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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th December 2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,809
Posted By jayspann
Re: Free Graphic Maker

I know old thread... but I like this one and it's from one of our of members

Wizard (http://freegraphiccreator.com/)
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th December 2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,779
Posted By jayspann
Re: Best offline marketing tool?

This is a great idea. We did this with people from the local chamber. I'm a member of a country club here and they let me use their meeting room really cheap.

The kitchen only charges me $5 a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By jayspann
Re: My first e-commerce job.

It was salon/beauty supply... that was the last website I touched for a client and that was 3 years ago LOL You can say it left a bad taste in my mouth, but sometimes the only way to learn is the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By jayspann
Re: STILL A MARKET FOR APPOINTMENT REMINDER SALES?

Your getting into a message to market match. You're going to get less resistance if you can find the ones that don't have a reminder service yet...

I'm sure there are plenty out there that do not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By jayspann
Re: "Here's how I screwed up a lead source that generated $1,500 checks like clockwork..."

I find my biggest issue is that every time I get a system dialed in and profitable, I get bored with it and I'm ready to move on and try something else.

I really REALLY need to work on this!
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By jayspann
Re: Residual Ideas?!

I think this can be a real winning idea. I helped a gal market a PLR newsletter sold to chiro's to provide to clients.

She was charging 37 a month for 4-5 pages each month and it sold WAY better...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,299
Posted By jayspann
Re: My $10,000/month goal starts today... case study to follow

That was back in 08... good gig... no, but great money, learned more about selling in the first month than my previous 3 sales jobs put together, but the hours were a nightmare.

I'll give you call...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By jayspann
Re: Postage going up...

Depends on what you are mailing. Bulk or standard rate mailings do not get ran thru the NDI they just get sent to address listed rather its correct or not.

I have no data to back this up but...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By jayspann
Re: How to find a product to market offline?

Go to your local library and get a copy of the RSDS. It's a list of list. People that have bought things thru the mail.

It will tell you how many people are on the list - what they bought - what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By jayspann
Re: Do I use work-from-home commission-only sales agents, OR get an office and get salaried salesman

Yes, as in getting qualified prospects to call you or request information from you instead of cold calling.

I've did both and both work. I do have to say I enjoyed the business more when I spent...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By jayspann
Re: A warning to secure your clients' Wordpress sites

I've never had a site hacked knock on wood.... but I have had a ton of other issues.

I moved my sites (the WP ones anyway) over to WP Engine managed cloud hosting and I could not be happier with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th December 2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By jayspann
Re: My Client is asking for guarantee

I offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee on the offers that I use to acquire new clients.

Now I don't offer SEO or mobile but I wouldn't offer a guarantee on SEO. Too hard to say whats...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By jayspann
Re: Help!! Need to Create High End Marketing Package

I lot of businesses "need" these services... but do you know if they "want" these services?

Try talking to 10-20 of them on the phone and just asking them about their businesses and what they do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,299
Posted By jayspann
Re: My $10,000/month goal starts today... case study to follow

Fellow Dawg :)

I had a client in STL that does this same model with used car dealers. It's a family business that started in Chicago and now they have a few different offices.

I met the guy...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By jayspann
Re: What if you only had one week to sell your product to a prospect you might never see again?

In the dirty car sales game we always offered something if the deal closed that day... because nine times out of ten "bebacks" never come back.

I've had a lot of luck trying what I have seen...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By jayspann
Re: My first e-commerce job.

We lost our A@# on our first e-commerce site. Didn't take in account how much time was involved adding each product to the site.

We charged $15k and I thought we killed it LOL... when all was...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By jayspann
Re: Constant Contact?

Yeah I see some people mention in their subject line that there are pictures included in the email and to allow them to see...

Ryan Diess even used the subject in an email "Pictures inclosed......
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By jayspann
Re: Leading with Web Design....??

I would try contacting businesses that you want to work with and asking them what they want rather than contacting them and telling them what they need.

Does your doctor call you and tell you that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,842
Posted By jayspann
Re: Direct Mail Works!! I Ran a local EDDM postcard campaign, here are my results!

Great job! I found that the light text was hard to read on part of the card. It might just be reading it from the internet LOL

David Ogilvy said that dark text on a light background works better...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By jayspann
Re: How to double your close rate this month

I heard Joe Polish say in an interview (this was in early 2000s) that when you make an offer to a business 80+% of them will buy that service within the next 18 months...

but 90% of them will be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By jayspann
Re: Postage going up...

Yeah you can get baulk rates quite a bit cheaper but those "cheap mailings" tend to get lost on there way to the recipient some times.

The same way if you use a free/cheap autoresponder you have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,588
Posted By jayspann
Re: Scraped Email & Spamming

You can rent addresses and emails so cheap from list brokers I don't know why you would spend you time trying to do this.

If you rent or buy a list you can target your message to your market and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By jayspann
Re: Need a Video Explaining Video Marketing To Businesses

I'm pretty sure you can't resell the video templates on video hive. I could be wrong but I'm sure I'm not.

But if your making videos to sell to niches why don't you create a video promoting the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By jayspann
Re: This'll Get Their Attention with Your Direct Mail...

Chad, yes grabbers do increase response rates. I've never mailed over a 100 grabbers at a time so take the data with a grain of salt, but Ive seen it more than triple response.

It's more than...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By jayspann
Re: what software/app/script do you use...

Why are you worried about competitors exactly?

Is there a correlation in your market between FB 'likes" and results?

Just curious
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By jayspann
Re: Cold calling – Knowing a named person at the company Vs not

I'm with Jason... it might help but the time you spent "looking that s#$t up" you could have reached out to 5 more people...

Action beats perfect planning....
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By jayspann
Re: Best Way to Advertise a New Site?

I'm also wondering who you are trying to get traffic from. If you want to go the free route and I would until you have a way to monetize the site and tested your conversions.

You want the know...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,536
Posted By jayspann
Re: Marketing for Insurance Agency

As with any industry I would find out who are the top producers in your state and contact them and ask them what are they doing that's working the best for them ie best bang for their buck...
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By jayspann
Re: A Great Example of a Disarming Telemarketing Call

I get the same pitch from my schools to "update" my information several times a year.

One much more frequently than the others.

I added the numbers into my cell (I guess I gave to number out at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd December 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,445
Posted By jayspann
Re: Need to get commission based sales people.. where?

I'm curious how many hours you are doing client work per day?

Are you already getting some much work that you can't spend 30-60 minutes a day calling, sending post cards, going to chamber...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,258
Posted By jayspann
Re: Might have my first break into local marketing

Unless you REALLY wanted to work with this guy I would stay away from it... Lets say you pack the place with 40 people 4 nights a week...

If you do the math based on the 2-4% margin that the SBA...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By jayspann
Re: Creating a local business PLR site and looking for advice.

There are more than a few people selling this as WSOs... see them all the time and they almost always do very well.

I say there is a TON of room for more quality packs.

I would research the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By jayspann
Re: Living Social Visited Our Bakery today. They sent a walk in sales rep.

Yeah I have heard a ton of horror stories from the deal sites. I think it "might" work if you could capture ALL of the people that bought your deal so you could follow up with them.

I did an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,083
Posted By jayspann
Re: At Major Fork In Road. Need Advice. What Would You Do?

I WOULD try to keep the day job as long as you can stand it. Use some of the money from the day job to leverage your offline business and do some marketing to get prospects to call you.

Postcards...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,083
Posted By jayspann
Re: At Major Fork In Road. Need Advice. What Would You Do?

What do you do in your day job? Can you outsource part of that? I would look into that if it's at all possible.

I did it years ago when I first read the 4-Hour Workweek and there were some bumps...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By jayspann
Re: Picture this...

This conversion seems like it from the Twilight Zone? Is that reference dating me?

Anyway... I agree there is no way to "participate" without a LOT more info on the market and business type?
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By jayspann
Re: Youtube Problem - Can Anyone Assist

Yeah try redoing it first... It might take some time for Google to re-index it the second time.

I have a website that I had redesigned FOREVER ago and Google still shows the old site in Chrome's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,534
Posted By jayspann
Re: $59,400 A Week Seeling Mobile Websites? FANTASY?

I'm with the others that brought up the work load...

I found that keeping just 20 clients happy was a FULL time job let alone 200-300.

Life is mush easier if you attract and keep a small...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By jayspann
Re: Do The Yellow Pages Still Work?

I agree... it depends on the message to market match. About a year after I started Quick Spark we struck a deal (barter) with the local YP rep.

We got a 1/3 page ad that was quoted to cost $700...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,445
Posted By jayspann
Re: Need to get commission based sales people.. where?

Offer a commission to clients to refer you to more clients? My guys under me at the dealership got a ton of business from referrals.

When we reached a critical mass at agency we had the same...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By jayspann
Re: What Lead Generation Methods Works Best For You?

Lead gen for you or for a client?

I found that once we got to a certain tipping point that referrals where the best lead gen system for us.

When we where doing paid advertising our client...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,445
Posted By jayspann
Re: Need to get commission based sales people.. where?

Speaking of dealerships... you could pay them on a draw plus commissions.

Basically you pay there salary out of their commissions up to the point that their commissions are larger than their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,600
Posted By jayspann
Re: Why Isnt My Directory Site Business Model Producing Customers?

There is a lot of truth to putting most of your eggs in the marketing and selling basket. In a past life I've sold for all the local ad companies save for the cable company.

I and many of my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By jayspann
Re: Do I use work-from-home commission-only sales agents, OR get an office and get salaried salesman

PS have you thought about doing marketing and trying to get people to contact you instead of the contacting them first?

"Advertising is salesmanship in print." John Kennedy

Now that quote is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,736
Posted By jayspann
Re: Do I use work-from-home commission-only sales agents, OR get an office and get salaried salesman

I went the partners, office, and high over head route when I created my first offline business and even thou we were billing over 80K some months... very little of that made it to my personal...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,078
Posted By jayspann
Re: Is Video Marketing effective?

We shot an interview with the owner of a day care that had just opened a new location... it was just 10 questions about why you can trust them with your little one etc...

She took the video and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,208
Posted By jayspann
Re: I totally "SALEBLOCKED" a yellowpages salesman today...

I've been one of those Dbag YP salesmen back in the day...

That was way before the got their hands in web or doing video.

You can take a lesson from them for what its worth... it's sad to say...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,903
Posted By jayspann
Re: Leveraging Answering Machines: My “Cold Calling Robotic Funnel” System

We used VB in the past but not for prospecting... we had it programed with clients #s and used it more to promote specials, wish happy birthdays, remind them to look for something we are sending them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By jayspann
Re: Craigslist Gurus - Text or clickable graphics ad?

dodging your question... but I shared with a student a while back about selling leads instead of selling services if your having a hard time with the "selling part"

He came back and said the he...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By jayspann
Re: Effective print ad examples.

LOL the ad example above was "borrowed" from Joe Polish as well. :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By jayspann
Re: Recommendations for a good free video editing software

You could try Video Editor - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

A student of mine used it at a clients office to merge some clips together.

They shared it with the group and said it worked...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By jayspann
Re: Effective print ad examples.

The pick didn't work the first time.

http://www.jayspann.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Images/Ad_Slick_Example.png
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By jayspann
Re: Effective print ad examples.

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/8f66ed93-f492-426a-ae9b-33dd5417122a/77ac47e4144076a84e96e54ad4b3b170

It's going to depend on how many column inches they are going to give you for free...
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,457
Posted By jayspann
Re: How to Make Clients See the Importance of Marketing?

First... restaurants are not the best clients. According to the National Restaurant Assoc. the average margins for a restaurant is 2-4%

It's easier to target businesses with 40-50% margins. The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,899
Posted By jayspann
Re: I am bored, anybody want to talk about sales?

I think forehead tattoos can lower face-to-face sales conversions. Anyone care to split test?
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 853
Posted By jayspann
Re: Free Reports (offline not online): Have you ever...?

Agreed! The market would need to justify the "consumer awareness guide" or whatever you wanted to call it.

I think the point is to catch people in your bucket, when your adding them to the top of...
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