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Advice on Linked in for newsagents

Mark Fletcher
June 2nd, 2012 · 6 Comments

A couple of newsagents have asked me this morning about Linked in, a social and networking service for business people. I have been a member for years.  150 people are members worldwide. It’s  terrific way to connect with people you know as well as people who know people you know. Through it you can broaden your network of contacts.

You can see my Linked in profile here as an example.  There is a group, Aussie Newsagents, just started where people can talk among themselves about newsagent issues. Membership to that group is moderated.

Don’t accept people as connections unless you want to be connected to them and are prepared for them and their friends to see what you’re up to.

Some people use Linked in to connect numbers. They chase volume. I prefer quality, to connect with people I have a real connection with.  So, be careful of connection requests – accept those you genuinely want for networking reasons.

There are plenty of newsagents, newsagent suppliers and people related in other ways with newsagents on Linked in.


Category: Newsagency management

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 shauns // Jun 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Funny you mention this ,about 30 min ago i received an email with an offer to connect and to think just 31 minutes ago i had never heard of it and now it seems to be all the talk


  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Jun 2, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Shaun I think I may know what you’re talking about. A bunch of people I know received emails from someone they don’t do business with. It seems like someone is using an email list to build connections.


  • 3 shauns // Jun 2, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Yes Mark you are correct . Might be because ages ago i comented on his blog so thats why i received the email , not sure .


  • 4 Mark Fletcher // Jun 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Ah, that could be it.


  • 5 Derek // Jun 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    I received an email from someone called Zimmerman from POS solutions this morning, how did this person get my email address I dont know,

    I agree, this person is just trying to collect an empire of names for his own prestige. I only have 31 friends on Facebook and they are all quality in my life, I do not need hundreds to be ‘popular”


  • 6 shauns // Jun 4, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    want a laugh read his blog , aparantly it was an error


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