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How to Import and Invite Email Contacts to LinkedIn

I heard on the grapevine that you want to know how to import and invite Email Contacts to Linkedin. You’ve heard all the noise about LinkedIn being the largest and most professional social media platform. Just don’t know how to get started? Well, we have just the thing. 

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Understandably the process of starting a new LinkedIn profile can be quite a daunting task, especially when it feels like you are starting from scratch. But believe it or not, there is a simple and efficient way to quickly build your profile.

Let’s start by showing you how to import and invite email contacts to LinkedIn. After all, what could be better than having all of those friendly and familiar faces joining you as you embark on your LinkedIn journey? 

It all starts with your network or to be more specific My Network.

Step-by-Step guide

To begin Importing your Email Contacts to LinkedIn :

  • Click the My Network button at the top of the LinkedIn page. 
  • Select Connections on the left menu.
  • Click More options on the right menu.
  • Type your email address in the field provided
  • Click Continue.

Following this, you should be redirected to a list of your contacts already using LinkedIn 

  • Tick the contacts you want to invite.
  • Click Add Connections to send invitations.
  • Click Skip if you don’t want to invite anyone. You will be shown your contacts who are yet to join LinkedIn.
  • Click Add to Network to invite them to join LinkedIn and connect with you.

You did it! Now that wasn’t too hard, was it?

Why is it important?

It is important to remember the power that importing and inviting your email contacts has when building your LinkedIn profile. You have to be smart about it though. 

LinkedIn isn’t like other popular social networks in that adding every single person you know, despite their lack of relevance to your professional life, could be a detriment. It suggests you are networking for the sake of it and not to build meaningful and genuine connections. 

This aside, contacts are one of LinkedIn’s finest benefits. Contacts = Opportunity.

By making valuable connections you are facilitating gateways to even more new contacts.

You can even view connections’ contacts under certain circumstances. This helps you get connected with more relevant people in your industry. This is especially vital when it comes to recruitment opportunities and B2B Lead Generation. 

So do go ahead. Import and Invite email contacts to LinkedIn as soon as possible. 

It’s the best way to jump-start your LinkedIn profile.

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