The top question many MSPs ask is how to find qualified leads. In today’s marketplace, having a website, and expecting the dollars to roll in is a fool’s errand. There is more competition than ever before, and business owners are less likely to seek out new ways to spend money. You need to put yourself in front of them.
Advertising on Facebook can seem like a daunting task for businesses that have just begun using Facebook’s many marketing tools. But we have compiled a guide, so to speak, of the many ad formats offered by Facebook. Their lead ads, in particular, allow you to run ads geared toward lead generation with lead forms on both Facebook and Instagram. You can create leads ads from your Facebook Page or from Ads Manager.
When it comes to the marketing that businesses can put out there, there are generally two camps: there’s outbound marketing, and there’s inbound marketing. While both have their place and purpose, it benefits a business to know which strategy is in play in terms of any of their given initiatives. Let’s explore outbound and inbound marketing alongside one another to see how each could benefit your business’ promotional efforts.
While you never know which new piece of content will gain the most traction, it is not uncommon for a blog post that is not “on brand” for your MSP to take off. Instead of letting the interest in the blog and the traffic it is driving to your website go to waste, there are ways to capitalize on it and use it to develop qualified leads and conversions for your MSP services. Here are three ways how.
Knowing which services your MSP should market can seem like a guessing game, but it doesn’t have to be. If you understand and take advantage of market trends, you can tailor your MSP marketing strategy to target your audience, drive traffic to your site, and convert. Read on to learn how.
The current crisis has undoubtedly caused many MSPs to struggle as their traditional methods of finding leads are no longer as effective due to social distancing. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem, and if you have a modern marketing strategy in place for your MSP, you should already be using it. Learn more about “The Pull” marketing strategy.
Marketing automation allows businesses to maximize the use of the time they set aside for marketing their business. Careful planning and online software programs will replace a portion of your MSP’s marketing effort, allowing you to use the time that would have been used for marketing elsewhere. With marketing automation, an MSP can continue marketing to their website’s visitors and prospects long after the initial contact.
Ever put a good amount of time into a marketing campaign for your MSP only to have it fizzle out? It can be demoralizing to spend time and money trying to get more sales only to get nothing back. Marketing is a beast, and most of the time, trying to run a successful MSP business while trying to usher in growth and spread the word is very challenging. Let’s discuss how you can market your MSP.
Automation has always been something that is important to us. Fortunately, it’s easier than you think to automate away many of your routine marketing and sales processes, freeing up time and allowing your team to focus on serving customers and closing sales.
A quality email marketing list is essential for any business in the B2B space. However, compiling a list is a complicated, time consuming process. Because of this, many MSP companies will compile a list all at once, and then continue to use that same list for all of their future marketing needs. This mistake can negatively impact your marketing efforts.
Your IT company may have been able to skate by for years with just an office space and a very basic company website. You had a steady flow of customers coming in. Maybe there were a few slow months here and there, but nothing you couldn’t weather by waiting it out until things picked up again.
There are a few prerequisites to being a good managed service provider. Of course, you have to provide your clients service, and your delivery needs to be proactive. One of the most important considerations, however, is to have clients to provide services to. This means you are going to have to generate the leads to nurture into these clients. Let’s discuss how to do that.
Having a good lead list gives your business an opportunity to connect with potential future customers. Large enterprises have the resources to track down prospects online and add high-quality leads to their marketing lists, but this can be difficult to do for small businesses.
What is a landing page? A landing page is any web page that you can “land” on. If you found this blog article on Google, you clicked and landed on it. Landing pages can be make-or-break experiences for users; not only do they need to look appealing, they also need to be engaging.
Given the strategy involved with landing pages, marketers and advertisers build them as standalone web pages that focus on a single goal. As standalone pages, they have no links or affiliation with the rest of your site. Instead of landing on these pages through Google, users arrive on them through a call-to-action from an outside source, such as an email.
How many businesses in your service area do you think are out there that fit your ideal customer profile, but aren’t yet aware you exist? How many know of you, but aren’t yet aware of what managed services is, and how an outsource IT provider would benefit their business operations?
Whether you are determining what marketing strategies to use in your MSP’s overall marketing efforts, or deciding what to do during your next marketing campaign, it helps to know who you are marketing to.
Marketing is incredibly important for your business’ success, but only if your marketing is reaching your target audience. How do you do this? You need to relate to your clients and potential clients. It’s like when you’re looking for a new sitter for your child, you don’t pick the first person you talk to and your clients aren’t going to just pick you because they see you first. You’re going to interview and talk to the potential sitters and see which seems like the best fit for your child - who likes to go outside and play, who knows CPR and actually gets along with your child. The same thing goes for your clients and potential clients - they want to make sure you value the same things they do and that you care about them.
If you speak to the owner of any business, they will tell you that they’ll accept referrals that come their way. Most likely, they’ve already done so if they’ve been around long enough and are keeping their current clientele happy. It makes sense - what business would turn down a potential lead that they didn’t have to spend their marketing dollars toward trying to acquire in the first place?
Small businesses need to understand how to successfully convert a lead into a paying customer if they want to remain in business. To know where to start, it’s important to understand the three main categories of leads:
A B2B Referral Program is a formalized process set up that allows your customers to recommend your business to another business in need of your products and services by asking your sales team to reach out to that other business in question. Often, these programs are paired with some sort of reward to the referring party, and may even offer a reward for the business that they referred if they become a paying client.