How to Improve Your Invitation Acceptance Rate on LinkedIn

How to Improve Your Invitation Acceptance Rate on LinkedIn

Would you like to double or even triple your acceptance rate on LinkedIn? Are you tired of sending invitations day after day and getting very few acceptances? Perhaps it’s time to change your approach.

Instead of sending out the generic, “I’d like to add you to my professional network on Linkedin,” try something different and personalize your invitation. You’ll see an improvement in your acceptance rate.

A small investment of time can net great results

Customized invitations that address real human beings get better results than generic invitations. What do I mean by that? We all like to feel special. Maybe not the special we want to feel on a date, but special in the sense that we respond to people who recognize and appreciate how we’re unique.

How to customize your LinkedIn invitations and rock your network!

Unfortunately, Linkedin makes it easier to send generic invitations than customized invitations, There are only two places where you can customize your invitations; your prospect’s Linkedin profile or on your phone. The good news is that it’s easy to do either way. Just follow three easy steps to customize your invitations and watch your acceptance rate climb.

On Your Desktop

Step 1: Go to your prospect’s profile and click “Connect.”

Step 2: Click “Add a note.”

Step 3: Create your customized invitation (300 characters or less including white spaces.) and click “Send invitation.”

Super easy, right? It’s just as easy on your phone. Just follow the steps below.

On Your Phone

Step 1: Go to your prospective client/customer’s profile and click “More…”

Step 2: Select, “Personalize Invite,” from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Insert your message and click “Send invitation.”

… and you’re done!

Now really, what could be easier than that? I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather take a moment to review a prospect’s profile than send a generic invitation that says “You’re not worth a moment of my time.”

As a solopreneur, I wear too many hats to build a network by trial and error. I’m serious about growing my professional network, and I’ve found that I get more acceptances when I customize my invitations. I look at the time I spend reviewing a prospect’s profile as an investment… one that has had a high ROI for me.

What about you? Do you have a connection strategy that generates the leads you desire? Please share in the comments below, so we all can learn.

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