You can put the same concept to work for yourself by appending one or more web addresses (URLs) to the bottom of every email you send. I append anywhere from one to five addresses after my name at the bottom of every email I send. Often one of the addresses I include is my LinkedIn personal profile address: https://www.linkedin.com/e/fpf/1645002.
When someone clicks on this address, they will see my profile if they are logged into LinkedIn. If someone clicks on my profile and they do not have a LinkedIn account, they will reach the LinkedIn home page which will encourage them to register.
So how do you determine your profile's address? Follow these instructions to find out:
- Log into LinkedIn.
- Click the "My Profile" tab.
- In the upper right corner of the Profile Information page, click "View your profile as others see it" link to go to the User Profile page.
- Look at the address (URL) for this user profile page. It will look like the following link, but will have a different number at the end:
- Copy the address that follows, and paste it into your browser: https://www.linkedin.com/e/fpf/
- Type the number you noted in step 4 to the end of the address of you pasted into the browser, so that you have an address that looks like this: https://www.linkedin.com/e/fpf/1645002
- Press enter in your browser to load the new address that looks like this: https://www.linkedin.com/e/fpf/1645002
- You should now see your profile using this address.