Hey, Snapchat friends. I’m Mike from New Media Europe and it’s Day 36 of 100 new media tools to promote the conference New Media Europe. I’ve been asked a few times, “Mike, do you repurpose these daily snap stories that you’re doing?” Yes, I do. You can find them at YouTube and also on my Facebook profile too. If you’re on Facebook, all you need to do is add Mike Russell as a friend.

Get LinkedIn Premium for Free

Day 36 and this new media tool is completely free to use. Usually it’s paid and this is a little bonus for you. I have had a few requests saying, “Mike, please cover more free tools.” Here it is. LinkedIn Premium. Hang on, hang on. I know what you’re going to say to me, “Mike, that’s not free. There are prices even on the screenshot you just displayed.” Here’s the deal. If you’re on LinkedIn, they offer you a 30-day free trial of any of their premium plans. Here’s the hack. Make sure to schedule the day you subscribe to LinkedIn Premium because in most cases, that free trial is given out once a year. For instance, if you subscribe today, the 14th of April, make sure to put 14th of April 2017 in your calendar to resubscribe again.

Now, of course, LinkedIn Premium is totally worth subscribing to full-time, but if you just want to try it out every year and make some new connections, this is a perfect way to do it. Today, as my LinkedIn trial has, agh, just 7 days to go on it, I’m going to show you some benefits of using LinkedIn Premium.

LinkedIn Premium Elevates Your Profile

Benefit number 1. Super cool gold box on your profile. Looks like this, so everyone knows you’re not just a regular Joe. You’re a LinkedIn Premium Joe.

Reach Out Anyone with InMail

Benefit number 2. Depending on the plan you choose for your free trial, you can have up to 30 free InMail messages, putting the whole world in your hands. You could find 30 awesome people you’re not already connected to on LinkedIn and start branching out and doing a bit of networking.

Search for Targeted People Using LinkedIn Premium

Finally benefit number 3 of LinkedIn Premium. Unlimited profile search, premium search and saved alerts on your searches. Here’s the idea for my team and I today. Find epic people using the LinkedIn search facility like so. The other cool thing about LinkedIn search in the Premium version that I didn’t mention is you get all these excellent new features like the groups they’re a member of, years of experience and so much more.

What’s the value of reaching out to 30 targeted people that could potentially help you to grow your business? If you’ve not tried it already, I highly suggest a 30-day free trial of LinkedIn Premium. Enjoy.

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