Has anyone had success with John Durham's alibaba gold method? John you mentioned you would entertain questions about it on this forum. I needed clarification on a few points. From John or anyone else that has done something similar, or anyone who feels like they can contribute. Basically for those that don't know, you call manufacturers and try to find ones that have distressed merchandise and find buyers for them.
I am not sure about whether I am getting good leads. I am paying someone on odesk to get leads from manta but am not sure if its being done right.
How do you only get manufacturers and not local mom and pop stores?
I end up being sent to a lot of automated systems (i.e. "For customer service press 1...) Any tips on this?
I am getting contact names of CEOs mostly. Should I get some other persons contact info?
Basically, I think my main sticking point so far is figuring out how to get good leads from Manta and how to go about it. Like which filters to use, etc.
If anyone who tried it has any questions, feel free to ask them here, I don't mind as long as its relevant.