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LinkedIn Premium - Is it worth the spend?

Toying with the idea of paying for LinkedIn premium, interested to hear who currently uses it or what other alternatives you use to find the DM?

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BigOak
Business Development Manager
The only thing I miss from LinkedIn Premium is getting to see who viewed my profile.Β 
AutoSmiler
Arsonist
+7
SDR
This is probably the only cool part about it. Unless you need to have the gold LI badge next to your name, save the cash!Β 
Ny
Nyxo
EiR
True ! This is specially useful when you are on the market for a job. It can come as a validation of your post pattern effectiveness on attracting recruiters and headhunter.
Rissole
Fire Starter
+1
BDR
I find it's unnecessary unless you're a recruiter, in most cases, you can find exactly who you need to within the parameters of the free version, however, be conservative with how often you search to ensure you don't max out on searches.Β 

On another note, for accounts that show up as "LinkedIn Member" because you don't have premium, you can google their role and company, and Google will show you their name and you can access their profile from there as a nice little workaround.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Not if you're the one paying for it. If your company wants to pay for it, then yeah.
Shortay0909
Opinionated
+3
Senior Sales
Unfortunately I would have better luck pulling blood from a stone.Β 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Maybe if you're looking for a job that month. Otherwise nah.
Shortay0909
Opinionated
+3
Senior Sales
Have you found it useful for when you have been looking for a new job?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
It gives you insights in what % you are in (if you're a top applicant), what the titles of other people are that have applied, how many skills match, etc. Some have salary ranges as well. I'd use it for the free month trial then dip 🦚
zaps
Business Developer
Hi Shortass0909 I don't think it's worth the spend as it's pretty easy to find what you need with the capabilities offered on the free version. Most of the people that are looking at your profile are recruiters/coworkers anyway.Β 
Shortay0909
Opinionated
+3
Senior Sales
Fair enough, yeah it seems that is the way I am leaning.Β 
exec
Catalyst
+5
Account Executive
if you're prospecting day in and day out - YES

creating lists, saved searches, tracking who joins your tiered accounts and what they're sharing - these are all super valuable and can help you be efficient. I'll typically start my day running through saved searches of prospects leaving existing customers. it's a great way to attack low hanging fruit and build some momentum early on in your daily routine.Β 

... but also, your company should pay for this.Β 
Tres
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Yes - creating the lists and saved searches is something I find valuable too!
matty
Good Citizen
+1
Sales Manager
No on LinkedIn Premium, but yes on LinkedIn Sales Navigator. Premium was designed not to benefit a sales rep and has those limitations to give you a taste and entice you towards Sales Navigator if you are using it day in and day out (-- ex LinkedIn rep)
Soiboi
Politicker
+5
Account Executive, EIAS/Compliance
Yeah I think it's a great buy if you're looking for a new gig... Nothing special besides that (for me anyway)Β 
Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I've used it. I don't, anymore. We have a shared Sales Nav account that 3-4 of us use including for recruiting. That's that.Β 
Sales4what
Opinionated
+4
Co-Founder & VP Sales @ PLURiTy
I have a different look then everyone else. I think it’s well worth the spend for premium or premium career but not worth the spend for sales navigator. I like the ability to message, and unlimited people viewing while also being able to see who viewed me.Β 
softwarebro
Politicker
+4
Director of Sales
Not what it used to be.
aki
Old School Bravo
Founder
ideally get your company to pay for it...or you expense it. If you are planning to prospect and you dont want to get navigator - you need to get premium. regular linkedin account limits the amount of searches you can do.Β 
MardukOfSales
Good Citizen
District Manager
Sales Navigator is the move.Β  It'll save you so much time in finding prospects.
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
It definitely is if your plan is intact :

Are you planning for prospect qualification and conversion? If yes, who viewed, inmails, out of office set up and stuffs can work decent

If youre planning for job opportunities : learning + who's viewed + inmails can be really handy!
goose
Politicker
+11
Sales Executive
Make your company pay for Navigator.
BCD
Politicker
+6
BDR
Loved it for getting to see who looked at my profile, other than that, didn't see the valueΒ 
whathaveyousoldtomorrow
Opinionated
+4
Account Executive
Company pays, I think its a waste of money.
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