Is LinkedIn Premium worth the price?

First of all, only use the trial IF you have already decided on your LinkedIn strategy!

My review:

  • The Inmail feature is overpriced
  • The “Featured Applicant” feature does not work for SEO
  • You can look at more people that viewed your profile – marginally useful
  • You get more results from your people searches – can be very useful

Verdict: most people do not need a premium package, but it is worth trying for free for a month once you have mapped out your strategy.

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How to get free InMails from LinkedIn

Did you know that LinkedIn still allows 15 free InMails per month to its free users?

It’s true! You can still send 15 free messages to group members. Since premium InMails cost up to $10 each (yes you read that right!), you will want to take full advantage of this feature. It’s pretty easy to use once you have found who you want to reach out to. Check out the video below for a 2 minute tutorial.

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Dump that boring LinkedIn background image

Want your profile to be the best it can be? Most people have some boring blue background or nothing at all. But you can change that and stand out in just a couple of minutes.

First, grab a cool custom image by grabbing a free LinkedIn image. Save it on your desktop, then go to Profile – Edit Profile – Click the “add background photo” button and upload your new background. Voila!

Here’s a quick walkthrough video

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