Why I Love LinkedIn (And Why You Should Too)

Jake Boucher
3 min readNov 17, 2017

Recently I’ve been getting into LinkedIn more. When I first started on LinkedIn, I thought it was rather boring. The more I’ve used it, the more I’ve liked it.

LinkedIn is a great way to connect with other people in your niche. You can both share valuable insight with one another. You can also follow all of the top entrepreneurs that you have a keen interest for.

I follow Gary Vaynerchuk, Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, and Grant Cardone. Don’t ask me why I haven’t followed Tai Lopez yet. He’s one of my favorite entrepreneurs ever, if not my favorite (it’s extremely close between him and Gary Vaynerchuk). Anyway, these entrepreneurs post valuable content on LinkedIn. I would say they post more valuable content on LinkedIn than other social media platforms. Most of these entrepreneurs post articles on LinkedIn which they don’t do as often on other social sites.

Even though I haven’t tried acquiring business on LinkedIn yet, I can just see the potential for LinkedIn being one of the biggest contributers to growing my business. Since I have a marketing agency, I can literally search business owners on LinkedIn, provide value for them, and then ask for a meeting or a call.

You can do this for pretty much every industry. If you’re trying to search for a job, you can reach out to people who are in the same field as you, ask them questions, ask for an interview, ask for a job, an internship, whatever the case may be. You just have to put in the work. No one will be coming to you asking out of the blue if you want a job (unless you’re really lucky).

My advice to you is to connect with as many people as possible on LinkedIn. Connections are so valuable. The more you have, the more opportunities you have at your disposal. You never know when you might get a job, or a client from a connection through LinkedIn. Keep your eyes open and pay attention at all times. You just never know when an opportunity that could change everything is coming.

Networking events

The other day I went to a networking dinner with 14 panelists. Some of them were business owners and some of them were people who were considered “experts” in their field. The majority of them wanted to connect on LinkedIn. Maybe they know someone who is…

Jake Boucher

Realtor with Lamacchia Realty in Massachusetts