So, if you're a LinkedIn Pro, I have a couple quick questions:
1) Is there a way to send messages to others that you're not connected to other than using the InMail feature?
I don't want to pay $39+ per month to be able to send 10 messages a month. I'm not looking to spam people, but there are a couple local business owners I'd like to get in touch with and I'm unable to "connect" with them for some reason, which brings me to my next question...
2) How do you connect with people that are not within your "network"?
Let's say I do a search for "restaurants" in my local area and come up with a list of users that I want to connect with. I can see their profile, but am unable to connect with them. I don't even see an option to connect like I do on other profiles. Do some people just have certain profile restrictions that prevent others from connecting to them unless they initiate the connection themselves?
Thanks in advance for the help. I've generated some interest just from a post I made in a local group, but I want to dig deeper and really build a solid network of people within my niche. Just having a hard time figuring out how to connect to them properly.