Guest, Author at FindThatLead

How to Get Good, Nice and Cheap Leads

tomas-santoroToday we have a special blog post from Tomás Santoro, the CEO of SumaCRM, the easiest and simplest CRM for small businesses … and incredibly useful too!

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When I finished writing all of my sales tips for our free course from SumaCRM and I shared it with my colleagues the reaction was amazing.

“No way Tomi, you can’t tell all of our secrets …!”

I was thrilled with their reaction, because that was the response that I was looking for. I’m bored to death of signing up for courses that say they will cover super interesting material … when in reality it feels like any 6 year old with a google search could have created the content.

And that´s why I decided to share everything I know with the entire world. To begin with I want to start with one of my favorite methods, that which I use to find qualified leads quickly and for free.

How to get qualified leads

When I talk about a qualified lead, I mean someone that is interested in your product or service, and you know their correct contact details.

With just four easy steps, you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Let´s see how:

 

1. Define your perfect customer

The most important, not only for this method but for any method you use for sales, is for you to know exactly who your perfect customer is and where you can find them.

As I sell a CRM product, it’s essential for my clients to have a substantial sales team.

Keeping this in mind, I can find them where they advertise. Following my example, if I go to infojobs (or any online job website), I can search for companies that are hiring salespeople. Et voila!

 

2. Find their websites

I create lists in excel where I write down all of their websites, which is the beginning of my database.

After finding their websites, the next part is where most salespeople make some major mistakes.

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  1. They find the phone number off the website and call straight away … Nooooooo! Most likely you will not pass through the secretary´s filter, or you will be beginning a sales contact on the wrong foot.
  2. Find the general contact email from the website and send an email … Nooooooo! Almost worse, these generic email addresses are always a black hole for corporate emails to go unanswered.  

Don’t do any of this and follow me for a few more steps … :-)

 

3. Find their first and last name

Any call should begin with you at least knowing the name of your future customer, don’t you think?

Go to Linkedin and write the name of the company to find the names of the people that work there.

Hack: if you don’t have Linkedin (although you should), it’s not a problem. Search in google site:linkedin.com/in/companyname and see how the results appear.

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Look at how easy it was for us to find the team at FindThatLead.

With this newly discovered information, add their first names and last names in your excel file.

 

4. Find their personal emails

This is where FindThatLead comes into play. After downloading the (free!) plugin, either by entering Linkedin and entering their full name, and website; or by using their Google Sheets functionality, you will get your future customer´s email address!

And now you can contact your lead the best way possible.

Send them a completely personalized email, to the appropriate person, using their name. You’ll quickly see the difference between sending an email to a generic company email address!

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