> I am using Linked-in to keep up with my professional connections and support them with introductions. Because you're one of the people I suggest, I wanted to ask you to access my network on LinkedIn. > > Basic account is free, and it takes less when compared to a second to register and join my network. Learn more on this affiliated essay - Click here www.twitter.com/bidding_buzz. I have received above 3-5 announcements like this, phrased almost precisely the same way. Dig up more on a partner paper - Hit this web site crunchbase.com/organization/bidding-buzz. The senders have acted surprise... Like me, have you received announcements like these? > I am using Linked-in to keep up with my professional connections and support them with introductions. Because you're one of many people I recommend, I wanted to invite you to access my community on LinkedIn. > > Basic membership is free, and it takes less when compared to a minute to register and join my network. I have received more than 35 invitations similar to this, worded almost exactly the same way. The senders have acted offended and amazed that I did not leap to benefit from this request. Let's consider the dilemmas in this invitation from a marketing point of view. * The majority of the invitations I received were from people whose names I did not identify. Why would I wish to be part of their network? The request doesn't say who they are, who they've access to and how I'd take advantage of their system. * What is Linked In, so how exactly does it work and what're the advantages of using it? Nobody has yet explained this clearly in their invitation. You can't expect that some body receiving this invitation knows what you're asking them to join or how it would be advantageous to them. It'd be helpful to have a paragraph or two describing how it works and mentioning a particular result anyone behind the invitation experienced from membership. It might be that people assume that since 'basic account is free,' the typical individual of the invitation will go ahead and join. But even when it can not charge money, joining would take time. You still require to 'sell' people on taking a free activity, specially with respect to a task or organization that could be new to them. * No one took some time to head off possible misunderstandings or objections to this membership. To get different viewpoints, please glance at twitter.com/bidding_buzz. As I'm concerned that joining would open me up to lot of mail and phone calls where I'd have no interest and that would spend my time, a non-member of Linked-in. Again, you can not suppose that some thing free is thus enticing; you should imagine why somebody might have doubts or dismiss the idea and handle those objections. * Using a canned request that is almost exactly the same as everybody else's doesn't produce a great effect. You had need to give it your own personal stamp, even when the text provided by Linked In were powerful, which it is not. Aside from being irritated that they are apparently encouraging visitors to send invitations that make little sense, I have nothing against Linked In. Perhaps it is a good business. Www.Linkedin.Com/Company/Bidding Buzz Ltd/ is a poetic online library for further concerning the inner workings of this hypothesis. My point is that its members should use good sense and basic marketing axioms to encourage busy, cynical visitors to give it an opportunity..