So the gist of it is. About six months ago I started a sales position. I have no desire whatsoever to do cold calling. So I started utilizing LinkedIn and discovered the power that it had. Pretty much what I do is search for decision makers (certain titles) in a specific industry and search. Currently I'm at around 1500 connections and I'm close to capping out. You "cap" at 3000, but I currently have 985 invitations pending. I've got some ideas I'm willing to try and NOT willing to try. I'm looking for somebody to expand on this. Please keep in my this is my REAL LinkedIn profile I'm using to network with .. Willing to try... Linbooster - For those of you who don't know this is a tool created by a BHW member. So far it's done me good. Pretty much auto-visits profiles based on keywords. Then those people connect with you. Remove pending connections - I'll do this eventually, but seems like it takes people forever to connect. So I'll hold out on this for a good 10-15 days min. Then I can restart the process and hopefully find 900+ other people I can connect with. Manually try and find OpenLink members that meet my criteria - This would take FOREVER. Find somebody in the same industry that wants to trade connections - This is ideal, but doesn't seem like anybody does this. Create/buy fake profiles and load up on connections that way .. (i.e. just add them back in my real profile) Purchase any "exposure" options from LinkedIn (would LinkedIn ads work here?) Not willing to try .. Buy connections - Just seems shady in so many ways Am I missing anything? Is there anyway to SEO my LinkedIn profile that would benefit for sales guy? At minimum, I hope this post made a little sense. Thank you.