Telemarketing - What Tools to use in UK?

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Hi all,

I am starting to make 100+ cold calls a day from home, using John Durham and WikiWarrior's excellent advice, selling web services to local businesses.

What do people recommending using?

I have lots of minutes on my mobile phone, and a Skype subscription (although that seems expensive to call mobile numbers).

I will be phoning landlines, mobiles, and some 08 numbers.

Any feedback is welcome, thank you.

Also, is Yell.com essentially the online replica of the Yellow Pages book?

Thanks again,

Scott
#telemarketing #tools #yellow pages
  • Profile picture of the author huynga1988
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    • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
      Why don't you use your mobile minutes to call the mobiles and the skype thing to call landlines?

      Would that work for you at all?

      Might make natural break points for you phsycologically.

      Sorting a list in Excel or whatever into 01 and 07 can't be hard. (Not that I could do it but it still can't be hard if you know what I mean.)

      And Yell.com is essentially an online version of the book yes. Pretty much everything in the book is listed for free in Yell

      Dan
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      • Profile picture of the author ambrking
        Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

        Why don't you use your mobile minutes to call the mobiles and the skype thing to call landlines?

        Dan
        Agree with Dan, use your mobile minutes to call mobiles and skype for landline. There are many sites online where you can get numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Stevens
      Originally Posted by huynga1988 View Post

      your mean: call by hand?
      :-s
      Yes, by hand - manually (not auto dial).
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  • Profile picture of the author jordan33
    Originally Posted by Scotty Stevens View Post

    Hi all,

    I am starting to make 100+ cold calls a day from home, using John Durham and WikiWarrior's excellent advice, selling web services to local businesses.

    What do people recommending using?

    I have lots of minutes on my mobile phone, and a Skype subscription (although that seems expensive to call mobile numbers).

    I will be phoning landlines, mobiles, and some 08 numbers.

    Any feedback is welcome, thank you.

    Also, is Yell.com essentially the online replica of the Yellow Pages book?

    Thanks again,

    Scott

    As your in the UK.. I highly recommend using checkatrade.com to get some phone numbers! Thousands of plumbers, electricians, roofers etc have turned to checkatrade. Give it a look, You can also see which ones have websites and which do not.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Stevens
      Originally Posted by jordan33 View Post

      As your in the UK.. I highly recommend using checkatrade.com to get some phone numbers! Thousands of plumbers, electricians, roofers etc have turned to checkatrade. Give it a look, You can also see which ones have websites and which do not.
      Hadn't thought of Checkatrade - good call, sir.

      Thanks for the input, folks.

      Just want to see what the cold-calling pros are using to make phone calls, if not using auto-dial.
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  • Profile picture of the author itzpaul
    Nice, good job! for starting to take action. I am definitely, focusing on trying to make 2,000 calls this month as a goal to knock off my list. Hopefully, I can get in a routine of calling Monday-Friday for at least 3-4 hours/day.

    I've done it a little bit, maybe 300 calls before but stopped. I have seen all the successful threads and decided it's about time I need to start calling and closing over the phone.

    I would recommend checking out callfire.com as a mass dialer, makes things a lot easier. I'm not sure, if it works in the UK. I am also going to be using yellowpages.com as well for listings. I will eventually try all the different sources of leads.
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  • Profile picture of the author Baadier Sydow
    Is there a working free or paid autodialer for skype? I would like to increase my cold calling substantially over the next few weeks.
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  • Profile picture of the author linda75
    Originally Posted by Scotty Stevens View Post

    Hi all,

    I am starting to make 100+ cold calls a day from home, using John Durham and WikiWarrior's excellent advice, selling web services to local businesses.

    What do people recommending using?

    I have lots of minutes on my mobile phone, and a Skype subscription (although that seems expensive to call mobile numbers).

    I will be phoning landlines, mobiles, and some 08 numbers.

    Any feedback is welcome, thank you.

    Also, is Yell.com essentially the online replica of the Yellow Pages book?

    Thanks again,

    Scott
    hi scott,
    talktalk do a great package free calls on the basic package and then a £4 a month booster for calling mobiles and another £4 for calling 0845 and other premium lines
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Stevens
      Hi all,

      Thanks for the excellent tips.

      I've taken note.
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      • Profile picture of the author jamesstinson
        Hi Scott..

        For tracking your leads I highly suggest Openleads.com
        And if you need telemarketers you can connect through our marketplace at Outbounders.com .. you can listen to recordings and hire right on the page.. some agents as little as $3 - 4/hr (disclosure this is my site in Beta)

        Ultimately the key to most marketing campaigns is CONSISTENCY .. make it a routine. As a business owner it's difficult to make it a routine if you have to hop around to different parts of your business .. as you generate more leads you have to move to customer service etc. So better to put the right people in place that can maintain consistency while you work ON the business instead of IN it.

        Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author century90
    Get more effective result, pick up any targeted telemarketing list under your niche, many direct marketing agency are providing highly updated list under niche. We are also one of them.
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