I am having lead generators find small to medium size businesses in large cities across Canada, and am having the cold callers call them and sell the service to them. Usually they ask for more information in e-mail format, which I have been trying to do. The rest ask for a PayPal invoice to be sent via e-mail but never Pay! I think I'm going to have to get on the phone myself like you guys say, I'm just very shy on the phone, as I have only just turned 15.
So I have hired cold callers off of oDesk, (9 of them), and 3 lead gens (900 leads per day, upped to 1800 when I have the money to provide additionally Skypes) and am looking to sell Mobile Websites.
I am feeling very overwhelmed with problems right now..
Yesterday I had 20 people say they would like more information through e-mail, and are interested in purchasing.. That was $697 per client.. I'm missing out on a possibility of $14,000 right now, because of my next problem.
I bought a domain and e-mail from GoDaddy, and then Hosting from HostGator. I have never got the e-mail working properly.. I've tried the web client on both sides, and tried setting up Hostgator on my Mail app and Outlook for mac.. Now almost every time I send e-mails, they bounce, and I get this message :
ERROR: Your message could not be delivered.
The mail server generated the following error message:
This is the mail system at host gateway12.websitewelcome.com.
I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.
For further assistance, please send mail to <postmaster>
If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.
The mail system
<firstname.lastname@example.org>: Host or domain name not found. Name service error for
name=business.com type=A: Host not found
Additional message error details can be viewed HERE.
The text of the returned message can be viewed HERE.
That is in the web client. I get a different message in the Mail app :
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:55:34 -0800
From: Dylan <email@example.com>
Subject: Mobile Optimization
Your message cannot be delivered to the following recipients:
Recipient address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reason: Illegal host/domain name found
Reporting-MTA: dns;st11p06mm-asmtp003.mac.com (tcp-daemon)
Arrival-date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:55:31 +0000 (GMT)
Status: 5.4.4 (Illegal host/domain name found)
From the mail app I tried sending from the GoDaddy e-mail, and my Personal e-mail.. Same results. This happens with almost all of the leads. The few e-mails that actually go through never get replied to, and I am wondering if they are ever even being sent.
I have sent about 8 invoices out now to people who have requested one, and not a single one was paid.. They were from PayPal.
I'm losing money and I am beyond overwhelmed at this point, so any help is appreciated.. Thanks everyone..
Also, what should I be including in my 'More information' e-mail? My cold callers already inform them that they are Mobile Optimized versions of their current websites that will make it easier to browse on a mobile phone etc., and make sure to note that it will have mobile specific features such as Tap to Call, and Mapping.