Accountability journal: first week of cold-calling!
I'm new to offline marketing, but not to online marketing, and easily know enough to help clients. I've been putting off cold-calling for a while now, but last week I listened to John Durham's Offline On Crack audios, and now I'm ready & pumped to start getting business! (I'd recommend the mp3s to anyone considering cold-calling)
Anyway, I've decided to keep to a strict(ish) schedule this week of calling businesses from 9-11 each morning, and then (hopefully) having meetings with clients in the afternoon. I don't have a car, so I'll be doing presentations thru join.me, and I'm hoping this is enough to close deals.
I thought keeping an accountability journal here would make it much more likely for me to actually keep to my schedule, cos I'm still really nervous about calling strangers, so I'll be keeping you updated all throughout the week... sorry about that
Being a newbie, I also have a few questions.
My goal is to make £800 worth of business this week, as that's how much debt I'm currently in, and I'm really motivated to get rid of it ASAP! How realistic do you think this is? Estimations of results with cold-calling and offline marketing seem to vary wildly, so I never really know what to expect...
Also, do you think the fact I'm 19 is an obstacle I need to overcome? Everyone successful in this business seems to be quite a bit older, and able to convey a sense of experience more easily, but I don't know if this is just a mental block/excuse.
Thanks for reading! wish me luck
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