K0030 LinkedHelper Automation

LinkedHelper Automation

1. A super-important overview of why automation is so vital (don’t miss it)
2. How to Install Linked Helper (LH)
3. How to set up your instance of Linked Helper
4. How to create automated messages to existing First Level Connections
5. How to create automated connection requests to Second Level Connections

1. Why is automation so vital

  • Consistency in Outreach: Automation ensures regular contact with potential leads, even during busy or distracted periods.
  • Works while you are Asleep: Automation simulates action on your behalf 24/7, reaching out to people even when you are not actively working.
  • Increases Engagement: Automated outreach leads to more responses in your inbox, prompting you to continue conversations more readily.
  • Converts Proactive to Reactive: It helps shift the burden from constantly initiating contact (proactive) to simply responding to inquiries (reactive).
  • Natural Response Tendency: People often find it easier to respond to messages they receive, compared to initiating new ones.
  • Saves Precious Time: Automation allows you to focus on more critical aspects of your work rather than spending time on repetitive tasks like sending messages.
  • Team Consistency: Ensures that your team’s outreach efforts are uniform and continuous, which is vital for collective success.
  • Cost-Effective: The benefits of automation outweigh its costs, making it an economical solution for scaling outreach efforts.

Why LinkedHelper?

Why LinkedHelper’s Non-Cloud-Based Feature Matters

  • LinkedHelper’s Unique Approach: Unlike many LinkedIn automation tools, LinkedHelper (LH) is not cloud-based. This was a strategic decision by Linked Helper following its earlier cloud-based version, aimed at making the tool safer and less detectable by LinkedIn.
  • Avoiding LinkedIn Jail (the link to the left is important – please read it): There’s a history of LinkedIn penalising users for using automation tools, with some facing account suspensions. This risk is greatly mitigated with LH’s non-cloud-based operation.
  • LinkedIn’s Policy Changes: LinkedIn has imposed limits on invitation requests per week, which we believe may have somewhat relaxed its stance. However, we still advise using the safest approach (which we believe is LH)
  • Operational Requirement: LH operates as an application on your computer (or a virtual server provided by the Connect Collaborative), performing tasks as if you were doing them. 
  • Concurrent Use Caution: Using LH while also manually operating LinkedIn on the same account can be flagged as suspicious. It’s recommended to avoid simultaneous use to prevent detection by LinkedIn’s monitoring systems.

These points highlight the advantages and operational considerations of using LinkedHelper, particularly its non-cloud-based nature, for LinkedIn automation tasks.


LinkedHelper’s Support and Adaptability to LinkedIn Changes

  • Responsive Customer Support: LinkedHelper (LH) has consistently provided excellent support, responding effectively to user inquiries and issues.
  • Adaptation to LinkedIn Updates: LH is known for staying abreast of LinkedIn’s frequent changes, ensuring the tool remains effective and relevant.
  • Case Example: A recent incident where a member received a LinkedIn limit notification demonstrates LH’s quick response. They not only confirmed the new limitation but also provided workarounds.
  • LinkedIn’s Unannounced Changes: LinkedIn often implements changes without prior announcements. LH’s ability to quickly adapt and inform users is a significant advantage.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: The tool’s effectiveness makes a paid LinkedIn subscription unnecessary, offering a more cost-effective solution for users.
  • Continuous Improvement: LH has shown a consistent pattern of enhancement in line with LinkedIn’s evolving features and user feedback.

LinkedHelper’s commitment to support, its ability to keep up with LinkedIn’s dynamic environment, and its ongoing improvement make it a valuable tool for users navigating LinkedIn’s platform.

How do we recommend you use LH?

At the moment, LH offers many possible automated actions. As you become more familiar with LH and gain experience using additional LinkedIn functionality, you may use more of these actions. However, for now, we suggest you start with just two objectives:

(1) Automatically send messages to selected people who have already connected with you
(2) Automatically send connection requests to selected candidates

(1) Automatically send messages to selected people who have already connected with you

You and/or some of your team members will have many LinkedIn first-level connections.
Most of these connections you/your team members will never have met.

Yet they are “warmer” connections than those to whom you send connection requests simply because they have connected with you.

It makes sense to send them a message saying something like: 

“We have been connected for a while, and when I recently looked at your profile, I thought I might have some great connections I could introduce you to and vice verse. Let’s have a quick meeting and see where it takes us. To make it easy, please choose a time that works for you using the following link to my calendar. Your message would include your Calendly link so that they can book in with you.

Should you reach out to everyone who has connected with you on LinkedIn?

One approach you could take is to start manually examining all of your LinkedIn connections and handcraft a message for every one of them (or decide to skip them and move to the next one).

The problems with this approach are:

  • It is a very tedious, boring, time-consuming, and repetitive task that many of your team members will find reasons to avoid. It is better to use and recommend a process that they’re likely to use.
  • Many of the people who set meetings with you through this process may not be good candidates, and whilst they may be interested in having a conversation with you, it may simply be a waste of your time.
  • How can you remember which person you last messaged on LinkedIn?
  • On a non-paid version of LinkedIn, there is a limit to the number of searches you can perform per month, after which LinkedIn will stop showing you results until the first of the following month (when this limit resets). LinkedIn doesn’t say what this limit is, but we believe it’s around 25 searches for the month.

Instead, we recommend

  • Using a Boolean search on LinkedIn to find existing contacts that are more likely to be good candidates
  • Constructing a message that aligns with that Boolean Search
  • Setting up a campaign in LinkedHelper to progressively send messages to these selected first-level connections.

For example, if you want to engage with “corporate captives” looking for a side hustle for professionals, you could start with a search like the following.

(“experienced professional” OR “years of experience”) (outgoing OR positive) NOT Owner NOT Founder NOT Partner

And send them a message such as:  

Hi First Name,

I came across your profile and realised it would be great to actually meet and see how we may be able to work together. I can see you have vast experience and success that you could apply to other ventures. I have been a corporate sales executive all my life. Now, I’m excited to help fellow professionals build networks and develop profitable side hustles.

Let’s have a quick meeting using the following link to my calendar and see where it takes us.

https://calendly.com/your_name/30min

Talk Soon

Your Name

In summary, the steps in sending a message to your first-level connections are:

1.  Construct a relevant Boolean Search (As shown in the example above).
Important Note: Constructing a Boolean Search is very simple when you use ChatGPT

(2) Design a message (as shown in the above example)

(3) Create a “Continuous Messaging” campaign in Linked Helper that will work through the list that it collects from your Boolean Search (as described in the steps below), sending them the message you designed.

Note: It’s safe to send up to 100 LinkedIn messages per day using LH. On the other hand, you can only send 100 LinkedIn connection requests per week

Conclusion: It’s highly recommended to send messages to selected first-level connections as well as reach out to those you have not yet connected with.

(2) Sending Connection Requests to selected LinkedIn Candidates

Eventually, you will have messaged all your first-level candidates.

Even before this, we recommend you simultaneously run another LH campaign to send connection requests to your 2nd level LinkedIn connections (those that have not connected with you yet).

Important: Due to a recent change in LinkedIn policy, unless you have a paid version of LinkedIn, you can send only 5 connection requests per month that have a personalised note. We actually believe NOT sending a message with your connection request is a good thing for the following reasons:

(1) When you send someone a connection request, they will often be curious enough to look at your profile (which is why it’s important that your profile provides compelling reasons for them to want to accept your connection request).

(2) Extensive research has shown there is little difference in the number of connection requests accepted regardless of whether or not they are sent with a message.

(3) You (and, more importantly, your team) won’t waste time stressing over crafting the perfect, brief connection message for LinkedIn.

As a result, the process of sending out Connection Requests using LH is as simple as:

1. Use ChatGPT to construct Boolean Searches for LinkedIn to find good candidates (such as corporate captives)

2. Collect these names into a LH campaign you’ll set up (using the steps described below)

3. Determine how many connection requests you want to send per day and on what days (see below)

4. Check your LinkedIn messages to see who has connected with you and send them a hand-crafted message based on what you see on their profile – a personalised message such as the following can be highly effective:

Hi First Name,

Thanks for connecting.

I resonate with the self-motivated attitude you speak of on your profile. I believe you could easily apply your attitude and years of experience to create success in a side venture of your choosing. I have been a …. all my life. Now, I’m excited to help fellow professionals build networks and develop profitable side hustles.

Let’s have a quick meeting using the following link to my calendar and see where it takes us.

https://calendly.com/yourname/30min

Talk Soon

Your Name

2. Install and Set Up Linked Helper

First, let’s put the cost of Linked Helper in perspective.

Click Here to access the Linked Helper website

We suggest the following

There are some cash outlays involved in building your InCruise Side Hustle, such as

  • Your CC subscription (where you and your team can learn things such as those contained in this document)
  • Your InCruse subscription (which is mostly a prepayment of your future travel and gives you access to discounted travel)
  • Linked Helper automation
  • Other automation you may decide to adopt to save your precious time.

Good questions:

  • What will it cost to set up any other business that has the potential to earn as much as quickly as Incruises?
  • How quickly do you plan to eliminate your CC and Incrusies subscriptions by onboarding 5 paying partners to each program?
  • How much more effective will your team be if they follow the example you set for automating?
  • If your team becomes twice as effective (because they automate), what happens to your income?

We are currently working on setting up a CC virtual server so that Linked Helper is independent of whether or not your computer is operating. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, you will need to install LH on your computer. Your Computer must be running in order for LH to work.

3. Set up your instance of Linked Helper

We are only skimming across the surface of what’s possible with Linked Helper. We highly recommend you supplement this with reference to the Linked Helper manual.

Most importantly, remember how Linked Helper is accessed

Linked Helper is an app installed on your computer (or the CC Server); it is NOT an app accessed through your browser

First, you must access the Linked Helper Launcher

It is an app on your taskbar at the bottom of your screen that looks as shown in the following screenshot.

It’s the dark blue one.

When you click this, a screen like the following will be displayed

When you “hover” over your account (usually you’ll have only 1) it will come up with a play arrow as shown in the screenshot above. Click this to launch your “instance”.

The first time you do this, you will need to enter your LinkedIn email address and password. After that, LinkedHelper will automatically log into LinkedIn for you in your instance of LinkedHelper. This will show up as a light blue icon in your taskbar that looks as shown in the following screenshot.

When you are in your instance of Linked Helper, here’s what you need to do.

Set up your maximum Actions per day.

Linked Helper recommends that you ensure that all the actions you take with Linked Helper add up to no more than 150.

We recommend that you start with 100 per day and increase from there if necessary.

The following screenshots show you how easy this is.

Set up your working Hours

There are couple of important things to note here:

(1) Concurrent Usage

It’s wise to set up Linked Helper to operate LinkedIn on your behalf at times when you will not also be operating LinkedIn yourself.

This will avoid the LinkedIn bots thinking you are using an automated process as well as your own manual effort.

Set Linked Helper working hours to be at a time you are sleeping!

(2) Choose times that are most likely to get the best response.

Many “Corporate Captives” are checking their LinkedIn messages on the weekends and perhaps less on Mondays and Fridays.

4. Create Automated Messages to existing (first-level) LinkedIn Connections

Important: Even if you don’t believe it’s worth reaching out to your existing first-level connections, it is nevertheless important that you know how to do it so that you can explain it to your team members.

Ok, now you need to enter the message you will send out to your first-level connections as follows:

Next, you need to add profiles to the “queue” that you want to receive a message from – here’s how.

Create a Boolean Search that you think could work for you.

For example:

(“experienced professional” OR “years of experience”) (outgoing OR positive OR attitude) NOT (Owner) NOT (Founder)

Log into your LinkedIn account and paste the above into your Search bar as shown in the following screenshots.

This will then generate a list of your first-level connections that meet the criteria you entered in the search.

Examine this list and see if they are the sort of people you would like to have a conversation with.

Important Notes

  • Below, we show you how to add these profiles to your Linked Helper “Queue”
    • You can add multiple searches to grow your Linked Helper queue
  • If you are on a free version of LinkedIn, the number of searches you are permitted is limited (to around 25 per month)
    • In other words, think about each search before you enter it.
  • If you make your LinkedIn Search too complicated, LinkedIn will come up with the following message

For example, the following search will work:

(“experienced professional” OR “years of experience”) (outgoing OR positive OR attitude) NOT (Owner) NOT (Founder)

But add just one more “operator”, and it won’t. For example, the following search won’t work:

(“experienced professional” OR “years of experience”) (outgoing OR positive OR attitude) NOT (Owner) NOT (Founder) NOT (Business).

It’s exactly the same except for the addition of NOT (Business)..

In general, we have found that up to 5 operators (AND, OR, NOT) will work. Whereas, 6 and beyond won’t work.

  • You don’t need to be an expert with “Booleans (AND, OR, NOT) to start trying things.
    • ChatGPT is a fantastic easy tool to help you compose LinkedIn Boolean Search strings and teach you how they work!
    • Check out the following screenshots from ChatGPT.
    • By the way, if you are not using ChatGPT (or equivalent), help with Booleans may be a good reason to start.

If you click “Copy Code” (see above), the following is what you get:

(“senior professional” OR “senior manager” OR “director” OR “vice president” OR “executive”) AND (“positive attitude” OR “enthusiastic” OR “motivated”) AND (“side hustle” OR “additional income” OR “extra work” OR “part-time opportunity”)

If you paste this into the LinkedIn Search Bar, it is too complicated to work (it contains more than 5 Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT).

So you need to copy and paste it to a document where you can play with it. Cut it down so that it has no more than 5 AND, OR, NOT, and do several searches (each of which can be added to your Linked Helper queue in the way shown below).

Note: When you paste the search into LinkedIn, ensure your AND, OR, NOT operators are all in capitals. Sometimes, the paste process converts them to lowercase.

How to add the results of a LinkedIn Boolean search (such as the above) into Linked Helper

First, copy the URL of the LinkedIn Search as shown in the following screenshot.

Hint: make sure you are on page 1 of the search results in LinkedIn before you perform the copy.

Now select the Campaign in Linked Helper

This will launch the following screen

After clicking above, the following screen will appear

How to run this campaign

To start the campaign running, click as shown in the following screenshot

Note: The will also start the “Campaign Runner” if it is not already started. The campaign runner will run all campaigns that have an “Active” status.

4. Send Automated Connection Requests

Now set the Delay settings to be as shown in the following screenshots

Then, all you need to do is:

(1) Perform a Boolean Search to find people to send a Connection Request (see above)

(2) Collect the names from that search into the Queue for this campaign (as described above)

(3) Click “Collect” (as described above)

(4) Start the campaign (as described above)

(5) Monitor your LinkedIn to see who has accepted your Connection Request and start corresponding with them.

Final Note: Make sure you keep monitoring the Queues in your Campaigns. 

You will need to do more Boolean Searches and add the results to queues as described above as LH will be continually working it’s way through your queues.

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