Does Skype Work As A Marketing Tool For You?

by SandyHall 24 replies
Hi Everyone,

I've wanted to join Skype for the longest time, I've just
been putting it off. I guess it's just pure procrastination.

My question(s) to all Skype experienced Warriors.
1) How has this benefited you?
2) And has this been an asset to your Internet Marketing capabilities?
2a) If so, can you give some examples of helping in your online business?

Thanks so much,
Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author TheManicMarketer
    I have used it to record interviews (and by law you have to let them know you are recording them) and I use it for support as well.

    I am sure it could be easily used for marketing. However, for most people I think it is more of a contact tool. Being easily contactable gives clients confidence and trust and gives you credibility. So any tool like Skype, IM's or even an 800 number all serve that purpose.
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    • Profile picture of the author paul65
      Hello,

      I have found Skype to be a premium asset to my communication with other marketers around the world.

      Sandy’s Q my Answer

      Q 1) How has this benefited you?
      A. When you need to chat and discuss something in detail it has saved allot of time from emailing back and fourth for days.

      Q 2) And has this been an asset to your Internet Marketing capabilities?

      A. Absolutely, Just yesterday I set up a call with Partner prospect in the UK

      Q 2a) If so, can you give some examples of helping in your online business?
      A. Last spring another marketer out of Australia contacted me to do an interview via Skype. I am in the US. The interview was sent to over 40,000, which in turn generated quite a bit of traffic to my site.


      Cheers,

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Plaskow
    Originally Posted by SandyHall View Post

    Hi Everyone,

    I've wanted to join Skype for the longest time, I've just
    been putting it off. I guess it's just pure procrastination.

    My question(s) to all Skype experienced Warriors.
    1) How has this benefited you?
    2) And has this been an asset to your Internet Marketing capabilities?
    2a) If so, can you give some examples of helping in your online business?

    Thanks so much,
    Sandy
    Sandy

    depends on what you call "Marketing".

    Helps loosely in several ways:

    1.Easier to catch top marketers on skype than any other medium (including email)
    2.Easier to multi task and hold important conversations at same time
    3.my phone conferencing company allows me to use skype to phone in offering incredible quality line
    4.It is free and almost anyone you need to talk to has it!

    Barry
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    • Profile picture of the author Carl Hughes
      The Skype service is awesome I believe the quality is very very good. I have recently had an issue with them in the past and would like to share that with fellow warriors but not sure If I can do that in here (would that be flaming?) but if you want to pm me feel free to do so
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      • Profile picture of the author graphicsgenie
        Hi Sandy,

        Simply join, I have the capability to chat with marketers all over the world for free, perfect for someone who likes to network

        Good Luck
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        • Profile picture of the author Carl Hughes
          There is something you should read before using a normal credit card or your paypal account with skype.

          http://www.ripoffreport.com/searchresults.asp?q1=ALL&q4=&q6=&q3=&q2=&q7=&searc htype=0&submit2=Search!&q5=skype&Search=Search
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          • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
            Originally Posted by Carl Hughes View Post

            There is something you should read before using a normal credit card or your paypal account with skype.
            http://www.ripoffreport.com/searchresults.asp?q1=ALL&q4=&q6=&q3=&q2=&q7=&searc htype=0&submit2=Search!&q5=skype&Search=Search
            Thanks Carl for that Ripoff story about Skype and PayPal.
            I've heard those horror stories from others as well.

            I've read on eBay's discussion boards about this very thing.

            A lot of eBayers with PayPal accounts were complaining about
            getting charges on their Credit Cards without having Skype accounts either.

            Quite a few hadn't even heard of Skype before they saw their Card being charged.

            As of now, I signed up for a free account.

            But when I do upgrade to the subscription status, I'm going to
            use a bank debit card that IS NOT associated with PayPal.

            Here's To A Journey Of Success,
            Sandy
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            • Profile picture of the author Carl Hughes
              Originally Posted by SandyHall View Post

              Thanks Carl for that Ripoff story about Skype and PayPal.
              I've heard those horror stories from others as well.

              I've read on eBay's discussion boards about this very thing.

              A lot of eBayers with PayPal accounts were complaining about
              getting charges on their Credit Cards without having Skype accounts either.

              Quite a few hadn't even heard of Skype before they saw their Card being charged.

              As of now, I signed up for a free account.

              But when I do upgrade to the subscription status, I'm going to
              use a bank debit card that IS NOT associated with PayPal.

              Here's To A Journey Of Success,
              Sandy
              I would like to improve on your comment just a wee bit (hope you don't mind) I recommend using one of those prepaid visa/MC cards that way you load on the amount you want to put at risk I do this for so many different things and just did not do it for Skype as I have had a very good experience with them for well over a year before my own night mare started with them. sure there is a small cost for using those cards but that would have saved me large amounts of money had i done that (live and learn I guess)
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              • Profile picture of the author 2bneil
                Some credit card companies allow you to create a virtual credit card that works as a one time use (you specify the amount)
                This prevents fraud and allows the credit card companies to track fraudsters who try to reuse a virtual number.
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              • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
                Originally Posted by Carl Hughes View Post

                I would like to improve on your comment just a wee bit (hope you don't mind) I recommend using one of those prepaid visa/MC cards that way you load on the amount you want to put at risk I do this for so many different things and just did not do it for Skype as I have had a very good experience with them for well over a year before my own night mare started with them. sure there is a small cost for using those cards but that would have saved me large amounts of money had i done that (live and learn I guess)
                Hi Carl,
                As a matter of fact I do have one of those pre-paid cards from greendotonline.
                It's a full service Visa card that you can do anything you want with, just as long
                as there is enough money on it to cover what it is you're purchasing.

                Like you mentioned it is a Pre-Paid card. You can put as little as $20 on it.

                It's available from all kinds of places, such as Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, etc.

                They come in handy.

                And the great thing about them is, you DO NOT need any credit rating, bank account, etc.

                So, it's really good for just about anyone who can't get regular credit cards,
                but still maintain a positive amount of money into it.

                Sandy
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