very much for an informative and thought-provoking interview Daniel and
    D’vorah! Feeling inspired to update my profile and take advantage of Daniels expertise!
    A question Daniel: do you suggest I write new articles for my profile, so as to share in my LinkedIn groups and elsewhere or post links to my website blog articles, or a combination of both?
    Thanks in advance for your advice 🙂

  3. Thanks very much for an informative and thought-provoking interview Daniel and
    D’vorah! Feeling inspired to update my profile and take advantage of Daniels expertise!
    A question Daniel: do you suggest I write new articles for my profile, so as to share in my LinkedIn groups and elsewhere or post links to my website blog articles, or a combination of both?
    Thanks in advance for your advice and here’s my link to LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/delia-mccabe/

  4. Dear Delia, you rock !

    Are you working on a book? If you are, I’d definitely consider writing a few new LinkedIn articles and publishing them in the months ahead. Those articles would be based on your book, such as parts of the book’s beginning. I suggest you enable viewers to get notified when the book’s available by subscribing to the book’s announcements. Done right and ahead of time, this could mean some pre-orders, a larger number of reviews – and more list subscribers. Just remember you’ll need to promote the articles!

    • Fabulous information!
      Thank you Daniel!
      I am releasing my second book in November, so I do have time to do as you as you advise.
      Thanks again 🙂
      Delia

  5. Regarding your EXISTING blog posts, I’d consider researching LinkedIn groups and finding groups where members are interested in your content. Then consider selecting the blog posts that are less time-sensitive, and share them moderately in those groups. You want to avoid over-sharing.

    I just saw you commented on my LinkedIn post covering content sharing on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140326164811-212135-how-to-optimize-your-sharing-on-linkedin?trk=mp-reader-card -thank you! The article indeed focuses on sharing OTHER people’s content.

    To sum it up, to me, a strong LinkedIn presence for authors means both creating content around the topic of your book and sharing or curating quality content that is not yours. As a rule of thumb, try sharing 4 pieces of content that are not yours for every piece you wrote.

    Hope this helps !

    • Fabulous information!
      Thank you Daniel!
      I am releasing my second book in November, so I do have time to do as you as you advise.
      Thanks again 🙂
      Delia

      PS I did reply to your email but if you didn’t receive it please post here again and I’ll resend.

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