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Forum: Offline Marketing 26th October 2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By James English
Re: Appointment Setting

Lots of bad advice in here thats not really applicable to your situation. Charging a flat amount per appointment isn't so much a security blanket as it is an insurance policy on your clients...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th April 2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,161
Posted By James English
Re: Outsourcing Cold Calling, Does It Work?

Outsourcing it will be a trainwreck.

To actually get them working they are going to need a TON of handholding up front. The reason you are outsourcing is so you have more time to work "on your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,560
Posted By James English
Re: Facing fear and 'Overcoming call reluctance' is STUPID, and does not work. Learn how to here:

Just looked at my calendar for the past year. I had over 1,000 appts. Every single one of those appointments (even when they called me) I had overwhelming anxiety and shaking. The person on the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,963
Posted By James English
Re: We already have a supplier

Ask questions about their current supplier first. Maybe they have a problem with their current supplier that you can uncover through a bit of digging
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,791
Posted By James English
Re: why is cold emailng so poor at lead gen?

Cold emailing is a great form of lead gen if you do it right. Take a look at one of your emails and read it like one of your prospects would.

Whats the purpose of your initial email? Are you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By James English
Re: Selling your services only through meetings?

Our services range from $5,000 to $10,000 a month now and I have only met one of our clients in person. Even then, it was only for lunch after the sale was made.

If you can clearly teach the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By James English
Re: 9 by 12 EDDM - Offering a gurantee

Be careful with that word! Its hard to offer a guarantee for anything thats out of your control. Like Eddie said, you can guarantee that you will perform the service and mail out a certain amount...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By James English
Re: Question About Business/Life

I'm sure you might hear a few responses saying otherwise, but my advice at this point would be to look at getting a job. I was in your situation a while back and I faced the exact thing you are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By James English
Re: I have sent emails but no response... yet

I would recommend steering clear of Zoho for mass emailing anyway. I used it for a while, but there is absolutely no way to track whether or not an email actually goes through.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,850
Posted By James English
Re: Cold Emailling Secrets

Thats exactly why it works. You don't give the gatekeeper enough information to make a buying decision before you even have a chance to speak to the right person.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th February 2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,265
Posted By James English
Re: HOW... would you HELP this man?

Craigslist seems like your best bet for finding people today. Long term strategy I would put together a direct mail piece and take a look at some of Bob Ross's stuff.
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st January 2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By James English
Re: What is your average time to close a deal from your point of first contact?

At 6 strong leads a week you are killing it! Way to go! You are miles ahead of a good majority of the people out there.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th January 2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By James English
Re: If you bought the 9X12 System, how quickly were you able to put together your first postcard?

How quickly after you purchased the course were you able to put together your first postcard?
Filled mine up in about a month if I remember correctly

Did you design the ads yourself or did you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th December 2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,723
Posted By James English
Re: Anyone overcome social anxiety and become a high performing salesperson on here?

The same way you did it before, pound through it and pretend its not there. Fake it until it goes away. The anxiety will always be there to some extent, but that doesn't need to stop you from...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th October 2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By James English
Re: How to start a local consulting business?

Agreed, definitely top 10. Bookmarked! Thanks, Dan!
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th September 2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,782
Posted By James English
Re: Help please. Do you recognize Puma the sportswear brand?

Yup, 3 pairs of them in my closet as I type this. I love my Pumas!
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st August 2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,162
Posted By James English
Re: My Direct Mail Strategy $100.000 In 90 Days

My first question is...how on earth are you expecting an open rate of 95%?
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,352
Posted By James English
Re: I just got paid in meat!

Can I have some!?!
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By James English
Re: Caught the Milk Truck, NOW WHAT TO DO!??

My first campaign I ran was at $250 / month. The budget I was working with was $60k a month.

I would like to publicly apologize to everyone here for lowballing so hard! Lesson learned!
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By James English
Re: Anyone with brick & mortar businesses want to swap strategies?

Seems to me thats exactly what some of the responses were doing. You asked to swap ideas...which implies sharing your ideas as well.

RedShifted shared what he does for his business (he runs an...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By James English
Re: Suggestions for a blog. Tire-kickers want to post ads on it.

How is she billing? If she is using something like PayPal there is a very easy solutions to weed out the tire-kickers.

Once they have agreed to a price, send them an invoice while they are on the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,706
Posted By James English
Re: "What To Do When Your Credibility or Experience are Questioned"

Surprisingly, I am RARELY actually asked to prove my credibility/show past work.

However, two of the points you mentioned have worked well for me in the past: client confidentiality, and the fact...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th April 2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By James English
Re: Pitch Help + Mailtester

I get what you are doing, but by pitching that gatekeeper you are already positioning yourself pretty poorly. I can almost guarantee that if you would have spoken to an actual decision maker your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th March 2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By James English
Re: EDDM HAS ANY ONE TRIED IT ?

If you go back and revisit the entire post you are referring to, he has laid out ALL of the information you are asking for in detail.

I have tried it, I am still doing it actually. I currently...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th March 2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By James English
Re: Give your price and LOSE THE SALE

I am going to disagree with you on this...to an extent.

Lets say I am performing SEO for 2 different companies. Company 1 is a fairly large e-commerce store with loads of competition. Company 2...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th March 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,395
Posted By James English
Re: Is it possible to build a 6 figure offline marketing business without talking to or meeting clie

It is possible if you move beyond the freelancing mentality of building your business. Hiring sales people, account managers, etc.

Out of curiosity, where are you getting tripped up when it comes...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd March 2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By James English
Re: Need a niche to get started in

ThatOneGuy, I think you are misunderstanding. When he says MMO, he is not talking about "Massive Multiplayer Online" video games.

MMO in this case stands for "Make Money Online"
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By James English
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

$697 only seems like a lot because you're starting out. A $697 website is QUICKLY going to turn into a giant headache with the types of clients you're going to attract at that price.

When I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd January 2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,806
Posted By James English
Re: Niches that are best for cold calling?

Just started work with a makeup artist...not one I would have thought of before!
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,014
Posted By James English
Re: TRUE CONFESSION: I drove my $100k business INTO THE GROUND by Getting a JOB and NEGLECTING CUSTO

While there may be some truth to this, I don't think this was necessary. If you are going to openly attack someone for "not providing value" you could at least contribute to the conversation...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,368
Posted By James English
Re: Pitch Anything Oren Klaff Interview Video

Claude -

Products - Jordan Belfort Global (http://www.jordanbelfort.com/products/)

I believe this is what he is referring to. This is his entire "straight line method" sales system.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By James English
Re: Looking to start my cold calling soon

I think I have used that exact headset in the past. If I remember it worked great! Can't hurt to try it out though at that price!
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,556
Posted By James English
Re: $59,400 A Week Seeling Mobile Websites? FANTASY?

Couldn't resist:

There is no missing dollar, the REAL equation would be $27.00 - $2.00 taking us to the even $25.00!
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st November 2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,914
Posted By James English
Craigslist Posting Limit

I saw it mentioned once before by iAmNameless. He mentioned something like 3 ads + renews per account in the services section of craigslist.

My question is...is there a limit to how many ads I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,021
Posted By James English
Re: Help With Hiring A Telemarketer

Or, you could take that $10 an hour, add it to your initial offer, and pay someone $15-$20 an hour to make the calls for you.

At that rate I'm sure you would have quite a bit more interest.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,148
Posted By James English
Re: Are you creating REAL value? Create Real Value, Create Real Wealth (aka How I Make All My Money

It's been laid out pretty clearly, but my brain is a bit foggy today so I am just wanting to clarify a few things.

I setup a marketing company with split ownership between me and the business...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th November 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By James English
$1,500 For Being In The Right Place At The Right Time | Take Action

Just a fun little story for everyone here. I was making calls this morning and I decided I needed a break, so I left the house for a while to go introduce myself to some other local businesses in my...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd November 2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,523
Posted By James English
Re: How bout a "Quick N Easy" $6,000!

No need to overcomplicate any of this. I think the point of posting this idea was to show how simple making a few quick bucks can be.

Just take your sample with a sign up sheet, walk around to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th July 2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,859
Posted By James English
Re: YouTube - Up Next Removal?

While watching your video, click "Share" underneath the video.

Underneath the link there is a button that says "Embed", click on that.

There should be a check box that says "Show suggested...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By James English
Re: Thoughts about this site

Couple things:

1. At the bottom of your page you ask people to "twitt" about your site. The correct term I believe is "tweet"

2.


That sentence doesn't make any sense. Aside from that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd June 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By James English
Re: The value of Warrior Forum signatures

A signature on any forum is one of the most valuable tools someone can have, the problem is when people misuse them.

I'm all for people using sigs as a form of advertising themselves and the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th December 2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,655
Posted By James English
Re: Dragon Naturally Speaking: iPhone Version is Out (and it's FREE)

As far as I know the IPod touch does not have a built in microphone. I would assume that it would work fine though if you purchased one of the after market mics available
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd December 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,628
Posted By James English
Re: Mac Book Pro or Windows

I use both depending on what room of my house I am in at the time.

Like tons of people have said, as far as IM goes it probably doesn't matter. The one thing I do like about my mac that I can't...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st December 2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By James English
Re: Offline Business Marketers How Do You Handle Client Competition?

When you say you have an ongoing relationship with them, does that mean they are still paying you on a monthly/yearly basis?

If there is any sort of financial commitment on their part still, I...
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