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A great idea for online networking using LinkedIn

Posted by bizcoachjason on October 10, 2007

Here is a suggestion from a member of MyLinkedinPowerForum, which is dedicated to helping LinkedIn users.  I am a huge fan of LinkedIn for professional networking, and I think this is a terrific idea!

My own LinkedIn profile can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/distinctivecoaching (and now also at http://linkedin.DistinctiveCoaching.com)

Here is the post and suggestion from Victor:

Posted by: “qchprl”

Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:52 pm (PST)

I want to share an idea that has been very useful for my “personal branding”. I have an address http://linkedin.victorperl.com that forwards directly to my www.linkedin.com/in/victorperl page. It looks great in business cards and it costs less than $10 a year!This is how I did it. Go to godaddy and buy a .com address for your name for $9 a year (it can be .net, .org; .info costs only $3). Then make a subdomain that forwards to your linkedin profile address.

Instructions in
In 24 to 48 hours you should access to your LI profile from your

Also, you can make google manage your email address and have a me@yourname.com (that you access through gmail). It looks great in business cards, too.

I hope this works for you. You can use a different domain name registrar, but I only have
experience with godaddy.

Thank you!



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