LinkedIn Recommendations Without Asking? (Yes! It’s Possible, Really)


Do you have an active LinkedIn profile? If you do I am sure you have had people message you and ask for a recommendation. The frustrating piece is that people you don’t even know are asking you for recommendations. Or sometimes people you have only met once at a local networking event. How willing are you to give them a recommendation? Never, Right?

5-recommendations-for-assembling-a-successful-team-of-freelancers-05535768eaSo how on earth can you get recommendations from people without asking when so many people you don’t even know are asking for them.

One way is to use the function LinkedIn has built into the platform…

Another, and my preferred way is to provide recommendations for people you know like and trust that have not been requested. Don’t expect they will necessarily return the favor, but it will come from somewhere.LinkedIn-Search-For-People-Get-Connected-And-Get-Organized

The old saying you need to give in order to get works really well here. How would you feel if, out of the blue you received a recommendation on LinkedIn? You’d love it, Right? Who do you want to give that feeling to? I am sure you have customers, service providers, trainers or perhaps a coach you could recommend. Who is your favorite author? Find them on LinkedIn and give them a recommendation.

What are your favorite books in your niche? Give a recommendation once in a while to someone in your niche, it’s a great way to stand out from the crowd. It give the impression of increase and increases the opportunity for others in your niche to connect with you.

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  1. Don Tietz says:

    A person has to be careful on who you connect with and who you recommend . If you just connect and don’t interact it’s a useless exercise ..
    Don Tietz recently posted..Online marketing success unlocked with the right keys

  2. Carla McNeil says:

    Thanks Jeff!

    I learned from you the master.

    When I’m in Atlanta next month I will have to bring you some of the
    famous “social media cookies”

  3. Carla McNeil says:

    Thanks Don, I definitely agree. AND we definitely don’t want to be wasting our precious time online with useless exercises. 🙂

  4. Jerry Rowles says:

    Carla, please send me the PDF versions of the three books I bought for $7; I could not save them on my iPad and the links have disappeared..I have a veryj slow connectiion speed for the next few days. Thanks.

  5. Carla McNeil says:

    Hey Jerry,

    I sent the email again so that you can save it for future reference. Let me know how things go.

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