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Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,747
Posted By McGruff
Re: What is the best ways offline marketing for restrurent?

Offline? postcard mailers are effective, as described in Bob Ross's 9x12 system.

Another unique offline method to consider --Go to Local hotels and inquire about leaving menus/coupons behind...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,171
Posted By McGruff
Re: Any ideas on this Local Lead Gen Sites Flipping

Do you believe that he sold his sites for the screenshot amounts shown in the video?
What is it to lead you to believe they won't stick after they're flipped?
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 1st March 2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By McGruff
Re: FULL REVIEW: The Commission Machine by Michael Cheney + EPIC Bonus (NO PLR JUNK)

So, for those without a list, it sounds as though the facebook strategy is the core component to making this work. Does it then involve spending money for facebook ads? Does it involve setting up fan...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 17th February 2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,235
Views: 68,052
Posted By McGruff
Re: [INSANE] AUTOMATED System Banking up to $1000 A Day. Look and Judge For Yourself! Yup, Its SICK!

I apologize if this has already been answered, but how do we track the process to insure that our referrals received their funds, and that we are paid accordingly? Is there a system in place that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By McGruff
Re: Client insists on me going through gatekeeper, just before closing...

Absolutely. Look, this is a restaurant it's not a large corporation with layers of management. The owner had to leave and inadvertently forgot to inform you. Either that, or you weren't worth the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th February 2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 924
Posted By McGruff
Re: Client insists on me going through gatekeeper, just before closing...

I wouldn't even go into that much detail with this manager. You don't have to go through a manager because you've already connected with the owner. Either this manager is unaware that you've already...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd September 2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By McGruff
Re: Ready Made Offline Website

As a done-for-you solution, this might be something worth considering--...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd September 2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By McGruff
Re: Suggestions for Life Insurance client?

I was responding to his post about sales advice to close a prospect which is my client's dept as a licensed agent...

My job is to redesign and rank his site as best I can, so that he can get in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd September 2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By McGruff
Re: Suggestions for Life Insurance client?

That was my thinking. However, when I approached him with some financial planning SEO strategies for his site like videos, and free financial planning reports, etc he informed me that his company...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd September 2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By McGruff
Re: Suggestions for Life Insurance client?

Sounds good for an insurance agent's sales strategy, but I think you may have misunderstood my post about providing his site with higher local rankings.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th July 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,951
Posted By McGruff
Re: First day cold calling, 55 calls.... 55 'no's

It's hard to assess cold calls on a forum for the simple fact that we can't hear your personality, confidence level, voice inflection, pitch, tone, etc. While it's true that cold calling is a numbers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th July 2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,749
Posted By McGruff
Re: How Would You Launch a Site Like Groupon/Living Social for Dog Deals

Have you seen doggyloot ? Maybe you can get look at what they're doing and model your site after them.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th July 2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By McGruff
Re: Groupon

Groupon and most DD sites have grids (vertical markets) that they stick to and unfortunately its B2C (consumer) offers. If your offer doesn't fit their grid, they have no need for it.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,589
Posted By McGruff
Re: A fundemental question: Cold calling and disales is unethical and sleazy, how would you defend t

Here's an analogy to your "omission" theory--
To easily position a cold call with a greater chance of success I first dig to find out the owner's name (like on manta) and ask for the owner by his...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th July 2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,589
Posted By McGruff
Re: A fundemental question: Cold calling and disales is unethical and sleazy, how would you defend t

Well, number one, I'm NOT a telemarketer, I'm a consultant. Big difference.I actually give my full name. And it is the truth.The idea is to easily differentiate from most "script reading"...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th July 2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,589
Posted By McGruff
Re: A fundemental question: Cold calling and disales is unethical and sleazy, how would you defend t

Really? I do it all the time. My name is Mike, and I tell receptionists that routinely. If they don't ask me my company name, then that's all she gets. What bugs me are receptionists that flat out...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th June 2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,563
Posted By McGruff
Suggestions for Life Insurance client?

I received a referral from a very happy client i've had success generating solid leads for. He referred me an independent life insurance agent that is extremely unhappy with the person who sold him a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd May 2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By McGruff
Re: Offline Business Builder Series: "Do You Hate It When Offline Biz Owner Asks Why Choose You?...!

...the question of why YOU over the several other consultants that have pitched me. It's the classic interview question I used to hear in sales job interviews. And its a totally legit question that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th April 2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By McGruff
Re: Who Has the BEST WSO on Consistant Offline Client Generation - No Cold Calling

Say you're a roofer, wouldn't you rather I show you the 1st page lead site that I ranked ? Maybe i'll send you some free leads before you decide to work with me. Do you still want to see my site...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th April 2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By McGruff
Re: Who Has the BEST WSO on Consistant Offline Client Generation - No Cold Calling

You can doubt all you want, but I have gained clients whether you believe me or not..it doesn't matter or affect my business in the least...It is just one tool that should be tested, and whether or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th April 2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By McGruff
Re: Who Has the BEST WSO on Consistant Offline Client Generation - No Cold Calling

The topic is client attraction without cold calling. That doesn't mean(and I don't think she implied) that you can attract clients without any effort put forth. Of course action/effort is required...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th April 2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,070
Posted By McGruff
Re: Who Has the BEST WSO on Consistant Offline Client Generation - No Cold Calling

I couldn't agree more with this recommendation.

Excellent WSO:)
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By McGruff
Re: My Telemarketers have Stolen Credit Card Info from Clients!!

I think you have your answer here..this sounds like your best bet. I would also be interested in knowing the steps to properly set up this type of process.
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,322
Posted By McGruff
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,322
Posted By McGruff
Re: Are you having trouble looking for a market to target? Look no further

Great list..Picked up several niches I would have never considered. :cool:

Thanks for sharing, P1 !
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th November 2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,334
Posted By McGruff
Re: Amazing Way to Get New Clients (USA Only)

I spoke with Jack today and I believe this is a worthwhile way to entice certain businesses. I am awaiting additional details on this and I think this can be an ideal way to help these businesses and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th October 2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By McGruff
Re: Emailing Effectiveness?

I respectfully disagree. I've landed a big sale and it wasn't about luck, it was about proper targeting with the right message.




I would say it includes both. It's always a numbers game...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th October 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,544
Posted By McGruff
Re: Clients Say The Strangest Things

You used the "silence is golden close". LOL.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By McGruff
Re: Just quoted $1800 for SEO Monthly + $1000 Set up Fee!!!

I like the idea of providing options on service levels (ie.. gold silver bronze) where prospects can select their desired level of seo service. But sometimes simple is better by eliminating their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd October 2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,521
Posted By McGruff
Re: The offline niche nobody talks about!

I think it's a given that you would work exclusively with one hotel per city. In fact, if you were to land a resort hotel as a client, I think the way to go from there is to research who are the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,521
Posted By McGruff
Re: The offline niche nobody talks about!

What has your response rate typically been(on avg) , for example, from an into email you've sent introducing yourself and your services?Would you care to share email/letter you've found that has...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th September 2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By McGruff
Re: Utilizing Craigslist Sales Ads

Thanks, I read that post and most of that thread. I do agree that CL can bring out the "yard sale" mentality, and can be a chore to uncover quality prospects when you're approaching them cold to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By McGruff
Re: Utilizing Craigslist Sales Ads

I make sure not to reply directly to the CL address as they can get annoyed and it is against TOS.

It's better to find the website and use the contact form or simply call the number in the ad.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th August 2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 886
Posted By McGruff
Utilizing Craigslist Sales Ads

This has probably been shared already, but I thought I would pass this on anyways because it is so simple, and we tend to discount the simple things... I recently had some luck finding desperate...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th August 2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By McGruff
Re: Gotta Love This Email

I read this and thought it was an excellent lead-in to talking about money...I then read it out loud and realized even more how powerful a statement it really is!
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,076
Posted By McGruff
Re: What Is Your Definition Of Rich?

Just out of curiosity, what are the benefits you get specifically in return for the government confiscating the lion's share of your income?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By McGruff
Re: Americans: University student or a college student?

College Student, University Student, Politically Indoctrinated...they all work ;)
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th February 2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By McGruff
Re: How do you collect payment?

I would definitely prefer a client to pay by direct deposit, but knowing how practical paypal is, I find it very strange anyone would balk at requesting a client pay online with paypal. Can't see at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th November 2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By McGruff
Re: You Don't Have to Be a Guru

Local SEO, web design/re-design, video marketing, and email marketing lead generation/autoresponder services. I even think they can benefit nicely from buying ad space on local online news portals...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By McGruff
Re: You Don't Have to Be a Guru

I don't about that...Joe Locksmith doesn't want to hear about how I'm going to market his business so that I have a "global presence"...he wants leads..period. Help me get more leads in my anytown,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th November 2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 835
Posted By McGruff
Re: You Don't Have to Be a Guru

I respectfully disagree with the premise that they don't want to pay. Some may not, but they just don't see the advantage of marketing period. Most companies have the budget to spend, and know it has...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th October 2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By McGruff
Re: Who agrees with me on this ?

That's funny, because just today someone emailed me about a new software for speeding up videos and it doesn't change the pitch of the voice. Its called enounce (http://enounce.com). pretty nifty....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 15th October 2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,560
Posted By McGruff
Re: Google Sneak

That is so true, but keep in mind that many wso's also use blind sales copy. I remember reading somewhere on this forum that any sales letter that tells you what their product "isn't", while not...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 30th August 2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,053
Posted By McGruff
Re: Zero Cost Commissions

Same here...Although the answer to your question is that the response is significantly higher selling the curiosity factor. Revealing what it is most likely won't result in nearly as many sales.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th August 2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,053
Posted By McGruff
Re: Zero Cost Commissions

Yes, I'd like to hear some feedback on this as well.

The point he makes in the video is that many gurus selling programs teaching affiliate marketing deceive us by showing their earnings that...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 16th August 2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3,228
Views: 270,577
Posted By McGruff
Re: EARN AN EXTRA $700/day for 20 minutes of work. Anyone can do it!

That's simply not true. With no prior cpa experience, I easily got approved with 3 networks in one day. Getting approved really isn't as difficult as many claim it is.
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 14th August 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,228
Views: 270,577
Posted By McGruff
Re: EARN AN EXTRA $700/day for 20 minutes of work. Anyone can do it!

Thanks for your PM Gotti. I think I'll run with this one, I think in addition to everything you've already highlighted, the timing on this is perfect:D

I just wondered if you can share whether you...
Forum: Warrior Special Offers 14th August 2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,228
Views: 270,577
Posted By McGruff
Re: EARN AN EXTRA $700/day for 20 minutes of work. Anyone can do it!

I'm a little confused because you mention targeting a specific group of people and with the right offer you are making $700/day. Then...how can it be done with almost any offer? Surely your success...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th August 2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,468
Posted By McGruff
Re: Does race or nationality matter? Honest opinion please...

Well here's a different take...perhaps as an American I may have a specific allegence towards asian products because I have bought and benefited from as an example,asian herbal products for years....
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 1st August 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By McGruff
Re: Your Favorite Wordpress Plugins?

There are plenty.. I really like the mimbo theme and the SEO all-in-one plug-in.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th June 2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By McGruff
Guru Buddy System

I received an email on this new product which is described as an "email money-making program" by someone named Eddie Rush. Its sold as a way that does not involve the usual affiliate marketing...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th March 2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,015
Posted By McGruff
Gorilla Money

Is anyone familiar with Rob Frechette and his ebook Gorilla Money, about selling physical products on ebay, yahoo, Amazon, and other sites?

He claims he made $650,000 last year from a single...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th March 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,855
Posted By McGruff
Re: friend needs $2000 in a week how can he do it

I don't see how that's relevant.

How will that solicit different or better advice?

I think craigslist is the best bet for fast cash. I raised $1200 in a couple weeks last year selling stuff...
Forum: Mind Warriors 24th February 2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 824
Posted By McGruff
Re: Visualizing??

...Because you claim that you 'can't make it as a habit', is the very reason it isn't a habit.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 22nd February 2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 850
Posted By McGruff
Re: The Funniest Commercials Thread

Ok, not a commercial but very funny...

YouTube - Reporter turns ghetto in 3 seconds
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st February 2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By McGruff
Re: FaceBook Thread--Any Open Networkers Here?

Always looking to network...


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