The other day, I told you not to waste your InMail on me. 

To be honest, I think I've used less than a dozen InMails over the years. 

I don't need to use them because I focus on getting to know someone before committing to a LinkedIn relationship. 

I wrote the article because a lot of people send me an InMail when they want to connect. 

You don't need to use InMail credits to invite people to connect on LinkedIn. 

Send an invitation to connect and include a personal message. 

In case you missed it, here's a link to my message 

Yesterday LinkedIn posted a new article that has me rethinking my avoidance of InMail. 

I have a Premium LinkedIn account AND Sales Navigator, so I have two buckets full of unused InMails. 

LinkedIn's data says you can receive an 86% InMail acceptance rate by doing one simple task before sending it. 

You can increase that acceptance rate to 87% by sprucing up your LinkedIn profile. 

LinkedIn provides a few more amazing nuggets in their latest article. 

Take a look at LinkedIn's best practices for InMail. 

P.S. I probably won't waste InMail on you, since you're already a subscriber to my LinkedIn updates. 

If you're not a subscriber, what are you waiting for? Join here! 

About the author 

Ted Prodromou

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I'm the founder of Search Marketing Simplified, LLC, a full service online marketing agency. The SMS team designs and implements advanced LinkedIn and social media lead-generation strategies for small to medium-sized businesses. SMS will set up and manage your marketing funnels using organic, social and paid traffic.

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