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What is the best way to get Job leads outside of CL?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by mfriedl1, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    I have a work from home opportunity that I used to get leads for from Craigslist. As many know, it has become increasingly hard to get a decent number of leads these days with all the changes CL has made.

    I was wondering what other sources (aside from backpage and Kijiji) work well to get WAH leads.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
     
  2. theleadsource

    theleadsource BANNED BANNED

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    I get about 600 a week that I can sell you. They are CL leads that I have already tried to convert to credit reports.
     
  3. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the offer, but I need the leads to be targeted.. I"m not promoting some affiliate link. This is actually my WAH business...

    If you can get some fresh w4m leads, I'd be interested in buying them though.
     
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    theleadsource BANNED BANNED

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    They come from the jobs section... I don't mess with the dating sections.

    If I hear of something along the way, I'll shoot you a PM.
     
  5. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    What section in jobs? If it is something I may be able to flip in a way that won't make it look like I'm pulling a bate and switch, I might give it a shot...
    PM me if you want to discuss it further.
    Thanks!

    Anyone else that might have an idea or two would be great!1
     
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    adriver38 Registered Member

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    I know this is "offline marketing" but what about putting up a few signs with the website on them, near busy intersections in your town? Or even putting flyers up in apartment complexes. Usually they will have a corkboard by the mailboxes where people can place flyers. I have personally done this before for a few things and got a TON of leads. I bet with a wah job you will get a bunch of people interested.
     
  7. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    Thats a good idea..Never really considered that to be an effective way to go, but I'll def give it a shot if you say you've done it an got lots of leads.

    Thanks....

    Anyone else?
     
  8. hiraa

    hiraa Registered Member

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    you can also look at newspaper classifieds, student journals,yahoo groups etc.
     
  9. g111k

    g111k Regular Member

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    Yeah putting up fliers locally will definitely get you some leads... if you have some money to put in this, then the best is to create a professional job ad related to your offer and post on popular sites like monster.com/ca careerbuilder etc, if your ads are not straight up BS and deceiving the customer, this will be a very profitable long-term strategy

    What I mean is create a professional looking "hiring company" site and post well written job ads with requirements / qualifications / company info .... a lot of those sites won't allow the "work from home" job ads, so don't explicitly state it.. just direct them to your site through an email auto responder or something, up to you!

    All in all you'll find tactics that don't blatantly deceive the user will convert very well and last much longer
     
  10. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    That's a great idea...Its just unfortunate that monster and careerbuilder are so expensive. The Plus is that the ad can't be "flagged" but unfortunately, ads are thrown up there all the time, so it my fall of the first page or 2 very fast. I'd love to post on one of the jobs boards like that, but I'm apprehensive about it being worth the money...

    Any idea what kind of response to expect? I understand that it depends on the ad, but for instance, I knew that if I posted one of my ads in a paid city on CL, I'd get 400-700 leads over 2-3 days... This is for $25...

    I love the idea, just don't know if it would be worth it.

    If anyone would like to check out my site for a better idea as to what would work, here is.

    Code:
    www.workwithmarc.net
    Thanks !
     
  11. g111k

    g111k Regular Member

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    Hey, great job on the site, I really like it ( content wise! ) ... the info page looks very convincing and I'm sure it will lead in some high quality conversions for you, which is why I think it will be well worth the money for you to post ads on major job sites.

    BUT! UPDATE YOUR LANDING INDEX PAGE!

    Content is great, but the look of home page is lacking... there are no visuals to attract any attention and everything looks monotone and confusing.. make or pay someone to make an appealing landing page with better navigation to different sections, other than that u're golden

    And don't worry about ur job ad slipping to page 2 on monster.com too quickly... those sites get massive amounts of insanely targeted traffic that stays on the site for HOURS! people will keep looking and looking and looking and applying/inquiring for as many positions as they can (especially at this time of the year, cough, economy)

    Plus, at the end of the day, you really need like 2-3 conversions to break even... which I am VERY CONFIDENT you will be able to get provided you have a well written ad that doesn't get removed right away
     
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  12. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    Thanks for the advice.
    Honestly I don't want the landing page (or the site overall) to look too "professional" I want it to look real and genuine....I know that it lacking when you compare it to most of the sales pages out there...but think it actually works to my advantage that way.
    I do understand your point about the "monotone" issue...a matter of fact I"m thinking of moving my 5 minute intro video on to the front page so people can watch that first before reading through the learn more section. I may redesign it for that.

    Well, you've certainly got me thinking more about monster and careerbuilder...but do they acutally remove ads like CL does? Do you have any idea what their 'filters' are that cause ads to be removed?

    It def sounds like it would be worth a shot...

    Thanks so much for your help!!!
     
  13. g111k

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    Hey, i get what you mean in terms of the too professional look, i see you're going for more of a casual, successful average joe's site.. okay in that case you just need to reorganize the front page and an intro video will DEFINITELY help A LOT...

    the first impression i got when i opened the site was... confused, where do i go, what's it for... the first thing i ended up clicking on was "show me the money" and it definitely didn't look like the first page you want people to see, as it even took ME a few seconds to realize what you're doing there... an avg user would have probably closed the site at that point... i went back and clicked on the learn more section, which i thought was a great copy, very rich in content and will lead to good conversions... so you need to make it the FIRST page ALL of your new users click on

    About the specific job sites, their tos will vary, so just make sure to read what's a NO NO for them that leads in removal of ads and avoid it... also I think it would help you A LOT to get one of those free internet phone numbers where you record a voicemail... it will seem a whole lot more legit and a lot of non internet savvy people prefer calling rather than emailing, so u could nicely tell them that if they're calling about an income opportunity to go to the site :)
     
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    Yea Id can personally say "offline marketing" works really well for whitehat type stuff. I bet you'd do great with signs and flyers. Hit the thanks button if it helped you, please and thanks :)
     
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  15. mfriedl1

    mfriedl1 Regular Member

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    That's an excellent point. I send an email via autorsponder to the CL ad leads to tell them the site URL and where to look (The learn more page) but that certainly needs to change if people are going to be coming to the site organically.
    I have the intro video on my scheduling page, but I'll probably move it up the the front and rework it a bit.

    Thanks for your ideas, it has really been helpful...+ rep for you :) :D

     
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