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Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Rus Sells
Claude Whitacre, Kay King, Ron Lafuddy...

Claude Whitacre, Kay King, eccj, DWolfe, DWolfe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sc4QOjkSG8<br /> [CENTER])
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Burger King makes money giving away sleep masks!

That's a brilliant campaign, it really hits home at a cultural level.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,788
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: I am Looking for a Catchy Title for my Summer Weight Loss Challenge

ASAP
As Slim as Possible, As Fast As Possible.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,755
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: For The Advertiser Who Wants His Adverts To Pay

I think,

For Everyone in your headline would be stronger. ;) Just my opinion!

Mel sure did like using the FOR people, For Anyone, For everyone a lot though.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Any one notice?

Ah! I didn't see that email cause it went to the junk folder. lol
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Partnership into a company

Since your efforts are directly driving sales you should as for 50% of the NET profits.
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th March 2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Getting a % of sales from lead gen

The "ONLY" way to be sure is to call back all the leads yourself and even that isn't 100% full proof because the lead can just lie to you if they so choose.

In the end if the service provider...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,208
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Offline Marketing campaign

If they are so cheap that they won't pay for an offline marketing campaign are you sure you're gonna get a pay check as well?
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 888
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Yelp Ads for small town hotel?

Don't advertise on Yelp it's a waste of money. That's pretty much what every single client I've ever had told me.

Additionally:...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th February 2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,503
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: My cold call stats for two weeks 1606 calls. Any advice to improve?

Your right to a certain point.

Every one starts somewhere and while the OP says he has a desire to just do the design and have others do the sales, I do see that as a little flawed from a "being...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Yelp Sues Reputation Management Company - Careful if you do ORM

Actually a testimony/review can be legally compensated its just that full disclosure must also be given and this is where many run into issues about reviews.

Even on your own private site if you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: This actually happened to me today...

I RESENT your statement about stupidity. Unbelievable that you'd ever say that about any small business owner who risk's a lot to be in business every single day.

I think a more appropriate word...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Client Won't Pay Help

Yeah some areas here in the US have laws like these especially in the construction space but it's a bit different story with services rendered for non tangible stuff which is what I was referring to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th January 2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Client Won't Pay Help

This is why I always get enough money up front to cover the cost of doing a project plus a little more for profit.

Yes I've had non payments as well but I've NEVER gone in the negative because of...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 18th January 2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,993
Posted By Rus Sells
Now that income claims are pretty much gone how about this purposed change?

I'd like to propose that we add a second major section of the WSO forums for sellers in the Offline space.

My personal perspective is that we don't get a decent/fair representation in the main...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,896
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: My plan using Real Estate..etc. Thoughts?

I like your idea however, there's a reason why landlords are using Kijiji which is like Craig list here in the US.

IT'S FREE! Therefore I believe your model if slightly flawed and I don't think it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,854
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Do You Sell by Phone? How Do You Handle This?

Are you not using a Credit Card Authorization form? From the problem your expressing I'm thinking you aren't.

I use them for every single deal I do.

I send them a blank form, ask them to fill...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th January 2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,839
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Are there any REAL offline biz owners in here?

When it comes to brick and mortar,

Japanese Restaurant - Sold
Medical supply company to the VA - Sold
Wedding Gown Store - Shut down due to family member embezzling funds. = (
2 Roofing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,416
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Do you ask for prospects' budget as a qualifier? (for hard-hitters)

If your targeting the right prospects you'll already know they have a budget therefor there's no need to ask them about it. The matter then becomes having them agree that your services fit into the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th January 2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,926
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Help with Lead Generation Conversion Rates

I would like to suggest you learn how to properly participate on these forums and post replies that are relevant to the topic at hand instead of making a stupid suggestion that clearly implies that...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 12th January 2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Right I totally get that! Does it state that somewhere in the existing rules that I missed somewhere?
Forum: Warrior Forum News 12th January 2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

In regards to rule number 23.

I'm assuming it's OK for a WSO to be using the trademark logo and name in the WSO if it's being promoted by the forum itself?

I got an email this morning from the...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 9th January 2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

I think I'm completely confused now so I'm going to finish up some other work now. lol
Forum: Warrior Forum News 9th January 2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

This is EXACTLY what I'm trying to say! I don't get it why others aren't seeing it either!
Forum: Warrior Forum News 9th January 2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Mike,

If the PDF I'm offering is about my super duper new local sales funnel that I used to get new paying clients and boosted my income by 10K per month, the only way I can make that income claim...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 9th January 2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Let me reiterate the obvious flaw in the income verification scenario that's been set up so far.

From my understanding if you've made money and done it via selling something through warrior...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th January 2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Blind leading the blind

How awesome that you mention W Clement Stone, he mentored my father who worked for Combined Insurance company.

My father then went on to earn the companies highest sales award and also taught me...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th January 2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Is cold calling really dying?

I think the article is bias based on the type of site its about, content. lol
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th January 2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,929
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Blind leading the blind

This thread is so full of awesomeness there's only one thing I can add!

http://media.giphy.com/media/EldfH1VJdbrwY/giphy.gif
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th January 2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Why don't more businesses spend money on SEO?

I think that it's really an ROI factor when it comes to paying for SEO and the one thing I've learned about SEO is that you can assuredly get a clients site to the top of page one and
it won't...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 8th January 2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,842
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Give product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads

I'm just wondering something.

So a seller posts a WSO and disables comments.
Sales start coming in and it turns out the product
is crap for whatever reason and many buyers are
unhappy.

As...
Forum: Suggestion Forum 5th January 2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,842
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Give product sellers the option to disable comments on their WSO threads

You know what?

Go ahead and allow sellers to disable comments so when a competitor that's selling something that's similar to what I'm selling disables the comments I'll be happy to rank in all...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 5th January 2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Current membership site software like Wishlist, etc doesn't play well with Paypal because the script is build as a plugin for WordPress so you can't automatically
pass on the data from Paypal and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th January 2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 834
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: You really need to get schooled up on...

The point is...

Marketing messages are noise for a lack of a better term, so if your message is the same as every one else' your just a part of the same old noise the prospects hear every single...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 5th January 2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

I asked about this rule but perhaps it got missed?

Rule #18: Forced email opt ins

Sellers are not to force email opt ins from customers to gain access to their product. While you are allowed...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 2nd January 2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

I think that the existing way the WSO forum is set up has contributed to the problem of the big income claims that we often see in the WSO thread titles, right.

So obviously the WSO title appears...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 1st January 2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Wait what?

So my next WSO is how one can make money doing Google helpouts and that I've personally made 5K a month doing it.

Please tell me how selling my WSO through the Warrior Payments...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 31st December 2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

Dennis, great point and a valid concern too!

If my offer has to be subjected to this level of scrutiny you better believe I want the right to say moderator reviewed and approved because that's the...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 31st December 2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 37,608
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: New Warrior Special Offer (WSO) Rules

First I'd like to commend you guys on making changes to the rules with the goal of improving the WSO market place.

Alaister, we've had enough private exchanges for you to know I'm very critical...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Locked in my FIRST CLIENT! But.....

Hey man, didn't know you had gotten the plugin. Thanks a ton for your support!
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th December 2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Locked in my FIRST CLIENT! But.....

Honestly without tracking its really really hard to prove ROI.

Trust me, no matter what the client tells you they don't always
ask where the phone call came from AND if they do and the
prospect...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th December 2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,700
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Making Money Offline

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you didn't do that because I know you would have found TONS of information that's been written about your question by MANY long time members over the past few years.

None of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd December 2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,970
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

It is true that the problems being discussed have been festering long before FL acquired the forums. However it does seem there's less of a handle on it then before and I think that adds to the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd December 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,970
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

I'm quoting myself to take this a little further down the line.

"In the cards" is a total waffle and by not forever banning people who conduct themselves untowardly, you are actually treating with...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd December 2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 14,970
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: It's Hopeless I Quit!

This is the problem!

You can't maintain the trust of those who come here to buy stuff if you don't have a hard line rule about BANNING those who cheat, scam, and steal from others.
Forum: Conversion Rate Optimization 19th December 2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,173
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Need Serious Help With My Conversions Please

There's so much wrong with the site I can't even begin but the biggest thing that instantly pops into my head is "TRUST".

Your site does not look trustworthy at all!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th December 2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Cold calling to set up SEO deals?

The perceptions of some people!

I don't even have a web site that promotes me as a SEO agency and I get clients!

Three ways:
Cold calling
Email
Paid Ads

They never care if I don't do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By Rus Sells
Working in the niche of your expertise?

I shared this in a private local marketing Facebook group today and thought I'd share it here as well.

As most of you may know, I'm a retired roofing contractor and as such I mainly specialize in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,602
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: 3 Major New Google Ranking Factors

The correlation doesn't mean causation go's for all those purported local seo experts that come out with the local
rankings factor crap too. lol
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Door to door sales

Truthfully the topic didn't interest me so I have nothing of value to add.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Door to door sales

Yeah, nothing kills sales in a subdivision like a police officer cuffing your salesman/canvasser because some jerk home owner called about it.

Trust me they do! I've been on the receiving end of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th December 2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Door to door sales

Nothing wrong with that but check the local ordinances as some require a permit to do this.

It may or may not be considered soliciting and some neighborhoods have their own rules about it as well....
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: [FB ads] Leads. How many would you guarantee?

You can't guarantee any finite number of leads no matter how great your ad and offer are because you can't make people click the ad and then opt in or call.

You should clearly communicate this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th December 2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,810
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Is this a good high converting offer?

In the words of Mr. Wonderful, you idea stinks!

Here's why,

Everything being equal what is the SINGLE most important factor in making a sale for contractors of any kind?

Actually being...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th December 2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,775
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Let's Talk About Desperation -- And Getting Clients

Desperation is an odor prospects can smell on you.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th December 2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Paying for referrals

Do your technicians wear boot/shoe covers every time they enter a customers home?
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