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About taxdude8422

Basically I am just a tax nerd, have been all my life. However I have found the more open you are to opportunities the better off you will be in this world. That makes my what is know as an open networker on Linkedin, I will connect with anyone. I am not an expert on Linkedin by any means but one day when I was asking someone to connect I mentioned that I had just been refilled on invites. My new connect asked how I did that. I used that same line for the next month and got asked the same question four times. I started thinking there was a lot of little things it took my sometime to learn. Through this blog I plan to share some of those "Linked Secrets"

I have a pretty big network. I have never been able to get any leads nor have I never been able to generate any business.

I always am honored when someone asks me a question like this.  I am curious about how many connections you have?  If you go to the home page on your profile on the right it shows how many people viewed … Continue reading

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If You Have Skills Listed Are You Showing How Skilled You Are?

Here’s the discovery I had recently It is classic about what I have been thinking of, what are the outer limits of LI.  What is it that we don’t know about LI that could benefit us?  When you are on … Continue reading

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I had 39 listed, and I needed to add some. I got either bold, or stupid, and started typing whole sentences, and then 2, 3, and 4 sentences. It seemed not to prohibit me, until I reached the end, and pressed save, and I had to delete them all. So…how many characters can you have in each skill?

Thank you so much, this is a great question and a classic example of networking and how I discover stuff for my blog post.  In fact it will be a blog post and I am also copying another LI connect … Continue reading

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I tried to delete groups I don’t like, followed the instructions that I got from LinkedIn, and it doesn’t work.

How to Leave a Group: On the groups tab chose “Your Groups” and click on the group you want to leave. In the group pick the “More” tab and click “Settings”. On the bottom right pick “Leave Group”. That’s all, … Continue reading

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I still don’t get how LI could actually guarantee a response. I have sent really important messages (at least to me) and have not gotten a response back from the recipient, neither via LI nor as a response to the email

Yes perhaps bad wording on LI’s part.  What they mean is if you don’t get a response you get to recycle the InMail.  When you think about it LI can’t force you and I to respond to a stranger’s mail … Continue reading

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Also, in regards to ignored InMail, doesn’t LI guarantee a response?

Yes and you almost never get a response.  People read the InMails, they just don’t respond in a way that uses the InMail up.  I think what happens is the recipient gets an email that tells the InMail content.  So … Continue reading

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When someone does IDK you, does LI let you know?

Yes, LI knows and when you get enough, no telling how many that is. but when you hit that point LI puts you on restriction.  That means you cannot send any invites unless you have the person’s email.  The first … Continue reading

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, How do you handle people that just don’t reply to invites or InMail? You never know if they’re just too busy and somehow missed your message or it’s their way of rejecting your invite without hitting the IDK button.

I get a little bugged about this too.  I looked at my acceptance rate it was about 2/3rds.  I think, though, I am not sure some people I invited didn’t have many connections and maybe they don’t use LI or … Continue reading

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Hi Ray, this is a powerful way to build your connections. Just a question, what is IDK?

That is such a great question.  When I first joined open networking groups I saw all these posts that said, “I will never IDK you”.  I put in a couple posts that said, “I can’t IDK you I don’t even … Continue reading

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Security Checks

It happens to me that after I get a refill of invites I can send as many invites as I want in a day and do not have any issues.  After I get about half way through my allotment of … Continue reading

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