• Steve

Download your contacts from LinkedIn for business development

One of the most valuable business development actions you can do is to download your LinkedIn contacts into a spreadsheet and use this as your black book to drive sales.

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  1. Click the ‘Me’ dropdown menu in the upper right-hand side of your LinkedIn navigation bar.

  2. Click ‘Settings & Privacy.’

  3. Click the ‘Privacy’ tab.

  4. Scroll down to ‘How LinkedIn uses your data’

  5. Click ‘Get a copy of your data’

  6. Select the options you want

  7. Click ‘Request archive.’

  8. Enter your password

  9. Wait for E-mail.......

  10. Click the ‘download it with this link’ prompt in your notification email.

  11. Click ‘Download archive.’

  12. Open your .CSV file to access your data.

  13. Open .CSV file in Excel.

Visual Steps

1) Top right of your LinkedIn screen > Me > Settings & Privacy

2) Scroll down to How LinkedIn uses your data > select the options you want > follow the steps

3) You will receive an email. Click the link 'download first part of your data archive with this link.'