So I grab my phone and call them 1 by 1 from my hotel room.
What surprise me is that about 25 of these business owners have weird responses here are some I've got over the phone:
2 business owners:
- Sorry we have someone doing our website
- A mobile website? No we don't need it (I dont have time to explain that he hang up the phone)
But what make me think it is saturated to death it is these answers:
15+ business owners:
-We've already been contacted for a website or mobile website
-Last week we've been approched by your competitor but his not the first one and we are not interested.
-No thank you, you are kind to call us about that issue but there are already 3 companies that contacted us or called.
- Uhh, mobile what? (I try to explain)... ok, sorry but we really don't need a mobile site our customers do not search us on mobile... and I think someone called me about that months ago (hang up)
- Some of your team or competitor did come visit us at the store already but our answer was NO, sorry.
...and many other negative responses because they already been approach by other web or mobile marketers.
So I guess people doing telemarketing over the phone have low positive returns
The other 5 business owners could be potential customers because they ask me to send info to their email adress but still unsure they want a website or mobile site.
Do you think it is over saturated, have you been in same situation when cold calling?