Dux-Soup just released a new version v.7.0.2. With this new update comes the automated follow-up messages feature that is super easy to use and allows you to automatically follow up with anyone who accepts your connection requests, after a set delay period.
What’s great about this feature is that you don’t need to reply to anyone who accepted your connection request manually anymore, nor do you have to use Zapier. You can let Dux-Soup do it for you in the background while you work on other tasks.
The process is the following:
- First, you send an automated personalised connection request to a target audience of your choice on LinkedIn.
- Then, you set up your automated-follow up messages campaign that gets sent out after a certain delay (which you control) of when they accept your request.
- Once someone replies the follow-up messages stop, giving you the chance to reply manually.
Note: you need Dux-Soup Turbo for this to work.
Here’s what that looks like:
Personalising connection requests
Let’s say we were targeting growth hacking marketers on LinkedIn. First, we filter the 2nd-degree connections on LinkedIn.
This brings up a list of people who work closely with growth hacking. Now, we want to connect with them by using a personalised connection request. To do this, go to Dux-Soup options and enable the automated connection request option.
Make sure your template for the connection request is relevant to them and they have a reason to accept your connection.
Setting up automated follow-ups
Once they accept your connection request, you want Dux-Soup to automatically follow up with a reply after a certain period of time. Here’s how to set that up
- Enable the switch to “Automatically send follow-up messages after a connection has been added”
- You can add a delay of your choice
Once someone accepts your connection request, Dux-Soup will automatically send that follow up message after 30 minutes.
You can set up a total of 5 automated follow-up messages with delays after one-another.
You can get really creative with the different templates based around your own content or value offering. Ideally, the content you’re sharing should be positioning yourself as an expert in your field and they should be able to contact you from the website as well. Make sure you’re setting an appropriate amount of delay so that you don’t spam them too!
Once you’ve set up the automation and your templates look correct, simply go back to LinkedIn, and turn on “Visit & Connect” to start the whole campaign.
From there on, Dux-Soup will automatically send them your personalised connection request, and after that, your personalised automated follow-ups - based on your templates.
To optimise the time of the follow-up, you can use the planner setting to influence the time of sending the follow-up. This way, the follow-ups will sent out only during a specific time of the day.
In other words, you don’t need to leave your PC running all the time and Dux-Soup will only work in the background during your work hours. For example, if you’re working 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, you can set the following planner settings.
Dux-Soup will then be working in the background during your work hours, automatically catching up with new connections and scheduling and sending follow-ups on its own.
Note: to make sure you’re using Dux-Soup safely, see guide on Recommended Beginner Settings.
And there you have it - a fully automated LinkedIn outreach campaign, from the connection request to the automated follow-up messages campaign. All this is done within the Dux-Soup extension and there is no need to use Zapier.
If you have any questions about the process or need further help, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below, and we’ll get back to you!