“LinkedIn is increasing its spending as it tries to build a business that changes the way people find jobs and advance their careers” a statement from LinkedIn in 2011.
Yet most people see it as an opportunity to create more business to business contacts. LinkedIn continues to focus on being another news site with more features for recruiters to poach talent.
I have always been a massive fan of LinkedIn and continue to connect with many people globally. It took me 3 years to really start to benefit from LinkedIn. Unfortunately while I continuously use LinkedIn for my business I am starting to find LinkedIn is getting it more and more wrong than right in helping me and my business.
LinkedIn has quickly become a place of people selling; promoting and offering things you don’t need want or care about. You just have to belong to several groups to become aware of the irritating noise on the site. Given that the Groups are one of the main ways to connect with specific people you are not connected to means you are even more limited in your ability to connect with people outside of your network.
The site does not facilitate the connection of business people who are not connected but have a potential business connection. To connect with your ideal contact requires an excessive amount of time and energy, and you have no security in your connections.
Lastly having a profile on LinkedIn means your contact details are more than likely going to be farmed for further email spamming and more phone calls from India selling SEO.
Having spent many years on LinkedIn and watching it fail to enhance the platform to empower businesses to make more business connections, I wanted to offer a B2B focused platform that allows you to instantly connect with your ideal contacts without the noise, spammers and tire kickers.
From a LinkedIn User to the rest of the world, please welcome 8Contacts.
A platform that connects you to Professional Networkers that connects you to 8 or more quality contacts that can create infinite business opportunities.
This blog has several posts on how it works, please read more.
Please let us know what you think and ask any questions below.