I have been in sales since I can remember. From pitching my parents my need for a G.I. Joe toy to selling chocolate at Beach High and then cold calling as a loan officer at a bank. My selling experience has helped me grow through my years as an entrepreneur. Along with my experience I have had the opportunity to learn from some of the world's best sales people. At my last agency, I learned from a student of Jordan Belfort (Yes, the wolf of Wall Street). Since then, I have used the straight line persuasion method to grow our agency to where it is.
A Client Relationship Manager (CRM) is a very powerful tool for business to organize and manage a collection of data, namely contacts, in an efficient manner. In the infographic below we'll guide you on how to organize and customize your Hubspot CRM for an optimal business development process. For a more detailed explanation on how to customize the Hubspot CRM, visit our blog on Customizing the Hubspot CRM for Law Firms.
To plan for growth, you must create a strategy that outlines exactly how to reach your revenue goals. How do you get started? Here we've provided an Inbound Marketing roadmap that identifies each step you must take to achieve growth. You can find a detailed description and actionable items for each of these steps in our Ultimate Guide.
So this is a first attempt at providing our audience with my reading list. I will provide a short synopsis of my learnings and takeaways. My objective is to provide you with actionable information to improve business and life.
Understanding the journey a website visitor takes towards becoming a ready-to-close lead is important for any business. Use the funnel below as guide to implement a process that organizes and moves leads from visitors to customers.
Topics: Lead Scoring
Benjamin Franklin said " If you fail to plan and you are planning to fail. " This is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about marketing for a law firm. We have come across dozens of law firms who rely only on disjointed idea of a plan to grow. The following outlines how we create a plan that enables our law firm clients to reach their revenue goals.
Recently, one of our legal marketing clients was having a hard time figuring out which leads to contact from a rapidly growing database of contacts. Generating a lead is an important first step to eventually converting it into a customer but understanding which leads are hot and ready to purchase based on their behavior helps business development to focus their time and energy on the leads that are most likely to turn into customers.
Businesses and organizations that are generating many website leads sometimes have a problem with sales teams saying that those leads are not always good quality. The fact is, not everyone is going to be ready to buy immediately, and not everyone is going to buy from your company. However, its very important to identify your best generated leads so that you know where most of your energy and strategy should be concentrated.
Topics: website leads
What is the HubSpot CRM? Wait, What is a CRM?
Newly minted law firm partners must find ways to grow the practice. They have to do this efficiently and not get obstructed by spreadsheets, cluttered email, or unwieldy software programs.
Many years back I received the advice to run away from any marketing agency that offered a guaranteed ROI. Back then it was the wild wild west on the world wide web, and my coach was right. I had a successfully helped build an eBay business, followed by a successful transition to ecommerce on my own sites, and followed it up with explosive growth with my debt settlement business. The success of all these businesses was due to my understanding of the search engines of the day.
One day our team decided to hire an agency to run our marketing campaigns. I interviewed dozens of marketing agencies looking for someone who would guarantee their work. I wanted to make sure that they put their money where their mouth is. After all, I knew based on my experience what worked and what didn't. In my search I discovered a few things: