While there is a limit to the number of 1st-degree connections you can have, the number of people who can follow you is unlimited. Members who are following you can view, like, or comment on what you share publicly on LinkedIn. Allowing members to follow you is a great way to reach a larger audience. You can also use the “Open Profile Premium” feature to message your followers and Premium members for free, even if you’re not connected.
Learn more about the similarities and differences between following and connecting and how to manage follower settings.