There are a few different ways of connecting with other members which is slightly (and although I'm not a fan of this saying) 'Outside the Box'. So if you find yourself with no access to inmails, introductions are not an option, and you are unable to connect with group members, there is one way you can potentially connect with other members you’ve identified as either customers, prospects, business connections or future employers, and this is to simply view their profile. (I say potentially, because there is no guarantee this approach will actually work!)
Reviewing Other Members ProfilesEnsure you are not in Anonymous mode, and depending on the other Linkedin members profile, Linkedin will list you under their personal statistics as “People who have Viewed your Profile”. There is a chance in return they will view your profile and request to connect (probably via inmail).
It’s worth a go! And here are some benefits
- If you are of interest to the person you viewed, they will generally be intrigued as to why you viewed their profile and may send you Inmail or request to connect.
- It get’s your name out there, and perhaps in the future they will remember you.
- It’s quick and easy, and you are genuinely reviewing other member profiles, nothing wrong with that.