OK, this is probably the most sneaky growth hack of all my suggestions.
LinkedIn is all about vanity and persuasion.
The (primarily) B2B platform is a goldmine if you get it right with regards to lead generation.
For obvious reasons, LinkedIn favors active accounts that have a large following. But, how can you amass tens of thousands of followers? Easy. Lie.
Sure, you can buy followers or patiently get a decent following, but this hack takes under five seconds.
Here’s how you do it.
When you pass the magic number of 500 followers LinkedIn simply appends a “500+ Connections” snippet of text next to your name.
A casual observer to your profile has no way of knowing how many connections and followers you really have, so the growth hack here is to change your all-important profile tag to something like this:
“Digital Marketing Expert | 97K Followers”
(Always use odd numbers, for some reason they do better).
I guarantee that no one will validate your claim (it is possible to check by digging through the settings) but they won’t since they’ll be too impressed and will want to connect with you.
Why will they want to connect with you more? Because connecting with someone with a perceived huge network increases their reach as well.
With this little brazen cheeky hack, you’ll see your new connections stream in. LinkedIn will take notice and they will further perpetuate your growth by promoting you.
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