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Forum: Offline Marketing 28th September 2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: "I found you on Instagram" Offline Instagram Niches List - Please add to & help brainstorm $ ide

I really started paying attention to Instagram after a Shopify business contest winner heavily used Instagram to promote her business.

I found my beautician and a personal trainer via Instagram....
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st March 2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,790
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: How hard is it to become a software reseller

I didn't intend to be a VAR. I fell into it. I started an electronic billing service. I got a few clients, but most doctors wanted to know about the software I was using. This was the late 90's and...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th March 2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,790
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: How hard is it to become a software reseller

It's very achievable. I was a sole proprietor. My vendor even offered customer support. I rarely had problems related to the software. I got a lot of general computer questions which let to me...
Forum: Offline Marketing 18th March 2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,790
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: How hard is it to become a software reseller

I used to be a software reseller. Technically, I was a VAR (value added reseller). It was not in the cyber security market. It was fairly easy for me to be be a VAR especially since I had about 10...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Things sure have changed around here...

I agree, but I would be the last to admit it.



I wouldn't be surprised if he did. I do know that he surfaced on two different forums.



I would love this type of discussion too. Michael...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd June 2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,952
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Things sure have changed around here...

Yes, the offline marketing forum has changed. I also got burned by AP, but I miss those offline threads.I learned enough (or remembered enough) to go out on my own. I rarely lurk here because of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,749
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Help please. Do you recognize Puma the sportswear brand?

I remember Puma was very popular when I was a kid. My brother loved wearing the shoes. I think I had a pair for playing tennis.

Honestly, I thought that they had disappeared. I don't really see...
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st September 2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: For the ladies in the room: your thoughts on a skin product

Sounds impressive even with the help of the special shoes.

I don't have pain from running. I have a problem with very dry feet and cracked heels. It's an ongoing battle to keep my feet in shape....
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th September 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,278
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: For the ladies in the room: your thoughts on a skin product

I would be very interested in this product. I was leery about a product that I would have to ingest even though I do take herbs. I am more open to it since you stated that it's already on the market...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th September 2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: The Challenge is ON now!

I did it repeatedly because I learned something new each time. I learned about WordPress because it was talked about on this or any other IM forum.
In those days, I could get to the top of the...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th September 2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,246
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: The Challenge is ON now!

I have done the Challenge (formerly Thirty Day Challenge) several times. It's where I learned the foundations of "internet marketing". I have seen the notices about the new Challenge on Facebook,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,399
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,399
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: If you could get any "PC" laptop in the world, which one would you get?

I'm surprised that you are the only one to mention ThinkPads. I won't even think about buying anything but a ThinkPad. They are durable and travel well. They also stand up to a lot of abuse. Well...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas for selling office stationary

On a serious note....Is he selling to local businesses? Why not offer seminars or workshops on the importance of "branding". Of course the products he sells help are perfect for that. I don't...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd August 2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: what's the best book or compilation of promos and contests for offline marketing?

I don't know of a book that lists promotions and contests, but "Street Fighter Marketing Solutions....." by Jeff Slutsky is a goldmine for marketing ideas. I highly recommend it. It's for local...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th June 2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 602
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: How to Finding people to comment on blogs and forums?

Postloop is a great source of forum posters. I also know of a few people who have gigs on Fiverr and SEOClerks.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,125
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: $1.99/yr Domains ;CRAZY!

I fell for the Yahoo $1.99 deal a several years ago. They have been doing this for a long time. Apparently, it's profitable. The renewal fee is $35. It was so hard for me to move the domain. I...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 744
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: adwords for backlink selling website

Seriously?

You have a website selling backlinks. The Google corrections are in response to what it sees as gaming the SERPS with backlinks. So no, Google is not going to let you advertise such...
Forum: Website Design 5th September 2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,189
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Which image do you like A or B?

Another vote for baby C. ;)
Forum: Website Design 4th September 2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,189
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Which image do you like A or B?

As a person who occasionally wears head wraps, I don't really like either one. I do like the blue head wrap on the model though.

Both are too busy. I understand why you show so much of the model...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st August 2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Experience with "The Challenge"

I took it years ago when it was called the Thirty Day Challenge. I would say that it is one of the best newbie internet marketing courses period. It where I learned the foundations of internet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Are there any (ed dales) Challenge veterans here?

Yes. It's where I learned the basics of internet marketing. I think my first time doing the challenge was in 2009, but I did follow it every year. I always learned something new each year.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th August 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: RIP Chet Holmes

Wow! I didn't hear about this. He was a great marketer. I am so sorry to hear this. He was so young. This news is very unsettling.

I learned about him through Jay Abraham. I used his Dream 100...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd August 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: How A Man Turned a $5 Potato Peeler Into Millions...

"Why would you buy four peelers if they last a lifetime? Because you have four friends, that's why." Some people are just born salesmen!

Thanks so much for sharing this video. Slow and steady...
Forum: Offline Marketing 23rd July 2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Suggestions for Life Insurance client?

I received some great feedback on marketing a life insurance agent in another thread. She is doing very well.

Life Agent...
Forum: Offline Marketing 2nd May 2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Direct Mailing With Postcards... please respond only if you have experience....

It's been awhile, but I have direct experience with direct mail postcards. I had a very targeted list. It was directed towards healthcare providers who didn't bill Medicare electronically. Most did,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th March 2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: 100 Personalized packets/reports sent out. ZERO response....um....

Why not choose a road less traveled? By that I mean, pick a niche that isn't marketed to death. I agree with the other comments regarding a series of mailings and follow-up calls, but there are a lot...
Forum: Mind Warriors 27th February 2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Will Smith Is Inspirational

Love that quote! I used to use it as my WF signature.
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th February 2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

Looks interesting. Is this your site?
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th February 2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

Wow, I completely forgot about this thread and didn't really realize there were more posts. I didn't buy the HMA System. I realized that Michael got the information from Jay Abraham. So, I started...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th February 2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Whitney Houston dead?

I was really hoping that it was a cruel hoax, but it looks like the news came from her publicist. Damn!

RIP Whitney and my condolences to her daughter.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th February 2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,368
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Another Wonderful Warrior Passes Away

Wow indeed. This is truly shocking. Prayers and condolences to her family.
Forum: Offline Marketing 21st January 2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: In a Post-SOPA World...

Lots. Old school marketing which seems to work faster than internet marketing
(in my experience). The JV idea is really great!

--Help businesses utilize their customer lists.
--Set up a PR...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st January 2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Large Local Marketing Firm, WebVisible, goes belly up

This is really news to me. The headquarters is right up the street from me. Didn't know that they were in financial trouble. They were really hot several years ago. Press darlings. Most companies...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th December 2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: In Person Selling Advice - Where do I get it!

The first book that popped into my mind was "1001 Ideas to Generate Retail Excitement". Years and years ago, I took a business course at a business development organization. One of the students had...
Forum: Offline Marketing 10th December 2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,591
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Cold Calling?? If I have no B...s what next?

Wow, this thread has taken a dangerous turn....

There is no best way to get clients. There are plenty of ways to get clients. If you try to force yourself to use a method that doesn't fit well...
Forum: Offline Marketing 27th November 2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: The Real Deal Offline Series: Are Small Business Owners Still Paying For Old School Marketing?..

"Old school" marketing techniques produce substantial increases in a fairly short period of time. Honestly, I think "old school" marketing consultants have the advantage.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd November 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: What ever happened to "AP"

Yes, I'm definitely interested! PM on it's way.
Forum: Offline Marketing 22nd November 2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,741
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: What ever happened to "AP"

Feel the pain too! "If you can't say amen, say ouch!" as a close friend would say. I keep telling myself that I need to make better use of LinkedIn. I have been searching for forums that discuss...
Forum: Offline Marketing 19th November 2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,444
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: How to Close Any Prospect..EVEN the Jerks.

Not what I was expecting when I opened this thread.

I used to do a workshop on this subject except I used the labels: analytical, driver, amiable and expressive. I always received great feedback....
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th November 2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,290
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Amazing Way to Get New Clients (USA Only)

I also spoke with Jack. I can really see this being a win-win-win (you, your customers, and the development company) opportunity. It's definitely something I'm giving serious consideration.

Tam
Forum: Offline Marketing 5th October 2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,136
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Bob Bly's Advice On Prospecting

This book was one of my 'bibles' when I started my first business. He had another book titled, "Targeted Public Relations..." I used most of the techniques described in both books and was pleasantly...
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

This is the heart of the matter. She's not being given good marketing advice.
She is smart enough to know it though.
Forum: Offline Marketing 1st October 2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

She is locally focused, but I do believe that social media can definitely help her. She has a marketing expense account of $750 account. The company advises that she should use that for direct mail,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: How To Find High Paying Clients

The ones who are currently advertising:
--Sunday edition newspaper (any day, but Sunday costs more)
--Radio ads
--Billboards
--Bus stops ads
--Misc throwaway magazines and newspapers
--Junk...
Forum: Offline Marketing 30th September 2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

I completely agree. 60% of my business comes from networking. Will definitely look at the WSO as a primer for her.

Thanks Dan, this is incredibly generous. Hooking up with the Chamber will...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

I definitely agree. Her manager and the trainer are definitely "old school". Nothing wrong with that, but good grief! These guys started out in the 70's and cold calling was the way to go. She has...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

Thanks for the great ideas! That seminar topic alone is pure gold!
I did mention networking to her, but she said that her manager said that
"trading business cards" isn't prospecting!! I have...
Forum: Offline Marketing 29th September 2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Ideas to Market a New Life Insurance Agent

A brand new life insurance agent called me about marketing assistance. Unfortunately, I was not able to take her on as a client. I focus on established businesses with untapped marketing assets. I do...
Forum: Offline Marketing 17th September 2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,556
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: The truth about Frozen Yogurt

Why do you think it's silly? It's easy to sell something if you believe in the product.

I think it's a great marketing strategy. It would play well in certain areas...mine being one. Personally,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Google wants to send a photographer to local businesses...

Definitely remember that program. Don't know what happened to it though.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th April 2011, 12:14 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,544
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: RIP: Bev Clement

Just learned the unhappy news. My condolences and prayers to Bev's family and friends.
Forum: Offline Marketing 15th March 2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Forum: Offline Marketing 14th March 2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: FREE - Portion of one of my WSO's

Thanks for sharing. Great stuff.



I wish we had more of this type of discussion on this board. Michael Hiles used to try to hold the line, but sadly he doesn't post here much any more. In my...
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd March 2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,100
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Keep You're Goals to you're self

Love this quote! The substance of it is definitely sig worthy.
Forum: Mind Warriors 2nd March 2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,578
Posted By Tam Chancellor
Re: Anyone attended T Harv Eker Free 3-Day Millionaire Mind Intensive?

The CDs might be well worth it, but the MMI is interactive. There are a series of exercises that you do with a partner including "the breaking of a block of wood." These greatly enhance the...
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