Top 11 Online Event Sites to Get More Leads Offline
Here’s a secret… OFFLINE is WAY “better” than online as far as getting leads.
What i mean by “better” is PERSUASION (not scale, of course…)
Have you ever bought a brand spankin’ new car from some pretty picture of a car online?
In fact, if you sell high price items like cars, solar panels, higher education, retirement plans, etc… you KNOW that the closing occurs OFFLINE, never online.
And if they ARE trying to close you online, more often not.. they are SPAMMERS (and there are PLENTY of lead generation practices that you should aware of).
So a GREAT way to get leads?
Actually.. MEET and TALK to people.
I know what you’re thinking… actually talk to prospects? AAAAAAAAAAH!!!!
Come on, it ain’t that bad.
1) create an event to promote your agenda
2) tell the heck out of people
3) sign up people who’s interested.
Most people create events and tell 10 people, then expect 100 people to show up.
But guess what… NO ONE is hearing you.
You have to speak up into the DIRECTION of where the crowd is.
In another words, create ONLINE event invitations where people are.. THEN people (offline) will show up.
Here are top 11 sites you can use RIGHT now to promote your event AND generate more leads
1. Facebook Events
If you haven’t noticed, people LIVE here. To some people, Facebook IS the internet.
Meetup’s motto: go online to meet offline.
If you have an interest, you can meet someone local who has the same interest. (Knitting, hiking, dogs, poetry.. WHATEVER)
You can either create your own Meetup group or join an existing one and ask the administrator if you can post an event.
3. LinkedIn Events
This is probably better suited if you are trying to target professionals or people in your professional network
BizNik = Business Networking. People’s profile is probably similar that of LinkedIn.
Yahoo’s version of Meetup.
The mother of ALL classified sites.
You’d be surprised how many people find out about local events through this site.
7. Linkedin Groups
Post your event only to relevant groups.
9. Webinar Hero
Remember to use your EXISTING networks to spread your event… weather they’d be
– email list blast
– facebook/twitter update
– forum posts
– asking bloggers to post your event
But whichever methods you use… DO NOT SPAM and BE RELEVANT.
Remember, the ONLY real asset you have in business is your integrity.