Do you struggle to identify and get the contact details for your ideal clients?
We do a lot of work across multiple Industries and the requirements differ immensely. Very often Consultants and highly targeted B2B companies require a small but highly targeted list of very highly qualified prospects yet they have very little idea on how to do that though… would you?
When you read this blog post you will….
This was a recent requirement from a management consultant client:
“I’d like a list of CEO’s of US manufacturing companies with a turnover of $50 million to $250 million with a manufacturing plant in Europe. And the best deals I have ever closed have been when the CEO had been in the army because we had a huge amount of common ground”
#Some elements have been changed to protect my clients anonymity 🙂
So how would you go about creating this list?
Here are some extremely inventive and effective ways to create that list. It isn’t sequential so make sure you read all the different ways as many of them interact…
Firstly do a quick Google search and see if a good starting point exists on the internet. Because the criteria for our example was broad i.e Europe you may have to narrow that down and run a few searches by country..
These aren’t going to give you the full level of detail but are a starting point. Next head over to an outsourcing site to see what can be done.
You’d be amazed at what information already exists on the internet or what has already been compiled for someone else. Put the feelers out to see for yourself
Create a job and use an application something like this:
Some key things:
Review your applications and see what gold you unearth. If you don’t get any quality applications don’t worry. Either post it again a few days later or try a few different avenues.
Remember that unless you have created a very brilliant process to define this data then be open to learning from these contractors as to how they can do it. They have skills and technology that you have absolutely no idea about so let them do their thing…
If someone does provide a list or if you already have a part of a list you can use a little know crowd sourcing technique to fill in the gaps….
Amazon has a little know service called ‘Turk’ that provides outsourced ‘Human Intelligent Tasks’ or HIT’s. https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome
The premise here is you can access a workforce of hundreds of thousands of people to complete micro tasks for you.
So how can you use this?
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Experiment with it. You’ll be mazed what you can get low cost contractors to do for you. I give some other examples on my Free Advanced Prospecting Training Webinar here
If you have an existing list of companies and the name of the target person but haven’t managed to fill in the details of the email address of the target person then I recommend using a service like https://toofr.com
With toofr you can upload a CSV and as long as you have the first name, last name and web address it will go out and find the email for you.
It does this by creating permutations of what the email address could be i.e. email@example.com and then checks those results to see if they actually exist.
Generally the results are very, very good. They can find upwards of 80% of the email addresses and bounce rates are very, very low.
This is a very, very, cost effective and time effective way of doing it with 1500 email addresses coming in at $100 or $0.07 per email address.
You can only guess at the skills, creativity and resources that you can tap into to do the heavy lifting for you.
Tap into it. You might not strike gold immediately but try a few different approaches and you’ll get there.
I can guarantee you that few people in your Industry are being this creative and getting the same level of great results.
IF you want to know more about the other advanced lead generation tools available to you then far the easiest and best way is to register for and attend my Advanced Prospecting Training Webinar available here.
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