8 Tips on How to Find Prospects and Connect with Them on LinkedIn

Find prospects on linkedin

LinkedIn is becoming an important tool for every business and freelancer.
Still, one of the biggest problems for many people that use LinkedIn
is how to find prospects on LINKEDIN and why to connect with them.

LinkedIn can be an effective way to connect with leads and build relationships.
Today, I will discuss 10 tips on finding prospects on LinkedIn and why you
should connect with them on LinkedIn.

PLUS I will be giving you a proven SCRIPT that will surely increase your connections and build authority in your target market…

so keep reading…

Information is key. Looking at a prospect’s profile will tell you a lot about them and help you figure out what your approach should be.

1. Use Their Job Title And Other Information To Determine The Most Appropriate Way To Reach Out To Them

LinkedIn search is not always easy.
There are over 500 million members on LinkedIn
so it may be hard to find exactly who you’re looking for using the default search filters which only include basic criteria like

  • Industry, 
  • Language, 
  • Service Category 
  • Or Even Past Company If You Have One.

You can use Advanced Search filters to narrow down your results by extra criteria like
industry, location, seniority level, and much more.

If you don’t have time to look through pages of search results on your own,
there are tools that can do it for you!

LINKEDIN HELPER and other automation tool that will help you target your market effectively.

But, make sure to be very careful using those tools to avoid getting banned from the platform.

2. Create a Great user Profile

To get the most out of LinkedIn, you need to have a killer profile.
Use these tips to create an excellent LinkedIn profile.

  • Showcase your skills
  • Make it easy to find your LinkedIn profile.
  • Use keywords in your profile
  • Add links and media to your summary.

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 3. Get Referrals and Connect with Them

Reach out to your network.
It may seem obvious but often people get so caught up in searching for and
connecting with prospects that they forget to tap their networks.

Ask your contacts if they have any referrals who might be a good fit for
your products or services.

If possible,
try to connect with the referral and ask them to introduce you.

Don’t know how?

here is my REFERAL CONNECTION template that you can use on your network.

linkedin network script to be use when you are trying to find prospects on linkedin

Be specific about what you need from them.
It helps people find a way that they can help you.

It also helps ensure that the conversation is beneficial rather than one-sided
(which is a turnoff for many people).

 4. Search for Them and Get Introduced

If you know a prospect’s name, you can use the search function to find them.
Here are some types of prospects that could be useful to find:

  • Work at a company that you want to work with
  • People who have mentioned on LinkedIn that they need a service that you can provide
  • People who are connected to your contacts on LinkedIn

5. Join groups that prospects are in.

To do this, click on the big “My Network” tab at the top of your LinkedIn home page.
This will take you to an area that looks like this:

Once there, click on the “Groups & Interests” tab on the left-hand menu.
Then click on “See all” next to Groups You May Like.

Once there, you can search for groups by keyword (e.g., Sales), location (e.g., New York City),
and industry (e.g., Marketing and Advertising).

LinkedIn also has some curated lists of groups they think are most relevant to each member
based on their profile information and career history.

so make sure to scroll down if you don’t see any good group suggestions in your first search results:

Tailor your message to the individual or company.
Personalized messages drive better results.
Provide value with your message and be specific.
Take a human approach to your connection requests.

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6. Your Contacts Connect with Them

Second-degree connections are a great way to find new contacts on LinkedIn.
You can access your second-degree connections by clicking the “Contacts” tab,
then click on the “People you may know” tab.

This will bring up a list of people you’re not connected to but which one of your
contacts connected with them.

When you search through your second-tier connections,
you can sort them by industry and location to find more relevant prospects to your business needs or goals.

When you find someone who’s a good fit for what you’re looking for, send them an invitation to connect.


to constantly personalize the message when it comes time to send the invite,
making sure it’s clear why and how this connection would be beneficial for both of you.

7. Use Tags to Stay Organized and Remember Past Conversations

Tags are one of the best features because they help you organize your contacts.
Imagine if you had 100+ new leads per month. Most of them would fall
through the cracks if you didn’t track anything. With tags, you can keep
track of every single thing that happens with each lead.

Here are some examples:

  • Remember past conversations
  • What you promise to do during the next follow-up
  • Last and next follow-up date
  • Next step in the sales process

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  • Follow companies you’re interested in working with.
  • One of the best ways to stay up to date with the companies you’re interested in is to follow them.
  • Following a company on LinkedIn will ensure you get updates when posting content and making announcements.
  • You can also use this tactic to keep an eye on the competition or key players in your niche who may or may not be hiring.

8. Connect with Them to Old Colleagues or Classmates

To find new prospects, you may want to reach out to old colleagues or classmates.

If you haven’t been in touch with a former colleague for a while, send them a message.

Be professional and friendly without being pushy or desperate when reaching out.

Try to find a reason to reconnect with former colleagues who are now in a new company, as they may be able to connect you with someone who could be useful.

Let your network know you’re open for business.
People love to help others, especially when it’s clear that the person is a good fit for the job.

How do you do this?

Make sure your profile is up to date and makes it easy for others to know what you’re looking for.
Use social media to let your network know you’re open for business.

Don’t just say, “I’m looking for a job.” Offer something in return,

like “I’m looking for an opportunity as an administrative assistant in the DC area.”

Let people know that if they refer someone who ends up getting hired, they’ll receive X amount of dollars or another small gift as a thank you.

What I found is that LinkedIn is an easy, effective, and affordable way to connect with exactly the kind of prospects you need.

Whether you’re looking for clients or employees, I recommend trying it.

So before you message a stranger on LinkedIn, make sure to make them feel like they’re worth your time.

They’ll want to get in touch if you’re a real prospect.

You can follow these 7 things you should do on LinkedIn every day as a FREELANCER to be more consistent.

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