I understand that I can't know everything about cold calling. But the last call I had really made me angry.
I spent a couple minutes asking an electrician about his business, trying to qualify him. But I could tell he was just trying to find the intent of my call.
I was purposefully dodging the question, trying to dig for more info. He keeps telling me that he's 'flat out' and 'only works with builders' and 'isn't interested in domestic' (I can tell he's trying to suss if I'm even buying or not).
So just for fun (since at this point he's pretty sure I'm a sales guy), I say 'Yeah I just had a couple of friends needing their investment properties wired up'. Just hearing his complete turn around from 'oh we are too busy' to 'ummm ummm well ummm just hold on ummm i think we could...' made me pretty annoyed.
It really just seems like...if you aren't calling to give them money, they don't want to hear a word of it. I mean, when everyone on this forum, literally everyone says you are LUCKY to get a 3% interest rate...And that's just interest...How does anyone run a business around here?
Again, sorry about this. Just venting.
EDIT : Just for a funny update, I had an idea pop into my mind 'What if I just asked them what they would expect to pay for a site, then just massively undercut that?'
Literally did that on the next call, asked him what he would pay, he wasn't sure, so I just said '$300' (didn't include hosting) and he said 'Done'.
Maybe I should try this approach more often? It's not alot of money, but the cost of a site to me is less than $50 to make so it's still profitable.