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Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 24th November 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Offline Marketing/Consulting Done-For-You Lead Gen Funnel PLR

This review offer is closed.

I'll be in contact with the last few consultants who posted over the past few days.

Just give me a day or two guys to get back to everyone.

Thanks everyone.
...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 19th November 2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Offline Marketing/Consulting Done-For-You Lead Gen Funnel PLR

Hey,

I'm not sure whether I'll give out more review copies.

I'll wait to get reviews back first.

Most reviewers haven't sent their reviews to me yet and most of the few that I've received...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 14th November 2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Offline Marketing/Consulting Done-For-You Lead Gen Funnel PLR

Hey,

Just followed up with everybody that posted or pm'd me.

Still looking for one more review.

Thanks,

Chris
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 11th November 2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Offline Marketing/Consulting Done-For-You Lead Gen Funnel PLR

Okay,

I just need one more review and this review offer will close.

So PM or reply to this post before you miss out.

By the way, this will soon be launched as a $497-$997 product, so this is...
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 11th November 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: [Reviewers Wanted] Offline Marketing/Consulting Done-For-You Lead Gen Funnel PLR

I just responded back to everyone who pm'd me.

I'm still looking for about 2-3 good reviews, so go ahead and reply back and let me know you're available.

Thanks,

Chris
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 10th November 2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By Chris Rivers
[Review Offer Closed]

Review Offer Closed.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By Chris Rivers
"They'll never pay you a penny more for your services. Here's why..."

Hey,

So many consultants email me with their various problems in their consulting businesses and many times it boils
down to this:

1. They don't have enough quality leads consistently flowing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th July 2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By Chris Rivers
"You're going to think I'm a jerk after reading this post..."

Hey,

You probably won't like me after today's post.

Here's why:

I have a no lying policy with my kids.

Before you applaud me, let me explain...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd July 2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By Chris Rivers
"I wouldn't have believed this a few years ago. Now I'm a believer..."

Hey,

It's been said that out of all the things a consultant could
wish for, a hungry starving crowd should be on the top of
that wish list.

However, I've come to realize something else.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Some of the best consultants often go out of business. Here's why..."

Hey,

It's a sad fact that some of the best consultants that I've
known over the past ten years have gone out of business.

Some wanted something different from life. A few retired
and now...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th June 2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Don't blame them if they don't want what you're selling..."

Hey,

A few times a month I'll sit down with my nine and eleven
year old sons and we'll watch right wing, somewhere in the
middle and left wing news programs.

Then, on commercial breaks,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th June 2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 513
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Don't try to become a industry expert. Do this instead..."

Hey,

Picking a industry to specialize in is tough.

In fact, it's downright scary.

So many consultants get hung up on picking a niche that they eventually get paralyzed and never end up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Chris Rivers
"I ain't testing jack! Just tell me the best offline niches..."

Hey,

I'm going to try to say this as nicely as I can, but if it has a little bite to it, bear with me.

So many times I get consultants who email me and ask (aka demand) to know the best offline...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: "The display ad design guru's you NEED to study..."

Hey upmatthews,

No you don't have to be a member of most chambers to get your ad/flyer inserted into their monthly mailout.

When I first started, I called every chamber in Connecticut and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th May 2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,091
Posted By Chris Rivers
"The display ad design guru's you NEED to study..."

Hey,

Off and on over the past few years, I've subtly dropped
a few hints in posts and emails that I regularly use
display ads to get clients.

And no I'm not talking about online banner ads....
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th May 2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Don't get too carried away with this funnel stuff..."

Hey,

I know that I spend alot of time talking about funnels
and systems, but some consultants are emailing me
with a crazy question.

Basically they're asking me if I recommend that they...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,532
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: "If I hear what Dan Kennedy charges for consulting one more time..."

gjabiz,

You're so right.

I personally have no desire to travel like a mad man, sacrifice my wife and health and practically abandon my kids during their most formative years.

That's not even...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,532
Posted By Chris Rivers
"If I hear what Dan Kennedy charges for consulting one more time..."

Hey,

I'm all about standing on the shoulders of giants in order
to reach higher and further, but there's a point when
it goes a bit too far.

Like when guys throw around how much Dan Kennedy...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd May 2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By Chris Rivers
"You're not fooling anyone. Business owners know if you're just money-grubbing..."

Hey,

Have you noticed that business owners are getting
more cynical?

Is it something you're doing that's making their walls
come up?

If you come across desperate and are mostly just...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Here's what I'm teaching my kids about offline marketing & business..."

Hey,

A few years ago I was in barnes and nobles and stumbled
across something called a "legacy book".

I had no idea what it was, so I thumbed through it and
discovered one of life's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,474
Posted By Chris Rivers
Tired of gimmicks? Here's some great training programs...

Hey,

This is the first time in a loooooonnnnnggg time that this has happened to me.

I've literally gone through Todd Brown's Six Figure Funnel Formula about five or six times over the past few...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Chris Rivers
"I'm not a coward, but this stuff gets scary sometimes. Here's what I mean..."

Hey,

One of the biggest challenges that is rarely acknowledged when it comes to building a successful offline business or consulting practice is fear.

And no I'm not talking about fear of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th May 2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Stop struggling. It's alot easier to get a ton of clients when..."

Hey,

It's alot easier to get clients when...

...you have several detailed case studies that prove that you can do what you say you can do.

This may seem obvious to you and I now, but the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th March 2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Chris Rivers
"You can lead a consultant to water, but..."

Hey,

Some consultants or offline marketers are so stubborn.

I try to share pearls with them, but they prefer glass marbles.

Oh well, you can lead them to water, but...

Now, here's what I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th January 2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Print ads are so old school, but they still get clients..."

Hey,

It seems like print ads are no longer fashionable.

However, those of us who still use them and follow giants
like Dan Kennedy, know that most of his most successful
consultant students...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th January 2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Consultants who can't make a good ad to save their life..."

Hey,

One of the most irritating things that I deal with on a
regular basis is offliners or consultants who constantly
complain that display ads don't work for them.


They complain that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th January 2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Here's the real reason why many consultants and offliners just up and quit ..."

Hey,

I know I harp alot about making sure that you do
money-making activities on a daily basis.

And it's the right thing to harp on.

But, did you know that you could call 500 business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: $997 From One Strategically Placed Ad

Yes, I have to add my two thumbs up to this as well.

It's all about being in the right place with a good offer, but in order to do that you have to be willing to do the work to actuallly put up...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: Planet Fitness and Pizza.... is this wrong?

Hey,

I was thinking the same thing.

And it's definitely smart marketing for them.

The only thing better than that is the gym that gives out
glazed donuts.

Give em what they want and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: How does offline marketing/web design work in bad economy?

I'll add my vote of approval to what Don said.

It's a great time to get into offline marketing if you can actually produce leads, clients and customers for small business owners.

For anybody...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th January 2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By Chris Rivers
"You're a marketing consultant, not a life coach. Now act like it...

Hey,

I was sitting here typing out a breakdown of the first
of seven daily money-making activities and I realized
that I made an assumption the other day.

The assumption I made is that you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Here's how I get all of my clients. It's ugly but it works.."

Hey,

One of the toughest thing about mentoring other
consultants is hearing the heart-wrenching struggles
that many are going through.

Most times when I boil it down to the core problem,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd January 2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: Business on Life Support - desperately needs advice.

Hey,

What do you mean by "tour business?"

Does that mean you are selling tours to vacation resorts, exotic places or local hot spots and sights?

Because at the end of the day, your target...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: Local media moving onto your turf

I completely agree with the concept of being a white label partner with bigger agencies, but I also think that for us small one or two man shops, it's a long shot to get into these lucrative type of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: January - the opportunities for the offline marketer

The other thing that I find to be effective at the beginning of the year is to present my prospects (or past clients I'm attempting to upsell) a full fledged marketing plan for the year.

The key...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 871
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: Where's your sweet spot?

Hey Ewen,

My sweet spot is similar to yours in that I really become a force to be reckoned with when I get the opportunity to create a comprehensive marketing plan that helps a client "get" the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th December 2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: The Complete System

Yes, there are tons of companies that offer that.

However, it's definitely not the best road for small one or two man shops to travel down.

In fact, I tried it when I first got started, but the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Will 2014 be your breakout year for your offline business?"

Hey,

If you are to have any chance of 2014 being the
banner year that you want, you're going to have
to change some things.

Maybe it will be spending more time prospecting
on a daily...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th December 2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Chris Rivers
"It might be time to go get a j.o.b."

Hey,

Over the past few months, several consultants have
quietly emailed me and confessed that they had to go
back into the workforce as a employee.

And you know what?

Every single one of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By Chris Rivers
"It's almost impossible to fail when you do this..."

Hey,

If you've been following my posts and emails
for a while, then you likely know that I'm a big
believer in the power of focus.

When I say power of focus, I'm talking about your ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Chris Rivers
"What to do if you didn't hit your goals in 2013..."

Hey,

Over the past few weeks I've gotten dozens of emails from
various guru's and experts who all claim that they all hit all
their goals for 2013 while doubling or tripling their income.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th November 2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,298
Posted By Chris Rivers
"If you're having a slow month, try this..."

Hey,

I've received several emails over the past few days about what I shared last week, so I thought I'd share more about my mindset.

Basically, last week I shared that if I had to get three...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th November 2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 604
Posted By Chris Rivers
"You're wasting your time setting up landing pages. Here's why I say that..."

Hey,

Today I was re-reading a book on creating display ads and I realized that it's been a while since I've ran a direct offer ad for my own business.

You may be shaking your head and saying...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th November 2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By Chris Rivers
I have seen the enemy, and he is me!

Hey,

One of the scariest days of my life was when I realized that I was my own worst enemy.

It wasn't a competitor that was calling all of my best leads and telling them not to hire me.

I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: "Becoming a expert in one niche may be too risky. Do this instead..."

Hey Jack,

You're spot on with this:



I think where we part company is when you make overtures or innuendo's about it being unethical or a misrepresentation to some degree to create...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: "Becoming a expert in one niche may be too risky. Do this instead..."

Hey Jack,

Two things:

I completely agree with you that nobody should every pass themselves off as something they're not. But, just to be clear, that's not what I was talking about. It's clearly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th October 2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Becoming a expert in one niche may be too risky. Do this instead..."

Hey,

Over the past few months, I've realized that the way I've been taught (and have taught) about becoming a expert in a niche has been flawed.

It wasn't until a consultant emailed me and told...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd October 2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Yes, it's that important. Ignore it at your own peril..."

Hey,

Today I have a little truth serum.

It's me being open and transparent about my shortcomings.

Here it is:

One of the things that has always amazed me is that from time to time, I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th September 2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Stay strong and stay the course..."

Hey,

I just wanted to make a quick post today to encourage you stay strong and stay the course.

If you've taken the time to create a plan and a strategy that you believe will help you hit your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th September 2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By Chris Rivers
"Just settling for any old thing..."

Hey Offliner,

If you truly believe that your life is the blank canvass upon which you write your hopes, dreams and greatest ambitions, why not choose greatness?

I get that you have to do what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Chris Rivers
Re: "I was dying a little bit more each day..."

Hey Jason,

You bring up some good points, but let me just state that I didn't say rely on one source of leads. In fact, in the examples I listed, I listed three examples of lead sources and I only...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Chris Rivers
"I was dying a little bit more each day..."

Hey,

It's not that I'm against using hard-core prospecting methods like cold-calling, going door-to-door and attending networking events, because they all do work.

However, I am 100% against...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th September 2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By Chris Rivers
"I don't need another stinking lead generation software..."

Hey Offliner,

I don't mean to come across too harsh, but I'm pretty much done buying lead generation software.

It's not that I don't need more leads.

It's just that with rare exception, the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th September 2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By Chris Rivers
"It's so easy to hate Dan Kennedy..."

Hey Offliner,

One of the things that never cease to amaze me is the many pots that mega-consultant Dan Kennedy has his hands in.

Now, to us veterans, that's nothing new.

But, to someone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Chris Rivers
The five reasons why restaurant owner's back out and don't hire you...

Hey Offliners,

It's a humbling experience to feel like you've got a deal in the bag, but then for no apparent reason it just falls through.

This is especially bothersome when you and the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By Chris Rivers
Restaurant with no birthday club, no catering and no delivery. Do they like money?...

Hey Offliners,

I'm going to throw a monkey wrench at you today.

But, it will be worth it.

See, I know that reputation management and mobile marketing is the hottest thing in offline...
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