How to Create an Invitation Sequence (2nd & 3rd Degree Connections)

Learn how to create invitation sequences to send out connection requests to people you do not currently know on LinkedIn.

Create a Sequence for your 2nd & 3rd Degree Connections

How To Create Your First Sequence 2nd_degree

Step 1: Create a New Sequence

  1. Click on "Add New"

  2. Select Sequence Type (Invitation Sequence)

  3. Name the Sequence related to your target audience, select your Working Hours and click "Next"

Step 2: Search for your Target Audience on LinkedIn

  1. Click on LinkedIn Search or Sales Navigator; the link will redirect you to a LinkedIn tab

  2. Start your search with quotation marks (") and type the name of the position, company, or keyword that you are targeting

  3. Enclose the phrase in quotation marks if you want to target a multi-word title and combine keywords with Boolean expressions such as "AND", "NOT", and "OR" during your search
    1. If you would like to search for prospects with several titles in their profile, use the word "AND"
    2. If you would like to target different prospects in one search, use the connector "OR"
    3. If you would like your search to exclude a title, use the connector "NOT"
  4. Start your search
  5. Select "People"
  6. Click on "Connections", click "2nd", and then click "Show results"

  7. Filter your search by "Location"
  8. If you would like to filter your target by Industry, Company, Language or Interests, click on "All Filters"
  9. Once you have defined your target audience on LinkedIn, copy the URL at the top of the webpage

  10. Paste the URL under "Define Target Audience"
  11. Press "Enter" on your keyboard and then click "Next"

    Step 3: Setup Connection Message and Follow-Up Messages

    1. Click on "Set Connection Message"
    2. Type a new message and personalize it with the "Insert Tag" function or select a template you've already created from the template tab

    3. Your personalized message should resonate with your target audience.
    4. Click on "Set Follow-up message"

    5. Create your 1st follow-up message and click "Add"

    6. If you would like to add a 2nd follow-up, click on "Set Follow-Up Message", create your message, and click "Add"

    Step 4: Setup your Delays and Withdraw Connections Request

    1. Set up your first Delay
      The follow-up message will be sent after the setup delay if the invitation to connect was accepted but the target user didn't reply with a message on LinkedIn
    2. Click on Auto like Recent Post before and set the number of days when the auto like will occur before withdrawing the invite.
    3. In case your request to connect was not accepted, set up the days before withdrawing the connection request between 5 and 10 days
    4. Click on "Submit"
    5. Your sequence is ready to start!

    Step 5: Start your Sequence

    1. Assign a number of invitations to be sent out per day on the column "Per Day Limit"
    2. If you are running several sequences at a time, your Daily Limit should be distributed between the sequences you will be running
    3. Start your new sequence

    4. Your sequence is now Active!
    5. If you would like to make any changes to your sequence, click on "Pause" under the "Action" column

    Caution: Be sure you daily limit across all your sequences is not too excessive. If your account's total connections are too low, you may potentially end up in LinkedIn Jail.

    Note: If you have any questions regarding the "Invitation Sequence" feature, contact us at or file a ticket on the top of this page