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Forum: Offline Marketing 29th November 2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Anyone know what Yellow Pages charges for these lame videos?

I don't believe those offerings are the same as the 360 degree videos with just music. The $5K offer says "Professional shoot with video production experts at the time and place of your choice". I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,927
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Has anyone tried EDDM

You might want to look into putting a postcard together with local businesses for the sole purpose of not only making a little money, but getting your ad on the card for free every time you mail....
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,729
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Who's using Adwords to attract new clients to their business?

for the test, I simply took a video that I ranked for my keywords and is in use on the website. I had no idea what would happen and even if the video would be shown at all. the video is a little...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
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Forum: Offline Marketing 20th March 2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 35,339
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: My 3 month cold calling test results - Inexperienced caller, ridiculous script, results

This is a terrific case study, thanks for posting.

There is a simple way for your dialer to only dial ONE number, yet make 100 calls.. Here's how...

Awhile back I created a sequential dialing...
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th February 2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,035
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS Marketing for Local Pizza Restaurant - Help a Noob!

I've had a pizza restaurant/bar client for a few years and the sms system I set up for them worked like a charm.

The "hook" was a free pizza giveaway once per week. People could call in, text in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th February 2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,917
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Help! Never had a client request this before?? Meeting with local Restaurant Businesswoman

Cpanel? wow, you can't make this stuff up.

I would set up an sms campaign. show that if she would be willing to offer a drawing of a free pizza giveaway once per week, she could build a huge list...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,707
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Mobile website marketing?

The nature of email will most likely get you a low response rate. Personalizing the email will help, but when it comes down to it, you are emailing them blind.

Try sending a personalized...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd February 2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
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Forum: Offline Marketing 12th January 2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,165
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: I think I just found a list of 1,000s + 1,000s of offline bizs that need our help!!...

amazing, thanks for the post! I entered my city after the Yelp search string you listed and found over 3400 search results.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd December 2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,852
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: $10 Offline Trick: Get Clients

terrific idea, thanks for posting. Might work better in the U.S. with a $20 bill. 10 pounds is over $15 U.S. conversion. $20 is lunch for two, and that is believable for most folks.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th December 2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: How to send SMSs and Receive calls from UK number?

I would suggest using a Twilio number. They have numbers all throughout Europe, including the U.K.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th May 2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,867
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: SMS Appointment Reminders or Confirmations

YES. simple is best. staff members don't want to handle all sorts of incoming texts all day long. when you make things complicated, it won't get used, and if it doesn't get used you won't make any...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th March 2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,647
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: HELP! I'm failing miserably doing the 9x12 postcard system

Business owners want more customers and more business. Almost all of them use paid advertising to some extent. The 9X12 is inexpensive and is an opportunity for them to co-op an ad piece without...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Need Help with First Offline Client

Chances are good that this dentist doesn't know what he would like from an SEO or website perspective - except that he wants new clients at the least cost possible.

Best thing you can get from...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 27th February 2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 16,923
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Anyone Try Video Vantage?

Interesting, because in Alex Becker's last video (comments) he said he wasn't a "Youtube SEO guy" and made it sound like he never has ranked Youtube videos.

I too made a mistake with this one...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th February 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,884
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Generating Business for Pizza Restaurant

I have a pizza client who added a dining room back in 2011 and when I first contacted them through direct mail, their biggest concern was increasing dine-in customers at the restaurant.

Forum: Offline Marketing 30th January 2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,843
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: I generate 50 leads per month

Might be best to just call some auto glass companies and ask if they are taking on new business. Send them leads for a week, then call them back and ask if they would like to get new leads like that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th January 2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: The Shy Landlord

Go with common sense on this. I'm sure its possible to get a business to pay you hundreds of dollars per month for renting a website that generates no leads, but its foolish to think its easy.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,027
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Pizzeria Wants to Interview me - Help me Offliners

I have a pizza client and by far the best thing that has boosted business (dine in) is an email birthday club. Give away a small pizza during the month of someone's birthday. Put the Aweber form on...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th October 2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Direct Mailing - How to?

Check out any of Bob Ross's products. If you share a postcard with other businesses you can mail for free all day long.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th October 2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,155
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: What to give a client for under $100/month?

This is the first thing I thought of. do a short video and rank it on page one for "chiropractor your city". When its on page one, collect your $100 every month.
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: "Headtrash, and the handyman's secret weapon: Duct Tape."

Great post, and this is so true. I read a couple of books this summer that blew my mind about what is possible and they relate to this very concept of the mental side of things.

One of the books...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,279
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Bob Ross M3 System Design Services

Email him, he responds fast. I've had Jake do printing and mailing a few months ago and it was a breeze. He makes sure your stuff is ready for printing and it was as painless as it can get. I won't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: System to track restaurant servers for contest

You might want to consider an SMS list rather than email. You can then just have customers text in the servers' first name to get on the list. Set up keywords and lists for each server. You can...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th August 2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By xlfutur1
Free google suggest tool

Here is a quick and easy tool to check long-tail offline keywords.

Keyword suggestion tool — Google suggest scraper — Übersuggest (
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th August 2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Client Leaving Findlaw - These are his concerns

He pays a total of $3000 per month for various things, and no, he does not feel he is getting the value he should be. I have a local DUI lead site and have been sending him 2-3 calls per month for a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th August 2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By xlfutur1
Client Leaving Findlaw - These are his concerns

I have a potential client that is really wants to leave Findlaw but he has some concerns. If anyone has any experience with a post-Findlaw client, I would appreciate any input.

First off, he pays...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd July 2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By xlfutur1
Simple Sequential Dialing App for Cold Callers

If you do a good amount of cold calling this might come in handy. I put an app together for myself today that saved me lots of time calling a bunch of phone numbers in succession.

I thought I...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 28th June 2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: (LOOK) This is from creating an app

If he is 12, he can't even drive the damn things. I think I would tell my kid to invest in real estate and not Ferraris.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 13th May 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Looking for mobile SMS web app

Do you mean one person sends out a broadcast from their phone and is broadcast to an existing SMS list?

If so, that is easily done using the match plugin along with the dispatch plugin. My sig...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 25th April 2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,809
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Best white label mobile site builder

I use pijnz for some of my mobile sites. 5 bucks per month per site. The best feature IMO is the "hotspot" feature. Any graphic can have links going to other pages, or even other websites. This...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 24th April 2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Client's mobile site traffic up 69%

Judging from the amount of businesses that don't have a basic mobile site yet, this won't be a concern for a long time, if ever. Besides, my client does have "click to order"...customer taps the...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd April 2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Client's mobile site traffic up 69%

Yep, for sure. I knew the numbers were going up but I didn't think there would be that big of an increase.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 23rd April 2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By xlfutur1
Client's mobile site traffic up 69%

Here is a good indicator that people are using their phones more and more for finding local businesses.

I have a restaurant client that I've had for about 2 years. I have Google analytics for both...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th April 2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Dealing with never ending Website clients and how to solve it.

Thankfully I haven't had this problem, and I'm not really sure why. Just luck of the draw I guess. Its a matter of just invoicing for the time if the requests get ridiculous. I usually find...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 19th March 2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: webform for sms optin

I wouldn't be randomly messaging people's phones, what I posted earlier would simply be a way to insure that people actually wanted to be on the list IF someone did randomly put their phone number...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th March 2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Forbes: Local Marketing In 2013: The 10 Key Trends To Watch

Any FB ads I've run have not returned much of anything either. It's not like an Adwords campaign where you can keep a good ad running forever. FB wants you to keep changing out pictures and what...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th March 2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: To All The Poor Salespeople...

I could see this working really well, but it does depend on the "idea" that you present them. If the idea is too far fetched they may think you are a total moron. Then again, if its a great...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,459
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Postcard Marketing Qs

If you are doing postcards, get the Bob Ross M3 WSO and it will open up LOTS of possibilities for what you are trying to do. Actually all of Bob's (i.e. Jake's) WSOs are terrific so they are worth...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th February 2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,266
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Case Study MUST READ: If you prospect with Craigslist, you NEED to read this

Wow, that is insane how many responses you had to that ad. I guess when you consider that people from all over the country are responding, it is no surprise.

Proof that you definitely have to...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 5th February 2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,014
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: I just want a basic SMS program for Twilio

OpenVBX is very easy to use. If you can drag and drop you can create what you are looking for in about 30 seconds. PM me if you need help with this.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 22nd January 2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Convincing a prospect to grow a list

This guy might not have been the best prospect if he wanted everything free out front, but its likely that he didn't understand the offer.

I have had good luck by presenting SMS as an alternative...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd January 2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,239
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Need advice on how to market my Dad's offline business.

You can find those prospects all day long in Have a really good copywriter put together a killer and very personalized 3 letter sequence to send to those leads. Hone in on their...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th January 2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: [REVEALED] The Truth About What Local Business Owners Want To Know Many Will Never Know

Thanks for a terrific post.

The overriding theme in all of those questions seems to be the element of "tracking". The fact is that 99.9% of small business owners never know what REALLY works to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 31st December 2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,027
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: How to Generate Offline Leads?

One idea is get to know landlords in the area and offer to sell them appliances cheap when they need them. I have some rental properties and I wouldn't mind having a guy to go to when I need a really...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 26th December 2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Restaurant SMS marketing - Incentive to opt-in

I would be hesitant having people opt in on a paper form. Could be an excuse for someone to yell text spam.

Just as easy to have a tablet with an SMS opt in form at the counter. Customer...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th December 2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,903
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: What Services to Offer to Restaurants

Offer services that get people in the door and spend money. I have a restaurant client that I provide both SMS marketing and an email birthday club. Both work really well for bringing in customers...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd December 2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,779
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: What Will Be The Most Powerfull Offline Niche in 2013?

Agreed. Anything that will make your clients more money will be hot.

If anything, building lists of customers (email or sms) that already have a relationship with the business. List building is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th December 2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: See The 2013 Local Marketing Predictions

Some great stuff on that page. thanks for posting. My prediction? Small business owners will be just as clueless about marketing their offline business than they were in 2012.
Forum: Mobile Marketing 7th December 2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,948
Posted By xlfutur1
Get Your Paypal Balance via SMS

I just learned today that Paypal now allows you to do a few things via SMS that are pretty cool. You will need to set your mobile number in your account, then you can get the balance of your account...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th November 2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,537
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: $59,400 A Week Seeling Mobile Websites? FANTASY?

Thanks Jake, that is a great example. I'm going to try that one on my kids and see if they can figure it out.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th November 2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,334
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Protecting PDF Files

I"ve been selling jazz music charts (password protected) as PDF files for 10 years and I've found there is really no way you can protect from someone if they want to steal your stuff.

That being...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th November 2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,064
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: $190,000 a month sales process broken down

Wow, I used to visit Michael Senoff's site regularly but have not in a couple years. Thanks for posting this link. I'll revisit the site and take more notes. What a great site he has, unbelievable...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th November 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: text or voice text to call script?

You can do this with OpenVBX (Twilio).

First create a list using Chad Smith's subscription plugin, and import the numbers you want to call. Then create a flow for what you want the outgoing...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 14th November 2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By xlfutur1
Re: Texting capability between customer and business

You could set up this up with Twilio and openvbx and have matching keywords for what customers most request. text: hours and they will get a text reply with business hours; text: directions and they...
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