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Need help finding leads.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Bwaht, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. Bwaht

    Bwaht Regular Member

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    Ok, I have made a website for myself. It is all about email marketing and eventually leading to other services. Now all of that is all good.

    I planned on getting my leads like this. Using the YellowPages scraper, search for a particular industry in my area that would need this service. Then scrape it using the program. Look over the results and check their websites to see if I could help them, then check if they had an email to contact them. If they had ALL of that then finally send out an email to them. So, that is one way but it takes too much time.

    Then I found the other method of searching for emails using a search engine. Like search 'California restaurants "@hotmail.com" and scrape the results for emails. I have been doing that and been getting almost no responses, even though I am giving my service away for free for a month.

    SO, what else should I look into to getting quality leads through the internet?

    Any help would be appreciated=D
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    I find that if you do a broad targeting and jsut mass send emails, you get a lot more interest then if you put all your "eggs" in the few leads that are super targeted. Who knows if some of the less targeted people would want your service?
     
  3. jammie

    jammie Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    maybe your sales pitch in your email isn't strong enough? try going through it and analysing it and correcting areas which can be improved.

    try targetting businesses that need email marketing etc. as i doubt many restaurants would, however electronics companies etc. as it'd be to push offers to existing customers & generate turnover.

    Could always go in person and talk the manager; they're more likely to give it a go if they trust you and it's free etc.
     
  4. Bwaht

    Bwaht Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice both of you. I will try changing around my first email to get them interested.

    Also, what types of businesses would like to have this service do you think. You said electronic companies.

    I think one of the most important factors is that since im going about it in email, I need a really good subject line for my email, or else they will just skip over it.