Are you looking for fresh ideas to ramp up your freelance-writing business in the New Year? If so, my tip is: Look to LinkedIn influencers. But not the usual freelance writing guru-types.
That’s not who I spend most of my time reading in social media. Instead, my feed is full of business and entrepreneurship experts.
One of the secrets of my success is that I was a longtime business reporter before I got into freelancing. So when I started my own home biz, I knew right away to take it seriously. And I knew people from many walks of entrepreneurship would have good tips for me.
I continue to read and learn from business leaders — and these days, they’re all over LinkedIn.
A lot of writers don’t think of what they’re doing as a business, which is why you end up under-earning. Let’s fix that with a shot of serious business inspiration!
One more reason to check out LinkedIn right now: Ever since Google+ died last fall, LinkedIn has really livened up. I find myself spending more time on there. (So let’s connect.) People seem to be using the platform more — and they’re posting great stuff.
Another plus here: reading top LinkedIn infuencers is a chance to learn how to be a LinkedIn influencer. Study the types of content they share for a playbook on how to build a social-media audience.
If you’re wondering, there are no affiliate links in this post. These experts don’t even know I’m about to mention them. Gonna be a surprise.
Who’s got pithy tips for you that could help your little ol’ home-based, freelance business? Here are the LinkedIn influencers in business and entrepreneurship that I read, to help my freelance writing biz grow (listed alphabetically):