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What is smart linkedin prospecting?

What is smart Linkedin prospecting?



When applied intelligently and strategically, prospecting on LinkedIn can transform your B2B sales efforts into a highly effective and measurable operation for your company. The “Smart Prospection” approach incorporates the principles of the SMART method, well known in management for setting clear, achievable objectives, to optimize and streamline LinkedIn prospecting on this professional platform. Here’s a detailed overview of what’s involved.

The Smart Prospection method by MirrorProfiles

The term “Smart Prospecting” refers to the application of SMART criteria – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound – to LinkedIn prospecting. This method aims to make your company’s LinkedIn prospecting efforts not only more targeted and effective, but also to enable constant evaluation and adaptation of LinkedIn matketing strategies according to the results obtained.

  • Specific: Each LinkedIn prospecting action must have a clear objective. For example, instead of simply “increase visibility”, a specific objective could be “engage with 50 potential prospects per week through personalized messages on LinkedIn”.

  • Measurable: It’s crucial that the success of each action can be measured by clear performance indicators. In the example above, the number of LinkedIn replies received to messages sent could serve as a measurable indicator.

  • Achievable: LinkedIn prospecting goals must be realistic, based on available resources and time. Saying you want to connect with 1,000 new LinkedIn prospects in a week is probably not feasible without a large enough team and adequate resources. For example, if you have 2 Linkedin accounts, mathematically you’ll only be able to reach 200 new prospects a week, and even then at a rate of 100%. On the other hand, if you rent 8 Linkedin MirrorProfiles profiles, then your goal, though ambitious, becomes mathematically achievable.

  • Realistic: Objectives must be aligned with the sales team’s current capabilities and market trends. For example, focus on engaging with managers in a specific sector where LinkedIn shows a strong presence of these professionals.

  • Time-defined: Each objective must have a clear deadline to enable precise monitoring and evaluation. Setting a deadline for reaching a set number of LinkedIn connections or conversations with your prospects can boost efficiency and motivation.

By integrating these criteria into LinkedIn prospecting, companies can transform often random and imprecise activities into structured processes that maximize return on investment. This systematic approach not only helps a company to optimize resources, but also to create more meaningful interactions, because every action is well thought through and aligned with concrete business objectives.

The objectives of this method

Adopting the Smart method for prospecting on LinkedIn is primarily aimed at improving the accuracy and efficiency of B2B prospecting campaigns. By defining SMART objectives, companies can transform an often intuitive practice into a rigorous, structured process, with clear, measurable benefits. Making LinkedIn sales prospecting measurable allows you to forecast the flow and number of new leads, which is something of a dream for every company. In reality, it’s complicated because the “luck” / timing factor is very important in sales. However, by multiplying the volume of LinkedIn prospecting we can mitigate this chance factor. This can be achieved by multiplying the number of Linkedin prospector accounts and email addresses. This scaling is what we call SalesMachine Linkedin.

The main objectives of this approach include improving precision in targeting by defining specific objectives, helping teams to focus only on LinkedIn prospects who exactly match the predefined criteria. This reduces wasted resources on irrelevant targets and increases the chances of conversion.

It’s also possible to measure the performance of a company’s various LinkedIn prospecting tactics. For example, measuring the response rate to personalized LinkedIn lead messages allows you to see which approach best engages prospects. This is what we call Linkedin A/B testing.

What’s more, by setting achievable and realistic targets, teams are less likely to feel overwhelmed and more inclined to achieve high performance. It also helps to plan the resources needed to achieve objectives without overloading the company’s staff.

Time-defined objectives encourage efficient time management, enabling prospecting teams to focus on priority tasks and organize their time productively. What’s more, by establishing a framework for regular assessment of progress, the SMART method facilitates rapid adjustment of LinkedIn marketing strategies in line with the results obtained. This means that tactics can be continuously refined to maximize effectiveness throughout the LinkedIn prospecting campaign.

Smart Prospecting on LinkedIn enables companies to structure their prospecting approach with clear, measurable objectives, guaranteeing not only a better allocation of resources but also a substantial increase in the chances of success in their B2B interactions.

Implementing the Smart Prospection method with MirrorProfiles accounts

Using MirrorProfiles accounts for prospecting on LinkedIn involves an approach that aligns perfectly with the principles of the SMART method, enriching your LinkedIn B2B prospecting strategies. Here is a concrete exploration of the benefits of MirrorProfiles and how they relate directly to Smart Prospecting:

1. Increased prospecting volume: By multiplying your LinkedIn accounts with MirrorProfiles, you can significantly extend your reach. For example, by managing ten LinkedIn accounts, you can potentially contact up to 1,000 people a week. This benefit responds directly to the SMART criteria by being specific (number of contacts) and measurable (interaction tracking), while enabling you to set ambitious but achievable objectives in line with your resources.

2. Protecting your personal account: Automation on personal LinkedIn accounts carries risks, including LinkedIn banning a LinkedIn profile. Using dedicated MirrorProfiles accounts eliminates this risk, allowing intense prospecting without affecting the security of your personal accounts. This contributes to a realistic SMART goal by preserving your digital reputation and securing your existing business relationships.

3. Retention of leads and exchanges: With MirrorProfiles’ dedicated LinkedIn accounts, all your data, all exchanges with prospects and leads generated remain the property of the company, even if an employee leaves. This responds to the time-defined aspect of SMART objectives, guaranteeing continuity of relationships and information beyond changes in personnel.

4. Precise segmentation and targeting: MirrorProfiles accounts enable you to effectively segment your LinkedIn prospects according to different criteria, such as sector, interest, or geographical location. This helps you personalize your LinkedIn messages and maximize engagement, making every interaction more relevant and effective. This level of precision improves response and conversion rates, aligning your efforts with specific, measurable SMART objectives.

By applying the Smart Prospection method and using MirrorProfiles accounts, companies can radically transform their B2B prospecting on LinkedIn. This structured approach, guided by SMART principles, makes each campaign more targeted and measurable, optimizing return on investment.

LinkedIn MirrorProfiles accounts complement this strategy, offering extended functionality to secure and diversify prospecting without compromising personal digital assets. They also enable innovative strategies to be tested with flexibility, supporting the adaptability and innovation needed in today’s commercial landscape.

Integrating a Smart Prospecting method with MirrorProfiles offers a powerful and effective approach, propelling companies towards better results and increased competitiveness on LinkedIn.

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Tristan Bance

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