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Here are just a few of the amazing successes LinkedIn members have had using our site. If you have your own LinkedIn success story you’d like to share, we would love to hear it.
What: “Consultant Grows Business to $5 Million in Annual Revenue Using LinkedIn”
Who: James Filbird, owner of JMF International Trade Group
Where: Hong Kong, China
Used LinkedIn to: James used LinkedIn to grow his company to $5 million in annual revenue and finds 75 percent of his business via LinkedIn.
How: James uses LinkedIn to get introduced to, and maintain relationships with, like-minded professionals. Using LinkedIn to develop his network has consistently led to new business opportunities for his American-owned, China-based consulting firm.
What: “CPA Creates Client Opportunities Across the Country Using LinkedIn”
Who: Ken Nussbaum, CPA and consultant, K. Nussbaum & Associates
Where: Richmond, Vermont, USA
Used LinkedIn to: Ken uses LinkedIn to market and network across the globe, generating business both directly and indirectly.
How: In addition to being an active member of a multitude of LinkedIn Groups (like the K. Nussbaum and Associates LinkedIn Group), Ken has numerous recommendations included on his profile. From clients and professional colleagues, the recommendations have been a contributing factor in allowing him to create new relationships, strengthen existing relationships, and draw the attention of individuals seeking his professional services.
|GLOBAL – CANADA and USA
What: “Rypple’s new LinkedIn Company Page is significantly driving up followers, traffic and participation in the Rypple community on LinkedIn.”
Who: Jesse Goldman, head of business development, Rypple
Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada and San Francisco, California, USA
Used LinkedIn to: Get people excited about our company and products, connect with awesome people, recruit top talent, learn fast with focused market research.
How: “Rypple was a charter customer in LinkedIn’s recent Company Pages launch. Setting up our page was a breeze and it was really easy to share with our connections and followers. Our page was an instant hit thanks to the network effect created by trusted recommendations.” (Rypple also leveraged other LinkedIn products including LinkedIn Polls, LinkedIn Ads and LinkedIn Events.
What: “Acquires Industry Intelligence Using LinkedIn Groups and LinkedIn Answers”
Who: Marco Filippetti, senior operations and technology consultant, Embratel
Where: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Used LinkedIn to: Share market intelligence.
How: Marco keeps his market knowledge updated, maintaining direct contact with business partners and colleagues. He also participates in LinkedIn Groups that help him identify and understand technology trends, movements and actions.
|GLOBAL – CANADA and FRANCE
What: “Consultant Builds Partnerships and Secures Contract Work in Paris Using LinkedIn”
Who: Patrick van Abbema, chief business analyst AltNexus Inc.
Where: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Used LinkedIn to: To build partnerships with organizations in North America and secured several contracts including one in Paris.
How: Using his LinkedIn Connections in LinkedIn Contacts, a colleague introduced Patrick to partners who were looking for his skill set.
What: “Italian Lawyer Generates Business Through his International LinkedIn Network”
Who: Ernesto Belisario, founder of Studio Legale Belisario
Where: Rome, Italy
Used LinkedIn to: Build his legal practice by exploring new international connections.
How: 70 percent of the international connections Ernesto has made through LinkedIn have turned into clients, including business from Brazil, Germany and the US.
What: “German Franchise Business Owner Secured Contract With US Consulting Group via LinkedIn”
Who: Mathias Dehe,, chief executive officer of Dehe Cnosulting UG
Where: Frankfurt, Germany
Used LinkedIn to: Discover new international contacts to grow his business
How: Created a group on LinkedIn called Franchise in Germany to bring together both German and international franchise business people. His LinkedIn Group now has over 200 members.
What: “Executive Recruited for Senior IBM Position Based on LinkedIn Profile”
Who: John Klodnicki, business development executive, IBM Global Business Services
Where: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Used LinkedIn to: Thanks to John’s LinkedIn Profile, he was approached by IBM Global Business Services for an exciting new job opportunity.
How: John fastidiously maintained his LinkedIn Profile and contacts in order to continually promote his “personal brand. He was receiving 3-5 serious inquiries per month for business deals or new career opportunities. When IBM reached-out, he took the call and joined IBM in 2009.
What: “30 Minutes on LinkedIn Each Day Reduces Workload by 30 Percent for French Sales Director”
Who: Hervé Bloch, sales director Come&Stay
Where: Paris, France
Used LinkedIn to: Reduce workload by accessing information and contacts faster.
How: Uses LinkedIn for at least 30 minutes a day, mainly to find qualified contacts, decision-makers and potential customers.
|GLOBAL – BRAZIL and SPAIN
What: “Brazilian communications manager and his wife use LinkedIn to help relocate family to Spain”
Who: Carlos Victor Costa, manager at Llorente&Cuenca
Where: Madrid, Spain
Used LinkedIn to: Find job opportunities in Spain before relocating from Brazil.
How: Needing a job to secure residency and relocate his family from Brazil to Spain, Carlos and his wife used LinkedIn to discover opportunities and apply, eventually landing a position with a communications company and an IT company respectively
What: “Got Sponsorships for AIESEC International Congress 2010 With LinkedIn”
Who: T.C.A Jayant, Vice President Marketing, AIESEC International Congress 2010 & National Team AIESEC India
Where: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Used LinkedIn to: Engage with his connections on LinkedIn to pitch for sponsorships for the AIESEC International Congress 2010
How: LinkedIn with the help of secondary & tertiary networks helped him to connect with the CXO’s of various companies and allowed him to get in touch with them through InMails. This helped him to get meetings with the top executives to pitch for sponsorships for AIESEC International Congress 2010.
What: “Sales Executive Launches Consulting Venture Based on his LinkedIn Connections”
Who: Kevin L. Nichols, president and CEO of KLN Publishing LLC and president of KLN Consulting Group
Where: San Francisco, California, USA
Used LinkedIn to: Kevin uses LinkedIn Groups and LinkedIn Events to get introduced to and create direct leads for his litigation, diversity, and professional/business development consultative practice.
How: Kevin uses his affiliations in various LinkedIn Groups to create warm leads. He uses LinkedIn Events to organize professional mixers so he can introduce his target market to his services. Nichols has been successful at using his LinkedIn Status Updates to draw traffic to his Website and allow potential clients to find him on the internet, avoiding paying for expensive CRM software.
What: “LinkedIn Helps Brazilian Member Expand his Business”
Who: Rogério Lotito, marketing and sales at Inf Service
Where: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Used LinkedIn to: Invite people to virtual events and to schedule meetings.
How: “My work with virtual events and webcasts is even more simple now that we included LinkedIn in our strategy disclosure. We have already reached more than 2600 visitors and continue to grow in the sustainable events market.”
What: “British entrepreneur uses LinkedIn Groups and LinkedIn Answers to find insights and build his LinkedIn Profile”
Who: Chris Sheffield, Founder of Instant Hit
Where: Manchester, UK
Used LinkedIn to: Generate leads for work, job enquiries from people in my network and entirely new business opportunities
How: Uses Groups to network with people in the same industries and with the same interests for profile building and developing new opportunities
What: “Engaging Delegates on NASSCOM’s LinkedIn Group”
Who: Avinash Raghava, Regional Director – Northern Region at NASSCOM
Where: New Delhi, India
Used LinkedIn to: Provide an online networking platform for the delegates of NASSCOM to discuss common issues and identify possible business partners
How: Created EMERGE Forum on LinkedIn to engage with delegates. The forum now has many active discussions on industry issues and best practices. It also enabled fellow delegates to post trade leads and build partnerships. NASSCOM is looking at converting these discussions into actual panel topics.
What: “Jobseeker Lands Not One, But Two Jobs in a Row Via LinkedIn Status Updates”
Who: David T. Stevens, event manager executive streamlineevents
Where: Emeryville, California, USA
Used LinkedIn to: David regularly uses LinkedIn to keep in touch and grow his professional network, follow up after “real life” networking events, and build his personal brand.
How: David frequented networking events for his sales job, following up via LinkedIn with the people he “connected” with at the events. Upon finding out he was being laid off in 2008, David immediately updated his status to “I’m up for grabs, who wants me?” and received a phone call that morning on a job lead. He was back to work within a week. In 2011, David was ready for a new opportunity and he once again tapped into his professional network, reconnecting with industry peers. Within just two weeks, David had used his LinkedIn connections to land an interview at streamlineevents, was offered a position and accepted the new job.
What: “Raised Funding via LinkedIn”
Who: Deepak Srinath and Uday Disley, Co-Founders and Directors at Viedea Capital Advisors
Where: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Used LinkedIn to: Connect with potential investors and clients for business development
How: Deepak and Uday, connected with potential investors in Europe for a Mumbai based digital firm using their LinkedIn Connections. Even today, most of their business development takes place through the strong LinkedIn network that they have developed by engaging with their connections.