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Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: What advantage would you want?

Hmmm.... how does that prayer go?

"...serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference."

...but then does it mean I'm...
Forum: Offline Marketing 28th May 2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,114
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Google is at it again

Google is certainly screwing things up a lot. And that's one way to look at things.

The other side of the coin is, we as consultants only have a job because GOOG keeps screwing things up for...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd April 2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Suggestions on Plugin Needed

Sounds like you need a membership script / plugin, possibly with some minor tweaks. There are a lot of them out there. Wishlist Member is the one I've used on a bunch of site and there are many to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th December 2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Can't get prospects to pay for hosting

When you target bottom-of-the-barrel customers, don't get too surprised when they start acting like bottom-of-the-barrel customers.
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th October 2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Tool?

That would be called a "scraper" and there are so many of them I hesitate to recommend a specific one until know a bit more about what you're trying to do.
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th October 2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Online Conference platform?

It all depends of what you really need.

Skype is adequate for up to 5-7 people depending on the quality of their Internet connection. Any more than that and it gets choppy, echoey, etc. One of you...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,189
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Most Important Thing You Will Ever Read On WF.

I sure hope it's one of very many still to come, John LOL

Your comments are worth more than most WSOs.
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: any ideas for client approaching script

Not trying to rain on your parade but the #1 rule of marketing / selling is that you need to find NOT those who need your stuff the most but those who WANT it the most.

If they don't have a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,361
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: MAKE MONEY OFF YELP APP... CRAZZZY EASY!!!

Anyone can but not everyone will ;)
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th October 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,463
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Porsche Dealer Gets 32% response to this new style mailer

8 years ago, Martin Howey taught a somewhat similar method when it comes to getting offline clients...

The piece looked like a photocopy of a newspaper article with the picture of the president...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th October 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Twilio sms

The reason it's so hard to do this "simple stuff" is because what you are trying to do can be considered spamming. It's very important to know where and how these phone numbers were collected, how...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th October 2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Lifetime Value of a Customer - Secret to High $$ Clients

LTV should be a very important metric to any business owner.

You are mixing up profit and sales / revenue. The correct way to calculate LTV is subtract the cost of getting the client, keeping them...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th October 2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 830
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Is it my first WSO or is it just an ad?

Methiks you can always put it out there as a WSO, limit the number of licenses / copies available, and explain that it's a beta version. Then relaunch it as a later date as a full version with...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th October 2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Is the email marketing services niche overcrowded?

I don't see it being saturated at all. And yes, if you focus on a niche, you can charge more and add more value in the form of pre-built campaigns and done-for-them service.
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,935
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: My killer Voicemail Script that gets prospects Eagerly and Instantly calling you back

What I mean is that I agree with Mwind076. His simple script is about the only one you can use if you hope to get a good number of your prospects to call you back.

If I'm going for a face-to-face...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Ideas for a Bonus to offer small business owners?

There are very few PLR product that's I'd want to send to my clients. Even if it's not junk (which most are) it's still usually written with a marketer and not the business owner in mind.

How...
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,638
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: The FIRST mistake you'll be making on a cold call and how to avoid it.

Jason is the real deal and every aspiring phone marketer should listen to what he says.

There was (and I suppose, is) uber popular book called something like "hot cold calls". DON'T BUY IT!! It...
Forum: Offline Marketing 4th October 2012, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: My Offline post card for Online Business

It's better then your ver1 but, frankly, it still still not good. Whatever you pay a good copywriter, you will get back 7-fold in the response you generate.
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th July 2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,959
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: WARNING: This little ad trick blows the competition out of the water!

Yes, this is an oldie but man does it work!

The reason so few people use it is because they refuse to do the hard work of thinking about how to create points of differentiation in their product or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd April 2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Should links for follow up email be cloaked?

Depends... if these are affiliate links, fo sho.

I use Pretty Links Lite plugin for WP. This way I not only cloak the links but also brand my own site every time I send an email. Plus some email...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd April 2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: E-mail marketing vs. SMS marketing. Which is hotter?

@qwqw you're making a fundamental mistake that we all make way too often. The mistake is... you are NOT your market. Whatever you do or feel towards SMS or email is of zero relevance to the only...
Forum: Offline Marketing 3rd April 2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 24,626
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: MAKE $700 WITH A REFRIGERATOR MAGNET

Great idea but I can't say I'm clear on how to get these magnets onto 500 fridges in the neighbourhood.

I see some of these printing deals are cheap enough. How about sending a few kids around to...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Facebook questions about clients...

"Leasing" means you tie them up with a contract to pay for hosting their fan page. I betcha they don't know / understand / care about the SSL thingie so if you can get it to work with just one...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,851
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

I've done work for a several insurance agents and companies. Things that I've seen work:

- Becoming a specialist. One guy focuses on dealing with businesses and offering group insurance and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th September 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,604
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Anyone here cold call leads for MLM/Network Marketing?

Since you are on the WF asking how to build an MLM biz....

Well, you've received a lot of good advice here already.

Here's the real problem with cold calling purchased leads. Say, you decide to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th August 2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: How to Get Warrior Reviews

1. Network. Participate in some discussions and contribute value. If you like someone's comment, "thank" them, then PM them and tell them what you appreciated about their comments. That starts a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Would This Be Bad Marketing ?

It's still not a ballsy as one insurance guy in Australia attaching condoms to the sales letter he was mailing to his prospects because he's selling "protection" LOL
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Targeting Salons and Spas

Tracey, a saloon is something entirely different. You usually don't come out looking fresh and dolled up out of that place LOL.
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,542
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Rent A Site Model - Getting Traffic - Not getting callers?

The sales letter should be as long and it takes to get them to do what you want them to do, and not any longer. Some things, sometimes, can be sold without one.

In this case you have a prospect...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th July 2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: What's a good/creative incentive to get referrals?

I think you'll find out very quickly that most brick & mortar business owners aren't as commission-driven as us online folks.

Whatever your reward is, it will usually work better is you link it...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,542
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Rent A Site Model - Getting Traffic - Not getting callers?

Well, how about this as a game plan...

1. Pick one problem, create one landing page, write one sales letter, and buy some PPC clicks to get the phone to ring.

2. Once the first funnel works,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,542
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Rent A Site Model - Getting Traffic - Not getting callers?

About the picture... it has to make you feel good. Usually pictures of kids and women work best. And in most tests I read about, pictures of models work better than those of normal "civilians". So...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,542
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Rent A Site Model - Getting Traffic - Not getting callers?

1. I don't think there is anything terribly wrong with the website. The picture is probably not good. I would expect the dentist picture to be the best option. In lieu of that, a stock image of...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th July 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,542
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Rent A Site Model - Getting Traffic - Not getting callers?

I agree with Zach: You need a sales letter. Have you been to that dental office? Are you their patient?

Think Claude Hopkins and his ad for Schlitz Beer (Copywriting: Claude Hopkins Schlitz Beer...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th July 2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 20,598
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Land UNLIMITED Offline clients with these two simple questions!!(MY PHONE SCRIPT)

Well, since all your subscribers end up in your account, you're actually building a database of local cell phone numbers. If you were to add a footnote to your flyer than they may get other local...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th June 2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 777
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Telemarketing and the "do not call" service

Sam, if you're a business, wouldn't you want people to call you? Wouldn't you advertise your phone number somewhere? You can't advertise your phone number and at the same time be on a do-not-call...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th June 2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,310
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Cold Calling- Getting Past Receptionist & Answering Machines

Here's another scripts that works well and is about offering a free consultation.

ring ring

"Hi, this is ______ calling, I'm the owner of a business consulting first here in town and I have a...
Forum: Offline Marketing 25th June 2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Problem when selling mobile websites to clients

I would use the wp-mobile-pack plugin. It sits on the same site and detects if the site is being viewed on a mobile device and shows the mobile theme / version in that case. Basically you would have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,136
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Facebook Ban Twiends, Fiverr, Twimates & Others

Tony, whatever that report is, I couldn't download it. I also think it's sorta uncool to post squeeze pages here in WF discussions. Signatures and classified are no problem though but the main thread...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: What to do when SEO isn't the answer?

I happen to have a prospect just like that. They came to me with an idea to "build a new website". Turns out, they were thinking about SEO. However, their product / service is something that is new...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,306
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Thank You WF..Got My First Offline Client..yay..BUT I Have a Question!!

Steve, if you find that you're good at talking to people and reeling them in as clients, you can always outsource the actual work, which will give you more time to go and get more clients. I've met...
Forum: Offline Marketing 24th June 2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Offline clients will open your email when you use this...

Hype or no hype, that's a good subject line.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: What would-you do if.....?

The offer definitely has to be related to Facebook.

Given that we know nothing about these people (other than the fact they are on Facebook) I'd send something like this:

RE: Your Facebook...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: New Stuff You Should Know

As Dan Kennedy says, Internet is not a business, it's a marketing medium.

So it's not about just the "online" thing. It affects all businesses.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,413
Posted By Alex Makarski
Re: Paypal Premier and Business Account

Here's what you need to know about Paypal accounts (this is true as of today but keep in mind that things may change and do change).

* There is no good reason to have a premier account is you are...
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