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Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 28th May 2012, 09:52 AM
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Views: 860
Posted By RockstarBen
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Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Who should own your Google Places listing: You or your client?

I am going to put this in another perspective... A business perspective... Any good business person, if they are serious, should have an exit strategy. Whether or not you implement it is another...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Man Up and Cold Call!!!!!!!!!

I love it! Action! That is all that separates those of us making it happen and those who dream about it...


I love what Jack Mize taught me awhile back: he said that all a person can do to ensure...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: If Offliners were doctors, they would be in JAIL!!

You said it perfectly! Also, if you really want to crush it - they (your prospect) would quantify the need in both time and cost... Obviously, it would be helpful if they would be able to say: "this...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Google Places Confusion

I Couldn't have said it better, Jeffrey! The only thing I would add is on pricing... DO NOT GIVE THIS AWAY!!! In my opinion, GPlaces is one of the most slippery and fastest moving targets out there,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: If Offliners were doctors, they would be in JAIL!!

Chris,
You nailed it! Even if you offer one service that is pretty much the same across the board, you still need to craft it to align with your clients' needs. Just by showing them you understand...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st October 2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,204
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Struggling to sell SEO services... HELP!

I have to agree with what many have said here. What I'd like to add is this...

Please get in the "results business" and out of the "SEO business" ASAP! No one cares about backlinks, on-page,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Went on a sales call & was offered a job

I am with Tony. If you can keep it up, no job could ever pay you what you are truly worth. :-)

Congrats! It is always awesome to have choices!

Keep Rockin!
--Ben
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Beginning of the End of Google Places?

Hahaha! Yeah, and I will do the same thing by telling all of my prospects that they should first look into yellow page ads and then consider my service after... Yes, Google places is VERY frustrating...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Google Places helps

A great resource to get these citations, completely outsourced is WL Marketing (Not an Affiliate Link - and I am not associated with them other than as a pleased customer)....
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st September 2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: The Real Deal Offline Series: The One Offline Client You Should Avoid Like The Plague...

I love it! I can't tell you how much better life is - now that I no longer have to work for a cheap, pain in the ass client! That's what I find amazing... My $1,500+ per month clients very rarely...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,553
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: My Frustrating Experience with the Rent-a-Site Model

It is their job to convert it, but you are the one handing it to them with a ribbon wrapped around it. I still like to focus on it as revenue producing results. That is the end game, and you are the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: I don't care about being number one on google.

damn right. No business owner cares about Google, they don't care about Facebook, Twitter, or how smart you are. Want to know what they care about? Getting more business. They are selfish that way,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,553
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: My Frustrating Experience with the Rent-a-Site Model

Well said! You need to believe in yourself and the value of your offer before anyone else will. What is $350 if they are getting $5,000 in business in exchange for it? Hell, I have clients that I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,573
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: $50K challenge: Calling on offline pros

Here is the process I would take. And I don't know your geo market very well, but here is how I'd tackle it...

1) I would chunk your goal down... So, you want $35K in a month: I happen to know...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,553
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: My Frustrating Experience with the Rent-a-Site Model

Good point! I didn't want to say this, but since it was brought up...

I don't think this is a great niche. I know I wouldn't touch it. Truth is, the lease model works best for large cash or...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Faced With This Objection...

You make nothing if you don't land a client... How much does it cost you to make a simple fb fan page? Oh, it costs nothing - right? How much time do you need to do it? 5 minutes should do it, right?...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Faced With This Objection...

I couldn't say it any better than that, Russ! As long as you are the same as everyone else pimping "SEO," you are just another "Viagra, breast enlargement, Spammer" - whether it's email or phone -...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,565
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: time tracking software

I am not sure what your specific need is, but I use basecamp for all my projects and plug my outsource team, as well as my internal team into it. It has a good time tracking feature that is pretty...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Faced With This Objection...

I hate to be the one to say it, but you will continue to have this objection as long as you sound like everyone else. Here is a better way...

Do a little work first and make the call about showing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Best niches to promote SMS marketing solutions?

Dead on, Mike. I am actually working on closing a biz in Oil and Gas industry. They don't give a crap about marketing. What they do care about is "Instant Notifications" - when there is an immediate...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,553
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: My Frustrating Experience with the Rent-a-Site Model

Here's my stealth tactic... And it requires zero cold-calling. Once you get the site live. If you followed my man Dr. Dan's methods, you should be getting real leads funneling in. If that is the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st August 2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Recent changes in Google Places???

Greg,
It has been very frustrating, but I have found that all the best practices are still working to get proper ranking: citations, pinging, having it filled in 100%, etc. Even though all the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,023
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Best niches to promote SMS marketing solutions?

anyone where an appointment reminder would be valuable. Think about it, lots of businesses lose revenue when they have clients fail to show up. No-shows cost "time trading businesses" money. Think...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th August 2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Would this work?

You can use email to do this, but I have to agree with midasman... The power of mobile marketing is huge and most business owners are most easily sold when you can actually demonstrate it live. Now,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th May 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Does anyone use EchoSign for contracts?

thanks for sharing! I will add this to my resource list...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th May 2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,951
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: How much to charge for SEO for real estate agent?

should probably create a new thread, but paypal is great; however, risky. I recommend checking out paysimple for recurring billing - gives you MUCH more control, as you hold the cc info, nOT paypal,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,951
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: How much to charge for SEO for real estate agent?

My best advice, stay away from realtors - they're usually broke - always want a special deal, typically don't pay on time, and are a pain in the @$$ to work with! Just my $0.02...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th October 2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By RockstarBen
affiliate programs that don't suck!

Hello fellow warriors!

I just picked up a new client with a great health/beauty product that has been featured on Tyra Banks and several other outlets. They want my firm's help with marketing this...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 16th June 2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,505
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Project or Task Managment Software

Basecamp is all I use. It has reduced my energy and expenses significantly. Without it, I would pay about $1,800 per month in increased personnel expenses.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Getting started with WordPress.

Michael,
PM Me - I have created a product that is in pre-launch that is all about building a kick-ass, fully optimized wordpress site. If you can promise, 100% that you won't share it, I'll hook...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

100% Agreed - there is no substitute for good, relevant content. Not just for Google's sake, but for the sake of keeping your customers happy as well!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

Wow, I just checked that out for adobe - very interesting! I suppose, if nothing else, I am building an interesting case to share with clients who are skeptical about backlinking...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Offliners : Website critiques, do you do them? Need some help.

My pleasure to help! When we do ours, we do it seminar style with about 10-20 business owners and charge $20 per head. Remember, when they pay, they "pay attention!" We will put their website up on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,456
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Starting a SEO Business

and please, for the love of all things holy, don't email people with the canned "do you want to be on page one..." crap! It gives the rest of us a black eye!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

it all turned out great in the end-result (happy clients and all) and gave us the opportunity to implement a new over-site and review process to ensure it doesn't happen again. Like I said, I never...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

Thanks for sharing your experience. In fact, I just checked my 2 sites and they are still in the top 50, but are slowly fading away into the sunset. Content matters.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

Thanks for the extra info, Hirn. I remember that - hilarious, well yet another case to point to as we all try to pretend we know even a shred about how Google works :-)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th June 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Offliners : Website critiques, do you do them? Need some help.

The key is overload. Don't hold back. It has been our policy to basically give away the farm, the formula, and everything between. Guess what? Those who decide to attempt it themselves are going to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

I just think of it like "crossing the streams" - it would be very bad ;-)

I'm just glad I got away with it and no harm was done to my clients!
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

That's why I thought it was so unusual, as there was ZERO content to support the targeting, none. Now, I do not want anyone to think this is a loophole. I certainly hope no one takes this as a chance...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Accidental SEO Experiment...

First, I would still consider the importance of on-page as part of the process, but I would also take note that there is more weight to the value of your external optimization...

As for my team -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th June 2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RockstarBen
Accidental SEO Experiment...

I just had to post this here for anyone who may be interested to know. I will change the information to protect the innocent ;-)

So, those of you who know me, know that I run a successful digital...
Forum: Local Meetups, Mastermind Groups and Warrior Events 31st December 2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,280
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Tony Robbins Business Master in Vegas (Jan) - Who is gonna be there?

Awesome, I will be there as well - I am also fortunate to go as a guest. I look forward to seeing you all there! Feel free to shoot me an email if you'd all like to grab a beer.

--Ben
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Generating geographic (local) leads using online methods?

As an offline marketer with a fast growing agency, I have quite a bit of experience with your industry, as we work with real estate pros in lead gen. Let me start by stating the obvious - your space...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th December 2009, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Need advice for an offline affiliate...

Easy marketable idea:

If he's picking up $100 per head - share the love. What I mean is that he can be the guy who hooks each guy up with a dance or a couple drinks, whatever. To the sum of $20...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd October 2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Google Has Wiped Me Out - Not Sure Why

I wish I had a pinpoint answer for you, but there are several things that could happen. If, for example, you have recently loaded a bunch of new content - it could be re-indexing... This may not...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Need some help with offline clients website

Hi Anthony. If you can, go with Magento. I have used freelancers from Guru - amazing work and reasonable price. I had a huge 1000 product site built on magento for $2k. It took a little over 1 month....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Fellow Offliners... Proposals?

I agree with that. I just wanted to keep it simple and to the point. You are dead on about that. I don't even bother taking on clients when I can't project an ROI that is realistic.

Also, it is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Affiliate products vs. own product

I think you are on the right track. There is no right answer here. It all goes back to business basics of weighing risk and rewards...

Affiliates take less risks in promoting proven products, but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2009, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Fellow Offliners... Proposals?

Truth is, I treat every client like they were my only client and write custom proposals. There is a formula, however. Here it is:

1) Identify their pain. If you had a good interview/sit-down, you...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: New Offline Marketing Pricing Question

Don't Give it away! It is all in the value you create for your client.

There are 2 parts to offline consulting:

1) Lead Generation. Opt-Ins, Autoresponders...

2) Traffic. Local SEO...

A...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Is it possible to go back and fill in the holes?

That's a tough one. You can always try to create new incoming links to those articles with feed submission directories. Other than that, I wouldn't invest too much into it, as you would (in my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: outsourcing landing pages

I outsource a lot of landing pages. There are some awesome folks here in the warriors for hire section and I have some luck on Guru.com as well. Don't skimp on paying good copywriters. A kickass...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,977
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: Rent A Site - Simple, Easy Offline Residuals Any One Can Do Right Now $$$

I am about to use this concept to create a vertical market for my consulting business. Most of what I do is high-cost, high attention. Most clients are paying us 4-5 figures for our services, as we...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,025
Posted By RockstarBen
Re: My 10k a month - ebook review

I'd love to review it!

Just a quick thought... I haven't seen it yet, but why couldn't you condense it to a basic overview version to use as a "giveaway" list builder, and sell the full version as...
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