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There are more than 30 million companies that use LinkedIn as it allows you to build credibility, visibility and gather insider expertise from established experts in your industry. 
Your LinkedIn profile is a professional landing page for you to manage your personal brand. A LinkedIn profile is a great way for you to make a memorable first impression, communicate who you are, what you stand for and what you’re interested in. Your profile is fully visible to all LinkedIn members. However, you can control what appears on your profile, notifications to your network, and your profile privacy preferences. 
Here are 10 simple steps to help you get the most out of your LinkedIn profile and stand out from your competitors… 
Engaging content is the idea of combining text with various other elements that get readers hooked and increase their motivation to read through the whole post. It can also include a way of structuring content so that it looks more appealing to potential readers. Engaging content offers; a new perspective, bits of knowledge, or something helpful, inspiring, or entertaining. Engaging content gives your reader a peek at something they haven’t seen before, but can relate to in some way. 
The content that your business uses on advertising platforms is what makes your brand stand out from the crowd. And to make sure that your audience is connected with your brand consistently, it is important that you create engaging content. 
While businesses understand the importance of posting content regularly,  
Pretty much every business has a social media presence but being successful on social platforms takes more than just posting daily updates. You need to know what your goals are and who you are trying to reach? Do you understand the type of content that your audience truly cares about and why they would want to engage with you? Answering those questions and moving beyond a simple social presence requires a strategic plan. 
A social media plan outlines what you want to achieve on social media and how it supports your overall marketing strategy. It helps identify your target audience, what social networks to join, and the type of content to develop and share. 
Why should businesses have a social media plan? 
Having a social media strategy in place will ensure that your social media efforts are more effective and are working to support your business goals. 
Video is the ultimate marketing tool, it allows businesses to be concise, unique, and capture viewer's interests in the first few seconds. Video content should ideally be between 1-2 minutes long. Long enough to maintain the viewer's attention but short enough to leave them wanting more. This length can engage distracted customers, encourage followers to act, draw out powerful emotions, help build trust, build brand awareness, and more. 
A video puts a face to a name and allows your audience to see the genuine nature of your business. People like buying from people if they have confidence in you that hugely increases their likelihood to buy from you. Video is one of the top shared pieces of content on social media. 
It’s estimated that the average person will consume more than 100 minutes of online video per day, that’s the equivalent of watching 25 videos per day! 
When creating video for your business remember you don’t need a production crew, huge budget, actors, or special skills. You can grow your business and reach more people by creating inexpensive, high-impact videos, simply just on your phone. 
Pre-recorded vs live content 
Live and pre-recorded content offer unique value to the viewer and can increase engagement depending on how you run it. 
When deciding whether your video should be live or pre-recorded, consider what you want to achieve. Are you trying to engage your audience or present information? Is expressing your brand’s authenticity more important, or creating a wow factor? Does the content require mobility or a professional and polished delivery? 
LinkedIn is an online service with over 550 million users, 2 new members joining every 2 seconds. The platform is used for professional networking, but is mainly used to talk about business with other users. 
With targeted marketing campaigns on LinkedIn, you can receive seven times as many inbound inquiries from potential customers, rather than using conventional methods. 
LinkedIn is one of the most valuable channels for qualified leads, that allows you to engage with valuable prospects. You can access the broadest possible community of professionals, and target them with precision, something that can't be done on other social platforms. 
By creating a standout profile and building the right network, you are opening yourself up to career opportunities and potential sales. Your LinkedIn profile becomes an online version of you and it is a great way to give you credibility and will establish you as a trustworthy potential employee. 
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