In this article, we will walk you through how to import new contacts into your HubSpot database. (You can also follow the same steps to import companies, deals, notes, tasks, calls, emails and meetings.) Please note: you will need to perform a separate import for each record type. For example, if your file contains both contacts and contact notes, you will first import the contacts, and then import the notes
. 1. Prepare the import file
First, you'll prepare the CSV file with your contact data. You can have as many fields as you want, but for the purpose of this example, we will use just 4 fields (first name, last name, email and lead status). You can use any spreadsheet software to create the file - just make sure to save the file in CSV format. Please note: if you need to map the links to other records (for example, contact/company links) please refer to the specific guide for those mappings.