I've been telling myself and everyone else that I'm going to make it in the offline world, but it’s been who knows how long.
So I decided that I needed to get some accountability to make this happen.
You see I have a couple of clients.
But nothing to write home to momma about. 2 are for seo and one is for web redesign.
just to let you know that seo is basically not for me anymore because one of those clients that I have for seo, I told them that it would be 4 months to get to page 1 (that's what the worker told me to say) anyway, its been 7+ months and he stopped paying but he’s really well connected so im paying for continued work till he gets to page 1 (I know im an idiot).
Anyway, it’s been pretty depressing not getting any clients, so I've taken to the phones and I even bought a scraper from here but so far it’s been 1000s of emails and not one bite. I don’t want to say who as im sure my poor experience is based on my poor use of the wso.
Anyway, I've decided to look into lead generation as the few biz owners I spoke with want more biz now not in months or years..
My goal is 5k a month (actually its more like 50k a month, I know it’s possible) and here’s my plan:
100 phone calls a day (50 of video and 50 for lead generation)
im targeting painters and roofers (this actually might be a bad idea as they are telling me they have reputable services like home advisors and angles list that do the lead gen for them already)
But I keep on moving forward!
I use that outrageous claim of getting 20 phone calls (which I still need to figure out how to do) and this time the roofer was really interested.
The call went a little like this:
hi, I not sure who I should be speaking with, I usually talk with the marketing department. (Genius by Jason Kanigan- buy all of this stuff)
the owner(that's what he told me)
yea, im the owner, what do you want?
can you give me like 10 seconds, and i'll tell you why I called.
if I could get your phone ringing with at least 20 prospective buyer this month guaranteed (why did I guarantee it? im such an idiot) would that be something you’re interested in?
I repeated myself
how you going to do that, what do you mean?
basically (this is what I told him, but I have no idea if it can be done) we make a facebook ppc campaign for you and we send the traffic to an irresistible offer, we can figure that out later. the visitors see the offer and call you.
all you need to do is close the deals and cash the checks (I actually didn't say this last cash the checks part but I probably should have)
what are you some business consultant? are you going to charge me per hour...?
I do consult businesses, but I don't charge per hour
we do Bergen County, and Manhattan, I dont do brooklyn so send me an email with everything you do and a price
(there was some small talk but that was basically the end of the convo)
here’s the email I sent:
My objective is to grow your business for the long term.
What we discussed was simply to bring some cash-flow into your business while increasing your database to use for a different time.
We will need to create an irresistible offer.
Either we give something away of value like some information (like you might have on your site). here are some examples:
-some video or written guide on how to do something people normally charge for (but of course really requires a trained professional such as yourself)
- you can provide a service that normally you would charge $200 down to $100 (again this is just an example) for a limited time
we position that offer on a separate page, not connected to website.
There will be a phone number on that page to contact you or leave a message
You will then close those who call you or upsell them after getting more information about their situation (or you might upsell them when you get to project site)
This is only the beginning. If you are willing and interested we can really take your service to the next level.
(I spaced this in the email for emphasis, not sure it worked- he hasn't gotten back to me)
I normally charge $2500 for the first month (includes ad copy as well as setup for this campaign) not including the cost for the ad.
However, I'm willing to drastically reduce the price to get you started. That's why I'm only charging $1250 for the first month.
Like I mentioned on the phone, you will be making money with this and if I'm half right, you're only regret is that you didn't start this earlier. ( I got this last part from wolf of wall st and Cameron and marios wso)
Contact me at 555555555 with any questions
Looking forward to working with you,
now we play the waiting game....
im not sure what to do at this point. and im afraid I charged too much, so if he doesn't call back or if he wants me to charge less im probably going to give me because im a wussie.