Are you planning to connect with all Edvisor agencies? Excellent idea! However, having a strategic approach will really help.
You might be wondering "8500+ agents on Edvisor! Oh boy, where do I start?" and that is definitely a good question.
There are different ways you can start creating connections, here are a couple of examples for you:
- Create connections by market: Are your Business Developers planning to travel soon to a country to establish partnerships? Why not start first by connecting through Edvisor.
The connection between your school and this agency can be the first step to establish a partnership.
- Connect with the agencies you have worked with before: By connecting with these agencies on Edvisor, you have given them the ease, and reassurance of selling your programs through the platform.
- Find agencies in markets where you do not have a large presence: Are you looking for new partners? You are in the right place. In your Discovery tool, you can filter by markets where agencies recruit. You can start by looking for what agencies are available in these markets and start connecting with them.
Once a connection request is accepted, we highly recommend sending an email to establish a first contact outside the platform for a personal touch to kick start your partnership.
Pro Tip: If you have any special incentive, it would be a great time to mention it here (ie. waiving the registration/application fee for the first student sent)
Here is an email suggestion for you:
What do you do after creating new connections?
"I have 50 new connections already, what do I do with these connections?"
As we mentioned in the previous paragraph, it is time to contact them! Since we know that it is difficult to track 50 different agencies, we recommend using a CRM to organize these connections and easily identify what state they are in.
In the event that you do not have a CRM, we created the Agency Contact Dashboard to help you keep track of your new connections and better organize the contact you have with them.
- We can provide you with an export of all the connections in your account.
In this export, you will the main details of the agency (contact name, email and phone number).