Collected 3 leads over 2 days. One is a man needing service asap.
I emailed and called 43 dental offices.
Not 1 taker. As soon as paid referral or lead was mentioned the show was over.
I came at them from every direction I could. I even had them admitting that they performed the services my leads need, that they were accepting new patients, and that they were spending money on advertising (some even using tv ads).
But as soon as they were informed that the leads had a price, that was it.
Of course I had many of them that would be glad to take the leads for free.
The biggest response I got was that Dr. so and so doesn't buy leads.
On the rare calls that I actually spoke to the actual dentist,they seemed to have no clue as to what I was talking about. It was as if buying leads or referrals was as bad as burning down a church. I even had one ask me why people would give me their information instead of just calling him.
Over 70% of the people I talked to were down right rude after they found out that I wouldn't just give them the leads. I guess newpapers and yellowpages should just give them free advertising as well.
I have never met a bigger crowd of tight asses.I would rather pull teeth than have to deal with them again.
Has anyone here had any success with selling leads to dentist?
Are there any places online to sell dental leads to?
I learned several lessons with this deal.
1.People will trust you with their information if they truly need a service and your copy is decent.
2.Call around and find someone interested in buying your leads before putting up a website and driving traffic.
If you had told me 43 dentist would flat out refuse 3 hot leads than pay for them, I wouldn't have believed it.
I think I should just stick with online marketing.Everytime I try this offline crowd I have no success at all.
Last month I went to 40+ local businesses offering different services.Not 1 taker there as well.Spent most of the time giving marketing advice and watching eyes roll when price was mentioned.
In both cases I didn't bust in with a pitch fest.I built rapport and basically had the people admit they needed what I was offering.
My hats off to all the people that actually make money in the offline market.If I depended on the offline crowd to eat,I would be to weak to type this.