I started cold calling back in March based on what I read in the Newbies thread, started by the awesom-est offliner ever - John Durham. This guy knows his stuff and he is generous enough to share it with anyone that truly wants to make a *go* of it!
I haven't been as consistent as I would like - life with five fabulous kiddos and one amazing husband just springs up stuff here and there!
but, we ran up against some major financial issues. it was a make-it-or-break it time for us. so we hit it mega-hard - with john encouraging us all the way (sometimes, dragging our sorry carcasses!!) my husband took the kids - ALL FIVE OF THEM!! - out to the park, to the museum, to the park again - anywhere so that I could have some quiet time to make calls.
side note - none of you have any excuses after what my husband did for the last two weeks! i know john has had to do some bend-over-backwards stuff when it comes to making this work along with kids, too.
each day, i thought it was *the* day and i was going to make 2 or 20 sales. and i would come up empty - but i still hit it the next day - i was NOT going to let this thing defeat our amazing family.
it took a few days, but this week in particular, the flood gates have begun to open. i've made a TON of great contacts, i've had business owners calling ME back!!!!! two businesses in one day!!! (that's pretty awesome for a newbie!) i have a meeting set up for tomorrow, i have two businesses in my same line of work that are ready to send customers my way for their own varying reasons.
DO NOT GIVE UP!
if you have not gotten on that phone - go make a call, go make 200 calls! MAKE something happen!!!