Crazy!

Lead Mania

Crazy!Granted. Getting someone to visit your website and park their eyeballs on it for a while… is without a doubt, AWESOME!

And maybe, just maybe, they’ll step inside to see what you have to offer by opting-in to your newsletter …

Oooo, thrilling  for sure …

People drool over this. Including myself.

It’s a good thing I don’t have a buzzer that “zzzzzz” every time a visitor stops by … I’d be in a catatonic state by the end of the day from excitement, waiting and watching for the messages “Congratulations! You have a new subscriber!”

It’s Lead Mania. People spend lots of money on lead generation. But how do you know you’re getting quality leads?

For me,  there are leads every where! You don’t always have to buy them. Every time I connect with someone on Facebook, they are a potential “lead”.

But, I don’t pitch my stuff at first … oh NO! NEVER do that!  You’ll end up in the trash bin before you can say “BOO” …

Always build relationships first, always…

Recently I read this article about certain companies selling low quality, even bogus leads … (not so nice people everywhere). So you have to do your home work and scour the internet for trusted information. Don’t just go hopping to one lead generation place because you “heard through the grapevine!”

NO!

Two things ..

  1. Do your homework, just don’t sign-up with any “lead” generation program . I looked into one and first you had to join the program for X amount of $$, then you had to PAY extra for lists supplied by members …  which were not guaranteed.
  2. Look for companies that guarantee their leads, and have good customer service

 

Ya, know?

Feel Good,

Lesly

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About Lesly Federici

Lesly Federici is a Registered Nurse turned Affiliate/Network Marketer! She believes the internet provides a creative method to build relationships and businesses online. She also believes the best opportunities in life are ones that are self generated. Lesly created the Facebook group, "Our Power Blogging Tribe" and is co-creator of the "Power Affiliate Club". To learn more about Lesly, visit her on Facebook. Contact her too - she'd love to hear from you.

16 comments on “Lead Mania

  1. You can generate your own leads in many ways, Lesly.

    I actually believe it is best to generate your leads via paid media buys rather than spend all the time and enormous effort it takes to get them via page ranks and social media schmoozing.

    The key when you pay to generate leads, is to make sure you target only the leads that are relevant to what your offer or sales funnel is all about. Then, they are high quality leads who more often than not pay you up front for the cost of your media buys.
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  2. Very important lesson here Lesly – build relationships first. I have made this mistake in the past and was bewildered because I thought what I was offering was great – but “I” thought it was great not the other person. Reason: I wasn’t interested but tried to be interesting which is wrong. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Great Advice Lesly but a little to late for me HEHE I did join a Co_op and they sent out ads then I received the leads but they weren’t really mine because they had no idea who I was.. It is a whole lot better to just generate your own leads either through blogging or video’s.. Thanks for sharing Chery :)
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  4. Hi Lesly,
    This is a good reflection.
    I always thought that any company selling leads were not to be trusted. Firstly leads are not that easy to come by that they can be sold by the hundreds. ….makes you wonder.
    Seems to me like a lead should point in the general direction that you want to go. If it does not meet that initial criteria, it is not a lead. There has to be a difference between a lead and a name.
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    • Hey Yvonne…

      I am very watchful of companies selling leads when you can generate your own.. this article pointed it out..but sometime you do have to generate leads if you have a very small list .. like me LOL! Wonderful to see you here …

  5. When I first started in the industry I was buying leads from my upline. At 3500 a pop we would get 500 leads that were generated from TV ads. I did that once, and only once. I will never, and I repeat never, buy another lead. The leads I get from my blogging, video’s and ads are enough for me. And the quality is better than any bought lead you might get out there.
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  6. Hi Lesly,

    Thanks for sharing this post….it is sooooo important to conduct your due diligence no matter what the opportunity or business you are looking to get involved with and that includes a lead generation company.

    I have always liked generating my own leads, so I know they are fresh and targeted.
    But, sometimes you need to generate leads by other methods and I have heard good things about Rent A List…

    And, by all means lead with value and build that relationship first…

    To your success,
    Marc
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  7. Build a relationship first, then work on the “pitch”! so to speak.. You want to make sure that the other person is really wanting to make changes and isn’t just talking… I don’t use a ‘lead’ company but if I did I would want to connect with someone who recommended on.. Doing my homework would come after I got some suggestions!
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  8. Hi Lesly

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Seems “they” are coming out of the woodwork again, had something recommended a few day back, hastily recanted….

    It was something to do with likes, in the morning she had built up say 50 and when she checked in the afternoon they had dropped to 30…….

    And after putting a ticket in, she was banned…….

    Indeed, we need to know who we are dealing with and to make sure of their reputation too.

    Posted By Jon Barry of JonBarry.co.uk

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    • Hey Jon,
      You are making the rounds.. here we go, eh? Yes, we really need to do our homework. I only use Rent-a-List when I decide to advertise.. thanks for stopping by and your comment …

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