How To Invite a Single Contact to Join LinkedIn & Connect With You

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You have a contact - first/last name & email.  

You would like to know more about this contact & whether you can do business with them.

And, you have searched LinkedIn and failed to the find the contact.

So, now you need to invite the person to join LinkedIn.

But, be careful and use these exact steps.  Otherwise, you will end up being labelled a "spammer" by LinkedIn.


Step 1.  Sign into LinkedIn  & Locate "Network" on Black Tool Bar

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Step 2.  Hit "Network" to get a drop down and then hit "Add connections".

You should see this screen - be very careful here and don't hit anything but the "Any Email" button on the far right.

Don't touch any other buttons - very bad Karma.



Step 3. LinkedIn will continue to try trick you, but don't fall for it.  They only want your email addresses.

You should see this screen.  

Don't touch anything except the small triangle "invite by individual mail".

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Hit it once. It should turn and point down.


Step 4.  Copy and Paste the one email address.





Step 5.  Email your contact & explain why you invited him/her to LinkedIn: what is in it for them.


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Building your network with quality 1st LI Connections is key to increasing your reach and developing new business.

I think the point is the LinkedIn tries to both encourage you to add your entire address book, and some other department in LinkedIn condemns you as a spammer!

Lots of people reporting this.

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