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Starting a Medical Billing Business => Starting Your Own Medical Billing Business => Topic started by: williamportor on July 28, 2015, 05:01:58 PM

Title: Linked In
Post by: williamportor on July 28, 2015, 05:01:58 PM
Hello- I was wondering if anyone here has had any success in generating new clients via Linked In. I try to keep an open mind regarding social media and it's uses, but I've had my Linked In site up and running for about 2 years now, have about 50 people in my network (22 of them providers), and though I've contacted them all by phone and e mail, I've yet to receive any real interest in my billing services (let alone an actual client). The only contacts I seem to get is folks wanting me to endorse some skill they have. I'm happy to do this of course, but every few days I ask myself "when does Linked In live up to the hype". The 5 clients I do have have come through 1 via direct mail, 3 via cold calls and 1 referral. Any thoughts on Linked In??   
Title: Re: Linked In
Post by: kristin on July 28, 2015, 07:11:11 PM
My thoughts on Linked In? Totally annoying to me, and I am so tired of people sending me invites to their network, or however it works. I must have an account I made years ago and forgot about, or maybe they just invite anyone they know. But that is just me, others may love it.

Honestly, I would find a way to get more clients from the five you already have. To me, they can be the best and effective advertising you have. Obviously, you don't want to badger them about it, but there must be some way to let them know to put in a good word for you with their colleagues. I can see where some would think that more business for you might somehow translate into their accounts not being worked as well(there are always people who think like that), but I still think referrals are always best.
Title: Re: Linked In
Post by: williamportor on August 06, 2015, 04:22:00 PM
Thank You! that was helpful.  :)