If you’ve read Part I, then you know how to convert your business cards into a digital format. Now the fun begins. In order to connect with your contacts, you’ll need to convert the information into .CSV format.
Once you have your .CSV files, you can now connect with your contacts via social media!
Log into LinkedIn.
Contacts> Add connections>Import your desktop email contacts
Select your file and then choose Upload. Select the contacts that you wish to invite—I suggest only those with the LinkedIn symbol by their name, meaning they are already on the network— and then choose “Send Invitations.”
Log into your Facebook account, and then go to https://www.facebook.com/invite.php.
Import Your Email Addresses> Other Tools
Scroll down to the bottom until you see the box to upload your contacts. Select the file and then choose “Upload Contacts.”
Twitter is a little trickier than LinkedIn and Facebook when it comes to uploading your contacts’ information.
Who to Follow> Find Friends
You will have to use Gmail, Yahoo, MSN or AOL to upload your contacts. You can simply upload your CSV file into any of those email services to then import your contacts into Twitter.
Whew! Now your contacts are digital and easily accessible. Time to build relationships!