Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Our Tech Friend is a lead provider that specializes in leads for web designers and SEO experts mainly. We also have social media, content, graphic design and other types of leads but they are all in the tech industry. Our Tech Friend's main focus is on the freelance community and helping to provide freelancers with higher paying gigs than they wouldn't normally find on their own.
NetworkForLeads.com which is a free lead generating platform that gives people an incentive to share what services they'd be willing to pay for by offering a lead in exchange. The partnership is exclusive with Our Tech Friend. They way it works : someone uploads a service they are willing to pay for at www.networkforleads.com, if it is a web development or SEO leads that is worth over $1,500 it is immediately removed from Network For Leads and put into the lead portal at Our Tech Friend. Once it's in the lead portal at Our Tech Friend a member of Our Tech Friend can grab the lead which will remove it form the lead portal. We sell our leads ONE TIME. Our leads are exclusive to each member and we do NOT resell the leads once it's been grabbed.
Our Tech Friend's leads are not the secret sauce, and while we do have a high close rate and even higher response rate our leads at the end of the day are still just leads. What makes Our Tech Friend a better fit for most developers and experts is the lead portal. You never get stuck with bad leads, as you can easily return the leads you don't close via the lead portal. You will be instantly credited back and allowed to grab a new lead.
Now you never pay for a bad lead again!
Monday, December 26, 2016
When you first start to generate leads or do any kind of online marketing, the first is determining who your target audience is. Why do you need to determine who your target audience first? Your audience should be kept in mind when creating content for your landing page, e blast or how ever you plan on marketing your services or product. When you design and develop your advertising you tailor it specifically to what would attract and interest the specific group of people that need or would want your product or services.
The next step is determining which category is going to be good customer to attract to your business. A hair stylist may determine men who need hair cuts are better fit for their services than women who need hair coloring. Create a list of pros and cons of what each category of audiences offers and cost your business, this is the beginning of choosing your target audience. OurTechFriend.com says that we can have segmented audiences within our target audiences, in fact segmented audiences for eblast and mailings are highly suggested.
A few things you should know about your target audience should include at least age, location, sex if you can get other interest that would be great, remember the more you know the better your marketing strategy will be. The more details you know about your target audience, the better you will be able to market to them and attract their attention.
Friday, December 23, 2016
LinkedIn is a social networking platform for professionals to network online. Naturally business owners and professionals are taking advantage of the business aspect and generating leads and sales on LinkedIn, and for FREE. I am sure you are interested in making sales and generating leads yourself, let's get started.
Facebook business page isn't necessary and not nearly effective as creating a Facebook business page. On LinkedIn, the company page can get a following similar to Facebook, but updates and post are a little different. Conversions on LinkedIn companies and groups are possible and can be just as easy if done correct. Right now, we are going to just focus on generating leads quickly on LinkedIn. Creating a LinkedIn personal profile is all that is needed on LinkedIn in order to start generating leads.
LinkedIn is hard, only at first. Unlike other social platforms you can only make connections with people you know and then you can connect with people they know. You need to have an email address of the person you want to connect with, that's how LinkedIn knows you guys know each other. So, get a list of professionals you know whom you have the email address of and start connecting with those guys immediately.
When you start making connections from your list of professional emails you will now have what LinkedIn consider's 1 degree connections. That is someone you are connected with, a 2nd degree connection is someone you and a few of your connections have in common, 3rd degree connections are people you share 1 connection with.
While you are waiting for people that you've requested to accept your connection, let's start scouting for customers and clients. Go to your search bar and filter out possible connection by the criteria that would qualify them as a potential lead or customer, then be sure to click 2nd degree connection so that it shows only people who have a 2nd degree connection. Now you get a result of people who are potential leads and customers that you can now connect with!
After you start requesting people and they start accepting your request OurTechFriend.com encourages you to send an immediate message introducing yourself. OurTechFriend calls this the beginning of the nurturing process. From this point, it's time to build and relationship and then close! Getting leads on LinkedIn is easy now!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
After you set up your Facebook page you are going to want to start generating leads and sales immediately. The great things about Facebook is that you can easily connect and engage with your audience and you can do all this for free! Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. Facebook can be a great lead generating and sales conversion tools IF used correctly.
Facebook's target demographic is more specific and accurate than Google and other ad networks. Facebook users log in to their specific profile no matter what device they are on, and so their activity is match to the correct account details every time. You don't always log into Google when doing searched on devices. You may use your uncle's laptop to find the closest pet store for your dog. Now Google thinks your uncle owns a dog. If you searched for the closest pet store on Facebook on your uncles phone, you are going to log out of your uncles account and into yours. Facebook will know, you are the one interested in pet stores and not your uncle.
Facebook is great at targeting exactly who you are looking for.
When you are spending money on getting your content in front of the people whether it be by search engine, third party websites, or promotional offers you want to make sure that you have the highest chance they are going to convert. In order to get the highest possible conversion you have to make sure that you are getting the correct information about your audience. Facebook encourages their members to like events, movies, shows, books and the list goes on forever, as they are adding more features to promote our individualistic interest.
OurTechFriend.com reminds us that when we are generating leads on Facebook we needs to focus on energies on finding people who are already interested in our product and not on convincing people of our product. OurTechFriend suggest using Facebook as a platform to let your customers know how to find you, and not to use Facebook as a selling platform. Having your Facebook store setup and available is a good idea, but pushing sales via post or comments is spammy.
OurTechFriend.com uses Facebook.com as a way to share community freelance resources. OurTechFriend.com writes blogs, provide leads, and advice on generating and closing leads. Facebook is a great tool to share with everyone the blogs and different resources OurTechFriend.com provides to its current members.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Most likely if you are reading this, you have a Facebook account, and I'm sure you've heard how great Facebook can be for businesses. Creating your Facebook account probably wasn't that hard for you and connecting on Facebook with your favorite products, artist and service providers isn't too hard to figure out. What you may find challenging is setting up your Facebook business page, and what's even more challenging, is attracting the right audience to convert into leads immediately and long after your page is created.
www.facebook.com and when you get first get, you will need to sign up for an account. Find the option to create a page. Every Facebook business page must have a personal Facebook page assigned to it. If you do not already have a personal Facebook page, you will be forced to create one during the process of creating a Facebook business page.
After you have decided what kind of business you want to create on Facebook you will be prompted to following the step by step guide to upload your profile image, header, page description, and even products. Uploading images may seem tricky at first, be patient with yourself, click around, and you will figure it out! It's not too hard.
Creating posting and updates are the best way to reach out into the Facebook world and to your audience on Facebook. OurTechFriend.com says that hashtags are great way to make your content found easier in Facebook searches, but can be easily abused, and annoy potential likes (people who like your page).
Your post only get shown to people who find it via a search or if they have like your page. Getting your post in front of the right audience can be done by paying Facebook to "boost" your post. When Facebook "boost" your post, they put your post in front of people who ordinarily wouldn't see it, and if they see your post they may like your page and your post will show up in their feed.
The only people who see your Facebook page post are people who like your page, or people who searched a term that is found in your post. OurTechFriend.com advises investing money into have Facebook promote your page for likes, which are treated like followers. You will be able to promote and reach anyone that has every liked your page by uploading a post.
The more organic likes you have, the more often real people will engage with your business page via your post. Engaging with your audience will bring you leads and sales on Facebook so long as you keep up to date and relevant with the people who have liked your page.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
After you’ve turned your lead prospect into a sale, what do you do next? Let’s use that sale to create more sales for us now and for a long time down the road.
In order to generate sales, we must find and filter out leads, then nurture our lead into a sale/ client. That is a cycle, not a start and finish point. The next logical step is to go back into the lead generation portion then into the the nurturing and back into closing the sale.
It’s not that weird, it just as simple as re-qualifying them as a prospect. Can them benefit from your item or services now or in the near future? Someone who purchases a product or service once is bound to an upgrade or support for the purchased the product or service. If you stay in contact, and treat this closed customer as a new prospect, he is likely to go back and use your services again or welcome an upgrade.
Selling an upgrade or support with your services is one way to make your sale produce more sales. OurTechFriend.com says the best way to make your sale create sales is by word of mouth.
OurTechFriend.com reminds us that word of mouth sales are the most profitable kind of sales. Sales that are made via word of mouth come at no marketing cost. OurTechFriend.com experience is that word of mouth prospects have a bit confidence in your service or product which means they are already sold on your product or service before you connect with them. One sale can make many, many word of mouth sales far after you complete the first transaction.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Between generating leads and closing the deal there is a lot of things that go on in between. One of the main things that go on in between, but we rarely give credit or even recognize, and that's the follow up. Not too many sales are closed immediately.
OurTechFriend.com says that during the initial contact period, we should be encouraging our prospect to talk and share as much about what their needs are, but it is important that you listen.
You don't close at first, or you lose the prospect to a sudden lost of interest. Well, if they showed any initial interest, this prospect is STILL considered a lead. Now is your time to shine in fact! Let's follow up to see what alternative they took and how that alternative is working out for them. If you continue to build the relationship based on genuine interest in your prospect then you will be able to provide value that they will not deny, which will convert into a long term returning conversion.
OurTechFriend.com reminds us that quality is always more fruitful than quantity. Spending time to close a prospect will be more financial beneficial every time versus sending out blind e mail blast and doing mass marketing campaigns. Every now and again you will get a high paying client easy from the pick of your bunch of leads, more often than not you will need to nurture your prospect into the client or customer you would like them to be.
Friday, December 16, 2016
What is a landing page and how can it help improve your sales and conversions? A landing page is a very important marketing tool, you can use a landing page to generate and boost sales, foot traffic, online traffic, generate leads and we could list way even more ways a landing page is an effective marketing tool. Make sure you are using this tool correctly, you could spend a ton of money and energy creating a landing page only to promote it and not get the return you were planning on.
What's a landing page? A landing page is a page is simply a page that we hope our audience lands on first to introduce their service, product and sometimes website.
OurTechFriend.com describes a landing page as a strategically laid out page that is built with the purpose of a planned conversion. OurTechFriend.com says that every landing page should have an incentive, and one focus. When you build you landing page, you should first think, what do I want my audience to do from this page? Purchase something, go to a website, download something, sign up for an event, watch a video, what your goal is, the landing page needs to have a goal.
An incentive is usually something free or a discount / coupon offer. Be creative, I'm sure you can come up with something. If you are trying to collect lead generation information OurTechFriend.com suggest free educational e book download incentives in exchange for their Name, E Mail, Phone Number are cost friendly to you and a great incentive to the user. Everyone wants some free knowledge, why else are you even reading this!
With these two simple tips you will be able to create an effective landing page that serves it's purpose and brings in the returns you expect.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Why do most people fail to get the qualified leads they're looking for? Coming up with a strategy and execution plan to get your audience to come to your website and convert into a sale or lead generation can be exhausting and wearing on the initial adrenaline rush. You get a few leads which get you excited, but they don't lead to an immediate close, soon after you aren't executing your strategy with the same daily efforts and energy you started off with.
OurTechFriend.com suggest sending e blast to people interested and curious about your services or products. If they are not interested now, that doesn't mean they never will be. When you do e blast, you don't have to send e blast everyday, every week or even every month, but some kind of consistency is required. Some companies even send out emails to their members on a quarterly basis. Sending e blast are a great way of creating a relationship with people who are interested in your product or services. If you build a strong email list, you can expect to see conversions on a consistent basis.
At first, and like all marketing strategies and efforts, you will not see a return on your efforts and energies immediately. It may take a day, or a week! You will though, immediately start to see a change in your traffic if you execute any marketing strategy. The change in your traffic is encouraging, but don't get discouraged if your sales or conversion rate doesn't immediately go up.
OurTechFriend.com wants to remind us, when our efforts and energies are low, so will our sales and conversions!
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Email’s used to be something that was only checked when we were in our offices or working. Thanks to the invention of the smart phone, we are now more accessible than ever! Yay! Well not really, but for the sake of this topic, Yay!
Now, when you have someone’s email address you can send them an email. The
Well if they do get angry and unsubscribe from you that will give you a poor rating with your email service provider and if you get a certain amount of unsubscribes your email service provider will drop you. So, at all cost you want to avoid getting unsubscribed.
OurTechFriend.com says to create a landing page that either has a pop up or ‘sign up to your newsletter’ form somewhere on your landing page. You do not have to send out newsletter’s daily, weekly, or monthly. Sending out newsletter’s on a consistent basis is important in order to expect a steady return of leads. These leads will be qualified hot leads!
When we buy email list or get email list to start sending emails to it can be tricky to avoid getting unsubscribed from because they are not familiar with you or your brand. So, if you buy email list, be sure to know what the interest of the people in the list are. Send emails that do not try and sell anything, rather just peak interest. Start building a relationship slowly before you send out emails to influence some kind of conversion.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
When you talk about generating leads and doing online marketing the term target audience is something that will come up a lot. It’s a very important key to marketing in any form. Let’s go over what a target audience is and how to determine who your target audience is.
A target audience is a specific group of people that your products or services are
What if my product / service is for every one?
Let me tell you a good story or proverb I once heard about a boy , a man, and a donkey that were walking through the village when they over heard people saying comments like how stupid it was of them to be walking when they have a perfectly good donkey. After that, the old man thought it would be a good idea to put the boy on the donkey, and they continued their walk. Not too much later did people start saying the boy was spoiled and had no respect to make the old man walk. Quickly, the boy got off the donkey and put the old man on top of the donkey. Confidently, they started back up their journey until passerby’s started complaining that it was such abuse to make the little boy walk while the old man just watch, so they both got on top on the donkey. People soon were in an uproar that they overworking the donkey and that he looks like he was going to collapse any minute. They man, and they boy thought it best to carry the donkey as they were coming up to a bridge. While they were carrying the donkey over the bridge they lost grip and the donkey was lost over the bride. The lesson is that trying to please everyone, you will lose your ass! hahaha
Likewise, in marketing, if you try and appeal to everyone you will more times than not do more damage and be less appealing to everyone. When marketing you should know the group your service or product best fits with and aim for them. You will get more favorable results picking a predetermined group of people to attract, then a wide variety of people.
You will make no one happy trying to make everyone happy.
OurTechFriend.com is catered to the web developers, web designers, SEO experts and online marketers of the world. While your audience doesn’t and can not always be that specific, building a strategy around a specific group of wants and desires you are likely to hit one. Get leads from NetworkForleads.com no matter what industry you’re in. For most in the freelance community, OurTechFriend.com will be a great resource to you.
Monday, December 12, 2016
When generating leads online, there are so many options and a combination of different ways of generating leads online that getting distracted can be very easy, and distractions almost always leads to a complete lost of focus and then a lost in interest with your marketing plan. That’s how you go to getting a good idea and doing a few task to get your idea going, but then what happens, we get distracted with a new idea or work, either way our original idea and goals get neglected until it’s another thing on your list of failures.
It’s not your project that ends up failing, rather it’s you giving up on your project and following through with your execution plans. I am sure that what ever your plan or strategy may be, it is a good one that has a good chance of succeeding, but only if you actually FOLLOW THRU with your plans or strategies. A good marketing and lead generation strategy is only as good as how well it’s executed.
How well it’s executed can easily be measured in how consistent and persistent you stay with your plans or strategy. OurTechFriend.com encourages it members to daily grab a lead. OurTechFriend.com suggest that our members immediately reach out to their via email unless instructed otherwise and following up with a friendly text, then returning the lead at the end of the day so that we can grab a new one the next day if you haven’t made contact. Not making contact should be the only reason you have to return an OurTechFriend.com lead! If you stayed at it daily, no telling how many client’s you’d get!
Saturday, December 10, 2016
So you have a great company, service, or product you want to start making sales for, now it's time to start generating leads in order to use your marketing resources on your audience and true potential buyers.
When people first start marketing their product or services they almost always want to convince people of what they're selling. That is not how you market successfully! You do not need to convince people of what your selling, all you need to do is let the people who already want or need what yours selling how to buy from you when they're ready. Now you see why your first step should be to generate leads so that you can first find out who needs or wants what your offering.
What are all the different ways anyone can start generating leads right now? Let's keep in mind, generating hot leads will either take a good amount of time and energy or be costly. There are no short cuts, only seemingly cheap but long term costly alternatives.
Building a landing page online that you have a web form in which you collect the necessary information to qualify the lead is a must do when generating leads online yourself. You could use social media to generate organic traffic. This method can be use in combination with the next few I mention.
Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing via Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, or other platforms to advertise your products or services. When you choose to do PPC marketing you want to make sure that you have a designated landing page with a predetermined conversion tunnel.
Social Media is something that is easy and free to use to reach your audience. You
Hiring telemarketers is something a large amount of freelancers and companies have used that always proves to be costly but when effective, very effective! Telemarketing tends to have a high turn over right and rarely are they willing to work commission based, but you are likely to get a high volume of quality leads when done correctly.
Our Tech Friend (OurTechFriend.com) was developed with all this in mind. We offer leads on a consistent basis until you full fill your package order and close the amount of purchased clients. In every single way OurTechFriend.com is the cheapest method for web developer and SEO experts to generate leads. They save their time, and the budget doesn't increase. OurTechFriend.com charges a one time fee.
Go check out www.ourtechfriend.com now and see how our lead process works.
Friday, December 9, 2016
The number one question our future members ask is "what kind of leads do you sale" and the runner up is almost always "are your leads exclusive. I have a theory that from there our members enter these answers into an extravagant formula they developed right before the call which determines whether or not this is something they want to sign up for. After 5 minutes of speaking with us, you can almost hear the complicated decision making tunnel they planned out before the call collapse after we respond with our simple answers.
Why? Because, it is just that simple.
We are not promising you the impossible, which would be to say, the leads you get from us will get you a client every time. In fact, we stress quite the opposite! What makes OurTechFriend.com so useful is that we understand how difficult closing leads can be, we are hear to help make the process easy and effective.
OurTechFriend.com generates leads in a very unique manner, in fact we are the NetworkForLeads.com, which is a free lead sharing platform. This allows OurTechFriend.com to generate hot, qualified leads, but this still does not mean that we can guarantee a quick close every time.
OurTechFriend's process guarantees that for a set price you will get access to our leads until you close the amount of client's you purchased. This is a one time fee, not a monthly fee. OurTechFriend.com's packages end up being the cheapest route for freelancers by far when it comes to generating leads.
Other options to generating leads are to use your own time and energy making landing pages and filtering then nurturing cold leads, but your time is valuable and that easily gets costly. You can hire telemarketers and pay hourly or by commission, and both those ways are easily far more expensive then even our most expensive package.
There are a ton of creative ways to create leads, but it takes resources no matter which route you take. Which resource do you want to use? Go to OurTechFriend.com/plans and see how we can be of resource to you.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Having trouble closing your leads? You can get them on the phone and they definitely need your product or services but they just won’t buy.
People love spending money on the things they don’t need to look cool, and to entertain themselves for a while. It may seem like when it comes to their business, that’s when they start getting nervous about spending money. We all have encounters with clients that can ONLY spend $300 to $600 for a website that
So what does this tell you?
It means they have the money, and they can spend it! Now you just have to figure out why they are spending it where it matters the most. Let’s go over a few reasons why our customers might not be buying into our product or service.
They don’t feel like they need to. Be sure to explain how your services are a must have and in which ways your business will benefit. You don’t have to sound like a salesperson, just be sure to clearly go over how your product or services will help them reach their goals and make sure you leave them with an eager want for your product / service.
You customer doesn’t have enough trust built in you. Lately developers have been seen as dishonest and untrustworthy. In fact most of our inquires are from people who just have recently had a bad experience with a developer and are looking to start new with someone else, but the new developer will have to take on the task of earning their trust so they feel you are capable of doing all the wonderful things you tell them you can do.
These are just two issues OurTechFriend.com helps freelancers get over everyday. OurTechFriend.com offers hot leads for web developers, graphic designers, SEO experts and other techies in the freelance community, although our leads are as hot as a lead can be, they may still have difficulties closing prospects. Thanks to our lead specialist that will work one on one with our members if needed we have been able to help struggling freelancers all over!
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Our Tech Friend doesn't only sell leads, our leads come with a unique service in which we make sure our members get clients from our leads.
How do we do this?
OurTechFriend.com releases leads throughout the day in our lead portal for clients.ourtechfriend.com. Only members can actually claim a lead, and only the one member that claims the lead can see the contact information. Our Tech Friend sells their leads ONE time, they are exclusive in that we do not sell them again after claimed once.
You get access to the leads in the portal according to your package access until you close a client.
For a one time fee, we have simplified the lead generation process for you. The amount of money you will spend using your own time and energy or even paying a telemarketer a fee or commission is far greater than any of our packages.
They don't look costly at all now!
Monday, December 5, 2016
This is a case and scenario we see all the time. Which is why it is important to do to A/B testing. What is A/B testing, and how can it help you better target your audience? Why is it necessary to better target your audience? Hell, what the heck is better targeting your audience? Let’s go over all these need to know how’s in order to know which where our efforts is paying off and where our efforts need to be adjusted.
A target audience is specific group of people we have determined fit certain
It’s very necessary to make sure we have a target audience when doing our campaigns, OurTechFriend.com says that we should remember when we market our business it isn’t about convincing someone they want or need our product / service, it’s about letting the people who want / need our product / service know where and how to find us.
A/B testing is when you test one group of your select audience against another in order to compare traction and conversions of the two. For instance, if I sent the same email blast out to two different groups how would they compared to which group opened the emails more, which group had more clicks. Information that you gather like the such will help you create specific e blast that are sure to get opened, and convert.
OurTechFriend.com knows that this is something you have to work on, on a consistent basis when it comes to building up a strong clientele. OurTechFriend.com is here for developers that want to only focus on their skill-set and leave the lead generating up to someone else. We’re here for you!
Saturday, December 3, 2016
When you are running your lead generation campaign there are a few small, simple things you should be doing in order to make sure you get the best return for your effort. Consistency, creativity, and connectivity are 3 simple things to remember when running any campaign so that you can see a full return on the energy, time and money you spend. Let's go over quickly how these 3 simple reminders will increase our conversions.
A good schedule and consistency seems like an obvious must have, and while Facebook LinkedIn or Twitter to generate leads you have to remember that consistent engagement with your audience will increase reputation and customer retention.
It is really easy to just post content and hand out likes like "whilly nilly", is that even a saying? Either way, you get the picture. Posting as much content as you can, adding everyone as a friend, and liking as many post as you can is NOT the way to go. Target the people you add as friends, having a determined audience is important. Make sure that your content is as unique and personal as you can make it. OurTechFriend.com says lead generation campaigns should feel like an inside joke between you and your audience, it shouldn't attract everyone. Try and make sure your content is audience specific!
Last but definitely not least, in fact I would say the most important goal when generating leads on Facebook LinkedIn or Twitter is connectivity with your audience. Your content and likes can only do so much, how else are you reaching out and connecting to your audience. OurTechFrirend.com has found comments to be an effect easy way to connect immediately online with your audience. Doing en blast to your members that include some kind of requested action is another effective connecting method.
Friday, December 2, 2016
If you had a website, the one thing you wouldn't do is put up annoying pop ups right? I know I hear this comment all the time. Pop ups are at best most think an annoyance that you try and dodge more than the salesman at the door. Sshhh be quiet, it's a pop up, maybe it won't see us.
What does your online sales cycle look like?
Most online sales cycle goes something similar to :
Attract audience via a landing page -> landing page converts into a sale
Well, that's a very simplified flow but either way we get a good idea. What happens to the traffic that our landing page in which we have spent time, energy and effort in order to make sure it attracts but doesn't convert.
Save your audience!
A pop up, even though it make take way from the look of your website will save your audience that is interested in your product or service so that you can sell to them later! OurTechFriend.com (Our Tech Friend) says that pop ups are greatly encouraged, but if you are hard against pops ups a newsletter form somewhere on your landing page is a must have.
Our Tech Friend uses pop ups and a combination of e blast to communicate with there members and keep them updated with information on their web development leads, web design leads, and SEO leads. OurTechFriend.com members appreciate the communication and special offers which helps retain members and keeps growth in the community.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
When we think about lead generating, what mainly comes to mind for most is collecting as many email address and names as you can, then email blasting them until we squeeze out a conversion.
Lead generation is healthy and necessary for any company looking to seek some kind of point of sale at any time, which will apply to EVERY business.
What will lead generation will do for your business?
Lead generation will increase returns on your profits when it comes to spending on marketing almost immediately. How? When you take time to gather leads for your business, you will be pitching to your actual audience. Think about how many times you have spent money in marketing to have your ad or campaign draw in people who don’t need at all and will never need your service or product. You will increase your conversions dramatically just by simply marketing to a lead generation list.
Every product has a target audience, finding out who your target audience is necessary when generating leads. After you have determined the audience for your product or service, you can start generating names, and contact details from people of your audience type. You can just created a generated leads list, that you can now do targeted marketing.
OurTechFriend.com (Our Tech Friend) does a lot of different marketing campaigns to attract all types of clients throughout the States that are interested in web design, web development, SEO (search engine optimization) help or support and many other online development needs. Our Tech Friend knows from first hand experience how much effort, time and energy goes into getting each client. Let OurTechFriend.com provide you with the leads you need in order to get the clients you want.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
When most people think about what leads can be useful for, not very much is listed. Telemarketing calls, e blast, maybe if they’re a little creative they’ll add all of them on LinkedIn, and that’s it. When the lead responds you close or not, and if not, they get tossed into the horrible pile of dead leads.
What a waste of money, what a waste of time, what a waste of a lead!
Leads are wasted everyday and many salespersons do not even realize how useful
Let’s change that. First and foremost, leads are extremely beneficial for e commerce owners, salesperson or any other individual that is selling products. Leads give you a foot in the door when it comes to making a sale of any kind. If you are selling cars, phones, cakes, whatever it maybe, you could benefit from a leads list. Now the kind of leads list you will need will vary, but stay tuned, because lead conversion should be something important to you as well!
Now, for the compulsive leads list buyers, I am sure that if you pulled up all your bad leads today, you could make a few sales, clients or at the very least prospects just by doing a few simple things. OurTechFriend.com (Our Tech Friend) has come up with a simple follow up model that will lead to a close almost every time.
First, reach out to them, not to sell them anything but genuinely see where they are at with there business and where they are planning on taking their business next, maybe try and go over some of the goals that they have for the company.
Second, after speaking with them take some time to see in what ways you can be beneficial to them moving onto their next step and how your product or service can assist in the meeting of their goals.
Third, email them to say thank you for the call and find out when the next time you can speak again.
Our Tech Friend labels this part as the relationship building part, if you can get them on the phone again, you have just put your foot in the door buddy! When you do speak with them the second time, follow up on what was previously discussed and LISTEN to how far along they have come along, or if any new developments have occurred in their business needs or goals. Continue nurturing this lead this way and when they are ready to buy, you will definitely be the one they go to!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
There are a lot of great marketing campaigns and there are even more strategist, strategically coming up with strategic strategies to find and attract audiences as we speak or read! Whoa, try saying that line five times in a row! All of these spectacular and amazing strategies all have one thing in common, getting a list of contact names, email address and sometimes phone numbers, what would be even better is a comment with a description of the services they needed, that’s a closed deal! Let’s talk about how to generate leads, and not so much closed deals and guaranteed clients.
For clarity, OurTechFriend.com (Our Tech Friend) determines a lead to consist of a “Name”, “Email Address”, and / or “Phone Number”. Our Tech Friend considers a “Warm Lead” to be a prospect lead, for instance –someone we know needs or potential will need or want our product or service. Our Tech Friend considers a “Hot Lead” to be an actual request for service or product with complete contact details and sometimes even a preferred contact time.
In this blog we are going to be discussing how to generate warm leads. That means that these leads are going to be leads that are targeted prospects but we still need to contact and nurture a bit. Let’s get started on generating these leads!
The good ol’ fashion way to generate a bunch of leads quickly would be to build a web crawler that pulls the lead data we want from a list of websites we choose and then dump the data into an excel sheet which gives us our list of leads. Well, I heard there’s a more efficient and not to mention legal way of doing this! Oh, by the way, some websites do not wish for you to crawl their website and it’s illegal to go against their terms if mention in their terms of service.
Not to worry a bit!
Thanks to API’s we can easily and legally access data the the web owners don’t mind sharing, and that we need! You can go over to Import.I0 and start making API calls easy and fast! They do all the hard work, you just need to come up with a list of websites that have contact details about people / companies that may need your service or product. There is no hard part, now it’s time to start reaching out to your newly generated warm leads!
Monday, November 28, 2016
Reaching out to as many people as you can on Twitter, Facebook, Google, Pinterest, Tumblr, Blogger, Instagram or LinkedIn to share your services or products, posting ads up in as many places, and sending emails to just about any email you can get a hold of will expand your business quickly, right? Well, you will definitely be getting out the word about your brand to many different types of people, and that’s really the only thing that is for sure!
Quantity is NOT quality!
If you do not take the proper precautions and guidelines when doing online marketing especially, then you can expect to get a lot of bad leads. The good news is that we have a few options to dealing with bad leads. One of our first options is that with the proper filtering you can sift through your leads and separate the good ones from the bad ones. The alternative option is to eliminate the bad leads before they get to you, which will also mean your resources will be used more efficiently to attract hot leads and repel cold leads.
We can eliminate wasting our ads reaching people who do not qualify or apply to our product or service by taking some time to think about our audience. We need to make sure that we determine what our audience looks like, is the audience gender, age, location, industry or interest specific. The more you can narrow you audience down, the better you can target them with your ads, and the more likely you are to reach them. When you decide your audience you will avoid wasting views, likes, and paying for impressions from people who your service or products do not apply to.
OurTechFriend.com spends a lot of time creating unique special targets ads emails and post, that speak to our audience personally. It takes a lot of testing, time, and monitoring of traffic and conversions, but we love supplying our members with hot leads and it’s well worth the effort for us to have a long term happy members. Our Tech Friend is your best friend in the lead generation business!
Saturday, November 26, 2016
I get leads, I just can’t get a client from them!!
You’re not the only one, and the really good news is that you have the hard part down, attaining the lead. Drawing people who are interested in your service at one time is the missing piece of the puzzle! After you have that part down, getting work and turning that lead into a good client take just a few steps.
Anyone who shows any interest in your service or product at one time or another,
What you qualify as a lead is important when it comes to nurturing the lead prospect. The first step in turning a lead into a good solid client is fist recognizing you have client! A lot of people assume they have a dead or cold lead because the person isn’t interested in their services immediately. In all reality, anyone that is interested in your services enough that they share their contact information with you, IS a lead prospect.
Our Tech Friend values how hard freelance developers work with building clientele and knows that it takes time to filter leads that have work and are willing to pay a fair price. If you are spending more time trying to generate leads than trying to close them you will benefit from OurTechFriend.com. Spend time on doing what you’re skills are in — development, let us get the work for you.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Generating leads in any industry is a challenge, but for people who are in the web design, web development, application development or SEO (search engine optimization, like in Google.com , Yahoo.com , Bing.com , etc.) expert then getting leads online can be especially challenging because of how well your competitors and peers are well versed in the web. No matter how competitive your field is, Linked Facebook or Twitter can be used to generate leads easier than it is to say “whoa, that was easy”.
LinkedIn is a great platform for almost anyone in any kind of an industry from LinkedIn.com has a lot of great lead generating tools as well. For instance, if you do a search with specific filter criteria and save your filtered search, LinkedIn will start emailing you user that you may be interested in connecting with due to your search, the email includes the users name and email address. LinkedIn.com is a great email list building tool right off bat!
Facebook probably seems like the most obvious lead generating tool. Facebook.com has a lot of users, which makes Facebook.com our go to choice when we think about the first social media platform we should promote our services or product on. After you create a page, you may find it hard to get likes and start getting an audience flow to your newly created Facebook page, not to freight. Content is king! Simply boosting post and your page will not grab your audience, have some unique, interesting content onto your page. The more unique your content, the less you will have to spend to attract your audience!
Now the beast of them all! Twitter, web design, firefighting, ballet, the President! You can find any industry, any person, and just about any business, on Twitter.com. So how do you get started with generating leads on Twitter.com? It takes just 3 easy things. Hashtag the keywords on your tweets, mention potential customers or clients, send personal thank you messages to new followers! If you do these 3 things on Twitter, with a few days, if not the same day, you will be gathering leads and networking with potential customers!
OurTechFriend.com appreciates staying connected with our freelancers and future clients alike. It’s very easy to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn and we always make an effort to like and share positive comments and post from our members! Stay connected, and stay freelance! Having trouble generating leads, and need clients now, go to www.ourtechfriend.com for client guaranteed leads.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Ugh, it’s that time again! Time to update your Facebook page, LinkedIn company page, do a tweet, post a blog, like shares and repost, and the list goes on it seems like. Not only does the list seem to go on, but we have to do this EVERYDAY!?
Is social media and blogging really all that crucial to lead generation, and product promotion?
Social media and blogging are not only very important to generating leads, online traffic, and product awareness, it is the backbone of all successful campaigns.
To show the importance of social media and blogging I did a little experiment. I took one of my websites that I give minimal attention to. This graph is the website visitor stats for this month. As you can see the website was get on an average, 3 – 6 visitors daily. On November 13 I started my simple campaign, do one blog, and do one post about the blog and a link to the blog on Facebook and LinkedIn. By November 19th I have doubled the website traffic and within just 3 days as you can see a new high was reached!
This was just one quick little experiment I did to see how effective LinkedIn.com Facebook.com and Blogger.com can be when generating leads. Remember, all business is about communicating your goods to the people who are looking for your goods. You don’t need to focus on convincing people to purchase or use your service, you just need to find and reach the people already looking for your product and service and let them know where to find you. Once they know where to find you, when they are ready to buy, the odds are in your favor that they will purchase from you if they are familiar with your product or services already.
OurTechFriend.com does a lot of work to stay connected with companies that are willing to pay freelancers what they’re worth. It can be time consuming separating the people who are willing to pay a fair price from the people who are just looking to waste time and get as much free work from you as they can or pay little to nothing. In fact, bad clients not only can be frustrating they can be damaging to your business. If you aren’t in a position to spend time generating and filtering leads just check out what we have to offer, all of OurTechFriend.com’s leads are client guaranteed!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Need to raise some capital quick and need to increase your clientele as soon as possible. Take a look at these EASY, SIMPLE, and QUICK generating tips and tricks that will get you a response from someone almost immediately and keep people reaching out to you after that.
No matter what industry, there are an audience of people looking to learn the skill or trade and can do so online now days. A lot of people watch tutorial or take classes here and there to get as much information as they can. How can you use people's want for knowledge as a leverage for you? This is where offering FREE eBooks in exchange for a Name, Email and Phone number will get you leads quicker than you can say "Hey, I have something for free!". Switch what eBook you're offering and the content keywords you use to see if you can't get audiences from different industries.
On your website where you are offering your services, add a newsletter sign up.
Twitter! My favorite quick lead generator. I love Twitter because no matter what, if you're a big company or a small company you can draw the same amount of attention under the hashtag realm. If someone searches your hashtag under the latest section of Twitter. The real biggest win here, is the attention mentioning gets you. People are very likely to see a mention and even respond, that is if they are celebrities. You can still reach out to celebrities and their followers can watch and maybe some of them are interested in what you're offering. Either way, Twitter is a great way to say, "Hey, look at me!".
Our Tech Friend knows how important it is to get work when you need work. Not all developers are made the same, but they all get the same access to immediate hot leads from OurTechFriend.com. You can always view our hot fresh leads live in our lead portal found at clients.ourtechfriend.com.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Generating leads at first sight seems intimidating, then when you first start generating leads it feels thrilling to make your first sales, and close your first deals, but then what happens? Slowly, but surely, we start plateauing and feeling just overall bored and worn out with the routine. In fact, for most of us, we went into the freelance industry to escape routine and the daily mediocre life that now, we have seemed to have created in our freelance environment. It's okay, you
Let's go over some lead generating basics that we may be overlooking that will not only immediately help you get more leads, but shake the mundane feeling off and shake things up a bit.
When was the last time you did client prospecting? When you are doing mass marketing and eblasting constantly we forget what it's like to use our creative reconstruction hat, looking at a companies website, page rank, competitors and seeing what you can do to help their particular business whether it maybe in content, design, functionality or whatever else you might see fit. Today there are a lot of automated scripts and user's value a personable experience over all else.
How many times do you actually follow up with your lead, and how has their needs changed overtime. Any leads that you have been able to get in contact with are valuable, maybe not immediately, but absolutely NO ONE's web development needs stay the same. If you can contact you lead once the second time, and every time after that will be easier. Stay connected, overtime they will have some kind of web development need and if you are patient and helpful, guess who they will reach out to the next time they need web development help! Send how to guides, or friendly updates on how to increase page ranking is always nice, be sure to not try and sell anything. Just FREE help and and email here or there to stay connected.
What is your conversion rate like, and what can you differently? Whether you are making calls or sending eblast we want our numbers to constantly be increasing. We like our conversion rate, why change things up? Our goal is to constantly be finding our audience and letting them know about our product or service. A change will only introduce our content to a new audience, you can always go back to old techniques, but you will only get new people from different crowds by testing new content, offers, topics, layouts.
Our Tech Friend appreciates how hard it can be to run marketing campaigns and constantly be generating leads, that's why for a flat fee we offer leads that are 100% at your control. Not a good lead, don't spend more money or waste time getting more leads, simply return your lead and grab another one. Our Tech Friend want to make sure web developers, web designers, and SEO experts have a successful freelance career, so we make the hard part easy. You just do the work, we'll get the clients.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Are you tired of using your skills to improve other businesses and ready to start on your own? Or maybe you have been working in your industry and have a level of professionalism where you no longer need to work for one person / company and you you’re ready to start increasing your income by adding more than 1 client to your clientele. Whatever your reason maybe that you find yourself in the entrepreneurial position of generating leads so that you can increase your client flow OurTechFriend.com is here to help you.
The first things you are going to want to do is market your servicesso that business owners that need your services can find you easily. When you first start marketing your services you are going to have to be a little more creative and different than the norm in the beginning.
Answering questions on Quora.com pertaining to your services and leaving your contact details is a great way to find your audience quickly. Quora is a very popular Ask / Answer platform that is used quite often from young and older users alike. Just go to www.quora.com, start answering the questions you have a nice thorough answer for and be sure to leave your portfolio link, contact information or however you’d like people to reach you.
A very old but still fresh and lucrative way to spend your time and spread word about your services and website is commenting on blogs. Be sure to leave comments that are relevant and informational, otherwise you leave it vulnerable to deletion. Finding blogs that are relevant to your services or your website and leaving comments that are relevant and add to the blog can also help you networking with other internet entrepreneurs, which actually brings us to our next attention grabbing leading generating stunt!
Guest blogging is always, always, always a must do if you can. Guest blogging can be hard to do, but if you build the right relationships with another fellow website owner that allows you to guest blog it’s great for increasing your page rank as well as building reputation with your audience. It’s always nice to see the service or product you’re interested listed and being talked about in other places.
The last but definitely not least creative way to stand out and grab your audience and future clients attention is by offering some FREE tutorials or how to guides on your services. You don’t have to give away all your secrets, but you would be surprised how much more people are appreciative for your services when they are more knowledgeable on your services or industry. Sharing is caring, and more times than not, your client will be appreciate and you are more likely to be hired than fired for teaching a man how to fish!
Try one, and for full effect all four marketing stunts in order to get the best result. You will have clients lining up at your online door for your services in no time.
Don’t want to do all the work? Focus on your web development, web design, app development, SEO or programming skills and leave the lead generation to OurTechFriend.com. Buy client guaranteed packages from Our Tech Friend and never worry about having to get leads again, leave that to us!
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Getting leads online can be as easy as creating a call to action button connected to a great lead collection form. Lead generating campaigns are such a familiar way to gather online leads and make quick connection that later end in the sales of a service or product. Here are some creative lead generating techniques that will help you generate leads and get online traction when the traditional marketing isn’t working well.
- Have you used LinkedIn saved searches before? LinkedIn can be a great email list creator, if you save your searches, LinkedIn will actually start emailing you list of people who meet your searches. Now LinkedIn is working for you and will send you list of emails that are associated to your saved search throughout the week!
- Making great info-graphics about your website or product are great ways to share information in an appealing manner. Today, graphics are King and you are more likely to get people to WANT to share your information are through info-graphics. There are many info-graph creating sites you can use to create personal and custom info-graphs.
- Podcast and guest podcast are surprisingly easy to do and is a great way to immediately connect with your audience. Go online and do a little research to find out what podcast would be most appropriate to talk about your services or product, then reach out to podcast shows. Podcast are always looking for content and getting on a podcast will be the easiest media outlet to share quickly over.
- Have you ever signed up for a new social networking site and thought, awe man not a lot of people? Well, how great is that! Niche social platforms are a great way to connect with your audience as it is easier to find and connect with people. On platforms that are not highly populated you are more like to get a response from users and you can imagine how easier it is for your content to stand out!
- One highly overlooked way to generate leads and get attention quickly is teaming up with a local organization or company. Organizations that already have a local following or locally owned shops / companies that have a fairly strong following are great partnerships that will prove to be lucrative for both parties. In exchange for the organization or company making a public backing of your website that builds a quick reputation builder, you can offer free ad space about their company / organization which will increase their online presence as yours starts to grow as well.
Our Tech Friend cares about keeping the freelance community active and strong. It is important to Our Tech Friend that freelancers get high pay clients and get gigs that freelancers can make a real income with. It can be hard to be a developer, designer and marketer in the online world because of low bidding and competition overseas that often cheapen local gigs.
Our Tech Friend is about keep freelancers in the freelance community and making sure that our freelancers can get work they can make a good income with. Our Tech Friend offers client guaranteed packages, you don’t pay for leads with Our Tech Friend, you pay for clients.
From a tactical perspective, a marketer needs four crucial elements to make inbound lead generation happen. These include:
1. Offer – An offer is a piece of content that is perceived high in value. Offers can be ebooks, white papers, free consultations, coupons, infographics, videos and product demonstrations.
2. Call-To-Action (CTA) – A call-to-action (CTA) is either text, an image or a button that links directly to a landing page so people can find and download your offer.
3. Landing Page – A landing page, unlike normal website pages, is a specialized page that contains information about one particular offer, and a form to download that offer.
4. Forms – You can’t capture leads without forms. Forms will collect contact information from a visitor in exchange for a valuable offer.
And as always you can buy exclusive webDesign webDevelopment and SEO leads from www.ourtechfriend.com
Friday, November 18, 2016
Here are 5 Quick tips for lead generation from OurTechFriend (ourtechfriend.com) for our freelancers out there!
1. Of course our first tip is to use our lead portal at clients.ourtechfriend.com to get access to see what exclusive leads we have to offer, now they do come with a price, so if you want to try the free route first, check out the next few tips...
For #webDesigners #webDevelopers #SEOexperts and people who need any kind of #webDevelopment leads continue with these tips below:
2. Make sure you have a #blog that has strong #keywords and be sure spending time on driving traffic to your blog
3. Check over your #landing page weekly to see what you can be doing to optimize your landing page, creating "#conversation about your service".
4. Change up and be sure to #diversify your #content, make sure that you are reaching out to different interest so that you have a better chance of capturing your #audience from different places.
5. Use #webinars to #connect and #retain your past and new audience. Webinars can go a far way, and can be a #FREE way of #marketing your services.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
How can I be providing value now?
That question will get you not only clients fast and EASY, but quality clients as well. Now you might be wondering, what are some ways in which you can provide value?
I recently read an article at http://jonathanwold.com/ called “How To Get Your First Web Development Client” which mentions 5 creative ways to create value as a beginning web developer:
Contact your local newspaper with an article outline and work with them to get it published.
Offer to build a website for a local ministry at no cost with no strings attached. When the work is done and the client is thrilled, ask for an endorsement and referrals.
Write a tutorial explaining how you built the site for that ministry so that others can do the same for theirs (it might seem counter intuitive, but it works).
Teach a free workshop at local library, community center, or church on the basics of starting a new blog on WordPress.
Give your time, no strings attached, sharing ideas and suggestions with business owners on how a website could help their business.