Published on diciembre 12th, 2011 | by admin0
How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation.
As a small business owner, it will be important to find creative ways to use social mediafor lead generation.
There are many business owners that simply use social media to promote their brands, products, and services through what many have termed “interruptive marketing.” This type of lead generation is not very welcomed in many groups because it sends a specific message meant for a small group, to a larger group that has absolutely no interest.
In order to effectively create leads, you must become involved with the social media networks on a more personal level. Below you will discover a specific strategy that has been used that is extremely effective at creating what is called ‘indirect’ marketing.
- Know your audience through targeted listening.
Many of us know what it’s like to have people market products to us that we simply have no use for, but how about listening to what your potential clients are looking for and getting involved with their conversations. Many people use twitter to send messages about their businesses, but are they really listening to the conversations?
Just because you sell internet web design services doesn’t mean you cannot get involved in conversations involving Branding, content distribution, or other areas that concern online businesses. You see, once you have a presence established – people will begin to see your tweets as being informational. They in turn will want to know more about your business.
When someone provides a simple tweet about a specific question, you can provide an answer. They may reply with “So how does your web design business work?” These are leads that have been generated by simply communicating on a more personal level, and they are the easiest types of leads to maximize on.
Generating leads within the social networks is not a hard task, the issue becomes – how you intend to go about it. Identifying online conversations will be extremely important for you and your business and the better you get at this type of lead generation, the better off your business will be in the future.