If you want to generate leads online
you must get traffic. No traffic = No Leads. There are only two ways to get traffic, you can pay for traffic, or you can earn traffic (this requires little or no money). The one you choose depends on how you answer this question, "Do you have more time than money or do you have more money than time?
There are a lot of free marketing strategies available now with the explosion of social media websites, videos, article directories, and blogs. These are free or very low cost ways to market, but you will have to work much harder, have a lot of persistence, and be patient in order for them to work.
These low cost strategies are not something you can do whenever you feel like, this is an everyday thing.
Let's say you decided to do videos. You cannot just make one video and expect to start getting 10 leads a day from that one video. You will have to do a lot of videos to start to get a few leads everyday. Then overtime you will start to build on your past efforts and produce more and more leads a day.
So if you decide to earn your traffic to generate leads online
, just know it will take time and a lot of work. Remember, there is no such thing as something for nothing. So while you are not paying with your money, you are paying for your time.
Many marketers fall into the trap of free leads, but they do not have enough time. They end up not getting leads as quickly as they want, this discourages them, and later they quit. Be ready to be in it for the long haul, knowing it will take time and hard work to make it work.
If you have a budget to spend on marketing, do not be afraid to spend a little. Just be smart about what marketing you will buy. You may lose a little at the beginning, but learn and get more training. If you continue you will start to make it work and start to break even and then the fun part, make some money.
When you start making money, you are recouping some of the cost of marketing. If you continue to improve your skills, these marketing strategies will become free for you. Then you will have no fear of paying for marketing because you know you will make back any money that you spend on a certain marketing technique.
Let's say you have no time and no money, what should you do?
If you have this problem then you probably work at a full-time job and doing some marketing on the side. Since money may be tight, it would best to pick a free marketing strategy. Now you will need to create time. One way is to wake up 30 minutes earlier and stay up 30 minutes later. You just created one hour you can write articles or work whatever marketing strategy you choose.
It comes down to how much do you want it. If you want it bad enough, you will be able to find more time to market. Things may not be perfect, but you those who are successful will find a way to make it work.
Of course, in the ideal situation you can do both. You can pay for some marketing, and have enough time to do a little free marketing. Mixing these together is very powerful and will help you generate leads online
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