I interviewed Chris J Reed who is the guru when it comes to LinkedIn. Find out what he does.
1) What do you do?
I am the Executive Chairman, CEO and Founder of Black Marketing – Enabling LinkedIn For You. I lead a dynamic and futuristic LinkedIn marketing consultancy enabling entrepreneurs across the world to enhance their LinkedIn marketing strategy to accentuate their personal branding, employer branding, content marketing, thought leadership and lead generation through LinkedIn. I also am on a Rock Star Profile global tour to spread the word about how you can use LinkedIn to achieve your objectives in a professional capacity.
2) Why do you do what you do?
I love it! I don’t consider it a job it’s my passion. It’s my company and I have grown it from 0 to NASDAQ listing in 3 years and from 1 person to 25 people and every year we have record years. I love seeing what I do make a difference to someone. If we do it directly through my company Black Marketing – Enabling LinkedIn For You, if they read my No.1 International Best Selling Book about LinkedIn, if they come to one of my LinkedIn talks, if they read one of my blogs on LinkedIn and it makes a difference to their professional lives i gives me a fantastic sense of achievement.
3) What re your future plans?
To keep growing Black Marketing but also I have just launched a new company called The Dark Art of Marketing – Personal Branding For Entrepreneurs which aims to go beyond LinkedIn for entrepreneurs. If you want a best selling book we’ll arrange it, if you want to become an international speaker we’ll arrange it, if you want to win wards we’ll arrange it, if you want to become a thought leader we’ll arrange it, we;ll manage your LinkedIn, facebook, YoutTube, twitter, WeChat channels whatever you need to develop your personal brand we’ll arrange for you.
4) How do you find the time for it?
I sleep 4-5 hours a night and work every other hour! I love it so it’s not work. I ensure I am fit and focused by cycling to/from work and doing weights at the gym to keep me energised. I am also a strong believer that a healthy sex life is a direct link to happiness in work and and in your personal life, it enables me to focus.
5) What advice would you give to others?
Enjoy your life, enjoy sex, be yourself, have fun, you never regret what you did, you always regret what you didn’t, go for it and remember it’s not what you know it’s who you know that counts!
Contact for Chris J Reed:
Executive Chairman, CEO and Founder
Black Marketing – Enabling LinkedIn For You
The Dark Art of Marketing – Personal Branding For Entrepreneurs