LinkedIn is a great tool for marketers, but it can be difficult to get the most out of it if you don’t know how to use its features.
One feature that many people are not aware of is LinkedIn’s Inmail messages. These are emails sent directly from your inbox, which means they’re different from regular LinkedIn messages where the sender must have a connection with you in order to send one.
This article will teach you how to make the best use of these Inmail messages and help save time on all those other pesky email chains!
What is LinkedIn InMail and how do you use it
The InMail messages feature allows you to communicate with other LinkedIn members who are not your connections. To be able to use the message function, and this premium service, you must upgrade your account to Premium. If a member has chosen to only receive email from their connections on LinkedIn they will not accept any emails that come from an unknown sender outside of those people in their network so it is important for users to get acquainted before sending too many messages!
What’s the best part of this LinkedIn Inmail? With this tool, there are no limits as to how many messages you may have in your inbox at one time and all correspondence between yourself and recipients will be archived within their account for future viewing.
This feature makes tracking contacts much easier than ever before while also adding another level of privacy protection by ensuring private information stays just so; private. You’re able to choose if you want users with whom interaction has been established or those who haven’t interacted with each other yet when deciding whether or not someone should receive your connection request through Inmail.
The InMail feature is a great way of getting your message across without being flagged as an undesirable spammer. By navigating through their profile from within LinkedIn and clicking on Message you can type out whatever it is that you want them to know or be aware of before sending off a well-worded email into cyberspace where anything could happen!
Best times to send an InMail message
LinkedIn is a great tool for professionals to connect and network, but did you know that there are also some best times of the day to send LinkedIn InMail messages?
Sending an InMail at the wrong time could result in your message being ignored. In general, here are some tips on when to send an Inmail:
(A) Send emails between 8 AM and 11 PM of the day. These hours will ensure that your recipient is most likely available since they will be awake and not asleep.
(B) Avoid sending emails right before noon or after 5 pm as these periods of time tend to have lower open rates than other hours of the day because people might be taking care of things at work such as closing deals or completing projects, which means they may not have time for opening emails.
It’s not always easy to know when the best time is for sending an Inmail message. However, you can get more results and higher reply rates by strategically timing your messages so that they don’t come across as spam or a ploy. If you’re looking to contact someone in particular, consider their work schedule before reaching out — especially if it differs from yours because people are usually much less available after hours.
You’ll also want to think about whether this person prefers email over other forms of communication such as phone calls or video chats; some professionals might only check emails during certain times of day while others may be glued to their inbox 24/7! Either way, send them a brief introduction with information on how long ago you first connected.
Why are they so effective for reaching out to people?
An Inmail message is much like an email but you have the opportunity to send it directly to someone’s inbox on LinkedIn without them having to accept your request first. It might seem strange at first, but these types of messages are really effective because they allow you to craft a personalized message for one person instead of sending out generic emails that anyone could read if they had access to your contact list. This type of marketing tactic can help introduce new products or services, ask questions about their work experience and other important details.
Specifically, the benefits of using a LinkedIn Inmail include:
(A) Customized messages based on the individual’s profile information;
(B) The ability to track who has read it, opened it, clicked on links in it, and who responded or commented back; and
(C) You can create an email series that follows up if they didn’t respond after reading the first one.
When should I not send an InMail message
It may seem like it’s one of the best ways to get noticed by someone important, but don’t send an email if they haven’t been responding to other messages in their LinkedIn inbox already (you can always just keep trying).
If you’re not really sure how this person would respond or might take what is said personally then maybe consider keeping some communication more personal and face-to-face than over online social media sites.
If there is something sensitive that needs discussing, make sure it goes through another form first before using them as the messenger for hard words.
Tips for writing a great, personalized Inmail message
Five tips to make your Inmail message stand out:
(1) Mention their name and what you have in common with them.
(2) State a specific question that they may be able to answer for you, like “Do I need this course?”
(3) Include the link of an article or blog post on LinkedIn which would help give more context about why contacting them is worth it.
(4) Offer yourself as someone who can provide support with anything from technical advice, emotional therapy, professional mentorship-anything at all!
(5) Be brief but engaging enough to catch attention right away without being too wordy; seven sentences should do the trick if each sentence has something important and helpful written within it so people will want to click through immediately after reading one line.