LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a subscription-based software tool designed to provide additional features to your LinkedIn account for $79.99 per month. Specifically, it includes advanced keyword and search filters to identify new leads and gives you the ability to import your existing contacts to use predictive search to identify similar prospects. This makes it ideal for B2B sales reps who want to make direct connections with decision-makers at their target companies.
Once you have your site or lead capture page in place you need to buy some traffic. What the heck is traffic right? Traffic is the industry word for people who visit websites. For example, when you go to Facebook, you are counted and referred to as “traffic” Traffic is very valuable, in fact Facebook make all their income from selling you and your information to advertisers. So does Google.
“I was surfing last week and found your site. You were not on our recommended lead list but I thought I would give you a try on my own. Last time I broke ranks it was a waste of my time and money and quite a punishment. Purchased your leads last week just to see how they would worked out. I have been pleased enough to be back this week and I have recommended you to one other person so far. Another few weeks and then I might can present you to my upline and downline.”
As a last resort, you could try cold calling by phone. This is probably the most depressing and soul destroying activity on the planet. Even if you get past the usual questions such as ‘If you’re selling something – I’m not interested’ and ‘How did you get my number?’ you need a really slick and professional script and the ability to recognize and avoid lonely old ladies who just want to interact with someone, anyone, in fact.