In 2016, I wrote around 20 posts about prospecting tools and tactics. I decided to prepare a little synthesis of the prospecting know-how I’ve shared with you so far. Here’s the outbound prospecting process divided into 5 steps.
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If someone made a list of the “most commonly used sources of outbound leads”, LinkedIn would be unquestionably #1 on that list. And that’s understandable. LinkedIn is a mine of information about businesses and people connected with those businesses. But there are also other platforms including collections of companies, divided into categories, where you can find ideal prospects along with some reference points for your cold email campaigns.
Here’s 15 places on the web where you can find SaaS companies, startups, software houses, marketing experts and other companies that will match your Ideal Customer Profile.
Here’s another part of Prospect List Building Tools Review. This week we’re presenting AeroLeads – a tool that helps you collect prospects’ data from LinkedIn, and other platforms like Crunchbase or GitHub, among others. Pushkar Gaikwad – the founder of AeroLeads told me a lot about the tool by answering my 8 questions. I also gave AeroLeads a spin myself and I’m sharing my experience in the second part of this post.
Question: Is there a golden way for getting quality prospect list for outbound? Answer, sad but true: No, there isn’t. But there are at least three good enough ways worth trying. All of them have their pros and cons. Not all of them will match your particular prospecting process. The key is to choose those that work best for you and your company. Here’a a short analysis of the three ways to help you decide where to start from.