Tom's Tip: No Webpage? No Problem!

By Thomas Jackson I think web pages are overrated.  They cost money.  They are hard to update and they take a certain level of expertise.  In my mind, a webpage is a pretty File Transfer Protocol portal that provides access to files that are too large to email.  However, webpages are significantly important to one's social marketing existence.  But what if I am in transition and have limited funds?  Or I'm just not sure what to put on a webpage and do not want to take the leap yet before I'm ready?

What do you do when you don't have a webpage?  Don't panic.  Get a LinkedIn account.  LinkedIn is FREE, easy to use and a lot more popular than your webpage will be.

Recently, LinkedIn has added a growing number of 'add-ins'.  The great thing with LinkedIn and any of the add-ins available is that once you make a change to any file, an update is generated letting your network know you made a change.

Three of my personal favorites are: Slideshare, and Google Presentation.

With these add-ins you can attach PowerPoint Presentations, Word documents, PDF files and virtually anything else you would attach to a webpage.  Try doing things like that on a webpage at the turn of a dime;

LinkedIn a great tool, and dare I say a great alternative-

Thanks for your thoughts-



Twitter: @BizDevTom

About Tom:

Thomas Jackson is a Social Media and Business Development professional focusing on strategic Social Marketing strategies for small and medium businesses.  Thomas will help your company define and develop a comprehensive social marketing plan that will drive new opportunities to your web page.   You can read more about Thomas via his blog 'Tom's Tips' at

How to help Google find your web site?

'Social Media Exposed' event hosted at Hotel Derek