11 Secrets For Starting A Successful Lead Generation Business

Want to start your own lead generation business? Here are 11 tips you should know.

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a lead generation business:

#1: Kristian Zivkovic, founder of Skylead:

We chatted with with Kristian, founder of Skylead ($0/month). In our interview, Kristian says:

What I’ve learned from this experience and wish I could say to my “younger self” would be to focus more on what customers say, learn from their feedback, and develop the software further from there instead of relying majorly on our vision.

Additionally:

The key to success is working with people who share your vision and goals. Otherwise, it’s bad.

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#2: Vito Vishnepolsky, founder of Martal Group:

We chatted with with Vito, founder of Martal Group ($/month). In our interview, Vito says:

Entrepreneur success is always going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

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#3: Josh Haynam, founder of Interact:

We chatted with with Josh, founder of Interact ($217K/month). In our interview, Josh says:

You can go faster alone, further together. On your own, you can sprint, run through walls, and get stuff shipped. But you’ll reach your limit.

Additionally:

Partner with your customers. You are not at odds because they’re paying you, listen to what they’re saying, whether it’s good or bad, and use that to learn.

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#4: Joel Allen, founder of GoEdison:

We chatted with with Joel, founder of GoEdison ($18K/month). In our interview, Joel says:

Work well and efficiently for 4 hours rather than non-stop and sporadically for 9. I can 100% promise that it will be more effective.

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#5: Ross Knap, founder of CallPage:

We chatted with with Ross, founder of CallPage ($65K/month). In our interview, Ross says:

Taking part in a startup accelerator gave us the opportunity to interact with other startups and learn from each other

Additionally:

Not having a clear strategy is one of the biggest mistakes we made. This led to wanting to do everything for everyone

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#6: Joel Allen, founder of GoEdison:

We chatted with with Joel, founder of GoEdison ($18K/month). In our interview, Joel says:

Too often we want to get a little too creative with our new services. Do what works and do what’s simple when you first start out.

Additionally:

Keep your business model simple. Your business should be simple. Customers, investors, and vendors understand simple.

Further:

Make sure your business can survive without you. All too often we get caught where our business lives and dies by the business owner.

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