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Forum: Offline Marketing 26th August 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,870
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: Making a living doing freelancer web design work?

I guess you ignored the rest. Nobody cares who they're hosted with, they care about other things... if it is a struggling business, or someone who is cheap, then yeah they might want cheaper prices....
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd July 2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,619
Posted By Ryan Rush
How I Get Offline Clients Via Email

Greetings warriors! Ryan Rush here,

I just wanted to take a few minutes and share some insight on how I manage to close offline marketing clients via email. I have learned a lot from this amazing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th June 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,421
Posted By bob ross
Re: cold calling stats (17,000 calls)

Interestingly enough, most of them are not too speedy, but it's fast because of the system...

the callers are not speaking much past the intro. As soon as the prospect is interested the call is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By Claude Whitacre
A Market That Is Far More Likely To Buy Your Online Services by Claude Whitacre

Ask yourself this question...
What Do Business Owners Buy Before They Buy Your Service?

I don’t know precisely what you sell. But this will probably apply to what you sell if you just think about...
Forum: Social Media 8th January 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 60,722
Posted By petelta
How I turned $250 in Facebook ads into $810 revenue within 3 days...

What's up guys?

Around a month ago, I shared a few tricks and techniques I've used to rake in an easy $150+ profit selling tshirts straight through Facebook. NO FAN PAGE... NO LIST... nothing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th January 2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,720
Posted By Mr Bill
Cold Calling IS FUN!!

The funny part was that I had to chuckle because I literally stalled and stared at my phone for well over a minute before making my first call this afternoon. But then I just called and thought...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st December 2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By iAmNameLess
Re: Got a job - unfortunately

You can lose it all even if you do commit 100%.

Yeah, I can see how the emails didn't work out. We've sent millions in 2013 and the sales generated from that wouldn't have kept me afloat even if...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th November 2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By jamesfreddyc
Re: Help! My business needs business

I don't recall my computer ever breaking down. Ever.

Your solution is for a single problem. Find ways to expand to other "problems" your potential customers would/could experience.

Virus...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th November 2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,472
Posted By Matt Lee
Offline Businesses that earn $1000+ per customer

Making more money with your offline business starts by targeting the businesses that can afford you, AND see value in your service.

Here's a list of small businesses that typically earn $1000+...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th October 2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,295
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Experience Cold Calling (Will Update)

You will never "feel like" making calls. You don't have to like them. You just have to make them. The first one is the toughest.
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th October 2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By abbot
Re: Made £2000 in the last 3 months.(Namesless,John Durham & Jason please advice) How do I scale?

You need to re-work some numbers here. One thing I can tell you...

You are going to have a harder time selling someone a $99 website than a $500 website.

There are many posts on here regarding...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th October 2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Rus Sells
Re: Wow, the moment you realize you need to hire out your sales, is ......

perhaps your client understands the true value of your work and you don't.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Goliathstwin
Wow, the moment you realize you need to hire out your sales, is ......

When you have convinced the client of the full value of what you are selling. They love it completely, you give them a price. They take that price, but then they ask if it shouldn't be higher and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,523
Posted By kemdev
Re: Getting Local Clients

Mr. George,

You're going to get A LOT of different responses to this question. Sadly, most of the information is going to come from e-book peddlers and Warriors who think they know everything, but...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th August 2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Keeping Outsourced Telemarketers Separate or managed?

Is your current TM making you money? Then keep them doing what they're doing.

Skill at something does not translate into being able to teach it.

IMO you should train the salespeople yourself...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th August 2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,875
Posted By Aaron Doud
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running A Business

This is pure gold and a must read. A startup Q&A with 100 Answers (and slightly less questions). I hope by #26 you get the point.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Runni... - The...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th May 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: Claude, Jason, IAN, Aaron... help.

It honestly sounds like "relative success" is holding you back. You've build a good income from a business that is a job (you have created a job thus far). Now the natural part of the human brain...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th May 2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: About This Business of Cold Calling...

Most prospecting calls are begun so badly there is no rest of the call.

Not surprising this study would get bad results. But these results are even worse than bad. An appointment ratio of less...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,196
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

No one is going to pay $2,000 for a website? There are industries where you wouldn't find anyone serving your niche that would make one for that little.

When we redid our website we provided the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By glooft
Re: Where To Find a Website Design Pricing Table...

Here is a nice looking print design pricing table.
Print Templates - Sleek Proposal - Professional Proposal Template | GraphicRiver...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Eddie Spangler
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

But having said all that, if you are having a hard time and just need to get something going to boost your confidence then I would try something like this.

Call and tell them you are a new web...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Eddie Spangler
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

If they cant even pay peanuts then why would you want to accept shells.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Matthew North
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

When giving pricing I'd high ball the offer from $2500 to $1999 minimum. You can always negotiate down if you have to but it's nearly impossible to move up. This also positions your services as...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By DaniMc
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

The problem is all in your head and is not rooted in reality.

These folks write $700 checks constantly. Inventory, leases, employees, insurance, advertising, shrinkage.

Here is the thing: You...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
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 21st March 2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By bizgrower
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten" - Benjamin Franklin

You're selling the benefits of a quality web presence, such as leads, more...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

Here is some thoughts from the other side.

You're right we don't want to pay $697 as that seems too "cheap".

The question I have to ask you is why you seem to think it is expensive? Are you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Peter Lessard
Re: Putting the numbers of wed design together?

Businesses do not want to pay anything for a web site ;-)
what they want is to take care of a need.
If the need is great enough they will pay any amount to meet that need.
Talk less about number...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Selling Local Advertising Is Free From March 18-23

I will, but only because you asked. Normally I shy away from anything that looks promotional. But you insisted.........and I'm sticking to that story.;)
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,570
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Selling Local Advertising Is Free From March 18-22

Guys; From March 18-22nd, Selling Local Advertising is a free book on Amazon.com. I thought, if you hadn't grabbed a copy, now would be a great time.

If you want to know how I sell local online...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,635
Posted By Osman_M
Re: Day 1 - Starting Biz Tomorrow [Am I missing anything?]

LOL, I'm loving the website critic. Thanks guys. Once I get sometime I'll be sure to work on a better site or better yet outsource to you experts.

At the moment, I'm too busy handling my clients....
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,378
Posted By ronrule
Re: Anyone charging more than this for a website?

The reality of web design today is that Wordpress takes a lot of the grunt work out of it. Some of the paid themes ($45 - $200) already have embedded functionality that, if you were to duplicate it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th March 2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By John Durham
Re: Simple Math, Most People Screw Up & Lose Big $$

What a great post.

Understanding the numbers is so important, for instance in cold calling, if I say you will get a 2% sales conversion, then people make a hundred calls and dont close anything,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 716
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Who do you have on your 'team'

I hired him when he was 16. He worked part time for a computer repair shop, and came out to fix something on my computer. At the time, he worked three jobs, and went to school (He still goes to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th March 2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,136
Posted By Matthew North
Telesales for the non-salesperson! How to make loads of $$$ working from home!

Hello,

Contary to what most people think, you do not need to be the best, or even a highly experienced salesperson to make loads of money calling on businesses from the comfort of your own home.
...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,125
Posted By DaniMc
Re: Cold calling to sell websites - Rough stats?

Hey Matt, the only reason you want to know these numbers is to ease your uncertainty.

These feelings of uncertainty are rooted in fear. I think waiting until Monday to start calling is rooted in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th March 2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,635
Posted By Osman_M
Day 1 - Starting Biz Tomorrow [Am I missing anything?]

Hello everyone,

I have been an avid reader of the offline section for a very long time and implemented many tips and tricks to someone else's business up until now.

I was working for a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th March 2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,053
Posted By TheBigBee
Re: Cold Calling and Emailing

The average response rates for voicemail marketing (from my experience) is 3/10 to 1/2 percent. A muuuuuch more efficient way to do this would be to get yourself a list of 1,000 businesses, write a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,208
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: $15,000 in 60 Days with a $500 Budget

i don't know where to start. So I'll point out a few things. I'm assuming you are really trying to help the OP. I really think you are. Let's start there.

It isn't a fantasy if you are already...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,208
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: $15,000 in 60 Days with a $500 Budget

First let's take a few minutes to plan. I am making some assumptions here including the fact that you are time rich but money poor.

1. How fast can you produce a website?
2. Do you have sales...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd March 2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,208
Posted By Rearden
Re: $15,000 in 60 Days with a $500 Budget

Make 500 cold calls to local business people next week of 10 employees or less, for the next 12 weeks.

Ask for the person responsible for the company's website. Ask to speak to the owner anyway...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th February 2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,452
Posted By John Durham
Re: Best way to get business owners to respond?? HONEST ANSWERS!

I'd say to make that restaurant only one of the hundred calls you are going to make today... if you cant contact them at some point in the day, who cares? It only takes 2 seconds to dial, you have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th February 2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,452
Posted By Jason Kanigan
Re: Best way to get business owners to respond?? HONEST ANSWERS!

Couldn't agree more. When half the people you call aren't in, and half of those who answer the phone can't actually talk right now, you're in big trouble mentally if you don't know these numbers and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,452
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: Best way to get business owners to respond?? HONEST ANSWERS!

My take aways.

1. Are you talking/asking for the right person? You need to find out who you should be speaking with. IMO never ask for anyone when you call instead ask them who you should be...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th February 2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,452
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: Best way to get business owners to respond?? HONEST ANSWERS!

It depends a bit on what you are selling but let me give you a view from the other side.

If you email me 99% of the time I delete it without reading it. And the only reason I even skim it is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th February 2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 565
Posted By CageyVet
Re: Is referring leads to a website a good idea?

If you are worried about the amount of prospects that will either never go to the site, forget, and/or not following through with the entire process...Then you have to decide where you want to spend...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,217
Posted By anwiii
Re: I'm 15 and I'm an offline consultant, need help!

volux- if you're getting a good attitude and response from the chambers communications manager, then you are really off to a good start if you can get this person to introduce you. referral marketing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,217
Posted By CudaFish
Re: I'm 15 and I'm an offline consultant, need help!

As someone mentioned before, they'll take you as seriously as you take yourself. If you dress sharp, stand tall, speak from the heart (and diaphragm) and know your stuff, you'll be golden, no issues...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,217
Posted By fandbworld
Re: I'm 15 and I'm an offline consultant, need help!

Been there. I went to a BNI meeting when I was 19. Was not taken seriously at all.

One guy cursed during the meeting and another person said "Don't curse in front of the young guy" while everyone...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,217
Posted By Anthem40
Re: I'm 15 and I'm an offline consultant, need help!

Not to beat a dead horse, but if you want to be taken seriously then be serious about this. Make sure the bar you are setting is to be the best in your town at what you do. That seriousness will...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,217
Posted By Aaron Doud
Re: I'm 15 and I'm an offline consultant, need help!

You are taken as seriously as you take yourself Volux.

You don't want to come off as full of ego but you should be confident and show you know your stuff.

If you look and dress professionally...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th February 2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By TheBigBee
Re: Best Calling Times

I might be able to help with that. I do a lot of micro targeting with my dialer campaigns based on times of day (expected availability). For instance:

1. Auto Repair - 8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Tues -...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,265
Posted By dnjoseph1
Case Study MUST READ: If you prospect with Craigslist, you NEED to read this

Warriors,

I've spent a lot of time in the past replying to ads on Craigslist in the "Gigs' section where people were looking for web design help. Of all the times I've replied to someone, I've...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Asking for a manager/owner?

John just gave you a boatload of great information. I am constantly impressed with the depth of his knowledge.

Now I have my swing at bat, from the point of view of a prospect.

If someone calls...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By avandrunen
Re: Asking for a manager/owner?

I am just in the beginning of my prospecting journey as well, I have yet to close a deal over the phone but I have become quite deft at getting owners names from gate keepers when the owner is not at...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th February 2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By John Durham
Re: Asking for a manager/owner?

You get a commercial list from info usa or some place similar, and create your list selecting the criteria option that you want owners names only.... then if the lead says "Bill Thompson", you answer...
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