What are the recommended settings for beginners?

If you just started to use Dux-Soup, we recommend starting with the following options.

Depending on the LinkedIn you have, there are a few points that need to be mentioned. 

Standard LinkedIn

Let’s say you’ve just downloaded Dux-Soup Pro and you have:

  1. A standard LinkedIn account
  2. A small database of connections — 150 total connections

Let's set daily limits for your account. To set the daily limits go to Options > Throttling tab:

Here we are going to focus on Robot Speed and Daily Limits.

Robot Speed

It determines how quickly the robot visits profiles. We recommend keeping the speed slower at the start. It may take a little bit longer, however, it will ensure your account is safe. Please refer to the example below to set your robot speed:

Daily Limits

Profile Visits — this shows you how many profiles the robot will visit per day. When the robot is visiting, it actually clicks and goes to the profile as you would do manually. If you have a small circle of connections (150 as per our example), let’s leave the default setting and visit 100 profiles a day.

Connection requests — during profile visits, you can also send a connection request message together with your invite. 

When it comes to connection requests, we recommend sending them to no more than to 3% of your total LinkedIn connections. In this case, you should start slow with 5 requests per day.

We advise starting with the minimum and sending no more than 5 requests per day.

Direct messages — these are the messages you would send to your 1st-degree contacts. Leave this option as default or start off with 25 messages per day. This is how your Daily Limits should look like: 

Keep the suggested settings for two weeks and monitor your account. Then, after two weeks you can slightly increase the number of connection requests depending on how quick your 1st-degree connection list is growing and then keep these settings for another week. This is how you would grow your daily limits and ensure the account is safe and healthy.

Sales Navigator

Let’s consider the scenario where you have the following:

  1. Sales Navigator Account
  2. A 1500 of total LinkedIn connections

Let’s follow the same procedure as we did with the previous example and head over to Options > Throttling tab. Again, you will see two main features — the Robot Speed and Daily Limits.

Robot Speed

Even if you have a Sales Navigator account, it’s better to keep the speed slow for the first few weeks. We are just getting started and picking up the speed as you visit profiles and get new connections will look more natural to LinkedIn. Don’t forget to make pauses between the visits, it’s equally as important.

Daily Limits

Profile visits — as a Sales Navigator user, you can visit up to 500 profiles a day. That’s the default setting on Dux-Soup which means that if you don’t touch the settings at let Dux-Soup run, it will visit 500 profiles per day. However, as these are your first days with Dux-Soup, we recommend going with fewer profile visits and starting with 200 visits a day.

Connection requests — When it comes to connection requests, we recommend sending them to no more than to 3% of your total LinkedIn connections. In this case, that would be around 75 connection requests per day.

Make sure to change the options as per the example below: