What is the BEST way to reach Site owners

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Guys,

Please tell me what is the best way to reach website owners to talk on a proposal.

Note: Proposal is for NGO for Kids Education and Food.

Thank you
#owners #reach #site
  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Find their contact information on the web site then call them personally on the phone at a convenient time (for them).

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    • Profile picture of the author NSNMURTHY
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      Find their contact information on the web site then call them personally on the phone at a convenient time (for them).

      Steve
      Do you have any Sample Letter, why do you think they will come back to me for HELP??
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      • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
        Originally Posted by NSNMURTHY View Post

        Do you have any Sample Letter, why do you think they will come back to me for HELP??
        You need to be able to answer this question before you contact anyone.

        How are you going to help them or their business? Why should they talk to you?

        How does your site help children? Why should they want to participate?

        You need to give them a clear reason why they should give you any of their time.

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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      call them personally on the phone at a convenient time (for them). Steve
      Of course you'll need to make sure that your crystal ball has had a recent tune-up. :-)

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      • Profile picture of the author Steve B
        Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

        Of course you'll need to make sure that your crystal ball has had a recent tune-up. :-)Frank

        By "convenient time" I meant during their business hours, preferably on a weekday - no weekends, holidays, late night, early morning, etc. If the business is in a different time zone, be considerate and call them when it's their business hours, not yours necessarily.

        I contact business owners all the time and find that phone calls are more personal, often answered sooner, and less hassle (for the owner) than contact by email. Often email from strangers is ignored.

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        • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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          Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

          By "convenient time" I meant during their business hours, preferably on a weekday - no weekends, holidays, late night, early morning, etc. If the business is in a different time zone, be considerate and call them when it's their business hours, not yours necessarily.

          I contact business owners all the time and find that phone calls are more personal, often answered sooner, and less hassle (for the owner) than contact by email. Often email from strangers is ignored.

          Steve
          Yes, I get all of that and was being a bit facetious.

          I called businesses for years to activate their membership into the BBB or local Chamber of Commerce. Bottom line - there is no good time to call, especially if you are looking to sell them something. Somehow it seems that whenever you call for that purpose, they will tell you that you couldn't have called at a worse possible time. lol

          That's the reality of the world of telemarketing. :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    I'd say the best way is to reach them over their website or, if not there, Facebook
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  • Profile picture of the author richardZ
    There are three ways to reach site owners :
    • Contact through contact us page on their website
    • Contact through email id
    • Contact through social platforms (like facebook, twitter, linkedin etc.)
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    Hey there!


    Usually they have a contact page or at least a support email so seek that out!


    When you contact them don't be to formal they probably get 100's of generic boring emails a day!


    Be yourself and keep it casual!
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    hit them up on their website.

    if no reply,
    go to their social media account with the most followers and try your luck there

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  • Profile picture of the author tarongoy
    Try to search and see if they have any accounts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Etc.
    Also a Google search might bring up things like places of employment, home phone numbers, and other avenues of contact.
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  • Profile picture of the author jinmin
    I would suggest to approach the owner via contact form on the website. If there a phone number listed on the website, you may call as well, but the fact is not all websites publish their phone number.

    If there is no reply within few days, try to follow-up again via contact form/email. At the same time, you may look for the social profile (if any) such as Facebook. Send a PM to the owner.

    Although you may have the chance to find the owner contact number via the domain "who is" details (provided it was not hidden), I suggest only use it as the last resort. If the owner did not publish contact number on his contact page, chances are he do not expect people to call him.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    look for a contact page. Most websites will have them. Mostly at the footer of the website. Will likely be a contact form to send a message to the webmaster.
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  • Profile picture of the author topcoder
    If you can't find a contact address you can always try emailing "admin" @ website as a last resort.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
    Hey, why not get some sort of contact software, it will get their email, you fill out the message
    box, then they get a personalized mail from you automatically. Its easier and faster than go
    from website to website and find the contact page.
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    • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
      Originally Posted by George Schwab View Post

      Hey, why not get some sort of contact software, it will get their email, you fill out the message
      box, then they get a personalized mail from you automatically. Its easier and faster than go
      from website to website and find the contact page.
      That would be a very convenient thing to do George but been there done that.
      And based on my personal experience I am unsuccessful with it.
      So, I'd still go for the contact us page, maybe it is not as convenient as having a list but at least there is a possibility.
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      • Profile picture of the author George Schwab
        Originally Posted by st0nec0ld View Post

        That would be a very convenient thing to do George but been there done that.
        And based on my personal experience I am unsuccessful with it.
        So, I'd still go for the contact us page, maybe it is not as convenient as having a list but at least there is a possibility.
        yeah, it's different than contacting people that
        already at least heard your name before.

        I would search for "cold email templates"

        then research the email prospecting softwares,
        or lead finder category, what is basically the same

        there is some clever stuff out there, they not only
        find their email based on niche, state, city, but also
        generate a personalized email with their company
        name/website in the subject line and all the niche,
        city/niche data inside the email, and that for every
        recipient individually different based on their site.

        Makes a huge difference, now they know it's
        a personal contact...well it may become one
        once they ask a question, and you have to follow
        up at least 2 times, if they not respond at all,
        otherwise it can not work.
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  • Profile picture of the author rbates
    Or, you could hire a private investigator and find out where they live,
    then just drive up to the person's house, knock on the door until
    he/she answers, and try to figure out what to say to them - Just a thought!

    Actually, I think that most everyone has nailed it. There are very
    few sites that do not have some sort of contact information. Whether
    that information actually gets looked at is another issue.

    Sometimes you will have someone who answers the messages and
    simply relays the ones that they think are important to the site owner(s).
    In that case, social media may be the way to go.

    Just be sure that what you have to offer is going to benefit them, or
    they will feel that you are wasting their time. Even though you are
    prepared to propose something for a good cause, does not mean
    that it will be readily accepted - unless it is a great deal for them.

    But then you knew that!
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  • NSNMURTHY,

    I initially create a list of targeted prospects. I then verify if my offer would most likely be compelling and irresistible for them ...

    Next, I use my own professional and personal networks. I ask my colleagues who might know some decision makers in the relevant departments of my prospect companies to refer or introduce me -- This has been generating the best results for me since 2005 ...

    If the things above isn't an option -- I find the names of decision makers in the relevant departments of my prospect companies. I try to get their business contact details, LinkedIn profiles and business hours; and

    I then confirm if they don't have any problem with receiving proposals. This is usually stated in their business contact details page and in their LinkedIn profiles. Next:

    I study their companies to verify if my offers would most likely be compelling and irresistible for them. Afterwards:

    I create custom proposals and letters for each of my prospects. I then send it to them via email and LinkedIn InMail (I just started using LinkedIn InMail, to great success, a few years ago); and

    After a day or two, I call them up during business hours to introduce myself and inform them that I just sent a proposal to them via email and LinkedIn InMail. I then ask them if they want me to fax my proposals to them, then try to set an appointment with them where I can discuss my proposal in more detail ...

    There are a few instances where I got to know the COOs of my prospect companies by simply leaving comments in their blogs and websites. These resulted to email correspondences and phone appointments where we discussed my proposals in detail. We then closed trial agreements, which were renewed to larger, longer contracts ...
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  • Profile picture of the author NSNMURTHY
    Thank you all,

    I have started doing but no response.

    My Plan to reach Admin's and ask them to put their site in my site for Free to support Kids
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  • Profile picture of the author EugeneWHZ
    If whois information is not protected you ca check that there and contact using email or phone mentioned in the Whois.
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  • Profile picture of the author automathings
    Personally, I think that FaceBook is more for personal communication, and I find it kind of creepy when people that I don't know try to contact me that way. I don't use that massive invasion of privacy anymore anyways.

    LinkedIn is much more appropriate for business. If you've done work on building up your own LinkedIn connections (and a well written recommendation or two doesn't hurt) it gives you credibility walking into the situation.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
    Look up the whois of the domain name and contact the registrant's email
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    • Profile picture of the author unifiedac
      Originally Posted by michaelkoehler92 View Post

      Look up the whois of the domain name and contact the registrant's email
      This is what I do. Just go to Whois.com. If they don't pay for private registrar information, you can get it free:

      https://www.whois.com/whois/ihelpakid.com
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      • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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        Originally Posted by unifiedac View Post

        This is what I do. Just go to Whois.com. If they don't pay for private registrar information, you can get it free:
        Anyone not using private registration deserves everything they get. lol

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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Get the contact information and contact them but be careful of spam laws if your making any money
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I have started doing but no response.
    If I received such a letter I would want to know if you had permission to use the celebrity images you have on the site....is it a registered charity, etc.

    Sponsor definition: a person or organization that provides funds for a project or activity carried out by another, in particular.

    What is a "free sponsor"?

    You seem to be offering to place their logo on your site for free....why? If someone agrees to do that are you then claiming they are "a sponsor"? You talk about contests with no details - about an online reality show but there are no show links - about celebrities and about "votes" - but where you do expect money to come from?

    Your site repeatedly mentions "celebrity sponsors" but no details on who or what they are sponsoring ($$$). Have they agreed to "participate"? Do those celebrities whose photos are featured KNOW they are on a "team" - or that there is a "reality show"? You have links to the "reality show episodes" - but no shows there.

    I don't believe the site - I don't believe all those celebrities agreed to put their photo or have their names used as "teams" on your site.

    we from 'I HELP A KID' planned differently by organizing online reality show 'Celebrity Championship' with total 78 stars, each week one team will exit based on votes.
    There is quite a bit of imagination on the site but no dollar figures - no real details - you say all the money goes to kids....but no proof.

    As some of us posted in earlier threads about the site - that may be how charities work in India, don't know. Could be quite illegal in other countries. You planned so "differently" I don't know how anyone would understand or trust what you are doing.

    Looks like most people offered advice without checking out the site....maybe they'll volunteer to be 'sponsors'.
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  • Profile picture of the author EmailKing
    You need to do the following

    Find their contact information, their faebook page or their other social media profile on the internet and leave them a pm. More effectively you can make a call to them if you luckily found their number at the most convenient time.......
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