Lead Generation is a crucial part of the marketing strategy for many businesses. However, when you hear this term being used, do you understand its true meaning and purpose?
Firstly, a Lead is someone who has shown interest in your products and services but may not yet make the purchase. Therefore, Lead Generation is the process of capturing and gaining the interest of potential customers.
Sounds simple, right?
Many businesses fall into the habit of quick ‘lead generation’ that may gain the interest of the “potential” customer, but fail to see the lead through and gain the long-term growth by increasing sales, i.e. turning those leads into conversions and actual purchases.
So, how should you go about using Lead Generation to maximise your ROI, instead of wasting your marketing budget on just attracting “potential” customers that don’t give you the returns you need?
Let’s take a look at the options of Lead Generation strategies.
These are customers with whom you are more likely able to close the sale, as they come directly to you. They would already be quite interested in your products and services to start with. Inbound leads can come from your social media marketing, SEO and Google ads, word of mouth, and other traditional media such as print and TV.
These are leads that you seek to attract interest to your business. They haven’t heard about you or may not be looking for your solution, but you try to reach out and create the connection between the potential customer and your products and services. You can get Outbound leads with cold calls and emails, direct mail, and through networking or trade events.
While Inbound Leads may seem to be the better choice when it comes to conversions and a better ROI result, it’s important to not overlook the Outbound leads especially for B2B which can bring in a steady stream of leads for nurturing. One such possibility is by leveraging the networking aspect through LinkedIn.
LinkedIn is one of the best platforms for honing in your target audience and building up a connection with them. Start with an optimised LinkedIn profile that can set you apart as an industry expert and position yourself to your target market, then you can leverage your online reputation for leads that give your long-term results. Stay tuned for our next article on setting up your LinkedIn for quality Lead Generation.
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