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Can you Generate Free Home-Based Business Leads? Yes But………
by Barrie Evans Fri, 09/30/2011 - 11:06
You will want a system. And you will need to be consistent in working that procedure. To have the ability to generate free home based business prospects first you'll need a website. If possible acquire a domain name, then acquire one in your own name if it's available so you can brand YOURSELF. It will be advantageous to install a blog, e.g. wordpress, so that you may create (or get) articles to publish that are appropriate to your business. Make certain that the articles include value to the visitor and help to build up that trust required as a way to obtain their information from a form you have on your site. You will also require a Capture Page to acquire these particulars. The capture page ought to offer a solution to the problems the visitor is experiencing by sending them a helpful free product you know provides value, enabling them to sign up to your email list.
Get an auto responder. To allow you to promote your opportunity to your new list, you will want an auto responder. There are many available, some free to use for an initial quantity of subscribers (and some for relatively low cost) until you develop a significant list and then the pricing kicks in or goes up. Do your investigation to find the best one for you.
Now you will have 2-3 key fundamentals you need to begin to develop your "toolbox" to generate free prospects.
What you now need is traffic to your site and capture page. If you do not have finances free to invest in your education, you need to invest time to find good advice and tips to learn how to obtain this traffic. You can locate methods to get your articles found and get some "juice" that's great for the search engines. Two great resources are Posterous and Only Wire. You're able to use each of these for free. When you have composed your article you can post the article to Posterous, ensuring you include a link back to your website in an "anchor text", which is the major keyword you are targeting in the article. Posterous will send your content to some social media sites and blog platforms provided you set up your account to do this. You can even post the same article to Only Wire, which then transmits your content to several other social media sites. Be certain that you do your keyword research correctly. Check out the competition and use longer key phrases so you've got a probability of getting your article found and ranking in the search engines. If you are working against millions you will not get found unless you are a real expert or very lucky.
Join online forums and look for those related to your specific niche. You can get links back to your website by including them in your signature. Be sure that you follow the terms and conditions of the forum to achieve the best from your input. Keep in mind; always offer value to the conversation. Your status will grow with that.
Employ social media. Considering hundreds of millions using social media, it is possible you may come across a lot of prospects there. If you're not already on it, get down to Facebook and create an account. Add some friends and see how the interaction works. Then you could get yourself a fan page, where you can market your business to whoever you get to follow you. When you get a fan page, go to interact with other fan pages and it's remarkable how your followers can develop. One bit of advice for you, don't go onto another fan page and blatantly market your business. Add to the dialogue and give VALUE. People will be interested to know who you are and will follow you. Then you'll be able to market to them because you will have built up some rapport and trust.
Be warned, this may possibly take you a long time. Yes, there are people who have been in a position to create income quickly, but they have proved their consistency and amount of effort to get there. Three hours a day minimum is what's needed to get quicker results, but it is hard work and hard learning. The benefits are gratifying and it will get simpler.
When you have earned some cash, put some away to invest in more education and marketing. Then your business will develop quicker and you can make more money.
About the author
Barrie Evans is an network and internet marketing trainer who specialises in helping to acquire free leads for your work at home business. Look out for additional On line Marketing Methods and Tips.