How To Generate Free Leads Online
When Jack and I first started online marketing for our home based business we were complete novices. We both had facebook for fun and knew how to email but had no idea how to generate free leads online.
When it comes to social marketing the options are endless:
Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Forum posts, podcasting, lead capture pages, videos, blogging….and the list goes on and on. To master them all is far to overwhelming and time consuming. You could spend the entire day being active with no productivity. So what can you do to generate free leads online successfully?
Like anything else there are many people giving “free guru” advice but some of the best free advice I have found about united games marketing comes from two really fun and exceptionally talented guys at SEOnetworker.com. Their free videos and blog are excellent for any newbie to learn some basics as well as some “inside secrets” for online success.
5 Tips For Generating Free Leads Online Using LinkedIn
Let’s pick 1 social marketing format – you may not be familiar with LinkedIn – you can read more about it by clicking generate free leads online using LinkedIn. Now remember this is just one strategy that we and our team use to generate free leads online and build lasting relationships.
#1 Use and Ask for Recommendations
LinkedIn offers you the ability to write recommendations for other associates. By all means, write recommendations for those associates and business connections you feel comfortable recommending. At the same time, enhance your own presence on LinkedIn by asking others to write recommendations for you. These recommendations are a wonderful way to market yourself and your business on LinkedIn.
#2 Join Groups Of Interest
LinkedIn offers groups that can join, similar to a facebook group or fan page. In these groups you can connect with others of the same interest, post links to websites & helpful information that pertains to the group. Remember the more you provide valuable information the more you will get in return. Nobody likes it when one person constantly posts links to their business opportunity (seems spammy) so make sure to offer value.
#3 Use Your Photo
Because LinkedIn is a professional community, experts strongly recommend you include a professional photo of yourself. This photo will help brand you and your business. It’ll also help any networking associates connect and identify with you.
#4 Fully Complete Your Profile
It should go without saying but your profile and your summary need to be top notch. No spelling errors, no grammar errors. This is an opportunity to market yourself and your business. Think of it as your brochure, not a resume! Resumes are boring to read and generally people don’t care. They want to know what value you can offer them. Work hard to create the kind of image you want others to have of you. Start it off with an attention grabbing headline for extra impact!
#5 Don’t forget your website!
LinkedIn, of course, offers you the ability to list your website and/or blog. However, when creating your profile consider this expert tip: Select “other” instead of “website” or “blog” on your profile page. This makes it possible for you to give the link a name, which could be your Company name or marketing message. This tactic helps you create brand awareness, memorability, and a little keyword help when someone is looking online for you by your company name.
Always remember the phrase “What’s in it for me?” as this is what the people reading your posts, comments, answering your question or seeking your advice, most want to know. We have used social media to build our network marketing business & traditional business for years and teaching our team how to do this has been key to everyone’s success. Not all want to learn how to use social media to generate free leads online but it really only takes a few to reach the masses.
I hope you found this information helpful. If you want to learn how to leverage the power of the internet contact me & we’ll figure out your best strategy!
Red pill or blue pill,
Example of a Lead Capture Page for driving traffic to. Generate free leads online by sharing the link to your lead capture page with a catchy phrase that makes people want to ‘click’ it.