Why I Don’t Buy Home Based Business Leads
If you spend a lot of time on the internet building your business, you probably already received several messages and emails from people who tell you that you should buy home based business leads. To be honest with you, I’m a bit tired of that kind of sales talk. If you are selling home based business leads, then why the hell aren’t you using them yourself in order to build a legacy? I’m a self-made man and want to learn everything by myself. If you are buying leads, you still have to chase and close those people. The whole idea behind online marketing and sponsoring on autopilot is that you no longer have to chase people in order to earn residual income. In this blog post I explain why you shouldn’t buy home based business leads if you are motivated to learn and put in time in generating your own leads.
Ways To Generate Leads If You Don’t Want To Buy Home Based Business Leads
There are many different ways to generate home based business leads online. If you use great capture pages, you can get a stream of leads effortlessly. There’s really no need to buy them from other people simply because… they are doing exactly the same. The only difference is that if you do it yourself, you will get them for free.
So YES: you can get leads for free. Start a blog, build websites and landing pages, create videos and post hem on video sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo or Metacafe or get active on social network sites (create a Facebook fan page for instance and learn how to promote it). Write high-quality articles and post them on high-quality article sites such as ezinearticles.com or blog sites like Squidoo and link them to your blog, capture pages or other websites.
Don’t focus too much on SEO and traffic generation. If you’re for instance promoting a fan page on Facebook, it’s much more important to post valuable and/or entertaining content. Let’s put it this way: if you’re talking about football on your business fan page, you will attract people who are sport fans. It could be that they are also business-minded, but they are checking out your content because it’s about football. Make sure that you always target the right prospects.
You can also use online advertising channels to reach out to new prospects. Just make sure that you don’t use the expensive ones that don’t offer you value for your money. If you’re for instance using Facebook pay-per-click, it could cost you a fortune without seeing any results. Make sure that you have a rock solid marketing plan before you spend money on online advertising.
Generating Home Based Business Leads Requires Time And Hard Work
Now here’s the reason why buying home based business leads can cost you a fortune. It takes a lot of time and hard work to generate them. Someone has to do it and this will cost you money! In my opinion, the amount of time and energy you spend on doing it yourself is certainly worth it. If you use advertising channels to gather leads then you will also have to pay for the advertising of course, but you can track your return on investment, so that you’re profitable.
The biggest disadvantages of buying home based business leads is that:
- you don’t know if they are real or already been used over and over again
- your home based business leads don’t know you, so there’s no relationship between you and them
- buying home based business leads doesn’t provide you with a strategy to generate an endless amount of leads for the rest of your life
I Still Want To Try And Buy Home Based Business Leads
If you buy home based business leads and this works for you, then I would give you the advice to keep doing it. I can only encourage people who are motivated to achieve huge success. However, make sure that you don’t just buy them somewhere on the internet. Check the legitimacy and authenticity of the source that sells the home based business leads. Do you know someone who’s having success with the service that’s offering the leads? Don’t buy them until you are sure that they aren’t phony.
If you are going to do it yourself, just don’t focus too much on the outcome. This is a long-term strategy that will definitely make you successful, but only if you’re willing to do the work on a daily basis. People who buy home based business leads focus on instant results while people who learn how to do it themselves will have more freedom in the future because they have their marketing strategy working for them.