Is LinkedIn Premium necessary?

LinkedIn Premium plans aren’t cheap. This is why I took the most affordable one that fits my immediate professional objectives.

Although I have always felt that I’m paying more than it was worth, I’ve used it for about two years. With the economic downturn that COVID-19 has brought to the fore, work and profitability have become more uncertain. I’m not so sure anymore. It looked pricier than before. It has become less attractive, a good candidate to cutting corners. After all, three hundred sixty dollars a year can be used for something else. It will be like stopping subscription to certain applications and plugins that’s used only once in a while. It’s a form of housekeeping. What do you think?

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I am not renewing my subscription starting this month. I was hoping LinkedIn premium will reduce its pricing but they did not. Why would one pay CAD$30, $60, $80 or even CAD$120 per month at this time? Do we still need access to LinkedIn Premium’s special features and data? Maybe not…

Well, I guess I’ll see you guys next time using the free version. If you think otherwise, can anyone highlight the top benefits that I’ve not thought of?


About the Author:

Rufran C. Frago is the Founder of PM Solution Pro, a Calgary consultingproduct, and training services firm focusing on project and business management solutions. He is passionate providing advice, mentorship, education and training through consultation, collaboration, and what he uniquely calls, student-led training.


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