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How To Market Your Services and Generate Leads

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by IProvideSEO, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. IProvideSEO

    IProvideSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hey,

    I have been researching for the last couple of weeks the best ways to market your business and generate leads/sales. I wanted to share with everyone what I have found and ask that we all add comments on additional ways to market a business online and offline.

    I have tested out some of these marketing methods and will comment on the experience/results as well.

    1. Join a networking group - (I joined BNI networking group which has chapters throughout the U.S. and referrals for Web design clients have already started coming in)
    2. Join your local chamber of commerce
    3. SEO your website - (I have had clients and lots of proposals sent through my website because of SEO rankings)
    4. Create and market a Youtube Video - (I have created youtube videos for my services and my clients, haven't seen any positive results)
    5. Respond to Craigslist ads - (I keep coming back to this method and don't know why, haven't had any success in 2 years)
    6. Pay Per Click Adwords (Tried this several times and spent about $300, with no leads. I have clients that spend $1,500 per month and generate 1-2 leads per day)
    7. Paid Online Press Release - (I send out about 8 PRweb press releases per month and get minimal results, maybe 1-2 leads over a year).
    8. LinkedIn - (I have created a SEO Group and got real members up to 42 but barely any interaction besides my posts)
    9. Facebook, Twitter - (Some interaction here but no leads have come through social media)
    10. Yelp Reviews
    11. Local Newspaper Ads
    12. Direct Mail - (I sent out 50 postcards expecting maybe 1 or 2 phone calls and received 4-5 over a 3 month period.)
    13. Cold Calling
    14. Cross Referrals - Work with another vendor in a similar industry

    Please share your experiences with any marketing strategy that you have tried
     
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  2. sashablack

    sashablack Elite Member

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    what is it exactly that you are trying to market?
     
  3. abhi007

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    you should also add this to your blog so i dont miss any of your posts :)
     
  4. IProvideSEO

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    I am marketing website design and internet marketing services. I feel like all businesses can utilize these methods though :)
     
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    What kind of marketing you are doing for your website design site if I may ask?
     
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    How has cold calling and local news paper ads worked for you? I can see both of those being strong.

    Going to industry parties could be good. But then how do you get an invite?
     
  7. cssbros

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    We've been offering web design services too, never really tried a lot of methods ever since than Forum marketing, sales page, referrals.
    Will definitely try to work on these marketing strategies upon expanding.
     
  8. alexdb7

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    Super interested in the BNI membership. I found 2 groups in my area who don't have online marketers. Is it worth going to the meetings every week at 7 AM? I am NOT an early riser..
     
  9. Spawn

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    Sounds like you have working ethics you just give up to fast. If you got 3-5 calls from 50 measly mails, anyone would tell you you need to scale that up. 50 mails is nothing. Most peoplestart in the thousands. If you got 4 calls from 50 you should be about to get a 100 calls from 10k mails
     
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    so are you trying to promote your seo services? through all these methods
     
  11. asasa

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    did you find direct male and networking to be the best methods?
     
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    Hmm thats quite interesting but I didnt understood it all
     
  13. gtownfunk

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    This my friend. This.

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