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Top 10 ways to use LeadVine

  1. Make easy money by saying two words: "How's business?" or "How's work?"
  2. Form strategic alliances / partners
  3. Earn referral fees for positions your company is trying to fill
  4. Use LeadVine to find qualified candidates and save up to 50% - 75% on recruiting fees
  5. Search for hard to find antiques, cars, art, etc.
  6. Meet well connected people
  7. Have people mention your company to influential people in the industry
  8. Make international connections
  9. Search for hard to find information
  10. Get access to places that you could never get into
 

1. Make easy money by saying two words: "How's business?" or "How's work?"

When you ask someone "How's business" or "How's work?", half the time you'll get a one or two word answer, but the other half of the time you'll get plenty of sales leads. They might answer with:
  • "Business is busy, I'm growing too fast and my accounting records are a mess!" ~potential lead for a bookkeeper or virtual administrator.
  • "Work has been hectic ever since our HR Manager left!" ~potential lead for a recruiter or a HR professional looking for a new job.
  • "Business is going well but could be better. I need a website to increase my marketing effort." ~potential lead for a web developer.
Find the companies that can solve these problems by looking at the Listings Directory.

2. Form strategic alliances / partners

Most professions have natural synergies with professionals in other industries. Use the Listings Directory or Connector Pages to find strategic partners and create referral programs. You can do this in two ways, either pay the person a percentage for every closed sales opportunity they provide you or subcontract for them and have them profit for every hour you work. Examples:
  • A copywriter forms a strategic partnership with a SEO Consultant. The SEO Consultant offers the copywriter's services to his client for $90 / hour and pays the copywriter $65 / hour.
  • An electrician forms an alliance with a plumber and each pays the other a 5% fee for any referrals the person provides.
  • A commercial moving company has customers that are growing, moving, or expanding and are perfect clients for companies looking to tap into high growth companies. The commercial moving company forms a strategic alliance with a business furniture store, an IT consulting service, a copy machine company, a recruiter, and an interior designer. The commercial moving company earns a 10% fee for referring his strategic alliance partners to companies that recently moved to a new office space and need services.

3. Earn referral fees for positions your company is trying to fill

Often times, companies offer employees $500 - $10,000 if they find candidates that fill open positions. Post your employer's open positions on LeadVine's Listings Directory, ask the community to help find qualified candidates, and split the referral fee with them.

4. Use LeadVine to find qualified candidates and save up to 50% - 75% on recruiting fees

Companies spend up to 20%-25% of a candidates first year's salary to fill open positions. Post the position on the Listings Directory, offer a referral fee, and have the community fill your open positions. Recruiters usually cold call the community and ask if they know any candidates. Skip the middle man and have the community find you candidates for a fraction of the cost.

5. Search for hard to find antiques, cars, art, etc.

Are you looking for a 1955 Chevrolet Impala, a Mickey Mantle rookie card, a hard to find art piece or a forex dealer? Post the information in the Listings Directory and have the community help you find what you are looking for.

6. Meet well connected people

As the saying goes: "It's who you know". You may not have time to network, keep up with contacts, or go to social functions, but you can find well connected people in the Connector's page and have them help you find new sales leads. Use LeadVine to create a sales team looking for opportunities for your company.

7. Have people mention your company to influential people in the industry

On a VH1 biography, super producer Dr. Dre stated that he finds out about new musical talent from friends he trusts who give him demo tapes. He never opens mail from strangers, he only gets his information from his contacts.

Pay a referral fee to:

  • a person who mentions your company to an angel investor or venture capital and gets your company funding.
  • a person who tells a journalist about your company / product and gets your company mentioned in a magazine, newspaper, or blog.
  • a person in the music industry who passes your demo tape to a music producer.

8. Make international connections

Are you looking to expand your business into China, Brazil, Germany, etc.? LeadVine is an international site and we welcome everyone in the world to join us. Post international sales leads in the Listings Directory or meet international people in the Connectors Pages.

9. Search for hard to find information

Post on the Listings Directory for hard to find information, such as:
  • Looking for information on executive management unhappy with their current service providers?
  • Want to know if a company is planning a lay off so you can recruit their employees?
  • Need information on companies who are potentially going bankrupt so that you can buy their assets at a discount?
  • Looking for people who are leaving their apartment in a highly competitive area? Use that information to take over the person's lease before the apartment goes on the market.

10. Get access to places that you could never get into

Pay a referral fee to get into places that are difficult to get into, such as:
  • The guest list of a hot club or party (i.e. NBA All Star party)
  • Get invited to a party or social setting that several of your potential clients are attending.
  • Get into employee and friends only discount stores located at a companies corporate office.
 

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