I accidently hit the mobile website bonanza

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just a heads up for mobile web site developers, and sellers.

I sent out a test email campaign to 200 local companies.

i have over 40 positive email replies ( some with app times/dates)
and my phone has been ringing off the hook ...


any way, thought some of you guys might like to try it out your selves

-Rick

I am not going to give you the email verbatim, but the jist was this,



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Hi, i am rick , and i noticed you do not have a website for cellphones,
I am fairly new to the mobile market, i jumped in because i saw how much money is to be made if a business is set up properly with a mobile website.

Since you are losing money

and i am fairly new to the market

Maybe we can help each other out.

I will be willing to create a basic mobile ready site for you for free.
all i need in return is a meeting with you, regarding how you want the site to function and look. and i need your expertise to help me learn what it is business want so that i perfect my sales pitch, and make some money myself.

here are the last 3 mobile sites i worked on

one
two
three

You can let me know when the best time is to get together by email
or simply calling my cell ( xxx-xxxx )

Thank you for your time,
Rick

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    That's a good response as long as you don't just give away all your time for free and actually get them to pay for something.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      That's a good response as long as you don't just give away all your time for free and actually get them to pay for something.
      all i need is my foot in the door, about 20 minutes, and i will close them ...
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

        all i need is my foot in the door, about 20 minutes, and i will close them ...
        Well then ... mobile website bonanza headline is just a bit premature. You should post again your results after you close them all.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
          Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

          hey guys i was just trying to be nice and show yall how i got some leads.

          Yeah, but the "leads are weak"
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          • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
            Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

            Yeah, but the "leads are weak"
            It takes brass balls to sell mobile websites...
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            • Profile picture of the author livingthelife
              Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

              It takes brass balls to sell mobile websites...
              Why do you say that?
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            • Profile picture of the author DogScout
              Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

              It takes brass balls to sell mobile websites...
              Depends on the 'lead'. I was in Caribou Coffee and the place was full of people who found out they just started selling sandwiches because they were checking for the nearest Starbucks on their smart phone. (& it was a pain in the.....)

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            • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
              Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

              It takes brass balls to sell mobile websites...
              Put that coffee down.

              Coffee's for closers only.
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        • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
          Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

          Well then ... mobile website bonanza headline is just a bit premature. You should post again your results after you close them all.
          True...the headline indeed is a bit mis-"leading" LOL.

          Well best of luck to you by the way.
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      • Profile picture of the author heavyjay
        Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

        all i need is my foot in the door, about 20 minutes, and i will close them ...
        That's what keeps me out of the very lucrative offline world. I couldn't close a damn door.
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  • Profile picture of the author macalixter
    I ainĀ“t got that! lets see you offer a basic mobile website for free and then what would you sell??

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author chillingfire
    Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

    just a heads up for mobile web site developers, and sellers.

    I sent out a test email campaign to 200 local companies.

    i have over 40 positive email replies ( some with app times/dates)
    and my phone has been ringing off the hook ...


    any way, thought some of you guys might like to try it out your selves

    -Rick

    I am not going to give you the email verbatim, but the jist was this,



    -------------------

    Hi, i am rick , and i noticed you do not have a website for cellphones,
    I am fairly new to the mobile market, i jumped in because i saw how much money is to be made if a business is set up properly with a mobile website.

    Since you are losing money

    and i am fairly new to the market

    Maybe we can help each other out.

    I will be willing to create a basic mobile ready site for you for free.
    all i need in return is a meeting with you, regarding how you want the site to function and look. and i need your expertise to help me learn what it is business want so that i perfect my sales pitch, and make some money myself.

    here are the last 3 mobile sites i worked on

    one
    two
    three

    You can let me know when the best time is to get together by email
    or simply calling my cell ( xxx-xxxx )

    Thank you for your time,
    Rick

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    Looking at the template. It's not something that I would fall for.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      hey guys i was just trying to be nice and show yall how i got some leads.
      i have been doing sales for a long time, if i can get my foot in the door, or get some one to pick up the phone, i can sell them. in this case offering free mobile site and allowing them to tell me what they want will give me the "in" i need to offer my seo services, or mobile maintenance, or upsell, them anythign i have in my bag of goodies that may fit the situation.

      i simply got excited about the return on the emails and the phone calls, i don't usually get such a high return or such positive feed back. these people will be expecting to see me, and if they keep the appointment, i will have the chance i need. i wasn't being calouse when i said ill close them , i was assuming the sale, as i have learnt to do over the years.

      Maybe it would have been more PR to say ill close some of them ....

      Rick

      p.s having hot fresh leads wanting to talk to me... IMHO is a bonaza
      and sure ill post the results, first set off apps is tomorrow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Buford Mobley
    a 20% return of positive feedback is nothing to sneeze at. People can try to pee in your cornflakes, but it looks to me you've got 40 potential offline clients. I say go for it!
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    • Profile picture of the author imback
      Originally Posted by Netbiznewbie View Post

      a 20% return of positive feedback is nothing to sneeze at. People can try to pee in your cornflakes, but it looks to me you've got 40 potential offline clients. I say go for it!

      I agree! Good job now you just need to position yourself for an upsell or future business!


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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
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    I think you would get an abundant amount of great feedback if you had put this in the offline marketing section.
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  • Profile picture of the author bobbobson
    Simple - to the point - effective. Great that you're getting results, congratulations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
    With that email, are you targeting businesses with high value clients? Nothing wrong with using a freebie as an in as long as there's some real treasure versus fools gold once the door is opened.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      I wouldn't offer to them for free...but that's just me...getting a foot in the door is great, but give them the impression that your work is of some value. Otherwise this strategy could effectively bite you in the a**.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    Initially I would offer for free,to prove my work is a valuable one,later on will catch up for the entire...
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  • Profile picture of the author Leo M
    How did you find your local businesses? yellowpages.com?
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    • Profile picture of the author playtone
      Mate,

      Well done may be it will work and may be it will not. At least you have the guys to contact some people. I think most people get into internet marketing as they think they can sit in front of there computer all day setting up sites to cash in on other peoples work. You are one of the select few ( a group i also belong to

      Best of luck mate, keep me updated.
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  • Profile picture of the author nnsjw702
    I think you should charge atleast some minor fee, it will make some income as well as provide you customers who are serious at what they are buying.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialdaniel
    This is a great way to get your foot int he door. Maybe from that they can go ahead and send out referrals and get other people to come on board (for $$$ of course).

    Keep it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    1. You can definitely give away mobile websites for free and then charge a monthly hosting fee - this is no different to the multi-million dollar companies that have been set up doing the exact same thing but with regular websites. I know of several people who are using this technique very successfully.

    2. I can see why some people are skeptical about this thread. The original post is talking about his success generating leads for his offline service and in his signature is a WSO for... you guessed it... "Most advanced lead generating system to ever be made public.
    Generate Thousands of Pre-Qualified Leads an Hour!!!"
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    • Profile picture of the author RAMarketing
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      1. You can definitely give away mobile websites for free and then charge a monthly hosting fee - this is no different to the multi-million dollar companies that have been set up doing the exact same thing but with regular websites. I know of several people who are using this technique very successfully.

      2. I can see why some people are skeptical about this thread. The original post is talking about his success generating leads for his offline service and in his signature is a WSO for... you guessed it... "Most advanced lead generating system to ever be made public.
      Generate Thousands of Pre-Qualified Leads an Hour!!!"
      And your signature is also about mobile marketing... People's signature is going to point to things that they have expertise in (hopefully). I think that people are a little too weary of sig files, just my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you would be throwing them away. They're for closers.
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    • Profile picture of the author jbtalk2me
      Well please post your close percentage results. I'm curious to know how it works out for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

      These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because to give them to you would be throwing them away. They're for closers.
      A.
      B.
      C.

      ....always be CLOSING!
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      • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
        Quick update for those that asked.

        mon, i got a flat tire on the way to my first app.
        that put me 30 min behind. i was running late all day
        and by the end of the day, my appointments were not even there
        when i got there.

        I completely bombed the first few, not becuase they were bad leads,
        because i wasn't focused, and i had not worked my pitch out for this angle.

        Went home mon night, decided on an angle. the angle would be,
        I will do do your site for free and you will host with me, and i will
        do all your site upgrades for a fee.

        Tues: went to 3 app useing that strategy, That did NOT go over too well.

        ( it was the word upgrade , as soon as i said it i could just about see them cringe and see money flying out the window, and the main question was how often it would need to be upgraded )

        So at lunch time i took some time to rework my angle.

        And i remember some one here on WF saying they use the angle of
        bieng a reporter or something, asking if they were happy with there current set up and what not, so. i thought, i can try that with some modifications

        I did not pretend i am a reporter doing a story, but i completely changed tactics, and started the conversation with ( WHY do you want a mobile site, how is your website doing sales wise for you, how much are you spending on it, are you happy with your current set up )

        not a single person said they were happy with the amount of sales they were making, and not a single one of them was able to track the actual sales they were making from websites.... it was the new hook
        so i asked them strait up, if i could fix there issues, show them how to track conversions, set them up with a kick ass mobile site, would they sign up with me .... THIS APPROACH worked
        man it worked.

        i wound up with 3 sales tues, i only had half a day to work wed, and my 9 am app was also a sale.

        and wed nigte one of the sales i made from tues called me and asked if i had a text messaging service ...

        so i am happy, give the angle a try guys, its def worth it
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