If you’re debating what lead generation system to give your hard-earned dollars and time to, you may want to read this first before you join one. Let me explain further...
You’ve seen them all over the Internet…
With promises of helping you make money and generate more leads for you business, you can’t help but notice them.
The “them” are the marketing systems you’ve probably seen littered around the Internet.
So, what can these lead generation systems do for you that you can’t do for yourself?
A lot - depending on what kind of marketing system you join. You see, all these lead generation systems are NOT all created equal.
The vast majority are just worthless. You’ll see them today, but six months from now they’re nowhere to be found.
Total time wasters!
The only reason I’ve been able to make good money online is because I have primarily chosen programs that have been proven to work - and that includes marketing systems.
A Good Lead Generation System = More Targeted Leads, More Money, and More FREE Time!
Like, what successful business person wouldn’t want more leads, money, and free time?!
Show me a business person that doesn’t want those things, and I’ll show you a business person who has a dying dried up business!
Traffic is Like the Blood Running Through Your Veins
Whether you’re with a home business opportunity or you have a standard brick and mortar business (or something inbetween), you know how important it is to have a steady stream of targeted traffic to your website.
Without the right kinds of targeted traffic you and your business will burn out taking all your hard work and money that you’ve put into it.
That’s a horrible feeling.
That’s why when you choose a marketing system, you want one that helps you build your business a lot easier and faster online.
You want upfront cashflow. When you have cashflow coming into your business consistently you can put more money into your business to build it even faster.
The faster you can build your business profitably (which is why you want to make money on the people that say “no” to your opportunity), the more money you’re going to make in your business.
It’s really that simple.
Now that you know what a good system can do for you and your business, it’s time to learn what you need to look for in a good one. Keep on reading...
The 5 Things to Look For in a Good Lead Generation System
Here are five simple things to consider when looking at a lead generation system:
1. Longevity - How long has the system been around?
What I’ve learned over the years is that any new program is RISKY! There’s no worse feeling than finding out that the program you’ve been promoting all over the Internet has gone out of business.
Stick with systems that have been in business several years. These are the companies that are in business for the long haul and know what they’re doing.
2. Teach - A good system should not only help you monetize your list (more on that later), but teach you how to become a better marketer.
If you want to make the BIGGER income you WILL have to become a better marketer.
If any system does NOT teach you how to market, you need to run the other way fast! It just shows they have no interest in you becoming better - only lining their pockets with your money.
If a system doesn’t teach you how to market, then that system has NO value.
3. Build Your List - Any good lead generation system will allow you to hook up your autoresponder service to their system so you can build your list - your biggest asset.
Any system that doesn’t let you list-build is a system you can cross of your list. After all, why would you want to send all your hard-earned traffic to the system owner so they can profit off of your hard work? Smart marketers don’t.
4. Customer Relationship Management - As a business owner, you need a way to send out personal emails to those that join your marketing funnel.
An autoresponder is of course necessary, but you also need an effective customer relationship management system so you can keep tabs on your leads, your conversations with them, and note where they are in your funnel.
You can end up paying a “pretty penny” for this service if you go through a through a third-party company like Salesforce (costs of $25 to $300/month).
What you may not know is that nearly most systems don’t have a built-in CRM feature and/or don't have it where you have access to your leads.
When you can get all of your necessary tools under one “umbrella” it makes it a lot easier to build your business not to mention it makes it a lot easier on your pocketbook.
5. Gives You a Track to Run On - The goal of any good system is to get you off to a faster start so that you can begin earning money a lot faster and easier.
A good system should have existing landing pages that you can use right out of the box.
In addition, it should have a landing page builder so that you can be unique and stand apart from the masses as you create your own landing pages.
There should be ways for you to monetize your traffic that comes inside of your marketing funnel.
In most cases, you can earn a commission by getting people to join the system and/or buy the products recommended by the system itself.
Whichever way your system monetizes, you MUST make sure that there is value being given.
I’ve see far too many systems where the emphasis is only on making money and getting people to buy into the system.
This is the makings of an illegal money-making scheme. Going back to step 2, you see that every good system must teach marketers something of value or else the system has no value.
The only way to increase your trust and decrease skepticism with people is to be a person of integrity.
Be helpful and give value - even before money changes hands.
Look carefully at what you’re promoting - even down the the lead generation system that you choose to join with.
Your prospects are watching what you do and "sizing" you up to see if you're the kind of person they want to do business with.
Just to Re-Cap
If you’re like most people, then you have a busy life. You may work a job - or two and have a family to take care of.
If that sounds like you then you know that you are already time-limited and stretched to the max as you try to build your business on what free time you do have.
A good system should will help you save time by bundling up all the important services you need in order to build a successful business online.
It can also help you get on a faster track to success so that you can generate more targeted leads a lot easier and faster.
It can also help you monetize those leads with helpful products and services that can help your leads become better business owners themselves.
It’s no secret that top earners have a marketing system in place - but you can sure bet it’s one of the best ones out there.