What to Do When Good Leads Go Bad
How to Generate Loyal Leads That Will Last
It happens to the best of us – the revolving door of leads. It may be easy enough to gain leads, but how can we maintain them?
When good leads go bad, it’s time to make a change. If someone isn’t being responsive, there’s usually a reason why – so, what can we do to make them stay?
We’ve outlined some basic tips and tricks to keep leads coming in and keep them coming back. For more business advice, visit our website or contact us today!
“It may be easy enough to gain leads, but how can we actually maintain them?”
Tip #1: Encourage your marketing team to follow up – and follow up and follow up.
Sometimes when it comes to marketing, the “proof is in the pudding,” as they say. It has been proven that if you consistently follow up with your clients, they are more likely to keep coming back.
People want to feel important, and by continuing to check in with your clients, you show them they matter. If you don’t bother reaching out to them, why should they bother staying loyal to your business?
With leads, you never want to just gain – you also want to maintain. Set a schedule for consistently following up with your leads and watch them continue coming back for more.
Tip #2: Make sure you’re attracting the right leads.
It may sound crazy, but it’s not all about the numbers. What good is it attracting people to your business if they’re not likely to do business with you?
To attract the right leads, you must understand your target audience. Once you know exactly who you’re trying to attract, you can create marketing content that resonates with them.
Think about your audience and their pain points. What problems do they have that you’re trying to solve? How can you communicate that value to them to ensure that you’re attracting people that want what you have to offer?
When you attract the right leads, you’ll start to see your loyal customers grow – numbers that are much more valuable than mere page clicks.
“To attract the right leads, you must understand your target audience.”
Tip #3: Have transparent, open, and honest conversations with your sales staff.
Your sales staff is the driving force of your company – they’re the ones that nurture your leads and work hard to turn them into loyal clients. It’s important to plan recurring, frequent meetings with your sales staff to see what is and isn’t working with leads.
Your sales staff can provide you with valuable information regarding viable leads. This will help you better understand exactly what type of client you’re attracting, whether they are dependable as long-term clients, and what other processes may need implementing. With these insights, you can home in on your target audience.
By making sure your sales staff is confident with the leads that are coming in, you can feel confident in your company’s ability to thrive and keep good leads from going bad.
Tip #4: Get to know your leads as more than just leads – get to know them as people.
This goes hand-in-hand with following up with your leads (see tip #1) – your leads need to feel like more than just cogs in the machine if you want them to keep coming back.
When you follow up with your leads, talk to them conversationally – like you’re talking with a friend. They don’t want to feel like you’re just trying to get a sale from them – they want to feel as if you truly value their business.
Think about the businesses you love – why do you feel drawn to them? Why do you relate to them? Apply some of those same practices to your own business and see how many long-term clients you can attract.
Tip #5: Trust your team.
At the end of the day, you must place trust in your sales and marketing teams. When you have a confident team, that confidence radiates to your clients. If your team feels trusted and valued, they’ll also feel comfortable relaying any issues that may need fixing.
“At the end of the day, you have to place trust in your sales and marketing teams.”
Your business must act like a well-oiled machine to function properly, and trust is the oil that keeps it running smoothly. Encourage, support, and validate your team, and your leads will see that your business is one they can feel good about working with!