How to Create An Account On LinkedIn

By Techwalla Internet Editor

Joining the LinkedIn network can help your business make strides by giving you access to over 7 million people. LinkedIn members are professionals who are interested in being as effective and proactive as possible each day. LinkedIn gives you access to contacts that might have seemed impossible to reach at one time. You can create an ever-expanding network using your LinkedIn account. It is simple to join and there is no cost. Put yourself out there and you can get started today!

Things You'll Need

  • Email account
  • Computer with Internet access

Join LinkedIn and Create Your Network

Step 1

Visit the LinkedIn Web site to start your account (see Resources below).

Step 2

Locate the "Join Now" button and click on it. Remember it is free to join LinkedIn.

Step 3

Begin by filling in your name and your email address in the boxes provided for you.

Step 4

Choose a password by entering it into the box provided for you.

Step 5

Confirm your password by reentering the previous password entry.

Step 6

Complete the remaining boxes and categories, along with your country and ZIP code.

Step 7

Include information on your industry by selecting an option from the drop-down menu. Next, provide your experience. Your education information is optional.

Step 8

Finalize the process by clicking on the "Join Now" button.

Make Your Account Specific

Step 1

Specify the needs of your account by selecting the checkboxes in either or both of the categories titled "To Find" or "To Be Found.

Step 2

Check any of the categories that apply best to you and will be most beneficial for your business needs.

Step 3

Click on "Save Settings" to complete your brand-new account.

Build Your Network

Step 1

Conduct a "People Search" to get things going.

Step 2

Locate the site map. Find the "Name Search" link and click on it.

Step 3

Choose a person's name you would like to add to your network and enter it into the box provided for you.

Tips & Warnings

  • Depending on your business needs, there are options to upgrade your account. Check out the "Subscriptions" link located on the site map.
  • Joining a group on the LinkedIn network is a great way to expand you connections.
  • Create a strong and secure password by choosing a combination of numbers or letters that is not easily guessed by another party.