Webinars can be a great marketing tool and can add value to your business. They can be used to conduct live or recorded presentations to generate leads, close sales faster and increase revenue.
To generate leads, you should create a good marketing campaign to drive attendees to your webinar. First, start out with posting your event on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Make sure to include a link that will take visitors to your registration form where they can sign up. When prospects register for your webinar, you have the option to ask them to provide personal information such as name, email address and phone number. Be careful to not ask too many questions as this can become invasive and your prospects will be turned off.
Another way to draw in potential customers is by writing a press release. The press release should give an overview of the content to be expected during your webinar and details regarding when and where your live event will take place. The purpose of the press release should be to gain readers’ interests and to entice them to join your live presentation. More importantly, include keywords in the release to optimize visibility of your webinar in search engines. Also embed links in the writing to take readers to your registration form. Good keywords and links will increase the chance of your webinars being found on the web; ultimately, increasing traffic to your event.
However, be aware that not all leads are good leads. The good news is: visitors who registered for your webinar are potentially qualified leads because they have shown initial interests in your offering.
Close Sales Faster
There are five steps to move prospects along the marketing funnel, ultimately leading to sales:
Having an effective webinar that educates potential customers about your product or service will give your business an opportunity to bring customers to the first stage of awareness. An even more effective webinar that presents your brand as the superior choice in the minds of the viewers will move prospects further along the funnel to make them consider your brand as one of the top choices. However, to successfully complete the lead conversion process requires a good post-webinar follow-up plan to turn your hot leads into actual buying customers.
Generate Future Revenue
Webinars with high-demand topics have the potential to continue producing revenue for as long as the topic remains relevant and valuable to viewers. Be sure to choose a web conferencing provider that has an integrated payment system, which enables you to charge a preset price when viewers access your live events or recorded webinars.