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Forum: Offline Marketing 13th June 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 544
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Help needed from a newbie

Hi there,

In our experience, getting direct contact with a doctor, dentist or other medical professional is a task for the incurably optimistic. Usually, you deal with the front desk staff - the...
Forum: Website Design 20th January 2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Why is it so hard to find high-quality freelance designers?

Hi there,

We have found the key is to give absolute clear instructions. Think of everything and write it down for the freelancer. Include that in your bid request and place a dollar amount in...
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 22nd December 2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By SashaLee
RE: [! STORE FOR SALE !] T-SHIRT STORE BASED ON DROPSHIPPING FOR SALE

So then, $1 sounds like a very fair price.

Cheers,

Sasha
Forum: Warrior Forum Classified Ads 21st December 2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By SashaLee
RE: [! STORE FOR SALE !] T-SHIRT STORE BASED ON DROPSHIPPING FOR SALE

Hi Yourbestshirts,

If you order a shirt on your site, just 1 shirt, the shipping is $389.00 no matter what location you choose to ship to.

You claim you have $8,000 in sales but how many...
Forum: Beginners Area 1st July 2020, 02:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How can I gain more followers and likes on Instagram?

Hi there,

Just create more and more content.

You also don't say how long you've been managing the account. It can take a year or more to develop any real following.

All the best,
...
Forum: Beginners Area 21st June 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 806
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How do you stay focused?

I try to think about what I would do if I'm not doing what I would do now. Then I think of the consequences.

All the best,

Sasha.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th June 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,058
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Do you wear socks?

Why is it these threads get derailed on to the path of idocy?

Cheeers,

SashaLee
Forum: Beginners Area 20th May 2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 301
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Creating urgency in sales

Hi there,

The usual concept of urgency in sales can loosely be described as,

"You have something the buyer really, really wants. You give them a pitch or send them a letter or direct them to...
Forum: Email Marketing 4th March 2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By SashaLee
Re: When your cold email gets rejected

Well, to get a response like, "I'm not interested" may result from any number of reasons, including:

1. You are talking about yourself, instead of talking about them and what they want
2. You've...
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th October 2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,356
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Dan Kennedy about to exit if not already has

Hi there,

He was/is a true icon of marketing genius.

I agree that his older newsletter were gems of gold that got you excited when they arrived in the mail; latter years not so much.

To...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th February 2016, 03:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How would you optmize this direct mail campaign?

Hi there,

@Robscom

Rooting is the process of removing the Android boot up screen and replacing it with one of your own. You can search Youtube on how to do this. One of our programmers did it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd February 2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,321
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How would you optmize this direct mail campaign?

Hi there,

We had a similar client-getting puzzle and here is what we did,

We sent them an Android tablet with a custom video introducing the client, the process, the tools, the results and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd February 2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,670
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Question: What's Stopping You From Using Direct Mail?

Ewen,

In fairness, you can't take the cost of printing and mailing off the table. How else would your direct MAIL piece be created? These costs constitute the largest portion of any mail campaign...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th January 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How do I get the phone number??

HI there,

You could also set up a free recorded message line using an 800/877/866/855 (if you're in America) and simply direct the form-fillers to that with a teaser headline (5 mistakes, etc)....
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th January 2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,322
Posted By SashaLee
Re: My "Guess the Place" game idea

Hi there,

This is a good twist on a simple idea. Thanks for sharing.

I think you'd be better off to have more than one winner as opposed to drawing for a single winner. Make a slot for a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,361
Posted By SashaLee
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By SashaLee
Re: CCTV Installation

Hi there,

Have you thought about adding maintenance contracts to your services? for updates of software for dvrs? or complete replacement of dvrs when a new model comes out? Upgrade the cameras? ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th July 2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,294
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Best way to market my mechanic shop ?

Hi there,

Pay close attention to the advice ewenmack gave you. In fact, if I were you I'd hire him to do a direct mail piece for me.

Polish in Chicago will use you if they feel you speak to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Subscription Model - Website Sales

Hi there,

Remember that while most clients "think" they need a website, what they actually need is a steady stream of qualified leads. Sure, they need a web presence, but they'll pay handsomely...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Printing and shipping for bulk personalized postcards?

Hi there,

Yes :-)

If that price includes printing and mailing - grab it before they change their minds.

All the best,
Sasha,
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Mail Merge/Personalized postcard ideas

Hi there,

300 is not enough for a test and frankly you'll lose heart depending on direct mail to produce the results of you by itself.

savidge4 is correct - focus on one product. When given a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,837
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Productizing Website Design

Hi there,

I think GoDaddy websites is what you're talking about? In that case, you'd need major capital.

If I'm off the mark - apologies.

All the best,

Sasha.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,309
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Cold Calling - How many no's before you move on?

Hi there,

All due respect, but if that's your approach then you really should read up on tele-selling techniques with particular emphasis on planning your calls. If this is truly your approach...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th July 2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By SashaLee
Re: The best salespeople are extroverts

Hi there,

Well spotted!

All the best,

Sasha
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th July 2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Ad Says DON'T Call Now???

Hi there,

The last time I was in America I had the radio turned on in my rental car and when an ad came on "People with last names A-N....." I immediately paid attention to the ad. Up to that...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th July 2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,449
Posted By SashaLee
Re: The best salespeople are extroverts

Hi there,

I think many salespeople are extroverts because that is what is expected, but I know quite a few people you could class as introverts who do quite well at selling. They fall into the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th June 2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How to get the business owner's address ?

Hi there,

Go to your local library and find the Kompass directory. It lists (almost) all businesses with director names etc.

You might want to find a library that has access to the online...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th June 2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,670
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Outsourcing

Hi there,

It's a process of elimination. Good freelancers will eventually get a job if they have any ambition at all.

We've gone through several on guru this year that have been painful...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th June 2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Outbound Sales Team Remuneration Structure

Hi there,

Sounds like a good plan.



Sounds like you don't have a way to separate the new from the old customers. If you don't here's an idea. Pay a much lower percentage on the old...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th May 2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,151
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Critique my $700.00 postcard

Hi there,

That headline looks familiar! :-)

All the best,

Sasha.
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,681
Posted By SashaLee
Re: My Directory Sales Flyer Needs A Good Headline, Can You Help?

Hi there,

This is a little painful to watch.

Why don't you just hire Ewen to do this for you and be done with it?

In the time you've wasted here and in your own time coming up with these...
Forum: Offline Marketing 11th May 2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,232
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Commercial Roofing Leads

Hi there,

It would seem to me that this type of service would really only be at the top of someone's mind after a tree fell on the roof or a storm hit or something like that.

You could...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th May 2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,296
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Build Your Mailing List With A FREE Book Offer (And Get Other Advertisers To Pay For It)

Hi there,

This is a great share. Thank you - idea shamelessly swiped for tomorrow morning's meeting. Anyone could do this and this could be made especially effective on a local level.

All the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th April 2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,162
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Let's Look at a Direct Mail Envelope: Video Analysis

Hi there,

You should have titled this " How to talk about an envelope for 8 minutes" - lol...I'm just teasing.

We are sourcing these. Very neat idea.

Thanks for sharing.

All the best,
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th April 2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Starting New Call Center - Outsourcing Advice

Hi there,

The penny drops :-)

All the best,

Sasha.
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd April 2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Starting New Call Center - Outsourcing Advice

Hi there,

My advice to you would be to actually work in a call center. The questions you've asked are just too basic. You are planning to start something without the basics in place. You are...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd April 2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,812
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Desperate and this is what I am going to do

Hi there,

There's always jobs.

People need,

Windows cleaned
Lawns cut
Hedges trimmes
Cars washed
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st April 2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,812
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Desperate and this is what I am going to do

Hi there,

Unfortunately, you've given yourself a time limit that has a ticking bomb at the end. The pressure of making money coupled with the lack of safety funds will kill your enthusiasm and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th April 2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,789
Posted By SashaLee
Re: This direct mail change my life...

Hi there,

We received the same thing. It landed unopened on my desk and when that bullet slid out the first thing I thought was "How did this get through Customs?" (I'm in Europe).

It...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,789
Posted By SashaLee
Re: This direct mail change my life...

Hi there,



Results? I didn't see you post any results. If you're talking about how WE improve results we measure it strictly in revenue produced. We don't count pieces. Sales are the only...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,789
Posted By SashaLee
Re: This direct mail change my life...

Hi there,

We do something like this almost monthly for clients in various industries. The tried and trusted cash grabber is always good, but we use all kinds of grabbers. The cheapest ones work...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th April 2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Legal article writer for client

Hi there,

You'd be surprised. Many of them couldn't write to save their lives. The quality of legal writing has diminished dramatically in the last 10 years. We have several clients who are in...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Any ideas on an offer I can include in this package?

Hi there,

Restaurants - do they serve alcohol? Then, go to taxi drivers for coupons, go to those services that offer a free ride home if you are drunk. Dry cleaners for when you spill spaghetti...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th April 2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By SashaLee
Re: telecommute phone sales job?

HI there,

We have clients with offline businesses that are currently hiring tele-sales people. They are established service business (unique services) and are growing leaps and bounds using...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th April 2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 861
Posted By SashaLee
Re: The Order of a Direct Mail Campaign

Hi there,

Your point #2 is too vague, as is your post in general. You're writing as though a direct mail campaign should stand on its own. Those of us who do this for a living know that direct...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th April 2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By SashaLee
Dealyze - For customer loyalty programs

Hi there,

For those of you who deal with restaurants this might be something you and your clients could benefit from.

One of our clients turned us on to it and I/we have no affiliation with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd March 2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By SashaLee
Re: sending emails for offline busineses

Hi there,

What makes your service any better than the commercially available options out there such as Mailchimp, ConstantContact, Aweber?

All the best,

Sasha.
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th August 2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Homemade "business cards" ToPromote a SP/Free offer

Hi there,

You're going to get a poor response with this since your only common denominator is that these people walk through a train station. Think about how many ads you simply walk by?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How to chage the url in .htaccess file?

Hi there,

Yes, I am.

We are trying to get the following domain:

http://www.siteA.com/subdomain_of_siteA/e_articles.html

to forward permanently to:
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd June 2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By SashaLee
Re: How to chage the url in .htaccess file?

Hi there,

I am running into a problem.

Here's our htaccess file:



this gives us a 404 and further the URL that shows in the URL bar is:
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th June 2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Direct Mail - Letterhead vs. Non-Letterhead?

Hi there,

He wasn't referring to email.

All the best,

Sasha.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th June 2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By SashaLee
Re: What Do You Think Of This Idea?

Hi there,

When you do actually plan to call these restaurants? When they're not busy?

Restaurants don't want widgets. They want customers who pay for meals and then come back again and it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th June 2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Surveying corporations

Hi there,

Get yourself a copy of this book. You can even get it for a penny used.

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Solution Selling: Creating Buyers in Difficult Selling Markets...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th June 2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By SashaLee
Re: Direct Mail - Letterhead vs. Non-Letterhead?

'

Hi there,

I beg to differ.

We've had exactly the opposite results for a client in a business that's traditionally full of "fly-by-nights".

In a basic split test of 40,000 pieces...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th June 2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,273
Posted By SashaLee
Re: I make 100 calls a day,give me some criticism on my script.

Hi there,

Do you even KNOW WHO you're talking to?

You are literally throwing mud against a wall without knowing what kind of wall it is or whether the mud you are throwing will actually...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th June 2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 13,190
Posted By SashaLee
Re: FREE Tool Stops Buyer Resistance

Instant Gratification.
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