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.
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