John Durham is my HERO!!!!!

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to start this thread to show my overwhelming gratitude to a true Warrior... John Durham.

I came across his 50k for newbies thread about a week ago and instantly knew that I had struck gold! I put it into action rite away and within 20 phone calls I had made an appointment with a local business owner...

I hadn't even listened to the free training yet! I had no idea what I was doing, and wasn't aiming for a meeting with business owners (I hadn't thought that far ahead!). The business owner almost begged me for the meeting!!!

So I went to the meeting on monday and it went very well, I didn't walk out with any money because she had to talk it over with a business partner... So I was feeling a little dissapointed....

Then yesterday I get a phone call from her business partner saying that they have decided to have me build a website for them and that they will call me back within the next 2 days to work out payment and have me get started!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will have a check in my hand within a week of reading John Durham's thread!

If you are new, or just looking to make some extra money to dig yourself out of a hole (like me), then read this thread and take action....IT WORKS!!!

John... If you read this, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
That thread changed my life!!!!!

Don

P.S. I have another thread out there asking for some technical help, so if anyone wants to read it over... has anyone used intuit weblistings?
#durham #hero #john
  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    uh... I guess that I can't put links in my posts untill I have 15 post's...

    Well I guess that will show you all how new I am to this stuff!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author allegrity
    My 2 cents...

    The only advice I have is to not rely on website builders like intuit and all those other companies. They don't give you the flexibility you need and putting your eggs in another company's basket is just asking for trouble.

    Get a reseller hosting account with hostgator or something and build the websites from free templates you can find online...or just outsource the web design.

    Make sure to get at least half upfront to cover your costs.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    I think I am going to use homestead, I really like their templates... but I am thinking about upping my monthly hosting fee to my clients by using inuits weblisting service to get them local listings on over 100 search engines and directories... and they get renewed each month. I was just wondering if this is a good way to get my clients some local search results.
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    • Profile picture of the author truly_gifted
      Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

      I think I am going to use homestead, I really like their templates... but I am thinking about upping my monthly hosting fee to my clients by using inuits weblisting service to get them local listings on over 100 search engines and directories... and they get renewed each month. I was just wondering if this is a good way to get my clients some local search results.
      Don't believe all the hype that these large companies sell you. You would really come out better by outsourcing the local listings so that you have some proof to show your customers. And as far as search engine submissions, you can get tons of those (at least 500) for maybe about five bucks.
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      • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
        Originally Posted by truly_gifted View Post

        Don't believe all the hype that these large companies sell you. You would really come out better by outsourcing the local listings so that you have some proof to show your customers. And as far as search engine submissions, you can get tons of those (at least 500) for maybe about five bucks.
        Thanks for the advice..... where do I outsource?... where can I get 500 submitions for about 5 bucks?...

        Help! I am new and some of this stuff is way over my head!
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        • Profile picture of the author DevinRose
          Congratulations Don that's awesome
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

          Thanks for the advice..... where do I outsource?... where can I get 500 submitions for about 5 bucks?...

          Help! I am new and some of this stuff is way over my head!

          Head over to fiverr you can find 500 for 5 bucks there. Also take a look at the Warrior Classifieds you can find great deals on Press Release & articles. That will get you ranked on Google faster than anything else.

          Congradulations on taking action !!!
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  • Profile picture of the author spesialis
    I wish it were that easy (intuit local listings, I mean)

    Just imagine, if it were that easy, any business can sign up for $15 a month and get their website show up on first page of G places.

    Congrats for your new adventure!
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  • Profile picture of the author Molad
    Congratulations!.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    Hey guys please keep in mind that I can not pm yet as I am very new so if you wan't to email me send to... doncram at livedotcom

    PLEASE DON'T SPAM ME!!!! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    Taking action is what it's all about--Congratulations!

    Now take this excitement, this energy...and go out and land your next client while the iron is hot!

    Rinse, Repeat, Profit!

    Good Luck

    ~Dexx
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    well... I JUST MADE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT!!!!

    I have a chance to get about $800 worth of matinence done on my car in exchange for building a 5 page website.

    this is so awesome!!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
      Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

      well... I JUST MADE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT!!!!

      I have a chance to get about $800 worth of matinence done on my car in exchange for building a 5 page website.

      this is so awesome!!!!!
      Thats great to hear....You're sharp if you can get $800 in auto maintenance traded out for a website....and I completely agree, John is awesome.
      _____
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      • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
        Originally Posted by brucerby View Post

        Thats great to hear....You're sharp if you can get $800 in auto maintenance traded out for a website....and I completely agree, John is awesome.
        _____
        Bruce
        I wouldn't call myself sharp... just downright honest and streightforward...

        people respond when they see these qualities and not another "salesman".

        thats all no super smarts here...
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  • Profile picture of the author cchipster
    Wow dude your on fire! Keep up the good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kate Campbell
    Congrats. It will be your first money in Online World ?
    Good Luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author cchipster
      PS- if you didnt already know, John runs a telemarketing forum at: www.thetelemarketingforum.com and is great info and scripts for generating leads/sales. Not affiliated in anyway...just useful info here.


      Don't forget to ask for referals if you do a good job for them! :p

      Cchipster
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      • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
        Originally Posted by Kate Campbell View Post

        Congrats. It will be your first money in Online World ?
        Good Luck!
        Yes this is the first thing that I have tried that has worked.

        Originally Posted by cchipster View Post

        PS- if you didnt already know, John runs a telemarketing forum at: thetelemarketingforumdotcom and is great info and scripts for generating leads/sales. Not affiliated in anyway...just useful info here.


        Don't forget to ask for referals if you do a good job for them! :p

        Cchipster
        yeah actually once I get back on my feet I plan on joining tmf... just don't have the cashflow at this moment.

        also I WILL do a good job and I WILL get referals from them!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author danielkanuck
    Congrats on your appointment. If consulting/website building is your passion, go hard at it and work it until the wheels fall off. And even when the wheels fall off, get new wheels and go hard at it again.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattyD
    Don, congratulations buddy! I hope it's the first of many new clients for you.

    As an aside, your enthusiasm here is infectious. You've got me giggling through this thread.

    All the best! Keep it up!
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
      Originally Posted by MattyD View Post

      Don, congratulations buddy! I hope it's the first of many new clients for you.

      As an aside, your enthusiasm here is infectious. You've got me giggling through this thread.

      All the best! Keep it up!
      I truly hope that my enthusiasm is infectious... I hope it gets some people to get off the couch and do something to change their situation. It took me three months to find something that is working, but I knew that if I didn't give up I would succeed!

      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      Head over to fiverr you can find 500 for 5 bucks there. Also take a look at the Warrior Classifieds you can find great deals on Press Release & articles. That will get you ranked on Google faster than anything else.

      Congradulations on taking action !!!
      Thanks for the info... I will check it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    Well... day # 2 on this thread... I am about to go and donate some plasma, then when I get back, it's back on the phone to set some more appointments and make some more mooooolllaaaaaa!!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
      Originally Posted by Rauhbautz View Post

      Thanks for sharing.

      Here's the link to NEWBIES READ THIS!!! How Y-O-U Can Make 50k From Nothing With ZERO HTML Knowledge thread.

      Thanks... I still can't post links

      Sidenote: the above thread set me free from having to eat peanut butter twice a day!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley Wright
    Congrats Don! Your on fire - The main thing now is you have the momentum keep it going!
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  • Profile picture of the author Razarulz
    Wow..congrats don !, i dun even know you have a pure luck or a great mindset that's lead your life brighter like this...
    i should look at the post that u mentioned , look's like it can helping me...
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
      Originally Posted by Razarulz View Post

      Wow..congrats don !, i dun even know you have a pure luck or a great mindset that's lead your life brighter like this...
      i should look at the post that u mentioned , look's like it can helping me...
      GO READ...
      NEWBIES READ THIS!!! How Y-O-U Can Make 50k From Nothing With ZERO HTML Knowledge
      RIGHT NOW!!!


      If you don't overthink it and just do it...


      YOU WILL MAKE MONEY!!!!!

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      • Profile picture of the author TWalker
        Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

        GO READ...
        NEWBIES READ THIS!!! How Y-O-U Can Make 50k From Nothing With ZERO HTML Knowledge
        RIGHT NOW!!!
        Woohoo! Yea the value in that thread is not just the technique John describes but the taking action and motivation John teaches us.

        It is truly enlightening. Take it and run with it.

        Most if not all of these offline techniques will work for anyone if you can just apply one.

        I also recommend reading further into his material like The Great Offline Telemarketing Report. The last pages which quote: The Scroll Marked II by Og Mandino impacted my life and I practice it every area of my life.

        John practices these principles and that is why he can pass them on to us and us to "them".
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Don! AWESOME!

    Good goin brother. Im glad that thread inspired you, however YOU are the inspiration here! Thanks man, it means the world that you made this thread at just the right time for me to really really appreciate to the max too!

    God is Good. Keep moving straight forward. You are on the road to success as long as you keep moving the same direction... Keep making appts too. The best thing you can do is walk into an appointment knowing you have more scheduled. Its shifts all the leverage to YOUR side of the table...because you arent begging anyone for biz, and they need a website more than you need to beg for their business.

    Great news Don! Keep it up. Its not rocket Science. I think the great thing about that thread is it reveals that you need work ethics more than any great pie in the sky secret.

    The winners in this game deserve it!

    Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

    Yes this is the first thing that I have tried that has worked.



    yeah actually once I get back on my feet I plan on joining tmf... just don't have the cashflow at this moment.

    also I WILL do a good job and I WILL get referals from them!!!
    Don you can join for free. The free membership is more valubale than alot of paid ones, and we will support you as a free member as much as we would any paid one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Don! AWESOME!

      Good goin brother. Im glad that thread inspired you, however YOU are the inspiration here! Thanks man, it means the world that you made this thread at just the right time for me to really really appreciate to the max too!

      God is Good. Keep moving straight forward. You are on the road to success as long as you keep moving the same direction... Keep making appts too. The best thing you can do is walk into an appointment knowing you have more scheduled. Its shifts all the leverage to YOUR side of the table...because you arent begging anyone for biz, and they need a website more than you need to beg for their business.

      Great news Don! Keep it up. Its not rocket Science. I think the great thing about that thread is it reveals that you need work ethics more than any great pie in the sky secret.

      The winners in this game deserve it!



      Don you can join for free. The free membership is more valubale than alot of paid ones, and we will support you as a free member as much as we would any paid one.
      HEY JOHN,

      DID I MENTION... THANK YOU!!!!!

      I joined tmf and I look forward to learning more from you...

      where is the best place for me to start on tmf?
      I looked around briefly but I must admit, I felt a little lost...:confused:

      I have so many questions, I feel like I can't learn enough!!!

      Is it just me or do all newbies feel this way? lol

      anyway... Thanks again for being who you are...

      You are an insperation to all.

      Don
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    The Boiler room is where most of the action is... Offline... Always introductions are a good place to start!
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    • Profile picture of the author Hugh
      And the secret is.............(drum roll).........

      THERE IS NO SECRET!!!!!!!!!!

      Just do it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Cactus Monkey
    Congrats!

    In that forum you can find people to outsource your clients websites.
    I would suggest you get your own reseller account
    instead of homestead. You already have two clients.
    Homestead is good but limited options.
    You have more control with your own hosting account (better with reseller account).
    Sounds like you are really good at calling people.
    The forum has great telemarketing tools and people who are willing to help you
    including John Durham.
    For your continuing success!

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    • Profile picture of the author wayne60618
      Good job Dom. You did the hard part and took the first step. John offers very good advice on telemarketing and it works...if you work it.

      Wayne
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      • Profile picture of the author smarks70
        Don, First off congratulations for taking action! It is amazing how "lucky" you can get when you actually make the calls .

        John is also an inspiration to me. I just started offline marketing seven weeks ago, due to a job loss. Since then I have closed several clients and learned a whole lot in the process. But it all came down to taking ACTION and making those calls and setting appointments.

        It's people like you who truly inspire others like myself to keep moving forward. Thanks for starting this thread and thank you to ALL the others that have chimed in too.

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  • Profile picture of the author cchipster
    Smile and dial baby!
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    ok.... update time

    yesterday the business partner of the first meeting I had called me with a ton of "why should I have you build our website?" questions.

    I was a little frustrated to have to answer all of these questions again but I kept my cool and had him laughing by the end of the call.

    he said that he would talk it over with his partner and call me back today to set everything up...

    Here is the problem...

    It is almost 4pm and I need money NOW!!! LOL

    Is there a way for me to call them and not sound as desperate as I really am...

    or should I just bite the bullet and wait even though it might mean having to sell some stuff to come up with money?
    ( and before anyone says it... YES I AM STILL PICKING UP THE PHONE AND TRYING TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS! It just seems that with memorial day I can't get one setup befor tuesday so this client seems to be the only option that I have right NOW)

    I really need some input here...

    thanks a bunch guys,

    Don
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Don I'd just call him and say , listen if it will help you out why dont you just go ahead and write me out a check for $350 and we'll call it even and get this site up for you... heck I need to get some customers up to showcase this week, fair enough?

    Alright Ill either drop by or send a courier out this afternoon to pick up a check, unless you'd prefer to just go ahead and take care of this over the phone... which one of those would work best for you, Im good either way...okay great.


    Do that and you might get it, if nothing else you wont totally lose them.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielkanuck
    Congrats bro. Let us know how the project and client turn out to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    It's official...

    I AM 500 BUCKS RICHER!!!!!!!!!

    Took the client an extra couple of days to make a decision but, I woke up this morning to a phone call from them asking if I can pick up a check and get started on there website tomorrow morning!

    also tomorow is another meeting with a mechanic that wants to trade repairs on my car for a website... so I could land two clients in 1 day!!!

    I just want to thank everyone for your advice and support... I DID IT!!!!!

    Much love,

    Don
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  • Profile picture of the author MaineCoon
    Hey Don, I'm very proud! How do you prepared your materials? Do you have a website already? with samples work? business cards? etc etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
      Originally Posted by MaineCoon View Post

      Hey Don, I'm very proud! How do you prepared your materials? Do you have a website already? with samples work? business cards? etc etc?
      actualy,

      I just followed step by step exactly what John teaches in his thread that is quoted above and in the free audio that you can find there as well.

      I can't say it enough...

      1. read this thread

      2. listen to his audio

      3. TAKE ACTION!!!

      I am living proof that it works!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author MaineCoon
        Hi Don, I am a true believer. It's all about taken action. I have read the thread but It didn't really talk about preps except the phone calls, maybe I missed it. I also couldn't find the audios you mentioned.

        I just want to know if you have build a website/came up with a logo/business cards/a contract based on your services and show samples work. I can see that John Durham is saying that you don't need to know HTML to get business, just like I don't need all the above I have mention to lane myself a $500 website deal. I was just wondering if any of those people you have met with actually asked to see your work, ask to get a business card for call back, ask to see if they can check out your website, etc etc., because mine does.
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        • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
          Originally Posted by MaineCoon View Post

          Hi Don, I am a true believer. It's all about taken action. I have read the thread but It didn't really talk about preps except the phone calls, maybe I missed it. I also couldn't find the audios you mentioned.

          I just want to know if you have build a website/came up with a logo/business cards/a contract based on your services and show samples work. I can see that John Durham is saying that you don't need to know HTML to get business, just like I don't need all the above I have mention to lane myself a $500 website deal. I was just wondering if any of those people you have met with actually asked to see your work, ask to get a business card for call back, ask to see if they can check out your website, etc etc., because mine does.
          Hi MaineCoon,

          the audio that I was talking about is available here.

          Most of your questions will be addressed in the audio, but if you have any more questions after you listen... then please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help.

          Don
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          • Profile picture of the author MaineCoon
            Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

            Hi MaineCoon,

            the audio that I was talking about is available here.

            Most of your questions will be addressed in the audio, but if you have any more questions after you listen... then please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help.

            Don
            Thank you!
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            • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
              Originally Posted by MaineCoon View Post

              Thank you!
              your welcome
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    • Profile picture of the author Tracy411
      Hi Don,

      That is truly awesome. I agree with John- You are an inspiration, and your enthusiasm IS most definitely infectious. I think it is fair to say that reading your thread here will light a fire under someone who is ready and waiting for the right spark to ignite it. At any rate, it is very cool all around. It warms my heart to hear stories of people in tough spots finding it within them to take the bull by the horns and wrestle up a new path for themselves. Keep all of that positive, productive energy going. It'll bring you more than you could ever hope for. That is my hope for you anyway

      I also agree with you in that John is an inspiration. If you are reading this, John, you have a way of taking that piece of hope inside of people that wants to believe it is possible to succeed at making a living with offline marketing, and helping them to explode that spark of possibility and inspiration into something great- Action! It only gets better from there. Everyone has to choose to sit on the tracks and get run over or move, but it does take a special coach/teacher to help another find the courage to try when it may feel easier to give up.

      Congrats, really **applause** And that is for both you, Don and to John.

      Wishing you even more and continued success.

      Tracy
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by Tracy411 View Post


        I also agree with you in that John is an inspiration. If you are reading this, John, you have a way of taking that piece of hope inside of people that wants to believe it is possible to succeed at making a living with offline marketing, and helping them to explode that spark of possibility and inspiration into something great....

        Tracy
        Tracy that ray of hope is something I see, because I spent alot of time looking for it... Some people have never needed it... But I did. And so its easy to show others because IM VERY VERY VERY SERIOUS, that YES! YES! YES! If I could see the "ray of hope" from my once perspective, then You can see it too!

        Thank you both for making it worthwhile, now I gotta go before i start blushing. No matter WHO inspires you, if you get as far as Don DID then you are among a different flock of sheep that the 99 who couldnt bring themselves to action.

        Im not lying to you when I say that this 8th grade drop out has given fulltime jobs to men with marketing degree's, through MARKETING...lol...and I am only 1 of MILLIONS of guys who made something from nothing!

        Yes! Anyone can, if they will! YOU CAN!

        Good goin again Don!

        Ps. If you had come from where I came from... Then you WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO "NOT" SHARE! YOU WOULD BE SOOOOOO EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES THAT EXIST FOR EVERYONE!!!

        If you KNEW I had it in me to prosper wouldnt you tell me?

        Thats what Im doing!
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  • Profile picture of the author Genesis1
    That's awesome, congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    Congrats Don!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There are many more where that came from!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      Congratulations Don,

      It's great to hear stories of people trying a method regardless of their fear of not knowing everything.
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      • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
        Well, here is another update...

        The business owner was having computer problems so I am meeting with her on monday.

        Also, I worked it out so that part of my monthly fee will be paid to me in the form of two free haircuts per month!!!!

        ok... I am excited about that because I have been to poor to afford to style my hair for about 2 years!..... but NOT ANYMORE BABY!!!!

        How are you all doing... this thread doesn't need to be just about me... I would love to have other success stories from students of John Durham's posted on this thread!

        So... SPREAD THE WORD!!!:p

        Much love to you all,

        Don

        P.S. HALLA BACK IF JOHN DURHAM IS YOUR HERO!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
          hey guys,

          I just had a brilliant idea...

          When the website is finished, I plan on posting a link here so that you all can check it out! (plus that will give it better stats that I can show my client )

          ok... I think that's a good idea...:confused: is it?

          anyways... just some random thoughts.

          catcha laters,

          Don
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      • Profile picture of the author brendan9971
        im going to start working in the offline world now and this is a great inspiring story to read!!

        this will probably the first of many times i read it to keep myself moving and on the go with my plans
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahPerez10
    Congratulations Don!!!
    Awesome Job, Keep it up.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    well,

    I am going to show my first client what her website looks like today in hopes that she will realize that the only thing keeping me from finishing it, is me having to wait on her...

    as soon as I get some pics and some info from her I can publish!!!

    anyhooo...

    wish me luck!!!

    Don
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Don Cram View Post

      well,

      I am going to show my first client what her website looks like today in hopes that she will realize that the only thing keeping me from finishing it, is me having to wait on her...

      as soon as I get some pics and some info from her I can publish!!!

      anyhooo...

      wish me luck!!!

      Don
      Don, alot of your customers will string you along for months waiting for materials which is why if youi can get paid up front its good... then its their own fault if you didnt finish in time.

      on another note, it can cause stagnation if you are subconsciously waiting on her before you do more business... I would go out and get more business if she's slow and let her come around when she's ready to take advantage of her investment.

      Hopefully though you will get what you are looking for today... Good luck.

      On another note, I have to say I used to be embarrased and not know how to take threads like these, but then I wrote a letter to someone last night who has really inspired me, and it would be a travesty for me not to tell them that... and I told them, as I often, when Im inspired do how much their inspiration meant to me...Like yourself Don... NO MAN can Bless John Durham without being blessed... I will see to it. And so you have here! Thank you! I recieve it.

      And you know what? I needed to express that.

      So I have come to terms with the fact that if someone is inspired by something you say, its okay to allow them to express that, and not feel like you are a "glory hound" or something... Because people need to tell those who inspired them "Hey you were a life saver to me..." its part of their way of appreciating and some are more enthusiastic than others, about showing that. Its all good. I LOOOOOVE the people who inspire me!

      Im like Don.

      Allen Says is my Hero!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    John,

    Thats what it's all about man!!!!

    reap what you have sown, treat others as you wish to be treated, give to get....

    We say it in many ways but I think too many have forgotten what it means, so...

    LETS SHOW THEM!!!!

    Also,

    I was already planning on picking the phone back up on monday if all was silent from my client, so what you said was just confirming my action plan! (great minds...)

    thanks again,

    Don
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  • Profile picture of the author blueberries
    Keep us updated Man and Congrats !
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  • Profile picture of the author mtnbiker50
    Doing a great job Don! Taking action is what it is all about!
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  • Profile picture of the author jr1228
    I am a little late to this thread, but... congrats, Don! Isn't it a great feeling?
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Don, this thread is becoming an exciting novel. Fun stuff and entertaining. I'll be subscribing for the next installments. Keep us up to date. Well done and congrats!

    I've done the plasma thing too - did it like clockwork for a couple of years - twice a week put $32 in my pocket each week.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      I still listen to those audios of Johns often. About an hour 3-4 times a week while doing my morning walk in the park. Audios 5 - 8. Been doing it for a month. Im trying Direct Mail right now but im warming up to the 800 lb Gorilla. lol
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      • Profile picture of the author PhilaPM
        Originally Posted by Bobster0007 View Post

        I still listen to those audios of Johns often. About an hour 3-4 times a week while doing my morning walk in the park. Audios 5 - 8. Been doing it for a month. Im trying Direct Mail right now but im warming up to the 800 lb Gorilla. lol
        Where can I get these audio's that everyone keeps mentioning?
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        • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
          Originally Posted by PhilaPM View Post

          Where can I get these audio's that everyone keeps mentioning?
          there is a link to the audio's in the first post on this page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Budas286
    Im glad that you are succes with his method, im go to read right now,.
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  • Profile picture of the author WAWarrior
    Don, thanks for sharing, and passing the baton of blessing.We we learned in affiliate marketing can be well put to use in the Offline Biz indeed...
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  • Profile picture of the author BlogDiva
    Don...you are motivation to get moving. I am listening to John Durham audio series RIGHT NOW!!
    Thanks!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Cram
    Hey everyone,

    Well it has been about 2 months since my last post and I felt like you all should get an update from me...

    I now have 2 clients under my belt, the first is the hair salon that I have mentioned on this forum and it has been a really slow process with her trying to get any momentum up as far as building her website. But she has been paying my monthly hosting fees so I have no complaints there.

    The second has been awesome!!!

    I should be publishing this website within the next week and boy is it a beauty! It is for a local animal hospital and will have around 35 pages..... cha-ching!!! It took me around 1 month of working with the client to finaly be ready to publish, but I made around 1 months sallary building it so I am very excited! (plus, they are going to give me one hell of a testimonial!)

    I haven't been doing much telemarketing because I have been so busy building the websites but am going to start calling again soon.

    Money is still kinda tight because just as we started to get ahead, my wife lost her job. No matter though, now that I have a taste of freedom, nothing can stop me!!!

    I hope that everyone else is doing well.

    Never give up on your dreams...

    Don
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  • Profile picture of the author SubUrbanHype
    If you are running with Johns model, I would suggest you use Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog instead of homestead. That way you can let the owner of the site update it themselves if they want to. I know I had that problem before where business owners wanted to update it themselves and not have me be the only one updating it for them.

    Just a suggestion.

    Congrats on your success.
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  • Profile picture of the author bkat52
    I dont want to hijack the thread or anything but I too would like to say thanks to John and his 50K thread. I've read through it several times and landed my first client about 3 weeks ago. Just finished his site and waiting to collect the 2nd half of payment once he approves some revisions. Definitely has been a learning experience but well worth it. Best part is now he wants to set up a meeting to discuss SEO and text message marketing.. Im probably the most skeptical person I know, so trusting someone on an internet forum has been difficult, but I'd have to conclude John is legit. Thanks man. You're right, God is good.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by bkat52 View Post

      I dont want to hijack the thread or anything but I too would like to say thanks to John and his 50K thread. I've read through it several times and landed my first client about 3 weeks ago. Just finished his site and waiting to collect the 2nd half of payment once he approves some revisions. Definitely has been a learning experience but well worth it. Best part is now he wants to set up a meeting to discuss SEO and text message marketing.. Im probably the most skeptical person I know, so trusting someone on an internet forum has been difficult, but I'd have to conclude John is legit. Thanks man. You're right, God is good.
      Thanks Bkat for the props there...- Its just timeless principles - One can make it sound as fancy as they want- but its just "CONTACTING PEOPLE" and telling them you have a service to offer, and finding out if they are interested.

      Someone always is if you stay at it.

      Here's the timeless truth - "If you are doing that (contacting people consistently and making an offer) then you are going to get business".

      Simple.

      Again that offends alot of people who feel that me telling newbies they can do this, undermines their professional "sales person" status, but still, regardless of how that offends, the fact remains that 100 new 18 year old high school dropouts will take telemarketing jobs in call centers today, and most of them will write more business than most "professional consultants" on the WF will, and most of them arent consultants , I hate to say it, but its true. Most of them are selling a canned "package", packages that include things like SEO... that will really bring customers value.

      These canned packages are being sold by these teenagers on the phone for much more reputable and successful companies than any consultants you see around here owning.

      In fact most of the people here who tell you that canned packages are worthless to sell "offer some", and will gladly let you sell one of theirs, and if you can bring them a customer, they wouldnt care how inexperienced you were. They wouldnt turn down your customer because you werent qualified to sell...

      Despite what most critics tend to think "The marketing directors at Yellowbook 360 and ATT, are smarter than them... and their marketing department probably knows more about SEO than they do... and they CERTAINLY know how to do more business than most critics do...". That is unless you know someone who signed up 1000 customers this week.

      Here's the point - All of these companies use "cold calling", and they use inexperienced people on the phones...

      Its not rocket science, just pick up a phone and start offering people your service, and someone will say yes.

      I say all this to say that success is for EVERYONE!

      A motivated high school drop out will out perform a college graduate who is always looking for an easier way.

      Movers and shakers are more valuable than know it alls... and ANYONE here can be that much!

      In closing,

      They can argue with me, but Bkat- They cant argue with your results!

      You are doing the basic thing that gets people business while everyone else scratches their heads re writing their pitches..., you are making contact with business owners and offering yourself as a resource. Seriously thats all it takes to write business. The best way to get a good pitch is to just get on the phone and bang it out till it starts working honestly...not much rocket science there. I have a million pitches... and every single one of them will work, but not untill you can master it and say it properly, thats going to go with ANYTHING you pitch...

      Sure I will sell you a report on how to do it...if you like, but I will tell you right now, you can do it without any reports. Just get on the phone and start talking to people offering ANY service. It will all start falling into place.

      All it takes is guts. You have those apparently.

      Good for you BTW on taking action.

      John Durham only stands to say one thing here... ANYBODY CAN BECOME A WARRIOR, but it takes more than $37.00 and a sig link... We all have it in us.

      Im one, and it looks like you are too!

      I also agree "God is Good".

      Ps. You dont have to know "everything", you only need to know how to represent your product. If you dont have one , there are a ton of warriors here who offer products, services and packages - Hook up with someone else here who sells a service package, and learn the features and benefits of it -Easily done within 24 hours...learn how to explain it, and then go present it to someone and make some CASHMULA!

      If someone says "You dont know enough about implementing to sell..." Then say "Okay what do YOU sell? I will represent YOUR package and YOU can implement and I will sell".
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  • Profile picture of the author farkry
    Hey .... This is truly inspiring, my offline consultancy is bound to be sucessful with all the helpful advice on the warrior forum & stories like this are just what's needed to light the fire !
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  • Profile picture of the author skeeloj
    John, Thanks for the post. I think it's excellent way of getting started. I wonder if you could help with me a things things that I thinking about SEO.

    1) Will I have to do keyword research before buying the domain name and deciding on
    the best name for their business?
    2) Will I have to do the SEO to get them ranked as this can be quite time consuming and
    a bit difficult for a newbie?

    Thanks in advance.

    Skeeloj
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  • Profile picture of the author Deidra Renee
    I am thinking about joining tmf and doing a telemarketing challenge for myself next week.I have worked as a telemarketer in the real world off and on for 3 yrs so I don't why it's so hard for me to get on the phone and make money for MYSELF! I'm more comfortable with email marketing and direct mail, but I think I will give this a try..it could get me to that $10,000 month mark that I'm trying to reach
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Deidra Renee View Post

      I am thinking about joining tmf and doing a telemarketing challenge for myself next week.I have worked as a telemarketer in the real world off and on for 3 yrs so I don't why it's so hard for me to get on the phone and make money for MYSELF! I'm more comfortable with email marketing and direct mail, but I think I will give this a try..it could get me to that $10,000 month mark that I'm trying to reach
      Wow. Dierdree, you are talking about, exactly what Im writing about this moment. Whenever I get done with this writing you get the first free copy.

      Yes. You can do this for yourself.
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      • Profile picture of the author Deidra Renee
        Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

        Wow. Dierdree, you are talking about, exactly what Im writing about this moment. Whenever I get done with this writing you get the first free copy.

        Yes. You can do this for yourself.
        Thanks John! Everytime I try to take my business to the next level I get a major setback. I went home today to find my house had been broken into..again! But I have a phone everywhere I go so I can still get on the phones and get this money I'm looking forward to the reading
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      • Profile picture of the author teak99
        Hi John,

        It's good to see that you are still around. I was getting worried that something had happened to you.

        There is a whole group of people who have bought your Offline Business Toolkit WSO recently waiting to hear from you (including myself, one week ago).

        I see that you have now closed this WSO, but the last group of people who purchased the WSO still have not received access to it or had any contact from you whatsoever, which we find strange from such a highly respected marketer.

        I personally have not received any reply to my emails or PM I have sent you. I figured something must have happened to you, but obviously you are still posting on Warrior Forum.

        We are all hoping that you can give us the correct access to your Offline Business Toolkit as soon as possible.

        Thanks
        Chris

        Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

        Wow. Dierdree, you are talking about, exactly what Im writing about this moment. Whenever I get done with this writing you get the first free copy.

        Yes. You can do this for yourself.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Durham
          Originally Posted by teak99 View Post

          Hi John,

          It's good to see that you are still around. I was getting worried that something had happened to you.

          There is a whole group of people who have bought your Offline Business Toolkit WSO recently waiting to hear from you (including myself, one week ago).

          I see that you have now closed this WSO, but the last group of people who purchased the WSO still have not received access to it or had any contact from you whatsoever, which we find strange from such a highly respected marketer.

          I personally have not received any reply to my emails or PM I have sent you. I figured something must have happened to you, but obviously you are still posting on Warrior Forum.

          We are all hoping that you can give us the correct access to your Offline Business Toolkit as soon as possible.

          Thanks
          Chris
          Chris, I have responded to every email I have recieved... and instructed for people to email me at johndurham1969@yahoo.com if there is an issue.

          Thank you for your concern about my well being, and usually Im usually more active at TMF however I just got my interent access turned back on after two week period of having to wait for them to swithch it over, and so I havent been online as much as a result...

          You dont have to worry, JD isnt going to disapear anytime soon, though from time to time there may be a lapse when Im not around as much as usual ...

          Honestly, in the last year there hasnt been more than a two day stretch when I havent been on TMF without losing sleep over it... and that wont chenge anytime soon... But I have had to shift my prioroties a bit as of late and make alot of personal life changes, so I appreciate your patience with me for the last couple of weeks.

          Anytime you see me on the WF of as late its usually just for a minute or two in Off topic" because my friends in there are helping me work through some personal challenges that hopefully should see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Of course a thread title like this one is going to catch my eye...

          Dont worry, JD nor TMF are going anywhere anytime soon... In the meantime though there should be enough resources and content with over 12000 posts at TMF to really give a person everything they need and more to succeed or answer just about any question.

          In fact Im looking forward to making it twice as efficient and resourceful in the next year. It will continue to become more and more valuable over time.

          Anyway, I just got my internet back on , so I will be more active on TMF next week. If you havent recieved an upgrade email, then please email me and I will upgrade you.

          Again, apologies for any lapses of communication in the last week or two.

          -John
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          • Profile picture of the author teak99
            Hi John,

            Thank you for your response and yes, it is good to know that you are well

            Technology is a wonderful thing.... when it works. I will resend my email.

            Cheers
            Chris

            Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

            Chris, I have responded to every email I have recieved... and instructed for people to email me at johndurham1969@yahoo.com if there is an issue.

            Thank you for your concern about my well being, and usually Im usually more active at TMF however I just got my interent access turned back on after two week period of having to wait for them to swithch it over, and so I havent been online as much as a result...

            You dont have to worry, JD isnt going to disapear anytime soon, though from time to time there may be a lapse when Im not around as much as usual ...

            Honestly, in the last year there hasnt been more than a two day stretch when I havent been on TMF without losing sleep over it... and that wont chenge anytime soon... But I have had to shift my prioroties a bit as of late and make alot of personal life changes, so I appreciate your patience with me for the last couple of weeks.

            Anytime you see me on the WF of as late its usually just for a minute or two in Off topic" because my friends in there are helping me work through some personal challenges that hopefully should see the light at the end of the tunnel soon. Of course a thread title like this one is going to catch my eye...

            Dont worry, JD nor TMF are going anywhere anytime soon... In the meantime though there should be enough resources and content with over 12000 posts at TMF to really give a person everything they need and more to succeed or answer just about any question.

            In fact Im looking forward to making it twice as efficient and resourceful in the next year. It will continue to become more and more valuable over time.

            Anyway, I just got my internet back on , so I will be more active on TMF next week. If you havent recieved an upgrade email, then please email me and I will upgrade you.

            Again, apologies for any lapses of communication in the last week or two.

            -John
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  • Profile picture of the author Avanyx
    Hi thanks for bringing my attention to John Durham, I have been doing some research into some of his past WSO's and the posts that he made and he really seems to know his stuff will be taking action and notes on what I am reading and putting to action the tips that he provides,

    Once again thank you.
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