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Forum: Offline Marketing 12th November 2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,272
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Forum: Offline Marketing 8th November 2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,174
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: An Attorney Contacted Me - HELP Please

Something tells me approach these guys with caution. They said they were hitting up other businesses like your own. They also said they would like to have your thoughts and marketing materials. But...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: 1st COTD | 1:28 secs | Here's My Laaaazzzzzy Script For Selling Web Design.

Not to knock the OP, but Durham has a point and any newbie reading Ryan's posts/thread should be leery and NOT think this happens on a regular basis.

Sure, it does happen. But he had another...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Is it overkill to have exit pop-up on an Offline Site?

Whenever I get a pop up like that, I immediately jet out of the website. It shows you care more about your work then their decisions.

Though I've never seen one on a regular business site....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Referrals From Clients The Hidden Vein Of Gold

You just can't stand not to be f**king with somebody, can you?
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st November 2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Calling Leads??

I've actually heard of a similar story to this - same 25 appointments, 0 sales, SEO proposal.

Did you ever try selling SEO before? Did you close any via cold calling prior?
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,974
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Easiest money I've ever made online... too easy.

He's tweaking the videos a bit for each business and selling a slightly tweaked version to each business. So, he would make back the money eventually.

Or at least that seems to be the idea.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,189
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Why Isn't Our Username Our Real Name?

We've been called our names everyday, for as long as we can remember, and we're going continued to be called our names for the rest of our lives.

Some just want to mix things up and come up with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th October 2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 814
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Cold calling - How to deal with "...get him to call back"

I go with MWind on this one. Usually, I feel gatekeepers tell you that because the business owner told them to either avoid telemarketing calls in general or telemarketing calls for SEO/Web Design. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,614
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Cold Calling Sunday

For you not reading the thread, try it out. Get back to us on what happens.
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,639
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Thinking of Starting My Own Web Design Company [Serious]

This.

You would need at least a sale every week, though. Otherwise your VA won't take you seriously.

Office based VA > Freelancer VA. At least in my speculation. Having somebody sit there and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Hiring a Salesperson to Get More Clients- Good or Bad?

I don't understand where people get this notion that they can pay somebody $100 per sale of a site that the seller sells for $800-1200 per pop. Going on a commission only run for an UNHEARD of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,639
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Thinking of Starting My Own Web Design Company [Serious]

There's nothing wrong with a little planning ahead.

As per your questions: there are some outsourcers here on the Warriors For Hire section who have an average turn around of 7-8 days for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th October 2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,160
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Why/How are the American guys killing it so easily???????

BlueCayote hit it on the head... comically.

We HAVE mastered the art of B.S., hell look at our education system.

This doesn't mean you shouldn't offer valuable services, of course. Just that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd October 2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: need a quality SEO/Web designer to help

As per Greenovi said, different merchant accounts help with those credit cards. Typically, I used paypal in beginning, since everybody trusts them, and people can give you those upfront payments...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd October 2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,347
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: MAKE $800 A MONTH WITH AFFILIATE DROP CARDS

This sounds something similar to handing out CPA offers via flyers in a public stadium and area.

It never really striked me as something that worked, but then again maybe I'm a bit of a Doubting...
Forum: Website Design 9th October 2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Wordpress sites: how flexible are they?

I'm actually not the one going to be coding these things - my experience, lies more in the selling aspect of things. I've generally been looking to hire my own VA to do these Wordpress sites, so I'm...
Forum: Website Design 9th October 2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Wordpress sites: how flexible are they?

Hey everybody, I usually don't post here, most of the time I hang out in the Offline Marketing Discussions subforum -- but I have a question that I think would be better for this subforum.

My...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th October 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,372
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: IAmNameless - I am reading you backwards

I second that.

He sounded pretty adult-like for his age, based off that video. He's definitely cut out for something good.

Who knows, maybe in a couple of years we'll be hearing his success...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: With wordpress and other cms platforms, is it necessary to know html anymore?

Wordpress IS HTML, just with a friendly user interface.

HTML offers flexibility with design, Wordpress doesn't IF you don't know the HTML behind it.

It's not necessarily that HTML is obsolete,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Outsourcing Sales Calls

He realizes he gets what he pays for. It may not be true, the quality may be just as good, but the salesman doesn't necessarily know that. Whichever designer/webmaster/dev is hired for that kind of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd October 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,903
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: I am bored, anybody want to talk about sales?

Yay, another thing on my to-do list. But seriously, thanks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd October 2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,903
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: I am bored, anybody want to talk about sales?

Care to point to the WSO?

That certainly seems like a really nice experience, at least in terms of work.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Having my thoughts on website redesign

I have heard the flip side of that coin - that yes, if you present a mockup and they don't happen to like the design, they can just say "we're not a good fit" and I lose leverage. Definitely not a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Having my thoughts on website redesign

If I were to go that route, I'd just hire my own full-time VA. Use WillR's Mobile Kit to teach them how to make mobile websites. For $85 a week they can pop out more than 5 a week. Pretty cost...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Having my thoughts on website redesign

Just did. It's cool to know this is working for her. Although, her niche is pretty different from most I would pick.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Having my thoughts on website redesign

Oh, and yes. Thanks for that. I forgot to mention earlier on that I actually read that report. It's what gave me the kick in the first place. He offers the same advice everyone else does, just for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Having my thoughts on website redesign

I canned the idea - the mockup was a stupid thing to consider. I thought it might make a difference in the redesign aspect of website creation, but from what I gather it's not worth the effort.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Having my thoughts on website redesign

Thanks guys. I'll just have to go through Google manually since Mobile Renegade isn't working.

I'll try to make a few mockups and compare how it effects sales vs going without one.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Having my thoughts on website redesign (iAmNameLess's response would be epic.)

Thanks for that. Yeah, I figure that I should price the same as I would for normal design. It doesn't make much sense to do it any other way. Will do.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Having my thoughts on website redesign

Hey guys. For some reason or the other, I'm finding it necessary to keep experimenting and expanding on different services.

Right now, I've been thinking about trying my hand at Website Redesign....
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th September 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,996
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: [THIS] .. is How You Sell SEO !!!

Yeah, the whole "ONE SPOT LEFT!" left a slight bitter taste in my mouth. Otherwise, it's an awesome company page.

If the guy actually worked for Microsoft and those other companies, then he's not...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th September 2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Why You Should Use A Female When Prospecting

I think there's been a thread on this already.

I am definitely under the notion that having a female telemarketer/seller does makes a difference. Males in general have this sort of 'alpha male'...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th September 2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: How People Who Work Online Get A Social Life

Just talk to strangers. Seriously. Just going up to girls (if you're a women, hit the bars I suppose) randomly talking to ones you've never met before will eventually get you on a date. Just like...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,115
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Market Saturation?

Oh, the irony.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Upfront payments: how do you handle it?

Bad idea is bad idea, then! I thought it would be fine since I remember reading up on how others implemented, and it worked fine for them. Eh, maybe they were just lucky.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Upfront payments: how do you handle it?

Quick question to all those that return: when do you drop the news on them? As you're closing them?

Another: I'm planning on doing the whole "100% refund policy" thing, based on the assumption...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Upfront payments: how do you handle it?

Well, this got a bit more responses than I was expecting.

My gratitude for all those that responded.

Looks like I'll just be qualifying those that don't want to pay upfront, out. If anyone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,550
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Upfront payments: how do you handle it?

So I've heard here and there, about how people generally take 50% upfront and 50% upon completion in web design. For the most part, a lot of my jobs have been referrals and word of mouth, and there...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,373
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: My First $5000+ Week (And How I Did It)

Cold calling like a boss.

Question: are any of those payments upfront? As in, do you actually have some of that $5000 in your bank account?
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Web Design Biz - packages pricing.

You could really charge so much more.

To say, a pizzeria owner yes, a $500 difference in pricing might be a lot. It takes them time to recover that amount. For lawyers/attorneys, not so much.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th September 2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Is Selling Web Design/SEO One Of The Best Business Models Ever?

Web design is awesome, unless you're the one actually designing.

The ONLY thing that puts us in jeopardy are acts like the PIPA/SOPA acts (they practically shut down the Internet)

But other...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: $1,500.00 Internet and Social Media Marketing Package

I'm assuming you're not getting bots as followers and fans.

How much do you outsource all of that for?
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 903
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Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Earn $125 Per Sale: Independent Design Firm Seeks Sales Agents

Aaron just went bananas to help the OP. Much kudos.

Just my 2 cents. Raise your prices. $600 isn't much to work with, $1000 is better, and the clients you would want to work with WON'T give you...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th September 2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,367
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Why responsive design may not be the best idea

The thing responsive sites lack more than anything, is loading fast. Mobile websites have the advantage having very little content and therefor load remarkably fast on most of the quadcore phones...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Earn $125 Per Sale: Independent Design Firm Seeks Sales Agents

You need to value the salesperson more than yourself in this case. Fact of the matter is he's doing more of the pull than you are.

Designing is great and all, but outsourcing the design is pretty...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,002
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Earn $125 Per Sale: Independent Design Firm Seeks Sales Agents

No way $125 is going to attract anyone good. Jason pretty much mentioned the important things. Finding a good rep takes time and a good commission.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: The Way To Make Cold Calling Painless

I'd like to think all of us have thought about or practiced this in one way or another, and it's a good theory.

When you have to do a monumental task, it's often a terrible idea to look at it as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Client: It's winter now, so we dont need a website [LOL-NESS]

Ken, to this day, would you say you're comfortable "rebutting" your way into a sale?

I always figure that it's not a battle worth fighting, since they don't see the value in your services to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th September 2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Thinking about getting my own office...what should I do?

If you're not making as much as you want, getting an office just sounds like an excuse for not being there. Totally possible to do from home and having an office would just complicate things.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd September 2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,249
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: 22min/day from cold caling GREATNESS.

Cold calling while being stoned would suck for the person doing and probably for the person on the other end who would be dealing with a 'laggy' version of yourself. not such a great thing to do...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 3rd September 2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Custom, Quality Website Design | Organic SEO | Logo Design & more

Is there any sort of "average" price range for your SEO services?

Really digging your work.
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Telemarketers - Do You Watch What You Eat Before Calling?

The paleo diet is kickass. I have a disease and it's helped me out tremendously. It's great for losing weight too.

I think I heard coconut milk is good with coffee, not sure.

Anyway, back to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd September 2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: Telemarketers - Do You Watch What You Eat Before Calling?

I actually laughed a little at iAmNameLess's post, cause it's just the straight up honesty.

The OP may be on to something when it comes to having a good TONE of voice, but I don't think what you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By PeacefulCalamity
Re: I am a 19 year old author on amazon kindle and i need help!

People must be paying HIM to have sex with them.
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