Perhaps the only real way to reach free leads is to network with other, more experienced marketers, and perhaps get them to share their lists as a way to get you off the ground. With this, you aren’t really getting free leads as such – more leads at no up-front cost. The other marketers will usually expect that you will send commission to them for the sales that you make.
The internet has made it easier than ever for people involved in multilevel marketing (MLM) to find leads or people who might be interested in your product, service, or business. Instead of just reaching out to people you know or approaching strangers, you can create a website, build an email list, leverage social media, and develop referral programs to generate solid leads that can eventually translate to sales.
One of my favorite approaches to get my pipeline going is attend a bunch of meetups or local events in my area. I teach what I do on this blog – How to network at events. I love this approach as only people who want something MORE in their life will bother attending events and that is a lot easier type of person to talk to than someone who is NOT motivated to network or build their business.
Reviews for Salesfully are sparse, but users who have reviewed the service give it good marks for overall ease of use and quality of leads. In addition, users like the price and the fact that they can download an unlimited number of leads for a single monthly price. However, users did comment that they wished that more of the leads included email addresses.
More great content, Ray! I have a plan to implement your sticky note / bandit sign idea soon, and will check out the MLM Leads site as well. Question – and you may answer this in your training so excuse me if you do – but what are your thoughts re: setting up special phone numbers for bandit signs/sticky notes? Is there any need to create a buffer between us and the signs via a separate number?
UpLead is a real-time, verified, business-to-business (B2B) database with subscriptions starting at $79 per month for a single user to search for contacts and import them directly into many of the top small business CRMs. UpLead verifies contacts upon export, so users won’t end up with large lists of bounced emails or take a hit to their sender reputation due to bad email addresses. This makes it great for those looking for direct CRM import capability with verified leads.
Whiners complain about what they don’t have and don’t know. Winners figure out how to get what they don’t have and learn what they don’t know. Because of the low cost of entry of network marketing, there is a plethora of people that would fall into the whiners category. Fortunately, no whiners read my blog as they think I am yelling at them so congrats on being a winner!
Many MLM companies recommend starting with a list of 100 people you know, called your warm market. Although it's not a bad place to start when looking for customers and business builders, the technique could also backfire and get to the point where you're annoying friends and family. You're better off spending your time finding people who are interested in what you've got rather than trying to convince your commuting buddy to sign up when he doesn't want to.
These are some fantastic opportunities and I can definitely see why some of these would make great businesses for entrepreneurs. After all, something like a distributorship or network marketing service can really benefit from what entrepreneurs can bring them. They need someone with a strong leadership and a strong sense of what they’re doing in order to do the work that they need to do.
Remember, however, that a percentage of something is better than one hundred percent of zero sales – so it is a good idea to network with more experienced marketers. Take advantage of the expertise and training that they offer, and use their resources to build your business. One you are ready, you can always bring in new people, and even share leads with them – building your downline so that they will supply you with a good residual income.
FindEmails includes simple, no-frills search features allowing users to identify contact information for leads at their target companies. It also includes an email verification service that allows users to upload their own lead lists to verify the email addresses of existing prospects. FindEmails is a much more basic service than UpLead or D&B Hoovers, but is useful for simple prospecting at specific target companies.
It’s estimated that in under 2 years almost 90% of web traffic by volume will be video. If you have the skills, or can hire a good SEO specialist, it is possible to rank a sales video on Page 1 of Google with relative ease depending on how competitive your niche is. Put a visible call to action in the title which appears in the search engine results page, and link the YouTube video through to your web site and with luck you should have a nice flow of leads as long as your video is listed on Page 1.