LinkedIn has over 467 million users, 106 million are active every single month and a huge 40% use LinkedIn daily. With these sort of figures and 2 LinkedIn accounts created every second, there is a whole world of connection opportunities to be had.

Whether you're in recruitment trying to reach new businesses or head hunting for suitable staff. Or if you're looking to grow your network to be able to offer your services to a wider network of people, LinkedIn is the best online platform to facilitate this.

But remember, don't just spam people with sales pitches and jump on them as soon as they accept your request. Treat them as normal people, the same as you would if you were in front of them, get to know them.There is blog after blog and so much content out there on how to follow up with a new LinkedIn connection. Just be yourself, and if you would send the same messages as you would after meeting someone at a networking event, maybe rethink what you're about to send. Obviously everyone on LinkedIn is on there for a purpose, they are not there to make friends, although there have been a few I have crossed paths with that seem to Have LinkedIn confused with a dating site, but generally, people are there to build their network, to offer their services or to sell.

Obviously everyone on LinkedIn is on there for a purpose, they are not there to make friends, although there have been a few I have crossed paths with that seem to have LinkedIn confused with a dating site, but generally, people are there to build their network, offer their services or to sell. Take your time to help your new connection, find out what they need, visit their website, read some of their articles. Then, send them a message similar to the ones you can download from this page and tell me it's not better than a traditional sales pitch LinkedIn message.

I hope you enjoy the free LinkedIn email templates, I have used these and they have been successful. Tweak and change them to what you would be most happy with and have fun.

Happy Connecting!

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