Are you on your way to social selling stardom? If you don’t know, you’re about to find out. Previously reserved for paying members, LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index (SSI) is now available to all users. The tool provides sales professionals with insights into their social selling activity, enabling them to set targets and track their development as social sellers. This is no small matter, given that sales professionals who take advantage of data, insights and knowledge online are six times more likely to beat their quota than salespeople with basic or no social media skills.
What Is the Social Selling Index?
The Social Selling Index, which is a score out of 100, shows LinkedIn users how they rate against industry peers, as well as their own network of connections. Users are able to track how their SSI develops over time, as well as how they perform in four key areas: establishing a professional brand, finding the right people, engaging with insights and building relationships.
How Can I Boost My SSI?
There’s no right way to go about social selling, but something that can help you on your way to an impressive SSI (as well as impressive business results) is posting content that is visual, relevant and not always written by you or your company. And of course, just as important as sharing content is your ability to engage in conversation with new and existing connections, in order to build relationships.
Social selling is about sharing high quality information so that when prospects say yay or nay, they do so with more confidence. It’s about engaging with articles, industry data and insights that provide value for new and existing customers, making both discussions and negotiations more productive. It’s therefore essential that social sellers have access to rich, varied content that is easily sharable. To find out more about creating an optimal social selling experience, discover the Sociabble Employee Advocacy Platform.