Would Kill For an Appointment Setter Right About Now

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Now that business has finally picked up on a steady slope, I can invest in an appointment setter to call around and book appointments for website redesign and mobile website demos. Can anyone recommend a pay-per-appointment setter who charges around $30-40 per appointment?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mekanism
    i've tried for a while to get a good appointment setter. they all suck. like horribly. the best idea is to get someone to make calls out of your office/home so you can watch and critique .
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    • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
      If you don't mind working with a company we can work somewhere close to those prices.

      By working with a company I mean with a service agreement and upfront payment through major credit card. No paypal.

      For some warriors that's a deal breaker, they aren't used to that sort of thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Prince Vegeta
        Originally Posted by MaxwellB View Post

        If you don't mind working with a company we can work somewhere close to those prices.

        By working with a company I mean with a service agreement and upfront payment through major credit card. No paypal.

        For some warriors that's a deal breaker, they aren't used to that sort of thing.
        What kind of upfront payment do you ask for?
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        • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
          Originally Posted by Prince Vegeta View Post

          What kind of upfront payment do you ask for?
          When I say upfront payment I mean whatever the cost of the campaign is, whether it's 100 hours, 50 hours, or 25 appointments, that needs to be paid upfront.

          So for example, if you were to work with a freelancer you may pay him every friday for the appointments he set that week. We get paid usually for the month upfront, so 25 appointments upfront then we set those 25 for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxrezn
    How did you compensate them?
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    what is the cost per appointment? how many can you crank out weekly?
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    • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
      Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

      When I had a smaller budget I used this lady and she was AMAZING! She averaged 1 appointment an hour and they were really good appointments.

      If this link doesn't work:

      https://www.odesk.com/users/~~f085a2...2e0d?sid=28001

      Then just search her name on odesk: Rhea Pineda

      If you are living somewhere that is a little bit racist (sorry to sound harsh) then you might want to try some more expensive american appointment setters:

      I can't personally vouch for any of these but....

      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...your-town.html
      What a small world!

      I used Rhea to set appointments for me personally (not my clients because I use american reps) and she did okay. It was an appointment every 4 hours though. What kind of work was she doing for you?
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      • Profile picture of the author Ashwin83
        Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

        She was setting SEO appointments for local companies. My partner would actually do in person meetings and I would do the PAs.
        newbie question, what are PAs?
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        • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
          Originally Posted by Portlandrocks View Post

          Phone appointments. I love phone appointments. They could be conference call appointments, they could be skype video calls anything. But basically it is your follow up appointment but instead of doing it in person you do it over the phone.

          THIS is the biggest secret of those big time telemarketing guys. They say they do ALL their sales over the phone, this is how they do it.

          They cold call for appointments, they set up the appointment when the owner is ready to hear a pitch and they have the appointment over the phone.
          Is it a big secret? I never thought of it as our secret.
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          • Profile picture of the author sodomojo
            Originally Posted by MaxwellB View Post

            Is it a big secret? I never thought of it as our secret.
            Maxwell, I contacted you through your website a couple months ago, but never heard back. Where can I find your rates?
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            • Profile picture of the author Anthem40
              wow, can't believe you guys found someone willing to set appointments for such a low amount. Good for you guys!
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              • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
                Originally Posted by Anthem40 View Post

                wow, can't believe you guys found someone willing to set appointments for such a low amount. Good for you guys!
                Not so much a low amount as it is a rate that corresponds with how long it takes to set a mobile website demo appointment/webdesign appointments.

                SEO appointments and PPC appointments are more difficult so they are more expensive. It all corresponds with the work put in.
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            • Profile picture of the author MaxwellB
              Originally Posted by Tydowns View Post

              Maxwell, I contacted you through your website a couple months ago, but never heard back. Where can I find your rates?
              Would you mind letting me know your full name because I personally contact anyone that submits their information online. I normally start off with a reply email, maybe you missed it?

              You can PM it to me if you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mwind076
    We do appointment setting, and have for over 7 years. You can email me, or PM me for our resume or visit our FB page - just type in Windham Marketing Solutions.

    If you'll email I can talk with you more about what you are looking for specifically, what we can do, and what we charge.
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    • Profile picture of the author mike_lucas
      Originally Posted by Mwind076 View Post

      We do appointment setting, and have for over 7 years. You can email me, or PM me for our resume or visit our FB page - just type in Windham Marketing Solutions.

      If you'll email I can talk with you more about what you are looking for specifically, what we can do, and what we charge.
      I spoke to you last summer but the military ( National Guard had others plan for my next 6 months lol) I like to chat with you, I have sent you a pm
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      • Profile picture of the author nfb1204
        What's the difference between a telemarketer and an appointment setter? Which is better for selling web design? Local SEO Services?

        I can never find commissioned people. No one wants to do it as they don't think they would make enough. For example, if I were selling a package that was $99 down and they got 20-30% commission, it would be great if you were a phone warrior were motivated. Or if I have web design packed for $499 and the rate was 50% commission. But everyone I have ever tried to use never started. Any suggestions on finding a good commissioned sales rep?
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    Mwind076 -what are your rates?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mwind076
      Originally Posted by rolltide View Post

      Mwind076 -what are your rates?
      I believe we spoke last summer and you never followed up. If you need rates you'll need to call or reply to the email I just forwarded you where we discussed rates last year. I can't just send you rates as what you need is different from what someone else may need, and there are many levels to what types of calls we can make. We need to discuss your specific needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxrezn
    I hired one on Odesk from Manila that came highly rated with very little accent. About to hire one more just to have them competing against each other
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  • Originally Posted by maxrezn View Post

    Now that business has finally picked up on a steady slope, I can invest in an appointment setter to call around and book appointments for website redesign and mobile website demos. Can anyone recommend a pay-per-appointment setter who charges around $30-40 per appointment?
    The difficulty with pay per appointment set is how to confirm that the appointment was actually successful. Some companies do a call back to the lead afterwards to confirm, but still it can be difficult. We prefer a flat hourly rate approach, and clients love it.
    Of course you need to maintain quality to keep things flowing and working for both parties, but hourly works well for us.
    Can't help you in Baltimore, just put an ad online somewhere - I'm sure you'll get some calls.

    Justin
    Appointment-Setter Australia
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    • Profile picture of the author Hyperlink
      Justin

      PMed you. Give me a call.

      Cheers

      Ian
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    • Profile picture of the author Prince Vegeta
      Originally Posted by AppointmentSetter View Post

      The difficulty with pay per appointment set is how to confirm that the appointment was actually successful. Some companies do a call back to the lead afterwards to confirm, but still it can be difficult. We prefer a flat hourly rate approach, and clients love it.
      Of course you need to maintain quality to keep things flowing and working for both parties, but hourly works well for us.
      Can't help you in Baltimore, just put an ad online somewhere - I'm sure you'll get some calls.

      Justin
      Appointment-Setter Australia
      Strong username to post content ratio.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Zaydman
    What do is I pay them a % of closed business they bring in. I have found at home mom's do a great job
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  • Profile picture of the author maxrezn
    Hired one for 4 hours at a total of $48 w/ auto dialer. Through his calling I got 4 appointments. 2 of which bailed...the remaining two should be better.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxrezn
    Hired one for 4 hours at a total of $48 w/ auto dialer. Through his calling I got 4 appointments. 2 of which bailed...the remaining two should be better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rearden
    On appointment setters:

    Pay them on an hourly plus a bonus for each appointment they book.

    If you pay straight commission, they will send you a bunch of "wood" leads your way. You'll end up wasting your time on crap leads.
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