Whats the best platform for making outbound calls

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Looking to attack and make 100+ calls a day. I have no intention of punching number on a phone, I just prefer cut and past and click.

I am thinking of Skype but want to know if there other alternatives.

Thanks for the help
#calls #making #outbound #platform
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    Yes Skype will work. You can purchase Skype credits to make Skype to phone calls.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by WF- Enzo View Post

      Yes Skype will work. You can purchase Skype credits to make Skype to phone calls.
      uh, unless things have changed there is a daily limit that makes using skype ineffectual as a dialer. The last time I looked I think it was 50 per day.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bear Trader
        Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

        uh, unless things have changed there is a daily limit that makes using skype ineffectual as a dialer. The last time I looked I think it was 50 per day.
        Actually, it's 6 hours a day. Which is more than most salespeople make in 3 days. I will be going with skype they are also offering a free month's trial. Calls are cheap to less than $3m a month.

        Ready to hit the phones
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    Nextiva. Nextiva is an easy-to-use solution that helps you connect with more callers in less time and with fewer agents.
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  • Profile picture of the author max5ty
    Quick suggestion...

    stop with the stupid phone calls.

    If your plan to grow your business is with cold calling on the phone, you're behind the times. I'll hang up on you and so will anyone else that is normal.

    If you're looking to hook a few suckers, you don't have a business plan, you have a stupid idea that you probably heard from some other stupid person that was trying to make money by telling you this was a good idea
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    • Profile picture of the author Bear Trader
      Originally Posted by max5ty View Post

      Quick suggestion...

      stop with the stupid phone calls.

      If your plan to grow your business is with cold calling on the phone, you're behind the times. I'll hang up on you and so will anyone else that is normal.

      If you're looking to hook a few suckers, you don't have a business plan, you have a stupid idea that you probably heard from some other stupid person that was trying to make money by telling you this was a good idea
      Lol! You have zero idea what I am selling. Typical clueless poster.

      I have the hottest data on 30,000+ SMB who have come to the end of their merchant services contract. Already ran a quick test - 10 calls and 6 were keen to speak to me and see if I can offer them a better rate. I get paid $600 per sign-up and a % of each transaction the SMB makes over the lifetime of the contract (usually 4 years) .

      Target 500 - 1000 calls a month and a 20% close rate

      Anything less than $60k+ a month is a bad month for me.

      The jokes on you lol.
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      • Profile picture of the author Matthew North
        I recommend you buy voip minutes. Your supplier should provide a cloud or software softphone you can use to make calls so you can copy paste.

        I personally use a Voicent predictive dialler and have used Vicidial in the past. Helps you stay on the phone longer and dials multiple numbers at once.

        Also whoever says cold calling is dumb, outdated or doesn't work is an idiot
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        • Profile picture of the author animal44
          Originally Posted by Matthew North View Post

          Also whoever says cold calling is dumb, outdated or doesn't work is an idiot
          I'd rather be a rich idiot than a poor, overworked, alcoholic spending all hours (apparently including Christmas Eve) talking to people who have no interest in my offerings...
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          • Profile picture of the author Matthew North
            Originally Posted by animal44 View Post

            I'd rather be a rich idiot than a poor, overworked, alcoholic spending all hours (apparently including Christmas Eve) talking to people who have no interest in my offerings...
            Reminds me of most of what you have to say on here
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            you cant hold no groove if you ain't got no pocket.

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      • Profile picture of the author Chipg
        Originally Posted by Bear Trader View Post

        Lol! You have zero idea what I am selling. Typical clueless poster.

        I have the hottest data on 30,000+ SMB who have come to the end of their merchant services contract. Already ran a quick test - 10 calls and 6 were keen to speak to me and see if I can offer them a better rate. I get paid $600 per sign-up and a % of each transaction the SMB makes over the lifetime of the contract (usually 4 years) .

        Target 500 - 1000 calls a month and a 20% close rate

        Anything less than $60k+ a month is a bad month for me.

        The jokes on you lol.
        I use a product where you can load a spreadsheet of customers, assign the list to 1 or however many people/agents you want and it dials automatically, at the end you can enter notes, set a flag color for how well the call went, set a scheduler for a followup call, and then it finds the people on social media so if you want you can push ads to them 1 or 2 days before you call them, this way they have more than likely seen it and are warm.

        I do not make 1,000 calls a day but I know of several marketing agencies that use it and do well over that amount.

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  • Profile picture of the author Serene Carmen
    I would guess the easiest and most flexible would be Skype. You can even use the app on ypur phone of you aren't on your computer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by Bear Trader View Post

    Looking to attack and make 100+ calls a day. I have no intention of punching number on a phone, I just prefer cut and past and click.

    I am thinking of Skype but want to know if there other alternatives.

    Thanks for the help

    Cold calls work in certain industries.
    IDK about platforms but have you
    considered hiring a Fiverr person
    to make some of your calls. I hate
    making all those calls each day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Dodson
    I've been using FreshSales for over 3 years and it has the most user-friendly interface for making 100+ calls/day: It automatically records each conversation and has a notes section in place for you to jot things down.

    Also - The dialer allows you to copy & paste numbers without you needing to punch them in. I highly recommend you check it out!
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