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Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: What are some good services to sell via cold calls?

Since he's already got the skills for basic Wordpress sites and writing ads, why not start there? Heck, you could just have him pick up a Yellow Pages and start cranking out calls.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Drop Cards

I get mine here...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th February 2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: A local business co-op model worth studying

I love the last paragraph...

"BTW - This business doesn't have a website. They do have online payments etc but I've discussed the website situation with them and they found they don't need one...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: My 6000th post...

Rock on, John!

I haven't been around much here lately, and noticed it seems to have declined. Glad to be able to search all the old threads.
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Applebee's Restaurant Is Picking Up The Phone and Calling Their Customers!

So my mom just told me this story today and it's definitely worth repeating...

Yesterday she placed a to-go order at our local Applebee's. Nothing out of the unusual. She went to pick up the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,274
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: What i learned after cold calling about 600-800 businesses.

Great work!!! Taking action sure beats perfection.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 738
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Need Opinions Between (2) Lawn Service Flyers

Looks lile your pictures aren't coming through.
Forum: Beginners Area 13th January 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,026
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: 3 Months In Affiliate Marketing, No Sales and Little Traffic

So who are you trying to sell these Wordpress plugins to? Bloggers? People who create and sell websites, etc.?? You need to "hangout" where your target market is.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th December 2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd August 2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,050
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Offline Advertising

Of course I've done a lot of offline marketing!
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th July 2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: What is the best (or worst) mailing you've seen?

Exactly! And she did Nothing. Nadda. Zip.

I actually have spoken with her about them, and guess how many people have actually responded to her... Just me! I gave her some helpful...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: What is the best (or worst) mailing you've seen?

There's a real estate agent in my area that sends out a postcard once a year... and they are horrible!

Here's one example: [Postcard Example] Can You Guess What This Postcard Is Marketing??? –...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th June 2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Marketing ideas for a Cigar Lounge

Smoking a cigar is all about the experience. You have to paint the picture of the ultimate cigar smoking experience.

Also, maybe you can buy or rent a local list from Cigar Aficionado magazine or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,156
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Which Ad Won?

The first ad with the pictures makes me want one for my yard! When I read the headline for the second one I was like, "What the heck is a conservatory company?"
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th October 2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Does Direct Mail still have it's Place?

There's still nothing better than knowing how to execute a direct mail campaign! Not everyone has internet, but everyone (well, I guess a few people don't) has a physical address where they can be...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Forum: Copywriting 19th April 2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,035
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Where Have All the "Gurus" Gone?

Whelp, a lot of the 'gurus' are here in the unofficial GKIC Dan Kennedy Facebook group:

and here in the Gary Halbert Copy Club:
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th March 2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,307
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th February 2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Unique Business Card

That's pretty neat! Love interactive business cards.
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,274
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: 5,473% ROI With This Lead Generating Postcard (Pictures Included)

Thanks, Steve!

Yep, I was going to ask what the oldest advertising medium is.

Make a comeback, ay??? Maybe you're one to something there...
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2016, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Trashing bad copy is easy... How about posting a few examples of GOOD?

splitTest, I just posted this thanks to you:
Forum: Copywriting 11th February 2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,274
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Arrow 5,473% ROI With This Lead Generating Postcard (Pictures Included)

I saw splitTest's post about posting some good examples of sales copy, so I figured I'd share one of the first lead generating postcards I created for when I was in real estate working with a top...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th January 2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,137
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Truth In Advertising Sells What Couldn't

This is gold!!!!!!!

Right click. Save Picture As. Got two new pieces to add to my swipe file! :-)
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2016, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,342
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: My "Guess the Place" game idea

I think it's a great idea for the co-op! Would definitely keep people interested and, yeah, you'd have to be sure people win.

You could also split up the $500 and say $25 gift card to each of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Where to buy leads based of SIC code?

You can check out and You can search by revenue and SIC.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th November 2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,520
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Fax marketing? Have you still got a fax number?

I don't see why fax couldn't work today.

I've talked with a few orthodontists and most of them still use fax.

And, yeah, what BizGrower said about fax in the U.S.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th November 2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: The Marketing Myth That Is Killing Businesses

Great find, Jason, and thanks to Claude for sharing.

Just like the copywriting formula: PROBLEM - AGITATE - SOLVE
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th November 2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Dear Rich *******

So, you're calling me a Bast*rd?!

Thanks :-P
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd November 2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: CHALLENGE: How Do You Sell Something Nobody Wants?

A few months ago I had a minor electrical issue. My neighbor referred this electrician to me. I looked him up and all over his site (and I saw his ads in the local coupon books) was all about the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,284
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: The A List Of My Most Popular Posts In One Place

About time! No more trying to figure out where some of your posts are.

This should be a 'sticky.'
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,300
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: postcard mailing service

Sounds like you're looking for ( They're all about targeting New Residents.

EDIT: Unreal... I just noticed when the original poster posted...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 767
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Best Place(s) To Buy Targeted B2B Sales Leads

I've used and I thought they both provided quality leads for what I was looking for B2B.

The lists are compiled lists and you can sort by business, income, area, etc. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,420
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,378
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Alternatives to Cold Calling

Surprisingly, to me,... Facebook.

I'm not a big fan of social media, but my sister recently opened up a new take-out restaurant, and Facebook had been her main source of getting her name out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd October 2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: The Power Of Blog Comments

Commenting is definitely a great way to get visitors to your site, especially commenting on other people's blog.

I saw the link in your signature. Glad to see another Christian here! Keep on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Connecting offline to online

Tons of companies use offline methods to drive prospects to online land pages and webpages.

Here's a method... Send direct mail to your prospects directing them to download a free report from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th September 2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,343
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: High End Real Estate

Offer a free Home Seller's Guide.

Well, since you're going for the high-end homes, say, "complimentary" instead of "free."

You WILL get leads.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Offline marketing combine with online marketing

What u say?!

What I say is... I'm now in the mood for some Pumpkin Pie. Mmm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: The Morning Walk


It was... telemarketing for a CPA firm.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Angie's List for Offline Small Businesses

When I was in real estate we were on Angie's List (well, she still is).

We got millions of dollars worth of listings from Angie's List with the free account. Though, real estate is a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd September 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: An example of a mailing that delivers results...


Notice how clear their instructions are... (cost/format/venue). And, I like how they say to join them online and give the exact URL. It seems most businesses just say, "Find Us Online."
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,545
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Car Dealer Marketing

Richie has left the office.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Do deferred discounts increase frequency of purchase?

Pretty good idea!

It's like Amazon... I always use my Amazon card for all of my purchases for my points. I can then redeem them for cash or just use them to purchase whatever I want at Amazon. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th August 2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Finding homes with Septic Tanks

I'd start with contacting the county health department. That's who controls it in my neck of the woods. Though, not all counties regulate it around me either.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th August 2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Example of Magazine ad getting 68% opt-in...


I just messed up his statistics and subscribed (well... it's from 2013, so I'm sure he won't mind. Ha).

Whelp, my question was answered on the second page. Haha

Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,655
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: B2B Marketing Pieces

I love these threads where I get to put my thinking cap on!!

First things first... Let me guess, this "cult" (I'm 99% sure which one) you left, and lost your family to, claims they are very family...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd August 2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: How to Get All Residential Addresses in an Area/City

I third EDDM.

When I was actively selling real estate, before I heard of EDDM I had easy access to public records and could get a spreadsheet of all addresses and names of everyone on a specific...
Forum: Email Marketing 3rd August 2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: To Pop or Not To Pop

I prefer the lightbox option!

At first, I didn't like the idea, but after testing... I get 4x more subscribers via lightbox than my main opt-in box.

Also, I only have my lightbox show up...
Forum: Copywriting 27th July 2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,631
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Here's How To Get Your First Copywriting Clients

As a copywriter, y'all know who the late, great Gary Halbert is.

Well, his son, Bond Halbert, made a video on how to get your first PAID copywriting client without any references or portfolio.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,725
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Where do you folks get your business cards from?

I used for my business cards. Got 1,000 printed (back and front, full color on both sides) for under $30 shipped. I thought they did one heck of a job!
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd July 2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Comedian Door-to-Door Salesman

I'm sold!

Kenny Brooks Salesman Comedian (ORIGINAL) - YouTube

Love to know his closing ratio! It's got to be through the roof.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd June 2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Sell Me Something

I see the story floating around the net, and DK mentioned it in the No B.S. Marketing Letter about a year ago (that's where I first heard it so I had to look it up).

Misterme summed it up nicely.
Forum: Copywriting 20th June 2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,749
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: 4 postcards mailed, which was the winner?

You're killin' us, Ewen!!! Here and on the offline forum!!
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th June 2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,203
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Pest Control Postcards: 4 tested, one the winner...which one?

I'm going with #1. The headline says it all.

Though, I do like #4 too. Because it's asking if we've been bitten by a mosquito in the last 30 days. Heck, I was bitten up all day yesterday.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th June 2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: your thoughts on this business idea please...

I like the idea, but the problem I see is... You're counting on that contractor following through with leaving the cards with their clients.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th June 2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By AmericanMuscleTA
Re: Hiring an expert so you can tell them what to do. Are you guilty? been the expert?

I had an initial consultation with a pizza shop who was all about Facebook "likes." Oh, we got 300 "likes!" I was like, well, how much is each "like" worth? They're like.... "I dunno."

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