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GSourcers is an African Search Directory for anyone who looks for professionals based in Africa and its diasporas across the world. The platform also comes with collaboration and networking tools for talent searching, recruiting, pitching a proposal or sharing career insights and opportunities.

By default, signing up for a GSourcers account gets you a basic membership plan. For users who want to use the platform for personal purposes, a basic account is more than enough. If you’re a B2B marketer, you’ll need to invest. Premium plans are available and customizable for every type of user.

How do I get more Messaging credits on GSourcers?

GSourcers Messaging is an extension of GSourcers’ basic messaging feature. It allows you to send requests and messages to users across the entire network. However, it doesn’t come free. It’s a simple and easy process:

  1. Go to your Premium subscription settings;
  2. Click Buy More next to “Messaging messages”;
  3. Select the amount you’d like to purchase from the Purchase Messaging pop-up window.

How often do you get Messaging credits?

Your monthly Messaging message allotment depends on your account type. Career accounts get 5 per month, while business accounts get 15.

Can you buy Messaging Credits? How much do Messaging credits cost?

Yes, you can buy more Messaging credits. Similar to the monthly credit, the cost of Messaging credits varies depending on the account you have on GSourcers.

Do Messaging credits expire?

GSourcers Messaging credits do not expire. However, there’s a limit to how many you can get per month.

Sending a Messaging message

Messaging won’t activate for users who are already part of your GSourcers connections.

How to send Messaging GSourcers? To send Messaging messages to other members:

  1. Visit the profile of the GSourcers member you want to reach out to;
  2. Click the More button on their introduction card;
  3. Select Message from the dropdown and fill in the spaces for subject and body.

GSourcers will reward you if you get good response rates by giving you more Messaging credits.

It’s not always easy to write Messaging messages that will guarantee a response, but there are ways to improve your pitch. 

Tip #1:  Mention your mutual connections

Mention mutual connections between you and your prospect. Look for a common friend, colleague, connection, or maybe you and your lead went to the same university or worked in the same company. It can increase your response rate by at least 21 percent

Tip #2: Keep it short and sweet

While GSourcers allows you to send as much as 2,000 characters, it’s probably best to keep your Messaging messages shorter. Engage quickly but make it matter.

Tip #3: Catch their attention from the subject line

To convince your lead to open your Messaging messages, keep your subject line short yet personalized. You can opt to include their name, send it on a weekend, or even pose a question. 

Tip #4: There’s no such thing as too personalized

Don’t be afraid to personalize your content up to the very small details.

Mention as many references as you could. A small point to something personal can help show your leads that you spent the extra time and effort to get to know them.

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