learn how i manage to get out of a $7k debt in just 5 days

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Sorry i had to delete this post.
I was getting too many pms everyday of people asking questions
Which were already explained on the thread.
It was getting a bit annoying.
#offline marketing #$7k #days #debt #learn #manage
  • Profile picture of the author henry Argueta
    Sorry once again same problem
  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Well done. You have kept it simple and to the point.
    Yes, there may be things you can do to alter your script. BUT if it works, why not keep doing it that way for now at least?

    You could perhaps increase the fee to $30 or $40 maximum as a gift...and offer even more value on the back end. The trick, which you have already seemed to master, is to get your foot in the door.

    Is your business only applicable to restaurants? Maybe there are other businesses you could also help. Maybe focus on one business a month and get it going?

    I am sure others will offer different advice so take it all and then make your own decisions.

    Good luck. You are doing great.
  • Profile picture of the author IMguy123
    Originally Posted by henry Argueta View Post

    hello everyone, I am sort of new to the forum, but i have been gone for over 1 month from it.
    I manage to get myself in a 7k debt which i will probably start another thread later explaining how.
    anyways I just want to share my success with everyone

    i don't really like to write so i will just get straight to the point on how i did it.

    well the answer was cold calling.
    i had already tried cold calling for about a week, but i really suck lol. so i had quit for about a month or even longer.

    so i had to come up with something that would make it easy for me to get some sales and some money coming in my way.

    i knew that cold calling was my only way out, since i have no car and i can reach more people with my offer this way.

    so what i did is i started to call restaurants, and i was offering to do a video of their business for only $25..

    yes i know $25 dollars isn't much money. but i thought to myself, if i can't make a $25 sale then i shouldn't be in business for myself.

    well guess what. i called for a week. and i close 75 businesses during that time.
    that was on avg 15 per day.

    once created the video, every business owner was really happy, and since it was only $25 why shouldn't they had been happy right.
    well i could tell they liked me, so i had already gained their trust.

    so what i did next was to upsell them on SMS, i let them know how it could benefit them and blah blah. well it turned out i closed. 12 so far, and i haven't gotten to talk to everyone yet.

    at first it sounded like $25 wasn't going to bring much to the table
    but do the math
    25x75 = $1875
    12x397= $4,764
    thats a total of $6,639 in one week.

    well yeah i almost made $7k i know i am not completely out of debt yet. but it sure feels like i don't owe any money

    besides I will be charging $250 residual for every business that i signed up on SMS so i have some money coming next month

    now i just have to get better at up selling this businesses.
    and continue to repeat the same process day after day.
    Sounds good.
    I am interested in how you put these videos together. Can you show us one?

    Also, were these phone closes?
  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Do you have an example video?
  • Profile picture of the author wally247
    Great job! I would like to see the videos too, but I understand why you don't want to share them.


    Let me ask you though. Were you trying to "get past" the gatekeeper, or were you just doing your script to whomever answered?


    Well either way, great job!
  • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
    Classic upsell technique Way to go!

    Many people overthink it the first time they are cold-calling or cold-approaching a business. You don't need to think of the end game SEO-package of $500/month or whatever you want to sell them. Start small. Offer a $25 seo report/competition analysis/website analysis/mobile site/whatever you think that business needs.

    The key part is getting your foot in the door, building the client relationship, and earning their trust.

    From there, you're golden.
  • Profile picture of the author 9999
    They Provide you with the Photos, you create a Animoto slideshow then how do you deliver the final product (USB, DVD, YouTube, ect..)?
  • Profile picture of the author Kalednet
    Please look in the mirror, and say THANKS. Well done. Congratulations.

    Thank you
  • Profile picture of the author johny53
    Very inspiring!
  • Profile picture of the author David B.
    Another good upsell is rank the videos first page of Google.
  • Profile picture of the author kcom
    A video on the first page would be a tremendous asset to a restaurant. Think about it, you are searching for a restaurant in your city, you see Google search results full of descriptions of web sites and one sole video, which show pictures of food, the inside of the restaurant, and more, this restaurant will get a ton more visitors from that video.
  • Profile picture of the author SShip
    First, CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Second, you should be very proud of yourself. Look what you did in a week, wow.

    Also, look what you just did here. You shared this simple concept and completely simplified it for others to follow basically without many questions left to be answered.

    Again, congratulations, great job and keep up the good work.
  • Profile picture of the author tftom
    Did any of the businesses ask you why they need a video? I am just curious how many really understood the value of video.

    Job well done.
  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Great story, I just don't think I could cold call anyone. Got 50% of my clients from search marketing (they find me from PPC or Organic Rankings) or I attend business mixers and meet decision makers and build a relationship.
  • Profile picture of the author Vikuna2009+
    Originally Posted by henry Argueta View Post

    hello everyone, I am sort of new to the forum, but i have been gone for over 1 month from it.
    I manage to get myself in a 7k debt which i will probably start another thread later explaining how.
    anyways I just want to share my success with everyone

    i don't really like to write so i will just get straight to the point on how i did it.

    well the answer was cold calling.
    i had already tried cold calling for about a week, but i really suck lol. so i had quit for about a month or even longer.

    so i had to come up with something that would make it easy for me to get some sales and some money coming in my way.

    i knew that cold calling was my only way out, since i have no car and i can reach more people with my offer this way.

    so what i did is i started to call restaurants, and i was offering to do a video of their business for only $25..

    yes i know $25 dollars isn't much money. but i thought to myself, if i can't make a $25 sale then i shouldn't be in business for myself.

    well guess what. i called for a week. and i close 75 businesses during that time.
    that was on avg 15 per day.

    once created the video, every business owner was really happy, and since it was only $25 why shouldn't they had been happy right.
    well i could tell they liked me, so i had already gained their trust.

    so what i did next was to upsell them on SMS, i let them know how it could benefit them and blah blah. well it turned out i closed. 12 so far, and i haven't gotten to talk to everyone yet.

    at first it sounded like $25 wasn't going to bring much to the table
    but do the math
    25x75 = $1875
    12x397= $4,764

    thats a total of $6,639 in one week.

    well yeah i almost made $7k i know i am not completely out of debt yet. but it sure feels like i don't owe any money

    besides I will be charging $250 residual for every business that i signed up on SMS so i have some money coming next month

    now i just have to get better at up selling this businesses.
    and continue to repeat the same process day after day.
    Great job and VERY inspiring! So, if I understand it correctly, you sold 75 slideshow type videos made with Animoto in a week and out of those 75, 12 went for your SMS service with a montly residual to you?

    I thought Animoto was expensive, what plan did you sign up for?

    Finally, which SMS provider do you recommend and what is included in the monthly plan?

    Thank you in advance, Eva
  • Profile picture of the author AussieT
    I have a couple of questions also Henry


    1. Did you upload the videos for them to YouTube or their website or did you just present them with the file.

    2. If you did not upload the videos for them. Did you offer to for an additional charge? If so how much?

    3. What plan did you use at with Animoto? Did the plan cover commmercial use?
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  • Profile picture of the author rajat2k2k
    Wow amazing!!! Congratulations!!
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  • Profile picture of the author yonaswedo
    Henry, It's so inspiring.
    If you skilled with video editing software such as Adobe After Effect, you can buy a video template. There are a ton of awesome video template so you can produce advance work only in minute.
    You also can outsource your work only $5 in fiverr. Don't know if it worth.

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