Lead Generation Marketing – Day 24: 3 Ways to attract clients who are ready to spend money, now

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Eric Barton out of Benton, Wisconsin, asks, “Hey Craig,  I run a marketing/seo firm in wisconsin that works with business owners and entrepreneurs who want an online presence fast, and sure fire marketing completed offline.

I work with clients 99% nationwide. Started some recent repackaging of services and some more credibility builders.

Would love to hear some feedback on ways to attract more clients that are ready to spend money on their business versus looking to cut corners and spend as little as possible.”

Alrighty, let’s roll on this.  You know, one of the things Eric’s finding out is there are loads of business owner out there who think cutting corners is going to make them money.  Which obviously isn’t true.

Cutting corners saves you money, but only good marketing (that attracts qualified leads)…  good sales processes… and good products and services makes you money.

And ironically, what you’re going to find is… the people who actually need you the most, want you the least.  That’s because if they had any inkling their business was in such disarray — and that there was a way of fixing things — then they’d already have someone working on this for them.

Most people don’t think like this.  They accept the status quo and foolishly believe, that’s the way things are.  Which is a damn shame because in today’s modern world, where there’s such easy access to information, the word “can’t” shouldn’t be in anyone’s vocabulary.

Anyway, I have three suggestions for Eric:

1.  First, I’d use offline marketing because if you contact someone via direct mail, let’s say, there’s a lot less less ‘noise’ you’re going to have to cut through, than if you’re contacting someone online.  Plus, you also aren’t going to have to try and outspend everyone else trying to get their same piece of the pie.

You want to use two-step lead generation here, targeting those companies you know you can help, rather easily.  Figure out their most pressing problems when it comes to marketing (99% of the time it’s going to be ‘finding more qualified leads’) and you offer them a free report.  Something like, “7 Most Critical And Costly Mistakes Contractors Make When It Comes To Getting Qualified Leads: Which one of them are you making right now?”

Since I know you have my book, use the advertorial on page 66 as a template for you to generate leads for your free report.

If you’d rather drive them to a teleseminar or a webinar instead of a free report, this is ok, too.  But make sure you follow up with a free report to all of them who don’t buy from your initial sales presentation.

2.  Second, don’t send this message to every single small business out there.

Instead, choose two or three niches to market to, for starters.  Pick niches you’ve worked in, or you want to work in, and then in your marketing material you address the specific problems of each particular niche.

Now don’t get me wrong — it’s all the same problem.  But if you’re working with plastic surgeons, you’re talking about avoiding patients who “want to look like Sofia Loren but are on a Wal-Mart budget.”

If you’re dealing with a retail store, you talk about getting customers “who are going to come by once a week, not once a year during the Christmas season.”  And so on.

When you’re working in a specific niche, this allows you to position yourself better, charge more money, and give the perception of having more value.

3.  Lastly, don’t try and sell them ten different services all at once!  This is a huge mistake people make in selling, in general.

Focus on one specific problem at a time.

Once you do the first thing well, if you’ve over-delivered, it’s only natural your clients are going to want to hire you for more services.

And make SURE you go through pages 289 through 307 in my book, and follow the advice about problem-solving.  It will make you a small fortune and you’ll avoid wasting tons of time and blowing loads of otherwise wasted opportunities.

Let me know how it goes and thanks for your question, Eric.

Now go sell something, Craig Garber

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Craig GarberAuthor of "How To Make Maximum Money With Minimum Customers, " and publisher of Seductive Selling - an offline marketing newsletter currently read in 15 countries, world-wide. In a nutshell, I do two things: 1. I show you how to attract a reliable, steady stream of pre-qualified leads who are ready to do business with you NOW... 2. And I increase your net profits and cash-flow, by increasing your customer, client, or patient value -- often, dramatically. How do I do this? By developing, and helping you implement, unique, personalized lead generation and marketing strategies... using compelling sales messages that push your customers emotional buy-buttons. I've worked with over 300 clients in more than 104 different industries, since March of 2000, and I really enjoy what I do. I'm a stable, reliable, happily married family guy with three kids who loves life and always follows through on my commitments and promises. I love to listen to music, workout, read, travel with my family, take pictures, and go bass fishing. I always say "Yes," when it comes to good cigars, good books, and good coffee :-)