5 ways to generate lead from a blog

Discussion in 'Website Promotion' started by vivek mehrotra, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. Hey Guys, just listened to an audio tape, and I learned something which I want to share with you :)

    These are 5 ways to generate leads using your blog/website

    1. Call to action- at the end of the article, just tell people what to do. Put your capture page, or opt-in page and tell them to click. Offer some free stuff, anything of value to the reader- free ebook, training bootcamp, video series.

    2. Sidebar opt-in form- on the right/left side- you can actually put a form, with a very short ad-copy, and space for the person to put their name and email. In the article, you can actually tell them to opt in.

    3. Top header- at the very top, some bloggers put buttons like “home” “contact me” “make money online” – here you can also put a button which leads to your capture page. eg- “free XYS training” – the person would click this and this button would take them to the capture page.

    4. Banner ads- banners are like the monsters in the world of marketing and advertising. Put attractive and compelling banners, inside the article, outside the article, everywhere you can think of. (Caution- don’t make your blog look spammy by putting the banner everywhere, 1-2 places is ok. )

    5. Exit Gate- when the viewer leaves your blog, this exit gate can popup and say something like- “7 foods to avoid because they are too toxic” or something, depending on your niche/market.
    This is really effective. If your content is good, people are more likely to opt in.
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  2. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    Great advice. Blogs are a great way to get the word out, make calls to action, and they are so easy to monetize. :)
  3. jeffreysloe

    jeffreysloe Member

    Thanks for posting these tips. However, I can't stand the "exit gate". It may be an effective marketing technique, but to me it's annoying. Whenever I encounter a site/blog with a popup like that, I make a mental note to never go back. When I'm leaving a site, it's because I'm not interested in what they are selling.

    Those popups (exit gates) remind me of a pushy salesperson following me to the front door, and maybe even out of the store, to give one last sales pitch. If I was interested in their product and/or price, I would have made a purchase. When I visit a store (online or offline) it's because I'm looking to buy something if the price is right and it's what I'm looking for. I DO NOT need to be sold.
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  4. I cannot disagree with it. Great opinion, I sometimes feel it too!
    I just feel its WAY better than "Welcome Gates" which some blogs have.
    They irritate me :)
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  5. cheta

    cheta New Member

    i most especially love that call-to-action part of it but to add a few above, in the opt-in form, you can offer to give out bonuses or discount prices (if you are selling a product) if they use a specific code that you generate for them.
  6. Muzzamil

    Muzzamil Member

    If a blog is a good quality blog and the readers feel like it was worth their time reading the blog, only then Call-to-action will work.
  7. Malluni

    Malluni Member

    Thank you very much! It's some really good advice for me, I will definitely use it for my blog. I have created a new blog using a web site builder like this one here http://www.webstarts.com Now, I am doing promotion of my website on my own, so this is just what I need. Thanks and good luck!

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