Having My Dad Do Door to Door Sales

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My Dad was recently laid off, he's a sales guy, so I asked him if he'd like to help me grow my SEO business.

Now, he knows very little about SEO, in fact he didn't even know what it was up until last week when I trained him.

Anyways, we've had some success so far. It's only been a week and he's contacted 16 businesses. Granted it's been door to door, not over the phone and he took Friday off for a funeral.

The cool thing is in each case he actually talked to the decision maker. Even if the person was out of the office he got their info and called them the next day.

So far he's contacted Jewelers and Office Furniture Stores. Jewelers I think are a gold mind (pun not intended). Office Furniture maybe not so much. 2 People have said they're interested and another said they are current looking at SEO vendors and would get back to us.

I'd recommend going door to door if you can.

Next on my list are home builders, wedding planners, remolding companies, dentist and chiropractors.

Since I know a lot of people aren't ready to do Door to Door sales are there any other industries that you'd like for my Dad to test out to see if they would be worth the effort?

I'll report all our findings.
#dad #door #sales
  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    I comend you and your dad for taking action and I wish you both
    much success.

    All the best,

    Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author bluecoyotemedia
      that is a wonderful way to have your dad involved in this business that will also create a great bond between you guys

      super excellent

      I would make him your partner and think about ways to scale this up

      let me tell you since 99% of people on this board are afraid to cold call imagine the fear of just going out and making face to face calls... ohhh nooooo

      face to face salespeople are a rare dying breed.
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  • Profile picture of the author HostWind
    Best of luck getting clients together. What will you do for meetings?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ninja Ana
    OMG, your Dad is really good, 16 businesses done, door to door next, wow.... what a great team! Best of luck, and make most of it!!!

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author liindsay
    Nice work, sounds like it could be fun

    Wish you guys success!
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  • Profile picture of the author domz
    Well, good job on helping out your dad, and you are increasing your local business.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmcarp4020
    I think having your dad by your side through this ventures is awesome.....having someone who will do your dirty work for you and still help you out at the same time.
    I have a few suggestions for you that you might find interesting....not trying to sell you on anything but would love to chat...
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  • Profile picture of the author kcom
    Portland Rocks, after 3 clients in the same niche within one market all of your good keywords are used up. So, do you compete against yourself for the same keywords for different clients? To me that is unethical.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmcarp4020
    I think having your dad by your side through this ventures is awesome.....having someone who will do your dirty work for you and still help you out at the same time.
    I have a few suggestions for you that you might find interesting....not trying to sell you on anything but would love to chat...
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  • Profile picture of the author watsonovedades
    I wish success to you and your dad
    im looking to get offline clientes in my city also
    do you have a scriot or something? bullet points to engage the buyer

    Kind regards
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  • Profile picture of the author vinzsama
    we started our business by door-to-door sales too! We can understand how difficult it is to get the sales the hard way, but this is also one of the most effective way.

    I was reading another thread the other day about doing free SEO for the local business even before you approach them for sales, I think this is rather a good soft-sell approach to start with if you are confident will your SEO skills.
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