I’ve just paid for OpenLink premium membership for another year [ my second paid year ] on LinkedIn. It was a conscious decision and not the auto-recharge on my card – I’ve received a steady stream of referrals from the platform [ which might/might not have converted into real clients ] and I do see the advantage of being “visible”.[ Disclaimer : I am not an official/unofficial spokesperson for LinkedIn and neither are they paying me for any advertising. ]
One of the blocks I’ve run into is trying to convert friends and business associates into LinkedIn users. Apart from the fact that internet-usage in India is still dismal, somehow, an online portal “strictly” for business does not appeal to most. It rocks my world though.