Inviting Businesses with Find Your Contacts:
To invite businesses to join Alignable, go to https://www.alignable.com/biz/
There are a few different methods for finding businesses you already know:
- Address Book: Enter your email address (the email address where your contacts are stored), so you can find people you already know to join you on Alignable. Alignable will search your address book for identified businesses. We will not contact anyone without your permission.
- LinkedIn: Export your LinkedIn contacts to a CSV file so that Alignable can identify the businesses you already know. In the LinkedIn tab of Find Your Contacts, click on the link in Step 1. This will redirect you to LinkedIn, where you will need to log in (if you aren't already) to your LinkedIn account.
The link will take you to the page shown below. Select "Export to Microsoft Outlook (.CSV file)" - it doesn't matter if you don't use Microsoft Outlook, the file type is all that matters here. Click the blue Export button to start downloading the file.
Once you have the file downloaded to your computer (it will likely be in your computer's Downloads folder or on your Desktop - wherever your internet downloads default to), click the blue "Upload LinkedIn CSV File" button in Step 3. Locate the CSV that downloaded and click "Open" to bring the CSV into Alignable.
- Email: Here you can enter the email addresses of individuals you want to invite to Alignable one at a time. Simply type in the email address for those you'd like to invite in the text field. To send more than one invitation, click the green "+ Add Another" to add another text field for another email address. Click the blue "Send Invites" button once you've entered the email address(es) to send off an invitation to that business.
Also on this tab, you'll see a few "Other Ways to Invite" on the right side. The top option, "Share your custom join link", will bring up a text box that contains a custom-tracked link that you can post to your social channels, website, or in an email if you'd like to invite businesses you know that way.
- CSV Upload: Match your business contacts from a CSV file. If you have a CSV file of email addresses from your contacts, you can click the last tab on the Find My Contacts page to upload it. Please note that the email addresses should be in a single column in the CSV file.
Next step for all methods:
Once you've added your contacts (from any of the methods described above) you will need to click "Invite" for an invitation to actually be sent to them. Clicking the green "Add All" button at the top of the list of your contacts will send an invitation automatically to all matched business contacts.
If your matched contact has a "Connect" button next to their business name, that business is already on Alignable. Click "Connect" to send them a connection request.
If your matched contact has an "Invite" button next to their business name, they are not yet on Alignable, but they can get an invitation from you to join when you click "Invite".
Any business that joins from your invitation will be automatically connected to you on Alignable. They will also be prompted to Recommend you, which is why inviting your contacts is a great way to increase your recommendations on Alignable.