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Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd May 2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,614
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: How to respond when a potential client wants a meeting?

Just tell them you're based out of XYZ so that's not an option.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th May 2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Basic, cheap direct mail material that I use with atleast a 10% response

The one that works the best is the one with a screenshot of the top sites in the SERPS so it shows their competitors. That one always works better than showing analytic reports for some reason. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th May 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 856
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Basic, cheap direct mail material that I use with atleast a 10% response

Just thought I'd share what has been working for me and is my best way to get inbound leads. I get at the bare minimum 1 call/email out of every 10 I send, which isn't bad at all. Just to note, the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Ask the prospect what they need?

Marketing, specifically sales is all about providing solutions to problems.

I don't go into a meeting and give a presentation. I have a regular conversation and find out what the problems are. You...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: A Public Correction

No...and yes, but it depends on industry. I personally don't like calling myself a consultant but instead would say I'm a service provider. Because just a 2 hour phone conversation with a client on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: A Public Correction

Well certain consultants implement, some don't. Coaching is just knowledge but you can be a consultant and provide services as well.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th May 2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,214
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

I can't believe this thread is going, but whatever I'll bump it up :D

There's no right way to do things. Like someone said, they offer free websites and get 12 month social media contracts. Other...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Using LegalZoom to form an LLC

$800?? From my experience (New Jersey), I did it straight from the NJ .gov site, took 15 minutes and $200.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,615
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Tony Robbins 400 million day

$400 million but you gotta realize that isn't cash. I'm not saying it's worthless but don't think that he has hundreds of million in the bank because of that deal.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: How I Made 3 Quick $197 Sales Sending Only 25 Letters…

So you did direct mail...but what's your offer and what content was in the envelope? That's the stuff that matters. But congrats. That's awesome to close deals that fast.
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: First Offline Project- Helping Music Producer with Marketing.

Really interested in this thread. I have a few friends in the music industry but marketing them is so much harder than a traditional business IMO. It's so saturated I feel connections is the best way...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Need Assistance with Recommdations for Potential a Client

I don't know how SEO would be but Pinterest and Instagram are a must. Also do Facebook and Twitter obviously.

Who is there target audience? Is it higher end, low end, etc? That is going to help...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th May 2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Charity Donations

You should take that and put it towards a more local charity that way you can get some good exposure locally and some good local backlinks.
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th May 2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: what is the most profitable local business to target offline ?

Depends on the offer but for me it's been chiropractors and roofers. I honestly think the chiropractic is a BS industry and these guys are more into marketing than actually helping people and their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Time Management / Organization

Yeah man. I love trying new software and learning them but for productivity, the whiteboard is the only thing that works.
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Time Management / Organization

I organize client info in Excel but I think my key for organization is a whiteboard calendar I have. I can't use online calendars like Google's or Windows Live. It has to be on my whiteboard so it's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: $1,000 to invest, but I could use some advice.

I would put it into getting a good list.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Lead generation???

I'm still marketing my lead gen site but I plan on charging ~$30 for chiropractic leads.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th May 2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Same content on both websites - SEO problem?

Why do you have duplicate sites? As far as blocking it with the robots file, not sure but I still wouldn't feel comfortable.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th May 2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: What is Your process for following up with leads and prospects?

After the meeting I send the proposal over then call them after a few days to follow up. If they don't answer I sent them an e-mail just to let them know I called. That's usually it. I might try...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th May 2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Tiered link building , help , tiered 4

No, it's not the smart or safe way. Do a search on the forum or ask a more specific question.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th May 2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Want to Build Adsense Site

I haven't read a guide since I started but there's nothing set in stone. Each niche is different and needs different approaches.

In my opinion, the best niche is health.
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th May 2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,370
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Marketing Consultant Packages and prices?

I don't really have set prices but I would say SEO or web design starts at a certain amount which is bare minimum. But it really does depend on scope of work. Unless you are selling a specific thing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Outsource Appointment Setting

Phillipines works well too if you want cheap and quality work. I paid about $0.30 a call with a $10 bonus for each appointment and I required 1 appointment per 50 calls. I called HP support and was...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Outsource Appointment Setting

Direct mail. When the prospect comes to you and asks for more information, it's really hard to not close them. Just a simple one page "letter" in a handwritten envelope. Most expensive thing is the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st May 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,780
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Outsource Appointment Setting

I never liked appointment setting with calls. Maybe it was just the leads I had but inbound leads are going to be more valuable.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,214
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

I didn't really mean literally. I meant if you sell just a site without selling it's real value that it's going to bring you money.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,214
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: What do you charge a local client for a 5 page website?

Or you can just stay away from pizza shops and go after businesses who have real money to invest. No one is going to pay $2,000 for a website. But I have no problem charging that much if it's...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: How to monitize this website idea?

Monetize it by selling toy story posters?? Just an idea.
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th April 2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Offline warriors, how and when do you accept payment for work?

Paypal is fine. The only time I would recommend not using them is if you're dealing with higher $$$ amounts.

I used to do 50% upfront and 50% on completion but it's not worth the time. Each person...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,469
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Effective ways of link building

1. guest posts
2. links from news outlets
3. .edu links

Those are what I do for the most part to get GOOD links.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: A small success story

How did you get their e-mail? I'm assuming from a website? For people that have websites, do you really want to redesign it? (granted it's not obviously a crap design)
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,667
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Is this really the REAL secret?

It's about providing a solution to a problem. Simple sales/marketing.
Forum: Offline Marketing 26th April 2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,724
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Sell offline lead gen site?

I wouldn't sell it unless it was a nice offer, instead just rent it out monthly. Just take the average amount of business it brings and use that are a guideline. If possible, could you share the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th April 2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: When a client Lowballs or underpays...

I never lower my prices. If they want to pay less for any reason you just take things away from your package. When you write proposals (right?) always include 3 different packages at 3 price points.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th April 2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Tell Them What to Do Not How to Do it

There's 2 types of clients from my experience:

Those who you just sell value and solutions too with ZERO details because they honestly don't care, they just want you to get the job done and make...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th April 2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,373
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Telemarketing via Skype - It Works!

Yeah, I used to make my callers stop at 40-45 because I thought the limit was 50. I should keep going then I guess hah
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 782
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: How to build a nightclubs list

Good stuff here. My friend is a party promoter and I was thinking of ways they could use help. I think key is to keep it mobile and smartphone friendly.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,373
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Telemarketing via Skype - It Works!

I use skype as well. How do you call so much? I thought it was 50 calls a day limit.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,324
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: "Here's what to do when nothing is working to get clients..."

This is great information. I admit, in the beginning I tried to do a little of a lot of marketing with different channels, but now I stick with just 1 and try to master that before moving on to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Today I fired a client... lessons learned

Yes, exactly. I remember the time I cut ties with a bad client. It was like quitting a job you hate. The whole point being self-employed is being happy with who I work.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Is paying 33% too much?

If only when I worked in sales I could get a percentage of $50,000+ sales in home theater systems. I don't recommend paying hourly either. Pay per job since she's getting contract jobs from you only.
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,489
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: I Retired/Quit My $80k/Yr Job.....Offline FullTime Now!

People here are so quick to attack others. he's posting his experience, which is great. Everyone has their own methods, there's no one way to do something. It's all about taking action.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Why Quotes collection websites were not penalized by Google?

Google's algorithm knows what quotes are. Don't underestimate how powerful it is. Don't assume that the variables are just backlinks, age, content, etc. I'm sure it can differentiate between quotes...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Niche sites and SEO

Well if you want to keep adding new content and have returning visitors I would use wordpress. Otherwise I'm all for HTML
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th April 2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Niche sites and SEO

Both will work but I personally like to have everything under one domain.
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Delete bad or Old Listings Local Sites

Yeah I hate the local directories. I try to delete them all and start a new one but it doesn't always work.
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Big mailers: keep mailings in house, or outsource?

I can't speak from experience but I am in the process of starting up my direct mail campaigns again. I would use a company and see what the results are. To keep it in-house, I have to go through the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: How to accept payment from an international client?

I've used Paypal but it was with partners who I trust. You could do Escrow. How large is the payment?
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Why don't you outsource?

Yeah, if you hire local people and the pay is higher, I hope the service has enough margin to make up for that.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Why don't you outsource?

No, I use a different person for each thing. For me, it's 3 people that do small design work, a cold caller, and a content writer. Those are the 3 main duties that I outsource. I'm sure they are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th April 2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 797
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Backlinking Strategy - How to get started?

Create good content on web 2.0 properties and test out to see if you get engagement/referral traffic. And find influencers in your niche and get guest blog posts.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Why don't you outsource?

I never outsource important front-end things. Just the "BS" stuff like content, finding guest post opportunities, cold calls, etc. If you want to have someone else to do main project, you need to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: "Here's why I don't do SEO for my offline clients..."

The problem is that most people offer just SEO to businesses. SEO is a small part of the pie, especially for local businesses. In my experience, any type of internet marketing ONLY is not good for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,168
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Forum: Offline Marketing 16th April 2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By RimaNaj2011
Re: Too much Information!

Less fields will give you a better conversion rate. A/B testing would be best but I don't think you'd get a good test with numbers that are low (which I'm assuming since it's a local business).
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