Did you ever wonder what those funny square drawings are that your starting to see more and more of. Well, they are QR codes short for “quick response”. Let’s talk about how to put them to use.
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What exactly are those QR codes?
QR codes are simply a more complex barcode. within the two-dimensional design of the QR code lies a hidden code that a computer can read and translate that data into a format that you can understand. the way it works is simple, if your telephone has a camera you can most likely download a free QR code reader application. You then take a picture of the QR code with the app and you are instantly directed to or informed of what this square is all about.
How to generate QR codes for free.
It’s very easy to generate free QR codes by visiting this Free QR Code Generator. There is no need to give away any information or sign-up to any list to use this service.
You have basically four different data feeds that you can create
- contact info: instead of having someone type in your contact info from your business card they can now simply scan your QR code and have it instantly downloaded to their phone
- A note: this will open up a notepad in the person’s phone to display what ever text, call to action or advertisement you wanted to display
- SMS / text message: this will have the mobile device send out a text message, receive a text message or opt in to a text messaging autoresponder service
- a direct link to a website URL: this will have the web browser open up and link the person directly to the website that you chose to embed into QR code
Where should you use these things.
I recommend you have fun with it. Wherever you place this thing you will definitely draw interest. At first people will be intrigued because they have no clue what it is. This is a great conversation starter and an opportunity for you to come off as a leader because you are ahead of the curve. so go check it out at QRcodes.LeadGenerationFunnel.com