So, on Sunday, 29th March 2020, I decided to build my LinkedIn
following to a target of 10,000 connections, due by 9th May
2020 (My Birthday gift to myself).
This made me think of the various means of growing my
connections. I went searching even on YouTube for Linkedin growth hack there was almost little to no detailed information.
I had to think this new strategy out and, tried it out on myself.
This process gave me 120 connections on Monday. On
Tuesday, I got so busy that I could barely work as I was meant
to, but I realised that I still got 74 new connections, as a spillover
of the previous day’s work.
At that moment, I realised that I have created a process, and
that is what I’m already willing to share to as many as are those
that indicated interest in using this same strategy.
Counting from 30th March to 9th May, I knew I had 41days to
make 6,138 new connections, as I already had 3,862
When 6,138 is divided out into the 41 days I have, then I know
that I must be making approximately, 150 connections each
If I were to be sending out only 150 connection request each
day, I know I will be greatly running below my target as not all
that I sent connection requests to, will accept it. To make up
for this I now know that I must follow between 200 to 300
persons per day.
Now, LinkedIn won’t allow you to follow 200 persons at a go
because, yes, that will look spammy. If you were to follow that
much, how would you be able to predict those that are more
likely to respond as quickly as you need it.
To resolve this issue the first plan I devised was how to avoid
looking spammy. I must make use of personalized invitations.
Next, I would have to spread out the connections throughout
the day, to reduce the frequency.
If my active hours in a day right now is 12 hours (9am to 9pm),
then I have 12 hours to work with. What I did was to spread out
the following across the hours. For example, the 300 new
connection requests, when divided by the 12 hours would
equal 25. That is 25 new connections every hour.
To get active users who are very likely to connect back, I had
to target, first people I could have a shared value with, and
then, people that have shown a sign of being active recently.
Also, I had to list out some influencers who could facilitate my
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