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Forum: Offline Marketing 6th December 2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,749
Posted By Colm Whelan
Forum: Copywriting 6th December 2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: 1 Minute And You'll See How To Add More Value To Your Clients

Ewan, this was fantastic! I notice the article is web focused. What are your thoughts on using the approaches in the article in, say, direct mail?
Forum: Warriors For Hire 16th October 2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,564
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Wordpress Website Design and Development - Satisfaction Guaranteed

Hi Fanny
Have just emailed you. Please reply as soon as it's practical.
Thanks!
CW
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th May 2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,152
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: FREE Tool Stops Buyer Resistance

Yep, I'll give it another go.
Ok, going by the guy who's asking the question, how about one\both of these...
1. Your time
2. Your attention
3. Your interest in how you can really help their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th May 2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,152
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: FREE Tool Stops Buyer Resistance

Money-back Guarantee?
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Email List question

Thanks Nameless.

Anyone else care to offer alternatives to this?
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Colm Whelan
Email List question

I have a problem.

I have agreed to do a once off email blast for a children's health charity. They have been given the list by a government department and all the members of that list are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd September 2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,536
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Making over $1000 a Month from a Local Directory

If I get the figures and do write up a program, I won't be giving it away for $17, I can tell you.
BTW, we've gotten €4K revenue the first month - not from the directory site but from the side...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th September 2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,536
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Making over $1000 a Month from a Local Directory

We are currently just building ours. Basing it in our local town with has a hinterland of about 10 mile radius with population of about 55K in that 10 miles.

We are taking a different approach. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: *A strategy that can easily cause customers to spend more with you

If you were to offer the "Design" portion on an No Like No Fee basis that would be a great risk reversal offer from a client POV. However your client qualification process would have to be almost...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Freebie seekers

I just say "no"! It they're polite I'm polite. If they're rude, I'm rude. They can only waste your time if you let them have your time. Say no quickly.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th August 2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Directory Site, Need some help pls.

First I would add coupon functionality to the site and that's your draw for the local populace.

Then I would start with list of every business in town and call them to introduce myself and my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th August 2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Passion is contagious...influence your way into anything you want

This post makes me a little bit sad because I know how you feel. I'm sitting here as I write this trying to figure out ways to get passionate about one of my businesses again. The reason I need to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th August 2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: A Crazy New Marketing Idea

100% agree with everything Ron says. As a business owner I already HAVE been pitched like this. I've never watched a single one of them.

BUT I at least start to read every sales piece with a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: How I handled a staff and client problem

Ok, I get it now.

My take on this is as follows - as easy as the Moneypak virus is to remove - your tech should have been able to do so. I know removal methods change from version to version...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th August 2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: How I handled a staff and client problem

I do this for a living. I have two locations and 3 staff (and me)
As far as I can see you just did a job, for which you had no responsibility, for nothing.
Definitely not how you make money.

I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th August 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: The "Basics of Business"

Don, back in the eighties I worked for The Combined Insurance Company and was taught to sell using Mr. Stone's methods. BEST.SALES.TRAINING.EVER.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th August 2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Photoshop replacement

Irfanview will allow viewing of psds.
Gimp will allow viewing and editing.

Both are free
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,796
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Making up front cash on LinkedIn using simple video's

Don't feed the trolls. It just inflates their egos.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st May 2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Where to find SMTP for Gmail?

http://bit.ly/14OIJuU

Check that out
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: This Slashes Your Time To Get Money

Here's (https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D6786686_3882525_7704701) mine, if anyone's interested.

Would any of you hire me? :D
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,780
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

The trouble with a screwed up perspective is that you don't KNOW it's screwed up. Over here we're have been in continuous recession for 5 years. Unemployment is running at .... wait..... 14%. Yet...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Google+ post on page one

Google are now "enhancing" their SERPS with stuff from Google+
Heads up!! http://www.google.com/insidesearch/features/plus/
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: PLR Videos for Offline Services

Can I jump in and say that I'd love these too?
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: How Would You SEO a Non-Profit Organization

You already answered your own question. A locally optimised Google+ account will be the real key to this
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: I seach for bus' without a website and 99.999 of them already have one...

Well if that's how you want to rationalise it - be my guest!

But where's your evidence? How many calls did you make? How many letters did you send?

Why ask for help if your just going to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th April 2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: I seach for bus' without a website and 99.999 of them already have one...

At this point, in this century if a business does not have a website they are probably not a great prospect anyway! You want to go after the ones with BAD websites or no traffic!
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,173
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: "I overcame all his objections, but he still didn't hire me..."

What, more cliffhangers? The tension is killing me :D
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,311
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Outsourcing?

Wow, I thought this thread had died.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to answer. I have abandoned outsourcing and hired and designer and a coder locally. I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th April 2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Dear Prospect: Please Make Up Your (Bleep) Mind...Dear Prospect: Please Make Up Your (Bleep) Min

To paraphrase Jason - why are you doing mockups for prospects? You're doing work and they have no skin in the game. You only do mockups for clients! My prospects get my portfolio, testimonials and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th April 2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: SEO for local telecom company. Advice needed

Are they giving you the terms or are you researching them yourself? If not you should be. Clients often want vanity terms with no volume so it's your job to explain this to them. If there really...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 656
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Should Our Company Stop Offering Free Inspections?

THAT is some nice lateral thinking!!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,115
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Warning - Mixing Yellabot & Lawyer Review Sites

My experience is the same. Looks like a good product bu AWFUL SUPPORT.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Colm Whelan
Taking it up a notch - help appreciated

for the last year or so I have been doing some web design/local seo/local e-marketing for my existing clients (I have a successful IT support business). Up until now everything's been outsourced
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: What's working for Google Places/Plus Local these days?

Meet our Top Contributors - Places for business Help (http://support.google.com/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2449544&topic=1656871&ctx=topic)
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: The Prospect Said This About Hosting...

Don't think so. You can be damn sure he's committed to his electricity, phone, gas, internet etc. etc.

Either he didn't understand, thought he was being ripped off or was objecting...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th April 2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 819
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: The Prospect Said This About Hosting...

Or maybe it's because he knows that hosting doesn't cost $20 a month and that he can buy his own for $5?
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Website Design Service Query and thoughts

"Oh yes Mr. Client, I know it cost $50. It was so cheap I didn't even charge you for it. I only charged you for the work involved in turning it into a website, doing your seo, hosting etc."
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th April 2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Why Paypal??

I pay 22c for debit, 1.6% for credit and 2.4% for corporate and they're much less likely to screw you than Paypal.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st April 2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Email Marketing Services for Offline Clients?

1. In order to market you need a list
2. to get the list you need to engage people in some way i.e. it has to be worth their while to give you their email address (hint: a promise of something is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st March 2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: How would you go about this?

Does someone have a link for this? For some reason I can't find it!
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,409
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Best offline themes

Do you not find that looks a bit plain, a bit too "bloggy"?

I like to try to get most of the element in this (http://niftymarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/optimal-6.jpg) in.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: How do you offer an email marketing service to an offline business?

The very FIRST thing you need to think about is their list. Most offline businesses don't have one! But building their list can be quite easy, depending on their industry and is the first service...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: My competition owns the domains of EVERY potential client of mine. Help!?

This probably WILL work, when you think about it. The domain ownership issue is not going to arise until you've already sold them on moving to you. At that point you go "Oh, did you know that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Targeting Multiple Towns With WP

Just look at the whole package. Ignore the geo-tags and check out the usual suspects - domain age, authority, pr, backlinks, social media etc.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: My competition owns the domains of EVERY potential client of mine. Help!?

I hear a lot of people here say that - but what about email? Email is THE primary method of business communication for many businesses and is extremely important for many more. If your clients are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th March 2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Targeting Multiple Towns With WP

Maybe it's low competition?
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Targeting Multiple Towns With WP

If they're ranking on google I don't think its becasue of geo tags. As far as I'm aware Google almost completely ignores them.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Best Way To Setup Client Email???

Google Apps is an opportunity!

You get 20% recurring on the paid options and it's REALLY easy to sell. It's only $50 per user per year and you sell it on the benefits - universal accessibility,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th March 2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,234
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: Is a CRM Really Necessary?

Don't forget that most web hosting packages will have the free version of SugarCRM that you can install on a subdomain - free, web-based and secure. Even if it's not included it's quite straight...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: What to do with this domain I just bought?

Just found an affiliate program that deals specifically with the type of wine in my actual domain name! Only 15% but it's a start.

Other, non-affiliate ideas welcome!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: What to do with this domain I just bought?

@verial - Maybe that's the way to go. But I'm not Stateside so a physical biz won't work for me in this niche. Anyone know any good wine dropshippers or affilliate programs? (how come the thanks...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: What to do with this domain I just bought?

Thanks for the reply Kurt. I know what a squeeze page is but what could I offer? I suppose a free guide on what wine to drink wtih what meal or something like that? I presume your thinking here is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: What to do with this domain I just bought?

Thanks for the reply. What qualifies as a decent site? Good content? Lots of content? Backlinks? I just don't know much about this niche - I bought the domain becasue it looked like a good buy.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th March 2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By Colm Whelan
What to do with this domain I just bought?

Hi all

I just bought a dropped domain in the wine niche - let's call it italianwinelist.com.
It's 11 years old, has 1.6k backlinks, PR1, no Alexa rank. There are 500 exact match searches per...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th March 2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,477
Posted By Colm Whelan
Re: The Best of Offline Warrior (click and see)

Thank you so much for this. There are quite a few threads there I've never seen.
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