Land UNLIMITED Offline clients with these two simple questions!!(MY PHONE SCRIPT)

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Heya!!

Thought I'd share my current phone script from my wso that is doing very well for me for landing SMS clients via restaurants. Enjoy!

P.S I find it pretty easy to get passed the gatekeeper simply with a stern, "I need to speak with the manager/owner" line.

Yea this is billy ownerdude, may I help you?
Hey what's up, how are you? (cooool, what about you?)
Good, Im doing great thanks! My name is Arron, im calling from (your company name) out of (your city) and I was just hoping you had a second for me to ask you one quick question? (One question? No problem, Go ahead buddy)
Awesome! okay, What do you think it would do for your sales if you had the ability to send special promotional offers that only lasts 24 hours straight to your customers cell phones every single week?
(Whoo, that sounds like a great idea!)
This is what I do for local restaurants just like yours! SMS marketing is the freshest and most effective way to market to your customer base and experience an unusual increase in sales every time we send out one message. Don't you think this would be a good addition to your current marketing efforts?


It all flows for me after that, it's not any magical copyrighting in here but it works for me and the owners are very much less defensive since I've started using this script. Hope this helps some of you out there, try it out.

Arron
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  • Profile picture of the author alecr45
    Do you try to sell the product on the phone at all? Take questions etc? Or do you just try to set the appointment?

    I am in the process of starting a local SMS marketing company, and I am looking to brainstorm with other people in the industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    After the script above, I just try to get an email from them and tell them I'll send them some information and follow up with them in a couple days. I write a great email giving them benefits, examples, what they should expect and I include the pricing at the bottom and again tell them I will follow up in a couple days to see what they think and maybe we could set up a meeting.

    Seriously more than HALF of the clients I land email me back with their paypal payment, no meeting or anything.

    Arron
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    • Aaron -

      Do you have a copy of the email you're sending??? Or, at least something close??

      Thanks.

      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      After the script above, I just try to get an email from them and tell them I'll send them some information and follow up with them in a couple days. I write a great email giving them benefits, examples, what they should expect and I include the pricing at the bottom and again tell them I will follow up in a couple days to see what they think and maybe we could set up a meeting.

      Seriously more than HALF of the clients I land email me back with their paypal payment, no meeting or anything.

      Arron
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      • Profile picture of the author areevez
        Originally Posted by LocalSEOEntrepreneur View Post

        Aaron -

        Do you have a copy of the email you're sending??? Or, at least something close??

        Thanks.
        Well that's a big part of my current running wso so im not sure I want to give it to anyone for free out of respect for my customers!
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        • Profile picture of the author areevez
          Just landed another SMS client who I called YESTERDAY and sent my proposal email out THIS MORNING. I went to the store and came back to find she sent me $400 through paypal for SMS($235) and FB/TWITTER creation and maintenance($165) AGAIN WITH NO FACE TO FACE MEETING!

          I gave her a deal because she is FRESH, just opened her shop in June! My 34th client whoo!!!

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          • Profile picture of the author Luke Bishop
            Great work man so you got the spa lady onboard finally.

            Inspired me to make some calls today!
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            • Profile picture of the author areevez
              Originally Posted by Luke Bishop View Post

              Great work man so you got the spa lady onboard finally.

              Inspired me to make some calls today!
              Thanks!!
              Yup, She was taking a little while to make a decision so I gave her a little discount and she jumped on it quick!!

              Arron
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    What time of day do you find is best to call restaurants?
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Most rest. open around 10 here, I start calling at 9:30
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    just curious, what are you charging them?
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    • Profile picture of the author dunkinbbb
      Thanks for sharing:

      I'm just starting out here in SoCal.

      Curious - if you do not mind me asking - what do you charge?

      I've seen models as low as $79/month and as high as several hundred.

      Of course, initially, one can charge based upon value, but I believe, its not hard for the owner to google SMS marketing and find a bunch of $50/month plans.

      Way back when, I sold dramtic cost cutting technology to banks, and while the initial stages of the sale were all about how much they would save - payback was measured in months - pretty soon the conversation moved on to what about these other guys offering very similar products/services?

      Curious how you handle these scenarios.

      Kudos to you for getting the payment without a meeting.

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  • nice post. curious to find out what you're charging.
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  • Profile picture of the author RKCastillo
    Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes I forget that there are really more than enough customers out there (almost unlimited). All we need is the right way in. This looks promising.
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  • Profile picture of the author Candela
    Thanks for this,really simple and sounds like it would work (putting myself in the role of the gatekeeper I think it would disarm me)
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Arron.

    This script kicks ass!
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Thanks everyone, im glad you could take something from this!
    About what I charge, I've been sticking with $235 set up and $250 per month, I didnt spend much time researching how to do sms and stuff, I actually just found out about being able to do this for businesses like 2 months ago, I spent most my time just calling and practicing what phone scripts worked the best, went through about 8 different scripts until I stuck with this one. 13 restaurants landed in my first month, 4 landed second months, im starting to slow down now, I've got a lot of stuff going on at once, it's insane!!

    Originally Posted by Candela View Post

    Thanks for this,really simple and sounds like it would work (putting myself in the role of the gatekeeper I think it would disarm me)
    Your right! And that is the role i took since I first started cold calling and pushing sms through the door first and they love it so much it's easy to upsell different services and business ventures.

    Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

    Arron.

    This script kicks ass!
    Heyyy BIG words from a BIG name on the forum! That means a lot to me coming from you!! Thanks!

    Arron
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      Thanks everyone, im glad you could take

      Heyyy BIG words from a BIG name on the forum! That means a lot to me coming from you!! Thanks!

      Arron
      No big man on campus... Any person here is only one good report away from being a "name". But yeah, I love your script. First class. You could train people on that.
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  • Profile picture of the author kmalikis
    Arron,

    Good on you man! well done. i'm just getting into SMS marketing also. First of all thanks for sharing the info. I have a few follow up questions that clear up things a little more and perhaps help others also.

    - How are you fulfilling your service? which provider are you using?
    - Out of the first few clients you closed...how many people have opted in the restaurants sms list?
    - Are you helping with the marketing materials for the restaurants...so people know how to opt in to their sms marketing campain?
    - What kind of feedback have you heard from your first few restaurants you signed up? ( good, bad, indifferent )

    Thanks,

    Keep it up!

    Kamran
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by kmalikis View Post

      Arron,

      Good on you man! well done. i'm just getting into SMS marketing also. First of all thanks for sharing the info. I have a few follow up questions that clear up things a little more and perhaps help others also.

      - How are you fulfilling your service? which provider are you using?
      - Out of the first few clients you closed...how many people have opted in the restaurants sms list?
      - Are you helping with the marketing materials for the restaurants...so people know how to opt in to their sms marketing campain?
      - What kind of feedback have you heard from your first few restaurants you signed up? ( good, bad, indifferent )

      Thanks,

      Keep it up!

      Kamran
      Good questions! Check TXT180 out, I've been really happy with them so far, may change in the future when I get time to land some more clients. Compare TXT180 - Mobile SMS Marketing Solutions

      I actually managed to start upselling the 'extra' services such as providing marketing material which was a measly upsell of 99 bucks. But all I had to do was buy was a small plastic flyer holder and print out a simple little flyer for the to put up in the front of the rest. And I also included a quick training session to their hostesses on how to get everyone who walks in to sign up for the sms list. I get the owner to agree on offering custos who walk in, free drinks on their meal if they sign up for the text list.


      All of my clients are very happy with their ROI so I have yet to have any complaints or anyone fire me!

      Arron
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      • Profile picture of the author dmb0319
        Hey can you pm me or email me at dmb0319 at comcast (dot) net. i can't PM yet and I want to ask you a question. Thanks in advance
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      • Profile picture of the author Bennette
        All of my clients are very happy with their ROI so I have yet to have any complaints or anyone fire me!

        Arron[/QUOTE]
        Hi Arron. That's great! Do you mind saying what type of ROI they are seeing?

        Thanks for the post!
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        • Profile picture of the author John Durham
          @ Bennette

          I cant answer for Arron, but I for one can see text messaging marketing threads all around me, and something may not strike me as a brilliant idea... Its when I see a "turn of phrase" that I know will shock people and effect them that I get excited about something... When you see how something could "sell" easily, then its like "Okay, NOW this is a good idea".

          Doesnt matter what knowledge is being shared, the key that makes something sell or not is the "pitch".

          This guy's pitch is something you could scale out and teach simple average people to say...and no matter who you say it to, its gonna hit them hard...

          Peoples inward dialogue is ALREADY saying "Everyone is constantly on a cell phone these days...". Their own personal experience of looking around the world confirms to them that people even surf the internet on cell phones almost more than they do computers, and their cell phones are ALWAYS with them.

          Anyway, having tested lots of different scripts on lots of different little pilot groups...and different products... I know that a million dollars in sales is made by the right "turn of phrase", one that can be effective for an average person...So, sometimes a small paragraph like the one above, can open my eyes to a picture, that a 100 page report couldnt show me the potential of...

          Now to your point:


          For me personally, I dont need to see his customers ROI, because its very easy to see, as one who has worked with retail clients alot, how a spike one day per week could easily create $3-500 or more... and so $235, to do that 4 times per month is a steal. If sending out a great message to 2,000 customers sent 21 through your door in a 24 hour period, and your average ticket was $20.... then you profit by $1200 -$1400 per month roughly on a $235 investment.

          A retail store owner is use to profiting on much slimmer margins than that. For a business owner this would make alot of sense, and when I spoke to my friend, it DID make alot of sense to him.

          Ps. I dont even know Arron... But I know what he is saying makes alot of sense, and I did order his last WSO yesterday as a result of this post... and even if he doesnt "do" these things, which I believe he does... His stuff is very workable from my standpoint and I have tried some of the ideas he presents with different groups... and they absolutely work. In a call center, you always have little groups here and there piloting different programs to decide whats worthy of rolling out on the main floor... This guy "gets it'.

          Just wanted to say this isnt a fanboy thing because this is the first time I think I have ever even posted on the same thread as Arron or even knew of him, but this approach makes alot of sense.
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          • Profile picture of the author areevez
            Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

            @ Bennette

            I cant answer for Arron, but I for one can see text messaging marketing threads all around me, and something may not strike me as a brilliant idea... Its when I see a "turn of phrase" that I know will shock people and effect them that I get excited about something... When you see how something could "sell" easily, then its like "Okay, NOW this is a good idea".

            Doesnt matter what knowledge is being shared, the key that makes something sell or not is the "pitch".

            This guy's pitch is something you could scale out and teach simple average people to say...and no matter who you say it to, its gonna hit them hard...

            Peoples inward dialogue is ALREADY saying "Everyone is constantly on a cell phone these days...". Their own personal experience of looking around the world confirms to them that people even surf the internet on cell phones almost more than they do computers, and their cell phones are ALWAYS with them.

            Anyway, having tested lots of different scripts on lots of different little pilot groups...and different products... I know that a million dollars in sales is made by the right "turn of phrase", one that can be effective for an average person...So, sometimes a small paragraph like the one above, can open my eyes to a picture, that a 100 page report couldnt show me the potential of...

            Now to your point:


            For me personally, I dont need to see his customers ROI, because its very easy to see, as one who has worked with retail clients alot, how a spike one day per week could easily create $3-500 or more... and so $235, to do that 4 times per month is a steal. If sending out a great message to 2,000 customers sent 21 through your door in a 24 hour period, and your average ticket was $20.... then you profit by $1200 -$1400 per month roughly on a $235 investment.

            A retail store owner is use to profiting on much slimmer margins than that. For a business owner this would make alot of sense, and when I spoke to my friend, it DID make alot of sense to him.

            Ps. I dont even know Arron... But I know what he is saying makes alot of sense, and I did order his last WSO yesterday as a result of this post... and even if he doesnt "do" these things, which I believe he does... His stuff is very workable from my standpoint and I have tried some of the ideas he presents with different groups... and they absolutely work. In a call center, you always have little groups here and there piloting different programs to decide whats worthy of rolling out on the main floor... This guy "gets it'.

            Just wanted to say this isnt a fanboy thing because this is the first time I think I have ever even posted on the same thread as Arron or even knew of him, but this approach makes alot of sense.
            GREAT post John!! LOL at the last paragraph. Thanks!
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        Originally Posted by areevez View Post

        Good questions! Check TXT180 out, I've been really happy with them so far, may change in the future when I get time to land some more clients. Compare TXT180 - Mobile SMS Marketing Solutions

        I actually managed to start upselling the 'extra' services such as providing marketing material which was a measly upsell of 99 bucks. But all I had to do was buy was a small plastic flyer holder and print out a simple little flyer for the to put up in the front of the rest. And I also included a quick training session to their hostesses on how to get everyone who walks in to sign up for the sms list. I get the owner to agree on offering custos who walk in, free drinks on their meal if they sign up for the text list.


        All of my clients are very happy with their ROI so I have yet to have any complaints or anyone fire me!

        Arron
        So, you get one TXT180 account ($17.95/mo) for each new customer/client you get?
        Or, you just get one acct and just buy more "keywords" for each new customer/client?
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        • Profile picture of the author areevez
          Originally Posted by Ardoris View Post

          So, you get one TXT180 account ($17.95/mo) for each new customer/client you get?
          Or, you just get one acct and just buy more "keywords" for each new customer/client?
          I just buy a new keyword for my newly landed clients instead of setting up multiple accounts for each of them.
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          • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
            Originally Posted by areevez View Post

            I just buy a new keyword for my newly landed clients instead of setting up multiple accounts for each of them.
            So buying a new keyword for each client under the same account then we get charged another $17/mo that comes with 1000 texts correct? So each keyword then comes with 1000 texts then so if I have 10 clients then it would be 10 keywords which would cost me $170/month...is that correct?
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            • Profile picture of the author Ardoris
              Originally Posted by areevez View Post

              I just buy a new keyword for my newly landed clients instead of setting up multiple accounts for each of them.
              Thank you

              Originally Posted by mrtrance View Post

              So buying a new keyword for each client under the same account then we get charged another $17/mo that comes with 1000 texts correct? So each keyword then comes with 1000 texts then so if I have 10 clients then it would be 10 keywords which would cost me $170/month...is that correct?
              Additional Keywords*
              $5 set up fee (includes remainder of first month)
              $2 per month after first month
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            • Profile picture of the author ADukes81
              Originally Posted by mrtrance View Post

              So buying a new keyword for each client under the same account then we get charged another $17/mo that comes with 1000 texts correct? So each keyword then comes with 1000 texts then so if I have 10 clients then it would be 10 keywords which would cost me $170/month...is that correct?
              Isn't it $40 more per 1,000 messages after the first customer?

              Why not set up new accounts for each client?

              Am I missing something?
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              • Profile picture of the author Ardoris
                Originally Posted by ADukes81 View Post

                Isn't it $40 more per 1,000 messages after the first customer?

                Why not set up new accounts for each client?

                Am I missing something?
                Yeah.
                It seems that way.

                Kind of strange pricing.
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              • Profile picture of the author mike_lucas
                Originally Posted by ADukes81 View Post

                Isn't it $40 more per 1,000 messages after the first customer?

                Why not set up new accounts for each client?

                Am I missing something?
                yes seen that myself seems backwards to me as well just set up another account whne you factor in the cost
                5.00 per key word
                1000 additional messages 40.00

                total 45.00
                New account 17.95

                unless I am missing something?
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              • Profile picture of the author Yogini
                Originally Posted by ADukes81 View Post

                Isn't it $40 more per 1,000 messages after the first customer?

                Why not set up new accounts for each client?

                Am I missing something?
                I believe that those 40.00 for 1000 messages don't expire and are rollover minutes whereas the 17 per month for 1000 do expire. If you had a new account that only had 50 or 100 subscribers in first month and you sent out one message then it would be cheaper to use the minutes that don't expire and then you'd still have 900 messages you can use in future. That is how I am understanding it.

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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    so basically the $235 set up is straight profit and $230 of the monthly payment is profit. that's sweet! time for a WSO on this
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by rolltide View Post

      time for a WSO on this
      I'd buy it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian John
    What if you stumble the gatekeeper? Do you ask for the marketing guy?

    Thanks for your successful share.

    Adrian
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      Originally Posted by banditu View Post

      What if you stumble the gatekeeper? Do you ask for the marketing guy?

      Thanks for your successful share.

      Adrian
      I just ask for the manager to get passed the gatekeeper, If Im SURE that the manager is not the owner, I ask him who I would speak to in regards to marketing!
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    amen bro John!
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    @Rolltide, Im way ahead of you!! LOL, After the release of 7 deadly streams I already began working on my second wso for the offline marketers explaining my exact blueprint on how I landed 17 offline clients in two months at $250 per clients which got me to a auto income of almost 5,000 just off SMS and some totally unique ways I UPSOLD myself to $14,000 per month alltogether from those 17 clients! It's looking like a awesome book! Hoping to have it done by my bday!
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      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      @Rolltide, Im way ahead of you!! LOL, After the release of 7 deadly streams I already began working on my second wso for the offline marketers explaining my exact blueprint on how I landed 17 offline clients in two months at $250 per clients which got me to a auto income of almost 5,000 just off SMS and some totally unique ways I UPSOLD myself to $14,000 per month alltogether from those 17 clients! It's looking like a awesome book! Hoping to have it done by my bday!

      Sounds awesome...that is cool you are doing so well. Thanks for the script!
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        I predict a WSO purchase in the near future. Get it out, dude!
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        • Profile picture of the author areevez
          Originally Posted by CurtisSWN View Post

          I predict a WSO purchase in the near future. Get it out, dude!
          Working on it as we speak bro! That's why I dont want to give much more away here(response email/rebuttles/upselling etc) as I will be going into awesome detail of a fool proof way to get going.
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          • Profile picture of the author CurtisSWN
            Super. I'm just getting started in offline, building my site as we speak and developing my action plan.

            I need some concise what-is, how-to, and ready-made options I can implement; 'cuz the cubical scene is wearing on my bad, bro. I want to call my boss and tell him "I'm quitting.....now." Make him scramble to replace me

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      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      @Rolltide, Im way ahead of you!! LOL, After the release of 7 deadly streams I already began working on my second wso for the offline marketers explaining my exact blueprint on how I landed 17 offline clients in two months at $250 per clients which got me to a auto income of almost 5,000 just off SMS and some totally unique ways I UPSOLD myself to $14,000 per month alltogether from those 17 clients! It's looking like a awesome book! Hoping to have it done by my bday!
      So, uhh....when's your bday there, Areevez??? Seriously!

      Great share, by the way, cool ideas. Definitely food for thought. Keep it up!!!

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      • Profile picture of the author areevez
        Originally Posted by GerryLee View Post

        So, uhh....when's your bday there, Areevez??? Seriously!

        Great share, by the way, cool ideas. Definitely food for thought. Keep it up!!!

        GerryLee
        Passed! Check a couple posts up for the wso link
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        • Profile picture of the author Ray Erdmann
          wow..I can't believe how de-tuned some business owners are to the question:

          "What would it do to your sales if you were able to send special promotional offers...etc.,etc..."

          Because out of the 20 calls I made today, 18 said "not interested", 1 said "I don't need a new text plan" and hung up, while the last 1 said "I do that now from my PC, so I don't need your service"...and before I could ask them "How's that going for you?"...she hung up!

          ON A SIDE NOTE...one of the people I called, who eventually said "no", then said "please take me off your DNC list", to which I said "I found you on Google"...the next thing I heard was a "dial tone"...

          May have to put up an ad on CL and see if I can get someone who is open to 100% commission sales and have them make the calls for me!
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          • Profile picture of the author areevez
            Originally Posted by Ray Erdmann View Post

            wow..I can't believe how de-tuned some business owners are to the question:

            "What would it do to your sales if you were able to send special promotional offers...etc.,etc..."

            Because out of the 20 calls I made today, 18 said "not interested", 1 said "I don't need a new text plan" and hung up, while the last 1 said "I do that now from my PC, so I don't need your service"...and before I could ask them "How's that going for you?"...she hung up!

            ON A SIDE NOTE...one of the people I called, who eventually said "no", then said "please take me off your DNC list", to which I said "I found you on Google"...the next thing I heard was a "dial tone"...

            May have to put up an ad on CL and see if I can get someone who is open to 100% commission sales and have them make the calls for me!

            LOL good job at taking action, 20 calls is nothing. If you dont have time to make more calls hire someone to crank them out for you!
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          • Originally Posted by Ray Erdmann View Post

            wow..I can't believe how de-tuned some business owners are to the question:

            "What would it do to your sales if you were able to send special promotional offers...etc.,etc..."

            Because out of the 20 calls I made today, 18 said "not interested", 1 said "I don't need a new text plan" and hung up, while the last 1 said "I do that now from my PC, so I don't need your service"...and before I could ask them "How's that going for you?"...she hung up!

            ON A SIDE NOTE...one of the people I called, who eventually said "no", then said "please take me off your DNC list", to which I said "I found you on Google"...the next thing I heard was a "dial tone"...

            May have to put up an ad on CL and see if I can get someone who is open to 100% commission sales and have them make the calls for me!
            Ray - any better luck since?? I'm about to jump on the phone as well. Will report my numbers back.
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          • Profile picture of the author link82
            Hey Ray... First off, hats off to you...for jumping on the phone and testing the script. I believe the poster said he gets a couple of customers from 100 calls.. So perhaps you should keep testing.

            Also thanks to a couple of eye opening WSOs and free info from posts like these, I am a couple days away from launching my offline business. I will kee
            P in mind that only after 99 rejections will I get my first yes. Let's see how it all goes. Lots of testing being done so I can deliver true value.

            Thanks again to all who share awesome info such as in this thread.

            Originally Posted by Ray Erdmann View Post

            wow..I can't believe how de-tuned some business owners are to the question:

            "What would it do to your sales if you were able to send special promotional offers...etc.,etc..."

            Because out of the 20 calls I made today, 18 said "not interested", 1 said "I don't need a new text plan" and hung up, while the last 1 said "I do that now from my PC, so I don't need your service"...and before I could ask them "How's that going for you?"...she hung up!

            ON A SIDE NOTE...one of the people I called, who eventually said "no", then said "please take me off your DNC list", to which I said "I found you on Google"...the next thing I heard was a "dial tone"...

            May have to put up an ad on CL and see if I can get someone who is open to 100% commission sales and have them make the calls for me!
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  • Profile picture of the author bonn
    VALUE PROPOSITION !!! great job! Hit points of concern right away. By the way... you're building simple mobile websites micro sites and landing pages and putting short urls into their text message campaigns right?

    I hope so --- extending the value of a text message onto a mobile site is soo awesome. ITs great for customers and business owners. Customers can see photos, videos, fill out opt in campaigns like email newsletters, sign up for raffles, compete in contests etc.

    SMS is the first step! Businesses loveeeee this --- owners get analytics reports and everything! Alllll of our restaurant clients with SMS marketing are doing it. Get your customers going.

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  • Profile picture of the author mj2059
    Simple, and it rocks.
    I haven't done SMS in a formal way yet, but I do have a "proof" client already - a restaurant even. Worked great for them. I had not even looked for an SMS management platform, so thanks for that tidbit also!

    Time to hit the phone ...
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    That awesome! Yup hit those phones and knock the calls out, dont waste time inbetween calls and thank everyone who says NO!
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      Another great post thanks for sharing

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    • Profile picture of the author TGArthur
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      thank everyone who says NO!
      I wish I could do that! Maybe it is my mindset, but sometimes I think bad thoughts in my head when they are very rude over the phone. I just need to get in a more positive mind set when hitting the phones!
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Originally Posted by TGArthur View Post

        I wish I could do that! Maybe it is my mindset, but sometimes I think bad thoughts in my head when they are very rude over the phone. I just need to get in a more positive mind set when hitting the phones!

        I dont know about you TG, but the idea of having 100 customers paying $235 per month for such a simple service, could get me passed alot of bad thoughts...
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  • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
    How many restaurants are you callung a day? Are these just local restaurants with 1-2 locations, nothing like a national chain correct? So your local pizza, sushi, steak, seafood type restaurants? How are you picking which restaurants to call?
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by mrtrance View Post

      How many restaurants are you callung a day? Are these just local restaurants with 1-2 locations, nothing like a national chain correct? So your local pizza, sushi, steak, seafood type restaurants? How are you picking which restaurants to call?
      I dial 100 numbers a day. Which takes me a little bit longer than an hour. Just local restaurants but there are chain restaurants that are local owned like dominos and such. But I focus mainly on the ones that I know are local.


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      • Profile picture of the author Rob Richards
        Hi Arron,

        Great thread.

        I'd like to get my english speaking VA on board with this and was wondering about your call rate.

        When you say said you made 100 dials/HOUR - was that correct?

        I can barely even call 1 new number, then wait for then to answer, then ask for the manager - let alone speak with anyone in less than 3 minutes.

        I'd really like to know, what is a reasonable number of calls to expect per hour using your simple script?

        Thanks

        Rob


        Originally Posted by areevez View Post

        I dial 100 numbers a day. Which takes me a little bit longer than an hour. Just local restaurants but there are chain restaurants that are local owned like dominos and such. But I focus mainly on the ones that I know are local.


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      • Profile picture of the author vicviper17
        Originally Posted by areevez View Post

        I dial 100 numbers a day. Which takes me a little bit longer than an hour. Just local restaurants but there are chain restaurants that are local owned like dominos and such. But I focus mainly on the ones that I know are local.


        Arron
        I have currently make about 400 lists of potential clients that i would want to try an offer them SMS and mobile Advertisement.

        Have you tried any plastic surgeons or dental practices, or even lawyers? high paying clients that you could probably charge $500 for services?
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    how many appt's did you average for 100 dials?
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Rolltide, I would say about 3-4 interested people per day outta 100 called, where I would send me email to them and see what happens.

    Up until I landed this final script to stick with I would MAYBE get 1 interested out of 100.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    That's the attitude to have! Offline is a great business and can be easy if you know how to get your foot in the door, you gotta really know how to play the game with these owners and put be ready for whatever they have to say.
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  • Profile picture of the author maricelu
    Nice script. I could make it to fit what we are selling.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      For anyone providing this type of service.

      If you get your own whitelabel SMS service and sign up a client. Once you have them signed up and set them up, does the client send the txt messages out themselves or do you need to do it for them? How much is your involvement each month?

      Thanks, Ron
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      • Profile picture of the author ronr
        Can anyone answer this?

        Originally Posted by ronr View Post

        For anyone providing this type of service.

        If you get your own whitelabel SMS service and sign up a client. Once you have them signed up and set them up, does the client send the txt messages out themselves or do you need to do it for them? How much is your involvement each month?

        Thanks, Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Lol.

    I remember being in your position once, people saying "Write it, write it...".

    Seriously though this is an exciting and believable business model...

    So I called my friend David last night, who owns a retail store... and I said:

    "...I know about a service that would blow your mind...Would you mind if I ask you one question..."?

    "Sure", he says.

    What would it do for your business if you could send out a special promotion to thousands of customers cell phones any day or time of the week... and create an immediate spike in sales anytime you want to... ?

    I could see this set him back and hit him hard... He said "Well... THAT would be one heck of an interesting proposition...".

    So anyway, I didnt go on and sell him, I went on to talk to him about the business model you have here... Truly nice, crispy clean, easy peasy... This is a doable model, and I think you have your prices set right where they need to be.

    WRITE IT MAN!
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Lol.

      I remember being in your position once, people saying "Write it, write it...".

      Seriously though this is an exciting and believable business model...

      So I called my friend David last night, who owns a retail store... and I said:

      "...I know about a service that would blow your mind...Would you mind if I ask you one question..."?

      "Sure", he says.

      What would it do for your business if you could send out a special promotion to thousands of customers cell phones any day or time of the week... and create an immediate spike in sales anytime you want to... ?

      I could see this set him back and hit him hard... He said "Well... THAT would be one heck of an interesting proposition...".

      So anyway, I didnt go on and sell him, I went on to talk to him about the business model you have here... Truly nice, crispy clean, easy peasy... This is a doable model, and I think you have your prices set right where they need to be.

      WRITE IT MAN!
      That's HOT!! Thanks for reporting an live example of the script! The wso is more complete than you guys think!! Looking for a launch sometime next week.
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    This is some grate info,i learned something new and definitely something i can use to my advantage.
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    John,
    You took the words right out of my mouth boss.
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  • Profile picture of the author oleskool
    Great, I am just starting in the Mobile/SMS offline. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by oleskool View Post

      Great, I am just starting in the Mobile/SMS offline. Thanks for sharing.

      Pat
      No problem! If you need help along the way with something, come back in here and I'll try to get you through it!!

      Read this before you start calling..

      Always remember that when we find someone that has an 'interested' sounding response, this instantly puts you in the power position. Business owners who are really interested in expanding their business and increasing their profits through effective marketing have NO idea HOW to do it. So when they find someone who has a company dedicated to doing exactly that, they will be the submissive ones on the phone because they will expect YOU to take charge and have control of the conversation.
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      • Profile picture of the author John Durham
        Hows it coming Arron? Im ready to make some money with this. I think I could build a business model around this service that would fly bigtime.

        I feel that the only objection a business owner could have would be "Where do the cell numbers come from", now, upon learning that they have to develop their own list, it may look like an uphill climb for them... with no immediate gratification.

        How do you get around that?
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        • Profile picture of the author areevez
          Ah your welcome guys!! Try this script out and report back to the thread with how they reacted to it in your experience!


          Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

          Hows it coming Arron? Im ready to make some money with this. I think I could build a business model around this service that would fly bigtime.

          I feel that the only objection a business owner could have would be "Where do the cell numbers come from", now, upon learning that they have to develop their own list, it may look like an uphill climb for them... with no immediate gratification.

          How do you get around that?
          Great questions John. This is where I would explain the best option for them to develop a list quickly from offering an incentive to join the list, which can either be free drinks, free desert, or some other 'free' stuff' that is a win-win for both of us. (hint lol)

          I have had some clients build a list of 200 in two days, just from offering a 5% off the customers bill if they signed up. If the owner trains their employees to actively ask the customers to sign up and offers them an incentive to do so, it's almost a positive that they will have at least 100 signups in a week, depending on how big the businesses are. I have seen 700 in the first week with a certain niche that I dont really want to leak yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author escribe
      Thanks for sharing your script. It's interesting to see all of the different scripts Warriors use. However, it's amazing to see how effective they all are. Taking action even when we're hit hard with rejection can only lead to success in the end.
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    • Profile picture of the author gabem86
      I know this thread is kind of old now, but I came across it and was wondering how anyone was doing with their sms marketing businesses. I am in the process of starting a mobile marketing business.
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  • Profile picture of the author ramireec
    I've did the calls and did not have much luck, I think I will try the scrip and the time to call and see how it turns out

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    • Profile picture of the author mtnbiker50
      Hi Arron,

      About your WSO coming out on this would love to get on your early list but unable to PM you. Can you either PM me or email me at "mtnbiker50 at gmail dot com.
      This is a awesome post and it came at a perfect time for me to help get my sms business off the ground!

      "Working on it as we speak bro! That's why I dont want to give much more away here(response email/rebuttles/upselling etc) as I will be going into awesome detail of a fool proof way to get going. "

      Thanks for sharing some rocking idea's and script!
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    • Profile picture of the author drum.deborah
      Originally Posted by ramireec View Post

      I've did the calls and did not have much luck, I think I will try the scrip and the time to call and see how it turns out

      Regards
      Suave
      how many calls did you make? I usually find that you will have much success in cold calling if you make A LOT of calls - I am talking about at least 100 calls per day (minimum 50). Track all the calls that you make and track what happens so that you can refer to it, follow up and call back. This will work on either excel or a CRM (customer relations management system). (like salesforce.com). It is not that expensive. Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author rmillc01
    Thanks for the encouragement. Sometimes I forget that there are really more than enough customers out there (almost unlimited). All we need is the right way in. This looks promising.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Thanks Arron, another question

    At first, since all people use cell phones, and all people eat.... Couldnt one just somehow purchase a safe list at first as well and wouldnt it still create somewhat of a spike, if one sent a message to 2,000 eaters with cell phones in a local area?

    Understandable it wouldnt convert as well as their own customer base but... I think its a good question worth considering... I find its easier to ask someone to walk ten miles with you, if you ask one mile at a time... So its important to make the first mile easy and not uphill.
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    • Profile picture of the author mtnbiker50
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      Thanks Arron, another question

      At first, since all people use cell phones, and all people eat.... Couldnt one just somehow purchase a safe list at first as well and wouldnt it still create somewhat of a spike, if one sent a message to 2,000 eaters with cell phones in a local area?

      Understandable it wouldnt convert as well as their own customer base but... I think its a good question worth considering... I find its easier to ask someone to walk ten miles with you, if you ask one mile at a time... So its important to make the first mile easy and not uphill.
      That is a interesting idea but the problem is I think a lot of them my equate it to spam and might but a damper on them opting in to the biz. Is a bit dicey right now with unwanted msg's. There are some case's going around this issue. Temping as that is think better to make sure person is getting something they are expecting. We might think it but alot of folk are very protective of their phones and what they get. My son took expection when a friend forward him a coupon.... Go fingure
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    That is something to consider John and I never really thought about it. I've yet to find a client who had such thought either but it is something to consider but I dont think it is significant enough to mess up our goal to landing however many clients we want.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      That is something to consider John and I never really thought about it. I've yet to find a client who had such thought either but it is something to consider but I dont think it is significant enough to mess up our goal to landing however many clients we want.
      Agree, just looking at all the possibilities.
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  • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
    Hey Arron, two questions about SMS service.

    1. How many messages do you allow for $250/mo?
    2. Do you let your client to run their own campaigns or you do it for them?

    Nice thread.

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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by SirThomas View Post

      Hey Arron, two questions about SMS service.

      1. How many messages do you allow for $250/mo?
      2. Do you let your client to run their own campaigns or you do it for them?

      Nice thread.

      Thomas
      1,000 msgs a month and I run the campaigns for them.

      Arron
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        Originally Posted by areevez View Post

        1,000 msgs a month and I run the campaigns for them.

        Arron
        Thank you Arron.


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  • Profile picture of the author Michael William
    The thing about SMS is a lot of business owners know about it, but they are under the impression that it will cost them too much or it is too complicated. I like to always just say try it for free, I'll set it up for you. No problem.

    But I prefer delivering the message via letter or email/video. If done right and consistently you will get regular calls.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    That may be true in some cases, but for the majority of my clients this was something very fresh and unique to them. I guess it depends on the niche, there were a few rest. that knew about it but other that the rest. niche my other niches were clueless.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    For my people out there who doesnt have the deepest pockets, check out TXT180.COM for their SMS service, There 1,000 message package is only 17 bucks, so you can profit huge with this one, even if the business isn't a big one with a big ad budget, you can still charge them 80 bucks per month or something and still make a decent profit.

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    • Profile picture of the author SirThomas
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      For my people out there who doesnt have the deepest pockets, check out TXT180.COM for their SMS service, There 1,000 message package is only 17 bucks, so you can profit huge with this one, even if the business isn't a big one with a big ad budget, you can still charge them 80 bucks per month or something and still make a decent profit.

      Arron
      Thery seem pretty good. Few months ago, I checked them out and they didn't have a reseller program then. I signed up to their "announcement" list but never got any updates...

      I'm glad you reminded me about them :-)


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    • Profile picture of the author mikeey
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      For my people out there who doesnt have the deepest pockets, check out TXT180.COM for their SMS service, There 1,000 message package is only 17 bucks, so you can profit huge with this one, even if the business isn't a big one with a big ad budget, you can still charge them 80 bucks per month or something and still make a decent profit.

      Arron

      Its a real shame TXT180.com only allow US residents. Do you know of any simular Companies from the UK ?
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      • Profile picture of the author areevez
        Originally Posted by mikeey View Post

        Its a real shame TXT180.com only allow US residents. Do you know of any simular Companies from the UK ?
        Did you do any research on google? UK SMS PROVIDERS, SMS MARKETING UK, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author TommyB
    do you have a business website in case the small business wants more info or wants to see it, or is everything done from email and phone. I know that is what you said, just checking to see if i would need to set up my own business website?
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Yeah I have my own little website, I think it's a pretty good idea to have some sort of website for them to look at. Mine is a simple free WP blog and it's just fine! No need for anything extravagant!

    Arron

    edit - http://jiximarketing.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author PrivateCitizen
    Is it necessary to have a reseller account with the SMS company to do this? If you are managing all the campaigns for your clients, could you just sign up for your own monthly account and manage and track everything from that one account?
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by PrivateCitizen View Post

      Is it necessary to have a reseller account with the SMS company to do this? If you are managing all the campaigns for your clients, could you just sign up for your own monthly account and manage and track everything from that one account?
      Nah it's not necessary, I really dont even know what that means. I have all my clients on one normal account. That was just my preference, im not sure if others do it differently.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Makarski
        Well, since all your subscribers end up in your account, you're actually building a database of local cell phone numbers. If you were to add a footnote to your flyer than they may get other local offers, you could approach other local businesses and charge them for promoting their offers to your list.

        Obviously, your restaurants are not going to be very happy if you were to promote competing offers. However, if you were send other local offers (chiros, dental, carpet cleaning, local events, etc), you could create an awesome additional revenue stream there with very small effort on your part.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Yeah I would say an hour and 20-30 mins I can crank 100 calls, double that if my wife helps me out. I move quite quickly on the phone. This includes calls that are only a few seconds being that the owner isnt around.

    I cant see anyone not making at least 50-60 calls in an hours time if you cut down wasted time. Dont have a lull time between calls, have a quick system to document who has been called, if you got to the manager or not, if they were interested, and their information. I just have all this documented within a table in microsoft word. I like to color code the results of the calls, it saves time, nothing extra to type or write.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Awesome point!!^ Also, you can SPARINGLY, and I say S.P.A.R.I.N.G.L.Y send your clients lists some great CPA offers and make a bunch of quick money on your end as well!
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  • Profile picture of the author chika138
    John did mention about having 100 clients. While this sounds doable (landing 100 clients in 6 months or so) there comes the vital part. How would you manage 100 restaurants' campaigns with quality text to justify the $250 or so they are paying you monthly?

    I do have a specific restaurant niche which I can think I can close better at a higher rate so would be more than interested with this.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Yea, once you get too many clients for you to handle you can easily outsource the management to a VA on odesk or freelancer for a very good rate. I can still manage all of my clients by myself and with a little of my wifes help from time to time. I currently have 33 total clients and working on another Spa at the moment, already sent proposal email and she emailed back super excited, expecting her to sign up and send payment today. (This is ANOTHER clients I landed without ANY face to face interaction. All with my script and my proposal email, it's a killer combo)

    I think once I hit about 50 or so, I will probably get sick of managing by them and will add this task to my current VA's work list.
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Here is the email convo Im having with this Spa lady about setting
      up her SMS campaign. Start from the bottom of this post and read up
      the page. The first email is her responding to my proposal email
      that I sent her after getting her email address through my cold call
      script. May be long but you may learn some stuff.

      Arron


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      Arron,
      Thanks so much for all the info. I should be able to answer any questions that my partner has. I will get back to you very soon.

      Kind regards,
      Traci
      Amy
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      Great! Alright, like I said, it all starts out with a personal shortcode, ex 54545 and a personal keyword, ex stellardeals. Our initial job is to get as many of your current and your future customers ON THAT LIST!! Train everyone to actively promote your VIP Club to each and every customer that you come across. I would really suggest you girls offer a CHANCE to win a free facial/massage/whatever you spa girls do if your custos join the VIP Club. This way your only giving one person something free so it doesn't really cut into your pockets. Tell them one out of 50 people who join your VIP Club, will receive a free whatever. This has worked awesomely for my current clients, so think about that. If not I can get offers for a chance to win free gas, fastfood coupons etc. I will keep in close touch with you and update you when your list grows. I suggest we send our first SPECIAL OFFER text when we get to at least 15 sign ups. Once we get there we can have some sort of phone meeting to brainstorm the best, most irresistable deal to get everyone running to grab the deal before the time limit is up. We will take care of everything on the technical side; subscription organization, database organization, "welcome to the VIP Club" message, and all mass messaging. All you guys have to do is put the word out. People's natural reaction is to sign up anyway, every one wants to be apart of an important club. So a VIP Club where we personally text everyone SUPER deals? It's perfect. On top of that, remember I suggested to offer one person a chance to win something for free and this is double effective to get quick signups. That's pretty much the gist of it really. We will be sending you some great ideas for other areas of your business every once and a while at no charge, just to start opening your eyes to the creative possibilities you have available all around you! Thanks, get back with me after you speak with your partner! Ready when yall are!!
      Arron > ----- Original Message -----

      From: info@888888888.com
      Sent: 07/17/11 07:29 AM
      To: Arron Reeves
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      That's awesome! So we get ppl to sign up for our VIP club and u handle the rest?
      Can u give me a little more info on how the text campaign works? Just a simple step-by-step
      and any ideas on what the free offer would be. I need to talk with my partner but I am SUPER excited.
      Kind regards,
      Traci McGriff
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      Yes, everything is included in the yearly plan including the set up fee. If you payed today you wouldn't
      have to worry about anything for 365 days later. After this text campaign gets your profits up to a
      comfortable place, we can start thinking about other services to boost your profits even more.

      We are ready to begin when you are. Upon payment, we will send you your SHORTCODE and
      your keyword. I suggest offering your customers something free in exchange for signing up
      for the VIP club. If you dont want to offer anything free from your end, I have access to
      some really great offers that they will love, just let me know and I will find the best one for you.

      Payments can be made through paypal to this email address(jiximarketing@gmx.com). You will
      receive all of your information within 12 hours of payment.

      Here's to a long-lasting, money making business relationship between us!

      Arron

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: info@8888888888.com
      Sent: 07/17/11 05:29 AM
      To: jiximarketing@gmx.com
      Subject: Re: Services

      So $2K for 12 months? Does this include the set up fee because its a lump sum?
      Kind regards, Traci
      Sent from my U.S. Cellular BlackBerry® smartphone -----Original Message-----

      From: jiximarketing@gmx.com
      Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2011 05:20:26
      To: info@88888888.com>
      Subject: Re: Services
      Okay so your really fresh, I think your best option is to jump on the mass text marketing first to get some more profit flowing and to start building word of mouth about the great deals we're sending out. There is no need to do any services for your FB/twitter/google rankings you have more money to commit to getting that extra exposure. I usually charge $235 upfront and $250 per month or $2.5K per year for our mass text service. I do want to work with you and help your business explode to great heights since you are very new and just opened last month. I can run your text service for you if you can work with $200 upfront and $220 per month or $2K for the whole year. Most of my clients make their monthly fee back with one text message. The yearly fee may be more, but saves you a crap load of money on the back end. Get back with me and let me know what's best for your current financial situation!
      Arron
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      From: Stellar Spa >
      Sent: 07/16/11 02:08 PM
      To: Arron Reeves
      Subject: Re: Services
      Hey Arron, so this is what I have so far. Open since mid-June, but I would really say July > Lets say 20 customers. We just finished a Groupon and it had about 100 hits. One > more deal scheduled in mid-August. Website is 8888888888.com We have a page on Facebook. (haven't really posted anything) We have a Twitter account. (haven't really posted anything) I think we have about $250 to spend a month and that's wishful thinking really. So hopefully you can help us out. Not sure how the marketing thing works, but is it a monthly thing, or a flat rate thing? And if it is a monthly thing, is there a contract? Does it get to a point where the marketing cost should go down as we gain a customer base?
      Thanks so much, > Traci McGriff
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  • Profile picture of the author chika138
    Would like to know more about outsourcing to VA, what kind of VA are you looking for?

    And what kind of work will you outsource to them? I am sure not everyone is capable of writing decent copies of texts.

    It's in my plan to get 100 clients or so and build it as a decent stream of passive income while concentrating on smaller number of big fish.
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by chika138 View Post

      Would like to know more about outsourcing to VA, what kind of VA are you looking for?

      And what kind of work will you outsource to them? I am sure not everyone is capable of writing decent copies of texts.

      It's in my plan to get 100 clients or so and build it as a decent stream of passive income while concentrating on smaller number of big fish.
      I havent gotten to that point yet but you can train any VA to manage the campaigns and write the copies yourself, that's not a lot work and can be left to your marketing mind and just outsource the tedious tasks.
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    Wow Arron that is awesome!!!

    Btw before you edited your post she did say that she can only spend about $100 a month?

    How did you manage to change her mind? Just by giving discount if she pays one lump sum?
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Oh that was a messup from copying and pasting, it was hard to get this email posted lol, the number 100 by where she mentions groupon got there somehow..It was supposed to be 250 *shrug*

    Arron

    EDIT: HAD SCREENSHOT BUT IT WAS TOO HUGE.
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    • Profile picture of the author chika138
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      I havent gotten to that point yet but you can train any VA to manage the campaigns and write the copies yourself, that's not a lot work and can be left to your marketing mind and just outsource the tedious tasks.
      It can be fun to write very short copies, provided that they provide the gist of their offers or deals.

      Do you think you can reach that point? Or would you rather focus on rather smaller number of clients and upsell them services which are beneficial to their businesses?

      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      Oh that was a messup from copying and pasting, it was hard to get this email posted lol, the number 100 by where she mentions groupon got there somehow..It was supposed to be 250 *shrug*

      Arron
      Right. Got it
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    It is quite a challenge handeling all the clients, upselling and accepting referrals when they come, I have slowed down a lot on getting clients in the past couple weeks. Lots of work. So i would rather stay around the number of clients im at right now, and when referalls get me to 50, I will outsource the entire management.
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    Thanks for the tips so far Arron.

    Due to my geographical location and daytime commitment it would be nice if I can close deals without face-to-face meeting with the US business owners. The most I can do is by web conferencing or Skype if the owners really want to see me "face-to-face".

    Looking forward to the point that I'll start getting decent amount of referrals. Let me know when your WSO is launched tomorrow.

    Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by chika138 View Post

      Thanks for the tips so far Arron.

      Due to my geographical location and daytime commitment it would be nice if I can close deals without face-to-face meeting with the US business owners. The most I can do is by web conferencing or Skype if the owners really want to see me "face-to-face".

      Looking forward to the point that I'll start getting decent amount of referrals. Let me know when your WSO is launched tomorrow.

      Thank you.
      Exactly, I never have a problem meeting face to face, but with the system that I have in place, a lot of the times I get payment without ever even speaking of meeting up.

      And I will add you to the 20% early bird list for the WSO since you mentioned it!

      Arron
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        Originally Posted by areevez View Post

        Exactly, I never have a problem meeting face to face, but with the system that I have in place, a lot of the times I get payment without ever even speaking of meeting up.

        And I will add you to the 20% early bird list for the WSO since you mentioned it!

        Arron
        Please add me to early bird list.
        Thank you
        Ashley
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        • Profile picture of the author Ashleydupray
          OOps sorry I posted that when I was reading page 2.
          My bad.
          Going now to purchase.
          Thank you
          Ashley
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          • Profile picture of the author areevez
            Originally Posted by Ashleydupray View Post

            OOps sorry I posted that when I was reading page 2.
            My bad.
            Going now to purchase.
            Thank you
            Ashley
            cool beans!

            Arron
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  • Noon eastern...lol....I was hoping for a midnite release tonight....figured you'd knock Harry Potter outta the ballpark!
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    You know, I actually went back and forth with myself about launching tonight at midnight! I got a couple hours to decide I guess, .....shoot why not?
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    • Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      You know, I actually went back and forth with myself about launching tonight at midnight! I got a couple hours to decide I guess, .....shoot why not?
      You rock man! Lol....cant wait to get started!
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  • Profile picture of the author TommyB
    Quick question, when you sell your package to a new client that has no list to send out sms to, how do you overcome that and get them to pay you for a service they can not put into effect?
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    • Profile picture of the author Luke Bishop
      I have a issue that has been bothering me for a while now.

      So you have created a campaign for a resturant or bar and you are offering
      a drink special... say 2-1 deal.

      Now to receive this offer you have to text in 'beer' to the number.

      Happy days.


      But what if the person who has received the offer forwards the text onto his mate, and he does the same to his mate.

      Firstly, you have not acquired their number and your giving away free drinks to people who are dodge.

      Has anyone really thought about this?
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      • Profile picture of the author areevez
        Originally Posted by Luke Bishop View Post

        I have a issue that has been bothering me for a while now.

        So you have created a campaign for a resturant or bar and you are offering
        a drink special... say 2-1 deal.

        Now to receive this offer you have to text in 'beer' to the number.

        Happy days.


        But what if the person who has received the offer forwards the text onto his mate, and he does the same to his mate.

        Firstly, you have not acquired their number and your giving away free drinks to people who are dodge.

        Has anyone really thought about this?
        Good way to think of all the possibilities. One way is to simple email them a list of the numbers and keep it updated. If the client has a pc in their business, which they should, a quick search for the number in their email account will diffuse all of that. I assume they can just do this on paper until their list is to large.

        Another way is tell everyone all they have to do to get the deal is come in and show the text. The 'lucky' ones trying to pass will probably come in and show their text message like everythings cool until they forget the message has FW: in front of it: Diffused.

        Arron
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        • Profile picture of the author Luke Bishop
          Originally Posted by areevez View Post

          Good way to think of all the possibilities. One way is to simple email them a list of the numbers and keep it updated. If the client has a pc in their business, which they should, a quick search for the number in their email account will diffuse all of that. I assume they can just do this on paper until their list is to large.

          Another way is tell everyone all they have to do to get the deal is come in and show the text. The 'lucky' ones trying to pass will probably come in and show their text message like everythings cool until they forget the message has FW: in front of it: Diffused.

          Arron
          If you constantly get people opt'ing in, then the list is always changing... bit pointless sending them a list as it will be old by the time it gets to the client.

          Unless you ask the client to log into their sms platform and does a search for the number.

          If you copy the text and send it your own number there is no FW: Infront... For Iphones that is.

          Sorry to bring this up, just thinking about all avenues.
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          • Profile picture of the author areevez
            Originally Posted by Luke Bishop View Post

            If you constantly get people opt'ing in, then the list is always changing... bit pointless sending them a list as it will be old by the time it gets to the client.

            Unless you ask the client to log into their sms platform and does a search for the number.

            If you copy the text and send it your own number there is no FW: Infront... For Iphones that is.

            Sorry to bring this up, just thinking about all avenues.
            I understand, but sending them an updated email of their numbers after every promo blast should diffuse that possibility. as the deals only last 24-48 hours. There can be a small loophole exploited Luke, I do understand but we havent had any issues with this from we can see so far. But it is a good thing to think about and brainstorm more ways to cut down on that possibility.



            @TommyB No, I work under a month to month agreement

            @SirThomas No, I dont offer any months free. They're still happy so why do that *shrug*.
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            • Profile picture of the author wilder1047
              [QUOTE=areevez;4283002]I understand, but sending them an updated email of their numbers after every promo blast should diffuse that possibility. as the deals only last 24-48 hours. There can be a small loophole exploited Luke, I do understand but we havent had any issues with this from we can see so far. But it is a good thing to think about and brainstorm more ways to cut down on that possibility.



              Why does it matter? The idea is to get people into the restaurant and that's exactly what is being done. If somebody is on the list because he decided to sign up for a free drink and sends the coupon he receives to some of his friends who then come and eat at the restaurant - they're essentially free opt-ins.

              Am I missing something?
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              • Profile picture of the author Dick K
                Originally Posted by wilder1047 View Post


                Why does it matter? The idea is to get people into the restaurant and that's exactly what is being done. If somebody is on the list because he decided to sign up for a free drink and sends the coupon he receives to some of his friends who then come and eat at the restaurant - they're essentially free opt-ins.

                Am I missing something?

                You might be.

                You have achieved only one of the two main marketing objectives.

                Objective #1: Get a customer's fanny in an empty seat. Accomplished, although indirectly.

                Objective #2: Capture the customer's phone number for future SMS text message marketing. No, probably not.

                If a friend forwards the actual mobile coupon, the recipients have not had to opt-in to your SMS list.

                They are not FREE opt-ins, they are NON opt-ins.
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            • Profile picture of the author bryson
              Originally Posted by areevez View Post

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              Originally Posted by Luke Bishop
              If you constantly get people opt'ing in, then the list is always changing... bit pointless sending them a list as it will be old by the time it gets to the client.

              Unless you ask the client to log into their sms platform and does a search for the number.

              If you copy the text and send it your own number there is no FW: Infront... For Iphones that is.

              Sorry to bring this up, just thinking about all avenues.

              I understand, but sending them an updated email of their numbers after every promo blast should diffuse that possibility. as the deals only last 24-48 hours. There can be a small loophole exploited Luke, I do understand but we havent had any issues with this from we can see so far. But it is a good thing to think about and brainstorm more ways to cut down on that possibility.
              You could add to the text message -> Tell your friends txt BEER to 45454
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          • Profile picture of the author fitz10
            Originally Posted by Luke Bishop View Post

            If you constantly get people opt'ing in, then the list is always changing... bit pointless sending them a list as it will be old by the time it gets to the client.

            Unless you ask the client to log into their sms platform and does a search for the number.

            If you copy the text and send it your own number there is no FW: Infront... For Iphones that is.

            Sorry to bring this up, just thinking about all avenues.
            Here's the way I look at this: The coupon did double its job. You got people to come in who might not have if their friend didn't send them the coupon. A free soda literally costs a few cents, the business isn't loosing that much, but they are making money on the total bill.

            There will always be freeloaders and people who try to weasel their way around coupon terms.
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            • Profile picture of the author areevez
              Originally Posted by fitz10 View Post

              Here's the way I look at this: The coupon did double its job. You got people to come in who might not have if their friend didn't send them the coupon. A free soda literally costs a few cents, the business isn't loosing that much, but they are making money on the total bill.

              There will always be freeloaders and people who try to weasel their way around coupon terms.
              Thats a very good point. Even if those loophole finders get away with it, what is a free drink? They still gotta pay for everything else= more business anyway!
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              • Profile picture of the author Dick K
                To Luke's concern about people getting around having their cell phone numbers captured by your freebie or twofer by having the offer forwarded by friends, my iphone identifies the text message source in the header of my phone screen.

                On all text messages offers I have signed up for, my initial text message short code submission displays just prior to the response offer.

                Just train your client staff to look for these two text message trail droppings to insure you have captured them on your SMS database.
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                • Profile picture of the author areevez
                  Originally Posted by Dick K View Post

                  To Luke's concern about people getting around having their cell phone numbers captured by your freebie or twofer by having the offer forwarded by friends, my iphone identifies the text message source in the header of my phone screen.

                  On all text messages offers I have signed up for, my initial text message short code submission displays just prior to the response offer.

                  Just train your client staff to look for these two text message trail droppings to insure you have captured them on your SMS database.
                  Good stuff!!
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          • Profile picture of the author stlcardsfan
            Originally Posted by Luke Bishop View Post

            If you constantly get people opt'ing in, then the list is always changing... bit pointless sending them a list as it will be old by the time it gets to the client.

            Unless you ask the client to log into their sms platform and does a search for the number.

            If you copy the text and send it your own number there is no FW: Infront... For Iphones that is.

            Sorry to bring this up, just thinking about all avenues.
            I would not worry about that. If a few people came in wanting a free beer and showed me a text, then I would be okay with that. Chances are after that beer, they are going to want another one, and another, etc. Plus they might want a bite to eat. And if I showed them a really good time, and thats the first time they were there, chances are they will be back.
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            • Profile picture of the author Master099
              Just wanted to say thank you Areevez I just finished incorporating about 2 weeks ago, setup a merchant account and my business paypal account I seriously started making calls on Sunday and I'm making about 2-300 phone calls a day at this time using the same phone/email script. A lot of the owners seem genuinely interested, getting emails is no problem. Getting passed the gatekeepers is EASY I can't believe it. Seriously if you commit to making calls from 9am to 10pm using an autodialer with this method you will NOT fail.
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  • Profile picture of the author TommyB
    Are you in control of the list and the client knows nothing other than what you tell them? and does txt180 give you one keyword per $17 with the 1000 messages?
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by TommyB View Post

      Are you in control of the list and the client knows nothing other than what you tell them? and does txt180 give you one keyword per $17 with the 1000 messages?
      Yeah, I control the list personally and my clients are subscribed to their lists also so they get the texts every time we send them out. It's pretty to maintain on our own, if you keep every client organized, it's cake easy to just send the messages out for them. Yea its 17 per keyword per 1,000.

      About your other question, this has never really been a problem when I explain the whole process to them and how we are going to be getting the signups in a really quick fashion with a few marketing tactics.
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    areevez,
    Is your proposal email on this thread?
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  • Profile picture of the author rideotm
    Hey Aaron, much nicer group on this thread than some of the a'holes on the apartment leasing referral thread ...looking forward to the release
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by rideotm View Post

      Hey Aaron, much nicer group on this thread than some of the a'holes on the apartment leasing referral thread ...looking forward to the release
      LOL, tell me about it, that thread went wild! Thanks! 1 hr!



      Originally Posted by TommyB View Post

      areevez,
      Is your proposal email on this thread?
      No it isn't I didn't let that one loose


      Arron
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    you sly devil !
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    Do you use a contract?
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    Do you offer them a first month free for list building? Just curious... :-)


    Thomas

    PS. So many people talk about free trials, but my experience tells me that offering a SECOND month free would be a better deal for either party...
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    Thanks -- this is simple and duplicatable!
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
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      Really dudebot?:rolleyes:
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    Man, having some tech difficulty here, I seemed to have deleted the PM im supposed to use to pay and launch the WSO. I dont think there is any other way to do it! Might have to wait til tomorrow after all.
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    Hey Arron, I'd like to get on that 20% off list if possible .

    Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by potthastd View Post

      Hey Arron, I'd like to get on that 20% off list if possible .

      Thanks!
      @Gotcha

      @Streetcop, yeah no problem, Im a dummy for deleting all my messages anyway right after getting the PM I NEED to launch lol.

      Will be launched as soon as WF mods get back to me.

      Arron
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        Originally Posted by areevez View Post

        @Gotcha

        @Streetcop, yeah no problem, Im a dummy for deleting all my messages anyway right after getting the PM I NEED to launch lol.

        Will be launched as soon as WF mods get back to me.

        Arron
        Paid. Can't wait for it
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  • Bummer....tks for trying Arron. Look forward to paying as soon as you get it up and ready.
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  • Arron....

    THIS WSO IS PURE GOLD!!!!

    LOVE IT!!!

    Short...sweet....but full of everything I need.

    I'll be leaving you a review on the thread when you open it tomorrow....but to anyone that's been watching this thread.....I bought it....and can't wait to begin using his simple 3 step approach.

    Pure gold!

    Jason
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      Originally Posted by StreetCopMillionaire View Post

      Arron....

      THIS WSO IS PURE GOLD!!!!

      LOVE IT!!!

      Short...sweet....but full of everything I need.

      I'll be leaving you a review on the thread when you open it tomorrow....but to anyone that's been watching this thread.....I bought it....and can't wait to begin using his simple 3 step approach.

      Pure gold!

      Jason
      Am I missing something? where can I buy the WSO?
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  • Hey Luke....I was lucky enough to get in on the pre-launch. I'm guessing the WSO will open in the next few hours....I just didn't want to wait till that thread opened to let everyone watching this thread know my first impression. (and no, i didnt get a review copy....i purchased it....but was on the pre launch list.)

    Enjoy it when he opens it....its good stuff!

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      Originally Posted by StreetCopMillionaire View Post

      Hey Luke....I was lucky enough to get in on the pre-launch. I'm guessing the WSO will open in the next few hours....I just didn't want to wait till that thread opened to let everyone watching this thread know my first impression. (and no, i didnt get a review copy....i purchased it....but was on the pre launch list.)

      Enjoy it when he opens it....its good stuff!

      Jason
      Im very happy you enjoyed it! Very simple stuff there, but I think simplisticity is ABSOLUTELY the best way to go with this stuff. A lot of guru's OVER complicate it!!

      @Luke, I got your email this morning, did you send the discounted payment though?
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    Hi Aaron, I am hanging in and waiting but got an appointment to go to...hope its out when I get back
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  • Profile picture of the author navarr
    hello aaron,

    I am waiting anxiously for your wso to come out, I am ready to start getting clients! so launch it already! lol
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      Originally Posted by navarr View Post

      hello aaron,

      I am waiting anxiously for your wso to come out, I am ready to start getting clients! so launch it already! lol
      (check my sig)
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    just got it!

    Ill be going through it, contact some potential clients, and ill let you know how it goes.

    thanks Aaron!
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    Got it Arron! Thanks, looking forward to a great epiphany!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    Just read it, awesome insights... I can tell you right now that this is enough to succeed with. It would be easy enough to set two telemarketers on the phone with this also and have them transferring live hot prospects to you all day... I like it because its a no brainer hardcore "telemarketing" pitch... that an average person could succeed with.

    Now given that, a person will have to go get their own sms text messaging service, no biggie, and ecstrapolate some things... But thats what ALL succdessful telemarketers do, they jump in with a basic pitch and make sales and figure out the rest along the way... and they succeed while others are still waiting till everything is perfect... or while others are waiting till they have they have so much knowledge that they can talk way beyond the point when a person was ready to close ... they over sell, most of their conversations end with the business owner saying "I will have to think about this"?

    Some may say 'I dont want to be like a telemarketer...Im a 'consultant'...".

    Great, that pride is why an 18 year old pothead boiler cold caller can write more sales in a day than you can in a week. Get over yourself.

    Why?


    People fail with Too much info in my opinion, because they try to put it all in their pitches...Too much info, and not enough "Benefits and Emotion".

    Throwing an encyclopedia at prospects isnt what sells...'Emotional committment" is what sells - "Benefits" - If you get to talking too much about "features" , its too much for a client to assimilate, and business men dont make decisions when they are scratching their heads trying to assimilate all the info.

    This is a straight up way to "pitch" and "sell".

    And quit pushing paper around your desk. Its not an SMS encylopedia, but its just what you need to sell, if you can get past all the inward dialogue saying "I dont know enough yet".

    You want to kinow enough about the "benefits" to tell someone and get them excited, thats how sales happen... you want to close them while they are excited, you dont want to keep talking and over sell.

    Providing good service is a "given". There's hardly a way to fail sending a text message to a customers own data base.

    I love it. Im going to use it first chance... I believe that this is the 'approach" that works for high volume sales.

    If you only want to make 2 sales per month, go take a college course and you can sit around with the smart guys that are talking about how much they know for 3 hours to business peopole and putting them to sleep... if you want to SELL like mad - Take the telemarketing approach - Volume - Thats what Arron is demonstrating here, and it works - If you will just choose "Not" to intellectualize, and if you will choose to just get on the phone with this script, and a "point to prove", you will succeed.

    I dig it!
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    • Profile picture of the author vicviper17
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post



      People fail with Too much info in my opinion, because they try to put it all in their pitches...Too much info, and not enough "Benefits and Emotion".

      YES!! Most of the time when someone calls they come off very sales-e
      People buy off emotion and what can benefit them.

      that is exactly what this script has.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Damn good post John!!! I always enjoy your posts, you give a lot of knowledge out!!
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    I havent dabbled into those high paying clients yet, I hope too very soon tho, im quite caught up with my currrent ones, I think Im going to outsource management when I hit 50 clients in the current niches im doing, and then go after the big boys!
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      I havent dabbled into those high paying clients yet, I hope too very soon tho, im quite caught up with my currrent ones, I think Im going to outsource management when I hit 50 clients in the current niches im doing, and then go after the big boys!

      Good Plan.
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    • Profile picture of the author vicviper17
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      I havent dabbled into those high paying clients yet, I hope too very soon tho, im quite caught up with my currrent ones, I think Im going to outsource management when I hit 50 clients in the current niches im doing, and then go after the big boys!
      awesome goal, im already hitting up high paying clients. With this script and another i have i can probably combine and test both of them out.

      thanks a million..
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      • Profile picture of the author areevez
        Originally Posted by vicviper17 View Post

        awesome goal, im already hitting up high paying clients. With this script and another i have i can probably combine and test both of them out.

        thanks a million..
        That's awesome! I will be there very soon!
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        • Profile picture of the author Bennette
          @John Durham

          Thanks for answering my question. I know this is a workable plan and I got it from the beginning when he posted that this was GOLD. When I asked about ROI it was for my own knowledge and nothing else, more of a curious question that's all.

          Congrats areevez on your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeey
    Wow!! this looks so cool!! so this is what the buzz is about with txt marketing! now im getting it.

    Thanks Arron
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by mikeey View Post

      Wow!! this looks so cool!! so this is what the buzz is about with txt marketing! now im getting it.

      Thanks Arron
      Yup! It's my best friend in the whole world!! Businesses love it the same and its so easy to run! Glad it's starting to hit you!
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    A big Fat 'Hell Yeah"! From Arkansas to Arron For WSO of the day! Good stuff!
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

      A big Fat 'Hell Yeah"! From Arkansas to Arron For WSO of the day! Good stuff!
      WHOOOOO!!! Thanks John!!! Feel's great for that hardwork to be payed off for this great information!! Looking to have many more WOTD's!! Im tellin ya we gotta do a JV in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author tdm60
    Hey Arron
    Thanks for the tip. Hows about another one. How would you market this to Businesses that work by appointments. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author mtnbiker50
      Originally Posted by tdm60 View Post

      Hey Arron
      Thanks for the tip. Hows about another one. How would you market this to Businesses that work by appointments. Thanks.
      Well TD find out if they have a way to easily fill cancelled appts. Ask if they would think having a list of clients on a waiting list would be a good idea? What if 1st thing that morning they get two cancels and then they could blast out to their list have opening at X & Y and 1st come get's it say at 10% off.. So instead of losing out with nothing they can fill and still 90%. I'm sure they should have no problem getting clients on the list.
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      • Profile picture of the author areevez
        Originally Posted by mtnbiker50 View Post

        Well TD find out if they have a way to easily fill cancelled appts. Ask if they would think having a list of clients on a waiting list would be a good idea? What if 1st thing that morning they get two cancels and then they could blast out to their list have opening at X & Y and 1st come get's it say at 10% off.. So instead of losing out with nothing they can fill and still 90%. I'm sure they should have no problem getting clients on the list.
        Dude, AWESOME!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author WhosChrisHughes
    Great script here man. Looks like it's simple enough to be effective. Congrats on getting it to work. I'm going to check out the TXT 180 people now to see how I could implement this into my business.
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by WhosChrisHughes View Post

      Great script here man. Looks like it's simple enough to be effective. Congrats on getting it to work. I'm going to check out the TXT 180 people now to see how I could implement this into my business.
      THANKS! TAKE ACTION!

      @td Let me get back to you with that one, it's a good question and I've never thought about it
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Garcia
    This is an awesome script! Lots of great content in the thread, too. I might have to pick up the phone and give this a try for a while. Once I go back to looking for clients with my offline business I'm definitely keeping this in mind.

    Thanks!

    - Nick
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    • Profile picture of the author Luke Bishop
      The US must have different regulations, if you considering creating a competition via SMS here in Australia you have to apply for a permit.

      Bummer
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    Arron,

    Great thread and I know a few small restaurants near me that may be good prospects. Do you send out the messages to their customers once a week or is less frequently?

    If you offer the free facial as a prize (or something similar), how do you get the winner from the list of people that are texted determined? I know it has to be randomly picked but how is that done?

    Debbie
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    • Profile picture of the author mrtrance
      Originally Posted by Yogini View Post

      Arron,

      Do you send out the messages to their customers once a week or is less frequently?

      If you offer the free facial as a prize (or something similar), how do you get the winner from the list of people that are texted determined? I know it has to be randomly picked but how is that done?

      Debbie
      Good questions that I'd like to know the answers as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Once per week on wednesday and I pick the winner randomly from my SMS service website. I just grab a number and send the info to my client.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoachMikeH
    The mobile market is wide open! Thanks for the script. I was going to start offering this service in my offline consulting, so this is an awesome starting point. I saw some awesome things with integrating with google from Laura Betterly and Ryan Diess. They have a great product called Mobile Local Fusion and it is the bomb. Great coaching too.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    THANKS GUYS! USE THE SCRIPT!!! IT WORKS!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    Arron,

    What happens the first month because with the setup up fee plus first month charges aren't they getting little response because they are in the early stages of building up their text message subscribers? I was wondering what you say to them about this?

    Also, do they ever want to manage their own account and if so what do you say on that?

    Debbie
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by Yogini View Post

      Arron,

      What happens the first month because with the setup up fee plus first month charges aren't they getting little response because they are in the early stages of building up their text message subscribers? I was wondering what you say to them about this?

      Also, do they ever want to manage their own account and if so what do you say on that?

      Debbie
      The set up fee is all they pay for the first month. Most of them definitely make that much back and more in their first month.

      I tell all my clients that I am the only one that can manage accounts. I like to have total control.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Gates
    Might I suggest when you want to add what the customers really want like QR Codes they simply "scan" to sign up to the list that easy, video, voice, photos, and other stuff like that.. you come check out Mobile With SMS. We have it all and then some you can make a KILLING selling each of these services. Plus text180 is the most basic of basic... we have good relationships with all of the major and several minor mobile carriers for much more reliable deliverability.
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  • Profile picture of the author MUNK26
    I have a question what do you do with the customers that have more than 1000 customers and want a bigger amount of text messages for that particular month? Do you charge them any overage fees or how do you handle that?
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by MUNK26 View Post

      I have a question what do you do with the customers that have more than 1000 customers and want a bigger amount of text messages for that particular month? Do you charge them any overage fees or how do you handle that?
      You should charge them overage fee per extra text message. Come up with your own price for that, an example could be 10 cent per text over 1,000...
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  • Profile picture of the author BarbaraP
    Thanks for sharing so much detailed info to put into action right now. The phone script alone is worth $$ ...how often does somebody GIVE us details like this plus the actual sales pitch? If you just got on this thread, go back and read every post to see what you've missed. Awesome. Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by BarbaraP View Post

      Thanks for sharing so much detailed info to put into action right now. The phone script alone is worth $$ ...how often does somebody GIVE us details like this plus the actual sales pitch? If you just got on this thread, go back and read every post to see what you've missed. Awesome. Cheers!


      Im happy you enjoyed the posts!! You are right the script alone is worth lots of moola if put to work!!
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    Where is the WSO he offers?
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  • Profile picture of the author jrod014
    Nice script, I'll try this today.

    Also, I could sell the fact that i can create a interactive app that also sends in app notifications/messages, avoiding any text rates.

    The wheel is starting to spin in my head.
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    • Profile picture of the author globalaffiliates
      Have you created this app yet? Can we get this?
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    • Profile picture of the author globalaffiliates
      Originally Posted by jrod014 View Post

      Nice script, I'll try this today.

      Also, I could sell the fact that i can create a interactive app that also sends in app notifications/messages, avoiding any text rates.

      The wheel is starting to spin in my head.


      Have you completed this app by chance? Any way we could look at it or use it?
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  • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
    I find it pretty easy to get passed the gatekeeper simply with a stern, "I need to speak with the manager/owner" line.

    In that case, the gatekeepers are the worst gatekeepers ever.
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by mjbmedia View Post

      I find it pretty easy to get passed the gatekeeper simply with a stern, "I need to speak with the manager/owner" line.

      In that case, the gatekeepers are the worst gatekeepers ever.
      Depends on the kind of business your talking about, it's too easy to get passed restaurant gatekeepers! The gatekeeper doesn't need to know anything but you need to speak with the manager about something that only he/she can help you with.
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      • Profile picture of the author mjbmedia
        Originally Posted by areevez View Post

        Depends on the kind of business your talking about, it's too easy to get passed restaurant gatekeepers! The gatekeeper doesn't need to know anything but you need to speak with the manager about something that only he/she can help you with.
        well theyre not really gatekeepers as such then, theyre just other members of staff who answered the phone, im splitting hairs but it makes a hell of a difference as youd know if you rung businesses that had proper gatekeepers in place
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  • Profile picture of the author DH5
    Thanks for the tip. It's always great when people share what's working.
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  • Profile picture of the author globalaffiliates
    Call EVERYONE from the Yellow Pages. Full Page clients are the ones that pay the most. FREE Tip. Enjoy the income boost.
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  • Profile picture of the author rachelle123
    Can you tell me how many additional keywords your purchasing for your clients on a mthly basis? What is the norm among your current client list?
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  • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
    So as I am getting my site set up and getting ready for the pool season to end so i can start my offline cold calling journey I was always thinking mobile sites were my 'foot in the door' pitch. But as John says this pitch provides the one thing a business owner wants to here.....How to get more people in the door buying things!!!!!

    I may lead with SMS and upsell the mobile site instead of the reverse. Mobile sites are good and all but what is the DIRECT BENEFIT to the biz owner? We know what this direct benefit is, but it seems like the SMS direct benefit is much easier to explain.

    Great thread...consider the WSO purchased!
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  • Profile picture of the author danielkanuck
    Bold and sounds effective. Sounds like it could be used as a good opening line of a sales letter.
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  • Profile picture of the author areevez
    Hey guys, this thread is super old! Im happy a few people were able to take something from it! I have totally updated my phone scripts though, I don't use the one in the OP anymore. Always have to evolve!
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    • Profile picture of the author link82
      Originally Posted by areevez View Post

      Hey guys, this thread is super old! Im happy a few people were able to take something from it! I have totally updated my phone scripts though, I don't use the one in the OP anymore. Always have to evolve!
      2.5 months is super old huh? Guess it is in the IM world
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      • Profile picture of the author Vanquish
        Anyone else having success with this so far?
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      • Profile picture of the author Vanquish
        When you have an interested party on the line do you opt to send out an e mail first and then follow up or schedule an appointment to see them in person?

        If people don't follow up with you in the e mail what do you say when you call back to follow up with them?
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  • Profile picture of the author peter_act
    Originally Posted by areevez View Post


    This is what I do for local restaurants just like yours! SMS marketing is the freshest and most effective way to market to your customer base and experience an unusual increase in sales every time we send out one message. Don't you think this would be a good addition to your current marketing efforts?
    Hi Arron,

    Thanks for this.
    I think I might make one tweak. I'd take out the bit about "This is what I do for local restaurants just like yours!"

    Just sounds a bit like you are doing the same thing for all his competitors.

    I'd replace it with "This is what I can do for your restaurant".
    Makes the owner feel like he's getting personal sevice.

    Just a thought, I might be being a bit picky, and on second thoughts, if your script is working for you, why change it?

    Also, if John likes it, that's praise indeed!
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    • Profile picture of the author areevez
      Originally Posted by peter_act View Post

      Hi Arron,

      Thanks for this.
      I think I might make one tweak. I'd take out the bit about "This is what I do for local restaurants just like yours!"

      Just sounds a bit like you are doing the same thing for all his competitors.

      I'd replace it with "This is what I can do for your restaurant".
      Makes the owner feel like he's getting personal sevice.

      Just a thought, I might be being a bit picky, and on second thoughts, if your script is working for you, why change it?

      Also, if John likes it, that's praise indeed!
      Hey, thanks for the suggestion, I look at it like this. Everyone wants to do what the other TOP restaurants are doing. No one wants to be out of the loop concerning the new stuff on the block. Both ways have their own advantages.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrandyM
    Aaron could you please PM me with details on your email script? I have 3 clients to follow up with and I'm wondering what your email says! I've been stumped on what to put in there!
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  • Profile picture of the author BrandyM
    actually I bought the WSO. I didn't realize it was a WSO when I first posted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    NP glad to help. This post inspired me. I've been thinking about leaving my job and getting into business consulting and something like this could help me get the foot in the door.
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  • Profile picture of the author ShawnPeter
    Excellent!!! Must include SMS marketing services for my clients.

    Thank You for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author johngrossi
    yeah, it seems to be a great idea.... I will follow all these techniques. Thanks Arron!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Vanquish
      When giving something away for free in exchange for them to be on the vip list how do we know whether they sign up to be on the vip club? Do you physically get them to write down their number and add it to a database are do they have to text a certain code to get added to it.

      If they have to text a code how do we know for certain that they texted it?
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      • Profile picture of the author wilder1047
        Originally Posted by Vanquish View Post

        When giving something away for free in exchange for them to be on the vip list how do we know whether they sign up to be on the vip club? Do you physically get them to write down their number and add it to a database are do they have to text a certain code to get added to it.

        If they have to text a code how do we know for certain that they texted it?
        From what I've read in other posts.. the idea would go a lil' like this.

        "The waitress comes to the table at the end of the meal and says - would you be interested in getting 10% off this meal right now?!

        All you have to do is text this number and show me the confirmation screen when I get back - and you'll get 10% off."

        So, the waitress confirms it - you also know the waitress OR waiter will keep up their end of the bargain since it will most likely benefit their tips!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Vanquish
          Originally Posted by wilder1047 View Post

          From what I've read in other posts.. the idea would go a lil' like this.

          "The waitress comes to the table at the end of the meal and says - would you be interested in getting 10% off this meal right now?!

          All you have to do is text this number and show me the confirmation screen when I get back - and you'll get 10% off."

          So, the waitress confirms it - you also know the waitress OR waiter will keep up their end of the bargain since it will most likely benefit their tips!!

          Thanks for clearing that up. Is there any other methods to do this or is this the best method for collecting phone numbers.
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    What are the criteria of the restaurants you target?
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  • Profile picture of the author manny2513
    lol I do it even better. I walk into the restauran or retail store and act like I am a customer. Then after a few minutes I ask for the owner (If owner is not there then manager) then I introduce my-self Hey how are you doing my name is Your name here (no special company name just yet just plain name) I wanted to show you something real quick. Do you got a second? Yes Sure whats up? Take out your cell phone text Pizza to Shortcode 9If the restaurant is a pizzeria) then I preset a message on my back endloke Emilio's Pizza VIP List Get buy one medium pizza get the second at half price on your next visit. and they are just blown away of seeing their business name on the message. Next question they ask is How it da F%$^& did you do that? And you answer with a question What do you think it will do to your business being able to send a message like that to all your customers? From there he is pretty much sold.
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  • Profile picture of the author IdrisSG
    I think this should be transformed into a salesletter!

    That act alone multiplies the power of this script.




    Originally Posted by areevez View Post

    Heya!!

    Thought I'd share my current phone script from my wso that is doing very well for me for landing SMS clients via restaurants. Enjoy!

    P.S I find it pretty easy to get passed the gatekeeper simply with a stern, "I need to speak with the manager/owner" line.

    Yea this is billy ownerdude, may I help you?
    Hey what's up, how are you? (cooool, what about you?)
    Good, Im doing great thanks! My name is Arron, im calling from (your company name) out of (your city) and I was just hoping you had a second for me to ask you one quick question? (One question? No problem, Go ahead buddy)
    Awesome! okay, What do you think it would do for your sales if you had the ability to send special promotional offers that only lasts 24 hours straight to your customers cell phones every single week?
    (Whoo, that sounds like a great idea!)
    This is what I do for local restaurants just like yours! SMS marketing is the freshest and most effective way to market to your customer base and experience an unusual increase in sales every time we send out one message. Don't you think this would be a good addition to your current marketing efforts?


    It all flows for me after that, it's not any magical copyrighting in here but it works for me and the owners are very much less defensive since I've started using this script. Hope this helps some of you out there, try it out.

    Arron
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  • Profile picture of the author steve solo
    areevez

    I love the scripts but I am not too good on a phone,..lol..my question for you is, do you also have an SMS script that we could probably use,..I just got signed up with this sms company, offerfortune dot com, they are not only cheaper than any of the SMS companies that I have checked but they also have their own opt in mobile phones number lists in any city, state and niche market,..and its only like I think $50 for 5000 sms messages a a month, cant wait till I get my hands on that one and thought some warriors couls benefit as well,..this is not an affiliate pitch and I am not the owner,..just never seen any deal like this in the market yet,..and would like to hear your thoughts,..

    Steve


    Originally Posted by areevez View Post

    Heya!!

    Thought I'd share my current phone script from my wso that is doing very well for me for landing SMS clients via restaurants. Enjoy!

    P.S I find it pretty easy to get passed the gatekeeper simply with a stern, "I need to speak with the manager/owner" line.

    Yea this is billy ownerdude, may I help you?
    Hey what's up, how are you? (cooool, what about you?)
    Good, Im doing great thanks! My name is Arron, im calling from (your company name) out of (your city) and I was just hoping you had a second for me to ask you one quick question? (One question? No problem, Go ahead buddy)
    Awesome! okay, What do you think it would do for your sales if you had the ability to send special promotional offers that only lasts 24 hours straight to your customers cell phones every single week?
    (Whoo, that sounds like a great idea!)
    This is what I do for local restaurants just like yours! SMS marketing is the freshest and most effective way to market to your customer base and experience an unusual increase in sales every time we send out one message. Don't you think this would be a good addition to your current marketing efforts?


    It all flows for me after that, it's not any magical copyrighting in here but it works for me and the owners are very much less defensive since I've started using this script. Hope this helps some of you out there, try it out.

    Arron
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  • I like this intro a little better , what do you think.


    Hi, Business owner this is Don. I just wanted to talk to you a minute about increasing your sales and profits. Is now a good time? Ok great! The way this works is through a new technology called SMS, have you heard of it?

    Well business owner SMS stands for (Short Message Service) and with SMS we can send your promotions to all your customers' cell phones any time we want. Don't you think that will increase sales and profits?

    Then go from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author criniit
      Originally Posted by sconlinemarketing View Post

      I like this intro a little better , what do you think.


      Hi, Business owner this is Don. I just wanted to talk to you a minute about increasing your sales and profits. Is now a good time? Ok great! The way this works is through a new technology called SMS, have you heard of it?

      Well business owner SMS stands for (Short Message Service) and with SMS we can send your promotions to all your customers’ cell phones any time we want. Don’t you think that will increase sales and profits?

      Then go from there.
      Never try and sell them on the phone, it is SO much harder. Just close for the appointment:
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      Hi, this is _________________ with (company name), how are you doing today?

      That's great! I have a brand new technology that allows you to bring in customers whenever your want, on demand. I would love to come in and show it to you, when is a good time? This afternoon or tomorrow?
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      If they say, no I don't think so blah blah blah you say:
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      Would you mind if I just ask you one quick question?

      Do you want more customers? (everyone will say yes to this)

      Then give me 10 mins to come in and show you exactly how you can get them, whenever you want! Worst case you don't like it and that's fine. You come out of it armed with some more knowledge about the future of your industry and we part as friends. So when is a good time for me to come meet you?
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      Never, ever try and sell them the product on the phone! The entire dynamic changes when you are in person. People are MUCH MUCH MUCH nicer in person.

      And just so you know I'm not talking out of my a** I have been cold calling for the last 5 years for a living, first in the real estate biz and now with my mobile marketing company.

      And just an example for all you curious people out there, I call a minimum of 100 businesses a day. Out of those 100 I will get to around 45 decision makers, and from there I will get around 30 meetings for sometime in the future. I go on around 3-5 sales calls everyday. It takes me around 2 1/2 hours to cold call, which I have just recently brought on my first employee to start doing it for me!

      For all of you guys out there who are scared to death of cold calling, trust me I know exactly how scared you are. The first time..hell the hundredth time I did it I was shaking when I called, but you get over it. Just remember, they can't reach through the phone and strangle you and you can always hang up if you panic.

      The worst that someone can do is say no, and I thank people when they say no because that means I am one more call closer to getting a new client.

      Keep track of your numbers so that you can figure out exactly how many calls you have to make to get 1 client. My current number is 15 calls. So every 15 telephone calls I make (this includes following up/reminder/cold calling phone calls) I sign one client. And when you look at it like that, when someone tells you to go to hell and stop calling your just 14 away from your next sale

      Sales is all about persistence so get off you a**, stop trolling this forum (yeah I'm talking to you) and pick up that phone!


      PS: When you do start meeting people in person, DO NOT start talking pitching them at first. Find a common ground, something to talk about. Scan their office, do they have trophies? Pictures? Kids? Magazine subscriptions? Find something to establish a common ground and talk about that. If they start going to business go right back to the common ground until you have a rapport built. THEN you go into the pitch, never before.

      Remember, a company never buys anything, a person buys it. You have to get that person to like you before he/she will ever buy anything from you. I would suggest reading the book: How to Win Friends and Influence People. If will teach you exactly how to sell to someone and make them like you while you do it!

      Best of luck! And feel free to PM me any questions that you might have.
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      • Profile picture of the author M Mark
        Thanks for showing your simple method - sometimes it's too easy to get caught up in too many details!
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  • Profile picture of the author steve solo
    NICE,..I would change the SMS to text message service,..like a warrior mentioned above,..most business owners have no clue in what SMS is,..and they loose interest right away!!

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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Rosenbaum
    Great stuff Arron. Thanks for sharing. I like that you get the email for follow up. That is key.
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  • Profile picture of the author jspmedia
    when you send out email proposal, are you including price or you tell price when you do follow up call?

    thanks for great thread..
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  • Profile picture of the author InVizion
    Is this WSO still available, I couldn't find an active link?
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  • Profile picture of the author calleo
    Thanks for sharing Arron.
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  • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
    Hey what's up, how are you?
    LOL you talk to your prospects that way...
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  • Profile picture of the author nethead01
    Nice job. I am working on my phone skills and this was a good read for me thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author tracirobin
    I would like to buy the wso but unfortunately it has been closed... bummer
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  • Profile picture of the author IM Lover
    Hey Arron that's a good script you have there, I actually used to use the "Can I ask you a quite question please" line and I can vouch that it does work very effectifly indeed.

    I have only just touched base with the whole: SEO Marketing Campaign's in the last day or two, I quite like the whole concept and may jump back on the phone and do what I am best at, I used to provide telemarketing for my past carer and was very successful.

    This has actually opened my eyes to some untapped potential, I look forward to giving it a go soon thanks for the share.

    Cheers

    -Lee
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    Thanks for sharing!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Favion
    Arron, I'd love to get training on this from you. Can you count me in?
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    • Profile picture of the author gabem86
      Hey Aaron, where can I pick up this WSO? I know it's closed but do you have a link on Clickbank where I can get it? Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author lauriean
    Hey, Aaron. This sounds simply effective. Thanks. I just looked at the WSO you mention at the bottom of your post, and I see that it's closed. Too bad. I probably would have considered purchasing it. I just landed my first attorney client this week in the offline world, and I'm open to hearing suggestions for continuing in this direction. I find that I have a real passion for helping local businesses increase the number of people who are able to find their services. It's such a kick to add a little "kick" to the local economy.
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    • Profile picture of the author sownsow
      I apologize if someone has already asked you this question, but I didn't feel like reading the entire thread right this minute..

      Are you making the restaurants sign any type of contract term or are you just working on a month to month basis with them?
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
    I'm gonna take the day off and personally visit the restaurants in my local area. I'd imagine people are more likely to listen to what you've got to say than if you were on the phone.
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  • Profile picture of the author wagsgraphx
    Great info here. I like his methods.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
      Didn't go to well for me today. Either the owner wasn't in / they was doing sms already / they didn't think they needed it.

      Got two "leads" if I can even call it that:

      1. Gotta ring on Sat to make appointment to see the owner
      2. "Catch" the owner when he's in on Wednesday

      All in all, probably visited 10 shops. I know that's not enough but it was raining so I called it a day after about an hour of visiting and walking. I think I'm gonna try cold calling instead. Easier to reach mass people
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  • Profile picture of the author sundaymorning
    What if you are not in the same city as them but are still cold calling?
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