What are you doing differently to stand out to obtain business &/or the job? Differently doesn't mean having your LinkedIn profile updated & resume updated. That's not different than what you should be doing and what everyone else is doing.
Here are my examples:
- Example #1: This month, I saw a LinkedIn post from a woman who was doing a little research on coaching for those who may want to hire a coach in 2022 & asked the question: "How does coaching help with goal setting & accountability?" & to feel free to tag coaches that you admire as some of our responses may be featured in an upcoming Reverb blog post, too.
I replied back to that post, "A good coach is able to assist you in achieving your goal faster (or in general), keeps you motivated & on track, and will act as your advisor when you have problems/questions."
I then privately messaged 3 people I knew on LinkedIn and requested that they tag me as a coach to that post & forwarded that post to them. All 3 of them did.
Of course, if you've got a moment, I'd love to keep that post active & be continuously planting the seed through social proof that I would be an excellent option to choose should my service(s) be needed/wanted from someone now/in the future. Here's the direct link to that post: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/mikaelakiner_coach-coaching-goalsetting2022-activity-6884223449779326976-Kjep/ Thank you in advance!
- Example #2: Recently, when I shared the audio debrief I created of a recent event I attended, "Finding your purpose & pursuing creativity" at the end of the debrief, I did a quick introduction on who I am, what I do, & for those interested in setting up a free, no obligation phone call with me to see if we'd be a good fit for working together & how to get in touch, but also included what 3 of my recent free calls were saying about my calls (which was positive feedback) enticing listeners.
- Example #3: When a potential client messaged me on LinkedIn how she would keep me in mind for services as there are 2 other calls she's scheduled with my competitors, she likes the fact that I really read what she wrote and responded to that. I replied back that another client had hired me beause of that & Leah Trice's written recommendation on my LinkedIn profile discusses that & she could read it. I also dug through old LinkedIn posts of mine to find the one where I posted to the public about the importance of attention to detail with an example of how I mailed back a bathroom mat to the company I had ordered from because they sent me the correct mat, just not the right size and had charged me for the larger size. I had shared that post on LinkedIn as a reminder/lesson that attention to detail is important as it can cost you money. (I wanted to share the post with this potential client to reinforce the point of our discussion and it also let her to get to know me a little more). This also would be an example of relationship building.
- Example #4: Starting this month when submitting price quote(s)/project proposals I'm not just offering a free, no obligation phone call, I'm also including how it's a maximized call. How is it maximized you ask? A call that involves me sending over tailored questions to the potential client PRIOR to our call so that they can think about their answers & be prepared to answer at our call is maximized wouldn't you say? We are making use of the time at the call versus just getting on the call & not having a game plan of what we'll be discussing. It not only maximizes the time, but keeps the potential client on track.
I'd love to hear what new thing(s) you're trying to be different with & stand out for obtaining jobs & business as well as well if it worked for you (i.e. either in getting you business/the job and/or spreading awareness to get business &/or the job that was favorable, etc).
Don't see a service that's a fit for you below? (For my specials this month) then be sure to email me for any questions/inquiries on how I could help you and/or your referral with career guidance, business marketing, writing, editing, &/or LinkedIn services (in general).
This package is for clients who do not have a LinkedIn profile OR for clients who want to update/revamp their existing profile. This package includes me interviewing you for an hour-online (you are emailed the questions I will ask you at the interview in advance so you can prepare your answers), me listening back to our recorded interview to write the just under 500-word bio (I give the maximum word count that LinkedIn allows for that "About" section), & 2 sets of edits per the final bio (2 sets of edits means you look at the first draft of your bio & if there are edits for me to make, I make them & then provide you the revised draft & if there are still any edits to make, I make them & post the final draft on your LinkedIn profile).
I post your described above bio on your LinkedIn profile which tells more than just your work history & positions that you're seeking (in that bio), some examples about who you are as a person (i.e. 3 words to describe you as a person & why and a quote or motto that you really like/use/were taught).
I completely fill out work history, put a professional photo of you on there (if you have one that you provide to me, I do not take pictures of you), updating your “open for work” sign on LinkedIn which is the green circle around your picture (if applicable) & putting the types of jobs you're looking for (i.e. full-time, part-time, contract, temporary, etc.) attaching pics, samples of your work, attachments, awards, volunteer, causes you support, changing your LinkedIn website link to be found easier & for marketing purposes, adding your skills (LinkedIn allows you to add phrases (words) to describe your skills & I can put what you want that apply to you (i.e. copywriting, writing, editing, customer service, are all examples of skills). I fix any grammar, punctuation, & spelling throughout your whole LinkedIn profile, & write an attention-grabbing headline (for example, if someone was unemployed, I wouldn't write "unemployed" for their headline on their LinkedIn profile, here's an example of an attention-grabbing headline: "Direct sales marketer who can double your business income minimum seeking hungry small to mid-size business owners"). Of course, I'd only write an attention-grabbing headline that were true as well. 🙂
All of the above-described services for the LinkedIn setup/revamp package is for $527.80 & includes the debit/credit card processing fee I'm charged so I can net my actual rate.
**If you want to pay other than a debit/credit card, same terms, conditions, & deadline apply, just reach out to me ASAP to request for my mailing address so that you can snail mail your payment after replying back to an email I would send you that you would say that you understand & agree to the terms & conditions.The following prices are for the services without the debit/credit card processing fee:
for one LinkedIn review/setup package is $500, one mid-level resume is $260, & one 90-minute interview session geared to entry & mid-experience level clients is $200.**
Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have.
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