I’m an active user of LI. I have about 2K connections in my network. I’m in the beauty industry and definitely see the benefit of connecting and having a wide circle. You never know who knows who, or where your next opportunity is. I actually got my last job on Linked In. I work for Wella and I also have my own beauty business as a makeup artist/hairstylist/wardrobe consultant and/On Air Beauty Expert.
My issue is I am constantly being solicited by connections for “opportunities” such as deals on hair extensions, wigs, makeup brushes, makeup or skincare.
I don’t want to stop connecting with people, but I’m also tired of being solicited. This has been going on for the last few years. Only once has someone contacted me with an actual opportunity for me to make money, as opposed to them trying to make money off of me. The simple answer is to ignore people, however, I always think that may be someone who knows someone and later on it will come back.
What thoughts do you have on trying to stop these requests/connections short of putting a “NO SOLICITING” banner around my profile picture!
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!