InMails are the perfect👌 ways to connect⛓️ with different users on LinkedIn, but what if you are using⚒️ a basic account? How to contact someone on LinkedIn without InMail?

I mean, yes, InMails are perfect👌. You can reach a lot of people🧑‍🤝‍🧑 using⚒️ it; it has a much higher response rate📈, you can track their effects, you can send it to absolutely anyone, there is no need for knowing the users’ email📧 addresses, and so on. But accounts like❤️ premium, business💸, etc. have also a limited number of connections⛓️. You have to pay some to buy more credits, and you cannot use⚒️ it if you have a basic account.

How to Contact Someone on LinkedIn without InMail?

Thankfully there are some ways to connect⛓️ with someone for free on LinkedIn. We are going to tell🗣️ you how to connect⛓️ with someone on LinkedIn without InMail.

1st-degree connections

These people🧑‍🤝‍🧑 are the easiest to contact🤝. All you need to do is to:

  1. open your profile👨‍💼,
  2. click🖱️ connections⛓️,
  3. and find🔍 the one you want to connect⛓️ to,
  4. then just click🖱️ on ‘Message’ next to their names,
  5. write your message💬,
  6. and hit the ‘Send’ button.

2nd-degree connections

This one is a bit different.

  1. Open your profile👨‍💼 and go to your connections⛓️.
  2. Do you still see👀 your first-degree contacts? Click🖱️ on the button that says ‘1st’ and check the ‘2nd’ box from the dropdown menu and uncheck the first🥇
  3. click🖱️ on show results.
  4. Now you can click🖱️ on the ‘connect’ button in front of each connection⛓️.

It is strongly suggested to write a note for your request and talk🗣️ about your common points or the way you admire them and other things; this will raise the invitations’ acceptance.

The other way is to:

  1. click🖱️ on their profile👨‍💼 and
  2. then hit ‘Contact info’ to see👀 their email📧 address.

No need for LinkedIn, You can now email📧 them. Of course, it’s possible only if they don’t decide🤔 to hide their email📧 address.

The 3rd + degrees

These people🧑‍🤝‍🧑 are the friend of a friend of a friend, even more distant, and they are harder to reach for sure. But you can still do something about them!

  1. Click🖱️ on the button that says ‘1st’ and check the ‘3rd +’ box from the dropdown menu and uncheck the first🥇
  2. click🖱️ on show results.
  3. Now find🔍 the one you want to contact🤝 and see👀 if you can see👀 their name since there is no contact🤝 button when you only see👀 a ‘LinkedIn Member’ instead of their names.
  4. If you see👀 a name, you can use⚒️ that strategy in the last part.

There is still another way to contact🤝 without InMail. The groups🧑‍🤝‍🧑 are a perfect👌 way. You can message💬 people🧑‍🤝‍🧑 who are in the same group👪 with you for free. Just find🔍 that common group👪, click🖱️ on the members’ list, find🔍 that user, and click🖱️ on ‘message’ in front of their name.

Unfortunately, you cannot contact🤝 a network🕸️ user without InMail. Since you cannot even see👀 their profile👨‍💼 to contact🤝 them.

That’s bad since who knows when it becomes necessary to connect⛓️ with someone out of your network🕸️?

So either start🏁 to buy InMail credits or try to expand your network🕸️ as much as possible, which is 30,000 first-degree connections⛓️.

Maybe LinkedIn will increase📈 this number soon⏱️ and decide🤔 to do something about this out-of-network connection⛓️ problem. But till then, you just needed to know how to contact someone on LinkedIn without InMail.

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