I've been investing for a while now and I do yellow letter campaigns in order to acquire properties and do some capital raising as well. I need a decent website and I have been considering investor carrot or lead propeller but theres so many options i'd like to get some feedback on what other investors that have found success in this area have used or still use. Any input is appreciated.
@Mike Duran I have been looking into this as well! I've had colleagues that have really profited by having a website, so I think it's great idea. I can't wait to see what platforms other investors suggest.
Disclosure: Founder of LeadPropeller
@Mike Duran and @Amy H. Glad to see you are considering our platform. Just wanted to send you a quick message to let you know I'm available to answer any questions you have. I'd love to talk strategy with you if you're interested. Just message me on BP and we can get on a call.
Regardless of who you choose, feel free to reach out if you need help with anything at all.
Check out strikingly.com. Amazing way to get a nice website up and running very quickly. All drag and drop, so no web experience needed. Very easy to create a landing page to send prospects to.
If you look back on some of my early posts on BP you will see that I was struggling with this same issue. In fact, I created my own website first to see how difficult it really was. And it was a pain but I think I got it looking really good. I actually modeled it after a LP site because of how clean it was. However, I still wasn't getting leads and my rankings were horrible. I now use my primary website (the one I created) for credibility only and to help me raise private money by writing blog posts about what we are doing.
When I was comparing between Lead Propeller and Carrot sites I was just personally turned off by the business of the IC sites. Even to this day when I go to other wholesalers sites and I try to look at their investment properties it drives me crazy. It may be how they set them up but personally it was a turnoff for me. So, I ended up choosing a LP site for my wholesale deals sites and my motivated seller sites. I also use LP for SEO since I really wanted my site to rank and start getting more organic traffic (motivated seller sites that is). Their support is great and I have been really impressed with how easy it was to setup and manage.
I think the real testimonial to LP is the buyers sites we have for our wholesaling company. I was originally using my personal website (the one I created) to drive buyers to sign up for our deals and get on our buyers list. When I switched to a lead propeller buyers site my conversions went up almost 10:1. I was getting a ton of people drop their email and phone numbers on the page and view the deals we had posted on the new LP site. That was huge for my business and has really increased the size of our buyers lists.
I don't have experience with Investor Carrot and have heard great things about them as well, but my experience with Lead Propeller has been exceptional to say the least so I'm not going anywhere because of that and I will continue to recommend them to others.
I'm interested to hear what others have to say on the topic. Good luck with your decision and shoot me a PM if you want anymore direct feedback or answers to your questions.
I personally don't think it will matter much which one you pick, I think the key will be to customize yours so that it doesn't look and feel like everyone else's. I would highly suggest you either do it yourself or pay someone else to ensure that your site is completely customized regardless of which one you pick. I see so many people just pick one of these companies and then do nothing to the site other than changing the logo. Your website should be a constant evolution and both of these companies make it easy to change things and keep up with the market/trends.
I had my own site that I created but recently switched over to IC for all the other extra benefits that I didn't have with my Godaddy site. I can't tell you why I picked IC over LP other than just the way I liked the look and feel of the site and also the mobile experience. I also have sites for my buyers and also buy/sell land so the face I could manage multiple sites with ease was also a big plus. Lots of extra marketing options and support is also a plus.........once again I believe customization is the key regardless of which one you pick. Best of luck
I use LP and also have a site through Realevestor. I never get traffic to my LP site but have gotten a few hits on my RV site. I love the LP sites but so far they have not gotten me any leads, just "comments" from people trying to sell me SEO services. The service at LP is top notch though, they are fast to respond and very helpful. I love them.
You want to make sure when having a website to drive leads you have the following:
- Simple form
- About (Including your value proposition)
- Outside sources (like Facebook/Google Ads) driving people to your page
For strictly a lead generator, I would opt for a landing page instead of a full website. You don't want to give potential leads the ability to navigate to other parts of the website and distract them from giving you their information.
I consistently find, by measuring our client data, that Investor Carrot converts better than either the industry or national average. I give it a strong recommendation.
You can be very successful with any platform, though. Far more important than the software itself is the work you put into your content and set up...
@hilarie said it right - testimonials, SEO, content....these things make or break your success.
Best of luck!
@Rosemarie Ledogar Hello! Sorry to hear you are not getting traffic to your LP site. I'd love to get on a call with you to discuss some of the things you can do start sending some traffic.
This is a common issue for anybody with a website. Ranking high enough and for the right keywords takes time and requires SEO work to be done in most cases. This is because of the level of competition in most markets.
The return on investment when investors land a profitable deal creates an environment where investors are willing to spend thousands of dollars per month to rank....with many of them having had to do so for well over a year to get where they are.
This is why having the correct expectations is so huge when it comes to online lead generation. The people finding big success with organic leads (traffic finding your site after searching Google and Bing) are the ones that commit to the long term investment.
The great news is not many people are willing to do this. Not many investors are willing to commit to trusting a process to rank and sticking with it for as long as it takes.
That's why we recommend running Craigslist ads and doing Pay Per Click to generate traffic and leads right away. This way you can start getting a return on your website investment much sooner and work to rank over time.
I would love to talk more about this strategy with you if you have time. This also goes for anybody else considering generating leads online or is struggling to do so. I'd love to help in any way I can.
Thanks Danny, I will take you up on that. I love the website and the customer support, I just need to get some real traffic and get rid of the spam.
@Rosemarie Ledogar Great. Please message me here on BP with a number to call and day and time that would be best for you. Regarding the spam, domain registrations without WhoIs protection can cause spam because email address are made public to be scraped by spammers. We've been working to add WhoIs protection to current customer domains and are now including whois protection for all newly registered domains.
I've instructed our support team to add this to your domain immediately.
Looking forward to talking with you! :)
I use Namecheap to buy the URL and then add a year of hosting ( WordPress ).
My main reason for doing this is the low beginning cost and very doubtful you'll exceed any size restrictions of files and site size.
Usually, less than 30 dollars to start and they have good customer service. (I only use the chat or email options.
With 7 years of SEO and online marketing, the major issue I have is that "consultants" want to charge crazy amounts for extended time periods with no guarantees. There are no guarantees. None. Just follow common sense.
Also... paid traffic is the best option. Run ads to your site.