LinkedIn is a gold mine for quality leads. However, if you’ve spent enough time on LinkedIn, you’ve probably had trouble getting your prospects’ email addresses. Unless you are a 1st degree connection with your prospect, you will not be able to see their email address.
Reaching out to them via DM might work, but you aren’t sure if they will revert or even read the message. If you’ve narrowed down the prospects you want to talk to but you are not able to retrieve their email IDs, this article is for you.
We shall discuss the different methods you can use to extract the LinkedIn email addresses of people you want to talk to.
Check Their LinkedIn Profile
This is, by far, the simplest way to get someone’s LinkedIn email address. If you are targeting a decision maker or someone in the top management, you will most likely find their email address in their bio.
These people are open to being contacted. Of course, the downside with this is that you cannot manually search for everyone’s LinkedIn email address if you are running a large campaign. If you are mailing a few prospects, this method will suit you fine.
Connect With Them On LinkedIn & Other Social Media Platforms
Prospects often do not share their email address in their LinkedIn bios to avoid getting spam emails. If you can come across as someone who is genuinely trying to add value, send them a connection request and DM them to get their LinkedIn email address.
Be sure to send a friendly, short, non-salesy message that tells them the story. Your message should include:
- A friendly greeting
- An acknowledgement of their achievements
- The reason you are contacting them
Here’s an example:
I’ve been following your blog for the last 8 months and I’m delighted to see how much it has grown. Very impressive!
I work in marketing at (insert company), and wanted to know if you accept sponsored posts.
However, if they do not revert, you can still check their other social media accounts - Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and DM them there. Paying their website a visit might help you retrieve their email address as well.
Use A Chrome Extension
There are several chrome extensions that you can use to get Linkedin emails. These tools are often free but limited. They are typically useful if all you need is a few Linkedin email addresses. Here are a few popular chrome extension LinkedIn email finders to choose from:
Leadzilla is a tool that you can use to retrieve Linkedin email addresses. People generally have a challenging time getting email addresses from Linkedin, and even if they do - they are generally out of date.
Or they are inactive email addresses.
If you are looking for leads, you need verified, accurate email addresses. All you have to do is install Leadzilla’s chrome extension and create an account, head to a Linkedin profile whose email address you want, and then click on the chrome extension.
When you click on ‘show’, you will find the prospect’s email address. If you create a free account on Leadzilla, you get 20 credits that you can use to retrieve Linkedin email addresses.
However, if you want to retrieve email addresses of multiple prospects at once, you will need more credits. You can pick up 600 credits for $49 (billed monthly).
UpLead’s email finder is a nifty tool that you can use to streamline your search for your prospect’s Linkedin email addresses. It is recognized by a variety of leading brands in the market like Apple and Facebook.
UpLead verifies the prospect’s email address in real-time, allowing you to build a robust company contact list of verified email addresses. It also gives you insight into your company’s competitors, thus giving you the edge and allowing you to optimize your outreach. While UpLead has a 7-day free trial, the subscription prices are slightly steep. The pricing is as follows:
- Essentials: $74 per month
- Plus: $149 per month
- Professional: $299 per month
Lusha helps you collect information from B2B websites, social media handles, etc., and create organized lists that you can export into your CRM. Lusha helps you retrieve email addresses, mobile numbers, and landline numbers, helping you build a complete list of prospects with accurate information.
All you have to do is:
- Install the chrome extension
- Open Linkedin, Salesforce, or any other company site
And use the tool to retrieve email addresses. You can either go to your prospect’s Linkedin page or retrieve this data from Linkedin People Search or Linkedin Sales Navigator. While you can install the chrome extension for free, you will need to pick up one of their subscription plans to expand your prospecting efforts. Here are the pricing plans:
Pro - $348 per user (400 credits)
Premium - $528 per user (1680 credits)
LeadIQ is another useful tool you can use to pick up Linkedin email addresses. If you have posts with high engagement on your profile, you can click on the list that shows you all the people who liked your posts. The extension mirrors the list of people who liked your post. Click ‘Capture’ to retrieve the entire list and then export this data.
LeadIQ is easy to use and reasonably cheap. Its pricing plans are:
- Starter: $60
- Pro: $120
Use Linkedin Sales Navigator
Using Linkedin’s Sales Navigator is an excellent way to get excellent leads. It is essentially a lead generation tool that allows you to perform targeted searches. While it does not directly help you get Linkedin emails, it shows you the prospect’s name and the company they work for.
Once you have these pieces of information, you can use a Linkedin chrome extension to retrieve your prospect’s email address. Keep in mind that Linkedin’s Sales Navigator is a paid tool, costing you at least $64.99 per month.
Export Your Connections
Exporting your connections can be a good way to get Linkedin emails. If you have multiple connections and do not have the time to check each individual profile and scrape an email address, consider exporting your connections.
Doing this can get you a bunch of Linkedin email addresses. However, the catch is this - some of your connections may not have listed an email address in their profile. If this is the case, you will end up with a bunch of empty spaces in your spreadsheet.
Follow these steps to export your connections:
- Head over to your ‘My Network’ tab and click on connections. You will find this on the left.
- Click on ‘Manage synced and imported contacts.’
- Click on ‘Export your data,’ and select the ‘Want something in particular?’ option.
- Click the ‘Connections’ box and hit the ‘Request’ archive.
- Enter your password and click the link to download the data.
Is It Legal To Get Linkedin Email Addresses?
Yes, you can get Linkedin emails without getting into hot water. You can only obtain email addresses if they are made publicly available. Email addresses are generally visible to first, second, and third degree connections and email finder tools obtain them based on the visibility setting.
As you can see, finding prospects’ Linkedin email addresses isn’t as hard as you probably thought it would be. There are a variety of ways to do this - connecting with them privately, looking at their Linkedin profile, using the sales navigator, exporting your connections, and so on.
However, the best way to get emails from Linkedin is to use an email finder tool like the ones we’ve mentioned in this article. Ideally, you want a tool that is easy to use, easy on the wallet, and helps you retrieve multiple, verified email addresses at once. Leadzilla helps you do just this.