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Discussion on: How to ask for a testimonial?

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Aaron McCollum

I'm a little late on this, however this is a great question and not something that many people (including myself for years) think about.

A few possibilities:

  1. For recent connections and clients, when you are following up on your project and they are saying "oh wow this looks great, this will be a huge help, we are excited, etc. etc.", this is a time to throw in the plug for a testimonial. "Glad you love what I did! I had a blast working with you. By the way, would you mind leaving me a good review on LinkedIn?" People will WANT to do this for you if you have a good experience with them.

  2. For past clients that are farther back, you can message them a general message reminding them of your work - "we worked together on the ________ project which I had a blast on..." - and let them know you are building out a new portfolio, profile page, LinkedIn, etc and just ask for that testimonial.

In either situation, if you had a good time working with others, they'll want to leave you a testimonial. Some might forget to do it later on, but you'll definitely get some bites. Good luck!

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Gift_Tanakan Author

Now got some few good bites. Thanks for your thoughts Aaron! I'll definitely keep this in mind for the future projects :)

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Aaron McCollum

Awesome! It's something I honestly have to do more of as well. I don't ask for testimonials for my LinkedIn page very often. Your post was a good reminder to do that.

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