Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How to convert leads into a sale or client

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
a leads list can be to them! Don’t let this be you, think about all the contact names, phone number and email addresses you have collect that you have been able to reach and after you made that connection refused to build a relationship because they didn’t immediately want your services.

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

Lead generation hack : Generate 1,000s of leads in minutes!



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

How to generate more hot leads and less cold leads

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

How do I turn a lead into a client? You can use these tips on LinkedIn Facebook or Twitter

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,
it’s a lead until they’re a client! Services are always needed, even after there given, improvements, changes, and alterations can be need far after the original service request. Website, app, and SEO development is a good example of this, if someone contacts you because they needed one of these services but they have already received helped, this would be a good lead to note down and follow up with later. People often go through 3 developers including development companies before they find someone they’re happy with. Chances are, even if they have found someone to do the job, they’ll be looking for a replacement shortly.

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

How do you generate leads from LinkedIn Facebook or Twitter?

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
web design to firefighting. 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

How Facebook LinkedIn and Blogger generated leads for me within 3 days.

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?

Yes!

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

Generate leads online fast with these EASY, SIMPLE and QUICK tricks

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.
You should be capturing the information of anyone that hits your site, in fact if you're not, you are literally losing part of the audience your website has helped you attract. Anyone that signs up for your newsletter is a definite client, and not JUST a lead prospect. Anyone that shows interest in your services and signs up for your newsletter NEEDS what you are offering. Maybe not immediately now, but with enough nurturing a relationship will grow that they initiated and when your services needs come up, you know who they will be asking, YOU.

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

A few things to remember when generating leads that will increase your sales and clientele now!

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
Generating Leads
aren't alone.

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

Lead generating stunts every web designer, web developer and SEO expert should know!

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

5 creative and unique marketing tips to generate leads online

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.
  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
Stay Freelance.

The best lead generation campaigns contain most, if not all, of these components.

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, infographicsvideos 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.